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Winning climate strategy demands detailsScientists at Michigan State University (MSU) show that examining 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 enviro
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A plant-based diet boosts weight loss twice as effectively as a traditional diabetes dietHana Kahleova, M.D., Ph.D., presented 'The effect of a vegetarian versus conventional hypocaloric diabetic diet on thigh adipose tissue distribution in patients with type 2 diabetes,' at the American Diabetes Association's 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego on June 12, 2017.
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E-cigarettes less addictive than cigarettes, PATH study showsPeople who regularly use electronic cigarettes are less dependent on their product than those who regularly use traditional cigarettes, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
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Identifying underlying causes of immune deficiencies that increase shingles riskVaricella zoster virus can remain dormant for decades and reactivate to cause shingles. Shingles occurs at a higher rate in immunocompromised individuals. A study published this week in the JCI provides insights into a metabolic mechanism for immune deficiencies that permit reactivation of long-latent viruses. These findings are a step toward new strategies to improve preventative treatments for s
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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 the only treatment has been surgical replacement.
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E3 Show Stealer’s Old Political Tweets Spark Internet Firestorm, Apology The Last Night Several E3 attendees and viewers were blown away by cyberpunk indie title The Last Night ’s E3 debut trailer, but the game quickly became the center of a storm of Twitter controversy when viewers noticed that its co-creator, Tim Soret, seemed to be a Gamergate supporter. “Well, there goes my interest in The Last Night ,” a Twitter user wrote above some screenshots sampling Soret’s
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The Beeping, Gargling History of Gaming’s Most Iconic SoundsWant to replicate the sound of face-punching? Hit a frozen turkey.
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30 Fidgeting Fingers Look Like a Hypnotic Human Kaleidoscope GIF GIF: YouTube The talented performers from the Xtrap Dance Crew choreographed this amazing routine that turns three pairs of hands—30 fingers in total—into a human kaleidoscope that will make you wonder how anyone could ever memorize this many complex moves. In fact, the choreography is so good it will make you forget how terrible The Chainsmokers really are as you listen to Don’t Let Me Down
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Targeted radionuclide treatment for neuroendocrine tumors improves quality of lifeMalignant neuroendocrine tumors, commonly called NETs, are easy to miss and associated with discouraging survival rates and poor quality of life. A study presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) shows how a novel peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is significantly improving patient wellbeing.
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High-Profile 'Clean Coal' Project Staggers, as Trump Seeks to Slash R&D FundsPresident Trump has promised to revive the nation's coal industry, but proposed last month to slash funding to programs that might provide it a lifeline.
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Artificial Intelligence May Discover the Next Blockbuster DrugKen Mulvaney, CEO of Benevolent AI, discusses the opportunities and challenges that come with applying machine learning to drug development.
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Radical Theory Overturns Old Model of How Emotions are Made In her new book, professor of psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett proposes a radical new theory of emotions. Read More
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Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore Admits the Cylons Never Had a Plan at All Image: Syfy As fans of Battlestar Galactica will recall, every episode began with a short synopsis: “The Cylons were created by man. The rebelled. They evolved. There are many copies. And they have a plan.” But... did they? Or was that just a big tease? Turns out it’s the latter, and now we know why: because an executive producer thought it sounded cool. At the ATX Television Festival, executive
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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 presenting at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).
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Calling All Snackers: Here Comes a Fitbit for Your MouthAuracle uses a microphone to figure out when you’re eating, and researchers hope the technology could help provide data on diet and eating disorders.
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How Your Education Level May Be Linked to Your Risk of Heart DiseasePeople who do not finish high school are more likely to develop heart disease later in life than those who complete graduate school, a new study finds.
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Jupiter may be even older than we thought Space This gas giant has seen it all. A new study supports the idea that Jupiter may have been the very first planet in our solar system. Read on.
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Broadband speeds have soared under net neutrality rules, cable lobby says Enlarge (credit: Steve Johnson ) The cable industry's top lobbying group has consistently claimed that the US' current net neutrality rules harm network investment and raise costs for consumers. Yet that same group is now bragging about dramatic increases in broadband speeds and claiming that broadband prices are going down. The NCTA—The Internet & Television Association—touted Akamai's latest St
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Arts DiagnosticiansPhysicians peer into the subjects of artistic masterpieces, and find new perspective on their own approach to diagnosing maladies.
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Researchers find a surprise just beneath the surface in carbon dioxide experimentWhen a carbon dioxide experiment didn't match with what theorists predicted, researchers went back to the drawing board and discovered something new.
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Researchers find a surprise just beneath the surface in carbon dioxide experimentAn X-ray technique, coupled with theoretical work, revealed how oxygen atoms embedded very near the surface of a copper sample had a more dramatic effect on the early stages of the reaction with carbon dioxide (CO2) than earlier theories could account for. This information could prove useful in designing new types of materials to further enhance reactions and make them more efficient in converting
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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 from MIT 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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inflammatory molecule essential to muscle regeneration in mice, Stanford 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 by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Regenerating damaged nerves with 'Pac-Man' cellsA regenerative medicine approach to nerve damage may avoid the downsides of nerve graft surgery. Biomedical engineers filled a tube-like nerve bridge with a biological signal to attract undifferentiated cells destined to become pro-healing macrophages, driving robust regrowth of nerves in rats.
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Penn Professor refutes groupthink, proving that wisdom of crowds can prevailAccording to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers, contrary to the classic notion of 'groupthink,' a group of people with equal influence in a network can arrive at a better prediction than a group with a single influential leader. The findings have implications for decision making in diverse settings, from hospitals to political polling and even climate change forecasting.
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Five Takeaways From Nadal’s French Open Victory Around this time last year, Rafael Nadal pulled out on the eve of his third-round clash with Marcel Granollers at the French Open, calling a press conference to announce his retirement from the tournament with a nagging left wrist injury. He’d previously won at Roland Garros in 2014, and Nadal had never looked quite the same, struggling with recurring knee issues and back injuries that saw him un
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Please Don't Eat The Oldest Mushroom Fossil Image: Heads et al Sam Heads and his team had just received a donation of fossil insects at the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. But when they started going through it, Heads realized that one of the fossils wasn’t a bug at all. “It looks like a mushroom,” he said. He showed it to a colleague. “It looks like a mushroom,” the colleague said. They brought it t
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New findings refute groupthink, proving that wisdom of crowds can prevailAnyone following forecasting polls leading up to the 2016 election likely believed Hillary Clinton would become the 45th president of the United States. Although this opinion was the consensus among most political-opinion leaders and media, something clearly went wrong with these prediction tools.
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Peatlands, already dwindling, could face further lossesTropical peat swamp forests, which once occupied large swaths of Southeast Asia and other areas, provided a significant "sink" that helped remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But such forests have been disappearing fast due to clear-cutting and drainage projects making way for plantations. Now, research shows peatlands face another threat, as climate change alters rainfall patterns, potenti
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Researchers find a surprise just beneath the surface in carbon dioxide experimentWhile using X-rays to study the early stages of a chemical process that can reformulate carbon dioxide into more useful compounds, including liquid fuels, researchers were surprised when the experiment taught them something new about what drives this reaction.
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There's Never Been a Better Time to Buy an Amazon Echo [Lightning Deal] Refurb Amazon Echo , $110 Amazon’s already promoting solid Father’s Day deals on the entire Echo and Kindle lineup , but if you don’t mind buying a refurb, this Lightning Deal blows everything else we’ve seen out of the water. $110 is $25-$40 less than the usual refurb price , $70 less than buying it new, and the best price we’ve ever seen. The only catch? Lightning deals are only available for a
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Jupiter’s precocious birth happened in the solar system’s first million yearsJupiter formed within the first million years of the solar system, according to meteorite measurements.
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Why Atheist Richard Dawkins Supports Religious Education in SchoolsDespite his criticism of intelligent design and creationism, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins told people at a science festival this past the weekend that he believes religious education is a key subject for schoolchildren.
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Renaissance Mom: Leonardo Da Vinci's Mother IdentifiedThe identity of Leonardo da Vinci's mother has eluded historians for years, but now one scholar said he's found the woman behind the Renaissance man.
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Socioeconomic background linked to reading improvementMIT neuroscientists 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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Learning with light: New system allows optical 'deep learning'A team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere has come up with a new approach to complex computations, using light instead of electricity. The approach could vastly improve the speed and efficiency of such learning systems.
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Mixing booze, pot is a serious threat to traffic safetyUse of marijuana in combination with alcohol by drivers is especially dangerous, according to a study. Drivers who used alcohol, marijuana, or both were significantly more likely to be responsible for causing fatal two-vehicle crashes compared to drivers who were involved in the same crashes but used neither of the substances.
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Cellular sweet spot found in skin-cancer battleA team of researchers has pinpointed a sugar modification in cells that spurs the spread of skin cancer. Its findings spotlight a target in the battle against melanoma.
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How do preemies perform in school?Parents of prematurely born babies often fear their children may go on to struggle in school, but findings from a new large-scale study should reassure parents.
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Is educational attainment associated with lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease?Men and women with the lowest education level had higher lifetime risks of cardiovascular disease than those with the highest education level, according to a new study.
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Detailed new genome for maize shows the plant has deep resources for continued adaptationA much more detailed reference genome for maize has been published by researchers. The sequence of DNA letters in the plant's 10 chromosomes reveals how how incredibly flexible it is, a characteristic that directly follows from the way its genome is organized. This flexibility not only helps explain why maize has been so successful since its adaptation by agriculturalists thousands of years ago, b
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Using enticing food labeling to make vegetables more appealingDoes labeling carrots as 'twisted citrus-glazed carrots' or green beans as 'sweet sizzilin' green beans and crispy shallots' make them more enticing and increase vegetable consumption?
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Drug lowers levels of biomarker linked to ALSA new study finds that a decades-old drug used to treat malaria lowers levels of a biomarker linked to the inherited form of ALS.
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Promiscuous salamander found to use genes from three partners equallyA study shows that a unique all-female lineage of salamander equally balances genes from the males of three other salamander species. The findings highlight the bizarre ways some animals reproduce in order to preserve their species.
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Vitamin C and antibiotics: A new one-two 'punch' for knocking-out cancer stem cells.Cancer stem cells, which fuel the growth of fatal tumors, can be knocked out by a one-two combination of antibiotics and Vitamin C, report investigators.
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Black Women: Supporting Their Families—With Few Resources The importance of women’s economic health in the black community is hard to overstate. That’s in part because black women tend to shoulder a lot of their households’ financial burden. More than 80 percent of black mothers are the breadwinners (defined as sole earner or bringing in at least 40 percent of total earnings) in their household. That’s compared with 50 percent of white mothers. And thre
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A Controversial Study Is Tearing the CRISPR World Apart Image: AP When people talk about the gene-editing technology CRISPR, it’s usually accompanied by adjectives like “ revolutionary ” or “ world-changing .” For this reason, it’s no surprise that a study out last month questioning just how game-changing the technology really is caused quite a stir. It’s well-known that using CRISPR can sometimes also result in some unintended genomic changes, and sc
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How Mathematicians Are Fighting to Save the American Democracy Mathematicians are working to combat partisan gerrymandering. Read More
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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 presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).
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Bilingual children are better at recognizing voicesBilingual children are better than their monolingual peers at perceiving information about who is talking, including recognizing voices, according to a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Animal models can't 'tune out' stimuli, mimicking sensory hypersensitivity in humansMice genetically engineered to mimic a type of autism in humans, fragile X syndrome, are unable to adapt to, or tune out, repeated stimulation to their whiskers -- unlike ordinary mice. The findings have implications for a common symptom -- sensory hypersensitivity -- in humans with autism.
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Western diet increases Alzheimer's pathology in genetically predisposed miceObese mice with a particular version of a gene strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease in humans show increased Alzheimer's pathology, according to new research.
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Report outlines strategies to address ethnic health care disparitiesAn analysis of survey data from participants in the Massachusetts General Hospital-based Disparities Leadership Program -- a yearlong executive education initiative designed to help health care leaders address racial and ethnic disparities in health care services -- has identified five important strategies that helped participants implement successful projects for their institutions.
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Low levels of vitamin A may fuel TB riskPeople with low levels of vitamin A living with individuals sick with tuberculosis may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease than people with high levels of the nutrient, according to research.
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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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Researchers identify inhibitor that overcomes drug resistance in prostate cancerA newly discovered epigenetic mechanism can lead to the development of castration-resistant prostate cancer, new research demonstrates.
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New process may lead to vaccine for schistosomiasisScientists have developed a way to produce a protein antigen that may be useful as vaccine for schistosomiasis – a parasitic disease that infects millions of people, mostly in tropical and subtropical climates – according to new research.
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Splitting cells: How a dynamic protein machinery executes 'the final cut'Every day billions of cells die in our body and need to be replaced by newly dividing cells. Cell division is a beautifully orchestrated process that involves multiple critical steps. At the very end, “cellular abscission” splits the membrane and thereby gives birth to two daughter cells. Abscission is executed by a protein machinery named ESCRT-III. Insights into the function of ESCRT-III are als
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Insomnia not purely psychological condition: Insomnia genes foundAn international team of researchers has found, for the first time, seven risk genes for insomnia. With this finding the researchers have taken an important step towards the unraveling of the biological mechanisms that cause insomnia. In addition, the finding proves that insomnia is not, as is often claimed, a purely psychological condition.
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New computing system takes its cues from human brainResearchers have created a new computing system that aims to tackle one of computing's hardest problems in a fraction of the time.
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The 'COVFEFE Act' Is Necessary Legislation With a Name That Makes Us All Want to Die Photo: Getty According to the White House website, the role of the Office of Communications is to “craft the message” President Trump delivers to the world. But that’s obviously total crap. Trump crafts his own message and delivers it himself to the world every day via Twitter. The role of his entirely superfluous communications staff at this point is to spin whatever Trump says into something le
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A bird's song might be in her genes Animals Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s learned behavior. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s learned behavior. Read on.
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Greg Gianforte's Sentence for Assaulting a Journalist Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte was sentenced to community service, anger management, and a $385 fine Monday for assaulting a reporter on the eve of the Montana special election. The Montana Republican was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger-management classes after he plead guilty to misdemeanor assault for body slamming Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs to the ground la
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The Rising Gore Girls of Instagram Illustration by Angelica Alzona. Like most makeup bloggers with hundreds of thousands of followers, Kiana Jones gets stressed out over the never-ending task of increasing her views and likes. With more than 152,000 followers on Instagram and over 427,000 subscribers on Youtube, the 28-year-old vlogger from Perth, Australia, thinks that the views on her posts are declining because her techniques h
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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. Rutgers 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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Common periodontal pathogen may interfere with conception in womenAccording to a recent study, a common periodontal pathogen may delay concepcion in young women.
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Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticlesA team of chemists led by Carnegie Mellon'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 by allowing researchers to enhance nanoparticles' functional properties, such as catalytic activity and photoluminescence, increasing their usefulness i
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Healthy diet? That depends on your genesA recently published Cornell University study describes how shifts 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. 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
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Traditional Chinese medicine may benefit some heart disease patientsTraditional Chinese medicine might be effective as a complement or alternative to traditional Western medicine for primary and secondary prevention of heart disease, according to a state of the art review paper published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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Climate Change Has Made Heat Waves Much More Deadly, Mainly for the PoorResearch on extreme heat in India shows that economic inequality is already proving lethal as the world warms.
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New Mexico's Contentious 'Pot Powwow' “You going to Gathering this year?” Most Native people have heard this question. Short for the Gathering of Nations, the “Gathering” is the largest powwow in North America—one of few pan-Indian cultural fixtures shared by nearly every indigenous group on the continent. Thousands of people from hundreds of tribal nations show up in Albuquerque each year to experience it. Unlike a traditional powwo
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Months of Deadly Anti-Government Protests in Venezuela Beginning on April 1, anti-government demonstrators have staged daily protests across Venezuela that continue to devolve into violent clashes with riot police, leaving thousands arrested, hundreds injured, and 66 dead. Opposition activists are protesting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, blaming him for a crippling economic crisis that has caused widespread food shortages for ye
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How Scientists Predict the Path of the 2017 Total Solar EclipseHere's how NASA scientists figure out exactly where the moon's shadow will fall on the surface of the Earth, down to the city block.
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Sexual stereotypes can lead to unhealthy sexual relationshipsFemale college students who believe women are subservient and who endorse music media's degradation of women are more likely to be involved in an unhealthy sexual relationship.
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How blows to the head cause numerous small swellings along the length of neuronal axonsResearchers have discovered how blows to the head cause numerous small swellings along the length of neuronal axons. The study observes the swelling process in live cultured neurons and could lead to new ways of limiting the symptoms associated with concussive brain injuries.
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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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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.
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Irregular sleeping patterns linked to poorer academic performance in college studentsResearchers objectively measured sleep and circadian rhythms, and the association to academic performance in college students, finding that irregular patterns of sleep and wakefulness correlated with lower grade point average, delayed sleep/wake timing, and delayed release of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin.
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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.
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Mixing booze and pot is a serious threat to traffic safetyUse of marijuana in combination with alcohol by drivers is especially dangerous, according to a latest study conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Drivers who used alcohol, marijuana, or both were significantly more likely to be responsible for causing fatal two-vehicle crashes compared to drivers who were involved in the same crashes but used neither of the substance
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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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Mix mold and big data to find new drugs New technology uses genomics and data analytics to screen for molecules produced by molds to find potential new medication leads. “…molds are a gold mine for new drugs…” Fungi are rich sources of natural molecules for drug discovery, but numerous challenges have pushed pharmaceutical companies away from tapping into this bounty in recent years. “Drug discovery needs to get back to nature, and mol
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Meerkats use bacteria from their butts to make stinky graffiti Animals Anal glands have never been so interesting. You may be having a rough day, but at least you didn’t have to swab the anal glands of a fully conscious meerkat.
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Xbox One X: Everything you need to know Xbox One X, in moving pictures. Video shot/edited by Jing Niu. (video link) Moving from its usual Monday morning slot to Sunday, Microsoft kicked off E3 2017 with the Xbox One X , the console formerly known as Project Scorpio. Sporting six teraflops of processing power—two more than Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro—the Xbox One X (X1X?) pushes 4K gaming to the living room for a hefty £450/$500. Alongside
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Baking in Space Is About to Be the Most Delicious Experiment Astronaut Chris Hadfield enjoying a tortilla. (Image: Screen Shot via YouTube ) Living in space is rife with challenges, among them, grappling with a gaping void of loneliness and dealing with a subpar food selection. Astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) have the unique torture of being so close to Earth, yet so far away from all its tasty delights. But one German company is d
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Don't Be Late To Amazon's One-Day Father's Day Watch Sale Up to 60% Off Father’s Day Watches In my opinion, a classic wristwatch still looks better than any smartwatch, any day. Today only, pick up the perfect last minute Father’s Day gift: a watch . Amazon’s Gold Box can get them to you by Sunday, since they all have Prime shipping, with brands like Seiko (including the reader-favorite 5 series ), Citizen, Timex, Bulova, and more. But time’s a-tickin’
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Low levels of vitamin A may fuel TB riskPeople with low levels of vitamin A living with individuals sick with tuberculosis may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease than people with high levels of the nutrient, according to research led by investigators at Harvard Medical School.
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All the Ways The Mummy Sets Up the Dark Universe of Universal's Monsters Tom Cruise has a dark future in the future of the Dark Universe. All Images: Universe Tom Cruise’s new film, The Mummy , is essentially a monster movie Iron Man; it’s the first film in Universal’s new cinematic universe of monsters, which will include Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, and other horrors from the studio’s rich, historic past. Here’s the breakdown of everything The Mummy can tell us
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Genetic differences across species guide vocal learning in juvenile songbirdsJuvenile birds discriminate and selectively learn their own species’ songs even when primarily exposed to the songs of other species, but the underlying mechanism has remained unknown. A new study shows that song discrimination arises due to genetic differences between species, rather than early learning or other mechanisms.
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Anorexia nervosa has a genetic basisAnorexia nervosa is associated with genetic anomalies on chromosome 12, a large-scale, international whole-genome analysis has now revealed for the first time. This finding might lead to new, interdisciplinary approaches to its treatment.
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Quantum theory for manipulating nanomagnetsA new theory that predicts the properties of nanomagnets manipulated with electric currents has now been revealed by experts. This theory is useful for future quantum technologies.
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Targeted photodynamic therapy shown highly effective against prostate cancerResearchers have demonstrated the efficacy and optimal dose for targeted photodynamic therapy (tPDT) to treat prostate cancer before and during surgery. Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) was targeted with an anti-PSMA antibody radiolabeled with the tracer indium-111 (111In) and coupled with specialized photosensitizers that cause cell destruction upon exposure to near-infrared (NIR).
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Many diabetics might not need to prick their fingers Finger-prick blood glucose testing does not offer a significant advantage in blood sugar control or quality of life for patients with type 2 diabetes who do not take insulin for the condition, a new study suggests. “There has been a lack of consensus, not just in the United States, but worldwide…” Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic afflicting one in 11 people in the United States. For those treated w
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Supreme Court says game over for Xbox 360 console-defect class action Enlarge (credit: Shaun Greiner ) The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the tens of thousands of gamers who complained that the Microsoft Xbox 360 console scratched game discs cannot sue Microsoft together in a class-action lawsuit. A class-action lawsuit, brought in 2012, claims that small movements or vibrations of the console could result in the optical drive scratching discs. The suit accused
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NASA’s Newest Class of Astronauts Is Ready to Hit the PoolThe newest class of astronauts will learn how to spacewalk in a 60-foot-deep pool, and learn to speak Russian to better communicate with cosmonauts.
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An Aztec Temple Emerges in Heart of Mexico CityThe remains of a huge Aztec temple and a ceremonial ball court are coming to light.
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Another Federal Appeals Court Says Trump's Travel Ban Should Remain On Hold The 9th Circuit largely upheld an injunction that blocks key portions of the president's revised travel ban from going into effect. The 4th Circuit upheld a similar injunction weeks ago. (Image credit: Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images)
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Essential tools for your home bar Gadgets Alternative title: How to become everybody's new best friend. If you can make great cocktails at home, you'll save money, make more friends, feel way cooler. Probably. Read on.
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Cicadas Are Coming! Brood VI Returns After 17 YearsThis spring, Brood VI periodical cicadas make their first appearance in 17 years.
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Late-nesting birds, bees face habitat threatBird and bumblebee species that nest late in the year are suffering more from the destruction of habitats, new research suggests. With habitats such as hedgerows and hay meadows in decline in many countries, fewer nest sites are available -- leading to more competition.
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Licensing and motor vehicle crash risk among teens with ADHDAdolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are licensed to drive less often and, when this group is licensed, they have a greater risk of crashing, according to a new study.
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Technology unlocks mold genomes for new drugsFungi are rich sources of natural molecules for drug discovery, but numerous challenges have pushed pharmaceutical companies away from tapping into this bounty. Now scientists have developed technology that uses genomics and data analytics to efficiently screen for molecules produced by molds to find new drug leads -- maybe even the next penicillin. From three diverse fungal species, the research
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Better outcome measures needed for clinical trials for Fragile X SyndromeA group of researchers from several institutions in the USA reports that its review of 22 clinical trials of fragile X syndrome (FXS) suggests the need for a wider use of newer and improved treatment outcome measurement tools for this and other several neurodevelopmental disorders. FXS is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and the most common form of autism associated with a
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Study identifies potential biomarker for Alzheimer's diseaseIn one of the largest studies to date to use metabolomics, the study of compounds that are created through various chemical reactions in the body, researchers have been able to identify new circulating compounds associated with the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The findings point to new biological pathways that may be implicated in AD and could serve as biomarkers for r
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Can't shake old ideas? Wash them off, suggests new studyHandwipes aren't just for germs anymore. Their uses may extend to more flexible thinking and reorienting one's priorities. A pair of researchers at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management has found the physicality of cleaning one's hands acts to shift goal pursuit, making prior goals less important and subsequent goals more important.
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Treatment gap in patients suffering from an irregular heartbeatA study has revealed a treatment gap in patients suffering from a heart condition that causes an irregular or abnormally fast heartbeat.
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Animal models can't 'tune out' stimuli, mimicking sensory hypersensitivity in humansMice genetically engineered to mimic a type of autism in humans, fragile X syndrome, are unable to adapt to, or tune out, repeated stimulation to their whiskers -- unlike ordinary mice. The findings have implications for a common symptom -- sensory hypersensitivity -- in humans with autism.
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Common autism symptom observed in miceNew research in The Journal of Neuroscience finds that a common symptom of autism spectrum disorder and fragile X syndrome (FXS) -- overreaction to touch early in life that persists through adulthood -- is present in a mouse model of FXS.
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Western diet increases Alzheimer's pathology in genetically predisposed miceObese mice with a particular version of a gene strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease in humans show increased Alzheimer's pathology, according to new research published in eNeuro.
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Tracking invasive species? Follow the peopleIslands and populated coastal areas are the world's "hotspots" for invasive species, which can upend entire ecosystems and drive local animals and plants to extinction, a study reported Monday.
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A fall left a man paralyzed. Now a robotic 'exoskeleton' lets him walk again.CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Five years after he fell while building a treehouse, paralyzing him from the waist down, Scot Mills stood from his chair at Carolinas Rehabilitation last Monday and took a stroll outdoors.
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Burden of physical health conditions linked to increased risk of suicideA new study 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 injury made individuals nine times more likely to d
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Risk, benefit or cost: What stops patients from receiving a diagnostic test?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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Bloodhound supersonic car set for October trialsThe Bloodhound 1,000mph car will conduct some "slow speed" runs at Newquay airport in Cornwall.
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Mass. General report outlines strategies to address racial, ethnic health care disparitiesAn analysis of survey data from participants in the Massachusetts General Hospital-based Disparities Leadership Program -- a yearlong executive education initiative designed to help health care leaders address racial and ethnic disparities in health care services -- has identified five important strategies that helped participants implement successful projects for their institutions.
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This Trailer for the Present-Day Midsummer Night's Dream Movie Includes a Man With a Literal Buttface Still: Empyrean Productions In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream , the character Bottom is given the head of an ass . Of course, that’s traditionally a pun and he’s usually shown with a donkey’s head. Not in this version. Nope. Fran Kranz’s Bottom has a actual ass for a face. The trailer for Midsummer Night’s Dream was debuted on EW ’s website and it’s weird even for a play about a bunch of
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Ocean plastics from Haiti’s beaches turned into laptop packagingLaptop packaging is an unlikely new destination for plastic otherwise destined for oceans – but will it make a difference to the clean-up efforts?
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Massive Poppy Bust: Why Home-Grown Opium Is RareDespite a massive opioid-addiction epidemic, few people try to grow opium in the United States.
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This Is How to Start a Fire With a Bag Full of Water Image: YouTube Screenshot There are few cartoon tropes as ubiquitous as killing ants with a magnifying glass. But if you don’t have a glass, you can always just use the next best thing: a Ziploc bag and some water. Grant Thompson who runs the King of Random YouTube channel that features lots of DIY projects and LifeHacks demonstrates the method for Veritasium : he grinds up some dried bark as a f
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New research finds CEOs who appear on CNBC can see their pay rise over $200,000 per yearNew research that examined 4,452 CEOs from 2,666 U.S. firms, as well as 104,129 news articles and 6,567 CNBC interviews, found that CEOs who appeared in CNBC interviews could expect their compensation to increase by $210,239 on average, notwithstanding firm performance and other mitigating factors.
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Rattling DNA hustles transcribers to targetsImagine if a dense thicket didn't obstruct your path but instead picked you up and shuttled you through the forest. That's what tightly packed DNA might be doing with important life molecules to get them where they're needed on time.
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New research finds CEOs who appear on CNBC can see their pay rise over $200,000 per yearNew research that examined 4,452 CEOs from 2,666 US firms, as well as 104,129 news articles and 6,567 CNBC interviews, found that CEOs who appeared in CNBC interviews could expect their compensation to increase by $210,239 on average, notwithstanding firm performance and other mitigating factors.
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Rattling DNA hustles transcribers to targets'DNA is a bully.' That's how researcher Jeffrey Skolnick 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. He and Edmond Chow have programmed a very large, unique simulation that tests and corroborates the hypothesis.
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Late-nesting birds and bees face habitat threatBird and bumblebee species that nest late in the year are suffering more from the destruction of habitats, new research suggests.
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NASA will again try to create glowing rainbow clouds tonight, and you can watch Space The colorful clouds should be visible from New York to North Carolina. Red and blue-green artificial clouds that will help scientists study Earth’s upper atmosphere. Read on.
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Worldwide hotspots for alien plants and animals: Islands and coastal regionsThe distribution of established alien species in different regions of the world varies significantly. Until now, scientists were uncertain about where the global hotspots for established alien species are located. Most alien species can be found on islands and coastal regions.
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The Plan for 7,000 Bodies Discovered Under a Mississippi Campus As best as anyone can remember, the first bodies were discovered because the University of Mississippi Medical Center needed a new place to do laundry. This was back in the early 1990s, when the construction of new laundry facilities necessitated new pipes, which necessitated digging, which unearthed the unmarked graves. Forty-four of them, coffins of pine wood, laid out neatly in rows. No names.
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Uber weighs shake-up as inquiry report loomsUber on Monday was mulling a shake-up of top management, including a possible leave of absence for its chief executive, as the ridesharing giant prepares to release results of an independent inquiry into misconduct and ethical practices, reports said.
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Smeal research helps assess humanitarian response capacity in disastersImmediately following a natural disaster that outpaces a community's ability to respond, various outside organizations rush to provide life-saving commodities to meet health, water, food, shelter or other needs. That response is expedited by inventory prepositioned independently by governmental and non-governmental organizations.
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Late-nesting birds and bees face habitat threatBird and bumblebee species that nest late in the year are suffering more from the destruction of habitats, new research suggests. With habitats such as hedgerows and hay meadows in decline in many countries, fewer nest sites are available -- leading to more competition.
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Metastatic breast cancer cells use hedgehog to 'evilize' docile neighborsA University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in Nature Communications shows that metastatic breast cancer cells signal neighboring cells in ways that allow otherwise anchored cells to metastasize. The work pinpoints a promising link in the chain of signaling that, when broken, could reduce the metastatic potential of the disease.
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How bile duct cancer develops and how it can be preventedWhat promotes the development of bile duct cancer in the liver? Are these factors different from those that are responsible for the much more common hepatocellular carcinomas? Scientists from the Heidelberg and Munich have been the first to uncover the molecular causes that selectively lead to the development of bile duct cancer in mice. The researchers also discovered that antioxidants or an inhi
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Researchers find cellular sweet spot in skin-cancer battleA team of researchers has pinpointed a sugar modification in cells that spurs the spread of skin cancer. Its findings spotlight a target in the battle against melanoma.
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How to Watch Sean Spicer's First Briefing Since the Comey Testimony, No Cable Required White House press secretary Sean Spicer, noted liar, waits on the South Lawn of the White House as his boss President Trump, another liar, leaves for his private golf club on June 9, 2017 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Former FBI Director James Comey testified last week that Donald Trump was a lying liar who lied all the time . And ever since, we haven’t heard from Sean Spicer, noted surrogate-liar for o
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ALMA hears birth cry of a massive baby starAstronomers have determined how the enigmatic gas flow from a massive baby star is launched. The team used ALMA to observe the baby star and obtained clear evidence of rotation in the outflow. The motion and the shape of the outflow indicate that the interplay of centrifugal and magnetic forces in a disk surrounding the star plays a crucial role in the star's birth cry.
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Is Jordan Klepper the Future of Comedy Central? Give him some credit for self-awareness: Jordan Klepper knows exactly how much of a chance he has of solving America’s ongoing gun control debate within the confines of an hour-long comedy special. In Jordan Klepper Solves Guns , the Daily Show correspondent marches onto Capitol Hill barking his credentials at the camera. “I’m enlightened, I’m progressive, and I feel like I was put on this Earth
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Is Fasting the Key to a Healthy Diet? Research on varied forms of intermittent fasting is proving to be of value. Read More
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Trilobites: These Hungry Goats Learned to Branch OutIn Morocco, goats graze in argan trees for scarce forage. The trees benefit, too.
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Basics: The Liver: A ‘Blob’ That Runs the BodyThe underrated, unloved liver performs more than 300 vital functions. No wonder the ancients believed it to be the home of the human soul.
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Musical mystery: Researchers examine science behind performer movementsResearchers are one step closer to solving one of the mysteries of social interaction: how musicians communicate during a performance and anticipate one another's moves without saying a word.
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Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study findsDieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat, a new study has found.
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Moffitt researchers identify inhibitor that overcomes drug resistance in prostate cancerIn a study published today in Cancer Cell, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers report that a newly discovered epigenetic mechanism can lead to the development of castration-resistant prostate cancer.
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Long after 1980s farm crisis, farmers still take own lives at a high rateThe number of suicides among farmers and farmworkers in the United States has remained stubbornly high since the end of the 1980s farm crisis, much higher than workers in many other industries, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.
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Sexual stereotypes can lead to unhealthy sexual relationshipsFemale college students who believe women are subservient and who endorse music media's degradation of women are more likely to be involved in an unhealthy sexual relationship, according to research from Washington State University's Murrow Center for Media & Health Promotion Research.
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Immune profiling leads to implications for immunotherapy for NF1-associated tumorsRecently a team in the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital led a study published in Oncotarget that further seeks to define the immunogenic profiles of NF1-associated tumors in the hopes of identifying targeted immunotherapy options.
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Can't shake old ideas? Wash them off, suggests new studyHandwipes aren't just for germs anymore. Their uses may extend to more flexible thinking and reorienting one's priorities. A pair of researchers at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management has found the physicality of cleaning one's hands acts to shift goal pursuit, making prior goals less important and subsequent goals more important.
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A way to objectively measure residents' surgical skills? No sweatA recent study at the University of Missouri School of Medicine has shown that levels of perspiration can provide an objective evaluation of the surgical skills of resident physicians.
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Study sheds new light on inherited testicular cancer riskAn analysis of data from five major studies of testicular cancer has identified new genetic locations that could be susceptible to inherited testicular germ cell tumors. The findings, which researchers call a success story for genome mapping, could help doctors understand which men are at the highest risk of developing the disease and signal them to screen those patients.
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Bats Are Global Reservoir for Deadly CoronavirusesFinding could help researchers to better predict where these viruses are likely to make the jump from animals to people -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Potent malware targets electricity systemsHackers have developed powerful malware that can shut down electricity distribution systems and possibly other critical infrastructure, two cyber security firms announced Monday, with one report linking it to Russia.
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Six Google search tips to find anything faster DIY Start searching smarter. Expert tricks for finding whatever you need through Google's search engine, from specific types of files to results from another part of the world.
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A Death Penalty for Alleged Blasphemy on Social Media A Pakistani court convicted a man for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad during an argument on Facebook—a crime the court determined was punishable by death. It marks the first time someone in Pakistan has been handed the death penalty for comments made on social media. It would also mark the first time the country has executed someone for blasphemy. Taimoor Raza, 30, was found guilty Satur
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Promiscuous salamander found to use genes from three partners equallyA promiscuous salamander has found a simple genetic formula for success: Mate with multiple males and use equal parts of each partner's genetic material in her offspring.
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Could Tiny Fusion Rockets Revolutionize Spaceflight?A small NASA-funded company is slimming down nuclear fusion reactors for space science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Today's Best Deals: Coleman Camping Sale, Logitech Harmony, SONOS, and More Camping gear , the best Logitech Harmony remote , and a popular Anker USB battery pack lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker PowerCore 15600 , $25 with code ANK15600 Anker’s PowerCore battery packs are by far our readers’ favorites , and the 15,600mAh model is within a buck of the best price we’ve
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Gut fungus could hold key to better biofuel A new complex of enzymes discovered in herbivore gut fungi could be useful for sustainable fuels and chemicals. “Most of what we do that resonates with the public is to get weird, unexpected microbes out of the environment,” says Michelle O’Malley, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Often, the environment she’s talking about is the gut of a
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Tech news you may have missed: the Apple Sneaker, WWDC, and Taylor Swift Technology Everything you might have missed in the tech world last week Catch up on a week of tech news in two minutes.
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Can a single exercise session benefit your brain?In a new review of the effects of acute exercise published in Brain Plasticity, researchers not only summarize the behavioral and cognitive effects of a single bout of exercise, but also summarize data from a large number of neurophysiological and neurochemical studies in both humans and animals showing the wide range of brain changes that result from a single session of physical exercise (i.e., a
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Do mast cells contribute to more severe disease in dengue infection?Why mosquito-borne dengue virus causes more severe disease in some individuals, including hemorrhagic fever with or without shock, remains controversial and researchers are focusing on the factors related to the interaction between the virus and the host immune system, including the role of mast cells.
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Mylan’s board heads to chopping block after advisors bless shareholder revolt Enlarge / Heather Bresch, chief executive officer of drugmaker Mylan, faces backlash and an ouster from shareholders. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) An influential advisory firm, the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), has urged Mylan’s already mutinous shareholders to vote against the company's incumbent board of directors following the damaging EpiPen scandal and exorbitant executive salari
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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, research led by York University has found.
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E-cigarettes less addictive than cigarettes, study showsPeople who regularly use electronic cigarettes are less dependent on their product than those who regularly use traditional cigarettes, according to researchers.
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HPV vaccine could drastically reduce cervical and other cancers globallyThe latest HPV vaccine could prevent most HPV infections — and millions of cancers — worldwide, according to new researchers.
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Chip captures individual cells in minuscule gelsResearchers have developed a chip that can capture and hold individual cells in the exact center of a minuscule hydrogel droplet. Their novel method keeps cells alive for multiple weeks, which makes it easier to study them. This makes it possible to, for example, test the action of new drugs and improve stem cell therapies with unparalleled control.
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Volcanic 'plumerang' could impact human healthA new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume.
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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 shows that lianas prevent canopy trees from producing fruit, with potentially far-reaching consequences for rainforest animals.
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Neuro-receptor PET could provide an early warning for alcoholic relapseA study reveals how brain receptors involved in the compulsion to drink, adapt to alcohol-dependency by reducing their bioavailability, but return to their normal availability after a modest period of detoxification. Receptor availability at the outset of sobriety could also serve as a predictor of long-term success.
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E-cigarettes potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes, study showsNicotine-based e-cigarettes are potentially as harmful as unfiltered cigarettes when it comes to causing DNA damage, new research indicates.
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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Tropical Cyclone Merbok Nnaring Hong KongTropical Storm Merbok formed in the South China Sea early on June 11 and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead as the storm moved toward China on June 12.
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Physicists use quantum memory to demonstrate quantum secure direct communicationFor the first time, physicists have experimentally demonstrated a quantum secure direct communication (QSDC) protocol combined with quantum memory, which is essential for storing and controlling the transfer of information. Until now, QSDC protocols have used fiber delay lines as a substitute for quantum memory, but the use of quantum memory is necessary for future applications, such as long-dista
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A Hack Used to Plunge Ukraine Into Darkness Could Still Do Way More DamageEight years after Stuxnet, hackers are testing another piece of malware designed to take down critical infrastructure.
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Becoming the Mentor You Wish You'd Had In 2016, Chris Mosier became the first openly transgender man to compete for the U.S. national team when he raced in the Duathlon World Championships. That same year, Mosier became the first transgender athlete to be featured in the ESPN Magazine Body Issue and the first transgender athlete to appear in a Nike advertisement. Being the first to accomplish something often means that there’s no one
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Sticky mussel feet help make hydrogel strings Researchers have used an amino acid from the sticky feet of mussels to create strong hydrogel strings out of biocompatible nanofibers. The new research builds on the previous work from the lab of chemist Jeffrey Hartgerink, where researchers had already figured out how to make biocompatible nanofibers out of synthetic peptides. Hartgerink and graduate student I-Che Li introduce their room-tempera
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Fra Panodil til morfin: Sådan dæmper medicin dine smerterNoget smertestillende medicin virker på smertesystemerne, mens andet også påvirker hjernens belønningscenter.
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Global hotspots for alien invasions revealedGreat Britain is in the top 10% of areas for harbouring alien species, according to a study.
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More than 2 billion people overweight or obese, new study findsGlobally, more than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from these health conditions, according to a new study.
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Health Effects of Oil and Gas Emissions Investigated in TexasFocus is on benzene, volatile organic compounds and other chemicals within a half-mile of production wells -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Is Fear of Flying Contagious? I recently got a text message from a friend that read “Can you say something comforting re: flying?” It wasn’t the text itself that was unusual—I knew my friend was en route to Los Angeles that day—but its sender. She was someone who, until about a year ago, wasn’t afraid of flying at all. Someone who, in fact, had served the exact function for me she now wanted me to perform for her: on-demand a
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Man Sentenced to Death for Blasphemous Facebook Comments in Pakistan [Updated] Photo: Getty. A 30-year-old man in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for blasphemy in comments made on Facebook. According to the BBC , the prosecutor in the case said he “believed it was the first time the death penalty had been awarded in a case related to social media.” A tally kept by Al Jazeera records 68 killings in Pakistan related to blasphemy allegations since 1990. The prosecutor tol
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Small-scale Doppler effect to help cyclists stay safeAn extremely sensitive radar that can detect when different parts of people's bodies are moving at different speeds could help drivers avoid collisions with vulnerable road users such as cyclists.
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AI that can shoot down fighter planes helps treat bipolar disorderThe artificial intelligence that can blow human pilots out of the sky in air-to-air combat accurately predicted treatment outcomes for bipolar disorder, according to a new medical study by the University of Cincinnati. The findings open a world of possibility for using AI, or machine learning, to treat disease, researchers said.
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Promiscuous salamander found to use genes from 3 partners equallyA study shows that a unique all-female lineage of salamander equally balances genes from the males of three other salamander species. The findings highlight the bizarre ways some animals reproduce in order to preserve their species. The results were published in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution.
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Study shows drug lowers levels of biomarker linked to ALSA study conducted by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery and other centers, and published online in the Annals of Neurology, finds that a decades-old drug used to treat malaria lowers levels of a biomarker linked to the inherited form of ALS.
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Previously unpublished trial data explain effects and side effects of key MS drugThrough a Freedom of Information request to the European Medicines Agency, researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) gained access to the phase III trial datasets of Alemtuzumab, and publish new insights (JAMA Neurology) into the drastic response of the immune system in patients with MS.
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Insomnia genes foundAn international team of researchers has found, for the first time, seven risk genes for insomnia. With this finding the researchers have taken an important step towards the unraveling of the biological mechanisms that cause insomnia. In addition, the finding proves that insomnia is not, as is often claimed, a purely psychological condition. Today, Nature Genetics publishes the results of this res
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Islands and coastal regions are threatened the mostThe distribution of established alien species in different regions of the world varies significantly. Until now, scientists were uncertain about where the global hotspots for established alien species are located. An international research team that includes Professor Mark van Kleunen, ecologist at the University of Konstanz, is the first to provide an analysis of these hotspots: According to thei
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ALMA hears birth cry of a massive baby starAn international research team led by a Japanese astronomer has determined how the enigmatic gas flow from a massive baby star is launched. The team used ALMA to observe the baby star and obtained clear evidence of rotation in the outflow. The motion and the shape of the outflow indicate that the interplay of centrifugal and magnetic forces in a disk surrounding the star plays a crucial role in th
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Technology unlocks mold genomes for new drugsFungi are rich sources of natural molecules for drug discovery, but numerous challenges have pushed pharmaceutical companies away from tapping into this bounty. Now scientists at Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the biotech company Intact Genomics have developed technology that uses genomics and data analytics to efficiently screen for molecules produced by molds to
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Licensing, motor vehicle crash risk among teens with ADHDAdolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are licensed to drive less often and, when this group is licensed, they have a greater risk of crashing, according to a new study published by JAMA Pediatrics.
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Using enticing food labeling to make vegetables more appealingDoes labeling carrots as 'twisted citrus-glazed carrots' or green beans as 'sweet sizzilin' green beans and crispy shallots' make them more enticing and increase vegetable consumption?
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Detailed new genome for maize shows the plant has deep resources for continued adaptationA much more detailed reference genome for maize is published in Nature today. The sequence of DNA letters in the plant's 10 chromosomes reveals how how incredibly flexible it is, a characteristic that directly follows from the way its genome is organized. This flexibility not only helps explain why maize has been so successful since its adaptation by agriculturalists thousands of years ago, but al
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Is educational attainment associated with lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease?Men and women with the lowest education level had higher lifetime risks of cardiovascular disease than those with the highest education level, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Study discovers proteins which suppress the growth of breast cancer tumorsResearchers at the University of Birmingham have found that a type of protein could hold the secret to suppressing the growth of breast cancer tumors.
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Genetic testing can pick out men at increased risk of testicular cancerTesting for large numbers of genetic changes can identify men with over a 10-fold increased risk of testicular cancer, a new study shows.Researchers found that testing for newly identified genetic factors along with others found in their previous studies could pick out men at increased risk, who might potentially benefit from monitoring or preventative treatment.
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Global hotspots of established alien plants and animals revealedIslands and mainland coastal regions are the world's hotspots for alien plant and animal species, according to new research.
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Mysterious gene transcripts after cancer therapyDrugs that are used in cancer therapy to erase epigenetic alterations in cancer cells simultaneously promote the production of countless mysterious gene transcripts, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center now report in Nature Genetics. The substances activate hidden regulatory elements in DNA. The unusual gene activity has the potential to stimulate the immune system -- a previously unn
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How do preemies perform in school?Parents of prematurely born babies often fear their children may go on to struggle in school, but findings from a new large-scale study from the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine should reassure parents.
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Motor vehicle crash risk for teens with ADHD much lower than previously reportedAdolescent drivers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a 36 percent higher crash risk than other newly licensed teens. Although elevated, this risk is far lower than previous reports of being four times higher. This is the first large-scale study to provide detailed information on crash risk of adolescents with ADHD compared to other newly licensed young drivers.
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Uncovered: 1,000 new microbial genomesUS Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute scientists have taken a decisive step forward in uncovering the planet's microbial diversity. In Nature Biotechnology, they report the release of 1,003 phylogenetically diverse bacterial and archaeal reference genomes -- the single largest release to date. The DOE is interested in learning more about this biodiversity because microbes play important r
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Genetic differences across species guide vocal learning in juvenile songbirdsJuvenile birds discriminate and selectively learn their own species' songs even when primarily exposed to the songs of other species, but the underlying mechanism has remained unknown. A new study, by researchers at Uppsala University, shows that song discrimination arises due to genetic differences between species, rather than early learning or other mechanisms. The results are published in Natur
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A single molecule is missing and the cell world is emptyMany diseases are related to defective cell division; cancer is one of them. Researchers at the UNIGE have turned their attention in particular to the role of ESCRT proteins, which are responsible for severing cell membranes. These proteins assemble in spirals that gradually bring about cleavage of the membrane, spirals that are constantly renewing themselves with the help of the Vps4 molecule. Wi
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Lyft joining forces with Jaguar Land Rover in tech ventureThe next Lyft car you book may soon be a Jaguar or a Land Rover.
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Use of prefabricated blood vessels may revolutionize root canalsResearchers have developed a process by which they can engineer new blood vessels in teeth, creating better long-term outcomes for root canal patients and clinicians.
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Zesty Zucchini? Indulgently Named Veggies More AppealingA new study finds that serving up vegetables with tantalizing names could get people to eat more veggies.
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Why you should define your fears instead of your goals | Tim FerrissThe hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take action? Tim Ferriss encourages us to fully envision and write down our fears in detail, in a simple but powerful exercise he calls "fear-setting." Learn more about how this practice can help you thrive in high-stress environments and separate what yo
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Viral BBC Dad's Kids 'Star' in New Animated Show GIF Jack and Mina burst in on their father as he conducts an interview with the BBC that instantly went viral online (BBC News/YouTube/GIF) Back in March, Robert Kelly’s kids became overnight viral sensations when his daughter Mina and son Jack burst into his office while he was doing a Skype interview with the BBC. If you thought at the time that power-walking Mina and rolling Jack should have t
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Testicular cancer: men most at risk could be identified using new gene group Discovery of 19 new genes could allow doctors to spot the 1% of men most at risk of the cancer, allowing closer monitoring or preventative treatment Researchers believe they can identify the 1% of men who are most at risk from testicular cancer after they discovered a new group of genes linked to the disease. Screening men for the 19 new genes, along with 25 known already, would allow doctors to
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A single molecule is missing and the cell world is emptyCells multiply by duplicating themselves: they grow, replicate their components, and finally split into two. Many diseases are related to defective cell division; cancer is one of them. Understanding mechanisms conducting this division is therefore essential in the search for cancer treatments. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, in collaboration with the IMBA- Institute
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Uncovered: 1,000 new microbial genomesThe number of microbes in a handful of soil exceeds the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, but researchers know less about what's on Earth because they have only recently had the tools to deeply explore what is just underfoot. Now scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, have taken a decisive step forward in uncoveri
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Detailed new genome for maize shows the plant has deep resources for continued adaptationA new, much more detailed reference genome for maize, or corn, as it is called in the U.S., will be published in Nature today. In its accounting of the sequence of DNA letters in the plant's 10 chromosomes, the new version helps us understand as never before why maize, and not some other plant, is today the most productive and widely grown crop in the world.
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Technology unlocks mold genomes for new drugsFungi are rich sources of natural molecules for drug discovery, but numerous challenges have pushed pharmaceutical companies away from tapping into this bounty. Now scientists at Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the biotech company Intact Genomics have developed technology that uses genomics and data analytics to efficiently screen for molecules produced by molds to
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ALMA hears birth cry of a massive baby starStars form from gas and dust floating in interstellar space. But, astronomers do not yet fully understand how it is possible to form the massive stars seen in space. One key issue is gas rotation. The parent cloud rotates slowly in the initial stage and the rotation becomes faster as the cloud shrinks due to self-gravity. Stars formed in such a process should have very rapid rotation, but this is
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Genetic differences across species guide vocal learning in juvenile songbirdsJuvenile birds discriminate and selectively learn their own species' songs even when primarily exposed to the songs of other species, but the underlying mechanism has remained unknown. A new study, by researchers at Uppsala University, shows that song discrimination arises due to genetic differences between species, rather than early learning or other mechanisms. The results are published in Natur
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Islands and coastal regions are threatened the mostHumans are responsible for the movement of an increasing number of species into new territories which they previously never inhabited. The number of established alien species varies according to world region. What was previously unclear is where the most established alien species could be found and which factors characterise their distribution.
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Japan zoo celebrates birth of panda cubA Japanese zoo celebrated the first birth of a baby panda in five years Monday, with the tiny cub small enough to fit in the palm of a human hand.
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Water circling a drain provides insight into black holesWater waves scattering off a vortex can exhibit rotational superradiance, an effect predicted to appear in black holes.
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The Atlantic

Google's New Product Puts Peer Pressure to a Sunny Use Updated on June 12 at 11:30 a.m. ET One of the best predictors of whether people install solar panels on their house isn’t their age, their race, their level of income, or their political affiliation. It’s whether their neighbors did it first. This finding has been shown repeatedly across space and time, including in California, Connecticut, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. “It happe
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Shining a Light on the Dark Corners of the WebCybercrime researcher Gianluca Stringhini explains how he studies hate speech and fake news on the underground network 4chan -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Black Holes, Cosmic Collisions and the Rippling of Spacetime -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New computing system takes its cues from human brainA team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Notre Dame has created a new computing system that aims to tackle one of computing's hardest problems in a fraction of the time.
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Vaping cannabis may expose users to carcinogenic compoundsNew research shows that the agents commonly mixed with cannabis oil for vaping can also produce cancer-causing compounds when heated. The effect is similar to the potential health risks linked to cigarette smoke and agents used in e-cigarettes.
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Ars Technica

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone announces carrier availability and it’s… Sprint Essential Andy Rubin, the father of Android, has a new smartphone company in the works called " Essential ." Its first flagship smartphone, the "Essential Phone," is launching soon in the US for $699. While most upstart smartphone companies (see: OnePlus) opt for an unlocked-only, direct-sales model, Essential is actually doing carrier deals. Well, one carrier deal: the device is going to be a Sp
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Flower power: gardening as therapy in PolandAn elderly woman leans over to smell a lush flowerbed of lavender in sprawling gardens surrounding an imposing early 20th-century palace in a pastoral corner of eastern Poland.
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Futurity.org

Lost ecosystem turns up in seafloor mud Paleontologists investigating the sea bed off the coast of southern California have discovered a lost ecosystem that for thousands of years had nurtured communities of scallops and shelled marine organisms called brachiopods. These brachiopods and scallops had thrived along a section of coast stretching approximately 250 miles from San Diego to Santa Barbara for at least 4,000 years. But they had
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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, research led by York University has found.
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Study identifies potential biomarker for Alzheimer's diseaseIn one of the largest studies to date to use metabolomics, the study of compounds that are created through various chemical reactions in the body, researchers have been able to identify new circulating compounds associated with the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The findings, which appear in the journal Alzheimer and Dementia, point to new biological pathways that may be
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Better outcome measures needed for clinical trials for Fragile X SyndromeA group of researchers from several institutions in the USA, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, reports that its review of 22 clinical trials of fragile X syndrome (FXS) suggests the need for a wider use of newer and improved treatment outcome measurement tools for this and other several neurodevelopmental disorders. FXS is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and the most comm
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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Tropical Cyclone Merbok Nnaring Hong KongTropical Storm Merbok formed in the South China Sea early on June 11 and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead as the storm moved toward China on June 12.
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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 University of Michigan study found.
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Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic dietA Preliminary study finds that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet.
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PET imaging of atherosclerosis reveals risk of plaque ruptureA hybrid molecular imaging system unites three imaging modalities to map the composition of dangerous arterial plaques before they rupture and induce a major cardiac event, shows new research.
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Bats are the major reservoir of coronaviruses worldwideResults of a five-year study in 20 countries on three continents have found that bats harbor a large diversity of coronaviruses (CoV), the family of viruses that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS). PREDICT is a globally coordinated effort to detect and discover viruses of pandemic potential and reduce risk for future e
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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.
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Oral communication provides better outcomes for children with cochlear implantsChildren with either no exposure or limited exposure to sign language end up with better auditory, speaking and reading skills later, a new, multisite study of deaf children with cochlear implants has found. The paper is one of the first nationwide longitudinal studies of how sign language exposure affects young cochlear implant recipients.
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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. A researcher 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 pounding of running.
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3D printing breakthrough heralds 'new era' for advanced skin modelsA new method for 3D printing human skin has now been created, which both shortens the process and reduces the cost.
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Hackers Built a Weapon to Trigger Blackouts—and It Could Work Anywhere The streets of New York City after Hurricane Sandy caused blackouts in large parts of Manhattan. (Photo: Getty) The seemingly local cyberattack that cut power to part of Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, last December could have been a test run . And security researchers now say the malware believed to have caused the blackout is actually modular, mostly automated, and highly adaptable. That means it does
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Drowning fears up in US West as rivers surge with snowmeltMassive waterfalls in Yosemite National Park and rivers raging in mountains throughout the western United States are thundering with greater force than they have for years—and proving deadly as warm weather melts the deepest mountain snowpack in recent memory.
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Quake rattles Indonesia's capital, but no damage apparentA strong earthquake Monday morning rattled part of Indonesia's main island of Java and swayed buildings in the capital, but caused no apparent damage or casualties.
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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP sees a disorganized Tropical Depression 3EThe third tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed on Sunday, June 11 at 5 a.m. EDT about 120 miles (190 km) south of Salina Cruz, Mexico. Tropical Depression 3E moved north and turned to the northwest, slowly tracking toward land. Satellite imagery from NASA and NOAA show that the system appears elongated.
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The Atlantic

Why the Queen's Speech Was Delayed Queen Elizabeth II’s speech to the U.K. Parliament, in which the government lays out its legislative agenda, has been delayed, the BBC and others are reporting, because Theresa May’s Conservatives are still in talks with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) over support for the minority government. The queen’s speech was scheduled for Monday, June 19, and the decision to delay it by a few days—no
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More scientific productivity despite scarcity of resources in Spanish university R&D&iSpanish universities have increased their scientific productivity, visibility and the number of patents granted despite the loss of human and material resources in recent years. These are some of the conclusions of the new annual report on university R&D&I by the IUNE (Spanish acronym for Research Activity at Spanish Universities), an observatory of the Alianza 4U (the 4U Alliance)--the Universida
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Uncovering the biology of a painful and disfiguring pediatric diseaseThe study reveals a major physiological function for the CMG2 gene and demonstrates its interaction with collagen VI. This interaction explains how major Hyaline Fibromatosis Syndrome symptoms arise when mutation of the CMG2 gene disrupts the ability of the CMG2 protein to control the levels of collagen VI, which then over-accumulates and produces the painful and disfiguring symptoms of the diseas
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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP sees a disorganized Tropical Depression 3EThe third tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed on Sunday, June 11 at 5 a.m. EDT about 120 miles (190 km) south of Salina Cruz, Mexico. Tropical Depression 3E moved north and turned to the northwest, slowly tracking toward land. Satellite imagery from NASA and NOAA show that the system appears elongated.
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Musical mystery: Researchers examine science behind performer movementsResearchers at McMaster are one step closer to solving one of the mysteries of social interaction: how musicians communicate during a performance and anticipate one another's moves without saying a word.
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Concentration spans drop when online ads pop upTwo Polish researchers have shown that measurements of the brain's electrical activity can be used to test the influence of intrusive online advertisements on internet users' concentration and emotions. The exploratory study was conducted by Izabela Rejer and Jaroslaw Jankowski of the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Poland, and is published in Springer's journal Cognitive Processing.
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Amazon's Taking $70 Off Sony's Best Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones Sony MDR1000X Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones , $328 Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Black Friday, but if you were holding out for noise cancelling models, Amazon’s rewarding your patience today with a $70 discount on the top-of the line MDR1000x . These headphones have all the features you’d expect in a good pair of Bluetooth headphones these days: NFC
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Acting and thinking: Are they the same for our brain?Neuroscientists have recently put forward an original hypothesis -- all these cognitive functions rely on one central function: emulation. This function creates an abstract dynamic 'image' of movements, thereby enabling the brain to strengthen its motor skills and construct a precise and lasting representation of them. The fronto-parietal network, it is argued, has evolved from a network that only
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Older adults are good Samaritans to strangersA study has shown that while older adults treat their kin and friends the same as younger adults do, the elderly donate more to strangers than younger adults, even when their generosity is unlikely to be reciprocated.
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Imaging helps to spot fake ancient daggersCollectors have become increasingly interested in weapons from ancient Asia and the Middle East. Attempting to fight forgeries, physicists are now adding their imaging power to authenticate these weapons.
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Zig-zagging device focuses high-energy radiation emissionsEquipment used in cancer treatment requires a strong, monochromatic source of radiation to produce hard X-rays. Other similar radiation sources find applications in nuclear waste processing. To design devices that steadily emit a specific type of radiation, physicists use a special kind of crystal, referred to as a crystalline undulator. Scientists have now demonstrated the ability to control radi
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Relationship between pain and opioid abuse examinedThe 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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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.
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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 Canadian study reports.
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Microbes give meerkat gangs their signature scentsBody odor. To some it's an embarrassing nuisance. But to meerkats, it's a calling card. Meerkats produce a pungent 'paste' that they use to mark their turf. With one whiff they can tell if a scent belongs to a relative, a rival or a potential mate. But the chemical signals in this stinky graffiti don't come from the meerkats themselves; they're made by odor-producing bacteria that thrive in the me
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Dr. Kirby Surprise explains the science behind Synchronicity - meaningful coincidences, and how to use it to steer through the probabilities of life submitted by /u/futurethinkers [link] [comments]
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The Atlantic

Running Through the Pain In 1998, when Catriona Menzies-Pike was 20 years old, both her parents were killed in a plane crash. “It could be worse, I reminded myself,” she writes in her new book, The Long Run: A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion, “but actually, this was the worst thing that had ever happened to me.” In retrospect, she notes, the platitudes she heard were the same kinds of things people tell long-distance r
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Rare water vole colony filmed by a Tesco supermarketA wildlife blogger captures unique footage of the endangered mammals living in a Shropshire brook.
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Ars Technica

Wisconsin speech bill might allow students to challenge science professors Enlarge / Bills sponsors Robin Vos (left) and Jesse Kremer (right) discuss it at a hearing. (credit: WisconsinEye ) There have been some well-publicized incidents in which student groups or other protesters have interfered with scheduled appearances by right-wing speakers at US universities. In response, a number of states have considered “campus free speech” bills based on model legislation prod
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Wired

Star Wars Cantina Talk: You Can Bet Carrie Fisher Would Love 'Episode IX'Here's every bit of Star Wars news you might have missed over the last couple weeks.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Zig-zagging device focuses high-energy radiation emissionsThere's no substitute for using the right tool for the job at hand. Using low-energy radiation sources simply isn't suitable for certain tasks: equipment used in cancer treatment requires a strong, monochromatic source of radiation to produce hard X-rays. Other similar radiation sources find applications in nuclear waste processing. To design devices that steadily emit a specific type of radiation
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Imaging helps to spot fake ancient daggersSince the 19th century, collectors have become increasingly interested in weapons from ancient Asia and the Middle East. In an attempt to fight forged copies, physicists are now adding their imaging power to better authenticate these weapons; the fakes can't resist the investigative power of X-rays combined with neutron imaging. In a study published in EPJ Plus, an Italian team, working in close c
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1,600-Year-Old Paintings of Christ Discovered in Roman CatacombsArchaeologists have revealed elaborate frescoes on the walls of the ancient catacombs of St. Domitilla, a labyrinth of tunnels beneath Rome that contains numerous tombs.
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Volcanic 'plumerang' could impact human healthA new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume.
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Ars Technica

There are more than 2 million electric vehicles on the road around the world Enlarge / BEIJING, CHINA - GoFun shared e-car parks at roadside. The car-sharing service is an emerging field to draw eyeballs and investment in China. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) According to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), 2016 was a record year for electric vehicle (EV) sales. More than 750,000 EVs were sold worldwide la
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Smart jacket and VR headset let you pilot a drone with your bodyBy converting body movements into commands, a pimped-up jacket could give people a more intuitive and fun way to pilot aerial drones
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Futurity.org

Could ‘leaky’ blood vessels deliver drugs? The endothelial cells that line blood vessels are packed tightly to keep blood inside and flowing, but scientists have discovered it may be possible to selectively open gaps in those barriers just enough to let large molecules through—and then close them again. Gang Bao, a bioengineer at Rice University, and collaborators at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology report using ma
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Minister lukker omstridt tilskudsordning for hulmursisoleringEfter aftale med energibranchen har energi-, forsynings- og klimaministeren valgt at lukke permanent for tilskud til hulmursisolering – årsagen er omfattende fejl og ringe kontrolmuligheder.
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Q&A: Are Diamonds Really Forever?Over time, diamonds form crystals that are squeezed and heated, weakening molecular bonds. Many diamonds end up with rounded shapes rather than being sharply defined.
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Ars Technica

First Black Panther trailer unveils the high-tech world of Wakanda Feast your eyes on T'Challa's vibranium suit and his high-tech homeland Wakanda. After months of waiting, we finally have a first glimpse of the Black Panther movie coming out early next year. Chadwick Boseman is back as our hero T'Challa after stealing the show in Civil War . In that movie's crazy UN action sequence, we saw T'Challa's father die—which means the young prince must now take his pla
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Big Think

Family Conflict in Childhood May Affect Your Immune System as an Adult The study had some interesting findings for the adult children of separated parents who were civil. Read More
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This new ramjet engine could triple the range of Chinese missiles From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal Deadly surprises for even the most modern stealth fighters. Chinese engineers have tested a souped up ramjet that will make Chinese missiles faster and fly further. Read on.
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Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study findsDieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition has found.
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Granular material conductivity increases in mysterious ways under pressureIn a recent study published in EPJ E, a French team of physicists made systematic measurements of the electrical resistance -- which is inversely related to conductivity -- of metallic, oxidized granular materials in a single 1-D layer and in 3-D, under compression. Mathieu Creyssels from the Ecole Centrale of Lyons, Ecully, France, and colleagues show that the granular medium conducts electricity
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Scientists develop computer-guided strategy to accelerate materials discoveryResearchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a computer-guided strategy that led to the discovery of two new materials in the laboratory.
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Zig-zagging device focuses high-energy radiation emissionsEquipment used in cancer treatment requires a strong, monochromatic source of radiation to produce hard X-rays. Other similar radiation sources find applications in nuclear waste processing. To design devices that steadily emit a specific type of radiation, physicists use a special kind of crystal, referred to as a crystalline undulator. In a study published in EPJ D, a team has demonstrated the a
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Imaging helps to spot fake ancient daggersCollectors have become increasingly interested in weapons from ancient Asia and the Middle East. Attempting to fight forgeries, physicists are now adding their imaging power to authenticate these weapons. In a study published in EPJ Plus, an Italian team, working with the Wallace Collection, London and the Neutron Imaging team at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, has demonstrated the usefulness of suc
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NUS study: Older adults are good Samaritans to strangersA study by researchers from the National University of Singapore showed that while older adults treat their kin and friends the same as younger adults do, the elderly donate more to strangers than younger adults, even when their generosity is unlikely to be reciprocated.
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Acting and thinking -- are they the same for our brain?Neuroscientists from UNIGE and the HUG have recently put forward an original hypothesis -- all these cognitive functions rely on one central function: emulation. This function creates an abstract dynamic 'image' of movements, thereby enabling the brain to strengthen its motor skills and construct a precise and lasting representation of them. The fronto-parietal network, it is argued, has evolved f
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New study finds more than 2 billion people overweight or obeseGlobally, more than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from these health conditions, according to a new study.
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Chemical composition and microhardness of human enamel treated with fluoridated whintening agentsAesthetic treatments are always widely sought by dental patients, especially dental whitening, in order to get whiter smiles. The big demand for this type of procedure raises the concern in the dental research community that this type of treatment has the potential to make dental alterations that cause damage to the dental structure and if there are suitable components that can be added to dental
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Being overweight – not just obese – kills millions a year, say experts Described as a ‘growing and disturbing global health crisis,’ more than two billion adults and children suffer from weight-related health problems Being overweight – even without being obese – is killing millions of people around the world, according to the most extensive and authoritative study of the global impact ever carried out. More than two billion adults and children are suffering from he
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Finnish demo plant produces renewable fuel from carbon dioxide captured from the airThe unique Soletair demo plant developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) uses carbon dioxide to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. The pilot plant is coupled to LUT's solar power plant in Lappeenranta.
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Classified Intel Trump Told the Russians Was Obtained By Infiltrating ISIS Bombmakers Online President Trump shares a laugh with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak (Russian Foreign Ministry/ Flickr) Remember when President Trump spilled highly classified intelligence to Russian officials in the Oval Office? We now have a report on what kind of intelligence Trump shared. The extremely sensitive info was about ISIS plans to hide bombs in
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Ny Xbox-konsol spiller med Ultra HD-musklerMen den nye konsol vil stå over for hård konkurrence. når den udkommer 7. november i år.
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Comet Likely Didn't Cause Bizarre 'Wow!' Signal (But Aliens Might Have)A source of mysterious radio signals could be from a passing comet, but astronomers are skeptical.
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5 Times 'Aliens' Fooled UsRadio signals sometimes trick us into thinking an alien civilization is contacting humanity. Here are some of the more (in)famous examples of such mistaken signals. Some of these have deepened our understanding of the mysterious universe we live in.
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Bats are global reservoir for deadly coronaviruses Finding could help researchers to better predict where these viruses are likely to make the jump from animals to people. Nature 546 340 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22137
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Ph.d.-ordningen skranterVi bør gøre som svenskerne og give fire år til at gennemføre en ph.d.
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Skyld og skam, fy daDet er bekymrende, at et udfald mod tv-udsendelsen U-turn kommer fra en overlæge på Steno Diabetes Center, som vel i høj grad er afhængig af en af Danmarks helt store medicinalkoncerner. Jeg kan ikke undlade at overveje, hvem der mon har mest ‘rent mel i posen’?
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Swearing Probably Won't Help You Get Over Your Breakup Do you remember being an undergrad and doing research studies for beer money? I do. Those were the best days of my life. Somewhat related, a network morning news show covered a new study and concluded that cursing can help with a broken heart. But this study of undergraduates had lots of moving pieces, and after reading it, I’m not sure you should go talking about your “fucking breakup” in the of
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Securing the world's longest floating bridge against strong windThe Norwegian Public Roads Administration's (NPRA) giant project Coastal Highway Route E39 (Ferjefri E39) includes finding solutions for seven fjord crossings along the 1100 kilometre coastline between Kristiansand and Bergen.
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Status epilepticus: An overviewSeizures can be divided into three major groups: focal, generalised and unknown. Among all form of seizures, status epilepticus (SE) is a serious neurological condition affecting 50 million people around the world. SE is a neurologic emergency wherein an individual suffers from continuous or repetitive seizures in the brain, each lasting five minutes or more without regaining consciousness between
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Structural analysis of relevant drug targets for Alzheimer's diseaseAlzheimer's Disease (AD) is classified as a neurodegenerative non-curable disease that affects millions worldwide. Current drugs have side effects that are significant. In AD, the beta-amyloid precursor protein that is critical for normal neuronal growth, survival and repair, is improperly cleaved by specific aspartic proteases, which create fragments that form plaques of amyloid beta. These fragm
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ASTRO issues guideline for use of stereotactic radiation in early-stage lung cancerThe American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued a new clinical guideline for the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in early-stage lung cancer today.
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How blows to the head cause numerous small swellings along the length of neuronal axonsResearchers from The Ohio State University have discovered how blows to the head cause numerous small swellings along the length of neuronal axons. The study, 'Polarity of varicosity initiation in central neuron mechanosensation,' which will be published June 12 in The Journal of Cell Biology, observes the swelling process in live cultured neurons and could lead to new ways of limiting the symptom
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Bats are the major reservoir of coronaviruses worldwideResults of a five-year study in 20 countries on three continents have found that bats harbor a large diversity of coronaviruses (CoV), the family of viruses that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS). PREDICT is a USAID-funded globally coordinated effort to detect and discover viruses of pandemic potential and reduce risk
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PET imaging of atherosclerosis reveals risk of plaque ruptureA new study shows that a hybrid molecular imaging system unites three imaging modalities to map the composition of dangerous arterial plaques before they rupture and induce a major cardiac event. The research was presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).
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Short regulatory gene spottedTwo proteins produced by a single gene interact to keep the genome in check.
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A changing climate affects plankton populationsData from a global oceanographic expedition predict how rising temperatures influence growth of plankton populations.
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Targeted photodynamic therapy shown highly effective against prostate cancerResearchers presenting a preclinical study at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) demonstrated the efficacy and optimal dose for targeted photodynamic therapy (tPDT) to treat prostate cancer before and during surgery. Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) was targeted with an anti-PSMA antibody radiolabeled with the tracer indium-111 (111In)
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Neuro-receptor PET could provide an early warning for alcoholic relapseA study presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) reveals how brain receptors involved in the compulsion to drink, adapt to alcohol-dependency by reducing their bioavailability, but return to their normal availability after a modest period of detoxification. Receptor availability at the outset of sobriety could also serve as a predictor o
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Journal AAS publishes first data description paper: Data collection and sharingAAS published its first data description paper on June 8, 2017. The paper describes two datasets of ultraviolet radiation in China.
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Trump Picks National Cancer Institute DirectorNed Sharpless currently leads the cancer center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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Gene Mutations Foretell Immunotherapy ResponseA drug that blocks an immune checkpoint protein effectively treats tumors in patients with deficient DNA repair genes.
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Image of the Day: Fancy SlugThis uncharacterized species of nudibranch, genus Cyerce, can be distinguished by the delicate red lines running along the edges of its soft, jelly-like structures.
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Alexey Navalny, Putin Critic, Is Detained Before an Opposition Rally Alexey Navalny, the Russian opposition leader who has emerged as a rare and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, was detained Monday in Moscow ahead of an unauthorized demonstration he was supposed to lead. News of his detention was posted on Twitter by his wife, Yulia Navalnaya, who said plans for protests “haven’t changed.” A subsequent tweet posted by her on Navalny’s account appeared
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An Imaginative Aerospace Engineer Turned This Classic Lego Space Shuttle Into a Flying Toy GIF As a follow-up to turning the classic Lego Solo Trainer set into a fully-functional RC plane , aerospace engineer Adam Woodworth is back with an even more impressive build: he somehow made this tiny 27-year-old Lego Space Shuttle actually fly . Many of us probably remember set #1682, Space Shuttle Launch , released way back in 1990. After all, it carried so many of our Lego minifigures into i
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Logitech finally finds a good use for wireless charging: A mouse pad Guys... guys. Put down your morning coffee. Loosen any tight clothing. Say a quick prayer to your favoured deity. Logitech has done it. Logitech has found a legitimate use for wireless charging: the Powerplay mouse pad, which constantly charges your wireless mouse. Your wireless mouse will never again run out of battery. The Powerplay bundle ($100 in the US, probably £90 in the UK) consists of a
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After 50 years, a private company will revive NASA’s “wet workshop” Enlarge / The Ixion "space lab" docked to the International Space Station. (credit: NanoRacks) Even before NASA landed humans on the Moon during the Apollo program, some of its engineers had already begun to consider what to do for an encore. Most agreed that the next logical step was to establish some sort of toehold in low Earth orbit, a kind of space station, in the early 1970s after the Moon
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Ethical Innovation Means Giving Society a SayOpinion: Innovations like Crispr and flying cars warrant new conversations about who makes decisions about how technology is used.
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Mercury Transfer Module solar wing deploymentSpanning 14 m from the spacecraft body, this impressive solar wing is one of two attached to ESA's BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module.
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A Spider-Man: Homecoming Character Is Hiding a Major Secret Casting rumors swirl around X-Men: Dark Phoenix , a star has been found for the Bumblebee Transformers spinoff, and a good look at Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian mustache. Plus, a Doctor Horrible reunion is coming to A Series of Unfortunate Events . Spoilers ahead! Spider-Man: Homecoming The novelization of Spider-Man: Homecoming has revealed Zendaya’s character, Michelle, is secretly “Michelle
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Your Doctor’s Office Is Vulnerable to Hackers, but Congress Could Change ThatCreating exceptions to two anti-fraud laws could improve security for smaller health-care facilities ill-equipped to fend off cyber threats.
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Fungus uses zombie female beetles to infect malesA combined team of researchers from the University of Arkansas and Cornell University has found that a type of fungus kills female goldenrod soldier beetles in a unique way—by causing them to attract males, which assists in spreading spores. In their paper published in the Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, the group describes observations they made of the beetle, experiments they conducted in the
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Sowing the seeds of hope for critically endangered magnolia treeIn the limestone hills of northern Vietnam, villagers have been busy planting one of the world's rarest magnolias back into its natural habitat.
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No, There Wasn't an Advanced Civilization 12,000 Years AgoDid an advanced civilization disappear more than 12,000 years ago? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic dietPreliminary study data presented at the American Diabetes Association's 77th Scientific Sessions finds that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet. Data from the Healthy Weight for Living Study was used to conduct this new analysis.
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Balance and movement improved in animal model of Parkinson's diseaseResearchers at UCLA have developed a molecular compound that improves balance and coordination in mice with early stage Parkinson's disease. Further, the drug, called CLR01, reduced the amount of a toxic protein in the brain that is thought to be one of the prime culprits in the development of the disorder.
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Microbes give meerkat gangs their signature scentsBody odor. To some it's an embarrassing nuisance. But to meerkats, it's a calling card.
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Volcanic 'plumerang' could impact human healthA new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume.
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Industri 4.0 forlader skrivebordet: Velkommen til lade-som-om-fabrikkenEn fysisk model-fabrik gør fremtidens industriproduk­tion mere tilgængelig for studerende og virksomheder.
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Get Out of Town With This Coleman Camping Gear Sale Coleman Camping Sale It’s the perfect time of year for a camping trip, and Amazon’s celebrating with a sale on Coleman camping gear , including tents, sleeping bags, cooking gear (including the Camp Propane Grill/Stove ), and more. A few examples are below, but head over to Amazon to see the rest . More Deals
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Is there structural racism on the internet?The racial inequalities afflicting Americans and our society today are in many ways a result of the result of spatial segregation. White people and nonwhite people tend to live in different neighborhoods, go to different schools and have dramatically different economic opportunities based on their race. That physical manifestation of structural racism has been true historically in this country, an
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Researchers report first nanometrically sized superelastic alloyUPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy's pillars down to nanometric size. In the article published in Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers found that below one micron in diameter, the material behaves differently and requires much higher stress for it to be deformed. This superelastic behaviou
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A Comeback for Electricity Tech Once Championed by Thomas EdisonThe growth of renewable energy far from urban and industrial centers is driving a build-out of long-distance direct-current lines -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Graphene offers new functionalities in molecular electronicsAn international team of researchers led by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Bern 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 co
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Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional universe in brain networksUsing a sophisticated type of mathematics in a way that it has never been used before in neuroscience, a team from the Blue Brain Project has uncovered a universe of multi-dimensional geometrical structures and spaces within the networks of the brain. This research, published in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, has significant implications for our understanding of the brain.
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Chip captures individual cells in minuscule gelsResearchers at the University of Twente's MIRA research institute have developed a chip that can capture and hold individual cells in the exact centre of a minuscule hydrogel droplet. Their novel method keeps cells alive for multiple weeks, which makes it easier to study them.
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Opinion: Social media is as harmful as alcohol and drugs for millennialsThe word "addiction" brings to mind alcohol and drugs. Yet, over the past 20 years, a new type of addiction has emerged: addiction to social media. It may not cause physical harms, such as those caused by tobacco and alcohol, but it has the potential to cause long-term damage to our emotions, behaviour and relationships.
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GE Says Jeff Immelt Is Stepping Down as CEO GE CEO Jeff Immelt is stepping stepping down from his position after 16 years, the company announced Monday, and will be replaced by John Flannery, who heads GE’s healthcare division. The company said the move is a part of a succession plan that has been in place since 2011. Under the move, Immelt, under whose tenure GE refocused its attention on manufacturing and withdrew from sectors like finan
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Mini Particle Accelerators Make Cancer Treatment Safer For EveryoneHospitals in developing countries still use dangerous, radioactive cobalt to treat cancer. Experts want to replace them with electron accelerators known as linacs.
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Crash Override Malware Took Down Ukraine's Power Grid Last DecemberIn Ukraine, researchers have found the first real-world malware that attacks physical infrastructure since Stuxnet.
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One protein could cause quick spread of Ebola The activity of a single protein inside Ebola may be one reason the virus spreads so easily, new research suggests. The discovery comes as health workers try to contain another Ebola outbreak in a remote area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ebola, which is highly fatal, causes severe vomiting, internal bleeding, and extreme gastrointestinal distress. A compound known as the “delta peptid
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Crunching the numbers to gauge extremist crimeThe Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, the mass shooting at the Charleston AME church and the Boston Marathon bombing are three recent examples of violent attacks that have shocked the nation. While each was carried out by different assailants under different circumstances, they share a common thread: these events are among many others that are being tracked by the United States Extremist Crime
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Novel techniques examine solar cells with nanoscale precisionUsing two novel techniques, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time examined, with nanometer-scale precision, the variations in chemical composition and defects of widely used solar cells. The new techniques, which investigated a common type of solar cell made of the semiconductor material cadmium telluride, promise to aid scientists in bett
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Smarter use of mobile dataThe data constantly collected and reported by smartphones can find numerous applications. An SNSF-funded project devoted to crowdsensing has found ways to improve privacy and localisation accuracy as well as reduce the impact on hardware.
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Detecting water in space and why it mattersMiguel Pereira Santaella, Research Associate at the Oxford University Department of Physics, discusses his newly published work observing never before seen water transitions in space. He breaks down how the discovery will help scientists to answer big planetary questions and build a more accurate understanding of the universe.
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Best of Last Week – Possible phenomenon beyond Standard Model, Wow! mystery signal solved and alcohol impact on brainIt was another good week for physics as an international team of researchers offered new confirmation of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity by using the Hubble Space Telescope to measure shifts in the apparent position of a star. Also, a team of researchers from several institutions in China demonstrated solving systems of linear equations with quantum mechanics—offering more evidence that if
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Lonely but Never AloneSpace travel: How does the brain react to the isolation encountered in outer space? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Læger advarer mod afhængighed ved brug af udbredt smertemedicin Information om lav risiko for afhængighed ved brug af tramadol er misvisende, mener smerteeksperter.
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Partikelaccelerator på plads i Skejby I lørdags blev den 71 ton tunge partikelaccelerator 'cyklotronen' løftet ind i de nye bygninger i det kommende Dansk Center for Partikelterapi i Skejby.
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DeepMind’s neural network teaches AI to reason about the worldUnderstanding the relationship between previously unseen objects is a key part of human intelligence, but a new system from DeepMind attempts to give AI the skill
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Messages from fake aliens decoded quickly in online SETI contestThe general public were challenged to decrypt a pretend message from outer space consisting of nearly 2 million binary digits. They took less than a month to solve it
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Women from some states travel 10X farther for abortion Women who’ve received funds to pay for an abortion but cannot access abortion in their home states travel roughly 10 times farther for the procedure than women who don’t have to go out of state, new research indicates. On average, abortion fund recipients who receive funds from advocacy organizations to help pay for abortion costs travel close to 172 miles from their homes to a health care provid
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Quantum theory for manipulating nanomagnetsResearchers at the Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, have created a theory that predicts the properties of nanomagnets manipulated with electric currents. This theory is useful for future quantum technologies. The research was published in Physical Review Letters.
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The seven most extreme planets ever discoveredScientists recently discovered the hottest planet ever found – with a surface temperature greater than some stars. As the hunt for planets outside our own solar system continues, we have discovered many other worlds with extreme features. And the ongoing exploration of our own solar system has revealed some pretty weird contenders, too. Here are seven of the most extreme.
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Data from a global oceanographic expedition predict how rising temperatures influence growth of plankton populationsBacterial and archaeal plankton, as the most abundant form of life in the oceans, profoundly influence the global environment. Based on a broad survey of the seas, researchers from KAUST have developed a model that predicts how climate change might affect these microbial populations1.
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Subsea pipelines make fish safe havensA first-of-its-kind study led by The University of Western Australia into the ecological value of offshore infrastructure has revealed that subsea pipelines in north-west Australia provide safe havens for commercially important fish.
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Research shows protein on U.S. native grasslands in declineThere is an alarming trend on America's rangelands due to grazing and changing climate, and it's already costing producers almost $2 billion annually, according to recently published work by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Temple.
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Apple iPad Pro Review: Price, Specs, Release DateThe iPad Pro was excellent. But this new one? Even better.
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Schools Tap Secret Spectrum to Beam Free Internet to StudentsPioneering school districts tap an obscure public asset to put broadband into students’ homes.
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Wanted: More Data, the Dirtier the BetterThe computational immunologist Purvesh Khatri embraces messy data as a way to capture the messiness of disease. As a result, he’s making elusive genomic discoveries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Genomic sequencing could become household term with new hand-held deviceWithin five years, consumers may begin using a device smaller than a flip phone to monitor the air, test their food or diagnose what germ caused an upset stomach. And the root of this capability points to what now is only for scientists—genome sequencing.
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Review: The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is much more “pro” than what it replaces Andrew Cunningham Nothing Apple has done in the last three years has reversed the iPad’s sales decline, or stopped it, or even really slowed it down all that much. But 2017 has made clear that if the iPad keeps falling, it won’t be for lack of trying. On the software side, you’ve got iOS 11 , an update that makes iOS 9’s multitasking additions look rudimentary and quaint. It adds a distinctly Mac
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How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom A nonprofit called Turnaround for Children helps schools meet the needs of children facing poverty and adversity. (Image credit: Kaitlin Rose Slattery for NPR)
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Group's measuring tool probes solar-cell materialsNext-generation solar cells made from organic compounds hold great promise in meeting future energy needs, but researchers are still striving to gain a deep understanding of the materials involved – including the efficiency with which they convert light into mobile charge, known as photocapacitance.
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Two new massive planets detected around the star HD 27894Gas giant planet HD 27894 b appears to have at least two massive companions, according to a new study published June 1 in a paper on arXiv.org. One of the newly discovered alien worlds is a Saturn-mass planet, while the other one is a cold exoworld several times more massive than Jupiter.
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NASA data suggest future may be rainier than expectedA new study suggests that most global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in Earth's tropical regions as our planet continues to warm. That's because these models underestimate decreases in high clouds over the tropics seen in recent NASA observations, according to research led by scientist Hui Su of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
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Investigating battery failureFrom mobile phones to electric vehicles, Li-ion batteries are ubiquitous in today's society. However these devices have been known to fail, sometimes in spectacular fashion, as seen recently in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone recall. Now in a paper published in Energy and Environmental Science a team of researchers have investigated the nature of this failure in an effort to improve safety an
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Rubber algae help create first artificial reef in MediterraneanOcean acidification could dissolve natural algal reefs in the Mediterranean Sea – but artificial replacements may keep these ecosystems going
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NASA finds evidence of diverse environments in curiosity samplesNASA scientists have found a wide diversity of minerals in the initial samples of rocks collected by the Curiosity rover in the lowermost layers of Mount Sharp on Mars, suggesting that conditions changed in the water environments on the planet over time.
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Danmark forfølger drømmen om rummet - vil med i FN’s rum-komitéAktiviteterne i rummet kalder på et øget internationalt samarbejde i den bredest tænkelige forstand, mener Danmark, der ønsker at påvirke beslutningerne.
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Smell Test May Sniff Out Oncoming Parkinson's and Alzheimer'sHow an unlikely clue could help solve the mystery of two devastating disorders -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Extended hard X-ray emission from a galactic nucleusSupermassive black holes containing millions or even billions of solar masses of material are found at the nuclei of almost all galaxies. The Milky Way, for example, has a nuclear black hole with about 4 million solar masses of material. Around the black hole is a torus of dust and gas, and when material falls toward the black hole the inner edge of this disk can be heated to millions of degrees,
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Fighting fire blight and detecting salmonellaETH researchers have created an effective weapon against the plant disease fire blight and a new method for detection of Salmonella. Both are based on particular viruses that attack only one species of bacteria.
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Photos: Paintings of Christ and a 'Baker' Revealed in Roman Burial ChambersUsing a laser technique, archaeologists have uncovered frescoes decorating the walls of the ancient catacombs of St. Domitilla in Italy.
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Was Loving v. Virginia Really About Love? Interracial marriage is at a historic high. According to a recent Pew Research Center report , couples with different racial backgrounds made up one in six new marriages in 2015—a stark change from previous eras when even looking at someone across the color line with a hint of romance could be a matter of life or death. This radical shift is largely attributed to the Supreme Court’s decision in L
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Medieval Farmers May Have Skinned Cats for Pagan RitualsFarmers skinned cats about 1,000 years ago in Spain, possibly for the medieval cat-fur industry or a "magical" pagan ritual, a new study finds.
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'Dear Diary': 14 Noteworthy Journal-KeepersFor centuries, scientists, explorers, activists and artists have recorded their daily thoughts, providing inspiration for fascinated readers worldwide.
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After 75 Years, Anne Frank's Diary Still Holds Lessons for Us AllOn June 12, 1942, a young Jewish girl named Anne Frank made her first entry in the diary that would stand as a testament to her years in hiding during the Holocaust.
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Techtopia #4: Maskinlæring og kunstigt kød skal gøre os til vegetarerPodcast: Oksekød udgør en væsentlig miljømæssig belastning af kloden. Hvordan løser vi problemet med ny teknologi - skal det være kunstigt kød, eller skal vi være vegetarer? Vært: Henrik Føhns.
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Rapport: Førerløse S-tog kan give besparelser på 1,3 mia. kr.Transportministeriet har igen fået lavet en rapport om fordelene ved at gøre den næste generation af S-tog førerløse. Trafikforskere har tidligere været kritiske over for ideen.
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Don’t forget the lessons of deadly leadPoliticians who say environmental regulations are an unnecessary burden are ignorant of history and contemptuous of future generations
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Ekspert i præcisionsmedicin får doktorgrad Eigil Kjeldsen er ny doktor ved Aarhus Universitet.
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Ny blogger: Lad os finde intelligente transportløsningerSvend Tøfting har flere bud på, hvordan trafikken kan styres mere intelligent.
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Bedre mobilitet med ny teknologiVi ønsker nok allesammen en god mobilitet, men er vi villige til at tage de nødvendige beslutninger ? Alt tyder på, at efterspørgslen efter bedre mobilitet – herunder ikke mindst mere biltrafik - også i de kommende år vil stige. Denne udfordring løses ikke alene ved at bygge flere veje. Vi må og...
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Chemists bring mixed folded proteins to lifeScientists from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg and Hebrew University in Jerusalem have found a way to recover a protein structure after its chemical denaturation. The method is based on electrostatic interaction between folded, or denatured, proteins and alumina, which unwrap them. The authors highlight the versatility of the method, which works for both specific molecules and multiprotein sy
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Accounting for tree height, biodiversity is 3-DThe species-area relationship (SAC) is a long-term pattern in ecology and is discussed in most academic Ecology books. Its implications are relevant for many ecological, evolutionary, conservation and biogeographic purposes. Conversely, the associated volume-species relationship has been mostly ignored. According to a new study published in the journal Plant Ecology, this relationship may play a f
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The oldest living thing on EarthMayflies live for a day, humans live a century - if we’re lucky - but what is the oldest living organism on the planet?
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Trading toolThe earliest known script was a tool developed to help run the economy.
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Rehydrating the bodiesDr Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas has developed a new technique to help identify corpses.
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Microbes give meerkat gangs their signature scentsBody odor. To some it's an embarrassing nuisance. But to meerkats, it's a calling card. Meerkats produce a pungent 'paste' that they use to mark their turf. With one whiff they can tell if a scent belongs to a relative, a rival or a potential mate. But the chemical signals in this stinky graffiti don't come from the meerkats themselves; they're made by odor-producing bacteria that thrive in the me
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Study: Use of prefabricated blood vessels may revolutionize root canalsResearchers at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, have developed a process by which they can engineer new blood vessels in teeth, creating better long-term outcomes for root canal patients and clinicians.
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Irregular sleeping patterns linked to poorer academic performance in college studentsIn a new study at Brigham and Women's Hospital, researchers objectively measured sleep and circadian rhythms, and the association to academic performance in college students, finding that irregular patterns of sleep and wakefulness correlated with lower grade point average, delayed sleep/wake timing, and delayed release of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin.
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Speciallæge forlader Liberal AllianceMulig svindel med lægeerklæringer til udlændinge koster nu speciallæge sin politiske karriere.
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3D printed bionic hands trial begins in BristolThe hands could become available on the NHS bringing life-changing improvements for patients.
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Pig brain cells implanted into brains of people with Parkinson’sFour people with Parkinson’s disease who received implants of around 1000 pig cells have shown improvements, and a larger trial of the technique is under way
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Vindmøllebranchen vokser i udfordret markedBranchestatistikken for 2016 viser stigninger over hele linjen. Branchen beskæftiger nu 32.898 fuldtidsmedarbejdere, omsatte for 118 mia. kr. og eksporterede teknologi og ydelser for 56 mia. kr. i 2016.
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'Y’all Sent Me to Washington at an Interesting Time' ANGOLA, Ind.—The congressman and I were sitting in the back of a car somewhere between Auburn and Fort Wayne, Indiana, when I turned and asked him the day’s most pressing political question: What did he think of “covfefe”? Representative Jim Banks, a Republican serving his first term in Congress, was momentarily at a loss for words. “I—I haven’t had time to think about it,” said Banks, who had sp
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Is Zika Still A Problem In Florida And The Caribbean? The Zika outbreak in Florida is officially over. And cases are dropping across the Caribbean. But doctors say the risk to pregnant women there — whether residents or travelers — isn't gone. (Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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New dinosaur resurrects a demon from GhostbustersThe most complete skeleton of an ankylosaur shows an armored, club-tailed dinosaur with a head like a Ghostbusters demon.
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Lost natural wonder in New Zealand may be found, say researchers Diaries give clue to location of pink and white terraces of Lake Rotomahana, previously thought destroyed in 1886 The eighth natural wonder of the world may have been rediscovered, 131 years after it was buried by a volcanic eruption, New Zealand researchers believe. In the mid-1800s, the pink and white terraces of Lake Rotomahana in the North Island attracted tourists from around the globe. The
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Despite conflicts, Mideast research center to launch in fallA top-notch research center that brought together Iran, Israel and other Mideast antagonists is launching operations this fall in hopes of boosting scientific discovery with the help of a powerful microscope and opening a window to a better future for a region beset by war, boycotts and closed borders.
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Microsoft challenges Sony with powerful new Xbox One XMicrosoft on Sunday unveiled Xbox One X—billing it as the most powerful video console ever made, and escalating a battle with market king PlayStation.
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Marissa Mayer fades out as Yahoo ends its runMarissa Mayer was hailed as Yahoo's savior when she took charge of the pioneering internet firm five years ago.
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Evaluating greenhouse gas emissions in an irrigated cropping systemAgricultural production in the western U.S. is an important part of the global food supply. However, due to concerns over impacts from agricultural greenhouse gasses on the global climate, there is a need to understand the effect of nitrogen source on emissions from cropping systems in semiarid environments.
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Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.

Artiklerne roses for at gøre vanskeligt stof forståeligt, uden at den videnskabelige holdbarhed tabes.