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Smartphone app detects and alerts sleepy driversTo reduce accidents caused by fatigue driving, researchers have developed a system that detects drowsy drivers and alerts them simply using a generic smartphone.
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Scientists solve 30-year old mystery on how resistance genes spreadFor more than 30 years, scientists have proposed that resistance genes actually originate from the microorganisms producing the antibiotic. Now, research shows for the very first time that antibiotic resistance genes originate from the same place as the antibiotic compounds, i.e. from a group of soil bacteria called Actinobacteria.
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New approach to unlock the genetic potential of plant cell wallResearchers have unlocked the genetic secrets of plant cell walls, which could help improve the quality of plant-based foods, outlines a new report.
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Here Are Many Ways That Shark Movies Violate Science for Your Pleasure Image via Entertainment Studios We at Jezebel care dearly about sharks and what their representation in media means for their populations , so it was with a vigilant eye that I watched the new movie in which Mandy Moore gets stalked by a gang of great whites. Shockingly, in terms of its built-in assumptions regarding shark behavior, 47 Meters Down (in theaters today) is more responsible than virt
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Manglende uratsænkende behandling sender flere gigtpatienter på hospitaletGigtpatienter modtager ofte ikke den anbefalede uratsænkende medicin, og det leder til flere, dyre hospitalsindlæggelser, viser ny svensk forskning. Løsningen kan være at få sygeplejersker til at varetage patienterne, viser nyt studie fra England.
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Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods Amazon announced on Friday morning that it’s buying Whole Foods for just under $14 billion, the retailer’s largest acquisition ever. The purchase holds implications for the future of groceries, the entire food industry, and—as hyperbolic as this might sound—the future of shopping for just about anything. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. At the simplest level, the deal represents a straightfo
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Will Rod Rosenstein Recuse Himself From the Russia Probe? Rod Rosenstein is having a strange week. The deputy attorney general is under pressure from all sides as the Russia investigation has escalated into direct scrutiny of the president himself. Donald Trump seemed to lash out at Rosenstein himself on Twitter on Friday, once again describing the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that Rosenstein oversees as a
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Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl Dies Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, a titan of 20 th century European politics who guided his country through reunification following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, but whose legacy was tainted by a financial scandal, has died, his Christian Democratic Party confirmed Friday. He was 87. Had Kohl’s legacy been confined to overseeing the successful reunification of Germany in 1990, he’d still b
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Research Finds Dressmakers Have Good Eyes, And Not Just For Style In a study of people from a variety of professions, dressmakers were found to have superior 3-D vision. Could their endless hours of delicate handwork be honing eyesight? (Image credit: Elena Fantini/Getty Images)
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'Accidental Curator' Author Shares Zoo Stories with Live ScienceJoin Live Science as we sit down with Annette Libeskind Berkovits, author of "Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator."
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New prospects for universal memory -- high speed of RAM and the capacity of flashOne of many research teams and companies' major goals is to develop universal memory -- a storage medium that would combine the high speed of RAM with nonvolatility of a flash drive. MIPT's researches turned to atomic layer deposition which enables unprecedented control over film thickness and coating of 3-D structures, which is problematic for most of the currently used nanofilm deposition techni
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Why We Should Look For Alien Megastructures Around Pulsars GIF Image: NASA Some day in the far future, it’s possible our descendants will kick it up a notch and wrap the entire Sun in a massive solar-collecting shell known as a Dyson Sphere. It’s also possible that some advanced alien civilizations have already gone this route, which is why some SETI folks are on the lookout for these hypothetical objects. But a new study proposes that aliens are more li
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A 99 million-year-old baby bird, Mario's high-flying odyssey, and other amazing images of the week Science Newsworthy eye candy From fossils to video-game sneak-peaks, a roundup of the most exciting images in science, space, and technology news. Read on.
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The Danger of Picking Sides in the Qatar Crisis The key reason offered by Saudi Arabia and seven other nations for their sudden sundering of ties with Qatar is the country’s enabling of terrorism. They do have a point: Qatar has hosted leaders of Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, and has long provided a platform to Yusuf al-Qaradawi , the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who has sanctioned the bombing of civilian targe
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MAVEN's top 10 discoveries at MarsSince its launch in November 2013 and its orbit insertion in September 2014, MAVEN has been exploring the upper atmosphere of Mars. MAVEN is bringing insight to how the sun stripped Mars of most of its atmosphere, turning a planet once possibly habitable to microbial life into a barren desert world.
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Obamacare key to improving access in Mexican-American patients with hypertensionA Drexel study found that the Affordable Care Act, if embraced, can dramatically reduce disparities between Mexican-heritage people and white patients with hypertension.
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The U.S. Government Suspected Fiat Chrysler Of Diesel Cheating As Early As 2015 (Updated) A mere two months after Volkswagen was exposed as cheating emissions tests with scores of diesel cars, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also suspected some of Fiat Chrysler’s diesel vehicles were exceeding legal emissions limits, according to emails obtained by Jalopnik. In January 2017, FCA was issued a notice of violation by the EPA, which said 104,000 diesel V6 Jeep and Ram vehicles ma
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Doctor Who Wrote 1980 Letter On Painkillers Regrets That It Fed The Opioid Crisis In 1980, Dr. Hershel Jick wrote a one-paragraph letter about low rates of addiction among hospitalized patients given narcotics. It was later cited as evidence that long-term opioid use was safe. (Image credit: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)
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NASA's Wild Fabric Is Basically Chain Mail From the FutureThe shiny space fabric pulls triple duty.
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Is it OK for parents to be supportive to children's negative emotions?New research suggests that whereas mothers who are more supportive of their children's negative emotions rate their children as being more socially skilled, these same children appear less socially adjusted when rated by teachers.
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Gut bacteria might one day help slow down aging processSlowing down the aging process might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria.
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Study examines facial fractures from recreational activity in adults 55 and olderAerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activities are encouraged for older adults but there are implications for injury patterns and prevention, warns a new report.
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Verizon supports controversial rule that could help Google Fiber expand Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | WIN-Initiative ) Verizon is supporting a controversial rule that would help network operators deploy fiber much more quickly by giving them faster access to utility poles. So-called "One Touch Make Ready" rules let ISPs make all of the necessary wire adjustments on utility poles themselves instead of having to wait for other providers like AT&T and Comcast to send
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Education a top priorityAlmost 80 percent of respondents support more or even much more spending on education, whereas only 20 percent would support more spending on defense policy. In a number of countries, a majority of respondents is even willing to pay higher taxes in order to finance additional spending on education. The details of the study have been published as online pre-prints in the Journal of European Social
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Lorde Is Older but Somehow Less Jaded “Don’t you think that it’s boring how people talk?” That’s what Lorde asked in the first line of Pure Heroine , the 2013 album that earned the New Zealand teen Ella Yelich-O’Connor global superstardom and the admiration of David Bowie. The question signaled not only Lorde’s appealing nonconformity but that Lorde herself knew, from the start, that her appeal would be nonconformity. Using skeletal
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Why Grades Are Not Paramount to Achievement At the beginning of this school year, my colleagues and I decided to avoid giving the sophomores in our English classes any grades for six weeks. Research shows that providing students with a number or letter in addition to quality comments prevents them from authentically reflecting. Quantitative grades also diminish student interest in learning, reduce academic risk taking, and decrease the qua
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What Happened to Otto Warmbier? After being imprisoned for 17 months in North Korea, 22-year-old Otto Warmbier was returned to his home in Ohio this week. On Thursday, doctors at Cincinnati Medical Center spoke publicly about his condition. It is, technically, “stable”—though that could sound misleadingly positive. His heart is not in imminent danger of stopping, but stability does not mean Warmbier is poised to lead a life tha
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I can hear you now: Clinic provides free hearing aids for low-income adultsAn intervention at a free clinic that included comprehensive care for hearing was able to provide recycled, donated hearing aids to low-income adults, according to a study published by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
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Nevada Boosts Solar Power, Reversing CourseCan the state’s “net metering” law serve as a national model for integrating rooftop solar into the grid? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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SpaceX's Mars Colony Plan: How Elon Musk Plans to Build a Million-Person Martian CityYou can now read all about how Elon Musk plans to establish a million-person city on Mars.
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Strange ice lolly icicles seen floating in clouds above the UKTiny icicles shaped like lollipops can form and exist in clouds – and may even affect the weather
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From industry to educationScientists are making the transition to teaching after successful careers in other industries. But why?
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Maths website stops you being ripped off by your flatmatesWho pays what in a flat-share is a tricky problem. Results from website Spliddit show the maths of fair division gives the solutions people think are best
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New tool measures resilience in adolescent Syrian refugeesA brief and reliable survey tool to measure resilience in children and adolescents who have been displaced by the brutal conflict in Syria has been created by an international team of researchers.
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Secret of why jewel scarab beetles look like pure gold, explained by physicistsThe secrets of why central-American jewel scarab beetles look like they are made from pure gold, has been uncovered by physicists.
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Why do those with autism avoid eye contact?Individuals with autism spectrum disorder often find it difficult to look others in the eyes as they find eye contact uncomfortable or stressful. Now a study has shed light on the brain mechanisms involved in this behavior.
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Cryo-EM images reveal how key biological machine unfolds problem proteinsHand over hand. That's how new, near-atomic resolution, 3-D snapshots show that a key biological machine unfolds a ribbon of protein through its central channel.
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Knowing HIV levels are 'undetectable' may affect sexual behaviorUnderstanding and responding to behavioral trends in groups that are at high risk for HIV infection is critical to the development of effective strategies that decrease HIV incidence and improve access to care.
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Transgender actors effective in teaching new doctors to provide respectful careBy acting out scenarios commonly seen in the clinic, real-life transgender actors can help residents learn to provide more sensitive care to people with a different gender identity than the one they were assigned at birth, outlines a new report.
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Program developed to provide free hearing aids to low-income adultsAn intervention at a free clinic that included comprehensive care for hearing was able to provide recycled, donated hearing aids to low-income adults, according to a study.
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E3 2017: In Videogames, It's the End of the World and Nothing Feels FineOther media might be striving for utopia, but not videogames. Judging from the many demos at E3, the industry is more apocalypse-minded than ever.
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This 3D-Printed Contraption Turns Laser Pointers Into Trippy Little Light Shows GIF Wave a high-powered laser around fast enough, and the human eye will perceive an image in the light trail left behind. That’s how laser projectors that cost thousands of dollars work, but it’s also how this cheap, 3D-printed plastic contraption turns a simple laser pointer into a full-on light show. GIF All the files needed to print one for yourself are available for download over on Thingive
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Today's Best Deals: Anker PowerCore II, Joule Sous-Vide, Mohu Leaf, and More Anker’s newest battery pack , $20 off the Joule sous-vide circulator , and your last chance to score Father’s Day discounts on Amazon gadgets lead off Friday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 , $28 with code SLIMQUIK Anker’s PowerCore line has long been our readers’ favorite brand of USB battery packs , a
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Breaking Bad execs move to Apple to lead original video content Enlarge / The fourth-generation Apple TV. (credit: Andrew Cunningham ) Apple just made its most serious move into original video content we've seen to date. The company announced that it hired Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, presidents from Sony Pictures Television, to fill newly created positions that oversee "all aspects of video programming." Erlicht and Van Amburg are credited with elevati
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Resistance in Russia and the Tragedy of the Trump Dossier: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing The New Face of Russian Resistance Masha Gessen | The New York Review of Books “ There is a feverish tone to Russian blog posts in the aftermath of Monday’s protests, a sense of hope struggling to defy fear. Without a doubt, Monday’s protests—often in open defiance of Russian authorities, who in many cities refused to give permits to hold them—were the most geographically widespread in all of Rus
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Genes and the environment? Factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity riskA factor that has been linked to childhood obesity is restrictive feeding practices by primary caregivers, the implication being that it may interfere with a child's ability to learn to self-regulate food intake. When a child is overweight, parents tend to use more controlling, restrictive feeding practices. A new study from the University of Illinois is showing that a child's genetics, related to
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Shaking Schroedinger's catFrequent measurement of a quantum system's state can either speed or delay its collapse, effects called the quantum Zeno and quantum anti-Zeno effect. But so too can 'quasimeasurements' that only poke the system and garner no information about its state.
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New web calculator to more accurately predict bowel cancer survival'How long do I have, doctor?' For many cancer patients, following the initial shock of their diagnosis, thoughts quickly turn to estimating how much precious time they have left with family and friends or whether certain treatments could prolong their life.
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Global diet and farming methods 'must change for environment's sake'Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says. The research also found that future increases in agricultural sustainability are likely to be driven by dietary shifts and increases in efficiency, rather than changes between food production systems.
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Lab notes: a quantum leap and life on Mars – the week science went sci-fi The sensible thing to do is calm down, figure out how to take care of planet Earth and all be a bit better about not making ourselves extinct. But who cares about sensible: Elon Musk has revealed the details (well, let’s call them that) of his colonisation vision for Mars , including an “intentionally fuzzy” 10-year timeframe for flights. So once you’ve got yourself all signed up, to prepare for
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Swipe right for science: Papr app is ‘Tinder for preprints’ App lets researchers rate life-sciences abstracts by swiping across a screen. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22163
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Guilty verdict in trial of woman who texted boy to commit suicide Enlarge / Michelle Carter. (credit: Boston Globe/Getty Images ) A Massachusetts woman who is charged with involuntary manslaughter because of text messages prosecutors say cajoled a teen boy into committing suicide was found guilty Friday. Judge Lawrence Moniz, who was presiding over the non-jury trial, began deliberating Tuesday after a weeklong trial in a Bristol County courtroom. The woman, Mi
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3-D Wall of Virtual Reality 3-D Wall of Virtual Reality Take a look inside a fully immersive virtual reality chamber. 3-D Wall of Virtual Reality Video of 3-D Wall of Virtual Reality Technology Friday, June 16, 2017 - 11:15 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science) -- In the world of virtual reality, putting on a pair of goggles transports users to anywhere on earth and beyond, all without leaving home. Users beco
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Leaked Files Show How the CIA Can Hack Your Router to Spy on You Photo: Getty The CIA has had the ability to turn routers and network access points into surveillance devices for years, according to secret documents published by WikiLeaks on Thursday. In the latest installment of its Vault 7 series of leaks, WikiLeaks has disclosed an alleged CIA program known as CherryBlossom . The purpose of the initiative is to replace a router’s firmware with a CIA-modified
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Elon Musk Publishes Plans for Colonizing MarsThe billionaire entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX wants to make humanity a "multi-planetary species” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars editors pick their standout games and more from E3 2017 (video link) A show as massive as E3 is hard to condense into just a few highlights. That was especially true in 2017, as an influx of thousands of public attendees crowded the convention's halls for the first time . People were eager for a chance to wait in six-hour lines just to play Super Mario Odyssey . We've done our best to provide you with a wide range of news and opinions on all the games
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How disappearing jobs keep kids out of college After states suffer significant job losses, college attendance drops among the poorest students of the next generation, a new study suggests. As a result, states marked by shuttered factories or dormant mines also show a widening gap in college attendance between rich and poor, the study’s authors write. Yet simple economics aren’t the only factor at play, the authors write. Poor students in econ
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Doesn't everyone deserve a chance at a good life? | Jim Yong KimAspirations are rising as never before across the world, thanks in large part to smartphones and the internet -- will they be met with opportunity or frustration? As President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim wants to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. He shares how the institution is working to improve the health and financial futures of people in the poorest countries by boost
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Tuning a golf club's signature "thwack" sound costs millions Technology The wrong timbre can make even a great stick seem terrible Players don't like golf clubs with bad acoustics, so manufacturers pull out all the stops engineering sweet sounding clubs.
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Increase in ciguatera fish poisoning cases in EuropeFish is a healthy diet, it supplies important omega-3 fatty acids and trace elements like iodine and selenium. However, eating fish caught in certain regions can sometimes also have its risks. In Bavaria, there have recently been reports of multiple cases of diarrhea, vomiting and cold pain following consumption of imported deep-frozen fish. The symptoms are typical signs of ciguatera -- one of th
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Study casts doubt about link between eczema, cardiovascular diseaseDespite mixed evidence recently about an association between atopic dermatitis and cardiovascular disease, a new study that analyzed more than 250,000 medical records suggests there is no link.
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DNA sent on sequential, and consequential, building missionA team of scientists has developed a method to create structures whose building blocks are a millionth of a meter in size by encoding DNA with assembly instructions.
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Faster performance evaluation of 'super graphs'A more nimble computer-based model has been developed that quickly analyzes the performance of super graphs, such as those used by Google to rank Internet websites.
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Is It So Bad If the World Gets A Little Hotter? Uh, YeahWhat wet socks can tell us about our capacity to survive climate change.
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Has Jon Snow's True Name Been Revealed? Image: HBO A leaked page from an upcoming issue of Empire Magazine may have spilled the beans about Jon Snow’s birth name. If true, it would confirm a major fan theory and raise eyebrows about one of the series’ biggest prophecies. A post on Reddit has shared a reported preview from the upcoming issue of Empire , describing Bran’s recent adventures north of the Wall and what information he could
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Incredibly Rare Albino Dolphin Spotted in California Being Adorable Image courtesy of Kate Cummings, Blue Ocean Whale Watch In 2015, whale watchers off the coast of California’s Monterey Bay caught a glimpse of an albino baby Risso dolphin. Now, the all-white flipper has made another appearance and damn is it cute. They grow up so fast! Albinism in animals is incredibly rare since it’s a recessive trait. The condition—which describes a lack of melanin production—
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Robots! Lasers! Dinosaurs! Geeky Fun Abounds at Future ConDo you harbor a fondness for space robots and lasers? You might be ready for Future Con.
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Live Science Book Giveaway: 'Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator'Enter Live Science's book giveaway for a chance to win a copy of "Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator" by Annette Libeskind Berkovits.
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How Close Are We to a Real Star Trek-Style Medical Tricorder?Vital signs information and images aren’t enough for a fully automated device that can tell you what’s actually wrong with a patient -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Facebook 'Bug' Automatically Leaked Moderators' Identities to Suspected Terrorists Image: AP Yesterday, Facebook posted a detailed explanation of its counter-terrorism program, defending itself from criticism by European leaders in the wake of recent terror attacks in Britain and France and stating there is “no place on Facebook for terrorism.” But any goodwill earned by that post seems to have lasted less than a day, as a report revealed on Friday that a “bug” affecting more t
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Mathematicians deliver formal proof of Kepler ConjectureA team led by mathematician Thomas Hales has delivered a formal proof of the Kepler Conjecture, which is the definitive resolution of a problem that had gone unsolved for more than 300 years. The paper is now available online through Forum of Mathematics, Pi, an open access journal published by Cambridge University Press. This paper not only settles a centuries-old mathematical problem, but is als
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Education a top priorityVarious studies have revealed that a majority of Western European populations support increased investment in education. The Konstanz political scientist Professor Marius Busemeyer and his working group have conducted an original survey of public opinion in eight Western European countries that confirms and further differentiates these findings. The survey evidence shows that supporting general sc
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My patrol with armed guards to protect Burmese star tortoisesThe magnificent reptiles were on the verge of extinction in Myanmar, but are now being reintroduced to the wild. Alice Klein joins the effort to save them
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'You Have to Live With One Another' Americans benefit when the best versions of the right and left are vying against one another. Today, Donald Trump leads the worst iteration of the right I have seen in my lifetime, creating a deep fissure in the conservative movement that may never heal. And a deeply flawed iteration of leftism is ascendant at the same time, as I argued in “ Why Can’t the Left Win ,” quoting seven constructive cr
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The Surprising Effect of Marijuana Legalization on College Students For Oregon, legalizing recreational marijuana has proven lucrative: In 2016 alone, marijuana tax receipts in the state totaled more than $60 million . Now, researchers are beginning to understand how all that weed has affected the drug habits of college students. A new study in the journal Addiction finds that, after legalization, the use of marijuana among students at an Oregon college increased
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Gout hospitalization exacerbated by failure to prescribe recommended urate-lowering treatmentAn increasing incidence of hospitalization due to gout has been witnessed over the last decade, with a resultant increase in health care costs. Also, worryingly, many of the patients admitted to hospital had not been receiving the recommended urate-lowering treatment (ULT).
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Holes in shells reveal predators grew but prey didn’t Drill holes left in fossil shells by snails and slugs suggest that even though marine predators have gotten bigger and more powerful over time, they still choose to pick on small prey. The percent of shell area drilled by predators increased 67-fold over the past 500 million years, which suggests that the ratio of predatory driller size and tough-shelled prey increased substantially. Drilling pre
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Someone Is Trying to Discredit the Story of Peter Thiel’s Interest in Young Blood Peter Thiel at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, 2011. Photo credit: Getty Images. When Inc. magazine’s Jeff Bercovici reported last August that billionaire Trump-supporter Peter Thiel had repeatedly expressed interest in the idea of harvesting the blood of young people to maintain his own youth, it left an indelible mark on Thiel’s public persona, as captured by headlines like “Peter Thiel Wa
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Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera Environment Make every day Nature Photography Day! A few quick tips to help you get the most out of your next nature photography adventure.
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Call of Duty WWII: A blockbuster shooter in need of a soul It was 2007 when, after a decade of beach-storming and butterfly bombs, Infinity Ward called time on the World War II shooter with the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare . With only a few notable exceptions— Call of Duty: World at War and Battlefield 1942 spring to mind—shooters have stuck with the modern setting. Some, like CoD , even looked to the future . But video games are just as sus
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Manipulating mosquitoes with lightExposure to just 10 minutes of light at night suppresses biting and manipulates flight behavior in the Anopheles gambiae mosquito, the major vector for transmission of malaria in Africa, according to new research.
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3-D images show how sperm binds to the egg surfaceResearchers have obtained the first 3-D snapshots of a sperm protein attached to a complementary egg coat protein at the beginning of fertilization. The study reveals a common egg protein architecture that is involved in the interaction with sperm in both mollusc and mammal.
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Seasonal rain and snow trigger small earthquakes on California faultsCalifornia's earthquake faults continually accumulate stress until they fail in an earthquake. Seismologists studied the impact of the flexing of Earth's crust under the load of winter rains and subsequent unloading during summer drought, and found that the up and down movement of the mountains changes the stresses on the state's faults, making them fail slightly more often as the snows melt and t
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Trump Ditches His Promise to 'Terminate' DACA Donald Trump will keep the Obama-era program in place that shielded millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation, contrary to his repeated pledges on the campaign trail to roll back the program. The Department of Homeland Security, in guidance posted Thursday night, said recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise k
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Is it ok for parents to be supportive to children's negative emotions?New research suggests that whereas mothers who are more supportive of their children's negative emotions rate their children as being more socially skilled, these same children appear less socially adjusted when rated by teachers.
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Mathematicians deliver formal proof of Kepler ConjectureA mathematical problem more than 300 years old gets a formal proof with the help of computer formal verification.
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Radon increases risk for malignant skin cancerA new study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) about residential radon exposure in Switzerland shows that the radioactive gas radon increases the risk for developing malignant skin cancer.
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How Kim Met Kanye: The Failed TV Puppet Show That Brought Them TogetherFrom a young writer named Jordan Peele to Kim and Kanye's first meeting, the Comedy Central pilot remains one of pop culture's greatest oddities.
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Spend Your Nights On 1000 Thread Count Cotton With Amazon's One-Day Sale EL&ES Bedding Collections 1000 Thread Count Bedspread , $71-$79 Cotton is one of the softest things you can sleep on, but it comes at a price. Amazon is thankfully helping you out there with their sale on 100% cotton, 1000 thread count sheets from EL&ES Bedding Collections . Grab a queen set for $71 or a king (and California king) for $79, with your choice from seven different colors. While you’r
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Amazon's Bezos asks for philanthropic ideas, gets plentyAmazon founder Jeff Bezos is asking for ideas to help the world through philanthropy—and is getting an earful.
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Changes to Bird Flu Virus May Make Human Transmission More LikelyHundreds of H7N9 infections have already occurred in humans this spring -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Augmented reality system to help medical professionalsA mixed reality system that allows medical practitioners to view and interact with virtual replicas of patients' organs, bones or body parts is being developed by academics.
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Spatial database of the world's rice production to address research and policy questions on food securityRice is an important food source for a majority of the world population. Worldwide, on average around 60 kilograms of rice is consumed per year per person. Researchers from all over the world have developed the RiceAtlas: a spatial database that answers key questions like where, when and how much rice is grown globally. The database has just been made publicly available.
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Brintbranchen: Læg afgifter på bilers CO2-udledningAfgiftssystemet skal kigges efter i sømmene og laves mere gennemskueligt, hvis brint og andre grønne energiformer skal være konkurrencedygtigt på længere sig. Det mener brintbranchens virksomheder.
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NASA eyes Neptune and Uranus for missions in the 2030sFour possible missions to the ice giants are being proposed, including orbiters and a fly-by, to tell us what they’re made of and how such planets form
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New approach to unlock the genetic potential of plant cell wallResearchers from the University of York and the Quadram Institute have unlocked the genetic secrets of plant cell walls, which could help improve the quality of plant-based foods.
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Increase in ciguatera fish poisoning cases in EuropeThe substance ciguatoxin is only found in fish from tropical and subtropical seas. For some years now, cases of ciguatera have been reported with increasing frequency in Europe, in particular on the Spanish and Portuguese islands in the Atlantic but also in Germany. New information indicates that these toxins are increasingly prevalent in the Mediterranean. The global trade of imported fish is ano
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Maudie Is an Intimate and Uncomfortable Biopic Maud Lewis walked with an exaggerated bent, the result of juvenile-onset rheumatoid arthritis. She had no home, as her parents both died before she turned 30 and her brother sold the family homestead, and little education; her only obvious passion was painting, which she did by gripping brushes tightly in her already-gnarled hands. Though she lived in a one-room home in Nova Scotia, in relative p
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Donald Trump's 'America Second' Cuba Policy In “ Trump’s Cuba Policy Will Fail ,” Ben Rhodes offers a strong substantive critique of the president’s decision to pander to a Republican special interest group by reversing his predecessor’s rapprochement with the island nation. “As a democracy-promotion vehicle, the embargo has been a failure,” notes Rhodes, who was the architect of that rapprochement as Obama’s deputy national-security advis
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US gov’t taps The Machine to beat China to exascale supercomputing HPE With China threatening to build the world's first exascale supercomputer before the US, the US Department of Energy has awarded a research grant to Hewlett Packard Enterprise to develop an exascale supercomputer reference design based on technology gleaned from the The Machine , a project that aims to "reinvent the fundamental architecture of computing." The DoE historically operated most of
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Image of the Day: Liver BudsUsing human induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists grew liver organoids and studied gene expression patterns in individual cells to learn more about how these tissues develop.
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Study casts doubt about link between eczema, cardiovascular diseaseDespite mixed evidence recently about an association between atopic dermatitis and cardiovascular disease, a new study that analyzed more than 250,000 medical records suggests there is no link.
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Biologists have explored how testate amoebae survive in peat firesAn International team from China University of Geosciences, University of York and Lomonosov Moscow State University have studied the impact of wildfire on testate amoebae -- one of the dominant microbial groups in peat bogs.
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Increase in ciguatera fish poisoning cases in EuropeFish is a healthy diet, it supplies important omega-3 fatty acids and trace elements like iodine and selenium. However, eating fish caught in certain regions can sometimes also have its risks. In Bavaria, there have recently been reports of multiple cases of diarrhoea, vomiting and cold pain following consumption of imported deep-frozen fish. The symptoms are typical signs of ciguatera -- one of t
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Broccoli in focus when new substance against diabetes has been identifiedResearchers have identified an antioxidant -- richly occurring in broccoli -- as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane.
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Researchers use light to manipulate mosquitoesScientists at the University of Notre Dame have found that exposure to just 10 minutes of light at night suppresses biting and manipulates flight behavior in the Anopheles gambiae mosquito, the major vector for transmission of malaria in Africa.
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New approach to unlock the genetic potential of plant cell wallResearchers from the University of York and the Quadram Institute have unlocked the genetic secrets of plant cell walls, which could help improve the quality of plant-based foods.
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Excess risk of cardiovascular events in RA patients decreased since start of 21st centuryThe results of a meta-analysis presented for the first time today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 press conference showed that the excess risk of cardiovascular events in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients relative to the general population has decreased since the year 2000.
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Tech startups founded by women have twice the number of female employees, study saysStartups with at least one female founder build companies where nearly half the staff are women, a study found.
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Please Calm Down: Coconut Oil Is Fine Image: Srinayan Puppala /Flickr Who doesn’t love logging on to the good old ‘net on a Friday morning to the headline “ Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter .’” It’s got everything. Ah, you might think, my favorite health product is as bad as butter! Or you might even say to yourself, those coconut oil-huffing liberals are really getting what’s coming to them! No. This round of panicke
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Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortarAmazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a stunning move into brick-and-mortar retail that sets the stage for more radical store experimentation and intensified competition with grocery rivals.
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Google presence would be a boon for San Jose, but not everyone is impressedWhile San Jose city officials and property developers are over the moon about Google's quest to create a massive village of gleaming new tech offices and housing downtown, some local merchants fear the project could displace their shops and send them packing.
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Bacteria free themselves with molecular 'speargun'Many bacteria are armed with nano-spearguns, which they use to combat unwelcome competitors or knockout host cells. The pathogen responsible for tularemia, a highly virulent infectious disease, uses this weapon to escape from its prison in cells defending the host, report researchers.
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Why is one twin smaller than the other? Answer could lie in the placentaWhen a baby is born small, it's often attributed to genetic factors or maternal risk factors like poor nutrition or smoking. But a twin study now finds that slower transport of oxygen from mother to baby across the placenta predicts slower fetal growth, as well as a smaller brain and liver.
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Reducing environmental impact of idling buses and delivery trucksResearchers have developed a system for service vehicles that could reduce emissions and save companies and governments millions of dollars per year in fuel costs.
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Older adults can improve movement by using same motor strategy as babiesOlder participants would not be able to maintain an increase in speed and amplitude of movement over time due to fatigue, but were surprised to discover that making mistakes helped improve future task performance, researchers have hypothesized. They also found that once a better movement pattern was established, the variability dropped. Making exaggerated movements actually helped them fine-tune t
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Shaking Schrödinger's catFrequent measurement of a quantum system's state can either speed or delay its collapse, effects called the quantum Zeno and quantum anti-Zeno effect. But so too can "quasimeasurements" that only poke the system and garner no information about its state.
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Skin disease caused by sperm cell transmission of keratin mutationNagoya University research identified a patient with the whole-body skin disease epidermolytic ichthyosis that had been inherited as a germline mutation from her father with the milder epidermolytic nevus. Analysis of genomic DNA from the patient revealed a mutation in the keratin 10 gene, which was identical to that observed in cells taken from patches of thickened skin on the father’s body. Asse
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Wearable sensor helps people keep tabs on drinkingElectrical engineers are creating a wearable sensor to help people manage their alcohol intake.
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U.S. is #1 in biomed research, but this country’s catching up Scientists in the United States still publish more biomedical research discoveries than those in any other country, but scientists from China are catching up, increasing spending on research and development, a new study shows. Chinese biomedical research teams now rank fourth in the world for total number of new discoveries published in six top-tier journals, and the country spent three-quarters
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Elektriske fly giver mulighed for nyt design og lavere forbrugMed batterier til at drive fly får flyingeniører en række helt nye muligheder i motor- og vingedesign. Men batterierne er stadig for tunge. Nasa regner med fem gange mindre energiforbrug i testfly.
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$1.2 million of pangolin scales seized in MalaysiaA $1.2 million illegal shipment of scales from the critically endangered pangolin have been uncovered in Malaysia, officials said Friday, the second such seizure in a week.
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Quality of early family relationships predicts children's affect regulationThe birth of a child is often a long-awaited and deeply meaningful event for the parents. However, the transition to parenthood also forces the parents to revise their interparental romantic relationship and to answer the new questions arising from parenthood.
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Scientists solve 30-year old mystery on how resistance genes spreadFor more than 30 years, scientists have proposed that resistance genes actually originate from the microorganisms producing the antibiotic.Now, research conducted at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability -- DTU Biosustain -- at Technical University of Denmark for the very first time shows that antibiotic resistance genes originate from the same place as the antibiotic compounds,
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Education for people with RMDS and employers can improve ability to workThe results of an educational programme implemented by the Galician Rheumatology League, presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017, showed that providing education and advice to people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease and their employers can make a significant difference to the ability to work.
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New study shows for first time link between passive smoking in childhood and rheumatoid arthritisThe results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 press conference confirmed the link between active smoking and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, interestingly, it also suggested for the first time that in smokers, exposure to tobacco early in life through passive smoking in childhood significantly increased this risk.
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Biosimilar concerns of rheumatology patients being addressed by national programTo address the fear and insecurity expressed by rheumatology patients on being switched from a biologic to a biosimilar treatment for their arthritis, the Danish Rheumatism Association has participated in a national program designed to ensure patients received independent information about biosimilars, along with closer monitoring of prescriptions to provide reassurance about their safety. The res
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New relapse prediction tool reduces cost of rheumatoid arthritis treatmentThe results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 have shown that the combined use of two measurements to accurately predict the risk of relapse in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) allows successful dose reduction (tapering) of their disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). This in turn increases the cost-effectiveness of each DMARD treatmen
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Genes explain higher prevalence of CVD in chronic IMID patientsThe results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 represent an important step towards characterising the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in chronic immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID).
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New effective treatments for psoriatic arthritis patientsThe results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) 2017 press conference revealed promising data supporting two new drug classes for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA).
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Faster performance evaluation of 'super graphs'Korean researchers have developed a more nimble computer-based model that quickly analyzes the performance of super graphs, such as those used by Google to rank Internet websites.
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Gout hospitalization exacerbated by failure to prescribe recommended urate-lowering treatmentThe results of a Swedish study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) 2017 revealed an increasing incidence of hospitalization due to gout over the last decade, with a resultant increase in health care costs. Also, worryingly, many of the patients admitted to hospital had not been receiving the recommended urate-lowering treatment (ULT).
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Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion Enlarge (credit: Francisco Antunes ) Amazon announced today it will acquire the Whole Foods Market for approximately $13.7 billion. The acquisition comes as the two companies agreed to enter a definitive merger agreement in which Amazon will acquire the supermarket chain for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction, and it will include Whole Foods' net debt. “Millions of people love Whole Foods M
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Huawei Matebook X review: The cost of a Windows PC with a MacBook design Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Huawei has been slowly pushing its way into the PC market. Its first attempt came in the $699 Matebook , a two-in-one device that couldn't stand up to similar devices due to its lackluster performance, bad battery life, and tendency to overheat. While in the same device family, the new Matebook X is very different from the original Matebook. It's a
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Biologists debate how to license preprints Flood of online manuscripts generates confusion about terms for distribution and reuse. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22161
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Bacteria free themselves with molecular 'speargun'Many bacteria are armed with nano-spearguns, which they use to combat unwelcome competitors or knockout host cells. The pathogen responsible for tularemia, a highly virulent infectious disease, uses this weapon to escape from its prison in cells defending the host. Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel report on this bacterial strategy in the current issue of Nature Communicat
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This Rogue Doctor Wants to Charge Women $100,000 For an Illegal Fertility Treatment Image: Shutterstoc Last fall, John Zhang made headlines after his fertility clinic announced that for the first time a baby had been born using a new technique requiring three genetic parents. The baby’s mother carried the genes for a fatal nervous system disorder called Leigh syndrome , but Zhang had been able to keep the disease from being inherited by her son by swapping in a donor’s mitochond
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Trump Transition Aides Told to Save Russia Records Members of Donald Trump’s presidential transition team were told to save materials relevant to the federal investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a memo obtained by Politico and The New York Times . The instruction, which came from the team’s lawyer, Kory Langhofer, details how both volunteers and aides must “preserve any physical and electronic records that m
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London fire may have destroyed DNA needed to ID victimsThe devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify its victims.
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The coupling relationship between urbanization and the eco-environment in urban agglomerationThe Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration will be constructed as one of the largest urban agglomerations in the period of the 13th national five-year plan, and it is also the strategic core region for implementing the outline of collaborative development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei provinces and promoting the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. Recently, researches o
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The coupling relationship between urbanization and the eco-environment in urban agglomerationIn the period of the 13th national five-year plan, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration will be constructed as one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world. However, they suffer a series of eco-environment problems in the process of development. Recently, researches of CAS have revealed the local coupling and telecoupling relationship between urbanization and the eco-environment in th
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Distant brain regions selectively recruit stem cellsStem cells persist in the adult mammalian brain and generate new neurons throughout life. A research group at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel reports in the current issue of 'Science' that long-distance brain connections can target discrete pools of stem cells in their niche and stimulate them to divide and produce specific subtypes of olfactory bulb neurons. This allows the 'on-demand'
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Skin disease caused by sperm cell transmission of keratin mutationNagoya University research identified a patient with the whole-body skin disease epidermolytic ichthyosis that had been inherited as a germline mutation from her father with the milder epidermolytic nevus. Analysis of genomic DNA from the patient revealed a mutation in the keratin 10 gene, which was identical to that observed in cells taken from patches of thickened skin on the father's body. Asse
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Chinese urbanization 2050: SD modeling and process simulationWhat is the highest stable urbanization level that China can reach? When can China complete its urbanization? These two questions are not easy to answer but play definitive role in the formulation of the Agenda for China's New Urbanization. Nevertheless, recently these two questions are solved with high reliability and convincing reasoning by a Chinese research team using SD modelling. A paper on
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Body cams show cops are politer to white drivers Police officers consistently use less respectful language with black community members than with white community members, the first systematic analysis of body camera footage shows. Although subtle, widespread racial disparities in officers’ language use may erode police-community relations, researchers warn. “…the many small differences in how they spoke with community members added up to pervas
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Scientists warn of seasonal increase of deadly rabbit diseaseScientists at the University of Liverpool are using big data and text mining methods to create a warning system for a devastating disease in pet rabbits and sheep.
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DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus ReviewTake flight with the DJI Phantom Pro 4+, no smartphone required.
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Volvo Delicately Dances Into the Semi-Autonomous FutureThe Swedish automaker wants to avoid the space between human and robot drivers—but that may prove impossible.
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Get up-close and personal with these incredible sharks Animals Excerpt: Shark Gaze in awe at some of the most incredible creatures on Earth: Sharks.
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Mindfulness and meditation dampen down inflammation genesMind-body practices like yoga relieve stress, but do they also make you healthier? An analysis of 18 trials suggest they might, through changes in gene activity
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Holy Heck: Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion in Cash Bloomberg News and others report that Amazon will buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in cash. In cash! That breaks down to Jeff Bezos and company paying $42 per share for a chain of health food and lifestyle stores. In cash! Here’s a funny Twitter joke about that: Amazon confirmed the Bloomberg report just minutes after it hit the web. “Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they offer
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Mark Hamill Clarifies His Alarming Statement on Luke in The Last Jedi Hey, so remember when Mark Hamill said that when he got the script for The Last Jedi and told director Rian Johnson that he “pretty much fundamentally disagree[d]” with “every choice” made for Luke ? Well, he’d like to explain that a bit. Plus: More details on the Justice League reshoots, Deckard and Baby Gosling are going somewhere very bizarre in Blade Runner 2049 , and so much more. Spoilers!
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How Arizona plans its water useIn the heat of June, before the monsoon arrives, thoughts turn to water and how we manage to live in a desert. In central Arizona, we know that much of the water comes from the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project, or CAP, and we know that basinwide drought and overallocation are threatening that supply.
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London Fire Death Toll: 'I Do Believe the Number Will Increase' The death toll from the fire at Grenfell Tower, the 24-story apartment building in London, has climbed to 30, the Metropolitan Police said Friday. “I do believe that the number will increase,” Commander Stuart Cundy said . Police said 24 people are still in hospital, 12 of them in critical condition. As many as 76 people are still missing, the BBC reported. Cundy said he would not comment on unco
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Summer-School Revivals and Literacy Pig Arrivals: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories The School Where War and Persecution are Familiar Subjects RJ Wolcott | Lansing State Journal [Nasim] Mohammad left school in the fourth grade. It was around the time that the Taliban took power in Ghazni Province, his home. He wanted to keep his mother safe, to be her guardian. ... He’s 32 now. He fled Afghanistan for a refugee camp in Indonesia, where he stayed for three years. He arrived in La
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Stomach Cells Change Identity to Drive Precancerous StateA study suggests that 'chief' cells in the stomach act as reserve stem cells that are activated by tissue damage and may be the long-sought source of gastric cancer.
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See the latest stunning views of JupiterOnce every 53 days, NASA’s Juno spacecraft zooms past Jupiter’s cloud tops. A new sequence of images reveals the encounter from Juno’s viewpoint.
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Two-headed porpoise pulled from the ocean in the North SeaA newly born two-headed porpoise has been documented by a group of Dutch fishermen and studied by a team of researchers from several institutions in the Netherlands. In their paper published in Deinsea—Online Journal of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, the researchers report how the fishermen caught the porpoise, photographed it and then threw it back into the ocean.
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Augmented reality system to help medical professionalsA mixed reality system which allows medical practitioners to view and interact with virtual replicas of patients' organs, bones or body parts is being developed by academics.
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Viral vectors for gene transfer travel longer distances in the brain than thoughtGene transfer with laboratory-produced viruses is seen as a hopeful therapy for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients. A team from Vetmeduni Vienna investigated how far these viruses spread in the brain and which cells they infect. Some of these viruses travelled from injection site as far as the olfactory bulb or the cerebellum and infected neurons and other cells. This could improve selection of
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Breakthrough findings: Fetal immunity develops as early as 2nd trimester of pregnancyScientists from A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) and KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) in Singapore have discovered that a fetus's immune system is established as early as the second trimester of pregnancy, and may be able to initiate immune responses independently of the mother's immune system.
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Trump's Air Traffic Privatization Scheme Could Trigger Tech ImprovementsThe move is politically risky, but could bypass bureaucratic impediments to much-needed modernization -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sooty specks from wildfires raise air pollution Summer wildfires boost air pollution considerably more than previously believed, research shows. Naturally burning timber and brush launch what are called fine particles into the air at a rate three times as high as levels noted in emissions inventories at the US Environmental Protection Agency. The microscopic, sooty specks that form aerosols are a hazard to human health, particularly to the lun
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Can we predict political uprisings?Forecasting political unrest is a challenging task, especially in this era of post-truth and opinion polls.
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Global Coal Production Takes a DivePresident Trump has promised to reverse the coal sector's decline, but coal production plunged by the largest percentage on record in 2016.
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Hjertecenter hyrer medicofirma til at planlægge operationerMedicofirmaet Medtronic skal hjælpe Rigshospitalets Hjertecenter med at planlægge operationer og holde øje med lagerhylderne. Begge parter ser store gevinster ved samarbejdet.
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København får fordel i kampen om EMA-hovedsædeNye kriterier for valg af nyt hjemland til EMA lægger øget vægt på at sikre kontinuitet i driften af lægemiddelagenturet.
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Medicinrådet godkender fem nye udvalgsformænd Indstillinger til 13 fagudvalg er gennemgået af Medicinrådet. Fem formænd er på plads og offentliggøres snart. Udfordringerne med nye regler, er ikke et problem, mener formand.
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Over 1 million underskrifter: Glyphosat-modstand i EU spreder sig med rekordfartUnderskrifter mod pesticidet indsamlet gennem et europæisk borgerinitiativ sætter hastighedsrekord og kan påvirke EU-Kommissionen. Samtidig presser EU-Parlamentet på for at finde alternativer.
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India's wells are running dry, fastOver the past three years, the monsoon – the rainy season that runs from June through September, depending on the region – has been weak or delayed across much of India, causing widespread water shortages.
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E. coli bacteria found in drinking water at US OpenHealth officials say E. coli bacteria have been found in a drinking water station at Erin Hills golf course where the U.S. Open is underway, but there have been no reports of illness.
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Facebook sics AI on terrorist posts, but humans still do the dirty work Enlarge / A picture taken in Vertou, western France, shows Facebook logos. (credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images) Facebook has admitted that "AI can't catch everything" and it remains heavily dependent on human moderators to flush out terrorist posts on the free content ad network. In a blog post that comes days after the UK and France signalled a crack down on big tech firms that fail to take a
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Researchers send DNA on sequential building missionA team of scientists has developed a method to create structures whose building blocks are a millionth of a meter in size by encoding DNA with assembly instructions.
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Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be—here's whyPeople who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as "bird choppers". And claims of dangers to iconic or rare birds, especially raptors, have attracted a lot of attention.
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How the quantum Zeno effect impacts Schroedinger's catYou've probably heard about Schrödinger's cat, which famously is trapped in a box with a mechanism that is activated if a radioactive atom decays, releasing radiation. The act of looking in the box collapses the atom's wave function—the mathematical description of its state —from a "superposition" of states to a definite state, which either kills the cat or let's it live another day.
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Your Summer Barbecues Just Got a Whole Lot Better With This Affordable Big Green Egg Alternative Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker , $270 If you want a Big Green Egg charcoal grill, but don’t want to cash in your 401(k) to buy one, this Char-Griller alternative is down to $270 on Amazon today . That’s the lowest price in months, and a great investment for meat lovers everywhere. The Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker features a 306 square inch cast iron cooking surface (which is most similar to
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London's High-Rise Fire in a Staggering Aerial PhotoPhotographer Jason Hawkes captured a devestating shot of Grenfell Tower ablaze.
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AI Could Test For Autism Before It Even Emerges—But It's No Cure-AllResearchers are studying how machine learning could help identify infants before they show behavioral symptoms.
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Viral vectors travel longer distances than previously thoughtGene transfer is seen as a hopeful therapy for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients. The approach involves using harmless laboratory-produced viruses to introduce important genes into the brain cells. In a study on mice, a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna for the first time investigated how far these viruses spread in the brain and which cells they infect. Some of the artificial viruses t
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Prospective pumped hydro sites in South AustraliaResearchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have identified 185 sites in South Australia potentially suitable for pumped hydro storage, which may help secure Australia's electricity grid.
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Temperature variability and wheat qualityIncreased hot and cold spells resulting from climate change could affect bread-making quality or seed quality for growing subsequent wheat crops, depending upon when they occur.
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How does a frog heal wounded skin without scarring?When a Xenopus frog is deeply wounded, its skin can regenerate without scarring. Researchers have found that cells under the skin contribute to this regeneration after an excision injury.
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The bandwidth black hole that will kill Elon Musk’s Mars dreamWithout a new interplanetary internet to support the imminent boom in Martian probes, those with hopes of walking on the Red Planet will be stuck on Earth
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Cars 3: Is Pixar Running Out of Gas? “I decide when I’m done.” This is Lightning McQueen’s rebuttal after he suffers a horrific crash that has many in the racing world speculating that he should retire. But it also sounds a bit like a declaration of intent from Cars 3 , a thoroughly unnecessary installment in a Pixar franchise that has been running on fumes ever since its debut. The first Cars , released in 2006, may not have repres
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The Dizzying, Surreal Journey of ‘The Leftovers’ Two episodes into the first season of HBO’s The Leftovers , the beleaguered suburban police chief Kevin Garvey faced an existential crisis because of a bagel. He placed its two halves onto the conveyor belt of the office toaster—but no bagel, toasted or untoasted, materialized on the other side. The camera peered out from inside the toaster’s maw as Kevin peered in; the actor Justin Theroux flare
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Stomach Cells Change Identity to Drive Pre-cancerous StateA study suggests that 'chief' cells in the stomach act as reserve stem cells that are activated by tissue damage and may be the long-sought source of gastric cancer.
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The Ethics of Involuntary Pediatric Drug TestingAlthough it may seem like a good idea, testing for recreational drug use on an adolescent patient without consent is ethically questionable, challenging to interpret, and unlikely to benefit patient or family.
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‘Magic’ alloy could mean cheaper solar power Researchers have developed a new kind of semiconductor alloy capable of capturing the near-infrared light located on the edge of the visible light spectrum. Easier to manufacture and at least 25 percent less costly than previous formulations, it’s believed to be the world’s most cost-effective material that can capture near-infrared light—and is compatible with the gallium arsenide semiconductors
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My Uber Boycott Is Finally Paying Off Image: Uber / Adam Clark Estes I’d like to say that I’ve never given Uber money, but that wouldn’t be true. Not exactly. I did give Uber money once, years ago, when I had no other option. The company promptly ripped me off, and I wasn’t surprised. Why not? I worked in the same office as Uber in its early days. I could sense those fuckers were evil from the start. Now that the bricks of Uber’s mul
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Like a moth to a flameIn the last decade, 7 million hectares of boreal forest in Eastern Canada have been destroyed by the voracious insect known as the spruce budworm. And the outbreak is heading south again this spring, leaving devastation and fires in its wake.
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25 Cultures That Practiced Human SacrificeFrom prehistory to the 21st century, human sacrifice has been practiced around the world by numerous cultures.
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Wind turbines can pick up the slack on coldest daysWinter days are usually less windy, but a new analysis shows turbines work harder on the coldest days, when power demand is highest.
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Life on Mars: Elon Musk reveals details of his colonisation vision SpaceX entrepreneur outlines his plan to make humans a multi-planetary species, including an ‘intentionally fuzzy’ 10-year timeframe As far as home planets go, the Earth ticks most of the boxes: oxygen, water, food and lovely views. But there are risks to be considered too. What if a nuclear war, an asteroid collision or a rogue AI sent it all up in smoke, blotting out our own fragile existence?
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»Jeg havde ikke troet, at vi nogensinde i Danmark ville få en minister, der aktivt arbejder for at forringe mulighederne for mennesker med handicap.«Boligminister Ole Birk Olesen står fast på at fjerne kravet om, at der skal være niveaufri adgang til nye parcelhuse. Danske Handicaporganisationer er helt uforstående.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Inflatable plug for subway tunnels demonstratedA giant, inflatable structure designed to prevent flooding in subways was rolled out, literally, for media observers inside a full-scale, mock subway tunnel. As the video shows, in under five minutes it is nearly filled with pressurized air—creating a flexible but extremely strong barrier. Full inflation is complete in less than 12 minutes. The live demonstration continued with the plug holding ba
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

College attendance drops after widespread job lossWhen states suffer widespread job loss, the damage extends to the next generation, where college attendance drops among poor students, says new research. States marked by shuttered factories and dormant mines thus show a widening gap in college attendance between rich and poor. Yet poor students in hard-hit states don't avoid college simply because they can't afford it. Instead, job losses trigger
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

OPINION: Why we need a human mission to MarsIf we want to know whether there is life beyond Earth then the quickest way to answer that question is to explore Mars. That exploration is currently being done by remote space probes sent from Earth.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Spatial database on rice for research and policy questions on food securityRice is an important food source for a majority of the world population. Worldwide, on average around 60 kilograms of rice is consumed per year per person. Researchers from all over the world, including from the ITC Faculty of the University of Twente, have developed the RiceAtlas.
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Scientific American Content: Global

U.S. Reports a Major Milestone in Wind and Solar Power10 percent of electricity generated in the country in March came from these renewables -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

Trump's Cuba Policy Will Fail One of the most depressing things about President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back elements of the Cuba opening is how predictable it was. A Republican candidate for president makes last-minute campaign promises to a hard-line Cuban American audience in South Florida. Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart hold him to those promises. The U.S. government announces changes that w
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New Scientist - News

Time to embrace our odd place in the cosmos, inside a huge void?Evidence is growing that our neck of the universe is a whole lot of nothing. This alluring idea could settle a cosmological bun fight, says Geraint Lewis
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Development of technique for one-pot synthesis of siloxane bondsAIST has developed a one-pot synthesis technique that selectively forms siloxane bonds which form the main skeleton of organosilicon materials, in order to synthesize structurally well-defined siloxane compounds in one process.
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Wired

How Cars—and Drivers—Survive the Brutal 24 Hours of Le Mans RaceThe endurance race requires not just great tech, but the ability to harness it for 24 hours straight.
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Wired

How Slack Would Complete Amazon's EmpireHundreds of millions of people use Amazon. But so far the company has done little to cater to one massive market.
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Wired

The Psychology of Why Interviewing Alex Jones Is Such a Bad IdeaTalking about conspiracy theories—even to dispute them—still allows them to spread.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Image: Thar Desert, IndiaThe Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite brings us over northwest India with this false-colour image captured on 4 March 2017.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Fetuses May Respond to Faces While in the WombBabies develop a preference for face-like light patterns even before birth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

Report reveals years of suffering, death from therapies for “chronic Lyme” Enlarge (credit: Getty | BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI ) Tick season is upon us, prompting fresh warnings about bites that can transmit Lyme disease. But in a report published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a group of doctors isn’t warning about the disease— instead, the group is warning about possible treatments. Alternative medical treatments for so-called “chronic Lyme disease”
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers to design, build instrument to explore metal asteroidIn a few years, an instrument designed and built by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers will be flying hundreds of millions of miles through space to explore a rare, largely metal asteroid.
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Ars Technica

As energy markets change, GE, blockchain hope to provide economic solutions Enlarge (credit: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images ) Energy traders are a less visible part of the market compared to retail and wholesale power suppliers. They exist in certain markets to bid on the constantly fluctuating price of electricity, which is useful for owners of power-generating plants to help, for example, lock in a price for electricity in the day ahead. As more and m
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How to build software for a computer 50 times faster than anything in the worldImagine you were able to solve a problem 50 times faster than you can now. With this ability, you have the potential to come up with answers to even the most complex problems faster than ever before.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Batteries that "drink" seawater could power long-range underwater vehiclesThe long range of airborne drones helps them perform critical tasks in the skies. Now MIT spinout Open Water Power (OWP) aims to greatly improve the range of unpiloted underwater vehicles (UUVs), helping them better perform in a range of applications under the sea.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New study opens the door to solid-state devices that use excited electronsFor the first time, engineers and scientists at Caltech have been able to directly observe the ultrafast motion of electrons immediately after they are excited with a laser—and found that these electrons diffuse into their surroundings much faster and farther than previously expected.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Surfing the 3-D printing wave: the changing face of surfboard fin productionTo catch a sweet ride, surfers rely heavily on two things: the waves, and their board.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Soil water storage, new varieties critical to wheat productionRegardless of what watering regimen a producer might have on wheat, in the High Plains it is critical that new varieties are grown to maximize yields, according to a long-running study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
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TEDTalks (video)

"Awoo" | Sofi TukkerElectro-pop duo Sofi Tukker dance it out with the TED audience in a performance of their upbeat, rhythmic song "Awoo," featuring Betta Lemme.
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Live Science

Ancient Human Sacrifice Victims Faced Slavery Before DeathAt an ancient site of human sacrifice in China, may have claimed the lives of war captives may have been kept for years as slaves for years before they were killed, a new study finds.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists develop synthetic diamond-based detectors for CERNA research team of Tomsk Polytechnic University is participating in the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN). The TPU scientists were assigned to analyze operating detectors and to develop more reliable next-generation diamond detectors to record the collisions of elementary particles accelerated to velocities close to light speed, which occ
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers shed light on the dynamics of a supramolecular motor in prokaryotesType IV pili (T4P) are fascinating supermolecular machines that drive twitching motility, protein secretion, and DNA uptake in prokaryotes. T4P pili work as grappling hooks that cause bacterial twitching motility by a cycle of extension, surface attachment and retraction, making the cells move over a surface by pulling themselves along it. The properties of T4P as a motor have previously been scru
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers find valuable new clues in fight against multi-drug resistanceResearch into yeast, the single-celled organism behind a range of human infections, has led to University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry researchers identifying a previously unknown piece of genetic sleight-of-hand which may enable multi-drug resistance, a major emerging global health problem.
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Scientific American Content: Global

In Memoriam: Jerry Nelson, Legendary Telescope DesignerHis brilliant insights helped pave the way for an astronomical revolution -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dagens Medicin

Kritik af pengestrøm fra medicinalindustrien til patientforeningerPatientforeninger har på to år fået 60 pct. flere penge fra medicinalindustrien.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Dristige forskningseksperimenter får millionerForudsigelser af voldsomme, pludselige klimaskift. Social adfærd bestemt af tarmflora. VILLUM FONDEN...
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The Guardian's Science Weekly

Face value: the science of first impressions – Science Weekly podcastHannah Devlin delves into the world of human faces and asks: how does the brain process them? And how do faces affect our ideas about people?
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Live Science

Apple's New iMac Can Display 1 Billion Colors: Will You Notice?Apple announced a major update to its iMac computers last week, including a screen that can display 1 billion colors. How does that work, and are there real benefits to having such a color-filled display?
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Science | The Guardian

Face value: the science of first impressions – Science Weekly podcast Hannah Devlin delves into the world of human faces and asks: how does the brain process them? And how do faces affect our ideas about people? Subscribe & Review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Roman statesman Marcus Cicero once called the face “a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.” In the centuries since, h
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Ingeniøren

DSB: Problemer med signalprogrammet og elektrificeringen kan blokere for nye eltogStatsbanerne regner med en sandsynlighed på op til 50 procent for, at nye problemer med den landsdækkende signaludskiftning og elektrificeringen kan ramme den planlagte udskiftning af landets tog.
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Viden

Facebook bruger kunstig intelligens til at bekæmpe terrorismeBilledgenkendelse og algoritmer skal blandt andet få bugt med terrorrelateret indhold på det sociale netværk.
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The Atlantic

Is ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi Dead? Updated at 7:20 a.m. ET Russia’s Ministry of Defense says it is investigating whether Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS leader, was killed in a Russian airstrike near Raqqa, Syria, on May 28. Baghdadi has been reported dead several times previously, but Russia has rarely made such claims since its military involvement in the Syrian civil war began in September 2015. The report, which was published i
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Ingeniøren

Teleselskaber i hele EU undgår fri roamingEuropæiske teleselskaber laver nationale abonnementer og søger dispensation for at undgå at leve op til nye roaming-regler.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Klimaet spillede en væsentlig rolle for fordelingen af dyrelivet for 210 mill. år sidenEn omkring 210 millioner år gammel kæmpe salamanderlignende padde fundet i Østgrønlands...
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Why is one twin smaller than the other? Answer could lie in the placentaWhen a baby is born small, it's often attributed to genetic factors or maternal risk factors like poor nutrition or smoking. But a twin study led by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital now find that slower transport of oxygen from mother to baby across the placenta predicts slower fetal growth, as well as a smaller brain and liver.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Bacteria free themselves with molecular 'speargun'Many bacteria are armed with nano-spearguns, which they use to combat unwelcome competitors or knockout host cells. The pathogen responsible for tularemia, a highly virulent infectious disease, uses this weapon to escape from its prison in cells defending the host. Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel report on this bacterial strategy in the current issue of 'Nature Communica
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Researchers send DNA on sequential, and consequential, building missionA team of scientists has developed a method to create structures whose building blocks are a millionth of a meter in size by encoding DNA with assembly instructions.
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Dagens Medicin

Få alle nyheder fra den store EAACI-kongres i HelsinkiDagens Medicin rapporterer fra stor astma/allergi-kongres EAACI i Helsinki
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Ingeniøren

Elektrisk fly-begynder vil tage kampen op med Boeing og AirbusMed 25 ton batterier om bord vil Wright Electric sende fly med 150 passagerer ud på en elektrisk flyvetur. Men hvis batterierne ikke bliver meget bedre, kunne løsningen være et hybridfly.
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The Atlantic

Trump's Cuba Policy Reversal President Trump announced Friday a drastic change in the U.S.-Cuba relationship, swapping a policy of cultural exchange to bring about democratic ideals for something closer to the embargo-style policies from past decades. Speaking in Miami’s Little Havana district, Trump said he plans to cut off income to the Castro regime, with the hopes of bringing about free elections, by once again limiting
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The Atlantic

What If (Almost) Every Gene Affects (Almost) Everything? In 1999, a group of scientists scoured the genomes of around 150 pairs of siblings in an attempt to find genes that are involved in autism . They came up empty. They reasoned that this was because the risk of autism is not governed by a small number of powerful genes, which their study would have uncovered. Instead, it’s likely affected by a large number of genes that each have a small effect. Pe
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The Atlantic

The Hoarding of the American Dream There’s a certain type of financial confessional that has had a way of going viral in the post-recession era. The University of Chicago law professor complaining his family was barely keeping their heads above water on $250,000 a year . This hypothetical family of three in San Francisco making $200,000, enjoying vacations to Maui, and living hand-to-mouth. This real New York couple making six fig
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The Atlantic

How The Handmaid’s Tale Freed Itself This article contains spoilers through all ten episodes of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. One of the most powerful scenes in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale comes late in the novel, when Offred and the other handmaids gather for a “Salvaging.” The event—also known as a “particicution,” a fusion of the words “participation” and “execution”—involves the handmaids beating convicted criminals to d
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The Atlantic

There's No Way to Know How Compromised U.S. Elections Are It’s not really all that hard to hack American democracy. That fact should be driven home by a recent article from The Intercept detailing the contents of a highly classified NSA report that found evidence of a massive Russian cyberattack on voting software and against over 100 election officials. While the NSA concluded the attack was carried out by the most sophisticated of hackers—the Russian
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Science | The Guardian

Inside the rehab saving young men from their internet addiction At a cabin in the Washington state woods, the reSTART center helps residents withdraw from technology that has consumed their lives By the time Marshall Carpenter’s father broke down the barricaded door of his son’s apartment and physically ripped him away from his electronic devices, the 25-year-old was in a bad way. He could not bear to live a life that didn’t involve hours upon hours of uninte
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Georgia official discounts threat of exposed voter recordsAfter a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists urged the state's top elections official to order a thorough outside probe to determine if its voting systems had been compromised.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Emails reiterate EPA chief's ties to fossil fuel interestsNewly obtained emails underscore just how closely Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma's state attorney general, a position in which he frequently sued to block federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions.
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Viden

Fake news, klima og datasikkerhed: Sådan vinder du debatterneDrop Folkemødet og tag debatten hjemme - DR Viden guider dig igennem de stærkeste debatter på mødet.
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Science | The Guardian

Want to be a safer driver? The technology and psychology that can help More than 1 million people worldwide are killed on roads each year. Psychologists are working on ways to nudge drivers towards being safer Imagine a world inhabited by rational people, motivated to serve the common good, whose perceptions stay the same and whose decisions are logical. The reality, of course is that people are guided by emotions, beliefs and biased perceptions. These human charact
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Dagens Medicin

Læger: Patienter dør, fordi vi har for travlt178 hospitalslæger har inden for et år oplevet, at en patient er død, fordi der har været for travlt på hospitalet. Det viser stor spørgeskemaundersøgelse.
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The Atlantic

Everything It Will Take to Get Faster Wi-Fi on Planes I bring tidings from the frontier of airplane Wi-Fi. I experienced faster internet with my own two thumbs aboard a 757! I did a series of speed tests and received between 17 and 27 megabits per second while also flying through the sky . This is streaming-Netflix-while-streaming-Spotify territory—and a far cry from the measly speeds one can attain on most current flights. Airplane Wi-Fi is technic
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Ingeniøren

Skandalesystemet EFI kunne være fikset relativt enkelt Fejlene i it-systemet til at inddrive danskernes gæld er hverken usædvanlige eller umulige at rette. Alligevel har skatteministeren brugt EFI-skandalen som en af grundene til at lukke Skat. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/skandalesystemet-efi-kunne-vaere-fikset-relativt-enkelt-1077568 Version2 Forside relaterede artikler Nyt system til 1,1 milliarder er ikke meget bedre end EFI
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Ingeniøren

Ugens it-job: Behov for udviklere og projektledere i flere store firmaer På ugens it-liste er der job for både nyuddannede og erfarne it-folk. Netcompany, Foss, Daman, Banedanmark og flere endnu har ledige stillinger. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-stort-behov-udviklere-projektledere-flere-virksomheder-8660 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren

Politikerne er uenige: Kan man have et klimavenligt landbrug uden markante omstruktureringer?FOLKEMØDE: Landbruget skal reducere sine klimagasudledninger. Men om det kan ske med teknologisk udvikling af en eksisterende landbrugsmodel, eller der skal gennemgribende forandringer til, kan politikerne ikke enes om.
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Dagens Medicin

Straks-adgang udskudtStraks-adgang, der skulle træde i denne uge, er blevet udskudt.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

'Little sunfish' robot to swim in to Fukushima reactorIt'll be a tough journey - previous robots sent in to the ruined nuclear reactor didn't make it back.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Looking for Man's origins in a Bulgarian savannahSeven million years ago the sunflower and corn fields in parts of southern Bulgaria were like an African savannah, roamed by gazelles and giraffes.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Big scientific breakthrough at sub-atomic level holds promise for secure commsChinese scientists have pulled off a major feat with one of the sub-atomic world's weirdest phenomena: photons that behave like twins and experience the same things simultaneously, even over great distances.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers find way to reduce environmental impact of idling buses and delivery trucksResearchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a system for service vehicles that could reduce emissions and save companies and governments millions of dollars per year in fuel costs.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Secret of why jewel scarab beetles look like pure gold, explained by physicistsThe secrets of why central-American jewel scarab beetles look like they are made from pure gold, has been uncovered by physicists at the University of Exeter.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New data shows low risk nicotine product snus is 95 percent safer than smokingNew data analysis presented today at the annual Global Forum on Nicotone (GFN) meeting demonstrates the potential of the low risk tobacco product snus in reducing the impact of tobacco related disease and death in Europe. The latest evidence, presented by Peter Lee, epidemiologist and medical statistician, indicates that snus is at least 95 percent safer than smoking.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Global diet and farming methods 'must change for environment's sake'Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says.
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Ingeniøren

Siri-kommissionen: Danmark skal være legeplads for førerløs teknologiEn national handlingsplan og 100 mio. kr. skal fremtidssikre Danmarks transportsektor. Det er hovedkonklusionerne i en ny rapport.
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Ingeniøren

Leder: Solceller og batterier underminerer afgifter Solceller
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The Atlantic

Trump Rolls Back DAPA U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly signed a memorandum Thursday revoking an Obama-era program commonly known as DAPA, or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. The program intends to offer a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrant parents whose children are either residents or citizens of the U.S. While Obama proposed the program in 20
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Dagens Medicin

Formanden, der gerne vil være blød Lægeforeningens formand, Andreas Rudkjøbing, er i år nået op i top 10 på Magtlisten. Måske når han ikke en højere placering, for Magtpanealet mener, at han mangler gennemslagskraft. Men Rudkjøbing vil hellere teamwork fremfor at være den hårde førerhund. Mød den måske lidt for venlige formand, der er far til fire, fanget i et dagligt pendlermareridt, døjer med flere kropslige skavanker — og egent
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Dagens Medicin

Lægerne har trukket sorteper i magtspillet ANALYSE. Dagens Medicins Magtliste fylder 20 år, og magten i sundhedsvæsenet har i de år flyttet sig væsentligt. De store nationale reformer af sundhedsvæsenet i årtusindets første årti ændrede magtbalancen mellem læger, politikere og administratorer, trak magten væk fra lægerne og cementerede centraladministrationen og de skiftende regeringers magt over sundhedsvæsenet.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Researchers find way to reduce environmental impact of idling buses and delivery trucksResearchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a system for service vehicles that could reduce emissions and save companies and governments millions of dollars per year in fuel costs.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Older adults can improve movement by using same motor strategy as babiesThe researchers hypothesized that older participants would not be able to maintain an increase in speed and amplitude of movement over time due to fatigue, but were surprised to discover that making mistakes helped improve future task performance. They also found that once a better movement pattern was established, the variability dropped. Making exaggerated movements actually helped them fine-tun
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Dagens Medicin

Høj magttænding Ulla Astman er opdraget til jysk beskedenhed og til at være en holdspiller, der nødigt sætter sig selv i centrum. Skal hun på talerstolen ved store begivenheder, kan håndfladerne stadig blive fugtige og hjertet slå hurtigere. Men samtidig trigger det hende »helt vildt« at være tæt på den absolutte magt, og hun drømmer om en post som formand for Danske Regioner. »Det er jo den ultimative indflydel
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Dagens Medicin

Kronprinsen, der mistede troen 35-årige Anders Kühnau mistede som ung en ellers stærk tro på Gud, og at være gudløs synes han er skræmmende. Nu hager han sig fast i en tro på sig selv — som menneske og som politisk leder. For Bent Hansens kronprins er det sværeste at balancere arbejde og familie, så derfor får hans drenge en ekstra is i ferien, ligesom han springer i poolen lidt mere end de andre fædre.
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Dagens Medicin

Magtkongens egne bud på de mest magtfulde Interview. Mange har været med til at holde sundhedsvæsenets maskineri i gang i de 20 år, Dagens Medicins Magtliste er kommet. Men kun få personer har formået at dirigere sundhedsvæsenet i en ny retning, mener Magtkongen over dem alle, Bent Hansen.
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Dagens Medicin

Kommunerne rykker op på magtlisten De kommunale repræsentanter på Dagens Medicins magtliste er alle rykket frem i år. Men kommunerne fylder stadig ikke nok i sundhedsvæsenets magthierarki, mener flere. Og en mand, der arbejder med kommunerne, men slet ikke kommer derfra, overhaler dem alle indenom.
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Dagens Medicin

Bent Hansen d. 1.
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Dagens Medicin

Rekrutteringsekspert: Jørgen Schøler Kristensen kan gøre lige, hvad han vilDen ene af de to formænd for Medicinrådet, Jørgen Schøler Kristensen, springer ni pladser op på Dagens Medicins liste over de 100 mest magtfulde i det sundhedsvæsenet. Ifølge magtpanelets rekrutteringsekspert, Lars Muus­mann, står hospitalerne i kø for at ansætte Jørgen Schøler Kristensen, der ud over at have været med til at igangsætte Medicinrådet også har formået at flytte hospitalsenhed Horsen
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Dagens Medicin

Sådan kårer vi sundhedssektorens mest magtfulde
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Dagens Medicin

Parlør til lobbylandKultur. En ny lavpraktisk guide forklarer, hvordan interesseorganisationer på bl.a. sundhedsområdet kan få indflydelse på politiske beslutningsprocesser på Christiansborg, i regionerne og i kommunerne. Et råd går igen: Vær troværdige.
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New on MIT Technology Review

In China, a Store of the Future—No Checkout, No StaffWheelys tests a 24-hour store run entirely by technology.
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The Atlantic

Family of Terence Crutcher Files Wrongful Death Suit The family of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man who was fatally shot on September 16 by Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday, seeking damages and widespread departmental reform. Shelby was previously charged with first-degree manslaughter, but was acquitted of all charges on May 17. Two days later, she was reinstated to her post by Tulsa Police Chief
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Ingeniøren

Nyt system til 1,1 milliarder er ikke meget bedre end EFI Skatteministeriet er ved at udvikle et nyt it-system til gælds­inddrivelse. Det kan stort set det samme som det dødsdømte EFI – som modsat manges opfattelse faktisk anvendes af Skat i dag. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/nyt-system-11-milliarder-ikke-meget-bedre-end-efi-1077567 Emner Software Version2 Forside relaterede artikler Skandalesystemet EFI kunne være fikset relativt enkelt
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Science : NPR

Explorers Probing Deep Sea Abyss Off Australia's Coast Find Living Wonders A monthlong expedition into one of the deepest, least-documented places on the planet discovered hundreds of unknown species. The finds included a "faceless fish" undocumented there since 1873. (Image credit: Courtesy of Museums Victoria / CSIRO)
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NYT > Science

Scalise Faces Prospect of Multiple OperationsTrauma surgeons have learned that a series of operations for such wounds have better outcomes than one long operation.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Bioengineers develop new technologies to drive next-generation therapies for MSResearchers are using quantum dots -- tiny semiconductor particles commonly used in nanotechnology -- to decipher the features needed to design specific and effective therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Scientists reveal mechanism behind mosquito-borne-disease 'blocker' used to fight virusesA new study may explain how a bacterium called Wolbachia prevents mosquitoes from transmitting deadly diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus and Zika.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

New antibiotic effective against drug-resistant bacteriaScientists have discovered a new antibiotic effective against drug-resistant bacteria: pseudouridimycin. The new antibiotic is produced by a microbe found in a soil sample collected in Italy and was discovered by screening microbes from soil samples. The new antibiotic kills a broad spectrum of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant bacteria in a test tube and cures bacterial infections in mice.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Newly discovered cellular pathway may lead to cancer therapiesScientists have discovered a new cellular pathway that can promote and support the growth of cancer cells. In a mouse model of melanoma, blocking this pathway resulted in reduction of tumor growth.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

How does a frog heal wounded skin without scarring?When a Xenopus frog is deeply wounded, its skin can regenerate without scarring. Researchers have found that cells under the skin contribute to this regeneration after an excision injury.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Security and privacy in electronic healthcare systemsAll over the world, digital tools are increasingly being used to improve and streamline healthcare services. This does not only lead to positive results, but also creates opportunities for new types of threats regarding information security and privacy, say authors of a new report.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Physicians' adherence to H. pylori guidelines lowIt was long thought that gastric ulcers and other digestive woes were brought about by stress. But in 2005, clinical fellow Barry J. Marshall and pathologist J. Robin Warren were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for recognizing the role of Helicobacter pylori in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. Now physicians can point their collective fingers at H. pylori when it comes to a ho
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Drop in violence associated with smoke-free policy at psychiatric hospitalNew research reveals a 39 percent drop in physical assaults -- both between patients and towards staff -- following the introduction of a smoke-free policy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Drinking during adolescence can alter brain cell nerve growthThe developmental period from adolescence to adulthood is accompanied by a greater vulnerability to addictions than is seen in other periods of life. A new report describes a study in mice of the neurobehavioral impact of chronic, intermittent alcohol-vapor exposure during adolescence, in an effort to model periodic heavy drinking and compare it with similar drinking behavior during adulthood.
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The Atlantic

Serbia Appoints First Gay and Female Prime Minister Forty-one-year-old Ana Brnabić is set to become both the first gay and first female prime minister of Serbia following her nomination by the nation’s president, Aleksandar Vučić, on Thursday evening. In an announcement first reported by Serbia’s B92 news agency, Vučić said he would be giving Brnabić a mandate to form a new government—a decision that is unlikely to be contested in parliament, wher
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Rising Temps Lower Polar Bear Mercury IntakeAs polar bears are forced onto land, they're feeding on animals with less mercury—reducing their levels of the toxic pollutant. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Oral Surgery and ExtractionPulling wisdom teeth easier before 30
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UK’s hunger for prawns is killing thousands of turtles a yearUp to 29,000 marine turtles are being killed by nets used to catch tropical prawns for sale in the EU, predominantly in the UK, a report suggests
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Why Is Robert Mueller Probing Jared Kushner's Finances? Jared Kushner’s business endeavors in the dog-eat-dog world of New York City real estate helped endear him to his father-in-law, President Trump. Now those complex dealings are reportedly under scrutiny by federal investigators as part of the sprawling Russia investigation. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team is probing “ finance and business dealings
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Ars Technica

Hands-on with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: A colorful XCOM-like quest Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - 22 minute demo in its entirety (video link) LOS ANGELES—If you had told me Super Mario would star in a Rayman Rabbids crossover game, I might have guessed it was a party or mini-game compilation. Maybe some zany arcade-sports or rhythm-dance experiment. But an RPG? And one with turn-based, gun-fueled tactical combat? Read 12 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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The Long-Lost 8th Wonder of the World May Have Been Found A long-lost eight wonder of the world may have just been found in New Zealand. Read More
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Meet the First Woman to Draw Wonder Woman: "I Never Ever Gave Her Breasts That Were Bigger Than Her Head" Trina Robbins didn’t know she was a trailblazer when she started drawing Wonder Woman in 1986. She just did what she had always done—make strong, feminist heroes. “Every comic I ever drew was feminist,” she says. “I couldn’t help it.”
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Unproven Treatments for 'Chronic Lyme Disease' Lead to Severe InfectionsIn a small number but growing number of cases, people in the U.S. are suffering from serious bacterial infections because of treatments they received for a condition called "chronic Lyme disease."
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Gizmodo

Why Isn't Every Lightning Cable Wrapped In Stainless Steel? iClever Metal Lightning Cable The benefits of armoring a charging cable with stainless steel should be self evident. Metal is strong, hefty, and looks really cool. But you’d probably assume that a metal-wrapped cable would be too stiff and inflexible to be practical. Well, you’d be wrong . Having tried iClever’s unique metal Lightning cable , I can report that, yes, it is indeed wrapped in metal.
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Your Brain, the LiarHave you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Thinking machines, like those portrayed in HBO’s Westworld, use new information from their environment to update their beliefs about the world and take action to further their goals. For all such machines, the success of that process of integrating new input is limited by their hardware, […]
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The Atlantic Daily: Take Care What We’re Following Preventive Care: Some Republican leaders in Congress have joined Democrats in urging the Trump administration not to undermine the Affordable Care Act by ceasing to pay the subsidies to insurance companies it requires, arguing that Trump mustn’t let the health-care system collapse as the GOP works to replace it. Democrats have promised to improve the current law , though they
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Secret of why jewel scarab beetles look like pure gold, explained by physicistsThe secrets of why central-American jewel scarab beetles look like they are made from pure gold, has been uncovered by physicists at the University of Exeter.
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Meditation and yoga can 'reverse' DNA reactions which cause stress, new study suggestsMind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study by the universities of Coventry and Radboud.
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Global diet and farming methods 'must change for environment's sake'Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says.The research, from the University of Minnesota, also found that future increases in agricultural sustainability are likely to be driven by dietary shifts and increases in efficiency, rather than changes between food production systems.
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Scientists Use Brain Stimulation to Boost Creativity Participants receiving brain stimulation were more likely to solve difficult problems creatively. Read More
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Ars Technica

Air Force budget reveals how much SpaceX undercuts launch prices A Delta IV Heavy rocket launches a national security satellite in 2016. (credit: United Launch Alliance ) In 2014, the US Government Accountability Office issued a report on cost estimates for the US Air Force's program to launch national security payloads, which at the time consisted of a fleet of rockets maintained and flown entirely by United Launch Alliance (ULA). The report was critical of t
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How a Blimp Crashed and Caught Fire at the US OpenThe blimp that caught fire over Wisconsin is technically a 'thermal airship.'
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ISIS Attacks a Shia Mosque in Kabul At least four people have been killed and eight more wounded in a Thursday attack on the al-Zahra mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul. The attack reportedly occurred as Shia Muslims concluded their daily fast for Ramadan, the Islamic holy month. Multiple outlets have reported that a police officer and Haji Ramazan, a prominent local businessman who helped found the mosque, are among the decease
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Tenochtitlán: History of Aztec CapitalModern-day Mexico City sits atop the ruins of this once-great center of the Aztec Empire.
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New Drug Gives Skin a 'Natural Tan,' Without the UV RaysA new drug can give human skin a "natural" tan — it activates the same process that causes skin to darken in the sun, without exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays,
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Ars Technica

Advanced CIA firmware has been infecting Wi-Fi routers for years Enlarge (credit: D-Link ) Home routers from 10 manufacturers, including Linksys, DLink, and Belkin, can be turned into covert listening posts that allow the Central Intelligence Agency to monitor and manipulate incoming and outgoing traffic and infect connected devices. That's according to secret documents posted Thursday by WikiLeaks. CherryBlossom , as the implant is code-named, can be especial
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Lead Detected In Baby Food Samples. Pediatricians Say There's No Safe Level Twenty percent of baby food samples were found to contain lead, according to a report from the Environmental Defense Fund. Pediatricians say there's no safe lead level. FDA is reviewing its policy. (Image credit: Wiktory/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Windows Server to copy Windows 10, get twice-yearly feature updates Rows of Open Compute Project racks in a Facebook data center. (credit: Facebook ) The way Microsoft updates Windows Server 2016 is going to get a bit of a shake-up as Microsoft continues to unify its Windows development and deliver new features on a regular basis. Just as is already the case with Windows 10 and Office , Windows Server is going to receive twice-yearly feature updates. This new pol
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Fusion Bigoted Homophobe Steve Scalise’s Life Was Saved by a Queer Black Woman | Deadspin Draymond Fusion Bigoted Homophobe Steve Scalise’s Life Was Saved by a Queer Black Woman | Deadspin Draymond Green Finally Gets T-Shirt Revenge On LeBron, Gets Owned Anyway [Update] | Jezebel ‘Just Like Actual What the Fuck’: InstaStory Shoots Thunderbolt Into Heart of Cupcakes and Cashmere Community | The Root James Hodgkinson Proves White Men Are Bulletproof |
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Ladies, I Know We're All Wonder Woman, But Don't Put Swords Down Your Dresses Still: YouTube One of the coolest visuals in Wonder Woman was when Diana went undercover at a German party to take down General Erich Ludendorff, concealing her Godkiller sword down the back of her dress. It was both sexy and badass, and it’s inspired some women to slide blades down their own ballgowns. Sure, it looks awesome. But fellow Amazonians, that’s how you’re going to die. So long. Farewe
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Latest WikiLeaks Release Shows How the CIA Hacks Your RouterRouters aren't great at security—and apparently no one knows that better than the CIA
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Mike Pence Lawyers Up Vice President Mike Pence has hired an outside lawyer to represent him during the Russia investigation, a sign that key members of the administration are gearing up for a protracted legal tug-of-war with Congress and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. According to The Washington Post , Pence tapped prominent Virginia attorney Richard Cullen to serve as his outside counsel in the ongoing congressiona
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: A League of Their Own Today in 5 Lines House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who underwent his third surgery Thursday, remains in critical condition, a day after being shot at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. The annual congressional baseball game will kick off at 7:05 p.m. ET at Nationals Stadium. The Washington Post reports that Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to help
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At E3 2017, Black Characters' Hair Looks Better Than Ever Games tend to have trouble depicting black hair, but this year’s E3 displayed refreshing palette of kinky, coily, textured hair. Here’s a breakdown. In his essay for anthology State of Play , io9 's Evan Narcisse says that, for video games, “when it comes to head hair—specifically locks that look like what grows from my scalp—I’m generally out of luck. … It’s the visual texture that’s the trickie
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Doom is Bethesda’s best VR game—and that’s bad news for two major “VRPGs” Enlarge / Toy with a giant Doom monster in VR before you eventually try to kill it in a real mission. (credit: id Software ) LOS ANGELES—I didn't go into this year's E3 thinking that the virtual reality sector needed another danged shooting game. Shooting galleries are already a dime a dozen on every consumer VR platform. At this point, the genre needs something special to stand out. It needs Doo
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It’s criminal charges and leg shackles for man who shared Deadpool on Facebook Enlarge (credit: 20th Century Fox ) A California man who shared a copy of the movie Deadpool on Facebook has been arrested and charged with criminal copyright infringement. If convicted, he faces a penalty of up to three years in prison. Trevon Maurice Franklin, 21, of Fresno, California, allegedly uploaded the movie to his Facebook page eight days after its US theatrical release in February 2016
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Archaeologists Uncover Secret Message On Bible-Era Pottery Image: PLOS One Those who live vicariously through Indiana Jones will be glad to know that a team of Israeli archaeologists has uncovered a cryptic message left on a 3,000-year-old pottery shard . The ink-on-clay piece of pottery—called an ostracon—was originally discovered in the 1960s, in a city west of the Dead Sea called Tel Arad. Now, using new technology in multispectral imaging, researcher
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Science Leader No More? China Challenges US DominanceThe United States still leads the world in scientific research, at least in publishing the most biomedical studies in top-tier journals and spending the most money on research and development.
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Show us your best nature photography! We’ll go first. Environment Celebrate Nature Photography Day with the PopSci staff's favorite shots Some pretty cool photos from the PopSci staff in honor of National Nature Photography Day.
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Broccoli: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition FactsBroccoli, the green vegetable both reviled and revered by U.S. presidents, is a nutrient powerhouse.
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Top Republicans Tell Trump: Make Obamacare Work, for Now Top congressional Republicans have delivered a surprising plea to the Trump administration: Don’t sabotage the Affordable Care Act while we try to repeal it. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander on Thursday became the second GOP committee chairmen in as many weeks to urge the administration to continue payments of subsidies to insurance companies that are considered crucial to stabilizing the indivi
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The Nerdiest Debate Ever May Finally Have a Winner Image: HBO If you’re not a programmer, you’re probably not going to know this, but there’s a vicious rivalry lurking in the code of every app you use. If code isn’t written consistently—using either the tab or the space button to create indentations—the format can get all wonky, making it difficult for multiple authors to contribute to the code. While the methods produce virtually the same result
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Microsoft’s Albert Penello on Xbox One’s “post-X” future (video link) The existence of the $250 Xbox One S was key to letting Microsoft reach for "full 4K" power with the Xbox One X. At least that's what Microsoft Marketing Manager Albert Penello said in an E3 interview with Ars Technica. "It was that nice, liberating point that we had by having Xbox One S," Penello said. "We have a console at $250, it has a 4K Blu-ray player, and no one should be emba
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Uma Ramakrishnan (NCBS) 2: Biogeography and Speciation in Indian mountain ranges Part 1: Biogeography: Studying the distribution of species across space: Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan explains factors that shape biodiversity, and shows that biodiversity is higher in islands, tropics, and mountain ranges. Part 2: Biogeography and Speciation in Indian mountain ranges: Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan describes the biogeography of the Himalaya and the Indian mountain ranges. https://www.ibiology.org
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Uma Ramakrishnan (NCBS) 1: Biogeography: Studying the distribution of species across space Part 1: Biogeography: Studying the distribution of species across space: Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan explains factors that shape biodiversity, and shows that biodiversity is higher in islands, tropics, and mountain ranges. Part 2: Biogeography and Speciation in Indian mountain ranges: Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan describes the biogeography of the Himalaya and the Indian mountain ranges. https://www.ibiology.org
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8 Questions We Really Want Answered in The Handmaid's Tale's Second Season All Photos Courtesy Hulu Even though there were some significant changes and additions, the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale followed the basic structure of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel, all the way through the end of Offred’s journey. That means next season will, for better or worse, show us a new chance to explore Gilead—and the world it inhabits. So here’s what we’d like season two to te
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Rates of marijuana use, heavy use, and cannabis use disorder depend on where you liveAdult marijuana use rose significantly in states that passed loosely regulated medical marijuana laws (MMLs) according to a new study by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center. Highest increases were reported among adults ages 26 and over. Little change was found in past-month marijuana use among adolescents or young adults between the ages 18
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TSA is testing 3-D scanners for carry-on luggageFederal officials are screening some carry-on bags with 3-D scanning technology, which they say improves the ability to find bombs.
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Twitter unveils new look, which users quickly mockTwitter has unveiled a new look, and much like some previous changes the company has made to its short-messaging service, it's not going over so well with the Twitterati.
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Inside Mars Simulator, IKEA Designers Learn How To Live In Close Quarters IKEA exiled designers to a research station in Utah modeled after a living situation on the planet Mars. They hope the experience will inspire them to create similar spaces around the world.
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8 in 10 Indonesian children has been infected with dengueIndonesia has one of the highest burdens of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus, in the world, and children account for many cases. Well over half of all children in urban areas are infected with dengue by the age of 5, and more than 80 percent have been infected with the virus at least once by age 10, researchers now report.
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Egocentric hearing: How we can tell where a sound is coming fromA new study has found that most neurons in the brain's auditory cortex detect where a sound is coming from relative to the head, but some are tuned to a sound source's actual position in the world.
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Uber rape victim sues Uber, says execs got her medical records Enlarge / Uber Rape Case convicted cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav after being sentenced to life imprisonment in rape case at Tis Hazari Court on November 3, 2015 in New Delhi, India. (credit: Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images ) A woman who was raped in India by an Uber driver has filed a second lawsuit against the ride-hailing company. She says that Uber executives unlawfully acq
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Which Animal Murders the Most? Is violence a part of human nature? A new study attempts to answer the question by looking at the rates of lethal violence across one thousand species. Ed Yong breaks down the list of the most murdery mammals and he explains how humans stack up.
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New genetic technique could help identify potential drug targets for malariaScientists have developed a new technique for investigating the effects of gene deletion at later stages in the life cycle of a parasite that causes malaria in rodents, according to a new study. The novel approach could enhance research into potential drug targets for malaria treatment.
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Bee antennae offer links between the evolution of social behavior and communicationAs bees' social behavior evolved, their complex chemical communication systems evolved in concert, according to a new study.
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Climate Change Prevents Study of Arctic Climate ChangeThe warming Arctic forced a climate change research ship to cancel expedition.
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Massachusetts General researchers explore why those with autism avoid eye contactIndividuals with autism spectrum disorder often find it difficult to look others in the eyes as they find eye contact uncomfortable or stressful. Now investigator at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital have shed light on the brain mechanisms involved in this behavior.
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Fred Hutch study suggests NSAIDs improve survival for certain colorectal cancer patientsAmong long-term colorectal cancer survivors, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, is associated with about a 25 percent reduction in all-cause mortality, according to new research from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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Replacing saturated fat with healthier fat may lower cholesterol as well as drugsScientific studies that lowered intake of saturated fat and replaced it with polyunsaturated vegetable oil reduced cardiovascular disease by approximately 30 percent; similar to cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins. Several studies found that coconut oil -- which is predominantly saturated fat and widely touted as healthy -- raised LDL cholesterol the same way as other saturated fats found
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Horse, rhythm-and-music therapies may boost recovery after strokeHorseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapies may improve balance, gait, cognition and long-term perception of recovery for stroke survivor's years after their stroke. Researchers said significant improvements are still possible years after stroke using motivating, comprehensive therapies that combine physical, sensory, cognitive and social components to stimulate and increase brain activity.
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Leaked Data Reveals Just How Freaking Expensive It Is to Put Spice Girls and Coldplay Songs in Crappy Movies One of Hollywood’s top contract management firms was sent scrambling this week after informed of a breach involving a wealth of confidential and proprietary data. Contained in the leak was invaluable information about the earnings of some of the world’s biggest musical talent during the era of Now That’s What I Call Music! 45 through 74 . Discovered on an Amazon server without a password, a backu
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Wait, Why Does Trump Want to Change America’s Air Traffic Control System?The president is right when he says that the nation’s air traffic control system is old and is taking a long time to modernize.
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Ancient attack marks show ocean predators got scarierKiller snails and other ocean predators that drill through shells have grown bigger over evolutionary time.
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Facebook seeks to become 'hostile place' for extremistsFacebook on Thursday said it is ramping up the use of artificial intelligence in a push to make the social network "a hostile place" for extremists to spread messages of hate.
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Macron woos tech world, pledges French 'startup nation'French President Emmanuel Macron is inviting the world's innovators, engineers and business-builders to come to France as he tries to transform this country from a land resting on the laurels of its past into a "startup nation."
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Man Burned in Yellowstone Hot Spring: Why These Geysers Are So DangerousA man was severely burned after falling into a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park
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Turkish Guards Charged Over Violent Embassy Protest in Washington Updated at 4:19 p.m. ET Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday charges against a dozen members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail involved in last month’s violent clashes with protesters in the U.S. capital. The arrest warrants come nearly a month after the violent incident, during which Turkish security guards were recorded assaulting demonstrators prot
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Toxic mercury levels are actually declining in Alaskan polar bears—but that's not as great as it sounds Animals It's because they're forced to eat human leftovers. A recent study shows that polar bears' mercury levels are declining as melting ice drives them onshore. But is it all good news? Read on.
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Give Dad the Gift of Dremel For Just $45, Today Only Dremel 3000 , $45 | 70-Piece Accessory Kit , $30 You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box, if only for sanding wood and carving jack-o-lanterns . Today only as part of a Gold Box deal, Amazon’s discounting the Dremel 3000 to an all-time low $45 (from about $65-$70). The Dremel 3000 features a variable speed motor that c
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Penn/CHOP team gains insights into cause of infant and treatment-related leukemiasA joint effort by University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researchers has applied an innovative new genome sequencing technique to catalog the sites of DNA cleavage by the enzyme topoisomerase II, called TOP2. The new understanding could shed light on infant and treatment-related leukemias.
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Chinese satellite beats distance record for quantum entanglementEntangled photons survived transmission to locations 1200 kilometres apart on Earth, a feat that could kick off the use of quantum satellites for secure communications
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Experiment With Chinese Satellite Demonstrates Quantum Weirdness Over Record Distances Image: Alex Sukontsev /Flickr Quantum mechanics is weird as hell, where the rules of the world you experience don’t apply. Even at distances a thousand kilometers apart, particles seem to be able to communicate with each other instantly, for example. Chinese scientists have subjected this idea to an extreme trial, testing what Albert Einstein has called “spooky action at a distance” between stati
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Walking Around This Interactive Room Is a Nightmarish Drug Trip Without the Drugs GIF When you strap on a virtual reality headset, your body has a constant (heavy) reminder that what you’re seeing isn’t real. But what happens when virtual reality spills out into the real world? This tech-filled room is able to warp and bend reality making you feel like you’re tripping on drugs you don’t remember taking. Designed and built by a creative studio named THÉORIZ , the mixed reality
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The Roots Of Consciousness: We're Of 2 Minds Surgery that severs the link between brain hemispheres reveals that those halves have way different views of the world. We ask a pioneering scientist what that tells us about human consciousness. (Image credit: Angie Wang for NPR)
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A beginner's guide to your phone's health apps DIY How to use Google Fit or Apple Health. Your smartphone, whether Android or iOS, comes with a built-in health and fitness app. Here's how to get started with it.
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Drill holes in fossil shells point to bigger predators picking on small preyThe drill holes left in fossil shells by hunters such as snails and slugs show marine predators have grown steadily bigger and more powerful over time but stuck to picking off small prey, rather than using their added heft to pursue larger quarry, new research shows.
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“We Will Literally Predict Their Life Outcomes”Scientist Vivienne Ming says she can foretell a child’s earning potential, happiness, even longevity. But not all her claims add up.
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Which Show Is Crazier: Gotham or Legends of Tomorrow? Fox/The CW. Ciao, my cherubic change-of-address forms! So many good questions this week. How the hell did Han Solo figure out Chewbacca’s name if Chewbacca himself can’t even say it? Did Wonder Woman actually need a man to save the day? Why wasn’t Captain America: Civil War called Avengers 3 ? All that and still more, packed into today’s mailbag! Oh, once again, if you haven’t seen Wonder Woman :
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Mutations that allow bird flu strain to spread among humans identifiedScientists have identified several genetic mutations that, should they arise, could potentially allow the avian influenza strain H7N9 to spread between humans.
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Southern California mountain lions' genetic connectivity dangerously lowIf a dangerously inbred puma population in Southern California is to survive in the future, an urgent need for genetic connectivity must be met, according to two scientific papers from a team of researchers coordinated by the University of California, Davis, and involving scientists at the University of Wyoming and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
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College attendance drops after widespread job lossWhen states suffer a widespread loss of jobs, the damage extends to the next generation, where college attendance drops among the poorest students, says new research from Duke University.
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New genetic technique could help identify potential drug targets for malariaScientists have developed a new technique for investigating the effects of gene deletion at later stages in the life cycle of a parasite that causes malaria in rodents, according to a new study in PLOS Pathogens. The novel approach, developed by Upeksha Rathnapala and colleagues at the University of Melbourne, Australia, could enhance research into potential drug targets for malaria treatment.
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Bee antennae offer links between the evolution of social behavior and communicationAs bees' social behavior evolved, their complex chemical communication systems evolved in concert, according to a study published online by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Old school meets new school: Flight deck Ouija boards go digitalThe flight decks of aviation-capable vessels like aircraft carriers bustle with noise and danger—screaming jets, snapping steel cables and powerful tractors and forklifts. Planning and orchestrating this high-octane dance requires precision and accuracy from those responsible for directing deck traffic.
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Wise elk learn to outsmart hunters and tell apart their weaponsElk get wiser as they age, learning how to adapt their behaviour to different hunting methods to avoid getting shot
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Maximizing the right stuff: The trade-off between membrane permeability and selectivity Increasing demands for energy-efficient separations in applications ranging from water purification to petroleum refining, chemicals production, and carbon capture have stimulated a vigorous search for novel, high-performance separation membranes. Synthetic membranes suffer a ubiquitous, pernicious trade-off: highly permeable membranes lack selectivity and vice versa. However, materials with both
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Linking job loss, inequality, mental health, and education
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Early life stress in depression susceptibility
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Pathogens select for genomic variants
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Satellite-based entanglement distribution over 1200 kilometers Long-distance entanglement distribution is essential for both foundational tests of quantum physics and scalable quantum networks. Owing to channel loss, however, the previously achieved distance was limited to ~100 kilometers. Here we demonstrate satellite-based distribution of entangled photon pairs to two locations separated by 1203 kilometers on Earth, through two satellite-to-ground downlink
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Kilogram-scale prexasertib monolactate monohydrate synthesis under continuous-flow CGMP conditions Advances in drug potency and tailored therapeutics are promoting pharmaceutical manufacturing to transition from a traditional batch paradigm to more flexible continuous processing. Here we report the development of a multistep continuous-flow CGMP (current good manufacturing practices) process that produced 24 kilograms of prexasertib monolactate monohydrate suitable for use in human clinical tr
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Coherent imaging of an attosecond electron wave packet Electrons detached from atoms or molecules by photoionization carry information about the quantum state from which they originate, as well as the continuum states into which they are released. Generally, the photoelectron momentum distribution is composed of a coherent sum of angular momentum components, each with an amplitude and phase. Here we show, by using photoionization of neon, that a trai
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Rapid cooling and cold storage in a silicic magma reservoir recorded in individual crystals Silicic volcanic eruptions pose considerable hazards, yet the processes leading to these eruptions remain poorly known. A missing link is knowledge of the thermal history of magma feeding such eruptions, which largely controls crystallinity and therefore eruptability. We have determined the thermal history of individual zircon crystals from an eruption of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Res
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Recurring and triggered slow-slip events near the trench at the Nankai Trough subduction megathrust The discovery of slow earthquakes has revolutionized the field of earthquake seismology. Defining the locations of these events and the conditions that favor their occurrence provides important insights into the slip behavior of tectonic faults. We report on a family of recurring slow-slip events (SSEs) on the plate interface immediately seaward of repeated historical moment magnitude ( M w ) 8 e
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Seasonal water storage, stress modulation, and California seismicity Establishing what controls the timing of earthquakes is fundamental to understanding the nature of the earthquake cycle and critical to determining time-dependent earthquake hazard. Seasonal loading provides a natural laboratory to explore the crustal response to a quantifiable transient force. In California, water storage deforms the crust as snow and water accumulates during the wet winter mont
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Dual-comb spectroscopy of water vapor with a free-running semiconductor disk laser Dual-comb spectroscopy offers the potential for high accuracy combined with fast data acquisition. Applications are often limited, however, by the complexity of optical comb systems. Here we present dual-comb spectroscopy of water vapor using a substantially simplified single-laser system. Very good spectroscopy measurements with fast sampling rates are achieved with a free-running dual-comb mode
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miR-183 cluster scales mechanical pain sensitivity by regulating basal and neuropathic pain genes Nociception is protective and prevents tissue damage but can also facilitate chronic pain. Whether a general principle governs these two types of pain is unknown. Here, we show that both basal mechanical and neuropathic pain are controlled by the microRNA-183 (miR-183) cluster in mice. This single cluster controls more than 80% of neuropathic pain–regulated genes and scales basal mechanical sensi
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Plants transfer lipids to sustain colonization by mutualistic mycorrhizal and parasitic fungi Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi facilitate plant uptake of mineral nutrients and draw organic nutrients from the plant. Organic nutrients are thought to be supplied primarily in the form of sugars. Here we show that the AM fungus Rhizophagus irregularis is a fatty acid auxotroph and that fatty acids synthesized in the host plants are transferred to the fungus to sustain mycorrhizal colonization
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Fatty acids in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are synthesized by the host plant Plants form beneficial associations with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which facilitate nutrient acquisition from the soil. In return, the fungi receive organic carbon from the plants. The transcription factor RAM1 (REQUIRED FOR ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZATION 1) is crucial for this symbiosis, and we demonstrate that it is required and sufficient for the induction of a lipid biosynthetic pathway that i
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Increase in predator-prey size ratios throughout the Phanerozoic history of marine ecosystems The escalation hypothesis posits that predation by increasingly powerful and metabolically active carnivores has been a major driver of metazoan evolution. We test a key tenet of this hypothesis by analyzing predatory drill holes in fossil marine shells, which provide a ~500-million-year record of individual predator-prey interactions. We show that drill-hole size is a robust predictor of body si
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Satellites reveal contrasting responses of regional climate to the widespread greening of Earth Changes in vegetation cover associated with the observed greening may affect several biophysical processes, whose net effects on climate are unclear. We analyzed remotely sensed dynamics in leaf area index (LAI) and energy fluxes in order to explore the associated variation in local climate. We show that the increasing trend in LAI contributed to the warming of boreal zones through a reduction of
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Early life stress confers lifelong stress susceptibility in mice via ventral tegmental area OTX2 Early life stress increases risk for depression. Here we establish a "two-hit" stress model in mice wherein stress at a specific postnatal period increases susceptibility to adult social defeat stress and causes long-lasting transcriptional alterations that prime the ventral tegmental area (VTA)—a brain reward region—to be in a depression-like state. We identify a role for the developmental trans
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Transcriptional activation of RagD GTPase controls mTORC1 and promotes cancer growth The mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) is recruited to the lysosome by Rag guanosine triphosphatases (GTPases) and regulates anabolic pathways in response to nutrients. We found that MiT/TFE transcription factors—master regulators of lysosomal and melanosomal biogenesis and autophagy—control mTORC1 lysosomal recruitment and activity by directly regulating the expression of RagD. I
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Controlling guest conformation for efficient purification of butadiene Conventional adsorbents preferentially adsorb the small, high-polarity, and unsaturated 1,3-butadiene molecule over the other C 4 hydrocarbons from which it must be separated. We show from single-crystal x-ray diffraction and computational simulation that a hydrophilic metal-organic framework, [Zn 2 (btm) 2 ], where H 2 btm is bis(5-methyl-1 H -1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)methane, has quasi-discrete pores
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Tubular clathrin/AP-2 lattices pinch collagen fibers to support 3D cell migration Migrating cells often use focal adhesions in order to move. Focal adhesions are less prominent in cells migrating in three-dimensional (3D) as compared with 2D environments. We looked for alternative adhesion structures supporting cell migration. We analyzed the dynamics of clathrin-coated pits in cells migrating in a 3D environment of collagen fibers. Both topological cues and local engagement o
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Comment on "Xist recruits the X chromosome to the nuclear lamina to enable chromosome-wide silencing" Chen et al . (Reports, 28 October 2016, p. 468) proposed that an interaction between Xist RNA and Lamin B receptor (LBR) is necessary and sufficient for Xist spreading during X-chromosome inactivation. We reanalyzed their data and found that reported genotypes of mutants are not supported by the sequencing data. These inconsistencies preclude assessment of the role of LBR in Xist spreading.
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Response to Comment on "Xist recruits the X chromosome to the nuclear lamina to enable chromosome-wide silencing" Wang et al . question whether Lamin B receptor is required for Xist-mediated silencing because they claim that our cells contain an inversion rather than a deletion. We present evidence that these cells contain a proper deletion and that the confusion is caused by DNA probes used in the experiment. Accordingly, the points raised have no effect on the conclusions in our paper.
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Resistance to malaria through structural variation of red blood cell invasion receptors The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum invades human red blood cells by a series of interactions between host and parasite surface proteins. By analyzing genome sequence data from human populations, including 1269 individuals from sub-Saharan Africa, we identify a diverse array of large copy-number variants affecting the host invasion receptor genes GYPA and GYPB . We find that a nearby assoc
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Cytokine profile differentiating Old World and New World hantaviral infectionsHantavirus infection is acute zoonosis clinically manifesting in two forms: Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS), caused by Old World hantaviruses, and Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), caused by New World hantaviruses. Mild form of HFRS, Nephropaia epidemica (NE), is diagnosed in Tatarstan region of Russia, while HPS is endemic in Americas. Humans become infected by inhaling virus cont
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Ring, Ring: 'Earth? It's space calling, on the quantum line'Scientists report the successful transmission of entangled photons between suborbital space and Earth.
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More amyloid in the brain, more cognitive declineThe amount of amyloid plaques in a person's brain predicts the rate at which his or her cognition will decline in the next four years, outlines new research.
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New ability of immune cells unveiledBeing able to quiet active neutrophils with a dual-beam laser could lead to new treatments for lung injury, report investigators.
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Netflix joins Amazon and Reddit in Day of Action to save net neutrality Enlarge / Netflix took an active role in fighting for net neutrality rules in 2014. (credit: Yuri Victor ) Netflix is now planning to participate in the "Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality” on July 12, protest organizers said today. While major Web companies like Amazon and Reddit were on board from the get-go, Netflix seemed to have dropped out of the fight to preserve net neutra
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Tiny Organisms Turn the Black Sea Turquoise in Amazing NASA Earth PhotoTurquoise swirls in the Black Sea — caused by phytoplankton carried on local water currents — shine brightly in a new image from NASA's Aqua satellite.
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China's quantum satellite clears major hurdle on way to ultrasecure communications Probe sends entangled photons — which could underpin quantum-based data encryption — over unprecedented distance. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22142
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This Clever Camera Trick Lets You Photograph the Invisible World Around Us GIF When you rub your hands together to create friction and warmth, heat energy radiating off your hand creates air currents. They’re completely invisible to the human eye, but with a simple setup, it turns out your digital camera can reveal this invisible world around us. The technique is known as Schlieren photography, which YouTube’s Veritasium —aka Derek Muller—was able to recreate using a DS
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The Risks of Foreign Policy as Political Distraction If you’re an embattled head of state, deflecting criticism through foreign adventure carries seductive appeal: Outside threats can cause people to pull together. As King Henry IV advises his son Hal, the future king, in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 2: busy giddy minds With foreign quarrels; that action, hence borne out, May waste the memory of the former days. What better way to patch over domest
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How a 93-year-old war vet (and his sneakers) are helping NASA track pollution From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News NASA needs Bernie Fowler. A 93-year-old WWII veteran has been measuring the visibility of the Patuxent River for 30 years using only a pair of white sneakers and a ruler. Read on.
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A Few Genetic Tweaks To Chinese Bird Flu Virus Could Fuel A Human Pandemic Three genetic changes could be enough to make a bird flu strain that's already killing some people in China highly contagious. Are experiments with a deliberately mutated version too risky? (Image credit: Pasieka/Science Source)
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How to educate future therapists more effectivelyIn the classroom, what's the line between education and personal experience? In the course of a North American and UK study, a researcher found that the conflicting demands of education and therapy within the classroom can cause emotional stress and confusion among students in drama therapy and other professions using dramatic enactment.
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Trump to Mayor of 'Drowning' Island: Don't Worry About Sea Level Rise Image: AP Virginia’s Tangier Island is drowning. It’s accessible only by boat, besieged by both sinking land and rising sea, and has shrunk to one-third the size it was in 1850. On Wednesday, President Trump called its mayor , James Eskridge, to say not to worry about sea level rise. Shockingly, he agreed. Mayor Eskridge relayed their conversation to Washington Post : Advertisement Trump thanked
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New Quantum-Entanglement Record Could Spur Hack-Proof CommunicationsA Chinese satellite has split pairs of "entangled photons" and transmitted them to separate ground stations 745 miles apart, smashing the previous distance record for such a feat and opening new possibilities in quantum communication.
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Is This the End of the Crusade for Gender-Equal Curricula? The book came in the mail without a jacket, its yellowed, crackling pages enveloped in stiff brown paper. For Patricia Bell-Scott, it told a story that both eased her loneliness and changed the course of her life. This was the late 1960s, and Bell-Scott was among a handful of African American women undergraduate science majors on the recently desegregated University of Tennessee campus. When she
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Sex Reversal Mystery Explained?A proposed mechanism for how bearded dragons with male chromosomes hatch as females at high temperatures
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Broccoli Extract Lowers Blood Sugar in DiabeticsConcentrated sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, reduced blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes patients by 10 percent in a small trial.
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Old school meets new school: Flight deck Ouija boards go digitalThe Office of Naval Research's (ONR) TechSolutions program has sponsored the development of the Deployable Ship Integration Multitouch System -- DSIMS, for short -- to make the jobs of aircraft handlers easier.
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Southern California mountain lions' genetic connectivity dangerously lowMountain lions in the Santa Ana mountains have lowest genetic diversity ever reported for pumas besides the Florida panther. Of seven male pumas that crossed 1-15 in past 20 years, only one produced offspring. A proposed puma conservation network could help bring "new blood" to the population.
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Grand Theft Auto modding project folds following Take-Two’s demands A Russian developer behind the popular Grand Theft Auto V modding tool Open IV said the project is being killed off in the wake of a cease-and-desist demand from game maker Take-Two. The tool has paved the way for all types of GTA modifications. "Almost 10 years of my life were dedicated to @OpenIV and now the time is over," developer GooD-NTS tweeted . On the OpenIV website, GooD-NTS explained t
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Technology which makes electricity from urine also kills pathogens, researchers findA scientific breakthrough has taken an emerging biotechnology a step closer to being used to treat wastewater in the Developing World.
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A rusty and sweet side of sepsisSepsis is a major global healthcare problem that affects over 18 million individuals per year, every single year, corresponding to 1,400 deaths per day. In Europe and the US alone, there are an estimated 135,000 and 215,000 causalities, respectively. Using experimental models of sepsis in mice, a research team discovered an unsuspected mechanism that is protective against sepsis.
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Jerusalem tower younger than thoughtGihon Spring was crucial to the survival of its inhabitants, and archaeologists had uncovered the remains of a massive stone tower built to guard this vital water supply. Based on pottery and other regional findings, the archaeologists had originally assigned it a date of 1,700 BCE. But new research provides conclusive evidence that the stones at the base of the tower were laid nearly 1,000 years
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Casualty care guidelines developed by the military are directly transferable to improve the practice of wilderness medicineMany of the lessons learned on the battlefield translate well to the austere conditions encountered every day in the wilderness. A lack of resources, extreme weather, and delayed transport to an established medical facility are just some of the common challenges practitioners and participants face. An in-depth examination of military trauma techniques to help educate medical professionals is prese
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'Magic' alloy could spur next generation of solar cellsIn what could be a major step forward for a new generation of solar cells called 'concentrator photovoltaics,' researchers have developed a new semiconductor alloy that can capture the near-infrared light located on the leading edge of the visible light spectrum.
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Support in childhood makes midlife the prime time of lifeThere is a tendency to highlight the importance of cognitive achievements and the family’s socioeconomic background for people’s success in the future, but this study shows that children’s self-regulation, which comprises children’s social skills and processing of emotions, directs the future development in a profound way in different domains of life. Strong self-regulation promotes success in edu
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Animal evolution: Hot start, followed by cold shockThe initial phases of animal evolution proceeded faster than hitherto supposed: New analyses suggest that the first animal phyla emerged in rapid succession -- prior to the global Ice Age that set in around 700 million years ago.
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Rain and snow help stress out earthquake faults Science A little bit. Earthquake season is not quite a thing, but almost. Read on.
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Data-Mining 100 Million Instagram Photos Reveals Global Clothing PatternsThe millions of photos uploaded to social media are a massive untapped resource for studying humanity. But machine learning is beginning to tap this mother lode.
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Bee antennae offer links between the evolution of social behavior and communicationAs bees' social behavior evolved, their complex chemical communication systems evolved in concert, according to a study published online by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Newly discovered cellular pathway may lead to cancer therapiesScientists have discovered a new cellular pathway that can promote and support the growth of cancer cells. In a mouse model of melanoma, blocking this pathway resulted in reduction of tumor growth.
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Tracking the build-up to volcanic eruptionsASU scientists discover that sub-millimeter zircon crystals record the flash heating of molten rock leading up to an explosive eruption 700 years ago.
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Slow earthquakes in ocean subduction zones shed light on tsunami riskUnderstanding 'slow-slip' earthquakes on the seafloor -- seismic events that occur over a period of days or weeks -- is giving researchers new insights into undersea earthquakes and the subsequent creation of tsunamis. Through an ocean discovery program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), scientists are studying the seafloor off the coast of Japan. The region could provide vital cl
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Early stress confers lifelong vulnerability causing alterations in a specific brain regionMount Sinai study establishes mechanism by which an early window of exposure defines the response to stress in adulthood.
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Cryo-EM images reveal how key biological machine unfolds problem proteinsHand over hand. That's how new, near-atomic resolution, 3-D snapshots show that a key biological machine unfolds a ribbon of protein through its central channel.
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Hi-res view of protein complex shows how it breaks up protein tanglesA new, high-resolution view of the structure of Hsp104 (heat shock protein 104), a natural yeast protein nanomachine with six subunits, may show news ways to dismantle harmful protein clumps in disease.
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Egocentric hearing: Study clarifies how we can tell where a sound is coming fromA new UCL and University of Nottingham study has found that most neurons in the brain's auditory cortex detect where a sound is coming from relative to the head, but some are tuned to a sound source's actual position in the world.
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Crystals once deep inside a volcano offer new view of magma, eruption timingVolcanologists are gaining a better understanding of what's going on inside the magma reservoir that lies below New Zealand's Mount Tarawera volcano. They're finding a colder, more solid place than they thought, according to research published today in the journal Science.
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Holes drilled in shells point to bigger predators picking on small preyThe drill holes left in fossil shells by hunters such as snails and slugs show marine predators have grown steadily bigger and more powerful over time but stuck to picking off small prey, rather than using their added heft to pursue larger quarry, new research shows.
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Japanese slow earthquakes could shed light on tsunami generationUnderstanding slow-slip earthquakes in subduction zone areas may help researchers understand large earthquakes and the creation of tsunamis, according to an international team of researchers that used data from instruments placed on the seafloor and in boreholes east of the Japanese coast.
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Thermal history of magma may help scientists hone in on volcanic eruption forecastsA new study analyzed crystals of the mineral zircon -- zirconium silicate -- in magma from an eruption in the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand about 700 years ago to determine the magma's history. This may begin to help scientists recognize when a volcano is heading toward an eruptive phase.
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Electrolytes made from liquefied gas enable batteries to run at ultra-low temperaturesEngineers at the University of California San Diego have developed new electrolytes that enable lithium batteries to run at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius with excellent performance -- in comparison, today's lithium-ion batteries stop working at -20 degrees Celsius. The new electrolytes also enable electrochemical capacitors to run as cold as -80 degrees Celsius -- their current limit
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Forget the red hot blob: Volcanic zircon crystals give new view of magmaThe classic red teardrop of magma underneath a volcano peak is too simplistic. Magma chambers are chemically and physically complex structures that new evidence, published this week in Science, suggests may be cooler and more solid than expected.
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In California, large-scale water cycles impact quakes a littleIn California, seasonal changes in large-scale water cycles modestly influence small-scale quake activity, a new study reports.
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A more safe and efficient means for drug manufacturingScientists have developed a system that uses continuous flow technology, instead of a batch-by-batch approach, to produce pharmaceutical compounds, and they used it to manufacture a chemotherapy drug that's currently under evaluation in clinical trials.
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*Ring, Ring* 'Earth? It's space calling, on the quantum line'In a landmark study, Chinese scientists report the successful transmission of entangled photons between suborbital space and Earth.
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Volcanic crystals give a new view of magmaVolcanologists are gaining a new understanding of what's going on inside the magma reservoir that lies below an active volcano and they're finding a colder, more solid place than previously thought, according to new research published June 16 in the journal Science.
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Marine predators: Bigger in size with an appetite to matchThe size of marine invertebrate predators has increased over the past 500 million years, while the size of their prey has not, a new study reveals.
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Satellite-based photon entanglement distributed over 1,200 kilometersA team of Chinese scientists has realized the satellite-based distribution of entangled photon pairs over 1,200 km. The photon pairs were demonstrated to be still entangled after traveling long distances and Bell's inequality was shown to be violated under strict Einstein locality conditions.
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Seasonal rain and snow trigger small earthquakes on California faultsCalifornia's earthquake faults continually accumulate stress until they fail in an earthquake. UC Berkeley seismologists studied the impact of the flexing of Earth's crust under the load of winter rains and subsequent unloading during summer drought, and found that the up and down movement of the mountains changes the stresses on the state's faults, making them fail slightly more often as the snow
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College attendance drops after widespread job lossWhen states suffer widespread job loss, the damage extends to the next generation, where college attendance drops among poor students, says new research from Duke University.States marked by shuttered factories and dormant mines thus show a widening gap in college attendance between rich and poor. Yet poor students in hard-hit states don't avoid college simply because they can't afford it. Instead
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Scientists reveal mechanism behind mosquito-borne-disease 'blocker' used to fight virusesA new study from Indiana University may explain how a bacterium called Wolbachia prevents mosquitoes from transmitting deadly diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus and Zika.
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New genetic technique could help identify potential drug targets for malariaScientists have developed a new technique for investigating the effects of gene deletion at later stages in the life cycle of a parasite that causes malaria in rodents, according to a new study in PLOS Pathogens. The novel approach, developed by Upeksha Rathnapala and colleagues at the University of Melbourne, Australia, could enhance research into potential drug targets for malaria treatment.
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Scientists ID mutations that could allow bird flu strain to spread among humansAn international team of scientists has identified several genetic mutations that, should they arise, could potentially allow the avian influenza strain H7N9 to spread between humans. The findings are published in PLOS Pathogens.
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8 in 10 Indonesian children has been infected with dengueIndonesia has one of the highest burdens of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus, in the world, and children account for many cases. Well over half of all children in urban areas are infected with dengue by the age of 5, and more than 80 percent have been infected with the virus at least once by age 10, researchers now report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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China's quantum satellite in big leapChinese scientists say their experimental Micius spacecraft paves the way for a new kind of internet.
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E3 2017: The Winners & Losers You did not come here for a nuanced discussion of the positives inherent in every E3 press conference, and the love we all share for this medium. You came here for blood, and it is blood you shall receive. While E3 is supposed to be a place where the video game industry’s biggest players present their wares in a bid to get you all excited about everything, it invariably ends up a contest, in whic
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North Korea's Cyberattacks Are Chaotic, But Also Make Perfect SenseAs the DHS, FBI, and NSA pin cyberattacks on North Korea, here's how to understand the motivations of the Hermit Kingdom's hackers.
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Chinese Satellite Relays a Quantum Signal Between CitiesLaunched last August, China's QUESS satellite recently achieved its goal: it sent single entangled photons between two cities 750 miles apart. Quantum cryptography, here we come.
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Evidence lacking to estimate local government savings from California crime reform measureWhile a California ballot initiative reducing penalties for some criminal offenses promised to save local governments money, quantifying such savings will require significant changes in the way local agencies track workloads, according to a new RAND Corporation report.
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Icy moons, galaxy clusters, and distant worlds selected targets for Webb TelescopeMission officials for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope announced some of the science targets the telescope will observe following its launch and commissioning. These specific observations are part of a program of Guaranteed Time Observations (GTO), which provides dedicated time to the scientists that helped design and build the telescope's four instruments.
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Scientists make quantum leap towards a secure new kind of internet A global quantum internet is a major step closer as satellite beams ‘entangled’ light particles to ground stations more than 700 miles apart Scientists have taken a major step towards building a global quantum internet by beaming “entangled” particles of light from a satellite to ground stations more than 700 miles apart. The feat paves the way for a new kind of internet which draws on the curiou
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Navy’s newest carrier has problems getting planes up Enlarge / The USS Gerald R. Ford , underway in April during builder testing, was accepted by the Navy last month. But it still has some problems with its flight deck systems. (credit: US Navy) The USS Gerald R. Ford , the $13 billion air craft carrier the Navy accepted in May, is not scheduled to be sent on its first full-fledged deployment for at least three years. And it's a good thing, because
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How to build software for a computer 50 times faster than anything in the worldResearchers are working to create new and adapt existing software technologies to operate at exascale by overcoming challenges found in several key areas, such as resiliency, data reduction, software libraries and the management of memory, power and computational resources.
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Magma stored under volcanoes is mostly solidAncient zircon crystals provide clues about the magma that fuels volcanic eruptions.
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Quantum satellite shatters entanglement recordA satellite sent entangled particles to two Chinese cities 1,200 kilometers apart.
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Icy moons, galaxy clusters, and distant worlds selected targets for Webb TelescopeMission officials for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope announced some of the science targets the telescope will observe following its launch and commissioning. These specific observations are part of a program of Guaranteed Time Observations (GTO), which provides dedicated time to the scientists that helped design and build the telescope's four instruments.
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19-year-olds as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study suggestsPhysical activity among children and teens is lower than previously thought, and, in another surprise finding, young adults after the age of 20 show the only increases in activity over the lifespan.
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How Factory Closures Doom the Next Generation Justin Williams, now 24, was a teenager when the Indiana manufacturing plant where both of his parents worked shut down in 2007. He still works in the eastern Indiana town where he was raised, but told me he didn’t feel that there was a very supportive network for him growing up. “It’s hard to do anything around here if you don’t know people—you need connections,” he said. He didn’t go to college
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Beauty and Color: Scenes From Ethiopia Ethiopia is home to more than 100 million people—the second most-populous nation in Africa. It is also composed of wildly varying landscapes, and an incredible diversity of ethnic and religious groups. Getty Images photographer Carl Court reports that “Lonely Planet recently ranked Ethiopia among the top ten 2017 world tourist destinations,” and that it earned more than $870 million from tourism
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The Buck Stops Over There One of the more obscure rationales offered for supporting Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primaries and general election came from a group of right-leaning intellectuals with ties to the Claremont Institute, who argued that he would save the American project from progressive usurpers by reining in the administrative state. Adherents of this view worry that governance in the country has become
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China Shatters "Spooky Action at a Distance" Record, Preps for Quantum InternetResults from the Micius satellite test quantum entanglement, pointing the way toward hack-proof global communications—and a new space race -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Volcanic crystals give a new view of magmaVolcanologists are gaining a new understanding of what's going on inside the magma reservoir that lies below an active volcano and they're finding a colder, more solid place than previously thought, according to new research published June 16 in the journal Science. It's a new view of how volcanoes work, and could eventually help volcanologists get a better idea of when a volcano poses the most ri
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Electrolytes made from liquefied gas enable batteries to run at ultra-low temperaturesEngineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a breakthrough in electrolyte chemistry that enables lithium batteries to run at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius with excellent performance—in comparison, today's lithium-ion batteries stop working at -20 degrees Celsius. The new electrolytes also enable electrochemical capacitors to run as low as -80 degrees Celsius—the
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Holes drilled in shells point to bigger predators picking on small preyThe drill holes left in fossil shells by hunters such as snails and slugs show marine predators have grown steadily bigger and more powerful over time but stuck to picking off small prey, rather than using their added heft to pursue larger quarry, new research shows.
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Slow earthquakes in ocean subduction zones shed light on tsunami riskUnderstanding "slow-slip" earthquakes on the seafloor—seismic events that occur over a period of days or weeks—is giving researchers new insights into undersea earthquakes and the subsequent creation of tsunamis. Through an ocean discovery program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), scientists are studying the seafloor off the coast of Japan. The region could provide vital clues.
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It's About Time for Another Communist Revolution (If You're a Mollusk) Image: Ryan F. Mandelbaum/ Rainer Zenz /Wikimedia Commons/Claire Fackler, CINMS, NOAA The wealth gap is growing. The predators continue to improve their craft, amassing wealth as they evolve to prey on the silent lower class. But the lowly workers continue to be exploited for the fruits of their labor. It’s a situation that’s only gotten worse over time. And scientists are only starting to truly
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Futurity.org

Could algae and light treat heart disease? Injecting photosynthetic bacteria into the hearts of rats with cardiac disease and then activating photosynthesis by subjecting the bacteria to light can increase the flow of oxygen and improve heart function, a new study shows. “The beauty of it is that it’s a recycling system,” says Joseph Woo, chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University and senior author of the study. “You deliver t
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

First few millimeters of the leaf margin identify palm species in a new key to SyagrusAn incredible amount of information is contained in the very first few millimeters of the leaflet margin of species in the Neotropical palm genus Syagrus. A new key to the genus proves that by using a simple technique to identify species.
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High prevalence of CRE in Washington, D.C. healthcare facilitiesCarbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a family of highly pathogenic antibiotic-resistant organisms, are endemic across Washington, D.C. healthcare facilities, with 5.2 percent of inpatients testing positive for the bacteria, according to new research.
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Smart materials used in ultrasound behave similar to waterResearchers have provided new insight into piezoelectrics materials, a smart material used in ultrasound technology. While forming the most thorough model to date of how these materials work, they found striking similarities with the behavior of water. A more complete understanding of why these materials behave the way they do can unlock new materials design, leading to higher quality piezoelectri
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Giving children a voice in clinical trialsChildren as young as 8 years old with incurable cancer can reliably characterize the impact an experimental therapy has on their symptoms and quality of life -- even at the earliest stages of drug development -- making self-reported patient outcomes a potential new clinical trial endpoint.
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Cardiac stem cells from heart disease patients may be harmfulA new study finds that stem cell therapy may harm heart disease patients.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Raucous crystals: Acoustic emissions from organic martensite analoguesSome organic crystals jump around when heated up. This happens because of an extremely fast change in their crystal structure. Scientists have now demonstrated that the crystals send out acoustic signals during this process, which may be useful in analyzing the characteristics of this phenomenon. The researchers demonstrated that this process is analogous to martensitic transitions observed in ste
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Modeling the brain with 'Lego bricks'Researchers have developed a computational method that could be used to guide surgeons during brain surgery.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Targeting immune cells that help tumors stay hidden could improve immunotherapyResearchers have discovered a clue that could unlock the potential of immunotherapy drugs to successfully treat more cancers. The findings were made in mice and showed that targeting a sub-population of immune cells called regulatory T cells (T-regs) could make the drugs more effective.
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Ars Technica

Hands-on with Chrome’s wild new mobile interface As phones get bigger and bigger, putting all the controls at the top of the display—Desktop OS style—becomes less and less ergonomic. Phones like the Galaxy S8 Plus have displays that are about six inches tall, so there is no way most people can reach the top of the display one-handed. It's with this in mind that Google is totally rethinking the Chrome mobile design with a new layout that puts al
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Gizmodo

I Can't Stop Staring at This Sad Darth Vader Pretzel Image: Star Wars.com Some holidays come with food. Valentine’s Day and chocolates, Thanksgiving and turkey, Halloween and a bag full of candy from a stranger... but Father’s Day has always been left off the list. Until now, when the good people at Star Wars.com have given us a pretzel that says both “I think you might be evil” and “I may have never actually seen Star Wars .” The recipe looks perf
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Gizmodo

Uber Sued Over Mishandling the Medical File of a Woman Who Was Raped by Uber Driver Photo: AP A woman who was raped by an Uber driver in India is suing the company after reports that several senior executives obtained her medical files and used them to sow doubt about her account of the crime. The lawsuit alleges that Uber’s former president of business in the Asia Pacific region, Eric Alexander, obtained the woman’s medical records and shared them with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
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Gizmodo

It's Back! Clear the Rack at Nordstrom Rack Is On. Nordstrom Rack Clear the Rack sale It’s that time again. Nordstrom Rack has brought back their Clear the Rack sale and it’s full (and I mean FULL) of really incredible deals. Designer clothing, brands you’ve never heard of, everything an extra 25% off . Today’s the first day of the sale, so what are you waiting for? Here are some styles to check out first, but it’s worth a dig: Theory Sleeveless
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Ars Technica

In Borne, there’s a biotech apocalypse so weird it’s almost plausible Enlarge / Several artists have made work inspired by Borne. This is a woodcut of Mord, the giant flying bear, created by Theo Ellsworth. (credit: Theo Ellsworth) Wick and Rachel are barely surviving at the fringes of a city destroyed by an apocalypse so bizarre that it almost defies description. All we know is that a skyscraper-sized floating bear named Mord frequently zooms across the sky, terro
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The Atlantic

Alexei Navalny and the Cycle of Russian Protest The wave of public protest that swept Russia this week was weak and barely organized, but it deserves careful attention. And not just because of the fact that some 1,500 people were detained Monday while waving national flags on a national day: June 12, Russia’s Independence Day. People who took to the streets in all of the country’s 11 time zones used slogans like “corruption is stealing our fut
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Evidence lacking to estimate local government savings from California crime reform measureWhen California voters passed a ballot initiative reducing penalties for some criminal offenses, it was supposed to save local governments money by reducing law enforcement costs. But a new analysis finds that quantifying such savings that result from the reforms under Proposition 47 will require significant changes in the way local agencies track workloads.
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Futurity.org

Stopping parasite invasion could fight malaria Researchers have found that targeting a key protein could be an effective way to fight drug-resistant malaria-causing parasites. The protein, the transcription factor PfAP2-I, regulates a number of genes involved with the parasite’s invasion of red blood cells, a critical part of the parasite’s complex life cycle that could be targeted by new anti-malarial drugs. A paper describing PfAP2-I and it
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Crucial cutting enzyme maps sites of DNA damage in leukemias and other cancersResearchers studying a DNA-cutting enzyme with a crucial role in regulating the structure of genes have discovered a broad role for its cutting activity in driving abnormal genetic rearrangements called translocations that cause cancer, including leukemias and solid tumors.
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Development of low-dimensional nanomaterials could revolutionize future technologiesSome scientists believe improvements in computer processors, TV displays and solar cells will come from scientific advancements in the synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials.
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Optimizing feeding is necessary to maintain milk production in organic herdsCurrently, agriculture accounts for approximately 9% of total US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By varying diet formulation and the associated crop production to supply the diet, farmers can affect the quantity of GHG emissions of various feeding systems. Therefore, researchers have created a study to compare the effects of feeding strategies and the associated crop hectares on GHG emissions of W
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Key feature for modeling how cells spread in fibrous environmentsMany studies have shown that stiffness of the extracellular matrix, the fibrous network of collagen that surrounds cells, promotes cellular mobility; cells can get a better grip on stiffer surfaces and thus invade neighboring tissue. New research by scientists in the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science is diving deeper into this relationship, showing that stiffness
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Shortcut to satellite-based quantum encryption networkResearchers demonstrate ground-based measurements of quantum states sent by a laser aboard a satellite 38,000 kilometers above Earth.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Inhibitor drug improves overall survival in older radioiodine resistant thyroid cancerThe drug lenvatinib can significantly improve overall survival rates in a group of thyroid cancer patients whose disease is resistant to standard radioiodine treatment, according to new research. The study is the first to show lenvatinib has a definitive impact on overall survival (OS). Researchers found OS improves in patients older than 65 years of age and that the drug is well-tolerated.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Newly identified method of gene regulation challenges accepted science, researchers sayResearchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered an unexpected layer of the regulation of gene expression. The finding will likely disrupt scientists' understanding of how cells regulate their genes to develop, communicate and carry out specific tasks throughout the body.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Biomedical engineering researchers' findings and methodology are game-changersA study by three researchers in VCU's Department of Biomedical Engineering enhances understanding of a cell's response to mechanical cues from its surrounding environment, a key regulator of cell function. "Mechanotransduction Dynamics at the Cell-Matrix Interface" by assistant professor Seth Weinberg, Ph.D., student Devin Mair (pictured above) and associate professor Christopher Lemmon, Ph.D., em
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Ingeniøren

Trådløs opladning af mobile enheder i bevægelse: Sådan kan det gøresBlandt ugens videnskabelige højdepunkter var også nyt om turbulente strømninger, menneskers besynderlige farvesyn og imponerende rekorder inden for kvantekommunikation over lange afstande.
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Ingeniøren

Transportminister lover at beholde gamle togsignaler, hvis de nye fejlerTransportminister Ole Birk Olesen er 'moderat optimistisk' om det forsinkede signalprojekt til 20 milliarder kroner, og han vil arbejde på at udnytte det til førerløse S-tog.
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Ars Technica

Individual action can crowd out support for government policies Enlarge (credit: WinterforceMedia ) “Preaching to the choir” is often considered fruitless, although a choir is at least a receptive audience for a preacher’s message. But if the message is that the church needs more money, some choir members might decline to chip in—after all, aren't they already doing their part by singing? In a way, that’s the issue Stanford’s Seth Werfel explored through surv
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Futurity.org

Unnecessary antibiotics are far from harmless In a new study, a fifth of hospitalized patients on antibiotics suffered negative side effects, some of which could have been avoided since the drugs weren’t needed in the first place. “Antibiotics have the potential to cause real harm to patients,” says lead author Pranita Tamma, assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University and director of the hospital’s pediatric antimicrobial
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Popular Science

Fancy wine descriptions can make you feel more emotional when you drink Science Don't judge a riesling by its label. Would you be willing to pay more for a bottle of wine if it was crafted using handpicked fruit from high altitude vineyards or sourced from ancient soils? According to a…
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The Atlantic

The Controversy Over Inflation This week, the Federal Reserve decided to raise interest rates, a move intended to slow the economy down. It makes some sense. The current spell of growth has lasted for nearly 100 months. The jobless rate is down to 4.3 percent, and less than 2 percent in some metro areas. Wages are increasing, though not by much more than inflation. The monthly jobs numbers continue to look decent. As such, as
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

No Universe without Big BangAccording to Einstein's theory of relativity, the curvature of spacetime was infinite at the big bang. In fact, at this point all mathematical tools fail, and the theory breaks down. However, there remained the notion that perhaps the beginning of the universe could be treated in a simpler manner, and that the infinities of the big bang might be avoided. This has indeed been the hope expressed sin
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Optimizing feeding is necessary to maintain milk production in organic herdsConsumer demand for organic milk recently surpassed the available supply, with sales of organic products reaching $35 billion in 2014 and continuing to rise. As farms transition to organic production to meet demand, feeding strategies will need to be adapted to meet USDA National Organic Program requirements. Currently, agriculture accounts for approximately 9% of total US greenhouse gas (GHG) emi
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New Scientist - News

How did London tower block fire spread so fast and kill so many?London's high-rise blaze was the worst such tragedy for many years. What can we glean so far about why it spiralled into a disaster, asks engineer Feng Fu
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Astronomers see mysterious nitrogen area in a butterfly-shaped star formation diskAn international team of astronomers, led by Dutch scientists, has discovered a region in our Milky Way that contains many nitrogen compounds in the southeast of a butterfly-shaped star formation disk and very little in the north-west. The astronomers suspect that multiple stars-to-be share the same star formation disk, but the precise process is still a puzzle. The article with their findings has
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Is life more likely than black holes to be an adaptation for universe replication?Intelligent life is more likely than black holes are to be an adaptation designed by cosmological natural selection, an evolutionist from Brunel University London speculates.
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