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Atomic imperfections move quantum communication network closer to realityAn international team led by the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering has discovered how to manipulate a weird quantum interface between light and matter in silicon carbide along wavelengths used in telecommunications.
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Four Separate Attacks Kill At Least 44 in Pakistan Pakistan was hit by four attacks on Friday across three of the nation’s major cities, local officials reported. Three of the attacks were bombings, while the fourth was a shooting targeting police forces in the southern city of Karachi. Together, the attacks resulted in at least 44 casualties and around 140 injuries, signaling a period of increased violence before the end of Ramadan, the Islamic
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Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage A weedkiller called dicamba, which farmers hoped could banish herbicide-resistant weeds, has become a plague itself in Arkansas. The state's regulators just voted to ban it for 120 days. (Image credit: Courtesy of the University of Arkansas)
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Anthony Fauci on Americans' Overblown Fear of Pandemics Recalling the Ebola outbreak of 2014, Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, lamented the attention lavished on the four patients who were diagnosed with the virus in the United States. “The panic that that generated in this country diverted our effort and our attention from worrying about where the problem was,” which was in West Africa, Fauci
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New 3-D model predicts best planting practices for farmersAs farmers survey their fields this summer, several questions come to mind: How many plants germinated per acre? How does altering row spacing affect my yields? Does it make a difference if I plant my rows north to south or east to west? Now a computer model can answer these questions by comparing billions of virtual fields with different planting densities, row spacings, and orientations.
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By far, men garner most coveted speaking slots at virology meetingsAnn Palmenberg and Rob Kalejta heard complaints at one too many virology conferences about the perceived lack of women among the invited and keynote speakers. So, they did what all good scientists do: They tracked down the data.
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Making ferromagnets stronger by adding non-magnetic elementsResearchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory discovered that they could functionalize magnetic materials through a thoroughly unlikely method, by adding amounts of the virtually non-magnetic element scandium to a gadolinium-germanium alloy.
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Google to stop scanning Gmail for ad targetingGoogle said Friday it would stop scanning the contents of Gmail users' inboxes for ad targeting, moving to end a practice that has fueled privacy concerns since the free email service was launched.
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Chickens may illuminate how humans developed sharp daylight visionHumans belong to a select club of species that enjoy crisp color vision in daylight, thanks to a small spot in the center of the retina at the back of the eye. Other club members include monkeys and apes, various fish and reptiles, and many birds, which must home in on their scurrying dinners from afar or peck at tiny seeds.
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Better Memory Begets BoredomThe better study participants scored in the memory test, the faster they got bored. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic Daily: Presidential Legitimacy and Preexisting Conditions What We’re Following Trump’s Troubles: Last year, the CIA told then-President Obama that Putin had asked his intelligence agencies to intervene in Trump’s favor in the presidential election, according to a new report from The Washington Post. This doesn’t necessarily mean the Trump campaign was involved, but it deepens the uncertainty surrounding the legitimacy of his office —and makes the questi
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GOP Senator Dean Heller Won’t Support Senate Healthcare Bill The recently unveiled Senate healthcare bill is running into the kind of opposition that could imperil its passage—and that opposition is coming from Republican senators. Dean Heller of Nevada, one of the most politically vulnerable Republican senators facing re-election in 2018, announced on Friday that he will not support the Senate GOP healthcare bill in its current form. “This bill would mean
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Windows 10 S Doesn't Appear to Be as Invulnerable to Ransomware as Microsoft Claims Photo: Getty Microsoft’s tall claim that “no known ransomware” will run on its Windows 10 S operating system has been weighed, measured, and found wanting. In a report published Friday by ZDNet , Hacker House security researcher Matthew Hickey reportedly broke through the operating system’s security in a little over three hours. Hickey was able to attain a level of remote admin control allowing h
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The Risk of Rushing Through Legislation After weeks of secret drafting and backroom negotiations, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled Senate Republicans’ health-care bill on Thursday to a cold reception . If it becomes law, the 142-page bill will overhaul one-sixth of the U.S. economy and change how many Americans make life-and-death decisions. Senators will have little time to digest its full impact: McConnell says he wants a vot
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Sexually Active Old People Seem to Be Smarter Image: Edwin Torres /Wikimedia Commons Fucking is good. What else can you say? We’re a species that gets to actually enjoy sexual activity. It makes babies. When consenting adults do sex-making, it is good. A new study suggests that when old people do sex, it is also good. Maybe even more good. The researchers behind a new study already knew that increased mental, social, and physical activity is
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SpaceX Launches Rocket With "Highest-Ever Reentry Force"The company has now landed a recycled rocket for the second time -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Shady Way Shops Beat America’s 25-Year Car Import Rule Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents raided All JDM Motors , a Japanese car import and parts shop in South Carolina, and seized computers and documents after authorities discovered a 1996 Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R hidden within a shipping container destined for the dealer. That car is banned under U.S. import laws and shouldn’t be for sale—but there’s another way these illegal cars
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Global Urban Footprint Revealed in Unprecedented ResolutionMapping urban areas is fraught with difficulty. But a database of radar images taken from space throws new light on the global urban footprint.
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Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health riskToxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. The findings likely have implications for 'sick building syndrome.
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Bioengineers create more durable, versatile wearable for diabetes monitoringResearchers are getting more out of the sweat they've put into their work on a wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration. In a study, the team describes their wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three interconnected compounds - cortisol, glucose and interleukin-6 - in perspired sweat for up to a week without loss of sig
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Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer's diseaseAn anti-epileptic drug has been tested for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. The team documented changes in patients' EEGs that suggest the drug could have a beneficial effect.
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Q of the Week: Should Congress Take Their Summer Recess? Since early June, Representative Mark Meadows, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, has been calling for Congress to cancel its summer recess in order to pass a few key items on the GOP agenda, like health care and tax reform. But lawmakers are reluctant to give up their summer breaks, partly because the recess gives them time to meet with their constituents back in their home states. This w
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Obama reportedly ordered implants to be deployed in key Russian networks Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons/Maria Joner) In his final days as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama authorized a covert hacking operation to implant attack code in sensitive Russian networks. The revelation came in an 8,000-word article The Washington Post published Friday that recounted a secret struggle to punish the Kremlin for tampering with the 2016 election. According
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Making ferromagnets stronger by adding non-magnetic elementsMagnetic materials can be functionalized through a thoroughly unlikely method, report researchers: by adding amounts of the virtually non-magnetic element scandium to a gadolinium-germanium alloy.
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Genes, ozone, and autismExposure to ozone in the environment puts individuals with high levels of genetic variation at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected just by adding the two risk factors together, a new analysis shows. The study is the first to look at the combined effects of genome-wide genetic change and environmental risk factors for autism.
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The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, study showsYour cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off — suggests new research.
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Canada Issues Guidelines for Safer Use of MarijuanaOfficials in Canada are releasing guidelines for how people can lower the health risks associated with using marijuana
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Mountain Lions Terrified By Voices Of Rush Limbaugh, Rachel Maddow Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz were trying to understand the nature of fear for mountain lions. By playing a series of audio clips of political talk show hosts, including Rachel Maddow and Rush Limbaugh, researchers discovered that mountain lions fear people.
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Targeted drug shows promise in rare advanced kidney cancerSome patients with a form of advanced kidney cancer benefited from an experimental drug targeted to an abnormal genetic pathway causing cancerous growth, according to research led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists.
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Medical records join revenge porn, credit card numbers for Google removal Enlarge (credit: Getty | Chris Ryan ) Alphabet Inc.'s Google has now added personal medical records to the list of things it’s willing to remove from search results upon request. Starting this week, individuals can ask Google to delete from search results “confidential, personal medical records of private people” that have been posted without consent. The quiet move, reported by Bloomberg , adds
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Yahoo Shutters That $30 Million App It Bought From a Teen Image: Getty Yahoo is shutting down an app created by teenager . Four years ago, said teenager sold the app to the struggling internet company for a reported $30 million. It’s one of many casualties from Verizon’s recent acquisition of the big purple Dot Com giant, but it’s especially interesting since Yahoo turned so many heads by spending such a huge sum on an app created by a teen. Then again,
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Windows 10 S’ security brought down by, of course, Word macros Enlarge / The Windows 10 S default wallpaper is a rather attractive simplified version of the Windows 10 default wallpaper. (credit: Microsoft ) The major premise justifying Windows 10 S, the new variant of Windows 10 that can only install and run applications from the Windows Store, is that by enforcing such a restriction, Windows 10 S can—like iOS and Chrome OS—offer greater robustness and cons
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Recycled Falcon 9 rocket survives one of SpaceX's most challenging landings yet Space Challenge accepted. Today's rocket booster came down hard, but otherwise it was a successful landing.
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Lean Back and Exercise With This $90 Recumbent Bike Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle , $90 If you’ve got the space for it, you’d be hard pressed to find an exercise bike cheaper than this. Despite the low price though, it still features eight levels of resistance, a screen to track your stats, and a 4.2 star review average.
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How To Turn Off Snapchat’s Stalkerish Snap Map FeatureIt's called Ghost Mode.
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Research accelerates quest for quicker, longer-lasting electronicsIn the world of electronics, where the quest is always for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, topological insulators (TI) have tantalizing potential.In a paper published today in 'Science Advances,' Jing Shi, a professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside and colleagues MIT and Arizona State University report they have created a TI film just 25 atoms thick that adheres to a
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The Preacher Team Explains How Season One Was All About Getting You Ready for Season Two Joe Gilgun, Ruth Negga, and Dominic Cooper are back for Preacher season 2. All Images: AMC The first season of AMC’s Preacher took a decidedly different turn from the comics it was based on. It was essential a prequel, leading up to the events of the first issue, setting the tone and introducing the characters in a uniquely manic and violent world. It was a big risk. Now that season two is about
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Evolution Will No Longer Be Taught in Turkish Schools Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. (Image: AP) Claiming that evolution is “debatable, controversial, and too complicated for students,” Turkey’s board of education has decided to stop teaching Darwinian natural selection in its schools. The move has infuriated the country’s secular opposition, but it could embolden other countries to do the same. The Guardian reports that Turkey’s senior edu
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Scroogled no more: Gmail won’t scan e-mails for ads personalization Enlarge / Microsoft's description of Gmail scanning from the "Scroogled" ad campaign. (credit: Microsoft) Google has announced it will no longer scan e-mail messages for ad personalization. Previously, in the consumer version of Gmail, Google's computers would scan the contents of every e-mail message to determine a relevant ad to show. The scanning "feature" has been turned off for Google Apps f
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Bird's eye perspectiveHarvard Medical School researchers have now provided the first insight into the perplexing question of how humans developed their daytime vision.
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What Is a Solar Eclipse?Solar eclipses are some of nature's most dramatic celestial performances. They occur when the Earth, moon and sun are aligned in the same plane and the moon passes between the two other bodies.
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Dealmaster: Get a Dell XPS tower or an Inspiron desktop with monitor for just $499 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains , we're back with a bunch of new deals to share before the weekend begins. Of note are two great deals priced at $499: you can get either a Dell XPS tower PC, complete with a Core i5 processor and 2GB Nvidia GPU, or a Dell Inspiron 3650 desktop with a Core i5 Skylake CPU and a 22-inch Dell LED monitor. Both deals are great if you're in
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Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering SecularistsA chapter on evolution will no longer appear in ninth graders’ textbooks because it is considered too “controversial” an idea, an education official said.
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Apple Unveils World's Least Portable Laptop GIF You can say a lot about Apple—it brought smartphones and personal computers to the mass market, it changed the technology industry forever, it was controlled by a megalomaniacal asshole for much of its existence—but you’d have a hard time getting even the staunchest critic of the company to argue its products weren’t groundbreakingly pretty. Alas, nothing gold can stay. Behold, Chicago’s terr
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What Happens When a Presidency Loses Its Legitimacy? Day by day, revelation after revelation, the legitimacy of the Trump presidency is seeping away. The question of what to do about this loss is becoming ever more urgent and frightening. The already thick cloud of discredit over the Trump presidency thickened deeper Friday, June 23. The Washington Post reported that the CIA told President Obama last year that Vladimir Putin had personally and spec
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Weight Bias May Show Up in School Kids As Young As 9School-age kids may be biased against their peers who are overweight or obese and not even know it, a new study finds.
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Experts uncover first molecular events of organ rejectionResearchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Toronto have uncovered the first molecular steps that lead to immune system activation and eventual rejection of a transplanted organ.
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'Cause For Serious Concern': Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes A commercial fisher captured the silver carp beyond the barriers built to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. The incident is raising alarms from local lawmakers. (Image credit: Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources)
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Poem of the Week: ‘The Cellist’ by Galway Kinnell The late Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning poet Galway Kinnell excelled at creating immersive moments. The stanzas and scenes of his plain-spoken verse are grounded in physical detail and acute psychological insight, even as they explore more abstract philosophical territory. From his dark preoccupations—mortality, and the familiar ugliness of everyday life—he draws a sense of beaut
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Nature Therapy Is a Privilege I am in the mountains and they are healing me. It is like the miracle pool at Lourdes except it’s not a miracle and we’re not at Lourdes. We’re at Maroon Bells, which depending on which website you ask, are the most photographed mountains in Aspen, in Colorado, or in North America. I photograph them some more, to help them hold onto their title. The mountains, and their attendant plant life and w
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Why 'Greener' Gas-Powered Vehicles Aren't As Clean As You ThinkSo called "cleaner" gas-powered cars still emit pollutants that eventually turn into harmful particulate matter in the atmosphere, new research shows.
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The Guardian view on plutocratic Mars missions: escape velocity | EditorialThe race between wealthy tech billionaires to get to Mars is a distraction from mortality For science fiction writers ranged across the astronomical distance that separates Edgar Rice Burroughs and Kim Stanley Robinson, Mars has been a theatre of dreams, variously realistic. Now the tech billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are competing to see who will make it first there in reality. Bezos is sp
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The Dumbo Octopus Is Eight Cute Legs of Stone Cold Murder Image: OET/NautilusLive Hey, sailors! Welcome back to Animals Are Good: Cephalopod Week edition. Cephalopods, in case you’re wondering, are a class of mollusks to which octopus , squid, and cuttlefish belong. As the week comes to a close, we’d like to give a much-deserved shoutout to one of the cutest tentacle-babies out there: the dumbo octopus (genus Grimpoteuthis). This fierce little squish—wh
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Prospecting In Devil's Canyon Is Hard. Even The Trees Won't Cooperate. Devil's Canyon | Tuesdays at 10/9c Tensions build as the elements once again keep Boyce from making it to the sandbar. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: http://discoverygo.com/devils-canyon More: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/devils-canyon/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DevilsCanyonTV/ https://www.facebook.c
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Cut US commercial building energy use 29 percent with widespread controlsThe US could slash its energy use by the equivalent of what is currently used by 12 to 15 million Americans if commercial buildings fully used energy-efficiency controls nationwide.
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New 3-D model predicts best planting practices for farmersThe University of Illinois and the Partner Institute for Computational Biology in Shanghai developed a computer model to predict the yield of different crop cultivars in a multitude of planting conditions. Published in BioEnergy Research, the model depicts the growth of 3-D plants, incorporating models of the biochemical and biophysical processes that underlie productivity.
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40 is Considered Old in Senate GOP Health PlanPeople at that age who receive subsidies for care would see big changes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Google Says It Will Stop Scanning Your Emails to Serve Ads Photo: Getty Gmail is free, in part because Google has always scanned the contents of users’ inboxes in order to serve targeted ads. It’s a sleazy business model, but Google certainly isn’t alone: Most other free email services (and, hi, social media platforms) do the same thing. But Google has finally decided to end the practice of scanning emails for advertising, according to a blog post publis
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Decades after the discovery of anti-obesity hormone, scant evidence that leptin keeps lean people lean, scientists sayDecades after the discovery of anti-obesity hormone, scant evidence that leptin keeps lean people lean, scientists caution.
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Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregiversGoing for a walk outside, reading, listening to music — these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study.
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Out of africa: New research explores drive behind early humanity's travels across the worldA new research project starts this July after receiving a grant of over £450,000 from the Leverhulme Trust to explore the migrations of humans out of Africa.
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Plants sacrifice 'daughters' to survive chilly weatherPlants adopt different strategies to survive the changing temperatures of their natural environments. This is most evident in temperate regions where forest trees shed their leaves to conserve energy during the cold season. In a new study, a team of plant biologists found that some plants may selectively kill part of their roots to survive under cold weather conditions.
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Gentrify Your Own Home With These LED Edison-Style Bulbs 6-Pack Kohree Edison LED Bulbs , $22 with code 3BBJHXS6 You know those warm, dim, Edison-style bulbs you see in fancy restaurants and bars staffed by men with mustaches? Well, it turns out that they make LED version of those , and you can own six of them for $22 with promo code 3BBJHXS6. And unlike a lot of alternatives, these are dimmable, and even use E26 bases that work in any standard lightin
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By far, men garner most coveted speaking slots at virology meetingsIn their recent study, published in the Journal of Virology, the University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined 35 years worth of invited speaker rosters from four prominent virology meetings, including the American Society for Virology, which is hosting its annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin starting June 24, 2017. They found that men were overwhelmingly represented. For example, between
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Lights out: The neural relationship between light and sleepWhile a great deal is known about how light affects circadian rhythms, little is known about the direct effects of light on sleep: Why do we tend to wake up if the lights are flipped on in the middle of the night? Why does darkness make us sleepy? Caltech researchers in the laboratory of Professor of Biology David Prober say they have discovered at least part of the answer: a specific protein in t
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Child safety or parental duty: New study maps out core concepts in the vaccination debateThe recent measles outbreak in Minnesota has been a sobering reminder of how highly concentrated populations of vaccination skeptics can elevate an entire community's risk of infection. Around the edges of every headline-grabbing outbreak, there's a vast range of opinions being circulated about the risks and benefits of early childhood immunization. The vaccination debate maintains a constant pres
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Combined molecular biology test is the first to distinguish benign pancreatic lesionsWhen performed in tandem, two molecular biology laboratory tests distinguish, with near certainty, pancreatic lesions that mimic early signs of cancer but are completely benign. The lesions almost never progress to cancer, so patients may be spared unnecessary pancreatic cancer screenings or operations. The two-test combination is the only one to date that can accurately and specifically identify
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Heavy-drinking mothers linked to their child’s path toward the justice systemA new study investigated whether children whose mothers had an alcohol-related disorder would be at risk of early-life contact with the justice system, which can lead to many negative outcomes across an individual's life span. Such outcomes can include repeated contact with the justice system, social disadvantages and marginalization, and mental-health and substance-use issues.
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Tiny nanoparticles offer significant potential in detecting, treating disease new review of work on exosomesExosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating disease, the most comprehensive overview so far of research in the field has concluded. Areas which could benefit include cancer treatment and regenerative medicine.
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A rising star: Researchers dissect the process by which blood vessels shrink, which could have important implications for human healthIt's a tiny marine invertebrate, no more than 3 millimeters in size. But closely related to humans, Botryllus schlosseri might hold the key to new treatments for cancer and a host of vascular diseases.
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Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suitA Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.
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Bid for environmental rights pact to kick off in ParisPoliticians, legal experts and activists will launch a campaign in Paris on Saturday for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment.
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Bioengineers create more durable, versatile wearable for diabetes monitoringResearchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are getting more out of the sweat they've put into their work on a wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration.
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Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health riskToxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. The findings, which likely have implications for 'sick building syndrome,' were published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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Lowering health risks of cannabis use with new public health guidelinesCanada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, released with the endorsement of key medical and public health organizations, provide 10 science-based recommendations to enable cannabis users to reduce their health risks. The guidelines are based on a scientific review by an international team of experts.
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Accentuate the positive to reduce risk of chronic diseasePeople who experience not just positive emotions but a diversity of positive emotions appear to have lower levels of systemic inflammation, which may reduce their risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to research.
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CHESS mission will check out the space between starsDeep in space between distant stars, space is not empty. Instead, there drifts vast clouds of neutral atoms and molecules, as well as charged plasma particles called the interstellar medium—that may, over millions of years, evolve into new stars and even planets. These floating interstellar reservoirs are the focus of the NASA-funded CHESS sounding rocket mission, which will check out the earliest
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Team launches 'comb and copter' system to map atmospheric gasesResearchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder have demonstrated a new mobile, ground-based system that could scan and map atmospheric gas plumes over kilometer distances.
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Al Sharpton Explains Why His Thirst-Trap Selfies Might Steal Your Great-Auntie The Rev. Al Sharpton via Instagram screenshot Listen, if you’re not following the Rev. Al Sharpton on social media, what are you doing with your life? Lately, the civil rights leader has been posting selfies like the one above, and while he thinks it’s just a harmless promotion of a healthy lifestyle, the internet, namely black Twitter, thought it was hilarious meme material. “The Rev said, ‘I wa
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Photos of the Week: 6/17–6/23 A heatwave in Europe, Ramadan in Syria, floating solar farms in China, the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, the Royal Highland Show in Scotland, protests in Washington, D.C., and much more
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The Saudi-Led Bloc's List of Demands to End Qatar Crisis Updated at 2:15 p.m. ET Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries have presented Qatar with a list of demands to meet before they will end a now three-week long blockade against the country. An English version of the list was first reported by the Associated Press early Friday local time, and on it were 13 requirements , including demands that Qatar curb all diplomatic ties with Iran and that it shut
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Synthetic iris could let cameras react to light like our eyes doThe iris in our eyes shrinks the pupil in bright light and enlarges it in the dark, and now an artificial version could do the same for both eyes and cameras
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Huge Icelandic Eruption Mimics Industrial EmissionsThe Holuhraun lava field explosion of 2014 and 2015 could help scientists sharpen climate change models -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Stratospheric Balloon Startups Want to Make It Easier to Fly to the Edge of SpaceFast launches and low prices could make giant helium balloons a more practical option for scientists who want to experiment at altitude.
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Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health riskToxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. The findings, which likely have implications for "sick building syndrome," were published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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Why Do Democrats Keep Losing in 2017? Kansas. Montana. Georgia. South Carolina. A string of special election defeats in each state, and with each one, a missed opportunity to take over a Republican House seat, has left Democrats facing the question: Why does the party keep losing elections, and when will that change? The most obvious reason that Democrats fell short is that the special elections have taken place in conservative stron
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Why Are Humans Awkward? Why are some people more prone to uncomfortable moments than others? This video explores why certain humans avoid eye contact and have trouble picking up on social cues. For further reading on the topic, check out Ty Tashiro’s book Awkward.
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Ancient Egyptians to modern humans: Coronary artery disease genes benefit reproductionResearchers have found that genes for coronary heart disease (CAD) also influence reproduction, so in order to reproduce successfully, the genes for heart disease will also be inherited.
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Video games offer active military, veterans coping mechanism for stressWhile most research on the topic focuses on gaming’s role in clinical settings, new research seeks to understand how everyday gameplay can provide military and veterans self-directed coping strategies to manage their physical and psychological stressors.
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Study links sleep patterns with pain persistence after pediatric surgeryAbout 20 percent of children develop persistent pain after surgery, and a new study showed that poorer night-time sleep quality was significantly associated with greater next-day pain intensity over four months after surgery.
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Yellowstone Grizzly Bears to Lose Endangered Species ProtectionThe decision to drop federal protection is based on findings that the bears' numbers have rebounded in recent decades -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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SpaceX Fans: This Is Your Super Bowl Weekend Image: SpaceX via Flickr Over the last few months, SpaceX has out-SpaceX-ed itself in the best way possible: it’s launched an already used rocket into orbit (and landed it), ferried up a spy satellite , and even flown a recycled Dragon spacecraft . But this weekend, the aerospace company will tackle a new challenge: two launches within 48 hours. It’s nerd nirvana. SpaceX kicks off its first launc
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The EPA Quietly Approved Monsanto's New Genetic-Engineering Technology DvSnf7 dsRNA is an unusual insecticide. You don’t spray it on crops. Instead, you encode instructions for manufacturing it in the DNA of the crop itself. If a pesky western corn rootworm comes munching, the plant’s self-made DvSnf7 dsRNA disrupts a critical rootworm gene and kills the pest. This last step is called RNA interference, or RNAi, and the Environmental Protection Agency last week appro
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Which Avenger Is Going to Die in Infinity War? Image: Marvel Studios. Ohayo, my outstanding outgoing mail packages! Apologies for being late; all I can do is promise that it’s another extra-long installment, thanks to the abundance of great letters you guys keep sending me. So, this week: Some hard truths about the Avengers, some Wonder Woman plot holes filled, way more Tom Bombadil than is strictly necessary, and more! Remember, Death Is Tha
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Is the US Paying $300 Million Too Much to Launch Rockets? Elon Musk Thinks So. Is the government overpaying by $300 million? Elon Musk of SpaceX has long argued that there needs to be greater competition with the awarding of space launch contracts. New reports indicate that SpaceX may be $300 million less than the US government is currently paying. Read More
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These bamboo bed sheets reach new levels of softness Sponsored Post Save 40 percent off a luxurious set of natural yarns that stay soft and wrinkle-free. 40 percent off bamboo bedsheets. Read on.
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Uranus’s crooked, messy magnetic field might open and shut dailyThe off-kilter tumbling of the magnetic bubble around Uranus may regularly let a barrage of charged particles from the solar wind flow in
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Espionage suspect totally thought messages to Chinese intel were deleted On June 22, Kevin Patrick Mallory was brought before a US federal judge for his first hearing on charges that he sold highly classified documents to a Chinese intelligence agent. These documents, which are considered "National Defense Information," included at least one Top Secret document and three classified as Secret and were found on a phone Mallory had been provided by his Chinese contacts.
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The Alligators triumph! Woohoooo! This ferocious battle is complete, and both teams fared well, but there could be only one winner: Team Alligator! Congrats to all, and enjoy your bonuses! Artwork by Rabbit Giraud
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Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer's diseaseIn a recent feasibility study, BIDMC tested an anti-epileptic drug for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. The team documented changes in patients' EEGs that suggest the drug could have a beneficial effect.
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Patient race & gender are important in predicting heart attack in the emergency departmentResearchers at the George Washington University published research finding that certain symptoms are more and less predictive of patients' risk for acute coronary syndrome, which includes heart attack, in patients of different gender and race.
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Bioengineers create more durable, versatile wearable for diabetes monitoringResearchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are getting more out of the sweat they've put into their work on a wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration. In a study published recently in Nature Scientific Reports, the team describes their wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three interconnected compounds - cortisol
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Samsung’s Classy New TV Moonlights as a Work of ArtOne click on the remote toggles between a television and a display for digital art.
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Vince Staples, Enemy of Groupthink Somewhere in America last year, a woman took to YouTube to complain about a song that she’d heard on the radio while dropping her daughter off at school. Tears in her eyes and strain in her voice, the self-identified Christian mother of three recited the lyrics from Vince Staples’s “Norf Norf,” pronouncing every profanity, sobbing at the Long Beach rapper’s mentions of sex and crime and running a
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How the Senate's Health-Care Bill Would Cause Financial Ruin for People With Preexisting Conditions If there was one goal Senate Republicans had set out to achieve in developing their health bill to show they were less “mean” than their colleagues in the House, it was to take away the House Republicans’ green light for insurers to once again discriminate against those with pre-existing health conditions. Senate Republicans were willing to drive up deductibles and co-pays and be more draconian o
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Finding NASA's Curiosity rover, art-attacking microbes, and other amazing images of the week Science Newsworthy eye candy Our favorite images from this week in science, health, and environmental news. Read on.
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Obama Authorized Cyberstrikes Against Russia Through Secret Program That Continues Under Trump Photo: Getty Following the Kremlin-directed cyberattacks that upended the Democratic Party last summer, then-President Barack Obama reportedly approved the use of cyberweapons targeting sensitive Russian computer systems, according to a new report from the Washington Post —one of the most comprehensive so far to describe the administration’s response to the Kremlin’s aggression. The covert measur
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This Space Museum in Central Kansas Was Worth the 20 Hour Drive All Images: Chris Davidson Hutchinson, Kansas isn’t the kind of place you’d wind up if you weren’t looking to. The placid prairie town sits a solid hour’s drive south of I-70, the interstate that most travelers use to blow across 425 miles of Kansas cornfield and cattle pasture as quickly as possible. But as soon as I entered the silver-roofed museum, which is flanked by an authentic Mercury-Reds
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More breast cancers were diagnosed at early stage after Affordable Care Act took effectA Loyola University Chicago study published this month has found an increase in the percentage of breast cancer patients who were diagnosed in early Stage 1, after the Affordable Care Act took effect. The increases in Stage 1 diagnoses were higher among African American and Latina breast cancer patients, compared to white patients.
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NIST/CU team launches 'comb and copter' system to map atmospheric gasesResearchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder have demonstrated a new mobile, ground-based system that could scan and map atmospheric gas plumes over kilometer distances.
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Algorithm generates origami folding patterns for any shapeA new algorithm generates practical paper-folding patterns to produce any 3-D structure.
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Heart disease genes also key for having kids The genes that lead to coronary artery disease (CAD) also influence reproduction, research shows. In order to reproduce successfully, researchers say, the genes for heart disease will also be inherited. “…we suspected there must have been be some unknown benefit to retaining these genes for the disease.” “Evolution, it seems, is involved in a trade-off where CAD only begins to appear at around 40
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Destiny 2’s guns won’t recoil on PC as they do on consoles Captured footage of the PC version of Destiny 2 shows what looks like extremely limited recoil on a number of powerful weapons. When Destiny 2 brings the first-person shooter from the console to the PC later this year, the developers at Bungie want the gameplay to feel the same across platforms. But there is at least one important change being made to make the PC edition of the game play differen
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Russia’s Cyberwar Lab and Haiti’s Portable Pharmacies: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing How an Entire Nation Became Russia’s Test Lab for Cyberwar Andy Greenberg | WIRED “ Yushchenko, who ended up serving as Ukraine’s president from 2005 to 2010, believes that Russia’s tactics, online and off, have one single aim: ‘to destabilize the situation in Ukraine, to make its government look incompetent and vulnerable.’ He lumps the blackouts and other cyberattacks together with the Russian
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Amputees control avatar by imagining moving their missing limbsEven after losing a limb, brain activity associated with imagined movements can be read by an fMRI brain scanner and used to control a computer character
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All the Best Ways to Back Up Your Data Image: Backblaze You’ve got more choices than ever when it comes to backing up your data—you are backing up your data, right?—so how do you choose the best one for your needs? First, it’s a good idea to pick up some kind of external hard drive. You can go the Network Attached Storage (NAS) route if you want to access the storage from your Wi-Fi (or build your own Netflix ). You can also just get
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Fisherman Say Orcas Are Harrassing Them. Orcas Have No Comment. Orcas are trailing Alaskan fishermen and taking their halibut and black-cod catches. Read More
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Scientists recreate Californian Indian water bottles to study ancient exposure to chemicalsWater bottles replicated in the traditional method used by Native Californian Indians reveal that the manufacturing process may have been detrimental to the health of these people.
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Sweet bribes for ants are key to crops bearing fruit, study showsSome flowering crops, such as beans and cotton, carefully manage the amount and sweetness of nectar produced on their flowers and leaves, to recruit colonizing ants which deter herbivores. This strategy balances their needs for defense and reproduction.
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Could The Best Memory System Be One That Forgets? Forget thinking about forgetting as failure. Researchers now say that ridding our brains of irrelevant details and outdated information helps us better navigate our ever-changing world. (Image credit: Jedrzej Kaminski / EyeEm/Getty Images)
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A New Variety of Poppy Seed Won't Make Drug Tests Think You're an Addict Photo: Joel Kramer via Flickr Bad news if you were hoping to beat a drug test by blaming it on your breakfast. A British company called FDL , a “global supplier of speciality ingredients,” is claiming to have developed a new type of poppy seed with reduced levels of morphine that won’t produce a false positive result on a drug test. You’ve probably heard that eating too many poppy seed bagels, or
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Today's Best Deals: Jerky Samples, External Storage, Schlage Door Handle, and More Amazon’s jerky sample box , Schlage door knobs , and a 3TB external drive lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Dell Latitude 3379 , $500 It’s not the sexiest or more powerful laptop out there, but $500's a solid deal for a Dell with Windows 10 Pro, a 1080p fold-back touchscreen, and a 128GB SSD. The 4G
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YouTube’s “VR180” format cuts down on VR video’s prohibitive requirements Enlarge / Grab a phone, strap in, and start watching VR content. VidCon, the largest conference for online video creators, took place this week, and YouTube celebrated by announcing a new VR format. YouTube has supported VR and 360-degree video for some time, but the format is really hard to do right. The camera rigs are really expensive, and for any kind of clarity, 4K resolution isn't good enou
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German parties salvage vote on social media hate posts billGermany's governing parties have cleared the way for parliament to vote on legislation designed to get illegal content such as hate speech or defamatory fake news removed quickly from social networking sites.
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The Peril and Promise of Peanut Butter Despite their diminutive scale, peanuts play an outsized role in American culture. Peanut butter has long been a mainstay of the American lunch box, with its sticky, slightly sweet nuttiness flavoring the memories of generation after generation of kids. And it’s hard to imagine ball games without, as the song goes, peanuts and Cracker Jacks (which, of course, also contain peanuts). But today, pea
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Roxane Gay on Acceptance In Roxane Gay’s new memoir Hunger , the writer details her relationship with her body over her life. In this short interview, Gay critiques socially constructed beauty norms and how weight has been left out of the new culture of acceptance.
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Ars Technica
Low-latency satellite broadband gets approval to serve US residents (credit: OneWeb ) A company seeking to offer low-latency broadband from satellites yesterday received a key approval from the Federal Communications Commission. "Over a year ago, OneWeb was the first company to seek approval to enter the US market with a system of high-capacity satellites that orbit closer to Earth than any satellite has ever before," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said before yesterday's
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Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of USThis August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years.
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How to beach-proof your phone DIY Protect it from sun, sand, and seawater. Heat, sand, and water can destroy electronics. But that doesn't mean you have to leave your phone home when you visit the beach. Just take these precautions.
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Dune ecosystem modellingAcacia longifolia, which is native to Australia, is a species which was cultivated in Portugal primarily to stabilize dunes and as an ornamental plant; now it has spread out uncontrollably in Portugal and into many ecosystems around the world. Using the acacia as an example, researchers show that the location has an effect on interaction with other species.
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Single electron's tiny leap sets off 'molecular sunscreen' responseScientists have seen the first step of a process that protects a DNA building block called thymine from sun damage: When it's hit with ultraviolet light, a single electron jumps into a slightly higher orbit around the nucleus of a single oxygen atom.
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A short exercise in middle school sets minorities on a path to college Enlarge (credit: Austin Community College ) In the US, a college education makes a huge difference for most people. It opens up lots of career opportunities, many of them at higher than average pay. The better economic opportunities it provides are associated with things like better health and a longer life expectancy. Unfortunately, the US population doesn't have equal access to college. Black p
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DSB sælger IC2 - uden garantiDSB slipper nu af med IC4-togets problemplagede lillesøster. En udenlandsk køber aftager i første omgang tre togsæt og køber yderligere 12, hvis de første tre kommer til at køre. Syv andre IC2-togsæt bliver skrællet og ophugget.
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Founder of Russian messaging app defies official ultimatumThe founder of a Russian encrypted messaging app is defying the government's request to provide information about his company.
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Self-folding origami: Chemical programming allows Nafion sheets to fold and refoldPlastic with a thousand faces: A single piece of Nafion foil makes it possible to produce a broad palette of complex 3D structures. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers describe how they use simple chemical "programming" to induce the foil to fold itself using origami and kirigami principles. These folds can be repeatedly "erased" and the foil can be "reprogrammed".
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Wired
'The Bad Batch': Every Good Director Needs a Messy Second MovieSophomore slumps are common, sure, but sometimes things are misunderstood for a reason—and Ana Lily Amirpour's new outing is no exception.
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ORide Is a Prototype for an Encrypted Uber That Can't Track YouResearchers built a proof-of-concept system to show that Uber and Lyft don't actually need to know where you are.
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Scientists work to develop heat-resistant 'cow of the future'More than half the cattle in the world live in hot and humid environments, including about 40 percent of beef cows in the United States. By using genomic tools, researchers aim to produce an animal with superior ability to adapt to hot living conditions and produce top-quality beef.
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Does dark matter annihilate quicker in the Milky Way?A new theory predicts how dark matter may be annihilating much more rapidly in the Milky Way, than in smaller or larger galaxies and the early Universe.
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Existing drugs could benefit patients with bone cancer, genetic study suggestsA subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma -- a form of bone cancer -- could be helped by an existing drug, suggest scientists. In the largest genetic sequencing study of osteosarcoma to date, scientists discovered that 10 percent of patients with a genetic mutation in particular growth factor signalling genes may benefit from existing drugs, known as IGF1R inhibitors.
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Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?A new article compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in women who have previously undergone breast conservation surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer initially diagnosed at 50 or younger.
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Customizable 'Smart' Exoskeleton Learns from Your StepsAssisted walking just got smarter.
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Is it okay for children to count on their fingers?Is it OK for children to count on their fingers? Generations of pupils have been discouraged by their teachers from using their hands when learning maths. But a new research article, published in Frontiers in Education shows using fingers may be a much more important part of maths learning than previously thought.
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Discovery of a new mechanism involved in the migration of cancer cellsA team of young French researchers has discovered a new mechanism which facilitates cell migration. On the surface of its membrane, the cell develops multiple small hooks which help it to attach to fibers outside the cell and move along them. This action helps us to understand better how a cell escapes from the tumor mass and moves around the body to form a new focus.
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I Found a 15-inch Laptop That's Not a Total Pain All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters that ne
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Turtle go-slow zone extensions neededJames Cook University marine scientists are calling for an extension of go-slow zones in turtle habitats to reduce boat strikes on the threatened creatures.
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Mystics Rising: Merger Hunt That’s right, the Hunt is back! Everyone’s favorite elusive competition is here again, so let’s get going. Swag: Raffle for one tee and one poster for 2 of the top 5 players based on accuracy and mergers found. Game Bonuses : Each merger found = 1,000 points 7,500 additional points if all 12 are found 200 point bonus available on each merger to the player whose guess is closest 250 point bonus av
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Self-folding origamiPlastic with a thousand faces: A single piece of Nafion foil makes it possible to produce a broad palette of complex 3-D structures. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers describe how they use simple chemical 'programming' to induce the foil to fold itself using origami and kirigami principles. These folds can be repeatedly ;erased' and the foil can be 'reprogrammed'.
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Chatter in the deep brain spurs empathy in ratsBy combining electrical monitoring of neural activity with machine learning, a team of Duke and Stanford University neuroscientists has tuned into the brain chatter of rats engaged in helping other rats. The results clarify earlier conflicting findings on the role of specific brain regions, such as the insula, in guiding antisocial and psychopathic behavior, and may shed light on how to encourage
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Safety-net providers can adopt medical home models and improve primary careThe medical home model of advanced primary care is being adopted by practices across the nation, but there have been questions about whether the approach can be accomplished in safety net settings. A new study finds that federally qualified health centers that participated in a program to help them adopt a medical home model were successful in doing so, but it did not decrease the use of specialty
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Sleep instead of eating your feelings after work To deal with workplace stress—and the unhealthy eating that can result from it—get better rest, new research suggests. “When workers slept better the night before, they tended to eat better when they experienced stress the next day.” “We found that employees who have a stressful workday tend to bring their negative feelings from the workplace to the dinner table, as manifested in eating more than
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Researchers develop mathematical method for defining electoral districtsFor democratic elections to be fair, voting districts must have similar sizes. When populations shift, districts need to be redistributed - a complex and, in many countries, controversial task when political parties attempt to influence redistricting. Mathematicians at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed a method that allows the efficient calculation of optimally sized voti
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Dune ecosystem modellingAcacia longifolia, which is native to Australia, is a species which was cultivated in Portugal primarily to stabilize dunes and as an ornamental plant; now it has spread out uncontrollably in Portugal and into many ecosystems around the world. This has varying effects on native species. Because of a symbiosis with bacteria at its roots, Acacia longifolia can use atmospheric nitrogen from the air;
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Sweet bribes for ants are key to crops bearing fruit, study showsFlowering crops such as beans and cotton offer their sweetest nectar to recruit colonising ants in a strategy that balances their need for defence and to reproduce, research suggests.
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Equipping form with functionCommon toys such as steerable cars or waving wind-up figures are available as 3D-printable models, which also contain their mechanical components. However, these mechanical structures are optimized to fit exactly one particular shape of the toy. If designers want to reuse such a mechanism with different shapes, the necessary manual adjustments to the individual components are often unmanageable fo
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Don't feel sorry for refugees -- believe in them | Luma Mufleh"We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives -- except our humanity," says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who founded the first accredited school for refugees in the United States. Mufleh shares stories of hope and resilience, explaining how she's helping young people from war-torn countries navigate the difficult process of building new homes. Get inspired
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The Mars Robot Making Decisions on Its Own In 2012, the Curiosity rover began its slow trek across the surface of Mars, listening for commands from Earth about where to go, what to photograph, which rocks to inspect. Then last year, something interesting happened: Curiosity started making decisions on its own. In May last year, engineers back at NASA installed artificial-intelligence software on the rover’s main flight computer that allow
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GLOW Is a Total Delight In the third episode of GLOW , a new 10-part series debuting on Netflix Friday, a male producer and a male director brainstorm possible characters for their women’s wrestling circuit. As in the real-life Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling —which featured characters named Palestina, Jailbait, and Big Bad Mama—the various identities rely heavily on stereotypes. Jenny (Ellen Wong) becomes Fortune Cookie.
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Guy Who Wrote That 'You and I Collide' Song Sings Parody About the Large Hadron Collider Image: YouTube Screenshot There are lots of secret fans of particle physics. My favorite tweets of all time, for example, are ex-baseball player and steroid user Jose Canseco’s incredible opinions on the Higgs boson. But it’s still surprising every time you hear another famous person express an earnest interest in the inner workings of our universe. Advertisement Advertisement Back in 2015, some
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Does dark matter annihilate quicker in the Milky Way?Researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai have proposed a theory that predicts how dark matter may be annihilating much more rapidly in the Milky Way, than in smaller or larger galaxies and the early Universe.
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New research reveals impact of seismic surveys on zooplanktonMarine seismic surveys used in petroleum exploration could cause a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton, new research published in leading science journal Nature Ecology and Evolution has found.
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Studie: En tredjedel af jordens befolkning risikerer at opleve dødelige hedebølgerI år 2100 kan antallet være helt oppe på næsten 75 procent. Klimaekspert maner dog til ro.
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Satellites Keep Eye on Huge Crack in Antarctic Ice ShelfThe Larsen C ice shelf is about to calve one of the biggest icebergs on record. And space agency satellites are watching.
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The Gulf of Mexico's 'Dead Zone' Could Nearly Double in Size This YearAgricultural runoff and biological waste from the Mississippi River fuel algae blooms each year in the Gulf of Mexico, depleting marine oxygen and sometimes triggering massive die-offs.
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Trafikstyrelsen: Loven kan ikke alene tage hensyn til dronebranchenDronebranchens interesser skal vejes op mod hensyn som privatlivets fred, flysikkerhed og sikring af særligt farlige områder. Det siger Trafikstyrelsen, efter at en rapport i dag har vist en udbredt utilfredshed med den nye danske dronelovgivning.
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Tropical viruses: Coming soon to Europe?The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas. Researchers have now discovered how climate change is facilitating the spread of the Chikungunya virus. Even if climate change only progresses moderately – as scientists are currently observing – the risk of infection will continue to increase in many regions of the world through the end of the 21st century. If climat
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Meteorite mystery solved with research on high pressureA research group has found a long-sought explanation for the apparent contradictions implicit in the composition of lunar and Martian meteorites. They were able to demonstrate how meteorites could contain within narrow spaces minerals whose formation conditions are quite different. These findings provide new impetus for meteorite research.
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Equipping form with functionMechanical structures in steerable cars are optimized to fit exactly one particular shape of the toy. If designers want to reuse such a mechanism with different shapes, the necessary adjustments to the components were often unmanageable for non-experts. Scientists have developed an interactive design tool that allows users to easily adjust a mechanical template to the shape of their choice.
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Correct connections are crucialInvestigators have been examining the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of Parkinson's disease in an attempt to optimize treatment effectiveness.
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Is it okay for children to count on their fingers?Is it OK for children to count on their fingers? Generations of pupils have been discouraged by their teachers from using their hands when learning maths. But a new research article shows using fingers may be a much more important part of maths learning than previously thought.
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Tipping points are real: Gradual changes in CO2 levels can induce abrupt climate changesDuring the last glacial period, within only a few decades the influence of atmospheric CO2 on the North Atlantic circulation resulted in temperature increases of up to 10 degrees Celsius in Greenland -- as indicated by new climate calculations.
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Newly Declassified Documents Show Nazis Plotted to Destroy Panama Canal The USS Lexington in the Panama Canal (1928). (Image: SDASM Archives/Flickr) Investigators in Chile have released thousands of declassified documents dating back to the Second World War, revealing the extent to which Nazi spies had infiltrated the country. Among the more shocking revelations is the discovery of a Nazi plot to destroy the Panama Canal—an act that would have changed “the history of
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Treating Lyme disease: When do symptoms resolve in children?Mattia Chason, M.D., and colleagues in infectious disease examined how quickly Lyme disease symptoms typically resolve in children, a research question that has received little prior study.
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More democracy through mathematicsFor democratic elections to be fair, voting districts must have similar sizes. When populations shift, districts need to be redistributed -- a complex and, in many countries, controversial task when political parties attempt to influence redistricting. Mathematicians at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed a method that allows the efficient calculation of optimally sized vot
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Senate health reform proposal jeopardizes care for us all as we age, AGS expertsNewest proposal in a line of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will harm access to key health services for older Americans, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, the AGS has said in a statement.
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Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregiversGoing for a walk outside, reading, listening to music--these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
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Dune ecosystem modellingUsing the acacia as an example, researchers show that the location has an effect on interaction with other species.
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Planet 10? Another Earth-Size World May Lurk in the Outer Solar SystemAnother planet-size object may be orbiting beyond Pluto in the far, icy reaches of the solar system.
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This Endless Montage of Tunnels Somehow Makes Nightmarish Commutes Look Beautiful GIF The London underground and subway is made up of one of the most complex tunnel systems in the world. As a commuter, it’s hard to see the beauty of that complex maze racing through it every morning on the way to work, but this short film manages to paint those endless tunnels as a work of art. Using slow and methodical dolly shots, Deeper Underground reveals the symmetrical beauty of London’s
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'Star dust' wasp is a new extinct species named after David Bowie's alter egoDuring her study on fossil insects at China's Capitol Normal University, a student visited the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, USA, carrying two unidentified wasp specimens that were exceptionally well-preserved and 100 million years old. Close examination revealed that both were species new to science. Furthermore, one of them was found to belong to a genus of modern wasps.
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Deadspin Danny Ainge Still Sounds Pissed Josh Jackson Canceled His Workout | Jezebel Johnny Depp Jok Deadspin Danny Ainge Still Sounds Pissed Josh Jackson Canceled His Workout | Jezebel Johnny Depp Joked About Assassinating Donald Trump | The Root L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputies Shoot at Aggressive Dog; Bullets Ricochet and Kill Teen, Authorities Say | Fusion Trump Brags That He’s Managed to Potentially Doom American Healthcare in Just Five Months |
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Mpow's $13 Bluetooth Headphone Carrying Case Includes A Battery To Charge Your 'Buds Mpow Portable Battery Case for Bluetooth Headphones , $13 with code QMFWPECG The advent of inexpensive Bluetooth headphones has been a net positive, but there’s no getting around it: They’re a pain in the ass to charge. Luckily, Mpow’s headphone carrying case includes a built-in 800mAh battery and microUSB cable, so you can recharge your earbuds while simultaneously keeping them from getting lost
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Sweet bribes for ants are key to crops bearing fruit, study showsSome flowering crops, such as beans and cotton, carefully manage the amount and sweetness of nectar produced on their flowers and leaves, to recruit colonising ants which deter herbivores. This strategy balances their needs for defence and reproduction.
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Special issue of Future Medicinal Chemistry explores advances in neurodegenerative disease therapyFuture Medicinal Chemistry, a leading MEDLINE indexed journal for medicinal chemists, has published two Special Focus issues on Medicinal Chemistry Advances in Neurodegenerative Disease Therapy.
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MRI without contrast agents? Yes, with sugar!Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), in collaboration with colleagues from Heidelberg University Hospital, have been able to visualize brain cancer using a novel MRI method. They use a simple sugar solution instead of conventional contrast agents, which can have side effects in the body.
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A unique amino acid for brain cancer therapyResearchers discover potential application of amino acid taurine in photodynamic therapy for brain cancer.
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Equipping form with functionMechanical structures in steerable cars are optimized to fit exactly one particular shape of the toy. If designers want to reuse such a mechanism with different shapes, the necessary adjustments to the components were often unmanageable for non-experts. Scientists at IST Austria have developed an interactive design tool that allows users to easily adjust a mechanical template to the shape of their
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Discovery of a new mechanism involved in the migration of cancer cellsA team of young French researchers has discovered a new mechanism which facilitates cell migration. On the surface of its membrane, the cell develops multiple small hooks which help it to attach to fibers outside the cell and move along them. This action helps us to understand better how a cell escapes from the tumor mass and moves around the body to form a new focus.
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The right kind of motivation comes from you What motivates us? Fear and punishment? Or money, fame, and power? One train of thought, called self-determination theory, starts from the idea that all humans have the natural—or intrinsic—tendency to behave in effective and healthful ways. Central to SDT is the distinction between two types of motivation—autonomous motivation (sometimes also called intrinsic motivation) and controlled motivatio
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Watch the Coolest, Scariest Display Flights of the 2017 Paris Air ShowFeaturing the F-35 fighter jet, Airbus A380, Boeing 737MAX, and the Patrouille de France.
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Protein mingling under blue lightOne of the current challenges in biology is to understand rapidly-changing phenomena. Interestingly, only a small fraction of them is due to proteins acting in isolation, the majority of biological events are regulated by proteins acting together in clusters. Researchers have developed a new tool, called "CRY2clust", to trigger protein cluster formation in response to blue light. This new techniqu
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How a single chemical bond balances cells between life and deathWith SLAC's X-ray laser and synchrotron, scientists measured exactly how much energy goes into keeping a crucial chemical bond from triggering a cell's death spiral.
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What Is Raspberry Ketone?Raspberry ketone is touted as a weight-loss aid. But how strong is the evidence that taking raspberry ketone supplements may actually help you lose weight? And is it safe? Here's what experts had to say.
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Senators Bemoan Science Funding CutsAt appropriations subcommittee hearings, President Trump's budget proposal gets dissed by Republicans and Democrats.
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Rampant Coral Bleaching Begins to SubsideThe most destructive global coral bleaching event on record shows signs of remission in the Indian Ocean.
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The Serengeti: Plain Facts about National Park & AnimalsThe Serengeti is a vast ecosystem in east-central Africa.
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Testosterone Wars There has always been money in testosterone, but especially now. The world is awash in ads for products that “enhance” and “support” testosterone levels. They promise health and virility. They are predicated on the contested assumption that there is a widespread dearth of testosterone—that more problems lie in scarcity than surplus. Infowars Among these products is a potion known as Super Male Vi
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Queen's speech doesn't help British businesses frozen out of EU space contracts Measures outlined in space industry bill are not enough to alleviate the problems Brexit has created for the industry in Britain, say companies Plans for commercial spaceports outlined in the Queen’s speech this week will not cancel out the economic threat of Brexit, industry leaders have warned. The space industry bill would enable rocket launches from British soil and ease regulations to make i
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Minister var ekstern censor til ph.d.-forsvarAt kamelmælken er vigtig for Etiopien blev understreget, da ministeren for husdyr og fiskeri, professor...
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Juan Maldacena, Pondering Quantum Gravity by the Pond As a young professor at Harvard University in 1997, Juan Maldacena reshaped fundamental physics with the discovery that, as he put it, “you can create a universe in a bottle.” The Argentinian-American theorist found a mathematical correspondence between a certain bendy, bounded space-time environment — the universe in the bottle — and a special quantum theory describing particles on the bottle’s
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Four Terrifying Ways Space Can Kill You Image: SyFy We’re all clamoring to get into space these days, but lost in our excitement to fly to the Moon and colonize Mars is a brutal truth: the final frontier is a cold, inhospitable wasteland that’ll kill you at the first opportunity it gets. Astronauts already know this, but for the rest of us, here are just a few of the potentially lethal dangers faced by spacefaring pioneers. Exposure to
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Does dark matter annihilate quicker in the Milky Way?Researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai have proposed a theory that predicts how dark matter may be annihilating much more rapidly in the Milky Way, than in smaller or larger galaxies and the early Universe.
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Is it okay for children to count on their fingers?Is it OK for children to count on their fingers? Generations of pupils have been discouraged by their teachers from using their hands when learning maths. But a new research article shows using fingers may be a much more important part of maths learning than previously thought.
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Correct connections are crucialWorking with colleagues from Harvard Medical School and Würzburg, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been examining the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of Parkison's disease in an attempt to optimize treatment effectiveness. The results, describing an effective network profile of deep brain stimulation has been reported in the journal Annals of Neurology*.
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What Mormon Family Trees Tell Us About Cancer N obody knew it then, but the genetic mutation came to Utah by wagon with the Hinman family. Lyman Hinman found the Mormon faith in 1840. Amid a surge of religious fervor, he persuaded his wife, Aurelia, and five children to abandon their 21-room Massachusetts house in search of Zion. They went first to Nauvoo, Illinois, where the faith’s prophet and founder, Joseph Smith, was holding forth—until
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Putting others first can cost lives in emergenciesSelfless heroism isn't the best strategy in life-and-death disaster situations involving groups of people, a new study suggests.
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Guided self-help approach to graded exercise program is safe, may reduce fatigue for patients with chronic fatigue syndromeA self-help approach to a graded exercise program, supervised by a specialist physiotherapist, is safe and may reduce fatigue for some people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a new trial of 200 people.
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CMT fortsætter selv stationsbyggeri på metrocityringen efter strid med entreprenørMetro-anlæggerne i CMT må nu selv færdiggøre metrocityringens stationer, efter at selskabet har annulleret en kontrakt med MT Højgaard om at lave arbejdet, som har stået stille siden efteråret.
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How insulin in the brain may suppress the subjective feeling of hungerInsulin in the brain may help regulate the hunger sensation and improve functional connectivity in certain cognitive brain regions (default-mode network, DMN *) as well as in the hippocampus and hypothalamus. This is the finding of a new study by researchers at the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in Tübingen.
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Following a friend leads to unsafe driving behaviorA new study inspired by a court case involving a driver seriously hurt in an accident when following another car to a destination, provides evidence to show that the car behind makes risky driving maneuvers. Driving faster, more erratically, closer to the car in front and jumping traffic lights are all blamed on a fear of getting lost. Drivers are advised to provide the follower with a map or navi
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Neutron-rich nucleus shapeshifts between a rugby ball and a discusResearchers have shown that there are two coexisting, competing quantum shapes at low energy in 98Kr, never before seen for neutron-rich Kr isotopes. The team also showed that these isotopes experience a gentle onset of deformation with added neutrons, in sharp contrast with neighboring isotopes of rubidium, strontium, and zirconium, which change shapes suddenly at neutron number 60. This study ma
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How the climate can rapidly change at tipping pointsDuring the last glacial period, within only a few decades the influence of atmospheric CO2 on the North Atlantic circulation resulted in temperature increases of up to 10 degrees Celsius in Greenland -- as indicated by new climate calculations from researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute and the University of Cardiff.
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NUS study: Plants sacrifice 'daughters' to survive chilly weatherA new study by a team of plant biologists from the National University of Singapore found that some plants may selectively kill part of their roots to survive under cold weather conditions.
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New research reveals impact of seismic surveys on zooplanktonMarine seismic surveys used in petroleum exploration could cause a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton, new research published in leading science journal Nature Ecology and Evolution has found. Scientists from IMAS and the Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST) at Curtin University studied the impact of commercial seismic surveys on zooplankton populati
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Protein mingling under blue lightIBS scientists developed a new faster and more efficient optogenetic tool to manipulate protein clusters under blue light.
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Public health guidelines aim to lower health risks of cannabis useCanada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, released today with the endorsement of key medical and public health organizations, provide 10 science-based recommendations to enable cannabis users to reduce their health risks. The guidelines, based on a scientific review by an international team of experts, are published in the American Journal of Public Health.
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ACP expresses 'strongest opposition' to Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017The American College of Physicians (ACP) expresses our strongest possible opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017, legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Turtle go-slow zone extensions neededJames Cook University marine scientists are calling for an extension of go-slow zones in turtle habitats to reduce boat strikes on the threatened creatures.
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The Bumblebee Spinoff Could Bring Back Some Classic Transformers Designs It seems like Aquaman will delve into Arthur Curry’s past. A surprising Handmaid’s Tale return is confirmed. There’s more to deaths in the aftermath of Arrow ’s explosive season finale. Plus, new pictures from The Lego Ninjago Movie , and Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie on Doctor Who ’s season finale. Spoilers now! Bumblebee Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura told Screen Rant filming begins in August
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Will Years of Losing Make the Philadelphia 76ers Winners? With the first pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft, the Philadelphia 76ers took Markelle Fultz, the sure-thing guard from the University of Washington. The high selection continued a recent league tradition. Last year, too, the Sixers picked first; the two years before that, they picked third. This is by design. Philadelphia’s strategy, installed by the former analytically minded general manager S
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Magnetic nanoknots evoke Lord Kelvin's vortex theory of atoms(Phys.org)—In the late 1800s when scientists were still trying to figure out what exactly atoms are, one of the leading theories, proposed by Lord Kelvin, was that atoms are knots of swirling vortices in the aether. Although this idea turned out to be completely wrong, it ushered in modern knot theory, which today is used in various areas of science such as fluid dynamics, the structure of DNA, an
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Protein mingling under blue lightOne of the current challenges in biology is to understand rapidly-changing phenomena. Interestingly, only a small fraction of them is due to proteins acting in isolation, the majority of biological events are regulated by proteins acting together in clusters. Researchers at the Center for Cognition and Sociality, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), have developed a new tool, called "CRY2
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SpaceX completes first half of its weekend doubleheader Enlarge / SpaceX successfully test-fired its rocket for the BulgariaSat-1 mission last week. (credit: SpaceX) 3:30pm ET Update : Under nearly perfect skies in Florida, SpaceX successfully launched the BulgariaSat-1 on its way to geostationary transfer orbit Friday afternoon. The "flight proven" booster made its second flight, and provides further indication that reusable rocketry isn't going to b
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What Religion Has to Say About Money as a Religion Author and music producer Kabir Sehgal finds instruction on the true value of money running through the world’s sacred texts. Read More
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Authenticity key to landing a new jobAt job interviews, relax and be yourself -- if you're good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study.
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Carrie Poppy: Can Science Reveal The Truth Behind Ghost Stories? After visiting a bookstore, Carrie Poppy started feeling odd: pressure on her chest and auditory hallucinations. She thought it was a spirit – until she found another explanation for her symptoms. (Image credit: Philipp Schwarz/Philipp Schwarz)
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The week in wildlife – in pictures Bison, bluebells, bumble bees and beavers are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world Continue reading...
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Researchers design sounds that can be recorded by microphones but inaudible to humansMicrophones, from those in smartphones to hearing aids, are built specifically to hear the human voice—humans can't hear at levels higher than 20 kHz, and microphones max out at around 24 kHz, meaning that microphones only capture the sound we can hear with our ears.
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Researchers design sounds that can be recorded by microphones but inaudible to humansResearchers at the University of Illinois have designed a sound that is completely inaudible to humans (40 kHz or above) yet is audible to any microphone. The sound combines multiple tones that, when interacting with the microphone's mechanics, create what researchers call a 'shadow,' which is a sound that the microphones can detect.
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Changes to diet, physical activity & behavior may reduce obesity in children, adolescentsLatest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity and behavior may reduce obesity in children and adolescents.
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Combined molecular biology test is the first to distinguish benign pancreatic lesionsWhen performed in tandem, two molecular biology laboratory tests distinguish, with near certainty, pancreatic lesions that mimic early signs of cancer but are completely benign. The lesions almost never progress to cancer, so patients may be spared unnecessary pancreatic cancer screenings or operations. The two-test combination is the only one to date that can accurately and specifically identify
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Child safety or parental duty: New study maps out core concepts in the vaccination debate'A single phrase can conjure up completely different images in our minds, depending on how that concept is organized in our mental models,' said Samarth Swarup, a research assistant professor at Virginia Tech.
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Netflix's New Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan Doc Has Us All Conflicted'Nobody Speak' is about more than a lawsuit—it's about money, power, and the freedom of the press.
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Sun eruptions hit Earth like a 'sneeze', say scientistsLong-term power cuts, destruction of electronic devices and increased cancer risk for aeroplane passengers are all potential effects of the Earth being hit by a powerful solar eruption.
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Synthetic options for the diesel engineSynthetic fuels, such as oxymethylene ether, could prepare Diesel vehicles to play a major role in the drive train mix of tomorrow. Scientists at the TU Darmstadt are carrying out research into the practical viability of alternative fuels.
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Better cell factories for the drugs of the futurePharmaceuticals based on proteins are promising candidates for the treatment of cancer and other severe diseases, but they can be hard to produce. In a new research project, Chalmers researchers will develop new genetically modified cells, so-called cell factories, which can produce the desired proteins.
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Predicting the future with the wisdom of crowdsForecasters often overestimate how good they are at predicting geopolitical events—everything from who will become the next pope to who will win the next national election in Taiwan.
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Dramatic differences spotted in chimp communitiesDramatic differences in chimp societies, discovered by researchers at the University of St Andrews, reveal variations in social status and sharing food, as seen in human cultures.
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Presidential Searches and Cyber Hacks: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories How Accusing a Powerful Man of Rape Drove a College Student to Suicide Katie J.M. Baker | Buzzfeed No one was there to help Megan [Rondini] ... one night in July 2015, except for a well-to-do businessman Megan knew only as “Sweet T.” The 34-year-old later told authorities he offered 20-year-old Megan a ride home because he and a friend saw her leaving downtown Tuscaloosa, [Alabama,] alone. Megan
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A unique amino acid for brain cancer therapyPhotodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity — it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage. It works by injecting a drug called a photosensitizer into the bloodstream, where it gathers in cells, and then exposing the drug-filled cells to light. When the photosensitizer is exposed to this lig
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Imageofthe Day: Save the FrogsSmall but striking with its eyebrow-like horns, the 6-centimeter smooth horned frog (Proceratophrys boiei) was one of 453 amphibian species in Brazil assessed in a recent conservation study.
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Lab notes: extraterrestrials, geeks and cats rule this week in science Is there life on other planets? Probably. The list of Earth-like planets just keeps growing and growing. Nasa’s Kepler telescope has recently found 10 more Earth-like planets, so it is now known that there are around 50 worlds of a similar size and temperature as our own. Prompting one Kepler programme scientist to conclude that it’s highly likely: ‘we are not alone.’ Continue reading...
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This Is the Last Word on Coconut Oil Coconut oil has had quite the week! The supposed health food has turned into a pariah thanks to the American Heart Association reviewing existing evidence and deciding it advises against the oil’s use. The headlines are still raging, with smart people are telling you that coconut oil is fine (just not a health food) and bad publications panicking. Last week, we read over the new AHA paper and rea
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Scientists apply fingerprint test for CO2 storageA test developed by University scientists to check for leaks from carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites has been used for the first time.
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More than half of all selfies fall into this category Researchers have identified the most popular categories of selfies as part of a study that also explored the kinds of messages users share about their identity in the images. To better understand selfies and how people form their identities online, the researchers combed through 2.5 million selfie posts on Instagram to determine what kinds of identity statements people make by taking and sharing
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Fedme dræber flere end trafikkenHver tiende er på verdensplan overvægtig. Ifølge ny forskning skyldes de ekstra kilo især nem adgang til billig fastfood.
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Fri konkurrence på vej til fibernettetDe danske fibernet skal åbnes for konkurrence lyder det fra Dansk Energi efter to selskaber har annonceret planer om at åbne for konkurrence om deres 200.000 kunder.
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Twins show trust is in our genes, but distrust isn’t Trust may depend, at least in part, on genes. But, a new study suggests people may not inherit distrust in the same way. The study explores distrust as a separate and distinct quality from trust. “This research supports the idea that distrust is not merely the opposite of trust,” says Martin Reimann, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Arizona and lead author of the study in the
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Diversity in the face of globalizationResearchers from Canada and Morocco are working together to define globalization and to place it in the context of culture. They write in the Journal of Global Business Advancement how globalization is a self-contradictory phenomenon. Across academia where efforts are made to understand the nature of engagement and interaction in the global market with respect to cultural diversity, the negotiated
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This Is Not a Drill: Amazon's Jerky Sample Box Is Back! Jerky Sample Box , $10 + $10 jerky credit As far as we’re aware, jerky was the theme of Amazon’s first ever Prime sample box, but we haven’t seen a similar deal since... until now . While supplies last, $10 gets you 10 or more sample-sized jerky products, plus a $10 credit on your next eligible jerky purchase . That’s basically free jerky, which is a hell of a way to kick off the weekend. I don’t
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Hun kender smagens inderste væsenBelinda Nielsen har siden teenageårene beskæftiget sig med smag og sensorik i alle mulige...
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Lessons from whale population collapse could help future species at riskA study of historic whaling records has revealed there were warning signs that populations of commercially harvested whales were heading for global collapse up to 40 years before the event.The research by scientists from IMAS and Switzerland's University of Zurich has the potential for application to other species to pinpoint early warning signs that a population is at risk of collapse due to pres
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A border wall made of solar panels wouldn't actually be good for the environment Environment Is this a bright idea? In recent statements, President Trump has suggested the border wall will be solar. We dig into what that might look like.
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As drought looms, could this team of scientists prove cloud seeding works? Technology The Mod Squad. With drought parching the West, seeding clouds for snow is more important than ever. Read on.
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In a world ruled by rumour, it is vital that scientists speak with humility and clarity | Sue Desmond-Hellmann Facts are the science world’s stock-in-trade, but in an era of fake news it is ever more important to build public trust by avoiding exaggerated claims and jargon One of my most cherished possessions is a handmade cherrywood salad bowl that’s never held a leaf of lettuce. It is 25 years old and gets more beautiful every year. The bowl was a gift, carved by a widower who was left to raise his daug
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Ron Howard Is Classy and Optimistic In His First Public Han Solo Comments Ron Howard is now directing the Han Solo movie. Image: Star Wars It’s been a tumultuous few days in a galaxy far, far, away, but the man who has emerged to steer the Han Solo movie is already handling it like a champ. In his first public statements since officially being announced as director, Ron Howard took to Twitter to be gracious and professional. Of course, Howard is not just a former child
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The Beguiled Is a Steamy but Restrained Thriller The world of Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled , as with so many of her films, is gorgeous but stifling. Martha Farnsworth’s Seminary for Young Ladies, a boarding school in rural Mississippi, is a manse with expansive grounds, but it feels hermetically sealed. Though closed off from the encroaching chaos of the Civil War, the institution is decaying as a result of most of its students fleeing. Coppola
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Here's the Best Price Ever On Your Favorite Rechargeable AAs Panasonic Eneloop AA 8-Pack , $15 Want to see firsthand why people love Eneloop rechargeable batteries so much? This 8-pack of AAs is on sale for $15 on Amazon today, the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Eneloop deals over the past year or so have tended to sell out extremely quickly, so I wouldn’t wait.
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Iconic river red gums threatened by rising CO2 levelsAustralia's iconic and most widespread tree species the river red gum is under serious threat by rising CO2 levels and their survival may depend on curbing carbon emissions, a study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found.
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Energetic cost of the entatic state of cytochrome c quantified(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Stanford University has used ultrafast x-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy to quantify the entatic state of cytochrome c. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group outlines their procedure and what they learned. Kara Bren and Emma Raven with the University of Rochester and University of Leicester respectively offer a Perspective piece on
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Air Guns Used in Offshore Oil Exploration Can Kill Tiny Marine LifeLethal effects from pulses of sound used to probe the sea floor can travel over a kilometer -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Treading the Fine Line Between Climate Talk and Alarmism (Op-Ed)Climate scientist Sarah Myhre talks about the impossible bind between being an alarmist and communicating the alarming science of global warming.
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Dagens Medicin holder sommerferieDagens Medicin vender stærkt tilbage i august til et efterår, der er fyldt med store begivenheder og beslutninger.
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Australia is still lagging on some aspects of early childhood educationThe OECD's latest Starting Strong report provides an update on early childhood education opportunities across the developed world, and a fresh insight into how Australian children are faring.
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Forget the insight of a lone genius—innovation is an evolving process of trial and errorScientific discovery is popularly believed to result from the sheer genius of intellectual stars such as Darwin and Einstein. Their work is often thought to reflect their unique contributions with little or no regard to their own prior experience or to the efforts of their lesser-known predecessors. Conventional wisdom also places great weight on insight, preconception and design in promoting brea
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ORWL's Ultra-Secure PC Self Destructs if Someone Messes With ItA Linux-running desktop PC called ORWL is meant to foil the most dedicated hackers.
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Google Unveils an AI Investment Fund. It's Betting on an App Store for Algorithms.The search giant launches a venture fund to finance startups creating machine intelligence technology.
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Wildfires May Be More Toxic Than Scientists Thought It was a hot Monday in August 2013, just before dawn. A team of scientists stood on the tarmac in Houston. They had the keys to an unusual aircraft: a NASA-owned DC-8 jumbo jet with a laboratory inside it. They made for a large and diverse group: chemists and geoscientists, meteorologists and climatologists, engineers and pilots. Their primary mission took them over patches of woods across the U.
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Explainer: how law enforcement decodes your photosFor as long as humans have been making images, we have also been manipulating them.
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Firing up your car with lipidsSometimes, when a science experiment doesn't work out, unexpected opportunities open up.
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Plants sacrifice 'daughters' to survive chilly weatherPlants adopt different strategies to survive the changing temperatures of their natural environments. This is most evident in temperate regions where forest trees shed their leaves to conserve energy during the cold season. In a new study, a team of plant biologists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that some plants may selectively kill part of their roots to survive under cold
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Technological innovation 'trumps' politicsTechnological innovation, often induced by national and sub-national policies, is a key driver of global climate and energy policy ambition and action. Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement will hardly affect this trend.
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Check Point says Fireball malware hit 250 million; Microsoft says no Enlarge (credit: Corinne Kuhlmann ) Microsoft sparked a curious squabble over malware discovery and infection rates. At the start of the month security firm Check Point reported on a browser hijacker and malware downloader called Fireball. The firm claimed that it had recently discovered the Chinese malware and that it had infected some 250 million systems. Today, Microsoft said no . Redmond clai
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How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle--According to ScienceA sedimentologist weighs in on beach selection, tools and the perfect sand-to-water ratio -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Yellowstone Grizzlies Lose Endangered StatusYellowstone grizzly bears were stripped of their endangered status by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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9.479 hjerner står over for uvis fremtid Pårørende og andre interesserede vil gerne overtage nogle af de hjerner, der indtil nu har været opbevaret under det psykiatriske hospital i Risskov. Men det er uvist, om de får lov.
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Physicists settle debate over how exotic quantum particles formNew research by physicists at the University of Chicago settles a longstanding disagreement over the formation of exotic quantum particles known as Efimov molecules.
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From strands to droplets—new insights into DNA controlA host of proteins and other molecules sit on the strands of our DNA, controlling which genes are read out and used by cells and which remain silent. This aggregation of genetic material and controlling molecules, called chromatin, makes up the chromosomes in our cell nuclei; its control over which genes are expressed – or not – is what determines the difference between a skin cell and a neuron, a
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Nyt forsøgsanlæg på DTU skal give billig biobenzinForskere fra DTU har opnået en uhørt høj udnyttelse af træflis til fremstilling af biobenzin- og diesel. Nu skal det testes med andre typer af biomasse og det giver håb om fremstilling af billige flydende og gasformige bæredygtige brændstoffer.
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Job applicants over 40 filtered out by employersJob applicants are filtered out as early as age 40. This was shown by economist Stefan Eriksson at Uppsala University, one of the authors of a new report from the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU).
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A single electron's tiny leap sets off 'molecular sunscreen' responseIn experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists were able to see the first step of a process that protects a DNA building block called thymine from sun damage: When it's hit with ultraviolet light, a single electron jumps into a slightly higher orbit around the nucleus of a single oxygen atom.
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Cyprus uses high-tech tools to speed search for its missingWith glue gun in hand, Turkish Cypriot anthropologist Sinem Hossoz meticulously pieces together tiny fragments—the pulverized skull of a child, one of the youngest victims of conflict on ethnically divided Cyprus.
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Indian man arrested for selling lizard penises as tantric root plantsAn Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said Friday.
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Wisconsin Republicans Consider Cracking Down on Campus Protests The national controversy surrounding attempts to shut down controversial speakers on college campuses entered a new phase this week, with the Senate Judiciary Committee holding a hearing, “Free Speech 101: The Assault on the First Amendment on College Campuses.” But even as they held that hearing, Republican legislators in the Wisconsin State Assembly advanced legislation that would severely puni
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Solar System Survey Casts Doubt on Mysterious "Planet Nine"Orbits of four newfound objects show no signs of gravitational pull from proposed giant planet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Where the Mountains Meet: Take a Tour of Historic Fort Bowie (Photos)Take a trip through Fort Bowie National Historic Site and journey back into time.
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Google’s multitasking neural net can juggle eight things at onceDeep-learning systems can struggle to handle more than one task, but a fresh approach by Google Brain could turn neural networks into jacks of all trades
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Undgå hackere: 5 gode råd til it-sikkerhed på ferienIt-kriminelle har kronede dage på ferie-stederne. Heldigvis har en sikkerhedsekspert flere gode råd til, hvordan du sikrer dig digitalt.
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Sundhedsminister tager første spadestik til national diabetesplan Ellen Trane Nørby har holdt det første rundbordsmøde, der skal starte den politiske proces forud for en national diabeteshandlingsplan.
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Maksimale ventetider overskredet 26 gange i hovedstadenSundhedsstyrelsen ser med ’stor alvor’ på, at Region Hovedstaden har haft utilstrækkelige procedurer for overholdelse af de maksimale ventetider.
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Watch SpaceX Fire Off Its Second Flight-Proven Falcon 9SpaceX plans to launch another recovered booster from the history-worn Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
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No One Has the Data to Prevent the Next FlintThe lead crisis in America is a data crisis.
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As Uber Flails, Its Self-Driving Car Research Rolls OnIt's been a rough 2017 for Uber, but the fire hasn't quite spread to the autonomous vehicles department.
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This glass frog wears its heart for all to seeA newly discovered glass frog species has skin so clear that it reveals most of the animal’s internal organs, including the heart.
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Researchers optimize a powered exoskeleton to cut energy used in walking Enlarge / This is what the exoskeleton looks like when it's worn on both legs. The magic, however, is in the control software. (credit: Kirby Witte, Katie Poggensee, Pieter Fiers, Patrick Franks and Steve Collins) Exoskeletons are a common feature in the natural world. But in recent years, scientists have started experimenting with adding them to humans. Powered exoskeletons hold the prospect of
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Research investigates causes of sea level falls in Dead SeaThe causes of falling sea levels in the Dead Sea, which have significant impacts on the environment and the economy, are to be investigated in new research led by the University of Plymouth.
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The Science of Microaggressions: It's ComplicatedSubtle bigotry can be harmful, but research on the concept so far raises more questions than answers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Jellyfish fluorescence shines new light on DNA copyingScientists at the University of York have used florescent proteins from jellyfish to help shed new light on how DNA replicates.
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hitchBOT creators to study how AI and robots can help patientsMcMaster and Ryerson universities today announced the Smart Robots for Health Communication project, a joint research initiative designed to introduce social robotics and artificial intelligence into clinical health care.
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Will Mars Go Mute? NASA's Aging Orbiters May Not Last Long Enough to Support Future ExplorationThe space agency does not have a replacement in the works to take over their vital role of relaying communications -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Peering at the crystal structure of lithiumElemental metals usually form simple, close-packed crystalline structures. Though lithium (Li) is considered a typical simple metal, its crystal structure at ambient pressure and low temperature remains unknown.
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Neutron-rich nucleus shapeshifts between a rugby ball and a discusAn international team led by scientists from IPN Orsay (CNRS/Université Paris-Sud), CEA, and RIKEN (Japan) has performed the first spectroscopy of the extremely neutron-rich isotopes krypton 98 and 100. This experiment showed that there are two coexisting, competing quantum shapes at low energy in 98Kr, never before seen for neutron-rich Kr isotopes. The team also showed that these isotopes experi
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On California, the drought and the 'yuck factor'Although hydrologists say California has emerged from its most recent drought, how cities get their water is weighing on the state's experts—now more than ever.
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In marine bacteria, evolution of new specialized molecules follows a previously unknown pathIt's one of the tiniest organisms on Earth, but also one of the most abundant. And now, the microscopic marine bacteria called Prochlorococcus can add one more superlative to its list of attributes: It evolves new kinds of metabolites called lanthipeptides, more abundantly and rapidly than any other known organism.
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Image: Sentinel-3 over FranceSentinel-3 gives us a nearly cloud-free view of France and the surrounding countries.
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Dutch astronomers discover recipe to make cosmic glycerolA team of laboratory astrophysicists from Leiden University (the Netherlands) managed to make glycerol under conditions comparable to those in dark interstellar clouds. They allowed carbon monoxide ice to react with hydrogen atoms at minus 250 degrees Celsius. The researchers published their findings in the Astrophysical Journal.
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ESA to develop gravitational wave space mission with NASA supportESA (the European Space Agency) has selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) for its third large-class mission in the agency's Cosmic Vision science program. The three-spacecraft constellation is designed to study gravitational waves in space and is a concept long studied by both ESA and NASA.
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Why no one under 20 has experienced a day without NASA at MarsAs the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in more than 20 years.
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New technique to produce more durable and longer lasting lithium-ion batteriesLithium-ion batteries are used to power many things from mobile phones, laptops, tablets to electric cars. But they have some drawbacks, including limited energy storage, low durability and long charging time. Now, researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR have developed a new way of producing more durable and longer lasting lithium-ion batteries. This findi
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Satellite technology could help agricultural producers more accurately measure subsurface moistureAgricultural producers could, in the future, make use of better forecasts to more efficiently irrigate their fields using a Purdue-developed technology that could more accurately sense soil moisture below the surface through measuring the reflections of communication satellite signals.
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Researchers work with dogs to sniff out chemicals that identify human remainsResearchers from the University of Leicester are working with police forces in the UK to improve the accuracy of police dogs in identifying human remains in criminal investigations.
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Critical gaps in knowledge of where infectious diseases occurThe scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution has published a joint statement from scientists at the University of Copenhagen and North Carolina State University calling attention to a serious lack of data on the worldwide distribution of disease-causing organisms. Without this data, predicting where and when the next disease outbreak will emerge is inhibited. Macroecologists have the expertis
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Scientists design unique energy absorbing containerResearchers have developed a technology to ensure the safety and efficiency of fragile equipment like high-precision devices weighing up to 8 kg when dropped from 125 meters height to a hard surface. It's a protective container with world's best energy absorption characteristics designed and manufactured at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Computer-Aided Engineering Centre of
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Blue prints: photography pioneer Anna Atkins's hand-crafted images – in pictures Victorian botanist Anna Atkins brought nature to life with her striking, modern-looking cyanotypes of seaweed and algae Continue reading...
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Russia threatens Telegram app with banRussia's state communications watchdog on Friday threatened to ban the Telegram messaging app because the company behind the service had failed to submit company details for registration.
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Nordsjællands Hospital risikerer at miste 207 mio. i DRG Nordsjællands Hospital kommer ifølge en ‘mekanisk prognose’ til at miste et par hundrede mio. kr. for indlagte og ambulant patienter for hele 2017.
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Nyt vådområde skal spare jysk sø for 560 kilo fosforDanmark største fosfor-vådområde indvies i dag ved Hinge sø ved Gudenåen. Ved at forlænge og sno vandløbene ned til søen, sikrer man sig, at en del af fosforen bliver nyttiggjort på græsningsarealerne.
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Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting riskMoney-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of getting delisted.
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Splish splashing spinning gorillaZola has been cooling off in his favourite blue swimming pool at Dallas Zoo.
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So Long and Thanks for All the SCAMSo long/Farewell/Auf wiedersehen/Adu/Adu adu to you and you and you.
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Existing drugs could benefit patients with bone cancer, genetic study suggestsA subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma -- a form of bone cancer -- could be helped by an existing drug, suggest scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators. In the largest genetic sequencing study of osteosarcoma to date, scientists discovered that 10 percent of patients with a genetic mutation in particular growth factor signalling genes may benefit from existing
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Melting and cracking – is Antarctica falling apart? Although fracturing and surface melting on the Larsen C ice shelf might sound like indicators of climate change, these processes are natural Antarctica boasts a great many superlatives: it is the driest continent, the coldest, the remotest, the windiest and the highest on average. Right now, during midwinter, it is also the darkest. As a rift on the continent’s Larsen C ice shelf lengthens and ge
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Læger: Selvfølgelig bør hospitaler betale efteruddannelse Næstformand i Lægeforeningen, Michael Dupont, håber, at de skærpede krav i Medicinrådet kan rykke noget i diskussionen om, hvem der skal betale lægernes efteruddannelse.
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Kun 12 ville være være ny hospitalsdirektør på Aarhus Universitetshospital Selv om Region Midtjylland har haft et rekrutteringsbureau involveret, kigget i både ind- og udland efter kandidater og har slået stillingen som hospitalsdirektør op to gange, så kom der kun 12 ansøgninger.
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Fra den teknologiske frontlinje: Fremtidens transport er afhængig af gode åbne dataDen europæiske kongres i Strasbourg er afsluttet. 3000 deltagere 1000 delegerede. 100 sessioner – 100 udstillere. En god konference. Konferencen viste, at en god samfundsudvikling er afhængig af god mobilitet for personer og gods. Men den viste også klart, at der ikke er enkle løsninger på at ...
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Watergate Lawyer: I Witnessed Nixon's Downfall—and I've Got a Warning for Trump Watching the national controversy over the White House and Russia unfold, I’m reminded of Karl Marx’s oft-quoted observation: “History repeats itself: first as tragedy, second as farce.” I was a close witness to the national tragedy that was Richard Nixon’s self-inflicted downfall as president, and I’ve recently contemplated whether a repeat of his “Saturday Night Massacre” may already be in the
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Supplement Wildly Unreliable, Despite FDA Regulations Image: Wikipedia Commons Lots of people have an opinion on supplements. But when you go to the store to buy one, you’d expect the amount of the active ingredient to be consistent, right? Apparently, that doesn’t seem to be happening. Scientists tested one supplement which is sometimes used to treat high cholesterol called “red yeast rice.” They bought lots of the supplement from GNCs, Walgreens,
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Ministerium frikender vindmølle-testcenter for flagermusdød - stik mod forskeres konklusionEn undersøgelse fra Aarhus Universitet konkluderer, at det kan være skadeligt for flagermusbestanden at bygge vindmøller i Østerild. Miljø- og Fødevareministeriet konkluderer det modsatte.
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Ugens it-job: Skat og Forsvaret søger nye talenter På denne uges liste er der ledige stillinger som projektledere og it-specialister. Tjek Jobfinder. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-skat-forsvaret-soeger-nye-talenter-8773 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Google ønsker internationale retningslinjer for udlevering af data Den amerikanske it-gigant presser nu på for, at der skal være mindre bureaukrati, når politi og efterretningstjenester vil have adgang til personlig data fra servere i andre lande. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/google-presser-lovgivere-at-goere-personlig-data-lettere-tilgaengelig-1077789 Version2
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Danske eksperter: Nej, solceller kan ikke betale Trumps Mexico-murHvis energien fra solceller på den amerikanske grænsemur mod Mexico skal betale for muren, vil det tage over 100 år, siger DTU-professor.
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Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon townJust before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light.
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Overlæge går alligevel fri i voldtægts-sagLandsretten omstøder byrettens dom.
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Vindbranchens grand old man udpeger: Fire teknologiske udfordringer for vindbranchen700 patenter og mere end 35 år i vindindustrien hos Siemens Wind Power og Vestas taler for sig selv. Den tidligere teknologidirektør Henrik Stiesdal udpeger teknologiske problemstillinger, som fremtidens ingeniører skal løse.
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'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volumeCar horns, sirens, drilling, jet overflights and restaurants where diners have to yell to be heard—New York is one of the loudest cities in the world.
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'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in ArgentinaBeing born without fingers can be tough for any child. Getting new ones—especially red and blue superhero themed digits—has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star.
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Tesla looking at entering music streamingElectric carmaker Tesla said Thursday it was considering ways to enter music streaming amid a report it may launch a unique new service.
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It's a girl: Japan zoo's star panda baby gets a checkupThe baby panda who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan is a girl.
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Don't leave baby boomers behind when designing wearable technologyWearable devices have been heralded as one of the next great technological frontiers. They can provide all users, including older ones, with constantly updated medical information by tracking cardiac health, identifying potential illnesses, and serving as emergency alert systems, among other benefits. That is, if you can get older users to adopt wearable technology. In their article in the July 20
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Uberettiget kritik af lægerne i Region SjællandSamarbejdet mellem de praktiserende læger og de diagnostiske centre om mulige kræftpatienter fungerer godt.
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Danmark år 2030: Dobbelt så mange diabetes-patienter og 40 pct. flere KOL-patienter »Flere kronikere kræver sammenhæng i sundhedsvæsenet,« siger sundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby.
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Voldgiftkendelse kan redde husejere med fugtsugende MgO-pladerFlere forsikringsselskaber har nægtet at betale erstatning til husejere, der har huse med fugtsugende vindspærreplader i facaden. Men ny voldgiftsafgørelse gennemhuller forsikringsselskabernes argumenter, vurderer advokat.
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Bankdata: Interview af brugere øger UX-kompetencer i agile teams Best practice betyder ikke, at en given bruger automatisk synes, det er en fed brugeroplevelse. Hos Bankdata oplæres 100 teams nu i interaktionsdesign. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/skal-oeve-sig-at-interviewe-brugerne-agile-teams-oplaeres-brugerinddragelse-1077723 Version2
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Arkitekt dømt til at betale millionerstatning for fugtsugende MgO-pladerI den første af hundredvis af sager om fugtsugende MgO-plader har voldgiftretten afgjort, at arkitekten skal betale erstatning til et alment boligselskab, fordi firmaet undlod at advare om, at pladerne ikke var gennemprøvede.
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Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says Board of education chairman says subject is debatable, controversial and too complicated for students Evolution will no longer be taught in Turkish schools, a senior education official has said, in a move likely to raise the ire of the country’s secular opposition. Alpaslan Durmuş, who chairs the board of education, said evolution was debatable, controversial and too complicated for students. “We
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Don't leave baby boomers behind when designing wearable technologyAccounting for age-related cognitive and physical challenges can increase adoption rates for older users who need help managing their health.
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Dietary and lifestyle recommendations for patients at risk of macular degenerationAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a major cause of severe visual impairment in older populations and is characterized by progressive destruction of the retinal pigment epithelial cells and photoreceptors due to low-grade inflammation, ischemia and oxidative stress. Studies show evidence that carotenoids and antioxidants derived either from the diet or from supplements may significantly red
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Putting others first can cost lives in emergenciesSelfless heroism isn't the best strategy in life-and-death disaster situations involving groups of people, a new study from the University of Waterloo suggests.
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North Korea Tests Another Rocket Engine North Korea has conducted another rocket engine test within the last 24 hours, U.S. officials told Reuters late Thursday night. Officials say the engine could be part of the nation’s ongoing efforts to build an intercontinental ballistic missile (IBCM) capable of reaching the U.S. mainland or, in the meantime, U.S. bases in South Korea and Japan. This month’s test is the first of its kind since N
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Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading MarketA carbon trading program is shaping up as a big policy retort to President Trump’s decision to quit the Paris accord. But getting local industries on board will be a challenge.
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China’s Central Bank Has Begun Cautiously Testing a Digital CurrencyThe People’s Bank of China has developed a digital currency that’s designed to scale to the number of transactions made every day across the country.
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Hiv drømmejobbet i hus på under fem minutter En skarp præsentation er et vigtigt værktøj til jobsamtalen, eller når du hurtigt skal sælge dig selv til en mulig arbejdsgiver. Karrierekonsulent giver tips til, hvad du bør og bestemt ikke bør gøre, når du på kort tid skal levere en salgstale. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/saadan-scorer-du-droemmejobbet-paa-fem-minutter-8764 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Droneregler spænder ben for danske virksomhederDronelovgivningen fra 2016 hæmmer væksten i den danske dronebranche. Det er konklusionen i en ny rapport fra Teknologisk Institut. Både Danmark og EU er lige nu på vej med nye droneregler.
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New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen productionScientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen fuel but can be poisoned by CO.
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System detects, translates sarcasm on social mediaResearchers have developed a machine translation system for interpreting sarcastic statements in social media. It could one day help people on the autism spectrum, who often have difficulty interpreting sarcasm, irony and humor.
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Biologist develops new method to calculate populations of elusive speciesAn innovative new method of estimating the density of snake populations without employing the capture-mark-recapture technique has been created by a biologist.
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An enzyme to synthetize carbohydrates designedSugar or carbohydrate synthesis is important for the development of diagnostic tests, vaccines and new drugs. In a study, researchers have synthesized carbohydrates with enzymes through a reaction that was not much studied so far on these biomolecules and which creates few by-products.
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The Sexless Rubbermen Are Back, and They're Hungry GIF After nearly four years, David Lewandowski has created a new entry in his highly successful rubbermen videos. Now they’re hungry. Back in 2011, Lewandowski scored a hit with a short video titled “Going to the Store,” in which one impossibly flexible, sexless computerized humanoid traipsed through real world footage—like a Marty Cooper video , only 3D. 27 million views and two years later, he
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Watched chimps change their hunting habitsWild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): Facts & Symptoms of Lou Gehrig's DiseaseIce bucket challenges aside, treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive and fatal neurological disease, is limited. However, promising research is ongoing.
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What is Testosterone?Testosterone is a male sex hormone that is important for sexual and reproductive development.
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'Pizzagate' Shooter to Serve Four Years in Jail The man who fired an assault rifle inside a Washington, D.C. pizzeria in December was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and transporting a firearm over state lines. At the time of the incident, the North Carolina resident, Edgar Maddison Welch, said he was “self-investigating” a claim that Hillary Clinton and her then-campaign c
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DNA Points to Multiple Migrations into the AmericasDNA analysis of skeletons found in the Pacific Northwest backs up traditional oral histories, and suggests there could have been more than one colonization of the Americas. Emily Schwing reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Finding Neemo: Nasa goes from the bottom of the ocean to outer space | Andrea Boyd Nasa astronauts-aquanauts have made a temporary underwater home to prepare for future missions. An Aussie space engineer is part of the team On Sunday a group of six astronauts, engineers and scientists submerged 19 metres to the bottom of an Atlantic Ocean reef to live underwater for Nasa’s extreme environment mission operations (Neemo) expedition. Living underwater has very similar dangers and
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Melanoma: Symptoms, Treatment and PreventionMelanoma is a type of skin cancer that begins in the skin's pigment-producing cells, called melanocytes. These cells make melanin, which is responsible for the color in skin, eyes and hair.
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How the presence of humans can affect chimp hunting habitsTwo chimp 'tribes' have developed different hunting habits in response to human presence.
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Tons of gull poop mess up nearby water At least 1.4 million seagulls feed at landfills across North America and that’s a big threat to the health of nearby waters. “We estimate these gulls transport and deposit an extra 240 tons of nitrogen and 39 tons of phosphorus into nearby lakes or reservoirs in North America each year through their feces,” says lead author Scott Winton, a doctoral graduate of the Nicholas School of the Environme
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Ars Technica
Unexpected Viking toilet discovery leads to controversy Museum Southeast Denmark Archaeologists excavating at an ancient Viking settlement in southeast Denmark thought they were dealing with a typical country town from the Middle Ages. Then a single toilet changed everything. Museum of Southeastern Denmark archaeology researcher Anna Beck was digging up what she thought was a semi-subterranean workshop, only to find that she was knee-deep in... yeah,
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Scientists recreate Californian Indian water bottles to study ancient exposure to chemicalsWater bottles replicated in the traditional method used by Native Californian Indians reveal that the manufacturing process may have been detrimental to the health of these people. The study is published this week in the open access journal Environmental Health.
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Big Think
Physicists Propose a Mirror Universe Where Time Moves in the Opposite Direction The theory could solve certain stubborn physics questions such as, where’s all the antimatter. Read More
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Use biofilm’s own enzymes to defeat its ‘armor’ Researchers have developed a way to use the same enzymes that help microbes create biofilms to keep biofilms from forming and even destroy them. Biofilms are slimy, glue-like membranes that microbes, like bacteria and fungi, make in order to colonize surfaces. They can grow on animal and plant tissues, and even inside the human body on medical devices such as catheters, heart valves, or artificia
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Future of energy on show in KazakhstanKazakhstan's Expo 2017 provides a taste of what could be the future of greener and renewable energy.
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Ancient Manufacturing Technique Exposed Indigenous Peoples to Dangerous Toxins Study co-author Kevin Smith applying the melted bitumen to the bottle, with the air testing equipment next to him. (Image: Sabrina Sholts) Thousands of years ago, indigenous people living in the California Channel Islands relied on a manufacturing process that exposed them to dangerous chemicals that likely compromised their health. The discovery shows that toxic substances of our own making have
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Sleeping late on weekends may harm your health “Social jet lag,” the time difference experienced between sleep patterns on days off compared to work days, may have a negative impact on health, a new study suggests. Sleep and wakefulness disorders affect an estimated 15 to 20 percent of US adults, who in turn are more likely to suffer from chronic disorders, such as depression, substance abuse, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, stroke, and all-c
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Ars Technica
How the CIA infects air-gapped networks Enlarge / A configuration screen found in the Drifting Deadline exploit. (credit: WikiLeaks ) Documents published Thursday purport to show how the Central Intelligence Agency has used USB drives to infiltrate computers so sensitive they are severed from the Internet to prevent them from being infected. More than 150 pages of materials published by WikiLeaks describe a platform code-named Brutal K
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NYT > Science
Insurers Battle Families Over Costly Drug for Fatal DiseaseThe case of Exondys 51 poses emotionally charged issues for families of young boys with a rare illness, who are fighting companies to get coverage for an expensive drug approved on a lower bar of proof.
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NYT > Science
14 Years Old. Losing Muscle Every Day.Nicolas is 14 and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is robbing him of his muscles — and his life. A new and expensive drug may help, but can he get it?
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Ars Technica
Pizzagate shooter sentenced to four years in prison Enlarge / Sign outside Comet Ping Pong in Washington, DC. (credit: Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images ) A man who barged into a Washington, DC, pizzeria with an AR-15 rifle to "self-investigate" an Internet conspiracy theory was sentenced to four years in prison today. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said "the extent of the recklessness" exhibited by 29-year-old Edgar
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Gizmodo
Keep Your Mission-Critical Gear Up and Running With These Affordable APC Power Supplies APC Back-UPS 425VA UPS Battery Backup , $40 after $5 coupon | APC Back-UPS 600VA/330W UPS Battery Backup with USB , $52 after $5 coupon These compact APC uninterruptible power supplies won’t be able to keep your gaming PC running at full throttle during a power outage, but they can provide enough juice to power NAS enclosures, external hard drives, or even your home networking gear during a power
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Wired
The Senate Health Bill Is a Disaster for the Opioid CrisisCapping Medicaid is very bad news for the 2.5 million Americans struggling with an opioid addiction.
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Ars Technica
Steam Summer Sale’s best discounts, chosen by Ars’ cost-cutting braintrust [Updated] Enlarge / Ooh, AND stickers?! Those are fun, but we're here for the savings. (credit: Steam ) Sun? Beaches? Rooftop parties? Pish-posh! It's time to hide with your favorite acronyms—WASD, AC, 4K—as a discount-minded, summer-vacationing PC gamer. The annual Steam Summer Sale has returned just in time to keep you occupied and indoors. Sam walks you through some great Steam Summer Sale discounts (vi
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The Atlantic
Let Us Stand on Planes, and Other Health Ideas in Progress I’m sitting alone in an enormous tent on the campus of the Aspen Institute right now. The big “IDEAS” sign is in place, and the stages are set. The Aspen Ideas Festival is about to begin. When I talk to people throughout the year about the Aspen Ideas Festival, the main question I hear is, “What?” The Ideas Festival is a far-reaching gathering of journalists and thought leaders of all stripes—pol
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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Daily: Here Comes the Health Plan What We’re Following The Big Reveal: Senate Republicans released a discussion draft of their bill to reform— but not outright repeal —the Affordable Care Act. This bill builds on the American Health Care Act passed by the House last month, but with some changes, including slightly more generous tax credits and deeper cuts to Medicaid . As lawmakers prepare to debate and vote on the bill next week
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House Pushes for Creation of Military 'Space Corps'Lawmakers may compel the U.S. military to establish a dedicated fighting force for space — against the wishes of some senior Air Force leaders.
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Viden
Digitale kæmper vil indtage den fysiske verdenNår digital og fysisk mødes får store virksomheder nye muligheder for at høste vores data.
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Many Women (and Docs) Are in the Dark on No. 1 Killer ― Heart DiseaseCan you name the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S.? Nearly half of women can't, a new study finds — and that's a problem.
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5,000-Year-Old 'Billboard' of Hieroglyphs Contains a Cosmic MessageArchaeologists have discovered a "billboard" of hieroglyphs carved into the rocks near the Egyptian village of El-Khawy.
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Live Science
With Legal Pot, Fatal Car Crashes Haven't IncreasedIn Washington and Colorado, legalizing marijuana hasn't seemed to increase fatal car crashes, new research shows.
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The Atlantic
Dozens Killed in Explosion Outside Afghan Bank At least 34 are dead and 58 wounded in a Thursday car bomb attack outside a bank in Helmand, a southern province in Afghanistan. The explosion, carried out by a lone suicide bomber, targeted Afghan security personnel who were waiting to collect their salaries ahead of Eid-al-Fitr, or the “festival of breaking the fast,” a Muslim holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan. The Taliban has since claime
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Ars Technica
Shareholders fail to oust Mylan board, but down-voted massive salaries Enlarge / Robert J. Coury of Mylan (L) and Mylan CEO Heather Bresch will remain on the board. (credit: Getty | Gilbert Carrasquillo ) Mylan shareholders today did not unseat the drug maker’s board of directors, despite calls for an ouster over the EpiPen pricing scandals and remarkably large executive salaries. In a vote during an annual meeting in Amsterdam, shareholders approved all incumbent n
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Peroxisomal biogenesis disorder: New link to sugar metabolismPeroxisomal biogenesis disorder, which has been linked only to lipid metabolism, is also associated with sugar metabolism.
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Spinal cord injury: Using cortical targets to improve motor functionNew research provides the first evidence that cortical targets could represent a novel therapeutic site for improving motor function in humans paralyzed by spinal cord injury.
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Interventions to prevent cognitive decline, dementiaCognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity all show modest but inconclusive evidence that they can help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, but there is insufficient evidence to support a public health campaign encouraging their adoption, says a new report.
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Catalyst mimics the z-scheme of photosynthesisA new study demonstrates a process with great potential for developing technologies for reducing CO2 levels.
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First Chikungunya-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes found in BrazilWhile more than 13,000 cases of Chikungunya viral disease were reported in Brazil in 2015, scientists had never before detected the virus in a captured mosquito in this country. Now, researchers have identified a mosquito -- caught in the Brazilian city of Aracaju -- that's naturally infected with the East-Central-South-African (ECSA) genotype of Chikungunya.
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The biology of uterine fluid: How it informs the fetus of mom's worldA developing fetus bathes in a mixture of cellular secretions and proteins unique to its mother's uterus. Before fertilization, the pH of uterine fluid helps create a conducive environment for sperm migration, and afterward, its volume supports the embryo as it implants onto the wall of the uterus. Recent evidence suggests that uterine fluid may play another role in embryonic development: communic
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Ultra-thin camera creates images without lensesEngineers have built a camera that does not need lenses to focus light. It can switch from a fish-eye to a telephoto lens instantaneously.
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The Atlantic
The Perilous Path Ahead for the Senate Health-Care Bill In the hours after Senate Republicans released their long-awaited plan to roll back the Affordable Care Act, it was nearly impossible to find an enthusiastic supporter of the proposal—even among the lawmakers it was most aimed to please. There was no grand unveiling of a bill that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his lieutenants supposedly spent weeks perfecting behind closed doors. No
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Adrian Owen has been working on ways of detecting consciousness in vegetative patients for 20 years. Here, he talks about the breakthroughs that started it all and what comes next submitted by /u/storyuntoldpod [link] [comments]
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Gizmodo
Smash Mouth Retweeted an Anime Porn Nazi Image: the Shrek band via AP Smash Mouth just found out about one of the alt-right’s favorite artists in a very embarrassing way. Screengrab: Twitter To a well-adjusted person whose brain hasn’t been systematically poisoned by the internet, this looks like a normal interaction: fan tweets artwork, band shows appreciation. Except Shadman—Marshall Shadders as it’s listed on his YouTube page, though
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NYT > Science
Review: In ‘Food Evolution,’ Scientists Strike BackScott Hamilton Kennedy’s documentary gives G.M.O. opponents their say, but leaves the last word to food technologists, who insist on reviewing the data.
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Good Thing These Buggies Have Roll Cages. Diesel Dave And The Muscle Are Gonna Need 'Em. #DieselBrothers | Mondays at 9/8c After working tirelessly on the MLB builds, it's time to take a break, hop in some UTVs and get racin'. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/diesel-brothers/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery More Diesel! http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/diesel-brothers/ Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dis
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How to Cut Back on Playing Video Games Illustration by Sam Woolley. As you get older and assume more responsibility in your life, your gaming time might need to adjust. It doesn’t have to be game over, but if gaming is getting in the way of real life, it’s time to push pause. Here’s what worked well for me. Start Tracking Your Gaming Time Part of the reason video games eat up so much time is because they’re so engaging. It’s easy to g
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Mystics Rising: AI Happy Hour When AI and humans combine powers, amazing things are possible! Show how well you can collaborate with your digital friends by letting your accuracy scores do the talking. You’ll have two chances to get your accuracy sky high! Session 1 runs from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday 6/23 Session 2 runs from 10:00 PM to 11:59 PM on Friday 6/23 Prizes sponsored by susi: Most accurate player completing at l
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Ars Technica
Judge rips lawyers in IP rift over viral Facebook childbirth video (credit: WSPA.com ) A year ago, the US Supreme Court announced guidance to lower courts in determining whether the prevailing party in a copyright lawsuit should be awarded attorney fees. Under US law, the losing side of a copyright suit can be ordered to pay the legal costs to the winners—no matter which side originally brought the case. The Supreme Court said that the imposition of a fee award
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Gizmodo
The New Rocko's Modern Life Special Will Bring Back the Original Cast Screencap from Rocko’s Modern Life (Nickelodeon) It looks like even cartoon characters miss the ’90s. Rocko’s Modern Life , cancelled after four seasons in 1996, is set to return with an hour-long special, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling , and Nickelodeon has brought back the original cast for one more adventure in O-Town. Though this project has been in the works since at least last year , TV
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Wired
Senators Push Trump for Answers on Power Grid Malware AttackNineteen legislators say the discovery of automated grid-disruption malware in Ukraine means the White House isn't doing enough to protect critical infrastructure.
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Gizmodo
Comcast Accused of Sabotaging Small ISP Owner's Business By Destroying His Cables Photo: Getty The former owner of a small internet service provider in South Texas is suing Comcast, accusing the telecom giant of intentionally—or by way of its own negligence—destroying his business and seizing his customers. The lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, by Anthony Luna, the owner of Telecom Cable LLC, a small business which had for eight years provided ca
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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Old McConnell Has a Plan Today in 5 Lines Senate Republicans released a 142-page proposal that would dismantle parts of the Affordable Care Act. Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, and Mike Lee said in a joint statement that they are “not ready” to vote for the GOP health-care bill, but are open to negotiations. Former President Barack Obama also weighed in, calling the bill a “massive transfer of wealth from midd
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Science : NPR
When You Talk In Your Sleep, Are You Talking To Your Secret Self? After hearing recordings of herself giggling and cheerfully talking in her sleep, Tanya Marquardt, who always thought of herself as tough and brooding, begins to connect with her other self.
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Gizmodo
French Fitness Blogger Dies In Freak Whipped Cream Canister Accident Photo: @rebeccablikes French fitness blogger and Instagram user Rebecca Burger died Sunday after a pressurized whipped cream canister exploded and struck her in the chest, according to a statement from her family. Burger’s family also shared a photo of the device that killed her: Ard’time, the manufacturer of the canister, put out a press release acknowledging the incident and urging consumers to
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Ars Technica
Scammer who made 96 million robocalls should pay $120M fine, FCC says Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Besjunior ) The Federal Communications Commission today said that a scammer named Adrian Abramovich "apparently made 96 million spoofed robocalls during a three-month period" in order to trick people into buying vacation packages. The FCC proposed a fine of $120 million, but it will give the alleged perpetrator a chance to respond to the allegations before issuing
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Origins of Sun's swirling spicules discoveredFor the first time, a computer simulation -- so detailed it took a full year to run -- shows how spicules form, helping scientists understand how spicules can break free of the sun's surface and surge upward so quickly.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Intensive blood pressure lowering benefits patients with chronic kidney diseaseIn individuals with chronic kidney disease, targeting a systolic blood pressure to <120 mm Hg resulted in lower risks of cardiovascular events and premature death, compared with standard targeting to <140 mm Hg. There was a slightly faster decline in kidney function in the intensive group, but no increase in rates of kidney failure or serious adverse events.
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Indian teen celebrates as Nasa sends satellite to spaceThe tiny satellite was designed by Rifath Sharrook, 18, and manufactured using a 3-D printer.
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Gizmodo
YouTuber Reminds Fans How Much Fake Donations Can Hurt Illustration by Jim Cooke In a heated video yesterday, professional streamer and YouTuber Desmond Etika Amofah issued a warning against against viewers who “fuck with me, fuck with my money, or fuck with my life.” Amofah, a big personality in the Nintendo community, displayed five recent donations to his Twitch stream, each in quantities of $50 or $100. Then, he showed five corresponding disputes
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Live Science
Night Owl or Early Riser? Sleep Patterns Can Vary by 10 HoursWhat's your 'chronotype'? Researchers have found that sleep habits vary widely.
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Popular Science
Some clouds are full of little lollipop-shaped ice crystals From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News They've got scientists looking at clouds in a whole new way. Researchers discovered lollipop-shaped crystals after scrutinizing more than 5 million images taken during a 2009 flight through a large cloud system in southwest…
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Tesla’s New AI Guru Could Help Its Cars Teach ThemselvesAndrej Karpathy, Tesla’s new director of artificial intelligence, will help the company’s vehicles teach themselves to drive.
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A Mysterious Mars-Sized Object Could Be Hiding at the Edge of Our Solar System Image: Heather Roper/LPL It’s been about 11 years since Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status, leaving a 1,473 mile (2,370 kilometers)-size void in our hearts. Since then, the hunt for Planet X—aptly renamed Planet 9—has grown into an international movement to find such an object in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune’s orbit. Now, scientists Kat Volk and Renu Malhotra from the University of Arizon
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
New report examines evidence on interventions to prevent cognitive decline, dementiaCognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity all show modest but inconclusive evidence that they can help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, but there is insufficient evidence to support a public health campaign encouraging their adoption, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
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Flexible wearable electronics use body heat for energyIn a proof-of-concept study, engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.
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Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learningHoneybees may not need key brain structures known as mushroom bodies in order to learn complex associations between odors and rewards, according to new research.
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Human genes for coronary artery disease make them more prolific parentsCoronary artery disease may have persisted in human populations because the genes that cause this late-striking disease also contribute to having a greater numbers of children.
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Lab grown human colons change study of GI diseaseScientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate human embryonic colons in a laboratory that function much like natural human tissues when transplanted into mice, according to new research. The study is believed to be the first time human colon organoids have been successfully tissue engineered in this manner, according to researchers who led the project.
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Controversial New Gravitational Waves Paper Shows Science Happening In Real Time That’s the “X” in arXiv (Image: Ryan F. Mandelbaum/NASA/NSF) If you know science, you know it’s not perfect. Outside eyes review papers their peers wrote before those papers get published, results must be reproduced to establish truths, and even then, stuff can still contain mistakes. Physicists are now discussing a new paper published on the arXiv preprint server last week. Papers landing on the
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Germany expands surveillance of encrypted message servicesGermany on Thursday passed a controversial new law that expands the power of authorities to spy on the content of encrypted message services such as WhatsApp and Skype.
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Is There a Link Between Having Children and Heart Disease?Some of the genes that up your risk of heart disease are also linked with having more kids, a new study finds.
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Researchers show first evidence of using cortical targets to improve motor functionUniversity of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Dr. Monica A. Perez, Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, and colleagues, recently published 'A novel cortical target to enhance hand motor output in humans with spinal cord injury' in the June issue of Brain that provides the first evidence that cortical targets could represent a novel therapeutic site for i
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The Government Says It Wasted Millions of Dollars Dressing the Afghan Army in Proprietary Camouflage Spec4ce Forest camouflage image via Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp The price tag for the never-ending, but occasionally paused , war in Afghanistan is well north of a trillion dollars by now. Nearly $100 million of that is attributable to our generous decision to buy uniforms for the struggling Afghan National Army—and a newly released inspector general report says that as much as $28 million of
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Ars Technica
Valve tries to one-up Oculus Touch with five-finger “Knuckles” VR controller Valve / SteamVR We first heard about Valve's plans for a new SteamVR controller back in October when a few pictures and basic impressions started leaking out of the press-free Steam Dev Days conference. Now we're getting more details about the upcoming VR hardware— code-named Knuckles —thanks to documents posted on SteamVR's Knuckles Dev Kit group page . The most important confirmation in the new
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'From The Ashes' Documents Rise And Fall Of Coal In America After President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to lead a group of mayors, governors and CEOs in cutting emissions according to the Paris framework. And now Bloomberg also has a film out documenting coal's rise and fall in America, From the Ashes .
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Science : NPR
Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Removed From Endangered Species List The Interior Department has announced that it will end federal protections for the Yellowstone grizzly bear.
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The Atlantic
Obama: 'This Bill Will Do You Harm' On Thursday, Senate Republicans released a draft version of their Obamacare replacement, the American Health Care Act. The bill looks similar to the version passed by the House in May, and would accomplish much of the same: a large increase in the number of uninsured people and drastic cuts to the Medicaid program that is critical for poor people, pregnant women, children, and people with chronic
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Science | The Guardian
The hunt is on for gravity waves Three craft, millions of kilometres apart and linked by lasers, will watch out for minute ripples in the fabric of spacetime The European Space Agency (ESA) has formally embarked on a mission to search for gravitational waves from space. The Lisa ( laser interferometer space antenna mission ) will use three spacecraft to detect these minute ripples in the fabric of spacetime. The spacecraft will
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Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator?In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
How eggs got their shapesThe evolution of the amniotic egg -- complete with membrane and shell -- was key to vertebrates leaving the oceans and colonizing the land and air but how bird eggs evolved into so many different shapes and sizes has long been a mystery. Now, an international team of scientists took a quantitative approach to that question and found that adaptations for flight may have been critical drivers of egg
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How bacterial organelles assembleScientists are providing the clearest view yet of an intact bacterial microcompartment, revealing at atomic-level resolution the structure and assembly of the organelle's protein shell. This work could benefit research in bioenergy and pathogenesis, and it could lead to new methods of bioengineering bacteria for beneficial purposes.
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Wired
With VR180, YouTube Steps Gingerly Toward Virtual RealityVR180 isn't VR, but it’s way more accessible.
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