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The Rokoko Smartsuit Brings Motion Capture to the Masses The $2,500 device makes motion capture as easy as suiting up. The post The Rokoko Smartsuit Brings Motion Capture to the Masses appeared first on WIRED .
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The Web’s Premier Free Photo Library Opens Up Its Vaults Unsplash is a web repository of 200,000 high-resolution images, and every single photo on the site is free to download. The post The Web's Premier Free Photo Library Opens Up Its Vaults appeared first on WIRED .
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Want to Know How Long a Fidget Spinner Spins? Get a Laser and Some Physics Fidget spinners are everywhere. How long can you make one spin? That depends on the starting speed and the angular acceleration. The post Want to Know How Long a Fidget Spinner Spins? Get a Laser and Some Physics appeared first on WIRED .
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Jeff Goldblum on Thor: Ragnarok and Dr. Malcolm's Return in Jurassic World 2 A Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 villain will definitely return for the third movie. Doug Liman discusses why he left Gambit for Justice League Dark . Plus, Mike Colter on the villains of The Defenders , rumors on the future of two Once Upon a Time stars, and creepy new pictures from Doctor Who . Behold, Spoilers! Jurassic World 2 Jeff Goldblum spoke to Entertainment Weekly about reprising his ro
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PLO: Økonomiloft skal som minimum justeres I et høringssvar til Sundhedsministeriet skriver PLO, at et økonomiloft over almen praksis som minimum skal tage højde for kommende års befolkningsvækst.
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Scores of convictions in doubt amid forensic test manipulation claims Criminal investigation of two staff at Randox lab may lead to appeals in many cases, including alleged rape and murder Police fear scores of convictions may face challenges to their safety because of the suspected manipulation of forensic test results at a private laboratory in Manchester. James Vaughan, the national police lead for forensic outsourcing, said two employees of the testing services
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How a Wasp Turns Cockroaches into ZombiesA special chemical blend injected into the brains of cockroaches makes them pawns in the jewel wasp’s control—and perfect live food for its offspring -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Batting blight with big dataAs Midwestern Rust Belt cities grapple with painful economic transitions, housing blight threatens to choke out once-thriving urban centers.
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With stem cells to new intervertebral discsSlipped discs are the most common reason to go to the doctor in Switzerland. Not only people, but also dogs frequently suffer from this problem. An operation cures the painful consequences of a slipped disc, but the disc remains degenerated. Help is on its way: In a study with German shepherds, researchers at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich have shown that stem cells may change t
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Elusive atomic motion captured by electron microscopyThe movement of atoms through a material can cause problems under certain circumstances. Atomic-resolution electron microscopy has enabled researchers at Linköping University in Sweden to observe for the first time a phenomenon that has eluded materials scientists for many decades. The study is published in Scientific Reports.
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Jumping to your death? Motivations of extreme sportsResearchers have debunked the myth that extreme sportsmen and women are adrenalin junkies with a death wish, according to a new study. The research has been published in the latest edition of Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice by QUT Adjunct Professor Eric Brymer, who is currently based at Leeds Beckett University in the UK, and QUT Professor Robert Schweitzer.
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HKU and Kyoto U reveal a new strategy to enhance the efficiency of cereal straw for biofuel productionA collaborative research effort by the University of Hong Kong and Kyoto University has revealed a new strategy to allow cellulose in rice straw to release its fermentable sugar more efficiently. The research breakthrough was recently published in a notable plant science journal Plant Physiology.
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Stanford team brings quantum computing closer to reality with new materialsQuantum computing could outsmart current computing for complex problem solving, but only if scientists figure out how to make it practical. A Stanford team is investigating new materials that could become the basis for such an advance.
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Study refutes findings behind challenge to Sierra Nevada forest restorationA study led by ecologists at UC Berkeley has found significant flaws in the research used to challenge the US Forest Service plan to restore Sierra Nevada forests to less dense, and less fire-prone, environments.
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South African cave yields yet more fossils of a newfound relativeProbing deeper into the South African cave system known as Rising Star, which last year yielded the largest cache of hominin fossils known to science, an international team of researchers has discovered another chamber with more remains of a newfound human relative, Homo naledi. The discovery of the new fossils representing the remains of at least 3 juvenile and adult specimens includes a 'wonderf
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What is the best antidote for a jellyfish sting? (Clue: it's not urine) A new study of the man o’ war jellyfish found popular remedies like lemon juice and shaving foam make stings worse. Vinegar followed by heat is most effective What should you do if a jellyfish stings you? Scientists have found that applying vinegar is the best solution, and that popular remedies including urine, lemon juice, and shaving foam could make the situation worse. A recent study in Toxin
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Too Poor For Privacy, Climate Pact Catastrophe, and Everything as a Touchpad—The Download, May 9, 2017The most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.
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To curb climate change, we need to protect and expand US forestsForests have been removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon for more than 300 million years. When we cut down or burn trees and disturb forest soils, we release that stored carbon to the atmosphere. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, one-third of all carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere from human activities have come from deforestation.
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These people want you to know climate change isn’t just for liberals Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock) He doesn’t start with an apocalyptic description of future impacts when he talks to people about climate change, but, for some audiences, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor of Environmental Studies Calvin DeWitt does turn to the book of Revelation. “I’ll have a white-out pen in my pocket, and I’ll have them read Revelation chapter 11, verse 18. It’s a
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Overuse of water threatens global food supplyFamine and starvation today threaten over 20 million people in four countries—Syria, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia—the globe's largest humanitarian crisis in over half a century, according to the United Nations. Though this crisis is primarily the result of civil war and violent conflict, additional food security risks for the entire globe are hiding in the water use practices of major food produ
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Power plants could cut a third of their emissions by using solar energyLed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the COMBO-CFB project has developed a new innovative concept to increase solar energy production in the energy system. According to this research, the concept can reduce fuel consumption and emissions stressing the climate by more than 33 per cent. The concept is based on the combination of concentrated solar power (CSP) technology and a traditional
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Carbon uptake in Tibetan Plateau soil may offset melting permafrost carbon release(Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has found that carbon uptake in the Tibetan Plateau may actually offset the carbon that is released as permafrost melts. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the team describes soil readings they analyzed from the region and what their findings suggest about carbon release in cold parts of the world.
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Why escalators and venetian blinds could give you a headache New research shows that stripes are hard for our brains to process – and looking at some everyday objects could trigger a migraine Name: Stripes. Age: Younger than us. Continue reading...
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EPA and Interior Department Overhaul Scientific Advisory BoardsIn an effort to split from the Obama administration, EPA replaces scientists from a central advisory board while the Interior department freezes 200 plus advisory groups.
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White House meeting on Paris climate accord postponedA key White House meeting scheduled for Tuesday to discuss whether the United States will honor the Paris climate change accord has been postponed, an administration official said.
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Save $20 On the Newest Instant Pot, and Never Cook the Same Way Again Instant Pot IP-DUO Plus60 , $100 If you don’t own a pressure cooker , today’s a great day to fix that, as Amazon’s knocked the month-old Instant Pot IP-DUO Plus60 down to $99 today, or $20 less than usual. The Plus60's predecessor, the IP-DUO60 (which had a few fewer options and temperature settings) was one of the most popular items we listed last year, so this is a great chance to get the upgra
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Electric impulses clean industrial water and paintsMost paints for households or industry are based on water and, hence, are environmentally more compatible than paints based on solvents. Water-based paints, however, have one drawback: Microorganisms, such as bacteria, feel very comfortable and spread. This also affects paint shops of automotive industry and other sectors. Sterilization of industrial water and paints with electric impulses is the
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Elusive atomic motion captured by electron microscopyThe movement of atoms through a material can cause problems under certain circumstances. Atomic-resolution electron microscopy has enabled researchers at Linköping University in Sweden to observe for the first time a phenomenon that has eluded materials scientists for many decades. The study is published in Scientific Reports.
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A molecular rivet for long-range force transmissionResearchers from the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (MBI) at the National University of Singapore have described, for the first time, how plastin, an actin-bundling protein, acts as a molecular rivet, providing global connectivity to the cortex underlying the plasma membrane of embryonic cells to facilitate polarisation and cell division. The work was published in the Journal of Cell Biology
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Harnessing the potential of big data to improve the security of Internet of Things devicesThe power of big data is used in a strategy developed by A*STAR to improve the security of networks of internet-connected objects, known as the Internet of Things (IoT), technology which will make everything from streetlights to refrigerators 'smart'.
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Your Brain Remembers Languages You Think You ForgotKids adopted in a new country have an advantage in learning their native tongue as adults, even if they have not heard it since birth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mount Sinai 5th Annual Brain Fair On Friday, the Icahn School of Medicine hosted its fifth annual Brain Fair to offer children and adults the opportunity to learn more about neuroscience. The event was originally scheduled to take place during Brain Awareness Week in March, but had to be postponed due to inclement weather. While Friday’s weather was only a slight improvement (with the highest recorded rainfall to flood New York C
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Global warming kills gut bacteria in lizardsClimate change could threaten reptiles by reducing the number of bacteria living in their guts, new research suggests.
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Right research and development investments are 'good bets' for both climate and economies, say researchersInvesting in new ways of utility-scale electricity storage and capturing carbon to store underground should be a priority for governments aiming to meet the greenhouse gas and 'green energy' targets set out in the Paris Agreement despite shrinking research and development budgets, suggests a new paper published today in Nature Energy.
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Graphene membranes can make nuclear industry greenerGraphene could help reduce the energy cost of producing heavy water and decontamination in nuclear power plants by over one hundred times compared with current technologies, University of Manchester research indicates.
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Scientists solve mystery of comets spewing O2 Scientists have solved a nagging space mystery: why comets expel oxygen gas, the same gas we breathe. The discovery that comets produce oxygen gas—also referred to as molecular oxygen or O 2 —was announced in 2015 by researchers studying the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko with the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft. The mission unexpectedly found abundant levels of molecular oxygen in th
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Så er der hul igennem for europæisk røntgenlaserXFEL i Hamborg har nu genereret sit første kortbølgede lys i form røntgenstråling. Det tre en halv kilometer lange anlæg indvies til september.
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CERN celebrates completion of Linac 4Geneva, 9 May 2017. At a ceremony today, CERN1 inaugurated its linear accelerator, Linac 4, the newest accelerator acquisition since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Linac 4 is due to feed the CERN accelerator complex with particle beams of higher energy, which will allow the LHC to reach higher luminosity by 2021. After an extensive testing period, Linac 4 will be connected to CERN's accelerator
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Stream bugs suggest pollution recovery in North York MoorsA surprising diversity of bugs recorded in upland streams in northern England may indicate a recovery from past acid pollution, according to scientists at the University of York.
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WIRED

Fixing the Cell Network Flaw That Lets Hackers Drain Bank Accounts Security researchers have warned about SS7 for years. Now that hackers have used it to rob banks, here's how telecoms can finally fix it. The post Fixing the Cell Network Flaw That Lets Hackers Drain Bank Accounts appeared first on WIRED .
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Get Lost in Australia’s Vast Salt Lake With These Dreamy Photos There's no one around for miles. The post Get Lost in Australia's Vast Salt Lake With These Dreamy Photos appeared first on WIRED .
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China is planning ahead for life after coalChina's remarkable growth over the past three decades has elevated it to global superpower status. But its economic miracle has also attracted attention for the wrong reasons: the country is now the world's largest energy consumer, oil importer, and CO₂ emitter. It led to the line that China builds a new coal-fired power station each week being faithfully and unquestioningly repeated. However, thi
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A mammoth task—how do we decide which species to resurrect?The resurrection of vanished species - through cutting-edge technologies such as gene-editing - should be targeted towards recently extinct species rather than ancient ones, according to a leading University of Otago conservation biologist.
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How Dove Ruined Its Body Image Dove has worked hard to connect its brand image to social ideals. Thanks to a decade of “ Real Beauty ” campaigns, the personal-care products company has successfully associated itself with the goal of positive body image. In one campaign, billboard ads depict ordinary women instead of professional models. Another shows the process of Photoshopping a pretty but imperfect woman into the impossible
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Church Militant: A Right-Wing Media Empire in the Making Just outside Detroit, a group of radical Catholics run a rapidly growing news organization. Since being established nine years ago, ChurchMilitant.com (then St. Michaels Media) has grown from a tiny media outfit on the fringes of the Catholic world to a 35-person powerhouse reaching an estimated 1.5 million viewers a month. Michael Voris, the founder of Church Militant, is fighting against what h
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Bent Hansen: Folketinget svigter patienterne Venstre, Konservative, Liberal Alliance, Dansk Folkeparti, Socialdemokratiet og Det Radikale Venstre har i dag, tirsdag, vedtaget et beslutningsforslag, der fastholder produktivitetskravet på to procent.
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Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes For Saying All Kids Should Have Health Care Jimmy Kimmel on his show on May 8, 2017 “apologizing” for his “insensitive” and “offensive” comments about how all children should have health care (Screenshot) Last week, Jimmy Kimmel made an emotional and personal plea about health care in America. He told the story of his son’s life-threatening experience at a hospital in Los Angeles, and said that all children, regardless of their parents’ in
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Portable mass spectrometer allows on-site gas analysisAnalyses of environmental gases which previously required months of laboratory work can now be carried out rapidly in the field. A group of Eawag scientists have developed a portable mass spectrometer allowing on-site measurements – and a spin-off has been created to commercialize the new system.
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Web-based open-source program determines protein structuresContaMiner is a web-based, open-source program developed by a unique interdisciplinary team in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. This program is already saving time for international researchers.
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The Federal Government Makes It Ridiculously Hard to Study Gun Violence and Medical MarijuanaFeds frustrate researchers trying to study pistols and pot -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Lithium may save nerve cells after brain injury A drug used to treat bipolar disorder and other forms of depression may help preserve brain function and prevent nerve cells from dying in people with a traumatic brain injury. Scientists discovered that lithium and rapamycin, a treatment for some forms of cancer, protect nerve cells in the brain and stop the chemical glutamate from sending signals to other cells and creating further brain cell d
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Researchers provide update on popular fish model of developmentAnnual killifish are an excellent animal model for research on interactions between genes and the environment during development. A new article describes the development of one particular South American species of this fish in great detail and updates the classic embryo staging guide developed in 1972.
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Scientists have mapped the DNA of tea – and it could stave off a pending crisisThe world's most popular drink (after water) is under threat. We already know much about the threat of climate change to staple crops such as wheat, maize and rice, but the impact on tea is just coming into focus. Early research indicates that tea grown in some parts of Asia could see yields decline by up to 55% thanks to drought or excessive heat, and the quality of the tea is also falling.
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Young children unconcerned about digital tracking by strangersChildren may be more vulnerable than previously thought to those who might exploit their digital footprint to track their location or obtain private information.
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Data analysis could trigger new shale gas revolutionExtensive data mining and analysis of 20,000 shale gas wells has revealed how "refracturing" existing wells with new technology could transform them from diminished producers into high-performers long after their initial peak production period has ended.
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Video: Sizing up floods from spaceFloods are the deadliest, most frequent, and most expensive natural disasters in the U.S. and in the world. Because floods are difficult to predict, often cover wide areas, and can last for days, emergency responders and disaster relief organizations need all the information they can get about the situation on the ground in order to respond effectively.
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Lab developed aerodynamic devices improve tractor trailer fuel efficiencyLawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, as part of a Navistar SuperTruck I team, helped design a new type of tractor-trailer truck that significantly improves fuel economy.
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Imaging live zebrafish embryos reveals in real time how the basic body plan is laid outA team from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology and Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore show how the gene-regulating proteins Pou5f3 and Nanog determine the organization of body structures in zebrafish embryos. Their work shows how precise the orchestration of molecular events behind normal embryonic development,and why it can easily go wrong.
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Image of the Day: Tiny but Telling FleaThe recently updated genome sequence of the Daphnia pulex can shed more light on how it adapts to stress, environmental toxins, and warming temperatures.
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Strategy suggests ways to prepare for emerging antibiotic resistant superbugsAs dangerous bacteria grow more savvy at evading antibiotics, researchers are seeking new ways to counterattack. Rather than design new drugs from scratch, some scientists are searching for ways to block the microbes' evasive maneuvers. If resistance can be shut down, current drugs should remain effective.
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Researchers developing robotic prosthetics to help restore balance in fall victimsWe all lose our balance sometimes; we slip, we fall, we get back up. But for some, life is a balance beam, and merely walking around poses great risks of tripping, slipping or falling. Dr. Pilwon Hur, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has set out to help people with balance issues walk through life with ease. Using biomechanics and neuromec
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Immersive virtual-reality creation software for everyoneImverse, an EPFL spinoff, has developed a software that lets users convert 360-degree images from 2-D into 3-D and both manipulate and create virtual-reality content in real time with the help of virtual-reality glasses. The system will be unveiled at the World VR Forum in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, from 11 to 14 May.
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KORT: Her giver staten 44.000 kr i bredbåndstilskudBredbåndspuljen har givet tilskud på alt fra 4.000 til 44.000 kroner per adresse til at installere fibernet i danske boliger og sommerhuse. De 80 mio. kr., der blev uddelt sidste år rakte til bredbåndstilskud til 3.736 danske adresser. Se her, hvordan puljen blev fordelt.
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Underwater robots help predict how and when ice shelves collapseTo outer space and the deep ocean, add "beneath the ice" to the list of rarely charted frontiers of science exploration.
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Newly discovered malaria mechanism gives hope to pregnant womenResistance to malaria drugs means that pregnant women are unable to overcome the anaemia caused by the malaria parasite – and their babies are born undersized. A study carried out at Karolinska Institutet, however, exposes the effects of malaria in pregnant women and shows how the PTEF protein is central to the infection. The study, which is published in the scientific journal Nature Microbiology,
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Image: Saturn's hexagonal polar jet streamSaturn's hexagonal polar jet stream is the shining feature of almost every view of the north polar region of Saturn. The region, in shadow for the first part of the Cassini mission, now enjoys full sunlight, which enables Cassini scientists to directly image it in reflected light.
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New materials bring quantum computing closer to realityFor 60 years computers have become smaller, faster and cheaper. But engineers are approaching the limits of how small they can make silicon transistors and how quickly they can push electricity through devices to create digital ones and zeros.
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High-temperature devices made from films that bend as they 'breathe'Carrying out maintenance tasks inside a nuclear plant puts severe strains on equipment, due to extreme temperatures that are hard for components to endure without degrading. Now, researchers at MIT and elsewhere have come up with a radically new way to make actuators that could be used in such extremely hot environments.
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The Search for Life on Mars Is about to Get WeirdAstrobiologists ponder sending gene sequencers, weather stations, drilling rigs and more to the Red Planet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Etsy Needs to Preserve Its Values to Preserve Its Value For Etsy, the internet's best-known marketplace for all things artisanal, the past week has served up a heaping portion of unpleasant corporate reality. The post Etsy Needs to Preserve Its Values to Preserve Its Value appeared first on WIRED .
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The Scariest Threats to Uber’s Future, From Waymo to Money Worries Lawsuits, criminal investigations, and a toxic corporate culture. Can the ridehail giant survive? The post The Scariest Threats to Uber's Future, From Waymo to Money Worries appeared first on WIRED .
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All the Trees Will Die, and Then So Will You A beetle-and-fungus combo is about to wipe out millions of Southern California trees—and that means people's lives are at stake, too. The post All the Trees Will Die, and Then So Will You appeared first on WIRED .
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Plasma protection for rice cropsDiseased rice seeds treated with atmospheric plasma show significant improvement and growth, offering a potential tool to protect rice crops from fungus and blight. A team from Tohoku University in Japan found that immersing infected rice seeds in hot water and then irradiating them with plasma reduced infection rates between 60 and 90 percent.
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Ocean absorption of carbon dioxide compensates for emissions from seafloor methane seepsThe ocean waters near the surface of the Arctic Ocean absorbed 2,000 times more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than the amount of methane that escaped into the atmosphere from the same waters, according to a study by the USGS Gas Hydrates Project and collaborators in Germany and Norway. The study was conducted near Norway's Svalbard Islands, above several seafloor methane seeps.
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Captive breeding is a final roll of the dice for the vaquitaThe decline of the rare porpoise has brought us to the cusp of a risky project to put the animals in a sanctuary. Will it be enough, wonders Olive Heffernan
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The Atlantic

A Graphic Novel About 17th-Century Philosophy Dark spots across the sun, men burned at the stake, an all-powerful church that brooks no idea outside its dogma—there is no subject so imbued with drama, intrigue, and fast-paced action as 17th-century Western philosophy. And thus no medium does it justice like the graphic novel. No, really. Heretics! , a graphic novel by Steven and Ben Nadler, introduces readers to what is arguably the most int
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The Atlantic

Inside a Multiage Classroom DEVENS, Massachusetts—It looks like a typical class in a suburban high school. The teacher, Barbara Curtin, discusses the differences between mean, mode, and median while her students at the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School sit in clusters of three or four at tables around the room. A second teacher, Lorin Hill, is there to help. All fairly standard, but for one dramatic difference—the
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The Atlantic

Disentangling Democracy From Geography For as long as people have been criticizing technology, they’ve been complaining that emerging tools make us lazy, stupid, unable to concentrate, and so on. It is easy to imagine that a certain technological advance, whether it is the printing press or the television, imposes some undesired quality upon humanity by its very nature. But the fact is that, while technology is by no means neutral, ne
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Study researches 'gorilla arm' fatigue in mid-air computer usageResearchers at Purdue University's C Design Lab are studying arm and muscle fatigue connected to advancements in the use of hand gestures for mid-air computer interaction.
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Brain-imaging system uses 'multi-pupil' prism arraysA specialized type of adaptive-optics technology that has been demonstrated by taking high-resolution time-lapse images of functioning brain cells might be used to better understand how the brain works.
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A new tool to decipher evolutionary biologyUnderstanding evolution is one of the cornerstones of biology—evolution is, in fact, the sole explanation for life's diversity on Earth. Based on the evolution of proteins, researchers may explain the emergence of new species and functions through genetic changes, how enzymes with novel functions might be engineered, or, for example, how humans are related to their closest relatives such as gorill
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Team invents bio-inspired anti-vibration structures with wide engineering applicationsThe Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel bio-inspired nonlinear anti-vibration system that can significantly reduce vibration in mechanical systems. The system is better than existing devices in cost-efficiency and performance reliability, and has many applications.
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Plans for habitat and wildlife conservation need to consider the risk of Lyme diseaseLyme disease – an infection contracted from the bite of an infected tick– is an important emerging disease in the UK, and is increasing in incidence in people in the UK and large parts of Europe and North America.
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President Trump Deletes Every Old Press Release, But The Internet Never Forgets President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he walks to the White House on May 7, 2017, after returning from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Yesterday, journalists discovered that the Trump regime had deleted the president’s infamous press release from 2015 that called for a ban on all Muslims traveling to the United States. But it wasn’t just the Musl
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Seabirds use preening to decide how to divvy up parenting dutiesSeabirds in poor condition may communicate this information to their partner by delaying or withholding preening.
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Why You Shouldn't Tell People about Your DreamsThey're really meaningful to you, but not to anybody else -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Norsk supermarked indfører pantmaskine til batterierForsøget skal vise, om det får flere kunder til at aflevere det miljøfarlige affald korrekt i stedet for at smide det i skraldespanden.
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A Shot against Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderTweaking the gut microbiome may hold promise for fighting stress, anxiety -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'Stone Animal' Lake Seen from Space in All Its Crimson GloryLake Natron's bizarre chemistry leads to beautiful colors.
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Can a 12-Year-Old Really Be Smarter Than Einstein?A 12-year-old in England scored 162 on a Mensa IQ test, putting her in the top 99.998 percentile of test takers of her age. But what does a high intelligence mean?
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In Photos: Ancient Egyptian Tombs Decorated with CreaturesArchaeologists have discovered 4,000-year-old tombs in an Egyptian cemetery and the tomb walls are decorated with creatures, including a leashed Egyptian mongoose and a colorful pelican.
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Live Science

Tomb Drawing Shows Mongoose on a Leash, Puzzling ArchaeologistsA mongoose on a leash, a colorful pelican and various bats are just a few of the rare animal drawings revealed in a new survey of 4,000-year-old tombs in Egypt.
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Energy Drinks May Be Risky for People with Genetic Heart ConditionConsuming energy drinks may be particularly risky for people with a certain genetic heart condition, a new study from Australia suggests.
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Formand for etisk komité: DANNOAC i strid med loven Protokollen for det store DANNOAC-studie strider mod dansk lov, mener National Videnskabsetisk Komité. Forskere burde have kendt problemerne, mener komitéens formand.
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Sundheds­platformen: 500 klinikere foretrak Cerner frem for EPIC 500 klinikere har ifølge Region Hovedstaden været involveret i at vælge EPIC som hospitalernes nye IT-system. En analyse af klinikeres vurdering af de tre systemer i udbuddet, som sundhedsøkonom Jes Søgaard har lavet, viser dog, at klinikerne foretrak Cerner.
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'All the Men Here Are Either on Drugs or Unemployed' CHILLICOTHE, Ohio—Heroin robbed Tracey Kemper-Hermann of her husband, and sometimes she misses him most when she’s trying to start her lawnmower. Her husband, Jason, had his own special trick to getting the finicky machine running, and since his death in 2014, the responsibility of cutting the grass has fallen to Kemper-Hermann. She’s accumulated other tasks too, like a sherpa adding more and mor
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Professor om statslige it-projekter: »Prisen bliver det afgørende. Så har man skandalen« Større engagement fra topledelsen og mere fokus på kvalitet i valget af projekt er afgørende for at undgå statslige it-skandaler, mener Pernille Kræmmergaard. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/professor-it-projekter-prisen-bliver-afgoerende-saa-har-man-skandalen-1076423 Version2
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Filosof: Kultur + teknologi = kunstigt kødDer en begyndende tendens til, at folk skaffer deres proteiner fra andre kilder end kød. Proteiner er blevet open source, og det åbner døren for kunstigt kød, mener filosof og økonom - og kampagneleder for Kødfri Mandag - David Pedersen.
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How One Scrappy Startup Survived the Early Bitcoin Wars The inside story of how Blockchain became one of the world's biggest Bitcoin companies The post How One Scrappy Startup Survived the Early Bitcoin Wars appeared first on WIRED .
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Q&A: David Lynch on Twin Peaks and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance With a sequel to the 1990 cult classic series arriving on Showtime, the director opens up. Well, kinda. The post Q&A: David Lynch on Twin Peaks and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance appeared first on WIRED .
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Why Do Gas Station Prices Constantly Change? Blame the Algorithm submitted by /u/trot-trot [link] [comments]
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Obama Faces the Ex-President's Dilemma “I see you Barry,” said comedian Hasan Minhaj at the White House Correspondent’s Association dinner. “What you doin’ right now? You jet skiing while the world burns?” After leaving office, Barack Obama spent a few weeks palling around with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, and Oprah Winfrey in French Polynesia. Now the vacation’s over, how can Obama maximize his sway in American politics? The answer
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When Talking Canines Took Over New York When Kirsten Bakis’s novel Lives of the Monster Dogs was first published in 1997, it was translated into multiple languages, adapted for the stage, and included on the New York Times Notable Books list. Among other honors, it became a finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction and won the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel. In a year dominated by juggernaut explorations of the human condition—like
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Vilde danske planter kan forny dansk frugtindustriVildæbler, slåen og vild mirabelle er så karakteristiske arter, at man bør udvikle nye arter baseret på dem, konkluderer forskningsprojekt.
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Beta-blokkere er lige gode i forbindelse med kirurgiForskere finder ingen systematiske forskelle på risiko for død eller alvorlig kardiovaskulær sygdom ved brug af forskellige beta-blokkere.
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Right R&D investments are 'good bets' for both climate and economies, say researchersAs the threats of climate change and economic instability loom large, public energy investment can seem like roll of the dice. Now, new research has analyzed scientific publications to identify the 'good bets' for governments committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions even in the face of growing constraints on public R&D budgets.
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Det digitale vækstpanel anbefaler ny teknologipagtDanmark skal have en teknologipagt efter hollandsk forbillede. Den skal sikre ressourcer til de uddannelser, som industrien efterspørger.
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Meet ‘Neo’, the most complete skeleton of Homo naledi ever foundThis is one of the greatest fossil finds of the 21st century say its discoverers, who also provide a date for when this enigmatic species lived
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Lessons From Rikers Island About 18 months ago, there seemed to be a growing national consensus about the imperative of criminal-justice reform. There was rare bipartisan agreement on the scale and scope of the challenges America’s incarceration crisis presents. While it seems that federal momentum for reform has slowed—if not reversed, as of late—it’s still possible to take meaningful steps toward justice locally. Several
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It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump White Americans carried Donald Trump to the White House. He won college-educated white voters by a four-point margin over Hillary Clinton, according to exit polls. But his real victory was among members of the white working class: Twice as many of these voters cast their ballots for the president as for Clinton. In the wake of Trump’s surprise win, some journalists, scholars, and political strate
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Alaska tundra source of early-winter carbon emissions (Update)Warmer temperatures and thawing soils may be driving an increase in emissions of carbon dioxide from Alaskan tundra to the atmosphere, particularly during the early winter, according to a new study from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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Facebook sletter brugerkonti i titusindvis op til britisk valg Det sociale medie har længe fået kritik for at være talerør for propaganda. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/facebook-sletter-accounts-titusindvis-britisk-valg-1076420 Version2
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Small-brained early human lived more recently than expected Homo naledi fossils are dated to a few hundred thousand years ago, and may have overlapped with Homo sapiens . Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21961
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Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiledYet more remains are presented of the extraordinary naledi people who appeared to cache their dead.
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Toshiba wrangles with Western Digital over chips unit saleMoney-losing Japanese electronics company Toshiba is sparring with its U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital over the planned sale of Toshiba's computer-chip business.
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JCU team says hominid lived alongside modern humansJames Cook University scientists have discovered that primitive hominids lived in Africa at the same time as humans -- the first time this has been established.
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Homo naledi's surprisingly young age opens up more questions on where we come fromScientists today announced that the Rising Star Cave system has revealed yet more important discoveries, only a year and a half after it was announced that the richest fossil hominin site in Africa had been discovered, and that it contained a new hominin species named Homo naledi by the scientists who described it.
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South African cave yields yet more fossils of a newfound relativeProbing deeper into the South African cave system known as Rising Star, which last year yielded the largest cache of hominin fossils known to science, an international team of researchers has discovered another chamber with more remains of a newfound human relative, Homo naledi. The discovery of the new fossils representing the remains of at least 3 juvenile and adult specimens includes a 'wonderf
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New haul of Homo naledi bones sheds surprising light on human evolution Early human relative lived at same time as Homo sapiens and could have made stone tools, scientists suggest When fossil hunters unveiled the remains of a mysterious and archaic new species of human found deep inside a cave in South Africa two years ago, the scientific community was stunned . Since then, bodies of the long-lost family members have piled up. In work published on Tuesday in the jour
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A New Addition to the Human Family Tree Is Surprisingly Young The one thing everyone agrees is that the fossils themselves are spectacular. In 2015, researchers unveiled 1,500 hominin fossil fragments found deep in a South African cave, excavated by six cavers who were all skinny, short, and female . The hominin, a new species the team christened Homo naledi , was an unusual mix of the old and modern. Their heads were small, suggesting an early hominin perh
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Homo naledi may have lived at around same time as early humansSouth African species Homo naledi is much younger than previously thought.
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Homo naledi's surprisingly young age opens up more questions on where we come fromScientists today announced that the Rising Star Cave system has revealed yet more important discoveries, only a year and a half after it was announced that the richest fossil hominin site in Africa had been discovered, and that it contained a new hominin species named Homo naledi by the scientists who described it.
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Metabolic markers accurately diagnose typhoid feverResearchers have identified a metabolite 'signature' that can accurately distinguish typhoid from other fever-inducing tropical diseases using patient blood samples.
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From protoscience to proper science: The path ahead for psychology Transforming psychology into a mature science will require an uncompromising commitment to robustness and transparency. No exceptions, no special pleading, and no excuses I have two confessions to make. The first is that there are times when I regret pursuing psychology. When I started out, nearly 20 years ago, it was because I found the idea of science intriguing. Here was a profession that stoo
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How Chilean arsenic eaters vindicated a classic work of crime fiction I thought Dorothy L Sayers’ 1930 novel Strong Poison wouldn’t stand up to modern science – but modern genetic research has just proved me wrong A little while ago I wrote about the poisoning possibilities and probabilities in Dorothy L Sayers’ 1930 novel Strong Poison . The premise of the murder mystery is that two people sit down to eat an arsenic-laced dinner but only one of the pair dies. I ar
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Protandim Update: New Studies and an FDA Warning LetterMultilevel distributors of the dietary supplement Protandim think that evidence from scientific studies supports their claims for their product. The FDA disagrees.
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Cuban town hooked on pirate social networkOn a traffic island in a country town, young Cubans are doing what most of their compatriots cannot: surfing an online social network.
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Pandora explores sale after securing $150 millionPandora, which dominates internet radio but has seen its model eclipsed by music streaming companies such as Spotify, said Monday it was open to buyers after securing a fresh $150 million.
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US regulator website hacked after TV host commentsThe US agency regulating internet policy said Monday its website was attacked after a TV host urged viewers to pressure officials over plans to roll back "net neutrality" rules.
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White House climate change meeting postponedThe White House has postponed a Tuesday meeting to discuss whether the United States should withdraw from the landmark international climate deal struck in Paris under the Obama administration.
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Indtagelse af nikotin-præparater øger risiko for hjerte-kar-sygdomme 12 måneder med brug af nikotinpræparater som f.eks. tyggegummi, plaster og sugetabletter i forbindelse med et rygestop øger risikoen for hjerte-kar-sygdomme. Det viser ny forskning.
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Hellboy Creator Announces R-Rated Film Reboot, Sans Guillermo del Toro Image: Mike Mignola Hellboy creator Mike Mignola announced on Facebook that there will be an R-rated big screen reboot for the demonic hero, this time starring Stranger Things ’ David Harbour. Sadly, Guillermo del Toro seems to be nowhere in sight. According to an article from The Hollywood Reporter , Millennium is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin to reboot the franchis
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Fem generationer på arbejdspladsen – hvordan leder du dem? De yngste generationer på arbejdsmarkedet er vokset op i en verden af teknologispring og disruption, som er helt forskellig fra de ældre generationers verden. Det er godt at have i baghovedet, når du som leder skal lede arbejdspladsens fem forskellige generationer. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/fem-generationer-paa-arbejdspladsen-hvordan-leder-du-dem-7986 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Dropbox: Sikkerhed skal bygges ind i alt for at sikre 500 petabyte og en halv milliard brugere Dropbox har prøvet at være udsat for et alvorligt hackerindbrud. Nu er sikkerhedsfolkene involveret i både drift og udvikling, selvom det kan være svært i en agil verden. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/dropbox-sikkerhed-skal-bygges-ind-alt-at-sikre-500-petabyte-halv-milliard-brugere-1076409 Version2
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Study finds low rate of cancer screening among transplant patientsPeople who have received organ transplants are at higher risk of developing and dying of cancer than the general population. Yet their rates of cancer screening do not meet existing guidelines, a new study has found.
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EPA Says Goodbye to Half Its Scientific Board Under Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Environment Protection Agency has decided not to renew the contracts of half the scientists on its Board of Scientific Counselors, the board’s chairwoman, Deborah Swackhamer, confirmed Monday. The board’s latest three-year term expired on April 30, with members limited to serving two terms. In an unprecedented move by the agency, nine of the board’s 18 scient
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Report: Comey Doesn't Know How to Explain That He Misrepresented Huma Abedin's Emails Photo: Getty Remember when FBI Director James Comey threw a bomb into the election by announcing that the agency was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails? Remember his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about those emails, just last week? Well, his statements may have been wildly inaccurate and he’s apparently trying to figure out how to fix it. ProPublica, an indepe
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Staten betaler millioner for bredbånd i sommerhuseLynhurtigt bredbånd i sommerhuse blev sidste år støttet med 4,7 millioner kroner, selv om tusindvis af helårsoliger har lige så dårligt internet.
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Childhood bullying linked to health risks in adulthoodChildhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood, according to a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The unique study tracked a diverse group of over 300 American men from first grade through their early thirties and the findings indicate t
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A new tool to decipher evolutionary biologyA new bioinformatics tool to compare genome data has been developed by teams from the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna, together with researchers from Australia and Canada. The program called 'ModelFinder' uses a fast algorithm and allows previously not attainable new insights into evolution. The results are published in t
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A Museum Visit Takes a Freaky Turn in This Funny Scifi Short Strolling through a gallery, a mustachioed man pauses before a large sculpture—which, as he studies it, reveals a remarkable secret hidden within. (His “Oh shit!” moment is priceless.) In just two minutes, Jonathan Djob Nkondo’s The Last Exhibition manages to be as delightfully weird as it needs to be. [ Short of the Week ]
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Million-Dollar Prize Hints at How Machine Learning May Someday Spot CancerChinese researchers have developed an algorithm that could help make lung cancer diagnosis less error-prone.
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Weed Microdosing Mice Study Brings Great News, But There's a Catch Photo: Getty Microdosing weed has become a minor trend with humans lately, but the science on its actual benefits is fairly shaky. Now, in a newly published study by a group of scientists in Germany, evidence shows that older mice may experience a reversal of brain aging and a restoration of the ability to learn. Published today in the journal Nature Medicine , the study finds that cannabis did n
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Better Call Saul Stages Its Bittersweet Showdown Something that serialized TV can often accomplish better than movies is the slow buildup to, and payoff from, tragically thrilling confrontation. Game of Thrones ’s trials by combat and by priest, resulting in burst brains and green-tinted explosions, hit harder for being so lengthily anticipated within the show. Same went for the revelations of the Breaking Bad episode “Ozymandias,” the unmaskin
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Virtual reality for psychiatric treatment? Research shows promise for VR and other technologies in mental health careA growing body of evidence suggests that virtual reality (VR) technology can be an effective part of treatment for phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions, according to a research review.
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New plutonium discovery lights way for chemistry professor's work to clean up nuclear wasteA chemistry professor created a plutonium compound that behaves much more like lighter elements, giving scientists new information about how this element works.
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Bullying's lasting impactA new study found that kids who are bullied in fifth grade are more likely to suffer from depression in seventh grade; and have a greater likelihood of using alcohol, marijuana or tobacco in tenth grade.
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Physical keyboards make virtual reality typing easierWhat's better than a holographic keyboard? A real one, apparently. New research delves into the different ways to type in a virtual reality (VR) space.
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Microscopic soil creatures could orchestrate massive tree 'migrations'Warming temperatures are prompting some tree species in the Rocky Mountains to 'migrate' to higher elevations in order to survive. Researchers have discovered that tiny below-ground organisms play a role in this phenomenon -- and could be used to encourage tree migration in order to preserve heat-sensitive species. Their work shows how these invisible biotic communities create 'soil highways' for
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Expert rock climbing routes recreated indoors using 3-D modeling and digital fabricationThrough a combination of 3-D modeling, digital fabrication and other techniques, scientists have replicated sections of popular, outdoor rock climbing routes on an indoor climbing wall. The study demonstrates how these technologies can be used strategically to reproduce large-scale environments by considering how users interact with such sites.
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'Narrative expressive writing' might protect against harmful health effects of divorce-related stressFor people going through a divorce, a technique called narrative expressive writing -- not just writing about their emotions, but creating a meaningful narrative of their experience -- may reduce the harmful cardiovascular effects of stress related to marital separation, reports a new study.
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Guideline for treating low bone density or osteoporosis to prevent fracturesThe American College of Physicians recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline that physicians treat women with osteoporosis with bisphosphonates (alendronate, risedronate, or zoledronic acid) or denosumab, a biologic agent.
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PTSD, certain prescriptions for PTSD may raise risk for dementiaUntil now, researchers didn't know whether the kinds of medications used for people with PTSD could increase risks for dementia. (These medications include including antidepressants, antipsychotics, sedatives, or tranquilizers.) A new study examined this connection.
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'Humanlike' ways of thinking evolved 1.8 million years agoBy using highly advanced brain imaging technology to observe modern humans crafting ancient tools, a neuroarchaeologist has found evidence that human-like ways of thinking may have emerged as early as 1.8 million years ago.
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Jordan Edwards's Family Sues the Officer Accused of Killing Him The family of Jordan Edwards, the 15-year-old high-school student who was fatally shot last month, is suing the city of Balch Springs, Texas, its local police department, and the man held responsible for the shooting, former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver. The lawsuit , filed Friday at Federal District Court in Dallas, alleges that Oliver used excessive and deadly force on the job, and t
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Paris 1.5°C target may be smashed by 2026What appears to be a recent change to a positive phase of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation is likely to accelerate global warming, breaking through the agreed Paris target of 1.5°C by as early as 2026.
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Reversing pest resistance to biotech cotton: The secret is in the mixInterbreeding Bt cotton plants with non-Bt plants yields a seed mix that has resulted in 96 percent pest suppression and 69 percent fewer insecticide sprays in the Yangtze River Valley in China. This strategy has pushed pest resistance to Bt cotton below detection levels in the region, benefiting millions of small-scale farmers.
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Low oxygen reverses mitochondrial disease in miceHypoxia reverses brain damage caused by mitochondrial dysfunction, a team finds. The approach might one day point to new therapies for people with Leigh syndrome and other mitochondrial disorders.
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Explicit estimates for the distribution of numbers free of large prime factorsThere is a large literature on the asymptotic distribution of numbers free of large prime factors, so-called $\textit{smooth}$ or $\textit{friable}$ numbers. But there is very little known about this distribution that is numerically explicit. In this paper we follow the general plan for the saddle point argument of Hildebrand and Tenenbaum, giving explicit and fairly tight intervals in which the t
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Magic, Or Math? The Appeal Of Coincidences, And The Reality This week on Hidden Brain: coincidences. Why they're not quite as magical as they seem, and the psychological reasons we can't help but search for meaning in them anyway. (Image credit: Amy Sancetta/AP)
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Dog Name Database Finally Proves Bernie Would've Won All Images: Getty, WikiMedia, Pixabay New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has released this year’s map of popular dog names based on legally required registrations. It’s an annual tradition to encourage people to register their dogs. But it also has an amazing way of solving debates. Debates like whether or not Bernie would’ve won. He would have, it turns out. And there’s so m
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What Are The Best Men's Underwear? Premium Edition. Illustration by Jim Cooke, via Jezebel Back in early 2015 we got in your pants to ask about your top choice in men’s underwear. While your hundreds of nominations surfaced some great brands, cotton, nylon, and polyester ended up ruling the winners bracket . Advertisement This week we’re going premium. Fabrics like modal and merino, and bullet points like antimicrobial, moisture wicking, shape ret
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Thoughts on Gene Editing From the Science Community Our next group of correspondents stood out due to their vocations: In one way or another, their chosen careers brought them into the subculture of scientific thinking. These readers tended to be more favorably disposed to gene editing than others. Take this reader, a “semi-retired school psychologist and a lover of science” whose daughter plans to become a clinical geneticist: I agree with the pr
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The Atlantic Daily: Yates Testifies and France Preps for a New Prez What We’re Following Monsieur President: Emmanuel Macron, the independent centrist candidate, won Sunday’s election by a wide margin—65.5 percent of the vote to Marine Le Pen’s 34.5. The results come as a relief for the European Union , and for others who had feared Le Pen’s far-right party coming to power. But Le Pen has made her mark: Her National Front, once a fringe party, is stronger than ev
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The Question Sally Yates Couldn't Answer Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general, was concerned that Michael Flynn’s false statements about his contacts with the Russian government had exposed him to blackmail, she testified during a Senate hearing on Monday. During three hours of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on crime and terror, Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper dis
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Carbs Could Cause Trouble for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseCertain types of carbohydrates may worsen symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.
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£6m statin trial raises hope drug can be used to treat multiple sclerosis Trial involving almost 1,200 people aims to ‘establish definitively’ whether cholesterol drug can slow disability progression Scientists are hopeful a major drug trial will establish that statins can be used to treat multiple sclerosis. The low-cost drugs are typically prescribed to help lower levels of “bad cholesterol” associated with raised risk of a heart attack or stroke, but they have also
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The Air Force wants you to know about its secret robotic spacecraft, the X-37B Military As for what it does? That's still unspecified. Air Force space robot returns to earth…
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A Make-or-Break Moment for Trump's Travel Ban? President Trump has directed most of his ire over his blocked executive orders on travel and refugees toward the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the sprawling federal appeals court on the West Coast that he’s said should be “broken up.” But it’s not the only one mulling the latest order’s constitutionality. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on Monday in International Refuge
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Los Angeles Hope Festival: 3 Days of Hope and Optimism The Los Angeles Hope Festival is the celebration and examination of hope and optimism, two paradigmatic mental attitudes that play a vital and influential role in our daily lives. Read More
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The Rise of Café Churches in South Korea The electronic keyboard and acoustic guitar kicked in as the junior minister opened this past Sunday’s service with a public prayer. He spoke in a rapid-fire cadence as the 20 members of the evangelical church tried to keep pace, before rising to recite the Apostle’s Creed, a proclamation of their faith. This house of worship in central Seoul is one of the tens of thousands of small Protestant ch
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Capturing the Aftermath of a Star Collision 1,900 Years AgoAstronomers have photographed images of the explosion, which created two runaway stars.
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Andy Weir's Follow Up to The Martian Is Coming in November A crop of the cover of Artemis, written by Andy Weir. Image: Crown Publishing And it’s about Moon crimes. Advertisement Crown Publishing announced Monday that Andy Weir’s new book is called Artemis and it’ll be released on November 14. Andy Weir is best known for The Martian , his online book that became a best-seller and then an Oscar-nominated film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Dam
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The Root Old Girlfriends and Authors Are Attempting to Delegitimize Barack and Michelle’s Black Love The Root Old Girlfriends and Authors Are Attempting to Delegitimize Barack and Michelle’s Black Love | Fusion I Have Just One Thing to Say About This Video of Donald Trump Driving | Deadspin This Matt Harvey Thing Is Only Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better | The Muse Teens Deserved More Than 13 Reasons Why Gave Them |
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The Most Debilitating Disease in the World Isn't Just in Your Head For the first time, the World Health Organization has declared a new mental illness to be the leading cause of disability around the world. Read More
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New trailer for Blade Runner 2049 is pretty dang alluring I wasn't prepared to be so impressed by this trailer, but it's undeniably great. At last, we've gotten a good look at the cast and plot of Blade Runner 2049 , the sequel we never knew we wanted to Ridley Scott's iconic cyberpunk thriller. In this trailer, we can see that director Denis Villeneuve ( Arrival ) is developing his own style and expanding the universe of the first film far beyond its o
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Exiting Paris Climate Accords Would Exact a Steep Global CostThe Trump administration may withdraw from the landmark deal, despite dangerous impact on allies, trading partners, and the climate.
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Trump's White House Was Warned About Michael Flynn's Lies: Yates Image: AP In her highly-anticipated appearance before a Senate subcommittee on Monday, former acting attorney general Sally Yates testified that she had warned the White House that disgraced former national security advisor Michael Flynn had made misleading statements about his contact with a Russian official—and that those lies had been repeated to the American people. Advertisement Yates was ca
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Staging a Flynntervention Today in 5 Lines Former President Barack Obama reportedly warned President Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as his national-security adviser. During a Senate judiciary subcommittee hearing, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified that she told the White House that Flynn was at risk of being blackmailed by Russians. Trump nominated 10 judges to federal courts around the count
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Life Science Leaders Meet at White HouseHeads of academia and industry mingled with the vice president and the secretary of Health and Human Services at a biotech summit.
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Tesla Will Now Be Sending 'Short Video Clips' Collected From Your Car Back To The Company Photo: AP In recent days, Tesla has rolled out a new Autopilot update along with a revamped data sharing policy, which asks drivers for access to “short video clips” from external cameras. Advertisement Drivers can opt-in to the new data sharing policy, first reported by Electrek , which asks for access to the video footage to make “self-driving a reality for you as soon as possible.” The full po
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Mice’s aging brains reset to youthful state by cannabinoid Enlarge / Maybe that’s how Willie Nelson keeps performing at 84. (credit: Hulton Archive / Getty Images ) While medical marijuana has been promoted as a treatment for a variety of ailments, finding anyone who promotes it as a memory boost is rare. Yet a German-Israeli team of researchers has just published a paper suggesting that at least in aging mice, marijuana does just that. Both in terms of
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What's Lost If We Sell Our National Parks? Nearly a half-century after Edward Abbey wrote Desert Solitaire, the book reminds us of the necessity of our national park system. Read More
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Babies Can Sort Colors Before They Learn the Words for ThemBabies can discern five color categories — red, blue, green, purple and yellow — which suggests there is a biological basis for categorizing color that's independent of language.
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All the Mysteries Hidden in the Blade Runner 2049 Trailer We got our first full-length trailer for Blade Runner 2049 today and while it tried to hide any possible answers it might have, no movie is safe from io9's sleuthing. We scanned and enhanced the footage to not only figure out the general shape of the film, but also to find the many allusions to its predecessor. GIF I think the thing that is the strangest about Blade Runner 2049 is how much it loo
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Cloudflare changes abuse policy but refuses to “censor the Internet” Enlarge / The Cloudflare network includes 111 data centers and 10Tbps capacity. (credit: Cloudflare ) Network operator Cloudflare came under fire last week from ProPublica, which wrote a lengthy article arguing that the Internet company " helps serve up hate on the Web ." According to ProPublica, Cloudflare does this by providing service to any website operator and failing to provide anonymity to
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New way to detect ecstasy discoveredWhile building molecular machines, researchers stumbled upon a new method to detect ecstasy. The discovery can lead to more reliable drug tests.
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'Hot' electrons don't mind the gapScientists discover that 'hot' electrons can create a photovoltage about a thousand times larger than ordinary temperature differences in nanoscale gaps in gold wires. This finding opens a path for plasmonic tunneling-based photodetectors for sensors, solar cells and electronics.
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Microscopic soil creatures could orchestrate massive tree migrationsWarming temperatures are prompting some tree species in the Rocky Mountains to "migrate" to higher elevations in order to survive.
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FCC Claims It Was Hit by Denial Of Service Attack After John Oliver Segment [Update] Last night, John Oliver told his viewers to go to the FCC via a domain they bought, gofccyourself.com, and submit comments in favor of net neutrality. It was funny. A larf. A light-hearted jape with a serious point. Advertisement Even funnier: Not long after the segment aired, the FCC’s website crashed . Many believed that the Oliver segment was to blame—not an unreasonable thought, given what ha
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Organic electronics: Semiconductors as decal stickersNo more error-prone evaporation deposition, drop casting or printing: Scientists have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets, which can easily be removed from a growth substrate and placed on other substrates.
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Cannabis reverses aging processes in the brain, study suggestsMemory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these ageing processes in the brain. This was shown in mice by scientists at the University of Bonn with their colleagues at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Old animals were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged low-dose treatment with a cannabis active ingredient. This opens up new op
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Expert rock climbing routes recreated indoors using 3-D modeling and digital fabricationThrough a combination of 3-D modeling, digital fabrication and other techniques, a Dartmouth-led research team has replicated sections of popular, outdoor rock climbing routes on an indoor climbing wall. The study demonstrates how these technologies can be used strategically to reproduce large-scale environments by considering how users interact with such sites. The study may be the first of its k
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Uber setting up artificial intelligence lab in TorontoUber is setting up a lab in Toronto to develop artificial intelligence needed for autonomous cars to recognize objects so they can travel safely.
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Synthetic bone implant can make blood cells in its marrowAn engineered bone that has its own marrow can encourage donor stem cells to produce blood, a feat that could help people with anaemia and rare immune diseases
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Expert rock climbing routes recreated indoors using 3-D modeling and digital fabricationThrough a combination of 3-D modeling, digital fabrication and other techniques, a Dartmouth-led research team has replicated sections of popular, outdoor rock climbing routes on an indoor climbing wall. The study demonstrates how these technologies can be used strategically to reproduce large-scale environments by considering how users interact with such sites. Here is the video about the study t
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Microscopic soil creatures could orchestrate massive tree migrationsWarming temperatures are prompting some tree species in the Rocky Mountains to 'migrate' to higher elevations in order to survive. Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have discovered that tiny below-ground organisms play a role in this phenomenon -- and could be used to encourage tree migration in order to preserve heat-sensitive species. Their work shows how these invisible bio
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Emmanuel Macron Embodies French Ambivalence PARIS — Shortly after 10:30 on Sunday night, as the elegiac strings of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony filled the darkened courtyard of the Louvre, Emmanuel Macron, France's president-elect, began a long, solitary march to the stage where he was awaited by a crowd of many thousands and a nation almost entirely uncertain of what to expect from its fresh-faced new leader. It is often said that the presi
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Suicide online: Facebook aims to save lives with new actionsThe alarming video of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough on Facebook Live for sheriff's deputies to find and save her—a repeat phenomenon that has prompted mental health experts and Facebook's CEO to further investigate how they can use social media as a possible platform to help save lives.
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Mac users installing popular DVD ripper get nasty backdoor instead (credit: Patrick Wardle ) Hackers compromised a download server for a popular media-encoding software named HandBrake and used it to push stealthy malware that stole victims' password keychains, password vaults, and possibly the master credentials that decrypted them, security researchers said Monday. Over a four-day period ending Saturday, a download mirror located at download.handbrake.fr deliv
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Low doses of weed may help old mice learn new tricks Animals But your granny is not a mouse Mice are not people. Read on.
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Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity boardThe Trump administration will not reappoint half the expert members of a board that advises the Environmental Protection Agency on the integrity of its science, the latest in a series of moves that could benefit industries whose pollution the government regulates.
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Populists Don't Need to Win to Reshape Western Democracy We know, as a matter of fact, that centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won 24 percent of the vote in the first round of the French elections, while the far-right Marine Le Pen won just over 21 percent. He exceeded expectations in the tense runoff, with a resounding defeat of Le Pen, 66 to 34 percent. Two people, however, can look at these same results and come to quite different conclusions. For t
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'Humanlike' ways of thinking evolved 1.8 million years ago, suggests new studyBy using highly advanced brain imaging technology to observe modern humans crafting ancient tools, an Indiana University neuroarchaeologist has found evidence that human-like ways of thinking may have emerged as early as 1.8 million years ago. The study is reported today in the journal Nature Human Behavior.
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PTSD, certain prescriptions for PTSD may raise risk for dementiaUntil now, researchers didn't know whether the kinds of medications used for people with PTSD could increase risks for dementia. (These medications include including antidepressants, antipsychotics, sedatives, or tranquilizers.) A new study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, examined this connection.
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The effects of obesity on cognitive decline in middle-aged and older African AmericansDespite the fact that more African Americans are affected by obesity and dementia than other individuals, few studies have examined the link between obesity and dementia among African Americans. Recently, a team of researchers examined this link, and published their findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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Police training program in age-related health helps better serve older adultsA new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reports that most police officers receive little to no training in aging-related health concerns, and that promising approaches to such training can improve how officers can help older adults in their communities when they're called to offer assistance.
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Sorry, But the Guardians of the Galaxy Are No Fleetwood Mac Call us when you have real drama. The post Sorry, But the Guardians of the Galaxy Are No Fleetwood Mac appeared first on WIRED .
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Near record amount of April showers drench US last monthThat whole April showers thing went a bit overboard last month in the United States.
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Austrian court: Facebook must delete hate postings worldwideAn Austrian court has ruled that Facebook must delete hate speech postings worldwide and that Austrian law can be applied to lawsuits against the social media website.
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Ditch the Stradivarius? New violins sound better: studyDespite the lofty reputation of old violins by Italian masters such as Antonio Stradivari, blindfolded listeners in concert halls in New York and Paris say they preferred the sound of newer instruments.
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Huge sinkholes are now appearing in the wrong placesDora Linda Nishihara was driving in San Antonio one dark evening in early December when she suddenly disappeared from sight. Later, her car, with her body inside, was found at the bottom of a 12-foot-deep water-filled sinkhole that had swallowed the road ahead of her.
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General Electric breaks ground at new Boston siteGeneral Electric took another step in its digital transformation Monday, breaking ground on its new Boston headquarters and promising to help transform the state's economy.
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Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farmDutch officials on Monday opened what is being billed as one of the world's largest offshore wind farms, with 150 turbines spinning in action far out in the North Sea.
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Big Pharma hopes research spending—not reasonable pricing—will improve image Enlarge (credit: Getty | BSIP ) The current optics of the pharmaceutical industry are rather unpleasant. Drug prices continue to skyrocket , pharmaceutical executives have reported salaries in the tens of millions , and communities across the country are devastated by the opioid epidemic , which was sparked by drug makers who criminally misled regulators, doctors, and patients about the drugs’ sa
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Blinded Tests Suggest New Violins May Sound Better than Old Masters Blinded Tests Suggest New Violins May Sound Better than Old Masters Are new instruments as good as Antonio Stradivari's prized creations? stradivariustop.jpg Close up of an instrument made by Antonio Stradivari, displayed at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History Image credits: Mark Ordonez via flickr Rights information: CC BY-SA 2.0 Culture Monday, May 8, 2017 - 16:00
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Neuronal targets to restore movement in Parkinson's disease modelResearchers have identified two groups of neurons that can be turned on and off to alleviate the movement-related symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The activation of these cells in the basal ganglia relieves symptoms for much longer than current therapies, like deep brain stimulation and pharmaceuticals. The study, completed in a mouse model of Parkinson's, used optogenetics to better understand th
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Installing solar to combat national security risks in the power gridPower grid vulnerabilities are one of the most prevalent national security threats. The technical community calls for building up grid resiliency using distributed energy and microgrids for stabilization as multiple sources increases the difficulty of triggering cascading blackouts, and following an attack or natural disaster, microgrids can provide localized energy security. An interdisciplinary
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Unpolarized single-photon generation with true randomness from diamondScientists have demonstrated dynamically and statically unpolarized single-photon generation using diamond.
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Cornell CIS and Adobe collaboration creates artificial intelligence photo toolThere may a new cool tool for image editing software in the future. If you're a fan of making your photo into a Monet or Warhol, there's now a way to make changes to a photograph by transferring the style and other elements from another photograph.
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Study: Black and white kids faring equally in subsidized housingOnce-formidable disparities between black and white families living in subsidized housing have largely vanished, and black and white children who grew up in such housing fared similarly in school, jobs and earnings, a new Johns Hopkins University study found.
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Juvie talkWith his legs outstretched, T. barely fits the diameter of the small animal pen that surrounds him. Clad in an orange jumpsuit, he sits in the dirt, cuddling a rabbit to his chest. He gazes down at the small animal, gently stroking its ear with his thumb and forefinger.
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Macrons Election Win Cheered by ScientistsThe future French president's goals are pro-science, yet he will need parliamentary support.
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Planet could breach 1.5C warming limit within 10 years, but be aware of caveats A new study shows how a switch in a major climate system could accelerate global temperatures to a 1.5C limit, but some scientists are challenging the assumptions In the Brazilian city of São Paulo, more than 80 experts, including dozens of climate scientists, gathered back in March for a giant planning meeting. As part of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the g
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The effects of certain landscape characteristics on insecticide use depend on context and crop typeOver the past half century, food production has intensified to meet the growing demand. And as agricultural fields have become ever larger, more pesticides are required to enhance yield.
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Robot Completes Delicate Eye Surgery in FirstThe first robotic surgical technique for the eye brings great precision and safety to a delicate surgery on the retina.
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'Narrative expressive writing' might protect against harmful health effects of divorce-related stressFor people going through a divorce, a technique called narrative expressive writing -- not just writing about their emotions, but creating a meaningful narrative of their experience -- may reduce the harmful cardiovascular effects of stress related to marital separation, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic
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Cornell CIS and Adobe collaboration creates artificial intelligence photo toolThere may a new cool tool for image editing software in the future. If you're a fan of making your photo into a Monet or Warhol, there's now a way to make changes to a photograph by transferring the style and other elements from another photograph.
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In measuring gas exchange between water and air, size mattersPonds and lakes play a significant role in the global carbon cycle, and are often net emitters of carbon gases to the atmosphere. However, the rate at which gases move across the air-water boundary is not well quantified, particularly for small ponds.
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Lubing up industry, the natural waySesame oil might make a viable and sustainable alternative to mineral oil as an industrial lubricant, according to research published in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.
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FBI Director: 'I Am Not a Tweeter' James Comey may have an account on Twitter , but, as the FBI director made perfectly clear on Monday, he is certainly not a filthy “tweeter.” “Now some of you may have read recently that I am on Twitter,” said Comey at an Anti-Defamation League event in Washington today. “I am not a tweeter.” Advertisement Advertisement Comey explained that he was on the site “to listen, to read what’s especially
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Put Your Dinner On Autopilot With Anova's Sous-Vide Circulator, Now Just $109 Anova 800W Bluetooth Precision Cooker , $109 If you’ve ever eaten at a nice steakhouse, you were probably eating sous-vide meat. Here’s a secret though: It’s really easy to get those kinds of results yourself, and MassDrop here to help with a $109 deal on the Anova Bluetooth sous-vide circulator . Lifehacker has a great explainer on Sous-Vide cooking for you to check out, but the basic idea is th
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Supreme Court asked to rule if cops need warrant for cell-site data (credit: Clyde Robinson - Flickr ) On Thursday, the Supreme Court will meet privately to discuss the controversial privacy question of whether the authorities need a court warrant to force mobile phone companies to divulge their customers' cell site data. This data shows where you were (according to a cell tower) and when you made a call. This information can paint a canvas of one's whereabouts,
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Tundra May Be Shifting Alaska to Put Out More Carbon Than It Stores, Study SaysResearchers focused on warmer weather that keeps the tundra from freezing until later, allowing processes that release carbon dioxide to continue longer.
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10-Year-Old Girl Escapes an Alligator in OrlandoThe official account is that she pried open the animal’s jaws, but an expert cast doubt on that story (He did offer some defense tips).
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Magnetic Robot Can Perform ColonoscopiesIn the future, robots may perform your colonoscopy: Scientists at Vanderbilt University have developed a robot that can perform complex colonoscopy maneuvers in pigs.
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The Invoke Smart Speaker Brings Microsoft’s Cortana AI to Your Living Room Introducing the new Cortana-enabled device designed to compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home. The post The Invoke Smart Speaker Brings Microsoft’s Cortana AI to Your Living Room appeared first on WIRED .
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Is A Stradivarius Violin Easier To Hear? Science Says Nope Old Italian violins like those made by Stradivari are famous for their ability to project their sound. But a study found people in a blind test thought new violins projected better than old ones. (Image credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Creepiest App of the Week Award Goes to Gymder, the 'Instagram/Tinder for Athletes' Image: Gymder / Gizmodo Let’s make a statement: Gyms are not appropriate places to find dates. Advertisement Sure, there are a lot of fit people in tight clothing, sweating and grunting. But any normal person probably wants to be left alone and suffer through their workout without a stranger ogling at their beautiful body. This is exactly why Gymder, self-described as “Instagram/Tinder for athlet
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How do people generalize about unobserved outcomes? Introducing the spatially correlated multi-armed bandit submitted by /u/multiple_cat [link] [comments]
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Trump administration to Supreme Court: Don’t hear EFF “Dancing Baby” case Electronic Frontier Foundation offices, September 2013. (credit: Peter DaSilva for The Washington Post via Getty Images ) The Electronic Frontier Foundation's "Dancing Baby" copyright case has been going on for nearly a decade now in one way or another, and its last stop will be the US Supreme Court. On Thursday, though, the US solicitor general and the US Copyright Office recommended against the
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A Cheap, Simple Way to Make Anything a Touch PadSpray paint and electrodes can add touch responsiveness to everything from a wall to Play-Doh.
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How the Internet Empowers and Endangers Protest MovementsZeynep Tufekci’s new book reports from the front lines of protest movements enabled by social media – and explains how governments are learning to fight back.
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US Air Force's secretive space plane lands after two years in orbitAfter almost two years in orbit, the X-37B Orbit Test Vehicle has returned to Earth - but what has it been doing?
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Drivers of insecticide useThe effects of certain landscape characteristics on insecticide use depend on context and crop type.
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Garden-enhanced intervention improved BMI and nutrition knowledge of California studentsThe factors that affect rates of childhood obesity are complex. Because schools can act as a focal point for engaging students, families, educators, administrators, and community members, researchers implemented and evaluated a multicomponent, school-based nutrition intervention in an attempt to improve children's dietary behaviors and prevent childhood obesity. Their results are published in the
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Paris 1.5°C target may be smashed by 2026What appears to be a recent change to a positive phase of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation is likely to accelerate global warming, breaking through the agreed Paris target of 1.5°C by as early as 2026.
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Underlying molecular mechanism of bipolar disorder revealedResearchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), with major participation from Yokohama School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and UC San Diego, have identified the molecular mechanism behind lithium's effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder patients. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, utilized human induced pluripotent stem cel
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The vicious circle of inequalityLarge study across 27 countries and 30 US states demonstrates the association between unequal and unstable societies and their populations' motives for social dominance. Ethnic persecution of immigrants, sexism, racism and corruption are some of the many negative consequences.
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Engineered bone marrow could make transplants saferEngineers at the University of California San Diego have developed biomimetic bone tissues that could one day provide new bone marrow for patients needing transplants.
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Dual-channel biological function generatorBioengineers who specialize in creating tools for synthetic biology have unveiled the latest version of their 'biofunction generator and bioscilloscope,' an optogenetic platform that uses light to activate and study two biological circuits at a time.
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I Literally Don’t Want to Know Anything More About Blade Runner 2049 The first full trailer for the new sequel is a gorgeous, beguiling preview of our film-going future. But let's keep everything else under wraps. The post I Literally Don't Want to Know Anything More About Blade Runner 2049 appeared first on WIRED .
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Science can tell us only so much about Stradivarius violins There might be more to the reputation of these instruments than can be easily assessed with blind testing, says Philip Ball. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21954
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Empire Strikes Back Sure Have a Lot in Common Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in the style of Empire Strikes Back. Image: Matt Ferguson The Empire Strikes Back is one of the gold standards filmmakers aspire to when making a sequel. And though both Chris Pratt and Kevin Feige swear it was never mentioned during the making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , the films share a lot of similarities. A lot of similarities. Advertisement If you have
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Russia Tells the UN It Wants to Produce More Renewable EnergyThe country lives off of its fossil fuel industry, but now says it’s interested in going green.
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SPECT/CT combined with fluorescence imaging detects micrometastasesResearchers have demonstrated that combining SPECT/CT and fluorescence imaging could help surgeons differentiate tumor tissue from normal tissue.
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Ultrasound for children with broken arms: Accurate, faster, less painful than X-raysPoint-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) assessment of distal forearm injuries in children is accurate, timely, and associated with low levels of pain and high caregiver satisfaction.
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Fat metabolism in live fish: Real-time lipid biochemistry observedStudying how our bodies metabolize lipids such as fatty acids, triglycerides, and cholesterol can teach us about cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other health problems, as well as reveal basic cellular functions. But the process of studying what happens to lipids after being consumed has been both technologically difficult and expensive to accomplish until now.
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Players and Listeners Both Prefer a New Violin to a Stradivarius In 2012, Claudia Fritz from Sorbonne University packed a small concert hall near Paris with 55 volunteers from the violin world, including musicians, violin makers, music critics, composers, and more. From the stage, she asked seven internationally renowned soloists to play six violins. Three of these were new. The other three were Stradivarius violins, built by Italian craftsman Antonio Stradiva
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Montreal's Historic Flooding Montreal’s mayor has declared a state of emergency and about 1,200 military troops have been deployed to the city after rising floodwater forced people from their homes. The state of emergency will last for 48 hours, though it could be extended because there are several dikes at risk and the rain is not likely to let up soon. The emergency was declared late Sunday night after three dikes gave way
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Paris 1.5 C target may be smashed by 2026Melbourne: Global temperatures could break through the 1.5°C barrier negotiated at the Paris conference as early as 2026 if a slow-moving, natural climate driver known as the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) has, as suspected, moved into a positive phase.
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Reversing pest resistance to biotech cotton: The secret is in the mixInsect pests that are rapidly adapting to genetically engineered crops threaten agriculture worldwide. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals the success of a surprising strategy for countering this problem: Hybridizing genetically engineered cotton with conventional cotton reduced resistance in the pink bollworm, a voracious global pest.
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The vicious circle of inequalityHow to distribute resources between different individuals and groups is one of the basic dilemmas of social life. All known surplus-producing societies are organised as social hierarchies where some groups of people have more resources and better opportunities and life conditions than other groups. Some societies, such as the Indian caste-system, are strongly hierarchical, others like the Nordic w
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Climate talks cool on idea of accommodating the USDelegates are wary of changing the Paris climate agreement just to keep the Americans on board.
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Chemical engineer explains oxygen mystery on cometsA chemical engineer who normally develops new ways to fabricate microprocessors in computers has figured out how to explain a nagging mystery in space -- why comets expel oxygen gas, the same gas we humans breathe.
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Fake Walls, Real Shocks: VR System Simulates Physical BarriersWhat happens when you walk into a wall in virtual reality?
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Every Office Should Have Slot Cars Racing Across All the Desks GIF Think your office is cool and progressive because there’s a ping pong table in the corner? You’ll still be stuck at your soul-sucking cubicle desk most of the day, which is why these engineers created a giant slot car track that races across everyone’s desk , letting you compete while still getting some work done. (Theoretically. Who could resist getting totally distracted?) Advertisement Bes
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A Conversation About Losing Obamacare With a Former Republican Who Could Have Died Without It Photo via Getty Images, Carrie Denny It all happened very fast. Carrie Denny was just a few weeks into a new job as a nurse in an orthopedic surgery wing when she was laid up with bilateral knee injuries. In the course of routine testing, doctors discovered a tumor on her thyroid. They removed it, but came back with a cancer diagnosis. Advertisement Too sick to work and facing the end of her Cobr
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Cancer cells shown to co-opt DNA 'repair crew'In experiments with human colon cancer cells and mice, a team led by scientists say they have evidence that cancer arises when a normal part of cells' machinery generally used to repair DNA damage is diverted from its usual task. The findings, if further studies confirm them, could lead to the identification of novel molecular targets for anticancer drugs or tests for cancer recurrence, the invest
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Industry funding makes people doubt research When people learn that an industry partner funded scientific research, they are more likely to report skepticism when it comes to the findings, regardless of the partner’s reputation or additional funding sources, a new study shows. The study, published in PLOS ONE , could present scientists with the additional dilemma of finding alternative funding sources—especially during a time when federal f
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Quartz powder for the battery of the futureMaterials researchers have developed a method that could enable a breakthrough for the lithium-sulphur battery. In theory, lithium-sulphur batteries can deliver considerably more energy than today's conventional lithium-ion batteries, but current prototypes show a distinct loss of capacity after just a few charging cycles. As a result, they are not yet fit for widespread use, for instance in elect
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The evolutionary story of the birch tree, told through 80 genomesA new study sequences the genomes of 80 silver birch trees, a tree that has not been studied much by scientists despite its commercial value for papermaking, construction, furniture-building and more. Researchers identified genetic mutations including mutations that may affect how well birch trees grow and respond to light at different latitudes and longitudes and under different environmental con
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X-37B space plane returns after two-year secret missionWhat was the US Air Force's X-37B doing during its almost two years in orbit?
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Trump's Budget Would Eliminate A Key Funder Of Research On Coastal Pollution The Sea Grant program, which funds research on coastal environments, is slated by White House for elimination in 2018. If it goes, a project that finds leaking septic tanks goes down the drain, too. (Image credit: Courtesy of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)
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Preclinical Studies Don't Regularly Adhere to Best PracticesAnimal experiments published in a handful of cardiovascular journals mostly ignore NIH guidelines.
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Eating cheese does not raise risk of heart attack or stroke, study finds Consumption of even full-fat dairy products does not increase risk, international team of experts says Consuming cheese, milk and yoghurt – even full-fat versions – does not increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to research that challenges the widely held belief that dairy products can damage health. The findings, from an international team of experts, contradict the view that
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Effectiveness of yoga in treating major depression evaluatedNew research indicates that the benefits of hatha yoga in treating depression are less pronounced in early treatment, but may accumulate over time.
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Brain injury causes impulse control problems in ratsNew research confirms for the first time that even mild brain injury can result in impulse control problems in rats.
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Modified insulin and red blood cells used to regulate blood sugarResearchers have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive 'smart' insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for 48 hours in a strain of mice that had Type 1 diabetes.
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Space weather model simulates solar storms from nowhereA kind of solar storm has puzzled scientists for its lack of typical warning signs: They seem to come from nowhere, and scientists call them stealth CMEs. Now, scientists have developed a model simulating their evolution.
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A unique enzyme could be a game-changer for gluten-sensitive patientsResearchers have found that taking an enzyme tablet while consuming foods containing gluten prevents a significant amount of it from entering the small intestine. This could enable gluten-sensitive patients to ingest small quantities of gluten without experiencing symptoms, such as bloating, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
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Hope vs. Optimism: Which One Do You Need to Succeed? Maintaining a hopeful, optimistic attitude positively affects a person's health , academic performance, and relationships . But what makes someone hopeful or optimistic? Read More
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Rare ammonite 'death drag' fossil discoveredThe creature's shell made a 8.5m-long mark as it drifted along the seafloor 150 million years ago.
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European Food Safety Authority confirms sucralose is safe and does not cause cancerEuropean Food Safety Authority (EFSA) confirms sucralose is safe and does not cause cancer.
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Narrative journaling may help heart health post-divorceJournaling after divorce could improve cardiovascular health -- but only if it is done in an expressive way that tells a story, new University of Arizona research suggests.
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Bullying's lasting impactA new study led by the University of Delaware found that kids who are bullied in fifth grade are more likely to suffer from depression in seventh grade; and have a greater likelihood of using alcohol, marijuana or tobacco in tenth grade.
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Scenes From Xinjiang In northwestern China, the vast Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region is home to nearly 22 million residents. Xinjiang, roughly half the size of India, is a historic crossroads, sharing a border with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, and Tajikistan. The region is also home to about 10 million Uighurs—making up roughly half of China’s 22 million Muslims. Resource-rich Xinjiang has
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Evidence suggests Russia behind hack of French president-elect Enlarge / A last-minute information operation against French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron did not stop him from winning Sunday's run-off election. But it did have the fingerprints of Russia all over it. (credit: Getty Images/ Chesnot ) Late on May 5 as the two final candidates for the French presidency were about to enter a press blackout in advance of the May 7 election, nine gigabytes
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Even if you hate the idea, Windows users should want Windows 10 S to succeed Enlarge / Not every Windows user will want this. (credit: Vitor Mikaelson ) Windows 10 S is going to piss a lot of people off. In fact, it has already started to piss some of them off, and they've been annoyed by it since the first leaks about the operating system came out. The arguments are well-worn, and we've been hearing them ever since Apple opened the App Store for the iPhone. Windows 10 S
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Ancient proteins studied in detailHow did protein interactions arise and how have they developed? In a new study, researchers have looked at two proteins which began co-evolving between 400 and 600 million years ago. What did they look like? How did they work, and how have they changed over time? The findings show how a combination of changes in the proteins' properties created better conditions for the regulation of a cellular pr
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Poor overall environmental quality linked to elevated cancer ratesNationwide, counties with the poorest quality across five domains -- air, water, land, the built environment and sociodemographic -- had the highest incidence of cancer, according to a new study.
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Kidney research leads to surprising discovery about how the heart formsKidney esearch has unexpectedly led to a discovery about the formation of the heart, including the identification of a gene responsible for a deadly cardiac condition.
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An Aerospace Engineer Turned a Classic Lego Set Into an RC Plane That Actually Flies GIF Fueled by imagination, this 27-year-old Lego set—the Solo Trainer —flew thousands of hours in the hands of kids and collectors. But Adam Woodworth , an aerospace engineer and hardware designer at Google, wanted to see just how aeronautically sound Lego’s design really was, so he built a giant RC version of it . Advertisement Made from various types of foam, including the one-inch thick panels
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How we categorise colour is based on biology, not culture, study suggests Different languages group colours differently, suggesting categories are cultural, but study into how babies respond to colour indicates a biological root Categories of colour are not born of language but are rooted in biology, according to research that shows babies divide colours up into red, blue, green, yellow and purple. Humans see colour as a result of cells in the eyes known as cones, whic
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A Light for Science, and Cooperation, in the Middle EastThe Sesame detector will use synchrotron light to study materials ranging from exotic semiconductors to viruses.
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News Analysis: Weighing the Ethics of Artificial WombsThe technology is still far in the future, despite a recent experiment on premature lambs. But researchers already are mulling the ethical challenges.
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The New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer Is Here and It's Gorgeous Ryan Gosling joins the world of Blade Runner. Image: Warner Bros The second trailer for Blade Runner 2049 is here and, as expected, it’s just undeniably beautiful. Advertisement Those visuals. That music. Holy crap, this is Blade Runner . Check out the trailer. I mean, there is a lot to unpack here and we’ll do so in a separate post. But the first thing you take away is how director Denis Villene
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Scientists find skin cells at the root of balding, gray hairUT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified the cells that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that causes hair to turn gray -- findings that could one day help identify possible treatments for balding and hair graying.
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New tool for analyzing mouse vocalizations may provide insights for autism modelingVocalization plays a significant role in social communication across species such as speech by humans and song by birds. Male mice produce ultrasonic vocalizations in the presence of females and both sexes sing during friendly social encounters. Mice have been genetically well characterized and used extensively for research on autism as well as in other areas, but until now there have been limitat
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In measuring gas exchange between water and air, size mattersA new study finds that the variability in gas exchange rates in small ponds increases with lake size -- an important finding since gas exchange variability is not well accounted for in global models of greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters.
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Both of Anker's Cordless Vacuums Are Back On Sale Anker HomeVac , $104 | Anker HomeVac Duo , $90 Anker, purveyor of basically all of your favorite charging gear , also makes really popular cordless vacuum cleaners (under their Eufy sub-brand), and both models are on sale today for the best prices we’ve seen in quit some time. Most of you will probably want to opt for the HomeVac Duo , which runs for up to an hour on a charge, and features a deta
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EPA Dismisses Key Scientific AdvisersThe Environmental Protection Agency has declined to renew the terms of several scientific advisers, citing a desire to get voices from industry.
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Americans Claim Gluten Sensitivity More Than OthersAvoiding gluten is a worldwide phenomenon, but the reasons why people do so vary, a new study finds.
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Over 7,000 Bodies May Be Buried Beneath Mississippi University Credit: UMMC In what sounds like a clichéd horror movie premise, a recent investigation suggests as many as 7,000 bodies are buried across 20 acres at the Mississippi Medical Center Campus—the former site of the state’s first mental institution. Officials at the university now face the grim task of pulling 100-year-old bodies out of the ground for scientific analysis. Advertisement From 1855 to 1
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Don’t Pin the Macron Email Hack on Russia Just Yet There are clues that the Kremlin hacked the French presidential candidate. But not yet enough to draw a conclusion. The post Don't Pin the Macron Email Hack on Russia Just Yet appeared first on WIRED .
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First-ever autonomously controlled 'capsule robot' explores colonNew research shows that an 18-mm magnetized capsule colonoscope, which can be paired with standard medical instruments, successfully performed intricate maneuvers inside the colon while guided by an external magnet attached to a robotic arm. Researchers believe this technology will reduce the potential discomfort of colonoscopies and lead to more people undergoing the life-saving screening test.
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Study: Black and white kids faring equally in subsidized housingOnce-formidable disparities between black and white families living in subsidized housing have largely vanished, and black and white children who grew up in such housing fared similarly in school, jobs and earnings.
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UTHealth researchers identify genes in children linked to stress, bipolar disorderGenetic alterations that can be modulated by stress have been identified in children at high risk for bipolar disorder, according to a recently published study by researchers at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Results appeared in Translational Psychiatry, a Nature Publishing Group journal.
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Comcast and Charter agree not to compete against each other in wireless Enlarge (credit: Comcast) It's no secret that big cable companies don't like to compete against each other , as it's more profitable to be the only company in town than to build networks in places already dominated by another cable provider. But for Comcast and Charter, the two biggest cable companies in the US, that aversion to competition is going to extend beyond cable networks and into the mo
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Reading with your baby will help her for the rest of her life Health Plus their tiny hands look adorable next to those giant books! Surrounding your kids with books could be one of the best things you do for their education. Here's how.
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At this amusement park, drive the heavy machinery you loved as a kid Entertainment Like your sandbox days, but bigger. Much, much bigger. In big-kid amusement parks, you get to drive the heavy equipment you spent your childhood dreaming about. Read on.
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EPA Sacks Advisors Overseeing Scientific Integrity But It's Fine, Everything's Fine AP On Monday, the Washington Post reports that EPA head Scott Pruitt was behind the dismissal of half of the members of the agency’s Board of Science Counselors. The 18-member board oversees the rigor and integrity of the scientific research guiding policy decisions coming out of the EPA, from climate change to air pollution. Even more alarming, a spokesman for the EPA told the New York Times the
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The BGRF is helping develop AI to accelerate drug discovery for aging and age-associated diseasesThe Chief Science Officer of the Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF) will present new research on artificial intelligence for drug discovery at the NVIDIA Graphics Technology Conference (GTC) at the San Jose Convention Center, on Wednesday, May 10, 1-1:50 p.m. alongside two AI scientists from the BGRF and Insilico Medicine, where they will deliver a presentation titled 'Applications of Gener
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Lubing up industry, the natural waySesame oil might make a viable and sustainable alternative to mineral oil as an industrial lubricant, according to research published in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.
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Trump Tries to Blame Obama for the Flynn Scandal Ahead of a major hearing Monday about Russian interference in U.S. politics, President Trump is trying to shift blame away from himself—but he’s likely to find that challenging. With former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifying before a Senate panel Monday afternoon, Trump fired off a pair of tweets Monday morning. In one, he foc
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Lost Irish Beach Mysteriously Reappears After 33 Years GIF Image: Achill Tourism / Gizmodo Weather’s a bitch. Back in 1984, a vicious storm stripped the sand off of a picturesque beach in northwest Ireland. And then, around Easter, a freak tide brought it all back . Locals seem thrilled. Advertisement The town at the center of this Easter miracle is Dooagh on Achill Island in the County Mayo. When the Great Storms of 1984 came through, the once sand-
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Killer Whales Eat Enormous Great White Shark in South Africa (Image: Fallows et al/ PLOS One ) If you’re afraid of sharks, well, this blog should convince you it’s actually orcas you should avoid. Orcas are among the most savage killers in the ocean, wrecking tiger sharks , seals , beaked whales —and probably one of the most infamous apex predators out there, the great white shark. Advertisement Orcas have only been spotted attacking great white sharks a h
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Tool detects melanoma cells that don’t look ‘regular’ A new tool detects and analyzes single melanoma cells that are more representative of the skin cancers developed by most patients. For years, melanoma researchers have studied samples that were considered uniform in size and color, making them easier to examine by more conventional means. But melanomas don’t always come in the same shape and hue; often, melanomas are irregular and dark, making th
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Martin Allday obituary My friend and colleague Martin Allday, who has died aged 66 of cancer, was a professor at Imperial College London with an international reputation as a molecular virologist. His field was the biology of the Epstein-Barr virus and his research revealed completely new insights into its link with cancer. The question that fascinated him and that he researched for 30 years was how this extremely comm
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Virtual reality for psychiatric treatment? Research shows promise for VR and other technologies in mental health careA growing body of evidence suggests that virtual reality (VR) technology can be an effective part of treatment for phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions, according to a research review in the May/June issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
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Nutraceutical (Longevinex) reduces time it takes older eyes to adapt to the darkFor the first time eye researchers have been able to reduce the time it takes for older eyes to adapt to the dark with use of an oral nutraceutical (Longevinex). Prolonged dark adaptation time is a marker of the future onset of a dreaded vision problem -- macular degeneration. The dark adaptation test can predict vision loss 4 years before it occurs.
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What Protest Songs Sound Like in the Trump Era “Requiem for 2016.” “Burn Your Money.” “I Know YOU Know You’re Evil.” Glancing down the list of tracks released for “Our First 100 Days,” a daily song project by and for those unhappy during Donald Trump’s early months in office, and the titles would seem to promise pointed speeches or singalongs. Is it a let-down, then, that all of the song names above are for instrumentals? As the relaxed break
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Scientists Figure Out How to Turn Anything Into a Touchscreen Using Conductive Spray Paint GIF Touchscreen smartphones and tablets are so intuitive that even babies can easily learn how to use them. So why can’t any object work like a touchscreen? Everything from guitars to Jell-O might soon be able to, thanks to scientists at Carnegie Mellon University who came up with a way to use conductive spray paint to make almost any object touch-friendly . Advertisement The touchscreen display
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So Begins the Alt-Right Purity Spiral Image: Screengrab via Altrightreport Yesterday, protesters and counter-protesters gathered around Lee Circle in New Orleans, the site of one of the state’s many monuments to Confederate figures which are now scheduled (over 150 years after the Civil War ended) to be torn down. Since the election of Donald Trump, we’ve seen many images like the one above from demonstrations that have turned violen
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Parasitic robot controls turtle it’s riding by giving it snacksNatural selection has created amazingly effective ways to move around. Robots could harness this by hitching a ride on biology’s back
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Fake football website reveals what makes us become nasty trollsThe web can be a vicious place, but anonymity isn’t solely to blame. Comments made in a fake forum have shown that the main influence is others’ behaviour
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A little cannabis every day might keep brain ageing at bayA mouse study suggests marijuana may have the opposite effect on older people than it has on the young, boosting learning and memory instead of impairing it
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Early Earth was covered in a global ocean and had no mountainsSome 4.4 billion years ago, soon after its formation, Earth was a much quieter and duller place than it is today, according to analysis of minerals from that time
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Why Everything We Know About Salt May Be WrongResearch on Russian cosmonauts suggests that salt makes you hungry but not thirsty, and may help burn calories.
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WIRED

The Weird Words and Phrases Designers Use to Test Their Fonts Some good kerns of phrase. The post The Weird Words and Phrases Designers Use to Test Their Fonts appeared first on WIRED .
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Tumbleseed Is an Ingenious Game—if You Can Manage Not to Die Let's get this out of the way up front: I am terrible at 'Tumbleseed.' The post Tumbleseed Is an Ingenious Game—if You Can Manage Not to Die appeared first on WIRED .
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EPA boots at least 5 scientists off board, may favor replacements from industry Enlarge / UNITED STATES - APRIL 22: A flag hangs over an entrance to the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington on April 22, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (credit: Bill Clark/Getty Images) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not be renewing the terms of at least five scientists on its 18-member Board of Scientific Counselors, according to a Sunday night report from th
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Canada flood damage worsens but heavy rains subsidingThe toll from severe flooding in eastern Canada worsened Monday with thousands of people affected and schools closed, but authorities were optimistic that rising water levels would soon crest.
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Ethical business practice can flourish in nations with serious corruption problemsEthical business practice can flourish even in countries with widespread corporate corruption problems, research shows.
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Physical keyboards make virtual reality typing easierWhat's better than a holographic keyboard? A real one, apparently. New research from computer scientists at Michigan Technological University delves into the different ways to type in a virtual reality (VR) space. They're presenting their work at ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems (CHI 2017), noting that while cranking out text is an integral part of our digital lives, it's a fiel
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Brain injury causes impulse control problems in ratsNew research from the University of British Columbia confirms for the first time that even mild brain injury can result in impulse control problems in rats.
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Ethical business practice can flourish in nations with serious corruption problemsEthical business practice can flourish even in countries with widespread corporate corruption problems, research shows.
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What All of Your Computer's Specs Really Mean Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Computer specs can be a baffling mix of acronyms and numbers at the best of times, but it’s worth learning something about them: It’ll help you choose a new computer, troubleshoot your old computer, and generally understand more about the relationship between the specs on the page and the experience you’re getting. Advertisement Such is the complexity of the modern-day c
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Apple will fix busted iPad Pro Smart Keyboards for up to three years Enlarge / The iPad Pro Smart Keyboard. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple's Smart Keyboards are a key selling point for both the 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pros, as they're official first-party accessories that help to differentiate the devices from the cheaper tablets in the lineup . If you bought one, good news: Apple will now repair most problems with both sizes of Smart Keyboard for up to thr
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Oxygen on comet 67P might not be ancient after allMolecular oxygen detected around comet 67P may not be a relic of the solar system’s birth. Instead, it may be generated by interactions of water, the solar wind and the comet’s surface.
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NASA spots powerful Tropical Cyclone between Vanuatu and New CaledoniaTropical Cyclone Donna continues to move through the South Pacific Ocean as a major hurricane. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm and captured an image of a clear eye as the storm was located between the island nations of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. The GPM satellite found that the powerful hurricane was generating very high amounts of rainfall.
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Would a Crumbling of Faith Really Make Humanity Less Moral? If people figured out how to get along before religion, asks Frans de Waal, do we really need it? Read More
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Report: Chesapeake Bay health improves, but long way to goBoosted by stronger fish populations, the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay improved some last year, but Monday's annual report card for the nation's largest estuary says there's still a long way to go.
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How to stream your video collection to any device DIY It’s like Netflix on your PC Don't rely on the whims of Netflix's ever-changing collection: Set up a streaming video library from your own home computer to access whatever videos you want.
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U.S. Confirms the Death of ISIS Leader in Afghanistan The leader of the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, was killed last month in a special-operations forces raid that used 40 Afghan troops and 50 U.S. Army Rangers, U.S. and Afghanistan officials said Sunday. Not much is known about Hasib, except that he was a former Taliban commander who switched to fight for ISIS. He became leader of the Afghan affiliate after the death of his predecess
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NASA spots powerful Tropical Cyclone between Vanuatu and New CaledoniaTropical Cyclone Donna continues to move through the South Pacific Ocean as a major hurricane. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm and captured an image of a clear eye as the storm was located between the island nations of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. The GPM satellite found that the powerful hurricane was generating very high amounts of rainfall.
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Physical keyboards make virtual reality typing easierWhat's better than a holographic keyboard? A real one, apparently. New research from computer scientists at Michigan Technological University delves into the different ways to type in a virtual reality (VR) space. They're presenting their work at ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems (CHI 2017).
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How cancer turns a good-guy protein into a double agentUnder normal conditions, the CHD4 protein is one of the good guys: it stops cells from transcribing faulty DNA, thereby eliminating potential mutation. But in colon cancer and perhaps other kinds of cancer as well, it appears that this protein becomes a kind of double agent, working for the enemy.
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Cancer cells shown to co-opt DNA'repair crew'In experiments with human colon cancer cells and mice, a team led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have evidence that cancer arises when a normal part of cells' machinery generally used to repair DNA damage is diverted from its usual task. The findings, if further studies confirm them, could lead to the identification of novel molecular targets for anticancer drugs
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Why some images trigger seizuresIn people with photosensitive epilepsy, flashing lights are well known for their potential to trigger seizures. The results can be quite stunning. For instance, a Pokémon episode sent 685 people in Japan to the hospital. But seizures can be triggered by certain still images, too. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology who have conducted an extensive review of the scientific literature think
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The art of driving fast on public roads in the 21st century: A how-to HERE For quite a lot of people, driving is a chore, something they have to do to get to work or the grocery store. And for those drivers, a car is just a tool. But for others, driving is something to be enjoyed. However, it's getting hard to be a responsible driving enthusiast. There are a number of factors at play here. For one thing, it is becoming more and more socially unacceptable to speed o
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A new paper in Psychological Science explores how much people like new stories versus familiar ones. submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
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Did you solve it? Have a punt on the paddocks puzzle The solutions to today’s puzzles Earlier today I set you three ‘paddocks’ puzzles . Printable versions are here , here and here , and the rules are here . Give them a try, they’re fun! The completed grids are as follows: Continue reading...
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EPA removes half of scientific board, seeking industry-aligned replacements Administrator Scott Pruitt, in choosing not to renew nine members’ terms, has ‘eviscerated’ board of scientific counselors, says chair The Environmental Protection Agency has “eviscerated” a key scientific review board by removing half its members and seeking to replace them with industry-aligned figures, according to the board’s chair. Related: Worried world urges Trump not to pull out of Paris
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Changes in Early Stone Age tool production have 'musical' tiesNew research suggests that advances in the production of Early Stone Age tools had less to do with the evolution of language and more to do with the brain networks involved in modern piano playing. The findings are a major step forward in understanding the evolution of human intelligence.
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How do toddlers learn best from touchscreens?New research suggests that Educational apps for kids can be valuable learning tools, but there's still a lot left to understand about how to best design them.
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Earth was barren, flat and almost entirely under water 4.4 billion years agoScientists say the early Earth was likely to be barren, flat and almost entirely under water with a few small islands, following their analysis of tiny mineral grains as old as 4.4 billion years.
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UN climate talks begin amid uncertainty over US positionDespite uncertainties about whether the United States will remain committed to the Paris climate accord under President Donald Trump, envoys convened talks Monday in Germany on implementing the details of the deal to combat global warming.
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Pasture management and riparian buffers reduce erosionSediment is the number one pollutant in U.S. waterways. Over grazing can increase soil erosion from pastures as well as sediment loading into aquatic systems. Grazing management and buffer strips may reduce erosion, however, few studies evaluating these practices have been reported.
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Space weather model simulates solar storms from nowhereOur ever-changing sun continuously shoots solar material into space. The grandest such events are massive clouds that erupt from the sun, called coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. These solar storms often come first with some kind of warning—the bright flash of a flare, a burst of heat or a flurry of solar energetic particles. But another kind of storm has puzzled scientists for its lack of typical
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Marijuana's Mind-Altering Compound May Improve MemoryThe marijuana compound THC may be linked to improved memory during aging, a new study in older mice finds.
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Air Force's X-37B Space Plane Lands in Florida After Record-Breaking Secret MissionThe record-breaking, hush-hush mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is finally over.
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Why Do Some Still Images Trigger Seizures? Image: Neil Conway /Flickr By now, most people are aware of strobe lights’ ability to induce photosensitive epileptic seizures. A troll allegedly gave a journalist a seizure with a tweet . An episode of Pokémon sent almost 700 Japanese children to the hospital. But still images can cause seizures, too, and scientists are just now starting to figure out how that happens. Advertisement There’s stil
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This New Hubble Image Has Nothing to Do With Guardians of the Galaxy Image: NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz and the HFF Team (STScI) On Thursday, May 4th, Hubble dropped a “cute” press release comparing a new image of a galaxy cluster to the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 . It was a timely yet mega-dad corny way to make the image of the galaxy cluster Abell 370 seem relevant. While there’s literally no connection between the James Gunn movie and the galaxy cl
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Testosterone explains why women more prone to asthmaAn international research team has revealed for the first time that testosterone protects males against developing asthma, helping to explain why females are two times more likely to develop asthma than males after puberty. The study showed that testosterone suppresses the production of a type of immune cell that triggers allergic asthma. The finding may lead to new, more targeted asthma treatment
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Check Out WelderUp's Plan To Turn This Peterbilt Into A Semi Hot Rod #VegasRatRods | Mondays at 10/9c Steve has BIG plans for WelderUp's next Rat Rod. The rest of the crew might need some convincing. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/vegas-rat-rods More Rat Rods: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/vegas-rat-rods/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery F
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America's Deadliest Highways If you value your life, stay away from U.S. Route 1 in Florida Read More
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Studies reveal socioeconomic and racial disparities in lupusTwo new studies have uncovered socioeconomic disparities related to the health of patients with lupus.
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'Juicing' T cells with small molecules enhances immune response against melanomaMedical University of South Carolina investigators report in the April 20, 2017 JCI Insight that 'juicing' Th17 cells with FDA-approved small molecule β-catenin and p110δ inhibitors during in vitro expansion for adoptive T cell therapy profoundly improves their therapeutic properties. 'Juicing' T cells with these drugs enhanced memory stemness, diminished regulatory elements and augmented function
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Systemic therapy outperforms intraocular implant for treating uveitisSystemic therapy consisting of corticosteroids and immunosuppressants preserved vision of uveitis patients better -- and had fewer adverse outcomes -- than a long-lasting corticosteroid intraocular implant, according to a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). After seven years, visual acuity on average remained stable among participants on systemic therapy but declined by an a
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Today's Best Deals: Mother's Day Gifts, Anker PowerHouse, Sony Bluetooth Headphones, and More $170 off Anker’s PowerHouse battery , Sony Bluetooth headphones , and Mother’s Day watches and bracelets lead off Monday’s best deals. Advertisement Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker PowerHouse , $330 Anker has continued its inexorable march towards producing anything that includes a battery with the gargantuan PowerHouse electric “generator,
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USA’s mystiske militær-rumfly X-37B lander efter 718 dage i rummetDet er fjerde gang, at rumflyet bliver testet og (igen) slår sin egen rekord. Ingeniøren har bedt en rumfartsekspert give et bud på, hvad amerikanerne tester i rummet.
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Gap growing between longest and shortest lifespans in the USBabies born today in 13 US counties have shorter expected lifespans than their parents did when they were born decades ago, according to a new study.
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To improve chronic pain, get more sleep (coffee helps too)New research shows that chronic sleep loss increases pain sensitivity. It suggests that chronic pain sufferers can get relief by getting more sleep, or, short of that, taking medications to promote wakefulness such as caffeine.
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New major gene expression regulator in fungiChanging a single letter, or base, in an organism's genetic code impact its traits. Subtler changes can and do happen: in eukaryotes, one such modification involves adding a methyl group to base 6 of adenine (6mA). Researchers report the prevalence of 6mA modifications in the earliest branches of the fungal kingdom. This little-explored realm provides a repertoire of important and valuable gene pr
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All the ways we could make trains safer and smarter Technology Trains can be frustrating, but these technologies can cut down on delays and accidents Five technologies we’re using to make trains faster, safer, and more efficient.
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Surface Pro 5 doesn’t exist (until it does) Enlarge / The Surface Pro 4 with its kickstand out. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) "There's no such thing as a [Surface] Pro 5," Panos Panay, corporate vice president for Surface at Microsoft, told CNET last week . Microsoft won't update the Surface Pro 4 until it can make a change that's "meaningful," said Panay. The company is looking for "an experiential change that makes a huge difference in pro
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Secondhand smoke ups heart disease in unique group of female nonsmokers -- Amish womenNew research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine finds that secondhand smoke tends to have somewhat different effects on men and women. The research, conducted in a Pennsylvania Amish community where virtually no women smoke, found that women who were exposed to secondhand smoke had a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, while men exposed to secondhand smoke tended to have a highe
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Emmanuel Macron's First Act as France's President-Elect French President-elect Emmanuel Macron joined outgoing President François Hollande Monday in Paris to honor the 72nd anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany at the end of World War II, just a day after his decisive electoral defeat of far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Hollande, a Socialist, said he invited Macron to the annual Victory in Europe Day ceremony to “pass on the torch,” just as his pre
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By Degrees: A Parable From Down Under for U.S. Climate ScientistsPolitics intruded on climate science in Australia. The scientists fought back, led by John Church, a leading world expert on sea level rise.
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Q&A: The Building Blocks of CataractsThe same proteins that are found in the eyes’ lenses are also a part of cataracts.
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Staying on courseLand Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Bloodhound supersonic car will drive in a straight line.
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Warmer Temps Tied to Altered Microbiome in LizardsBacterial differences after three-month temperature hikes, modeled after global warming predictions, were evident one year later, a study found.
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Cannabinoid Treatment Improves Cognition in Old MiceIn young mice, THC had the opposite effect.
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Ars Technica

John Oliver tackles net neutrality again, crashes FCC comments site—again Enlarge / John Oliver takes on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in net neutrality segment. (credit: HBO Last Week Tonight ) Comedian John Oliver has once again asked his viewers to fight on behalf of net neutrality, and the Federal Communications Commission website wasn't able to handle the immediate influx of angry comments. On HBO's Last Week Tonight, Oliver yesterday announced a new URL, gofccyourself.co
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Election Hacks Are Beginning to Look Like the New NormalRussian hackers tried, unsuccessfully, to hijack the French election—the U.K. and Germany are likely to be targeted next.
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Cotton tip applicators are sending 34 kids to the emergency department each dayResearchers found that over a 21-year period from 1990 through 2010, an estimated 263,000 children younger than 18 years of age were treated in US hospital emergency departments for cotton tip applicator related ear injuries -- that's about 12,500 annually, or about 34 injuries every day.
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Ancient proteins studied in detailHow did protein interactions arise and how have they developed? In a new study, researchers have looked at two proteins which began co-evolving between 400 and 600 million years ago. What did they look like? How did they work, and how have they changed over time? The findings, published in eLife, show how a combination of changes in the proteins' properties created better conditions for the regula
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Scientists watch fat metabolism in live fish, observe real-time lipid biochemistryStudying how our bodies metabolize lipids such as fatty acids, triglycerides, and cholesterol can teach us about cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other health problems, as well as reveal basic cellular functions. But the process of studying what happens to lipids after being consumed has been both technologically difficult and expensive to accomplish until now.
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Disposable Drones Could Deliver Supplies Under Enemy Fire The US Marines have been testing disposable drones that can deliver battlefield supplies without risking lives The post Disposable Drones Could Deliver Supplies Under Enemy Fire appeared first on WIRED .
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Research evaluates effectiveness of yoga in treating major depressionNew research indicates that the benefits of hatha yoga in treating depression are less pronounced in early treatment, but may accumulate over time.
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Trump's actions on sexual orientation/gender identity data collection send ominous messageThe Trump/Pence Administration's recent removal of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) questions from a national aging survey and omission of a sexual orientation category and a transgender identity field from a national disability survey threaten to set back years of advances in collecting and using SOGI data to understand and intervene in the health disparities experienced by LGBT peop
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Female hormones may trigger headache in girls battling migraineChanges in female hormones may trigger headaches in adolescent girls, but their effect may depend on age and their stage of pubertal development, according to a new study from researchers at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
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Pasture management and riparian buffers reduce erosionA 12-year study was completed in Arkansas watersheds.
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Policy statement urges 'alternatives to discipline' for nurses with substance use disordersA new position statement on substance use by nurses and nursing students emphasizes 'alternative-to-discipline' (ATD) approaches -- including specialized treatment and a pathway for return to practice, according to a position paper in the April/June issue of Journal of Addictions Nursing (JAN), the official journal of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). The journal is publishe
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Space weather model simulates solar storms from nowhereA kind of solar storm has puzzled scientists for its lack of typical warning signs: They seem to come from nowhere, and scientists call them stealth CMEs. Now, scientists have developed a model simulating their evolution.
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Lung study points to new therapies to treat critical illnessScientists at the University of Edinburgh have pinpointed a chemical signal that worsens inflammation linked to a life-threatening lung condition. The discovery could eventually lead to new therapies for the disease -- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- which can be fatal for up to half of those affected.
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Ancient proteins studied in detailHow did protein interactions arise and how have they developed? In a new study, researchers have looked at two proteins which began co-evolving between 400 and 600 million years ago. What did they look like? How did they work, and how have they changed over time? The findings, published in eLife, show how a combination of changes in the proteins' properties created better conditions for the regula
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Penn study identifies new target to fight prostate, lung cancerA newly identified molecular chain of events in a mouse model of prostate cancer highlights novel targets to treat it and other cancers. A Penn team discovered that the overexpression of a protein called PKCε with the loss of the tumor suppressor Pten causes the progression of prostate cancer.
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Scientists watch fat metabolism in live fish, observe real-time lipid biochemistryStudying how our bodies metabolize lipids such as fatty acids, triglycerides, and cholesterol can teach us about cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other health problems, as well as reveal basic cellular functions. But the process of studying what happens to lipids after being consumed has been both technologically difficult and expensive to accomplish until now.
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Researchers use modified insulin and red blood cells to regulate blood sugarResearchers have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive 'smart' insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for 48 hours in a strain of mice that had Type 1 diabetes.
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Breast-feeding's role in 'seeding' infant microbiomeUCLA-led study finds that 30 percent of the beneficial bacteria in a baby's intestinal tract come directly from mother's milk, and an additional 10 percent comes from skin on the mother's breast.
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Earth was barren, flat and almost entirely under water 4.4 billion years agoScientists at The Australian National University say the early Earth was likely to be barren, flat and almost entirely under water with a few small islands, following their analysis of tiny mineral grains as old as 4.4 billion years.
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Cannabis reverses aging processes in the brainMemory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these ageing processes in the brain. This was shown in mice by scientists at the University of Bonn with their colleagues at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Old animals were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged low-dose treatment with a cannabis active ingredient. This opens up new op
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Physician moms are often subject to workplace discriminationOf the nearly 6,000 physician mothers in the survey, nearly 78 percent reported discrimination of any type. Forms of perceived discrimination ranged from disrespect and reduced pay to being overlooked for promotions or being held to higher performance standards.
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Researchers discover neuronal targets that restore movement in Parkinson's disease modelCarnegie Mellon University researchers have identified two groups of neurons that can be turned on and off to alleviate the movement-related symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The activation of these cells in the basal ganglia relieves symptoms for much longer than current therapies, like deep brain stimulation and pharmaceuticals. The study, completed in a mouse model of Parkinson's, used optogenet
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Global warming kills gut bacteria in lizardsClimate change could threaten reptiles by reducing the number of bacteria living in their guts, new research suggests.
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The evolutionary story of birch, told through 80 genomesA new study sequences the genomes of 80 silver birch trees, a tree that has not been studied much by scientists despite its commercial value for papermaking, construction, furniture-building and more.Researchers identified genetic mutations including mutations that may affect how well birch trees grow and respond to light at different latitudes and longitudes and under different environmental cond
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Changes in Early Stone Age tool production have 'musical' tiesNew research suggests that advances in the production of Early Stone Age tools had less to do with the evolution of language and more to do with the brain networks involved in modern piano playing. The findings are a major step forward in understanding the evolution of human intelligence.
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Finding a new major gene expression regulator in fungiChanging a single letter, or base, in an organism's genetic code impact its traits. Subtler changes can and do happen: in eukaryotes, one such modification involves adding a methyl group to base 6 of adenine (6mA). In Nature Genetics, researchers report the prevalence of 6mA modifications in the earliest branches of the fungal kingdom. This little-explored realm provides a repertoire of important
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Copays don't reduce use of Medicare home health care, study showsEvidence in a new study casts doubt on the idea, favored by members of both political parties, that slapping a copay on Medicare home health care will save money by deterring use of the benefit among seniors.
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Examining breast milk bacterial communities, infant gut biomeDoes bacteria in maternal breast milk and on areolar skin around the nipple transfer to the guts of infants? A new article published by JAMA Pediatrics examined the association and the results suggest bacteria in mother's breast milk may help to seed the infant gut.
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Discrimination reported in survey of online group of physician momsIn a survey of an online community of physician mothers about perceived workplace discrimination, nearly four out of five respondents reported discrimination, with two-thirds reporting gender discrimination and one-third reporting maternal discrimination, according to a new article published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Geographic disparities in life expectancy among US countiesLife expectancy at birth increased between 1980 and 2014 to 79.1 years for men and women combined, but life expectancy differed by as much as two decades between counties with the lowest and highest life expectancies, according to a new article published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
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To improve chronic pain, get more sleep (coffee helps too)New research from Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shows that chronic sleep loss increases pain sensitivity. It suggests that chronic pain sufferers can get relief by getting more sleep, or, short of that, taking medications to promote wakefulness such as caffeine.
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Gap growing between longest and shortest lifespans in the USBabies born today in 13 US counties have shorter expected lifespans than their parents did when they were born decades ago, according to a new study. For example, life expectancy at birth in Owsley County, Ky., was 72.4 in 1980, dropping to 70.2 in 2014.
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In-home care of dementia patients falls mainly on women, Stanford researchers sayThe responsibility of providing care to the vast number of patients with dementia expected over the next 20 years will disproportionately fall on working women, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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New plutonium discovery lights way for FSU chemistry professor's work to clean up nuclear wasteA Florida State chemistry professor created a plutonium compound that behaves much more like lighter elements, giving scientists new information about how this element works.
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Mutations in gene promoters reveal specific pathway pathologies in pancreatic cancerA new wave of research, exemplified by a study published today in Nature Genetics, is significantly improving our ability to target cancer cells by studying 'the other 98 percent' of DNA in human chromosomes, beyond the 2 percent that encodes proteins. Researchers at CSHL looked at cells sampled from 308 people with pancreatic cancer, finding mutations in gene promoter regions that provide importa
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Google’s “Fuchsia” smartphone OS dumps Linux, has a wild new UI Google, never one to compete in a market with a single product , is apparently hard at work on a third operating system after Android and Chrome OS. This one is an open source, real-time OS called " Fuchsia ." The OS first popped up in August last year, but back then it was just a command line. Now the mysterious project has a crazy new UI we can look at, so let's dive in. Unlike Android and Chro
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Star Jennifer Morrison Is as Done With Once Upon a Time as You Probably Are Image: ABC Last night Once Upon a Time , the show that’s ostensibly about fairy tales’ reconciling their myths with a darker, more nuanced reality, had its musical episode, and Lana Parilla’s Evil Queen stole the show. This morning we learned that if Once Upon a Time returns for a seventh season, main star Jennifer Morrison won’t be joining it—meaning Parilla will no longer need to steal the show
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Insecticide-resistant flies unskilled at courting femalesInsecticide resistance sounds like a superpower for the average male fruit fly -- but there's a catch. Scientists have found that the single genetic change which protects the flies from the pesticide DDT also makes males smaller, less aggressive and 'rubbish' at courting females.
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New technology generates power from polluted airResearchers have succeeded in developing a process that purifies air and, at the same time, generates power. The device must only be exposed to light in order to function.
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Popular Science

An extra large portable power source for 45 percent off? I'd buy it. Gadgets 120,000 milliamp Hours for $330. Anker PowerHouse power source for 45 percent off? I'd buy it. Read on.
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China has a new jetliner—here's what that means From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal How the C919 airliner fits into China's larger aviation future. The C919 airliner will be the cornerstone upon which China's soaring civil aviation ambitions will be built.
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Vatican celebrates big bang to dispel faith-science conflictThe Vatican is celebrating the big-bang theory. That's not as out of this world as it sounds.
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Geniuses Wanted: NASA Challenges Coders to Speed Up Its SupercomputerThe Pleiades, a NASA supercomputer, isn’t working as quickly as it could. So NASA is offering cash prizes to programmers with fresh ideas.
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Daily dose of cannabis extract could reverse brain's decline in old age, study suggests Regular low doses of THC dramatically boosted memory and learning in older mice, say scientists, who plan a clinical trial in humans later this year Researchers have come up with an unusual proposal to slow, or even reverse, the cognitive decline that comes with old age: small, daily doses of cannabis extract. The idea emerged from tests on mice which found that regular, low doses of tetrahydroca
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Why endurance athletes hit the wall Health Could a pill keep you going? New study sheds light on the phenomena of “hitting the wall” while offering up potential solution to muscular degeneration diseases.
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How to Be a Whistleblower Illustration by Angelica Alzona. Whistleblowing is in the news this week: Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates is preparing to testify in front of a Senate panel on May 8th, and CNN reports that she will say she warned the White House about Michael Flynn’s connections with Russia almost three weeks before Flynn was fired. Now the Trump administration/Russia connection is some intrigue worth
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SPECT/CT combined with fluorescence imaging detects micrometastasesResearchers in The Netherlands have demonstrated that combining SPECT/CT and fluorescence imaging could help surgeons differentiate tumor tissue from normal tissue. The research is detailed in the featured basic science article of the May 2017 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
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Ultrasound for children with broken arms: Accurate, faster, less painful than X-raysPoint-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) assessment of distal forearm injuries in children is accurate, timely, and associated with low levels of pain and high caregiver satisfaction.
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Research center helps consumers 'fight bac' through national poultry food safety campaignThe Partnership for Food Safety Education is using research from Kansas State University's Center for Sensory Analysis and Consumer Behavior for its nationwide campaign promoting food safety and safe poultry handling.
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Kidney research leads to surprising discovery about how the heart formsKidney research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has unexpectedly led to a discovery about the formation of the heart, including the identification of a gene responsible for a deadly cardiac condition.
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Poor overall environmental quality linked to elevated cancer ratesNationwide, counties with the poorest quality across five domains -- air, water, land, the built environment and sociodemographic -- had the highest incidence of cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer.
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Caution: Energy drinks put individuals with genetic heart condition at riskScientists in Australia have now assessed the risk of cardiac events following consumption of energy drinks in patients diagnosed with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) that can cause rapid, irregular heartbeat that can lead to sudden death. They report that even small amounts of energy drinks can cause changes in the heart that can lead to life-threatening arrhythmias and recommend cautioning yo
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CMU researchers create touchpads with a can of spray paintTouch sensing is most common on small, flat surfaces such as smartphone or tablet screens. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, however, can turn surfaces of a wide variety of shapes and sizes into touchpads using tools as simple as a can of spray paint. Walls, furniture, steering wheels, toys and even Jell-O can be turned into touch sensors with the technology, dubbed Electrick.
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A tribute to nurses | Carolyn JonesCarolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation's biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front lines of health care.
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Soft Climate Denial at The New York TimesThe naming of a "climate agnostic" as a regular columnist risks turning the newspaper of record into a vehicle for the spread of ignorance -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Kentucky Is Home to the Greatest Declines in Life Expectancy Updated on May 8 at 12:40 p.m. ET In 13 counties across the U.S., Americans can now expect to die younger than their parents did. And the eight counties with the largest declines in life expectancy since 1980 are all in the state of Kentucky. That’s according to a new study out Monday in the journal JAMA: Internal Medicine , for which researchers examined geographic changes and inequality in life
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The Atlantic

Trump's Tepid Congratulations for Emmanuel Macron The statement was terse and to the point, issued by the office of the White House press secretary: We congratulate President-elect Macron and the people of France on their successful presidential election. We look forward to working with the new President and continuing our close cooperation with the French government. President Trump issued a comment about Sunday’s runoff election in France via
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The Bracing Authenticity of Chris Gethard's Career Suicide Chris Gethard’s biggest gift has always been his authenticity. That might sound like a given for stand-up comedians, considering the job involves standing on stage and talking about themselves, but what Gethard accomplishes in his new HBO special Career Suicide (which premiered Saturday and is available on demand) is no simple task. This is a comedy show driven first and foremost by Gethard’s lif
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The Virtues of Boredom Boredom is in many ways an emotion of absence. The absence of stimulation, of interest, of excitement. But as Mary Mann reveals in her new book, Yawn: Adventures in Boredom , what’s lacking when we feel bored is often something much deeper than entertainment. She writes about her “fear that there was no overarching purpose for my time,” how boredom can paper over feelings of powerlessness or mean
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How Beauty Evolves For ornithologist Richard Prum, manakins are among the most beautiful creatures in the world. He first started studying these small South American birds in 1982, and he’s been privy to many of their flamboyant performances. One species has a golden head and moonwalks. Another puffs up a white ‘beard’ and hops about like a “buff gymnast.” Yet another makes alarmingly loud noises by clapping its cl
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Global warming kills gut bacteria in lizardsClimate change could threaten reptiles by reducing the number of bacteria living in their guts, new research suggests.
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The evolutionary story of birch, told through 80 genomesForests of silver birch stretch across Europe, and they are a wonder to behold: stands of slender, white-barked trees sheltering vast swathes of earth.
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Changes in Early Stone Age tool production have 'musical' tiesNew research suggests that advances in the production of Early Stone Age tools had less to do with the evolution of language and more to do with the brain networks involved in modern piano playing.
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Finding a new major gene expression regulator in fungiJust four letters—A, C, T, and G—make up an organism's genetic code. Changing a single letter, or base, can lead to changes in protein structures and functions, impacting an organism's traits. In addition, though, subtler changes can and do happen, involving modifications of the DNA bases themselves. The best-known example of this kind of change is a methylation of the base cytosine at the 5th pos
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Earth was barren, flat and almost entirely under water 4.4 billion years agoScientists at The Australian National University (ANU) say the early Earth was likely to be barren, flat and almost entirely under water with a few small islands, following their analysis of tiny mineral grains as old as 4.4 billion years.
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New plutonium discovery lights way to clean up nuclear wastePlutonium has long been part of many countries' nuclear energy strategies, but scientists are still unlocking the mysteries behind this complicated element and seeing how they can use heavier, nuclear elements to clean up nuclear waste.
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Microsoft Screams 'Me Too' With Cortana-Powered Rival to Amazon Echo and Google Home All images: Harman Kardon With Microsoft’s Build developer conference just two days away, the company has revealed one of the most anticipated announcements from the event: A new Cortana-powered speaker made by German audio giant Harman Kardon. Advertisement Now, it’s fair to see this speaker for what it is: An answer to the Google Home and Amazon Echo. Both assistant-powered speakers are already
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