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Two Dead Canaries in the Coal Mine If you're inclined to downplay the termination of FBI Director James Comey, reasoning that he was a flawed leader, or that President Trump was legally entitled to fire him, or that many of the Democrats objecting to his termination previously criticized him, or that liberals are so freaked out by the president that their latest freakout cannot be taken seriously, a civil libertarian like me is un
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TEDTalks (video)
Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan"I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people," says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood's biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the arc of his life, showcases a few of his famous dance moves and shares hard-earned wisdom from a life spent in the spotlight.
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Ingeniøren
Elon Musk er energiens og transportens Steve JobsDe omvæltninger, den amerikanske entreprenør har sat i gang, er så omfattende, at de også får betydning for energi- og transportsystemerne i Danmark, mener en række danske eksperter.
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Netflix to hire hundreds for new Amsterdam customer hubStreaming service Netflix says it will hire 400 staff for its new Amsterdam-based European customer service headquarters and plans to announce at least six new original European projects before the end of 2017.
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WIRED
Bad News for Everyone! The 2020 Census Is Already in Trouble Getting a good count matters, if you care about things like how people live and move. The post Bad News for Everyone! The 2020 Census Is Already in Trouble appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Crispr Makes It Clear: The US Needs a Biology Strategy, and Fast Opinion: Crispr and other gene-editing technologies may affect the future of all life on the planet. The government isn't prepared. The post Crispr Makes It Clear: The US Needs a Biology Strategy, and Fast appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Chemists Are One Step Closer to Manipulating All Matter Scientists want to control individual molecules so precisely they could snap them together like Lego pieces. Now they're a little bit closer. The post Chemists Are One Step Closer to Manipulating All Matter appeared first on WIRED .
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Ars Technica
Op-ed: A new tool to further deter smartphone theft Enlarge / The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Meredith Attwell Baker is the president and CEO of CTIA, the mobile phone industry grade group. Whether you live in New York, Atlanta or Los Angeles, you are likely reading this article on your smartphone. With over 260 million smartphones in use across the nation—equating to more than one for every adult—we all know smartphones are n
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Zinc acetate lozenges may increase the recovery rate from the common cold by 3 foldAccording to a meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases, zinc acetate lozenges may increase the rate of recovery from the common cold three fold. On the fifth day, 70 percent of the zinc lozenge patients had recovered compared with 27 percent of the placebo patients.
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Positive father-child relationship can moderate negative effects of maternal depressionA new study has examined for the first time whether fathering can moderate the negative effects of maternal depression on family-level functioning. The results of the study are the first to describe the family process by using direct observations of mothering, fathering, and family patterns in homes where mothers suffer clinical depression during the child's first years of life.
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Researchers identify nutrient metabolism that drives breast tumor metastasisA multinational group of scientists, led by professor Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB-KU Leuven), have discovered that breast cancer cells that have invaded other organs rely on a different nutrient metabolism to produce energy than normal cells and non-metastasizing cancer cells. To demonstrate their findings, the researchers used mouse models to show that inhibiting energy production from this nutrient m
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Just Say No to Head TransplantsA public service message from the Grim Reaper -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
New biosensor zymonic acid shows changes in pH valueTumors, inflammation and circulatory disorders locally disturb the body's acid-base balance. These changes in pH value could be used for example to verify the success of cancer treatments. Up to now, however, there has been no imaging method to render such changes visible in patients. Now a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a pH sensor that renders pH values visible
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Irreversible ocean warming threatens the Filchner-Ronne Ice ShelfBy the second half of this century, rising air temperatures above the Weddell Sea could set off a self-amplifying meltwater feedback cycle under the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, ultimately causing the second-largest ice shelf in the Antarctic to shrink dramatically. Climate researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) recently made this prediction i
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Learning Styles—A once hot debate redshiftsWhat is the best way for teachers to teach so students will really learn? That's an age-old question.
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Not survival of the fittest for Tassie devilsFit and healthy Tasmanian devils are being taken down by deadly facial tumors that are attacking the 'best' animals in the population, according to novel research led by Griffith University.
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The Atlantic
How to Recruit Black Principals CHICAGO—Principal Macquline King-Morris stepped out of the way of two lines of students heading to the Courtenay Language Arts Center gym. But the stream of elementary-school kids rerouted themselves to deliver hugs, high fives, and huge grins. Creating a pre-k-8 school where every student feels welcome is at the top of King-Morris’s list of priorities. With a student population that is 48 percen
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The Atlantic
The Pro-Choice Case Against Mandatory Gene Editing A reader reflects on our ongoing series : There’s a circle I absolutely cannot square: I am a strong advocate of abortion rights. I believe women have the right to conceive or not conceive and to abort a pregnancy for almost any reason. Somehow, the intuition which causes me to adopt that position doesn’t map to the context of genetic manipulation . I am entirely comfortable with laws which punis
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The Atlantic
Restoring the Public's Trust in American Journalism The internet mirrors society, reflecting our strengths and weaknesses. A healthy society and a healthy internet share the same vital forces: individuals taking action, making things, solving problems, and ultimately building our own environment. We need both technology and social commitment to create spaces where healthy democracies will flourish. As citizens, we have a right and a responsibility
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The Atlantic
Does Comey's Dismissal Fit the Definition of a Constitutional Crisis? Has the firing of James Comey precipitated a constitutional crisis? The day after the firing, law professors began a vigorous debate. At Politico , the ACLU’s legal director, David Cole , said that a constitutional crisis is at hand because “Anytime a sitting president fires the person responsible for investigating his campaigns potential criminal activities, it is a matter of grave public concer
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Gizmodo
Fools Won't Stop Pontificating About What Apple 'Needs' to Buy Image: AP With a market cap that is, as of this writing, hovering around $800 billion and more than $250 billion in cash , Apple is fucking loaded. Not even its decidedly flat earnings report last week can change the fact that it is the most valuable publicly traded company of all time. Advertisement With all that cash, and with that huge market cap, plenty of investors and analysts are busy drea
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Quanta Magazine
Can Darwinian Evolution Explain Lamarckism? If you took a high school biology class, you’re probably familiar with Jean-Baptiste Lamarck’s theory of evolution and its emphasis on the “inheritance of acquired characteristics” — think giraffes stretching their necks longer to reach the leaves high in trees. In textbooks Lamarck’s theory is often presented as a rival to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. The simplistic
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Futurity.org
See the bizarre way these glass ‘tadpoles’ shatter Scientists have pinpointed the source of the bizarre shatter-resistant behavior of Prince Rupert’s drops—small glass structures that resemble tadpoles. Prince Rupert’s drops can withstand the blows of a hammer and yet burst into powdery dust by simply snipping their threadlike tails. “Since the seventeenth century, famous scientists and natural philosophers have been trying to understand the exce
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Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to malaria?A non-toxic mixture of chitin-rich crab shell powder and nanosized silver particles could be an environmentally friendly way of curbing the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes, and malaria in particular. This is according to a series of experiments led by Jiang-Shiou Hwang of the National Taiwan Ocean University. The findings are published in Springer's journal Hydrobiologia.
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Inside Science
Breaking New Ground in Weather Forecasting Breaking New Ground in Weather Forecasting A new study shows that predicting temperature and precipitation trends three to four weeks in advance is possible. weatherforecast.jpg Image credits: Zooey via flickr Rights information: CC BY-SA 2.0 Earth Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 09:45 Catherine Meyers, Editor (Inside Science) -- Today, if you're wondering whether rain will wash out your upcoming weeken
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Ars Technica
World’s largest aircraft takes first flight since crash-landing last year Hybrid Air Vehicles On Wednesday evening Airlander 10 completed its first flight since the giant dirigible crash-landed nine months ago. The airship took off at 5:28pm BDT, puttered around for almost three hours, and successfully landed at 8:15pm. This is only the fourth time that Airlander 10 has taken to the skies, following two flights in the UK in 2016 and a single flight in the US in 2012 wh
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Dagens Medicin
Sundhedsministeriet godkender praksisklinik på Bornholm Region Hovedstaden får grønt lys til at forlænge den midlertidige praksisklinik på Bornholms Hospital i op til seks år.
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Who swims where?Researchers analyze data about the global distribution of sea animals and develop a Web app.
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Smiling makes you look younger? Not according to a new Ben-Gurion University studyThe researchers believe that smiling makes a person look older because of the wrinkle lines that form around the eyes. A surprised face, however, lifts and pulls the skin backward, smoothing any potential age-related wrinkles.
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Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to malaria?A non-toxic mixture of chitin-rich crab shell powder and nanosized silver particles could be an environmentally friendly way of curbing the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes, and malaria in particular. This is according to a series of experiments led by Jiang-Shiou Hwang of the National Taiwan Ocean University. The findings are published in Springer's journal Hydrobiologia.
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Experts warn parents of the risks of getting vegan diets wrong in young childrenExperts at the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) are today warning that young children who follow a vegan diet without medical and dietary advice carry the risk of a number of nutrient deficiencies, including vitamin B12, calcium, zinc and high quality protein, which can have potentially devastating health effects.
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New insights into the tumor metabolismTumors, inflammation and circulatory disorders locally disturb the body's acid-base balance. These changes in pH value could be used for example to verify the success of cancer treatments. Up to now, however, there has been no imaging method to render such changes visible in patients. Now a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a pH sensor that renders pH values visible
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Irreversible ocean warming threatens the Filchner-Ronne Ice ShelfBy the second half of this century, rising air temperatures above the Weddell Sea could set off a self-amplifying meltwater feedback cycle under the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, ultimately causing the second-largest ice shelf in the Antarctic to shrink dramatically.
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Belief increases buzz: Mixing energy drinks and alcoholParticipants of the study who believed they were drinking an energy drink and alcohol cocktail were more likely to believe themselves quite drunk and uninhibited.
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Who in Europe drinks the most?For the first time, researchers have found a way to compare how much alcohol Europeans drink. And Britain, Ireland and Portugal top the list.
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UC3M researchers analyze link between employment status and domestic violenceResearchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have carried out a study that analyzes sociodemographic characteristics related to gender-based violence. The study reveals that there is a lower incidence of domestic violence in families whose employment status is more equal.
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Teleconnection between the tropical Pacific and AntarcticaThe higher the seawater temperature in the tropical Pacific, the more likely ice breakup will occur in East Antarctica, according to Hokkaido University researchers.
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Combining risk scores improves decision-making process for AFib patients and physiciansBy combining a patient's traditional risk score with the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score, physicians and patients are better equipped to evaluate a patient's individual risk of stroke, bleeding, and mortality with atrial fibrillation, according to a new study of more than 80,000 patients from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.
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'Fire-streaks' are created in collisions of atomic nucleiAt very high energies, the collision of massive atomic nuclei in an accelerator generates hundreds or even thousands of particles that undergo numerous interactions. At the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, Poland it has been shown that the course of this complex process can be represented by a surprisingly simple model: extremely hot matter moves away from
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Futurity.org
Bird beaks may settle debate about our big brains A new study indicates that larger brain size accounts for greater capabilities. The finding could potentially end a long scientific debate over which came first, bigger brains or larger brain regions that control specialized behaviors. The study of 58 species of songbirds, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B , also found that once a species evolved a larger brain, brain regions th
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Futurity.org
Stressed kids feel better with a dog by their side Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they’re stressed, according to new research. “Many people think pet dogs are great for kids but scientists aren’t sure if that’s true or how it happens,” says Darlene Kertes, assistant professor in the psychology department at the University of Florida. She reasoned that one way this might occur is by helping children cope with stress. “How w
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Ars Technica
Bouncing electrons off a time mirror Enlarge (credit: michael ) Time mirrors are very cool. They seem a bit magical, undoing the damage that time has done, at least under the right circumstances. For light and for water waves, we know how to make a mirror that behaves like it reverses time. But for quantum mechanical waves, some types of time mirrors have proven to be difficult. A recent theory paper suggests that, under the right c
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Futurity.org
To avoid conflicts of interest, pay doctors a salary A new study outlines the problems associated with the fee-for-service arrangements under which most doctors currently operate. These compensation schemes, argue researchers, often create incentives for physicians to order more, and different, services than are best for patients. “Fee-for-service payments have adverse consequences that dwarf those of the payments from pharmaceutical companies and
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Ingeniøren
Juiceflasker bør ikke være skald: Dansk Retursystem vil have pant på 156 millioner plastflaskerDåse- og flaskepant sparer årligt klimaet for 109.000 ton CO2. Tallet kunne øges med 14 pct., hvis andre plastflasker blev inddraget i pantordningen.
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New Scientist - News
First timeline of a cancer tracks tumours from origin to spreadOne man’s bowel cancer has been tracked from the very start to the very end, revealing some of the surprising ways in which the disease spreads through the body
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Gizmodo
Genius Crabs Use Natural Velcro to Cover Themselves in Camouflage GIF Some animals are born with natural camouflage that allows them to hide in their native habitats. But what happens when the ebb and flow of the daily tides is constantly changing your home turf? If you’re the the decorator crab, you simply grab whatever sea plants you can find and use them to disguise yourself. Advertisement Like a soldier trying to sneak up on the enemy, this crab uses local
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Learning styles -- A once hot debate redshiftsA new study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, reveals while most higher education faculty believe Learning Styles is an important approach for teaching, they don't actually use the pedagogical tool because it is fundamentally flawed.
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Not survival of the fittest for Tassie devilsFit and healthy Tasmanian devils are being taken down by deadly facial tumors that are attacking the 'best' animals in the population, according to novel research led by Griffith University.
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FAU study and new tool proves 'all is not lost' to dementiaFor people with dementia, communicating needs, emotions and interacting with others becomes increasingly difficult as communication deteriorates as dementia progresses. But all is not lost according to the first study to look at and measure communication outcomes in both the caregiver spouse and the patient with dementia. In fact, researchers have found that "practice makes perfect" with the right
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Low heart rate linked to stalking behaviors in men in SHSU studyA low resting heart rate, which has been linked to aggression and violent offending, has been implicated in stalking behavior in males, according to a recent study.
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Believing a cocktail contains an energy drink makes you feel more drunkNew research suggests that simply telling a young man that an energy drink has been added to his alcoholic beverage can make him feel more intoxicated, daring and sexually self-confident.
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At last: Beautiful, consistent carbon beltsChemists have tried to synthesize carbon nanobelts for more than 60 years, but none have succeeded until now. A team at Nagoya University reported the first organic synthesis of a carbon nanobelt in Science. Carbon nanobelts are expected to serve as a useful template for building carbon nanotubes and open a new field of nanocarbon science.
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Scientific American Content: Global
Allergy and Asthma Patients Flock to Emergency RoomsWarmer winters are driving up oak pollen, sending more people to the hospital -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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AI’s Chip War, Robots Slow to Steal Jobs, and Life Without Amazon—The Download, May 11, 2017The most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.
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New pelvic exoskeleton stops people from taking tumblesA new exoskeleton helps people prone to falling stay on their feet.
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Gizmodo
Wonder Woman Could Bring a Classic DC Comics Team to the Big Screen Don’t get your hopes up about the latest Deadpool 2 rumors. Get a sneaky glimpse at the set of the Han Solo movie. Ghost Rider and Captain Cold return in new pictures for Agents of SHIELD and The Flash , respectively. Plus, more Transformers Thru History for The Last Knight , and great news for iZombie , Gotham , and The Originals . Spoilers now! Wonder Woman Said Taghmaoui has seemingly confirme
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World's Fastest Movies Capture Molecules in MotionNew movies of drug proteins or photosynthesis in action, shot in millionths of a billionth of a second, show how the molecules work—or fail -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ingeniøren
DSB erkender og eftergiver beregnings-brølerDet statsejede transportselskab har siden årsskiftet opkrævet en for høj eller for lav egenbetaling på ungdomskort i kølvandet på en historisk stor reform af priserne på den kollektive trafik.
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WIRED
A Supercharged Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart University researchers create a simple device that plugs into an electrical outlet and connects everything in the room. The post A Supercharged Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
A Rare Look at the Archives of the German Secret Police Long before election hacks and Wikileaks, the Stasi spied on millions. The post A Rare Look at the Archives of the German Secret Police appeared first on WIRED .
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Scientists investigate debris disk in a nearby planetary system(Phys.org)—Astronomers have recently presented new results of observations of a nearby planetary system known as 61 Virginis (or 61 Vir for short). The observations were focused on investigating the system's debris disk, which could hold many clues to the nature of planetary formation beyond our solar system. The study is available in a paper published May 4 on the arXiv pre-print repository.
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Better a 'no' than no answer at allAfter experiencing social exclusion, a minimum of attention suffices to reduce individuals' negative emotions. Even rejection or unkind comments are better for well-being than being ignored by other people. This finding has important implications for the treatment of applicants during selection processes, report psychologists from the University of Basel and Purdue University in the Personality an
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Gizmodo
Thirty Three Famous Physicists Sign Angry Letter About the Origin of the Universe Image: Chris Ringeval /Wikimedia Commons Cosmologists are in the business of figuring out how and why we got here. But if you call their work unscientific, you’re sure to set off a nerve. Advertisement A recent story in Scientific American managed to irk a whole bunch of these thinkers, so much that 33 of them (four of whom have Nobel prizes) signed a letter in response. Signatories included Step
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Ars Technica
Ex-feds confident Comey’s devices and files are safe, even if FBI won’t confirm Enlarge / FBI Director James Comey participates in a news conference on child sex trafficking, at FBI headquarters, June 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson / Getty Images News) It has now been roughly 36 hours since FBI Director James Comey was summarily dismissed by President Donald Trump. Comey now-famously found out that he’d been fired while visiting FBI colleagues in Los Angele
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
World-first Proton CT images create a new vision for cancer treatmentAn international team of scientists has produced the world's first computerised tomography (CT) images of biological tissue using protons – a momentous step towards improving the quality and feasibility of Proton Therapy for cancer sufferers around the world.
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Verizon wins bidding war with AT&T for Straight PathVerizon Communications is buying Straight Path Communications for about $3.1 billion, ending a bidding war with AT&T over the wireless licenses company.
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Environment group planning new Dutch clean air legal actionA Dutch environmental organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for new legal action aimed at forcing the Dutch government to do more to combat air pollution.
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Can Meadows Rescue the Planet from CO2?An unusual research project is determining whether restoring California’s meadows can reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What are cell site simulators? And how do they work?The formidable surveillance power of cell site simulators has put them at the forefront of privacy debates in the U.S. and Europe. Now The Associated Press has found evidence that the devices are at work sending threatening text messages to the soldiers fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
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What's holding back self-driving cars? Human driversIn just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis.
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Teleconnection between the tropical Pacific and AntarcticaThe higher the seawater temperature in the tropical Pacific, the more likely ice breakup will occur in East Antarctica, according to a Hokkaido University researcher.
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'Death drag' of ancient ammonite fossil digitized and put online(Phys.org)—A team of workers with members from institutions in the U.K., Germany and Spain has put online a digitized 3-D model of the "death drag" of an ammonite fossil—it is one of the longest ever found for such an ancient creature. They have also written a paper describing both the death drag and fossil and have posted it on the open access site PLOS ONE.
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Gizmodo
Put on Some New Pants With Amazon's One-Day Premium Denim Sale Up to 50% Off Premium Denim You need jeans. Everyone needs jeans. Right now, get some from premium brands like 7 For All Mankind, Hudson, Joe’s Jeans, AG Adriano Goldschmied, and more for a lot less during Amazon’s one-day sale . The best part is that these pricey premium brands are mostly marked down to under $100. Here are a few really good options to grab, but there are a ton more over on Amaz
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Ars Technica
Nvidia Tesla V100: First Volta GPU is one of the largest silicon chips ever Enlarge (credit: Nvidia) Nvidia has unveiled the Tesla V100, its first GPU based on the new Volta architecture. Like the Pascal-based P100 before it, the V100 is designed for high-performance computing rather than consumer use, but it still provides a tantalising glimpse at what the future might hold for Nvidia's consumer graphics cards. Volta, which has been on Nvidia's public roadmap since 2013
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Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesignResearchers have uncovered the exact mechanism that causes new solar cells to break down in air, paving the way for a solution.
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Researcher leads fruit fly study that measures genetic variation in learningYou live, you learn—even if you're a larva and especially if there's a little shock involved.
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Ingeniøren
10 teknologiske tendenser, du bør kende: #6: Otte kemiske byggeklodser skal nedkæmpe resistente bakterierKemikere har skabt otte forskellige grundmodeller til at udvikle hundredvis af nye former for antibiotika i det medicinske kapløb, som nogle læger betegner som den største trussel mod vores sundhed.
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Researchers analyze data about the global distribution of sea animals and develop a Web appAn international research team has compared global distribution maps of marine species and has developed recommendations for how to further improve the two extensive databases providing publicly available delineations of marine species occurrence. Information about species' occurrences is the crucial basis for ecological studies as well as for policy decisions required to ensure the survival of en
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Study links cellphone proliferation, more frequent calls to mom by adult childrenMaking that Mother's Day phone call isn't as big a deal as it used to be. According to a study from the University of California, Irvine, adult children are in touch with their moms more frequently than were earlier generations, thanks to the proliferation of cellphones.
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Glaciologist attempts to quantify impact of global warming on Asia's glaciers(Phys.org)—Hamish Pritchard, a glaciologist with Cambridge University, has conducted a study of Asia's glaciers and how they might be impacted by global warming. In his paper published in the journal Nature, he describes the nature of the glaciers that exist in the high mountains of Asia, which include the Kunlun Shan, Pamir, Karakoram, Hindu Kush and Tian Shan mountains and, of course, the Himala
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Futurity.org
Laser and sound offer hi-res peek into live animal Medical engineers can now take a live look at the inner workings of a small animal with enough resolution to see active organs, flowing blood, circulating melanoma cells, and firing neural networks. The technique, dubbed single-impulse panoramic photoacoustic computed tomography (SIP-PACT), uses both light and ultrasound to peer inside living animals. In Nature Biomedical Engineering , the engine
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Scientific American Content: Global
How to Make Molecular Movies: Scientist Thomas Allison ExplainsThe winner of the 2017 Discovery Prize discusses his work watching electrons moving through molecules -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why create a model of mammal defecation? Because everyone poopsMammals that defecate in the same fashion as humans all excrete waste within the same time frame, no matter their size, a new study finds.
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'Switchable' smart windows reduce energy consumption significantlySmart windows that act as blinds in the summer and let all the sunlight through in the winter. That's the idea of the reflective windows Hitesh Khandelwal developed during his doctoral research at TU/e, that are able to reflect invisible infrared light but allow visible light through. In addition these windows can be 'switched on and off'. This new technology cuts the energy consumption for coolin
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The Atlantic
Rob Reiner on the Burden of his Name Before Rob Reiner became an award-winning director, actor, and producer known for cult classics like Stand by Me, This is Spinal Tap, and When Harry met Sally, he lived in the shadow of his father — the legendary Carl Reiner, who dominated large and small screens since the 1950s as an actor, writer, and director. However, Rob never felt the pressure of his father’s success. He was inspired by it.
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Juniper and cypress varieties hit hard by blightIt's been a tough 2017 so far for juniper and cypress varieties used in landscapes, as pests and diseases make the rounds, causing blight and tree die-offs.
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Live Science
Weird Ants Have Hairy Blobs for BabiesTrap-jaw-ant babies look totally bizarre.
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Live Science
In Photos: Trap-Jaw Ant Babies Grow UpHere's a look at the gruesome details of how a trap-jaw ant larvae goes through its stages of development, from a hairy blobs that hang nest walls to baby ants with mandibles that snap shut on prey.
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Ars Technica
Ubuntu 17.04 review: Don’t call it abandonware, per se Enlarge / Finally made it to the end of the alphabet with.... Zesty Zapus. We had to use this German children's book ( Bilderbuch fur Kinder ) to learn about this "meadow jumping mouse" (bottom right). (credit: Florilegius/SSPL/Getty Images) Last month, it finally happened . Six years after its tumultuous switch from GNOME 2 to the homegrown Unity desktop , Canonical announced it was abandoning w
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Scientific American Content: Global
Israel Tests Wireless Charging Roads for Electric VehiclesNew technology could power buses and cars on the go, but will it be cost-effective? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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WIRED
Yes, Videogames Are Serious Art. This Guy’s Career Proves It In Tim Schafer's world, videogames are a form of personal expression for both the creator and player. The post Yes, Videogames Are Serious Art. This Guy's Career Proves It appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Using AI to Detect Cancer, Not Just Cats Neural networks are great at recognizing faces and objects in photos. Now they're being deployed to similarly identify signs of disease and illness. The post Using AI to Detect Cancer, Not Just Cats appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Handmaid’s Tale: Either You Break the Rules, or They Break You To endure an oppressive regime, you don't just have to break the rules, you have to know how to break them. The post Handmaid's Tale : Either You Break the Rules, or They Break You appeared first on WIRED .
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Cellulose nanofibers can help particles in ink and printed electronics disperse evenlyDrying is an important part of printing words and electronics. Particles suspended in liquid are applied to a surface and the liquid evaporates leaving the particles behind. Many times, the particles dry unevenly because of the so-called 'coffee ring effect'. Much like when spilled coffee dries up and leaves behind a hollow ring, particles tend to move to the outside of the liquid droplet. This is
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Research finds kids have strong opinions about what parents post about them onlineSoccer games, family vacations and reports of good grades are OK for social media sharing. Posts with baby photos or references to punishments and significant others—not so much.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Efficient and compact voltage converters for the e-mobility sectorThe Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF has developed the world's first half-bridge circuit for the important 600 volt class in which all the electronic components are monolithically integrated on one chip. Monolithically integrated half bridges are key building blocks of compact voltage converters and significantly increase the efficiency of power electronics devices. This is
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Dagens Medicin
»Det er en katastrofe for patienterne«Problemer med adgang til patientjournaler er så store, at behandlingsskandaler måske ikke bliver opdaget, mener flere forskere i Aarhus. Der er brug for en central it-løsning i hver region, lyder det.
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Institutchef: Forskere tvinges til at bryde loven Kristjar Skajaa, leder af Institut for Klinisk Medicin ved Aarhus Universitet, får hver måned mange henvendelser fra læger og forskere, der ikke kan gennemføre deres forskningsprojekter på grund af sundhedsloven. Nogle gange ser de sig nødsaget til at bryde loven.
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»Jeg skulle betale sekretær løn, hvis jeg ville have data« Ph.d.-studerende Martin Bøhme Rasmussen ville undersøge, om man med tidlig diagnostik i ambulancer kunne finde patienter med blodprop i hjertet og få dem hurtigere til et hjertecenter. Men at få videregivet oplysninger fra 200 patienters journaler blev umuligt på grund af lovgivningen.
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How thirsty roots go in search of waterScientists from the University of Nottingham, England and Tohoku University, Japan have helped to solve a mystery that has fascinated scientists since Charles Darwin - how plant roots sense water and change direction to find it. In a world where water for agriculture is becoming a global challenge this could lead to improved crop varieties which are better at foraging for water.
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Research finds Facebook groups for moms to buy, sell baby items built on trustIf you know what M2M, PPU, EUC, POOS and ISO mean, chances are you have engaged in a highly successful form of social media-based buying and selling that University of Michigan School of Information researchers are calling "community commerce."
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The curious character of cats – and whether they are really more aloofTo some people, cats are the perfect pet. Intelligent, elegant, calming companions, capable of dealing with their own exercise and cleaning. To others, they are frustratingly independent, cool and aloof. So what is the true nature of the domestic cat?
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Scientific American Content: Global
Satellite Images Reveal Gaps in Global Population DataAlgorithms help to produce precise maps of where people in developing countries live and work -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What does the Arctic tell us about climate change?As climate change melts the polar ice cap, the Arctic becomes more accessible, causing increased marine traffic and greater industrial development. University of Calgary researchers are investigating the environmental pressures that follow. As the world begins to understand the impact of our carbon footprints, their findings could help guide the way toward a carbon-free future.
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Synthesis of a carbon nanobelt with potential applications in nanotechnologyChemists have tried to synthesize carbon nanobelts for more than 60 years, but none have succeeded until now. A team at Nagoya University reported the first organic synthesis of a carbon nanobelt in Science. Carbon nanobelts are expected to serve as a useful template for building carbon nanotubes and open a new field of nanocarbon science.
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The Atlantic
America Isn't Having a Constitutional Crisis When news broke that Donald Trump had fired James Comey, who was in the midst of investigating possible collusion between the Russian government and the president’s campaign, Brian Schatz knew just what to call it. “We are in a full-fledged constitutional crisis,” the Democratic senator wrote on Twitter. A host of Democratic lawmakers have since echoed Schatz’s dire warning. Are they right? And h
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The Atlantic
Why First-Born Children Are Better Leaders The concept of a “born leader” seems so fanciful and clichéd that it belongs on the cover of a bad business book, or in a quote from a glib cable news commentator. But it turns out that born leaders are real, and researchers have discovered a key variable that isn’t genes, parents, or peers. It’s birth order. First-born children are 30 percent more likely to be CEOs or politicians, according to a
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The Atlantic
What Happens to the FBI's Russia Investigation Now? About a week ago, FBI Director James Comey went before the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify on two FBI investigations: one of Hillary Clinton and her emails, and another of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any connections the Trump campaign may have had to the Russians. The former investigation was conducted and closed amid much public scrutiny and controversy. The second, no les
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The Atlantic
Why So Many Insurers Are Leaving Obamacare One of the most common reasons critics of Obamacare say the law is “collapsing” is that insurers appear to be fleeing the Affordable Care Act’s health-insurance exchanges, or the state-based, online marketplaces where people can buy individual health-insurance policies. The fact that one-third of counties are projected to have just one insurer on their Obamacare exchanges this year has been a pop
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The Atlantic
An Albatross Census From Space Peter Fretwell has never been to the remote islands off the coasts of Argentina and New Zealand where albatross make their homes, but he has seen hundreds of them. Well, he’s seen hundreds of tiny, pixelated white dots against a greenish-brown background on a computer screen. That’s how albatross—white seabirds known for their wingspans—appear in images taken by a high-resolution camera on a sate
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The Atlantic
How Platforms Are Poisoning Conversations When people think of technology, they often have two simultaneous but conflicting thoughts: it helps and it hurts. Pew Research Center has studied Americans’ technology habits for two decades, and throughout that time, the public has identified clear benefits and drawbacks. While people value technology’s openness and connectivity, they are weary of its distractions and capacity to mislead. These
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Study says forget email, put a face on that pleaForget that email, suggests one Western researcher. When you want results, look folks in the eye.
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Civil unrest in Ferguson from the eyes of older citizensIn August, 2014, the nation's attention turned to Ferguson, Missouri, after a young African-American man, Michael Brown Jr., was shot by a white police officer. The civil unrest that followed lasted for weeks. The aftershocks still continue.
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'Sister cell' profiling aims to shut down cancer metastasisIn work that could improve understanding of how cancer spreads, a team of engineers and medical researchers at the University of Michigan developed a new kind of microfluidic chip that can capture rare, aggressive cancer cells, grow them on the chip and release single cells on demand.
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Exploring digital dimensions of divorceWhile divorce or separation can be hard on children – particularly when one parent lives far away – a King's University College professor is investigating the pros and cons of using technology, such as Skype or Facebook, when communicating with each other.
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Data can aid 'broken' child-protection systemJane Kovarikova doesn't mince words when it comes to how she feels about the child-protection system in Ontario and the fate of youth who have transitioned from or simply 'aged-out' of it.
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Oldest buckthorn fossilized flowers found in ArgentinaAround 66 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, a giant asteroid crashed into the present-day Gulf of Mexico, leading to the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs. How plants were affected is less understood, but fossil records show that ferns were the first plants to recover many thousands of years afterward.
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SIRT6 ability to suppress cancer cell growth is explainedFor several years, scientists have known that SIRT6 – one of seven sirtuins, a family of mammalian proteins with important biological functions, including promoting longer, healthier life – is a tumor suppressor. It has been studied in many different types of cancer, but the reasons for its tumor-suppression ability haven't been understood.
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WIRED
Liveblog: All the News From Day Two of Microsoft’s Dev Bash Microsoft's yearly Build developer conference continues today, May 11, with an announcement-packed keynote address. The post Liveblog: All the News From Day Two of Microsoft's Dev Bash appeared first on WIRED .
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Battery-free implantable medical device draws energy directly from human bodyResearchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut have designed a new biofriendly energy storage system called a biological supercapacitor, which operates using charged particles, or ions, from fluids in the human body. The device is harmless to the body's biological systems, and it could lead to longer-lasting cardiac pacemakers and other implantable medical devices.
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Rumors of inflationary theory's demise premature, researchers sayFrom the earliest human civilizations, people have looked to the heavens and pondered the origins of the stars and constellations above. Once, those stories involved gods and magical beings. Now, there's science, and a large research enterprise focused on understanding how the universe came to be.
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Innovative strategies to reduce recidivism and help prison inmates transition back to societyMore than three out of every four individuals released from U.S. prisons are re-arrested within five years. Given the sharp negative effects that incarceration has on individuals and their communities, as well as the often staggering expense of jails and prisons to governments and taxpayers, addressing this "revolving door" has become a top priority for many policymakers.
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Gizmodo
Russia's Flickr Shows Meeting With Trump, While the White House Flickr Has Mike Pence's Rabbit President Trump shares a laugh with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak (Russian Foreign Ministry/ Flickr) During yesterday’s meeting with Russian officials, President Trump banned all American press from attending. News outlets weren’t even allowed to take customary pre-meeting photos. But Russian state media were there. And they’ve kindly share
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Live Science
3 Dead, Liverless Sharks Wash Ashore in Weird WhodunitIn a strange case of extremely picky eating, orcas off the coast of South Africa are killing great white sharks, but the killer whales are chowing down only on the sharks' livers and, in some cases, their hearts, researchers say.
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Live Science
Photos: Orcas Are Chowing Down on Great-White-Shark OrgansWhen three great white sharks mysteriously washed ashore along the coast of South Africa, researchers weren't sure what to think.
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Live Science
Laser-Printed Nanotech Makes Colors That Never FadeLaser printers that "sculpt" images at miniscule scales could one day make color photos that don't fade over time the way ink does, according to a new study.
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Scientific American Content: Global
Using Wearable Fitness Devices to Monitor More than Just FitnessMakers of these gadgets should consider seeking creative ways to incorporate other measures of health and well-being into them -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global
Restoring Movement and Hope after ParalysisOne man’s journey to overcome his injury with the help of a cutting-edge brain-machine interface -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Viden
It-camp for piger: "Det er et demokratisk problem, hvis ét køn designer vores samfund"Antallet af kvinder i it-branchen er faldet voldsomt siden 80'erne. Reklamefolk og fordomme er medskyldige i en udvikling, som universiteterne nu forsøger at vende. I Aalborg var 24 gymnasiepiger for nylig på it-camp.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
A faster, less costly test detects foodborne toxinOne of the most common causes of food poisoning is the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, which produces a wide range of toxins. One of these, staphylococcal enterotoxin type E (SEE), has been associated with outbreaks in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Mobile device can accurately and inexpensively monitor air quality using machine learningUCLA researchers have developed a cost-effective mobile device to measure air quality. It works by detecting pollutants and determining their concentration and size using a mobile microscope connected to a smartphone and a machine-learning algorithm that automatically analyzes the images of the pollutants.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
New timeline proposed for plate tectonicsEarth's history should include 'pre-plate tectonic' and 'plate tectonic' phases beginning less than a billion years ago, according to a team of geoscientists in the journal Geology.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
The presence of 'rich clubs' is a matter of distance in networksRecent research has revealed that during growth/evolution of networks, the emergence of "rich clubs," which are formed by high-degree hubs that are interconnected to each other more densely than expected, can be simply a matter of distance. The members of the club can easily utilize each other's spread-out system of connections.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Zebrafish study reveals first fine structure of a complete vertebrate brainEvery thought, every feeling, every sensation—and every behavioral illness—ultimately depends on how our brains work. Despite decades of stunning advances in imaging the brain and measuring its activity, though, we still don't understand how even a simple vertebrate brain works.
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Scientific American Content: Global
New Dinosaur Resembles 'Ghostbusters' Monster ZuulThe new ankylosaurus fossil is one of the most complete ever found in North America -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dagens Medicin
Folketingsflertal støtter lovindgrebSamtlige partier i Folketinget bakker op om regeringens indgreb i almen praksis og forlængelsen af økonomiloftet.
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Robotic fish for environmental monitoringA group of researchers from Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR CSIC-UPM) in collaboration with researchers from University of Florence are designing autonomous underwater vehicles with biosensors to monitor water quality. These robots, which mimic a swimming fish in order to reduce fish stress, can detect in-situ real-time anomalies to control environmental conditions in fish farms.
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A 'guilt trip' is the road to cooperationA new study has found that feeling guilty has a positive effect on our behaviour and leads to better cooperation - a discovery that could help people better manage everything from dog mess and energy bills to climate change.
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Gizmodo
Correction: Sean Spicer Wasn't Hiding In the Bushes, He Was Merely 'Among' the Bushes GIF A visual approximation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday night, among the bushes (Meme’d by an unknown memer) After the news on Tuesday that Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, one of the most surreal moments featured White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hiding in the bushes to stay away from the press. But Spicer clearly wasn’t happy with that description.
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Ingeniøren
Rygterne lyder: Computer-forbud på fly mellem Europa og USA præsenteres i dagKilder fra europæiske myndigheder peger på, at USA’s elektronik-forbud snart udvides, så bærbare computere henvises til bagagerummet på fly fra Europa.
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Dagens Medicin
KRIS afviser middel mod lungekræftManglende effekt af Vargatef til ikke-småcellet lungekræft får KRIS til at afvise midlet som standardbehandling
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Dagens Medicin
Ellen Trane Nørby tilbage på ministertaburetten Sundhedsministeren tog tre måneders barsel.
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Dagens Medicin
Patienter med sjælden leukæmisygdom får adgang til ny behandlingKRIS anbefaler, at patienter med akut promyelocyt leukæmi kan behandling med Trisenox. Årligt ventes 10 patienter af få glæde af den nye behandling.
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Dagens Medicin
Mange brystkræftramte kvinder kan undgå kemo Nye retningslinjer fra Danish Breast Cancer Group betyder, at nogle kvinder kan skånes for kemoterapi.
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The Atlantic
Enough With the Charges of Democratic Hypocrisy Everything I’m about to write is obvious. But contesting things formerly considered obvious is part of what Donald Trump and his supporters do. It’s how they undermine pre-existing liberal democratic norms. So here goes. When Trump (in three separate tweets ), Fox News and National Review call Democrats hypocrites for condemning Trump’s decision to fire James Comey after having criticized his ste
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The Atlantic
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Is Marvel’s First Real Comic-Book Movie in Years This post contains spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 . The first Guardians of the Galaxy , released in 2014, was an impressive feat of world-building. It faced the same challenge as most of the films in the early phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: It had to get the audience up to speed with a whole cast of characters based on a comic-book property that lacked the popularity of Spid
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The Atlantic
A Decade Later, a Patient Finds Out Her Genetic Test Was Wrong SALT LAKE CITY—In the mid-2000s, when Vicki Rieke’s mom was being treated for her second bout of colon cancer in a hospital out of state, doctors suggested it was time to get tested. Colon cancer can be genetic, but it is also one of the more preventable cancers. A genetic test could give Vicki and her siblings life-saving information. As it turns out, her mom, Dianne King, did have a mutation fo
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Ingeniøren
Windows 10 S tillader ikke Chrome eller Firefox Windows 10 S gør det umuligt at downloade Chrome og Firefox. Tredjeparts-browsere er også ramt af restriktioner i iOS og ChromeOS. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/windows-10-s-tillader-ikke-chrome-eller-firefox-1076526 Version2
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Ingeniøren
Kritik af energimærkning: Kommuner betaler dyrt for energidata, de allerede harEnergimærkningsordningen for store bygninger bør moderniseres, så den passer til moderne, digitale driftsmetoder, siger kommunerne.
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Gizmodo
Russian Blogger Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison For Playing Pokémon Go in Church GIF Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky playing Pokémon Go in the video that got him a 3.5 year suspended prison sentence today (GIF from YouTube) Ruslan Sokolovsky, a blogger who was arrested for played Pokémon Go in a Russian church, was found guilty today of charges ranging from “violating religious feelings” to illegal possession of a pen that contained a video camera. Advertisement Sokolovsky
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Ingeniøren
Roaming: Du har intet krav på at kunne se Netflix på den franske terrasseMyndighederne kan ikke svare på, hvordan kvaliteten skal være, når EU's nye regler om gratis dataroaming træder i kraft om godt en måned.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Fermi satellite observes billionth gamma ray with LAT instrumentImagine you had superhero vision and could see a whole new world of fascinating phenomena invisible to the human eye. NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope gives astrophysicists analogous powers. It captures images of the universe in gamma rays, the most energetic form of light.
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Stable, highly conductive 2-D nanosheets of boron nitrideAn international group of researchers has arranged 2D nanosheets of boron nitride, the "white graphene", into membranes with a significant level of conductivity and chemical and thermal stability up to 90°C.
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The Atlantic
How Unprecedented Is James Comey's Firing? There have only been seven FBI directors in the 82-year history of the Bureau. One, J. Edgar Hoover, served for almost 50 years, which leaves only six directors and about three decades to establish precedent for the relationship between a president and his FBI director. In that context, just how exceptional is Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey? While the entire ongoing Russia inve
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The Atlantic
A Civil-Rights Lawsuit in Mississippi Think of a place where driving to work, grocery shopping, attending church, or even stepping outside carries “the very real possibility of unlawful and humiliating searches.” Living there gives some locals “chronic fear and anxiety.” That isn’t a description of a foreign police state, or the Deep South before the civil-rights movement. It is how some Americans in 2017 describe life in their commu
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
More natural dust in the air improves air quality in eastern ChinaMan-made pollution in eastern China's cities worsens when less dust blows in from the Gobi Desert, according to a study published May 11 in Nature Communications. That's because dust plays an important role in determining the air temperatures and thereby promoting winds to blow away man-made pollution. Less dust means the air stagnates, with man-made pollution becoming more concentrated and sticki
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Rodents with trouble walking reveal potential treatment approach for most common joint diseaseMaintaining the supply of a molecule that helps to nourish cartilage prevented osteoarthritis in animal models of the disease, according to a report published in Nature Communications online May 11.
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NYT > Science
Trilobites: Broken Tulips: ‘That Last Gasp of Beauty Before Death’Some of the most beautiful tulips ever grown result from a virus that makes the flowers wilt early, and for that reason they are illegal in some places.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
More natural dust in the air improves air quality in eastern ChinaMan-made pollution in eastern China's cities worsens when less dust blows in from the Gobi Desert, according to a new study published May 11 in Nature Communications.
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The Atlantic
Who Is Rod Rosenstein? If the firing of former FBI director James Comey is part of a Trump administration plot to foil the investigation into Russian election meddling—as many of the president’s opponents have alleged—Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is an odd conspirator. In a three-page memo reportedly pivotal to President Trump’s decision, Rosenstein wrote that the director had to go if the agency hoped to “re
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab
Sammen om fremtidens naturMød instituttets forskere på Naturmødet den 18. – 20. maj i Hirtshals. ...
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab
Åbent Hus på Nordpolen50 unge besøgte Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning den 5. maj, da instituttet for første...
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Czech court opens hearing on Russian hacker extraditionA Russian man who faces charges in the U.S. of hacking computers at American companies is attending an extradition hearing at a Prague prison because of security concerns.
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Ingeniøren
Statikere: Privatisering af byggesagsbehandling forbedrer sikkerheden - men gør byggeri dyrereRegeringen vil gøre byggeri billigere ved at lade private frem for kommunale rådgivere tjekke, om lovgivningens tekniske krav er overholdt. Men spørgsmålet er, om det i stedet bliver dyrere.
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The Atlantic
Outraged Democrats Have No Clear Plan to Deal With Comey Dismissal In the wake of President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, congressional Democrats have outlined a list of demands, including an independent investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and a full accounting by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of the circumstances that led to Comey’s dismissal. After n
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The Atlantic
A Populist Test in Trump Country Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, Democrats have been seeking evidence that vociferous opposition to his actions can yield seats in Congress. Much attention thus far has been paid to the special election in Georgia , which was labeled as an early referendum on the Trump presidency. But the real test of Trump’s popularity may be taking place in Montana, where Bernie Sanders supporter and bluegras
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Science-Based Medicine
No, two (now retracted) studies purporting to show that vaccinated children are sicker than unvaccinated children show nothing of the sortAntivaccine websites have been touting two recently published studies as strong evidence that vaccinated children are less healthy than unvaccinated children. The studies are so flawed that they show nothing of the sort. Even more hilariously, the bottom-feeding predatory open access journal that published them appears to have retracted them.
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Gizmodo
American Political Media Is Officially Beyond Parody This is a very real graphic that appeared on very real American television sets last night. American political discourse is officially beyond the realm of parody. It’s simply impossible to skewer a world that is so completely unhinged. May God have mercy of American satirists, who are all presumably out of a job after this week. Advertisement [h/t Jake Tapper ]
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Yemen war threatens millennia-old mummiesYemen's war has claimed thousands of lives and pushed millions to the brink of famine. Now the conflict threatens to erase a unique part of the country's ancient history.
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Australia warns travelers to not bring in hitchhiking toadsAustralian quarantine authorities on Thursday urged travelers through Asia to avoid bringing in hitchhiking amphibians after a passenger arrived at an airport with a dead Indonesian toad in his shoe.
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Apple plans $1 billion expansion at data center in NevadaApple announced plans Wednesday for a $1 billion expansion of its massive data center east of Reno, doubling its investment and roughly tripling its workforce at the technology campus where company officials expect to hire 100 additional workers.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Officials from Arctic nations meet amid drilling concernsHigh-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations will meet in Alaska amid concerns about the future of the sensitive region after President Donald Trump called for more oil drilling and development.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon missionChinese students will live in a laboratory simulating a lunar-like environment for up to 200 days as Beijing prepares for its long-term goal of putting humans on the moon.
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Science | The Guardian
Zombie ammonite discovery is 'snapshot of an unusual moment in deep time' | Elsa Panciroli A trace fossil from Jurassic Bavaria captures the last movements of a dead mollusc across the ancient sea floor In your mind’s eye, imagine yourself floating in a shallow, semi-tropical lagoon. It’s like the Bahamas: warm water enveloping your skin, the sun shimmering through the gently slopping surface and sending the shadows of ripples onto the pale sand beneath you. It’s very quiet here, becau
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Warmer temperatures cause decline in key runoff measureSince the mid-1980s, the percentage of precipitation that becomes streamflow in the Upper Rio Grande watershed has fallen more steeply than at any point in at least 445 years, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
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Dagens Medicin
Blodprøve kan måske diagnosticere kræft i bugspytkirtlen Forskere fra Aalborg Universitetshospital har fundet frem til en metode, hvor en blodprøve kan skelne kræft fra andre lidelser i bugspytkirtlen.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touchEngineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin.
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The Atlantic
British Labour Party Manifesto Leaked Ahead of General Election A leaked copy of the British Labour Party’s manifesto reveals a number of policy changes that could be implemented in the U.K. if the party wins the upcoming general election on June 8. The document, first obtained Wednesday by the Daily Telegraph , contains information regarding the Labour Party’s proposals for Brexit, along with the party’s stance on national defense, tuition fees, and nuclear
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Gizmodo
The Dakota Access Pipeline Leaked 84 Gallons in April and It's Not Even Fully Operational Photo: Getty images Advertisement The Dakota Access pipeline, which was at the center of protests by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes as well as environmentalists, leaked 84 gallons of oil in April, according to a report from the Associated Press. The pipeline, which is not yet fully operational, was filled with oil in preparation to begin service at the end of March of this year
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Dagens Medicin
Gentofte og Herlev Hospital: Akutlæger bliver et forsinkende led Vicedirektør for Herlev og Gentofte Hospital, Steen Werner Hansen, advarer mod at indføre et akutmedicinsk speciale, som efter hans vurdering og erfaring først og fremmest vil forsinke udredelsen og behandlingen af patienten.
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Science | The Guardian
Mice benefit from research into cannabis. Why not us? | Simon JenkinsInstead of forging ahead with research on the benefits of cannabis, the UK criminalises millions Reports in Tuesday’s Guardian were little short of sensational. Cannabis use dramatically improves memory capacity in older brains. German research suggests that small doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) produced “profound, long-lasting improvement in cognitive performance”. The results indicated that
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Ingeniøren
Pseudokode kan være det sværeste programmeringssprog at mestre Mennesker er ikke computere. Derfor kan det være en god idé at give slip på præcisionen for at kunne kommunikere med andre mennesker om strukturen af et kodeforslag. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/pseudokode-kan-vaere-svaereste-programmeringssprog-at-mestre-1076140 Version2
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Gizmodo
Check Out Fantastic Concept Art of the New Ships in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Rocket Raccoon flying in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Image: Disney If you’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , you probably know what ships we mean. If you haven’t, well, go see it and come back later. So in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , the team loses the Milano. Tragic, we know. However, by the end of the movie the Guardians are on a new ship, one called the Quadrant, which was origi
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Ingeniøren
LEDER: En teknologipagt skal forpligte
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Ingeniøren
Bliv topleder: Tag en tur på verdensklasse universitet eller ledelsesskole En klassisk MBA-uddannelse er ikke længere den eneste adgangsbillet til hjørnekontoret. Vejen til toppen går i dag i højere grad via kortere, sammensatte ophold på internationale topuniversiteter og ledelsesskoler, viser en ny undersøgelse blandt IDAs topleder-medlemmer. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/bliv-topleder-tag-tur-pa-verdensklasse-universitet-eller-ledelsesskole-7930 Emner Arbe
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Gizmodo
Did a Russian Photographer Smuggle a Surveillance Device Into the White House? Photo: AP Trump thumbed his nose at the American people on Monday by meeting with Russian officials as suspicions about his campaign ties to the country are at their peak. Adding insult to injury, the White House didn’t allow any U.S. press to be present. But Russian press got a front row seat in the Oval Office and former intelligence officials worry that they may have smuggled in surveillance e
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Warmer temperatures cause decline in key runoff measureSince the mid-1980s, the percentage of precipitation that becomes streamflow in the Upper Rio Grande watershed has fallen more steeply than at any point in at least 445 years, according to a new study led by NCAR.
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Marijuana use tied to poorer school performanceWhen high school students started smoking marijuana regularly they were less likely to get good grades and want to pursue university, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
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Six-legged livestock -- sustainable food productionFarming crickets for human consumption is less of a burden on the environment than other livestock production systems according to a new study by the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports and Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. Results suggest that insect farming systems can be improved to become even more environmentally sustainable in the future.
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Tamoxifen protects against obesity-related metabolic disordersTamoxifen is the gold standard for endocrine treatment of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Tamoxifen is also known to have metabolic effects. A new study in The American Journal of Pathology reports that the drug also prevents obesity, fatty liver, and insulin resistance in female mice who were fed a high-fat diet and whose ovaries had been removed. The study was also able to pinpoint whi
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Six-legged livestock—sustainable food productionFarming crickets for human consumption is less of a burden on the environment than other livestock production systems according to a new study by the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports and Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. Results suggest that insect farming systems can be improved to become even more environmentally sustainable in the future.
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This Alien: Covenant VR Experience Lets You Claw Your Way Out of Your Human Host This could be you, virtually. Image: 20th Century Fox. Unsurprisingly, witnessing a xenomorph emerge from its host from the xenomorph’s perspective is really, really gross. Advertisement Ahead of taking it on tour in a series of VR demos to promote Covenant , Fox has released a 360-degree YouTube video version of Alien: Covenant In Utero , which takes the viewer through a suitably squeamish gesta
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Kommuner river sig i håret: Energimærkning for millioner er spild af pengeKommuner, private bygningsejere og rådgivere kritiserer krav om energimærker til store bygninger: De er ikke et trecifret millionbeløb værd, mener de.
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John McCain Shows Signs of Life With Spiteful Vote to Kill Bad Environmental Bill Photo: Getty After years of being missing and presumably dead, the ole maverick McCain poked his head out today to give his fellow Republicans a big middle finger. A vote to kill Obama-era environmental regulations failed to pass the Senate because of McCain, and many believe he did it because his senator colleagues aren’t condemning Trump’s bizarre decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. Unle
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Microsoft’s bid to bring AI to every developer is starting to make sense Enlarge (credit: Microsoft ) SEATTLE—For the third year in a row, Microsoft is heavily promoting machine-learning services at its Build developer conference. Over the three years, some of the language used around the services has changed—the "machine learning" term seems to have fallen out of favor, being replaced by the better-known "artificial intelligence," and Microsoft has added many more se
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Trigger for autoimmune disease identifiedResearchers have identified a trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. The findings help explain why women suffer autoimmune disease more frequently than men, and suggest a therapeutic target to prevent autoimmune disease in humans.
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Changes in tectonic activity may have shaped composition of Panama Canal rocksChanges in the composition of magma may have caused variations in the Panama Canal volcanic rock formations, according to a new study.
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New model of plasma stability could help researchers predict and avoid disruptionsPhysicists have helped develop a new computer model of plasma stability in doughnut-shaped fusion machines known as tokamaks. The new model incorporates recent findings gathered from related research efforts and simplifies the physics involved so computers can process the program more quickly. The model could help scientists predict when a plasma might become unstable and then avoid the underlying
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Fish should figure into fate of nation's aging damsAs nearly 75 percent of the United State's largest dams approach the high maintenance years, safety and economics figure large in decisions to fix or replace. A recent study makes a case to consider how those dams affect the streams and fish that live in them.
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Augmented reality goggles give surgeons X-ray visionSurgeons could soon peer inside a patient’s body without making an incision, thanks to augmented reality glasses
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Early Spotify Was Built on Pirated MP3 Files, New Book Claims Logo: Spotify Spotify has been the biggest music streaming service to find a business model that users can accept, and music labels can endure. In its early days, the company positioned itself as “a viable alternative to music piracy.” But allegedly, the company’s beta was filled with pirated MP3 files. Advertisement Rasmus Fleischer is researcher and historian from Sweden who has a particular in
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Betsy DeVos Booed at Historically Black College U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced an unwelcome reception Wednesday as she delivered the commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black college in Daytona Beach, Florida. As the university’s president, Edison Jackson, began to award DeVos an honorary degree, many students in the crowd started to boo, while faculty applauded. A mere seconds after DeVos began speaki
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The Urgent Challenge of Replacing Comey Amid a Firestorm The contentious firing of James Comey will make finding a replacement the Senate can stomach particularly hard. The post The Urgent Challenge of Replacing Comey Amid a Firestorm appeared first on WIRED .
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Shave Off $10 When You Buy This Philips Norelco OneBlade Bundle Philips Norelco OneBlade and 2 Pack Replacement Heads , $50 with $10 coupon The Philips Norelco OneBlade was the most exciting new shaving product of 2016 , and Amazon’s knocking $10 off this bundle that includes the blade, plus two replacement heads when you clip the coupon. Most of the people on our team (except myself) are converts to this thing, and Shane shared his thoughts about it on Lifeh
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Even Director Rian Johnson Loves This 16-Bit Video Game Version of The Last Jedi Trailer GIF Oh, Luke, telling the world the Jedi are finished doesn’t feel quite as dramatic when it’s via text bubble. With both Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Battlefront II on the horizon, one fan has started the 8-bit (technically 16-bit) parody trailer wagon rolling... and he’s got the approval of TLJ ’s director himself. Advertisement Artist John Stratman released his latest video in JoBlo’s 8-Bit Tr
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What Exactly Is the 'Russia Investigation'? President Trump’s stunning ouster on Tuesday of FBI Director James Comey, who told Congress in March he was investigating whether the president’s campaign colluded with Russian intelligence officials, catapulted the ongoing probe into Russian electoral interference back onto the national stage. According to the administration, Trump fired Comey for his controversial actions last year during the F
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Hospitals must be prepared for ransomware attacksHospitals need to be prepared for ransomware attacks, warns a doctor in The BMJ today.
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Experts advise against surgery for almost all patients with degenerative knee damageKnee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery to relieve pain and improve movement) should not be performed in almost all patients with degenerative knee disease, say a panel of international experts in The BMJ today.
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Gluten-free diet carries increased obesity risk, warn experts Food adapted for those with coeliac disease often has more fat and less protein, and no benefits to non-sufferers, finds research Substituting everyday staples with gluten-free foods could increase the risk of obesity, experts have warned, after finding that such products often contain higher levels of fats than the food they aim to replace. A gluten-free diet is essential to those with coeliac d
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Lava Waves Behind Jupiter Moon Io’s Temperature Changes? | VideoA new study of Io’s lava lake Loki Patera suggests that overturning lava explains the temperature changes observed by the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona.
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The Atlantic Daily: Why Did Trump Fire Comey? What We’re Following The Comey Controversy: A day after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the explanation for his dismissal is still evolving: Though a memo from the deputy attorney general cited Comey’s handling of the Clinton emails, Trump’s past statements cast doubt on that story , and the White House is now pointing to other recent missteps. As David Frum writes , the most worr
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America Needs an Independent Investigation on Russia—Now In this short video, David Frum argues that Comey’s firing makes a probe more urgent than ever. Republicans in Congress have repeatedly shown that they will not hold President Trump accountable. And, the FBI is ill-equipped for a non-criminal investigation, with or without Comey as director. Only an independent investigation can pull together information from different agencies of government and
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Where There's Firing, There's Smoke Today in 5 Lines President Trump said he fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday “because he wasn’t doing a good job,” and called Democrats “phony hypocrites” for opposing his decision. In the days before his dismissal, Comey reportedly asked the Justice Department for more resources for the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. The Justice Department
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Pet dogs help kids feel less stressedPet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they're stressed, according to a study by researchers, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children.
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Amazon River carbon dioxide emissions nearly balance terrestrial uptakeNew research in Brazil has found that rivers in the Amazon emit far more carbon dioxide (CO2) than previously estimated, suggesting that the Amazon Basin is closer to net carbon neutral. The results increase the most recent global estimates of CO2 emissions from rivers and lakes by almost 50 percent, with potentially huge implications for global climate policy.
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Glaciers rapidly shrinking and disappearing: 50 years of glacier change in MontanaThe warming climate has dramatically reduced the size of 39 glaciers in Montana since 1966, some by as much as 85 percent. On average, the glaciers have reduced by 39 percent and only 26 glaciers are now larger than 25 acres, which is used as a guideline for deciding if bodies of ice are large enough to be considered glaciers.
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Wedding Fireworks Ruptured Man's EardrumsCelebratory fireworks at a wedding led to the rupturing of both of a man’s eardrums, according to a brief report of the man's case.
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Snap Blows First Earnings—But That’s Not the Whole Story Snap's long-term potential won't be the story many investors will want to hear after these dismal numbers. But it's still like no other company. The post Snap Blows First Earnings—But That's Not the Whole Story appeared first on WIRED .
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Only One Country Has Ever Voluntarily Given Up Its Nukes An American nuclear bomb test in 1954. You rarely—if ever—hear “South Africa” and “nuclear weapons” mentioned in the same breath. That’s, of course, because South Africa doesn’t have any nukes. But the history behind why it is the only country to have ever built its own nuclear weapons, and then voluntarily relinquished them, reveals what motivates a country to give up the world’s most lethal det
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Naked And Hungry, This Survivalist Gets Emotional After His Bow-And-Arrow Skills Pay Off #NakedAndAfraidXL | Sundays at 11/10c Matt sets out with his bow and arrow in search of wild pig. Watch this unexpectedly emotional moment. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/naked-and-afraid-xl More info: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/naked-and-afraid-xl/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.
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Review: Goal Zero Yeti gives you hours of power with zero emissionsBe prepared. That's a good motto. Just ask the Boy Scouts of America.
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Report: Ban on laptops in planes may expand to Europe Kids watch a laptop screen at Pearson International airport, in Toronto, Canada. (credit: Giordano Ciampini/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images ) The Department of Homeland Security is considering expanding its ban on electronic devices on US-bound flights from certain airports, according to a report by CBS News . In March, the DHS banned on all devices bigger than a cell phone on US-bound flights from 1
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Novel tissue-engineered islet transplant achieves insulin independence in type 1 diabetesDiabetes Research Institute at University of Miami scientists produced the first clinical results demonstrating that islet cells transplanted within a tissue-engineered platform can successfully engraft and achieve insulin independence in type 1 diabetes. The 12-month findings, published in New England Journal of Medicine, are part of an ongoing clinical study to test this strategy as an important
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Ammonite 'Death Drag' Preserved in Stone | VideoAfter death, a Jurassic ammonite was dragged 28 feet (8.5 meters) by a gentle sea current.
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That Viral Porn Star Shark Bite Video Is Totally Fake Image: YouTube / CamSoda / Gizmodo Shark experts are very upset with porn star Molly Cavalli. Last week, she appeared in a video produced by the live sex site CamSoda in which she claims a shark bit her foot. Based on every piece of confirmable evidence, however, it looks like the video is a complete hoax. Advertisement The video, which has garnered over 14 million views on YouTube, seems simple
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The White House's Constantly Changing Story on Comey's Dismissal When President Trump announced the firing of FBI Director James Comey Tuesday night, the rationale seemed straightforward enough—if also nonsensical. In announcing the dismissal, the White House issued a statement saying Trump had acted on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. It also attached a memo from Rosenstein, laying out a critique
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Snapchat Debuts New Disappearing Stock Price Image: Getty Snap Inc., the parent company formerly known as Snapchat just released its first earnings report since its IPO, and the results aren’t pretty. Snap missed analyst revenue estimates by $10 million, bringing in $149.6 million in revenue. And although Snapchat had a 36 percent jump in daily active users on a year over year basis, it added just eight million new users (five percent), fro
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3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touchEngineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a revolutionary process for 3-D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin.
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Researchers develop software to convene rapid, on-demand 'flash organizations'Flash organizations are a new crowdsourcing technique that enables anyone to assemble an entire organization from a paid crowdsourcing marketplace and lead that organization in pursuit of complex, open-ended goals.
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Gene sequencing study reveals unusual mutations in endometriosisUsing gene sequencing tools, scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of British Columbia have found a set of genetic mutations in samples from 24 women with benign endometriosis, a painful disorder marked by the growth of uterine tissue outside of the womb. The findings, described in the May 11 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, may eventually help scientists develop m
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Speaking Multiple Languages Changes Your Perception of Time New research shows that bilinguals learn more efficiently and multitask better as well. Read More
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Breast cancer cells spread in an already-armed mobSource tumors may already contain the mutations that drive aggressive cancer spread.
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Can John Oliver’s Pro-Net Neutrality Commenters Compete with Bots? Still via YouTube. In 2014, when the Federal Communications Commission first proposed its net neutrality rules, a record-breaking 3.7 million comments were filed with the agency, the vast majority of which supported the proposal. Since Ajit Pai unleashed his “weed whacker” proposal to decimate those rules three weeks ago, the comments are pouring in yet again—more than 550,000 have been filed thu
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Opinion: The Frustrating Process of Manuscript SubmissionWe suggest a centralized facility for submitting to journals-one that would benefit scientists and not only publishers.
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We just got an up-close look at the largest lava lake in the solar system Space On Io, the floor is basically lava Io's lava lake goes through cycles. Read on.
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Sound over silicon: Computing's wave of the futureWith a combined $1.8 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation and the University of Arizona, materials science and engineering professor Pierre Deymier explores building a quantum computer that uses sound instead of quantum particles to process information.
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Arctic Nations May Confront U.S. on Climate ChangeLeaders of the Arctic Council could rebuff U.S. position -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'There Is a Real Risk Here Things Will Spin Out of Control' As news of FBI Director James Comey’s firing unfolded Tuesday night, it took on all the hallmarks of a distinctively Trumpian drama. In Los Angeles, news choppers chased Comey’s SUV down a freeway. In Washington, aides and surrogates scrambled to spin the story in a series of contentious television interviews. And across the country, partisans prepared to charge into one of the most explosive pol
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Trigger for autoimmune disease identifiedResearchers at National Jewish Health have identified a trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. The findings help explain why women suffer autoimmune disease more frequently than men, and suggest a therapeutic target to prevent autoimmune disease in humans.
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The Ultimate Cosmic Mashup Sometimes, a picture worth a thousand words can take five different wavelengths of light to create. That’s the process behind this photo of the Crab Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas left over from a supernova about 6,500 light-years away, in the outer edges of the Milky Way. Astronomers used data from five telescopes, each built to observe the universe in different parts of the electromagnetic spe
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New 3-D printing method promises vastly superior medical implants for millionsFor the millions of people every year who have or need medical devices implanted, a new advancement in 3D printing technology developed at the University of Florida promises significantly quicker implantation of devices that are stronger, less expensive, more flexible and more comfortable than anything currently available.
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Battle to Provide Chips for the AI Boom Heats UpChip maker Nvidia leads the race to power the machine-learning gold rush, but competition is coming from tech giants and startups.
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New 3-D printing method promises vastly superior medical implants for millionsFor the millions of people every year who have or need medical devices implanted, a new advancement in 3D printing technology developed at the University of Florida promises significantly quicker implantation of devices that are stronger, less expensive, more flexible and more comfortable than anything currently available.
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Desert critters avoid noisy wind farm turbines Environment Scientists seek to reduce wind energy's impact upon predators Although the understanding of wind farm impacts is lacking, a new study suggests they might affect the hunting and scavenging behavior of desert critters.
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DARPA Is Investing in a Platform That Accelerates Learning The days of the all-night cram session are numbered. Read More
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7,000 Bodies Found Under University Campus | VideoThe Mississippi State Insane Hospital admitted about 35,000 patients between 1855 and 1935, and about 9,000 of them died there.
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Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga announcedThe genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
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Pet dogs help kids feel less stressed, study findsPet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they're stressed, according to a study by researchers from the University of Florida, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children.
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First year of grade school sharpens kids' attention skillsThe first year of elementary school markedly boosts a child's attentiveness, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Max Planck Institute in Germany.
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Tai chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer survivorsTai chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer survivors. New research shows that the slow-moving meditation practice -- frequently offered at community centers and libraries -- works just as well as talk therapy, and better than medication.
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Why Firing Comey Only Amplified Trump’s Russia Problem The more the Trump administration seems to obscure the Russia investigation, the more the good people of the internet pay attention. The post Why Firing Comey Only Amplified Trump's Russia Problem appeared first on WIRED .
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Bay Area: Join us 5/17 to talk about blowing things up on the Internet Enlarge / Just another day at work for Norman Chan. (credit: Tested.com ) What's it like to poke, prod, and blow up stuff for a living? We'll find out from Norman Chan, our guest for Episode 13 of Ars Technica Live. Chan is the editor of Tested , Adam Savage's website and YouTube channel covering the intersections of technology, science, art, and pop culture. Recently, Chan documented an arctic e
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Kids, parents alike worried about privacy with internet-connected toysResearchers have conducted a new study that explores the attitudes and concerns of both parents and children who play with internet-connected toys. Through a series of in-depth interviews and observations, the researchers found that kids didn't know their toys were recording their conversations, and parents generally worried about their children's privacy when they played with the toys.
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Breast Milk Contributes Significantly to Babies BacteriaThirty percent of bacteria found in babies' guts came from mothers' milk, a study finds.
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This company's scanning technology is a smugglers' nightmareAt Decision Sciences International Corp.'s headquarters, a 20-foot shipping container sits beneath a car-wash size scanner.
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New model of plasma stability could help researchers predict and avoid disruptionsPhysicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have helped develop a new computer model of plasma stability in doughnut-shaped fusion machines known as tokamaks. The new model incorporates recent findings gathered from related research efforts and simplifies the physics involved so computers can process the program more quickly. The model could help
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‘Exercise pill’ turns couch potato mice into marathonersAn experimental "exercise in a pill" increases running endurance in mice before they step foot on a treadmill.
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Loss of spinal nerve fibers not the only cause of disability in multiple sclerosisResearchers from Queen Mary University of London have now sampled spinal cords of thirteen people with MS and five healthy controls, and found that spinal cord cross sectional area is not a good predictor of axonal loss.
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Mandatory headwear does not influence surgical site infectionsSurgical site infections are noteworthy and costly health complications. Patients with infections are likely to stay longer an intensive care unit and a hospital. Those with infections have an increased risk of hospital readmission or death. In an attempt to address this, hospital policy in the United States changed in February 2016 and made it obligatory to wear a bouffant cap and not traditional
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What actually causes body odor? Health It’s never as smelly as you think it is Body odor is a universal human experience. Here's how and why we produce this weird stench—and why your odor is never as bad as you think.
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Trump's Been Talking About His Business Interests in Russia for 30 Years President Donald Trump would like to move on from the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. That’s not speculation, or imputing a motive onto Trump actions; it’s the White House’s official line. In yesterday’s daily briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said so , noting that Trump has “charged a leading law firm in Washington, D.C.”—he didn’t specify which one—“to send a certified let
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The Technology That Can Destroy a Presidency One of the biggest scandals in the history of the American presidency began with a single Xerox machine. That copier, inside a small advertising agency above a flower shop in Hollywood, California, was what Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo used to duplicate the classified Vietnam War documents that would come to be known as the Pentagon Papers. The machine “was a big one, advanced for its time,
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This Mega-Sensor Makes the Whole Room SmartResearchers combined a bunch of different sensors into one small device that can monitor all kinds of activities.
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New model of plasma stability could help researchers predict and avoid disruptionsPPPL physicists have helped develop a new computer model of plasma stability in doughnut-shaped fusion machines known as tokamaks. The new model incorporates recent findings gathered from related research efforts and simplifies the physics involved so computers can process the program more quickly. The model could help scientists predict when a plasma might become unstable and then avoid the under
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Unique disease 'catalog' linked to immune system gene variations createdA new study has generated the first comprehensive catalog of diseases associated with variations in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes that regulate the body's immune system.
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Scientists identify novel technique to build better vaccine adjuvantsA new study demonstrates a novel technique for building better vaccines for infectious diseases. The study shows that a practical method, bacterial enzymatic combinatorial chemistry (BECC), can be used to generate functionally diverse molecules that can potentially be used as adjuvants
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Estimating the size of animal populations from camera trap surveysCamera traps are a useful means to observe the behaviour of animal populations in the wild at remote locations. Researchers recently extended distance sampling analytical methods to accommodate data from camera traps. This allows abundances of multiple species to be estimated from camera trapping data -- information critical to effective wildlife management and conservation.
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Genetics linked to early-onset pancreatitis in pediatric patientsA new study suggests that early-onset pancreatitis in children is strongly associated with certain genetic mutations and family history of pancreatitis.
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Robots Have Started Teaching Other Robots New Skills V.I.N.CENT and B.O.B. from Disney’s Black Hole (1979) were not involved in the new MIT study. In an important advance that takes us one step closer to the inevitable robopocalypse, MIT researchers have developed a system that teaches robots how to acquire new skills—and then teach those skills to different types of robots. Advertisement The system is called C-LEARN, and it was developed by resear
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Mapping reveals reactions differ in male and female brains during cardiovascular activityA region of the brain that helps to manage body functions including stress, heart rate and blood pressure reacts differently between men and women when presented with certain stimuli, according to a new study.
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'Perfect Storm' ship sunk, becomes part of artificial reefThe ship made famous in the book and subsequent film "The Perfect Storm" has been intentionally sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts so it can become part of an artificial reef.
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Fish should figure in to fate of nation's aging damsAs nearly 75 percent of the nation's largest dams approach the high maintenance years, safety and economics figure large in decisions to fix or replace. A recent study by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers makes a case to consider how those dams affect the streams and fish that live in them.
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One of the World's First Modern Physics Textbooks Just Sold For Over $790,000 Image: Pierre Barge & Associates Auctions Remember how you spent half your time at college complaining about how expensive textbooks were? It could’ve been much worse. A few weeks ago, a copy of Galileo’s Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences sold at auction for just over $790,600 . Thankfully, the text is no longer required reading. Advertisement Published in 16
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The Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones Are Down to Their Best Price Ever Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones With Apple W1 Chip , $130 Beats sound quality has come a long way in recent years, and the new Powerbeats 3 even include Apple’s easy-pairing W1 chip , making them a great option for iPhone-owning fitness buffs, or anyone whose ears aren’t compatible with AirPods. Grab a pair in white, blue, or yellow for $130.
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The Arrest of a Journalist Asking About Health Care A West Virginia reporter was arrested Tuesday after asking Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price a question about the Republican health-care bill. Public News Service reporter David Heyman said he was covering Price’s visit to the state capitol with Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Trump, when he attempted to ask the Cabinet member about whether domestic violence would be conside
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African lions under same threats as extinct sabre-toothed tigers facedAfrican lions are under the same threats extinct sabre-toothed tigers faced.
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