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Superman and Watchmen's Dr. Manhattan Will Clash in Doomsday Clock Image: DC Comics At the start of the year , Geoff Johns teased his return to comics writing with a simple teaser image: The glowering brow of Watchmen ’s Dr. Manhattan. Now we know just what he’s up to, and it has huge ramifications for the DC comics universe. Advertisement Revealed through Blastr today, Johns is teaming up with Gary Frank and Brad Anderson for a new standalone miniseries called
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Gut microbiome may predict response to biologic therapy for inflammatory bowel diseaseResearchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have identified differences in the composition and the function of the gut microbiome between patients for whom treatment with a monclonal antibody-based drug was effective in inducing remission of inflammatory bowel disease symptoms and those for whom it was not.
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New therapeutic approaches for uveitis featured in special festschrift issueNovel therapeutic approaches and advances in the treatment of uveitis, a sight-threatening inflammation of the eye caused by infection or an autoimmune response, are presented in a special issue of Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
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New nationwide study indicates patients are often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their finalOlder adults often receive drugs of questionable benefit during their last months of life, according to the first study conducted on the burden of end-of-life medications across an entire population. The authors advocate for clinical guidelines to support physicians when they face the decision to continue or discontinue medications near the end of life. Their findings are published in The American
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Entropy landscape sheds light on quantum mysteryBy precisely measuring the entropy of a supercooled cerium copper gold alloy with baffling electronic properties, physicists in Germany and the United States have provided further evidence about the common causes of high-temperature superconductivity and similar phenomena.
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Gas gives laser-induced graphene super propertiesIntroducing gas to fabrication changes the water-reacting properties of laser-induced graphene invented at Rice University, making it either superhydrophilic or superhydrophobic.
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Stem-cell transplants show limited benefit for double-hit lymphoma patients in remissionPatients with double hit lymphoma (DHL) who undergo autologous stem-cell transplantation (autoSCT) after achieving remission are not more likely to remain in remission or live longer than patients who do not undergo autoSCT, according to a new analysis from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Path to end HIV could be within reach for United States in next decadeThe United States could be on track within the next decade to see significant steps towards ending the HIV epidemic in this country, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
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Heart attack risk increases 17-fold following respiratory infectionsThe risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection, University of Sydney research has found. The increased risk peaks in the first 7 days and gradually reduces but remains elevated for one month.
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Life Among the Stars? Tiny Interstellar Probes May Test 'Panspermia' IdeaSome of the first spacecraft that humanity sends to other solar systems may carry microscopic ambassadors from Earth.
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Producing fertilizer from air could be five times as efficientAfrican farmers who are able to produce their own fertilizer from only air. Bhaskar S. Patil brings this prospect closer with a revolutionary reactor that coverts nitrogen from the atmosphere into NOx, the raw material for fertilizer. His method, in theory, is up to five times as efficient as existing processes, enabling farms to have a small-scale installation without the need for a big investmen
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Y Combinator head who pushes basic income is reportedly running for office Enlarge / Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator and co-chairman of OpenAI, seen here in July 2016. (credit: Drew Angerer / Getty Images News) Sam Altman, president of storied Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator, is reportedly considering a run for governor of California in 2018. According to San Francisco Chronicle columnist Willie Brown, Altman recently came to him for political advi
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Bjarke Ingels vil bygge Nordens højeste hus i NordhavnEt projektselskab vil anlægge en stor forlystelsespark og et op til 280 meter højt højhus i Nordhavn. Projektmagerne har samlet en del opbakning, men umiddelbart er den københavnske teknik- og miljøborgmester, Morten Kabell, skeptisk.
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Inge Lehmann er første frue på Frue PladsSeismologen, Inge Lehmann, der i 1936 opdagede, at Jordens inderste kerne er fast og ikke flydende, blev...
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Tiny invasive sea creatures hitch a ride in rabbitfish gutsRabbitfish ingest microscopic marine creatures while grazing on algae. Some of them may survive long trips and wreak havoc far from home when the fish defecate
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Vultures smear their faces in red mud which they use as makeupThe endangered Egyptian vultures have taken to mud baths and painting their faces at their stronghold in the Canaries. But why do they care about cosmetics?
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New scrutiny of polar regions as world braces for climate shifts: UNScientists will intensify scrutiny of the polar regions as part of an international campaign to improve global weather predictions and minimise risks linked to rapid climate change, the UN said Monday.
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Adhesive behavior of self-constructive materials measured for first timeWhen building with molecules, it is important to understand how they stick to each other. The problem is that the methods used to measure this are themselves an influencing factor on the process. In today's Nature Communications, researchers at TU Eindhoven, led by Professor Bert Meijer, present a method that excludes this influence and which can measure how fast small molecules detach from a larg
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Terahertz spectroscopy—the new tool to detect art fraudWhen we look at a painting, how do we know it's a genuine piece of art?
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Riding high: Toyota eyes 'flying car' futureToyota has its sights set on a Blade Runner future as the Japanese automaker backs a move to launch a flying car in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodesResearchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to apply self-healing technology to lithium-ion batteries to make them more reliable and last longer.
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Making drug use a crime makes HIV prevention, treatment more difficultThe criminalization of drug use has a negative effect on efforts to prevent and treat people with HIV, suggests a review of published research conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of British Columbia.
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Virus study targets infection linked to birth defectsFresh insights into how a common virus replicates could pave the way for new therapies to stop its spread. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have discovered a key molecule linked to Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection, which is harmless for healthy people but can cause miscarriage and birth defects during pregnancy.
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Latest figures on ICT sector worldwide and its R&D investmentThe latest edition of the JRC Prospective Insights in ICT R&D (PREDICT) report offers 20-years perspective over 40 countries, and shows how the ICT sector has tripled in value added in the last 20 years. ICT services represent 73.1% of the total value added of the ICT sector globally.
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New research suggests new ways to detect and monitor inflammatory bowel diseaseA University of Manchester test on the mucus lining of the intestine, performed in mice, has found changes in bacteria that could lead to inflammatory bowel disease 12 weeks earlier than previously possible through looking at stool samples, leading to the possibility of earlier diagnosis and better management of the disease in humans.
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All the Other Julie Becks and Me M y name is not particularly weird, but it’s not that common either. According to the website HowManyofMe.com, which plumbs U.S. Census data, there are a ton of Julies in the United States—565,224 of them. And that doesn’t even count all the Julias, Juliettes and Juliannas who might also go by Julie. There are 112,182 Becks in the country, and just 195 Julie Becks. That seems to be pretty middle
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Cantina Talk: The Last Jedi Might Begin With an Epic Showdown Between Leia and Snoke Or it might not. The post Cantina Talk: The Last Jedi Might Begin With an Epic Showdown Between Leia and Snoke appeared first on WIRED .
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What could be the importance of marine and coastal cultural ecosystem servicesA detailed scientific literature review published in the open access journal One Ecosystem confirmed that research on marine and coastal cultural ecosystem services is scarce compared to other ecosystem service categories, revealing curious insights and identifying major knowledge gaps.
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GRRM Sets the Record Straight About HBO's Five(!) Potential Game of Thrones Spin-Offs Wikimedia Commons Even though Games of Thrones will conclude after its eighth season next year, HBO is currently developing a whole mess of new shows set in Westeros. In a new Livejournal post , though, George R.R. Martin sheds new light on the five pilot scripts in the works and explains why he doesn’t like calling the projects “spinoffs.” Advertisement For those who were holding out hope for a
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Waymo and Lyft team up against Uber Enlarge (credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Lyft) On Sunday, the New York Times reported that Lyft and Waymo have agreed to collaborate on self-driving technology. Ride-hailing services are salivating at the prospect of autonomous vehicles, as it will allow them to offer their services without having to deal with human drivers, who need to be paid and also screened for criminal backgrounds. Th
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Light guides the body’s own ‘killers’ toward tumors Researchers have discovered a simple, practical way to use light and optics to steer killer immune cells toward tumors. It’s a step in the complicated science behind harnessing the immune system to fight cancer. In Nature Communications , lead author Minsoo Kim, professor of microbiology and immunology and a Wilmot Cancer Institute investigator at the University of Rochester, describes his method
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Coatings for nuclear fuel preventing explosions in reactors, developed at TPUPhysicists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are creating protective titanium nitride-based coatings for shells of fuel elements (fuel rods) of nuclear reactors. Such shells can significantly reduce hydrogenation of containers in which nuclear fuel is placed, extend their service life and protect reactor from explosion like at the Fukusima radiation disaster.
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Pig model to help research on human knee growth, injury treatmentMedical and biomedical engineering researchers have published research on how the knees of pigs compare to human knees at various stages of maturity -- a finding that will advance research by this group and others on injury treatment in young people.
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Adhesive behavior of self-constructive materials measured for first timeWhen building with molecules, it is important to understand how they stick to each other. The problem is that the methods used to measure this are themselves an influencing factor on the process. In today's Nature Communications, researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology, led by Professor Bert Meijer, present a method that excludes this influence and which can measure how fast small molecu
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Exposure to psychological domestic abuse most damaging to children's wellbeingExposure to psychological abuse between parents is more damaging to children's wellbeing as they grow older than physical domestic violence, according to new research carried out at University of Limerick, Ireland.
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Measles Outbreak Caused by Anti-Vax Campaign, Officials SayA recent measles outbreak that has so far sickened over 50 Somali-Americans in Minnesota can be traced to anti-vaccination campaigns.
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Why do some graziers want to retain, not kill, dingoes?Vast, ancient, nutrient-poor, with wild swings between droughts, floods and fires: this describes much of the Australian continent. Livestock grazing and farming in such a land is certainly not without its challenges.
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Albino orangutan named 'Alba' after global appealA conservation group said Monday it has chosen the name Alba for a rare albino orangutan rescued from captivity in Indonesia after receiving a flood of suggestions from the public.
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Science Celebrities: Where Are the Women?Men have traditionally stolen the spotlight as scientific popularizers on TV, but women are making names for themselves in other formats.
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New cyber chaos appears to have been avoided: EuropolEuropean governments and companies appeared early Monday to have avoided further fallout from a crippling global cyberattack, the police agency Europol said.
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Unborn rays traumatized when their mothers are captured, study findsThe stress of unintentional fishing capture has a detrimental impact not only on pregnant rays, but also their unborn offspring, research that is the first of its kind in the world has found.
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Migratory birds arriving late to breeding groundsNew research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domino effect that could threaten the survival of many familiar backyard bird species.
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Campi Flegrei volcano eruption possibly closer than thoughtThe Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research by UCL and the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples.
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Outdoor air temperature linked to risk of developing gestational diabetesThe prevalence of gestational diabetes was 4.6 per cent among women exposed to extremely cold average temperatures (equal to or below -10 C) in the 30-day period prior to being screened for gestational diabetes, and increased to 7.7 percent among those exposed to hot average temperatures (above 24 C). The study also found that for every 10-degree Celsius rise in temperature, women were 6 to 9 perc
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Wasted nutrients: The result of widespread food wasteFood waste in America is estimated that around 1,217 calories per person per day are squandered. A new study looks beyond the caloric value of food waste and focuses on the nutritional value of the food we throw away. Investigators found that discarded food contains large amounts of key nutrients like vitamin D, fiber, and potassium that could help people get the food they need to meet their daily
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More than 1/3 of parents would allow child to be in residential or hotel pool unsupervisedAs kids get ready to splash around in pools this summer, some parents may underestimate drowning risks, suggests a new national poll.
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Personality may change when you drink, but less than you thinkPeople typically report substantive changes to their personality when they become intoxicated, but observations from outsiders suggest less drastic differences between 'sober' and 'drunk' personalities, according to new research.
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Stem cell transplants may advance ALS treatment by repair of blood-spinal cord barrierResearchers show that bone marrow stem cell transplants helped improve motor functions and nervous system conditions in mice with the disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) by repairing damage to the blood-spinal cord barrier. The researchers say the results of their experiment are an early step in pursuing stem cells for potential repair of the blood-spinal cord barrier, which has been ident
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What could be the importance of marine and coastal cultural ecosystem servicesCultural ecosystem services reflect physical and cognitive interactions between humans and nature, and are increasingly recognised for providing experiences, capabilities and many other benefits to human societies. While oceans, seas, and coasts sustain a great proportion of the human population, cultural ecosystem services provided by these areas still remain largely unexplored. A new study publi
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Stem cell transplants may advance ALS treatment by repair of blood-spinal cord barrierResearchers at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., show in a new study that bone marrow stem cell transplants helped improve motor functions and nervous system conditions in mice with the disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) by repairing damage to the blood-spinal cord barrier. The researchers say the results of their experiment are an early step in pursuing stem cells for poten
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Unborn rays traumatized when their mothers are captured: World-first study findsThe stress of unintentional fishing capture has a detrimental impact not only on pregnant rays, but also their unborn offspring, research that is the first of its kind in the world has found.
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Oregon researchers identify hormone that is key to brain development in fruit fliesUniversity of Oregon researchers using Drosophila have identified a steroid hormone that triggers a vital transition in early brain development in which neural stem cells properly change gears to produce different kinds of neurons. The research also may provide insight into maternal hypothyroidism in humans.
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'Those are our Eiffel Towers, our pyramids': Why Standing Rock is about much more than oil Standing Rock is cast as an environmental protest, but the Native American Water Protectors are part of a religious tradition that predates Christianity On May 15, the Dakota Access Pipeline is scheduled to start delivering oil. The indigenous community of Standing Rock, North Dakota, has protested the pipeline for two years since its re-routing. Media coverage has largely portrayed the protest a
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Gas gives laser-induced graphene super propertiesRice University scientists who invented laser-induced graphene (LIG) for applications like supercapacitors have now figured out a way to make the spongy graphene either superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic.
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Photovoltaics and batteries—an expensive combinationSolar power can cover up to 40 percent of the electricity needs of a typical Belgian household. Going beyond that level becomes really expensive: using batteries coupled with solar panels would be twice as expensive as using the power grid. It is one of the conclusions from a research by ULB researchers recently published on Applied Energy.
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These very tired birds collide with hurricanes Stronger and more frequent hurricanes may pose a new threat to the sooty tern, a migratory seabird found throughout the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic. This finding, published in the journal PeerJ , comes from the first study to map the birds’ annual migratory path and demonstrate how its timing and trajectory place them in the direct path of hurricanes moving into the Caribbean after forming over th
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Trods intelligent trafikstyring: Københavnske busser kører langsommereDe københavnske busser kørte langsommere i 2016 end året før, viser ny rapport. Det til trods for, at kommunen har investeret massivt i ITS-systemer.
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Trump has a theory about exercise that would fit well in Victorian Britain | Vanessa Heggie Donald Trump allegedly believes that exercise is bad because the body has a finite store of energy: exactly the logic used to warn 19th century women off education A piece in this month’s New Yorker magazine has drawn attention to Donald Trump’s alleged views on exercise: “... he considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy.” While th
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'A Plunge Into Crisis': How Foreign Correspondents Are Explaining the Comey Affair When Donald Trump pictures the world, it’s often laughing. For decades he’s claimed that crafty foreign leaders are laughing at the incompetence of American politicians. On Thursday, in reference to alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential campaign, he tweeted that Russia “must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the U.S. tears itself apart over a Democrat EXCUSE for losing the
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How Significant Is North Korea's Latest Missile Test? North Korea says the missile it tested Sunday was a “newly developed ballistic rocket capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead.” The claim, which was carried by KCNA, the North’s state-run mouthpiece, has not been independently verified. Yonhap, the South Korean news agency, quoted South Korean military officials as saying more information was needed to determine the missile’s techn
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From chatbots to self-driving cars: what worries people about machine learning? Utopian and dystopian visions of an AI-dominated future are everywhere, from films to tech company press releases. But what are people really concerned about? The Royal Society created a public dialogue to find out When we don’t know much about a new technology, we talk in generalisations. Those generalisations are often also extreme: the utopian drives of those who are developing it on one hand,
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One X-Men Star Won't Be Part of the New Mutants Movie After All Woody Harrelson continues to tease his Han Solo character. Supergirl talks about Cat Grant and Superman’s return. A Star Wars legend could be coming to Rebels ’ final season. Plus, crazy new pictures from Gotham and Flash , new peeks at Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman , and Riverdale has found its new Reggie. Spoilers! New Mutants According to Borys Kitt at THR: Heat Vision , James McAvoy will no
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Tadpoles found to jump on backs of unknown adults to escape cannibalistic siblingsA pair of researchers, one with Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the other Trier University in Germany has found that splash-back poison frog tadpoles willingly seek out any adult that comes near them to escape their cannibalistic siblings. In their paper published in Journal of Zoology, Lisa Schulte and Michael Mayer describe their study of the tadpoles in a field laboratory they set up in northeas
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Etisk komite og hjerteforeningen går sammen for at drøfte fortsættelse af DANNOACNational Videnskabsetisk Komité og Hjerteforeningen vil sammen undersøge mulighederne for at videreføre DANNOAC-studiet.
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Deeper understanding of environmental values gained through broader collaborationIt’s understood that chemists and geologists come from very different science disciplines, but people tend to file all social scientists under one category—social. But within the social sciences, a psychologist is very different from an anthropologist or an economist. A new study illuminates the need to engage social scientists from a specific discipline to solve problems by bringing their distinc
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Naked singularity might evade cosmic censorPhysicists demonstrate the possibility of a “naked” singularity in curved space.
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Wild Foxes Can Be Transformed into Pets in a Few GenerationsTo test ideas of animal domestication, a bold experiment in Siberia put evolution on a fast track -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NUS-led research teams uncover extraordinary properties of strontium niobateResearchers from the National University of Singapore recently uncovered novel properties of strontium niobate, which is a unique semiconductor material that displays both metallic type conduction and photocatalytic activity.
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Technology edits voices like textTechnology developed by Princeton University computer scientists may do for audio recordings of the human voice what word processing software did for the written word. The software, named VoCo, provides an easy means to add or replace a word in an audio recording of a human voice by editing a transcript of the recording. New words are automatically synthesized in the speaker's voice even if they d
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Natural defense mechanism preventing cancer at the earliest stageA new study shows cells in the initial stage of cancer change their metabolism before getting eliminated by the surrounding normal cells, providing a novel target for developing cancer prevention drugs.
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Tibetan Alpine grasslands threatened by climate warmingThe researchers from Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that the stability of the grasslands was affected not by the richness of plant species, but by the effects on dominant species and the asynchrony of the species.
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Cutting-edge analysis reveals how different drugs interact with the same targetOsaka University-led researchers identified differences in how three drugs bind to tumor necrosis factor, a key mediator of inflammatory disease. The team used sedimentation velocity analytical ultracentrifugation to investigate drug-target binding in a physiological environment and at clinically-relevant concentrations. They revealed differences between the three drugs in the size and structure o
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What makes an animal clever? Research shows intelligence is not just about using toolsHumans set themselves apart from other animals in a number of ways, including our ability to make tools. When the anthropologist Jane Goodall discovered that wild chimpanzees frequently make and use tools, her advisor Louis Leakey famously quipped that "now we must redefine tool, redefine man, or accept chimpanzees as humans".
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Review: BlackBerry Keyone In 2017, do you really want a phone with a hardware keyboard? The post Review: BlackBerry Keyone appeared first on WIRED .
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How I accidentally stopped a global Wanna Decryptor ransomware attack I’ve finally found enough time between e-mails and Skype calls to write up the crazy events that occurred over Friday, which was supposed to be part of my week off. You’ve probably read about the Wanna Decryptor (aka WannaCrypt or WCry) fiasco on several news sites, but I figured I’d tell my story. I woke up at around 10am and checked onto the UK cyber threat sharing platform where I had been fol
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Iodine ensures successful solution of biomolecule structuresAn international team including researchers from MIPT has shown that iodide phasing—a long-established technique in structural biology—is universally applicable to membrane protein structure determination. Knowledge of these structures enables a molecular-level understanding of the workings of eyesight and smell, as well as the nervous and cardiovascular systems.
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Fidget Spinners Are Good GIF Image: Ryan F. Mandelbaum We all fidget. We swing our headphones, we peel twigs and tear cardboard coasters, we flip pens around our thumbs and split the ends of our hair. Do we really need to explain , rationalize and lend science to the newest fidget toy? Advertisement Sure, you’ll feel like a dumbass while you play with it. But here’s the thing: Fidget spinners are fine. They are a childre
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First Full Trailer For Bryan Singer's The Gifted Has Links To the X-Men and Brotherhood of Evil Mutants GIF Fox We’ve known for a while now that Fox’s upcoming X-Men spinoff tv show The Gifted would tell a classic story of mutant persecution with a handful of well known characters like Blink, Polaris, and Thunderbird thrown in for good measure. Advertisement Up until now, though, it wasn’t clear just how the show would link to Fox’s X-Men movies. In the The Gifted ’s first full trailer, we’re intro
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Invention produces cleaner water with less energy and no filterResearchers at Princeton University have found a way to clean particles from water by mixing in carbon dioxide. The gas changes the water's chemistry, which causes particles to move to one side of the water depending on their chemical charge. By taking advantage of the motion, the researchers can split a water stream and filter out suspended particles.
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Families can drive gender equality, but only if we help them evolveShahrashoub Razavi, Institut des hautes études internationales et de développement de Genève
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Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to MarsForty-five years have passed since humans last set foot on an extraterrestrial body. Now, the moon is back at the center of efforts not only to explore space, but to create a permanent, independent space-faring society.
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Report: The Legend of Zelda is coming to mobile Enlarge Nintendo is continuing its push into smartphone gaming with another classic franchise: The Legend of Zelda . The game, which is yet to be officially announced by Nintendo, will be released following a mobile version of Animal Crossing , which was delayed from a planned March 2017 launch until "the next fiscal year." The Wall Street Journal , citing insider sources, claimed Animal Crossing
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Trump's Staff Literally Gives Him Fake News That's Printed From the Internet President Donald Trump, a man who somehow hasn’t been impeached yet, sits in the Oval Office on May 12, 2017 (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Have you seen that 1977 Time magazine cover proclaiming that you need to prepare for the coming Ice Age? It’s popular on right wing sites that claim climate change is a hoax. But the magazine cover itself is 100 percent fake . Good thing nobody printed i
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Global Forest Estimate Rises 9 PercentDryland biomes are covered in at least 40 percent more forest than previously estimated.
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Image of the Day:Smell You LaterAdult olfactory stem cells can be used to grow a smattering of cells important for smell, including scent-sniffing neurons and structurally supportive sustentacular cells.
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Two Confirmed Cases of Ebola in CongoMore than a dozen other individuals are suspected of infection in the central African nation.
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2017 Brain Awareness Video Contest If you love crafting video ideas and have a passion for neuroscience, then the Brain Awareness Video Contest is just for you! The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) hosts the video challenge each year for those interested in developing a creative way to explain a brain-related concept. The best part is, anyone can enter! Applicants have the opportunity to work directly with a member of SfN to sponsor
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Thieves in online games can be caught by watching how they playOnline video games are easy targets for hackers who steal virtual goods with real value – but monitoring their behaviour could catch them in the act
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What types of people will lead our great energy transition?We sit transfixed, watching the Great Barrier Reef bleach, while our leaders brandish lacquered lumps of coal and energy policy is shaped by tweets.
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BAGGRUND: Hackernes virus hed WannaCrypt - og sådan blev den slået ihjel Danmark slap forholdsvis nådigt fra det ransomwareangreb, som fredag ramte computere over hele verden. Men WannaCrypt gav ransomware et nyt ondsindet twist. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/derfor-var-wannacrypt-saerlig-farlig-saadan-blev-slaaet-ihjel-1076662 Version2
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Outfit Your Bed in Memory Foam Everything With A Mattress and Pillow eLuxurySupply Gel Memory Foam Mattress , $374-$607 Coop Home Goods Shredded Hypoallergenic Memory Foam Pillow , $42 If you’ve been holding out upgrading your bed, Amazon’s pair of Gold Boxes can help. Get a new memory foam mattress for a heck of a lot less than you’d pay anywhere else. A king size will run you $592, a queen is $517, and a full is $461. And if you don’t need a mattress but want to
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Trump Finds That Doing Is Harder Than Criticizing In Donald Trump’s commencement speech at Liberty University, he said, “Nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic, because they're people that can't get the job done.” Why might Trump believe that? Perhaps he is reflecting on his own experience in politics—comparing his past statements as a famous Obama critic to his present attempts to get the job done as president. The juxtaposition
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The Worst Part of Keeping a Secret The average person is keeping 13 secrets right now. Five of them are secrets they’ve never told another living soul. These stats come from a new paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, which looked at more than 13,000 secrets over 10 different studies. The researchers asked participants if they were keeping any of 38 different common categories of secrets which ranged
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Will Trump Destroy the Dollar? On Memorial Day weekend in 1988, George Herbert Walker Bush emerged from his family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, to deliver a warning. Genteel, dapper, blue-blooded, and careful, the presidential candidate cut a decidedly un-Trumpian figure; “he had always seemed a little like Scott Fitzgerald made him up,” an acquaintance once remarked. The setting that weekend sharpened the contrast: In pl
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Cutting-edge analysis reveals how different drugs interact with the same targetOsaka University-led researchers identified differences in how three drugs bind to tumor necrosis factor, a key mediator of inflammatory disease. The team used sedimentation velocity analytical ultracentrifugation to investigate drug–target binding in a physiological environment and at clinically-relevant concentrations. They revealed differences between the three drugs in the size and structure o
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PLO har foretræde for Sundhedsudvalg: Skal fortælle om lovindgrebs konsekvenser De praktiserende læger er inviteret med til møde i Folketingets Sundheds- og Ældreudvalg. PLO-formand vil rejse kritik af det signal, et lovindgreb sender til yngre læger.
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Research teams uncover extraordinary properties of strontium niobateResearchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) recently uncovered novel properties of strontium niobate, which is a unique semiconductor material that displays both metallic type conduction and photocatalytic activity. The two studies, which were conducted in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, hera
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Wireless system to power heart pumps could save lives currently lost to infectionA new wireless system to power heart pumps could save lives by reducing deadly infections caused by current forms of the device.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Gender pay gap is hurting productivityNarrowing the wage gap between men and women would not only deliver equal income, but boost Australia's long-term productivity, research shows.
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Popular Science

Why does one of these circles look so much smaller than the other? Science A shape-shifting optical illusion. What's causing the right inner circle to look larger than the left one? Neuroscientists still don't completely understand the Ebbinghaus illusion. Read on:…
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WIRED

Pumps Ran for 6 Years to Build Abu Dhabi’s New Island Museum The Louvre Abu Dhabi—set to open this year—is anchored to the seafloor. That way it won't float away before you get there. The post Pumps Ran for 6 Years to Build Abu Dhabi's New Island Museum appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before Using math to create 1000s of new musical instruments. The post Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before appeared first on WIRED .
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Gizmodo

Death Row Inmate Asks For Firing Squad After Multiple Botched Executions in the US Undated file photo of death row inmate J.W. Ledford Jr., who wishes to be killed by firing squad (left) and a file photo of the Southern Ohio Corrections Facility death chamber (Associated Press) A death row inmate in Atlanta, Georgia has asked the court to execute him by firing squad. He argues that the pain medication he’s been on for the past decade would make him less susceptible to a fast de
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New Scientist - News

What is it like to be a robot for a day? Weird and wonderfulAfter steering a telepresence robot around a conference thousands of kilometres from his desk, Paul Marks delivers his verdict on life as a machine
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Ingeniøren

Novos ingeniørvirksomhed i dobbeltrolle om vaccinesalgNNE rådgav både Statens Serum Institut og det saudiske selskab, som endte med at købe vaccineproduktionen. Professor kalder det moralsk forkasteligt.
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The history of currency and counterfeiting in colonial AmericaLegitimate and counterfeit currency played a significant role in the Revolutionary War – either as a justification to start it or as part of a strategy to win it. However, to understand the economics of this time period, it is critical to know how colonial and counterfeit currency was produced, distributed, and utilized. To do this, new research at the University of Notre Dame will use historical
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Iguana chase wins Bafta for Planet Earth IIThe iguana chase won Planet Earth II the Bafta for Must-See Moment.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Tackling China's Devastating Yellow River FloodsAfter learning how the waterway transports a billion tons of sediment into the sea each year, scientists built a tool that may help predict the inundations that impact some 80 million people. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Miniaturised 'heat engines' could power nanoscale machines of the futureResearch from The University of Manchester has thrown new light on the use of miniaturised 'heat engines' that could one day help power nanoscale machines like quantum computers.
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Live Science

Comet 67P Produces Its Own Oxygen in Deep SpaceThe finding shows that oxygen can be generated in space without the need for life, and could influence how researchers search for signs of life on exoplanets.
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Novel use of satnav saves precious waterWater conservation is a growing concern globally, and particularly for farmers in the USA, where decades of irrigating huge fields has depleted vital resources of fresh surface water and groundwater. An ESA spin-off that can help to preserve water supplies while guaranteeing crop irrigation is now undergoing final testing.
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Begging blue tit nestlings discriminate between the odour of familiar and unfamiliar peersNestling blue tits can discriminate between the smell of other nestlings and adapt their begging behaviour accordingly. This is the outcome of the latest study by Dr. Barbara Caspers and Dr. Peter Korsten from Bielefeld University to be published today on the 12th of May in the journal Functional Ecology. The behavioural biologist Caspers is currently studying odour discrimination in various anima
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Image: X-ray sources in XMM-Newton's second slew catalogueThis colourful, seemingly abstract artwork is actually a map of our Galaxy, depicting all the celestial objects that were detected in the XMM-Newton slew survey between August 2001 and December 2014.
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Live Science

Students Design Ways to Mine the Moon for Rocket FuelTo get us to Mars and beyond, a team of students from around the world has a plan involving lunar rovers mining ice and a space station between the Earth and the moon.
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The Atlantic

The Thinning Line Between Commercial and Government Surveillance Internet service providers have realized that they are sitting on a treasure chest of data about your online activities that they could be selling to advertisers. Recognizing the privacy threat, the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules that would have stopped them from doing so without your consent, but Congress recently shot down the regulation. This is a big deal. As part of the Prin
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Ingeniøren

Infotavler i Randers ramt af ransomware-bølgen De elektroniske informationstavler i den østjyske by, kunne ikke se sig fri for den bølge af ransomware, som fandt sted i weekenden. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/byskilte-randers-ramt-ransomware-boelgen-1076659 Version2
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Precision control of superconductivity in atomic layers using magnetic moleculesA research team led by Shunsuke Yoshizawa, ICYS researcher, NIMS, Takashi Uchihashi, leader of the Surface Quantum Phase Materials Group, MANA, NIMS, Emi Minamitani, assistant professor, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Toshihiko Yokoyama, professor, IMS, NINS, and Kazuyuki Sakamoto, professor, Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, succeeded in precisely con
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Negribreen glacier on the moveRapid acceleration of an Arctic glacier over the past year has been detected by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place'How different Earth's history might have been if the space rock had struck a different location.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Revamped "Anti-Science" Education Bills in U.S. Find SuccessLegislation urges educators to "teach the controversy" and allows citizens to challenge curricula -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

50 Years Ago: Repeal of Tennessee's "Monkey Law"The statute that got John Scopes in trouble back in 1925 was finally repealed in 1967—but the teaching of evolution in public schools is still not entirely safe -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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AX J1910.7+0917 is the slowest X-ray pulsar, study findsEuropean astronomers have found that an X-ray pulsar designated AX J1910.7+0917 has the slowest spin period among other objects in this class. The research team, led by Lara Sidoli of the National Institute for Astrophysics and Space Physics (INAF) in Milan, Italy, presented the new findings in a paper published May 4 on arXiv.org.
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Gizmodo

North Korea Releases Video of Latest Successful Missile Test Kim Jong-un looks at a missile that was eventually launched from North Korea on May 14, 2017 in an undated photo (Korean Central News Agency, KCNA) North Korean state media just released a video showing the country’s latest missile test , the first successful test in some time . The intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has been identified as the Hwasong-12, a new name given to the missile
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Ars Technica

Google Tracker 2017—All the stuff Google has in the works ahead of Google I/O Welcome to the latest edition of the Google Tracker, an annual series where we chronicle Google's and Alphabet's attempts to take over every aspect of modern life. With Google I/O happening in just a few days (Wednesday, May 17), we wanted to round up everything we know (or everything we think we know) that Google is working on. So the following is a heady mix of past announcements, acquisitions,
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Scientific American Content: Global

Is There a Link between Music and Math?Nadine Gaab, an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and Jennifer Zuk, a doctoral student at Harvard University, answer: -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

Why We Forgo Self-Interest for Others' SakeImaging studies help explain why people are willing to do what's right, even when no one is watching -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Latest Headlines | Science News

The first Cassini to explore Saturn was a personCassini, the spacecraft about to dive into Saturn, was named for the astronomical pioneer who first perceived the gap between the planet’s famous rings.
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Viden

Selvkørende biler bliver virkelighed på tyske vejeNy lovgivning gør det muligt at afprøve selvkørende biler i Tyskland.
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Big Think

How This Couple Turned Teens' Love of Texting Into Love for Reading Books"Would anyone read a sci-fi story with a dark-skinned, female protagonist?" – this is the question that got it all started. At that time, in the fall of 2013, the person asking it, Prerna Gupta – a Silicon Valley app developer - was on a sabbatical with her husband Parag Chordia. They had set a ... Read More
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New Scientist - News

You bet – an intellectual wager can focus our attentionGambling and science don't seem to mesh, but a playful bet can focus attention on the detail and force us to hone our arguments
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

More than 1/3 of parents would allow child to be in residential or hotel pool unsupervisedAs kids get ready to splash around in pools this summer, some parents may underestimate drowning risks, suggests a new national poll.
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Ingeniøren

Nu skal 3D-printeren fungere som papirprinterEn gruppe ‘dovne’ studerende gad ikke stå op midt om natten for at tilse deres 3D-printer, så i en kælder på MIT udviklede de NVPro – en 3D-printer parret med cloud-teknologi og automatisk emnehåndtering.
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Ingeniøren

Russere sender moderne ingeniørudstyr ud til skolerneBørnevenlige 3D-printere og fræsemaskiner skal udgøre fremtidens produktionsværksteder over hele Rusland.
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The Atlantic

The Men Who Take 'Women's' Jobs LUCASVILLE, Ohio—Before the scalpels, the forceps, and the surgical needles, Tom Jones knew steel. He was a quality technician in the fabrication shop at a handful of mills, most recently at AK Steel, where he worked in this economically depressed region of southern Ohio until his employer laid off more than 600 people. Casting about for a way to support his wife and two children, Jones decided t
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The Atlantic

An Apology in Lake County This piece was reported through The Marshall Project , a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal-justice system. When Vivian Shepherd, an administrative secretary at East Ridge High School, left her Lake County, Florida home on the morning of April 18, she knew she’d be cutting it close. Tallahassee was a good three and a half hours away, but the long drive north would be worth
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The Atlantic

Gulf Leaders Still Love Trump Donald Trump will greet the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Muhamed bin Zayed (colloquially known as MbZ), at the White House today. The UAE has quietly and quickly become one of America’s key allies in the greater Middle East, and the Trump administration appears to be accelerating the speed with which the two countries are growing closer. The Emiratis, for their part, are as exc
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Science | The Guardian

The nose has it: it’s no surprise humans’ sense of smell can be as good as dogs’ | Sarah McCartneyBeing a professional perfumer I understand the potential of our olfactory skills. And it’s amazing what you can achieve with practice I’ve spent 20 years learning to recognise different aromas; I make perfume for a living, and I run workshops to guide people around the world of fragrance. Apart from those whose sense of smell is irreparably damaged, we humans get better with practice pretty quickl
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Science | The Guardian

Archaeologists uncover 17 mummies in Egyptian necropolis Mummies elaborately preserved and therefore likely belong to officials and priests An Egyptian archaeological mission has found a necropolis holding at least 17 mummies near the Nile Valley city of Minya, in the first such find in the area, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday. Related: Ancient Egyptian mummy discovered 'in very good condition' Continue reading...
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Ingeniøren

Computer udpeger alle tiders største skakspillereFire af skakkens verdensmestre siden 1886 er i særklasse, viser omfattende matematisk analyse af over 25.000 skakpartier med computerprogrammet Stockfish som overdommer.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Could these mini reactors replicate the power of the Sun?Tokamak Energy thinks its mini fusion generators will allow the company to test ideas faster than their competitors.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Migratory birds bumped off schedule as climate change shifts springNew research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domino effect that could threaten the survival of many familiar backyard bird species.
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Campi Flegrei volcano eruption possibly closer than thoughtThe Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research by UCL and the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Scientists light the way for immune system to attack cancerThe science behind harnessing the immune system to fight cancer is complicated, but a University of Rochester Medical Center laboratory discovered a simple, practical way to use light and optics to steer killer immune cells toward tumors.
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The Atlantic

How Untreated Depression Contributes to the Opioid Epidemic It can sometimes seem strange how so much of the country got hooked on opioids within just a few years. Deaths from prescription drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone have more than quadrupled since 1999, according to the CDC. But pain doesn’t seem to be the only culprit: About one-third of Americans have chronic pain, but not all of them take prescription painkillers for it. Of those
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Science : NPR

Yawning May Promote Social Bonding Even Between Dogs And Humans Bears do it, bats do it. So do dogs and humans. They all yawn. It's a common behavior, but why is a bit of a mystery. Researchers think yawning may perk up the brain and help with social bonding. (Image credit: iStockphoto)
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Mining brings Chile city riches—and fear of cancerBlack dust stains the walls of the building where Jaqueline Jimenez and her children once lived in northern Chile.
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Ingeniøren

Elendigt bredbånd: Selv Amalienborg kan få støtteBredbåndet på over 60.000 adresser i hovedstaden er så dårligt, at de kvalificerer sig til at få et statstilskud, der ellers var tiltænkt landområderne.
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Ingeniøren

Dagens anden jobliste: Store koncerner som Siemens, Cowi og Novozymes m.fl. efterspørger ingeniører En lang række virksomheder har brug for dygtige ingeniører inden for energi-, forretningsudvikling-, vand-, miljøbranchen og meget mere. Tjek ugens nyeste jobopslag for ingeniører. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/dagens-anden-jobliste-store-koncerner-siemens-cowi-novozymes-mfl-efterspoerger-ingenioerer Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Dying Guatemala lake underlines climate change threatThe dried-out oyster shells lie on a landscape parched and cracked by the sun.
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Dagens Medicin

Frystyk ny klinisk professor i endokrinologi
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Lyft, Waymo to cooperate on self-driving carsWaymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet, has reached an agreement with ridesharer Lyft to test self-driving car technology, the companies said.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governmentsMicrosoft warned governments Sunday against storing computer vulnerabilities like the leaked one at the heart of the cyberattack that has crippled computers in more than 150 countries.
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Ingeniøren

Alvorlig ransomware-orm: Microsoft lukker sikkerhedshul i Windows XP Ransomware-programmet WannaCry har fået sikkerhedseksperter til at slå alarm, og Microsoft har ekstraordinært udsendt en sikkerhedsopdatering til det ellers udgåede Windows XP https://www.version2.dk/artikel/alvorlig-ransomware-orm-microsoft-lukker-sikkerhedshul-windows-xp-1076593 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Ugens it-job: Både FET og PET samt flere firmaer som DR jagter it-sikkerhedsspecialister Der er flere forskellige jobs for it-folk på ugens it-liste. Eksempelvis søger flere firmaer sikkerhedskonsulenter, udviklere og projektledere. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-baade-forsvarets-politiets-efterretningstjeneste-flere-firmaer-dr-jagter-it Emner Arbejdsmarked It-sikkerhed Jobfinder
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of China PCs: firm"Hundreds of thousands" of Chinese computers at nearly 30,000 institutions including government agencies have been hit by the global ransomware attack, a leading Chinese security-software provider has said, though the Asian impact has otherwise been relatively muted.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Diverse rotations and poultry litter improves soybean yieldContinuous cropping systems without rotations or cover crops are perceived as unsustainable for long-term yield and soil health.
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Dagens Medicin

Reumatologer trækker sig fra Medicinrådets fagudvalgStrid om habilitetsregler får samtlige medlemmer af fagudvalget for reumatologi under Medicinrådet til at trække sig fra arbejdet.
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Science | The Guardian

Check your emails twice a day: six tips for a better organised life The fully networked life can be a frantic one. Prioritise major tasks, filing, and time itself to find some calm in the storm More emails, more media, more madness. For all the progress that we have made in the past 20 years, life often seems more difficult than ever. In her new book, Fully Connected, Julia Hobsbawm argues we’re heading for a health crisis if we don’t “balance face-to-face and te
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Science-Based Medicine

Is the FDA embracing quackery? A draft proposal recommends that doctors learn about acupuncture and chiropractic for pain management.Chiropractors and acupuncturists have lobbied for a greater role in treating pain. They might well have won it. Last week, the FDA released proposed changes Wednesday to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain, which now recommend that doctors learn about chiropractic care and acupuncture as therapies that might help patients avoid opioids. There's still time to stop t
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Ars Technica

Two days after WCry worm, Microsoft decries exploit stockpiling by governments Enlarge (credit: Stephen Brashear / Getty Images News ) Two days after a National Security Agency-derived ransomware worm infected 200,000 computers in 150 countries, Microsoft on Sunday criticized the stockpiling of exploits by government spies, warning it results in damage to civilians. The unusually blunt message from Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith came after a weekend
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Diverse rotations and poultry litter improves soybean yieldPossible sustainable solution to continuous cropping.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Personality may change when you drink, but less than you thinkPeople typically report substantive changes to their personality when they become intoxicated, but observations from outsiders suggest less drastic differences between 'sober' and 'drunk' personalities, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

A path toward ending AIDS in the US by 2025Using prevention surveillance data to model rates of HIV incidence, prevalence and mortality, investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health set targets, specifically a decrease in new infections to 21,000 by 2020 and to 12,000 by 2025, that would mark a transition toward ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Wasted nutrients: The result of widespread food wasteFood waste in America is estimated that around 1,217 calories per person per day are squandered. A new study looks beyond the caloric value of food waste and focuses on the nutritional value of the food we throw away. Investigators found that discarded food contains large amounts of key nutrients like vitamin D, fiber, and potassium that could help people get the food they need to meet their daily
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Wasted food means wasted nutrientsResearchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for a Livable Future calculated the nutritional value of food wasted in the US at the retail and consumer levels, shining a light on just how much protein, fiber and other important nutrients end up in the landfill in a single year.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

BC's drug plan deductibles do not lower drug use for some seniorsAdding a modest 2% income-based deductible for prescription drugs did not appear to deter some seniors from filling prescriptions, found a study of British Columbia's public drug plan published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.161119.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Outdoor air temperature linked to risk of gestational diabetesOutdoor air temperature has a direct link to the risk of gestational diabetes, with a 6% to 9% relative increase in the risk of diabetes for every 10°C increase in temperature, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.160839.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New research links outdoor air temperature and risk of developing gestational diabetesThe prevalence of gestational diabetes was 4.6 per cent among women exposed to extremely cold average temperatures (equal to or below -10 C) in the 30-day period prior to being screened for gestational diabetes, and increased to 7.7 percent among those exposed to hot average temperatures (above 24 C). The study also found that for every 10-degree Celsius rise in temperature, women were 6 to 9 perc
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Science : NPR

Racial And Ethnic Disparities Persist In Sudden Infant Deaths Babies in Native American and Alaska Native families are at higher risk of sudden unexplained infant death, despite years of effort to reduce the toll. African-American families also face higher risk. (Image credit: Andy Feltham/Getty Images/EyeEm)
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The Neurocritic

Looking for Empathy in All the Wrong Places: Bizarre Cases of Factitious Disorder art by Zdzisław Beksiński Factitious disorder is a rare psychiatric condition where an individual deliberately induces or fabricates an ailment because of a desire to fulfill the role of a sick person. This differs from garden variety malingering , where an individual feigns illness for secondary gain (drug seeking, financial gain, avoidance of work, etc.). The primary goal in factitious disorder
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New on MIT Technology Review

Why I Left the Hospital System and Started Working in TelemedicineBehind one woman’s decision to pursue a medical career at a San Francisco Internet startup.
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Ingeniøren

Ekspert: Ansattes skjulte brug af gratisprogrammer truer it-sikkerheden Ni ud af ti cloud-services kører uden om it-afdelingen. Det kan ende i store problemer med både sikkerhed og jura. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/skygge-it-ni-ud-ti-cloud-services-koerer-uden-it-afdelingen-1076439 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Postnord om manglende HTTPS: »De vitale dele på vores hjemmeside er fuldt krypteret« Flere har undret sig over, hvorfor Postnord.dk ikke er beskyttet med HTTPS. It-chef i Postnord i Danmark Herman Petersson svarer på kritikken. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/postnord-manglende-https-de-vitale-dele-paa-vores-hjemmeside-fuldt-krypteret-1076494 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Førerløse biler kan ikke erstatte kollektiv trafikFørerløse biler kommer ikke til at eliminere behovet for tog og metro i hovedstaden, konkluderer ny rapport – i hvert fald ikke før 2065.
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The Atlantic

The Leftovers: Among the Sea Lions Each week following episodes of the third and final season of The Leftovers , Sophie Gilbert and Spencer Kornhaber will discuss HBO’s drama about the aftermath of 2 percent of the world’s population suddenly vanishing. Sophie Gilbert : Well. Matt Jamison’s God is surely a vengeful God. When David Burton was being savaged by a lion, and everyone around looked truly horror-struck, Matt calmly said,
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Veterans with PTSD have an increased 'fight or flight' responseYoung veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased 'fight or flight' response during mental stress, according to new findings published this week in The Journal of Physiology.
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Gizmodo

Open Up, Motherfucker, Bear's Here Photo credit: Dennis House According to local Hartford, Conn., news anchor Dennis House , this picture was sent to him by an Avon resident named Bob Belfiore, whose neighbor was confronted by a hungry black bear while she was making brownies. Bear wanted those damn brownies. Can ya blame him??!?! Advertisement Advertisement h/t Emma
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Futurity.org

Plug in this gadget to make any room ‘smart’ Researchers have developed a single device that, when plugged in to a power socket, can make any room a “smart” part of the Internet of Things. The plug-in sensor package they’ve developed monitors multiple phenomena in a room, including things such as sounds, vibration, light, heat, electromagnetic noise, and temperature. With help from machine learning techniques, this suite of sensors can dete
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Futurity.org

More women with heart disease are having babies The prevalence of women with heart disease delivering babies increased by 24 percent from 2003-2012, report researchers. This jump, reported in the American Journal of Cardiology , may prompt greater awareness of heart disease in women of childbearing age and heighten individual screening of heart disease in pregnant patients. Heart disease is the most common cause of death among pregnant women i
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Liquid-crystal and bacterial living materials self-organize and move in their own waySmart glass, transitional lenses and mood rings are not the only things made of liquid crystals; mucus, slug slime and cell membranes also contain them. Now, a team of researchers is trying to better understand how liquid crystals, combined with bacteria, form living materials and how the two interact to organize and move.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Compiling big data in a human-centric wayWhen a group of researchers realized they were spending days combing through databases searching for information regarding gene variants, they decided to do something about it. By creating MARRVEL (Model organism Aggregated Resources for Rare Variant ExpLoration) they are now able to help not only their own lab but also researchers everywhere search databases all at once and in a matter of minutes
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Market pressures and inadequate production are hampering access to essential antibioticsAntibiotics used to treat a variety of common bacterial infections are becoming more difficult to access, mostly because the drugs are less profitable for manufacturers to produce and market.
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Futurity.org

Wind turbines change visitors to tortoise burrows The design of a wind energy facility can influence the behavior of animal predators and their prey, according to new research on desert tortoises. Scientists placed motion-activated cameras facing the entrances of 46 active desert tortoise burrows in a wind energy facility near Palm Springs, California. Video recordings show that visits to burrows from five predators—bobcats, gray foxes, coyotes,
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Gizmodo

US Government Fears a Monday Explosion of the Ransomware Plague It Helped Create Former US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Photo: Getty As a second wave of the WannaCry Ransomware attack is infecting more systems in more countries, the White House has ordered emergency meetings to deal with a threat that is, in part, the NSA’s fault. Experts believe that we may not even know the extent of how hard the attack hit Asia, and we won’t know until Monday. WannaCry is believed to h
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Gizmodo

The Coolest Cosplay From Houston Comicpalooza 2017 All Photos Evan Narcisse Houston Comicpalooza is making waves in Texas this weekend, and Canada’s getting its cosplay on with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. io9's Evan Narcisse was in Houston to check out some of the awesome cosplay coming out of the Lone Star State. And since none of us are in Toronto (and there’s always more cosplay than meets the camera), if you were at either of these event
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The Atlantic

Macron Officially Instated as France's President At a Sunday inauguration ceremony in the grand reception room at the Élysée Palace in Paris, Emmanuel Macron was officially instated as France’s new president. At age 39, he is the nation’s youngest head of state since Napoleon. Known for founding the independent political movement En Marche!, or “Onward!,” which embodies neither left- nor right-wing policies, Macron campaigned on a platform of u
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Science-Based Medicine

Corrigendum. The Week in Review for 05/14/2017.The week in review. Measles cases climb in Minnesota; Texas is jealous. Koala and rabbit abuse. FDA suggesting pseudo-medicine? And more.
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Futurity.org

How living liquid crystals move around Smart glass, transitional lenses, and mood rings are not the only things made of liquid crystals—mucus, slug slime, and cell membranes also contain them. Researchers want to know more about how liquid crystals, combined with bacteria, form living materials and how the two interact to organize and move. “One of the ideas we came up with was materials that live,” says Igor S. Aronson, professor of
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The Hunters Become The Hunted When These Fish Fight Back #NakedAndAfraidXL | Sundays at 11/10c After running out of meat, the men must look for a new food source. Will they catch some lunch or become fish snacks? 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
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Arc to Arcturus, jump to Jupiter Jupiter the giant planet currently dominates Britain’s twilit skies, and even binoculars will reveal its four main moons The giant planet Jupiter, brighter than any star, stands 30° to 35° high in the S during Britain’s evening twilight at present and tracks westwards to dip beneath our W horizon about one hour before dawn. Continue reading...
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Secrets of the shiny yellow buttercup When it comes to attracting pollinators, buttercup petals hold all the aces. They even provide their guests with heating Do you like butter? Hold a buttercup under your chin and folklore says if there is a yellow reflection on your skin it means you do. But the real reason the flowers seem to shine with an intense glittering yellow is nothing to do with butter but about advertising the plants to
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PHOTOS: 17 Mummies Unearthed In Egypt Archaeologists announced the discovery of the mummies in central Egypt, believed to be from Egypt's Greco-Roman period. The country is hoping the find will boost tourism. (Image credit: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
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If We Live Another Billion Years, a Lot of Crazy Shit Is Going to Happen GIF GIF: RealLifeLore Let’s just throw this one in the science fiction category. Everyone knows humans aren’t even going to survive the next few decades. But what would happen if we did live another billion years? Some really cool things with a healthy dose of horrific disaster. Advertisement Again, this video by RealLifeLore is just evidence-based speculation, but it’s fascinating evidence-based
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Dissecting the Magic behind the Looking GlassYou don’t understand mirrors as well as you think -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Some Very Curious Maps of London Visit the place where in 1593 an astrologer and a playwright used a shamanic ritual to found the British Empire Read More
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Alcoholism Saves Rick and Morty From a Face Hugger in Alien: Covenant Crossover GIF You know what they say, kids: Don’t use drugs. That is, unless it would save you from getting killed by an alien. Advertisement Adult Swim recently shared a Rick and Morty video promoting Alien: Covenant , with the space-traveling duo (reluctantly) answering a distress call from the Covenant after it was infested by aliens. Rick is immediately attacked by a face hugger, only for it to immedia
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The Rising Trend of Pets at WorkBefore you set up a desk for Fido, have you thought through what this really means for your office? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Developers of the MP3 Have Officially Killed It Photo: Getty MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of decades. And now, it’s dead. The developer of the format announced this week that it has officially terminated its licensing program. The actual ownership history of the various patent rights involved in MP3 technology is complicated and mes
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Worldwide ransomware cyberattacks: What we knowComputers in more than 150 countries have been hit by what experts are calling an unprecedented mass cyberattack using ransomware.
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Machine Learning Will Help Us Fix What’s Broken Before It Breaks Machine learning and predictive AI are changing the way we operate our devices and machines. Read More
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Growing global cyberattack hits 200,000 victims so farThe unprecedented global cyberattack has hit more than 200,000 victims in scores of countries, Europol said Sunday, warning that the situation could escalate when people return to work.
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Experts: Cyberattack havoc could grow as work week beginsAn unprecedented "ransomware" cyberattack that has already hit tens of thousands of victims in 150 countries could wreak even more havoc Monday as people return to their desks and power up their computers at the start of the work week.
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This Junked Diesel Engine Has One Crucial Rare Part | Vegas Rat Rods #VegasRatRods | Mondays at 10/9c Steve takes trip to Mount Charleston, NV to buy a diesel part from a surprising altitude. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/vegas-rat-rods More Rat Rods: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/vegas-rat-rods/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us
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Marvel's Cancelling Black Panther & The Crew, One of Its Most Important Comics Right Now Marvel When Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey’s Black Panther & The Crew launched earlier this year, it proved that big publishers like Marvel can, in fact, still tell timely stories about real world issues, like how police brutality devastates black communities. But now, after a mere two issues, Marvel has cancelled the series. Advertisement In this incarnation of the crew, Black Panther, Storm,
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How Metacognition, Thinking About Thinking, Can Help Your Life Studies reveal the impact of strategic thinking on studying and other areas of life. Read More
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What the Hidden Fractals in Jackson Pollock’s Art Tell Us submitted by /u/burtzev [link] [comments]
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North Korea Conducts Successful Missile Test At 5:27 a.m. local time on Sunday, North Korea conducted a successful test launch of a ballistic missile, despite growing concern and threats of increased sanctions from members of the international community. The missile, which flew 430 miles and reached an altitude of more than 1,245 miles, went further and higher than the nation’s last successful test launch, but does not qualify as an interco
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Follow-Up: The Reasons People Don't Return Their Shopping CartsIt looks like the shopping cart question hit a nerve -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Human DNA Will Be Synthesized Within 5 Years, Prominent Geneticist States Researchers plan on making human cells resistant to infection, radiation, and even cancer. Read More
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Frequency and No Tomorrow Get Series-End Epilogues, Including Reveal of Frank's Fate Images: CWTV Fans of Frequency and No Tomorrow were collectively crushed when CW revealed that neither freshman series would get a second season. While neither show is getting a last-minute save, like NBC’s Timeless , fans are getting a bit of closure with some surprise epilogues to close out the stories. Advertisement Last week, CW announced that No Tomorrow and Frequency were getting canceled a
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What You Need to Know if You Have Breast ImplantsThere is no need to remove implants if you have no problems, but if you have swelling, fluid buildup, lumps or asymmetry you should see a doctor.
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A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’A rare cancer of the immune system, linked to implants, has had devastating effects on women, many of whom had reconstructive surgery after breast cancer.
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North Korea Just Had Its Most Successful Missile Launch Yet Photo: AP President Trump has rotated between saying that a “ major, major ” conflict with North Korea is possible and that he “ would be honored ” to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. On Sunday, North Korea did what it usually does when it’s unsure of what’s going on and tested another missile. The launch went pretty well. According to the New York Times : Advertisement Advertisement The m
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WIRED

If You Still Use Windows XP, Prepare For the Worst The spread of the WannaCry ransomware was aided in part by the millions of people stuck on Windows XP. The post If You Still Use Windows XP, Prepare For the Worst appeared first on WIRED .
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Baby Louie Gets a New NameA famous fossil embryo turns out to be a new species of dinosaur -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

Baby Animals and Their Moms (Because It’s Mother’s Day) Happy Mother’s Day! I thought it would be nice to share these photos of different animal moms and their baby cubs, cygnets, piglets, pups, joeys, calves, and more on this day.
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Prejudiced People Invoke “Free Speech” to Mask Their Racism, Says Study A new study questions why some people support "free speech". Read More
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Sunday's Best Deals: Coleman Gear, Cuisinart Grills, Motion-Sensing Lights, and More Mini versions of OxyLED’s super-popular motion-sensing lights , a Charbroil Grill Gold Box , rechargeable batteries , and more lead Sunday’s best deals. Advertisement Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals RAVPower Filehub , $27 with code V7TAMZKE Right now, you can save $5 on RAVPower’s Filehub , which is actually two travel-friendly devices in one: A
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How to Install Lightweight Versions of Your Favorite Apps Image: Gizmodo With an eye towards the developing world where people are more likely to own cheap phones and have spottier wireless data access, the big names in tech are developing simpler versions of their apps. These apps are lightweight, use little data, and don’t burn through battery life. Sound good? It does to us too, and here’s how to give them a test drive. Advertisement Switching to a “
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ING BAGSIDEN: Hvad har disse jern være brugt til?Mysterierne vælter ind hos Lynch – her er ugens formodede sakseskær.
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How American Special Operators Gradually Returned to Somalia The death of Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken and the wounding of two more U.S. troops in Somalia this month marked the first deadly engagement for American forces in the country since the Battle of Mogadishu of October 1993. The two events differ in notable respects, not least in their magnitude—the battle of October 3-4 , 1993, resulted in 18 Americans killed and 79 wounded. But both operations reflect
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WIRED

While You Were Offline: Sean Spicer Is a Living Homer Simpson GIF, Basically Have you heard the one about the White House press secretary hiding in the bushes? The post While You Were Offline: Sean Spicer Is a Living Homer Simpson GIF, Basically appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic

The Motionless Ghosts That Haunt the South I woke today to a TV image of crews in New Orleans removing the city’s massive statue of Jefferson Davis. I felt breathless, feeling a mixture of elation, disorientation, and bitter envy. Score one more for the Big Easy. Why do I feel that way? Walk with me through the neighborhood I grew up in—as it was then, and as it is now. It’s a tree-shaded urban neighborhood of Victorian brick duplexes and
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Live Science

Elon Musk Demos Futuristic Car-Transporting SledElon Musk posted a prototype of a super-fast electric sled to fast-track cars through underground tunnels in Los Angeles.
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Viden

Teslas soltag på vej til DanmarkDet nye soltag camouflerer solcellerne, så de ligner almindelig tagsten.
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Ars Technica

Learning the rules of antibiotics to make old drugs work on new bugs Enlarge (credit: Getty | BSIP ) Bacteria come in two flavors: Gram-positive and Gram-negative. Gram is a violet dye, named for its discoverer, that is more readily taken up by some microbes (the Gram-positive ones) than by others (you guessed it, the Gram-negative ones). Gram-negative bacteria are surrounded by two cell membranes, and the outer one is really tough to get across. In addition to ke
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Makers of Crowdfunded "Gravity Blanket" Withdraw Unsupported Medical Claims After Raising $3 MillionThe creators of a product marketed to treat anxiety, PSTD and other conditions have quietly changed its description on Kickstarter -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Startling Intelligence of the Common ChickenChickens are smart, and they understand their world, which raises troubling questions about how they are treated on factory farms -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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10 Animal Mothers That Carry Babies on Their BacksA surprising variety of animals "piggyback" their young.
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The Atlantic

A Special Prosecutor Is Not the Answer Careful what you wish for. In the wake of the firing of FBI Director James Comey, many are demanding a special prosecutor into the Trump-Russia connection. It’s not appreciated enough that such an appointment could well turn into a shield for wrongdoing. A special prosecutor could wrap the investigation of the Trump-Russia matter in secrecy for months and years—and ultimately fail to answer any o
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His Kampf On December 17, 2007, the libertarian magazine Reason held a Christmas bash—a “Very Special, Very Secular Christmas Party”—at its office in Washington, D.C. The guest of honor, the late Atlantic book critic Christopher Hitchens, tugged liberally on his drink and gave a speech about how the holiday season was oppressive (“like living in fucking North Korea”). Then near the height of his powers as
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Ny teknik kan spore radioaktive kilder på lang afstandVed hjælp af elektromagnetisk stråling fra en gyrotron kan selv svage radioaktive kilder detekteres på stor afstand.
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New museum exhibit explores science of racism“Us and Them,” a new exhibit at the Musée de l’Homme in Paris, draws on genetics, psychology, anthropology and sociology to examine why racism and prejudice persist.
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Children of Smart Fathers Have Higher Risk of AutismKids of men with IQs of 111 or higher were one third more likely to develop the disorder, but the increased risk was "very slight” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Long-term aspirin use doesn't lower risk of stroke for some a-fib patientsNew study found that using long-term aspirin therapy to prevent strokes among patients who are considered to be at low risk for stroke may not be effective as previously thought.
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Science : NPR

Scientists Raise Concern By Wanting To Create Synthetic Human Genomes In New York, hundreds of scientists discussed a highly ambitious and controversial project. They want to create synthetic genetic codes for all kinds of creatures — including the human genetic code.
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WIRED

Even if Apple Breaks $1 Trillion, It Won’t Stay on Top Forever The history of corporate America teaches that no dynasty lasts—the future just keeps coming. The post Even if Apple Breaks $1 Trillion, It Won't Stay on Top Forever appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

This Photographer Converted a Box Trailer Into a Giant Mobile Camera Ian Kasnoff has created a mobile lab for his unique brand of artistic alchemy. The post This Photographer Converted a Box Trailer Into a Giant Mobile Camera appeared first on WIRED .
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Viden

Nu får Inge Lehmann plads ved siden af BohrMandag får den berømte seismolog Inge Lehmann som den første kvinde et monument ved siden af de mange videnskabsmænd på Frue Plads. Få genopfrisket hendes historie her.
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The Atlantic

The Shame of the Mortgage-Interest Deduction It might be one of the most important policies in the U.S. economy, but the mortgage-interest deduction sounds esoteric to most people. Perhaps that’s because, for most people, it’s completely irrelevant. Although about two-thirds of American households own a home, only one-quarter of them claim the deduction, which sometimes gets abbreviated to MID. As Matthew Desmond, a sociologist at Harvard U
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The Injustice of Atlantic City's FloodsNew Jersey's working class are forgotten as federal government funds fixes for wealthier neighbors -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Science | The Guardian

Kwame Owusu-Bempah obituary My friend Kwame Owusu-Bempah, who has died of cancer aged 72, underwent a rare journey from a village childhood in colonial Ghana to a position as an academic of distinction in the UK. Born in Akokofe, near Kumasi, Ghana’s second city, Bempah (he was never known as Kwame), the son of farmers, had a love of study. He was an academically gifted child and progressed to study at the British seminary
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WIRED

Why Photos of President Trump Are So Aggressively Boring Trump has shown remarkably little interest in using photography to shape the narrative of his presidency. The post Why Photos of President Trump Are So Aggressively Boring appeared first on WIRED .
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Dansk Industri: 3.000 kr. oven i SU’en vil gøre studerende mere mobileDI håber, at landdistrikterne kan tiltrække flere kommende inge­niører, når virksomheder får lov at supplere ulønnede praktikanters SU.
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The Leavers Is a Wrenching Tale of Parenthood “Our immigration system is broken,” Barack Obama said in November 2014. “And everybody knows it.” His administration would henceforth, he announced, focus its enforcement efforts on “felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids.” When the Trump administration triggered a series of raids to round up undocumented immigrants two ye
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WIRED

Moms: Your Kids Hijacked Your Brain for Life Let Mother's Day be a chance to ruminate on how pregnancy fiddles with moms' minds The post Moms: Your Kids Hijacked Your Brain for Life appeared first on WIRED .
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Science : NPR

A Mother Finds Joy In Helping A Child Navigate Their Shared Traits An unexpectedly rich reward of motherhood is the chance to show your child how to deal with traits passed down from you. A third-generation perfectionist and her daughter compare notes on Mr. P. (Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR)
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Science | The Guardian

Science weekly: can we cure Alzheimer's? – podcast Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people worldwide. But despite decades of research costing hundreds of millions of dollars, we have no cure. Why? Subscribe & Review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter . If you’ve enjoyed this podcast why not recommend it, or any other podcasts you’ve loved to podcasts@theguardian.com to be
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Science weekly: can we cure Alzheimer's? – podcastAlzheimer’s disease affects millions of people worldwide. But despite decades of research costing hundreds of millions of dollars, we have no cure. Why?
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Red tape and taxes put brakes on 'Make In India' pushWhen Saurabh Ahuja tried to import a $600 3D printer for manufacturing drones in his Delhi workshop, he ended up spending another $900 in taxes and bribes and waited three months for it to clear customs.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Wal-Mart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerceWal-Mart Stores, the 800-pound gorilla of retail, is running hard to catch up in an increasingly crucial segment where it is neither the biggest nor the best: e-commerce.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

An alert researcher, cooperation helped stem cyberattackThe cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, was stemmed by a young British researcher and an inexpensive domain registration, with help from another 20-something security engineer in the U.S.
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The Atlantic

In Praise of Single Moms on Mother's Day As a kid, I dreamt of a magical land of two-parent families and two-story houses. A land where everyone shopped without looking at price tags and ate at restaurants with multiple forks and non-disposable napkins. I imagined that people who had two parents and two floors had no problems and many Polo shirts. I knew almost no one who had either. After I grew up and left Prince George’s County, Mary
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Ringstedbanens sidste skinner er på pladsArbejdet med Ringsted-banen har indtil videre været forskånet for større problemer, men koordineringen med den problemplagede landsdækkende signaludskiftning spøger i kulissen.
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Gizmodo

Guess Who Comes Up When You Google the President of the United States? [Updated] President Trump, a human man, leans in to give his wife, a human woman, a kiss that regular human couples might engage in (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) President Trump isn’t going to like this. Journalist Patrick Züst noticed something funny when he googled “donald trump office.” Can you spot it? It’s not exactly subtle. Screenshot of the search results on Google when you search “donal
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Science | The Guardian

Don’t be sniffy if you smell like a dogNew research debunks the belief that humans’ sense of smell compares poorly with that of our canine friends Don’t you wish you could smell as well as a dog? Actually, you probably can. In a paper published in the new issue of Science , neuroscientist John McGann of Rutgers University in New Jersey describes the idea that humans have a poor sense of smell as a “19th-century myth”. On the contrary,
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Science | The Guardian

Knowing how others see us is the key to happiness | Tasha Eurich The relentless ‘me’ focus of our lives misses a crucial step The most important, and yet least examined, determinant of success or failure – at work and in life – is self-awareness. The ability to understand who we are, how others see us, and how we fit into the world. Plato instructed us to “know thyself”, while psychologists have argued that this skill is at the core of human survival and advan
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Gizmodo

Renault And Nissan Plants Hit By Massive Ransomware Attack Photo credit: Francois Mori/ AP Images French auto giant Renault became the first major French company to report being affected by Friday’s ransomware attack that affected tens of thousands of computers in almost 100 countries across the world, reports Automotive News . An English plant of Renault’s alliance partner Nissan was also hit by the attack. Advertisement Renault stopped production acros
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Ars Technica

Doctor Who: Oxygen review Enlarge (credit: Des Willie/BBC) This is a post-UK broadcast review of Doctor Who : Oxygen . River Song always warned the Doctor against spoilers, so be sure to watch the episode first. Doctor Who , season 10, airs on Saturdays at 7:15pm UK time on BBC One, and 9pm EDT on BBC America. This week's episode— Oxygen —is the first to show Bill in serious danger, courtesy of a malfunctioning spacesuit
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Ars Technica

Top SpaceX employee throws shade at just about all of his competitors Enlarge / On March 31 SpaceX made the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket. (credit: SpaceX) About 10 days ago, a founding employee of SpaceX, Tom Mueller, made a Skype call to a group of "fans" of the company with the New York University Astronomy Society. The call was recorded and posted to Twitch.tv. It garnered little attention until Saturday, when a user on the SpaceX subreddit
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NYT > Science

Global Health: Candidate to Lead the W.H.O. Accused of Covering Up EpidemicsAs Ethiopia’s health minister, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ignored cholera outbreaks, a global health expert and adviser to a rival candidate charges.
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Ancient Burial Chamber Uncovered in Egypt, With 17 Mummies ... So FarThe remains, which are thought to be more than 1,500 years old, were discovered at a funerary site being excavated by students from Cairo University.
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Hackers Behind Massive Ransomware Attack Have Made an Embarrassingly Small Amount of Money Photo: Getty The WannaCry ransomware attack that spread around the globe yesterday caused chaos at hospitals , manufacturing shutdowns , headaches for Microsoft , and overtime for cybersecurity professionals . But the hackers responsible for this absurd attack have made relatively little in the way of profits. According to an analysis by respected security researcher Brian Krebs, the hackers have
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The Atlantic

The Child Saints of Fatima A hundred years ago, in Fatima, Portugal, two children were said to have received the first of several visions of the Virgin Mary while they were tending their family’s sheep. The children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, died young, victims of the Spanish flu epidemic that was devastating Europe, but their little town became a gathering place for countless pilgrims. On Saturday, the two were canoni
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Despite Having A Wealth Of Meat, These Survivalists Are Rushing To Eat Before It Spoils #NakedAndAfraidXL | Sundays at 11/10c Matt and Russell feast on wild pig from the hunt. However, they struggle to eat as much as they can before the food goes bad. 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 Faceboo
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Forget Mars—let’s go colonize Titan! Enlarge / Home, sweet colony. Saturn's moon Titan. (credit: University of Arizona / LPL ) For a while now, there's been a debate in the US over how to direct NASA's next major human spaceflight initiative. Do we build an outpost on the Moon as a step towards Mars, or do we just head straight for the red planet? Which ever destination we choose, it'll be viewed as the first step toward a permanent
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Aromatic pollutants emitted during combustion and wood burning contribute to the formation of brown cloudsAerosol particles suspended in the air of urban environments typically reduce visibility, interact with sunlight by scattering and absorbing radiation, and lower air quality. In addition, these tiny particles can also contribute large pollution plumes, called "brown clouds", which have been observed to originate over South Asia in recent years and undergo long distance transport by the wind to rea
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Cyberattack: major cyber attacks over the past 10 yearsA huge range of organisations and companies around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, described by the EU's law enforcement agency as "unprecedented".
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Gizmodo

Trump Expected to Pick Former Business Professor to Serve as the USDA's 'Chief Scientist' Photo: AP The United States Department of Agriculture’s research division studies matters such as nutrition, food distribution, and climate change, and, according to the 2008 Farm Bill, is meant to be helmed by a “chief scientist” chosen “from among distinguished scientists.” Advertisement Naturally, President Trump is expected to appoint a man with literally no science education, much less a car
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WIRED

How an Accidental ‘Kill Switch’ Slowed Friday’s Massive Ransomware Attack The ransomware that swept the internet isn't dead yet. But one researcher managed to at least slow it down. The post How an Accidental 'Kill Switch' Slowed Friday's Massive Ransomware Attack appeared first on WIRED .
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Ars Technica

Group B rally cars are awesome, and we just drove some Jonathan Gitlin The heady days of Group B rallying (and racing) will always have a special place in the hearts of most motorsports fans. Introduced by the FIA in 1982, the Group B rules offered a vast amount of technical freedom for manufacturers. Although the OEMs had to produce road-legal versions, they were required to build just 200 to sell to the public in order to homologate their creations
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Gizmodo

NBC's Timeless Travels to a Past Where It Wasn't Cancelled With Surprise Renewal Talk about changing your fate! NBC has changed course and saved Timeless from cancellation, giving it another season to air sometime in 2018. Advertisement Earlier this week, it was announced that NBC would be canceling Timeless after one season, making it the latest in a stream of time travel shows to get canceled before their time. However, show creator Eric Kripke announced on Twitter that the
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Gizmodo

FCC Chairman Is Laughing at Americans Who Don't Want to Kill the Open Internet GIF GIF: Independent Journal Review FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s profile rose a notch last week when John Oliver mercilessly mocked his ridiculous personal habits and his egregious intention to kill net neutrality. Now, Pai’s firing back by making horrible jokes about the Americans who like their internet just the way it is. On his weekly satirical news program Last Week Tonight , Oliver asked his vie
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The Atlantic

Global Cyberattack Reaches 'Unprecedented' Scale Updated on May 14, 2017 at 2:54 p.m. Friday’s global cyberattack on businesses, universities, and health systems has reached new size, with large institutions and security experts hurrying to address a breach that has now affected more than 150 countries. The cyberattack was first identified in the United Kingdom, whose National Health Service (NHS) suffered one of the day’s largest and most seve
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

Stan Has A Solution For Snow-Less Sledding... Time To Go Dog-Karting! #YukonMenTV | Fridays at 9/8c With very little snow, Stan resorts to traveling by converted VW cart. Some cars may have horsepower, but this runs on dog-power. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: http://discoverygo.com/yukon-men More Yukon: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/yukon-men/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
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Grab Your Flamethrowers, Michael Myers Won't Be Immortal in Halloween Reboot Image: Compass International Productions If there’s one complaint about the later Halloween movies (though, realistically, there are several), it’s how damn indestructible Michael Myers became. The masked killer escaped death so many times, he basically turned into a god. Well, writer Danny McBride has promised this won’t be the case in his planned Halloween reboot. Advertisement In an interview
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'Walking a mile in their shoes' may be hazardous to your healthWhen it comes to empathy, the idiom that suggests 'walking a mile in their shoes' turns out to be problematic advice, according to new research.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

The human sense of smell: It's stronger than we thinkThe assertion that animals have a better sense of smell than humans is a 19th century myth with no scientific proof, says a neuroscientist who spent part of the last year reviewing existing research, examining data and delving into the historical writings that helped create the long-held misconception.
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New tool could help predict, prevent surging waters in flood plainsA group of international scientists studying China's Yellow River has created a new tool that could help officials better predict and prevent its all-too-frequent floods, which threaten as many as 80 million.
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NYT > Science

British Patients Reel as Hospitals Race to Revive Computer SystemsPoliticians pointed fingers and patients expressed a mix of frustration and gratitude as hospital employees grappled with the recent cyberattack.
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Gizmodo

Microsoft's Apps Problem Has Never Been More Dire Images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo At Microsoft’s Build conference, the dorkiest of companies put on a big show, complete with fog machines and fancy lights, in order to show it’s a cool competitor to Apple and Google. The speakers who came on stage during keynotes had stylish hair. “Do they have dressers backstage?” an attendee asked a group of us when it was all over. Advertisement Build exists to get
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Paleo Profile: The Wyvern DinosaurThis huge herbivore is the earliest brachiosaur yet found -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The week in tech: tunnels, coolers, and bears. Oh my. Technology 15 technology stories you might have missed this week Tech stories that caught our eyes this week.
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Global Ransomware Attack 'Accidentally' Halted But It's Probably Not Over [Updated] Screenshot: MalwareHunterTeam An anonymous 22-year-old security researcher who goes by MalwareTech has, at least temporarily, managed to find a kill switch for the ransomware that spread across the globe yesterday. He insists his discovery was entirely accidental but experts credit his quick action for mostly stopping the malware from spreading to the United States. Cybersecurity professionals ha
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Trump: ‘In America We Do Not Worship Government, We Worship God’ Donald Trump made a return visit to Liberty University on Saturday, speaking at the 44th commencement of the Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia. Before a crowd of hopeful graduates, America’s next generation of evangelical leaders, he argued that fighting the “broken system” in Washington is what it means to have faith. “In America we do not worship government, we worship God,” he declared.
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Rising Meat Consumption is Turning Up the Heat on All of Us The global rise in meat consumption is accelerating climate change. Read More
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Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack (Update)International investigators hunted Saturday for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the fallout.
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Awww! 12 Incredible Interspecies Moms in the Animal KingdomSome animals' maternal instincts go beyond the bounds of their species.
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New Poster Gives a First-ish Look at Okja's Titular Creature Image: Netflix Okja , Bong Joon-Ho’s first movie since Snowpiercer , is definitely shrouded in mystery. Is it a horror film, or a fairy tale— or hell, is it both? What is Tilda Swinton’s character up to? And what the hell does Okja actually look like? Well, the last question gets a sort-of answer, with the latest poster for Netflix’s upcoming film. The film is about a young girl name Mija, who ta
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Is a Popular Theory of Cosmic Creation Pseudoscience?Physicists battle over whether the theory of inflation is untestable and hence not really scientific. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Huge cyberattack forces Microsoft to offer free tech fixTeams of technicians worked "round the clock" Saturday to restore hospital computer systems in Britain and check bank or transport services in other nations after a global cyberattack hit dozens of countries and crippled the U.K.'s health system.
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Identification of the neuronal suppressor of cataplexy, sudden weakening of muscle toneNarcolepsy is a disorder caused by losing orexin neurons, marked by excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy, sudden weakening of muscle tone. Previously, we found two kinds of neurons preventing narcolepsy by receiving information from orexin neurons. Here, we have discovered that serotonin neuron, one of the two neurons above, inhibits cataplexy by reducing the amygdala activity, which control
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Physics may bring faster solutions for tough computational problemsResearchers have used an elegant method based on statistical mechanics -- called the vertex model -- to create more efficient algorithms to solve complex problems more quickly. The research could solve problems in machine learning, circuit optimization and other major computational challenges.
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Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteriesThe process that makes gold-plated jewelry or chrome car accents is now making powerful lithium-ion batteries. Researchers have developed a method for electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes, yielding high-quality, high-performance battery materials that could also open the door to flexible and solid-state batteries.
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Why Short-Lived Mayflies Have the Right Idea Neil deGrasse Tyson suggests that longevity isn’t what concerns him so much as living what time he has well. Read More
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Long-term aspirin use doesn't lower risk of stroke for some a-fib patientsNew study found that using long-term aspirin therapy to prevent strokes among patients who are considered to be at low risk for stroke may not be effective as previously thought.
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Saturday's Best Deals: Target, Digital Magazines, Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts and More $4 yearly digital magazine subscriptions , Target rugs , last-minute Mother’s Day gifts , and more lead Saturday’s best deals. Advertisement Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals RAVPower Filehub , $27 with code V7TAMZKE Right now, you can save $5 on RAVPower’s Filehub , which is actually two travel-friendly devices in one: A 3,000mAh USB battery pack,
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending May 13, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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Underground Catacomb Filled with Mummies Discovered in EgyptArchaeologists have discovered an underground catacomb containing numerous mummy-filled corridors at an ancient cemetery at the site of Tuna el-Gebel in Egypt.
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Measuring the impact of a changing climate on threatened Yellowstone grizzly bearsA new analysis of Yellowstone grizzly bear diets reveals that grizzlies in the region continue to feed upon the products of an endangered tree species currently declining at the hands of climate change. Such changes are forcing some bears to look for more varied food sources. The researchers say the results call for increased monitoring efforts in the region.
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Derfor er ligninger lig med nydelseVores hjerner reagerer på grim og smuk matematik ligesom med betagende kunst eller ørehængere i radioen. Reaktionen åbner op for intuitive løsninger.
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Tomato extract fights stomach cancer, ripe for further studyThe use of tomato should be explored to develop supportive strategies against gastric cancer, researchers suggest in a new report.
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Hydrogen bonds directly detected for the first timeFor the first time, scientists have succeeded in studying the strength of hydrogen bonds in a single molecule using an atomic force microscope.
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Nations battle cyberattack damages; UK focuses on hospitalsTeams of technicians worked "round the clock" Saturday to restore hospital computer systems in Britain and check transport services in other nations after a global cyberattack that hit dozens of countries crippled the U.K.'s health system. In Russia, where a wide array of systems came under attack, officials said services had been restored or the virus contained.
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Can You Get Enough Fiber on a Low Carb Diet?Two different conditions with two conflicting dietary prescriptions. Nutrition Diva helps make sense of seemingly contradictory advice -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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We're Ignoring Women Astronauts' Health At Our Peril Image: Peggy Whitson/NASA Johnson via Flickr WASHINGTON, D.C.— It’s 7pm, and the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University, which was packed with investors, aerospace tycoons, and scientists just hours ago, has dwindled to a dedicated few. It’s a very different crowd than the folks who came earlier in the day to watch Buzz Aldrin and other space veterans speak—for one thing, a group of Gi
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17 mummies discovered in central EgyptEgyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in desert catacombs in Minya province, an "unprecedented" find for the area south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced Saturday.
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Organisations hit by global cyberattackA huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, described by the EU's law enforcement agency as "unprecedented".
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Data science used to better predict effect of weather and other conditionsData science has been used by researchers to determine and predict the effects of exposure to weather and other conditions on materials in solar panels. Using data science to predict the deterioration of such materials could lead to finding new ways to extend their lifetime, the researchers say.
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Tuberculosis vaccine passes important milestoneTwo new studies of DAR-901, an investigational vaccine against tuberculosis (TB), have moved it to the forefront of new vaccines in development for global control of this deadly infectious disease.
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Severe mental illness linked to much higher risk for cardiovascular diseaseThere is a substantially increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease when someone suffers from severe mental illness, compared to the general population, an international study of more than 3.2 million people reveals.
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We buy what we grasp: How our hands lead us to choose certain productsThe things we touch while shopping can affect what we buy, according to new studies. The authors suggest that tactile exposure to the object "activated the conceptual representation of that object, which then facilitated subsequent processing of the given object."
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Precision control of superconductivity in atomic layers using magnetic moleculesA research team has succeeded in precisely controlling the transition temperature of atomic-scale-thick superconductors using magnetic organic molecules. The team also identified the control mechanism.
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Behind the scenes of the most beautiful botanical sketches Entertainment Excerpt: Botanical Sketchbooks The original nature-inspired coloring book. Read on.
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WIRED

Let’s Be Real: Sci-Fi Needs More Awesome Space Gods Ego isn't always a bad thing. The post Let's Be Real: Sci-Fi Needs More Awesome Space Gods appeared first on WIRED .
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Astronomers Find Water and Weird Clouds on Extrasolar "Warm Neptune"Two space telescopes reveal the distant exoplanet HAT-P-26b has an atmosphere rich with hydrogen, helium and water vapor -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Fra depotrum til detox-ekspert: Din fantastiske levers 6 vilde evnerLeveren er kroppens altmuligmand med mange hundrede funktioner.
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Animal Moms Have It Tough! 8 Extreme Creature BirthsGiving birth to the next generation can be an extreme event for mothers in the animal kingdom.
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WIRED

Security News This Week: Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Looks … Pretty Good! Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Trump's Cybersecurity Executive Order Looks ... Pretty Good! appeared first on WIRED .
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Who Was the Last Person on Earth Born in the 1700s? Emma Morano was 117 years old when she died in Italy last month. Toward the end of her long life, she held an auspicious, if lonely, place in human history. She is believed to have been the last person on Earth who was born in the 19th century: November 29, 1899. Barring planetary catastrophe, it will be some time before the last person who was born in the 20th century is gone. If someone born in
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The Atlantic

Twin Peaks and True Crime: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Inside the Roller-Coaster Journey to Get David Lynch’s Twin Peaks Back on TV Maureen Ryan | Variety “The otherworldly elements that Lynch layered in—an indefinable air of mystery, a surreal quality that evoked swooning, bittersweet loss—were among the factors that made the original Twin Peaks a ratings and pop-culture sensation. And despite that the second season was more uneven than the first, t
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The Atlantic

How 'Twin Peaks' Invented Modern Television The sensational entrance into mass consciousness of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks , 27 years ago, was an event that defies replication. To begin with, back then there actually was a mass consciousness—or, at least, there were a lot of people watching the same shows at the same time. Norm said something funny on Cheers and a single, vast chuckle rumbled westward across the continent and
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GRAFIK: Sådan bygges den nye højbro ved Frederikssund Broer Byudvikling Veje
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Lawrence Krauss – Lux Ex Machina – Think Again Podcast #98 Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Physicist Lawrence Krauss on why neutrinos are his favorite particles, light as the protagonist of modern physics, and more. Read More
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Ars Technica

Dune: Spice and sandworms power one of the great “lost” board games Enlarge / The Shai-Hulud greets its Fremen pals on the front cover of the first edition of the game. (credit: Tom Mendelsohn) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com —and let us know what you think. “Do a friend a favor,” says a promotional card included in the legendary 1979 board game Dune . “If you
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Autism May Be Linked to Cells That Prune Brain ConnectionsA difference in these trimming cells between the sexes might render males most vulnerable to the disorder -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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WIRED

The Unending Struggle to Make Your Car Feel Like Your Phone Mobile phones have changed your expectations of what comes in a car—and the auto industry is racing to keep up. The post The Unending Struggle to Make Your Car Feel Like Your Phone appeared first on WIRED .
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Space Photos of the Week: Cranky Old Crab Nebula Still Knows How to Twist and Shout Racing galaxies, Martian craters, and the latest from Cassini. The post Space Photos of the Week: Cranky Old Crab Nebula Still Knows How to Twist and Shout appeared first on WIRED .
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Print a Pretty Picture With These Instant Film Cameras Snapchat pics disappear in a day. These cameras print photos you can hold forever. The post Print a Pretty Picture With These Instant Film Cameras appeared first on WIRED .
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Internet Democracy Is Great … in Theory. Just Ask the FCC The FCC opened up its net neutrality proposal to comments and learned what much of the internet already knows: Never read the comments. The post Internet Democracy Is Great … in Theory. Just Ask the FCC appeared first on WIRED .
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The Eye-Popping 8K Madness of Red Camera’s New Super-Sensor Red's Weapon 8K S35 features the company's new Helium sensor, which captures four times the resolution of 4K. The post The Eye-Popping 8K Madness of Red Camera's New Super-Sensor appeared first on WIRED .
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Become an Instagram Influencer With This Mobile Photo Gear Insta-celeb glory requires some deliberate setup. The post Become an Instagram Influencer With This Mobile Photo Gear appeared first on WIRED .
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Swirling Bacteria Illuminate the Strange Physics of Swarms The new experiments suggest that simple models can explain the behavior of thousands of interacting organisms. The post Swirling Bacteria Illuminate the Strange Physics of Swarms appeared first on WIRED .
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New Cybersecurity Executive Order Highlights Need for Deterrence, Protection of Key IndustriesGiven the range of possible threats and the pace at which they may appear, it is impossible to protect everything, everywhere, all the time -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A New Theory for Why Killer Whales Go Through MenopauseEvidence suggests it is for the greater social good -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

Sleep it off: What you can and can’t learn from sleep tracking wearables Beddit Fitness trackers didn't always monitor sleep, but the feature is now a sought-after staple in most devices, as sleep is just as important as exercise to a healthy lifestyle. Most wristbands monitor sleep now, and there are even specialized devices that go on your head or bedside table that can also keep track of how long and how well you sleep each night. But sleep tracking isn't as simple
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An Alternate History of the Atomic AgeScientist and author Gregory Benford discusses his latest book, The Berlin Project -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows versions Enlarge (credit: Health Service Journal) A day after a ransomware worm infected 75,000 machines in 100 countries, Microsoft is taking the highly unusual step of issuing patches that immunize Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003, operating systems the company stopped supporting as many as three years ago. Microsoft also rolled out a signature that allows its Windows Defender antivirus engine to provide
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UK working to restore hospital systems after cyberattackBritain's National Cyber Security Center says teams are working "round the clock" to restore hospital computer systems after a global cyberattack that hit dozens of countries forced British hospitals to cancel and delay treatment for patients.
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The Atlantic

When Mother’s Day Is ‘Empowering’ Mother’s Day was created when, in 1908, Anna Jarvis invented the holiday as a gesture to honor her own mother. Her idea caught on quickly: By 1914, in large part because of a campaign Jarvis waged to have her celebration of motherhood more widely recognized, Congress gave the day status as an official national holiday. Companies, as they do, did their part to further institutionalize Mother’s Day
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I 2050 bliver din bøf dyrket i et laboratoriumFortsætter vi med at opskalere traditionel kødproduktion, får det fatale konsekvenser for klima og miljø. Så enten skal vi droppe kødet eller dyrke det i laboratorier, mener hollandsk professor.
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Where Do Populists Go When They Lose? It’s a little too easy for liberals and globalists to breathe a sigh of relief at the victory of Emmanuel Macron in France. His win averts a short-term crisis over the terms of France’s participation in the European Union, but as both the populists and their antagonists have discovered, victory isn’t everything. You also have to govern. It hardly seems fair, but, to accomplish anything, Macron wi
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cognitive science

Writelight - prompts for expressive writing submitted by /u/artemcamelot [link] [comments]
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The Atlantic

Should States Charge Low-Income Residents Less for Traffic Tickets? Losing the right to drive in December upended Latrice Harry’s life. She’d been pulled over by police six months before, and after failing to pay an initial ticket—she says she got it for not being able to quickly find proof of insurance among her belongings—the debt kept accumulating. By her telling, a series of errors in the local court—being told she couldn’t protest the ticket immediately, del
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The Atlantic

What Went Right With the French Campaign Polls? PARIS—Pollsters have gotten a bit of bad rap lately. In both the United States and the United Kingdom , public opinion researchers were excoriated for failing to predict the results of both countries’ shock elections in 2016. As a result, in France, declarations that the National Front’s Marine Le Pen was indeed very likely to lose the presidential election to centrist Emmanuel Macron were freque
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The Atlantic

Hostage Shows What It's Like to Be Held Captive It was barely morning on July 2, 1997, when Christophe André was pulled from his bed, handcuffed, dragged into a car, and driven across the border from the Russian republic of Ingushetia to Chechnya. As a Frenchman working for Doctors Without Borders (MSF), he was a target for Chechen rebels with ransom demands. Hostage , a graphic nonfiction book out this month from Drawn and Quarterly, chronicl
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Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attackDozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies.
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Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomewareA cybersecurity researcher appears to have discovered a "kill switch" that can prevent the spread of the WannaCry ransomware—for now—that has caused the cyberattacks wreaking havoc globally, they told AFP Saturday.
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Another day on the job, in the eye of a hurricaneHurricanes can be monstruous, terrifying things to live through. Garrett Black flies through them for a living and likes it.
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Explainer: What is ransomware?Computers across the world were locked up Friday and users' files held for ransom when dozens of countries were hit in a cyber-extortion attack that targeted hospitals, companies and government agencies.
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Dansk ingeniør i England: Overvej, om en lokal licens er nødvendigAkademiingeniør Karsten Meyer bor og arbejder i London. Han har aldrig fået blåstemplet sin ingeniøruddannelse, men har den europæiske ingeniørtitel, EURING, på cv’et.
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‘Dinosaur Mummy’ Emerges From the Oil Sands of AlbertaThe Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, is putting on display the best-preserved fossil of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur ever found.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Identification of the neuronal suppressor of cataplexy, sudden weakening of muscle toneNarcolepsy is a disorder caused by losing orexin neurons, marked by excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy, sudden weakening of muscle tone. Previously, we found two kinds of neurons preventing narcolepsy by receiving information from orexin neurons. Here, we have discovered that serotonin neuron, one of the two neurons above, inhibits cataplexy by reducing the amygdala activity, which control
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Can drivers stay "in the loop" in a partially automated car? submitted by /u/scasner [link] [comments]
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A dual-functional GLP-1 analogue may improve insulin sensitivity and help fight diabetesScientists have discovered a dual peptide called 'PGLP-1' that promotes insulin secretion and inhibits gluconeogenesis (a metabolic process that produces glucose).
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WIRED

Google’s Fight Against Uber Takes a Turn for the Criminal Uber self-driving head Anthony Levandowski faces even hotter water. The post Google's Fight Against Uber Takes a Turn for the Criminal appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Ebola Returns, and Central Africa’s Virus Hunters Are Ready Six people are in the hospital, three people have died, and at least five of them tested positive for Ebola. The post Ebola Returns, and Central Africa's Virus Hunters Are Ready appeared first on WIRED .
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NASA Denies Trump’s Request to Send Astronauts Past the Moon on New RocketThe agency announced that adding astronauts to the mission would have cost $600 million to $900 million and required significantly more work and time.
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The Atlantic

A Stolen NSA Tool Is Being Used in a Global Cyberattack The shadow of ousted FBI director James Comey hung over the Senate Intelligence committee’s worldwide threat hearing yesterday. Like Banquo’s ghost in Macbeth, the presence of Comey’s absence was everywhere. But it wasn’t the most surreal aspect of the day. Here was a hearing on external threats at a moment when internal threats are growing more serious and scary than any time in recent memory. J
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Facts About Niagara FallsNiagara Falls is a geological wonder and one of the most famous waterfalls in the world.
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Gizmodo

Today’s Massive Ransomware Attack Was Mostly Preventable—Here’s How To Avoid It Photo: Getty Ransomware may be mostly thought of as a (sometimes costly) nuisance, but when it hinders the ability of doctors and nurses to provide aid to those in need of emergency medical care, then it qualifies as armed robbery. On Friday, a quickly spreading, nasty piece of malware crossed mountains and oceans to infect more than 70,000 machines around the world in a matter of hours. Among th
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Ransomware and Recordings? What We’re Following Global Threats: An estimated 74 countries were struck today by a wave of cyberattacks that demanded ransom in exchange for access to the affected computer systems. Hospitals are particularly vulnerable to this type of attack, and Britain’s National Health Service was one of the major targets. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, health workers are trying to contain a new
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Kræftpatienter tager vestpå for at få yderligere behandling Patienter med knoglemarvskræft, der er begyndt på behandling på Herlev Hospital, tager til Vejle for at få yderligere behandling.
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Opgivet i Herlev, samlet op af Vejle Herlev Hospital kunne ikke tilbyde Dorte Maj Groser yderligere behandling. Hun tog hun kontakt til Vejle Sygehus, hvor hun omgående kom i behandling. I dag har hun ingen tegn på sygdomsaktivitet.
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Dagens Medicin

Valborgs helt egen læge For et år siden blev der indgået en ny aftale mellem Sundheds- og Ældreministeriet, PLO, KL og Danske Regioner om fast tilknyttede plejehjemslæger. En af dem er Philip Hasselqvist, som 1. marts i år blev fast tilknyttet plejecenterlæge på plejehjemmet Rosenborgcentret i København.
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Hver anden ghetto har ingen praktiserende læge I godt hvert andet område på regeringens ghettoliste er der ingen praktiserende læge. Øget lokalt samarbejde og differentieret basishonorar er blandt løsningerne på problemet, mener fagfolk.
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Dagens Medicin

Læger i ghetto: Delepraksis er løsningen på lægemangel Ghetto. Mange læger vælger de udsatte boligområder fra. Det gælder ikke Gitta Kofod Beyer, Anders Kjær og Ömer Altunpinar, der sammen driver en ny storpraksis syd for København i et af de områder, der er på regeringens ghettoliste.
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Dagens Medicin

Region Hovedløs Regionsledelsen har hele tiden gjort de 500 klinikere til en del af beretningen om, at Epic var det rette valg.
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Apple to invest $200 million in scratch-resistant glassApple says it will invest $200 million in a rural Kentucky facility that it credits with rescuing the company's signature smartphone from a design flaw that would have led to scratched screens.
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Ebola vaccine could get first real-world test in emerging outbreak The Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported nine suspected cases of infection in recent weeks. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21989
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The Atlantic

Why the White, Working Class Voted for Trump PRRI and The Atlantic surveyed American voters about their feelings on politics. Researchers specifically focused on white, working-class voters—people without college degrees or salaried jobs. While most post-election analysis cited economic anxiety as the main concern of this group, the results of this survey paint a different picture. It was cultural anxiety that drove white, working-class vot
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Tør, tør ikke Det kræver mandsmod at sætte sig igennem over for de etablerede specialer, som frygter at miste terræn til et nyt speciale.
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Dagens Medicin

Livsfarlig kassetænkning Torben Plesner er en jysk Robin Hood, som modigt bringer en klokkeren prioriteringsopgave frem i lyset
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Study identifies a new test to predict severity of inflammatory bowel disease in childrenThe results from a Norwegian study show that a new genetic test for characterising intestinal microbiota may help to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children and predict which children will develop the most extensive disease and need early, aggressive intervention.
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Gizmodo

Facebook Thinks Saying "Men Are Trash" Is Hate Speech Image: Erin La Ninfa As the old saying goes, “men are trash.” If you’re a twenty-something woman, you’ve probably said this phrase to your friends at least once, possibly over alcoholic drinks after a man has done something bad. Or perhaps you’ve said it to coworkers after your dumb boss makes a boob joke in front of the entire company. Advertisement Apparently, however, sharing that sentiment on
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Russia's interior ministry says computers hit by 'virus attack'Russia's interior ministry said Friday that some of its computers had been hit by a "virus attack" amid reports of major cyber strikes across the globe.
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NYT > Science

New Gene Tests Pose a Threat to InsurersMany consumers will soon have a better sense of their risk for Alzheimer’s and other debilitating conditions. Insurers will have no way of knowing.
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To Catch A Crayfish, All You Need Is A Hole In The Ground And Some Warm Water #NakedAndAfraid | Sundays at 10/9c Jeremy and Melanie are determined to lure a crayfish out of its hole. With a little luck and patience, they'll be eating a delicious snack, eyeballs and all. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/naked-and-afraid Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NakedandAfra
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic's Week in Culture Don’t Miss Master of None ’s Greatest Strength Is Its Curiosity — Lenika Cruz watches the much anticipated return of Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series. Comme des Garçons / Paolo Roversi / The Metropolitan Museum of Art Fashion The Alienating Garments of Rei Kawabuko — Francesca Granata analyzes the Japanese designer’s pointedly eccentric clothing, the subject of an exhibition at the Met. Netflix Telev
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The Atlantic

If There Are White House Recordings, They Could Be Subpoenaed Maybe there are recordings from the Trump White House; maybe there aren’t. On the one hand, President Trump seemed to threaten the former FBI director in a tweet Friday morning, writing, “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Later on Friday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly refused to comment on the tweet and whether
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Tapes of Wrath Today in 5 Lines President Trump suggested on Twitter that there might be tapes of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. When asked about the tweet, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly refused to answer whether or not the president is recording conversations in the Oval Office. Senator Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, sa
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Elon Musk posts video of 'electric sled' for tunnel travelBillionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Friday posted video on social media of what he describes as an electric sled speeding through a tunnel, a test of a system he envisions for 3-D networks of underground passages for speeding traffic under Los Angeles' congested roads.
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Live Science

Mystery Sea Monster? Nope, Just a Dead, Stinky WhaleA decomposing sea monster that washed ashore on a remote Indonesia beach is probably a baleen whale that died from either trauma or infection, researchers speculated.
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Ars Technica

NASA pays the price of being subjected to a massive, expensive rocket NASA After Donald Trump moved into the White House in January, his advisers asked NASA to consider the possibility of a splashy achievement during the president's first term. Shortly following that, the space agency announced that it had begun to study the possibility of adding crew members to the maiden launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. This seemed an ambitious ask for 2019. Not on
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Will Marches Help Science? People Are Divided, Survey FindsNational opinions about the effectiveness of last month's science and climate marches are mixed and follow political lines, a Pew survey reports.
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Ars Technica

Sullied seasoning: Sea salts come with a dash of microplastics (credit: Robbin Gheesling ) When plastic garbage makes its way to the sea, it eventually breaks down into tiny fragments that return to us in salty seasonings , Malaysian researchers report in Scientific Reports. In a survey of 16 sea salts from eight countries, researchers found microplastic particles lurking in all but one. In total, the researchers collected 72 particles from the salts and use
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Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteriesThe process that makes gold-plated jewelry or chrome car accents is now making powerful lithium-ion batteries.
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The biggest ransomware attack in history is crippling UK hospitals Health Cybersecurity isn't cheap, but it's less expensive than ransom hospitals hit by cyber attack…
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With a Little AI, Apple Watch May Be Able to Spot a Heart ProblemThe watch’s heart monitor is a long way from a medical-grade device, but smart software may be able to improve its capabilities.
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Ars Technica

Google’s “Project Treble” solves one of Android’s many update roadblocks Since time immemorial, the Android ecosystem has made quickly updating an operating system across devices seem like an impossible task. Google releases a new version of Android, and while Nexus and Pixel devices get updated, other Android OEMs mostly shrug their shoulders and go about their business. If users are lucky, they might get an OS update six months down the line , at which point Google
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We Asked Jacques Cousteau's Grandson About SpongeBob, The Life Aquatic, and Pooping Underwater He is so handsome (Image: Carrie Vonderhaar for Bonnet Rouge) You might think space is the final frontier, but there’s an entire alien world beneath the sea. Exploring the deepest abysses even looks a lot like exploring outer space. So, we set up some time with Fabien Cousteau, aquanaut, Jacques Cousteau’s grandson, and arguably the ocean’s biggest fan, to chat about what it’s like. Cousteau orga
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The Atlantic

The Depressingly Familiar Allegations Against PWR BTTM When Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus sang of being 23 and still acting like a freshman in his band’s 1999 smash “What’s My Age Again?”, he crystalized perhaps the default concern of pop punk. Rage against age—and the underlying feeling that you’re not living according to expectations—has been echoed in sneering songs from Descendents to NOFX to Paramore. In the past few years, the charismatic young pop-p
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Researchers apply data science to better predict effect of weather and other conditionsIn a new study, a team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Gebze Technical University (GTU) in Turkey used data science to determine and predict the effects of exposure to weather and other conditions on materials in solar panels. Using data science to predict the deterioration of such materials could lead to finding new ways to extend their lifetime, the researchers say.
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New tool could help predict, prevent surging waters in flood plainsFind related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs.A group of international scientists studying China's Yellow River has created a new tool that could help officials better predict and prevent its all-too-frequent floods, which threaten as many as 80 million.
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Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteriesThe process that makes gold-plated jewelry or chrome car accents is now making powerful lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at the University of Illinois, Xerion Advanced Battery Corporation and Nanjing University in China developed a method for electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes, yielding high-quality, high-performance battery materials that could also open the door to flexible and solid-
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NASA delays deep-space Orion test to 2019 due to costsThe first test flight of NASA's Orion capsule, designed to one day carry people to Mars, has been delayed until 2019 at the earliest due to high costs, the US space agency said Friday.
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Big Think

Confirmation Bias Isn’t a Bug, It’s Operator Error A key cognitive bias isn’t a bug, it’s just operator error (and easily correctable by using reason as nature intended). Read More
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The Atlantic

Did Trump Record Comey? The White House Won't Say The White House is officially either unable, or unwilling, to deny that the President of the United States recorded conversations with ousted FBI director James Comey or is secretly recording people in the Oval Office. White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to answer direct, yes-or-no questions on the matter during the briefing on Friday—a remarkable deflection that means Americans do no
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Inside Science

Making Materials Ready for Mars Making Materials Ready for Mars Scientists test materials to withstand Mars’ surface and space. Making Materials Ready for Mars Video of Making Materials Ready for Mars Space Friday, May 12, 2017 - 16:00 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor Norman Wagner, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware, talks about materials testing in space for space missions to Mars.
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Popular Science

19 of the coolest images from NASA's Operation IceBridge Environment Ice ice baby Every year, NASA takes overland flights of the Earth's polar regions to record rapid changes in the ice sheets. Read on.
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Rare White Wolf Killed in Yellowstone Park Was Shot IllegallyThe 12-year-old alpha female, the only white wolf in the park, was found near death last month. The police are treating the shooting as a crime.
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Gizmodo

Here Are Some Pillows Sean Spicer Might Scream Into Tonight Image: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” our president tweeted publicly today, in what was almost certainly a threat against the former FBI Director he unexpectedly fired on Tuesday. Both pointed and totally incomprehensible, it’s the sort of looming question mark a press secretary could conceivab
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Ars Technica

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is bad in ways I didn’t realize movies could be bad It all sounded so good on paper. Director Guy Ritchie, who reimagined Sherlock Holmes as a smart scrapper played by Robert Downey Jr., wanted to do a fresh take on the King Arthur legend. He cast Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam as the born king, raised in a brothel on the mean streets of medieval Londinium. Then Ritchie got Jude Law to play the self-hating evil mage king Vortigern. Plus there
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Popular Science

A non-developer's guide to all the stuff Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 conference Technology Microsoft wants Windows 10 everywhere. The annual Microsoft Build conference offers a look into Microsoft's plan for the future…
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The Atlantic

The Garland Gambit Slate columnist Dahlia Lithwick brilliantly shut down Sen. Mike Lee of Utah for his “suggestion” that Democrats should back Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit as James Comey’s replacement at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Lee however, should be careful what he wishes for. As Lithwick points out, the jest here is in mocking Democrats by suggesting Obama’s blocked Supreme Court nominee
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Fast-moving cyberattacks wreak havoc worldwide (Update 3)A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency.
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Alarm grows over global ransomware attacksSecurity experts expressed alarm Friday over a fast-moving wave of cyberattacks around the world that appeared to exploit a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency.
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Body farm for researchers and detectives opens near TampaA "body farm" where researchers can study how corpses decompose will open next week in the Tampa Bay area with the burial of four donated bodies.
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Cyber strike on UK hospitals is 'international attack': PMA cyber strike which hit dozens of British hospitals on Friday is part of a wider "international attack", Prime Minister Theresa May said.
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Americans divided on whether recent science protests will benefit scientists' causesAmericans are split in their support of recent science marches and whether these events will make a difference, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Some 44% of U.S. adults think the protests, marches, and demonstrations will boost public support for science, while an equal share (44%) believe the protests will make no difference and 7% believe the demonstrations will actually hurt the c
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Fossil 'winged serpent' is a new species of ancient snakeAn ancient sink hole in eastern Tennessee holds the clues to an important transitional time in the evolutionary history of snakes. Among the fossilized creatures found there, according to a new paper co-authored by a University of Pennsylvania paleontologist, is a new species of snake that lived 5 million years ago.
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Physics may bring faster solutions for tough computational problemsA well-known computational problem seeks to find the most efficient route for a traveling salesman to visit clients in a number of cities. Seemingly simple, it's actually surprisingly complex and much studied, with implications in fields as wide-ranging as manufacturing and air-traffic control.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Hubble catches a galaxy duo by the 'hare'This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare). Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) instruments observed the galaxy from a distance of 500 million light-years.
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Live Science

15 'Toddler' Great White Sharks Swarm Near PaddleboardersA group of more than a dozen great white sharks were spotted swimming in the surf off a Southern California beach, but beachgoers shouldn't panic, say shark experts.
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Sniffing out stem cell fates in the noseSingle-cell RNA sequencing has allowed researchers to identify adult stem cells as they transform into mature cells, but the process becomes complicated when stem cells can transform into several different types of cells. Neuroscientists teamed with statisticians and computer scientists to improve the analysis of their experimental results, and were able to track stem cell fates in the nose as olf
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Gizmodo

Disruptive Undersea Air Gun Blasts Okayed By Trump Image: AP Extremely loud air gun blasts have not been used to hunt for oil deposits in the mid and south Atlantic ocean for the last 30 years, but since the industrial practices of the ‘80s are apparently in vogue again, on Wednesday the Trump administration restarted the application process to use seismic surveying. Environmentalists say the technology threatens surrounding deep sea ecosystems f
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Gizmodo

Crack the Case With This Agatha Christie eBook Sale Select Agatha Christie Kindle books , $2 My only experience with Agatha Christie involves an episode of Doctor Who with a giant alien wasp, but if you’re a huge fan of classic mystery novels, this sale is for on. Today only, choose from 25 eBooks of Christie’s work for just $2 each , but you won’t need a detective to figure out that these prices will disappear without a trace at the end of the da
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Live Science

Rainbow-Colored, Animated Temperature Spiral Gets an UpdateA year ago, climate scientist Ed Hawkins unveiled a climate visual that wowed the world: an animated spiral showing the inexorable rise of global temperatures thanks to humanity's release of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.
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Ars Technica

Windows Server will add the Linux subsystem, join the Insider program (credit: Microsoft) SEATTLE—When Microsoft first introduced the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) at last year's Build developer conference , it said that it was doing so to make developers who were familiar with the Linux command line feel comfortable on Windows . The immediate and inevitable question was "Well, what about Windows Server?" Development is one thing, but what if organizations want
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WIRED

Surface Noise Microsoft's giant Build developer conference took place this week, and we were there. The post Surface Noise appeared first on WIRED .
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Physics may bring faster solutions for tough computational problemsResearchers from the University of Central Florida and Boston University use an elegant method based on statistical mechanics -- called the vertex model -- to create more efficient algorithms to solve complex problems more quickly. The research could solve problems in machine learning, circuit optimization and other major computational challenges.
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New Scientist - News

Test combo could distinguish Alzheimer’s earlier than everA variety of tests can predict at an early stage who might develop Alzheimer’s and who might develop dementia with Lewy bodies – which could improve intervention
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Video imaging reveals how immune cells sense dangerHow do T cells, the beat cops of the immune system, detect signs of disease without the benefit of eyes? Like most cells, they explore their surroundings through direct physical contact, but how T cells feel out intruders rapidly and reliably enough to nip infections and other threats in the bud has remained a mystery to researchers.
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Famous tree-climbing lions of Uganda roaming farther as prey animals decreaseScientists in Uganda studying the behaviors of the country's famous tree-climbing lions have found that the home ranges of lion prides in the study areas have increased over time as they search farther for diminishing numbers of prey animals.
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Revamped 'anti-science' education bills in United States find success Legislation urges educators to ‘teach the controversy’ and allows citizens to challenge curricula. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21986
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Fossil 'winged serpent' is a new species of ancient snakeAn ancient sink hole in eastern Tennessee holds the clues to an important transitional time in the evolutionary history of snakes. Among the fossilized creatures found there, according to a new paper, is a new species of snake that lived 5 million years ago.
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Stress-mitigation interventions for parents did not lessen symptoms among kids with asthmaA $2.2 million, first-of-its kind randomized study found no differences between kids with asthma who received standard care based on National Institutes of Health guidelines compared with kids whose parents received stress-mitigation techniques in addition to evidence-based asthma care.
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New gelatin devices that imitate the activity of the body in bone regenerationA team of scientists is developing structures that can be used as scaffolding in the regeneration of bone defects and which also release growth factors.
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Ars Technica

Watching two waves of hot lava in the Solar System’s largest volcano Enlarge / Loki Patera, in the lower-center, has a central island that divides two waves of molten material. (credit: NASA/JPL/USGS ) Volcanic activity appears to be a common feature in our Solar System; we have evidence of it on three planets and two moons and hints of it elsewhere. But that doesn't mean all volcanic activity is the same. Venus' activity is driven by a simple version of plate tec
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The Atlantic

Does Technology Aid Political Action or Distract From It? This month, as part of our ongoing series about how technology is transforming civic life, we asked readers to share their own thoughts on two important questions: Is technology hurting democracy? And can technology help save democracy? One reader, John, worries that passively expressing support for causes online can create an “illusion of action”: Without even a phone call, people can feel as th
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The continuum of HIV care: What does it mean and how is Europe doing?From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: this new ECDC report summarizes key findings concerning and the Continuum of HIV Care in Europe based on data reported by countries in Europe and Central Asia. In the 37 countries reporting data, an estimated 1.2 million people are living with HIV, 898,000 of whom (75 percent) have been diagnosed. 88 percent of these are estimated to be virall
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The Atlantic

Who Really Makes Money Off of Bail Bonds? Forcing people awaiting trial to pay bail in order to get out jail is, to say the least, a flawed way of pursuing justice. The accused or their family can be required to put down money in order to return home as they await a trial (which can take months, years, or never even happen)—which in practice has disproportionately hurt communities that are low-income (because they struggle to come up wit
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Ablation for atrial fibrillation proven safe and effective for patients with congenital heart disease, Penn study findsIn a new study presented today at the Heart Rhythm Society's 38th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that CHD patients -- even with complex defects -- can safely undergo ablation for AF, with similar success rates as patients with normal hearts.
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Live Science

Drones Past and Present on Display: In PhotosImages of drones featured in the new Intrepid Museum exhibit, “Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?” highlight their uses in research, defense, agriculture and art.
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WIRED

Stop Thinking James Comey Keeps All His Files in a Cardboard Box Technology has come a long way since the Saturday Night Massacre. The post Stop Thinking James Comey Keeps All His Files in a Cardboard Box appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

The Ransomware Meltdown Experts Warned About Is Here It's not just British hospitals. A nasty strain of ransomware is sweeping the world. The post The Ransomware Meltdown Experts Warned About Is Here appeared first on WIRED .
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Field Study: Worms Leave 'Til No-TillEarthworm numbers doubled in fields after farmers switched from conventional ploughing to no-till agriculture. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dementia-related brain changes observed before memory or thinking problems are noticeableScientists discover a potential predictor for early dementia that could inform the development of drug and therapeutic interventions to treat or slow down the disease.
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Science : NPR

The Power Of Genes, And The Line Between Biology And Destiny Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee says genetics play a significant role in identity, temperament, sexual orientation and disease risk — but that environment also matters. Originally broadcast May 15, 2016.
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Ars Technica

Alan Wake will be removed from digital stores after this weekend Enlarge / If you're looking to buy a downloadable copy of Alan Wake after this weekend, a flashlight won't help your search. If you missed out on 2010's Alan Wake —a game our reviewer called "a wonderful exercise in video game storytelling"—this weekend will be your last chance to purchase the downloadable version of the game before it's gone for good. Developer Remedy Entertainment announced on
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Gizmodo

Rose Gold Is the Best Thing That's Ever Happened to Tech and I Will Hear No Arguments Image: Gizmodo Call me a basic bitch all you want—and it’s true , I totally am—but I absolutely adore rose gold. In fact, if I’m being brutally honest, I think rose gold is the best thing that has ever happened to tech. Advertisement It’s pretty simple, really. As you might have guessed, I love the color pink. Any pink is good, but I’ve come to most love a soft, baby pink, which is what tech comp
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Fate of Rat's Sex is FlexibleInduced pluripotent stem cells from the tail of a female spiny rat can differentiate into male or female germ cells, outlining a possible escape route from extinction for this endangered species.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Hydrogen bonds directly detected for the first timeFor the first time, scientists have succeeded in studying the strength of hydrogen bonds in a single molecule using an atomic force microscope. Researchers from the University of Basel's Swiss Nanoscience Institute network have reported the results in the journal Science Advances.
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Rice U.'s Yellow River formula addresses flood risk, sustainabilityRice University geologists studying China's Yellow River have created a new tool that could help Chinese engineers and river managerial officials better predict and prevent the river's all-too-frequent floods, which threaten as many as 80 million people.
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The Atlantic

Poem of the Week: ‘Birches’ by Robert Frost Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, this week I’ll share some verse by a poet my mom loves: Robert Frost. Here’s a bit of Frost’s “ Birches :” I’d like to get away from earth awhile And then come back to it and begin over. May no fate willfully misunderstand me And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return. Earth’s the right place for love: I don’t know where it’s likely
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Invasive lung cancer cells display symbiosis: Key to metastasisLung cancer cells making up an invasive pack have specialized roles as leaders and followers, and depend on each other for mobility and survival. The genes supporting the cells' interdependence, explored with innovative cell separation techniques, could be keys to future treatments aimed at impairing cancer metastasis.
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds

Arctic nations strike down research roadblocks Binding pact aims to ease access to field sites and shipment of samples across national borders. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21988
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Live Science

Homo Naledi in Photos: Images of the Small-Brained Human RelativeSee photos of the primitive-looking relative to modern humans.
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Ars Technica

An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide Enlarge A highly virulent new strain of self-replicating ransomware shut down computers all over the world, in part by appropriating a National Security Agency exploit that was publicly released last month by the mysterious group calling itself Shadow Brokers. The malware, known as Wanna, Wannacry, or Wcry, has infected at least 75,000 computers , according to antivirus provider Avast. AV provide
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Trilobites: A Gene Mystery: How Are Rats With No Y Chromosome Born Male?The cells of Japan’s Amami spiny rat have unusual sexual flexibility, a possible clue to how the animal differentiates into female and male sexes, new research suggests.
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Gizmodo

Something Wonderful Happens When You Mix Microwaves, Soda, and Wood GIF The next time you accidentally spill soda, or water, plus a little baking soda on one of your cutting boards, don’t complain about having to clean it up. Instead, tear the safety cover off your microwave and use it as a high-voltage power source to etch a cool lightning pattern into the mess . Advertisement The patterns that result are called Lichtenberg figures, named after German physicist
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Large multicenter study shows high success rate for robotic PCI proceduresResults from the PRECISION trial (Efficacy and Safety Outcomes of Radial- vs Femoral-Access Robotic Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Final Results of the Multicenter PRECISION Registry) were presented today as a late-breaking clinical trial.
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Ars Technica

The Samsung Z4 is Tizen’s new flagship smartphone Next week, most of the tech press will be focused on Google I/O 2017, Google's big developer conference. But Samsung just happens to be holding its own competing conference at the same time: the Tizen Developer Conference 2017. Here, developers will (supposedly) gather to talk about the latest Tizen OS improvements and development practices. To celebrate, Samsung announced a new flagship Tizen sm
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Suspicions Are High: Is Mephis Trying To Rig This Hit? | Street Outlaws #StreetOutlaws | Mondays at 9/8c on Discovery Everybody knows Shawn kills the light. But will JJ's questionable flagging ruin the first race of the night? Full episodes streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/street-outlaws/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ Discovery https://www.facebook.com/StreetOutlaws F
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Hydrogen bonds directly detected for the first timeFor the first time, scientists have succeeded in studying the strength of hydrogen bonds in a single molecule using an atomic force microscope. Researchers from the University of Basel's Swiss Nanoscience Institute network have reported the results in the journal Science Advances.
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Yellow River formula addresses flood risk, sustainabilityU.S. and Chinese geologists studying China's Yellow River have created a new tool that could help Chinese officials better predict and prevent the river's all-too-frequent floods, which threaten as many as 80 million people. The new tool, a physics-based formulation to calculate sediment transport, can also be applied to study the sustainability of eroding coastlines worldwide.
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Hubble catches a galaxy duo by the 'hare'This image shows the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare).
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Gizmodo

There's a Massive Ransomware Attack Spreading Globally Right Now [Updated] Screenshot: MalwareHunterTeam A ransomware attack is quickly spreading across the globe rendering vital systems inaccessible. Advertisement Friday morning, the Twitter account MalwareHunterTeam reported ransomware known as WanaCrypt0r (a WannaCry variant) spreading at an alarming rate. “In less than 3 hours (even can say less than 2 hours if we count it from the explosion), they got victims alrea
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The Atlantic

Hounds of Love Is One of the Most Horrifying Films of the Year Hounds of Love opens in extreme slow motion. At first, the group of teenage girls we’re focused on seem frozen like statues, but the basketballs they’re tossing are flying through the air with a kind of hypnotic, dreadful sluggishness. It takes a few seconds to realize they’re moving, and a few more to realize we’re spying on them. The camera (whipping around this tableau with far greater speed)
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The Atlantic

The Fidget Spinner Explains the World There’s a new, dumb trend: the fidget spinner . It’s a toy like a top, but spun in the hand rather than on a surface. The user holds a pad at the center, and flicks one of three rounded blades. The spinner rotates around a bearing at the center. The light weight of the device and the low friction of the bearing allows it to spin for a long time. What is it for? The fidget spinner has been framed
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More New Rumors About Doctor Who's Next Doctor Image: BBC Another day, another rumor about the identity of Peter Capaldi’s replacement on Doctor Who . But an intriguing new report from the Radio Times seems to offer a comprehensive update on Who ’s road to the 13th Doctor, and there’s some new names in the mix. Advertisement Sources speaking to the Radio Times claim that previous heavily-rumored frontrunner Kris Marshall—best known to UK audi
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Mount Almost Any TV To the Wall For $20 AmazonBasics Articulating TV Wall Mount , $20 If you got a fancy new TV for the holidays, this highly-rated AmazonBasics mount will hang it on the wall for $20. This particular model swings a full 180 degrees and can hold TVs anywhere from 22" to 55", so it should be sufficient for most of you.
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WIRED

Maybe the Internet Isn’t Tearing Us Apart After All The internet is supposedly causing people to hole up in sites geared toward people like them. But the data tells us that it is not quite true. The post Maybe the Internet Isn’t Tearing Us Apart After All appeared first on WIRED .
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Live Science

Man Contracts Gut Parasite After Eating SushiA 32-year-old man in Portugal went to the hospital after experiencing stomach pain, vomiting and fever. The culprit? A parasitic worm called Anisakis in the sushi he had just eaten.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Hubble catches a galaxy duo by the 'hare'This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare).
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Fossil 'winged serpent' is a new species of ancient snake, Penn doctoral student findsAn ancient sink hole in eastern Tennessee holds the clues to an important transitional time in the evolutionary history of snakes. Among the fossilized creatures found there, according to a new paper co-authored by a University of Pennsylvania paleontologist, is a new species of snake that lived 5 million years ago.
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Discovering the brain mechanisms to diagnose diseases and prescribe treatmentsDevelopment of approaches to reduce medical errors.
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Americans divided on whether recent science protests will benefit scientists' causesAmericans are split in their support of recent science marches and whether these events will make a difference, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Some 44% of US adults think the protests, marches, and demonstrations will boost public support for science, while an equal share (44%) believe the protests will make no difference and 7% believe the demonstrations will actually hurt the cau
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Mapping the magnetic bridge between our nearest galactic neighboursFor the first time, astronomers have detected a magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge, the filament of gas stretching 75 thousand light-years between the Milky Way Galaxy's nearest galactic neighbours: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC, respectively).
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US prepares to ban laptops on flights from EuropeThe U.S. is expected to broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the European Union, a move that would create logistical chaos on the world's busiest corridor of air travel.
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The Atlantic

Trump's $100 Million 'Exceptions' in Russian Income Updated on May 12 at 3:25 p.m. Donald Trump has received more than $100 million in income from Russian sources in one-time transactions over the last decade, but does not have any outstanding debts or holdings in the country, his lawyers asserted in a letter that emerged on Friday. The letter , signed by Sheri Dillon and William Nelson of the firm Morgan Lewis, states: With a few exceptions—as de
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The Atlantic

Brazil Declares an End to Its Zika Health Emergency Brazil has announced the end of its public health emergency over Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that became a global concern just 18 months ago. Brazil launched a major mosquito eradication program last year, and the health ministry said that from January to April 2017 there were 95 percent fewer cases recorded compared with that same period last year. Zika has been linked to several birth defect
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NASA sees intensifying Tropical Cyclone Ella now heading westTropical Cyclone Ella is intensifying and NASA observed heavy rainfall in the storm. Ella is now expected to pass to the north of Fiji which is good news for the island nation.
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X-rays from copper source set new gold standard for measuring industrial materialsWith this new, unique X-ray machine, NIST can make some of the world's most accurate measurements, and calibrate everyone else's X-rays, too.
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Lifting your spirits doesn't require many repsEngaging in light or moderate physical activity such as taking a walk or going for a bike ride is the best way for normally inactive people to beat the blues and improve their sense of well-being, according to a new study. Researchers say that in this study there was no additional emotional benefit gained from working out aggressively.
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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. Now, a team reports the discovery of the first fossilized flowers from
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Knowledge of DNA repair mechanisms advances with new researchWe humans like to think our DNA is well-protected in the nucleus of each cell. But it's a hard life for the hard-working genetic code, explains a new report.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

New understanding of superconductor's 'normal' state may help solve longstanding puzzleRecent experiments have shed new light on the electronic properties of an unconventional topological superconductor material at temperatures 4°K above Tc.
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Ars Technica

Dealmaster: Get a Dell Inspiron gaming laptop with Skylake CPU for just $735 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains , we have a number of new deals to share today. On the top of our list is a great deal on a Dell gaming laptop: snag a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 gaming notebook with a Core i5 Skylake processor, a 15.6-inch 4K touchscreen, and a 4GB GTX 960M GPU for just $734.99. That's a great deal compared to its original $999 price tag, so grab it while
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Inside Science

Speech to Laser to Sound Speech to Laser to Sound New technology using a one-color laser may drive future generation of high-tech hearing aids. Speech to Laser to Sound Video of Speech to Laser to Sound Human Friday, May 12, 2017 - 13:15 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside Science) -- Noise. Our world is full of it, from a feisty family dinner to the bustling sounds of the big city. There are a million stories in the ci
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Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.

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