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Antibody biosensor offers unlimited point-of-care drug monitoringA team of EPFL scientists has developed several antibody-based biosensors that have the potential to help healthcare centers in developing countries or even patients in their own homes keep track of drug concentration in the blood.
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Obscured supermassive black holes in galaxiesMost if not all galaxies are thought to host a supermassive black hole in their nuclei. It grows by accreting mass, and while feeding it is not hidden from our view: it generates X-ray emission and ultraviolet that heats the dust which in turn radiates in the infrared. During the evolutionary phase in which it is most active, the object is known as an active galactic nucleus (AGN). The vast majori
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A giant lava lamp inside the Earth might be flipping the planet's magnetic fieldIf you could travel back in time 41,000 years to the last ice age, your compass would point south instead of north. That's because for a period of a few hundred years, the Earth's magnetic field was reversed. These reversals have happpened repeatedly over the planet's history, sometimes lasting hundreds of thousands of years. We know this from the way it affects the formation of magnetic minerals,
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Intensification of extreme rainfall varies from region to region, study showsA new study by researchers from MIT and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich shows that the most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3 to 15 percent, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms.
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Lazarus Group muligvis bag WannaCrypt-angrebet Baseret på overlap mellem koder har flere aktører peget på, at Lazarus Group muligvis står bag weekendens ransomware-angreb. Hackergruppen er flere gange sat i forbindelse med Nordkoreas regering. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/lazarus-group-muligvis-bag-ransomware-angrebet-1076702 Version2
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Benzinbiler dumper miljøtestKun hver femte bil består tysk miljøtest, og især benzinbilerne står for skud. Benzinbiler med direkte indsprøjtning udleder i gennemsnit 6,4 gange så mange partikler som tilladt, men også almindelige benzinbiler kan være partikelsvin.
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China's fondness for pirated software raises risks in attackChina's fondness for pirated software left it especially vulnerable to the latest global cyberattack.
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Researchers uncover new way to stimulate the body's immune responseIBM announced its researchers have identified a new way to trigger the body's immune response by using polymer-coated graphene sheets. The research was recently published in Nature Communications.
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Titan supercomputer analyzes bacterial photosynthetic systemDespite the grand diversity among living organisms, the molecule used to store and transmit energy within aerobic, or oxygen-using, cells is remarkably the same. From bacteria to fungi, plants, and animals, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) serves as the universal energy currency of life, fueling the processes cells need to survive and function.
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Mars rover Opportunity begins study of ancient valley's originNASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the main destination of its current two-year extended mission—an ancient fluid-carved valley incised on the inner slope of a vast crater's rim.
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Study shows 'pretty' termites do the most damageTermites may be "pretty" in the eyes of a scientist, but don't let good looks fool you: The prettier termites are more destructive than their uglier counterparts, a University of Florida researcher says.
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New study upends established models of forecasting coextinction in complex ecosystemsA study from Iowa State University researchers casts new light on how biologists understand the likelihood of coextinction among plants and animals that depend on one another for survival.
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The Wizard of Lies’s Brutal Portrait of Bernie Madoff Over and over again in The Wizard of Lies , the director Barry Levinson pushes his camera as close as he can to Bernie Madoff’s face, searching for flickers of emotion. As played by Robert De Niro, Madoff is taciturn and even-tempered—at least, after he reveals his part in the largest financial fraud in American history. It’s this devastating sense of calm and acceptance that fascinates Levinson
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A Conversation With Liz Spayd, the Controversial Public Editor of The New York Times It’s been a hell of a year for the public editor of The New York Times. The veteran journalist Liz Spayd started in the gig last July. As an independent liaison to the Times -reading public, Spayd’s job is to consider reader feedback and make determinations about the newspaper’s decision-making, ethics, and other issues. Other journalists, especially, have been vocal critics of Spayd, saying she’
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What Is the Best Exit of All Time? Phil Keoghan, host, The Amazing Race At 10:56 p.m. on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong exited “the Eagle,” Apollo 11 ’s lunar module, and entered the history books. As half a billion people watched live from Earth, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. Brian Wolly, digital editor, Smithsonian magazine By voluntarily stepping down from the presidency after two terms, George Washington
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The Tavern Trees Fairfield, Tennessee Having forced the stiff U.S. Mail flag up and left the card crackling among cricket nymphs, the wheel ruts’ little rocks nibbling at my soles, the cattle grate a memory, a lock installed to forbid locals from riding donuts on the lawn or chucking empties in the boondocks, rom which fireflies still drowse into the grasp like spirits , Eliza says, like will-o’-the-wisp — all at
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Why Drag Is the Ultimate Retort to Trump RuPaul Charles, America’s most famous drag queen, sat on a gold lamé couch at a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan one Tuesday in March, doling out advice for the white working class. Wearing a patterned suit jacket and black slacks—one of his signature out-of-drag looks—he made a hand motion to suggest widgets being moved from one part of an assembly line to the next. “If you were a factory worke
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The End of Forgetting When Uncle Joshua, a character in Peter De Vries’s 1959 novel, The Tents of Wickedness , says that nostalgia “ain’t what it used to be,” the line is played for humor: To those stuck in the past, nothing—not even memory itself—survives the test of time. And yet Uncle Joshua’s words have themselves aged pretty well (despite being widely misattributed to Yogi Berra): Technology, though ceaselessly s
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Love and Gaming in The Chalk Artist How’s this for a challenge? Write a novel about virtual-reality gaming and high-school teaching, and make it a story that adults and kids will find hard to put down. In her new novel, Allegra Goodman creates suspense where you might least expect to find it. Dial Aidan is a teenager holed up in his bedroom, consumed at all hours by a multiplayer game called EverWhen, in which he is a Water Elf nam
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Boredom Is Good for You Boredom has, paradoxically, become quite interesting to academics lately. The International Interdisciplinary Boredom Conference gathered humanities scholars in Warsaw for the fifth time in April. In early May, its less scholarly forerunner, London’s Boring Conference , celebrated seven years of delighting in tedium. At this event, people flock to talks about toast, double yellow lines, sneezing,
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Skydiving From the Edge of Space On May 8, 2013, Alan Eustace, then the 56-year-old senior vice president of knowledge at Google, jumped from an airplane18,000 feet above the desert in Coolidge, Arizona. Anyone watching would have witnessed an odd sight: Eustace was wearing a bulky white space suit—the kind nasa astronauts wear. He looked like a free-falling Michelin Man. Listen to the audio version of this article: Download the
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When Your Child Is a Psychopath This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on a scale of 10. We’re sitting in a conference room at the San Marcos Treatment Center, just south of Austin, Texas, a space that has witnessed countless difficult conversations between troubled children, their worried parents, and clinical therapists. But today promises unalloyed joy. Samantha’s mother is visiting from Idaho, as she does every six weeks
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How the Embargo Rescued Russian Food Culture “Try the deer heart,” Boris Akimov suggests from behind a bushy beard. My stomach sinks, but I cannot refuse: Akimov is a demigod in the Moscow food world, and we are sitting in LavkaLavka , the flagship restaurant of the LavkaLavka farmers’ cooperative. The crimson meat comes thinly sliced atop a celery puree, with a garnish of cowberry sorbet. It’s surprisingly tender. When I first visited the
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Screw Wisdom Middle age loves its platitudes, chiefly the ones about hard-won wisdom and the many things that once seemed important but no longer do as you face down impending mortality and irrelevance. And don’t forget the ones about small things that are far more important than you’d realized. Among the many indignities of aging is the irresistible temptation to reach for some menu of bromides and convey to
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When Black America Was Pro-Police African Americans lament that the cops are never there when you need them—that “911 is a joke,” as the Public Enemy song goes—and then they complain that their communities are “overpoliced.” These gripes aren’t so much inconsistent as they are underdeveloped, or they have been until now. James Forman Jr.’s revelatory new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America , sets out t
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'Too early' to say if N. Korea behind cyberattacks: EuropolThe European police agency said Tuesday it was still too early to say whether North Korea was linked to a massive cyberattack which has caused global computer chaos.
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Antibody biosensor offers unlimited point-of-care drug monitoringBeing able to monitor drug concentration in the blood of a patient is an important aspect of any pharmaceutical treatment. However, this requires equipment and facilities that are often missing from field healthcare in developing countries, but also inhibits the quality of life for patients elsewhere. EPFL scientists, working through their startup LUCENTIX, have now developed an antibody-linked bi
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The Health Issue: The Mystery of the Wasting House-CatsForty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an epidemic — and some scientists think a class of everyday chemicals might be to blame.
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NYT > Science

The Health Issue: What Animals Taught Me About Being HumanSurrounding myself with animals to feel less alone was a mistake: The greatest comfort is in knowing their lives are not about us at all.
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The Health Issue: The Genetics of Pooched-Out PoochesA mutation in some obesity-prone dog breeds might reveal new risk factors for obesity in humans — and perhaps give rise to new drugs.
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GOP Health Bill Penalizes Patients Who Let Insurance Lapse In some states, a break in health coverage of more than 63 days would let insurers charge premiums of any price for a year — putting health insurance out of reach for many sick people, analysts say. (Image credit: Portra Images/Getty Images)
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Psykiater risikerer straf for erklæringer om udlændingePolitiet er blevet tvunget til at genåbne en sag mod en speciallæge.
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Coatings for nuclear fuel to prevent explosions in reactorsPhysicists 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 holding nuclear fuel, extend their service life and prevent reactor explosions such as the Fukushima disaster.
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Science | The Guardian

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry? Classical music makes shoppers buy more. Gentle tunes can cure insomnia. How? Writer, composer and science lecturer John Powell explains Like many music lovers I’ve always had a fascination withthe emotional power. How can a combination of sounds make all the hairs on your arms stand on end, or make you cry? I’ve always enjoyed reading newspaper and magazine articles about the psychological effec
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Gigs in space: will musicians ever rock the final frontier? Metallica has joined a long line of musicians, including Muse and Gabriella Cilmi, who say they want to play the first concert in space. Is it all just more hot air? So Metallica want to play the first gig in space. Well, of course they do. Join the back of the queue lads, behind Gabriella Cilmi and the bloke from Muse. Because when it comes to pop and the final frontier, it seems every man and h
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Clot removal therapy effective outside six-hour window for some stroke patientsThe mantra 'time is brain' still holds for stroke treatment, but for some patients, clot-removal therapy may be effective outside the six-hour window.
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Swirling swarms of bacteria offer insights on turbulenceWhen bacteria swim at just the right speed, swirling vortices emerge. As those patterns disintegrate into chaos, physicists detect a telling mathematical signature.
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Making brain implants smaller could prolong their lifespanMany diseases, including Parkinson's disease, can be successfully treated with electrical stimulation from an electrode implanted in the brain. However, the electrodes can produce scarring, which diminishes their effectiveness. MIT researchers have now demonstrated that making these electrodes much smaller can essentially eliminate this scarring.
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Nicotine enhances bees' activityNicotine-laced nectar can speed up a bumblebee's ability to learn flower colors, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
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Tumor cells get stiff before becoming invasiveA study published now on Nature Communications shows that breast cancer cells undergo a stiffening state prior to acquiring malignant features and becoming invasive. The discovery made by a research team led by Florence Janody, from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC; Portugal), identifies a new signal in tumor cells that can be further explored when designing cancer-targeting therapies.
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How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeakerA paper-thin, flexible device created at Michigan State University not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well, nanotechnology researchers report in Nature Communications.
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Study unveils T cell signaling process central to immune responseThe immune system cells known as T cells play a central role in the body's ability to fight infections and cancer. For decades, however, details of the molecular signaling process that leads to T cell activation have remained a mystery. Now scientists have obtained the first glimpse of the process by which recognition of an antigen (such as a viral protein) by the T cell receptor triggers the firs
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Sikkerhedseksperter: Wannacry er spækket med amatørfejl Nok har ransomwarenagrebet spredt sig vidt og bredt, men det bestemt intet hacker-mesterværk. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/sikkerhedseksperter-wannacry-spaekket-med-amatoerfejl-1076703 Version2
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Google vs. Uber: Opvarmning til årets retssag om selvkørende bilerUdviklingen af autonome køretøjer risikerer at stoppe, mens USA's justitsministerium gransker, hvorvidt en ingeniør hos Uber har stjålet lidar-teknologi fra Google.
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When it comes to work, we should value quality over quantityAs we discover that working shorter hours doesn't have to mean less productivity, a future of lifelong learning could be on its way
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Interview: Surfer worked from bedroom to beat cyberattackAs a vast "ransomware" attack raced from computer to computer, infecting tens of thousands around the world, a young tech expert worked from his bedroom in England to bring the rampage to a halt.
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How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeakerA paper-thin, flexible device created at Michigan State University not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well, nanotechnology researchers report in the May 16 edition of Nature Communications.
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Swirling swarms of bacteria offer insights on turbulenceIn the bacterial world, as in the larger one, beauty can be fleeting. When swimming together with just the right amount of vigor, masses of bacterial cells produce whirling, hypnotic patterns. Too much vigor, however, and they descend into chaotic turbulence.
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Nicotine enhances bees' activityNicotine-laced nectar can speed up a bumblebee's ability to learn flower colours, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
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10 Lessons of Trump's Meeting With the Russians A few thoughts on the stunning report Tuesday night by The Washington Post about President Trump’s meeting with Russian officials in the Oval Office earlier this week: 1. It always seems to come back to Russia with President Trump. He refused to accept the intelligence community's unanimous opinion that Russia was responsible for hacking the DNC and Democratic operatives (and later that it did so
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The Dangers of Presidential Indiscretions The nation’s secrets belong to the president. As The Washington Post acknowledged when it reported that the president had passed highly classified information to the Russians last week , the president has “broad authority to declassify government secrets, making it unlikely that his disclosures broke the law.” Put another way, in strictly legal terms, the president can more or less do what he lik
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Keeping Track of Every Book You’ve Ever Read By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Colum McCann, George Saunders, Emma Donoghue, Michael Chabon, and more. Doug McLean When she was 17, The New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul decided to start writing in a journal. It wouldn’t be any of the standard things, she thought—not a diaristic retelling of peop
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Ancient human sacrifice discovered in KoreaEvidence of human sacrifice to try to ensure the success of ancient construction projects has been found for the first time at a Korean site, officials said Tuesday.
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App skal erstatte papkort til NemID En app skal kunne fungere i stedet for nøglekortet i netbanken. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/app-skal-erstatte-papkort-netbanken-1076621
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DNC Chair Tom Perez to Meet With Pro-Life Democrats Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez plans to meet with pro-life group Democrats for Life of America, amid an ongoing controversy within the party over whether and to what extent Democrats should pursue voters who oppose abortion. Democrats for Life advocates for pro-life Democrats and describes itself as “the pro-life voice of the Democratic Party.” The meeting, which the DNC is setting
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Mobil kunne holde diabetes i skak i mus Med ny teknologi kunne mus med type 1-diabetes opnå og opretholde et stabil blodsukker i 15 dage.
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Sundhedsminister: Kommuner og regioners ansvar at sikre, at borgere ikke kommer i klemme I sagen om glukosemåleren og betalingsansvar erkender fungerende sundhedsminister Karen Ellemann, at der skal findes en bedre løsning, så borgerne ikke kommer i klemme.
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16.000 ton cement pumpet ned i Esbjerg Havn177.000 m3 forurenet havnesediment er ved hjælp af omfattende cementstabilisering blevet til et nyt havneareal i Esbjerg.
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Whitman Poem Transformed into a Map of Brooklyn The poem starts at the Pulaski Bridge and ends near the New York Aquarium Read More
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Ransomware attack hits 200,000 computers across the globeThe ransomware software, which hit hospitals in the UK particularly severely, is thought to be based upon a spying tool stolen from the US National Security earlier this year
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Humans rely more on 'inferred' visual objects than 'real' onesHumans treat 'inferred' visual objects generated by the brain as more reliable than external images from the real world, according to new research published in eLife.
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Acupuncturist Complains About WikipediaAn acupuncturist complains about Wikipedia, saying it is under the control of self-styled skeptics who bias the content and bully anyone who disagrees. She only demonstrates her own bias; Wikipedia had good reason to ban her from editing.
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Ars Technica

HTC U11 hands-on—A squeezable, all-glass device with dual hotword support Today, HTC is taking the wraps off its newest flagship smartphone, the HTC U11. This is a proper Snapdragon 835 flagship—Qualcomm's latest chip—and it comes with two notable features: a fancy "squeeze" function that launches a configurable action and dual hotword support for both the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The HTC U11 is priced at $650/£650 and launches in the UK in June. A US launch
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Saving Pakistan's lost city of Mohenjo DaroThe centre of a powerful ancient civilisation, Mohenjo Daro was one of the world's earliest cities—a Bronze Age metropolis boasting flush toilets and a water and waste system to rival many in modern Pakistan.
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Whiz kid who foiled cyberattackThey are called white hats—the good guys in the Wild West of the internet—and they ride to the rescue as in the case of the 22-year-old British expert who helped stop the WannaCry cyberattack.
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Thailand backs down on Facebook ban over royal postsThai authorities Tuesday backed down on their threat to ban Facebook over posts deemed critical of the royal family after officials said the social networking giant had agreed to expunge such content.
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New ATLAS precision measurements of the Higgs Boson in the 'golden channel'The discovery of a Higgs boson in 2012 by the ATLAS and CMS experiments marked a milestone in the history of particle physics. It confirmed a long-standing prediction of the Standard Model, the theory that comprises our present understanding of elementary particles and their interactions.
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SpaceX launches Inmarsat communications satelliteSpaceX on Monday launched a communications satellite for Inmarsat, marking its first launch for the London-based mobile broadband company.
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IMF austerity has consequences for children's health: studyAusterity policies imposed by the International Monetary Fund may harm parents' ability to care for their children's health, according to a study published Monday.
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The superhighway threatening Nigeria's tropical rainforestWhen bulldozers rolled into their forest at the start of last year, the Ekuri community in southeast Nigeria protested: "Indigenes say no!"
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Reward offered for info on 'White Lady' wolf shot at YellowstoneA conservation group on Monday more than doubled a reward for information on who was behind last month's shooting of a rare white wolf at Yellowstone National Park.
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Award-Winning Journalist Killed in Mexico Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, known for his reporting on drug trafficking and organized crime, was shot and killed on Monday in the northwest state of Sinaloa. Authorities reported he was on a busy street in broad daylight when unidentified attackers opened fired on his car. The state prosecutor later told reporters that a dozen bullets were found at the crime scene. At the time he was killed
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Bell Canada customers hit by hackersBell Canada has been hacked and its customers' emails accessed illegally, the telecoms giant said Monday, stressing there was no link to the "WannaCry" malware case.
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China denies universities hit hard by ransomwareChinese authorities have said 66 of the country's universities were affected by the global ransomware attack, but have rejected reports of widespread damage in higher-education computer systems as "malicious" hype.
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What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currencyIt's worth more than an ounce of gold right now, it's completely digital and it's the currency of choice for the cyberattackers who crippled computer networks around the world in recent days.
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Svage diabetes-patienter kan ikke overskue digitale hjælpemidler De mest udsatte diabetes-patienter har tendens til at kløjes i det og blive stressede i mødet med digitale hjælpemidler, viser nyt studie.
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Why did hunter-gatherers first begin farming?The beginnings of agriculture changed human history and has fascinated scientists for centuries.
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Researchers help protect Peru's river dolphinsRiver dolphins and Amazonian manatees in Peru will benefit from new protection thanks to a plan developed with help from the University of Exeter. Researchers from the university's Penryn Campus in Cornwall worked with Peruvian officials for more than two years to develop a new protection law.
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Researchers find conflicting effects of climate, vector behavior on spread of plant diseaseA top challenge of mitigating the impact of climate change on agricultural production is knowing the exact ways in which higher temperatures and altered precipitation regimes affect the many aspects of agroecosystems. This is especially the case with insect pests and crop diseases.
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Ars Technica

Massive cryptocurrency botnet used leaked NSA exploits weeks before WCry (credit: Bureau of Engraving and Printing ) On Friday, ransomware called WannaCry used leaked hacking tools stolen from the National Security Agency to attack an estimated 200,000 computers in 150 countries . On Monday, researchers said the same weapons-grade attack kit was used in a much-earlier and possibly larger-scale hack that made infected computers part of a botnet that mined cryptocurrenc
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Scientists take first tentative steps to explore potential climate of Proxima BThe quest to discover whether a planet orbiting our closest neighbouring star, Proxima Centauri (4.2 light years or 25 trillion miles from Earth), has the potential to support life has taken a new, exhilarating twist.
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Watch David Fincher Direct an Animatronic Bishop in Alien 3 GIF GIF source: studioADL David Fincher got his start working on special effects for Return of the Jedi . In some rare footage from Alien 3 , we get to see and hear how he works with the FX team to bring the destroyed Bishop android to life. Usually, footage like this would be considered an effects test, but when David Fincher’s doing it, it’s a rehearsal. Advertisement In the world of major film
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Java-opdatering mistænkt for TastSelv-læk af CPR-oplysninger En fejl i forbindelse med en Java-opdatering var muligvis skyld i, at 138 personers skatteoplysninger blev blotlagt på Skats hjemmeside i marts. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/aktindsigt-java-opdatering-kan-vaere-bag-marts-laek-cpr-numre-paa-tastselv-1076517 Version2
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Teleselskaber: Alle advarede EU om mobilpriser for roamingIndustri, politikere og forbrugerorganisationer har samstemmende advaret mod, at nye EU-regler for roaming ville medføre højere mobilpriser, men EU har ikke lyttet, lyder kritikken fra teleselskaberne.
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Science | The Guardian

As a female engineer, I aim to design rockets | Temitayo Adedipe Being the only girl to do an engineering diploma in my school year group has not stood in the way of my ambition to design aeroplanes or work at Nasa Each time I tell a friend that I’m studying engineering because I want to design aeroplanes, I get more or less the same reaction, along the lines of: “Wow, you must be really smart.” Many of my female friends appear to think my goals are unreachabl
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Live Science

Diarrhea: Causes, Symptoms & TreatmentsDiarrhea is one of the most commonly reported ailments in the United States. It can be caused by parasites, viruses or bacteria.
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Sådan fik han jobbet hos Siemens: Jeg øvede mig hjemmefra Din faglighed kan bringe dig i finalefeltet blandt jobansøgerne, Men når Siemens ansætter, er det personligheden, der i sidste ende gør udslaget. Det vidste Kenneth Ravn, som havde forberedt sig på netop det https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/saadan-fik-han-jobbet-hos-siemens-jeg-oevede-mig-hjemmefra-7984 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Researchers find conflicting effects of climate, vector behavior on spread of plant diseaseTo better understand the effects of climate change on agroecosystems, researchers Daugherty, Zeilinger, and Almeida conducted one of the first transdisciplinary studies on the effects of temperature change, leafhopper vector behavior, and the spread of Pierce's disease on grapevines. The results, published in Phytobiomes, show that, although a warming climate may exacerbate disease symptoms in inf
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Exeter researchers help protect Peru's river dolphinsRiver dolphins and Amazonian manatees in Peru will benefit from new protection thanks to a plan developed with help from the University of Exeter.
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Why did hunter-gatherers first begin farming?The beginnings of agriculture changed human history and has fascinated scientists for centuries. Researchers from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield have shed light on how hunter-gatherers first began farming and how crops were domesticated to depend on humans.
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Adolescent boys treated at urban ER for violent injury want mental health careAdolescent males of color treated for violent injury and discharged from an urban pediatric emergency department overwhelmingly identified a need for mental health care, according to research from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Violence Intervention Program, published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
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More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventableMore than 3000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners. In 2015, more than two-thirds -- some 855,000 10- to 19-year-olds -- died in low- and middle-income countries of the African and South-East Asia Regions. Road traffic injuries, lower respiratory infections a
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Three-year-olds understand, value obligations of joint commitmentThe ability to engage in joint actions is a critical step toward becoming a cooperative human being. In particular, forming a commitment with a partner to achieve a goal that one cannot achieve alone is important for functioning in society. Previous research has shown that children begin collaborating with others between ages 2 and 3 years. However, it's less clear whether they understand the conc
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Children in Head Start who miss more preschool show fewer academic gainsA new study has found that children in Head Start who miss 10 percent or more of the school year have fewer gains in academics than their peers who attend preschool more regularly. Many researchers see high-quality preschool programs as a way to reduce long-term disparities in education. Placing an emphasis on attendance in preschool programs may be important to maximizing benefits.
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Was North Korea Behind Last Week's Global Cyberattack? In the wake of Friday’s global cyberattack that disrupted around 300,000 computer systems in more than 150 nations, cybersecurity experts speculated that uncovering the perpetrator could take months of investigation. While this might still be true, a group of cybersecurity researchers has confirmed the first piece of legitimate evidence linking the ransomware to North Korean hackers. On Monday, r
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An AI Ally to Combat Bullying in Virtual WorldsStartup Spirit AI says it has a solution to the growing problem of harassment in online games: a sensitive bot.
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Ars Technica

Sony’s Farpoint falls just short of being VR’s best FPS yet Enlarge Will we ever get a bonafide Call of Duty , Battlefield , or Halo game in virtual reality? Sony's latest PlayStation VR game Farpoint is at its most compelling when it responds with a resounding "yes." I mean, by golly, we have it now: a VR gun game where you use a joystick to run, aim a gun with your hands, blast bad guys, and feel like a not-sick-at-all badass. Nausea, comfort, and immer
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The First Trailer for Seth MacFarlane's Star Trek Spoof The Orville Looks Perfect Seth MacFarlane leads The Orville. Image: Fox When Star Trek Discovery is going to make it to the airwaves is anyone’s guess. Until then, though, we’ve got what looks like the next best thing: Seth MacFarlane’s spoof of the franchise, The Orvill e. Advertisement Fox just released the first trailer for the show, which stars MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki as a divorced couple who are basically Kir
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How Bad Is Disclosing 'Code Word' Information? Today The Washington Post dropped the bombshell that President Trump had revealed classified information about the Islamic State to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak when the three of them met at the White House last week. You know a story is big when it gets as many concurrent visitors as the story about the infamous Access Hollywood video. There was no
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Stochastic resonance and optimal information transfer at criticality on a network model of the human connectomeStochastic resonance is a phenomenon in which noise enhances the response of a system to an input signal. The brain is an example of a system that has to detect and transmit signals in a noisy environment, suggesting that it is a good candidate to take advantage of SR. In this work, we aim to identify the optimal levels of noise that promote signal transmission through a simple network model of th
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Batteritog er 40 procent billigere end dieselMens det danske jernbanenet så småt er ved at blive elektrificeret, står batteritog klar i remisen og lover besparelser på op til 40 procent i forhold til tradi­tionelle dieseltog.
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Lawsuit: VR Company Had a 'Kink Room,' Pressured Female Employees to 'Microdose' UploadVR founder Will Mason is seen in VR gear at a conference. Photo: AP The founders of Silicon Valley startup UploadVR landed on Forbes’ coveted 30 under 30 list this year. And now, they’ve reached another tech world milestone—being sued for rampant sexual harassment. The details of the lawsuit describe a company that seems to have looked at other startup’s workplace environments and decided t
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WIRED

The ‘Chilling Effect’ of Trump’s Loose Talk With Russia Reports that President Trump shared highly classified intelligence with Russian officials could make US spy agencies' jobs that much harder. The post The 'Chilling Effect' of Trump's Loose Talk With Russia appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic

Braggart in Chief Why did Donald Trump last week reveal highly classified , potentially life-endangering , intelligence to Russia’s foreign minister? Because he wanted to impress him. “In his conversations with the Russian officials,” reports Reuters , “Trump appeared to be boasting about his knowledge of the looming threats, telling them he was briefed on ‘great intel every day.’” It fits a pattern; Trump loves d
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Sesame project opens in JordanMeet the scientist behind one of the biggest science projects in the Middle East.
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The Atlantic

When Trump Called Divulging Secrets to Russia Treason President Trump, who reportedly disclosed highly classified information to top Russian officials last week, has long used other people’s indiscretions with secrets against them. He’s demanded investigation into the “leakers” he thinks are undermining his presidency. He wielded Clinton’s private email server scandal like a sledgehammer against her during the presidential campaign, at one point ins
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The Atlantic

The Terrible Cost of Trump's Disclosures If The Washington Post is right , President Trump divulged highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador at a jovial meeting in the Oval Office. Here is why this is appalling, beyond even this president’s usual standard. Top secret codeword information is no joke There are multiple flavors of intelligence classification, from “Confidential” (which is often in the pu
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Turning goats into water: A solution for the desertHow an entrepreneur is bringing water to the deserts of Pakistan by using goats as currency.
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The Atlantic

Foreign Leaders Have Realized Trump Is a Pushover The pattern has become clear: A foreign official comes to President Trump. They speak. The official leaves with what he or she wants, and Trump emerges chastened, having reversed a major policy, or both. A Washington Post report Monday night revealed the latest and most embarrassing of the incidents. During an Oval Office meeting last week with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Ki
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The Atlantic

Donald Trump's Loose Lips Vindicate His Critics Donald Trump is not incapable of keeping secrets when it serves him to do so. He has guarded years of his tax returns more closely than any president in the modern era. But when the security of the United States, the lives of Western intelligence assets, the trust of U.S. allies, and the fight against ISIS are at stake, he appears to be less adept. “President Trump revealed highly classified info
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People Are Reminiscing About A PS1 JRPG That Didn't Exist Image Source: Christine Love Two game devs made up a classic JRPG to help promote their new title, a twine game about fandom, nostalgia and Usenet boards. What they didn’t count on was people believing the fake game was real. Advertisement Sophia Park and Penelope Evans initially gave out jewel cases for Arc Symphony , a “classic” JRPG that they made up whole cloth, to their friends so that they
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Rare Mexican porpoise faces 'imminent extinction'A fishing ban extension is said to be the best hope for the world's most endangered marine species.
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The Fox And The Hedgehog: The Triumphs And Perils Of Going Big The parable of the fox and the hedgehog tells us that there are some who are guided by one big idea. That's the story of Don Laub, a surgeon whose single-mindedness was his triumph, and his downfall. (Image credit: Renee Klahr)
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WIRED

Waymo and Lyft Join Forces in the Obsessive Pursuit of Data Their complementary sets of information on people and cars will benefit both companies. The post Waymo and Lyft Join Forces in the Obsessive Pursuit of Data appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic

Authorities Declare a State of Emergency in Yemen In the last two weeks, at least 184 people in Yemen have died from an unexpected spike in a cholera outbreak that began in October, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced Monday. On Sunday, authorities declared a state of emergency in the nation’s capital, Sanaa, which has been hit hard by the epidemic, experiencing 151 deaths from April 27 to May 13. Following a meeting wi
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Clinics should choose women's breast screening appointment times to improve attendanceFor women who miss a breast screening appointment, giving a fixed date and time for a new appointment could improve poor attendance and be a cost-effective way to shift national participation trends, according to an analysis.
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Virtual top hats allow swarming robots to fly in tight formationResearchers have created a team of free-flying robots that obeys the two rules of the air: don't collide or undercut each other. They've also built autonomous blimps that recognize hand gestures and detect faces.
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New 'styrofoam' planet provides tools in search for habitable planetsResearchers have discovered a new planet orbiting a star 320 light years from Earth that has the density of styrofoam. This 'puffy' exoplanet may hold opportunities for testing atmospheres that will be useful when assessing future planets for signs of life.
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Researchers look to boost crowdsourced brainstormingThe very nature of crowdsourcing means that ideators can be overwhelmed by the number of ideas generated, rather than inspired by them. In an effort to enhance idea generation within the crowd context, the researchers sought to determine what effect peripheral tasks -- such as rating and combining others' ideas had on ideation performance.
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Inmarsat rides SpaceX Falcon into orbitThe London-based satellite operator puts up a fourth spacecraft in its global broadband network.
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Rise of aggressive reef predator may impede sea urchin recovery, study findsA new study suggests that an aggressive reef competitor -- the Threespot Damselfish -- may have impeded the recovery of Caribbean long-spined sea urchin populations after a mysterious disease outbreak caused a massive die-off of these animals over three decades ago.
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Assembling life's molecular motorAs part of a project dedicated to modeling how single-celled purple bacteria turn light into food, a team of computational scientists simulated a complete ATP synthase in all-atom detail. The work builds on the project’s first phase—a 100-million atom photosynthetic organelle called a chromatophore—and gives scientists an unprecedented glimpse into a biological machine whose energy efficiency far
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Report: New Pirates of the Caribbean Being Held for Ransom by Internet Pirates GIF GIF by Andrew Liszewski from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales (Disney) It’s been a dizzying few days for news about hackers demanding ransom. It’s hard to tell which events are connected. But according to multiple reports, hackers are threatening to leak a major film owned by Disney, and sources tell Deadline that the movie is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales .
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Year-round flu vaccinations promote healthier infants in subtropicsVaccinating pregnant mothers year-round against flu in the resource-challenged region of subtropical Nepal reduced infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 percent, increased birth weights by 15 percent and resulted in babies having less influenza, according to a study. An international research team reports expanding year-round flu vaccinations during pregnancy would also benefit chil
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Scientists take first tentative steps to explore potential climate of Proxima BThe quest to discover whether a planet orbiting our closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri (4.2 light years or 25 trillion miles from Earth), has the potential to support life has taken a new, exhilarating twist.
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Laser printing with nanoparticles holds promise for medical researchElectronic devices that can not only be implanted in the human body but also completely dissolve on their own – known as “bioresorbable” electronics – are envisioned by many as one of medical technology’s next frontiers. A new study suggests that a laser printing technique using nanoparticles could help unlock a more cost-effective approach to building sturdier and safer components.
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Ars Technica

Microsoft’s Fluent Design System threatens to make Windows look good Enlarge / The five fundamentals of Fluent. (credit: Microsoft) Formerly known as Project Neon, the Microsoft Fluent Design System is the latest iteration in the development of Microsoft's look-and-feel for Windows. Fluent builds on the Metro design language introduced with Windows Phone. Metro was designed for touch devices in particular; with Fluent, Microsoft is aiming at devices ranging from t
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Mountains of waste could lead to new US manufacturing, jobsWaste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars. Scientists have discovered how to make high quality carbon fiber from lignin.
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Ebola survivors have a 'unique' retinal scarResearchers have conducted a study of Ebola survivors to determine if the virus has any specific effects on the back on the eye using an ultra widefield retinal camera.
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HPC4MfG paper manufacturing project yields first resultsNew simulations could help US paper manufacturers significantly reduce production costs and increase energy efficiencies.
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Nonprescription use of Ritalin linked to adverse side effects, study findsNew research has explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and other undesirable effects.
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If Proxima b has an atmosphere like Earth's, it might be habitable Space But that's a pretty big 'if' A second Earth may orbit our nearest neighboring star, and according to new simulations, it may be comfortable for life as we know it.
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Genomes reveal cause of disease in rare cats Researchers have used whole genome sequencing to identify a DNA abnormalities that cause genetic diseases in cats, such as progressive retinal atrophy and Niemann-Pick type 1, a fatal disorder in domestic felines. Whole genome sequencing, which is the process of determining an organism’s complete DNA sequence, can be used to identify DNA anomalies that cause disease. Identifying disease-causing D
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Let there be tissue: More precise, controlled method of engineering tissues from stem cellsNear-infrared light proves an effective and precise tool for engineering tissues from stem cells, report scientists.
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Study expands understanding of how the brain encodes fear memoryResearch on 'fear memory' could lead to the development of therapies that reduce the effects of PTSD, which affects 7 percent of the US population. The researchers found that a population of hippocampal neurons project to both the amygdala and the medial prefrontal cortex, and that these neurons efficiently convey information to the two brain areas to encode and retrieve fear memory for a context
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Where you live can affect your blood pressure, study suggestsFor black adults, moving out of a racially segregated neighborhood is linked to a drop in blood pressure, a new study finds.
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The Atlantic Daily: Highly Classified What We’re Following Russian Relations: The Washington Post reports today that President Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting last week. The president was apparently boasting that “people brief me on great intel every day.” Some Republican senators are already defending the president , though others are expressing concern. As the story de
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Big Think

Why Are So Many Musical Geniuses Asocial? A New Study Reveals an Interesting Link Musical savants have “enhanced pitch discrimination” and “increased auditory perceptual capacity.” But why? Read More
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The Atlantic

Republicans Display a Mix of Defense and Alarm on Trump Allegations Updated on May 15, 2017 at 7:45 p.m. After a report surfaced on Monday that President Trump shared classified information with Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting last week, some Senate Republicans initially rushed to defend the president, while other GOP lawmakers, as well as congressional Democrats, expressed alarm. “It’s no longer classified the minute he utters it,” Republican Sen
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Ars Technica

Nitrogen oxide from diesel vehicles killed a lot of people in 2015, study says Enlarge (credit: Rishabh Mishra ) When Volkswagen’s diesel scandal broke in 2015 , much was made of how the cars spewed the pollutant nitrogen oxide (NO x ) in dramatic excess of regulators’ standards during real-world driving. But that wasn’t what ultimately got VW Group in trouble with officials from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and European Union regulators. The key problem was
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Will CRISPR Technology Create a New "Human" Species? T.C. Boyle will read his short story " Are We Not Men? " at the Los Angeles Hope Festival on Sunday, May 21. The event is free but seats are limited. RSVP here. Read More
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Under Fire, Climate Scientists Unite With Lawyers to Fight BackLawyers are building networks to respond to attempts to subvert research and threaten scientists in government and academia.
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The Team Behind the New Star Trek Comic on Bringing The Next Generation (and a Buff Picard) to the Mirror Universe Image: IDW. Mirror Broken art by J.K. Woodward, lettering by AndWorld Design. Star Trek ’s Mirror Universe is one of the most enduring storylines across the whole franchise, and will always have a sinisterly-goatee’d place in our hearts. A new IDW comic plans to bring the Next Generation crew to the Mirror Universe—but how? We spoke to the team behind Mirror Broken to learn more. Advertisement Af
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Year-round flu vaccinations promote healthier infants in subtropicsVaccinating pregnant mothers year-round against flu in the resource-challenged region of subtropical Nepal reduced infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 percent, increased birth weights by 15 percent and resulted in babies having less influenza, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. An international research team reports expanding year-round flu vaccinati
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Clinics should choose women's breast screening appointment times to improve attendanceFor women who miss a breast screening appointment, giving a fixed date and time for a new appointment could improve poor attendance and be a cost-effective way to shift national participation trends, according to an analysis led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
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Oil won't last forever, so Dubai is betting big on science and tech Technology The future-proofing engine. Oil won't last forever, and Dubai's government knows it. To stay prosperous, the city-state bets big on science and tech. Read on.
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The Atlantic

What Did Donald Trump Tell the Russians? Last Wednesday, security experts nearly had a conniption when they realized that President Trump had welcomed Russian state media into the Oval Office. It turns out that was the least of the security breaches that day. The Washington Post reports that Trump revealed classified information about ISIS, acquired from an intelligence partner, about a plot to use laptop computers in terror attacks. Th
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Ars Technica

SpaceX completes its sixth successful launch in just four months Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket is ready to go for Monday night's launch. (credit: SpaceX ) 7:55pm ET Update : After launching right on time, the Inmarsat spacecraft reached low-Earth orbit, and after two successive burns by the Falcon 9's second stage, the satellite deployed successfully into geostationary transfer orbit. This means SpaceX has now performed six successful missions in 2017, all in
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Concerns Swell That Trump Will Pick a Total Lackey for FBI Director Photo: Getty As President Trump continues to weigh a replacement for former FBI Director James Comey—whom Trump abruptly fired last week —the lawmakers who oversee the bureau’s authority are growing increasingly concerned that a White House sycophant might top the list. Advertisement On Monday, Trump said that he was “moving rapidly” to replace Comey, and the Associates Press reported that eight
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Mysterious Light Flashes 1st Spotted by Carl Sagan ExplainedMysterious flashes of light shown in images of Earth from space come from ice crystals lodged high in the atmosphere, new research suggests.
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The Atlantic

Will Game of Thrones-Like Alliances Shape the Future of Driverless Cars? Consumers don’t usually think of companies like Uber, BMW, and Apple as competitors, but such disparate companies are up against each other in a contested field: self-driving cars. Big tech companies, automakers, and transportation startups are all investing heavily in self-driving technologies, and it’s kicked off a heated race between them. The stakes of that race are high. It's possible that b
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Get An Up-Close Tour Of Ryan's Fireball Camaro | Street Outlaws #StreetOutlaws | Mondays at 9/8c on Discovery Ryan's new to the OKC List but not the 405 streets. Go under the hood of his Fireball Camaro. 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 Follow on Twitte
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New report details Chicago's racial, ethnic disparitiesDespite some progress, significant racial inequities have stagnated, and in some cases grown worse, in Chicago since the civil rights movement, according to a new report by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.
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Robotic Exosuits Help Workers Lift Heavy LoadsMechanical exoskeletons help Lowe's workers lift and move heavy objects.
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Gizmodo

Scientists Finally Measure the Strength of the Bonds That Hold Together Water More molecules imaged by the researchers (Kawai et al) Water’s got some special properties you’ve surely heard about in high school chemistry. Most notably, it sticks to itself really well. It beads together, looks like this in space, and climbs up plants’ vascular systems, all thanks to hydrogen bonds. Now, scientists have figured out exactly how sticky those ubiquitous bonds are. Scientists hav
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Why the Cross Put Chickens on a New RoadA religiously inspired change in the European diet about a thousand years ago led to the development of the modern domesticated chicken. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Who's to blame for ransomware outbreak?Questions are swirling over who is responsible for the security flaws exploited by hackers in the world's biggest ransomware attack to date, which crippled thousands of businesses and public organizations around the world. Here are some answers:
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Trump Reportedly Shared Highly Classified Info With Russian Officials at the White House President Trump with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. It’s unclear if Trump shared the highly classified information with them before or after this photo was taken. (Russian Foreign Ministry/ Flickr) This won’t come as a surprise, but Trump fucked up again . Last week, the day after the president fired James Comey, the tangerine nightmare tha
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We All Live On Trash Island Photo: AP You might think you were born in Duluth, or Detroit, or some sleepy suburb on Long Island—but let me tell you, friend, you’re wrong. In a sense, we were all spawned on a tiny island full of trash, floating miserably far, far out there. Only now are we beginning to understand the horrifying gravity of what our garbage species hath wrought. Advertisement The rubbish landmass of which I sp
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HPC4MfG paper manufacturing project yields first resultsSimulations run at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as part of a unique collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and an industry consortium could help U.S. paper manufacturers significantly reduce production costs and increase energy efficiencies.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Nevertheless, She Enlisted Today in 5 Lines During an annual memorial service for police officers killed in the line of duty, President Trump said police are subject to “unfair defamation” and pledged to protect them. The Supreme Court declined to hear a case regarding a strict voter-ID law in North Carolina, leaving in place a previous ruling that struck down parts of the law for being unconstitutional. Deputy Attorney Ge
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Should the Government Keep Stockpiling Software Bugs?Last week’s massive WannaCry cyberattack has resurfaced touchy questions about a shadowy government process.
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Molecular dynamics, machine learning create 'hyper-predictive' computer modelsResearchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated that molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning techniques could be integrated to create more accurate computer prediction models. These "hyper-predictive" models could be used to quickly predict which new chemical compounds could be promising drug candidates.
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A Strong Case Against a Pesticide Does Not Faze E.P.A. Under TrumpFor decades, scientists have warned of mounting evidence that exposure to chlorpyrifos may threaten children’s development.
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Code of conduct needed for ocean conservation, study saysA diverse group of the world's leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation ? not unlike the pledge physicians take to uphold specific ethical standards when practicing medicine.
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Ars Technica

Virulent WCry ransomware worm may have North Korea’s fingerprints on it Enlarge / Identical code found in WCry and 2015 malicious backdoor could be a smoking gun that provides crucial clues about the origin of Friday's ransomware worm. (credit: Jo Christian Oterhals ) A researcher has found digital fingerprints that tie the WCry ransomware worm that menaced the world on Friday to a prolific hacking operation that previously generated headlines by attacking Sony Pictu
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In Year 1 Million, What Will Humanity Look Like?In the year 1 million, humans might still exist — but they won't be like humans today.
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How Does a 110-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Still Have Its Skin? This 110 million year old fossil of an armored nodosaur is now on display at a natural history museum in Alberta, Canada. Image Credit and Copyright: Robert Clark/National Geographic An arresting image of a “mummified” dinosaur went viral this weekend after National Geographic broke the story of the 110-million-year-old armored plant-eater, a newfound species of nodosaur whose exquisite remains a
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WIRED

The WannaCry Ransomware Has a Link to Suspected North Korean Hackers A Google researcher has identified a telltale chunk of code shared between the ransomware and malware used by suspected DPRK hackers. The post The WannaCry Ransomware Has a Link to Suspected North Korean Hackers appeared first on WIRED .
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Beads made from meteorite reveal prehistoric culture's reach Objects unearthed at Native American burial site are remnants of an ancient space rock. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21990
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New 'styrofoam' planet provides tools in search for habitable planetsFifth-graders making styrofoam solar system models may have the right idea. Researchers at Lehigh University have discovered a new planet orbiting a star 320 light years from Earth that has the density of styrofoam. This "puffy planet" outside our solar system may hold opportunities for testing atmospheres that will be useful when assessing future planets for signs of life.
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Insects, disease ravage trees in Southern California. Who's going to stop them?Insects and disease are killing an unprecedented number of Southern California's urban trees, but each day on his way to work, Los Angeles County plant pathologist Jerrold Turney sees opportunity amid the biological nightmare.
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Growing plants and scientists: Hydroponic gardening program wins over studentsHands-on science lessons in a greenhouse can grow more than fruits and vegetables. They also nurture a love of science among youths in student populations long underrepresented in the sciences, according to a new report by researchers at Boston College's Lynch School of Education.
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BuzzFeed, Unionize Before You Go Public! Photo: Getty Yesterday, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti added more fuel to the widespread speculation that the company could go public next year. If BuzzFeed employees are smart—and many of them are!—they will not let that happen without having a union drive first. Advertisement Over the past two years, a large swath of the online media industry—including GMG, Huffington Post, Vice, and others—has uni
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The Mummy Unleashes the First Peek at Russell Crowe's Mr. Hyde World, meet Mr. Hyde. Image: Universal Though The Mummy stars Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, one of the most intriguing characters is played by Russell Crowe. The Oscar winner is Dr. Jekyll, a key figure in the new Universal Monsters film universe, and this new video reveals his dark side. Advertisement Reveals it quite literally, of course, because it’s Mr. Hyde, the evil side of the classic cha
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NASA's EPIC view spots flashes on EarthOne million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our planet. The homeward-facing instrument on NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, launched in 2015, caught hundreds of these flashes over the span of a year. As keen observers from outside NASA wrote in, questioning the source of these lights, scientists deciphered the tiny cause to th
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New AP-NORC education survey delves into Americans' views on choice, quality, and controlAbout 4 in 10 Americans think there is too little school choice in their state or their own community, and more than half say the amount of school choice parents have is about right, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey also found that when it comes to school assignment, the idea of schools continuing to give preference to children l
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Variable winds on hot giant exoplanet help study of magnetic fieldSenior Scientist Tamara M. Rogers of the Planetary Science Institute has discovered that substantial variability in the winds on the hot giant exoplanet HAT-P-7b are due to magnetism, and used those measurements to develop a new method to constrain the magnetic field of such an object.
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Critter decor items for your own animal house Gadgets Where the wild things are. Animal-inspired items to have a cow over. Make your house a zoo, but with far less poop. Read on for our picks.
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New report details Chicago's racial, ethnic disparitiesRacial and ethnic inequality in Chicago is so 'pervasive, persistent, and consequential' that the investigators describe life for white, black and Latino residents in Chicago today as a 'tale of three cities.'
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New 'styrofoam' planet provides tools in search for habitable planetsResearchers at Lehigh University have discovered a new planet orbiting a star 320 light years from Earth that has the density of styrofoam. This 'puffy' exoplanet may hold opportunities for testing atmospheres that will be useful when assessing future planets for signs of life. The research, 'KELT-11b: A Highly Inflated Sub-Saturn Exoplanet Transiting the V+8 Subgiant HD 93396,' appears in The Ast
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Eighteen-foot nodosaur unveiled at Alberta museum – video An 18ft nodosaur, one of the world’s best preserved armoured dinosaurs, has been unveiled at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Alberta, Canada. The fossil was found in 2011 in Alberta’s oilsands, and was subject to 7,000 hours of reconstruction work before being put on display Video courtesy of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology Alberta museum unveils world’s best-preserved armour
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WIRED

Scientists Found Sperm’s Power Switch—And a Way to Turn It Off Sperm need calcium ions to drill into an egg and fertilize it. Compounds that muck up ion transport could create a new class of male birth control. The post Scientists Found Sperm’s Power Switch—And a Way to Turn It Off appeared first on WIRED .
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Researchers look to boost crowdsourced brainstormingThe Information Age has drastically changed the landscape of one of humanity's most creative processes, idea generation or ideation. The emergence of crowdsourcing platforms, such as Amazon's Mechanical Turk, has enabled a greater, more diverse audience to contribute to the creative process from the comfort of their own homes.
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Rise of aggressive reef predator may impede sea urchin recovery, study findsA new study suggests that an aggressive reef competitor—the Threespot Damselfish—may have impeded the recovery of Caribbean long-spined sea urchin populations after a mysterious disease outbreak caused a massive die-off of these animals over three decades ago.
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The Atlantic

Will Trump’s Travel Ban Go to the Supreme Court? A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seemed unwilling to reinstate President Trump’s controversial travel ban during oral arguments on Monday, raising the specter of a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court. The panel’s judges—Michael Hawkins, Ronald Gould, and Richard Paez—spent most of their time questioning both sides in Hawaii v. Trump about the applicability of Trump’s recor
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The Atlantic

Readers Debate: Is Comey’s Firing Worse Than Watergate? Last week, Jim Fallows, who covered the fallout from the Watergate scandal 45 years ago, wrote about five reasons why President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey may pose an even greater challenge to the American system. In response, Stephen W.—a reader who was then a “young, idealistic college grad” working in Massachusetts politics—shared his own memory of the Saturday Night Massacre :
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New AP-NORC education survey delves into Americans' views on choice, quality, and controlAbout 4 in 10 Americans think there is too little school choice in their state or their own community, and more than half say the amount of school choice parents have is about right, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey also found that when it comes to school assignment, the idea of schools continuing to give preference to children l
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Rise of aggressive reef predator may impede sea urchin recovery, study findsA new study suggests that an aggressive reef competitor -- the Threespot Damselfish -- may have impeded the recovery of Caribbean long-spined sea urchin populations after a mysterious disease outbreak caused a massive die-off of these animals over three decades ago.
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Researchers develop a more precise and controlled method of engineering tissues from stem cellsNothing beats nature. The diverse and wonderful varieties of cells and tissues that comprise the human body are evidence of that.
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To Avoid Being Eaten, Tadpoles Aren't Choosy About Escape VehicleResearchers have now found that abandoned tadpoles don’t wait for their father to return, because they run the risk of getting eaten by cannibalistic siblings.
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Rare Earth element mineral potential in the southeastern US coastal plainRare earth elements have become increasingly important for advanced technologies, from cell phones to renewable energy to defense systems. Mineral resources hosted in heavy mineral sand deposits are especially attractive because they can be recovered using well-established mechanical methods, making extraction, processing, and remediation relatively simple.
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Mountains of waste could lead to new US manufacturing, jobsWaste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars.
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How plagues help scientists puzzle out the past Entertainment Excerpt: Built on Bones Like many bioarchaeologists, I have a fondness for plagues. Read on.
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Remote Pacific island found buried under tonnes of plastic wasteA tiny, otherwise pristine island is smothered by our blast from the past: vast amounts of decades-old plastic from around the world
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Ladybird’s transparent shell reveals how it folds its wingsThe unusual way ladybird wings fold and unfold could help us design solar array paddles that unfold in space and even pave the way to better umbrellas
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Mountains of waste could lead to new US manufacturing, jobsWaste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars. Scientists at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have discovered how to make high quality carbon fiber from lignin.
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LGB-focused resources help stressed teens copeImagining a better future isn't enough to help LGB teens deal with stress related to their sexual orientation, says University of Arizona researcher Russell Toomey. His new study that finds that teens who engage with LGB-specific resources are more well-adjusted and more likely to finish high school than those who use other strategies.
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Virtual top hats allow swarming robots to fly in tight formationGeorgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a team of free-flying robots that obeys the two rules of the air: don't collide or undercut each other. They've also built autonomous blimps that recognize hand gestures and detect faces.
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Epilepsy drug therapies to be improved by new targeted approachNew research from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has identified a protein that could help patients with epilepsy respond more positively to drug therapies.
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Prototype drug uses novel mechanism to treat lung cancersLung cancer tumors were prevented in mice by a novel small molecule that directly activates a tumor suppressor protein.
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'I Had Never Been Any Place Where Black Women Were Running Things' A common piece of professional advice is to find a good mentor. But sometimes, that simple guidance is difficult to follow. For women and people of color attempting to forge careers in predominantly white or male-dominated industries, seeking out a mentor can be more challenging: Research has shown that mentors tend to choose mentees who remind them of themselves. And young mentees tend to be mos
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How LAX Is Pulling Off a Massive, Frenzied Terminal Reshuffle Delta and 20 other airlines are swapping spots at LAX—simultaneously. The post How LAX Is Pulling Off a Massive, Frenzied Terminal Reshuffle appeared first on WIRED .
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Neuroscience and Society: The Opioid Epidemic Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/opioids/index.html “We’ve moved from an epidemic to a crisis” in opioid abuse in the United States, said Daniel Ciccarone , M.D., MPH, during a panel discussion at AAAS in Washington, DC, this week. Ciccarone, a doctor at University of California, San Francisco, who treats addicted people and does research, descri
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Giant 'Lava Lamp' Inside Earth May Cause Magnetic Poles to FlipGeoscientists have discovered that regions on top of the Earth's core could behave like giant lava lamps, with blobs of rock periodically rising and falling deep inside our planet.
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New report recommends priority actions to achieve global health securityA new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies global health priorities in light of current and emerging challenges and makes 14 recommendations for the US government and other stakeholders to address these challenges, while maintaining US status as a world leader in global health.
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Philadelphia's Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo Philadelphia is suing Wells Fargo for what it calls predatory lending in violation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The lawsuit comes two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cities can sue banks that may have targeted minorities with bad loans. The city’s lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, says Wells Fargo purposefully pitched high-risk loans to black and Latino
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This $29 Power Strip Includes Six USB Ports, Plus Quick Charge 3.0 Aukey Surge Protector , $29 with code AUPOWERC Holy moly, this power strip has everything. You get eight AC outlets, five 2.4A USB ports, and even a Quick Charge 3.0 port. I can’t imagine a better combination to power your desk.
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U.S. Hospitals Not Immune to Crippling Cyber AttacksOutdated systems and earlier breaches underscore America's health care data security risks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Nonprescription use of Ritalin linked to adverse side effects, UB study findsNew research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions that explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and other undesirable effects.
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HPC4MfG paper manufacturing project yields first resultsSimulations run at the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as part of an HPC4Mfg collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and an industry consortium could help US paper manufacturers significantly reduce production costs and increase energy efficiencies.
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Ebola survivors have a 'unique' retinal scarResearchers from the University of Liverpool have conducted a study of Ebola survivors to determine if the virus has any specific effects on the back on the eye using an ultra widefield retinal camera.
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ASU and NYU researchers look to boost crowdsourced brainstormingThe very nature of crowdsourcing means that ideators can be overwhelmed by the number of ideas generated, rather than inspired by them. In an effort to enhance idea generation within the crowd context, the researchers sought to determine what effect peripheral tasks -- such as rating and combining others' ideas had on ideation performance.
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Lessons from Ebola: New approach improves disease outbreak managementA new approach could quickly identify the most effective way to manage disease outbreaks -- an advance that could save lives. Developed by scientists using insights from the 2014 Ebola outbreak, the method pinpoints critical pieces of missing information required to improve management decisions during an outbreak. A paper describing the approach will be published in the journal Proceedings of the
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Let there be tissueNear-infrared light proves an effective and precise tool for engineering tissues from stem cells.
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'Star Wars' Names Race Up Popular Baby Name Charts | VideoNames like Kylo, Rey and even Jedi are racing up the charts, while other pop culture names like Zayn also rise in popularity.
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Flooded with thoughtful net neutrality comments, FCC highlights “mean tweets” Enlarge / Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg ) Widespread support for strong net neutrality rules continues, both from individuals who use the Internet and companies that offer websites and applications over the Internet. But Federal Communications Commission Chairman
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This Simple Smartphone App May Just Trick People Into Thinking You Don’t Suck at Graffiti GIF Have you ever dreamed about impressing the people around your neighborhood with preachy Banksy-inspired graffiti? SketchAR is an augmented reality drawing app that uses a smartphone and its camera to let you trace images. And when used with a device that supports Google’s Project Tango technology, suddenly anyone can become a tagger who doesn’t suck . Advertisement The app, available for both
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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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Carnivorous plant's prized genetic treasures, unveiledThe carnivorous humped bladderwort plant, Utricularia gibba, is a sophisticated predator. It uses vacuum pressure to suck prey into tiny traps at speeds less than a millisecond. A new genomic analysis shows that, over millions of years, it repeatedly retained and enhanced genetic material associated with its carnivorous nature. These include genes that facilitate the trapping of prey, the digestio
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Molecular dynamics, machine learning create 'hyper-predictive' computer modelsResearchers have demonstrated that molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning techniques could be integrated to create more accurate computer prediction models. These 'hyper-predictive' models could be used to quickly predict which new chemical compounds could be promising drug candidates.
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Code of conduct needed for ocean conservation, study saysA diverse group of the world's leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation -- not unlike the pledge physicians take to uphold specific ethical standards when practicing medicine.
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Two dose HPV vaccine effective in treating genital warts, study findsNew research offers the first published clinical evidence to support new recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a two-dose HPV vaccine to prevent genital warts. Researchers found that the two-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine provides the same level of protection against genital warts as three doses, when given as directed.
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This remote island in the South Pacific is covered in 18 tons of our trash Environment Paradise lost One of the most pristine islands in the world now has the highest density of trash ever reported in nature. Read on.
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Atomic clocks and solid walls: New tools in the search for dark matter An atomic clock based on a fountain of atoms. (credit: National Science Foundation ) Countless experiments around the world are hoping to reap scientific glory for the first detection of dark matter particles. Usually, they do this by watching for dark matter to bump into normal matter or by slamming particles into other particles and hoping for some dark stuff to pop out. But what if the dark ma
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Unfolding the folding mechanism of ladybug wingsScientists have figured out how ladybugs fold their wings by transplanting a transparent artificial wing onto the insect and observing its underlying folding mechanism. The study's findings, which help explain how the wings can maintain their strength and rigidity during flight, while becoming elastic for compact folding and storage on the ground, provide hints for the innovative design of a wide
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Rare Earth element mineral potential in the southeastern US coastal plainRare Earth elements have become increasingly important for advanced technologies, from cell phones to renewable energy to defense systems. Mineral resources hosted in heavy mineral sand deposits are especially attractive because they can be recovered using well-established mechanical methods, making extraction, processing, and remediation relatively simple.
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First 'nanotherapeutics' delivered to a tumorFor the first time, researchers have demonstrated a way to deliver a drug to a tumor by attaching it to a blood cell. The innovation could let doctors target tumors with anticancer drugs that might otherwise damage healthy tissues.
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New blood test is more accurate in predicting prostate cancer risk than PSAA new blood test known as IsoPSA detects prostate cancer more precisely than current tests in two crucial measures -- distinguishing cancer from benign conditions, and identifying patients with high-risk disease. By identifying molecular changes in the PSA protein, the findings of this study suggest that once validated, use of IsoPSA may reduce the need for biopsy, and may lower the likelihood of
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Facebook Wants to Merge AI Systems for a Smarter ChatbotA framework called ParlAI will let researchers combine dialogue systems and get feedback from real humans.
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Swansea uni studies Wales' waves and tides with 30m tankSwansea University researchers are using the models to understand how best to use tidal power.
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One of the World's Most Remote Islands Is Also the Most PollutedThis UNESCO World Heritage Site is covered in plastic.
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Glints of Light on Earth Captured from Million Miles Away | VideoThe Deep Space Climate Observatory’s (DSCOVR) Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) has captured specks of light reflecting off ice particles in Earth’s atmosphere on several occasions.
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Study expands understanding of how the brain encodes fear memoryResearch by UC Riverside scientists on 'fear memory' could lead to the development of therapies that reduce the effects of PTSD, which affects 7 percent of the US population. The researchers found that a population of hippocampal neurons project to both the amygdala and the medial prefrontal cortex, and that these neurons efficiently convey information to the two brain areas to encode and retrieve
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Tumor-trained T cells go on patrolIn cancer, immune cells infiltrate tumors -- but it hasn't been known which immune cells exit the tumor or where they go next.Garvan researchers have shown that activated T cells are the main immune cell to leave tumors, and that these T cells move to other tumors and to draining lymph nodesThe findings will inform the development of T-cell-based immunotherapies for metastatic cancer.
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No escaping ocean plastic: 37 million bits of litter on one of world's remotest islandsThe beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the prestigious US scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Despite being uninhabited and located more than 5,000 kilometers from the nearest major population center, Henderson Island is li
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Researchers report new, more efficient catalyst for water splittingUniversity of Houston physicists have discovered a catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen, composed of easily available, low-cost materials and operating far more efficiently than previous catalysts. That would solve one of the primary hurdles remaining in using water to produce hydrogen, one of the most promising sources of clean energy.
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Folk contraceptives lead researchers to drugs that block fertilizationMost contraceptives include steroid hormones at concentrations that can produce side effects in women. UC Berkeley scientists have now found two non-steroid chemicals that are effective at lower doses, potentially providing a better option. The researchers also found that testosterone and the stress hormone cortisol work the same way as these compounds, by blocking the power kick sperm need to pen
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Ebola: Lives to be saved with new management approachEbola outbreaks are set to be managed quickly and efficiently -- saving lives -- with a new approach developed by an international team of researchers, including the University of Warwick, which helps to streamline outbreak decision-making.
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A carnivorous plant's prized genetic treasures, unveiledThe carnivorous humped bladderwort plant, Utricularia gibba, is a sophisticated predator. It uses vacuum pressure to suck prey into tiny traps at speeds less than a millisecond. A new genomic analysis shows that, over millions of years, it repeatedly retained and enhanced genetic material associated with its carnivorous nature. These include genes that facilitate the trapping of prey, the digestio
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Unfolding the folding mechanism of ladybug wingsJapanese scientists have figured out how ladybugs fold their wings by transplanting a transparent artificial wing onto the insect and observing its underlying folding mechanism. The study's findings, which help explain how the wings can maintain their strength and rigidity during flight, while becoming elastic for compact folding and storage on the ground, provide hints for the innovative design o
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How Many Nuggets Does Your Soul Cost? Illustration: Jim Cooke/GMG, photo: Shutterstock If you’ve been on the internet this month, you’ve definitely been exposed to the most successful ad in the history of Twitter. Millions of people and countless media outlets have propagated the heartwarming story of a giant corporation buying a priceless amount of advertising for close to free. If you, like me, are one of the apparently few people
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A Remote Paradise Island Is Now a Plastic Junkyard Henderson Island is about the most remote place you can visit without leaving the planet. It sits squarely in the middle of the South Pacific, 3,500 miles from New Zealand in one direction and another 3,500 miles from South America in the other. To get there, Jennifer Lavers had to fly from Tasmania to Tahiti, catch a small, once-a-week plane to the Gambier Islands, join a freight ship that had a
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Math Champion Wins With Answer About Pecking ChicksA 13-year-old boy from Texas took less than a second to answer the word problem in the Raytheon Mathcounts National Competition.
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Diesels pollute more than lab tests detectBecause of testing inefficiencies, maintenance inadequacies and other factors, cars, trucks and buses worldwide emit 4.6 million tons more harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) than standards allow, according to a new study.
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Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic Are Piling Up On An Otherwise Pristine Pacific Island Researchers found more than 17 tons of plastic debris on an uninhabited South Pacific island. It's some 3,000 miles from the nearest big city, but ocean currents bring a steady supply of trash. (Image credit: Jennifer Lavers/University of Tasmania)
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The WannaCry Ransomware Hackers Made Some Real Amateur Mistakes Researchers say the worst ransomware epidemic ever is also poorly run, shoddily coded, and barely profitable. The post The WannaCry Ransomware Hackers Made Some Real Amateur Mistakes appeared first on WIRED .
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A carnivorous plant's prized genetic treasures, unveiledThe carnivorous humped bladderwort plant is a sophisticated predator. Living in swamps and ponds, it uses vacuum pressure to suck prey into tiny traps at breathtaking speeds of under a millisecond.
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No escaping ocean plastic: 37 million bits of litter on one of world's remotest islandsThe beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the prestigious US scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Researchers report new, more efficient catalyst for water splittingUniversity of Houston physicists have discovered a catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen, composed of easily available, low-cost materials and operating far more efficiently than previous catalysts.
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Unfolding the folding mechanism of ladybug wingsJapanese scientists have figured out how ladybugs fold their wings by transplanting a transparent artificial wing onto the insect and observing its underlying folding mechanism. The study's findings, which help explain how the wings can maintain their strength and rigidity during flight, while becoming elastic for compact folding and storage on the ground, provide hints for the innovative design o
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Skin cancer on the riseNew diagnoses for two types of skin cancer increased in recent years, according to a team of researchers. Their paper uses medical records from the Rochester Epidemiology Project to compare diagnoses of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma ? both nonmelanoma skin cancers ? between 2000 and 2010 to diagnoses in prior years.
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Certain immune reactions to viruses cause learning problemsResearchers have discovered a mechanism by which the body's immune reaction to viruses like influenza and HIV may cause learning and memory problems.
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Breakthrough study stops fat-eating prostate cancer cellsPatients with castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) usually have a poor prognosis. In part, this is due to the cancer’s ability to resist anti-androgen therapy. A study shows that combining a CPT1A inhibitors with anti-androgen therapy increases the cancer’s sensitivity to the anti-androgen drug enzalutamide.
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Nano fiber feels forces, hears sounds made by cellsEngineers have developed a miniature device that's sensitive enough to feel the forces generated by swimming bacteria and hear the beating of heart muscle cells. The device is a nano-sized optical fiber that detects forces down to 160 femtonewtons and sound levels down to -30 decibels. Applications include measuring bio-activity at the single cell level, or ultra-sensitive mini stethoscopes to mon
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WSU researchers deliver first 'nanotherapeutics' to tumorFor the first time, WSU researchers have demonstrated a way to deliver a drug to a tumor by attaching it to a blood cell. The innovation could let doctors target tumors with anticancer drugs that might otherwise damage healthy tissues.
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Your Umbrella May Be Getting an Upgrade Thanks to Ladybug Wings Image: Brian Fagan/ Flickr Creative Commons The common ladybug is easily recognized by its signature red and black spotted shell. But when researchers at the University of Tokyo used a creative trick to make its carapace transparent, it revealed insect wing secrets that could impact development of robotics, satellite antennas, and microscopic medical instruments—perhaps even a re-imagining of the
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The Spoilery Reason Why James Gunn Almost Didn't Come Back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 James Gunn and Michael Rooker as Yondu on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Image: Disney After two massive hit films, one might think coming back for a third would be a no-brainer. But that wasn’t the case with James Gunn. The writer/director of the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films recently revealed the reason why he almost didn’t come back for Vol. 3— but if you haven’t seen Vol
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Revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindnessA type of eye drop has been developed that could potentially revolutionize the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness, age-related macular degeneration.
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Importance of marine, coastal cultural ecosystem servicesCultural ecosystem services reflect physical and cognitive interactions between humans and nature, and are increasingly recognized 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 analy
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Study offers answers on life expectancy for people with Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementiaFaced with a serious disease, patients want to know the answer to a difficult question: 'How long will I live?'
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Baby Kylo: 'Star Wars' Names Raced Up the Charts in 2016Some of the fastest-rising baby names of 2016 were inspired by Star Wars characters – even the evil ones.
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Top 10 Baby Names of 2016From Liam to Emma, here are the most popular baby names for children born in the United States in 2016.
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Inside Facebook’s Training Ground for Making Chatbots Chattier Chatbots aren't very good at chatting. But Facebook's new software framework will give them lots more to talk about. The post Inside Facebook's Training Ground for Making Chatbots Chattier appeared first on WIRED .
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Silicon Valley Rebrands Itself as Good for the Rest of America Hello, heartland, the tech industry is here to help! The post Silicon Valley Rebrands Itself as Good for the Rest of America appeared first on WIRED .
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'A New Level of Depravity' in Syria The Trump administration is accusing Syria’s Assad regime of sinking to a “new level of depravity” by allegedly building a crematorium at a prison outside Damascus where the remains of hanged prisoners are incinerated in “an effort to cover up the extent of mass murder.” Stuart Jones, the acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. State Department, told reporters the U.S. ass
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The Intimate, Political Power of the Open Letter Earlier this year, the artist Hannah Black sent an open letter to the Whitney Museum calling for the removal of Open Casket , Dana Schutz’s controversial painting of 15-year-old Emmett Till’s body. If the force of her command was surprising (“the painting must go”), the form it took was not. Though almost no one writes letters anymore , plenty of people write open letters. Whether addressed to Ba
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Gladiator games: In the natural world, biodiversity can offer protection to weaker speciesIn a study of competition among fungal species, researchers have found that biodiversity tends to beget biodiversity, a finding that could help in efforts to protect some of the world's most threatened ecosystems, including coral reefs.
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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 have provided further evidence about the common causes of high-temperature superconductivity and similar phenomena.
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Former Head of Genzyme DiesHenri Termeer helped usher the biotech company into an industry behemoth.
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Dangerous shortage of essential antibiotics is all about $$ Enlarge (credit: Getty | Roberto Machado Noa ) An international group of doctors and researchers is raising the alarm this week over the growing scarcity of old, essential antibiotics —a shortage spurred largely by money. These drugs are often the best option for treating patients by offering the safest, most targeted bacteria-busting capabilities while also helping to prevent germs from developi
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Mars rover Opportunity begins study of Perseverance Valley's originNASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the main destination of its current two-year extended mission -- an ancient fluid-carved valley incised on the inner slope of a vast crater's rim.
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Code of conduct needed for ocean conservation, study saysA diverse group of the world's leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation -- not unlike the pledge physicians take to uphold specific ethical standards when practicing medicine.
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Skin cancer on the riseNew diagnoses for two types of skin cancer increased in recent years, according to a Mayo Clinic-led team of researchers.
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Rare Earth element mineral potential in the southeastern US coastal plainRare earth elements have become increasingly important for advanced technologies, from cell phones to renewable energy to defense systems. Mineral resources hosted in heavy mineral sand deposits are especially attractive because they can be recovered using well-established mechanical methods, making extraction, processing, and remediation relatively simple.
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Molecular dynamics, machine learning create 'hyper-predictive' computer modelsResearchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated that molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning techniques could be integrated to create more accurate computer prediction models. These 'hyper-predictive' models could be used to quickly predict which new chemical compounds could be promising drug candidates.
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Timing of menopause onset may increase heart failure risk in womenPostmenopausal women who reached menopause at an earlier age or who never gave birth are at a higher risk for heart failure, according to research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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Hundreds of thousands of strokes may be preventable each yearMany patients with an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, are not receiving recommended blood thinning medication they need to prevent strokes, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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Alberta museum unveils world's best-preserved armoured dinosaur Fossil of 18ft nodosaur found in 2011 in Alberta’s tar sands goes on display after 7,000 hours of reconstruction work It has been compared to a dinosaur mummy, a lifelike sculpture and even a dragon from Game of Thrones. Now, 110 million years after it died, the 18ft-long nodosaur – hailed as the best-preserved armoured dinosaur in the world – has been unveiled at a Canadian museum. Continue read
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What Happened to the Amazing HoloLens Future We Were Promised? Photo: AP Microsoft overhauled its fading corporate image nearly three years ago with that announcement of a its powerful new operating system, Windows 10. The most surprising facet of this rebranding effort was a promising augmented reality headset, HoloLens, shown off at a press conference in January 2015. When it debuted, HoloLens felt like it could genuinely change the world. Advertisement Th
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Anne Garréta’s Very Different Sort of Confessional Writing The most erotic experiences of Anne Garréta’s life took place in a dojo—when the writer’s face was being flattened against a sweaty mat, or her sternum was the target for a series of strikes. She tells the story in a chapter of Not One Day , her slim collection of writings on desire, published in French in 2002 and just translated into English by Emma Ramadan. Upon learning that a younger woman i
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Scenes From the 2017 Venice Biennale The 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, held in locations throughout Venice, Italy, opened to the public on May 13, and will remain open until November 26, 2017. Gathered here are a few images of installations created by artists from around the world.
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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.
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The Dystopian Surveillance State Will Be Extremely Convenient Screengrab: Delta/YouTube When privacy finally dies, it will be, if nothing else, extremely convenient for travelers. Advertisement This summer, Delta is launching a $600,000 face recognition pilot program , introducing four face-scanning machines at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Called “biometric bag drop,” the machines “will be equipped to test facial recognition technology
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A Controversial Ebola Vaccine May Get Its First Real World Test in Congo The Ebola Virus. Image: Getty Images In December, the headlines were euphoric : After a deadly West African Ebola epidemic two years ago, scientists had not only developed a vaccine, but it appeared to be 100 percent effective. That effectiveness was quickly disputed—but now, as a new Ebola outbreak is rattling the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the vaccine may finally get a crucial real world
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The WannaCry Ransomware Attack Could’ve Been a Lot WorseAn accidental discovery brought the initial attack—as well as a feared second wave—grinding to a halt.
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Earlier menopause puts women at greater risk of heart failure, study shows Women who have never given birth also have higher risk, pointing to importance of reproductive factors in cardiovascular health, say researchers Women who start the menopause earlier have a greater risk of being taken to hospital with heart failure, researchers have found. The US-based study also revealed that women who have never given birth have more than a two-fold increase in the risk of a co
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NASA's EPIC view spots flashes on EarthOne million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our planet.
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Better than BMI: More accurate way to determine adolescent obesityResearchers have found a new, more accurate way to determine if adolescents are overweight, important findings considering many school districts label adolescents -- who tend to be more vulnerable to weight bias and fat shaming than adults -- as obese.
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Solving one of nature's great puzzles: What drives the accelerating expansion of the universe?Physicists may have solved one of nature's great puzzles: What causes the accelerating expansion of our universe?
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Gut microbiome may predict response to biologic therapy for inflammatory bowel diseaseResearchers 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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'Switchable' smart windows reduce energy consumption significantlySmart windows that act as blinds in the summer and let all the sunlight through in the winter. That's the idea of the reflective windows that are able to reflect invisible infrared light but allow visible light through. In addition these windows can be 'switched on and off'. This new technology cuts the energy consumption for cooling and heating buildings by 12%.
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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.
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Cockpit access codes for United Airlines spill online Enlarge (credit: Woodys Aeroimages ) United Airlines might have another public relations nightmare on its hands. First came the viral video of a passenger being forcefully removed from a United flight in April. Then came the out-of-court settlement with that passenger, David Dao. If a 69-year-old United passenger being manhandled wasn't bad enough for United, there's word that the carrier's secur
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No, Mr. President, Exercise Does Not Deplete Energy In September, a concerned elementary-school teacher asked a question of the soon-to-be President Donald Trump from among the audience at The Dr. Oz Show : “How would you go about handling the obesity problem in the country—especially among children—and the fact that many schools are not providing enough exercise and recess time?” The septuagenarian did not hesitate to respond. Words came in autho
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Growing plants and scientists: Hydroponic gardening program wins over studentsElementary-age students -- primarily African-American, Hispanic and English Language Learners -- developed positive attitudes toward science, less anxiety, and greater self-confidence after participating in an after-school program where they grew fruits and vegetables using soil-less, hydroponic technology.
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New finding affecting immune reconstitution related to B cellsResearchers examined the mechanisms of B cell immune reconstitution in pediatric patients who had undergone bone marrow transplantation and discovered a disruption in the maturation of B cells -- critical to the immune system -- preventing the production of antibodies that fight infection.
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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.
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Patient often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final months of lifeOlder 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.
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Corticosteroid treatment increases survival of preterm infants within hoursThe effects of corticosteroid treatments on pregnant women facing preterm delivery to prevent infant death and morbidity have been thought to develop gradually over days. However, a new study suggests that survival and health gains for very preterm infants may occur within hours.
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Watch Andy Hillstrand Whip The Time Bandit Crew Into Shape | Deadliest Catch #DeadliestCatch | Tuesdays at 9/8c If this is truly Jonathan's last king crab season, Andy wants it to be a successful one. He takes to the deck to whip the crew into shape. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/deadliest-catch/ Get the latest on your favorite captains: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/Sub
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Swinging From a Paraglider Is a Terrifying Way to See the Swiss Alps GIF Not content with hopping aboard a tour bus or renting a helicopter, professional base jumper Quentin Luçon figured the best way to see the Swiss Alps was to hang from a giant swing suspended below someone gliding over the majestic mountain range with a parachute. Advertisement The view is undeniably spectacular, and Quentin was mostly safe during this stunt thanks to a parachute strapped to h
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macOS 10.12.5 update fixes bugs, supports Windows 10 Creators Update in Boot Camp Enlarge Apple has just released the macOS 10.12.5 update for Sierra , the fifth major update since the operating system was released in September of 2016. The update is available for all Macs that support Sierra and should also be included in all new downloads of the Sierra installer from the Mac App Store. Unlike macOS 10.12.4 , which added a notable new feature in Night Shift, version 10.12.5 f
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iOS 10.3.2 arrives with nearly two dozen security fixes Enlarge Apple has just released iOS 10.3.2 to the public, following around a month and a half of beta testing that began shortly after iOS 10.3 came out. It's available as an over-the-air update or through iTunes for any devices that run iOS 10: the iPhone 5 and newer, the fourth-generation iPad and newer, the iPad Mini 2 and newer, both iPad Pros, and the sixth-generation iPod Touch. Like the in
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Anker's PowerCore Fusion Is a Battery Pack and a Wall Charger - Get It For $22 Anker PowerCore Fusion , $22 One of the newest members of Anker’s insanely popular PowerCore battery pack family pulls double duty as a USB wall charger , and you can get one for just $22 today. Shep played around with the PowerCore Fusion when it first launched, and loved it, mostly for the fact that it’s the only Anker battery pack that you can charge by plugging straight into the wall. You can
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The End of the MP3 The developer of the MP3, which revolutionized the way people listen to music, announced Monday it has terminated the file format’s licensing program after more than two decades. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, a German research body that licensed MP3 patents to software developers, said in a statement that though the technology remains popular among consumers, “there are more e
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New gene identified in Lou Gehrig's DiseaseFor the first time, a variant in UBQLN4 gene has been associated with Lou Gehrig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – a progressive disease resulting in the loss of nerve cells that control muscle movement, which eventually leads to paralysis and death. The study also describes how this gene variant disrupts a cellular process that drives motor neuron development. This new insight op
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New study upends established models of forecasting coextinction in complex ecosystemsMany species may not be as susceptible to coextinction events as once thought, new research suggests. This new understanding hinges on how dependent individual species are on their mutualist relationships.
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Quantum reservoir for microwavesResearchers use a mechanical micrometer-size drum cooled close to the quantum ground state to amplify microwaves in a superconducting circuit.
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Watch Dafne Keen Give Hugh Jackman Bruises in Her Super-Intense Logan Audition Dafne Keen in Logan. Image:Fox. Despite being Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, the real star of Logan turned out to be Dafne Keen. Finding a very young actress to not only share a screen with Jackman, but sometimes outshine him, sounds like a nearly impossible task. But after you see this clip of Keen’s audition, you’ll realize casting her must have been a very easy choice for director J
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Key differences in solar wind modelsThe challenge of predicting space weather, which can cause issues with telecommunications and other satellite operations on Earth, requires a detailed understanding of the solar wind (a stream of charged particles released from the sun) and sophisticated computer simulations. New research has found that when choosing the right model to describe the solar wind, using the one that takes longer to ca
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Grassy beginning for earliest HomoFollowing the discovery of the Ledi-Geraru jaw, an environmental study of the eastern African Plio-Pleistocene was conducted to investigate the long-standing hypotheses that the transition from Australopithecus to Homo was linked to the spread of more open and arid environments.
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Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism-associated conditionMetformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some forms of autism.
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Leaving segregated neighborhoods reduces blood pressure for blacksWhen African Americans moved to less segregated neighborhoods, their systolic blood pressure readings dropped between one to five points, reports a new national study. This is the first study to look at the longitudinal effects of living in less segregated areas on blood pressure and to compare the effect within the same individuals. The drop in blood pressure, likely related to less violence and
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What is survival among patients with Parkinson, Dementia with lewy bodies?A new article compares survival rates among patients with synucleinopathies, including Parkinson disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson disease dementia and multiple system atrophy with parkinsonism, with individuals in the general population.
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Judge Spares Uber's Self-Driving Car Program, For Now Photo: AP A federal judge has ordered Uber to remove a key engineer at the center of its high-stakes litigation with Google’s self-driving car project from participating in the development of a key piece of autonomous driving technology. But the judge, William Alsup, allowed Uber’s self-driving research to continue while the case proceeds to trial, a significant relief for the ride-hailing giant.
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When the Immune System Thwarts Lifesaving DrugsPatients often produce antibodies to the very treatments keeping them alive, sometimes to disastrous effect. The search for solutions is just beginning.
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Global Health: How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in CambodiaThe catastrophe set off an unexpected shortage of iodine, leaving children in faraway countries vulnerable to cognitive deficits.
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Growing plants and scientists: Hydroponic gardening program wins over studentsElementary-age students -- primarily African-American, Hispanic and English Language Learners -- developed positive attitudes toward science, less anxiety, and greater self-confidence after participating in an after-school program where they grew fruits and vegetables using soil-less, hydroponic technology.
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NASA's EPIC view spots flashes on EarthOne million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our planet.
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Is Trump Breaking Saturday Night Live? The cold open of this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured a reimagining of the interview that Donald Trump gave last week to NBC’s Lester Holt. Here is an incomplete list of the news items and general observations SNL referenced in that sketch: - the loyalty oath that the newly inaugurated President Trump is reported to have demanded of then-FBI director James Comey, shortly after the
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Two Big Blows to Uber's Self-Driving Technology The ride-hailing service Lyft said Monday it will partner with Waymo, Google’s self-driving project, adding drama to the race in Silicon Valley to develop an autonomous driving service—a contest that is playing out in courts and in cities across the country. There was little information on specifics of the deal, but it is sure to upset Uber, the market leader. Lyft is the number-two ride-hailing
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A better sustainable sanitary padStudents have developed a new, 100-percent biodegradable feminine maxi pad that is made of all natural materials and is much thinner and more comfortable than other similar products. The SHERO Pad uses a processed form of algae as its super-absorbent ingredient, resulting in a maxi pad that is effective, comfortable to wear and can break down anywhere from 45 days to six months.
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Where you live may impact how much you drinkNeighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, a new study has found.
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Potential risks of common MS treatmentIn one of the most comprehensive studies to date, researchers have identified potential adverse reactions of a commonly used multiple sclerosis drug.
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More genes turned on when plants competeSome people travel to northern California for wine. However, one plant biologist treks to the Golden State for clover. The lessons of plant diversity and competition learned from a clover patch can potentially unlock secrets on plant interactions around the globe.
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Urine test could detect Zika virus quickly, protect unborn babiesThere is no vaccine. No medication. And, no quick, reliable test for Zika virus … until now. Babies born with the virus often have lifelong, devastating birth defects. Testing for the virus currently involves trained medical staff drawing and mailing blood samples to a lab, a process that can take up to four weeks. Scientists have now developed a quick, simple test for Zika virus so easy to admini
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Parents support policies to limit teens' access to indoor tanningAlmost two-thirds (65 percent) of parents of adolescents agreed with policies to ban indoor tanning for youth under age 18, a study has found. About one-quarter of parents had no opinion (23 percent), and only 12 percent disagreed. Support for an indoor tanning ban was high across racial/ethnic groups and geographic regions of the US.
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Mother Divine, Leader of a Shady Celibacy Cult, Has a Shockingly Small FBI File Mother Divine, who died on March 4, 2017 at the age of 91, in a file photo from 2003 at her home at Woodmont in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File) We’ve looked at a number of different cults and cult leaders here at Paleofuture, and they usually have pretty hefty FBI files. Synanon? 346 pages . The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh? 591 pages . But a cult leader who recently died this
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Heat on for Australia's Great Barrier Reef when global temperatures hit 1.5CScientists have modeled how extremes in precipitation, drought, extreme heat and ocean temperatures will change in Australia at global temperatures 1.5°C and 2°C above pre-industrial conditions. It doesn't bode well for Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
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Frisky female fruit flies become more aggressive towards each other after sexFemale fruit flies start headbutting each other after mating, becoming significantly more aggressive and intolerant, research has revealed.
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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.
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A paper in the Journal of Memory and Language explores the resistance people have to reclassifying objects based on expert judgments. submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
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Why SpaceX Won't Be Landing Its Rocket Tonight Image: SpaceX via Flickr After a streak of successful launches , SpaceX is looking damn spiffy. While the best part of watching a SpaceX launch is arguably the last leg of the trip , when the Falcon 9 first stage attempts to land softly back on Earth, tonight, SpaceX will be doing something a little more complicated than its typical launch routine—and as a result, it won’t be trying to land at al
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New gene identified in Lou Gehrig's diseaseA new gene has been associated with Lou Gehrig's disease.
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New finding affecting immune reconstitution related to B cellsResearchers from the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles examined the mechanisms of B cell immune reconstitution in pediatric patients who had undergone bone marrow transplantation and discovered a disruption in the maturation of B cells -- critical to the immune system -- preventing the production of antibodies that fight infection. The results of th
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Sjældent fænomen: Vindmøller kløver skyer over NordsøenForklaringen på fænomenet skal findes i den perfekte kombination af varm og fugtig luft, et koldt hav og hård vind fra sydvest.
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Watch SpaceX Sacrifice a Falcon 9 in the Name of Better Internet Didn't SpaceX already figure out this whole reusable rocket thing? Not when it comes to massive, fuel-gobbling payloads. The post Watch SpaceX Sacrifice a Falcon 9 in the Name of Better Internet appeared first on WIRED .
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How Many Grandmas Were Needed to Make This Epic Cross-Stitched Music Video? GIF The music video for Ghost , the latest track from an Australian indie folk band named Husky , looks like it was brought to life by hundreds of senior citizens cross-stitching around the clock for months on end. Advertisement But director Jonathan Chong took a much simpler approach that didn’t require a single needle. By having animator Clem Stamation fake the cross-stitch effect using clever
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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, 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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Stars can start shining at a smaller mass than we thoughtObjects with only 6.7 per cent of the sun’s mass can be stars, according to a fresh measurement of how massive an object must be to achieve nuclear fusion
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Automation will have a bigger impact on jobs in smaller citiesMore migration to megacities is expected in the next few decades, because they have more jobs that are resilient to automation than smaller urban areas
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Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of moreThe "ransomware" cyberattack that has hit companies and governments around the world ebbed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the virus could emerge.
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Trying new marijuana products and edibles is associated with unexpected highsUnexpected highs are a consequence of using new marijuana products and edibles, products that have flooded the marijuana market since legalization of recreational marijuana use.
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Hidden tricks you didn’t know your iPhone could do DIY 10 features to take advantage of Even if you've been toting an iPhone around for years, you might not have explored all the features it has to offer. Here are a few you may not know about.
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Assay of clotting ability accurately predicts need for transfusion in trauma patientsBy combining a conventional laboratory measurement of blood clotting time (known as the International Normalized Ratio or INR) with a new test of blood clot strength, based upon thrombelastography (TEG®), researchers at the University of Colorado's Department of Surgery, Denver, are able to quickly and efficiently assess the overall ability of blood to clot and identify trauma patients who were mo
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Climate change: Extreme rainfall will vary between regionsThe most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3 to 15 percent, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms, say researchers.
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Stretching the limits of elastic conductorsA newly developed printable elastic conductor retains high conductivity even when stretched to as much as five times its original length, says a team of scientists. The new material, produced in paste-like ink form, can be printed in various patterns on textiles and rubber surfaces as stretchable wiring for wearable devices incorporating sensors, as well as give human skin-like functions to robot
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'Pretty' termites do the most damage, study showsTermites may be "pretty" in the eyes of a scientist, but don't let good looks fool you: The prettier termites are more destructive than their uglier counterparts, a researcher says.
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The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI | No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. submitted by /u/phi1osoph3r [link] [comments]
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Diesel fumes lead to thousands more deaths than thoughtCars, lorries and buses that drive on diesel churn out far more air pollution than standard testing procedures suggest, even without any emissions cheating devices
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Xiaomi Air 12 laptop review: Like a MacBook, but a third of the price Enlarge Specs at a glance: Xiaomi Air 12 Screen 12.5-inch 1080p IPS OS Windows 10 Home (Chinese Edition) CPU Intel Core m3-6Y30 dual-core @ 900MHz (2.2GHz Turbo) RAM 4GB LPDDR3 (non-upgradeable) GPU Intel HD Graphics 515 HDD 128GB SATA SSD (M.2 slot available) Networking Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 Ports 1x USB 3.0 Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A, HDMI, headphone jack Size 11.5" x 7.95" x 0.51" (292mm x
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The 2017 Ford GT Makes Most Supercars Look Soft The 2017 Ford GT is, without question, a tremendous marvel of an exotic supercar, pushing the envelope in technology, performance, appearance, engineering, and cool features. It also shares its engine block with the Ford F-150 EcoBoost. This fact alone will cause many people—exotic car purists—to dismiss the GT as not being a real member of the exotic car world, since it doesn’t offer 12 cylinder
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Two dose HPV vaccine effective in treating genital warts, study findsNew research out of Boston Medical Center, published online in the STD Journal, is the first published clinical evidence to support new recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a two-dose HPV vaccine to prevent genital warts. BMC researchers found that the two-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine provides the same level of protection against genital warts as th
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More genes turned on when plants competeSome people travel to northern California for wine. However, Maren Friesen, Michigan State University plant biologist, treks to the Golden State for clover. The lessons of plant diversity and competition learned from a clover patch, which are featured in a special issue of the Journal of Ecology, can potentially unlock secrets on plant interactions around the globe.
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More genes turned on when plants competeSome people travel to northern California for wine. However, Maren Friesen, Michigan State University plant biologist, treks to the Golden State for clover.
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Researcher identifies key differences in solar wind modelsThe challenge of predicting space weather, which can cause issues with telecommunications and other satellite operations on Earth, requires a detailed understanding of the solar wind (a stream of charged particles released from the sun) and sophisticated computer simulations. Research done at the University of New Hampshire has found that when choosing the right model to describe the solar wind, u
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What Will Trump's Fake-News Habit Mean in a Crisis? A president is only as effective as his staff, and a story in Politico Monday helps explain why Donald Trump has been such an ineffective president. Shane Goldmacher writes: While the information stream to past commanders-in-chief has been tightly monitored, Trump prefers an open Oval Office with a free flow of ideas and inputs from both official and unofficial channels. And he often does not dif
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How satellite data led to a breakthrough for Lake Erie toxic algal bloomsWith the growing frequency and magnitude of toxic freshwater algal blooms becoming an increasingly worrisome public health concern, scientists have made new advances in understanding the drivers behind Lake Erie blooms and their implications for lake restoration.
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This fly's incredible hearing is a curiosity to those developing better hearing aidsOrmia ochracea's sense of directional hearing is second to none in the animal kingdom. A biologist's study of this fly may lead researchers to develop better hearing aids, they say.
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Robots glide and dive to map ice shelves A team of scientists is using robots to measure and map ice shelves in Antarctica, hoping to deepen our understanding of how the shelves collapse and change under the pressure of climate change. Alexander Forrest led a six-member robotics team in Antarctica on the Western Ross Sea and Terra Nova Bay as part of an international expedition, LIONESS, led by the Korea Polar Research Institute. That s
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Americans keep buying veggies and then throwing them away Science Healthy foods are the ones we’re most likely to trash Healthy, perishable foods like vegetables, meat, and fruit are the ones that Americans are most likely to waste.
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After 18 charmed months, Blue Origin suffers a setback Enlarge / A BE-4 rocket engine powerpack on the test stand in West Texas. Ever since the first successful suborbital flight of its New Shepard spacecraft and rocket, Blue Origin has been leading a charmed life. The company, founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has launched and safely landed its reusable vehicle five times. It has splashily announced a forthcoming orbital rocket, New Glenn . And Bezos
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Listen: Your actual age isn’t a number Your chronological age and your biological age are two different things, says geriatrician Andrea Maier. Being 80, for example, can look very different for two different people. “Already in the 20s, 30s, we can really see who is aging faster, or the ones who are lucky, aging in a slower pace,” adds Maier, a professor at the University of Melbourne. In this podcast, hosted by Andi Horvath, Maier d
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Scientists light the way for immune system to attack cancerThe science behind harnessing the immune system to fight cancer is complicated, but a new study discovered a simple, practical way to use light and optics to steer killer immune cells toward tumors.
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Journal of Infectious Diseases features UNC HIV researchers in special editionA special issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases focuses solely on HIV eradication and is edited by the director of the UNC HIV Cure Center in Chapel Hill.
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Study: New blood test is more accurate in predicting prostate cancer risk than PSAA team of researchers led by Cleveland Clinic have demonstrated that a new blood test known as IsoPSA detects prostate cancer more precisely than current tests in two crucial measures -- distinguishing cancer from benign conditions, and identifying patients with high-risk disease.By identifying molecular changes in the PSA protein, the findings, published online last month by European Urology, sug
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UNH researcher identifies key differences in solar wind modelsThe challenge of predicting space weather, which can cause issues with telecommunications and other satellite operations on Earth, requires a detailed understanding of the solar wind (a stream of charged particles released from the sun) and sophisticated computer simulations. Research done at the University of New Hampshire has found that when choosing the right model to describe the solar wind, u
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Researchers uncover potential risks of common MS treatmentIn one of the most comprehensive studies to date, UBC researchers have identified potential adverse reactions of a commonly used multiple sclerosis drug.
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Varied increases in extreme rainfall with global warmingA new study by researchers from MIT and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich shows that the most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3 to 15 percent, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms.
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University of Birmingham develops revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindnessScientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionize the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.
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North Carolina's Voter ID Law Is Defeated, For Now North Carolina voters probably won’t have to worry about a return of strict voter-ID tests any time soon. Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it would not hear arguments in North Carolina, et al. v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, et al. That case was petitioned by Republican state officials, including then-Governor Pat McCrory, after the Fourth Circuit court found last year th
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Life's Origins by Land or Sea? Debate Gets HotVolcanic springs and deep-ocean vents get new evidence -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Facebook Wants to Make Chatbots More ConversationalThe social media giant is making its speech artificial intelligence training data open source -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A better sustainable sanitary padEach year, nearly 20 billion sanitary pads, tampons and applicators are dumped into North American landfills every year, and it takes centuries for them to biodegrade inside plastic bags, according to a 2016 Harvard Business School report. Additionally, it requires high amounts of fossil fuel energy to produce the plastic for these products, resulting in a large carbon footprint.
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Photovoltaics and batteries: An expensive combinationSolar power can cover up to 40% of the electricity needs of a typical household. Going beyond that level becomes really expensive: using batteries coupled with solar panels would be twice as expensive as using the power grid.
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Invention produces cleaner water with less energy and no filterResearchers 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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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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Google I/O 2017 Is Coming: What to Expect From the Future of Android, Chrome, and More GIF Google’s annual I/O developer conference kicks off Wednesday, May 17th and continues through the end of the week. We’ll be on the ground at the show covering all the breaking news, but before then we’re taking a closer look at what we can expect from this year’s conference. Advertisement Big products like Android and Chrome will likely get a bulk of the attention, and there will surely be at
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Today's Best Deals: Programmable Switches, Memory Foam, Anker Gear, and More Anker’s new DashCam and the PowerCore Fusion , a memory foam mattress and pillow , programmable switches, and more lead Monday’s best deals. Advertisement Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker Roav DashCam , $64 with code KINJACAM Update: The code has expired. Advertisement Anker’s beginning its drive into the automotive accessory space with an a
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Judge’s order bars Uber engineer from Lidar work, demands return of stolen files Enlarge / Pilot models of the Uber self-driving car at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images) A US federal judge has ordered Uber to bar its top self-driving car engineer from any work on lidar and to return stolen files to Google's self-driving car unit, Waymo. Today's order (PDF) by US District Judge William Alsup demands U
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Where you live may impact how much you drinkNeighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, a University of Washington-led study has found.
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A better sustainable sanitary padStudents led by University of Utah materials science and engineering assistant professor (lecturer) Jeff Bates have developed a new, 100-percent biodegradable feminine maxi pad that is made of all natural materials and is much thinner and more comfortable than other similar products. The SHERO Pad uses a processed form of algae as its super-absorbent ingredient, resulting in a maxi pad that is eff
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Better than BMI: Study finds more accurate way to determine adolescent obesityResearchers have found a new, more accurate way to determine if adolescents are overweight, important findings considering many school districts label adolescents -- who tend to be more vulnerable to weight bias and fat shaming than adults -- as obese.
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How poison frog tadpoles escape their cannibalistic siblingsPoison frog tadpoles are dependent on parent for transportation, which helps them become separated from their cannibalistic siblings. A new study found that if all tadpoles hatch into the same pool and an adult frog enters it, tadpoles are highly attracted to the adult and try to mount it in order to escape their siblings -- even if the frog does not show any willingness to conduct transportation
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Study: Trying new marijuana products and edibles is associated with unexpected highsA new study by RTI International suggests that unexpected highs are a consequence of using new marijuana products and edibles--products that have flooded the marijuana market since legalization of recreational marijuana use.
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Biophysicists say iodine is the solution of biomolecule structuresAn international team including researchers from MIPT has shown that iodide phasing -- a long-established method in structural biology -- is universally applicable to membrane protein structure determination. In their study, they demonstrated a successful solution of the structures of four proteins already known from earlier research. With each of the four structures, it can be seen that iodide io
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How Diamond Sensors Are Set to Revolutionize Medical DiagnosticsCheap diamond-based sensors are set to make it possible for most hospitals to diagnose heart disease and brain conditions using magnetic fields.
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The Great Barrier Reef Is Probably Doomed No Matter What Early last year, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia underwent a once-in-a-lifetime calamity. Ocean temperatures around the reef rose far above normal . The extra heat turned corals bone-white and caused them to expel the symbiotic algae which feed them from inside their branches. Overcooked, starving, and vulnerable to disease, vast swaths of the world’s largest reef died . The summer of 2016 re
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'Mister Rogers' vs. Richard Nixon in the Fight for Young Minds It wasn’t always so obvious that young children are like sponges soaking up everything around them. Not until the 1960s did academic consensus emerge around childhood experiences having a powerful impact on adult life. This new understanding lead to government funding for nutrition and education programs for kids, and the advent of public television programs like Sesame Street and ‘Mister Rogers’
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Lowe’s Workers Test Robotic Suits | VideoEngineers and designers at Lowe’s Innovation Labs and Virginia Tech partnered to create a wearable robotic suit that can help hardware store employees safely lift heavy loads.
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Less is more: Researchers develop a 'molecular needle' using a simplified biological systemMinimalism is an increasingly popular lifestyle choice that encourages individuals to decrease the overall number of possessions owned and live more simply. According to minimalist philosophy, the reduction of unnecessary clutter enables one to live a more functional and purposeful existence. Now researchers have discovered that a minimalist approach can also be applied to complex biological syste
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How To Give Vegan 'Ice Cream' That Creamy Taste, Minus The Milk From avocado to almonds, vegan frozen desserts abound today. But replicating the complex choreography of water, protein, fat and sugar that milk usually takes care of is a challenge. (Image credit: Courtesy of NadaMoo!)
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Solving one of nature's great puzzles: What drives the accelerating expansion of the universe?UBC physicists may have solved one of nature's great puzzles: what causes the accelerating expansion of our universe?
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Doctor Who Just Did One of Its Most Daring Episodes in Ages By its very nature, Doctor Who is a formulaic show. You’ve got the Doctor, you’ve got a companion, they go on an adventure, there’s a scary monster, they overcome it , and are back in the TARDIS in time to do it all over again. But its latest episode did something to twist that: it gave some major consequences to the threat the Doctor and Bill faced. Without that addition, “Oxygen” would’ve been
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Your Fidget Spinner Is (Maybe) Making You Smarter Fidget spinners are a way to cope with our sedentary, deskbound lifestyles. They also have cognitive benefits. The post Your Fidget Spinner Is (Maybe) Making You Smarter appeared first on WIRED .
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Solving one of nature's great puzzles: What drives the accelerating expansion of the universe?UBC physicists may have solved one of nature's great puzzles: what causes the accelerating expansion of our universe?
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Corticosteroid treatment increases survival of preterm infants within hoursThe effects of corticosteroid treatments on pregnant women facing preterm delivery to prevent infant death and morbidity have been thought to develop gradually over days. However, a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and colleagues in the European EPICE project -- coordinated by Inserm, Paris -- suggests that survival and health gains for very preterm infants may occur within hours.
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Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism associated conditionA widely used diabetes medication could help people with a common inherited form of autism, research shows. Scientists found that a drug called metformin improves sociability and reduces symptomatic behaviors in adult mice with a form of Fragile X syndrome.
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Frisky female fruit flies become more aggressive towards each other after sexFemale fruit flies start headbutting each other after mating, becoming significantly more aggressive and intolerant Oxford University research has revealed.
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Certain immune reactions to viruses cause learning problemsResearchers have discovered a mechanism by which the body's immune reaction to viruses like influenza and HIV may cause learning and memory problems.
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Diesel vehicles produce 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than originally thoughtA study, published in Nature, has shown that laboratory tests of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles significantly underestimate the real-world emissions by as much as 50 percent.
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Understanding changes in extreme precipitationAn ETH study explores why the increase in extreme precipitation is not the same across every region. This paves the way toward improved regional climate projections.
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Heat on for Australia's Great Barrier Reef when global temperatures hit 1.5CScientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science have modelled how extremes in precipitation, drought, extreme heat and ocean temperatures will change in Australia at global temperatures 1.5°C and 2°C above pre-industrial conditions. It doesn't bode well for Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
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Gladiator games: In the natural world, biodiversity can offer protection to weaker speciesIn a study of competition among fungal species, Yale researchers found that biodiversity tends to beget biodiversity, a finding that could help in efforts to protect some of the world's most threatened ecosystems, including coral reefs.
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Decision aid, support strategy boosts colorectal testing for groups with low screeningHelping patients understand colonoscopy alternatives and make a colorectal cancer screening choice based on their own values -- combined with one-on-one support -- dramatically increases screening completion among patients with historically lower screening rates, a new study finds. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
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Diesels pollute more than lab tests detectBecause of testing inefficiencies, maintenance inadequacies and other factors, cars, trucks and buses worldwide emit 4.6 million tons more harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) than standards allow, according to a new study co-authored by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
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Spinal muscular atrophy: New clues to cause and treatmentSpinal muscular atrophy is partly due to defects in the sensory neuron synapses that activate motor neurons. Symptoms may be reduced by improving synapse function.
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Strategy significantly boosts colorectal screening for groups with low ratesUNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine that providing one-on-one support and customized tools for decision-making increased screening rates for patients at two community health centers in North Carolina and New Mexico.
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Quantum reservoir for microwavesEPFL researchers use a mechanical micrometer-size drum cooled close to the quantum ground state to amplify microwaves in a superconducting circuit.
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What is survival among patients with Parkinson, Dementia with lewy bodies?A new article published by JAMA Neurology compares survival rates among patients with synucleinopathies, including Parkinson disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson disease dementia and multiple system atrophy with parkinsonism, with individuals in the general population.
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Could there be a better way to estimate body fat levels in children, adolescents?Reducing childhood obesity is an international effort and central to that effort is being able to accurately determine which children and adolescents are overweight. Body mass index (BMI) is used worldwide to screen for obesity, but since BMI does not work as well in children, BMI z scores are used instead to classify children and adolescents as normal weight, overweight or obese based on their BM
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Study examines racial residential segregation and blood pressure in black adultsIf exposure to neighborhood-level racial residential segregation changes is that associated with changes in blood pressure in a group of black adults?A new article published by JAMA Internal Medicine reports on a study by Kiarri N. Kershaw, Ph.D., of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, and coauthors that used data from a geographically diverse group of 2,280 black adu
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Leaving segregated neighborhoods reduces blood pressure for blacksWhen African Americans moved to less segregated neighborhoods, their systolic blood pressure readings dropped between one to five points, reports a new national study. This is the first study to look at the longitudinal effects of living in less segregated areas on blood pressure and to compare the effect within the same individuals. The drop in blood pressure, likely related to less violence and
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Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism-associated conditionMetformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some forms of autism.
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Grassy beginning for earliest HomoFollowing the discovery of the Ledi-Geraru jaw, an environmental study of the eastern African Plio-Pleistocene was conducted to investigate the long-standing hypotheses that the transition from Australopithecus to Homo was linked to the spread of more open and arid environments. Data indicate that the Ledi-Geraru Research Project area in the Lower Awash Valley and Omo-Turkana Basin were largely si
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Nano fiber feels forces and hears sounds made by cellsEngineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a miniature device that's sensitive enough to feel the forces generated by swimming bacteria and hear the beating of heart muscle cells. The device is a nano-sized optical fiber that detects forces down to 160 femtonewtons and sound levels down to -30 decibels. Applications include measuring bio-activity at the single cell level, o
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High blood pressure linked to racial segregation in neighborhoodsLiving in racially segregated neighborhoods is associated with a rise in the blood pressure of black adults, while moving away from segregated areas is associated with a decrease -- and significant enough to lead to reductions in heart attacks and strokes, a National Institutes of Health-funded study has found.
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Stretching the limits of elastic conductorsA newly developed printable elastic conductor retains high conductivity even when stretched to as much as five times its original length, says a Japanese team of scientists. The new material, produced in paste-like ink form, can be printed in various patterns on textiles and rubber surfaces as stretchable wiring for wearable devices incorporating sensors, as well as give human skin-like functions
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Fentanyl Is So Deadly That It's Changing How First Responders Do Their Jobs As the number of fentanyl overdoses in America climbed last fall, the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory released a photo to highlight the drug’s particular dangers. The photo showed two vials. One showed how big a lethal dose of heroin might be: 30 milligrams, a small scoop. The second showed the equivalent for fentanyl: 3 milligrams, a bare sprinkle. It was a warning to potential us
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Solving the Mystery of Underachievement As enrollment in higher education reaches record-levels- 69.7 percent of all high-school graduates in 2016, a hidden danger awaits thousands at the starting line: Being "eligible" for college admission doesn't mean that students are academically prepared. This collision of expectations and reality creates a revolving door in higher education that can stifle individual talent and exacerbate inequa
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Stretching the limits of elastic conductorsA newly developed printable elastic conductor retains high conductivity even when stretched to as much as five times its original length, says a Japanese team of scientists. The new material, produced in paste-like ink form, can be printed in various patterns on textiles and rubber surfaces as stretchable wiring for wearable devices incorporating sensors, as well as give human skin-like functions
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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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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.
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We may be closer to predicting the extreme rain events of the future Environment Why some places flood while others stay dry Why will some places get a lot more rain under climate change? A new study suggests it’s connected to atmospheric wind. Read on.
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NASA decides not to put astronauts on the first launch of its very delayed new rocket Space Sticking with Plan A Astronauts will not fly on the first launch of NASA's upcoming megarocket, the space agency announced on Friday. Read on.
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Your Fidget Spinner Is (Maybe) Making You Smarter Fidget spinners are a way to cope with our sedentary, deskbound lifestyles. They also have cognitive benefits. The post Your Fidget Spinner Is (Maybe) Making You Smarter appeared first on WIRED .
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How to Calculate How Fast a Plane’s Flying—While You’re on It When you look out of the window of a plane, everything looks so small. But they're all big enough to do some physics. The post How to Calculate How Fast a Plane’s Flying—While You’re on It appeared first on WIRED .
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How satellite data led to a breakthrough for Lake Erie toxic algal bloomsWith the growing frequency and magnitude of toxic freshwater algal blooms becoming an increasingly worrisome public health concern, Carnegie scientists Jeff Ho and Anna Michalak, along with colleagues, have made new advances in understanding the drivers behind Lake Erie blooms and their implications for lake restoration. The work is published in two related studies.
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Strontium niobate demystified: Research teams uncover extraordinary properties of the semiconductor materialResearchers 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 herald exciting opportunities for the creation of novel devices with unprecedented functionalities as well as unique applications of a new family of photocatalytic materials.
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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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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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Frisky female fruit flies become more aggressive towards each other after sexFrisky female fruit flies become more aggressive towards each other after sex.
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Heat on for Australia's Great Barrier Reef when global temperatures hit 1.5CIf global temperatures hit 1.5°C above pre-industrial conditions—the target negotiated at the 2015 Paris Agreement—it will be twice as likely that we will see a repeat of the extreme ocean heat that severely damaged the Great Barrier Reef in 2016.
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Nano fiber feels forces and hears sounds made by cellsEngineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a miniature device that's sensitive enough to feel the forces generated by swimming bacteria and hear the beating of heart muscle cells.
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3 principles for creating safer AI | Stuart RussellHow can we harness the power of superintelligent AI while also preventing the catastrophe of robotic takeover? As we move closer toward creating all-knowing machines, AI pioneer Stuart Russell is working on something a bit different: robots with uncertainty. Hear his vision for human-compatible AI that can solve problems using common sense, altruism and other human values.
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Cutting-edge analysis reveals how different drugs interact with the same targetResearchers 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 of the complexes forme
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Journal-isms Praise for Lester Holt, the ‘Rude Negro’ | Jezebel How Many Times Do We Have to Go Thro Journal-isms Praise for Lester Holt, the ‘Rude Negro’ | Jezebel How Many Times Do We Have to Go Through This: Avril Lavigne Is Not Dead | Deadspin Ryan Kesler Is Making Ryan Johansen So Mad | Fusion Comic: What the GOP’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Scam is Really Hunting |
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Profiles in Science: Brenda Milner, Eminent Brain Scientist, Is ‘Still Nosy’ at 98Seven decades after she began, Dr. Milner continues to explore the biology of memory and how the brain’s many parts function together.
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ScienceTake: Why Honeybees Are Good at Grooming (It’s All in the Hair)Researchers at Georgia Tech found that a bee could shed about 15,000 pollen grains in two minutes as it brushed itself clean.
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How Bees Freshen UpResearch shows how honeybees use their hairy legs to clear pollen from their hairy eyes.
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Q&A: Invaders From the New WorldSeveral animal and plant species native to North America are considered invaders elsewhere, but on the whole North America has more imports than exports.
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Pembrolizumab in non-small cell lung cancer: Hint of considerable added benefitGood study design allows identification of the relevant subpopulation, in which prolonged overall survival notably outweighs disadvantages in some side effects.
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New study examines sexual violence against college women with disabilitiesPatterns of sexual violence and intimate partner violence aimed at female college students with a mental health-related or behavioral disability and the health effects of this abuse.
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Does sleep duration affect cardiac metabolic risk in young children?How many hours a day young children (1-3 years) sleep does not appear to affect their cardiometabolic risk (CMR) at ages 3-8, based on an assessment of factors including blood pressure and cholesterol and blood glucose levels.
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Simple post-surgery step significantly reduces bladder cancer recurrenceIt's just one step. Flushing the bladder with a common chemotherapy drug after a cancerous tumor is surgically removed reduces the chances of that cancer returning. Canadian and European clinical trials have proven this true and now a major US study has done the same. Results from the SWOG study will be presented at American Urological Association annual meeting held May 12-16 in Boston.
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Diesel vehicles produce 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than originally thoughtThe research, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation and Environmental Health Analytics, LLC., in collaboration with scientists at the University of York's Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI); University of Colorado; and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, examined 11 major vehicle markets representing more than 80% of new diesel vehicle sales in 2015.'
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Grassy beginning for earliest HomoIn 2013, an ASU research team found the oldest known evidence of our own genus, Homo, at Ledi-Geraru in the lower Awash Valley of Ethiopia. A jawbone with teeth was dated to 2.8 million years ago, about 400,000 years earlier than previously known fossils of Homo. After the discovery, attention turned to reconstructing the environment of this ancient human ancestor to understand why there and why t
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Gladiator games: In the natural world, biodiversity can offer protection to weaker speciesIf you pit a pair of gladiators, one strong and one weak, against each other 10 times the outcome will likely be the same every time: the stronger competitor will defeat the weak. But if you add into the field additional competitors of varying strength levels, even the weakest competitors might be able to survive—if only because they're able to find a quiet corner to hide.
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Understanding changes in extreme precipitationMost climate scientists agree that heavy rainfall will become even more extreme and frequent in a warmer climate. This is because warm air can hold more moisture than cold air, resulting in heavier rainfall.
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Quantum reservoir for microwavesIn a recent experiment at EPFL, a microwave resonator, a circuit that supports electric signals oscillating at a resonance frequency, is coupled to the vibrations of a metallic micro-drum. By actively cooling the mechanical motion close to the lowest energy allowed by quantum mechanics, the micro-drum can be turned into a quantum reservoir - an environment that can shape the states of the microwav
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Google-blessed Android infotainment system comes to the car Google has (finally) formally announced its " Android Automotive " in-car infotainment system. The company has signed a deal with Audi and Volvo to bring a car-focused version of Android to market, with Google building and licensing the OS for car makers just as it does for phone OEMs. Both Audi and Volvo will build Google's version of car Android into "their next generation" of cars. Today Googl
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On American Gods, Belief Is Starting to Make the Impossible Happen Humans have a hard time coming to grips with death, prompting them to come up with deities and beliefs that revolve around being judged and leaving a legacy. The newest episode of American Gods offers up a poignant spin on the mythological afterlife and teases ominous consequences for those who refuse to pass over to the other side. Loved ones are spending time with each other in the opening of “
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Producing fertilizer from air could be five times as efficientScientists bring the prospect of farmers producing their own fertilizer from only air closer with a revolutionary reactor that coverts nitrogen from the atmosphere into NOx, the raw material for fertilizer. The 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 investment.
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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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Hormone key to brain development in fruit flies identifiedResearchers 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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Tough cases scar nurses, but this program can help One hospital probably saves nearly $2 million a year, report researchers, by offering a peer support program aimed at helping doctors and nurses cope with patient deaths and other traumatic events at work. The findings, in the Journal of Patient Safety , could motivate other medical centers to offer such programs, with benefits far beyond the dollars and cents, researchers from the Johns Hopkins
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Why Quantum Computers Might Not Break Cryptography Math is hard. Indeed, much of the modern infrastructure for secure communication depends heavily on the difficulty of elementary mathematics — of factoring, to be exact. It’s easy to reduce a small number like 15 to its prime factors (3 x 5), but factoring numbers with a few hundred digits is still exceedingly difficult . For this reason, the RSA cryptosystem, an encryption scheme that derives it
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Soil Microbes May Be Orchestrating Tree MigrationsMicroscopic soil creatures may determine how quickly tree species march toward cooler conditions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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AI skal afsløre, hvad delfiner snakker omSvensk startup vil inden 2021 analysere havdyrets sprog ved hjælp af kunstig intelligens. Målet er at kunne tale med havdyrene.
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Buzz Aldrin: Røm rumstationen så hurtigt som muligtNasa bør lade private firmaer stå for rumstationer, for det vil hjælpe med at få mennesket til Mars, mener den tidligere astronaut.
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This fly's incredible hearing is a curiosity to those developing better hearing aidsU of T Scarborough biologists study fly to develop better hearing aids.
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Pennsylvania hospital neurosurgeons perform first focused ultrasound treatment for essential tremorJohn Lukens recently became the first patient in Pennsylvania to receive MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment (MRgFUS) for Essential Tremor (ET). At age 61, Lukens has suffered with bilateral Essential Tremor for roughly 10 years -- a condition which left him with such significant shaking in his hands and arms that eating, shaving, and even writing with his dominant hand was very difficult. Now
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How satellite data led to a breakthrough for Lake Erie toxic algal bloomsWith the growing frequency and magnitude of toxic freshwater algal blooms becoming an increasingly worrisome public health concern, Carnegie scientists Jeff Ho and Anna Michalak, along with colleagues, have made new advances in understanding the drivers behind Lake Erie blooms and their implications for lake restoration. The work is published in two related studies.
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Parents support policies to limit teens' access to indoor tanningResearch led by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute found that almost two-thirds (65 percent) of parents of adolescents agreed with policies to ban indoor tanning for youth under age 18. About one-quarter of parents had no opinion (23 percent), and only 12 percent disagreed. Support for an indoor tanning ban was high across racial/ethnic groups and geographic regions of the US. The study appears
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Op-ed: It’s time for Google to take responsibility for Android’s security updates Enlarge / Google's "Project Treble" aims to streamline Android updates, but when it comes to security, Google could still be doing more. (credit: Google) Last Friday, Google announced a major new initiative that promises to solve one of the many problems that keeps Android phones from being promptly updated . Coming as a part of the forthcoming Android O , Google will soon begin separating the An
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If Declining Towns 'Deserve to Die,' Where Should Their Residents Go? In 2011, economists from the Federal Reserve and the University of Notre Dame issued a working paper called “Internal Migration in the United States.” In it, they concluded that “internal migration has fallen noticeably since the 1980s, reversing increases from earlier in the century.” In other words, Americans are moving less than they used to. In that paper, and in research since , it’s been sh
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Can an Archive Capture the Scents of an Entire Era? In an upstairs chamber at Knole House, there is a bowl of potpourri. It isn’t an attempt to make the place feel homey to visitors touring the more than 500-year-old stately home in the English countryside, nor is it a modern decorator’s afterthought. The recipe was created more than 200 years ago specifically for Knole, using plants grown in its gardens. The scent is mentioned in the diaries of V
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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 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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New ways to detect and monitor inflammatory bowel diseaseA new 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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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. Researchers now present a method that excludes this influence and which can measure how fast small molecules detach from a larger molecular entity dissolved in water.
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Killer whales swim past Orkney fishing boatA pod of orcas make several close passes of a fishing boat off the coast of Orkney.
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NHS Ransomware Cyber-Attack Was PreventableSecurity upgrades for the National Health Service’s information technology systems have lagged behind for years -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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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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Gas gives laser-induced graphene super propertiesIntroducing gas to fabrication changes the water-reacting properties of laser-induced graphene, making it either superhydrophilic or superhydrophobic.
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Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodesResearchers 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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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. Psychological abuse can include, name-calling, intimidation, isolation, manipulation and control.
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This Time Lapse Video of the Grand Canyon Will Give You an Existential Crisis Image Courtesy of SKYGLOW What better way to start off your day with a nice, hot cup of existential uncertainty? Forget everything you think you know about yourself or reality, because a gorgeous new video of the Grand Canyon is about to irrevocably fuck you up. In a good way, we think. Advertisement The video is part of a project called SKYGLOW , which aims to educate viewers on the dangers of u
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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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