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Humans Accidentally Created a Protective Bubble Around Earth The next time someone says you’re living in a bubble, remind them that we all are. A pair of NASA space probes have detected an artificial bubble around Earth that forms when radio communications from the ground interact with high-energy radiation particles in space, the agency announced this week. The bubble forms a protective barrier around Earth, shielding the planet from potentially dangerous
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The U.S. Strike in Syria U.S.-led coalition jets reportedly struck Syrian and allied forces inside Syria, the coalition said Thursday. May 18 #Coalition struck #Syrian pro-regime forces advancing in a de-confliction zone near At Tanf posing a threat to #US partner forces1/3 — Inherent Resolve (@CJTFOIR) May 18, 2017 This was despite #Russian attempts to dissuade pro-regime movement towards At Tanf, #Coalition aircraft sh
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Century-old tumours could shed light on rare childhood cancers Collection of samples found in hospital vault reveal genetic mutations that may be responsible for rarest forms of disease A collection of almost 100-year-old tumour samples has revealed genetic mutations that scientists believe could be responsible for some of the rarest forms of childhood cancer. Related: UK children with cancer could miss out on drug trials after Brexit, doctors warn Continue
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See What All the Hype Is About: Here's a $5 Fidget Spinner with Prime Shipping Sofer Fidget Spinner , $5 with code 5YHVUGI7 You can find fidget spinners for like $2 from random Chinese sellers on eBay, but if patience isn’t one of your virtues, here’s a $5 model from Amazon with Prime shipping . Just be sure to use promo code 5YHVUGI7 at checkout.
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Sensors detect disease markers in breathA small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building's air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devices. In a new study in the journal Advanced Functional Materials, professor Ying Diao's research group demonstrated a device that monitors ammonia in breath, a sign of kidney failure.
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Brand new snake species found in Tennessee sinkhole An ancient sink hole in eastern Tennessee holds the clues to an important transitional time in the evolutionary history of snakes. Among the fossilized creatures found there is a new species of snake that lived 5 million years ago. Researchers examined hundreds of dark mineral-stained snake fossils found in the Gray Fossil Site near East Tennessee State University and were surprised to discover v
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The Mad King of Juice: Inside the Dysfunctional Origins of Juicero Juicero began in secret. The startup, a sort of Keurig for cold-pressed plant-water—which made headlines for the $120 million in venture capital it secured from the likes of Google and Kleiner-Perkins between 2013 and 2015, and again when it announced its wi-fi-connected countertop appliance would cost a jaw-dropping $700 on launch—intended to keep its business free from prying eyes, either becau
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5 Reasons We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Aliens Astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell explains why we shouldn’t be afraid of alien visitors. Read More
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Windows XP PCs infected by WCry can be decrypted without paying ransom Enlarge (credit: Adrien Guinet ) Owners of some Windows XP computers infected by the WCry ransomware may be able to decrypt their data without making the $300 to $600 payment demand, a researcher said Thursday. Adrien Guinet, a researcher with France-based Quarkslab, has released software that he said allowed him to recover the secret decryption key required to restore an infected XP computer in
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The Israeli Spy That Trump Burned Was The Single 'Most Valuable Source' On ISIS Plots President Trump during his meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, presumably right after he divulged above-top-secret information to an unfriendly country. Photo credit: A Russian government photographer, as no American journalists were allowed in. President Donald Trump revealed above-top-secret classified information to Russia during a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and
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Acceleratoreksperter indtog Bella Center og fik en ministerformaning med på vejenDet var også ugen, hvor en dansk videnskabskvinde endelig fik sin velfortjente hæder, og hvor en japansk ekspert advarede om, at frygten for radioaktivitet bogstaveligt talt kan være dødsensfarlig.
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Hubble spots moon around third largest dwarf planetAstronomers uncovered a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, 2007 OR10, in the frigid outskirts of our solar system called the Kuiper Belt.
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Goodbye and Good Riddance to Voat, Reddit's Gross Clone Image: Voat logo Three years ago, a website was created as a refuge for the communities deemed too hateful or toxic to exist on the lenient-to-a-fault social aggregator Reddit. That site was a knockoff called Voat which was identical in purpose and design, only its founding communities were groups like v/FatPeopleHate and the anti-black v/CoonTown. Advertisement Last night one of Voat’s two emplo
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The Ethos of the Overinvolved Parent Stacy G.’s daughter was having a meltdown. Her daughter, a sophomore at a prestigious private college, wanted an internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, a plum job that would look great on her applications to graduate school. After four weeks of frantically waiting for the school to arrange for an interview at the hospital, Stacy called her daughter’s adviser at the internships office to compla
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Certain crops prompt more insecticide use Landscape characteristics including crop diversity or field size have less effect on the amount of insecticide used than the kind of crop, a new study shows. Over the past half century, food production has intensified to meet the growing demand. And as agricultural fields have become ever larger, more pesticides are required to enhance yield. Among increasingly huge spreads of single crops, insec
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Ubers for the 0.1 Percent When a private jet or yacht just isn't enough. The post Ubers for the 0.1 Percent appeared first on WIRED .
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High-Profile Extortion Hacks Aren’t Paying Off Hacking big companies and small tends to work---until the hack goes public. The post High-Profile Extortion Hacks Aren't Paying Off appeared first on WIRED .
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Internet Providers Insist They Love Net Neutrality. Seriously? As the FCC starts the process of dismantling its own net neutrality protections, telecoms say not to worry. But their commitment is full of holes. The post Internet Providers Insist They Love Net Neutrality. Seriously? appeared first on WIRED .
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Ebola Survivors Antibodies Thwart Multiple Viral StrainsThe antibodies bind conserved viral parts, allowing them to neutralize all five Ebola types.
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'Crypto' Parasite Top Culprit for Pool-Related IllnessesIf you got sick from swimming in a pool last summer, there's a good chance it was due to a tiny parasite called Cryptosporidium.
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Hubble spots moon around third largest dwarf planetThe combined power of three space observatories, including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, has helped astronomers uncover a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, catalogued as 2007 OR10. The pair resides in the frigid outskirts of our solar system called the Kuiper Belt, a realm of icy debris left over from our solar system's formation 4.6 billion years ago.
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Which Astronaut Recently Got Fired From NASA for $1,600 in Fake Taxi Receipts? File photo of the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft launch at night containing NASA, ESA, and Russian crew members (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images) Last December, an astronaut with NASA was fired for submitting over $1,600 in fake reimbursements for taxis they didn’t take. And strangely enough, we don’t know who it is. Advertisement Gizmodo filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with
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What an Apple-Picking Robot Means for the Future of Farm WorkersA California company has built an automated system that vacuums the fruit straight off trees -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Human Genome Editing: Who Gets to Decide?A report from the National Academies says scientists alone can't make the call—they must engage with the broader public -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Red Danmarks natur: Slip bison, elefanter og vilde heste løsForskere har udset 55 steder, hvor der kan laves store naturområder med plads til bl.a. elg, elefant og næsehorn. Det skal redde vores skrumpende biodiversitet.
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Rising seas could double the number of severe coastal floodsAn increase in sea level of between just 5 and 10 centimetres could make devastating weather events come every 25 years rather than every 50 years
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Mepolizumab helps patients with refractory Churg-Strauss syndromeMepolizumab, an anti-IL5 monoclonal antibody, increased remission rates, cut exacerbations in half and reduced the need for ongoing corticosteroid therapy in patients with refractory cases of the rare autoimmune disease Churg-Strauss Syndrome, according to research.
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Deficiencies in repair of DNA identified in many types of solid tumorsA new investigation of more than 48,000 stored tumor samples finds evidence of a key deficiency in a repair mechanism designed to keep DNA from being mutated and causing cancer.
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Brigatinib first drug to offer over 1-year control of ALK-positive lung cancer post-crizotinibThe FDA has approved brigatinib as a second-line therapy for ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer, offering new hope for patients.
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Science Has Begun Taking Gluten Seriously Every year more money is being spent studying the now-infamous plant protein gluten. The studying raises more questions. That leads to more money being spent. And then more questions. If there was more than one lecture in medical school where gluten came up, I don’t remember it. The one I remember was in 2007, in the context of celiac disease. After the lecturer mentioned “gluten,” a classmate ra
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Can Jeff Sessions Be Independent? The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election briefly united Republicans and Democrats in praise . It followed a week in which President Trump was engulfed in a political storm over whether or not he pressured former FBI Director James Comey to end a criminal investigation into Trump’s former National S
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A New Look at Proxima b's Potential Climate Offers Hope for Future Colonists Artist’s rendition of the surface of Proxima b, our nearest neighboring exoplanet. Image: ESO/M. Kornmesser Ever since astronomers announced the discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet less than five light years down the cosmic street, the question on every good space cadet’s mind has been whether or not we can colonize it. We’re not going to know if Proxima b is habitable until we can point some v
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Number of mutations in a tumor varies by age and type of cancerThe tumor mutation load, or TML, in a patient's cancer biopsy varied by age and the type of cancer, along with several other factors, a team of investigators has found.
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Camera-equipped drones preserve framing when shooting videoAt the International Conference on Robotics and Automation later this month, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and ETH Zurich will present a system that allows a director to specify a shot's framing -- which figures or faces appear where, at what distance. Then, on the fly, it generates control signals for a camera-equipped autonomous drone, whi
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Cyberattacks prompt massive security spending surgeThe fight against cyberattacks has sparked exponential growth in global protection spending, with the cyber security market estimated at $120 billion this year, more than 30 times its size just over a decade ago.
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One Dead, 22 Injured After Speeding Car Hits Pedestrians In Times Square Photo credit: Ryan Felton/Jalopnik A man has been taken into custody Thursday after police say a vehicle struck a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square, leaving one person dead and at least 22 injured . Authorities said it didn’t appear to be an act of terrorism. Advertisement A spokesperson for the New York Police Department told Jalopnik that the driver, a 26 year old male, was arrested after th
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The Hope of Chris Cornell Updated at 1:57 p.m. ET 1994 was the year that Soundgarden’s fourth album Superunknown introduced Chris Cornell’s distinctive yowl to international audiences with smashes like “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman.” It was also the year that Kurt Cobain killed himself, the most dramatic in a line of shocking deaths visited upon Seattle’s commercially booming music scene. In December of that year, Cornel
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Shell-shocked: Rare snail loses out in love triangleA lovelorn snail who failed to find a mate because of his unusually-shaped shell hit the headlines in Britain on Thursday after two potential partners got together and left him to share in parenting duties.
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Twitter's privacy update: what it means for youTwitter is updating its privacy policy so it can track users' interests better and target advertisements to them, at least in the US.
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FCC vote kicks off a battle over regulation of the internetA federal agency voted to kick off the repeal of "net neutrality" rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet.
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Who is ‘white’ in America? It’s complicated We tend to use terms like “black,” “Latina,” and “white” as if we all agree on what they mean. Yet a look at history shows that ideas about our nation’s racial categories—what they are and who fits into them—are always changing. And in particular, answers to the question “who’s white?” have never been simple. In the early 20th century, for example, many of the country’s new immigrants to the US w
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Self-renewing hematopoietic stem cells created for transplantationAn innovative method to make an unlimited supply of healthy blood cells from the readily available cells that line blood vessels has been discovered by scientists. This achievement marks the first time that any research group has generated such blood-forming stem cells.
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Another reason to exercise: Burning bone fat -- a key to better bone healthIt's a fat-burning secret anyone interested in bone health should know. For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers show that exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and offers evidence that this process improves bone quality and the amount of bone in a matter of weeks.
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New study helps solve a great mystery in the organization of our DNAAfter decades of research aiming to understand how DNA is organized in human cells, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have shed new light on this mysterious field by discovering how a key protein helps control gene organization.
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Customized, frequent emails show promise in tobacco cessationSmokers who received frequent, tailored emails with quitting tips, motivational messages, and social support had cessation rates rivaling that of the most effective medication available for cessation.
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Antarctica 'greening' due to climate changePlant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found.
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Fine-tuning dosage of mutant genes unleashes long-trapped yield potential in tomato plantA team of plant geneticists at CSHL demonstrates how bringing together beneficial traits in agricultural breeding can have negative consequences. They discover and dissect a case of negative epistasis in a variety of the tomato plant. But they also show how to exploit this knowledge to derive untapped yield potential from the plant. They do so by cross-breeding specimens of the plant carrying diff
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Comprehensive cancer study assesses potential targets for personalized medicine and finds new onesA comprehensive approach confirmed molecular changes in cancer cells most likely involved in the development of the disease and discovered others that had not been typically linked to cancer before.
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NYSCF announces robust, high-throughput protocol for deriving microglia from human stem cellsScientists from the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute have developed a robust, efficient method for deriving microglia, the immune cells of the brain, from human stem cells. This new protocol now enables scientists around the world to generate this critical cell type from individual patients and improve our understanding of the role of microglia neurological malfunction.
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Researchers discover first human antibodies that work against all ebolavirusesAfter analyzing the blood of a survivor of the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak, a team of scientists from academia, industry and the government has discovered the first natural human antibodies that can neutralize and protect animals against all three major disease-causing ebolaviruses. The findings, published online today in the journal Cell, could lead to the first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies
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Mouse study looks at safety of stem cell therapy for early menopauseNow that we know that egg-making stem cells exist in adults and that these cells can be transplanted into mice with premature ovarian failure to produce offspring, the next question is to assess whether the offspring from an adult mouse are normal compared to natural births. In Molecular Therapy, researchers show that mice with early menopause that receive egg-making stem cells from another are ca
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Untangling the genetic legacy of tomato domesticationFavorable mutations that went along with increased fruit size and other beneficial traits in tomato plants do not always play well together. A study published in Cell found that natural mutations in two important tomato genes that were selected for different purposes in breeding can cause extreme branching and reduce fruit yield when they occur in the same plant. The researchers used those genes t
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Antarctic has seen widespread change in last 50 years, moss study revealsIn 2013, researchers studying mosses and microbes growing at the southern end of the Antarctic Peninsula documented unprecedented ecological change over the last 50 years, driven by warming temperatures. Now, the same research group has confirmed that those striking changes in the Antarctic are widespread, occurring all across the Peninsula. The findings appear in Current Biology on May 18.
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El Niño Again? It's Hard to Tell Scientists are trying to pin down an answer as soon as possible -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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‘Things’ Might Be the Prettiest To-Do List App Ever After five years in development, one of the best original task managers comes back. The post 'Things' Might Be the Prettiest To-Do List App Ever appeared first on WIRED .
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Does Valve really own Dota? A jury will decide The original version of Dota was a Warcraft III mod whose ultimate ownership is now up for debate in federal court. Defense of the Ancient 's path from an ultra-popular Warcraft III mod to the core of Valve's ultra-popular MOBA, Dota 2 is a long and confusing saga. Now, two developers working on their own mobile versions of Dota are arguing in court that Valve didn't actually acquire a legitimate
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Fiat Chrysler in talks with government over dieselsFiat Chrysler says it's in discussions with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over claims the company cheated on diesel emissions tests.
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Shameless FCC Votes to Charge Ahead on Plan to Kill the Open Internet image: Getty. In a completely expected but still shitty move, the FCC voted today to move ahead with Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to roll back net neutrality rules enacted under the Open Internet Order of 2015. Advertisement The commission will now consider Pai’s proposal, which would repeal the reclassification of broadband providers as “common carriers” (a little like utilities) under Title II
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Narwhals could help us measure melting glaciers underwaterA project off Greenland will tag whales with sensors to measure sea temperatures and ice melt in hard-to-reach places, improving predictions of sea-level rise
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Net neutrality going down in flames as FCC votes to kill Title II rules Enlarge / Protestors object to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to eliminate net neutrality rules before Pai's appearance at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC on May 5, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla) The US Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 today to start the process of eliminating net neutrality rules and the classification of home and mobile Internet ser
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Cardiovascular disease causes one-third of deaths worldwideCardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart diseases and stroke, account for one-third of deaths throughout the world, according to a new scientific study that examined every country over the past 25 years.
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The Joys and Challenges of Being a Parent With Autism It’s going on 8 p.m., and Kirsten Hurley’s house in West Cork, Ireland, is a scene of happy chaos. The children—Alex, 9, and Isla, 4—have been promised chocolate if they stay out of their mother’s hair while she talks with a journalist via Skype. But the bribe doesn’t seem to be working—at least not with Isla, who climbs up her mother’s back and somersaults over her shoulder, cackling with deligh
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Should the Government Guarantee Everyone a Job? Should Uncle Sam give a job to every American who wants one? That question feels awfully theoretical, given the slate of dramatic spending cuts pending in the Republican-controlled Congress. Still, it is one that Democrats are starting to ask. The policy proposal is called a jobs guarantee , and the Center for American Progress—arguably the most influential think tank on the mainstream left—is of
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Roger Ailes's (Other) Legacy Karem Alsina, a makeup artist formerly employed by Fox News, recently shared a memory of her time at the network with New York Magazine ’s Gabriel Sherman. The women anchors of Fox, Alsina recalled, would sometimes come to see her before they went to private meetings with Roger Ailes—the man who, until last year, was Fox’s chairman and CEO. “They would say, ‘I’m going to see Roger, gotta look bea
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Siberian tiger that terrified Vladivostok gets new wild homeA Siberian tiger that terrorized Russia's Far East city of Vladivostok by prowling its suburbs has been relocated to a vast Russian national park where officials hope he will thrive.
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Crispr Creator Jennifer Doudna on the Promises—and Pitfalls—of Easy Genetic Modification Easy genetic modification could mean cures for cancer (yay!), kitty-sized pigs (squee!), and, yes, designer babies (ack). The post Crispr Creator Jennifer Doudna on the Promises—and Pitfalls—of Easy Genetic Modification appeared first on WIRED .
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Handmaid’s Tale: Oops, I Created a Sexist Tyranny and Now I Have to Live In It Think before you trust bigoted zealots with the creation of your new country. The post Handmaid’s Tale : Oops, I Created a Sexist Tyranny and Now I Have to Live In It appeared first on WIRED .
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The Daring Laborers Who Sandblast Chernobyl’s Radioactive Metal ... and the cure-all they claim keeps them safe. The post The Daring Laborers Who Sandblast Chernobyl's Radioactive Metal appeared first on WIRED .
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Transplanted stem cells become eggs in sterile miceSterile mice that received transplanted egg-making stem cells were able to have healthy babies.
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Ultrathin Loudspeaker-Mic Also Generates Energy from MotionResearchers have developed a sheet-like device that acts as a loudspeaker and microphone and can generate energy from human motion.
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Stained-Glass Earth: Huge Foam Threads Glisten in New Satellite ImageHuge threads of foam that formed in a lagoon near the Caspian Sea look gorgeous in a new satellite image.
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How Scientists Created a Paper-Thin Loudspeaker | VideoResearchers demonstrate how they created a flag that acts as a loudspeaker and microphone and can generate energy from human motion.
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Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers In the past 50 years the quantity and rate of plant growth has shot up, says study, suggesting further warming could lead to rapid ecosystem changes Antarctica may conjure up an image of a pristine white landscape, but researchers say climate change is turning the continent green. Scientists studying banks of moss in Antarctica have found that the quantity of moss, and the rate of plant growth, h
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Video: How GMOs are, or are not, regulatedPink pineapples, non-browning produce and other genetically modified organisms are becoming part of our food system. Though most scientists say they're safe, GMOs still face fierce opposition from critics. But what about the federal agencies that can approve or shoot down modified crops headed for consumers? Where do they stand?
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How enzymes communicateThe enzymes nitric oxide (NO) synthase (NOS1) and protein kinase C (PKC) play an important role in a variety of signal transfer processes in neurons of the brain, as well as in many cell types of other organs. Together with Prof. Dr. Bernd Fakler at the Institute of Physiology at the University of Freiburg, the scientists Dr. Cristina Constantin and Dr. Catrin Müller have shown for the first time
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Human teeth tell the story of humanity through our fragile relationship with the sunThe story of humanity's vital—and fragile—relationship with the sun has been locked inside our teeth for hundreds of thousands of years. A new method is starting to tease out answers to major questions of evolution and migration, using clues hidden just under the enamel.
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Teacher racial bias matters more for students of colorEnglish and math teachers underestimate the academic abilities of students of color, which in turn has an impact on students' grades and academic expectations, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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New study helps solve a great mystery in the organization of our DNAAfter decades of research aiming to understand how DNA is organized in human cells, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have shed new light on this mysterious field by discovering how a key protein helps control gene organization.
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Antarctica 'greening' due to climate changePlant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found.
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Fine-tuning 'dosage' of mutant genes unleashes long-trapped yield potential in tomato plantsBreeding in plants and animals typically involves straightforward addition. As beneficial new traits are discovered—like resistance to drought or larger fruits—they are added to existing prized varieties, delivered via cross-breeding. But every once in a while, adding a beneficial new trait can result in a net subtraction, due to processes deeply hidden within the interactions of genes underlying
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New tools safeguard Census data about where you live and workIn October 2012, as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the densely populated U.S. East Coast, the state of New Jersey needed information fast. State planners and emergency managers turned to U.S. Census Bureau data about the people living and working in the affected area to identify the communities that would be hardest hit, and come up with a plan for recovery in the months that followed.
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ALMA eyes icy ring around young planetary systemAn international team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has made the first complete millimeter-wavelength image of the ring of dusty debris surrounding the young star Fomalhaut. This remarkably well-defined band of rubble and gas is likely the result of exocomets smashing together near the outer edges of a planetary system 25 light-years from Earth.
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I'm Sorry To Report That Roger Ailes Ever Lived Photo credit: Getty Inevitably, in the torrent of obituaries to come, someone will recite a list of Roger Ailes’s personal failings, repugnant views, and malignant actions, but then be sure to credit him with having been a brilliant provocateur or a visionary broadcaster or some shit. “ For better or worse ,” they will preface it. Nonsense. An asshole is not a brilliant visionary just because a t
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Mass landfills are saving endangered vultures from extinctionEndangered Egyptian vultures thrive near open garbage sites, which have helped some bounce back – but EU regulations threaten to shut the sites down
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Groundwater loss tracked during drought in California's Central ValleySignificant groundwater loss in California's Central Valley during the recent drought and sparks questions of sustainability for the important agricultural area, a new study reveals.
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New imaging technique aims to ensure surgeons completely remove cancerA new technology generates cellular images detailed enough to distinguish cancerous from normal tissue. Researchers are working on speeding up the technology so it can be used during surgery, allowing surgeons to know if they have removed all the cancer while they still have time to take out more.
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No difference in rate of adverse cardiovascular events when comparing anticoagulantsIn patients undergoing transradial primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), there was no significant difference in the rate of a composite of death, myocardial infarction and stroke whether they were anticoagulated with bivalirudin or unfractioned heparin, according to a study.
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Today's Best Deals: Dyson Vacuum, Mass Effect, Water-Resistant Speaker, and More A powerful Dyson vacuum , a larger OontZ Angle speaker , and Anker USB-C cables lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals 3-Pack Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB-A Cables , $14 USB-C will take over the world before long, but in the meantime, you’ll want some USB-C to USB-A cables to ease the transition. Get t
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Scientists tracked chickens and found they have their own daily routines, just like us Animals Understanding these patterns could help make farmed hens healthier and happier Understanding chicken personalities could help egg producers as well as the chickens themselves.
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Post to all of your social media accounts at once DIY Stay on message Staying on top of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and your other social media accounts isn't easy. You can save some time by posting to all of them at once.
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Study reveals recommendations for certifying emotional support animalsLittle consensus exists when it comes to the certification of 'emotional support animals' (ESAs). These animals usually have little or no specific training, which poses a challenge for mental health professionals who are asked to certify them. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have conducted a survey to examine what techniques and instruments mental health professionals are using to a
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New tools safeguard census data about where you live and workNew methods enable people to learn as much as possible from census data for policy-making and funding decisions, while guaranteeing that no one can trace the data back to your household or business. Census-related statistics are used to allocate billions of dollars annually for things like disaster relief, roads and schools. Researchers have developed algorithms that guarantee your information sta
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Obesity is in the eye of the beholderDoctors have a specific definition of what it means to be overweight or obese, but in the social world, gender, race and generation matter a lot for whether people are judged as 'thin enough' or 'too fat.'
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How GMOs are, or are not, regulated (video)Though most scientists say GMOs are safe, the products still face fierce opposition from critics. But what about the federal agencies that can approve or shoot down modified crops headed for consumers? Where do they stand? The answer may surprise you. Find out more about how GMOs are regulated in the latest Speaking of Chemistry video: https://youtu.be/0sR5GHi19HU.
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Teacher racial bias matters more for students of colorEnglish and math teachers underestimate the academic abilities of students of color, which in turn has an impact on students' grades and academic expectations, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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ALMA eyes icy ring around young planetary systemALMA has made the first complete millimeter-wavelength image of the ring of dusty debris surrounding the young star Fomalhaut. This remarkably well-defined band of rubble and gas is likely the result of exocomets smashing together near the outer edges of a planetary system 25 light-years from Earth.
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Hell Yeah, Mace Windu Is Getting His Own Comic Book Image: Marvel Comics. Artwork by Jesus Saiz The Jedi Order’s supreme asskicker is coming to comics. Marvel has just announced Mace Windu will star in his own comic miniseries, set just after the outbreak of the Clone Wars—and we should probably expect some awesome action to boot. Advertisement Announced on StarWars.com this morning, the very fancily titled Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic—Mace Win
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Tens of millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels, study findsNearly 32 million adults in the United States consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion, according to a 2013 survey that asked about past-year drinking. This higher level of drinking is associated with increased health and safety risks.
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Researchers invented tools from flashes of light for decoding and controlling signalling circuits in living cellsResearchers have invented new tools for decoding and controlling signalling circuits in living cells with flashes of light. In principle, any cellular circuit can now be targeted with the new method. By using this approach, the researchers discovered that major biological signalling circuits can be made to resonate when driven at their resonant frequency.
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Why school should start later for teens | Wendy TroxelTeens don't get enough sleep, and it's not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones -- it's because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most.
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The Self-Pitying President When news that the Justice Department had appointed Robert Mueller as a special counsel landed last night , the White House was reportedly as surprised as everyone else. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had only informed the president’s staff once the order was signed. Nonetheless, President Trump took the news in stride, aides anonymously told Politico and ABC News , insisting that he was
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Hospital-acquired anemia more common, increases risksOne in three patients hospitalized for medical problems experienced a drop in their red blood cell count due to the hospitalization -- a concept called hospital-acquired anemia, new research showed.
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Region in brain found to be associated with fear of uncertain futurePeople who struggle to cope with uncertainty or the ambiguity of potential future threats may have an unusually large striatum, an area of the brain already associated with general anxiety disorder, according to research.
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Love hormone is released during crisesPartners who were more invested in a relationship released more oxytocin when they thought about their relationship than the less invested partner did. Considering both members together, it was the difference in investment between partners that predicted an increase in oxytocin. Here, oxytocin may be acting more like a 'crisis hormone.'
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Solving the mystery of the white oakResearchers have solved a mystery that has long shrouded our understanding of white oaks: where did they come from?
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What It’s Like to Be a Worker in Tesla’s Car FactoryTo some it’s “auto-worker heaven,” while others say they’re operating in “working conditions of the past.”
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Trump 'can't escape climate change' impacts says Fiji PMWhether or not the US is involved in global talks, the US will also feel the impacts of climate change.
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Cystic fibrosis study offers new understanding of silent changes in genesResearchers studying the root cause of cystic fibrosis have made a major advance in our understanding of silent gene changes with implications for the complexity of cystic fibrosis.
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NIH/NINDS: Researchers connect brain blood vessel lesions to intestinal bacteriastudy in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain's blood vessels, and may be responsible for producing malformations that can lead to stroke or epilepsy. The research, published in Nature, adds to an emerging picture that connects intestinal microbes and disorders of the nervous system. The study was funded by the National Institute of Neurologica
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How enzymes communicateFreiburg scientists explain the cell mechanism that transforms electrical signals into chemical ones.
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Tooth truthResearchers have developed a new method to read imperfections in teeth caused by a lack of sunlight, creating a powerful tool to trace events ranging from human evolution and migration out of Africa to the silent damage of vitamin D deficiency that continues to affect 1 billion worldwide.
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Exclusive: House Science Committee members just sent a letter to President Trump insisting he stop relying on fake news Science Bring back scientific decision making Read it here.
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Republican Governors Urge White House to Stay in Climate PactThe governors of Massachusetts and Vermont say their states are already feeling the brunt of climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Data sharing can offer help in science's reproducibility crisisCriticism that researchers in the psychological and brain sciences are failing to reproduce studies—a key step in the scientific method—may have more to do with the complexity of managing data, rather than an attempt to hide methods and results, according to researchers. However, without greater focus on reproducibility, scientists will likely continue to face questions about the reliability of th
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Why Nematode Worms Could Hold the Key to AgingHuman physiology changes with age in the same way as the behavior of nematode worms. Understanding why could be a crucial clue for the science of aging.
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Water efficiency in rural areas is getting worse, even as it improves in urban centersA nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most urban areas becoming more water efficient and most rural areas becoming less and less efficient over time.
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ATLAS releases new results in search for weakly-interacting supersymmetric particlesSupersymmetry is an extension to the Standard Model that may explain the origin of dark matter and pave the way to a grand unified theory of nature. For each particle of the Standard Model, supersymmetry introduces an exotic new "super-partner," which may be produced in proton-proton collisions. Searching for these particles is currently one of the top priorities of the LHC physics program. A disc
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Iran's Choice On Friday, Iranians will vote for their next president. The race has essentially boiled down to a choice between a centrist and a hardline conservative—the incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, and Ibrahim Raisi, the custodian of the shrine of Imam Reza in Mashad. A clear choice appears to be emerging. Polls in Iran, though not always reliable, are running strongly in Rouhani’s favor; sensible men in the le
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20 Questions With Google's Assistant and Apple's Siri MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—If you own an iPhone, there’s yet another way to talk with an artificial intelligence trained on the whole internet and beamed down to your handset from a cluster of computers somewhere in the world. Tuesday, Google made its artificial-intelligence powered Assistant available for the iPhone. The service, which uses a conversational interface to do things and provide informat
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Warm-bloodedness possibly much older than previously thoughtWarm-bloodedness in land animals could have evolved much earlier than previously thought, suggests a study of the bones of the long-extinct mammal predecessor Ophiacodon.
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Nasa seeks experiment ideas for Europa landerNasa is seeking the best ideas for experiments to fly on a mission that will land on Jupiter's moon Europa.
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More cancers diagnosed at early stage following increase in health insurance coverageCancer is most curable when it’s detected at its earliest stages. An analysis of nearly 273,000 patients showed that between 2013 and 2014 there was a 1% increase in the percentage of breast, lung, and colorectal cancers diagnosed at the earliest, most treatable stage. Following full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this study is the first to explore changes in the proportion of ca
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Cause of breathlessness in heart failure patients discoveredA new study has linked shortness of breath in heart failure to a hormonal imbalance in the brain using mice. Based on this finding, the research has also discovered an effective treatment using drugs designed to pass through the blood-brain barrier.
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Development of ultra-high capacity lithium-air batteries using CNT sheet air electrodesA research team has developed lithium-air batteries with very high electric storage capacity15 times greater than the capacity of conventional lithium-ion batteries using carbon nanotubes (CNT) as an air electrode material.
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Opioid use before knee replacement surgery results in worse pain outcomes for patientsA team of investigators found patients who had higher pain catastrophising, the degree of an exaggerated, negative response to pain, were more likely to take opioids for pain relief. They found that patients who used opioids to manage their knee pain before their total knee replacement had less pain relief after the operation.
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Studies link healthy brain aging to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the bloodTwo new studies link patterns of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood to the integrity of brain structures and cognitive abilities that are known to decline early in aging. The studies add to the evidence that dietary intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can promote healthy aging, the researchers said. Further research is needed to test this hypothesis, they said.
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Water efficiency in rural areas is getting worse, even as it improves in urban centersA nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most urban areas becoming more water efficient and most rural areas becoming less and less efficient over time.
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Data sharing can offer help in science's reproducibility crisisCriticism that researchers in the psychological and brain sciences are failing to reproduce studies -- a key step in the scientific method -- may have more to do with the complexity of managing data, rather than an attempt to hide methods and results, according to researchers.
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Diagnostic biomarkers in saliva show promise in recognizing early Alzheimer's diseaseYour spit may hold a clue to future brain health. Investigators at the Beaumont Research Institute, part of Beaumont Health in Michigan, are hopeful that their study involving small molecules in saliva will help identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease -- a neurologic condition predicted to reach epidemic proportions worldwide by 2050.
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3-D-printed polymer stents grow with pediatric patients and biodegrade over timeA new study demonstrates proof-of-concept for combining computational design and simulation tools with 3-D printing technology to produce self-expandable polymer stents that can grow with pediatric patients, are biodegradable, and require only a minimally-invasive procedure for implantation.
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NASA mission uncovers a dance of electrons in spaceNASA's MMS mission studies how electrons spiral and dive around the planet in a complex dance dictated by the magnetic and electric fields, and a new study revealed a bizarre new type of motion exhibited by these electrons.
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Will Tesla's Tiles Finally Give Solar Shingles Their Day in the Sun?Elon Musk bets homeowners will pay a premium for resilient panels that look like an ordinary roof -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

You won’t believe why Facebook will block this headline These sorts of posts are going to get pushed even further down Facebook news feeds with new algorithms. At least, we can hope they will be. Facebook on Tuesday rolled out new changes to its algorithms that determine what posts users of the social network see in their feeds. The new changes increase the scrutiny of posts linking outside Facebook and reduce the visibility of posts with "clickbait"
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Candy Crush maker banned from gathering staff ethnic dataSweden's data protection agency Thursday banned King, the gaming company that owns Candy Crush, from collecting statistics on the ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientation of employees, even when used for promoting diversity.
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EU moves toward greater freedom for watching online contentThe European Union has taken a major step that will allow subscribers to online movies and television to watch the content throughout the 28 members of the union instead of being blocked once they leave their country.
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Ancient ornamental stud stolen from Pompeii; site closedOfficials say an ancient ornamental bronze stud has been stolen from an exhibit inside the Pompeii archaeological site.
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3-D-printed polymer stents grow with pediatric patients and biodegrade over timeA new study demonstrates proof-of-concept for combining computational design and simulation tools with 3D printing technology to produce self-expandable polymer stents that can grow with pediatric patients, are biodegradable, and require only a minimally-invasive procedure for implantation. This innovative method is described in an article in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.
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NASA mission uncovers a dance of electrons in spaceYou can't see them, but swarms of electrons are buzzing through the magnetic environment—the magnetosphere—around Earth. The electrons spiral and dive around the planet in a complex dance dictated by the magnetic and electric fields. When they penetrate into the magnetosphere close enough to Earth, the high-energy electrons can damage satellites in orbit and trigger auroras. Scientists with NASA's
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Viden

Kokasser, biodiversitet og uddøde dronter: I dag åbner Naturmødet 2017Naturens eget folkemøde løber de næste tre dage af stablen i Hirtshals. I år er temaet 'Fornuft og Følelser'.
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Unshackled, big auto will keep choking the world on diesel fumesWe now know diesel vehicles pollute more than they should to deadly effect everywhere, but the real scandal is government foot-dragging, says Olive Heffernan
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Ingeniøren

Danske motorveje skal være klar til selvkørende bilerDe seneste dage har Vejdirektoratet gennemkørt en række danske motorveje for at tjekke, om striber og skilte kan aflæses korrekt. Testen er gennemført i mørke, regn og diset vejr for at udfordre bilerne. Data er endnu ikke bearbejdet, men alt i alt er de danske motorveje klar.
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Wal-Mart's online sales surge, tops 1Q expectationsWal-Mart delivered first-quarter results that show it's winning over shoppers at stores and online, even as the competition intensifies.
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Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55 bnChinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday its net profit almost doubled in the latest quarter on the back of soaring growth in online shopping.
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A recipe for concrete that can withstand road salt deteriorationRoad salt, used in copious helpings each winter to protect them from ice and preserve safe driving conditions, is slowly degrading the concrete they're made of. Engineers have known for some time that calcium chloride salt, commonly used as deicer, reacts with the calcium hydroxide in concrete to form a chemical byproduct that causes roadways to crumble. A civil engineer from Drexel University is
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Among Wall Street analysts, men benefit more from their networks than womenMale analysts gain more from their connections with executives at the companies they cover than their female counterparts, shows new research by INSEAD Associate Professor of Finance, Lily Fang. In her paper, "Gender and Connections among Wall Street Analysts", forthcoming in the Review of Financial Studies, she finds that women and men on Wall Street are just as connected as each other, but men a
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Researchers create a T-shirt that monitors the wearer's breathing rate in real timeResearchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and its Center for Optics, Photonics, and Lasers have created a smart T-shirt that monitors the wearer's respiratory rate in real time. This innovation, the details of which are published in the latest edition of Sensors, paves the way for manufacturing clothing that could be used to diagnose respiratory illnesses or monitor peop
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Even non-migratory birds use a magnetic compassNot only migratory birds use a built-in magnetic compass to navigate correctly. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that non-migratory birds also are able to use a built-in compass to orient themselves using the Earth's magnetic field.
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The Atlantic Debuts New Homepage, As It Reaches Audience Record Washington, D.C. (May 18, 2017)—Welcome to the new TheAtlantic.com . This morning, The Atlantic introduced a redesigned homepage suited to the rapid pace of today’s news environment, while continuing to prioritize the characteristics and ideas-oriented journalism that have long distinguished The Atlantic . The homepage increases density—with twice as many stories now appearing at the top of the p
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How the Beatles Wrote ‘A Day in the Life’ It’s received wisdom that Sgt. Pepper ’s Lonely Hearts Club Band , which arrived 50 years ago in the long record-breaking summer heat of 1967, is one of rock’s greatest albums. Inspired by Brian Wilson’s obsessive labor on the Beach Boys’ epic Pet Sounds, the Sgt. Pepper studio sessions were weeks of ideas tried, ideas rejected, and things tried anew. Undeniably, Sgt. Pepper is an experimental cl
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Cold War Nuclear Explosions Freakishly Impacted Space Weather “Ivy Mike” atmospheric nuclear test, taken in November 1952. (Image: Wikimedia Commons) The overdrawn game of nuclear chicken between the USSR and the United States—now known as the Cold War—lasted about 45 years . While neither superpower ever deployed nukes on each others’ soil, high-altitude bomb testing caused a kerfuffle in Earth’s atmosphere. Though the conflict has (thankfully) long since
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Faster tumor test would cut repeat surgeries A new imaging technology could help surgeons removing breast cancer lumps confirm that they have cut out the entire tumor—reducing the need for additional surgeries. About 300,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are discovered annually. Of these, 60 to 75 percent of patients undergo breast-conserving surgery, also called lumpectomies. These surgeries attempt to remove the entire tumor while r
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Mechanisms behind sensory deficits in Parkinson's diseaseAlthough Parkinson’s disease is often associated with motor symptoms such as stiffness, poor balance and trembling, the first symptoms are often sensory and include a reduced sense of touch and smell. In a study on mice, researchers have now been able to identify neural circuits and mechanisms behind this loss of sensory perception. The study may open avenues to methods of earlier diagnosis.
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A culprit of thyroid's diseasesA team of scientists has clarified the molecular mechanism to explain how the thyroid and surrounding vascular system change in the most common form of hyperthyroidism. These findings provide a potential therapeutic target for thyroid diseases.
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Worse pain outcomes after knee replacement for patients who took opioids before surgerySix months after knee replacement surgery, pain outcomes were not as good for patients who previously took prescription opioids, according to a study in the May 17 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
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Researchers create a T-shirt that monitors the wearer's breathing rate in real timeResearchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and its Center for Optics, Photonics, and Lasers have created a smart T-shirt that monitors the wearer's respiratory rate in real time. This innovation paves the way for manufacturing clothing that could be used to diagnose respiratory illnesses or monitor people suffering from asthma, sleep apnea, or chronic obstructive pulmonar
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A recipe for concrete that can withstand road salt deteriorationEngineers have known for some time that calcium chloride salt, commonly used as deicer, reacts with the calcium hydroxide in concrete to form a chemical byproduct that causes roadways to crumble. A civil engineer from Drexel University is working on a new recipe for concrete, using cast-off products from furnaces, that can hold its own against the forces of chemical erosion.
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Even non-migratory birds use a magnetic compassNot only migratory birds use a built-in magnetic compass to navigate correctly. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that non-migratory birds also are able to use a built-in compass to orient themselves using the Earth's magnetic field.
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FSU study reports encouraging trend in infant mortalityEighteen states are on track to eliminate racial disparities in infant mortality by the year 2050 if current trends hold, according to a newly published paper from researchers at Florida State University's College of Medicine. The study projects more than 4,000 babies a year could be saved by eliminating black-white disparities in those states.
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Among Wall Street analysts, men benefit more from their networks than womenMale analysts on Wall Street benefit more from their networks than women. Men are perceived as more accurate and are forgiven more easily than women for making mistakes.
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WIRED

The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory: A Tale of Two Filter Bubbles Two very different stories this week got a very similar reaction—depending on what our media diet looks like. The post The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory: A Tale of Two Filter Bubbles appeared first on WIRED .
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Twitter's Genius Tracking Methods Have Discovered That I Am Deeply Into Dads Photo: Getty Twitter has been telling people I’m into dads. Advertisement I learned this thanks to a revision in Twitter’s privacy policy that rolled out yesterday, which gives users more information about how advertisers see them and lets them toggle which bits of information they want to share. This includes a list of stuff that Twitter has determined each individual user is interested in. My l
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Fidget Toys Aren't Just HypeDespite sometimes being an annoying distraction for others, fidget items can have some practical uses for adults -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Viking army camp uncovered by archaeologists in EnglandThousands of Vikings established a camp in Lincolnshire as they prepared to conquer ninth century England, archaeologists have discovered. Vikings used camp in winter to repair ships, melt down stolen loot, trade and play games.
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Nanophysics: Saving energy with a spot of silverTomorrow’s computers will run on light, and gold nanoparticle chains show much promise as light conductors. Now scientists have demonstrated how tiny spots of silver could markedly reduce energy consumption in light-based computation.
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Energy transition: Smart, interconnected, sustainableMany elements are required for making the energy system more sustainable. Among them are smart solar storage systems, smartly interconnected energy grids, and electricity-based synthetic fuels (e-fuels).
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Engineering heart valves for the manyMedical researchers announced today a cross-institutional team effort to generate a functional heart valve replacement with the capacity for repair, regeneration, and growth. The team is also working towards a GMP-grade version of their customizable, scalable, and cost-effective manufacturing process that would enable deployment to a large patient population. In addition, the new heart valve would
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Men sing about dating and sex more often than womenA new analysis of popular song lyrics from 1960 through 2008 reveals that men sing about both romantic love and sex more often than women. However, female artists sing about romantic love in a higher percentage of their songs. The difference is due to gender disparity in the number of songs, with male singers performing a considerably higher percentage of popular songs than female performers durin
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Canadian archaeologists challenge the credibility of GIS methods to assess the impact of weather on shoreline erosionAlthough computer models of archaeological sites are ideal software tools for managing spatially referenced data and commonly used to yield insights which contribute to the protection of heritage materials, some scientists question their credibility, calling for these long-term trends be 'ground truthed' in order to ensure that calculated rates of change reflect observed phenomena 'in the field'.
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Stanley Kubrick Almost Moved to Australia Before Dr. Strangelove Because He Was Worried About Nukes Stanley Kubrick in 1999 during the filming of his final movie Eyes Wide Shut (AP Photo) Perth, Australia is the most remote major city on the planet. Which is apparently why it appealed to legendary director Stanley Kubrick. New research reveals that Kubrick was so concerned with the possibility of nuclear war that he actually planned to move to Perth in 1962. Advertisement Kubrick was in the mid
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Can we just build a giant blimp to clean polluted air? Technology Your quick question, answered quickly. A giant, air-cleaning blimp is a lofty goal, and it's unlikely to ever work. Read on.
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Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissionsGrowing plants and then storing the CO2 they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows. The plantations would need to be so large, they would eliminate most natural ecosystems or reduce food production if implemented as a late-regret option in the case of substantial failure to reduce emissions. However, gr
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The Atlantic

Why Prometheus Deserves to Be Taken Seriously The crux of so many arguments about Ridley Scott’s 2012 sci-fi epic Prometheus revolves around a simple question: Couldn’t Charlize Theron have just run to the left? In the film’s climax, Theron’s cold-blooded, calculating villain Meredith Vickers is crushed while trying to outrun a crashing alien spaceship; several observant critics online noted that had she just turned in another direction , sh
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Molecular Lego for nanoelectronicsThe ability to assemble electronic building blocks consisting of individual molecules is an important objective in nanotechnology. An interdisciplinary research group at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is now significantly closer to achieving this goal. The team of researchers headed by Prof. Dr. Sabine Maier, Prof. Dr. Milan Kivala and Prof. Dr. Andreas Görling has success
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Toy unboxing: It's a thing; it's lucrative but sensitive: researchNew research examining the global social media phenomenon of toy unboxing, which is causing concern for parents and other child welfare advocates, concludes it engages children beyond passive consumption but also recommends regulation to address it.
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Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficientHydrogen is an alternative source of energy that can be produced from renewable sources of sunlight and water. A group of researchers has developed a photocatalyst that increases hydrogen production tenfold.
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Measuring the human impact of weatherThe World Meteorological Organization has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes has broadened its scope from strictly temperature and weather records to address the impacts of specific events.
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World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D worldResearchers pave way towards integration of 3-D holography into electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs, with development of nano-hologram 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.
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Nanotechnology used to boost the performance of key industrial catalystNanoscale stretching or compressing significantly boost the performance of ceria, a material widely used in catalytic converters and clean-energy technologies, Stanford scientists report.
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Deadly flower power? Imported tulip bulbs spread anti-fungal resistanceTulip and narcissus bulbs imported into Ireland from the Netherlands may be acting as vehicles for the international spread of a drug-resistant fungus -- with potentially fatal consequences. Experts advise people not to plant bulbs near hospitals or to gift them to at-risk patients.
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Members of the University of Seville discover neural stem cells can become blood vesselsMother cells from the adult carotid body can transform into blood vessels, as well as into neurons. This discovery could have important repercussions on the advance in treatment of diseases as different as pediatric tumors and Parkinson's.
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GIS -- a powerful tool to be used with cautionA recent study, published in Open Archaeology, provides a new perspective on the severe impacts of escalating climate change on the heritage resources of Canadian Arctic. Referring to the application of Geographic Information System analytical methods in assessing the threat of shoreline erosion to archaeological sites, it details steps taken to review the quality of the GIS model in light of a di
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Low self-esteem partners create their own regret in relationship sacrificesPeople with low self-esteem end up regretting sacrifices they make, big or small, in relationships because they do not feel appreciated or supported by their partner. The results appear in the journal, Social Psychological and Personality Science.
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Molecular Lego for nanoelectronicsThe ability to assemble electronic building blocks consisting of individual molecules is an important objective in nanotechnology. An interdisciplinary research group at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is now significantly closer to achieving this goal. The team of researchers has successfully assembled and tested conductors and networks made up of individual, newly develop
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Warm-bloodedness possibly much older than previously thoughtWarm-bloodedness in land animals could have developed in evolution much earlier than previously thought. This is shown by a recent study at the University of Bonn, which has now been published in the journal Comptes Rendus Palevol.
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Everything the Discovery Trailer Tells Us About the Future of Star Trek's Past GIF Last night we got our first good look at the new Star Trek TV series, Discovery; its trailer was packed with some gorgeous shots, as well as new ships, uniforms, and tech of the show, which is set 10 years before the original series. Here’s everything we noticed. Advertisement The trailer opens on a desert world, with two figures clad in desert robes: Captain Phillipa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh)
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Expand Your USB-C Collection With Three Anker PowerLine Cables For $14 3-Pack Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB-A Cables , $14 USB-C will take over the world before long, but in the meantime, you’ll want some USB-C to USB-A cables to ease the transition. Get three reader-favorite Anker PowerLine cables for $14 , no code required.
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Scientists Discover Possible First Proof of Parallel Universes A study on the strange Cold Spot in space may prove that we live in a multiverse. Read More
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Regulator could strip alternative medicine charities of their status British Homeopathic Association believes complementary and alternative medicine charities are being unfairly targeted by Charity Commission review Charities that promote unproven treatments for sick patients could be stripped of their charitable status under proposals being considered by the UK government’s regulator. The Charity Commission is reviewing how it decides which organisations qualify
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Sea level rise will double coastal flood risk worldwide Small but unstoppable increases will double frequency of extreme water levels with dire consequences, say scientists Small but inevitable rises in sea level will double the frequency of severe coastal flooding in most of the world with dire consequences for major cities that sit on coastlines, according to scientists. The research takes in to account the large waves and storm surges that can tip
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Tiger breakthrough: Camera trap time stamps provide valuable data for conservationistSpatial capture-recapture model analysis is often used to estimate tiger abundance. A new study led by Dr. Robert Dorazio of the United States Geological Survey, and co-authored by WCS's Dr.Ullas Karanth, however, finds that dates and times of animal detections are often not factored into the analysis. This is despite the fact that this data is available when using "continuous-time" recorders such
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Land height could help explain why Antarctica is warming slower than the ArcticTemperatures in the Arctic are increasing twice as fast as in the rest of the globe, while the Antarctic is warming at a much slower rate. A new study published in Earth System Dynamics, a journal of the European Geosciences Union, shows that land height could be a "game changer" when it comes to explaining why temperatures are rising at such different rates in the two regions.
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Mercedes-Benz Energy pairs with solar company to sell batteries, rooftop panels (credit: Mercedes-Benz/Vivint) Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler is evidently planning for a future where luxury cars refuel in their own garages. The German automaker is announcing a partnership with Vivint Solar, an American solar panel installer, to sell residential solar panels with modular, stationary storage batteries. The venture is a product of Mercedes-Benz Energy, a new subsidiary created in
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The Charlie Sheen effect on HIV testingOn Nov. 17, 2015, actor Charlie Sheen publicly disclosed he was HIV-positive on NBC's Today Show. In previous research, scientists found that Sheen's disclosure corresponded with millions of online search queries for HIV prevention and testing. A follow-up study finds it also led to more sales of in-home HIV testing kits.
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Temperatures in the Arctic are increasing twice as fast as in the rest of the globe, while the Antarctic is warming at a...Temperatures in the Arctic are increasing twice as fast as in the rest of the globe, while the Antarctic is warming at a much slower rate. A new study shows that land height could be a 'game changer' when it comes to explaining why temperatures are rising at such different rates in the two regions.
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Unlocking the key to infertility in older womenFindings from new research may finally resolve, and potentially provide answers, as to why older women have higher incidences of miscarriage and have babies with chromosomal abnormalities.
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The Maligned Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Is Better—and More Important—Than You Know David Lynch's controversial film remains a heart-rending work that brings the dead girl at the center of 'Twin Peaks' back to life. The post The Maligned Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Is Better—and More Important—Than You Know appeared first on WIRED .
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Monarch butterflies are up against multiple threats A wide variety of factors, including herbicide use, climate change, and habitat loss, have caused the decline of monarch butterflies in North America, a new study shows. “We need to think of migratory species at regional scales to truly understand how changes in climate and land use affect population trends,” says Elise Zipkin, a integrative biologist from Michigan State University and a coauthor
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Politisk slåskamp: Stadig flertal for toprocentskrav Det lykkedes ikke Enhedslisten at samle et politisk flertal om opfordringen til at droppe toprocentskravet
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Potential HIV vaccine works in a new way A new approach to vaccine design could lead to one for HIV, say researchers, who have tested their work in monkeys. Traditional vaccines typically cause a strong stimulation of the parts of the immune system that are most responsive to the specific virus. But the reaction to the vaccine and the infection is often so intense that the immune system “loses momentum” and consequently can’t completely
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Love hormone is released during crisesPartners who were more invested in a relationship released more oxytocin when they thought about their relationship than the less invested partner did. Considering both members together, it was the difference in investment between partners that predicted an increase in oxytocin. Here, oxytocin may be acting more like a 'crisis hormone.'
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Towards more effective therapies to fight breast cancerBreast cancer is one of the most common in women in Italy and in the world. Today it seems possible to design more effective drugs through numerical simulations. This is what has been revealed by research led by CNR and SISSA in Trieste, together with Bellinzona IRB and University of Italian Switzerland. This study analyzed in detail the mechanisms activating an important pharmacological target in
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Nanophysics: Saving energy with a spot of silverTomorrow's computers will run on light, and gold nanoparticle chains show much promise as light conductors. Now Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich scientists have demonstrated how tiny spots of silver could markedly reduce energy consumption in light-based computation.
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Know thyself to understand othersThrough targeted training, people can be guided to develop a better inner awareness about their own mental states, and to have a better understanding of the mental state of others. This helps us deal with current global challenges, says Anne Böckler of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science and Julius Maximilians University Würzburg in Germany. She is the lead author of a s
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Gene study sheds light on causes of childhood sight lossA genetic mutation that contributes to sight loss in children has been identified by scientists. The mutation was identified in patients with a disease known as ocular coloboma, which causes part of the eye to be missing at birth.
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Hopping parrotlets could teach robots how to fly Animals And help us learn about dinosaurs, too Flying isn’t always the most efficient way to get around. Just take a look at parrotlets.
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AI-Powered Software Makes It Incredibly Easy to Colorize Black and White Photos GIF Photos: Richard Zhang AI-powered software that can automatically colorize old black and white photos exists, but it’s often far from perfect. In comparison, manually colorizing an image in Photoshop yields stunning results, if you’ve got lots of time and impressive skills. But a new app, developed at the University of California at Berkeley, cleverly merges both approaches so it’s easy to acc
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Call obesity a disease and food a pathological agent? No thanksThere is a rising trend to label obesity as a disease and even to liken tempting food to a pathogen. That's very unhelpful, says Lara Williams
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A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer A new US-based R&D facility will support Chinese genetics company BGI in its efforts to develop next-next-generation sequencing technologies. The post A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer appeared first on WIRED .
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With Uber Freight, Travis Takes on Trucking It's like Uber, but for freight. The post With Uber Freight, Travis Takes on Trucking appeared first on WIRED .
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Gensplejsede petunia er solgt ulovligt i DanmarkLandbrugs- og Fiskeristyrelsen kræver, at forhandlere destruerer Petunia med orange blomster på grund af GMO.
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What Does the President Owe, and to Whom Does He Owe It? For the chronically indebted businessman Donald Trump, it was a win every day the creditors did not foreclose on him. President Trump will manage the remainder of his presidency the same way. The appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Trump-Russia matter will spell vexation in the medium term and may spell danger in the long term. But in the here and now—the next days and weeks,
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An Acquittal in the Fatal Shooting of Terence Crutcher Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby was found not guilty Wednesday for the fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Terence Crutcher, whose death was captured on video. The verdict, which Tulsa World reported came after nine hours of deliberation, was met with tears by members of the jury and outrage from Crutcher’s family. “Let it be known that I believe in my heart that Betty Shelby got away with
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Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficientHydrogen is an alternative source of energy that can be produced from renewable sources of sunlight and water. A group of Japanese researchers has developed a photocatalyst that increases hydrogen production tenfold.
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Scientists find evolution in butterfly eye dependent on sexBy analyzing both the genes that control color detecting photoreceptors and the structural components of the eye itself, University of California, Irvine evolutionary biologists have discovered male and female butterflies of one particular species have the unique ability to see the world differently from each another because of sex-related evolutionary traits.
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Researchers create first significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterialsNanocrystals have diverse applications spanning biomedical imaging, light-emitting devices, and consumer electronics. Their unique optical properties result from the type of crystal from which they are composed. However, a major bottleneck in the development of nanocrystals, to date, is the need for X-ray techniques to determine the crystal type.
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Archaeologists examine the cultural shifts of an ancient society through the subtleties of its everyday peopleWho are you? A parent? An artist? A veteran? There are lots of different aspects of identity, and it takes more than just one to make you you. Ancient people were just as complex, but until recently, archaeologists didn't have a clear way to capture all the nuances of human identities from the past outside of broader labels like gender and social status.
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Not all cool pavements are created equalCool pavements can help keep cities cool, right? Yes, but according to new research from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), many reflective pavements have some unexpected drawbacks relative to conventional pavements when considering the entire life cycle of the materials.
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A report says that Mexico is the second-deadliest conflict zone in the world – it's just not trueAccording to a report published in early May, Mexico has become the second-deadliest conflict zone in the world in 2016. The claim came from a press release for the 2017 edition of the Armed Conflict Survey (ACS) by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a London-based think tank. And a media frenzy followed.
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Advancing next-generation batteries towards 4S: Stable, safe, smart, sustainableNext-generation batteries such as Li-S have been reviving in both the academic and the industry because of their great potential in extending the range of electric vehicles and lowering the battery costs. Scientists from Australia summarize the latest advances in functional membrane separators for application in several important next-generation battery systems and propose a novel concept of 4S (s
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Control mechanism unveiled for gene that causes Opitz syndromeOpitz G/BBB (Opitz) syndrome is a hereditary disorder that affects people in different ways, causing malformations in medial (midline) organs and structures, intellectual disability and developmental disorders. Scientists have revealed a new control mechanism for the gene that causes this disorder, a discovery that could help in developing treatment for the syndrome. The findings were published on
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Zinc effects on common cold duration illustrate problems of routine statistical analysesTwo randomized trials that examined the effects of zinc lozenges for the duration of common cold symptoms found that colds were shortened on average by 4.0 days and by 1.77 days. However, the shortest colds in the placebo groups of both studies lasted for only two days.
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Cystic fibrosis study offers new understanding of silent changes in genesResearchers studying the root cause of cystic fibrosis have made a major advance in our understanding of silent gene changes with implications for the complexity of cystic fibrosis. The findings are published today in [May 16] PLoS Biology.
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Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissionsGrowing plants and then storing the CO2 they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows. The plantations would need to be so large, they would eliminate most natural ecosystems or reduce food production if implemented as a late-regret option in the case of substantial failure to reduce emissions.
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Phosphorene-like SiS and SiSe: Promising anode materials for sodium-ion batteriesSeeking for appropriate anode materials is crucial for the development of sodium-ion batteries. Recently, a research team led by Prof. T. S. Zhao at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology hypothesized phosphorene-like SiS and SiSe were promising anode materials for sodium-ion batteries that yield high sodium storage capacities, small volume changes and high sodium diffusivities.
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Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficientHydrogen is an alternative source of energy that can be produced from renewable sources of sunlight and water. A group of Japanese researchers has developed a photocatalyst that increases hydrogen production tenfold.
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Reumatologer fastholder: Vi har alle droppet MedicinrådetFormand for reumatologer understreger, at alle faglige medlemmer har forladt fagudvalg under Medicinrådet. Hun tror, at det bliver svært at finde ny formand.
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Antivirus firm warns of cyberattacks on home appliancesAvast, the company behind the leading antivirus software, warned Thursday against attacks on home appliances connected to the internet, calling hackers targeting home routers a major threat to consumers.
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Comets contributed to Earth's atmosphere, says study of 3 billion-year-old mineralsScientists have revealed that some of Earth's atmosphere may have been brought to the planet by comets billions of years ago.
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Climate researchers must provide better visual communication on climate changeClimate researchers should give more consideration to ways in which they can make the message about climate change clear to the public at large. This is argued by Professor of Communication and Cognition Fons Maes in a publication in Nature. Although enormous amounts of visual and digital information on climate change is available, hardly any attention is given to reaching one large and vulnerable
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Scientists engineer disease-resistant rice without sacrificing yieldResearchers have successfully developed a novel method that allows for increased disease resistance in rice without decreasing yield. A team at Duke University, working in collaboration with scientists at Huazhong Agricultural University in China, describe the findings in a paper published May 17, 2017 in the journal Nature.
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Viking army camp uncovered by archaeologistsA huge camp which was home to thousands of Vikings as they prepared to conquer England in the late ninth century has been uncovered by archaeologists.
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Suspected Cases of Ebola Rise to 29 in Democratic Republic of CongoAid workers are trying to reach a remote part of the country, where there have been three deaths from the virus.
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Sexual satisfaction: Treating a woman with oxytocin also benefits her male partnerA new study showed that the sexual response of men, whose female partners had been treated with the "bonding hormone" oxytocin or a placebo, was enhanced – even to the extent of improving their erectile function. This effect was not a function of the substance administered, so that the result is attributable to the improvement in communications within the long-term relationship.
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There's more to attraction than what meets the eyeAttractiveness isn't just a matter of good looks, but also the right voice and scent, highlights a mini review.
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Study estimates number of US women living with metastatic breast cancerThe number of women in the United States living with distant metastatic breast cancer, the most severe form of the disease, is growing, new research shows.
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Using graphene to create quantum bitsIn the race to produce a quantum computer, a number of projects are seeking a way to create quantum bits -- or qubits -- that are stable, meaning they are not much affected by changes in their environment. This normally needs highly nonlinear non-dissipative elements capable of functioning at very low temperatures.
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Warm-bloodedness possibly much older than previously thoughtWarm-bloodedness in land animals could have evolved much earlier than previously thought. This is shown by a recent study at the University of Bonn, which has now been published in the journal Comptes Rendus Palevol.
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Gold nanoparticle chains show promise as light conductorsToday's computers are faster and smaller than ever before. The latest generation of transistors will have structural features with dimensions of only 10 nanometers. If computers are to become even faster and at the same time more energy efficient at these minuscule scales, they will probably need to process information using light particles instead of electrons. This is referred to as "optical com
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Printed books still draw youth in the digital eraDespite being a tech-savvy generation, research finds that adolescents still prefer print books.
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Mechanisms behind sensory deficits in Parkinson's diseaseAlthough Parkinson's disease is often associated with motor symptoms such as stiffness, poor balance and trembling, the first symptoms are often sensory and include a reduced sense of touch and smell. In a study on mice, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now been able to identify neural circuits and mechanisms behind this loss of sensory perception. The study, which is published in the sci
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How the injured brain tells the body it's hurtJohns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a new way that cells in the brain alert the rest of the body to recruit immune cells when the brain is injured. The work was completed in mouse models that mimic infection, stroke or trauma in humans.
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Region in brain found to be associated with fear of uncertain futurePeople who struggle to cope with uncertainty or the ambiguity of potential future threats may have an unusually large striatum, an area of the brain already associated with general anxiety disorder, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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Resurrecting identities in the AndesAncient people were complex just like you, but until recently, archaeologists' understanding of human identities from the past were limited to broad labels like gender and social status. A new model is combining biological and cultural data to look at the lives of people living in ancient Chile. By studying individuals, researchers are gaining better insight into cultural shifts that took place ov
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Toy unboxing: It's a thing; it's lucrative but sensitive -- QUT researchThe global social media phenomenon of toy unboxing is causing concern for parents and other child welfare advocates. Now new research recommends regulation to address it.Toy unboxing: Living in a(n unregulated) material world, the work of QUT Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham and Professor David Craig from the University of Southern California (with research by Ph.D. student Jarrod Walczer
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Designing better drugs to treat type 2 diabetesResearch led by the University of Adelaide is paving the way for safer and more effective drugs to treat type 2 diabetes, reducing side effects and the need for insulin injections.
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Unveiling nasty act of trans-fatty acids in bloodRecent studies provide insight into the mechanism of disorders caused by trans-fatty acid consumption and suggest potential targets for treatment.
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A culprit of thyroid's diseasesHow thyroid and its vascular system coordinate themselves and remodel during thyroid disease.
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News from WCS: Tiger breakthrough: Camera trap time stamps provide valuable data for conservationistSpatial capture-recapture model analysis is often used to estimate tiger abundance. A new study led by Dr. Robert Dorazio of the United States Geological Survey, and co-authored by WCS's Dr.Ullas Karanth, however, finds that dates and times of animal detections are often not factored into the analysis. This is despite the fact that this data is available when using 'continuous-time' recorders such
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Study of parrotlets hopping offers clues on how dinosaurs might have developed flight(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers from Stanford University has studied the energy used by a type of small parrot as it hops from branch to branch during foraging. As they note in their paper uploaded to the open access site Science Advances, Diana Chin and David Lentink found that the bird's techniques optimized energy expenditure and may have been similar to techniques used by dinosaurs that led t
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How motor neurons falter in spinal muscular atrophy Scientists have discovered a chain of events in which the mutation that causes spinal muscular atrophy disrupts motor neurons and their communication with muscle. The discovery follows US approval in December of the first treatment for the disease that, in its most severe form, remains incurable and fatal in early childhood. “We are making progress.” “We are making progress,” says Anne Hart, prof
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HPV vaccination may reduce oral HPV infections, but still under-utilizedIn one of the first large studies to explore the possible impact of HPV vaccination on oral HPV infections, researchers found it may confer a high degree of protection. The study of young adults in the United States showed that the prevalence of high-risk HPV infection was 88% lower among those who reported getting at least one vaccine dose than among those who were not vaccinated.
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Chance of colon cancer recurrence nearly cut in half in people who eat nutsSomething as simple as eating tree nuts may make a difference in the long-term survival of patients with colon cancer, a new study concludes.
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Costs for generic hepatitis C drugs available in India would be paid back in 5 to 10 yearsUse of the generic versions of directly-acting antiviral drugs that are available in India to treat hepatitis C virus infection is not only cost effective but actually saves lifetime costs for treating infected patients in that country.
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Google’s AI Land Grab, Mar-a-Lago’s Awful Cybersecurity, and Making Blood in the Lab—The Download, May 17, 2017The most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.
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Even More Rumors About the Next Director of The Flash Movie Sony might have a shortlist to play its first Valiant Comics hero. A former Game of Thrones star joins Amazon’s Philip K. Dick anthology. There’s a tiny chance Karl Urban could be part of the Judge Dredd TV show. Plus, trailers for Arrow and Flash ’s season finales, and new Star Trek: Discovery pictures. Spoilers now! The Flash (Movie) Both Sam Raimi (whose name was only recently listed as part o
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North Sea Wind Power Hub: A giant wind farm to power all of north Europe Image courtesy of TenneT The harnessing of energy has never been without projects of monolithic scale. From the Hoover Dam to the Three Gorges—the world's largest power station—engineers the world over have recognised that with size comes advantages. The trend is clear within the wind power industry too, where the tallest wind turbines now tower up to 220m, with rotors spinning through an area gr
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First In Vivo Human Genome Editing to Be Tested in New Clinical TrialSangamo Therapeutics will use zinc finger nucleases to introduce the gene for a missing clotting factor into the livers of men with hemophilia B.
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Image of the Day:Snapper Still LifeAn eastern snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), known for its formidable jaw, sits motionlessly.
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NIH Leaders Appeal to Congress for FundingDirectors of several institutes testified against proposed 2018 budget cuts.
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Stem cells can be encouraged to sprout by changing the surface of the plastic growth substrateControlling the patterning on the surface of plastics may soon enable us to grow bone, fight infections and reproduce stem cells, thanks to research at Swinburne.
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Facebook fined $122 million for misleading EU over WhatsApp deal Enlarge (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Facebook has been smacked with a €110 million fine by the antitrust wing of the European Commission for providing incorrect or misleading information about its acquisition of WhatsApp. Three years ago, Facebook claimed that it did not have the technical capabilities to match existing Facebook accounts with the WhatsApp accounts it would acquire—a cla
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UCI scientists find evolution in butterfly eye dependent on sexBy analyzing both the genes that control color detecting photoreceptors and the structural components of the eye itself, University of California, Irvine evolutionary biologists have discovered male and female butterflies of one particular species have the unique ability to see the world differently from each another because of sex-related evolutionary traits.
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Not all cool pavements are created equalCool pavements can help keep cities cool, right? Yes, but according to new research from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), many reflective pavements have some unexpected drawbacks relative to conventional pavements when considering the entire life cycle of the materials.
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Researchers create first significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterialsResearchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a novel way to determine crystal type based on optics -- by identifying the unique ways in which these crystals absorb light.
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Cancer therapy may work in unexpected way, study findsAntibodies to the proteins PD-1 and PD-L1 have been shown to fight cancer by unleashing the body's T cells, a type of immune cell. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that the therapy also fights cancer in a completely different way, by prompting immune cells called macrophages to engulf and devour cancer cells.
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Hospital-acquired anemia more common, increases risksOne in three patients hospitalized for medical problems experienced a drop in their red blood cell count due to the hospitalization -- a concept called hospital-acquired anemia, new research showed.
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Researchers track groundwater loss during drought in California's Central ValleyA new study by researchers from UCLA and the University of Houston reveals significant groundwater loss in California's Central Valley during the recent drought and sparks questions of sustainability for the important agricultural area.
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Fotoakustik viser kirurgen vej til canceren, mens der opereresNy billedteknik vil under selve kræftoperationen kunne vise sygdommens spredning, så kvinderne undgår ny operation kort tid efter.
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Data confirms houses near jobs are too expensiveAustralia's capital cities are getting more and more units, that are largely concentrated and come with a hefty price tag, a new report shows. And while these areas also have lots of jobs, the high price for houses means many on low incomes won't be able to access that employment.
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How Does This End? The rise and reign of Donald Trump has already earned its place as one of the most dramatic political stories in modern American history. The question now: How will it end? After a dizzying 10 days of bombshell revelations in the press and multiplying scandals at the White House, the Justice Department announced Wednesday night that a special counsel had been appointed to investigate Russia’s int
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Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Is Dead Updated at 10:59 a.m. Roger Ailes, the former Fox News CEO, is dead, the Drudge Report and Fox are reporting this morning, citing a statement from Ailes’s wife, Elizabeth Ailes. Ailes was 77. Here’s the statement: I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. H
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The Trump Tweet Tracker President Trump has repeatedly issued announcements and proposals over Twitter, during both the presidential election and the transition period, embracing the medium as a superior means of communicating with the American people compared to relying on traditional media organizations. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has promised that Trump’s tweets will continue: “He has this direct pipelin
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Climate change is likely bad news for wheat Climate change will likely cause wheat and barley yields to decline by 17 to 33 percent by the end of the century, according to a new statistical model. The study, based on 65 years of weather records in France, provides some of the first evidence of the negative effects of warming on wheat and barley yields in Western Europe. Wheat is the most widely grown crop in the world and, along with rice,
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The OontZ Angle Plus Runs For 30 Hours on a Charge - Just $24 Today Only Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz Angle 3 Plus , $24 Cambridge SoundWorks’ OontZ Angle is one of our readers’ favorite water-resistant Bluetooth speakers , but today, its larger brother is even less expensive than the original . So what are the advantages of the Plus model’s larger size? Obviously, it’s louder and has larger drivers, but the biggest difference you’ll notice is the battery life: 30 hours
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Development of ultra-high capacity lithium-air batteries using CNT sheet air electrodesA NIMS research team led by Yoshimi Kubo and Akihiro Nomura has developed lithium-air batteries with electric storage capacity 15 times greater than the capacity of conventional lithium-ion batteries using carbon nanotubes (CNT) as an air electrode material.
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Same genes, same environment, different personality: Is individuality unavoidable?Genetically identical Amazon mollies raised individually and under identical environmental conditions, nevertheless develop different personality types. Additionally, increasing the opportunity for social interactions early in life appears to have no influence of the magnitude of personality variation. These results of a recent study by the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisher
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Lab-Grown Blood Stem Cells Produced at LastTwo research teams cook up recipe to make long-sought cells in mice and people -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Flat AntarcticaTemperatures in the Arctic are increasing twice as fast as in the rest of the globe, while the Antarctic is warming at a much slower rate. A new study published in Earth System Dynamics, a journal of the European Geosciences Union, shows that land height could be a 'game changer' when it comes to explaining why temperatures are rising at such different rates in the two regions.
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There's more to attraction than what meets the eyeAttractiveness isn't just a matter of good looks, but also the right voice and scent, highlights a mini review in Frontiers in Psychology.
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The dangers of moneyIf a commonly used item passed from person to person everyday around the world was found to carry potential harmful microbes, would you continue to use it? Dr Jun Li from the University of Hong Kong and his colleagues have been investigating the bacterial community present on banknotes, recently published in Frontiers in Microbiology.
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The science of finding buried bodiesIan Brady, who tortured and killed five children in the UK in the 1960s with his accomplice Myra Hindley, died in prison on May 15. Jailed in 1966, Brady buried four of his victims in shallow graves on Saddleworth Moor outside Manchester – and the remains have since been found. Sadly, the body of one his victims, Keith Bennett, however, is still missing.
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Extending electricity to poor rural communities in India not reaping hoped-for economic impact(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the U.S. and the U.K. has found that governmental initiatives to provide electricity to poor communities in India has not brought about the socioeconomic benefits that were predicted. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group describes a survey they carried out involving people living in non-electrified communities in India a
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Ethics and compliance officers face challenges to their legitimacy, study findsLegislative changes that were introduced in response to corporate scandals in the 1980s and 1990s, and the many others since, have especially motivated larger companies to create ethics and compliance officer positions. These officers are usually tasked with insuring employee compliance with ethical values and legal principles.
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Bribery Allegations Against Brazil's President Updated at 3:26 p.m. ET Brazilian President Michel Temer announced he “ will not quit ” in response to calls for his impeachment following news reports he was recorded approving bribes to silence a possible witness in the country’s ongoing corruption scandal—allegations the leader denies. “I know what I've done and I know the correctness of my actions,” Temer said Thursday in a press conference ,
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Gratitude for Invisible Systems Before asking the question of how technology can affect democracy, I’m going to ask: What is democracy for ? In a developed, post-industrial country at the start of the twenty-first century, one of the main functions of a democratic political system is to help us collectively manage living in a complex, global society. Our daily lives take place in a network of technological, socio-technical, and
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Patching the Electric GridOur electric supply is increasingly vulnerable to cyberattack, and new technologies aim to sound the alarm earlier.
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Lithuania court delays extradition ruling in cybertheft caseA court in Lithuania wants more information from the United States before ruling on the extradition of a local businessman suspected of conning Google and Facebook out of over $100 million.
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Geneticists Engineer a Virus to Fight Citrus DiseaseScientists hope to save oranges from a bacterial disease that causes citrus greening, a disease that leads to bitter, discolored fruit.
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Dagens Medicin

Apotekere genvælger formand Anne Kahns genvalgt som formand for Apotekerforeningen.
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Science : NPR

Will The Government Help Farmers Adapt To A Changing Climate? The livelihoods of farmers and ranchers are intimately tied to weather and the environment. But they may no longer be able to depend on government research to help them adapt to climate change. (Image credit: Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media)
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Science-Based Medicine

Anti-inflammatory drugs and heart attacks: How real are the risks?A new study provides more evidence that anti-inflammatory drugs like naproxen and ibuprofen cause small but real increases in the risk of heart attacks.
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Who is 'too fat'? That all depends on race, gender, generationDoctors have a specific definition of what it means to be overweight or obese.
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Beyond just promise, CRISPR is delivering in the lab todayThere's a revolution happening in biology, and its name is CRISPR.
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WIRED

Hey Startups, It’s Your Duty to Fight for Net Neutrality Opinion: Tech entrepreneurs should speak out about net neutrality. The post Hey Startups, It’s Your Duty to Fight for Net Neutrality appeared first on WIRED .
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Los Angeles Says It’ll Stay In the Paris Climate Agreement It Isn’t In The Mayor of Los Angeles says his city will stay in the Paris Climate Agreement even if the US doesn't. It sort of can't. But then again, it already is. The post Los Angeles Says It'll Stay In the Paris Climate Agreement It Isn't In appeared first on WIRED .
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Hear Me Out: Let’s Elect an AI as President An artificial Intelligence would consider all the facts before making the most rational decision for the greatest good. What could possibly go wrong? The post Hear Me Out: Let’s Elect an AI as President appeared first on WIRED .
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The Battle Over a Fair Price for Zika VaccinesSanofi rejects U.S. Army request for more affordable option -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

All the Crazy Shit We Learned About the Trump Regime While You Were Asleep President Donald Trump at the US Coast Guard Academy amid calls for his impeachment and potential investigations into obstruction of justice on May 17, 2017 (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Does it feel like every time you wake up there are a dozen new scandals involving the Trump regime? Well, last night was no different. Here’s a breakdown of all the crazy shit that happened last night and
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Viden

Kvantespring: Dansk forskning med i kapløbet om at skabe fremtidens computereKommercielle kræfter sætter kraftigt skub i udviklingen af kvantecomputeren. Dansk grundforskning er blevet til en virksomhed.
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NASA asks scientific community to think on possible Europa lander instrumentsNASA is asking scientists to consider what would be the best instruments to include on a mission to land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.
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Enhanced efficiency of simple, inexpensive solar cells could transform energy-starved communitiesTonight, try this: Turn the main fuse in the house off and see how it feels to live without electricity for 24 hours. No lights for reading, no TV for information, no air conditioning to keep you cool, and no stove to heat a meal.
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Futurity.org

Saving the American chestnut is ‘just a matter of time’ The nearly century-old effort to employ selective breeding to rescue the American chestnut—which an introduced disease, Chestnut blight, rendered functionally extinct—will eventually succeed, but it will take longer than many people expect, say researchers. The work should tamp down expectations of both the public and some members of the science community that victory is imminent, but it also pro
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Live Science

Cremated Remains Set to Launch Toward the Heavens on SpaceX Rocket Next YearIf a celestial memorial seems fitting for a deceased loved one, you may consider sending their ashes into the heavens aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
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Men need to channel women when crafting profiles for online datingIn the fan-favorite movie "What Women Want," Mel Gibson's macho male character has a freak accident that allows him to hear what women are thinking. In fairly typical Hollywood cad-turns-hero fashion, he first uses the gift to his advantage and later channels it for a greater good.
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Swedish police successfully test electric carsSwedish police say their testing of nine electric cars has sparked "positive reactions," saying units that operated the vehicles will continue to use them.
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The Atlantic

Remembering Chris Cornell Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET Chris Cornell, perhaps best known as the lead singer of Soundgarden, one of the bands that defined the grunge sound of the ’90s, had died at the age of 52. In a statement, Brian Bumbery, his representative, called Cornell’s death “sudden and unexpected.” Detroit Police said they were investigating the death as a possible suicide—a cause that was confirmed by the city’s med
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Group develops technique to shape pulses of intense infrared lightTo capture fast-moving action in a dimly lit environment, a photographer will use the combination of a fast shutter speed and a quick burst of light.
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Study on how rats process smell may address larger issue of experiment reproducibilityUniversity of Chicago psychology professor Leslie Kay and her research group set out to resolve a 15-year-old scientific dispute about how rats process odors. What they found not only settles that argument, it suggests an explanation for the much written-about "replication crisis" in some fields of science and points to better ways of designing experiments.
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Live Science

Russian Rocket Chief Throws Some Shade on Elon Musk's Moon PlanThe head of Russia's most prominent spaceflight company questioned whether Elon Musk's SpaceX will be able to launch people around the moon next year and said Russia plans to revive tourism flights to the International Space Station by 2020.
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Live Science

How Does 'Kinetic' Sand Work?A mesmerizing material called "kinetic sand," which can be molded like clay but also somehow feels silky, is enjoyable for kids and adults alike.
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Live Science

How Do Scientists Search for Extraterrestrial Life?The search for signs of extraterrestrial life extends from eavesdropping on radio signals, to observing the atmospheres on distant worlds.
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Image: NASA's IceBridge wraps up 2017 Arctic campaign with southern Greenland flightA fjord in southern Greenland, as seen during Operation IceBridge's last flight of the 2017 Arctic campaign, on May 12, 2017. This final full science flight, ICESat-2 South, was designed along the ground tracks of NASA's upcoming Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), to fill in a gap in altimetry coverage of central southern Greenland.
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Orcas prey on great white sharks in South African watersThe great white shark is one of the ocean's most powerful predators, yet it is sometimes prey for orcas that killed several of the formidable creatures off South Africa's coast this month.
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As continents continue moving, study suggests effects on biodiversityContinental drift and plate tectonics—the notion that large chunks of Earth's crust slowly but inexorably shift positions—was proposed in 1912 but not accepted until the 1960s. These movements changed the face of the planet—pieces of the continents congealed into the "supercontinent" Pangaea about 335 million years ago and then separated about 175 million ago.
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Scientists look to skies to improve tsunami detectionA team of scientists from Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has developed a new approach to assist in the ongoing development of timely tsunami detection systems, based upon measurements of how tsunamis disturb a part of Earth's atmosphere.
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Researchers track groundwater loss during drought in California's Central ValleyA new study by researchers from UCLA and the University of Houston reveals significant groundwater loss in California's Central Valley during the recent drought and sparks questions of sustainability for the important agricultural area.
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Combining China climate policy and vehicle emissions standards could pack a one-two punchA recent study estimates that about 1.6 million people in China die each year—roughly 4,000 a day—from heart, lung, and stroke disorders due to poor air quality. Most of the nation's lethal air pollution, including headline-grabbing toxins such as fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ground-level ozone (O3), is produced in its coal-dominated energy and industrial sectors. But a substantial and grow
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Scientific American Content: Global

Trees in Eastern U.S. Head West as Climate ChangesBreaking from the general poleward movement of many species, flowering trees take an unexpected turn -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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India's IT industry body slams mass layoff reportsIndian software trade body Nasscom on Thursday dismissed widespread media reports of mass layoffs in the country's hugely important information technology industry but warned that the sector must reinvent itself.
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UN climate talks wrap up under threat of US exodusUN climate negotiations conclude in Bonn on Thursday with delegates putting on a brave face despite the threat of an American exodus hanging over their global pact to stem global warming.
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Hackers steal 17 million users' data from Indian restaurant app ZomatoIndia's largest restaurant and food delivery app Zomato announced Thursday that the data of 17 million users had been stolen from its database, including names, email addresses and protected passwords.
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The Atlantic

How Soon Until the Next Ransomware Catastrophe? A little over a week ago, a Cumbrian woman named Joyce broke her foot. What happened next to Joyce’s foot involves the National Security Agency, decades of deferred maintenance on broken software, a hacking group that communicates exclusively in broken English, and an unsophisticated piece of ransomware, all interacting with the global network that almost everyone depends on now. The success of t
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EU fines Facebook 110 mn euros over 'misleading' info in WhatsApp takeoverThe European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp.
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Engineering heart valves for the manyThe human heart beats approximately 35 million times every year, effectively pumping blood into the circulation via four different heart valves. Unfortunately, in over four million people each year, these delicate tissues malfunction due to birth defects, age-related deteriorations, and infections, causing cardiac valve disease.
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Science | The Guardian

The real importance of a silly-sounding GCSE question on Darwin | Jenny Rohn Students have expressed scorn over a biology exam question on ‘Victorian monkey memes’. So how much does teaching the history of science matter? According to BuzzFeed, British year 11 students encountered a Biology exam question this week about science history and were “confused”, using Twitter to vent their frustration. Students taking the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) version of
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50 years ago, an Earth-based telescope spotted Saturn’s fourth ringScientists now rely on spacecraft to chart the intricate rings of the gas giant.
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WIRED

WIRED Has a New Home on Snapchat Discover Weekly editions will feature the best of the magazine, the website, video—and exclusive content just for Snapchat The post WIRED Has a New Home on Snapchat Discover appeared first on WIRED .
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Scientific American Content: Global

The Self-Compassion SolutionBuilding on a Buddhist principle, psychologists are learning how being kind to yourself can bolster resilience, buffer against stress and improve relationships -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

Harnessing SerendipityInnovation is critical to sustained economic growth—and mathematics can help us understand how it works -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Robots and carbon targets may signal the end of globalisationNew book suggests there is early evidence of a coming U-turn in the globalisation of manufacturing – and that the story we are told about the direction of the global economy is wrong.
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Viden

Region opgraderer 16 år gamle Windows-maskiner til nyt, forældet styresystemIt-direktør afviser, at 5.000 computere med Windows XP er i risikozonen for et cyberangreb.
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Ingeniøren

Spørg Scientariet: Skal vi holde aircondition-anlægget tændt om natten?En læser vil gerne vide, om det er mest økonomisk at slukke sit ac-anlæg om natten eller bare holde det kørende. Det svarer Teknologisk Institut på.
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Ingeniøren

EFI-afløser til 1.1 milliard kroner på vej Nyt inddrivelsessystem på vej i Skat. Stor del af beløbet skal gå til systemudvikling https://www.version2.dk/artikel/efi-afloeser-11-mia-paa-vej-stor-del-beloebet-skal-gaa-systemudvikling-1076818 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Google starter 180 teraflops processor i til machine learning i skyen Googles TensorFlow får nu specialbygget hardware til rådighed på Googles sky, som skal gøre det hurtigere at oplære machine learning-modeller på store datasæt. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/google-tager-specialudviklet-180-teraflops-processor-brug-machine-learning-skyen-1076816 Version2
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Scientists discover remains of a previously unknown mammalDuring an expedition to the Krasnoyarsk Territory, scientists from Tomsk State University and St. Petersburg State University (TSU and SPBU), discovered the remains of a previously unknown mammal, the baidabatyr.
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The Atlantic

How Many Times Did Trump's Campaign Contact Russia? Donald Trump’s advisers, including Michael Flynn, contacted Russian officials at least 18 times in phone calls and emails during the last seven months of the U.S. presidential race in 2016, Reuters is reporting this morning. The news agency is citing anonymous current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges as its sources for the story. The officials also told Reuters that the new c
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Scientific American Content: Global

Could Magnetic Brain Stimulation Help People with Alzheimer's?A technology that uses magnetism to regulate neural activity shows a small benefit in patients with mild forms of the disease -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How evolutionary miniaturization in insects influences their organsScientists from the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have studied how the organs of microinsects change sizes in the process of evolution. Looking ahead, principles and regularities of miniaturization in animals could be applied in biotechnology and robotization. The researchers have presented their project in Scientific reports.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Would you drive a car made from plants?Students in the Netherlands have come up with this novel design.
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Dagens Medicin

Rigsrevisionen kritiserer 1813: Mål for ventetid og kvalitet er ikke opfyldt Mangel på sygeplejersker er en af de udfordringer, der har forhindret Hovedstadens akuttelefon i at nå sine mål, lyder det fra Rigsrevisionen.
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Holographic microscope provides a new tool for nanomedicine to rapidly measure degradation of drug loaded nanoparticlesUCLA researchers have developed a cost-effective method to rapidly monitor the degradation of drug-carrying nanoparticles using a chip-scale microscope. This nanoparticle characterization platform is based on holography and can accurately monitor the size changes of nanocapsules undergoing degradation, while releasing the contents of their drug cargo. This research provides scientists with a power
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Researchers create ultrafast tunable semiconductor metamaterialAn international team of researchers from Moscow State University (Russia), Sandia National Laboratories (U.S.), and Friedrich-Schiller University (Germany) have devised an ultrafast tunable metamaterial based on gallium arsenide nanoparticles. Their study was published in Nature Communications. The new optical metamaterial paves the way to ultrafast information transfer on the nanoscale.
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Advanced imaging reveals unusual, unseen patterns in seabird feathersThe identification of essential chemical elements in the feathers of long-distance migratory seabirds using advanced X-ray imaging techniques promises new insights into the underlying physiological processes behind feather growth.
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Punching above its weight, a brown dwarf launches a parsec-scale jetAstronomers using the SOAR telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory report the discovery of a spectacular extended jet from a young brown dwarf. With masses too low to sustain hydrogen fusion in their interiors, brown dwarfs occupy the mass range between stars and giant planets. While young stars are commonly found to launch jets that extend over a light year or more, this is the f
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Research consortium produces high-resolution 3-D map of GLP-1RAn international team led by the iHuman Institute, ShanghaiTech University determined the molecular structure of the human glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R). The results, described in the paper entitled "Human GLP-1 receptor transmembrane domain structure in complex with allosteric modulators," appears May 17, 2017 in the journal Nature. This study is published together in Nature with a co
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Engineering heart valves for the manyThe Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the University of Zurich announced today a cross-institutional team effort to generate a functional heart valve replacement with the capacity for repair, regeneration, and growth. The team is also working towards a GMP-grade version of their customizable, scalable, and cost-effective manufacturing process that would enable deployment to
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Energy-efficient green route to magnesium productionA research group led by Professor Yuji Wada and Adjunct Professor Satoshi Fujii of the Tokyo Institute of Technology has devised a magnesium smelting method that uses nearly 70 percent less energy than conventional methods by using microwaves.
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Unveiling the nasty action of trans-fatty acids in bloodTohoku University researchers have found that trans-fatty acids promote cell death in a more direct manner than previously thought, leading to the development of atherosclerosis, a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.
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Silk proteins paired with renewable wood nanocellulose to produce the strongest artificial spider silk yetPossibly the strongest hybrid silk fibers to date have been created by scientists in Sweden using all-renewable resources. Combining spider silk proteins with nanocellulose from wood, the process offers a low-cost and scalable way to make bioactive materials for a wide range of medical uses.
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Researchers use flashes of light to control signalling circuits in living cellsResearchers at the Turku Centre for Biotechnology have invented new tools for decoding and controlling signalling circuits in living cells with flashes of light. In principle, any cellular circuit can now be targeted with the new method. By using this approach, the researchers discovered that major biological signaling circuits can be made to resonate when driven at their resonant frequency.
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cognitive science

Google is training computers to predict when you might get sick submitted by /u/trot-trot [link] [comments]
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Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in ChinaToxic air pollution is a serious side effect of rapid economic development in China. While it is widely recognized that air pollutants adversely affect human health and climate change, their impacts on the regional carbon balance are less well understood. Ozone reduces plant photosynthesis directly through stomatal uptake. Atmospheric aerosols often benefit plant photosynthesis through perturbatio
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Scientists decipher the multi-domain, full-length structure of the human smoothened receptorA team of scientists led by the iHuman Institute of ShanghaiTech University in collaboration with Fudan University has determined the high-resolution crystal structure of the multi-domain human smoothened receptor. The results illustrate the allosteric domain-domain interactions within the receptor, and their role in smoothened activation. These new findings are published on May 17th, 2017 in Natu
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Can CRISPR feed the world?As the world's population rises, scientists want to edit the genes of potatoes and wheat to help them fight plant diseases that cause famine.
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The Atlantic

Still Innovating, 160 Years On The casual reader could be forgiven for assuming that The Atlantic is not a hot center of high-velocity digital innovation. We are, after all, 160 years old. But here’s something I’ve learned in my brief time as editor in chief: Our digital leaders are so twitchy, so creative—and so impatient—that as soon as they launch a digital innovation, they begin renovations on that innovation. Such has bee
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Viden

Vejdirektoratet tester kørsel uden hænder på motorvejenForsøgene skal bane vej for den første generation af førerløse biler på de danske veje.
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Ingeniøren

Få hjælp af matematikken når du kaster boldenNy forskning bruger matematiske modeller til at finde de bedste både at ramme målet på. Se pixiudgaven her, og gå selv videre derfra.
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Dagens Medicin

KORA analyserer kræftpakkerneNøglepersoner op hospitalernes kræftafdelingeer skal i ny undersøgelse fortæller, hvordan organisering af kræftpakkerne kan forbedres.
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Dagens Medicin

Flere kræftramte asbestofre får mulighed for at få erstatning Særlig ordning for erstatning til ægtefæller og samlevere til asbestarbejdere udvides til at søskende og børn.
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NYT > Science

The Health Issue: Why Close Encounters With Animals Soothe UsCompton Jr. Posse in Los Angeles, which brings inner-city children and horses together, reveals the therapeutic power of communing with fellow sentient beings.
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NYT > Science

The Health Issue: The Self-Medicating AnimalWhat can we learn from chimps and sheep and maybe even insects that practice medicine on themselves?
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Gizmodo

Chris Cornell's Last Tweet Shows Just How Surprising His Death Was Last Night at 52 Chris Cornell at the KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta on May 5, 2012, at The Verizon Ampitheater in Irvine, California (AP Photo/Katy Winn) When a celebrity dies unexpectedly, there’s a strange new ritual that fans partake in as we remember the person’s contributions to our lives. We scour the internet for social media posts for a glimpse of their last moments. In the case of Chris Cornell, the lead si
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Ingeniøren

Amerikansk analyse: Frygt ej robotten - teknologien tog langt flere arbejdspladser før i tidenFrygten for, at robotterne overtager dit arbejde, synes overdrevet: Aldrig før har teknologien ændret så lidt på arbejdsmarkedet som i dag.
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Ingeniøren

Neurolog og AI-professor: Sådan undgår vi at lave onde algoritmer Hvis vi følger tre retningslinjer for, hvordan algoritmer skal opføre sig overfor mennesker, er chancen for, at AI ender med at skade os mindre, lyder det fra AI-professor. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/neurolog-ai-professor-saadan-undgaar-vi-at-lave-onde-algoritmer-1076730 Version2
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalystNanoscale stretching or compressing significantly boost the performance of ceria, a material widely used in catalytic converters and clean-energy technologies, Stanford scientists report.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Using graphene to create quantum bitsEPFL researchers have developed a quantum capacitor based on graphene, which has multiple applications. The device is potentially useful in producing a new type of qubit, which is one of the building blocks of quantum computers. It could also be used for highly non-linear circuits.
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World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D worldResearchers pave way towards integration of 3-D holography into electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs, with development of nano-hologram 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.
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Monash discovery may help unlock the key to infertility in older womenFindings from new research led by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) and University College London may finally resolve, and potentially provide answers, as to why older women have higher incidences of miscarriage and have babies with chromosomal abnormalities.
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The Atlantic

The Ghost of Mike Flynn The ghost of Michael Flynn haunts this White House. He only served as national-security adviser for 24 days. But Flynn propelled Donald Trump’s fledgling presidency into a constant state of accelerating crisis. Some of the key events of the last two weeks—the firing of FBI Director James Comey, Trump’s reported ask to Comey to stop investigating Flynn—lead back directly to the melodrama of Flynn’
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Science : NPR

Is 'Internet Addiction' Real? What started out as web surfing by a healthy teen descended into online obsession and isolation. Was it depression, internet addiction or both? Whatever you call it, rehab is now part of the answer. (Image credit: Mark Fiore for KQED)
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Dagens Medicin

Sygeplejerske får 12 års fængsel Den 32-årige sygeplejerske, der onsdag blev fundet skyldig i fire drabsforsøg på patienter på Nykøbing Falster Sygehus, får 12 års fængsel.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D worldAn Australian-Chinese research team has created the world's thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalystA tiny amount of squeezing or stretching can produce a big boost in catalytic performance, according to a new study led by scientists at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Using graphene to create quantum bitsIn the race to produce a quantum computer, a number of projects are seeking a way to create quantum bits—or qubits—that are stable, meaning they are not much affected by changes in their environment. This normally needs highly nonlinear non-dissipative elements capable of functioning at very low temperatures.
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Ingeniøren

Simpel metode kan forudsige fejl i vindmøllevingerAsymmetri i vingernes kraft skal bruges til at afsløre revner og fejl og gøre vedligeholdelsen nemmere.
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The Atlantic

How Kids Would Fare Under the American Health Care Act Since the American Health Care Act’s passage in the House , the future of U.S. health policy now rests in the hands of the Senate. What happens next is unclear: The Senate’s version of the legislation could move to the left or right, or the chamber could draft an entirely new bill as a starting place. Still, the broad strokes of Republican health-care reform—a repeal of insurance mandates under t
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Microsculpture: Vær forberedt på noget STORTI 1665 ændrede videnskabsmanden Robert Hooke for altid vores syn på verden omkring os. Med...
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First European randomized trial of PCI vs. optimized medical therapy in CTOEuroPCR 2017, Paris, France: Revascularization with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) achieves a high success rate with low procedural risk in patients with coronary chronic total occlusion, show results reported at EuroPCR 2017 from the first European randomized trial to compare PCI with optimized medical therapy in this group of patients.
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Neurological events with TAVI and surgical valve replacement in intermediate-risk patientsEuroPCR 2017, Paris, France: Patients at intermediate risk for surgery have lower risk of early neurological complications including stroke with transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) than with surgical aortic valve replacement, showed results reported for the first time at EuroPCR 2017 from the large, randomized SURTAVI (Surgical Replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) tr
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TET1 protein helps prevent congenital defects and late-onset diseasesIn the earliest stages of embryonic development, a protein known as TET1 may be the factor that tips the balance toward health or disease. The first evidence for this vital role of TET1 is presented in Nature Genetics by researchers from KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium. They found that TET1 is necessary to prevent congenital defects such as spina bifida as well as mental retardation and
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Science | The Guardian

Do sea monsters exist? Yes, but they go by another name … | Jules HowardNothing fires up a media storm like a sighting of a dead sea monster no one can identify. However much scientists shout ‘It’s a whale!’ I don’t want to spoil it for you, but I guess I’ll have to. It was a whale that washed up on the Indonesian island of Seram late last week. It was never a sea monster, no matter how hard we all tried to believe or hope it might be. Although the species of whale re
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Dagens Medicin

Behandling af lymfekræft i huden skal forbedres Den sjældne kræftlidelse, lymfekræft i huden, skal undersøges nærmere via et nyt forskningsprojekt støttet af Kræftens Bekæmpelse. Antibiotika kan muligvis være indeholde nøglen til en kur.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

The Charlie Sheen effect on HIV testingOn Nov. 17, 2015, actor Charlie Sheen publicly disclosed he was HIV-positive on NBC's Today Show. In previous research, scientists found that Sheen's disclosure corresponded with millions of online search queries for HIV prevention and testing. A follow-up study finds it also led to more sales of in-home HIV testing kits.
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Live Science

The 'Charlie Sheen Effect': Surge Seen in HIV Test SalesActor Charlie Sheen's disclosure that he is HIV positive appears to have had a striking effect on sales of home HIV testing kits.
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Dagens Medicin

Onkologerne forudser problemer med nye habitalitetskrav Medicinrådets nye habilitetsregler kan spænde ben for, at eksperter i onkologi kan være medlem af rådet.
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cognitive science

What is Hemispheric Synchronization? Can This Stuff Really Make Me Smarter? submitted by /u/ewag27 [link] [comments]
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

They predicted the 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack, so how come few listened?Misha Govshteyn and his colleagues at the cybersecurity start-up Alert Logic dropped all their projects about a month ago, except for one they deemed a graver threat than the rest.
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As cicadas emerge four years early, scientists wonder if climate change is providing a nudgeCicadas overwhelm tree branches across the mid-Atlantic once every 17 years, like clockwork. But something - some suspect climate change - could be sounding their alarm clocks four years early.
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Social butterflies are more apt to stick with physicsSocial butterflies may be more likely to continue studying science, technology, engineering and math and ultimately take up a STEM career, according to new research.
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Inspired by geckos, researchers engineer soft gripping system that outperforms current adhesion methodsResearchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a soft gripping system that uses differential air pressure and a gecko-inspired adhesive for exceptional bonding to three-dimensional objects. The findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.
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Art community remains divided over Caravaggio found in French atticAn original Caravaggio or a master fake? This is the question that continues to befuddle art historians and experts about a painting discovered in a French attic three years ago.
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Gang members, domestic extremists vastly different, study saysDomestic extremists tend to be much older, better educated, more affluent, more religious, and are more likely to be white than street gang members, according to a sweeping new University of Colorado Boulder study that systematically compares the groups for the first time.
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Google unveils latest tech tricks as computers get smarterGoogle's computer programs are gaining a better understanding of the world, and now it wants them to handle more of the decision-making for the billions of people who use its services.
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UK survey finds 28,000 plant species for medical useMore than 28,000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits, according to a survey released on Thursday.
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In climate talks, it's always been America firstThe shadow of Donald Trump looms large over the climate-rescue Paris Agreement, thrashed out by nearly 200 countries over years of painstaking, often belligerent, bartering in which the United States has a chequered history.
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Vietnam maintains ban on deep-water fishing in polluted areaVietnam is maintaining the ban on deep-water fishing in four central provinces one year after a Taiwanese-owned steel plant discharged toxins into the sea and caused the country's worst environmental disaster.
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Gang members, domestic extremists vastly different, says CU Boulder studyDomestic extremists tend to be much older, better educated, more affluent, more religious, and are more likely to be white than street gang members, according to a sweeping new University of Colorado Boulder study that systematically compares the groups for the first time.
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Cisco Systems announces 1,100 more layoffsCisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday that it is laying off 1,100 more workers, deepening job losses at the internet gear maker battling declining revenue.
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Science | The Guardian

New types of coffee, parsnips and roses among 1,700 plants discovered last year From a new variety of Turkish parsnip to Madagascar coffee beans, the discoveries offer the prospect of better crops, medicinal uses and new garden displays From new parsnips and herbs to begonias and roses, the world’s plant hunters discovered more than 1,700 new species last year, offering the prospect of better crops and new colours and scents in the garden. The State of the World’s Plants rep
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South Korean President: 'High Possibility' of War With North Korea Hours after South Korea said it wanted to restore dialogue with North Korea, the nation’s president, Moon Jae In, warned of a potential military conflict between South Korea and its northern adversary. At a visit to South Korea’s Defense Ministry in Seoul, Moon told staffers there was “a high possibility of a military conflict” along two demarcation lines—one on land and the other at sea—between
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Recycling nightmares - but can packaging be improved?Much of the packaging we put in the recycling bin ends up in landfills, but a design competition backed by Prince Charles is aiming to tackle the issue.
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Preschoolers Hospitalized After School Science Experiment Goes Wrong Photo: Getty Twelve students at a Houston preschool were injured on Tuesday when a class science experiment didn’t go as planned. Most reportedly had minor burns but seven of the students had to be rushed to a local hospital. According to CNN , the incident occurred at the Yellow School which is run by Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. The students were outdoors watching an unidentified teacher
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Measuring the human impact of weatherThe World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes has broadened its scope from strictly temperature and weather records to address the impacts of specific events.
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Cancer prevention & early detection, 2017-2018A new report assess cancer prevention measures in the United States and finds while there have been improvements in some areas, the use of potentially lifesaving measures is suboptimal.
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Study estimates number of US women living with metastatic breast cancerA new study shows that the number of women in the United States living with distant metastatic breast cancer, the most severe form of the disease, is growing.
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Measuring the human impact of weatherThe World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes has broadened its scope from strictly temperature and weather records to address the impacts of specific events.
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Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars With a Mashup of Bonkers Footage From Throughout the Years Weird C-3PO videos are just part of what you can expect in LA on May 25. Image: YouTube With the 40th anniversary of Star Wars coming next week, everyone is going to celebrate in their own special way. However, one theater in Los Angeles might have everyone else beat with the weirdest collection of footage this side of the Outer Rim. On May 25, the Cinefamily in LA is hosting an event called Star
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Companies Are Creating So Much Data, It Has to Be Shipped in Trucks Photo: Getty A terabyte isn’t cool, you know what’s cool? A petabyte. And companies like DigitalGlobe are creating more of them than they can upload to the cloud. That’s why Jeff Bezos has a service for shipping huge amounts of data via traditional roadways. DigitalGlobe is a company that sells highly-detailed satellite imagery to clients ranging from journalists to oil companies to the US govern
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Live Science

Are Ghosts Real? — Evidence Has Not MaterializedGhost hunters like to believe that ghosts exist, but science and logic are ghost busters.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packagingThe packaging for Pringles and Lucozade Sport are among the most difficult to recycle, a trade body says.
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Ingeniøren

CPH skifter kurs: Tværbanen bevaresKøbenhavns Lufthavn i Kastrup beholder sin sidste tværbane og forskyder den ud mod Øresund – selvom netop den placering ifølge lufthavnens egne ingeniører er uhensigtsmæssig.
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The Atlantic

Did Trump Know Flynn Was Under FBI Investigation When He Appointed Him? The Trump administration installed Michael Flynn as the national-security adviser despite knowing the retired general was under FBI investigation for undisclosed lobbying on behalf of the Turkish government, The New York Times reported Wednesday . The paper cited two sources who said Flynn informed White House counsel Don McGahn on January 4 that the FBI was looking into his work for Turkey, for
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Drug improves survival of patients with rare cancer by almost a quarterPatients who take capecitabine after surgery for bile duct cancer live for almost a year and a half longer than those not given the drug.
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Bees Prefer Flowers That Proffer NicotineBumblebees sought out flowers with nicotine in their nectar, and the drug appeared to enhance the bees' memories. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealedAlmost 2,000 plants new to science have been identified in the past year, but many are at risk.
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WIRED

If Nothing Else, Robert Mueller Could Bring Clarity to Trump’s Russia Ties The special counsel role has a whole lot of room to work, which will hopefully clear up all the innuendo. The post If Nothing Else, Robert Mueller Could Bring Clarity to Trump's Russia Ties appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic

Immigrant Arrests Are Up, but Deportation Is Down U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested more than 41,300 undocumented immigrants in the 100 days since President Trump signed a pair of executive orders tightening border security and cracking down on sanctuary cities, ICE reported Wednesday. This represents a 38 percent increase from the same time period in 2016, when ICE arrested slightly more than 30,000 undocumented immigr
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Tiny bubbles help heal broken bones, in pigsResearchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with non-healing fractures.
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First direct exploration of magnetic fields in the upper solar atmosphereScientists have explored the magnetic field in upper solar atmosphere by observing the polarization of ultraviolet light with the CLASP sounding rocket experiment during its 5-minute flight in space on Sept. 3, 2015. The data show that the structures of the solar chromosphere and transition region are more complicated than expected. It is proven that ultraviolet spectropolarimetry can be used in f
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First direct exploration of magnetic fields in the upper solar atmosphereFor the first time in the world, scientists have explored the magnetic field in the upper solar atmosphere by observing the polarization of ultraviolet light from the Sun. They accomplished this by analyzing data taken by the CLASP sounding rocket experiment during its 5-minute flight in space on September 3, 2015. The data show that the structures of the solar chromosphere and transition region a
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Ars Technica

First Star Trek: Discovery trailer goes where many Treks have gone before The first real trailer for Star Trek: Discovery . If you've been waiting patiently for Star Trek: Discovery , we have some good news and some bad news (and, I guess, some in-between news). The good news is that the series will make its debut on CBS All Access this fall and that its order has been expanded to 15 episodes from the originally promised 13 episodes . The neither-good-nor-bad news is t
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Gizmodo

Check Out Nathan Fillion's Meta Tony Stark Cameo That Was Cut From Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Nathan Fillion, seen here in Firefly, had a meta cameo cut from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Image: Fox The Internet’s favorite fan casting choice, Nathan Fillion, is not in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 . But that wasn’t always the case. Last year, fans caught a glimpse of some very interesting posters of Fillion on the set of the sequel and now writer-director James Gunn has explained what
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The Atlantic

Mueller Pick Meets a Rare Bipartisan Consensus Updated on May 18 at 10:00 a.m. ET At a moment of peak political polarization, the Justice Department’s appointment of Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel leading its Russia investigation achieved a rare consensus: Nary a whiff of criticism from either party greeted the announcement on Wednesday night. Democrats got what they had long demanded: An apolitical and eminently credible prosecut
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NYT > Science

A Remote Pacific Island Awash in Tons of TrashA survey of uninhabited Henderson Island in the South Pacific estimated that about 17.6 tons of debris had washed ashore, endangering wildlife and blighting beaches.
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Top GOP Lawmakers Were Secretly Recorded Saying They Think Putin Pays Trump Photo: Getty Thanks to the ubiquity of recording devices and the duplicitousness of members of the GOP, we now know that top Republican congressmen were discussing potential collusion between Trump and Putin before he was even nominated. They didn’t care then and they don’t care now. The Washington Post has obtained a recording from a private meeting between House GOP leaders that happened on Cap
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Big Think

How Does the Brain-Body Connection Affect Creativity? Want to think more creatively? Move your body, and move away from your emotional baseline—in any direction. Read More
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Personalized medicine: The promise, the hype and the pitfallsWho owns your health data and why? Who really benefits from new cancer treatment development? Does personalised medicine live up to the hype? Does personalised medicine help us to know ourselves? What is the real-life value of precision medicine?
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Hundreds of newly-discovered plants may yield new crops or drugsEven as we discover promising new wild relatives of key crops and medicinal plants, some of them are already endangered by pests and climate change
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New Scientist - News

Frog skeleton allows them to jump horizontally or verticallyAstonishingly complex bone movements visualised in lab experiments allow some frogs to take off upwards or forwards, propelled by knees or hips
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New Scientist - News

Fish boost photosynthesis by wafting water around coralsCall it a fin fan. The action of damselfish swimming between coral branches helps the algae inside corals to increase their photosynthesis
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The Atlantic

Your Responses to ‘My Family’s Slave’ This week, we published Alex Tizon’s essay “My Family’s Slave,” about the woman he knew as Lola: Eudocia Tomas Pulido, who was enslaved and treated cruelly by his family, and who raised him and whom he loved. It’s a deeply complicated personal narrative, and the response from readers has been overwhelming. Scores of your emails and comments have expressed being deeply moved by the piece—“feeling
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Throw Matador's Pocket Blanket In Your Bag And Always Be Picnic-Ready Last week we took a look at Matador’s Work Surface , and today we’re checking out their softer side . Matador’s Pocket Blanket folds out to 63"x44", and packs down to basically nothing. The blanket is waterproof, durable, and includes integrated ground stakes and sand pockets, Basically they thought of everything.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothersChildren of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families - probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Looking Into It What We’re Following Special Counsel Appointed: The Justice Department appointed the former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation of Russia’s alleged interference with the presidential election and ties to the Trump campaign. An independent commission would be able to answer broader questions. But the appointment escalates the seriousness of the investigation. Here's what that mea
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Wild orangutan teeth provide insight into human breast-feeding evolutionBiomarkers in the teeth of wild orangutans indicate nursing patterns related to food fluctuations in their habitats, which can help guide understanding of breast-feeding evolution in humans, according to a study.
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Using loyalty to football clubs to get men aged 30-65 years more activeResearchers in the UK, Portugal, Norway and the Netherlands are working with 15 European professional football clubs in their countries to try and engage more men aged 30-65 years to sit less and move more.
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Lower socioeconomic status is linked to obesity through distress and emotional eatingNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Porto, Portugal, shows that lower socioeconomic status is associated with higher body-mass index (BMI) through its effects on distress and subsequent emotional eating.
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Study shows protein called 'survivin' which protects fat cells from death is at higher levels in obese people and could be target for treatment of obesity and cancerNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal, shows the obese people have higher levels of a protein called survivin, which protects fat-containing adipocyte cells in the body from being destroyed.
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Use of new swallowable gastric balloon results in substantial weight lossNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal, shows that a swallowable gastic balloon -- that can be inserted without endoscopy or anesthesia -- is a safe and effective way to induce substantial weight loss. The study is by Dr. Roberta Ienca, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and colleagues.
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Exchanging one sugar-sweetened soft drink or beer with water is associated with lower incidence of obesityNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity shows that replacing one serving of sugar-sweetened soft drink or one beer a day with a glass of water could reduce the risk of becoming obese by 20 percent.
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Study of schoolchildren's soft drink consumption patterns suggests taxing sugar sweetened soft drinks could help tackle obesity epidemicA study of the soft drink consumption patterns of more than 1,000 schoolchildren presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Porto, Portugal, shows that overweight and obese children tend to drink more sugar sweetened soft drinks than normal weight children.
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NYT > Science

Trilobites: Nearly a Decade Nursing? Study Pierces Orangutans’ Mother-Child BondResearchers think they may have found a clue for why the critically endangered apes nurse longer than any other mammal: environmental fluctuations in food.
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The Atlantic

What the Special Counsel Appointment Means Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as a special counsel in the Russia investigation on Wednesday, a major escalation in the ongoing federal probe into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. In a letter formalizing the appointment, Rosenstein said Mueller was authorized to oversee the entire Russia investigation, including “any lin
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Science | The Guardian

Swallowable gastric balloon could help the obese lose weight without surgery Although not a replacement for bariatric surgery, temporary balloon could be used as early intervention or for those who do not want, or cannot have, surgery A balloon that can be swallowed and then filled with water while in the stomach can help obese people to lose large amounts of weight without invasive surgery, a new study has shown. Bariatric surgery to reduce the size of the stomach is hig
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Big Think

Looking Forward to a Stress-Free Retirement? Not So Fast Says This New Study The stress we take on at work now will surely pay off in retirement, right? Well, brace yourself. Read More
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Proof-of principle study finds imatinib improves symptoms for patients with severe asthmaIn a new, proof-of-principle study researchers have found that targeting the mast cells with imatinib, a drug used to effectively treat certain forms of cancer, improved airway hyperresponsiveness, a measure of the sensitivity of the airway, and decreased the number of mast cells present in the airway. Treatment also produced a small improvement in airway function.
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Current stimulation may keep visual neurons alive after injury -- but at a costResearchers report that for rats and mice, repetitive transorbital alternating current stimulation (rtACS) may help preserve visual neurons from cell death after injury.
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Autonomous 'soaring with solar' conceptScientists are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which enables long endurance flights of unmanned sailplanes that use the power of the Sun.
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Stopping sales of unhealthy soft drinks in sport centers leads to inceased sales of healthy drinksNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal shows that stopping sales of unhealthy soft drinks in sports centers can lead to increases in sales of healthier drinks and the same level of overall sales.
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Friendship group influences dating violence risk for early-maturing girlsA new study has found that early-maturing girls are more likely to be the victim of abuse from a dating partner if their friend group contains more boys.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Blue and purple corn: Not just for tortilla chips anymoreConsumers today insist on all-natural everything, and food dyes are no exception. Even if food manufacturers are willing to make the change, current sources of natural dyes are expensive and hard to come by. Now, a large University of Illinois project is filling the gap with colored corn.
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'Trojan fish': Invasive rabbitfish spread invasive speciesFor some time, unicellular benthic organisms from the Indo-Pacific have been spreading in the Mediterranean. An international team of scientists has now found evidence that a possible path of invasion has been in the gut of fish.
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Bumblebee populations higher in Detroit than in some less-urbanized areas; vacant lots could be a factorA new study of native bumblebee populations in southeastern Michigan cities found, surprisingly, that Detroit has more of the large-bodied bees than some surrounding, less urbanized locations.
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Blind people have brain map for 'visual' observations tooIs what you're looking at an object, a face, or a tree? When processing visual input, our brain uses different areas to recognize faces, body parts, scenes, and objects. Scientists have now shown that people who were born blind use a 'brain map' with a very similar layout to distinguish between these same categories.
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The Atlantic

Robert Mueller Takes the Case Updated on May 17 at 7:30 p.m. The Department of Justice has named Robert Mueller, the former director of the FBI, as a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties between the Trump administration and Russia. The Justice Department made the announcement Wednesday at 6 p.m., following 10 days of political chaos and scandal that has shaken the already fragil
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Gizmodo

The Concourse All That’s Left To Say Is That The President Is A Big Dummy | Jezebel Why Are Keeping The Concourse All That’s Left To Say Is That The President Is A Big Dummy | Jezebel Why Are Keeping Up with the Kardashians Viewers Bailing in Light of Very Real Tragedy? | The Root Curt Schilling Is Wypipo | Fusion One of the Nation’s Most Horrifying Cops Is Joining the Trump Administration |
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Are we educating educators about academic integrity?A study has found that student academic integrity is not a core concept taught to academics in Higher Education.
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Why more intelligent people tend to be atheisticThe question about why more intelligent people tend to be atheistic dates back to the times of Romans and Ancient Greeks. The link between intelligence and religion can be explained if religion is considered an instinct, and intelligence the ability to rise above one's instincts.
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Shared genetic heritage from Sicily to CyprusThe Mediterranean shores stretching between Sicily, Southern Italy and the Southern Balkans witnessed a long series of migration processes and cultural exchanges. Despite this complex history there is a shared genetic continuity, extending from Sicily to Cyprus, where the populations of certain Greek-speaking islands appear genetically closer to Southern Italian populations than to populations fro
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WIRED

The Slickest Things Google Debuted Today at Its Big Event The coolest announcements from Google I/O, from a new chip processor to Google Assistant on iOS. The post The Slickest Things Google Debuted Today at Its Big Event appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Sundar Pichai Sees Google’s Future in the Smartest Cloud In an exclusive interview with WIRED, Google's CEO lays out a vision of the company's future that goes way beyond search. The post Sundar Pichai Sees Google's Future in the Smartest Cloud appeared first on WIRED .
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Science : NPR

Many Of California's Salmon Populations Unlikely To Survive The Century Climate change, dams and agriculture are threatening Chinook salmon, the iconic fish at the core of the state's fishing industry, a report predicts. And 23 other fish species are also at risk. (Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Better cathode materials for lithium-sulphur-batteriesScientists have for the first time fabricated a nanomaterial made from nanoparticles of a titanium oxide compound (Ti4O7) that is characterized by an extremely large surface area, and tested it as a cathode material in lithium-sulphur batteries. The highly porous nanomaterial possesses high storage capacity that remains nearly constant over many charging cycles.
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Gene that affects cell power supply may hold key to bowel diseaseA key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders such as Crohn's disease has been identified by scientists. Blocking the gene harms vital parts of the cell and leads to bowel disease, while targeting these vital cell parts with drugs can reverse damage, the study shows. The findings aid understanding of the cause of these lifelong conditions and could lead to new t
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Computer game could help children choose healthy foodA simple brain-training game could help children choose healthy snacks instead of chocolate and sweets, according to a new study.
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Gizmodo

The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery Is Here to Boldly Go to Beautiful New Worlds After a brief tease this morning , CBS have just revealed our first full look at Star Trek: Discovery , giving us our best glimpse at what’s to come in the future of Star Trek ’s past. Advertisement Revealed at the network’s ongoing Upfronts presentation, the trailer marks the first footage from Discovery beyond the initial ship reveal back at San Diego Comic Con last year . Set before the events
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Pain linked to non-medical prescription opioid use in young adultsPhysical pain -- often "self-medicated" without help from healthcare professionals -- is an important contributor to non-medical prescription opioid (NMPO) use by young adults.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Parents with bipolar benefit from self-help toolOnline self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behavior.
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A Nasty Tick Bite On This Survivalist's Leg Is Badly Infected #NakedAndAfraid | Sundays at 10/9c David's tick bite is getting worse and a medic must be called to clean and drain the wound. The bugs in the Colombian jungle show no mercy to David and Kaila. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/naked-and-afraid Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NakedandAfr
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Florida man tries to kiss rattlesnake; gets bitten"One boy said: I'm going to kiss it in the mouth," the snake's owner said.
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Popular Science

How to remove malware from your computer DIY Banish those internet nasties Warning signs to watch for if ransomware, viruses, or any other type of malware has taken root on your system—and what you need to do next.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Comey As You Are Today in 5 Lines House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify before the panel on May 24. The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee also invited Comey to testify, and asked the FBI to hand over any memos written by Comey regarding his conversations with the White House and the Justice Department about the bureau’s Russia investigation
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WIRED

Meet PatriotHole, the Onion’s New Right-Wing-Skewering Mockery Machine The new site aims to be "a loud light in the darkness." The post Meet PatriotHole, the Onion's New Right-Wing-Skewering Mockery Machine appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Chelsea Manning Walks Back Into a World She Helped Transform She inspired a culture of whistleblowing that changed a nation. Today, she is released from prison. The post Chelsea Manning Walks Back Into a World She Helped Transform appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Startling Photos Capture Myanmar’s $31 Billion Jade Mining Industry A look at the jade-rich hills of Kachin, where everyone's digging for the single stone that will make them rich. The post Startling Photos Capture Myanmar's $31 Billion Jade Mining Industry appeared first on WIRED .
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Latest Headlines | Science News

When it’s hot, plants become a surprisingly large source of air pollutionDuring a heat wave, trees and shrubs can sharply raise ozone levels, a new study shows.
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Live Science

In Treadmill Study, Polar Bear Steps Up | VideoResearchers put a polar bear on a treadmill at the San Diego Zoo, to better understand the energy demands faced by bears in a warming Arctic.
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Gizmodo

This Post About Dog Pee Will Change Your Life Image: A_Peach /Flickr Eyes away from whatever you’re looking at. No need to keep reading stressful, news about our President, fidget spinners, stuff dying, any of that. Advertisement You like dogs, right? Good. Let’s talk about dogs. What about them? I don’t know, let’s talk about their pee. Ands their butts, sure. GIF Did you think pee was sterile? I used to think that. It’s not. In fact, pee (
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Gizmodo

The Thing Injustice 2 Gets Right About Harley Quinn That Suicide Squad Got Wrong Warner Bros. Much of Injustice 2 's charm stems from how it gives players the ability to make their favorite DC comic book characters beat the crap out of each other. Fighting aside, though, the game also features some pretty solid character development for one of DC’s most iconic antiheroes, Harley Quinn. In Injustice 2 , Harley finds herself working along with Batman, Black Canary, and Green Ar
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The Atlantic

The Violent Clashes Between Erdogan's Guards and Protesters Authorities announced Wednesday charges against two protesters in connection to the outbreak of violent clashes outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C., that involved President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s guards. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said in a press conference Wednesday that 12 people, including a police officer, were injured Tuesday in what he called “a brutal attack
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The Atlantic

Democrats Are Split Over Impeachment Congressional Democrats have unified around calls for an independent investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election, but they’re split over whether to talk publicly about the possibility that President Trump will face impeachment. Party leaders have warned against getting ahead of the facts. But Trump’s abrupt decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, and allegations th
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Live Science

Combining Aerobic and Resistance Exercise Works Best for Older AdultsPeople who are both elderly and obese face a tough conundrum: Weight loss is important for health, but weight loss can also lead to a decline in muscle mass.
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Ars Technica

Breath of the Wild hack is like Garry’s Mod for Zelda This 18-minute video shows off what can be done with the item-spawning power of the Accio Code. Games like Fallout 4 notwithstanding , console gamers by and large miss out on the ocean of user-made modifications that let PC gamers tweak and enhance their games well past release. A team of hackers is working to fix that situation for the Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , t
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Proof-of principle study finds imatinib improves symptoms for patients with severe asthmaIn a new, proof-of-principle study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that targeting the mast cells with imatinib, a drug used to effectively treat certain forms of cancer, improved airway hyperresponsiveness, a measure of the sensitivity of the airway, and decreased the number of mast cells present in the airway. Treatment al
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Chances of receiving CPR at home decreases with ageThe likelihood of a family member or friend stepping in to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a person suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) at home decreases with the victim's age, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine that also found low CPR training rates among older Americans. The results are published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
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Mepolizumab helps patients with refractory Churg-Strauss syndromeMepolizumab, an anti-IL5 monoclonal antibody, increased remission rates, cut exacerbations in half and reduced the need for ongoing corticosteroid therapy in patients with refractory cases of the rare autoimmune disease Churg-Strauss Syndrome, according to research at National Jewish Health and other institutions. 'Mepolizumab offers an important advance that will improve the lives of Churg-Straus
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Tragic Love Triangle Is Sad For Lonely Rare Snail, Still Good For Science A garden snail with a rare genetic condition can't mate with normal snails; scientists launch an international search for a mate; two possible mates are found. But they mate with each other instead. (Image credit: Angus Davison, University of Nottingham)
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Beaver dams keeps streams cool and protect sensitive fishWe used to think that beaver dams warmed up stream waters as felling trees to build them reduces shade. Now it seems the opposite might be true
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Business, leisure travelers ponder flying without laptopsInternational air travelers might soon rediscover magazines, paperbacks and playing cards.
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The Healthy Nostalgia of Derek Jeter There’s something special about spotting that first flash of green grass at a baseball game. As fans emerge from dark, crowded concourses filled with moms squeezing their sons’ hands to keep them close and condiment carts covered in knocked-over mustard bottles, there’s nothing quite like catching a glance of the diamond for the first time. And as the Yankee faithful made their way toward the bal
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How Bots Acting Randomly Can Help Speed Human Problem-SolvingRobots that occasionally act randomly can help groups of humans solve collective-action problems faster, new research has shown.
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The Best and Worst of Google I/O 2017 (So Far...) GIF GIF: Google / Gizmodo Another Google I/O keynote has happened and, again, we have mixed feelings about what we saw. Apparently, the search giant is shifting from being mobile-first to being AI-first. What does that mean? Who the hell knows. Advertisement What we do know is that Google is releasing some software updates. Some of them are pretty damn neat. Some of them are confusing as hell. So
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Orangutans Are Champion Nursers | VideoNew tooth analysis finds that baby orangutans nurse for more than 8 years, more than half their childhoods.
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California tortoises died trying to reproduce during droughtScientists examining the deaths of female desert tortoises in Southern California said it appears the animals died while exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs during California's historic drought.
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At a Glance: Some of Google's new features seem ... familiarGoogle announced a lot of new bells and whistles Wednesday—several of which, it turns out, are already offered by rivals such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook.
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In battle of digital assistants, Google heads to Apple turfGoogle announced Wednesday it was bringing its digital assistant to Apple iPhones as part of its effort to win the battle with tech rivals on artificial intelligence.
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Solving the mystery of the white oakResearch published this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences solves a mystery that has long shrouded our understanding of white oaks: where did they come from? The approximately 125 white oak species in the Americas and 25 in Eurasia—including the massive bur oak of American prairies and savannas, the valley oak of California and the eponymous white oak of eastern North
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Solving the mystery of the white oakResearchers from The Morton Arboretum and Duke University have solved a mystery that has long shrouded our understanding of white oaks: where did they come from?
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Even small quantities of opioids prescribed for minor injuries increase risk of long-term usePatients who received their first opioid prescription for an ankle sprain treated in U.S. emergency departments commonly received prescriptions for anywhere from 15 to 40 pills, according to new research. Those who received 30 or more pills compared to less than 15 pills were twice as likely to fill an additional opioid prescription within three to six months. The authors say the results point to
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Same genes, same environment, different personality: Is individuality unavoidable?Genetically identical Amazon mollies raised individually and under identical environmental conditions, nevertheless develop different personality types. Additionally, increasing the opportunity for social interactions early in life appears to have no influence of the magnitude of personality variation. These results of a recent study shed a new light on the question of which factors are responsibl
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Social networking for the proteome, upgradedResearchers have mapped the interaction partners for proteins encoded by more than 5,800 genes, representing over a quarter of the human genome, according to a new study. The network, dubbed BioPlex 2.0, identifies more than 56,000 unique protein-to-protein interactions -- 87 percent of them previously unknown -- the largest such network to date.
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Why a crackly crust is essential to a baguette's aroma and tasteAn authentic French baguette is one of those key staples that foodies hunt for. Now scientists have gained new insight into why a crisp crust is a must for this quintessential bread. They report their findings on how crumb and crust structure affect aroma -- and therefore, perceived taste -- in a new article.
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Paris climate deal is 'lifeline' for world's poorest countriesThe countries most vulnerable to climate change say the rapid implementation of the accord is key to their survival.
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The Bootleg Amiibo Business Is Booming, Thanks To Nintendo With Legend of Zelda Amiibo figures perpetually sold out and fetching prohibitively high prices on eBay, many fans are turning to bootlegged “Amiibo cards” instead. Many sellers of these cards see themselves not as mere pirates, but as modern-day Robin Hoods, providing fans with the in-game content that Nintendo won’t sell them. Advertisement One seller from Etsy, a baker from South Wales who ask
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Ars Technica

On the set of a micro-drone race, organizers explain the sport’s appeal Megan Geuss LOS ANGELES—On a hot day in April, I drove to a divey-looking sound stage in North Hollywood. It was camouflaged in an unnoticeable compound of warehouses off a busy boulevard. What I found inside was a dimly lit maze of structures, accented by the circus glow of neon LEDs. The people who were leading me through the maze were professional Hollywood-types, people making a TV show that
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Cutting down on cancer surgeriesEngineers have combined light and sound in a microscopy technique that could allow surgeons to determine -- in the operating room -- whether a tumor has been completely removed from a cancer patient, reducing the need for follow-up surgeries.
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Medical care, health have improved for low-income adults under ACAThe Affordable Care Act's health coverage expansions have produced major improvements in medical care and health for low-income adults, including reduced out-of-pocket spending, better access to primary care and preventive services, improved self-reported health, and improved care for those with chronic conditions.
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Blacks, Hispanics less likely to see neurologist as outpatientBlack and Hispanic people are less likely to see a neurologist in the office or as an outpatient than white people in the United States, according to a study published in the May 17, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Black people with neurologic conditions such as Parkinson's disease and stroke were more likely to be cared for in the hospit
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Ford to cut jobs as sales level off, stock price lagsFord is getting leaner as it faces an onslaught of challenges, from slowing U.S. sales to high-tech challengers to its own disgruntled shareholders.
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Talks on airplane laptop ban end with no ban, more talksTalks on a proposed U.S. ban on laptops and tablets in flights from Europe ended Wednesday with no ban—and a promise of more talks and better intelligence sharing.
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Syrian refugees in Jordan's desert get solar powerSyrian refugees in Jordan's remote desert were connected to solar power on Wednesday, making their community the world's first refugee camp to be powered by renewable energy.
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Go west, young pine: US forests shifting with climate changeA warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds.
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NASA annual Arctic ice survey expanded range this yearNASA's annual survey of changes in Arctic ice cover greatly expanded its reach this year in a series of flights that wrapped up on May 12. It was the most ambitious spring campaign in the region for NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to monitor ice changes at Earth's poles, which also included a rapid-response flight over a new crack in Petermann Glacier, one of the largest and fastes
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Microbes seen controlling action of host's genesAll animals—from sea sponges to modern-day humans—evolved in a world already teeming with microbes. These single-celled microorganisms now cover practically every surface of our bodies and are as much a part of our biology as our own tissues and organs. They educate our immune system, regulate our metabolism, and as it turns out, even influence our behavior.
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'Extreme' Binge Drinking Is on the Rise in the USMillions of Americans say they engage in extreme binge drinking — or downing at least eight to 10 drinks containing alcohol on a single occasion.
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Exposure to BPA potentially induces permanent reprogramming of painted turtles' brainsBisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as food storage containers, water bottles and certain resins. In previous studies, Cheryl Rosenfeld, an investigator in the Bond Life Sciences Center, along with other researchers at the University of Missouri, Westminster College and the Saint Louis Zoo, determined that BPA can disrupt sexual function and behavio
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Study sheds light on Earth's first animalsMore than 550 million years ago, the oceans were teeming with flat, soft-bodied creatures that fed on microbes and algae and could grow as big as bathmats. Today, researchers at the University of California, Riverside are studying their fossils to unlock the secrets of early life.
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Few willing to pay a price for equitable treatment in aviation screeningsWhat would U.S. air travelers pay to ensure equal treatment in aviation security screenings?
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Looking beyond the breeding groundsEvery winter, trees on high mountains in a small area northwest of Mexico City turn orange. Close inspection reveals branches filled with brilliantly colorful monarch butterflies, rather than fiery leaves, as the eastern North American population of monarchs winters there.
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When birds of a feather poop togetherStudying the effects of great cormorant droppings on water reservoirs is a dirty job, but someone's got to do it.
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Blue and purple corn: Not just for tortilla chips anymoreConsumers today insist on all-natural everything, and food dyes are no exception. Even if food manufacturers are willing to make the change, current sources of natural dyes are expensive and hard to come by. Now, a large University of Illinois project is filling the gap with colored corn.
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Early MRI may lower costs for prostate cancer treatmentA diagnostic MRI followed by one of three MRI-guided biopsy strategies is a cost-effective method to detect prostate cancer, according to a new study.
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Metabolism harnessed to reverse aggressiveness in leukemiaResearchers have identified a new drug target for the two most common types of myeloid leukemia, including a way to turn back the most aggressive form of the disease.
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Few willing to pay a price for equitable treatment in aviation screeningsWhat would U.S. air travelers pay to ensure equal treatment in aviation security screenings? Not much, according to a new study. The study also found that women were more willing than men to wait longer and to pay more for airport security to ensure equitable treatment when asked about selective secondary screenings based on race and other such characteristics.
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Advancing cancer immunotherapy with computer simulations and data analysisImmunotherapy supercharges the body's own disease-fighting mechanisms to combat cancer. Researchers are using advanced computing resources to simulate the effects of immunotherapy drugs, develop novel dose-finding designs for clinical trials, and analyze and share next-generation immune protein sequence data. These efforts are helping scientists determine which immune treatments may be most effect
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Advancing cancer immunotherapy with computer simulations and data analysisThe body has a natural way of fighting cancer - it's called the immune system, and it is tuned to defend our cells against outside infections and internal disorder. But occasionally, it needs a helping hand.
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Sweating the Details: Polar Bear Hits the Treadmill for ScienceA polar bear at the San Diego Zoo named Tatqiq recently went the extra mile to help scientific research.
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Brain's hippocampal volume, social environment affect adolescent depressionResearch on depression in adolescents in recent years has focused on how the physical brain and social experiences interact. A new University of California, Davis, study, however, shows that adolescents with large hippocampal volume were more, or less, susceptible to feelings of depression depending on how unsafe -- or conversely -- protected they felt in their home and community environments.
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Penn study: Friendship group influences dating violence risk for early-maturing girlsA new study led by the University of Pennsylvania's Sara R. Jaffee has found that early-maturing girls are more likely to be the victim of abuse from a dating partner if their friend group contains more boys.
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Pain linked to non-medical prescription opioid use in young adultshysical pain--often "self-medicated" without help from healthcare professionals--is an important contributor to non-medical prescription opioid (NMPO) use by young adults, suggests a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
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Everything New About Android From Google I/O Today at the annual Google I/O developer conference, we learned about all the updates coming to the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, dubbed Android O for now—at least until its official release later this year. This is the eighth version of the OS (Android 8.0), and even though we’ve seen some of the additions in the developer preview that launched in March, there’s a whole swa
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Marvel's Secret Empire Has Revealed Its Big Secret Image: Marvel Comics. Art by Andrea Sorrentino. Today sees the release of the second chapter of Marvel’s Secret Empire , the event series that has seen Steve Rogers fall from one of Earth’s mightiest heroes to the leader of a fascist, totalitarian Hydra ruling over the United States. Except the issue also hurls a wrench into the works that throws into question over a year’s worth of Marvel’s comi
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Ars Technica

Fearing Shadow Brokers leak, NSA reported critical flaw to Microsoft Enlarge / An aerial view of the NSA. (credit: nsa.gov) After learning that one of its most prized hacking tools was stolen by a mysterious group calling itself the Shadow Brokers, National Security Agency officials warned Microsoft of the critical Windows vulnerability the tool exploited, according to a report published Tuesday by The Washington Post . The private disclosure led to a patch that w
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Shedding light on Earth's first animalsMore than 550 million years ago, the oceans were teeming with flat, soft-bodied creatures that fed on microbes and algae and could grow as big as bathmats. Today, researchers are studying their fossils to unlock the secrets of early life. Researchers now show that Dickinsonia developed in a complex, highly regulated way using a similar genetic toolkit to today's animals.
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Cancer-cardiac connection illuminates promising new drug for heart failureA team of researchers has uncovered a new strategy to treat heart failure, a leading contributor to mortality and healthcare costs in the United States. Despite widespread use of currently-approved drugs, approximately 40 percent of patients with heart failure die within five years of their initial diagnosis.
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'The Press Following Senators Have Become Large and Aggressive' It’s getting dangerous under Capitol Hill. Amid a flurry of controversial reports regarding President Trump, journalists are descending on the Hill to interview lawmakers and gather their immediate reactions—even as many members of Congress are doing their best to avoid tough questions. That’s led enterprising reporters to stake out the choke points in the traffic flowing between office buildings
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Weill Cornell team creates self-renewing hematopoietic stem cells for transplantationResearchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered an innovative method to make an unlimited supply of healthy blood cells from the readily available cells that line blood vessels. This achievement marks the first time that any research group has generated such blood-forming stem cells.
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Early MRI may lower costs for prostate cancer treatmentA diagnostic MRI followed by one of three MRI-guided biopsy strategies is a cost-effective method to detect prostate cancer, according to a new study out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
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Why China's Nervous Over South Korea's New Missile Defense System FILE - In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017 file photo, a U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, is installed at a golf course in Seongju, South Korea. Clashes between residents and police over the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system highlight a divisive issue ahead of South Korea’s presidential election on May 9. (Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via AP, File
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Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break into Mar-a-LagoInvestigators tested internet security at four Trump properties. It’s not good -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Anti-Vax Efforts Help Measles Take Hold | VideoRecent measles outbreaks in the U.S. can be traced to anti-vaccination campaigns linking vaccines to autism, which discourages immunization.
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Cell spheres could personalize lung treatment Researchers have developed the ability to grow and purify the earliest lung progenitors that emerge from human stem cells, and the ability to differentiate these cells into tiny “bronchospheres” that model cystic fibrosis. They hope that the results, published separately in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Cell Stem Cell , will lead to new, “personalized medicine” approaches to treating
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Climate change refuge for corals discovered (and how we can protect it right now)Scientists have discovered a refuge for corals where the environment protects otherwise sensitive species to the increasing severity of climate change.
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New Scientist - News

Hopping miniature parrots suggest how birds first got airborneParrotlets save energy when foraging by jumping from perch to perch with a few wingbeats, a technique that might have predated true flight
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Citing Trump Tweet, Senate Panel Demands Any Recordings of Comey in White House Photo: AP Following requests by multiple congressional committees for former FBI director James Comey’s memos of conversations between himself and President Trump, the Senate Judiciary Committee is now requesting the White House turn over any of its any recordings of conversations between the two by May 24th. Advertisement “Last week, the President tweeted a message implying that the White House
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Study results show reduction in disability from stroke up to 24 hours of onsetResults from a stroke trial provide compelling evidence that selected patients suffering a major ischemic stroke recovered significantly better with mechanical retrieval of the blood clot with medical therapy compared with medical therapy alone when initiated up to 24 hours of the stroke.
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Big Think

3D Printed Bionic Skin Will Help Humans and Machines Merge This could lead to a small 3D printer used by soldiers to quickly make anything needed in the field. Read More
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Ars Technica

Google announces untethered, fully tracked, standalone VR headsets Enlarge At Google I/O today, the company announced that it is expanding its Daydream VR program from the existing phone holster to a new platform based on standalone headsets, complete with positional tracking. Qualcomm is working on a "reference design" for the generalized platform, while HTC and Lenovo will have the first consumer units ready for later in 2017. On stage, Google VP for VR Clay B
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Ars Technica

First Android O beta (and second preview overall) officially released Enlarge (credit: Google) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google I/O is just getting started , and Google has announced the second Android O device preview . This version is officially a "beta," which means it will automatically go out to anyone enrolled in the Android Beta Program . Like the first preview, the beta runs on recent Nexus and Pixel devices: the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel
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Get Red Bull Delivered To Your Doorstep For Just Over $1 Per Can Red Bull 24-Pack , $27 | Sugar-Free , $27 Energy drinks will probably kill you, but if you can’t go without the pick-me-up, Red Bull is probably the least disgusting option out there. And with this cheapest-ever Amazon deal , it’s also one of the most affordable.
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The Atlantic

How Insightful Is Dear White People? Dear White People is not about white people. The show, Netflix’s adaptation of Justin Simien’s 2014 critically acclaimed film of the same name, is in some ways both a continuation of the source material and a radical departure. The original film’s satirical portrayal of race relations and black identity at the fictional Ivy League school Winchester University followed a group of black students, l
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The Atlantic

A Trip to the Dead Sea The Dead Sea, on the border between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest and saltiest body of water in the world—and experts say it is on course to dry out by 2050, now shrinking by one meter per year. A water shortage in the already-dry region has been compounded by a growing population, agricultural uses, tourism, and industry that are diverts almost 90 percent of the Jordan River that normally flo
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Microbes seen controlling action of host's genesMicrobes can control their animal hosts by manipulating the molecular machinery of their cells, triggering patterns of gene expression that consequently contribute to health and disease, new research shows. The work, which was conducted in zebrafish and mice cells, could have implications for human inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
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Exposure to BPA potentially induces permanent reprogramming of painted turtles' brainsBPA is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as food storage containers and water bottles. In previous studies, researchers determined that BPA can disrupt sexual function and behavior in painted turtles. Now, the team has identified the genetic pathways that are altered as a result of BPA exposure during early development.
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Monarch butterfles: The problem with herbicidesMonarch butterfly populations are shrinking. New research makes a strong case that the reasons for this decline go far beyond what's happening on the wintering grounds and addresses a current controversy about the primary causes of the specie's decline.
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New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth through molecular functionDebate exists over how life began on Earth, but a new study provides evidence for a 'metabolism-first' model. Scientists have traced the origins and evolution of molecular functions through time. The study shows metabolism and binding arose first, followed by the functional activities of larger macromolecules and cellular machinery.
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Tea-time means leopard-time in IndiaA new study finds that leopards are abundant in tea-garden landscapes in north-eastern India, but that their mere presence does not lead to conflicts with people.
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Orangutan Moms Are The Primate Champs Of Breast-Feeding Orangutans breast-feed up to nine years, longer than any other primate. That may help offspring survive food shortages. But humans may have gained a survival advantage from weaning earlier. (Image credit: Tim Laman/Science Advances)
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Cutting down on cancer surgeriesEngineers combine light and sound in a microscopy technique that could allow surgeons to determine -- in the operating room -- whether a tumor has been completely removed from a cancer patient, reducing the need for follow-up surgeries.
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UCR study sheds light on Earth's first animalsMore than 550 million years ago, the oceans were teeming with flat, soft-bodied creatures that fed on microbes and algae and could grow as big as bathmats. Today, researchers at the University of California, Riverside are studying their fossils to unlock the secrets of early life.In their latest study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the researchers show that Dickinsonia developed in a complex,
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Gizmodo

SpaceX to Perform Its Most Heartwarming Mission Yet Image: SpaceX via Flickr The typical SpaceX payload might include a communications satellite , some ISS supplies, even the occasional spy network . But later this year, the aerospace company will embark on something quite a bit more endearing: a Falcon 9 rocket will carry the cremated remains of beloved family members into space. Advertisement Elysium Space will be providing the unusual service o
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Google Photos Provides a Friendly Reminder That Google Owns You Images: Screenshot Google is in the business of you. That’s why it exists. Its phones, Homes, and wireless routers all exist to cull as much information about you as possible so that it can then use that info for (hopefully not evil) financial gain. If you have forgotten that Google exists to collate your entire life, then Google pointedly reminded you today with some new features for Google Phot
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Ars Technica

“Android Go” will strip Android down for ultra-low-budget phones Google MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Starting with Android 4.4, Google began to support a "low RAM" flag for devices with 512MB of memory. The low-RAM configuration changes how the OS and supported apps work, with the goal of reducing resource usage. That initiative was called " Project Svelte ," and it was aimed at low-end phones for emerging markets. Today at Google I/O, the company announced a new ini
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Myanmar's extensive forests are declining rapidly due to political and economic changeThe loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a new study.
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When birds of a feather poop together: Excessive birds feces and algal bloomsAlgal blooms deplete oxygen in lakes, produce toxins, and end up killing aquatic life in the lake. Researchers are tracing the role of bird feces, which are rich in phosphorus and nitrogen.
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Novel device significantly reduces blood draw contamination, reduces risks to patients, study showsA novel device can significantly reduce contamination of blood cultures, potentially reducing risky overtreatment and unnecessary use of antibiotics for many patients, new research concludes. This approach could also substantially reduce healthcare costs, according to the study.
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Some orangutans breastfeed their babies for over eight years Animals The truth is in their teeth Orangutans breastfeed for over 8 years. Read on.
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Orangutans take motherhood to extremes, nursing young for more than eight yearsWeaning in orangutans has been tricky to see in the wild, so researchers turned to dental tests to reveal long nursing period.
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The Atlantic

Trump Reportedly Considering New Cuts to Biomedical Research Two months ago, the Trump administration unveiled its so-called “skinny budget,” which envisioned cutting funds for the National Institutes of Health by 18 percent, or $5.8 billion. Scientists were appalled. As my colleague Adrienne LaFrance reported, one doctor said that the cuts “would set off a lost generation in American science .” The bulked-up version of the President’s budget for fiscal ye
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Blue and purple corn: Not just for tortilla chips anymoreConsumers today insist on all-natural everything, and food dyes are no exception. Even if food manufacturers are willing to make the change, current sources of natural dyes are expensive and hard to come by. Now, a large University of Illinois project is filling the gap with colored corn.
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Study links physician age to patient mortality riskPatients treated by older hospital-based internists known as hospitalists are somewhat more likely to die within a month of admission than those treated by younger physicians, according to the results of a study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Looking beyond the breeding groundsMonarch butterfly populations are shrinking. New research at Michigan State University, published in the current issue of the journal Ecography, makes a strong case that the reasons for this decline go far beyond what's happening on the wintering grounds and addresses a current controversy about the primary causes of the specie's decline.
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Read the Entire First Chapter of Charles Stross' New Laundry Files Novel, The Delirium Brief, Right Here Charles Stross’ Laundry Files is one of the best and best-loved scifi series running (and a personal favorite). His upcoming installment, The Delirium Brief , not only begins with the titular secret occult-protection organization being dragged into the public eye—spoiler: everyone is very upset —but brings back beloved narrator/protagonist/unwilling executive/Eater of Souls Bob Howard back, too!
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Here's all the new stuff Google announced at its I/O 2017 conference Technology Live (from our desks) coverage of Google's big developer's conference New Android, Google Home, VR, and all kinds of other stuff from Google's big developers' conference.
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Wallflower center pack baboons find placeAre you the kind of person who, at a party, tends to be surrounded by friends in the middle of the crowd, or do you prefer to find a quiet corner where you can sit and talk? Recent work by scientists at UC Davis shows that wild baboons behave similarly to humans—with some animals consistently found in the vanguard of their troop while others crowd to the center or lag in the rear.
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New Zealand quake scientists discover surprise: Hot waterWhen researchers in New Zealand drilled deep into an earthquake fault, they stumbled upon a discovery they say could provide a significant new energy source for the South Pacific nation.
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Ars Technica

Updates to Google Photos ensure you’ll actually see those party photos you’re in Enlarge Google Photos has blown up since it launched a few years ago. Google claims that the service now has 500 million monthly active users worldwide, and about 1.2 billion photos and videos are uploaded to Google Photos every day. At Google I/O , the company announced a couple of new features that make it easier for you to share photos with the people who matter most: suggested sharing and sha
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Google's Plan to Make Assistant Actually Useful Released last year, Google Assistant hasn’t really proven itself useful outside of checking the weather, searching Google, or setting an alarm using voice commands. So far it’s been limited to just basic features that are more than matched by other smart assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. But Google is trying to change that. Advertisement Last month the company released an official
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Fate of marine carbon in last steps toward sequestrationNew research explains how an ancient group of cells in the dark ocean wrings the last bit of energy from carbon molecules resistant to breakdown.
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Destruction of a quantum monopole observedScientists have made the first experimental observations of the dynamics of isolated monopoles in quantum matter. The obtained fundamental understanding of monopole dynamics may help in the future to build even closer analogues of the magnetic monopoles.
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All the Cool New Stuff Google Home Can Do Image: Google / Gizmodo Google just announced new updates to Assistant and Google Home. The smart speaker leans on Assistant to offer voice controls and artificially intelligent, well, assistance. But until now, the gadget hasn’t really been able to do that much. Thanks to some updates, however, that might change very soon. Advertisement The new Google Home features help the smart speaker anticip
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All the new Google Home features we learned about at I/O Ron Amadeo MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—So far, this year's Google I/O has been more about incremental updates than big new products and projects. Google's photo apps and services have gotten a range of updates , and the Google Assistant is getting new capabilities and coming to iOS . Google Home, the company's Amazon Echo competitor, is also getting a short list of new features, including expanded mult
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WannaCry Has a More Lucrative Cousin That Mines Cryptocurrency for Its MastersThe same exploits that enabled WannaCry to spread globally have been in use in another malware attack since April, making far more money in the process.
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Advancing cancer immunotherapy with computer simulations and data analysisImmunotherapy supercharges the body's own disease-fighting mechanisms to combat cancer. Researchers are using advanced computing resources at TACC to simulate the effects of immunotherapy drugs, develop novel dose-finding designs for clinical trials, and analyze and share next-generation immune protein sequence data. These efforts are helping scientists determine which immune treatments may be mos
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Few willing to pay a price for equitable treatment in aviation screeningsThe USC study also found that women were more willing than men to wait longer and to pay more for airport security to ensure equitable treatment when asked about selective secondary screenings based on race and other such characteristics.
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Smoking out sources of in-home air pollutionAn ambitious study led by San Diego State University researchers has investigated various factors that contribute to air pollution inside the house. Not surprisingly, cigarette smoke emerged as a major source of airborne particles in homes with smokers, but cleaning products, candles, frying food and marijuana smoking also jumped out as in-home air polluters. It's the first study to identify marij
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Canadian prof discovers way to help heart failure patientsProf. Jeremy Simpson has linked shortness of breath in heart failure to a hormonal imbalance in the brain using mice. Based on this finding, Simpson has also discovered an effective treatment using drugs designed to pass through the blood-brain barrier.
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Penn Medicine researchers identify biomarkers that may predict cognitive impairmentNew biomarkers identified by a research team in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania could help predict which Parkinson's disease patients will suffer significant cognitive deficits within the first three years of their diagnosis. The results of the analysis from the international Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) are published this week in the open-acc
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Antibody that neutralizes sMIC boosts CTLA4 immunotherapy response and reduces colitisCo-administering a monoclonal antibody that neutralizes tumor-released sMIC improves anti-CTLA4 antibody therapy effectiveness and reduces treatment-related colitis, report Medical University of South Carolina investigators in an article published online May 17, 2017, by Science Advances. Data indicate that this new combination supports anti-CTLA4 immunotherapy by augmenting endogenous anti-tumor
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New imaging technique aims to ensure surgeons completely remove cancerA new imaging technique produces cellular images detailed enough for doctors to distinguish cancerous from normal tissue. The researchers are working on speeding up the new technique so it can be used during a surgery, allowing surgeons to find out whether they have removed all the cancer while they still have time to take out more.
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Orangutans suckle for up to eight years, teeth revealResearchers have developed a method for tracking characteristically elusive nursing patterns in primates and used it to discover that some immature orangutans suckle for eight years or more -- exceeding the maximum weaning age reported for other non-human primates. The findings could have
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Tiny bubbles help heal broken bones, in pigsResearchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with non-healing fractures.
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No difference in rate of adverse cardiovascular events when comparing anticoagulantsIn patients undergoing transradial primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), there was no significant difference in the rate of a composite of death, myocardial infarction and stroke whether they were anticoagulated with bivalirudin or unfractioned heparin, according to a study today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.
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Cardiovascular disease causes one-third of deaths worldwideCardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart diseases and stroke, account for one-third of deaths throughout the world, according to a new scientific study that examined every country over the past 25 years.
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Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers -- studyChildren of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families -- probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found.
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Injured bones reconstructed by gene and stem cell therapiesA Cedars-Sinai-led team of investigators has successfully repaired severe limb fractures in laboratory animals with an innovative technique that cues bone to regrow its own tissue. If found to be safe and effective in humans, the pioneering method of combining ultrasound, stem cell and gene therapies could eventually replace grafting as a way to mend severely broken bones.
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Wild orangutan teeth provide insight into human breast-feeding evolutionBiomarkers in the teeth of wild orangutans indicate nursing patterns related to food fluctuations in their habitats, which can help guide understanding of breast-feeding evolution in humans, according to a study published today in Science Advances.
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Cancer-cardiac connection illuminates promising new drug for heart failureA team of researchers at the Gladstone Institutes uncovered a new strategy to treat heart failure, a leading contributor to mortality and healthcare costs in the United States. Despite widespread use of currently-approved drugs, approximately 40 percent of patients with heart failure die within five years of their initial diagnosis.
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Costs for generic hepatitis C drugs available in India would be paid back in 5 to 10 yearsUse of the generic versions of directly-acting antiviral drugs that are available in India to treat hepatitis C virus infection is not only cost effective but actually saves lifetime costs for treating infected patients in that country.
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Myanmar's extensive forests are declining rapidly due to political and economic changeThe loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a study published May 17, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Peter Leimgruber from Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, United States of America; Ned Horning from American Museum of Natural History, United States of America; and colleagues.
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Study illuminates fate of marine carbon in last steps toward sequestrationThe ocean sequesters massive amounts of carbon in the form of "dissolved organic matter," and new research explains how an ancient group of cells in the dark ocean wrings the last bit of energy from carbon molecules resistant to breakdown.
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Orangutans Nurse Their Babies For 8 YearsOrangutans nurse for a huge chunk of their babies' childhoods, especially when fruit gets scarce.
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Approaching a decades-old goal: Making blood stem cells from patients' own cellsFor the first time, researchers have generated blood-forming stem cells in the lab using pluripotent stem cells, which can make virtually every cell type in the body. The advance opens new avenues for research into the root causes of blood diseases and to creating immune-matched blood cells for treatment purposes, derived from patients' own cells.
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Improving drugs for type 2 diabetesScientists are exploring a central component in glucose regulation. Their findings shed new light on the structure of the glucagon receptor, a highly promising target for diabetes drug development.
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Building a better 'bot': Artificial intelligence helps human groupsArtificial intelligence doesn't have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference in people's lives, according to a new study. Even 'dumb AI' can help human groups.
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Sacrificing sleep for loveSleep is important, but if there is something more important or interesting to do -- for example, taking care of a baby, finishing a grant proposal before a deadline, or reading a fascinating book -- we may stay up late. Researchers report discovery of neurons that allow male fruit flies to suppress sleep so they can court female flies.
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Brain stent to let five paralysed people control exoskeletonThe implant travels to the brain via the blood and could provide a permanent way of recording signals used to direct an exoskeleton that helps paralysed people walk
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What the end of the atomic renaissance means for nuclear powerThe next generation of nuclear reactors was meant to bring cheaper, safer power. Where are they, and can they save the industry from bankruptcy and closure?
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Plasma jet engines that could take you from the ground to spaceJet engines that compress gas into a plasma have been successfully tested at ground level for the first time
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Human blood stem cells grown in the lab for the first timeTwo labs have found a way to create cells that can form new blood – paving the way for donor-free blood transfusions and bone marrow transplants
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Male birds adjust courtship behavior based on social contextMale birds that have already paired up with a female aren't above looking for a little action on the side. A new study explores how male juncos adjust their courtship behavior to their social landscape, finding that while both paired and unpaired males will try to get the attention of a new female on their turf, they go about it in different ways.
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Earth's atmosphere more chemically reactive in cold climatesA Greenland ice core providing a first glimpse at the history of reactive oxidants shows that for big temperature swings in the past 100,000 years, reactive oxidants are actually higher in cold climates. This means that new mechanisms -- not just water vapor, plant and soil emissions -- must affect the concentration of ozone and other oxidants in the atmosphere.
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Testing quantum field theory in a quantum simulatorQuantum field theories are often hard to verify in experiments. Now, there is a new way of putting them to the test. Scientists have created a quantum system consisting of thousands of ultra cold atoms. By keeping them in a magnetic trap on an atom chip, this atom cloud can be used as a 'quantum simulator', which yields new insights into some of the most fundamental questions of physics.
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Fostering motivation could help keep marginalized girls in schoolA field study in Malawi reveals psychological factors played an important role in whether girls attended school, even under conditions of extreme poverty and deprivation: Girls were significantly more likely to attend class when they were intrinsically excited about school and learning, even when they struggled with a lack of basic resources at home.
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Large volcanic eruption may have caused the first mass extinctionResearchers say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life.
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Young people troubled by romantic relationships, sexual harassmentA new report finds that young people struggle with romantic relationships and rampant misogyny and sexual harassment, but parents and other adults have commonly failed to address these problems.
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Climate change refuge for corals discovered (and how we can protect it right now)WCS scientists have discovered a refuge for corals where the environment protects otherwise sensitive species to the increasing severity of climate change. The bad news is that the reefs are showing signs of being overfished and weak compliance with local fisheries laws needs to be reversed to maintain the fish that help to keep reefs healthy. The scientists describe their findings in the journal
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Are Vitamin Supplements Killing Our Gut Bacteria? Image: CDC/Wikimedia Commons We consume all sorts of things before really knowing how they’re going to affect us, including probiotics and dietary supplements. But given how preliminary our understanding of our gut bacteria is, it’s very likely that some supplements can work in direct opposition of others. For instance, vitamin A might kill a bacteria hypothesized to promote childhood growth. Adv
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Baby Orangutans Rely on Their Mothers' Milk For Almost a Decade Image: Paige Prentice With the exception of whatever weird shit humans are doing, lactation continues to be the source of food for all baby mammals on this nipple-sucking (or skin-licking ) planet. When it comes down to how long mammals nurse for, though, orangutans hold the record: Six to eight years. Advertisement A team of scientists from several universities set out to better understand nursi
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American Trees Are Moving West, and No One Knows Why As the consequences of climate change strike across the United States, ecologists have a guiding principle about how they think plants will respond. Cold-adapted plants will survive if they move “up”—that is, as they move further north (away from the tropics) and higher in elevation (away from the warm ground). A new survey of how tree populations have shifted over the past three decades finds th
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The Meaning of Assad's Alleged Crematorium I write this from Cape Town, South Africa, where the remnants of the brutal apartheid system are visible everywhere: socially, economically, and culturally. In the Cape Town Holocaust Memorial museum there are two pictures hanging side by side. One is of a German doctor using a caliper to measure a little girl’s nose to determine whether this was a “Jewish nose.” Next to that image, with which I
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Google brings 45 teraflops tensor flow processors to its compute cloud Enlarge / The 180 TFLOPS Cloud TPU card. (credit: Google) Google has developed its second-generation tensor processor—four 45-teraflops chips packed onto a 180 TFLOPS tensor processor unit (TPU) module, to be used for machine learning and artificial intelligence—and the company is bringing it to the cloud. TPU-based computation will be available to Google Cloud Compute later this year. Typically
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Air pollution kills more people in the UK than in Sweden, US and Mexico WHO figures show people in Britain are more likely to die from dirty air than those living in some other comparable countries People in the UK are 64 times as likely to die of air pollution as those in Sweden and twice as likely as those in the US, figures from the World Health Organisation reveal. Britain, which has a mortality rate for air pollution of 25.7 for every 100,000 people, was also be
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Researchers harness metabolism to reverse aggressiveness in leukemiaResearchers have identified a new drug target for the two most common types of myeloid leukemia, including a way to turn back the most aggressive form of the disease.
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When birds of a feather poop togetherAlgal blooms deplete oxygen in lakes, produce toxins, and end up killing aquatic life in the lake. Researchers are tracing the role of bird feces, which are rich in phosphorus and nitrogen.
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Exposure to BPA potentially induces permanent reprogramming of painted turtles' brainsBPA is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as food storage containers and water bottles. In previous studies, researchers at the University of Missouri, Westminster College and the Saint Louis Zoo, determined that BPA can disrupt sexual function and behavior in painted turtles. Now, the team has identified the genetic pathways that are altered as a result of BPA exposur
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Kickstarter Project Seeks to Resurrect Pioneer PlaquesThe crowdsourced effort intends to build replicas of the famed "galactic greeting cards," which are traveling out of the solar system on the Pioneer 10 and 11 space probes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Google’s CEO Is Excited About Automating Artificial IntelligenceAI software that can help make AI software could accelerate progress on making computers smarter.
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US Senate Can Now Officially Use Signal For Encrypted Chats Photo: Getty Suck it, CIA. Advertisement The US Senate has gotten permission to begin using the encrypted phone app Signal, according to a congratulatory letter from Sen. Ron Wyden’s office. Wyden’s letter thanked Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Frank Larkin for approving the use of the messaging app, which was launched under the name TextSecure by Open Whisper System in 2010. Today, Signal also includes
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Will This Salty Shipwreck Hunter Be The Key To Finding Cooper's Treasure? Cooper's Treasure | Tuesdays at 10/9c Darrell meets with shipwreck recovery specialist Eric Schmitt. Will Darrell convince Eric to join his team, and more importantly can he be trusted? Full Episodes of Your Favorites Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/coopers-treasure/ Learn more about the quest: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/coopers-treasure/ Subscribe to Discovery:
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Myanmar's extensive forests are declining rapidly due to political and economic changeThe loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a study published May 17, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Peter Leimgruber from Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, United States of America; Ned Horning from American Museum of Natural History, United States of America; and colleagues.
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Beaver dams may buffer against temperatures that threaten sensitive speciesBoth natural and artificial beaver dams may alter stream temperatures which may benefit temperature-sensitive salmonid species, according to a study published May 10, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Nicholas Weber from Eco-Logical Research, Inc., USA, and colleagues.
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Wild orangutan teeth provide insight into human breast-feeding evolutionBiomarkers in the teeth of wild orangutans indicate nursing patterns related to food fluctuations in their habitats, which can help guide understanding of breast-feeding evolution in humans, according to a study published today in Science Advances. This work was led by researchers in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and evolu
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How does the loss of species alter ecosystems?Bad Lauchstädt. The iDiv Ecotron, a central experimental platform of the DFG Research Centre iDiv, was officially launched during a ceremony last Wednesday. Researchers will use this unique facility to better understand the consequences of species loss. The iDiv Ecotron will enable investigations into the interactions within food webs among plants, animals, microbes and the soil under controlled c
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Tea-time means leopard-time in IndiaA new WCS study finds that leopards are abundant in tea-garden landscapes in north-eastern India, but that their mere presence does not lead to conflicts with people.
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Following gastric band surgery, device-related reoperation common, costlyAmong Medicare beneficiaries undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery, reoperation was common, costly, and varied widely across hospital referral regions, according to a study.
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Wallflower center pack baboons find placeUsing high-resolution GPS tracking, researchers continuously monitored the movements of nearly an entire baboon troop in central Kenya to discover how interactions among group-mates influenced where in the troop individuals tended to be found. Similar to humans, some animals consistently were found in the vanguard of their troop while others crowd to the center or lag in the rear.
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New way of preventing pneumococcal brain invasionAn international team of researchers has identified two receptors on the cells in the blood vessels of the brain that can be blocked and thereby prevent pneumococci from entering the brain. The study shows that the use of antibodies that block the receptors can potentially be used as a new therapeutic strategy for pneumococcal meningitis.
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Scientists begin to unlock secrets of deep ocean color from organic matterAbout half of atmospheric carbon dioxide is fixed by ocean's phytoplankton through a process called photosynthesis. A large portion of biologically fixed carbon is formed by picocyanobacteria at the sea surface and then transported to the deep ocean. But what remains a mystery is how colored dissolved organic matter which originates from plant detritus (either on land or at sea) makes it into the
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Researchers identify changes in lung cells following infectionsWhen people develop a respiratory infection, recovery from their illness leaves behind an immunological memory that influences how they will respond to later infections. In a new study, researchers demonstrate for the first time that recovery from bacterial pneumonia changes the tissue that was infected, seeding the lungs with immune cells called resident memory T (TRM) cells.
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Sowing new seeds of knowledge about the drivers of plant diversityA new study of Australian wildflower communities is improving understanding of how climatic stress controls plant diversity, based on the strategies different species use to survive, grow and reproduce.
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Diverse populations make rational collective decisionsYes/no binary decisions by individual ants can lead to a rational decision as a collective when the individuals have differing preferences to the subject, according to new research.
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Regular coral larvae supply from neighboring reefs helps degraded reefs recoverFor reefs facing huge challenges, more coral larvae doesn't necessarily translate to increased rates of coral recovery on degraded reefs, a new study has showed.
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WIRED

Google Assistant Comes to Your iPhone to Take on Siri Hey Google, welcome to your new home: my iPhone. The post Google Assistant Comes to Your iPhone to Take on Siri appeared first on WIRED .
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A tale of two sites: Marine scientists determine how the larvae of a common coral species respond to environmental stresses in Taiwan, MooreaMarine scientists determine how the larvae of a common coral species respond to environmental stresses in Taiwan and Moorea.
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Plants call 911 to help their neighborsA professor teamed with a local high school student on research that found injured plants will send out warning signals to neighboring plants. The signals are sent through airborne chemicals released mainly from leaves. In the study, neighboring plants that received the signal responded by boosting their defenses.
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Under cyber attack: Researchers look at how to catch a 'phisher'As cybersecurity experts scramble to stop another wave of ransomware and malware scams that have infected computers around the world, computer science experts are 'phishing' for reasons why these types of attacks are so successful.
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Diagnostic biomarkers in saliva show promise in recognizing early Alzheimer's diseaseInvestigators are hopeful that their study involving small molecules in saliva will help identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
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Destruction of a quantum monopole observedScientists at Amherst College (USA) and Aalto University (Finland) have made the first experimental observations of the dynamics of isolated monopoles in quantum matter.
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Space weather events linked to human activityOur Cold War history is now offering scientists a chance to better understand the complex space system that surrounds us. Space weather—which can include changes in Earth's magnetic environment—are usually triggered by the sun's activity, but recently declassified data on high-altitude nuclear explosion tests have provided a new look at the mechansisms that set off perturbations in that magnetic s
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New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth through molecular functionIn the primordial soup that was early Earth, life started small. Elements joined to form the simple carbon-based molecules that were the precursors of everything that was to come. But there is debate about the next step.
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Virtual victories: Marines sharpen skills with new virtual-reality gamesBattlefield commanders confront life-or-death situations requiring fast, yet informed, decisions. To develop, strengthen and accelerate these quick-thinking abilities—particularly among small-unit leaders—the U.S. Marine Corps is distributing new "tactical decision kits" to 24 infantry battalions.
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Microbes seen controlling action of host's genesDuke researchers have shown that microbes can control their animal hosts by manipulating the molecular machinery of their cells, triggering patterns of gene expression that consequently contribute to health and disease. The work, which was conducted in zebrafish and mice cells, could have implications for human inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
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Google Just Made Email a Heckuva Lot Easier to Deal With Smart Reply will soon be available to all Gmail users on mobile. The post Google Just Made Email a Heckuva Lot Easier to Deal With appeared first on WIRED .
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Sick kids live longer, but brain function may sufferHundreds of thousands of children with chronic illnesses who used to die are now surviving their disease and treatment—which is amazing. But their brains are being damaged in the process of keeping them alive. This first ever research quantifies the IQ impact of six main illnesses and looks and the common threads that connect them. It also takes next steps on how psychologists can team up with sur
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The older the doctor, the higher the patient mortality rate, study finds Enlarge (credit: Getty | Media for Medical ) The age of your doctor may impact the quality of the care you receive—and even cut your chances of survival—researchers report in the British Medical Journal . Harvard researchers looked over data on more than 700,000 hospital admissions of elderly patients cared for by nearly 19,000 physicians between 2011 and 2014. They found that mortality rates cre
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Blood Stem Cells Grown in the LabResearchers identify transcription factors and environmental conditions necessary to reprogram human and mouse cells into cells that function like hematopoietic stem cells.
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The Google Assistant comes to iOS Enlarge MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA—Google is committed to bringing its voice command system, the Google Assistant, to every possible computing interface. Today it exists on Android phones and tablets, Android Wear smartwatches, Google Home, and is soon coming to Android TV and Android Auto. There's also an SDK for hardware device makers, allowing anyone to build a Google Assistant box. The next gr
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