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Wakefield Is a Bizarre Showcase for Bryan Cranston Wakefield begins with the vibe of a typical “middle-aged man in crisis” drama. Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) trudges home to the New York City suburbs on a commuter train, returning from some unsatisfying but well-paying lawyer job to his younger, beautiful wife Diana (Jennifer Garner), their two children, and their sumptuous home, which has a separate garage you could practically live in. Th
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WIRED

Look Out Elon—A Bunch of Students Have Set a Rocket Record The USC team built every part of its Fathom II rocket from scratch, and flew it to 144,000 feet. The post Look Out Elon—A Bunch of Students Have Set a Rocket Record appeared first on WIRED .
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Gizmodo

I'm Afraid to Ask The Internet to Name This New Moon Image: NASA, ESA, C. Kiss (Konkoly Observatory), and J. Stansberry (STScI) Good news! Three space telescopes, including Hubble, have combined their celestial powers to spot a moon orbiting a dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt —the region beyond Neptune where Pluto and countless other icy bodies live. According to NASA , the dwarf planet’s moon has lots to teach scientists about how moons formed in t
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Popular Science

Jeremy the lefty snail has now been rejected by two other lefty snails Animals Scientists found compatible mates for him, but they had sex with each other instead. Jeremy is alone. He doesn’t fit in with the other snails. Literally: his sex organs do not fit with other snails’ sex organs.
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Ars Technica

BostonGlobe.com disables articles when your browser’s in private mode BostonGlobe.com has a new message for visitors using private mode. The Boston Globe website is closing off a hole in its paywall by preventing visitors who aren't logged in from reading articles in a browser's private mode. "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode" is the message given to BostonGlobe.com visitors who click on articles in private mode. "To continue reading articles
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Fueling the futureThe Royal Society of Chemistry journal Energy & Environmental Science recently published research by a team from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Oklahoma investigating the full life cycle impact of one promising 'second-generation biofuel' produced from short-rotation oak. The study found that second-generation biofuels made from managed trees and perennial grasses may provide a
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New Scientist - News

LIGO could detect gravitational waves’ permanent space-time warpWhen gravitational waves permanently distort space-time, it causes a “memory” signal – which may help LIGO find some of the universe’s most exotic objects
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Gizmodo

Rudy Giuliani Forgot 9/11('s Effect on Commercial Air Travel) Yesterday morning, Rudy Giuliani—America’s mayor, Donald Trump’s current cybersecurity advisor, and a race-baiting thug most famous for being circumstantially tied to a great tragedy—had a little dust-up with the TSA while making his way through Newark airport. Apparently, the former mayor who famously saw his city devastated by men who’d smuggled cutting implements onto aircrafts tried to smuggl
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The Atlantic

The Dangers of Reading in Bed Lord Walsingham’s servants found him in bed one morning in 1831, burnt to a crisp. According to a notice in The Spectator , “his remains [were] almost wholly destroyed, the hands and feet literally burnt to ashes, and the head and skeleton of the body alone remained presenting anything like an appearance of humanity.” His wife also suffered a tragic end: Jumping out of the window to escape the fi
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Today's Best Deals: Under Armour Apparel, Kamado Grill, SoundBuds, and More Anker’s newest SoundBuds , a Big Green Egg alternative , and a huge Under Armour apparel sale lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker SoundBuds Tag , $26 Anker’s original SoundBuds are your favorite affordable wireless earbuds , but the new SoundBuds Tag just got their biggest discount ever. $26 is
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Rutgers researchers develop protocol to analyze many cells at onceWith the new FISH-Flow protocol, researchers are able to evaluate multitudes of cells at once for telltale mRNA species and proteins. The blended procedure provides a chance to see how multiple kinds of immune cells are responding to a foreign substance, making it possible to detect the presence of disease faster and earlier.
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Physicists discover that lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performanceA team of physicists has discovered that a coating of lithium oxide on the inside of fusion machines known as tokamaks absorbs as much deuterium as pure lithium does.
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Predicting influenza outbreaks faster with a digitally-empowered wearable deviceThrough integration with a wearable thermometer, the Thermia online health educational tool developed at Boston Children's Hospital has enabled prediction of seasonal influenza outbreaks in China one month earlier than before, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.
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Ars Technica

Oculus cofounder bristles at being “disqualified” for Trump support A picture of Luckey from a time when he probably had a better opinion of the media. Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey hasn't exactly been eager to talk to the media since leaving Facebook nearly two months ago (a cosplay-focused Japanese interview notwithstanding ). In fact, Luckey hasn't said much about the controversy surrounding his political giving since a short statement posted last September .
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Gizmodo

Duck Me, Ducktales Has Added Lin-Manuel Miranda as Gizmoduck Image: Disney. Man, the cast for the new DuckTales cartoon was already pretty insane . And now it just got even better. Disney has just confirmed that its latest collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda—aside from Mary Poppins and seemingly a hojillion other projects they’re working on together—will be DuckTales , as Miranda will joining its voice cast as one of Duckberg’s greatest heroes, Gizmoduck
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8 Reasons You Should Care a Lot About the 2020 Census Illustration by Angelica Alzona. Do you care about the 2020 census? You should. We all probably should care more about the 2020 census, because John Thompson, the director of the Census Bureau and the man in charge of running the 2020 census, stepped down last week . It’s hard to overstate what huge news this is, and yet the story isn’t getting a ton of attention—possibly because there’s a lot of
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WIRED

If You Want to Glimpse the Power of AI, Play These Games Google's AI experiments lets you play Pictionary with a computer, or make art with AI. The post If You Want to Glimpse the Power of AI, Play These Games appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Boeing’s New Plane Engine Is as Wide as a Fuselage Boeing built an airplane engine the size of an airplane. The post Boeing’s New Plane Engine Is as Wide as a Fuselage appeared first on WIRED .
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Gizmodo

We Got Prince's FBI File The world was shocked when Prince died of a prescription drug overdose back in April of 2016 at the age of 57. As I often do after celebrities die, I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI for any files it might have on the music legend. After months of delays—we were originally told that it would be released back in September 2016—it’s finally here. Advertisement After ov
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Facebook launches war on clickbait headlinesFacebook on Thursday launched an assault designed to crack down on clickbait headlines, in a push to banish "fake news" from its news feeds.
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Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting carbon dioxide emissionsGrowing plants and then storing the carbon dioxide 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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Ars Technica

IBM tells thousands of remote employees to come back to office or find new jobs Enlarge / IBM's deadline for remote employees to decide if they're willing to relocate to keep their jobs has arrived. (credit: Coolcaesar/Wikimedia) IBM, one of the earliest companies to embrace the concept of employees working en masse from home or small satellite offices, has informed thousands of employees that it's time to return to the mothership—or find a new job. As The Wall Street Journa
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New Scientist - News

AI can doctor videos to put words in the mouths of speakersRealistically faked video will soon be a single click away thanks to new technology that might render video evidence meaningless in court
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Gizmodo

Google's Coolest Tech Is Getting Harder and Harder to See Image: AP Google always uses its annual I/O developer conference as a place to trot out some of its biggest and most exciting product updates. You’d be forgiven for feeling like this year was kind of a dud. There were no new gadgets, no new moonshot projects, and not even cool new swag like Google Cardboard headsets. The keynote was essentially just a boring two-hour lecture about small, incremen
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Chronic pain amplifies the brain's reaction to new injuriesChronic pain in any one body part may distort the intensity with which a key brain region perceives pain everywhere else.
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Gizmodo

The First AI-Generated Paint Names Include 'Homestar Brown' and 'Stanky Bean' Screenshot/HomestarRunner.com Humans aren’t nearly as creative as we think. Craft brewers, for example, have run out of fun names and are sending each other cease and desist letters for coming up with the same ideas. So, what if we let computers come up with new names for us? That’s the problem optics industry research scientist Janelle Shane has been trying to solve using neural networks, but wi
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Their code was used to hack Sony and create 'WannaCry.' Meet the 'Lazarus Group'On Feb. 4, 2016, as employees left work to enjoy their weekends, the central bank of Bangladesh began firing off dozens of transfer orders to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, asking to remove money from its accounts - almost $1 billion.
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Futurity.org

‘Puffy planet’ has the same density as Styrofoam Astronomers have discovered a new planet orbiting a star 320 light years from Earth with the same density as Styrofoam. The “puffy planet” may provide opportunities for testing atmospheres that will be useful when assessing future planets beyond our solar system for signs of life. “It is highly inflated, so that while it’s only one fifth the mass of Jupiter, it is nearly 40 percent larger, making
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Deaths from Chagas disease under-reportedChagas disease, affecting millions of people in Central and South America, is classified as one of the 17 most important neglected diseases by the World Health Organization. Now, researchers have found that even the non-symptomatic stage of Chagas infection, which can last for many years, more than doubles a person's risk of death. The new study also concludes that deaths from Chagas have likely b
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Robust, high-throughput protocol for deriving microglia from human stem cells reportedA robust, efficient method for deriving microglia, the immune cells of the brain, from human stem cells has been developed by researchers. 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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Tooth truth: Human teeth tell the story of humanity through our fragile relationship with the sunResearchers 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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Scientific American Content: Global

Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica GreenA new study has found a steady growth of moss in Antarctica over the last 50 years -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

The Deportation Fears of Immigrants With Disabled Children Every few minutes, Abril begins to choke. Diagnosed as a baby with severe cerebral palsy and epilepsy, the Santa Cruz, California, 8-year-old has never spoken, or walked or cleared her own throat. Dozens of times a day, her parents, Rafael and Sonia, use a special machine to suction out saliva and phlegm from their older daughter’s mouth. Because choking and seizures can strike Abril anytime, a p
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Gizmodo

'Panda' Porpoise Could Be Extinct In Months Image: Paula Olson via WWF Vaquitas are cartoonish-looking porpoises that swim around, bothering literally no one. These little guys, which only weigh about 120 pounds, are found in just one region in the world— the Northern Gulf of California. Their nickname—the “panda” porpoise—comes from the dark rings around their eyes, similar to that of the much-beloved bear. Sadly, over the years, vaquita
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Walking as a revolutionary act of self-care | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison"When black women walk, things change," say T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, the founders of the health nonprofit GirlTrek. They're on a mission to reduce the leading causes of preventable death among black women -- and build communities in the process. How? By getting one million black women and girls to prioritize their self-care, lacing up their shoes and walking in the direction of their
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Gizmodo

Sad, Sick Idiot Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to Sexting 15-Year-Old Girl Early Friday morning, former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner surrendered himself to FBI agents and will appear before a federal judge later this afternoon. There, he will plead guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor, multiple news outlets report. Last September, The Daily Mail reported that Weiner , 51, had been sexting a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina for months, sending ex
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Ars Technica

PC gamers might have to wait longer for Destiny 2 Enlarge / Destiny 2 's first multiplayer map includes a ton of tight city-styled corridors. Activision has been shouting from the rooftops for months now that Destiny 2 will be available starting September 8. Now, the publisher has clarified that this release date only applies to the console version of the game. PC users will likely have to wait a bit longer to play the highly anticipated massive
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Viden

Google lægger flere kræfter i virtual realityNæste skridt er at eliminere mange af de hidtidige svagheder ved VR.
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Ingeniøren

Britisk forsker: Her er et alternativet til gammeldags økonomiske vækstmodellerBritisk økonom vil skabe en ny økonomisk teori, kaldet Doughnut-modellen, der egner sig til det 21. århundrede og favner en bæredygtigt verdensorden, hvor menneskelig trivsel og bæredygtighed er i fokus – og ikke higen efter vækst. Hun gæstede Danmark fredag.
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Insight into enzyme's 3-D structure could cut biofuel costsUsing neutron crystallography, research team has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down polysaccharides, such as the fibrous cellulose of grasses and woody plants, a finding that could help bring down the cost of creating biofuels.
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Gizmodo

Uber Threatens to Dump Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets From Waymo Photo: AP Lots of people get fired from Uber. One employee was reportedly fired last year for helping his female coworkers raise complaints about sexual harassment. Drivers get deactivated from the platform if their ratings slip below a certain number (Uber says the minimum rating varies by city, but driver forums say dipping below a 4.6 out of 5 is enough for deactivation). Even executives somet
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The Atlantic

How to Sequence DNA in Space The International Space Station is one big research laboratory. Its earliest research objectives, back in 2000, were pretty straightforward: keep humans alive. Since then, the number of experiments conducted aboard the station has ballooned, and astronauts and cosmonauts spend their days studying how terrestrial science and technology works in microgravity. Over the years, the station’s residents
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The Atlantic

Anthony Weiner's Guilty Plea Updated at 12:05 p.m. ET Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges following revelations the former Democratic congressman exchanged sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl. “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,” Weiner told the court during his plea Friday. Though Weiner has not yet been sentenced, the charge carries between zero to 10 years in prison, and he
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The Atlantic

A Grand New Theory of Life's Evolution on Earth The modern world gives us such ready access to nachos and ice cream that it’s easy to forget: Humans bodies require a ridiculous and—for most of Earth’s history—improbable amount of energy to stay alive. Consider a human dropped into primordial soup 3.8 billions years ago, when life first began. They would have nothing to eat. Earth then had no plants, no animals, no oxygen even. Good luck scroun
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Ars Technica

Destiny 2 PC premiere impressions: Strike harder at 4K/60 FPS Enlarge / Hot tip: Don't get as close to the new Gladiator enemy as I did. (credit: Bungie) LOS ANGELES—Bungie knows how to deliver a first-person shooter that immediately looks and feels solid. The game developer's prowess with accessible, sexy blasting has never been in doubt. But two big questions remain as the company's highly anticipated sequel, Destiny 2 , nears its September 9 launch: How
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Can omega-3 help prevent Alzheimer's disease? Brain SPECT imaging shows possible linkThe incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is expected to triple in the coming decades and no cure has been found. Recently, interest in dietary approaches for prevention of cognitive decline has increased. In particular, the omega-3 fatty acids have shown anti-amyloid, anti-tau and anti-inflammatory actions in the brains of animals.
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Scientists enlist engineered protein to battle the MERS virusResearchers converted a staple human ubiquitin protein into an anti-viral tool. Through subtle tweaks, they created an engineered version of the ubiquitin that binds more tightly and paralyzes a key enzyme in MERS to halt viral replication in cells. Other synthetic forms of ubiquitin can be quickly generated to target a diverse range of pathogens.
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Blood discovery could benefit preemies, help end platelet shortagesA new discovery may be the key to stopping shortages of vital blood-clotting cells that can represent the difference between life and death. The finding also could offer big benefits for premature babies.
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Scientists investigate how the sense of smell works in bacteriaBiophysicists have proposed a universal mechanism for the 'sense of smell' in bacteria. This was done by obtaining the structure of the NarQ protein from Escherichia coli (E. coli). The paper published in Science will help us understand how bacteria 'communicate' with one another and form biofilms on sterile surfaces or inside the human body. Drugs which affect bacteria's 'sense of smell' could po
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Using seaweed to kill invasive antsScientists have developed an inexpensive, biodegradable, seaweed-based ant bait that can help homeowners and farmers control invasive Argentine ant populations.
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Epigenetic program leading to vessel differentiationClarification of how human blood vessels are constructed is desperately needed to advance regenerative medicine. Researchers investigated the changes in gene functions that occur when stem cells become vascular cells. They found that the histone code, which alters the transcriptional state of the gene, changes over time as stem cells differentiate into blood vessels in response to a stimulus.
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Herpetologists describe an elf frog from the elfin forests in southern VietnamGoing under the common name of Elfin mountain toad, a new amphibian is recognized as one of the smallest representative of its group. The new species was identified from the highland wet forests of Langbian Plateau, Southern Vietnam. The discoverers gave it this name that derives from German and Celtic folklore because of the resemblance they found between the tiny delicate amphibians and elves -
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WIRED

Sweden Drops Assange’s Rape Case—But He’s Not Walking Free The Swedish decision only brings into focus Assange's core conflict with the US government. The post Sweden Drops Assange's Rape Case---But He's Not Walking Free appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Brrrr. The Secret History of Frozen Food Hint: Move fast, and don't forget the calcium chloride spray The post Brrrr. The Secret History of Frozen Food appeared first on WIRED .
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Futurity.org

How to save the ocean while protecting local people Marine conservation experts call for the adoption of a code of conduct for ocean conservation that takes into consideration local populations and their concerns about land, food, and their livelihoods. The research, summarized in the journal Marine Policy , reflects discussion at last year’s International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress―the world’s largest recurring
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Gizmodo

Save $10 On Anker's Newest Wireless SoundBuds Anker SoundBuds Tag , $26 Anker’s original SoundBuds are your favorite affordable wireless earbuds , but the new SoundBuds Tag just got their biggest discount ever. $26 is $10 less than usual, and beats the previous deal we saw by $2. The Tags basically appear to be a slightly tweaked version of the SoundBuds Sport, boasting a redesigned remote and better ear tips. Like the Sports though, they’ll
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Exercise can even burn off fat in bone marrow Exercise can burn the fat found within bone marrow, according to new research. The work, conducted with mice, offers evidence that this process improves bone quality and increases the amount of bone in a matter of weeks. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research , also suggests obese individuals—who often have worse bone quality—may derive even greater bone health benefits
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Ars Technica

Tabby’s star is dimming again, and astronomers are excited Enlarge / Image of the star KIC 8462852 at infrared (left) and ultraviolet (right) wavelengths. (credit: Infrared: IPAC/NASA; Ultraviolet: STScI (NASA)) For the last few years, a distant star in the constellation Cygnus, known officially as KIC 8462852 and unofficially as Tabby's star or the WTF star, has intrigued astronomers due to its irregular but significant dimming. Astronomers have struggl
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First human antibodies to 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 could lead to the first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccines.
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Quanta Magazine

Discoveries Fuel Fight Over Universe’s First Light Not long after the Big Bang, all went dark. The hydrogen gas that pervaded the early universe would have snuffed out the light of the universe’s first stars and galaxies. For hundreds of millions of years, even a galaxy’s worth of stars — or unthinkably bright beacons such as those created by supermassive black holes — would have been rendered all but invisible. Eventually this fog burned off as
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Live Science

Why Women Vary So Much in What They Find OffensiveWhat women think of as an intrusive behavior on the part of men in one country may be different in another country.
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New study opens case on emotional stress of senior police investigators in child homicideChild homicide can shatter families and communities. But what emotional effect does it have on detectives who might have to investigate such crimes repeatedly during their careers? University of Huddersfield psychologists are carrying out research into the subject, aiming to build up knowledge that could help ensure the mental well-being of police officers and lead to improved training guidelines.
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'Adopted' embryo program produces new style extended familiesExperts at the University of Huddersfield are researching the emergence of a new style of family creation that sees couples 'adopt' embryos and, after the child is born, remain in contact with the donors and in many cases develop a special relationship with them.
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Alzheimer's disease-associated Aβ42 peptideIn this paper, the researchers report on a straightforward expression and purification protocol to obtain [U-15N] and [U-2H,13C,15N] Aβ42.
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Study finds need for educating older adults on outdoor fall preventionMany older adults have fallen outdoors but lack an understanding of the risks for falling and how to prevent them, warranting efforts for outdoor fall prevention, finds a new study by New York University researchers.
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Understanding the architecture of our 'second brain'Scientists have made an important step in understanding the organisation of nerve cells embedded within the gut that control its function -- a discovery that could give insight into the origin of common gastrointestinal diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation.
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To curb medical errors, physicians must be better trained to admit mistakesThe medical community has made strides to normalize and encourage error disclosure for physicians and medical trainees in order to improve patient safety and health care outcomes, but these guidelines fall short when it comes to addressing the social psychology that influences how and when physicians and medical trainees disclose errors and how they manage the consequences of those errors.
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Disrupted fat breakdown in the brain makes mice dumbA study led by the University of Bonn opens a new perspective with regard to the development of dementia. The scientists blocked the breakdown of a certain fat molecule in the mouse brain. As a result the animals exhibited learning and memory problems. Also the quantity of Alzheimer-specific proteins in their brains increased significantly. The researchers now have a clue as to why the mice become
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One in 5 cancers diagnosed in the United States is a rare cancerAbout one in five cancer diagnoses in the United States is a rare cancer, according to a new American Cancer Society report.
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Study shows differences in brain activity between men, women who are obeseA new study of obese people suggests that changes in their brains’ reward regions make them more prone to overeating, and that women and men exhibit different brain activity related to overeating.
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Life in the Precambrian may have been much livelier than previously thoughtThe strange creatures that lived in the Garden of the Ediacaran more than 540 million years ago, before animals came on the scene, may have been much more dynamic than experts have thought.
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Key regulator of fetal growth in mice identifiedA protein called ZFP568 regulates an important fetal growth hormone called insulin-like growth factor 2 (Igf2), according to a mouse study. The study is one of the first to show that KRAB-zinc finger proteins, which are well-known for silencing viral genes left over from ancient infections, can also play an essential role in fetal and placental development.
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Ars Technica

Microsoft’s renewed embrace of developers, developers, developers, developers Microsoft's love for developers is well-known and has been enthusiastically expressed over the years. Windows' strength as a development platform—the abundance of custom, line-of-business applications, games, Office integrations—has given the company an entrenched position in the corporate world, ubiquity in Western homes, and extensive reach into the server room. In the past, Microsoft's focus o
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The Atlantic

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Feels a Bit Stuck The second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was a bravura piece of television . Though its first year on Netflix was actually produced for NBC (coming with all inherent network strictures), the show’s second really took advantage of the freer creative environment of streaming TV. It indulged in screwball musical episodes and surprisingly intense plot arcs about trauma and recovery, with its bi
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The Atlantic

Congress, the Doctors Will See You Now For 25 years, Mai Khanh Tran has been a pediatrician in Orange County, California. Most of her patients come from working-class migrant families. And the recent months have not been easy for them. Two weeks ago, just after the House of Representatives voted to pass the AHCA —the bill that would repeal Obamacare—Tran received a call from a patient whose daughter has a brain tumor. “She works in a
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

ESF lists Top 10 new species for 2017A spider and an ant whose names are drawn from references in popular modern-day literature, a brilliant pink katydid and an omnivorous rat are among the discoveries identified by the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the Top 10 New Species for 2017.
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Patientforening vil have styr på kræftpakker i hovedstaden Kræftens Bekæmpelse tager kontakt til Region Hovedstadens ledelse for at sikre, at kræftpatienter får behandling til tiden.
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Disrupted fat breakdown in the brain makes mice dumbA new study opens a new perspective with regard to the development of dementia. The scientists blocked the breakdown of a certain fat molecule in the mouse brain. As a result the animals exhibited learning and memory problems. Also the quantity of Alzheimer-specific proteins in their brains increased significantly. The researchers now have a clue as to why the mice become dumb.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Urine test finds what makes people say no to blood pressure lowering pillsMore than one third of 1,400 people with high blood pressure have not been taking their blood pressure medication, new research has found.
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Shapeshifting materials: Using light to rearrange macroscopic structuresResearchers have created self-assembling molecules which can be broken down by ultraviolet light to recombine into novel macroscopic shapes.
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Exposure to alcohol before birth may make drinking more appealing to teensFetal alcohol exposure (FAE) reduces the taste system’s responsiveness to the bitter flavor and burning sensation of many varieties of alcoholic beverages, new research shows. These factors make alcohol unappealing to some people, but, for reasons that are unclear, are less of a deterrent in young people exposed to alcohol before birth.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Mysterious Flashes on Satellite Images of Earth ExplainedBright spots of light over land could help in the search for Earth-like exoplanets -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Science | The Guardian

Putting off the important things? It's not for the reasons you think Never put off till tomorrow what you can do now, especially if you’re holding back in the hope of doing it properly All you really need to succeed, according to the writer-philosopher Robert Pirsig, who died last month , is gumption. “Gumption is the psychic gasoline that keeps the whole thing going,” he writes, in a rare part of Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance that’s actually about mot
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Futurity.org

Do toys that ‘listen’ steal children’s privacy? Parents report privacy concerns about “smart” toys, like Hello Barbie and CogniToys Dino, that record the voices of children who interact with them and store those recordings in the cloud, say researchers. These toys, which connect to the internet, can joke around with children and respond in surprising detail to questions posed by their young users. The research also reveals that kids are usuall
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Researchers look to add statistical safeguards to data analysis and visualization softwareBrown University computer scientists have shown a new way to help prevent users of data exploration software from making false discoveries.
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ESF lists Top 10 new species for 2017A spider and an ant with names drawn from popular books, a pink katydid and an omnivorous rat made the College of Environmental Science and Forestry's list of the Top 10 New Species for 2017. Also listed: a freshwater stingray, a bush tomato that appears to 'bleed,' a devilish-looking orchid, a millipede with more than 400 legs, an amphibious centipede and a marine worm.
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University of Surrey wins award to help revolutionize paper technologyThe University of Surrey's Professor David Frohlich has won £1.17m funding from the Digital Economy program, to research and develop paper materials that would allow readers to 'interact' with printed materials like Harry Potter portraits.
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Mislocalized calcium channel causes insulin secretion defect in diabetesResearchers have studied beta cells of type-2 diabetic donors, and find that a mislocalized calcium channel contributes to the failed insulin secretion associated with the disease.
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New hope for slow-healing woundsMicroRNAs are interesting target structures for new therapeutic agents. They can be blocked through synthetic antimiRs. However, to date it was not possible to use these only locally. Researchers have now successfully achieved this in the treatment of impaired wound healing with the help of light-inducible antimiRs.
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How cancer cells flood the lungLung cancer patients are particularly susceptible to malignant pleural effusion, when fluid collects in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism that causes this to happen. Their study also shows that various active substances could potentially be used to treat this condition.
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New technology developed for engineering animal modelsA new study shows how highly popular custom genetically engineered animal models are easily generated using a new patent-pending technology called Easi-CRISPR.
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Plot twist: Cheesy soap opera script is deceptive drug ad, doctors warn Enlarge / General Hospital's Anna Devane gets diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer. (credit: Itslorigh, General Hospital ) This year on General Hospital , central character Anna Devane is stricken with a rare and life-threatening type of blood cancer. Gasp! OK, this may not be shocking; dramatic, unlikely, and always tragic events are the norm on soap operas. But this one is a little differ
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Herpetologists describe an elf frog from the elfin forests in southern VietnamDeep in the foggy, moss-covered forests of Southern Vietnam, herpetologists uncovered one of the smallest species of horned mountain toads.
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In a neutron-rich tin nucleus, electromagnetism can win over the strong forceThe atomic nucleus offers a unique opportunity to study the competition between three of the four fundamental forces known to exist in nature, the strong nuclear interaction, the electromagnetic interaction and the weak nuclear interaction. Only the much weaker gravitational force is irrelevant for the description of nuclear properties. Although in general the decay of an excited nuclear state fol
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Erectile dysfunction medicines do not cause melanoma, analysis of large studies findsUse of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra does not cause the development of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, a new report concludes.
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100-year-old fertility technique reduces need for IVFInfertile couples have a major opportunity to achieve a successful pregnancy without the need for IVF, thanks to new research into a 100-year-old medical technique.
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Giraffes Are in Trouble--the U.S. Endangered Species Act Can HelpThe African mammal’s population numbers in the wild have dipped below 100,000 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New biomarkers of multiple sclerosis pathogenesisMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic debilitating inflammatory disease targeting the brain. The pathogenesis of MS remains largely unknown. It is believed that brain tissue damage is due to immune cells targeting and breaking up the myelin basic protein (MBP), which is essential for nerve cells function.
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Herpetologists describe an elf frog from the elfin forests in southern VietnamGoing under the common name of Elfin mountain toad, a new amphibian is recognized as one of the smallest representative of its group. The new species was identified from the highland wet forests of Langbian Plateau, Southern Vietnam. The discoverers gave it this name that derives from German and Celtic folklore because of the resemblance they found between the tiny delicate amphibians and elves -
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Shapeshifting materials: Using light to rearrange macroscopic structuresOIST researchers create self-assembling molecules which can be broken down by ultraviolet light to recombine into novel macroscopic shapes.
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Stressing the brain through technology may reduce age-related diseaseIn this Opinion paper the researchers discuss how a meaningful and intentional integration with technology, which hormetically challenges our cognition, may redress the conflict for resources between the soma and the germline, and result in a reduction of age-related dysfunction in participating humans.
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Tau prevents synaptic transmission at early stage of neurodegenerationTau proteins are involved in more than twenty neurodegenerative diseases, including various forms of dementia. These proteins clump together in patients' brains to form neuronal tangles: protein aggregation that eventually coincides with the death of brain cells. Prof. Patrik Verstreken's research team (VIB-KU Leuven) has now discovered how tau disrupts the functioning of nerve cells, even before
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Educational session helps alleviate distress in prostate cancer patients & their partnersIn a recent study, an educational session helped alleviate distress equally in both patients with prostate cancer and their partners.
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Life in the Precambrian may have been much livelier than previously thoughtThe Garden of the Ediacaran was a period in the ancient past when Earth's shallow seas were populated with a bewildering variety of enigmatic, soft-bodied creatures. Scientists have pictured it as a tranquil, almost idyllic interlude that lasted from 635 to 540 million years ago. But a new interdisciplinary study suggests that the organisms living at the time may have been much more dynamic than e
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Flere læger i ledelsen på Sygehus Sønderjylland Sygehus Sønderjylland dropper opbygning centre og klinikker, som skal afløses af afdelinger og afsnit. Samtidig skal flere læger med i ledelsen.
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Fyringer på Herlev-Gentofte: Lægesekretærer rammes hårdt 20 medarbejdere står til at blive fyret på Herlev-Gentofte Hospital, der netop har holdt prikkerunde. Det går hårdest ud over hospitalets sekretærer.
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Tau prevents synaptic transmission at early stage of neurodegenerationTau proteins are involved in more than twenty neurodegenerative diseases, including various forms of dementia. These proteins clump together in patients’ brains to form neuronal tangles: protein aggregation that eventually coincides with the death of brain cells. A research team has now discovered how tau disrupts the functioning of nerve cells, even before it starts forming tangles. They immediat
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Synthesis of molecular hydrogen: Novel method sets benchmark for platinum-free electrocatalystsA new paper describes a new approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydrogen. This gas is considered to be one of the most promising energy carriers of the future.
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Catalyst for the carbon-free production of hydrogen gas from ammonia(Phys.org)—Hydrogen has the potential to provide an alternative, clean energy source, particularly as applied to fuel cell technology. Current fuel sources involve carbon-containing fossil fuels or carbon-containing organic molecules, which result in the production of excess CO2, a greenhouse gas. Several initiatives, including a national initiative in Japan, seek to create a low-carbon usage soci
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12 Monkeys Is Back, and It’s Abandoned the Movie for Good The show's third season tosses out the last vestiges of Terry Gilliam's movie, and liberates its storytelling in the process. The post 12 Monkeys Is Back, and It's Abandoned the Movie for Good appeared first on WIRED .
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How RNA formed at the origins of lifeA single process for how a group of molecules called nucleotides were made on the early Earth, before life began, has been suggested by a team of researchers.
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Danske studerende går efter guldet til årets Eco MarathonDTU Roadrunners er klar til at gentage deres verdensrekord fra 2015, efter et knækket baghjulsophæng satte dem ud af spillet sidste år. Samtidig har Team Aalborg Energy bygget en helt ny bil, der er inspireret af dråbens aerodynamiske form.
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Tesla anklages for dårlig arbejdsmiljøSiden 2014 har ambulancer været tilkaldt flere hundrede gange til Teslas fabrik i Fremont, Californien. Teslas direktør erkender, at arbejderne har haft det hårdt og arbejdet meget.
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Light exposure in the evening improves performance in the final spurtAthletes often have to compete late in the evening, when they are no longer able to perform at their best. As reported in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, however, researchers from the University of Basel have shown that athletes who are exposed to blue light before competing can significantly increase their performance in the final spurt. The blue light had no impact on the athletes' maximum
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Mislocalized calcium channel causes insulin secretion defect in diabetesResearchers from Uppsala University have studied beta cells of type-2 diabetic donors, and find that a mislocalized calcium channel contributes to the failed insulin secretion associated with the disease.
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Urine test finds what makes people say no to blood pressure lowering pillsUniversity of Manchester researchers together with their UK and overseas collaborators have found out that more than one-third of 1,400 people with high blood pressure have not been taking their blood pressure medication.
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New hope for slow-healing woundsMicroRNAs are interesting target structures for new therapeutic agents. They can be blocked through synthetic antimiRs. However, to date it was not possible to use these only locally. Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have now successfully achieved this in the treatment of impaired wound healing with the help of light-inducible antimiRs.
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New approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydrogenA paper from cfaed's Chair for Molecular Functional Materials co-authored by researchers at universities and institutes in Germany, France and Japan has been published in Nature Communications on May 17, 2017. The paper titled 'Efficient hydrogen production on MoNi4 electrocatalysts with fast water dissociation kinetics' describes a new approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydroge
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Nutritional properties of mushrooms are better when grilled or microwavedCulinary treatments (boiling, microwaving, grilling, and deep frying) influence on proximate composition and antioxidant capacity of most cultivated mushrooms worldwide. A study by Spanish researchers has shown that microwaving and grilling are the best processes to maintain the nutritional profile of mushrooms.
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How cancer cells flood the lungLung cancer patients are particularly susceptible to malignant pleural effusion, when fluid collects in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, in partnership with the German Center for Lung Research, have discovered a novel mechanism that causes this to happen. Their study, published in 'Nature Communications,' also shows that various active s
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Opinion: We Aren’t Built to Live in the MomentWhat best distinguishes human beings from other animals is our foresight, as scientists are just beginning to recognize.
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Nutritional properties of mushrooms are better preserved when they are grilled or microwavedCulinary treatments (boiling, microwaving, grilling, and deep frying) influence on proximate composition and antioxidant capacity of most cultivated mushrooms worlwide. A study has shown that microwaving and grilling are the best processes to maintain the nutritional profile of mushrooms.
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The Survivors of the Coming Apocalypse Just Wanna Have Fun “I used to be into guns, but that’s not a realistic plan,” says Michael Robertson, 69, of Utah. “How many men do you need to guard a place 24 hours a day? Twenty?” About 13,000 preppers are gathered at this year’s PrepperCon in Sandy, Utah, the largest survivalist expo in the US. And around 200 vendors like Robertson, the purveyor of a $1,299 hand-cranked laundry machine, are here to ease you int
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Internet Addictions and School-Board Afflictions: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories The Pain of Internet Addiction Lesley McClurg | KQED When her youngest daughter, Naomi, was in middle school, Ellen watched the teen disappear behind a screen. Her once bubbly daughter went from hanging out with a few close friends after school to isolating herself in her room for hours at a time. ... “She started just lying there, not moving and just being on the phone,” says Ellen. “I was at a
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Scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumorsIn a revolutionary first, scientists will test whether the Zika virus can destroy brain tumor cells, potentially leading to new treatments for one of the hardest to treat cancers.
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‘Adopted’ embryo program produces new style extended familiesScientists are researching the emergence of a new style of family creation that sees couples "adopt" embryos and, after the child is born, remain in contact with the donors and in many cases develop a special relationship with them.
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Even short-term opioid use can set people up for addiction risksA study of opioid prescriptions for sprained ankles finds that patients prescribed 30 or more pills are more likely to seek refills.
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More Hints of Luke Skywalker's Journey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi The next Godzilla film casts a former Game of Thrones star. Pearl Mackie discusses her Doctor Who future. The screenwriter for the Mortal Kombat movie reboot talks about his goals. Plus, teasers for what’s to come on the next season of Legends of Tomorrow , and more new Wonder Woman images. Go, Spoilers! Star Wars: The Last Jedi Making Star Wars reports Luke Skywalker possess an intergalactic com
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New Surface Pro: No USB-C port, minor design refresh revealed in leaked images Evleaks Images of the next Surface Pro leaked out yesterday—and it seems Surface chief Panos Panay wasn't lying when he said "there's no such thing as the Surface Pro 5 ": Microsoft's next lappable tablet will simply be called Surface Pro without a descriptive numeral. The Surface Pro images leaked by @evleaks show a device that is slimmer and has slightly more rounded edges than the Surface Pro
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Epigenetic program leading to vessel differentiationClarification of how human blood vessels are constructed is desperately needed to advance regenerative medicine. Researchers in Japan investigated the changes in gene functions that occur when stem cells become vascular cells. They found that the histone code, which alters the transcriptional state of the gene, changes over time as stem cells differentiate into blood vessels in response to a stimu
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Life in the Precambrian may have been much livelier than previously thoughtAn interdisciplinary study suggests that the strange creatures which lived in the Garden of the Ediacaran more than 540 million years ago before animals came on the scene may have been much more dynamic than experts have thought.
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In a neutron-rich tin nucleus, electromagnetism can win over the strong forceIn a recent experiment performed at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory at RIKEN, an international collaboration with scientists from eleven countries, led by scientists of the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC (Spain) and the RIKEN Nishina Center (Japan), made a very surprising observation: High-energy gamma rays -- which are mediated by the electromagnetic force -- are emitted in the
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Using seaweed to kill invasive antsScientists at the University of California, Riverside have developed an inexpensive, biodegradable, seaweed-based ant bait that can help homeowners and farmers control invasive Argentine ant populations.
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Mesothelioma: New trial to fight cancer caused by asbestosPatients with a hard-to-treat type of cancer are being given new hope in a ground-breaking clinical trial.
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AMD Radeon RX Vega will appear at Computex—but launch comes later Enlarge AMD promised more details on its 14nm FinFET Vega architecture—which debuted earlier this week in the form of the compute-focused Radeon Vega Frontier Edition —at Computex in May. But those hopeful for a snappy release following the reveal are out of luck. Radeon RX Vega, a consumer version of Vega, will be shown off at Computex, but won't be available to buy until later in the year. Rade
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Using design to perform 'non-invasive brain surgery'Earlier this year, Twitter changed its default avatar from an egg to a human silhouette in an effort to curb harassment on the social media platform. Twitter officials hope the new avatar's impact will be two-fold, encouraging new users to upload photos of themselves while also removing the association between the egg and bully accounts.
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New Drugs for Lou Gehrig's Disease Head for Clinical TrialsNewly discovered genetic mutations are providing clues about how this disorder relentlessly destroys motor neurons and robs people of their mobility. The findings may lead to drug therapies for a... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Billig tunnel under Vejle Fjord er bedst for både mennesker og naturFordelene ved at føre banen under Vejle Fjord i en tunnel frem for over på en bro er så store - og prisforskellen så lille - at politikerne seriøst bør overveje at bore, anbefaler Vejdirektoratet. Men pengene mangler stadig.
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Virus's multipronged attack on bacteria points to new ways to fight infectionResearchers have uncovered how a virus uses a two-pronged attack against a single protein to kill bacteria.
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A third of Australian kids say their dads work too much – new studyA third of Australian children aged 11-13 years say their fathers work too much, a new study led by ANU has found.
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Five questions about tornadoesMay and June are typically peak months for tornadoes in North America. We asked Penn State meteorology professors Paul Markowski and Yvette Richardson to explain why tornadoes form, how to stay safe if you're near one and whether climate change is affecting tornado patterns.
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Orangutans Nurse Their Young for More than Eight YearsScientists think these apes switch to breastfeeding during periods of food scarcity.
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Image of the Day: Green EggsSpotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) embryos are tinted green by the oxygen-producing algae (Oophila amblystomatis) that grow inside.
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Canadian cardiologist publishes world first mitral regurgitation procedureA Canadian cardiologist has published a report describing how he used a Canadian-invented device for the first time in the world to successfully insert a MitraClip through a patient's jugular vein.
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Farewell Net Neutrality, Electing an AI President, and Amazon’s Goose Fixation—The Download, May 19, 2017The most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.
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How Do Drones Fly? Physics, of Course! A typical drone has four rotors. By varying the power to the these four motors, the drone can hover, climb, descend, and turn. The post How Do Drones Fly? Physics, of Course! appeared first on WIRED .
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New study opens case on emotional stress of senior police investigators who have been involved in child homicideChild homicide can shatter families and communities. But what emotional effect does it have on detectives who might have to investigate such crimes repeatedly during their careers? University of Huddersfield psychologists are carrying out research into the subject, aiming to build up knowledge that could help ensure the mental well-being of police officers and lead to improved training guidelines.
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Are there better ways to certify emotional support animals? A new survey examines how mental health professionals determine whether it’s appropriate to certify an emotional support animal. The resulting recommendations could help mental health practitioners make better judgments when certifying ESAs and steer policy-making related to housing and travel. Service animals help owners navigate daily tasks and often have years of training to help them serve di
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South China Sea found to have heightened levels of anthropogenic surface nitrogen(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Taiwan and the U.S. has found evidence of higher levels of anthropogenic surface nitrogen in the South China Sea, likely due to an increase in atmospheric nitrogen levels. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their study of nitrogen deposition on coral reefs over the past half-century. Edward Boyle with MIT offers a Perspective
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When some U.S. firms move production overseas, they also offshore their pollutionOn April 22, as protesters swelled Earth Day rallies in U.S. cities and around the world, President Trump tweeted that he was "committed to keeping our air and water clean but always remember that economic growth enhances environmental protection. Jobs matter!" His message was eerily similar to assertions by governments in developing countries that environmental standards are less important than a
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Nest of rare ant T. rex found in Singapore(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Singapore Botanic Gardens and the National University of Singapore has found and studied a nest of Tyrannomyrmex rex, a first for the rare species of ant. In their paper published in the journal Asian Myrmecology, Mark Wong and Gordon Young describe how they found the ant nest and what they discovered after they brought it back to their lab for study.
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Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy (Update)WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange no longer is the subject of an active rape investigation in Sweden, but he remains holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London facing an unclear future because of uncertainty over whether American authorities will try to get him handed over next.
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Material definition of humanityWe define human history through the materials we use: the stone age, the bronze age, the iron age. Perhaps we now live in the plastic age. The next epoch may well be the nanocomposite age. Art and architecture, transport and healthcare, the industrial revolution, the electronics revolution, and beyond all depend on materials and the formulation of novel materials in particular for their evolution.
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Stuff Your Closet With Under Armour Gear During Amazon's One-Day Sale Under Armour Gold Box Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box to get you ready for going outside, this time with a solid selection of Under Armour apparel for men, women, and kids all marked down to great low prices. Head over to Amazon , and you’ll find deals on shorts, tops, sneakers, and more. Just note that lots of the items have multiple color options once you get to their product pa
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The First Reactions for Wonder Woman Are Spectacular Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Image: Clay Enos/ TM & © DC Comics The release of Wonder Woman is just a few short weeks away and DC’s latest film is currently screening for the media. Full reviews are still under embargo—but tonight, Warner Bros. allowed non-spoiler reactions on social media, and they were almost overwhelmingly positive. Here are some reactions from people who’ve seen Patty Jenkins’
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Shapeshifting materials: Using light to rearrange macroscopic structuresOIST researchers create self-assembling molecules which can be broken down by ultraviolet light to recombine into novel macroscopic shapes.
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A 'wearable' brain scanner for studies of human interaction, dementia, movement disorders, and morePatients undergoing a positron emission tomography (PET) scan in today's bulky, donut-shaped machines must lie completely still. Because of this, scientists cannot use the scanners to unearth links between movement and brain activity. What goes on up there when we nod in agreement or shake hands? How are the brains of people struggling to walk after a stroke different from those who can?
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Scientists develop effective system of biomaterial delivery to laboratoriesMaterials scientists from NUST MISIS, together with colleagues from the Department of Chemistry at Lomonosov Moscow State University, have developed a cheap and qualitative method of delivering blood samples and other biological fluids over any distance to be analyzed in laboratories. The developed method is similar to the technology of obtaining dry blood spots, which has already proven useful in
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Should spies use secret software vulnerabilities?The recent WannaCry ransomware attack infected about 300,000 computers in 150 countries, and cost computer users thousands of dollars in ransom money and billions in lost productivity.
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The End of the Julian Assange Saga? The Swedish prosecutor’s office said it has dropped the rape investigation against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, because “we cannot expect cooperation from Ecuador” whose embassy in London Assange has lived in since 2012. “We are not making any pronouncement about guilt,” Marianne Ny, the prosecutor said Friday in Stockholm, adding the arrest warrant against Assange, an Australian nation
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NCCIH Announces Development of Revolutionary “Needleless” Acupuncture SystemThe NCCIH has announced the development of a revolutionary form of "needleless" acupuncture that may soon replace the use of surgical-grade, .25 millimeter thick stainless steel needles that have been in use for millennia.
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Climate change may bring more extreme heat, ozone pollution days to the Southeast, researchers sayGlobal climate change may produce an environment in the southeastern United States that could foster dangerous extreme heat events, more high-ozone pollution days in urban areas, and the potential for the growth of tropical diseases by the mid-21st century, Georgia State University researchers have projected.
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Novel method for synthesis of molecular hydrogen sets benchmark for platinum-free electrocatalystsGrowing concern about the energy crisis and the seriousness of environmental contamination urgently demand the development of renewable energy sources as feasible alternatives to diminishing fossil fuels. Owing to its high energy density and environmentally friendly characteristics, molecular hydrogen is an attractive and promising energy carrier to meet future global energy demands.
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Comet V2 Johnson takes center stageHad your fill of binocular comets? Turns out, 2017 may have saved the best for last. The past few months has seen a steady stream of dirty snowball visitations to the inner solar system, both short term periodic and long term hyperbolic. First, let's run through the cometary roll call for the first part of the year: There's 41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák, 2P/Encke, 45P Honda-Markov-Padjudašáková, C/2
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The CIA Runs 'Shark Tank' Competitions Internally For New Tech Ideas Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at The Center for Strategic and International Studies April 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The ABC show Shark Tank gives aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to pitch business investors on their ideas. And according to new reports, the CIA has its own version of Shark Tank to get personnel thinking
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Paying farmers not to farm saved sage grouse A Reagan-era federal government program that subsidizes farmers to plant year-round grasses and native shrubs instead of crops has had a surprisingly large and beneficial effect on the Eastern Washington sage grouse population, a new study shows. Although the program was adopted for many different reasons, the study finds it is probably the reason that sage grouse still live in portions of Washin
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When will a 3D-printer be able to print human organs? Technology Your quick question answered quickly. We are closer than we think to being able to grow organs in a lab, with the help of a 3D printer. Read on.
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'Drogon' the ant on annual Top 10 list of new speciesDrogon the ant joins a pink bush cricket and a freshwater stingray on this year's Top 10 list of new species.
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Live Science

Adorable 'Panda' Porpoise Could Go Extinct As Soon As 2018Only about 30 vaquitas are left in the wild.
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The Atlantic

A New Understanding of the Childhood Brain Over the past decade, new research has revealed the link between early trauma and lifelong mental health issues. These discoveries have since revolutionized social work, healthcare, and early education. Policy changes enacted in response to our understanding of the biology of trauma are prioritizing earlier interventions like nurse home visiting services for at-risk families, and an increase in p
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Why we should be turning waste into fuelThe federal government recently announced that it is giving recycling company ResourceCo a loan of A$30 million to build two waste-to-fuel plants producing "solid waste fuel".
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Deciding whether to bring back extinct speciesDe-extinction – the science of reviving species that have been lost – has moved from the realm of science-fiction to something that is now nearly feasible. Some types of lost mammals, birds or frogs may soon be able to be revived through de-extinction technologies.
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Growing pains and how that might affect seed qualityHow healthy a plant matures depends on how well it grows during its early life stages, which is not a surprise to anyone who has raised children.
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Cave dig shows the earliest Australians enjoyed a coastal lifestyleArchaeological excavations in a remote island cave off northwest Australia reveal incredible details of the early use by people of the continent's now-submerged coast.
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Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios islandLocals say sheep on Agios Efstratios are starving as so much plant life is being devoured by swarms.
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Ars Technica

A Trump FCC advisor’s proposal for bringing free Internet to poor people (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock) When Donald Trump won the presidency, his early decisions made it clear that the Federal Communications Commission would become much less strict in regulating Internet service providers. The FCC transition team he formed to chart a new course for the agency was primarily composed of people who oppose net neutrality rules and want ISPs to face fewer regulations in gen
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Fuel cell microbes turn methane into electricity Researchers have created a microbial fuel cell that can convert methane directly to electricity. The fuel cell could help to solve the problem of moving methane from place to place. Transporting methane from gas wellheads to market provides multiple opportunities for this greenhouse gas to leak into the atmosphere. “Currently, we have to ship methane via pipelines,” says Thomas K. Wood, professor
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In a neutron-rich tin nucleus, electromagnetism can win over the strong forceThe atomic nucleus offers a unique opportunity to study the competition between three of the four fundamental forces known to exist in nature, the strong nuclear interaction, the electromagnetic interaction and the weak nuclear interaction. Only the much weaker gravitational force is irrelevant for the description of nuclear properties. Although in general the decay of an excited nuclear state fol
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There's a technology that could stop Facebook Live being used to stream murders – but it has a costIt took 24 hours before the video of a man murdering his baby daughter was removed from Facebook. On April 24, 2017, the father from Thailand had streamed the killing of his 11-month-old baby girl using the social network's Live video service before killing himself. The two resulting video clips were streamed hundreds of thousands of times before they were finally removed.
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Few Australians trust social media with personal information but most do little about itWhen it comes to privacy, Australians are fairly clear about which organisations they trust and what information they feel uncomfortable sharing. This is according to a recent report released by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).
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New report on distributional and work incentive effects of basic incomeIn "Exploring the Distributional and Work Incentive Effects of Plausible Illustrative Basic Income Schemes," Author Dr Luke Martinelli, Research Associate on the IPR's research project ' Examining the Case for a Basic Income', draws on microsimulation data to model the distributional and work incentive effects that various basic income schemes might have.
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The 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' Dodge Donald Trump is different. Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all had allies who defended their approaches to the presidency against critics. But defending what Trump says or does is often impossible. Americans can’t help but know that he didn’t win the popular vote; draw more people to his inauguration than Barack Obama; act wisely in ap
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WIRED

Google’s Perfect Future Will Always Be Just Around The Corner The biggest takeaway from this year's Google I/O was a vision---not a product. The post Google's Perfect Future Will Always Be Just Around The Corner appeared first on WIRED .
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Alien: Covenant Proves ‘Franchise Fatigue’ Really Means ‘Boring Movies’ Another 'Alien' movie would've been fine—if it was a good one. The post Alien: Covenant Proves 'Franchise Fatigue' Really Means 'Boring Movies' appeared first on WIRED .
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Want a Better Web? Here’s an Idea: Pay for It What's the best way to foster a better web? Maybe fishing for more clicks and more eyeballs watching more ads isn't the way. The post Want a Better Web? Here's an Idea: Pay for It appeared first on WIRED .
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Google Puts AI in Your Phone So You Can … Copy and Paste? Google's TensorFlow Lite engine puts artificial intelligence right on your phone. First order of business: make cutting and pasting not suck. The post Google Puts AI in Your Phone So You Can … Copy and Paste? appeared first on WIRED .
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An Oral History of the #Hashtag Whether you first knew # as a number sign, the pound symbol, or a tic-tac-toe board, its incarnation as the hashtag has changed language for millions. The post An Oral History of the #Hashtag appeared first on WIRED .
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Live Science

Device Purifies Air and Creates Energy All at the Same TimeA small innovation could have a big impact on air pollution.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Plasmon-powered upconversion nanocrystals for enhanced bioimaging and polarized emissionRare-earth-doped nanocrystals have become sought-after materials for cellular bioprobes because of their long emission lifetimes and low cytotoxicity. Dang Yuan Lei and colleagues have now discovered how to make these probes even brighter by coupling them to gold nanorods materials that can induce field-enhanced fluorescence through surface plasmon resonances. They optimized this effect by systema
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researcher finds evidence for shared governance in ancient MexicoFor much of his career, University of Kentucky Professor of Anthropology Christopher Pool has been fascinated by Mexico's ancient Olmec culture, with its gargantuan heads sculpted in stone and more mundane relics its artisans etched in ceramic.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Precisely controlling the movement of levitating objects for many manufacturing applicationsMagnetic levitation (Maglev) is well known for its use in high-speed rail networks, but could also be applied at smaller scales in medicine and electronics. To do so, researchers must be able to precisely control electromagnetic fields so that they can move and rotate objects without touching them.
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Researchers model differences in East Coast sea level riseFor years, scientists have been warning of a so-called "hot spot" of accelerated sea-level rise along the northeastern U.S. coast. But accurately modeling this acceleration as well as variations in sea-level rise from one region to another has proven challenging.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Americans choose their computer over caffeine, carbs and cashA new Intel survey conducted by Ipsos released today shows that computers remain the most trusted technology among consumers. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans surveyed report that even though they have other devices, they rely on their computer to do the things smartphones, tablets and other devices cannot. On average, Americans surveyed report they can go 18 days without talking to their family but only
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The Atlantic

Alien: Covenant Is the Best Installment Since Aliens Well, at least now it’s all sorted out. When the director Ridley Scott released Prometheus in 2012, he was strangely reticent on the question of whether it was a prequel to the famed Alien franchise, maintaining only that “the keen fan will recognize strands of Alien ’s DNA.” It was a silly claim then— Prometheus was obviously a prequel to Alien —and now even that odd little bit of obfuscation ha
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The Atlantic

Corporate Surveillance Is Turning Human Workers Into Fungible Cogs Common wisdom tells us that, with time, science fiction soon becomes reality. The film Gattica depicted a world of technological advancements in genetic manipulation such that genetic enhancements for offspring are commonplace for who can afford it and employment is strictly dictated by genetic profile—thus reducing the “in-valids,” that is, those without genetic enhancements to second class econ
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IBM scientists demonstrate ballistic nanowire connections, a potential future key component for quantum computingIBM scientists have achieved an important milestone toward creating sophisticated quantum devices that could become a key component of quantum computers. As detailed in the peer-review journal Nano Letters, the scientists have shot an electron through a III-V semiconductor nanowire integrated on silicon for the first time.
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Quantum tractor beam could tug atoms, moleculesThe wavelike behavior of quantum particles could be harnessed to move atoms.
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Scientific American Content: Global

New Books on Memes, Mental Time Travel, Manufactured Emotions and Tech AddictionScientific American Mind weighs in on recent titles from neuroscience and psychology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

Rush Hour in the Bering StraitHundreds of thousands of marine mammals migrate through the gap between Russia and Alaska—and these aquatic commuters are increasingly under threat -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ingeniøren

Microsoft: Regler for at hente data hos it-giganter er gammeldags De globale it-giganter er tvunget til at behandle myndighedernes forespørgsel, alt efter hvilket land serveren står i, uanset hvor den mistænkte kommer fra. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/microsoft-regler-at-hente-data-hos-it-giganter-gammeldags-1076813 Emner Big data Version2
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Scientific American Content: Global

Can We Really Eat Invasive Species into Submission?The tale of a giant Amazon fish reveals the promise and peril of “invasivorism” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

An AI invented a bunch of new paint colors that are hilariously wrong Enlarge / Who came up with these names? Welp, it wasn't an AI. At some point, we've all wondered about the incredibly strange names for paint colors. Research scientist and neural network goofball Janelle Shane took the wondering a step further. Shane decided to train a neural network to generate new paint colors, complete with appropriate names. The results are possibly the greatest work of arti
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BBC News - Science & Environment

China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'The vast reserves of methane hydrates under the bottom of the sea could be key to future energy needs.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

NASA's CPEX tackles a weather fundamentalA NASA-funded field campaign getting underway in Florida on May 25 has a real shot at improving meteorologists' ability to answer some of the most fundamental questions about weather: Where will it rain? When? How much?
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Gizmodo

Julian Assange Rape Investigation Dropped by Swedish Prosecutors Over Technicality Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in a file photo from February 5, 2016 (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Swedish prosecutors just announced that they are dropping the rape investigation against Julian Assange, the cofounder of Wikileaks. But it’s not yet clear if Assange will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London anytime soon. “Director of Public Prosecution,
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BBC News - Science & Environment

UN looks to protect birds from green energy threatsShutting down wind farms when birds pass over is one of the methods being tested to save migrating species.
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Ingeniøren

Flyselskaber: Ny tværbane i Kastrup er måske uanvendeligEn ændret tværbane gavner ifølge Københavns Lufthavn særligt SAS med deres vindfølsomme fly. Men SAS og andre flyselskaber hæver ikke armene i jubeludbrud.
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Science | The Guardian

Without action on antibiotics, medicine will return to the dark ages | Ed WhitingContinued overprescribing and abuse could lead to more people dying of resistant infections than cancer. Only global cooperation can solve the problem When Prof Sally Davies published The Drugs Don’t Work in 2013 , it wasn’t some allusion to a Verve number from the 1990s, but a sombre warning of the growing threat posed by bacteria evolving resistance to life-saving antibiotics. If this were left
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Using seaweed to kill invasive antsScientists at the University of California, Riverside have developed an inexpensive, biodegradable, seaweed-based ant bait that can help homeowners and farmers control invasive Argentine ant populations.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Assuming easy carbon removal from the atmosphere is a high-stakes gamble, scientists sayWith the current pace of renewable energy deployment and emissions reductions efforts, the world is unlikely to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels. This trend puts in doubt efforts to keep climate change damages from sea level rise, heat waves, drought and flooding in check. A potential solution being widely discussed is
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Saving time in spaceWorking inside the International Space Station is sometimes like assembling complex furniture but with the tools and paper instructions continually floating out of reach. Astronauts also face situations unforeseen by the instructions. Communication delays with ground control to troubleshoot these occasions mean even more valuable time is lost. Now, 'mobiPV' is looking to help.
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Scientists construct a stable one-dimensional metallic materialResearchers have developed the world's thinnest metallic nanowire, which could be used to miniaturise many of the electronic components we use every day.
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Mapping super massive black holes in the distant universeAstronomers have constructed the first map of the universe based on the positions of supermassive black holes, which reveals the large-scale structure of the universe.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A cheaper way to explore distant relations in climate modelsWe all have moments when we wish we could be in at least two places at once. Climate models have that power, but it often comes at a hefty price.
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Ars Technica

Where a solar roof works and where it doesn’t A press image of some smooth black tiles. (credit: Tesla) Last week, Tesla and Tesla’s newly purchased solar-panel company SolarCity announced that they’d be taking pre-orders at $1,000 a pop for installations of their new solar roof product. The solar roof is made up of tiles—some that produce solar power and some inert—that look just like regular roof tiles. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the so
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The Atlantic

Could The Handmaid's Tale Actually Happen? The handmaids—if they had been allowed to write in Margaret Atwood’s dystopia—would not have much to write home about. As the book and popular Hulu show portray, the lives of fertile, low-status women in T he Handmaid’s Tale consist of little more than sitting around in their “Commanders’” houses, waiting around to be inseminated. But that’s still better than what happens to those who can’t bear
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Science | The Guardian

Study: inspiring action on climate change is more complex than you might think | John Abraham People have to grasp how climate change impacts them, and we need to value environmentally sound behavior We know humans are causing climate change. That is a fact that has been known for well over 100 years. We also know that there will be significant social and economic costs from the effects. In fact, the effects are already appearing in the form of more extreme weather, rising sea levels, oce
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Ars Technica

Alien Covenant drips with blood and plot resolutions—but you better be a fan Enlarge / Hard to shoot these xenos when they can just JUMP ON YOUR GUN. (credit: 20th Century Fox) It took Ridley Scott 35 years, but the sci-fi filmmaking legend finally got to make his version of Aliens . All it took to get there was a decades-long dwindling of the series, a kind-of-but-not-exactly reboot in the form of 2012's Prometheus , and a five-year cloud of confusion for series fans. Ma
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Ingeniøren

Ny dansk brændselscelle-teknologi fjerner giftstoffer fra vandDTU Miljøs nye metode er beregnet til spildevand, men vil også kunne bruges til drikkevand. Og så er den billig i drift.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

3-D navigation tool among MESSENGER's final delivery products to the planetary data systemNASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury has released an updated ACT-QuickMap tool with new 3-D navigation capabilities as illustrated by this "fly around" view of the Caloris impact basin. This update was among the new and improved products released by the agency's Planetary Data System (PDS), an organization that archives and distributes all U.S. planetary mission data.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A solution for precise, low-cost eye movement detectionImec and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) today announced the development of a sensing technology to detect eye movement in real time based on electrical sensing. Paving the way for the next generation of eye-tracking technology, imec's solution has promising applications in the fields of virtual and augmented reality.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Iron deficiency restrains marine microbesIron is a critical nutrient in the ocean. Its importance for algae and the nitrogen cycle has already been investigated in detail. Now, a new discovery shows that microbes also need iron to process phosphorus. A team of researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the University of Southampton, U.K., has published results in the international journal Nature Communicatio
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Sea level as a metronome of Earth's historySedimentary layers contain stratigraphic cycles and patterns that precisely reveal the succession of climatic and tectonic conditions that have occurred over millennia, thereby enhancing our ability to understand and predict the evolution of the planet. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland and international colleagues have been working on an analytical method combining deep
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

XENON1T, the most sensitive detector on Earth searching for WIMP dark matter, releases its first result"The best result on dark matter so far—and we just got started." This is how scientists behind XENON1T, now the most sensitive dark matter experiment world-wide, commented on their first result from a short 30-day run presented today to the scientific community.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New tech could prevent need to store non-working pacemakers inside the heartLike conventional pacemakers, tiny new leadless pacemakers are designed to work for about 12 years.
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Dagens Medicin

Lægeforeningen advarer mod højere gebyrer på kliniske forsøg Højere gebyrer vil medføre et fald i antallet af kliniske forsøg med lægemidler i Danmark, mener Lægeforeningen.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Evidence of the earliest occupation of the coasts of Australia from Barrow Island, Northwest AustraliaAn archaeological study has found evidence of the earliest occupation of the Australian coast from Barrow Island, Northwest Australia.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Advancing next-generation batteries towards 4S: Stable, safe, smart, sustainableNext-generation rechargeable batteries are promising candidates for state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries, owing to their high energy density and preferred cost efficiency. For instance, lithium-sulfur batteries theoretically offer 10 times higher capacity and five times higher energy density. Shu Lei Chou and colleagues from the University of Wollongong have published a review article in Nationa
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Hopes for climate pact shift to diplomatic sphereAfter frustrating talks in Bonn with an American delegation in limbo, UN climate negotiators are pinning their hopes for the Paris Agreement's future on diplomatic arm-twisting at the highest level.
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Ingeniøren

Selvreparerende hollandsk asfalt skal lade elbiler op ved rødt lysEt forskerhold fra Holland er i gang med at undersøge, om de kan udvikle en asfalttype, der reparerer sig selv samtidig med, at vejen lader el-biler op.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Iron deficiency restrains marine microbesIron is a critical nutrient in the ocean. Its importance for algae and the nitrogen cycle has already been investigated in detail. Now a new discovery shows that microbes also need iron to process phosphorus. A team of researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the University of Southampton, UK has just published results in the international journal Nature Communicati
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus could simultaneously transmit other virusesA new study led by Colorado State University found that Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

How RNA formed at the origins of lifeA single process for how a group of molecules called nucleotides were made on the early Earth, before life began, has been suggested by a UCL-led team of researchers.
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The Atlantic

Trump Will Probably Have a Great Trip to Saudi Arabia The past four U.S. presidents, when making their first trips abroad, traveled to either Canada or Mexico. Donald Trump, by contrast, will go to Saudi Arabia—to meet not only with the Saudi leadership but with other Gulf and Arab leaders. This is a move by the anti-Obama. The former president’s relations with America’s traditional regional partners were strained, so what better way to advertise th
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The Atlantic

Trump's Islam Speech and the Blessings of Low Expectations In an unexpected development, President Donald Trump is slated to give a speech on “Islam” in Saudi Arabia, as part of his first presidential trip abroad. In a May 16 briefing, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster explained that the address would focus on “the need to confront radical ideology” and “the president’s hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam to dominate across the world.” As both an
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Dagens Medicin

Cochrane åbner nyt center i SverigeDet internationale Cochrane-netværk etablerer nu et nyt center i den svenske by Lund. Visionen er at ruste politikere og sundhedsaktører til i højere grad at træffe evidensbaserede beslutninger.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

2017 Whitley Gold Award winner: 'Fish loved me but people didn't'Zafer Kizilkaya's work saved a Turkish community. His fish conservation model's now widely adopted.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How RNA formed at the origins of lifeA single process for how a group of molecules called nucleotides were made on the early Earth, before life began, has been suggested by a UCL-led team of researchers.
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Dagens Medicin

Forsker vil dæmpe mavesmerter uden medicinAalborg-forsker bruge nervestimulering i stedet for smertestillende medicin.
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Science : NPR

Public To EPA On Cutting Regulations: 'No!' The Environmental Protection Agency asked for public input on "job-killing regulations" and has received more than 28,000 comments, many of which urge the agency not to roll back protections. (Image credit: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Inc.)
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Ingeniøren

Ugens it-job: Flere styrelser og store virksomheder jagter it-chefer, udviklere og dataspecialister - få dage til deadline Gode jobmuligheder hos efterretningstjeneste, en række af styrelser og firmaer som Siemens, RTX samt Dong Energy. Flere stillingsopslag har kun få dage tilbage. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-flere-styrelser-store-virksomheder-jagter-it-chefer-udviklere-dataspecialister Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren

Vestas åbner stort udviklingscenter i PortugalVestas regner med at skulle ansætte flere hundrede ingeniører, som de får nem adgang til fra nærliggende universiteter og forskningsinstitutioner i Porto-området.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Nearly one-quarter of patients say mechanical heart valve disturbs sleepNearly one-quarter of patients with a mechanical heart valve say it disturbs their sleep, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2017.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattackA couple of things about the WannaCry cyberattack are certain. It was the biggest in history and it's a scary preview of things to come—we're all going to have to get used to hearing the word "ransomware." But one thing is a lot less clear: whether North Korea had anything to do with it.
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The Atlantic

Scandal-Weary Republicans Return to Their First Love: Tax Reform The odds that congressional Republicans can accomplish their once-in-a-generation goal of rewriting the federal tax code this year are growing longer with every passing, scandal-plagued day of the Trump administration. But they are determined to show everyone that they’re forging ahead anyway. That appeared to be the rationale of a much-hyped hearing the House Ways and Means Committee held on Thu
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Sea level as a metronome of Earth's historySedimentary layers contain stratigraphic cycles and patterns that precisely reveal the succession of climatic and tectonic conditions that have occurred over millennia. Researchers at UNIGE and UNIL have been working on an analytical method that combines observing deep-water sedimentary strata and measuring in them the isotopic ratio between heavy and light carbon. They have discovered that the cy
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

US agency votes to roll back broadband 'neutrality' rulesUS regulators voted Thursday to scrap a 2015 order aimed at forcing broadband firms to treat all online traffic equally, in the latest turn of the politically charged "net neutrality" debate.
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Japanese man held for wildlife smuggling in IndonesiaA Japanese man has been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly trying to smuggle hundreds of reptiles out of the archipelago, including snakes, lizards and turtles, authorities and environmentalists said Friday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Singapore car 'vending machine' dispenses with traditionA vending machine that dispenses luxury cars to well-heeled buyers is the latest space-saving innovation in land-starved Singapore—just don't try to shake it if it gets stuck.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Toyota, Nissan, others get behind fuel cell push in JapanJapan is backing a push for pollution-free vehicles that run on hydrogen and planning to build more hydrogen fueling stations so that fuel-cell vehicles on roads will grow to 40,000 by 2020, from the current handful.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

After 10-year gap, Thai lotuses bloom againFor the first time in a decade a Thai lake has given up its dazzling secret—the pink blooms of tens of thousands of lotuses.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloorCommercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Philippines arrests 25 Koreans over alleged fraud, gamblingTwenty-five South Koreans have been arrested in metropolitan Manila on suspicion of internet fraud or illegal online gambling, Philippine authorities said Friday.
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Science | The Guardian

Mindful eating can help weight loss, study shows Eating without the distraction of work, computers or TV can help people lose weight and maintain the loss, researchers say Eating mindfully, choosing and savouring food away from the distractions of computers and televisions, can help people lose weight, a study has shown. A programme in the US tells people they can eat what they want, including their favourite high-calorie, fattening foods. But
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The Atlantic

U.S. Sanctions Venezuela's Supreme Court The Trump administration has sanctioned eight members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court, including the court’s president, Maikel Moreno, the U.S. Treasury Department announced late Thursday night. U.S. officials said the sanctions were a direct response to an incident in March in which the Supreme Court annulled the nation’s democratically elected National Assembly, which is controlled by Venezuela’s
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Ingeniøren

‘Man kan godt tro, en robot koster en million kroner, men så har man ikke fulgt med’Halvdelen af de små virksomheder i fremstillingsindustrien arbejder ikke med smarte teknologier som sensorer og automatisk dataanalyse, viser dugfrisk undersøgelse fra Teknologisk Institut.
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Ingeniøren

Leder: Hold nu nallerne fra de frie telemarkeder Telekommunikation
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Science | The Guardian

Earliest evidence of Aboriginal occupation of Australian coast discovered Archaeologists find artefacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, providing one of the earliest age brackets for the settlement of Australia Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation of the Australian coast has been discovered in a remote cave in Western Australia, pushing back the start date of Indigenous occupation to more than 50,000 yea
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Dagens Medicin

Ny ledende overlæge i Vejle og Middelfart Pernille Lennert bliver ledende overlæge på anæstesiologisk afdeling
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Flies the key to studying the causes of dementiaA research team from the University of Plymouth, University of Southampton and the Alexander Fleming Biomedical Sciences Research Center, Vari, Greece, have studied two structurally-similar proteins in the adult brain and have found that they play distinct roles in the development of dementia.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Erectile dysfunction medicines do not cause melanoma, analysis of large studies findsUse of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra does not cause the development of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.
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Science | The Guardian

Fidget spinners are not just a fad – ask any ballpoint-pen clicker | Katherine Isbister Despite sometimes being an annoying distraction for others, such items can have practical uses for adults, and perhaps even children The fidget spinner craze has been sweeping elementary and middle schools . As of May 17 every one of the top 10 best-selling toys on Amazon was a form of the hand-held toy people can spin and do tricks with. Kids and parents are even making them for themselves using
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StarCraft Pros Are Ready to Battle AIElite players of the strategy game reveal how they would fight high-level AI bots created by DeepMind, Facebook, and other tech companies.
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Ingeniøren

Ny Novo-chef: Vi har skuffet mange mennesker Midt i årtiers største nedtur vinder Novo Nordisk årets Profilanalyse. Ingeniøren mødte koncernchef Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen til en snak om fjendtlig stemning i USA, forskningsbudgetter på skrump, og hvordan selv en barberet aktiekurs kan bringe noget godt med sig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ny-novo-chef-vi-har-skuffet-mange-mennesker-8014 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder Forside rela
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Ingeniøren

Dansk politi dumper: Nabolande er langt bedre til at få oplysninger ud af it-giganter Tyskland henter oplysninger fra Google otte gange så ofte som de danske myndigheder, viser Ingeniørens kortlægning. Dansk politi sakker bagud, mener it-eksperter. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/dansk-politi-dumper-nabolande-langt-bedre-at-faa-oplysninger-ud-it-giganter-1076812 Emner It-sikkerhed Version2
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The Atlantic

EU Fines Facebook $122 Million Facebook received a $122 million fine on Thursday from the European Union’s antitrust regulators, who say the social media giant provided misleading information during its 2014 acquisition of the messenger app WhatsApp. According to regulators, Facebook claimed at the time to be unable to automatically link the accounts of both Facebook and WhatsApp users. By August 2016, however, WhatsApp announ
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Even non-migratory birds use a magnetic compassNot only migratory birds use a built-in magnetic compass to navigate correctly. A new study 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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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

How the injured brain tells the body it's hurtResearchers 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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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

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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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

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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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

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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Live Science

'Truly Chilling': US Satellites Vulnerable to Enemy Attack, Ted Cruz SaysThe United States' critical satellite infrastructure is vulnerable to attack by increasingly capable adversaries, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, warned Tuesday (May 16).
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Science | The Guardian

Jeremy the lonely, left-coiling snail loses out in love triangle A lonely snail who had failed to find a mate because of his unusually-shaped shell has lost out again after two potential suitors hit it off with each other A lonely snail who had failed to find a mate because of his unusually-shaped shell has suffered further indignity after two potential love interests coupled up with each other, leaving him out in the cold. The rare snail – named Jeremy – has
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Live Science

What is THC?THC is the main mind-altering ingredient found in the Cannabis plant.
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Live Science

Marijuana: Facts About CannabisCannabis, or marijuana, is one of the oldest psychoactive substances. It is often smoked, brewed or eaten for its medicinal and recreational effects.
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The Atlantic

Video Shows Turkish President Exiting Vehicle During Violent Clashes Video footage released Thursday sheds new light on Tuesday’s violent clash between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail and protesters in Washington, D.C. The video, shot by Voice of America , takes place moments before the brawl, which injured 12 people, including a police officer, outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence. In the beginning of the footage, one of Erdogan’s b
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Stochastic resonance and optimal information transfer at criticality on a network model of the human connectomeStochastic resonance is a phenomenon in which noise enhances the response of a system to an input signal. The brain is an example of a system that has to detect and transmit signals in a noisy environment, suggesting that it is a good candidate to take advantage of SR. In this work, we aim to identify the optimal levels of noise that promote signal transmission through a simple network model of th
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Ars Technica

Journalist allegedly “manhandled by FCC guards” for asking questions Enlarge / FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg ) Federal Communications Commission officials said they apologized to a journalist today after the reporter accused FCC guards of “manhandling” him for trying to ask questions after a press conference ended. CQ Roll Call reporter John Donnelly, who is chairman of the National Press Club’s Press Freedom Team and preside
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Women drive quest for insights into painful infertility conditionWomen with endometriosis -- a common and painful disease linked to infertility -- have called for more studies to understand its causes and find a possible cure. Their calls are the outcome of a major consultation process -- led by the University of Edinburgh -- that has pinpointed ten priorities for future research into the disease.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

The 'reality' of virtual reality pornographyHow the latest digital technology could blur the line between reality and fantasy, pushing the dangers of porn to a whole new level.
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Study suggests using a mindfulness approach helps weight lossNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (May 17-20) suggests using a mindfulness approach is an effective way to aid weight loss.
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Imaging from UK biobank participants shows that people with higher internal organ fat and thigh muscle fat spend more nights in hospitalNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (May 17-20) shows that middle-aged people who spend the most nights in hospital (and thus have the highest healthcare burden) have on average much higher levels of visceral fat (internal fat that surrounds their organs) and fat within their thigh muscles than those who spend no nights in hospital.
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Being overweight in childhood may heighten lifetime risk of depressionNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity suggests that being overweight, especially from a young age, may substantially increase the lifetime risk of major depression.
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Study suggests using a mindfulness approach helps weight lossNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (May 17-20) suggests using a mindfulness approach is an effective way to aid weight loss. The study is by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., USA, and colleagues.
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Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables could cut obesity riskPro-vegetarian diets (with a higher consumption of plant-based foods compared to animal-based foods) could provide substantial protection against obesity, according to new research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal.
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Study finds association between father's pre-conception vitamin D intake and child height and weight at 5 years oldNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (May 17-20) shows that a father's vitamin D intake pre-conception is associated with his child's height and weight at five years old.
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Keeping young women's weight gain to less than 800g/year could help prevent progression from healthy weight to overweight and obesityNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (May 17-20) shows that rates of weight gain are established by the time women are 18-23 years old. Measuring rates of weight gain at this age could identify women who are likely to become overweight or obese by the time they are 40. Furthermore, women who are divorced, separated or widowed, and those who sm
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The Atlantic

What Did the Trump Administration Just Do in Syria? The apparent U.S. strikes against forces backing Bashar al-Assad on Thursday could mark a major shift in the Trump administration’s approach to Syria. Coalition jets reportedly hit Syrian forces and their allies in al-Tanf, near the border with Jordan and Iraq. According to CBS News, the strike was a response to pro-regime vehicles that had moved into the de-confliction zone established around th
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: President Under Pressure What We’re Following White House Updates: During a press conference, President Trump denied any wrongdoing with regard to the FBI investigation of Mike Flynn, claiming he’d become the subject of a “witch hunt.” The latest events in his scandal-filled week: The New York Times reported that Trump knew Flynn was under investigation when he appointed him NSA, while Reuters reported that Trump’s advis
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The 'reality' of virtual reality pornographyExperts at Newcastle University, UK, are investigating how virtual reality is changing the experience of pornography.
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Global access to quality health care has improved in the last two decadesHealth care quality and availability improved worldwide from 1990 to 2015, but the gap between countries with the lowest and highest levels of care widened.
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First-ever global study finds massive health care inequityA first-ever global study finds massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries, and concludes people are dying from causes with well-known treatments.
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Energy Companies Urge Trump To Remain In Paris Climate Agreement Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says he wants the U.S. to remain in the 2015 Paris climate accord. Energy companies like Exxon Mobil and BP have also urged President Trump to continue supporting the deal. (Image credit: Peter Dejong/AP)
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The Atlantic

Jason Chaffetz Is Leaving Congress Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced on Thursday his plans to resign from Congress at the end of June. In a letter to his constituents, the Utah congressman wrote that he had never planned to stay in Congress for “a lifetime career,” and “knew from day one that my service there would not last forever.” And in a letter to the state’s governor, Gary He
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Popular Science

Google Assistant won't replace Siri on the iPhone, but you should download it anyway Technology There's a virtual assistant party going on in iOS. After an announcement Wednesday at Google I/O, the Google Assistant is now available on iPhones in the United States, sharing space with Siri like a smart sibling that’s…
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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.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Molecular Lego for nanoelectronicsThe ability to assemble electronic building blocks consisting of individual molecules is an important objective in nanotechnology. An interdisciplinary research group 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 developed building block molecules. These could in future serve as
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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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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.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

GIS: A powerful tool to be used with cautionA recent study 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 discrepancy with rates observed du
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Big Think

What We Touch While Shopping Affects What We Buy, Study Shows Our hands lead us to certain choices, according to Zachary Estes of Bocconi University. Read More
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WIRED

How Boring Old Pension Funds Might Curb Global Warming A bunch of retirement funds—plus the world's largest asset manager—used their shareholder votes to make an oil company report its climate risk. The post How Boring Old Pension Funds Might Curb Global Warming appeared first on WIRED .
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Ars Technica

New Dark Crystal Netflix series could be exactly what we all need A teaser trailer for the new Netflix series, Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance For Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, the feature film Dark Crystal was a passion project. It's the tale of a world divided between good and evil creatures whose war has destroyed the environment and almost driven the humanoid Gelflings to extinction. Now Netflix has just announced a prequel series, Dark Crystal: T
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Tick Tick Tick Tick Today in 5 Lines During a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, President Trump said he respected Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s decision to appoint a special counsel, but added , “the entire thing has been a witch hunt.” Former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is reportedly Trump’s top pick to replace James Comey as director of the FBI. Roger Ailes, the fo
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

How 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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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 article. 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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Gizmodo

The Biggest Android News Came Nearly a Week Before I/O The pre-show before the Day 1 Keynote of I/O 2017. (Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo) I/O, Google’s huge developer conference/outdoor coding festival will be wrapping up in Mountain View tomorrow. Thousands of developers have been soaking in the sun and knowledge while Google woos them with free Google Homes, raw vegan salads, and a live performance by LCD Soundsystem. Usually the can’t miss moment of t
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

Here's What A Flesh-Eating Bacteria Does To Your Feet | Naked and Afraid XL #NakedAndAfraidXL | Sundays at 11/10c The medics discover Matt has contracted a dangerous case of cellulitis in his foot. If left untreated, the bacteria can spread further into the body's tissue, blood stream, lymph nodes, and create a potentially life threatening situation. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/naked-and-afraid-xl More info: http://www.discov
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Ars Technica

Something about Trump cybersecurity executive order seems awfully familiar Enlarge / President Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity is built on the orders and policies of his predecessor, and is almost entirely apolitical. (credit: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images ) Last week, amidst the whirlwind surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump signed his long-promised executive order on federal government cybersecurity.
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The Atlantic

Trump Denies Colluding With Russia President Trump categorically denied Thursday that he asked former FBI Director James Comey to scale back an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, repeating his claim that the federal investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election constitute a “witch hunt.” At a press conference alongside Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the White
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Big Think

3 Techniques for Overcoming Anxiety Anxiety can be a force for good, writes Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön. Read More
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Inside Science

Meet the Biggest Censor of All: the Universe Meet the Biggest Censor of All: the Universe Theoretical physicists contemplate the seemingly impossible situation of a point in space-time where gravity goes to infinity. Black_Hole_Milkyway.gif Image credits: Animated image by Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer ( Source image , credit: Ute Kraus ) Rights information: CC BY-SA 2.5 Space Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 16:15 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science)
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