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Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboardAchieving magnetic order in low-dimensional systems consisting of only one or two dimensions has been a research goal for some time. In a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, Uppsala researchers show that magnetic order can be created in a two-dimensional chessboard lattice consisting of organometallic molecules that are only one atomic layer thick.
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TWEAKing inflammationSuperficially, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis may appear similar but their commonalities are only skin deep. Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is primarily driven by an allergic reaction, while psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease. Nevertheless, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology were able to pinpoint a common driver of skin inflammation in both diseases.
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Ingeniøren

En fusion føles som første jul hos ­svigerfamilien En vellykket fusion handler om at skabe en ny virksomhed på baggrund af de to gamle med fælles mål og ambitioner, bygget på en vilje til at forstå hinanden. Ligesom en ny familie skaber sine egne juletraditioner. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/fusion-foles-forste-jul-hos-svigerfamilien-8017 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren

Myndigheder ‘undrer sig’ over nye mobilabonnementerDanske teleselskaber må ikke opkræve et ekstragebyr for at bruge telefonen i udlandet. Men det er netop, hvad nogle selskaber er meget tæt på at gøre, oplyser Energistyrelsen.
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The Atlantic

Trump Isn't the President Israel Was Hoping For In Tel Aviv on Monday, Donald Trump will not receive a gleaming gold medal or join a boisterous sword dance . But his 28-hour stop in the Holy Land should have been the highlight of his first foreign tour as president of the United States. Israel’s ruling right - wing greeted his election with glee, and for good reason: The new president seemed ready to fulfill its deepest wishes. During Trump’s
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The Atlantic

The Punishing Reality of White House Investigations If Donald Trump’s staff thinks that life in the White House has been hard the last four months, they ain’t seen nothing yet. From Watergate to the Valerie Plame affair, the layering of a major independent investigation on top of the normal travails of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has always added an excruciating set of complications to one of the world’s most challenging work environments. Now that f
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Let there be light: Controlled creation of quantum emitter arraysTransition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are layered semiconductors that can be exfoliated into layers only a few atoms thick. Recent research has shown that some TMDs can contain quantum light sources that can emit single photons of light. Until now, the occurrence of these quantum light emitters has been random. Now, researchers in the Graphene Flagship working at the University of Cambridge, UK,
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboardAchieving magnetic order in low-dimensional systems consisting of only one or two dimensions has been a research goal for some time. In a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, Uppsala researchers show that magnetic order can be created in a two-dimensional chessboard lattice consisting of organometallic molecules that are only one atomic layer thick.
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Ingeniøren

Megawatt-elbil er nu den hurtigste på legendarisk, tysk racerbaneSe kinesiske NIO EP9 slå Nürburgring-rekorden.
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Dagens Medicin

Unge kræftforskere får juniorforskerpriser To unge kræftlæger fra Herlev Hospital og Aalborg Universitetshospital modtager Kræftens Bekæmpelses Juniorforskerpriser 2017.
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Ingeniøren

Ugens job: Firmaer som Rambøll, Dong Energy og Novozymes har flere ledige stillinger På ugens liste vælter det med jobs for ingeniører fra forskellige brancher. Eksempelvis kan du finde job som projektleder, konsulent, fagleder, specialist eller meget mere. Tjek Jobfinder. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-firmaer-ramboell-dong-energy-novozymes-har-flere-ledige-stillinger-8238 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Science-Based Medicine

Quackery infiltrates The BMJAs quackery in the form of "integrative medicine" has increasingly been "integrated" into medicine, medical journals are starting to notice and succumb to the temptation to decrease their skepticism. The BMJ, unfortunately, is the latest to do so. It won't be the last.
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Dagens Medicin

Børneafdeling på Herlev Hospital sat under tilsyn efter meningitis-dødsfald Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed har ikke længere tillid til, at Herlev Hospitals børne- og ungeafdelings behandling af smitsom meningitis er god nok.
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Science | The Guardian

The psychology of passwords: 'You won't change until you've been hacked' We all know the risks of not changing our passwords – yet somehow it is never a priority. Louise Chunn explains why few people bother You know you should; you know you must! But for some reason you just don’t ever seem to get around to changing your passwords. You could simply start using a password manager , an easy-to-access programme that safely tracks and stores your passwords, assigning diff
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Reproductive rebelsContraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Schools using smart phone technology against sex assaultsThe same technology that keeps kids glued to their smart phones is being used by some schools as protection against sexual assaults . Using apps, victims and bystanders can alert school officials, police or parents to trouble. While the systems can be used by kids pranking each other, app developers and school officials say most claims end up being credible. Reporting happens as events unfold and
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Live Science

Skip the Juice for Babies Under 1, Pediatricians SayNew recommendations from pediatricians set limits on how much juice kids of every age should drink.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

With populations thriving, are bobcats the next urban pest?As someone who has studied bobcats for almost four decades, wildlife ecologist John Litvaitis remembers many times returning from the field without spotting a single one of these solitary and shy creatures that often hunt at dusk.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

China to detail its Antarctic ambitions at treaty meetingChinese officials will detail their growing ambitions in Antarctica on Monday as Beijing hosts a meeting of nations that oversee management of the polar region amid concerns over its susceptibility to climate change.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Graphene-based sensor could improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of asthmaRutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New nano-polymer could prevent heart failureResearchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) and the Sheba Medical Center have developed a new therapy to treat atherosclerosis and prevent heart failure with a new biomedical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation in the cardiovascular system.
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Science | The Guardian

Can you solve it? The maths problem for 5-year-olds 'stumping' the web The truth about the latest viral maths problem from Singapore - and another historic Oriental numbers puzzle UPDATE: To read the solutions click here. Happy birthday Monday Puzzle! It is now exactly two years since the birth of this column , which I started as a consequence of a Singapore maths problem that went viral . To celebrate this anniversary the internet has kindly provided me with a new
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Science | The Guardian

Reeling from a failure? Perhaps an attitude change could help Whether it’s learning a new skill or responding to criticism, a growth mindset can help you succeed in business When Bill Gates is mentioned you probably picture him as Microsoft’s philanthropic, billionaire co-founder. But there is another side to the story: before he became the world’s richest person Gates was a struggling entrepreneur. His first business, Traf-O-Data (a technology company aime
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Ingeniøren

It-sikkerhedspolitik ukendt for halvdelen af de ansatte på sociale institutioner Det skal fokuseres mere på viden om it-sikkerhed i bl.a. kommunerne, hvor man arbejder med meget følsomme oplysninger, mener Dansk IT. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/trods-arbejde-med-foelsomme-data-kun-halvdelen-de-socialansatte-kommunerne-kender-it-1076868 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Test: Kommer Virtual Reality til at fungere til spil? Hvis VR skal slå igennem som en gamingplatform, kræver det, at vi gentænker nogle af grundprincipperne bag, hvordan vi spiller spil i dag. Og i særdeleshed bevægelsen kan gå hen og blive en udfordring. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/virtual-reality-skal-omdefinere-maaden-vi-spiller-paa-1076904 Version2
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Science | The Guardian

The Faraday cage: from Victorian experiment to Snowden-era paranoia Michael Faraday’s pioneering work on electricity made him a 19th-century superstar. Now his signature invention is being repurposed for surveillance–proof bags, wallpaper and underpants – not to mention plot points in TV shows such as Better Call Saul There is not much room to build a box the size of a garage in the Royal Institution’s lecture theatre. Tiered seating surrounds the large central t
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How to Tell a Persons Brain AgeUsing brain scans and methylation markers, scientists develop ways to assess neurologic aging in humans.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Graphene-based sensor could improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of asthmaRutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
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WIRED

Twitter and Tear Gas: How Social Media Changed Protest Forever In an excerpt from her new book, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci hits the streets to explore the power and fragility of networked social movements. The post Twitter and Tear Gas : How Social Media Changed Protest Forever appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

The Homeric Odyssey of the Web’s Strangest Simpsons Site The Simpsons Shitposting™ group is one of the web's liveliest fan communities. But when scammers took over, the group's members began raking in the D'oh. The post The Homeric Odyssey of the Web's Strangest Simpsons Site appeared first on WIRED .
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Science-Based Medicine

Corrigendum. The Week in Review for 05/21/2017Choosing CAM leads to bad outcomes the world over. How deep can an acupuncture needle go? Measles continues and Minnesota and will be welcomed in Texas. Rat rectal stimulation for Science. And more.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Moderate drinking may not ward off heart diseaseMany people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner -- or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol -- will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support for that. That's the conclusion of a new research review in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
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Temple study shows baby boxes & sleep education reduced bed-sharing in 1st week of infancyBed-sharing, the unsafe practice in which parents sleep in the same bed as their babies, is associated with sleep-related deaths in infants, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed. Researchers at Temple University Hospital have now found that face-to-face postpartum education about safe infant sleep, combined with the distribution of a bab
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Rise in lung adenocarcinoma linked to 'light' cigarette useA new study shows that so-called 'light' cigarettes have no health benefits to smokers and have likely contributed to the rise of a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs.
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National study looks at tobacco advertising and susceptibility to use tobacco among youthAmong 12- to 17-year-olds who have never used tobacco products, nearly half were considered receptive to tobacco marketing if they were able to recall or liked at least one advertisement, report researchers at University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center and Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center, in a new national study. Receptivity to tobacco ads is associated with an increased susce
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Why fewer blood cancer patients receive hospice careResearch has shown that patients with blood cancers are less likely to enroll in hospice care than patients with solid cancers, and the findings from a national survey suggest that concerns about the adequacy of hospice may prevent blood cancer specialists from referring their patients.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Doctors urge FDA to tighten regulations on 'filtered' cigarettesWhile the overall rate of lung cancer continues to decline in the United States, one form of the disease often found in the outer areas of the lungs continues to climb -- and experts think they know why.
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First ever data on number of gender confirmation surgeriesFor the first time, the world's largest plastic surgery organization is tracking national statistics on gender confirmation surgeries. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons found a nearly 20 percent increase in these surgeries in just the first year of reporting. In 2016, more than 3,200 surgeries were performed to help transgender patients feel more like themselves.
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Science : NPR

Pediatricians Advise No Fruit Juice Until Kids Are 1 Older kids should limit the amount of juice they drink too. Whole fruit is better than juice because it contains fiber, which slows the absorption of sugar and fills you up the way juice doesn't. (Image credit: KathyDewar/Getty Images)
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New on MIT Technology Review

Microsoft Has a Plan to Add DNA Data Storage to Its CloudTech companies think biology may solve a looming data storage problem.
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Ingeniøren

Transportministeriet afviste i seks uger at udlevere notat til RigsrevisionenMinisteriet har under Rigsrevisionens granskning af Signalprogrammet modsat sig at udlevere et notat til Rigsrevisionen, fordi notatet ikke var godkendt til at blive sendt til Folketinget. Klart ulovligt, siger lektor i forvaltningsret.
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The Atlantic

The Leftovers: Time to Dive Each week following episodes of the third and final season of The Leftovers , Sophie Gilbert and Spencer Kornhaber will discuss HBO’s drama about the aftermath of 2 percent of the world’s population suddenly vanishing. Sophie Gilbert : One of the most intriguing choices The Leftovers made early on was to frame the show around the Garveys, a family that was technically untouched by the Great Depar
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universitiesMake science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.
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The Atlantic

Rules for Engagement, From the University of Vermont The scene this morning in Burlington (Josh Brown, UVM ). This morning I had the privilege of giving the commencement address at the University of Vermont—UVM, home of the Catamounts, in Burlington. My wife Deb and I, and our colleague John Tierney, visited UVM several years ago and wrote about it in our American Futures series, notably with John’s piece about the school’s emergence as a “public I
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Improving health care for mother and child, doing fewer cesareans and ... saving money!A training program to improve obstetrical management reduced the number of medically unjustified cesareans and generated significant savings for the healthcare system in Quebec, in addition to improving the quality of healthcare provided to mothers and babies.
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Ingeniøren

Direktør efter storfusion: Et quick fix vil være naiv ønsketænkning En fælles virksomhedskultur er afgørende, men den kommer ikke af sig selv. Det erkendte rådgiverne Alectia og Niras, da de valgte at slå sig sammen. De hyrede derfor eksterne konsulenter til at kortlægge kultur og værdier i firmaernes byggeridivisioner for at skabe en hovedstruktur, der bevarer det bedste fra begge verdener. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/direktor-efter-storfusion-vil-v
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Big Think

Human-Like Thinking Is up to 1.8 Million Years-Old, Study Finds How do you even study thinking from that long ago? Read More
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The Atlantic

The 'Muslim World' Does Not Exist “I chose to make my first foreign visit a trip to the heart of the Muslim world,” President Trump said in Riyadh on Sunday, in a speech billed as a call to Muslims to promote a peaceful understanding of Islam and to unite against terrorists. Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia, but it is not the capital of the Muslim world. In fact, it’s worth remembering that “the Muslim world” is not actually
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New study describes standardized assessment for students graduating from UK medical schoolsA new study describes a standardized assessment that ensures that students who graduate from UK medical schools have achieved a minimum standard of knowledge and skill related to prescribing medications.
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The Atlantic

Trump Complies Perfectly With the Saudi Line Expectations for Donald Trump have been dropping fast over the last week, like barometric pressure with a hurricane on the horizon. On Friday, Anderson Cooper told CNN’s house Trump supporter, Jeffrey Lord, that Lord would continue to defend the man “if Trump took a dump on his desk.” When it was announced that he would deliver a speech on Islam Sunday in Riyadh, Middle East-watchers prepared the
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Gizmodo

Trump Mind-Melds With the Saudis Over Glowing Orb Screenshot: Washington Post Capping off his trip to Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump completed his process of fully assimilating to the Saudi’s political outlook and goals by laying hands on the magical orb that cleanses all sense of self from anyone who touches it. Trump’s visit to the Kingdom has been marked by his sudden reversal of his previously stated positions and an uncharacteristic a
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

What Does Andy Hillstrand Think About Jonathan Retiring? | Deadliest Catch #DeadliestCatch | Tuesdays at 9/8c Is Jonathan Hillstrand really retiring this season? Andy Hillstrand gives us his exclusive thoughts on Jonathan hanging up his boots. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/deadliest-catch/ Get the latest on your favorite captains: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/Subscrib
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Gizmodo

Busted Movie-Ransoming Pirates Show There May Not Be a Lot of Money in This Racket Image: Arka Media Works In recent weeks, both Netflix and Disney have been threatened by movie pirates who demanded a ransom in exchange for not leaking big ticket films and shows. In both cases, the companies have refused to pay. The producers of India’s most successful film of all time were also the victims of blackmail, and six suspects were arrested this week. You may not have heard of Baahub
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Science | The Guardian

Andrew Forrest gives away large part of his fortune in $400m donation Forrest and his wife Nicola are making one of the largest philanthropic donations in Australian history, to fund a variety of social and medical causes The mining magnate Andrew Forrest has unveiled one of Australia’s largest philanthropic donations to fund a variety of social and scientific causes. Forrest and his wife Nicola confirmed they would give away $400m in a donation described by Malcol
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Viden

Opfinderen af World Wide Web: Når du ser på nettet ser du på menneskehedenI 1989 opfandt Tim Berners-Lee grundstenen til nettet, som vi kender det i dag.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Air pollution may disrupt sleepHigh levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
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Science | The Guardian

Air pollution linked to poor sleep, study finds Exposure to nitrogen dioxide and airborne particles affects sleep efficiency, says medical professor Air pollution might be linked to poor sleep, say researchers looking into the impact of toxic air on our slumbers. Related: Looking tired can harm your social life, say researchers Continue reading...
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Viden

Facebook-manual lækket: Sex, vold og selvskade kan tilladesAvisen The Guardian har set mere end 100 manualer for, hvordan Facebook modererer debatter.
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Scientific American Content: Global

The Sea Cucumber That Became a Jellyfish [Video]Calling Cthulhu ... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Futurity.org

Could this battery keep your phone on longer? Researchers have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery with three times the capacity of commercial lithium-ion batteries. The new battery stores lithium in a unique anode, a seamless hybrid of graphene and carbon nanotubes. The material, first created in 2012, is essentially a three-dimensional carbon surface that provides abundant area for lithium to inhabit. The anode itself approaches t
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Scientific American Content: Global

Canada's Unexpected Ostrich MimicAn overlooked fossil offers paleontologists a biogeographical surprise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

Report: Resident Evil Is Getting a Six-Movie Reboot Image: Screen Gems The Resident Evil movie franchise may have recently come out with The Final Chapter , but the curtain’s not drawn on this series just yet. Variety is reporting that there are plans to make a six-movie reboot of the video game film series. According to the report, Constantin Film board chairman Martin Moszkowicz confirmed at Cannes Film Festival that the German studio is develop
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The Atlantic

Trump Turns Politically Correct in Saudi Arabia Donald Trump appears to have envisioned his speech on Sunday in Riyadh as an answer to Barack Obama’s 2009 address in Cairo. And reading the two side by side is illuminating. The speeches differ in many ways, but none more striking than this: Trump’s speech was far more politically correct. “Political correctness,” as it is used in common parlance, means avoiding hard truths so as not to offend t
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Accuracy of physician and nurse predictions for survival, functional outcomes after an ICU admissionPhysicians were more accurate in predicting the likelihood of death and less accurate in predicting cognitive abilities in six months for critically ill intensive care unit (ICU) patients; nurses' predictions were similar or less accurate, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Confer
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Two biomarkers appear to predict course of IPFTwo T cell biomarkers appear to predict the survival trajectory of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a lung disease that has a varied, but ultimately devastating, impact on patients, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Antibiotic therapy for nearly 1 in 4 adults with pneumonia does not workApproximately one in four (22.1 percent) adults prescribed an antibiotic in an outpatient setting (such as a doctor's office) for community-acquired pneumonia does not respond to treatment, according to a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.
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Popular Science

This week in tech: Google I/O, new Amazon tablets, and adorable selfie filters Technology 16 serious, fun, and silly tech stories you might have missed Hey, did you hear? Google talked artificial intelligence, Android O, and VR at its annual I/O developers' conference. Read on to see what else was happening in the…
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Gizmodo

Big Game Hunter Crushed to Death by Elephant Photo: Getty According to a report from South African news outlet News24 , a 51-year-old professional big game hunter met his demise on Friday when he was crushed by an elephant. And hey, I’m sure the possibility of that happening is what made his game so “fun.” Theunis Botha, 51, ran a professional hunting safari service that takes rich clients into the wilderness to kill large animals. Accordin
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This Old Oil Truck Will Make An Awesome Project For The WelderUp Crew #VegasRatRods | Mondays at 10/9c This old gas and oil Ford needs some major reviving. Steve and the crew agree to provide the elbow-grease. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/vegas-rat-rods More Rat Rods: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/vegas-rat-rods/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Di
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Futurity.org

Virus delivers genes to fight vision loss A deactivated virus can safely transplant new genes into retina cells, which may help save the eyesight of some patients with wet age-related macular degeneration. The gene therapy, if proven effective in future larger experiments, could replace the current therapy for some patients, which requires uncomfortable eye injections six to nine times a year. “This preliminary study is a small but promi
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Being overweight in childhood may heighten lifetime risk of depressionNew research suggests that being overweight, especially from a young age, may substantially increase the lifetime risk of major depression.
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Gizmodo

Relive Your Athletic Glory Days With Amazon's Backyard Sports Gold Box Deals Lawn Sports Gold Box It’s officially backyard barbecue season, and you can make your outdoor space a bit more interactive with today’s lawn game Gold Box from Amazon . Inside, you’ll find a bunch of great deals on backyard sporting equipment, including a flag football set , a basketball hoop , soccer goals , and my personal favorite, a pop-up badminton net . Like all Gold Box deals , these prices
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The Atlantic

Trump's Speech on Islam, Annotated In Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Donald Trump gave a sweeping speech about Islam. Before an audience of leaders from a number of Muslim-majority countries, he declared that “terrorism has spread across the world. But the path to peace begins right here, on this ancient soil, in this sacred land.” Trump spoke ambitiously about the significance of his first visit abroad as president: “With God’s help,” h
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Practical clinical trials can help find alternatives to opioidsPressures on primary care doctors to move away from opioid pain management are increasing, but practitioners need practical, evidence-based information on how to employ multidisciplinary pain care successfully in everyday clinical practice. A senior investigator believes wider use of practical clinical trials and more emphasis on patient self-management are key solutions for achieving wider use of
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Wearable Devices Communicate Vital Brain Activity InformationWhat can we learn about emotions, the brain and behavior from a wristband? Plenty, according to a prominent engineer.
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Gizmodo

Passenger Taped To Seat After Reportedly Trying To Rush Plane Cockpit With Blanket On His Head American Airlines planes at Miami International Airport in 2013. Photo credit: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images In an industry full of misbehaving employees lately , a passenger was actually to blame for a recent airline commotion. According to reports , a “disheveled” man tried to rush a cockpit with a blanket on his head on Friday. Military planes had to escort the flight to its destination and the pas
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Futurity.org

‘Wallflower’ baboons prefer the edge of the party Like some people, some baboons are more like wallflowers, while others hang out in the thick of the crowd. New research shows that some wild baboons are consistently found in the vanguard of their troop while others crowd to the center or lag in the rear. Using high-resolution GPS tracking, Margaret Crofoot, assistant professor at the University of California, Davis, and her team of researchers c
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Gizmodo

Dwayne Johnson 'Announces' Presidential Run on Saturday Night Live, and I'm Just, Like, Nope GIF GIF: NBC Dwayne Johnson hosted his fifth episode of Saturday Night Live over the weekend, helming this year’s season finale with a mix of the weird, the political, and the OMIGOD hide your children and your wives from this guy. Johnson returned to Saturday Night Live with his typical flair and gusto, which included a pretty funny sketch on a Jurassic Park ride (T-Rex hand puppet and all), the
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Scientific American Content: Global

The Triassic's Mystery CreatureA tooth from Petrified Forest represents an unknown species that has baffled paleontologists for decades -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

'Drive Them Out': Trump Addresses Muslim Leaders on Terrorism President Trump delivered a speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday that asked leaders of the Muslim world to take more responsibility in the fight against terrorism, and that framed the fight not as one between people of “different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations,” but as a battle between “good and evil.” The speech, made to leaders of more than 50 Muslim countries, was the
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Gizmodo

FCC Refuses to Release Evidence of the 'DDoS Attack' on Its Website Photo: Getty A couple of weeks ago, John Oliver asked viewers to express their concerns about net neutrality on the FCC’s website. Shady antics ensued and the FCC claimed its official website fell victim to a DDoS attack. Activists , senators , and security experts have demanded to see the logs but the FCC has decided they can’t show anyone because of “privacy” concerns. The FCC really doesn’t wa
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Futurity.org

This type of learning pays off for STEM students College students studying STEM subjects who can learn and understand larger concepts rather than focusing on the examples used to explain them may have more success in early classes. The findings, published in the Journal of Chemical Education , may help to explain why so many aspiring students make an early exit from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs after failing to per
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Angiotensin II shows promise in helping critically ill patients with low blood pressureSixty years after Cleveland Clinic researchers first isolated the role of angiotensin II in controlling blood pressure, a new international study led by Cleveland Clinic researchers shows that the compound can safely improve blood pressure among critically ill patients who are experiencing life-threatening hypotension, or low blood pressure.
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Faster is better when it comes to sepsis careAn analysis covering nearly 50,000 patients from 149 New York hospitals is the first to offer scientific evidence that a controversial early sepsis care regulation worked. The announcement -- led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine -- gives fuel to other states pursuing rapid sepsis care initiatives.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Mesmerising lava flows from Kilauea volcano in HawaiiLook but don't touch as it tumbles down the Pulama Pali slope in Hawaii.
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Big Think

Meet Antifa, the Violent Anti-Fascist Movement That Fights the Alt-Right in the Streets Clashes between "antifa" on the far left and the alt-right have intensified. Read More
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Ars Technica

Moon Express chairman believes his team’s “ready to go for the end of this year” Chatting up MoonExpress co-founder and chairman Naveen Jain (video link) NEW ORLEANS—The day before we talked with Moon Express co-founder and chairman Naveen Jain, he sat on the Collision Conference mainstage next to a HoloLens -clad Robert Scoble. The successful investor Jain and the enthusiastic tech-evangelist Scoble chatted about “Startups as a Superpower,” exploring what it means if a priva
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Scientific American Content: Global

NASA Calls for Europa Mission Instrument IdeasResearchers should begin planning instruments to go on a potential life-hunting lander mission to Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon Europa, the space agency said -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vaultNorway on Saturday said it would boost protection of a seed storage vault designed to protect the world's crops from disaster, after soaring temperatures caused water to leak into its entrance.
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Gizmodo

io9 Co-Founder Charlie Jane Anders Wins Best Novel at This Year's Nebula Awards The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the winners of the Nebula Awards for 2016 over the weekend. There are some impressive and talented works in the mix, including an award for Arrival . But, of course, io9 can’t help but be a little extra thrilled that our co-founder, Charlie Jane Anders, took home the prize for Best Novel. The winners of this year’s Nebula Awards were an
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Gizmodo

Sunday's Best Deals: Kindle Ebooks, Backyard Sports, Egg Cooker, and More Cheap Kindle ebooks, noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones, and backyard sports equipment lead off Sunday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Cowin E-7 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones , $39 with code K8WP23JH You don’t need to sell a kidney to afford noise-cancelling Bluetooth earbuds; these 4 star-rated Cowin E-7s are just $39 ri
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battleWest African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities.
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Viden

TEST: Hvad ved du om at lugte?Lugtesansen er vigtigere end mange tror. Men er du allerede ekspert i den oversete sans?
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Swiss to vote on gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeoverThe Swiss will vote in a referendum Sunday on a planned overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Watch out in a world of connected objects, cyber specialists warnThe massive global cyber attack that wreaked havoc in computer systems earlier this month caused plenty of visible disruption, not least in Britain's National Health Service.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

'Symphony' sets sights on financial world and beyondHaving won over Wall Street and Silicon Valley with a low-cost messaging platform that aims to remake the way traders communicate, Symphony creator David Gurle has set his sights on new industries.
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Ingeniøren

Kinematografen har ført eventyret ind i storstædernes forlystelseslivIngeniør C. J. Glückstadt gennemgår de levende billeders oprindelse og deres nuværende udvikling (i 1912).
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Ars Technica

LG Gram review: Amazingly light laptop either needs to be cheaper or better Andrew Cunningham We live in uncertain times, but when it comes to laptops, we’re actually pretty spoiled these days. The low-end still has plenty of junky machines, but buying good, thoughtfully designed computers for $700 and up is also easier than ever. That means that sweating the details is more important than ever. A thin-and-light design, a nice IPS screen, a non-terrible keyboard and trac
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Live Science

Charles Lindbergh Made Flight History 90 Years Ago, Changing Aviation ForeverAmerican aviator Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean on May 21, 1927, without stopping.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

American climber dies on Everest, Indian missingAn American climber died Sunday on his way to the summit of Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest death to mar the ongoing climbing season.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

SoftBank-Saudi high-tech Vision fund raises $93bnJapanese mobile carrier SoftBank said, with Saudi partners, it has raised nearly $100 billion in pledges to launch a major global fund for long-term, high-tech investments.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the starsNew Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Land around powerlines could be boon to birdsTransmission lines may be eyesores for most people but for songbirds, the forest around them might just be critical habitat.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Ready, Set, Go! Rematch of man vs machine in ancient gameIt's man vs machine this week as Google's artificial intelligence programme AlphaGo faces the world's top-ranked Go player in a contest expected to end in another victory for rapid advances in AI.
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WIRED

While You Were Offline: Trump Says He’s Treated Unfairly. Abe Lincoln Like, ‘What?’ Last week, President Trump said no politician had been "treated worse" than him. The internet pointed out some presidents who might challenge that. The post While You Were Offline: Trump Says He's Treated Unfairly. Abe Lincoln Like, ‘What?’ appeared first on WIRED .
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Futurity.org

Astronomers peek inside disk where planets are born Astronomers have developed a method for observing the region where planets form using molecules of carbon monoxide. Planets form in flared disks of gas and dust—small particles composed of dust and ice—surrounding young stars. More specifically, planets form in the midplane of this disk, or the middle of the disk viewed edge-on. Until now, astronomers have not been able to observe this midplane b
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Viden

Lugtesansen er en motorvej til nydelsescenteret i hjernenHvordan virker lugtesansen egentlig, og hvorfor påvirker en duft eller en stank dit humør?
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Viden

Overlæge: Mistet lugtesans tages ikke alvorligtDet går ud over livskvaliteten og kan være et tidligt tegn på Alzheimer. Men bl.a. de praktiserende læger tager ikke mistet lugtesans alvorligt.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Addition of in-home noninvasive ventilation to oxygen therapy improves outcomes following COPD exacerbationAmong patients with an excess of carbon dioxide in their blood (persistent hypercapnia) following a flare-up (acute exacerbation) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in-home use of a mask and machine to support breathing in addition to home oxygen therapy prolonged the time to hospital readmission or death, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released to coincid
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New hope for patients with severe lung diseasePatients suffering from severe lung disease could see their lives transformed thanks to a 'game-changing' clinical trial carried out by UK experts and led by the team from the Lane Fox Respiratory Service based at Guy's and St Thomas' in London.The HOT-HMV trial (Home Oxygen Therapy-Home Mechanical Ventilation), which involved giving selected patients a breathing machine to be used in their home i
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Prompt sepsis treatment less likely when ERs overcrowdedAccording to a new study, patients with sepsis, a life-threatening complication of an infection, had delays approaching one hour in being given antibiotics when seen in emergency rooms that were overcrowded. The study was presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Mortality from acute respiratory distress syndrome found to be lower in high-volume ICUsIn a new study that analyzed data from the large French CUB-REA database, high volume intensive care units (ICUs) were found to have lower death rates from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) than low and moderate volume ICUs. The researchers also found that, overall, among the 35 ICUs in the CUB-REA registry, ICU mortality decreased despite an increase in ARDS severity. The study was prese
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Directly observed therapy for multidrug-resistant TB decreases mortalityDirectly observed therapy (DOT) for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) was associated with a 77 percent decrease in mortality in the United States, compared to self-administered therapy from 1993 to 2013, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

COPD exacerbations in those with CVD may increase heart attack/stroke riskAfter an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, people with a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) or people at risk for CVD appear more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
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Gizmodo

This Game of Thrones Fan Film May Be the Only Prequel We Need As George R.R. Martin and HBO try to figure out which (and how many!) of the five Game of Thrones spin-offs they’re working on a small group of indie filmmaker in Belfast have taken it upon themselves to make their own prequel, titled “The Wild Wolf,” a short depicting Ned’s doomed brother Brandon Stark and Catelyn Tully’s betrothal, and Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish’s fateful decision. So maybe “
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Ars Technica

Review: Running or not, you’ll want the Polar M430 on your wrist Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Polar continues to improve on its existing running watches with the new M430 tracker. It's an upgrade to the M400 in many subtle ways, including an improved accelerometer, longer battery life, and the inclusion of Polar's own optical heart-rate monitor. Although it's positioned as a runner's watch, you can do much more with the M430 thanks to Polar
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Scientific American Content: Global

The Terrible Leaf Walker FrogOne of the most terrifying frogs in existence is bright yellow, social, reasonably intelligent (for a frog), and one of the biggest members of its group... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

The Extraordinary Evolution of Cichlid FishesCichlid fishes have undergone a mind-boggling degree of speciation. New research is revealing features of their genomes that primed them to diversify so spectacularly -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

Amazon's Top-Selling Egg Cooker Makes Breakfast at the Touch of a Button - Just $16 Today Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker , $16 Cooking eggs isn’t exactly rocket science, but I’d say the ability to make soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs, plus omelettes and poached eggs at the touch of a button is worth $16. The Dash Go is Amazon’s top-selling egg cooker , and carries a truly stellar 4.5 star review average from nearly 3,000 customers, so get it while it’s on sale for its best price in month
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Ingeniøren

Forsker: Talforståelse ligger ikke i os evolutionærtDu har brug for kultur for at forstå tal, hævder professor i kognitionsvidenskab og argumenterer dermed imod den gængse antagelse af, at vi er født med evnen.
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WIRED

Get Ready for the Next Big Privacy Backlash Against Facebook Privacy watchdogs think a damning leaked document about Facebook targeting insecure teens could help usher in new era in privacy protections. The post Get Ready for the Next Big Privacy Backlash Against Facebook appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

In Defense of the Reality of Time Time isn't just another dimension, argues Tim Maudlin. To make his case, he's had to reinvent geometry. The post In Defense of the Reality of Time appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Shoot 360 Video Like a Pro in 6 Simple Steps Follow these rules for sphere-ific results. The post Shoot 360 Video Like a Pro in 6 Simple Steps appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Prepare Yourself for the Sweet, Sweet Luxury of Riding in a Robocar The forces reshaping the nature of transportation are conspiring to shift focus away from the driver. The post Prepare Yourself for the Sweet, Sweet Luxury of Riding in a Robocar appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic

The Poisoned Generation Casey Billieson was fighting against the world. Hers was a charge carried by many mothers: moving mountains to make the best future for her two sons. But the mountains she faced were taller than most. To start, she had to raise her boys in the Lafitte housing projects in Treme, near the epicenter of a crime wave in New Orleans. In the spring of 1994, like mothers in violent cities the world over,
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The Atlantic

The Power of Digital-Comic Therapy in Schools NEW YORK—Every day, the teenagers Jeremiah Aponte, Jasherah Nalls, and Paula Rodriguez squeeze into a small four-story building housing three schools and close to 1,700 students in the South Bronx neighborhood. Mostly serving generations of families living in one of numerous high-rise public-housing projects or homeless shelters dotting the area, The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters, a New
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Science : NPR

Cloud Eggs: The Latest Instagram Food Fad Is Actually Centuries Old The fanciful dish was meant to impress nearly 400 years ago, so don't roll your eyes at photos of these pretty edibles: They're actually a time-honored tradition tinged with a bit of kitchen science. (Image credit: Maria Godoy/NPR)
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Scientific American Content: Global

A Radical Approach against Superbugs: Learn to Live with ThemOne physiologist wants us to stop worrying so much about fighting infections and instead help the body tolerate them -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirmThe world's highest mountain poses new hazards after the collapse of a key rocky outcrop.
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Viden

Du er - næsten - lige så god til at lugte som din hundDet skyldes traditioner og ikke videnskab, når vi tror, at menneskets lugtesans er primitiv i forhold til andre pattedyrs, viser forskning. Vores lugtesans er bare anderledes.
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The Atlantic

'A Mercy Move for Milwaukee' There’s a good reason why the rumored appointment of an assistant secretary in a Cabinet department does not ordinarily generate a political uproar: It’s not a particularly powerful position. In the government hierarchy, an assistant secretary falls below not only the Cabinet secretary, but also the deputy secretary, the under secretary, and a few other senior staffers. Sheriff David Clarke, howe
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The Atlantic

Franklin Graham Is the Evangelical Id Franklin Graham is a man of contradictions. He’s devoted his life to preventing persecution and helping those who face terrifying violence, yet he sees gay Boy Scouts as a major threat to children. His mission field knows no borders, but he’s proposed a total ban on Muslims entering the United States. He claims to hate politics, yet maintains a prolific, politicized Facebook page. And when he loo
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Ingeniøren

Flydende havmøllepark på vej ved SkotlandVerdens første flydende havmøllepark åbner nye perspektiver for havvindmøller, vurderer dansk ekspert.
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The Atlantic

A Short History of U.S. Presidents Explaining Islam to Muslims Islam, like many other religions, values exegesis. Historically, Muslims were expected to be learned in Arabic, the Qur’an, hadith , and jurisprudence to be taken seriously. But American presidents, exercising one of the many privileges of being the leaders of the free world, have increasingly decided to get in on the act, endeavoring to explain to the world—and not just to Americans, but to Musl
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Science : NPR

Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage In 1848, a railroad worker survived an accident that drove a 13-pound iron bar through his head. The injury changed his personality, and our understanding of the brain. (Image credit: Wikimedia)
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The Atlantic

Roaming Charges Statistically speaking, you’re most likely reading this story on a cellphone somewhere in the United States. If you are, you’re using one of more than 378 million cellphone accounts in the country. The data forming these words is beaming to your phone by way of between 300,000 and 600,000 cell towers—a vast telecommunications archipelago that spans from Seattle to Orlando, binding Americans and t
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Ingeniøren

Spørg Scientariet: Feder en kold øl mindre end en varm?En læser vil gerne holde sig sommerslank, og måske kan man skyde genvej med kolde drikke? Det svarer ph.d. fra Institut for Idræt og Ernæring på.
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The Guardian's Science Weekly

Is graphene really worth the hype – science weeklyNicola Davis investigates what makes graphene the ‘wonder material’ and whether it can bring commercial success to the UK
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Science | The Guardian

Is graphene really worth the hype – science weekly Nicola Davis investigates what makes graphene the ‘wonder material’ and whether it can bring commercial success to the UK Subscribe & Review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter . If you’ve enjoyed this podcast why not recommend it, or any other podcasts you’ve loved to podcasts@theguardian.com to be in with a chance of featuring
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Science | The Guardian

Can you accept being in the wrong? – Personality quiz | Ben Ambridge Intellectual humility is associated with curiosity, thoroughness and courage How far are you prepared to accept that you are in the wrong? A new study shows there are a lot of benefits to humility, even though it’s a rarity in these times of Trump and Brexit. To measure your own, simply answer the following question: On a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much), to what extent do you accept that
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Science | The Guardian

Why men should keep a journal | Ollie Aplin Writing down how you are feeling has immense mental and physical health benefits – and men need it most, says Ollie Aplin History is littered with men who kept journals, from Ernest Hemingway and Bruce Lee to Winston Churchill and Thomas Jefferson. They couldn’t be more different, yet these men had one thing in common – they found strength and comfort through writing down their thoughts. Professo
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Ars Technica

Doctor Who review: The Time Lord goes in search of the truth in Extremis Enlarge (credit: Simon Ridgway/BBC ) This is a post-UK broadcast review of Doctor Who : Extremis . River Song always warned the Doctor against spoilers, so be sure to watch the episode first. Doctor Who , season 10, airs on Saturdays at 7:25pm UK time on BBC One, and 9pm EDT on BBC America. Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat clearly wants to go out in style : might he achieve that plan with a tr
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

First-ever global study finds massive health care inequityA first-ever global study has found 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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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Patients' own fat tissue can help treat joint problemsA new device gently suctions, processes and uses a patient’s own fat tissue to provide a potential source of stem cells and growth factors to promote healing.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomassA new process triples the fraction of biomass converted to high-value products to nearly 80 percent, also tripling the expected rate of return for an investment in the technology from roughly 10 percent (for one end product) to 30 percent.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Traffic-related air pollution linked to DNA damage in childrenChildren and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a new study.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Caution urged in using PRP or stem cells to treat young athletes' injuriesPhysicians, parents and coaches should be cautious when considering treating injured young athletes with platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cells or other types of regenerative medicine, says a nationally recognized sports medicine clinician.
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Science | The Guardian

Did Dutch hordes kill off the early Britons who started Stonehenge?A gene study has shown that incomers could have ousted Stone Age Britons The men and women who built Stonehenge left an indelible mark on the British landscape. However, researchers have discovered that their impact on other aspects of the nation may have been less impressive. In particular, their input into Britain’s gene pool appears to have fizzled out, having been terminated by light-skinned B
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Science | The Guardian

The new rulebook for real-life star warsAn international group including scientists and lawyers aims to lay down the law for the military in space Space, as Star Trek fans are reminded at the start of each episode, is the final frontier. But while it is a place that few will ever visit, that does not mean it should be allowed to become a wild west. An international coalition of lawyers, scientists, government representatives and academi
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

Is This Greenhorn Deckhand Too Distracted By His Love Life? | Deadliest Catch #DeadliestCatch | Tuesdays at 9/8c It can be tough to be a greenhorn on Deadliest Catch. It can be even tougher when you're dating the captain's daughter! Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/deadliest-catch/ Get the latest on your favorite captains: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Ste
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Gizmodo

Vienna Game Developers Are Using The City's Coffeehouse Culture To Create A New Kind Of Arcade Image credits: zamSpielen . The rise and fall of arcades have in large part shaped how we think about playing video games together in public places, but in their absence, young designers are finding new ways to bring social gaming out into the open. Austrian for “playing together,” zamSpielen is a small crew of designers and programmers trying to take video games out of living rooms and stick the
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Gizmodo

Chelsea Manning Is Using Social Media Like It's the Good Ol' Days Screenshot of Chelsea Manning’s tweet After seven years in a military prison, Manning was free on May 17th. And over the last few days, her social media posts have been reminding us of the good old internet, before logging on meant bracing yourself for news of the next disaster. To let the world know that she was no longer living life in debilitating solitary confinement, she tweeted a pic of her
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Science | The Guardian

Bad sleep makes it harder to keep your waistline downSingle poor night can increase appetite and slow metabolism, say researchers Scientists are to give new advice on how to win the battle against the bulge: stop counting calories and count sheep instead. At a key international conference on Sunday, researchers will seek to highlight that a good night’s sleep is as important a factor as any other in ensuring people control their weight and waistline
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Gizmodo

Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Reteam With James Cameron for the Next Terminator Movie James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2010. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Arnold Schwarzenegger has just announced he’ll be starring in the next Terminator movie, which is not at all a big deal. It’s definitely less exciting than the news from January that James Cameron would be regaining rights to the franchise he created, and was working on
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Gizmodo

The Doomsday Vault Isn't Flooded But We're All Still Going to Die Photo: AP It was a story that was too good to pass up. The Svalbard ‘doomsday’ seed vault had flooded because of global warming-induced high temperatures melting the surrounding permafrost. But according to one of the vault’s creators, the reports are pretty overblown and everything’s fine. Well, the vault’s fine. The apocalypse is still ticking along nicely. The Doomsday Vault is about 800 miles
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Ars Technica

Gallery: War aircraft through the lens of a US Army training manual A US Army manual updated this month stresses that soldiers should not solely rely on technology when detecting enemy aircraft. Soldiers, the Army said, must possess a skill the manual calls "Visual Aircraft Recognition" (VACR). That's military-speak for being able to determine the type of aircraft one might encounter—all in an effort to distinguish between friend and foe "to decrease any chance o
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Scientific American Content: Global

37 Years Ago, America's Relationship with Volcanoes Changed ForeverThe Mount Saint Helens eruptions was a scientific boon -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

Big Chief Has Some Complicated Math In Mind To Take Over The List | Street Outlaws #StreetOutlaws | Mondays at 9/8c on Discovery Chief and Shawn need two things to take over the list: fast cars and a white board. Full episodes streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/street-outlaws/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ Discovery https://www.facebook.com/StreetOutlaws Follow on Twitter: https:/
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Gizmodo

Bodum's Temperature-Maintaining Glass Tumblers Are Cheaper Than Ever Bodum Pavina 2-Pack 12 oz. Tumblers , $14 Bodum’s double walled drinking glasses keep your beverages hot or cold for longer, and look awesome while doing it . If you want to give them a try, Amazon’s selling 2-packs of 12 ounce tumblers for $14 right now , an all-time low. More Deals
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BBC News - Science & Environment

First high-energy proton beam machine 'great for UK'A key component of the UK's first high-energy proton beam machine is delivered to its new home in Newport.
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Gizmodo

Do Not Watch These Two New Wonder Woman Clips, Because They Are Too Awesome Given these tumultuous times, there’s a real comfort in knowing that WB/DC somehow managed to get a live-action Wonder Woman movie right while hilariously flubbing Batman and Superman . We should all be immensely looking forward to the film, which is why I very recommend you don’t watch these new, completely amazing clips. Seriously. They are great, and now that we know that the movie is excellen
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Ars Technica

Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week’s WCry worm spread so widely Enlarge (credit: Kaspersky Lab ) Eight days ago, the WCry ransomware worm attacked more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The outbreak prompted infected hospitals to turn away patients and shut down computers in banks and telecoms. Now that researchers have had time to analyze the self-replicating attack, they're learning details that shed new and sometimes surprising light on the world's
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The Atlantic

The Enslaved Woman They Called Lola Eudocia Tomas Pulido’s 2011 obituary in the Seattle Times is now a curious artifact of the cruelest irony. Six years before Alex Tizon wrote about Pulido in The Atlantic as “a slave in my family’s household,” he urged the Times , where he had previously worked, to write a tribute to her life. The task fell to Susan Kelleher, who based the obituary on Tizon’s recollection and saw in his account “r
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cognitive science

Reality Ring - Debating an advocate of Multiple Intelligences submitted by /u/RealCheckity [link] [comments]
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

U. of C. Medicine, Google hope to use patterns in patient records to predict healthAs a patient, your electronic medical record contains a wealth of information about you: vital signs, notes from physicians and medications.
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Gizmodo

Someone Is Trying to Scrub Trump's Name From the Wikipedia Page of Lieberman's Law Firm Photo: Getty There’s a Wikipedia edit war going on right now on the page of the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman. That wouldn’t be notable except for the fact that someone is trying to scrub Donald Trump’s name from the page and Joe Lieberman is a special counsel at the firm. Lieberman is a frontrunner to head the FBI and his relationship with the firm has been a point of concern .
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Cybersecurity experts gather to try to prevent future attacks like WannaCryAn entire team of experts works at the Mayo Clinic to ensure that 25,000 networked medical devices - everything from digital cameras to proton beam therapy systems - are hardened against cyberattacks like the WannaCry worm that affected hospitals from England to China last week.
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The Atlantic

The Scramble for Post-ISIS Syria Has Officially Begun On Thursday, the United States deepened its involvement in the Syrian Civil War in ways that may only gradually become apparent. In targeting a convoy that Secretary of Defense James Mattis said included Iran-backed militiamen as well as Syrian regime forces, the U.S. apparently, for the first time since the conflict began six years ago, attacked foreign fighters allied to the Syrian government.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Jury awards T-Mobile $4.8M in trade-secrets case against HuaweiA robot named "Tappy" has finally had its day in court, and emerged victorious. Well, its creator - T-Mobile - did.
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Ars Technica

Cowabunga! Playing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ new sewer-crawl board game Enlarge / Prepare to kick some shell! (credit: Brady Dale) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com —and let us know what you think. The first afternoon I played the new board game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past , my friends and I had been ninja fighting for an hour before someone re
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Rare Apple-I fetches less than expected at German auctionA rare working Apple-1, the first computer produced by Steve Jobs' world-beater-to-be company four decades ago, sold for less than expected at auction in Germany on Saturday.
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Live Science

The Sky's the Limit: 15 Key Milestones in Aviation HistorySince people first took to the skies, numerous milestones have marked our progress, as intrepid pioneers tested the limits of how far and how fast we could fly.
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Live Science

Tale of 2 Tails: Why Do Sharks and Whales Swim So Differently?The graceful whale swims by undulating its wide tail up and down, while the shark swims by moving its tail side to side. Why the difference?
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate changeMeasures are announced after water enters a frozen facility guarding the world's key crop seeds.
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Big Think

Everybody Lies, But Google May Know the True You. Has Google become our modern confessional? Former Google data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz discusses how Google knows you better than your friends and family--maybe even yourself. He is the author of Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are. Read More
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The Atlantic

Rouhani Wins Reelection in Iran Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won reelection Saturday, beating his conservative opponent, Ebrahim Raisi, by a hefty margin in a clear signal that the nation approves of his reformist policies that have increasingly engaged the outside world. About 70 percent of eligible voters turned out, with some waiting hours in line and election officials repeatedly extended the voting hour until midnight.
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Ars Technica

Windows 10 S: no command line apps, free Pro upgrades for assistive tech users Enlarge / The Windows 10 S default wallpaper is a rather attractive simplified version of the Windows 10 default wallpaper. (credit: Microsoft) While still not out yet, we're learning a little more about what Windows 10 S, the imminent version of Windows 10 that'll run Store apps but nothing more , will and won't be able to do. First, a thing 10 S won't do: run command-line applications . CMD and
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Self-ventilating workout suit keeps athletes cool and dryA breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete's body heat and sweat has now been developed by researchers. These flaps, which range from thumbnail- to finger-sized, are lined with live microbial cells that shrink and expand in response to changes in humidity.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Antibody for fighting cancer emergesWhile studying the underpinnings of multiple sclerosis, investigators came across important clues for how to treat a very different disease: cancer. Researchers describe an antibody that can precisely target regulatory T cells which in turn unleashes the immune system to kill cancer cells. The team reports that the antibody decreased tumor growth in models of melanoma, glioblastoma and colorectal
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Can omega-3 help prevent Alzheimer's disease? Brain SPECT imaging shows possible linkThe incidence of Alzheimer's disease 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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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performance, physicists discoverA coating of lithium oxide on the inside of fusion machines known as tokamaks absorbs as much deuterium as pure lithium does, a team of physicists has discovered.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Paleo Profile: The "Need Helmet" DinosaurAn exceptional skeleton reveals a new dinosaur species. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

Saturday's Best Deals: Cast Iron Skillet, Sous-Vide Circulator, Eneloop Pros, and More Lodge’s essential cast iron skillet , Eneloop Pro batteries , and a $109 sous-vide circulator lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals iMuto USB-C 16,750mAh Battery Pack , $24 | iMuto 20,000mAh Battery Pack , $21 I can’t say I’m familiar with the brand, but these iMuto battery packs have solid reviews, a
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Ny udstilling blæser insekternes mindste detaljer op på kæmpefotografierEn ny udstilling på Statens Naturhistoriske Museum med enorme portrætter af de mindste dyrearter åbner for et helt nyt syn på biller, bier og fluer – og nye muligheder for forskerne.
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Hugh Jackman Didn't Know Wolverines Were Real Animals Until After He Started Shooting X-Men Fox. We hear stories about actors being cast as superheroes who have never picked up a comic book all the time, but Hugh Jackman took this a step further when he showed up for his Wolverine audition back in the late ‘90s for the first X-Men movie. He didn’t even know wolverines existed—and he found out in the most delightfully awkward way. “I didn’t even know there was a wolverine,” said Jackman
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WIRED

FX’s Taboo Is Basically Bizarro World Jane Austen The FX show shares a setting with Jane Austen's stories—but nothing else. The post FX's Taboo Is Basically Bizarro World Jane Austen appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic

No Movie Could Capture the Crazy Details of Bernie Madoff's Story Bernie Madoff is back, nearly a decade after his arrest for the largest known financial fraud in history. An HBO movie, The Wizard of Lies , starring Robert De Niro, premieres on Saturday, and Madoff , an earlier ABC miniseries starring Richard Dreyfuss, have catapulted the preeminent Ponzi schemer into the limelight again, even as lawsuits to recover his investors’ losses continue to grind on in
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Scientists Sneak A Peek At How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings Ladybugs are famous for their spotted wing cases. But researchers in Japan were interested in what was happening under that colorful exterior: How delicate wings were folding origami-like into place. (Image credit: University of Tokyo/PNAS)
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Ars Technica

Once an astronaut, now Mike Massimino can’t wait to be a space tourist Ars interviews an astronaut! (video link) NEW ORLEANS—Mike Massimino wanted to be an astronaut ever since Neil Armstrong inspired the former six-year-old. He obsessed over space so much, in fact, his mom once converted an elephant costume from Massimino’s first-grade play into his official flight suit. “She cut the tail off and made it an astronaut,” he said while sharing a vintage Polaroid on st
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Exocomets Light Up 100 Billion Kilometers of SpaceA remarkable new image reveals the teething pains of an entire planetary system -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The PicoBrew Pico: Getting closer to a counter-top beer-making machine Two cold beers, ready for drinking and not spitting out. (credit: Megan Geuss) I’m in my mother’s kitchen in Los Angeles drinking a beer with my sister on a hot spring afternoon. The beer is a bready, hoppy IPA without any overwhelming flavors that would make you think too hard. The alcohol content is acceptable. The brew is properly carbonated and doesn’t taste flat. This beer isn’t going to win
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"Snow White" the Dwarf Planet Has Its Own MoonAstronomers have found a moon orbiting the third-largest dwarf planet in our solar system -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

Chris Cornell and Personal Essays: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Chris Cornell Was His Era’s Greatest Frontman Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib | MTV News “Chris Cornell was an experimental songwriter, but an honest and emotive lyricist. It is difficult to find someone who walked that line as delicately and gently as he did, particularly in his often-maligned solo work. Soundgarden’s songs would often fit runs of key changes, tone shifts, and interval jumps into small
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Upgrade Your Bed with a Hotel-Style Mattress Pad, On Sale Today Only ExceptionalSheets Extra Plush Fitted Mattress Pad , $55-$73 You don’t necessarily need to buy a new mattress to get a better night’s sleep: Sometimes, a mattress pad will do, and a great one is on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box . ExceptionalSheets’ plush fitted mattress pad is supposedly the same pad used in many Marriott and Omni hotels, and its 4.3 star review average from over 500 customers w
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Big Think

Mary Gaitskill – Their Animal Being – Think Again Podcast #99 Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Mary Gaitskill on vulnerability, alienation, and Cerebus the Aardvark. Read More
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Tidskrystaller er fysikkens nyeste besynderlighedNoget overraskende kan visse systemer svinge frem og tilbage mellem to tilstande i al evighed, uden tilførsel af energi. Alligevel er de ikke evighedsmaskiner i gængs forstand, men måske i en ny.
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Causes and Treatment of Lower Back PainWhat do you do when you have back pain? In part 2 of our low back pain series, learn the more common causes and treatment of low back pain. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Viden

Ny lovende behandling for eksem på vej til DanmarkEn biologisk behandling for "børneeksem" er nu godkendt i USA. Og firmaet bag er også i færd med at få den til Danmark.
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Security News This Week: Hoo-Boy, Mar-a-Lago’s Internet Is Insecure Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Hoo-Boy , Mar-a-Lago's Internet Is Insecure appeared first on WIRED .
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The Pot Startups Prepping for Jeff Sessions’ New War on Drugs The next war on drugs will be fought by bureaucrats. A new strain of startups is making sure legal marijuana businesses are ready. The post The Pot Startups Prepping for Jeff Sessions' New War on Drugs appeared first on WIRED .
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Space Photos of the Week: Saturn, You So Pretty A shadow on Saturn's rings, a baby star, and shoebox-sized satellites. The post Space Photos of the Week: Saturn, You So Pretty appeared first on WIRED .
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The Return of the Iconic Rangefinder Camera For many serious photographers, the rangefinder camera remains the go-to window on the world. The post The Return of the Iconic Rangefinder Camera appeared first on WIRED .
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Star Trek: Discovery Proves That TV Is the Best Final Frontier of All After hundreds of hours and millions of pages, we've finally learned that TV is Star Trek's perfect medium. The post Star Trek: Discovery Proves That TV Is the Best Final Frontier of All appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Detroit’s New Streetcar Is OK, But It Can’t Save a City The limits of public transit in a city that needs much more. The post Detroit's New Streetcar Is OK, But It Can't Save a City appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic

‘Despacito’ and the Revenge of Reggaeton The last time a song sung primarily in Spanish hit No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts was in 1996, with Los Del Rio’s “Macarena.” Now, that dance-craze-causer has a successor in Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” whose remix featuring Justin Bieber has claimed the top spot on the Hot 100. Prior to Bieber’s involvement, the song was already a sensation in the Spanish-speaking world, dominating c
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The Atlantic

Trump Begins His Religion World Tour When the country-music star Toby Keith performs in Riyadh on Saturday, will he sing of red Solo cups and drunk Americans before his conservative Muslim hosts? As he takes the stage alongside an Arabian lute player to honor Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, will Keith explain, as he does, that “[putting] a boot in your ass” is “the American way” ? The concert is a fitting image at the start of
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We Have Always Been Bored — 'Yawn' Wonders Why Mary Mann's new book digs into a phenomenon as old as humanity: boredom. Why do we get bored? Is there a cure? Yawn is a thoughtful read, but its mix of autobiography and scholarship doesn't jell. (Image credit: Raquel Zaldivar/NPR)
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Ars Technica

F1 2017 is due in August, and classic F1 cars are back on the menu Codemasters When it comes to racing games, Codemasters' F1 2016 was my biggest surprise of last year. Here was an F1 game that was tricky to master yet engaging and fun. More fun than watching the actual 2016 F1 season, in many regards. The actual sport has had quite a few big changes this year— new ownership is bringing in fresh ideas, and the cars are quite a bit faster thanks to tires that are
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The Curious Case of the Caterpillar's Missing MicrobesCertain insects, and perhaps some vertebrates, lack permanent microbial residents in their intestines -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Drunk Mice Get the MunchiesAlcohol activates brain cells linked to hunger -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bizarre Star Dims Again, and Astronomers Scramble to Catch It in the ActA new observing campaign aims to understand a star that some have suggested might even host an alien civilization -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

Trump's First Presidential Trip Abroad: What Could Go Wrong? On my first presidential overseas trip I got stranded outside a Russian checkpoint, frantically texting sleeping colleagues about whether I could allow security guards to scan my bag. Later, in a McMansion-style villa on the Gulf of Finland, I staffed congressional calls on the proposed U.S. response to the Syrian chemical-weapons attacks, listened to an electronic accordion band with my boss dur
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Science : NPR

Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat Infertility Researchers printed gelatin scaffolds into which they placed ovarian tissue, and then implanted the new organs in mice. Three out of seven female mice produced healthy offspring using the technology. (Image credit: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
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Ingeniøren

Byer er både problemet og løsningenUrbaniseringen kan potentielt løfte mange ud af fattigdom, men byder også på enorme udfordringer.
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Ingeniøren

Verdens byer boomer – men kan de bære væksten?De næste 33 år skal verdens byer finde plads til 2,5 milliarder nye beboere. Det kan gå rigtig galt – men også give mulighed for velstandsudvikling og dansk eksport.
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Tablet helps heart failure patients manage their disease including drug dosagesA novel tablet is helping heart failure patients to manage their disease including drug dosages, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2017.
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending May 20, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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The Atlantic

Saudi Arabia Has High Hopes for Trump In April 2016, Barack Obama landed in Saudi Arabia for his final visit to the kingdom as president of the United States. Unlike on his previous visits and those of other heads of state, Obama’s arrival was not broadcast live on Saudi state television with its usual fanfare. Rather than the Saudi king greeting Obama at the airport, it was the governor of Riyadh. The Saudis were seemingly going out
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ING BAGSIDEN: Forstå det nu: – Jorden er helt flad!Nogle diskussioner slutter bare aldrig - her får I ugens alternative facts fra Lynch.
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Heart failure and stroke identified as lethal combinationHeart failure and stroke has been identified as a lethal combination in research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2017. Heart failure patients with previous stroke had greater risks of depression, hospitalization and death than those without a history of stroke.
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The Atlantic

What the Spike in Immigration Arrests Might Mean for Detention Centers In January, President Trump signed an executive order giving more latitude to immigration authorities to target individuals living in the country illegally. The results of his crackdown on unauthorized immigrants are becoming clear: Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security’s enforcement arm, announced Wednesday that immigration arrests increased by nearly 40 percen
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The Atlantic

Why Hill Republicans Are Breathing A Sigh of Relief Put down that smartphone, stand very still, and listen for the soft whoosh of hundreds of Capitol Hill Republicans breathing a sigh of relief. Stay quiet a moment longer, and you may hear a few even begin to weep gently. The cause of such collective release? The appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel charged with determining if any members of Team Trump got too cozy with Russia during l
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Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary's first Humboldt penguin chick in decadeA Humboldt penguin chick has hatched at a sea life sanctuary for the first time in more than a decade.
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Science | The Guardian

Can you manufacture blood cells? Researchers may have found a way of making blood from human or mouse stem cells How might blood cells be made? Different groups of researchers say they have developed a way of producing blood cells from human or mouse cells that have been reprogrammed in the lab – an advance that has been touted as offering a solution to the need for blood donation . The latest studies are the result of 20 years’
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Sequestering blue carbon through better management of coastal ecosystemsFocusing on the management of carbon stores within vegetated coastal habitats provides an opportunity to mitigate some aspects of global warming. Trisha Atwood from Utah State University's Watershed Sciences Department of the Quinney College of Natural Resources and the Ecology Center has collaborated with several co-authors from Australia, including lead author Peter Macreadie from Deakin Univers
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Science | The Guardian

Want to lose weight? Eat off a crinkly plate Dinner plates with ridges to trick the mind into seeing a small portion as big could help cut obesity A crinkly plate, designed with ridges that cunningly reduce the amount of food it holds, may be heading for the market to help people concerned about their weight to eat less. The plate is the brainchild of a Latvian graphic designer, Nauris Cinovics, from the Art Academy of Latvia, who is workin
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Live Science

Sunburn: Causes, Symptoms & TreatmentSunburn is serious. Millions of people in the United States are treated for skin cancer every year.
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Luminous bacteria will help to measure radioactivitySiberian biophysicists have conducted a research concerning a biological effect of low-dose gamma radiation. The results have been published in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, one of the leading scientific journals in the world among those dedicated to the issues of environmental radioactivity.
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WIRED

Even If Dana Rohrabacher Was a Russian Asset, Would He Know? Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is totally onto the Russian spies trying to recruit him. But knowing he's a target doesn't necessarily protect him from their influence. The post Even If Dana Rohrabacher Was a Russian Asset, Would He Know? appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic

James Comey Will Testify Publicly Before Congress James Comey, the former FBI director whose sudden firing last week by President Trump sparked a massive political firestorm that has yet to abate, will testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner, the committee’s Republican chair and Democratic vice chair, said Comey would speak some time after Memorial Day on May 29. “The Committee l
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: One Damaging Conversation What We’re Following ‘A Real Nut Job’: That’s how President Trump referred to James Comey during a meeting with Russia’s ambassador and foreign minister last week. In the meeting (the same one during which he revealed classified information ), he told the officials that since he’d fired Comey the day before, the “great pressure” he’d faced “because of Russia” would be “taken off.” Press Secretary
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Gizmodo

Light Up Your Site With BioLite's NanoGrid Yesterday we took a look at BioLite’s CampStove 2 , and today we’re diving into their lighting ecosystem . BioLite’s NanoGrid components function independently, but they’re better together. Advertisement Advertisement It starts (or not) with the BaseLantern , an app-enabled, Bluetooth Low Energy, combination multifunction lantern and external battery pack with IPX4 water resistance. I accidentall
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WIRED

Photo of the Week: A Gnarly Nascar Pile Up in Kansas Ends in Flames Rubbin' is racin', goes the saying. The post Photo of the Week: A Gnarly Nascar Pile Up in Kansas Ends in Flames appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

With Venom, Marvel’s Got Its Biggest Bad of All: Brand Dilution The Marvel movies of the '10s are threatening to become like the Marvel comics of the '80s: diluted by competing universes and crossover events. The post With Venom , Marvel's Got Its Biggest Bad of All: Brand Dilution appeared first on WIRED .
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Hay fever map of Britain published to help sufferers avoid hotspotsA hay fever map of Britain -- with the first ever guide to the location of plants in the UK that can trigger the allergy -- has been produced to help sufferers cope, and warn them which 'hotspots' to avoid.
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Study reveals meeting guidelines on TV time, physical activity and sleep duration lower BMI and body fat in childrenNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal May 17-20 shows that achieving the guideline amounts of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is associated with significantly lower BMI and body fat in children.
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Parental BMI, low income and smoking found to have strong effects on child BMI and overweight, independent of birthweight and infancy BMINew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (May 17-20) shows that parental body mass index (BMI), low income and smoking have persisting, strong and direct effects on a child's future BMI and risk of overweight, independent of that child's birthweight and BMI in infancy.
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Study shows that a high protein intake in early childhood is associated with higher body fat mass but not higher lean massNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal, May 17-20, shows that a high intake of protein in early childhood, particularly from animal food sources, is associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) due to increased body fat and not increases in fat-free mass.
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Overweight boys at greater risk of colon cancer as adults, but losing weight may modify riskNew research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (May 17-20) suggests that overweight boys may be at greater risk of colon (bowel) cancer when they grow up than their slimmer friends. However, overweight boys who shed the pounds and achieve a healthy weight by young adulthood do not appear to be at increased risk of colon cancer as adults.
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The Atlantic

Jared Kushner's Make-or-Break Week This could be the most consequential week of Jared Kushner’s young life. The 36-year-old has gone from being known mostly in New York real-estate circles, and there mostly as the scion of a powerful family with only a mediocre track record of his own, to wunderkind senior adviser—and, oh yeah, son-in-law—to President Trump. Now Trump is headed abroad on his first foreign trip, which has largely b
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Trilobites: Genetic Tidying Up Made Humped Bladderworts Into Carnivorous PlantsA new study identifies the evolutionary refinements that gave rise to floating, rootless plants that can trap and digest, like super-fast Venus flytraps.
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New Concrete Recipes Could Cut CracksRecipes for concrete that incorporate byproducts from the coal and steel industries, like fly ash and slag, could reduce road-salt related cracking. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

Trump Scandals Are Good for Putin Ever since last year’s presidential elections, people have been asking: What is it that Putin and the Russians want from Trump? Julia Ioffe argues that the events of the past two weeks help show the answer. Putin wants chaos in the White House. Where America see strength—checks and balances, rule of law, independent institutions—Putin sees weakness. And that’s what he wants to show us and his own
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Live Science

3D-Printed Ovaries Offer Promise as Infertility TreatmentIn a promising development for a future fertility treatment, a female mouse with synthetic ovaries that were created on a 3D-printer conceived and gave birth to healthy baby mice.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: At Least It's Friday Today in 5 Lines The New York Times reported that President Trump told Russian officials James Comey’s dismissal eased “great pressure” on him, calling the former FBI director a “nut job.” The Washington Post reported that a senior White House adviser has been identified as a “significant person of interest” in the Russia investigation. Trump left for Saudi Arabia, the initial stop on his first o
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WIRED

Another Ransomware Nightmare Could Be Brewing in Ukraine A new type of ransomware called XData is spreading at an alarming rate. The post Another Ransomware Nightmare Could Be Brewing in Ukraine appeared first on WIRED .
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Gizmodo

So George Romero's Next Of the Dead Movie Is Basically About Zombie NASCAR A still from George A. Romero’s iconic zombie film, Dawn of the Dead. Image: United George A. Romero, director of the legendary Night of the Living Dead , the equally legendary Dawn of the Dead , the not legendary but still good Day of the Dead , and countless other zombie entertainment, is trying something different. Very different. So different it’s a movie where zombies race cars to entertain
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Popular Science

Turns out the Svalbard seed vault is probably fine Environment Deep breaths. A failure at a fail-safe vault. The irony is delicious, but that’s not the whole story. Read on.
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Ars Technica

The Arctic seed vault had to deal with melting permafrost last winter Enlarge (credit: Mari Tefre/Svalbard Globale frøhvelv ) In Arctic Svalbard, there is a vault that might sound like a sci-fi plot device. Completed in 2008, the Global Seed Vault is a remote archive for safeguarding seeds for thousands of crop varieties. If anything dramatic should happen elsewhere around the world, we want these seeds to be there. The vault consists of a giant freezer room bored
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Watch These Survivalists Try To Catch A Slippery Snack | Naked and Afraid #NakedAndAfraid | Sundays at 10/9c Desperate for protein, the duo works together to catch a swimming snake. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/naked-and-afraid Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NakedandAfraid https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Naked
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Meet the armored soldiers and nuclear artillery of a future war that never was Military Wars of future past. A concept for soldiers from 1956 guesses at the future in an interesting way.
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Ars Technica

Regulator-approved fix for another 84,000 diesels could save VW some money Enlarge (credit: youkaine ) On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that they approved a new fix (PDF) for 84,390 diesel vehicles that were caught up in the Volkswagen Group scandal that broke in 2015. The fix applies to automatic 2.0L Passats from 2012-2014 (manual Passats do not have an approved fix yet). The approval is good ne
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Fusion Donald Trump to FBI Investigators: Let Me Make This Easy for You | The Slot In Debate Prep, H Fusion Donald Trump to FBI Investigators: Let Me Make This Easy for You | The Slot In Debate Prep, Hillary Clinton Practiced Dodging Trump’s Weird Macho Hugs | Deadspin WWE Wants to Replace John Cena With Japan’s Shinsuke Nakamura, And It Might Actually Work | The Root Federal Judge Dismisses ‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed Mohamed’s Lawsuit Against Irving, Texas, School District |
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If This Orchestral Version of the '60s Spider-Man Theme Isn't in Homecoming, It Goddamn Should Be Look at this awesome video, Spidey. Image: Sony Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Homecoming composer Michael Giacchino (Up) just put up a lovely 30-second video on Twitter of the orchestra currently recording the score to the film. They’re playing a wonderful arrangement of the classic theme song from the ‘70s Spider-Man cartoon, and it’s so good we can’t stop listening to it: The question, however, is
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The Atlantic

The World's Worst Negotiation Assume that Donald Trump is totally innocent of any wrongdoing with regard to Russian interference in the 2016 election, and that those insisting otherwise are treating the president unfairly. Then reread the latest New York Times scoop : WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure”
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In WannaCry's Wake, a New Rapidly Spreading Ransomware Attack Appeared Today Photo: Getty A week after WannaCry induced worldwide panic , another vicious ransomware attack is currently underway. Despite being contained primarily to Ukraine (for now), the new malware, dubbed “XData,” was rated the second-most infectious globally on Friday by a security researcher at MalwareHunterTeam , a group instrumental last week in alerting us to the WannaCry threat. The researcher, wh
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Gizmodo

That 'Alien Megastructure' Star Is Freaking Out Again Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech It’s almost certainly not aliens, but once again, Tabby’s Star is acting hella weird. The star that first became our planetary obsession back in the fall of 2015—when astronomer Jason Wright suggested its weird flickering behavior might be the result of an alien megastructure—is, once again, flickering. But unlike previous stellar glitches, astronomers are now prepared to
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Ars Technica

Court ruling nullifies US requirement that hobbyists register drones Enlarge (credit: Richard Unten ) A federal appeals court on Friday struck down a regulation requiring the public to register drones. The US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found that the Federal Aviation Administration did not have the authority to regulate so-called "model aircraft." If it stands, the decision (PDF) means that the public does not have to abide by the FAA re
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Popular Science

Rocket Lab may try to launch its Electron rocket for the first time today Space The Sunday attempt got scrubbed due to high winds. On Monday, a small but powerful rocket may launch for the first time. Read on.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Insects resist genetic methods to control disease spread, study findsInsects possess a naturally occurring resistance to the use of gene-editing technology to prevent diseases such as malaria, new research shows.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Fueling the futureNew research investigated 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 sustainable fuel resource.
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Experts explain origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars and TitanThe surfaces of Earth, Mars, and Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have all been scoured by rivers. Yet despite this similarity and the amazingly Earth-like landscapes of Titan complete with valleys, lakes, and mountains, researchers led by City College of New York geologist Benjamin Black report new evidence that the origins of the topography there and on Mars are different from on Earth.
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Sequestering blue carbon through better management of coastal ecosystemsFocusing on the management of carbon stores within vegetated coastal habitats provides an opportunity to mitigate some aspects of global warming.
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Understanding the architecture of our 'second brain'Scientists have made an important step in understanding the organization 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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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 has completed a study showing that iron can limit phosphorus acquisition in the ocean. Their study contributes to knowledge of nutrient cycling in the ocean.
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Consumers see much greater risk than reward in online adsThe risks far outweigh the benefits for most consumers in their response to personalized online ads, known as online behavioral advertising, suggests a study. The perception of risk drives consumers to greater privacy concerns and to avoid the advertising. The ad industry may want to reconsider its approach as a result, suggests a new report.
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The Atlantic

Democrats Say Trump Committed Obstruction of Justice Updated on May 19 at 5:05 p.m. EST Democrats reacted with a mixture of shock and anger to instantly controversial reports in The New York Times and The Washington Post on Friday afternoon involving President Trump and the federal investigation into whether coordination existed between his campaign associates and the Russian government. “This is what OBSTRUCTION looks like,” Democratic Senator Pat
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Gizmodo

The Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Releases Its First Results Inside the detector (Image: Christopher Tunnell/the XENON collaboration) Around eighty-five percent of the matter scientists have detected in the universe comes from something we can’t feel or see. It’s a seemingly enormous amount of mass whose gravity bends other stars’ light and makes galaxies spin strangely . And scientists really, really want to know what this so-called dark matter is. But ho
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First significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterialsResearchers have developed a novel way to determine crystal type based on optics -- by identifying the unique ways in which these crystals absorb light.
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Ars Technica

Android Automotive hands-on: Google is finally ready to talk about its car OS MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—After years of rumors and speculation, Google finally announced a plan to put a Google-blessed, car version of Android in a production vehicle. Audi and Volvo have both signed up to have their "next gen" vehicles powered by Google's OS. Previously we've seen "concept" Android-as-a-car-OS displays from Google in the form of a "stock Android" car OS in a Maserati and an FCA/Go
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NYT > Science

Trilobites: Spotting Mysterious Twinkles on Earth From a Million Miles AwayHundreds of reflections observed by a satellite are a result of ice crystals floating in clouds at high altitudes, NASA scientists say.
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Social media help identify medication concerns of inflammatory bowel disease patientsCedars-Sinai researchers analyzed thousands of social media posts to determine the biggest concerns patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have about their prescribed treatments. The No. 1 patient concern: Risks of side effects from biologic medications even when risks are remote.
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Live Science

This 'Alien' Coloring Book Promises Out-of-This-World Experience [Deal]Titan Books is now selling their 80-page homage to the popular horror/sci-fi franchise, "Alien: The Coloring Book." It's the official coloring book of the sci-fi series.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic's Week in Culture Don’t Miss Revisiting the Nightmarish Twin Peaks Movie — David Sims looks back on Fire Walk With Me, David Lynch’s film version of the hit series , in anticipation of the show’s upcoming revival. 20th Century Fox Film Alien: Covenant Is the Best Installment Since Aliens — Christopher Orr praises Ridley Scott’s latest movie for wisely focusing on extraterrestrial suspense, not windy philosophizing
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US arrests man in $100 mn Fitbit stock manipulationA US man has been arrested and charged in connection with a $100 million stock manipulation involving shares of the wearable technology maker Fitbit, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
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The 4 Types of Exercise Every Person Needs | VideoWhen it comes to exercise, it's not just about cardio. Here are the four types of exercise that improve a person's overall physical fitness.
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Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computersFrench researchers have released software tools that they claim can restore some of the computers locked up by a global cyberattack that held users' files for ransom.
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Hypertension in young adults shows long-term heart risksOtherwise healthy young people with high systolic blood pressure over 140 are at greater risk for future artery stiffening linked to an increased risk of stroke as well as possible damage to the kidneys and brain, new research shows.
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Oil company watches over pregnant polar bear under bridgeA pregnant polar bear seeking to dig her maternity den chose an unlikely spot: a snow drift along a bridge leading to an artificial production island off the north coast of Alaska.
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Fixing the Tomato: CRISPR Edits Correct Plant-Breeding SnafuGeneticists harness two mutations to improve on 10,000 years of tomato domestication -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Grappling With a Story of Modern Slavery In response to Alex Tizon’s essay “My Family’s Slave,” Richard Buck writes: I am stunned by Alex’s story. Alex sat at a desk right beside mine for six months when we were both reporters at The Seattle Times . He was immensely talented and well-liked as well as respected. When I learned his story would be on the cover of the magazine I was proud. Now, my feelings are mixed. On the one hand, Alex w
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What Got Buried in the Crazy News Cycle: U.S. Attacks Syria Edition The endless cycle of Washington news has put political America into a kind of Trump-induced fugue state. At some point we'll all wake up and wonder where the past several months have gone. Did anything ... else happen? Why, yes. While the Trump White House's obsession with drama has put on an entrancing show, politics in outside of the West Wing has just kept going. Here are some of the stories y
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Terrorism victims can’t hold Facebook liable for Hamas’ use of the platform An example of Hamas content on Facebook, from the Force v. Facebook complaint. (credit: Force v. Facebook complaint ) Two lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook responsible for terrorism groups' use of the social media platform have been dismissed by a federal judge. The plaintiffs in Force v. Facebook , filed last year , are the families and estates of US citizens who were killed by Hamas, a Palestin
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Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever Image from Alien via screengrab Not heroine. Hero , period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real, and I have total confidence the Alien movies would not have become classics w
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Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration ruleAn appeals court on Friday struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners of drones used for recreation to register their craft.
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Major League Baseball reaches streaming deal with FacebookMajor League Baseball and Facebook have agreed on a deal that will see 20 games streamed live via the platform starting Friday, highlighting the increasing willingness of US sports to embrace social media.
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Uber extends on-demand service to truckingUber is expanding into a new field with a version of its on-demand ride application that lets truckers book cargo hauls with simple taps on smartphones.
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Uber threatens to fire key exec in self-driving car disputeUber is threatening to fire a key executive accused of stealing self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off unless he waives his constitutional right against self-incrimination so the ride-hailing service can comply with a court order.
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Researchers develop protocol to analyze many cells at onceRutgers researchers have developed a new way to analyze hundreds of thousands of cells at once, which could lead to faster and more accurate diagnoses of illnesses, including tuberculosis and cancers.
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Understanding Languages with Physics and Math Understanding Languages with Physics and Math Computer model suggests nomads may be more likely than settlers to absorb new words, but linguists remain skeptical. linguisticmigration_ani.gif Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright American Institute of Physics ( reprinting information ) Physics Friday, May 19, 2017 - 15:30 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Scie
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How Regular Exercise May Make Your Body 'Younger'High levels of exercise may keep your cells looking young, new research finds.
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UTA civil engineer's book illustrates the power of recycled plastic in shoring up roadsPlastics make up a large percentage of municipal solid waste that inhabit landfills.
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Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomassTechnologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies compete financially with a petroleum-based production pipeline that has been perfected over the course of decades.
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Optimizing power networks for tomorrow's smart citiesThe modern city, says Jie Liu, can be considered a web of networks that should run like a healthy, well-tuned circulatory system.
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Team demos potential environmental sustainability benefits in full life cycle assessment of 2nd-generation biofuelsNumerous studies have raised critical concerns about the promise of corn ethanol's ability to mitigate climate change and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Some of the studies have suggested that after a full life cycle assessment—meaning an analysis of environmental impact throughout all stages of a product's life—biofuels like corn ethanol may not offer any greenhouse gas emissions reductions r
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Nursing homes cut urinary tract infections in half through focused effort on catheter careA new study shows a way to keep urinary catheters from posing as much of a risk to the 1.4 million Americans currently in long-term and post-acute care. The research shows that urinary tract infections related to catheters fell by 54 percent in 404 nursing homes in 38 states that took part in a national patient safety effort.
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Physicists discover that lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performanceLithium compounds improve plasma performance in fusion devices just as well as pure lithium does, a team of physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has found.
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Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200 Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells , $194 The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.
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Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See Image: Sam Woolley After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day. I’m a member of an enormous population of people who struggle with family-oriented holidays due to trauma, death, incarceration, betrayal, non-existence, or any number of other complicating factors. Relationships with family are tough. Now that we all live online,
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'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You Image: Lauren Topor / Flicker Creative Commons Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili —a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith , the red-orange, fingernail-sized fruit is the unintentional product of a trial of a new performance-boosting plant food developed by Nottingh
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Superhot 'Dragon's Breath' Chili Pepper Can Kill. Here's HowDeath by chili pepper may not be a common way to die, but it's certainly a possibility for unlucky souls adventurous enough to try Dragon's Breath, the new hottest pepper in town.
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Scientists tweaked natural mutations to create a better tomato Science All the taste, but way more fruit. By selectively merging two spontaneously occurring genetic mutations, researchers were able to make a more bountiful tomato.
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Trump Told the Russians That 'Nut Job' Comey's Firing Relieved 'Great Pressure' Updated on May 19 at 5:36 p.m. During a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week, President Trump told the men that fired FBI Director James Comey was a “nut job,” and that his removal would relieve pressure on his administration over its ties to Russia. The New York Times reported the exchange on Friday, and the White House did not dispute it—an
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Flies the key to studying the causes of dementiaA research team has 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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Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline A Russian Tu-95 ‘Bear.’ Photo credit: Russian Ministry of Defense The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.The sixty-year-old symbol of the Cold War has been able to remain a viable weapon system despite its age, much the way the B-52 has ma
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Caution urged in using PRP or stem cells to treat young athletes' injuriesPhysicians, parents and coaches should be cautious when considering treating injured young athletes with platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cells or other types of regenerative medicine, says a nationally recognized sports medicine clinician and researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth Sports Medicine Institute.
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River channels on three worlds reveal a history of shifting landscapes Enlarge / Ligeia Mare, the second-largest body of liquid hydrocarbons on Titan. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Cornell ) At this point, we’ve worked out the basics of the processes that produced the topography around us here on Earth. But other worlds in our solar system have very different landscapes that could partly be the result of foreign processes. The distant glimpses we get of these worlds
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Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants Photo: Getty Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents. In March, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deployed a cell-site simulator, often colloquially referred to as a “Stingray,” to track a Michigan man in the country illegally, according to recently unsealed court doc
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No prison for judge who offered beer to FBI agent for wife’s texts Enlarge / North Carolina Judge Arnold Ogden Jones. (credit: CBS North Carolina / YouTube ) A North Carolina judge now stripped of his robe has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Arnold Ogden Jones had pleaded guilty to charges that he tried to bribe an FBI official with beer and cash to get his wife's text mes
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Astronomers scramble as ‘alien megastructure’ star dims againTabby’s star’s weird behaviour has been blamed on everything from asteroids to aliens. Now astronomers are racing to watch its dimming in action
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A classic quantum test could reveal the limits of the human mindUsing human consciousness as the trigger in a test of ‘spooky action at a distance’ could tell us whether mind is made of different stuff than matter
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A peacock's tail: how Darwin arrived at his theory of sexual selection How Darwin developed the radical idea of females’ power to choose their mates despite it being at odds with his own notions of women as inferior About 150 years ago, and “almost a lifetime” either side, Charles Darwin was beleaguered by the problem of the peacock’s tail. Just the sight of a feather, he wrote in April 1860, “makes me sick!” The plumage of the male bird represented a hole in his th
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Say It Ain't So Joe! Many progressives will abhor the following statement, but so be it: There’s a lot I admire about former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman. And it’s precisely because of that admiration that I dearly hope he doesn’t accept the poisoned chalice that Donald Trump is reportedly considering offering him: Director of the FBI. Lieberman has been wrong on many of the key public debates of the last decade
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The Stakes of Syrian Soccer and Language Without Meaning: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing The Autocrat’s Language Masha Gessen | New York Review of Books “When I was a young journalist, I went back to my country of birth to work in my native language. In the early 1990s, Russian journalists were engaged in the project of reinventing journalism—which itself had been used to perform the opposite of conveying reliable information. Language was a problem. The language of politics had been
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GOP lawmaker who helped kill ISP privacy rules proposes new privacy rules Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | KrulUA) Seven weeks after Congress voted to prevent implementation of new ISP privacy rules, a lawmaker who helped lead that effort has proposed legislation that would impose similar rules in a new form. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced the House version of legislation that ultimately killed those privacy rules in March. But now she's back with a new bill
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The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy Tom Hardy, seen here at Bane, is playing Venom. Image: Warner Bros. Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises , will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland . A few months back, Sony surprised movie fa
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Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomassA new process triples the fraction of biomass converted to high-value products to nearly 80 percent, also tripling the expected rate of return for an investment in the technology from roughly 10 percent (for one end product) to 30 percent.
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The Arctic Doomsday Seed Vault Flooded. Thanks, Global Warming No seeds were lost, but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change. The post The Arctic Doomsday Seed Vault Flooded. Thanks, Global Warming appeared first on WIRED .
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Volcanic Explosions Rock an Alaskan Island as Etna Rumbles After a few weeks of quiet, two Alaskan volcanoes had big explosions this week, while Etna rumbled but didn't pop. The post Volcanic Explosions Rock an Alaskan Island as Etna Rumbles appeared first on WIRED .
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That weird ‘alien megastructure’ star is dimming again right now Space Astronomers are scrambling to take measurements. Tabby's star is finally dimming again, which means another chance to try to solve its mysteries. Read on.
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Wing Windows Reveal Insect OrigamiLadybird beetle wings fold themselves into a tidy package after flight, and now scientists understand how it works. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientists perform first basic physics simulation of spontaneous transition of the edge of fusion plasma to crucial high-confinement modePhysicists have simulated the spontaneous transition of turbulence at the edge of a fusion plasma to the high-confinement mode that sustains fusion reactions. The research was achieved with the extreme-scale plasma turbulence code XGC.
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Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Carving Found in Looting HoleA block that bears the symbol of the ancient Egyptian King Nectanebo II was recovered in Abydos.
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Top 10 new species for 2017A spider and an ant with names drawn from popular books, a pink katydid and an omnivorous rat made ESF'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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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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Predicting influenza outbreaks faster with a digitally-empowered wearable deviceThrough integration with a wearable thermometer, the Thermia online health educational tool has enabled prediction of seasonal influenza outbreaks in China one month earlier than before, according to a new study.
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Insects resist genetic methods to control disease spread, Indiana University study findsA study from Indiana University published May 19 in the journal Science Advances finds that insects possess a naturally occurring resistance to the use of gene-editing technology to prevent diseases such as malaria.
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Self-ventilating workout suit keeps athletes cool and dryA team of MIT researchers has designed a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete's body heat and sweat. These flaps, which range from thumbnail- to finger-sized, are lined with live microbial cells that shrink and expand in response to changes in humidity.
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Antibody for fighting cancer emergesWhile studying the underpinnings of multiple sclerosis, investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital came across important clues for how to treat a very different disease: cancer. Researchers describe an antibody that can precisely target regulatory T cells which in turn unleashes the immune system to kill cancer cells. The team reports that the antibody decreased tumor growth in models of melano
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Photos of the Week: 5/13–5/19 The world’s fastest shed in Wales, France welcomes a new president, a fiery NASCAR crash at the Kansas Speedway, Gubbio's Race of the Candles in Italy, a portrait of the late singer Chris Cornell on stage in Atlanta, a new eruption of Mount Sinabung, and much more.
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Poem of the Week: ‘The Word’ by Maxine Kumin This time of year always reminds me of days spent hiking in the California mountains with my family when I was younger—something about the sunlight and the sudden, abundant greenness of everything, about the way the natural world feels more present and alive even in the middle of the city. Though it was written about a place thousands of miles distant from the ones I explored as a child, Maxine K
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Our brains prefer invented visual information to the real thingWhen making sense of a visual blind spot, our brains fill in the gaps. We’re more likely to believe its version of what’s in front of us than a real image
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A 'Superbug' Fungus Is Spreading Across the US Candida auris. Image: CDC Over the past nine months, the number of US cases of an emerging, multi-drug resistant fungus has ballooned from 7 to more than 122. What’s more, the fungus, Candida auris , seems to be spreading, according to a field report the Centers for Disease Control released Thursday . So-called ‘superbugs’ usually reference bacteria that are especially hard to kill, having evolve
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All the Dangerous Things You Shouldn't Be Doing With Your Fidget Spinners GIF Like lawn darts, nano-magnets , and slap bracelets, fidget spinners are only one stupid stunt away from becoming yet another forgotten fad. And as usual, instead of enjoying them responsibly, the internet is hard at work trying to find ways to make spinners as dangerous as playing with firecrackers. This is why we can’t have fun things. It goes without saying, but we’re going to say it anyway
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It’s May, so the CDC wants to remind you how gross public pools are Enlarge (credit: Getty | AFP ) As the weather warms, schools let out, and people head to pools and water parks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to once again warn you of the dangers lurking in those cool, chlorinated waters. This year, the agency is drawing attention to an uptick in pool-associated outbreaks of Cryptosporidium, aka Crypto . The protozoan parasite is spread by
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A creepy solutionWhat are the options for tackling antibiotic resistance?
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Older adults need tips 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.
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Environmental pollutants in large Norwegian lakesScientists have discovered the presence of contaminants in the pelagic food chains in the lakes Mjøsa, Randsfjorden and Femunden in Norway, and in supplementary material of fish from Tyrifjorden and Vansjø, sampled in 2015. Mercury and persistent organic pollutants (cVMS, PCBs, PBDEs, PFAS) were analyzed in samples of fish from all lakes, as well as pelagic crustaceans in Mjøsa.
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New molecular target to improve neuroblastoma treatmentA new study has served to identify some genetic mutations that will help to improve the treatment of neuroblastoma.
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Why cicadas are showing up in your yard four years early Animals It’s all a matter of timing. The Cicadas are back! Kind of. Read on…
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How to go ultralight backpacking—the right way DIY Bring these basics. Summer is a great time to get outside for a day hike. Read on to discover the best way to prepare.
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13 Famous People Who Believe in AliensFrom pop stars to actors to politicians, here are some famous people think E.T. is out there.
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Self-ventilating workout suit keeps athletes cool and dryA team of MIT researchers has designed a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete's body heat and sweat. These flaps, which range from thumbnail- to finger-sized, are lined with live microbial cells that shrink and expand in response to changes in humidity. The cells act as tiny sensors and actuators, driving the flaps to open when an athlete wor
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Insects resist genetic methods to control disease spread, study findsResearchers are exploring the use of the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to fight human disease and agricultural blight. But a study from Indiana University has found several challenges to the method's use in saving lives and crops.
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A Broken Woodstove Leads To A Very Dangerous Situation In This Alaska Home #YukonMenTV | Fridays at 9/8c Charlie rushes to Marissa's house after receiving a distressing call about smoke in her home. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: http://discoverygo.com/yukon-men More Yukon: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/yukon-men/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: http
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Storing a memory involves distant parts of the brainIn studies with mice, researchers discovered that to maintain certain short-term memories, the brain’s cortex relies on connections with the thalamus.
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Kamchatkan volcanic ash travels half the worldGeochemical fingerprinting links microscopic ash found on the bottom of a Svalbard lake to volcanic event happening 7,000 years ago and 5,000 km away.
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This Cyclops Goat Is Good Eight days ago, a one-eyed goat was born in the Indian state of Assam. Since then, this brave little fluff has become an international sensation for obvious reasons: clearly, it’s training to be in the X-Men . “I believe this goat will bring luck to my home,” the goat’s owner, Mukhuri Das, told Caters News . Apparently, people from neighboring villages have been flocking to his farm to get a glim
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Automate An Outlet With TP-Link's Alexa-Compatible Smart Plug, Now Just $21 TP-Link Smart Plug , $21. Discount shown at checkout. Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40-$50 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price. Just like a WeMo switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major featur
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Freezing Temperatures, Glacial Winds, Volcanic Dust: All in a Day’s Work for Times Team in AntarcticaThe story behind the story of the first virtual-reality stereo footage ever shot on the continent.
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UK political parties promise science funding boost Researchers welcome pre-election promises to raise R&D, implying billions more for science. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22020
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Mysterious flashes on satellite images of Earth explained Bright spots of light over land could help in the search for Earth-like exoplanets. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22016
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Lola Wasn't Alone There are few subjects more painful than slavery. The word itself conjures images of the most shameful and ugly parts of humanity and our past, histories most would prefer to distance themselves from. This may in part be why, in just two short days, The Atlantic ’s article “ My Family’s Slave ,” by the journalist Alex Tizon about his family’s enslavement of a woman named Eudocia “Lola” Tomas Puli
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Hackers Are Trying to Reignite WannaCry With Nonstop Botnet Attacks The "sinkhole" domain that's held the ransomware in check is coming under repeated denial-of-service attacks. The post Hackers Are Trying to Reignite WannaCry With Nonstop Botnet Attacks appeared first on WIRED .
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We may have accidentally formed a protective bubble around Earth Space Radio waves might help protect us from space weather. Some radio waves may be forming a protective bubble around Earth’s atmosphere. Read on.
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Statistical safeguards in data analysis and visualization softwareComputer scientists have shown a new way to help prevent users of data exploration software from making false discoveries.
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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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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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Five rad and random things I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 11. Five rad and random things I found this week. Vol. 11. Read on.
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3D printed ovaries, a shape-shifting optical illusion, and other amazing images of the week Science Newsworthy eye candy Our favorite images from this week in science, health, and technology news.
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Uber threatens to fire Levandowski if he doesn’t comply with court order Enlarge / Anthony Levandowski, VP of engineering at Uber, speaking to reporters at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center on September 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images ) Uber has threatened to fire its top self-driving car engineer if he doesn't comply with a court order and hand over documents in the Waymo v. Uber trade secrets lawsuit. The lawsuit,
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This Is How Miserable IBM Voice Recognition Probably Was in the '80s GIF In the age of Siri, we take for granted how far speech recognition technology has come. But a quick glance back at 1986, when IBM introduced its voice recognition software, shows that we’ve travelled light years since the earliest version of this game-changing software. And it’s even more fun in satire form. The goofballs at Flying Squid Studios recently edited a 30-year-old IBM promotional v
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Engineered protein enlisted 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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Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus could simultaneously transmit other virusesAedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite, scientists report.
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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 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 cycles that punctuat
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Sweden drops rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Enlarge / Julian Assange gestures from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy in London. (credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Swedish prosecutors said Friday that they were dropping the long-running rape investigation into Julian Assange. The embattled founder of document-spilling site WikiLeaks has been living in Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012 in a bid to avoid prosecution on those allegations a
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Sometimes, Facts Can Actually Trump IdeologyIt's hard to get people to look past their ideological blinkers, but behavioral science research shows it's not impossible -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'ExoCube' Kickstarter Wants Your Help in the Search for Alien LifeA team of astronomers needs your help with the hunt for alien life, and they're offering some pretty cool exoplanet swag in return.
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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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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. However, researchers 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 performance.
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Living in a state with weak gun laws could increase risk of being shot by policeCitizens living in states with the weakest gun laws are more than twice as likely to be fatally shot by law enforcement compared to those living in states with the strongest gun laws.
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Female faculty face strong glass ceiling in male-dominated university environments, study concludesFemale faculty members hoping to advance to the highest ranks of academia face significant barriers due to male-dominated environments at colleges and universities, according to a new study.
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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. Researchers 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 systematically varying t
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Old cells that refuse to die may lead to treatments for age-related diseasesOld cells might be useful after all, scientists suggest. Understanding why some "retired" cells do not undergo apoptosis could lead to treatments for old-age-related diseases.
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The World’s Largest Wind Turbines Have Started Generating Power in EnglandA single revolution of a turbine’s blades can power a home for 29 hours.
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Flat Earthers Won't Believe This News on Antarctica’s Climate Scientists stand on an Antarctic ridge (Image Credit: Tarun Luthra) The Arctic is the fastest-warming place on our overheated planet , but so far, its polar opposite has managed to stay pretty cool. Why is Antarctica warming so slowly compared with the Arctic? The answer is complicated, but a new study suggests we’re overlooking a basic reality of geometry. Parts of our round Earth are flat; othe
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Can Humans Smell Beauty?Researchers surveying 30 years of studies on attraction found that olfactory and acoustic factors played a major role in attractiveness.
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Meet the 'Cyclops Kid': One-Eyed Goat Born in IndiaA goat with one large eye in the middle of its forehead, a birth defect caused by cyclopia, was born in a village in Assam, India, on May 10. Here's what causes the condition.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Brain fights West Nile Virus in unexpected wayA biochemical self-destruct trigger found in many types of cells takes on a different role in brain cells infected with West Nile virus. In a turnabout, it guards the lives of these cells and calls up the body's defenses. Neurons might be protected by this otherwise self-demise mechanism because they are non-renewable and too important to kill off.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteriesScientists have built high-capacity lithium metal batteries with anodes made of a graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid. The anodes quench the formation of damaging dendrites.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

New water-based, recyclable membrane filters all types of nanoparticlesMembranes comprised mostly of water, that self-assemble in water have now been developed by scientists. They can filter out particles based on size, and can be easily disassembled, report researchers.
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Science | The Guardian

Lab notes: alien life on exoplanet, cancer research and 3D-printed ovaries Life on an exoplanet is a tantalising prospect – but you may need to hitch a ride on USS Enterprise to reach it. For now, like Einstein, let’s travel on a light beam. On it you arrive at the Aquarius constellation and get dazzled by a planet system much like ours. Its sun is named Trappist-1 and around it orbit seven planets. The sixth one is Earth-sized, has flowing water and harbours life. (Not
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The Atlantic

Will Trump’s Expanded Policy Against Abortion Harm HIV/AIDS Relief? Earlier this week, the Trump administration moved forward with plans to withhold global-health funding for organizations that “perform or actively promote abortion” abroad. This move revives an older policy that restricted funds for family-planning organizations—groups that focus on things like contraception and maternal health—and goes further to apply to all global-health funding. As a result,
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The Atlantic

Robert E. Lee Topples From His Pedestal Workers began dismantling the Robert E. Lee monument in New Orleans on Friday, and will soon place it in temporary storage with three other such memorials. Once finished, their work will complete the most sweeping change to a major city’s Civil War commemorative landscape since the initial calls to lower Confederate battle flags and remove Confederate monuments in 2015, following the murder of ni
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Uber Freight Is the First Step to Automating Away TruckersFirst: matching haulers to jobs. Next: leveraging that network to build out fleets of autonomous 18-wheelers.
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Live Science

Mouse with 3D-printed Ovaries Gives Birth to Healthy Pups | Video
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Live Science

Drowned City: Jordan to Search for Ancient Site's Underwater RemainsArchaeologists will search for offshore remains of Ayla, an early Islamic city in modern-day Aqaba, Jordan.
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Dana Foundation

Remembering Breakthroughs A New York Times profile earlier this week on Brenda A. Milner , Sc.D., credited her with changing “the course of brain science for good as a newly minted Ph.D. in the 1950s by identifying the specific brain organ that is crucial to memory formation.” Photo credit: Owen Egan; Courtesy of the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University Milner, a Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives member, i
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SAEM 2017: Best practices in EMS oversight needed to improve pre-hospital careA 2015 Institute of Medicine report that highlighted fragmentation among EMS systems in the United States compelled Michigan Medicine researchers to evaluate the quality of EMS oversight in Michigan and explore how EMS systems could work together to improve patient care.
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Ars Technica

More people infected by recent WCry worm can unlock PCs without paying ransom Enlarge (credit: Ed Westcott / American Museum of Science and Energy ) New hope glimmered on Friday for people hit by last week's virulent ransomware worm after researchers showed that a broader range of PCs infected by WCry can be unlocked without owners making the $300 to $600 payment demand. A new publicly available tool is able to decrypt infected PCs running Windows XP and 7, and 2003, and o
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Popular Science

A Chinese folk contraceptive could give rise to unisex 'molecular condoms' Health The "thunder god vine" steals sperm's thunder. These plant compounds could keep sperm from fertilizing an egg, acting as a "molecular condom" without the use of hormones. Read on.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

An 'evolutionary gamble' may be killing Joshua Tree's mother tortoisesWildlife biologists say an alarming number of female desert tortoise carcasses found earlier this year just outside the southern edge of Joshua Tree National Park may be the result of mothers fighting extinction by exhausting their water and energy to lay eggs, even under stress.
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The Atlantic

The ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Is Dimming Again The most mysterious star in the Milky Way is at it again. Astronomers are sounding the alarms Friday as telescope observations detect unusual light patterns coming from a distant star located about 1,300 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus, in the outer edges of the galaxy. The mysterious dimming and flickering of the star, first discovered in 2011, means something is passi
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