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Declawing linked to aggression and other abnormal behaviors in catsAccording to research published today in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery*, declawing increases the risk of long-term or persistent pain, manifesting as unwanted behaviors such as inappropriate elimination (soiling/urinating outside of the litter box) and aggression/biting.
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New blackbody force depends on spacetime geometry and topology(Phys.org)—In 2013, a group of physicists from Austria proposed the existence of a new and unusual force called the "blackbody force." Blackbodies—objects that absorb all incoming light and therefore appear black at room temperature—have long been known to emit blackbody radiation, which repels small nearby objects such as atoms and molecules. But the physicists showed that blackbodies theoretical
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Egypt moves bed, chariot of King Tut to new museumEgypt safely moved two artifacts, a funerary bed and a chariot, belonging to the famed pharaoh King Tutankhamun on Tuesday, from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo to a new one across the city, which will house a large collection of the ancient monarch's items.
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Breaking the iris scanner locking Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is laughably easy Enlarge (credit: Chaos Computer Club ) Hackers have broken the iris-based authentication in Samsung's Galaxy S8 smartphone in an easy-to-execute attack that's at odds with the manufacturer's claim that the mechanism is "one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked." The cost of the hack is less than the $725 price for an unlocked Galaxy S8 phone, hackers with the Chaos Computer Club in German
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How Trump's Budget Would Weaken Public Health First things first: The White House’s budget is not law, nor will its latest iteration likely become law. President Trump’s proposal, released to the public Tuesday, is instead a signaling of his administration’s priorities—which congressional Republicans will likely ignore or heavily edit when they negotiate their own figures. Still, as has been said ad nauseam since Trump’s initial funding blue
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Lizards may be overwhelmed by fire ants and social stress combinedLizards living in fire-ant-invaded areas are stressed. However, a team of biologists found that the lizards did not exhibit this stress as expected after extended fire ant exposure in socially stressful environments, leading to questions about stress overload. "After encounters with non-lethal stress levels (from fire-ant exposure), we asked; Okay, they (the lizards) live, but what happens then?"
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A single controller line that works on the NES and the Switch Enlarge / Finally, a good alternative to the standard Switch Joy-Cons and Pro Controller. (credit: 8bitdo ) For all the known issues with Bluetooth wireless devices , it's pretty incredible to have a single standard that lets devices connect wirelessly to all sorts of different hardware. Case in point: the 8bitdo line of classic controllers which, thanks to a new firmware update today , is now co
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The LHC is starting another year of high-energy physics Enlarge / The LHC's ATLAS detector while under construction. (credit: Brookhaven National Lab ) Believe it or not, particle physics has a season, just like baseball. Running a massive particle collider takes a lot of energy, so operators schedule downtime for periods when local energy demand tends to be high. For Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, located on Long Island, that means sum
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Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation ProgramsThe spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
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Improve evolution education by teaching genetics firstEvolution is a difficult concept for many students at all levels, however, a study has demonstrated a simple cost-free way to significantly improve students' understanding of evolution at the secondary level: teach genetics before you teach them evolution.
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Special X-ray technique allows scientists to see 3-D deformationsResearchers have used an X-ray scattering technique called Bragg coherent diffraction imaging to reconstruct in 3-D the size and shape of grain defects. These defects create imperfections in the lattice of atoms inside a grain that can give rise to interesting material properties and effects.
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The Questions About Obstruction Now Spread to White House Staff The Washington Post report that White House staffers were involved in President Trump’s alleged effort to shut down the FBI’s investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn increases the legal and political peril for the administration as Robert Mueller’s inquiry moves forward. On Monday, the Post reported that Trump had asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Nat
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A Campus Murder Tests Facebook Clicks as Evidence of Hate The FBI is investigating whether Richard Collins III's murder was a hate crime. Would membership in a racist Facebook group hold up in court as evidence? The post A Campus Murder Tests Facebook Clicks as Evidence of Hate appeared first on WIRED .
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It’s Too Late for Fox to Retract Its Seth Rich Story On Tuesday of last week, the day after The Washington Post published its bombshell about President Trump’s Oval Office divulgences to Sergey Lavrov and Sergei Kisliyak, Sean Hannity took to the air at the Fox News Channel to discuss a murdered man named Seth Rich. Rich, a 27-year-old staffer at the Democratic National Committee, had been been gunned down in Washington, DC, in July, seemingly the
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ACR opposes sweeping healthcare cuts in Trump administration budgetThe American College of Rheumatology expressed opposition to the Trump Administration's proposed budget cuts to federal programs and institutions that provide critical resources in the fight against rheumatic diseases, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The rheumatology provider community
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Lizards may be overwhelmed by fire ants and social stress combinedLizards living in fire-ant-invaded areas are stressed. However, a team of biologists found that the lizards did not exhibit this stress as expected after extended fire ant exposure in socially stressful environments, leading to questions about stress overload.
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More than play: Can video games train sailors and marines?Blasting video game zombies, aliens and gangsters might not seem intellectually stimulating, but current research shows these computerized conflicts actually sharpen a range of cognitive skills—including better multitasking, increased attention span, faster reaction time and greater visual acuity.
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Fall calving season may yield higher returns for southeastern beef producersFor Southeastern beef cattle producers the fall calving season, calving between mid-September and mid-November, was most profitable and had the smallest amount of variation in profits, meaning fall calving was less risky as compared to spring calving, researchers found.
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Rethinking exercise: Replace punishing workouts with movement that makes you happyMany women start fitness programs to lose weight, and when they don't, they feel like failures and stop exercising. In a new study, researchers analyzed what women say makes them feel happy and successful, and how their expectations and beliefs about exercise foster or undermine those things.
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Weather patterns' influence on frost timingThe frost-free season in North America is approximately 10 days longer now than it was a century ago. In a new study researchers parse the factors contributing to the timing of frost in the United States. Atmospheric circulation patterns, they found, were the dominant influence on frost timing, although the trend of globally warming temperatures played a part as well.
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Wolves need space to roam to control expanding coyote populationsWolves and other top predators need large ranges to be able to control smaller predators whose populations have expanded, according to a new study. The results were similar across three continents, showing that as top predators' ranges were cut back and fragmented, they were no longer able to control smaller predators.
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Combination of features produces new Android vulnerabilityA new vulnerability affecting Android mobile devices results not from a traditional bug, but from the malicious combination of two legitimate permissions that power desirable and commonly used features in popular apps.
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The right thing to do: Why do we follow unspoken group rules?How you dress, talk, eat and even what you allow yourself to feel -- these often unspoken rules of a group are social norms, and many are internalized to such a degree that you probably don't even notice them. Following norms, however, can sometimes be costly for individuals if norms require sacrifice for the good of the group. How and why did humans evolve to follow such norms in the first place?
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Female peer mentors help retain college women in engineeringEarly in college, young women in engineering majors felt more confident about their ability, a greater sense of belonging in engineering, more motivated and less anxious if they had a female, but not male, peer mentor, new research concludes.
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Further evidence for localized, short-term anthropogenic forest alterations across pre-Columbian Amazonia [Social Sciences]By generating soil phytolith and charcoal data from a region of geoglyph construction in southwest Amazonia, Watling et al. (1) provide important evidence on a current debate over the scale and intensity of pre-Columbian modification of Amazonia (e.g., refs. 2–6). The clear evidence for human activity in their study region...
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Reply to Piperno et al.: It is too soon to argue for localized, short-term human impacts in interfluvial Amazonia [Social Sciences]We welcome the debate opened by Piperno et al. (1) in response to our recent article (2), and thank the editors of PNAS for the opportunity to reply. Although acknowledging that we detected localized human impacts in our study area, Piperno et al. (1) downplay the increases in palms observed...
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Fast folding and slow unfolding of a resurrected Precambrian protein [Biological Sciences]Tzul et al. (1) report different unfolding rates and similar folding rates for a number of thioredoxins. The authors interpret this result as evidence of the principle of minimal frustration. Their study includes several resurrected Precambrian thioredoxins that we have previously prepared and characterized (2–5). We agree that the principle...
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Reply to Candel et al.: Evidence for evolutionary conservation of folding kinetics in the thioredoxin protein family [Biological Sciences]The letter by Candel et al. (1) does not address a potential problem with their own experimental set-up. In particular, the use of guanidinium hydrochloride (GdnHCl) is not the best choice of denaturant for studying a folding reaction. There is an ample amount of evidence to suggest that the variations...
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Ab initio dynamics and photoionization mass spectrometry reveal ion-molecule pathways from ionized acetylene clusters to benzene cation [Chemistry]The growth mechanism of hydrocarbons in ionizing environments, such as the interstellar medium (ISM), and some combustion conditions remains incompletely understood. Ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) simulations and molecular beam vacuum-UV (VUV) photoionization mass spectrometry experiments were performed to understand the ion–molecule growth mechanism of small acetylene clusters (up to...
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Body sway reflects leadership in joint music performance [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]The cultural and technological achievements of the human species depend on complex social interactions. Nonverbal interpersonal coordination, or joint action, is a crucial element of social interaction, but the dynamics of nonverbal information flow among people are not well understood. We used joint music making in string quartets, a complex,...
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Polyketide mimetics yield structural and mechanistic insights into product template domain function in nonreducing polyketide synthases [Biochemistry]Product template (PT) domains from fungal nonreducing polyketide synthases (NR-PKSs) are responsible for controlling the aldol cyclizations of poly-β-ketone intermediates assembled during the catalytic cycle. Our ability to understand the high regioselective control that PT domains exert is hindered by the inaccessibility of intrinsically unstable poly-β-ketones for in vitro studies....
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Fold-change detection and scale invariance of cell-cell signaling in social amoeba [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Cell–cell signaling is subject to variability in the extracellular volume, cell number, and dilution that potentially increase uncertainty in the absolute concentrations of the extracellular signaling molecules. To direct cell aggregation, the social amoebae Dictyostelium discoideum collectively give rise to oscillations and waves of cyclic adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate (cAMP) under a...
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String method solution of the gating pathways for a pentameric ligand-gated ion channel [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Pentameric ligand-gated ion channels control synaptic neurotransmission by converting chemical signals into electrical signals. Agonist binding leads to rapid signal transduction via an allosteric mechanism, where global protein conformational changes open a pore across the nerve cell membrane. We use all-atom molecular dynamics with a swarm-based string method to solve...
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Atypical interactions of integrin {alpha}V{beta}8 with pro-TGF-{beta}1 [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Integrins αVβ6 and αVβ8 are specialized for recognizing pro-TGF-β and activating its growth factor by releasing it from the latency imposed by its surrounding prodomain. The integrin αVβ8 is atypical among integrins in lacking sites in its cytoplasmic domain for binding to actin cytoskeleton adaptors. Here, we examine αVβ8 for...
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Dynamic microtubules regulate cellular contractility during T-cell activation [Cell Biology]T-cell receptor (TCR) triggering and subsequent T-cell activation are essential for the adaptive immune response. Recently, multiple lines of evidence have shown that force transduction across the TCR complex is involved during TCR triggering, and that the T cell might use its force-generation machinery to probe the mechanical properties of...
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Ectopic protein interactions within BRD4-chromatin complexes drive oncogenic megadomain formation in NUT midline carcinoma [Genetics]To investigate the mechanism that drives dramatic mistargeting of active chromatin in NUT midline carcinoma (NMC), we have identified protein interactions unique to the BRD4–NUT fusion oncoprotein compared with wild-type BRD4. Using cross-linking, affinity purification, and mass spectrometry, we identified the EP300 acetyltransferase as uniquely associated with BRD4 through the...
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Hsp104 disaggregase at normal levels cures many [PSI+] prion variants in a process promoted by Sti1p, Hsp90, and Sis1p [Genetics]Overproduction or deficiency of many chaperones and other cellular components cure the yeast prions [PSI+] (formed by Sup35p) or [URE3] (based on Ure2p). However, at normal expression levels, Btn2p and Cur1p eliminate most newly arising [URE3] variants but do not cure [PSI+], even after overexpression. Deficiency or overproduction of Hsp104...
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Selective targeting of point-mutated KRAS through artificial microRNAs [Genetics]Mutated protein-coding genes drive the molecular pathogenesis of many diseases, including cancer. Specifically, mutated KRAS is a documented driver for malignant transformation, occurring early during the pathogenesis of cancers such as lung and pancreatic adenocarcinomas. Therapeutically, the indiscriminate targeting of wild-type and point-mutated transcripts represents an important limitation. H
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Aggregation of thrombin-derived C-terminal fragments as a previously undisclosed host defense mechanism [Immunology and Inflammation]Effective control of endotoxins and bacteria is crucial for normal wound healing. During injury, the key enzyme thrombin is formed, leading to generation of fibrin. Here, we show that human neutrophil elastase cleaves thrombin, generating 11-kDa thrombin-derived C-terminal peptides (TCPs), which bind to and form amorphous amyloid-like aggregates with both...
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Structural basis for cancer immunotherapy by the first-in-class checkpoint inhibitor ipilimumab [Immunology and Inflammation]Rational modulation of the immune response with biologics represents one of the most promising and active areas for the realization of new therapeutic strategies. In particular, the use of function blocking monoclonal antibodies targeting checkpoint inhibitors such as CTLA-4 and PD-1 have proven to be highly effective for the systemic...
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Erythritol is a pentose-phosphate pathway metabolite and associated with adiposity gain in young adults [Medical Sciences]Metabolomic markers associated with incident central adiposity gain were investigated in young adults. In a 9-mo prospective study of university freshmen (n = 264). Blood samples and anthropometry measurements were collected in the first 3 d on campus and at the end of the year. Plasma from individuals was pooled...
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Hypoxia treatment reverses neurodegenerative disease in a mouse model of Leigh syndrome [Medical Sciences]The most common pediatric mitochondrial disease is Leigh syndrome, an episodic, subacute neurodegeneration that can lead to death within the first few years of life, for which there are no proven general therapies. Mice lacking the complex I subunit, Ndufs4, develop a fatal progressive encephalopathy resembling Leigh syndrome and die...
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Coronavirus nonstructural protein 15 mediates evasion of dsRNA sensors and limits apoptosis in macrophages [Microbiology]Coronaviruses are positive-sense RNA viruses that generate double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) intermediates during replication, yet evade detection by host innate immune sensors. Here we report that coronavirus nonstructural protein 15 (nsp15), an endoribonuclease, is required for evasion of dsRNA sensors. We evaluated two independent nsp15 mutant mouse coronaviruses, designated N15m1 and...
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mTORC1 promotes proliferation of immature Schwann cells and myelin growth of differentiated Schwann cells [Neuroscience]The myelination of axons in peripheral nerves requires precisely coordinated proliferation and differentiation of Schwann cells (SCs). We found that the activity of the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), a key signaling hub for the regulation of cellular growth and proliferation, is progressively extinguished as SCs differentiate during...
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Maturation arrest in early postnatal sensory receptors by deletion of the miR-183/96/182 cluster in mouse [Neuroscience]The polycistronic miR-183/96/182 cluster is preferentially and abundantly expressed in terminally differentiating sensory epithelia. To clarify its roles in the terminal differentiation of sensory receptors in vivo, we deleted the entire gene cluster in mouse germline through homologous recombination. The miR-183/96/182 null mice display impairment of the visual, auditory, vestibular,...
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Common general anesthetic propofol impairs kinesin processivity [Pharmacology]Propofol is the most widely used i.v. general anesthetic to induce and maintain anesthesia. It is now recognized that this small molecule influences ligand-gated channels, including the GABAA receptor and others. Specific propofol binding sites have been mapped using photoaffinity ligands and mutagenesis; however, their precise target interaction profiles fail...
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Exclusion of alternative exon 33 of CaV1.2 calcium channels in heart is proarrhythmogenic [Physiology]Alternative splicing changes the CaV1.2 calcium channel electrophysiological property, but the in vivo significance of such altered channel function is lacking. Structure–function studies of heterologously expressed CaV1.2 channels could not recapitulate channel function in the native milieu of the cardiomyocyte. To address this gap in knowledge, we investigated the role...
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Chromosome-level genome assembly and transcriptome of the green alga Chromochloris zofingiensis illuminates astaxanthin production [Plant Biology]Microalgae have potential to help meet energy and food demands without exacerbating environmental problems. There is interest in the unicellular green alga Chromochloris zofingiensis, because it produces lipids for biofuels and a highly valuable carotenoid nutraceutical, astaxanthin. To advance understanding of its biology and facilitate commercial development, we present a...
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The wisdom of crowds for visual search [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Decision-making accuracy typically increases through collective integration of people’s judgments into group decisions, a phenomenon known as the wisdom of crowds. For simple perceptual laboratory tasks, classic signal detection theory specifies the upper limit for collective integration benefits obtained by weighted averaging of people’s confidences, and simple majority voting can...
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Dynamic remodeling of the dynamin helix during membrane constriction [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Dynamin is a dimeric GTPase that assembles into a helix around the neck of endocytic buds. Upon GTP hydrolysis, dynamin breaks these necks, a reaction called membrane fission. Fission requires dynamin to first constrict the membrane. It is unclear, however, how dynamin helix constriction works. Here we undertake a direct...
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Entropic forces drive self-organization and membrane fusion by SNARE proteins [Biophysics and Computational Biology]SNARE proteins are the core of the cell’s fusion machinery and mediate virtually all known intracellular membrane fusion reactions on which exocytosis and trafficking depend. Fusion is catalyzed when vesicle-associated v-SNAREs form trans-SNARE complexes (“SNAREpins”) with target membrane-associated t-SNAREs, a zippering-like process releasing ∼65 kT per SNAREpin. Fusion requires several...
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High-throughput biochemical profiling reveals sequence determinants of dCas9 off-target binding and unbinding [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The bacterial adaptive immune system CRISPR–Cas9 has been appropriated as a versatile tool for editing genomes, controlling gene expression, and visualizing genetic loci. To analyze Cas9’s ability to bind DNA rapidly and specifically, we generated multiple libraries of potential binding partners for measuring the kinetics of nuclease-dead Cas9 (dCas9) interactions....
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Development of an optimized synthetic Notch receptor as an in vivo cell-cell contact sensor [Developmental Biology]Detection and manipulation of direct cell–cell contact in complex tissues is a fundamental and challenging problem in many biological studies. Here, we report an optimized Notch-based synthetic receptor (synNQ) useful to study direct cell–cell interactions in Drosophila. With the synNQ system, cells expressing a synthetic receptor, which contains Notch activation...
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Shelterin components mediate genome reorganization in response to replication stress [Genetics]The dynamic nature of genome organization impacts critical nuclear functions including the regulation of gene expression, replication, and DNA damage repair. Despite significant progress, the mechanisms responsible for reorganization of the genome in response to cellular stress, such as aberrant DNA replication, are poorly understood. Here, we show that fission...
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Uric acid priming in human monocytes is driven by the AKT-PRAS40 autophagy pathway [Immunology and Inflammation]Metabolic triggers are important inducers of the inflammatory processes in gout. Whereas the high serum urate levels observed in patients with gout predispose them to the formation of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals, soluble urate also primes for inflammatory signals in cells responding to gout-related stimuli, but also in other common...
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Autoantibody-induced internalization of CNS AQP4 water channel and EAAT2 glutamate transporter requires astrocytic Fc receptor [Immunology and Inflammation]Aquaporin-4 (AQP4) water channel-specific IgG distinguishes neuromyelitis optica (NMO) from multiple sclerosis and causes characteristic immunopathology in which central nervous system (CNS) demyelination is secondary. Early events initiating the pathophysiological outcomes of IgG binding to astrocytic AQP4 are poorly understood. CNS lesions reflect events documented in vitro following IgG interac
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Microbiota promotes systemic T-cell survival through suppression of an apoptotic factor [Immunology and Inflammation]Symbiotic microbes impact the severity of a variety of diseases through regulation of T-cell development. However, little is known regarding the molecular mechanisms by which this is accomplished. Here we report that a secreted factor, Erdr1, is regulated by the microbiota to control T-cell apoptosis. Erdr1 expression was identified by...
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Combined HMG-COA reductase and prenylation inhibition in treatment of CCM [Medical Sciences]Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are common vascular anomalies that develop in the central nervous system and, more rarely, the retina. The lesions can cause headache, seizures, focal neurological deficits, and hemorrhagic stroke. Symptomatic lesions are treated according to their presentation; however, targeted pharmacological therapies that improve the outcome of CCM...
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Structural basis for spumavirus GAG tethering to chromatin [Microbiology]The interactions between a retrovirus and host cell chromatin that underlie integration and provirus expression are poorly understood. The prototype foamy virus (PFV) structural protein GAG associates with chromosomes via a chromatin-binding sequence (CBS) located within its C-terminal region. Here, we show that the PFV CBS is essential and sufficient...
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Social propinquity in rodents as measured by tube cooccupancy differs between inbred and outbred genotypes [Neuroscience]Existing assays of social interaction are suboptimal, and none measures propinquity, the tendency of rodents to maintain close physical proximity. These assays are ubiquitously performed using inbred mouse strains and mutations placed on inbred genetic backgrounds. We developed the automatable tube cooccupancy test (TCOT) based on propinquity, the tendency of...
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Heritability analysis with repeat measurements and its application to resting-state functional connectivity [Neuroscience]Heritability, defined as the proportion of phenotypic variation attributable to genetic variation, provides important information about the genetic basis of a trait. Existing heritability analysis methods do not discriminate between stable effects (e.g., due to the subject’s unique environment) and transient effects, such as measurement error. This can lead to...
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Metaplasticity mechanisms restore plasticity and associativity in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease [Neuroscience]Dynamic regulation of plasticity thresholds in a neuronal population is critical for the formation of long-term plasticity and memory and is achieved by mechanisms such as metaplasticity. Metaplasticity tunes the synapses to undergo changes that are necessary prerequisites for memory storage under physiological and pathological conditions. Here we discovered that,...
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Intersectin 1 is a component of the Reelin pathway to regulate neuronal migration and synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus [Neuroscience]Brain development and function depend on the directed and coordinated migration of neurons from proliferative zones to their final position. The secreted glycoprotein Reelin is an important factor directing neuronal migration. Loss of Reelin function results in the severe developmental disorder lissencephaly and is associated with neurological diseases in humans....
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Functional genomics in Brugia malayi reveal diverse muscle nAChRs and differences between cholinergic anthelmintics [Pharmacology]Many techniques for studying functional genomics of important target sites of anthelmintics have been restricted to Caenorhabditis elegans because they have failed when applied to animal parasites. To overcome these limitations, we have focused our research on the human nematode parasite Brugia malayi, which causes elephantiasis. Here, we combine single-cell...
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Biological origins of color categorization [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]The biological basis of the commonality in color lexicons across languages has been hotly debated for decades. Prior evidence that infants categorize color could provide support for the hypothesis that color categorization systems are not purely constructed by communication and culture. Here, we investigate the relationship between infants’ categorization of...
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Identifying the landscape drivers of agricultural insecticide use leveraging evidence from 100,000 fields [Sustainability Science]Agricultural landscape intensification has enabled food production to meet growing demand. However, there are concerns that more simplified cropland with lower crop diversity, less noncrop habitat, and larger fields results in increased use of pesticides due to a lack of natural pest control and more homogeneous crop resources. Here, we...
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Correction for Zastrow, News Feature: Is video game addiction really an addiction? [Correction]NEWS FEATURE Correction for “News Feature: Is video game addiction really an addiction?” by Mark Zastrow, which appeared in issue 17, April 25, 2017, of Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (114:4268–4272; 10.1073/pnas.1705077114). The editors note that Tae Kyung Lee was originally misidentified as a psychologist and should be identified as...
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Correction for Xu et al., BCL6 promotes glioma and serves as a therapeutic target [Correction]MEDICAL SCIENCES Correction for “BCL6 promotes glioma and serves as a therapeutic target,” by Liang Xu, Ye Chen, Marina Dutra-Clarke, Anand Mayakonda, Masaharu Hazawa, Steve E. Savinoff, Ngan Doan, Jonathan W. Said, William H. Yong, Ashley Watkins, Henry Yang, Ling-Wen Ding, Yan-Yi Jiang, Jeffrey W. Tyner, Jianhong Ching, Jean-Paul Kovalik,...
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In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]Listeners prefer new over old violins in blind tests New violins found to project sound better than Old Italian violins in halls. Image courtesy of Panoramio/Jiaqian AirplaneFan. Previous blind tests have found that seasoned violinists largely failed to distinguish new violins from Old Italian violins, such as Stradivari violins, preferring...
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Overexplaining or underexplaining methane’s role in climate change [Environmental Sciences]Methane lies at the nexus of climate and air quality, being both a major anthropogenic greenhouse gas—causing about one-half of the warming of carbon dioxide—and a precursor of tropospheric ozone pollution. Over the industrial era, atmospheric methane abundances rose from about 720 parts per billion (ppb) (10−9 mole fraction) to...
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Trust and the poverty trap [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Myopia for the future, especially in relation to economic decisions, has long been associated with low socioeconomic status (SES). Indeed, the use of the word “myopic” to describe the poor in this context dates back over a hundred years in economics (1). Although we all tend to discount future rewards...
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Assembly and function of bHLH-PAS complexes [Biochemistry]The basic helix–loop–helix-PER-ARNT-SIM (bHLH–PAS) family of transcription factors coordinates the expression of distinct transcriptional programs to control processes from development to the hypoxia response and beyond. Despite differences in their target genes and modes of regulation, these transcription factors share a common domain architecture, consisting of a bHLH DNA-binding domain...
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Hybridizing transgenic Bt cotton with non-Bt cotton counters resistance in pink bollworm [Agricultural Sciences]Extensive cultivation of crops genetically engineered to produce insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has suppressed some major pests, reduced insecticide sprays, enhanced pest control by natural enemies, and increased grower profits. However, these benefits are being eroded by evolution of resistance in pests. We report a strategy...
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In vivo engineering of bone tissues with hematopoietic functions and mixed chimerism [Applied Biological Sciences]Synthetic biomimetic matrices with osteoconductivity and osteoinductivity have been developed to regenerate bone tissues. However, whether such systems harbor donor marrow in vivo and support mixed chimerism remains unknown. We devised a strategy to engineer bone tissues with a functional bone marrow (BM) compartment in vivo by using a synthetic...
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H2O2-responsive liposomal nanoprobe for photoacoustic inflammation imaging and tumor theranostics via in vivo chromogenic assay [Biochemistry]Abnormal H2O2 levels are closely related to many diseases, including inflammation and cancers. Herein, we simultaneously load HRP and its substrate, 2,2′-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS), into liposomal nanoparticles, obtaining a Lipo@HRP&ABTS optical nanoprobe for in vivo H2O2-responsive chromogenic assay with great specificity and sensitivity. In the presence of H2O2, col
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Cap-binding protein 4EHP effects translation silencing by microRNAs [Biochemistry]MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in a broad variety of biological processes by inhibiting translation initiation and by destabilizing target mRNAs. The CCR4–NOT complex effects miRNA-mediated silencing, at least in part through interactions with 4E-T (eIF4E transporter) protein, but the precise mechanism is unknown. Here we show that the cap-binding...
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Structural hierarchy controlling dimerization and target DNA recognition in the AHR transcriptional complex [Biochemistry]The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) belongs to the PAS (PER-ARNT-SIM) family transcription factors and mediates broad responses to numerous environmental pollutants and cellular metabolites, modulating diverse biological processes from adaptive metabolism, acute toxicity, to normal physiology of vascular and immune systems. The AHR forms a transcriptionally active heterodimer with ARNT...
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Adaptation of cone pigments found in green rods for scotopic vision through a single amino acid mutation [Biochemistry]Most vertebrate retinas contain a single type of rod for scotopic vision and multiple types of cones for photopic and color vision. The retinas of certain amphibian species uniquely contain two types of rods: red rods, which express rhodopsin, and green rods, which express a blue-sensitive cone pigment (M1/SWS2 group)....
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Mechanism of duplex DNA destabilization by RNA-guided Cas9 nuclease during target interrogation [Biochemistry]The prokaryotic clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-associated 9 (Cas9) endonuclease cleaves double-stranded DNA sequences specified by guide RNA molecules and flanked by a protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) and is widely used for genome editing in various organisms. The RNA-programmed Cas9 locates the target site by scanning genomic DNA....
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Single-crystal Ih ice surfaces unveil connection between macroscopic and molecular structure [Chemistry]Physics and chemistry of ice surfaces are not only of fundamental interest but also have important impacts on biological and environmental processes. As ice surfaces—particularly the two prism faces—come under greater scrutiny, it is increasingly important to connect the macroscopic faces with the molecular-level structure. The microscopic structure of the...
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Carbon dioxide sources from Alaska driven by increasing early winter respiration from Arctic tundra [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]High-latitude ecosystems have the capacity to release large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere in response to increasing temperatures, representing a potentially significant positive feedback within the climate system. Here, we combine aircraft and tower observations of atmospheric CO2 with remote sensing data and meteorological products to derive...
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Opinion: On being an advisor to today’s ȷunior scientists [Economic Sciences]Young scientists often have the same long-term goal: use one’s smarts and drive to gain insights into a problem of interest. Typically, these scientists draw upon a long-standing and time-tested scientific process: formulate a hypothesis, design experiments to test this hypothesis, collect data, interpret the data, revisit and modify the...
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Listener evaluations of new and Old Italian violins [Engineering]Old Italian violins are routinely credited with playing qualities supposedly unobtainable in new instruments. These qualities include the ability to project their sound more effectively in a concert hall—despite seeming relatively quiet under the ear of the player—compared with new violins. Although researchers have long tried to explain the “mystery”...
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Enhanced CO2 uptake at a shallow Arctic Ocean seep field overwhelms the positive warming potential of emitted methane [Environmental Sciences]Continued warming of the Arctic Ocean in coming decades is projected to trigger the release of teragrams (1 Tg = 106 tons) of methane from thawing subsea permafrost on shallow continental shelves and dissociation of methane hydrate on upper continental slopes. On the shallow shelves (<100 m water depth), methane...
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Ambiguity in the causes for decadal trends in atmospheric methane and hydroxyl [Environmental Sciences]Methane is the second strongest anthropogenic greenhouse gas and its atmospheric burden has more than doubled since 1850. Methane concentrations stabilized in the early 2000s and began increasing again in 2007. Neither the stabilization nor the recent growth are well understood, as evidenced by multiple competing hypotheses in recent literature....
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Role of atmospheric oxidation in recent methane growth [Environmental Sciences]The growth in global methane (CH4) concentration, which had been ongoing since the industrial revolution, stalled around the year 2000 before resuming globally in 2007. We evaluate the role of the hydroxyl radical (OH), the major CH4 sink, in the recent CH4 growth. We also examine the influence of systematic...
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Anomalous thermal diffusivity in underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+x [Physics]The thermal diffusivity in the ab plane of underdoped YBCO crystals is measured by means of a local optical technique in the temperature range of 25–300 K. The phase delay between a point heat source and a set of detection points around it allows for high-resolution measurement of the thermal...
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Competing magnetic orders in the superconducting state of heavy-fermion CeRhIn5 [Physics]Applied pressure drives the heavy-fermion antiferromagnet CeRhIn5 toward a quantum critical point that becomes hidden by a dome of unconventional superconductivity. Magnetic fields suppress this superconducting dome, unveiling the quantum phase transition of local character. Here, we show that 5% magnetic substitution at the Ce site in CeRhIn5, either by...
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Evidence from Fermi surface analysis for the low-temperature structure of lithium [Physics]The low-temperature crystal structure of elemental lithium, the prototypical simple metal, is a several-decades-old problem. At 1 atm pressure and 298 K, Li forms a body-centered cubic lattice, which is common to all alkali metals. However, a low-temperature phase transition was experimentally detected to a structure initially identified as having...
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Community trust reduces myopic decisions of low-income individuals [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Why do the poor make shortsighted choices in decisions that involve delayed payoffs? Foregoing immediate rewards for larger, later rewards requires that decision makers (i) believe future payoffs will occur and (ii) are not forced to take the immediate reward out of financial need. Low-income individuals may be both less...
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Preferences for group dominance track and mediate the effects of macro-level social inequality and violence across societies [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Whether and how societal structures shape individual psychology is a foundational question of the social sciences. Combining insights from evolutionary biology, economy, and the political and psychological sciences, we identify a central psychological process that functions to sustain group-based hierarchies in human societies. In study 1, we demonstrate that macrolevel...
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Modeling the response of a tumor-suppressive network to mitogenic and oncogenic signals [Systems Biology]Intrinsic tumor-suppressive mechanisms protect normal cells against aberrant proliferation. Although cellular signaling pathways engaged in tumor repression have been largely identified, how they are orchestrated to fulfill their function still remains elusive. Here, we built a tumor-suppressive network model composed of three modules responsible for the regulation of cell proliferation,...
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Sean Hannity Tweets Out Ludicrous Seth Rich Conspiracy From Kim Dotcom [Updated] Image: Kim.com Sean Hannity has hit a new low, but grasping the depths the Fox host is willing to go will take some explaining. On July 10 of last year a DNC staffer named Seth Rich was shot and killed near his home in Washington, DC, in an as-yet unsolved incident that police speculate was a botched robbery. During the presidential campaign, online conspiracists pushed the false claim Rich was t
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Every Show Should Handle Sex Like American Gods All images: Starz On cable TV, we have become used to seeing a lot of sex and nudity on certain networks and in certain TV shows. Game of Thrones is the most famous of the lot, causing the term “ sexposition ” to be coined for how it paired important information with sex and nudity to keep the audience engaged. Sex is titillation, something forbidden or scandalous enough to get attention from an
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Comcast vendor sent cease-and-desist to operator of anti-Comcast website Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | hidesy) A Comcast vendor sent a cease-and-desist letter to the operator of " Comcastroturf.com ," a website that helps people find out if their names were used by bots that have flooded the Federal Communications Commission with anti-net neutrality comments. Fight for the Future, the advocacy group that operates the site, issued a press release accusing Comcast of
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Volkswagen's Diesel Scandal Was 80 Years in the Making Herbie the Love Bug was dreamt up by Adolf Hitler. The iconic Volkswagen Beetle, as it came to be known, was originally marketed to the subjects of the Third Reich as the KdF-wagen , or “strength through joy”-car. Few Beetles were actually produced during the Nazi era, as the firm’s Wolfsburg factory put its resources mainly towards the war effort. But eventually, in occupied postwar West Germany
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Stingless bees have specialized guards to defend their colonies, study revealsSeveral species of stingless bees have specialized guards or soldiers to defend their colonies from attacks by natural enemies. The differentiation of these guardian bees evolved in the last 25 million years and coincided with the appearance of parasitic 'robber' bees, which represent a major threat to many stingless bee species. These discoveries were made by a group of researchers in Brazil in c
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Smoke from wildfires can have lasting climate impactResearchers have found that carbon particles released into the air from burning trees and other organic matter are much more likely than previously thought to travel to the upper levels of the atmosphere, where they can interfere with rays from the sun -- sometimes cooling the air and at other times warming it.
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Field of 'sexting' research finds little to worry aboutA recent analysis of research into how so-called 'sexting' may affect sexual behavior finds that it has little impact on sexual activity -- but highlights significant shortcomings in the research itself.
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Deep sleep maintains the learning efficiency of the brainFor the first time, researchers have demonstrated the causal context of why deep sleep is important to the learning efficiency of the human brain. They have developed a new, noninvasive method for modulating deep sleep in humans in a targeted region of the brain.
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Experimental therapy for immune diseases hits Achilles heel of activated T cellsImmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis unleash destructive waves of inflammation on the body, causing death or a lifetime of illness and physical impairment. With safe and effective treatments in short supply, scientists report the discovery of an experimental treatment that targets an Achilles heel of activated immune cells -- killing them off and stopping
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One of the deadliest hospital-acquired infections is preventable, study showsHealth care providers can take steps to curb ventilator-associated events, researchers explain in a new report.
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Plug In WeMo Switches All Around Your House For Just $15 Each Refurb Belkin WeMo Switch , $15 If you have any lamps or appliances you wish you could control from afar, Belkin’s popular WeMo Switch is marked down to just $15 today , if you don’t mind buying a refurb. All you have to do is plug one of these in between a wall outlet and the device of your choice, and you’ll be able to turn it on or off from your smartphone or Amazon Echo, create automatic sche
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New Theory Explains Why the Universe Expands at an Accelerating Rate "Space-time is not as static as it appears, it's constantly moving," one researcher said. Read More
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The Fuzzy Claims Used to Justify Cutting Social Security Disability Insurance Having already broken two planks of his campaign promise that “there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid” by proposing a health plan that includes brutal Medicaid cuts and lowers Medicare solvency by three years , President Trump has now cracked the door open on completing his broken promise hat-trick with up to $64 billion of cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance. Whil
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Genetic mutation trade-offs lead to parallel evolutionOrganisms in nature adapt and evolve in complex environments. For example, when subjected to changes in nutrients, antibiotics, and predation, microbes in the wild face the challenge of adapting multiple traits at the same time. But how does evolution unfold when, for survival, multiple traits must be improved simultaneously?
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Fiction Imitates Horrific Reality in Zombie Sci-Fi Novel | VideoParasitic fungus turns people into flesh-eating zombies in the chilling new sci-fi novel "The Boy on the Bridge."
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Recreational cocaine: Brain area involved in addiction activated earlier than thoughtEven among non-dependent cocaine users, cues associated with consumption of the drug lead to dopamine release in an area of the brain thought to promote compulsive use, according to researchers.
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Transforming how complex marine data is synthesizedScientists are transforming how complex marine data from the Ocean Health Index is synthesized, communicated and used for coastal management.
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Using a genetic signature to overcome chemotherapy-resistant lung cancerPatients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those at greatest risk of relapse and provide a therapy to overcome or avoid it?
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New chemical reaction could eventually yield new fuels and medicationsChemists have developed a new technique to convert carbon-hydrogen bonds into carbon-carbon bonds using catalysts made of silicon and boron, both abundant and inexpensive elements.
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Life-threatening childhood brain cancer: New insightThe most common type of malignant childhood brain cancer has been identified as seven separate conditions each needing a different treatment, new research has revealed.
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New method: Water mapping around solutesChemists have developed a new method that allows them to map changes in the dynamics and structure of water molecules in the vicinity of solutes. With this technique, called terahertz calorimetry, they investigated the properties of the hydration shell of dissolved alcohol molecules. In the future, they want to also use the method for water mapping around more complex systems such as enzymes, whic
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Calcium dynamics regulating the timing of decision-making in C. elegansAll animals make decisions according to information, but the detailed mechanism is not known. The researchers found that, a tiny worm chooses the direction in an odor space by mathematically integrating the information of odor concentration. Moreover, they also identified a gene responsible for the integration. Because integration of information has been known to be important for decision-making o
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Half of patients recover to baseline function after refractory status epilepticusThree in four patients with refractory status epilepticus treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) are still alive a year later, and half of them have recovered to baseline function, according to a new study. The study was the first to show the population-based incidences for refractory and super-refractory status epilepticus and to evaluate the long-term outcome.
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An elegans solution: Worm genetic screen maps cell-to-cell communication in human cancerResearchers have developed a cross-species genetic screen in worms to follow cell-to-cell communication in human cancer. The genome-wide screen is being used to chart a roadmap between mesodermal cells and epithelial cells in the tumor microenvironment.
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Neural circuit rotates a fly's internal compassResearchers have uncovered the neurons that spin a fly's internal compass when the insect turns -- the first such mechanism identified in any animal.
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Interrogating proteins: New protein structure designedScientists have designed a new protein structure, and are using it to understand how protein structures are stabilized.
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Intestinal fungi worsen alcoholic liver diseaseLiver cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of mortality worldwide and approximately half of those deaths are due to alcohol abuse. Yet apart from alcohol abstinence, there are no specific treatments to reduce the severity of alcohol-associated liver disease. Researchers have now linked intestinal fungi to increased risk of death for patients with alcohol-related liver disease.
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How to prevent 3-D printing hacks? Install secret flaws and share the decoder ringSince the global supply chain for additive manufacturing (AM)-- also called 3-D printing-- requires companies to share CAD files within the organization or with outside parties via email or cloud, intellectual-property thieves and malefactors have many opportunities to filch a manufacturer's design files to produce counterfeit parts. Researchers have discovered ways for manufacturers to turn the t
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Researchers find dozens of genes associated with measures of intelligence Enlarge / A brain. (credit: Allan Ajifo ) We don't know a lot about the biological basis of our mental abilities—we can't even consistently agree on how best to test them—but a few things seem clear. One is that performance on a number of standardized tests that purport to measure intelligence tends to correlate with outcomes we'd associate with intelligence, like educational achievement. A secon
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Science Advocates Frustrated by Presidents BudgetCongress is not expected to fully enact the proposed cuts to research and public health programs.
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Synthetic Meat Spat Shows That Ethical Meat Doesn't Mean Peaceful Meat Memphis Meats’ cultured meatball (Image: Memphis Meats) There are a few of generalizations we can probably make about meat. First, meat production is bad for the animal . Second, meat production is bad for the environment . Third, meat tastes good. Some new startups want to give folks unwilling to go vegetarian or vegan an option that addresses all three of those concerns—a tasty, meaty food that
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Scientists Think Earth Was Once a Donut-Shaped Planetary Hot Mess Called "Synestia" Planetary scientists propose the existence of a new giant space object. Read More
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Sessions's Climbdown on Sanctuary Cities Attorney General Jeff Sessions pulled back on President Trump’s January executive order cracking down on “sanctuary cities” on Monday, releasing a memo that represents a significant retreat from the order’s original goal of punishing jurisdictions that limit collaboration between local authorities and federal immigration agents. The memo narrowly defines sanctuary cities to “refer only to jurisdi
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Trump Wants to Slash Funding for Birth Defect Research as States Brace for Zika Season Image: Getty As public health officials are gearing up for another season of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the Trump administration’s budget proposal is here with some very bad news: the administration wants to slash the Centers for Disease Control’s budget by 17%, including cuts to programs like the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities essential to Zika research. With
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Blood test offers improved breast cancer detection tool to reduce use of breast biopsyA Clinical Breast Cancer study demonstrates Videssa Breast can inform better next steps after abnormal mammogram results and potentially reduce biopsies up to 67 percent.
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South highest, Northeast lowest for child auto fatalitiesThe number of motor vehicle fatalities involving children under age 15 varies widely by state, but occurrences are more common in the South, and are most often associated with improperly or unused restraints and crashes on rural roads, a new review of child-related auto fatalities shows.
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Battle Against Controversial NSA Surveillance Program Gets New Life Photo: Getty A legal challenge to a controversial NSA surveillance program called Upstream is getting a second chance. A US appeals court reversed a lower court decision and ruled today that the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that runs Wikipedia, has legal standing to object to Upstream in court. The NSA’s Upstream program is authorized under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveill
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Decrypted: American Gods just made its heroes a lot less likable Enlarge / Laura really has to keep those flies away now that she has become a zombie demigod avenger entity thing. (credit: Starz ) When I first watched episode 4 of American Gods , I absolutely hated it. After re-watching it and talking to Tokusatsu Network Editor-in-Chief Paula Gaetos in this week's episode of our TV podcast, I'm starting to come around. Maybe I shouldn't be so worried that our
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School choice policies may impact segregation and diversity of public schoolsDespite decades of educational reform and legal efforts, many U.S. schools are experiencing increasing segregation, with 16 percent of public schools serving both minority and high poverty students.
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DNA vaccine protects against toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer'sA new DNA vaccine, when delivered to the skin, prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease -- without triggering severe brain swelling that earlier antibody treatments caused in some patients.
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A possible alternative to antibioticsA combination of metals and organic acids is an effective way to eradicate cholera, salmonella, pseudomonas, and other pathogenic bacteria, researchers report. The combination also works on bacteria that attack agricultural crops.
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Rethinking nutrition labelling: Food is not just the sum of its nutrientsThe nutritional value of a food should be evaluated on the basis of the foodstuff as a whole, and not as an effect of the individual nutrients. This is the conclusion of an international expert panel of epidemiologists, physicians, food and nutrition scientists. Their conclusion reshapes our understanding of the importance of nutrients and their interaction.
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High-speed internet lane created for emergency situationsScientists are developing a faster and more reliable way to send and receive large amounts of data through the internet. By a creating a new network protocol, called Multi Node Label Routing protocol, researchers are essentially developing a new high-speed lane of online traffic, specifically for emergency information.
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New cancer drug can prevent reactions to common airborne allergensA cancer drug for patients with certain types of leukemia and lymphoma can also prevent reactions to some of the most common airborne allergies, according to a recent study. The promising data from this pilot study could have greater implications for adults with food allergies.
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Ultrafast nanophotonics: Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existenceAn international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behavior of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy.
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Mindfulness takes practiceMindfulness meditation practice is set at 45 minutes a day at home, as well as weekly group sessions with the teacher. And the 45 minutes is every day, six days a week as long as the course lasts. These are the guidelines for students taking part in the standard Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses, but an average course student practices only 30 minute
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Human-induced deforestation is causing an increase in malaria casesA new study of 67 less-developed, malaria-endemic nations finds a link between deforestation and increasing malaria rates across developing nations.
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Watch a Rogue Drone Crash Into the Crowd at an MLB Game GIF GIF: YouTube / Gizmodo “Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cra——oh fuck watch out for that drone!” Such was the scene on Sunday, when a GoPro Karma inexplicably flew into Petco Park in the top of the seventh inning of a game between the San Diego and the Arizona Diamondbacks. By the grace of God, the drone managed to collide with an empty seat in th
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What Villain Is in the Evil Space Manger From the Supergirl Finale? Image: Screenshot Last night’s Supergirl finale was excellent in so many ways, giving us big moment after big moment, badass Supergirl fight after badass Supergirl fight, and a whole host of teases for potential threats coming in the next season. We loved just about all of it, but nothing more than the mysterious final epic worldkiller is headed to Earth to doom any chance Kara has at happiness.
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Trump's Fiscal Plans for NASA The White House’s newly released budget request for NASA includes cuts across most of the space agency’s programs, representing a nearly 3-percent decrease in the funding approved for the 2017 fiscal year. President Donald Trump requested on Tuesday $19.1 billion in funding for NASA, an amount that comprises about one half of 1 percent of the nation’s budget each year. The figure is smaller than
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Din fremtid med Google: AI i altingKunstig intelligens overskyggede alt andet på Googles årlige udviklerkonference.
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Meet the Top 10 Newfound Species of 2016 | VideoThe annual list highlights the top 10 newly discovered and named species of the previous year. This year’s list includes new species with bizarre names, unique diets, and more.
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Examining the FCC claim that DDoS attacks hit net neutrality comment system Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Valery Brozhinsky ) On May 8, when the Federal Communications Commission website failed and many people were prevented from submitting comments about net neutrality, the cause seemed obvious. Comedian John Oliver had just aired a segment blasting FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to gut net neutrality rules, and it appeared that the site just couldn't handle the sudden
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Two simple building blocks produce complex 3-D materialScientists have built a structurally complex material from two simple building blocks that is the lowest-density metal-organic framework ever made. Directed by design rules developed by the scientists, uranium atoms and organic linkers self-assemble into a beautiful crystal -- a large, airy 3-D net of very roomy and useful pores. The pores are so roomy, in fact, that the scientists have nestled a
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Just one alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, exercise lowers riskDrinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, finds a major new report.
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New type of planetary object proposed: SynestiaThere's something new to look for in the heavens, and it's called a 'synestia,' according to planetary scientists. A synestia, they propose, would be a huge, spinning, donut-shaped mass of hot, vaporized rock, formed as planet-sized objects smash into each other.
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Kickstarter has a plan to free products from manufacturing limbo Technology No, it's not making gadgets itself. A new Kickstarter program hopes to help creators deliver the stuff their backers pay for. Read on.
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Why you really shouldn’t declaw your cat—and what to do instead Animals Study shows it’s bad for your cat, and you. Declawing a cat can lead to much bigger problems than scratched furniture. Read on.
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Genetic mutation trade-offs lead to parallel evolutionResearchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have shown how evolutionary dynamics proceed when selection acts on two traits governed by a trade-off. The results move the life sciences a step closer to understanding the full complexity of evolution at the cellular level.
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How a Quick Lesson About Vaccination Can Help Stop Fake News Is misinformation causing outbreaks of diseases long thought curable? A recent study found that just a simple "heads up" about fake news can help save thousands of lives. Read More
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Narwhals Use Tusks to Stun Prey, Drone Footage RevealsNew video footage revealed the narwhal tusk's violent purpose.
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Appeals court revives challenge to NSA surveillance practiceA challenge to the government's practice of collecting certain internet communications can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
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Gulf Coast anglers plan protest against fishing limitsRecreational anglers along the Gulf Coast are planning a floating protest against strict federal limits on red snapper fishing that they say are hurting businesses throughout the region.
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The US Lags Behind in Meteorology. Under Trump, It May Get Worse As the White House considers budget slashes and new leadership for NOAA, scientists worry our weather predictions will get even worse. The post The US Lags Behind in Meteorology. Under Trump, It May Get Worse appeared first on WIRED .
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New strategy reported to combat influenza and speed recoveryScientists have used a drug being developed to fight solid tumors to restore normal metabolism in flu-infected cells and reduce viral production without the threat of drug resistance.
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Dietary strategy to address obesity uses component in red chiliScientists have discovered a dietary strategy that may address obesity by reducing endotoxemia, a major contributor to chronic, low-grade inflammation (CLGI). The researchers uncovered an interaction between dietary capsaicin (CAP), the major pungent component in red chili, and gut microbiota. This novel mechanism for the anti-obesity effect of CAP acts through prevention of microbial dysbiosis.
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New guidance for targeting residual ovarian tumorsResearchers who are working on an implantable device that could make intraperitoneal chemotherapy more bearable have published a new study that offers insight into how to improve chemotherapy strategies for ovarian cancer, and how to determine which patients would be most likely to benefit from their device.
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Snakes, thought to be solitary eaters, coordinate hunts, study showsSnakes, although as social as birds and mammals, have long been thought to be solitary hunters and eaters. A new study shows that some snakes coordinate their hunts to increase their chances of success.
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NASA sees powerful storms with advancing monsoon in Bay of BengalStorms associated with the advancing monsoon in the Northern Indian Ocean's Bay of Bengal were analyzed by NASA with the GPM or Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite.
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The high plains aquifer: Can we make it last?The heart of the United States is a highly productive agricultural region. This "breadbasket" underpins much of U.S. society, but it also relies almost entirely on a complex network of diminishing groundwater resources.
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New chemical reaction could eventually yield new fuels and medicationsWhen scientists develop the chemical formulas for new products such as fuels and medications, they often must first create molecules that haven't previously existed.
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Baku 2017: The Islamic Solidarity Games For the past 10 days in Baku, Azerbaijan, 6,000 athletes from 54 nations competed in 21 sports during the fourth iteration of the Islamic Solidarity Games. Sports include track and field, gymnastics, aquatics, and traditional ritual sports such as Zurkhaneh. Gathered below are images from the now-completed competition, and its opening and closing ceremonies.
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Survivors Respond to ‘My Family’s Slave’ As numerous readers have written, one of the most moving aspects of “My Family’s Slave” is that Alex Tizon was able to honor Eudocia Tomas Pulido, whom he knew as Lola, by telling her story—while one of the tragedies is that Pulido was never able to tell it herself. My colleague Vann writes : Tizon doesn’t know her desires, fears, attachments, or even very much about her own story. He attempts to
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Catholic Populists Have to Respect the Pope, but They Love Trump Pope Francis is pretty clear about where he stands on immigration. Welcoming refugees and migrant workers is a “moral imperative,” he said last February. You can’t call yourself a Catholic and be anti-refugee at the same time, he said last October. To the pontiff, keeping borders open to those fleeing wars and poverty is a duty stemming from the Christian virtue of “caritas,” compassion toward fe
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What Progressives Miss About Arms Sales Whew! For once, one of my predictions was correct : Donald Trump had a great visit to Saudi Arabia. It was a great visit for him, it was a great visit for the Saudis and the other Arab Gulf states, and—last but not least—it was a great visit for magical, glowing orbs . I want to spend a little time talking about one of the reasons why the trip went so well. I’ll warn you: This is a somewhat taboo
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Recreational cocaine: Brain area involved in addiction activated earlier than thoughtEven among non-dependent cocaine users, cues associated with consumption of the drug lead to dopamine release in an area of the brain thought to promote compulsive use, according to researchers at McGill University.
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Electric Cars Could Be Cheaper Than Internal Combustion by 2030Tesla gets the headlines, but big battery factories are being built all over the world, driving down prices.
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Budapest's Brain Bar Will Gather Top Scientists, Artists and Entrepreneurs Europe’s best and brightest minds converge upon Budapest to solve the problems of today's Europe. Topics will include AI, the job market, emerging technology, and more. Read More
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Trump Budget Would Slash Science Programs Across GovernmentCuts include 18 percent at the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent at the Environmental Protection Agency -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Three amazing nature areas shortlisted for World Heritage statusNewly proposed world heritage sites in Argentina, China and West Africa could safeguard threatened and endemic species such as elephants and snow leopards
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New chemical reaction developed at UCLA could eventually yield new fuels and medicationsUCLA chemists have developed a new technique to convert carbon-hydrogen bonds into carbon-carbon bonds using catalysts made of silicon and boron, both abundant and inexpensive elements.
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Monash researchers find piece in inflammatory disease puzzleInflammation is the process by which the body responds to injury or infection but when this process becomes out of control it can cause disease. Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute researchers, in collaboration with the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, have shed light on a key aspect of the process. Their findings may help guide the development of new treatments of inflammatory dise
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Improve evolution education by teaching genetics firstEvolution is a difficult concept for many students at all levels, however, a study publishing on May 23 in the open access journal PLOS Biology has demonstrated a simple cost-free way to significantly improve students' understanding of evolution at the secondary level: teach genetics before you teach them evolution.
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Among all cancers, lung cancer appears to put patients at greatest suicide riskA lung cancer diagnosis appears to put patients at the greatest risk of suicide when compared to the most common types of non-skin cancers, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
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Raised blood platelet levels 'strong predictor' of cancerHaving a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study.
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New heart disease risk genes point to flaws in blood vessel wallsCoronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Despite dozens of regions in the genome associated with CAD, most of the genetic components of heart disease are not fully understood, suggesting that more genes are out there to be found. A team found 15 new risk genes for coronary artery disease.
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Was a statin beneficial for primary cardiovascular prevention in older adults?Analysis of data from older adults who participated in a clinical trial showed no benefit of a statin for all-cause mortality or coronary heart disease events when a statin was started for primary prevention in older adults with hypertension and moderately high cholesterol, according to a new.
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Polyneuropathy and long-term opioid use examined by studyPolyneuropathy is a common painful condition, especially among older patients, which can result in functional impairment. In a new article, researchers examined the association of long-term opioid therapy with functional status, adverse outcomes and death among patients with polyneuropathy. The population-based study included data from 1,993 patients with polyneuropathy who were receiving opioid t
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New antibiotic resistance gene found in Salmonella from broiler chickensA gene that confers resistance to the important broad-spectrum antibiotic, fosfomycin, has been discovered by scientists. The researchers found the gene in isolates of the pathogen, Salmonella enterica, from broiler chickens.
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US says Fiat Chrysler used software to cheat emissions testsThe U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some of its diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests.
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How to set up a DIY home security system DIY 3 ways to protect your house To keep an eye on your property, should you repurpose an old phone, buy a dedicated camera, or build your own system? Read through our guide to the best options.
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This Is Why Reddit Can't Have Nice Things Image: Wayback machine After rolling out a new social profile feature to a whopping three users back in March, Reddit finally opened up a limited beta version to a select (significantly larger) group of users last week. It took exactly five days for them to ruin it. Great going, everyone! As Gizmodo wrote when the feature first went live (starting with Reddit CEO Alexis Ohanian, power user Hector
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Kunstig intelligens slår verdensmesterSejren over verdensmesteren i Go er blot den seneste i en lang række sejre for kunstige intelligenser.
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Growth hormone therapy enhances recovery of patients with spinal damageGrowth hormone treatment combined with physical therapy over six months significantly improved sensory function in patients with complete spinal injuries. This research is the first human study to investigate the link between spinal injuries and growth hormone deficiency (GHD). These findings could lead to life-improving treatments for patients with spinal injuries.
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Effective intervention for binge drinking in adolescentsAn intervention program based on school class groups has a preventive effect on subsequent drinking behavior, especially binge drinking, in adolescents who had previously consumed alcohol.
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How X-rays helped to solve mystery of floating rocksIt's true—some rocks can float on water for years at a time. And now scientists know how they do it, and what causes them to eventually sink.
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Improve evolution education by teaching genetics firstEvolution is a difficult concept for many students at all levels, however, a study publishing on May 23 in the open access journal PLOS Biology has demonstrated a simple cost-free way to significantly improve students' understanding of evolution at the secondary level: teach genetics before you teach them evolution.
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Special X-ray technique allows scientists to see 3-D deformationsWhile doctors use X-rays to see the broken bones inside our bodies, scientists have developed a new X-ray technique to see inside continuously packed nanoparticles, also known as grains, to examine deformations and dislocations that affect their properties.
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Scientists transform how complex marine data from the Ocean Health Index is synthesized, communicatedIn 2012, scientists at UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) launched the Ocean Health Index (OHI), a scientific framework to measure and track the health of the world's oceans. Working in partnership with the nonprofit Conservation International, the OHI team measured the combined benefits that oceans sustainably provide for people—from wild-caught and f
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Using a genetic signature to overcome chemotherapy-resistant lung cancerPatients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those at greatest risk of relapse and provide a therapy to overcome or avoid it?
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NASA sees powerful storms with advancing monsoon in Bay of BengalStorms associated with the advancing monsoon in the Northern Indian Ocean's Bay of Bengal were analyzed by NASA with the GPM or Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite.
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The high plains aquifer: Can we make it last?he heart of the United States is a highly productive agricultural region. This "breadbasket" underpins much of U.S. society, but it also relies almost entirely on a complex network of diminishing groundwater resources. In a short and provocative article, for GSA Today, Susan Stover and Rex Buchanan ask a simple question: "How long can the High Plains aquifer last?"
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How a ‘stuck’ genetic switch makes leukemia worse Researchers have found new ways to block a protein responsible for halting the production of red and white blood cells in leukemia patients, potentially making way for new treatments for the deadly cancer. In a particularly aggressive form of leukemia, called acute myeloid leukemia, a genetic switch that regulates the maturation of blood stem cells into red and white blood cells goes awry. Normal
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Skin-O-Meter: The Facebook Page That Judges People by Their Skin Tone The color pallette used by Skin-o-Meter via Skin-o-Meter/Facebook A Facebook page is stirring up an online debate about racism in Latin America. Skin-o-Meter Memes: la página clasista has gained more than half a million followers since it was created in January by publishing memes that show a color pallette with different skin tones going from light to dark. The memes include phrases and images t
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Amazon's Running Another Sugru Sale, For All of Your DIY Needs Sugru Moldable Glue - Pack of 8 Multicolor , $13 Sugru is right up there with binder clips and the Raspberry Pi in Lifehacker’s pantheon of must-have gear , and you can stock up today with eight multicolor packs from Amazon for just $13 , the best price we’ve seen so far this year. More Deals
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Biosynthetic secrets: How fungi make bioactive compoundsBiological engineers at Utah State University have successfully decoded and reprogrammed the biosynthetic machinery that produces a variety of natural compounds found in fungi.
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VLA reveals new object near supermassive black hole in famous galaxyPointing the Very Large Array (VLA) at a famous galaxy for the first time in two decades, a team of astronomers got a big surprise, finding that a bright new object had appeared near the galaxy's core. The object, the scientists concluded, is either a very rare type of supernova explosion or, more likely, an outburst from a second supermassive black hole closely orbiting the galaxy's primary, cent
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Computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests uncoveredAn international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent US and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection Agency put the company on notice in 2015 for violating the Clean Air Act. During a year-long investigation, researchers found code that allowed a car's onboard computer to determine that the vehicle was und
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Secondary Mirror of ELT Successfully Cast: Largest convex mirror blank ever createdThe casting of the secondary mirror blank for ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has been completed by SCHOTT at Mainz, Germany. The completed mirror will be 4.2 metres in diameter and weigh 3.5 tonnes. It will be the largest secondary mirror ever employed on a telescope and also the largest convex mirror ever produced.
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Antibiotic therapy for nearly one in four 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.
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Directly observed therapy for multidrug-resistant TB decreases mortality rateDirectly 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.
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Two biomarkers appear to predict course of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisTwo 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.
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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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Roger Moore Had the Greatest Gadgets in the History of Bond A look back at all the watches, car/submarines, and computers that made Roger Moore's Bond wonderful. The post Roger Moore Had the Greatest Gadgets in the History of Bond appeared first on WIRED .
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Remains of Mini 'Komodo Dragon' Found in GreeceThe last monitor lizard in Europe is discovered.
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VLA reveals new object near supermassive black hole in famous galaxyWhen astronomers took a new look at a famous galaxy with the upgraded Very Large Array, they were surprised by the appearance of a new, bright object that had not appeared in previous images.
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Biosynthetic secrets: How fungi make bioactive compoundsBiological engineers at Utah State University have successfully decoded and reprogrammed the biosynthetic machinery that produces a variety of natural compounds found in fungi.
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How X-rays helped to solve mystery of floating rocksExperiments at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source have helped scientists to solve a mystery of why some rocks can float for years in the ocean, traveling thousands of miles before sinking.
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Better science fasterScientists at UCSB's NCEAS are transforming how complex marine data from the Ocean Health Index is synthesized, communicated and used for coastal management.
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Special X-ray technique allows scientists to see 3-D deformationsIn a new study published last Friday in Science, researchers at Argonne used an X-ray scattering technique called Bragg coherent diffraction imaging to reconstruct in 3-D the size and shape of grain defects. These defects create imperfections in the lattice of atoms inside a grain that can give rise to interesting material properties and effects.
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WHO elects first ever African director-general after tense vote Former Ethiopian health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to lead World Health Organisation after a long and fraught campaign The World Health Organisation has its first ever director-general from Africa, after the election of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the former Ethiopian health minister. Dr Tedros, as he is known, beat the British candidate, Dr David Nabarro , after three tense rounds
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What is botulism, anyway? Health It’s rare nowadays, but still deadly. Botulinum toxin is one of the most potent poisons on Earth—less than a millionth of a gram in your bloodstream would kill you—and is also the most lucrative.
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W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as First Director General From AfricaTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was chosen after a closed session of world health ministers.
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The Thoughts of a Spiderweb Millions of years ago, a few spiders abandoned the kind of round webs that the word “spiderweb” calls to mind and started to focus on a new strategy. Before, they would wait for prey to become ensnared in their webs and then walk out to retrieve it. Then they began building horizontal nets to use as a fishing platform. Now their modern descendants, the cobweb spiders, dangle sticky threads below,
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Surface Pro will get a USB Type-C dongle to connect to your dongles Enlarge / The new Surface Pro looks very similar to the Pro 4 and Pro 3. (credit: Microsoft) The new Kaby Lake-equipped Surface Pro is an incremental update on the Surface Pro 4. It has Intel's latest processor and a healthy improvement to battery life, but it doesn't include USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. But Type-C connectivity may be coming later in the year. Panos Panay, vice presi
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Discovery of an alga's 'dictionary of genes' could lead to advances in biofuels, medicineA team of plant biologists and biochemists has produced a gold mine of data by sequencing the genome of a tiny, single-celled green alga that could be used as a source of sustainable biofuel and has health implications.
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Humanizing, harmonizing effects of music aren't a mythListening to music from other cultures furthers one's pro-diversity beliefs, new research concludes. The findings have important implications for music education, K-12 education and efforts to improve cross-cultural intergroup dialogue and communication.
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Fibrosis chemical signal suppressed to block haywire healingAn injured body always seeks to heal. But that process is far from simple. A host of cells organize to restore what was damaged. Then, critically, the process tapers off. And when it doesn't, the effects can be disastrous. Fibrosis is the thickening and scarring of tissue due to an overactive healing response.
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Rise in lung adenocarcinoma linked to 'light' cigarette useSo-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, new research has found.
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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 researcher. Receptivity to tobacco ads is associated with an increased susceptibility to smoking cigarettes in the future.
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Let there be light: Controlled creation of quantum emitter arraysGraphene Flagship research demonstrates large scale, fully integrable arrays of single photon quantum dots in layered materials, which may lead to hybrid on-chip photonics devices for networks and sensing. This method is transforming the way researchers work with transition metal dichalcogenide quantum dots.
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Graphene-based sensor could improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of asthmaScientists 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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Trump’s 2018 budget slashes funding from healthcare and scienceMedicaid is slated to lose billions of dollars in funding, as are many medical, humanitarian and scientific organisations
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Bioelectric tweak makes flatworms grow a head instead of a tailFlatworms regenerate lost body parts, but change the current in their cells and they can regrow the wrong thing, hinting at electricity’s role in body plans
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Gizmodo
President Trump Lands in Rome, Gets Rejected by Melania Again GIF Remember yesterday when First Lady Melania Trump swatted away Donald’s extended hand ? Well, the President just landed in Rome, and it looks like things are still a bit shaky in the Trump household. Donald Trump is a tremendous asshole to his wife, Melania. And the internet has seen that play out in GIF form ever since the day he was inaugurated. We have a GIF that will surely be inducted int
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Trump Leaves Israel Pushing Peace, but Staying Vague JERUSALEM—Standing next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, Donald Trump declared that the Palestinians were ready for peace. “As I have repeatedly said, I am personally committed to helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a peace agreement, and I had a meeting this morning with President Abbas and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace,” said Trump
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The Manchester Attack Shows How Terrorists Learn Yesterday’s terrorist attack that struck at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in Britain’s Manchester Arena—leaving 22 people dead and 59 injured, by the latest count —feels perhaps even more callous and personal than other such recent atrocities. As The New York Times noted , the target was “a concert spilling over with girls in their teens or younger, with their lives ahead of them, out for a
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The Ideology of an Ariana Grande Concert Among the many sickening aspects of the bombing that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, Monday night is the sense of a pattern. Ever since the November 2015 Paris attacks that claimed lives at a rock concert and soccer match, violent Islamic extremists have continued making mass entertainment events one of their primary targets. There was the Pulse massacre in Or
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Dealmaster: Get a Dell Inspiron desktop with Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM for just $600 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains , we're back with a bunch of deals to share before Memorial Day weekend kicks off. Now you can get a Dell Inspiron 3650 desktop, complete with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 2TB HDD, and Win7 Pro for just $599. You're getting hundreds off its regular $949 price tag, so now's the time to upgrade your old tower desktop to something more mode
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After Outcry, White House Budget Preserves Funds to Fight Opioid EpidemicThe president's 2018 proposal offers relatively small trims to drug control office -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to Identify a Dangerous Cult Illustration by Sam Woolley It starts innocently: Maybe the new guy at work asks you to play bass in his indie rock band. A friend-of-a-friend invites you to a free vegan brunch. Your mother-in-law wants to share a life-changing home business opportunity with you. Accept the wrong offer, though, and you could find yourself dead-eyed, be-robed, and dancing around a burning pentagram to usher in th
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Genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease identified by researcherGenes responsible for hypoplastic left heart syndrome have been identified by researchers using mouse models, outline a new report.
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Intensive blood pressure can reduce risk of harm to heart muscleAggressive lowering of blood pressure in people with hypertension reduced the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), new research shows. This condition, the enlargement and thickening of the walls of the heart's main pumping chamber, is the most common complication of high blood pressure and greatly increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
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How diesel fumes could cause 'flare up' of respiratory symptomsScientists have shown how diesel fumes trigger respiratory reflexes which could potentially worsen underlying conditions, such as asthma.
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Strong evidence of the benefits of exercise therapy in chronic diseasesThere is strong evidence of that aerobic exercise, strength training and condition-specific therapeutic exercise affect positively on the functional capacity of patients with chronic diseases. A systematic review of meta-analyses evaluates the effects of exercise therapy on more than twenty of the most common chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery disease, h
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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 gives fuel to other states pursuing rapid sepsis care initiatives.
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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. The HOT-HMV trial (Home Oxygen Therapy-Home Mechanical Ventilation), which involved giving selected patients a breathing machine to be used in their home in addition to oxygen therapy, was found to reduce readmissions to hospital following an acute infection.
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Camping gear to make the Great Outdoors slightly more comfortable Gadgets For people who love nature's creatures and creature comforts. For people who love nature—and hate being uncomfy.
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This micro-robot mimics the ingenious grasp of a Venus flytrap Science Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Researchers created an artificial flytrap that's driven by light. Read on.
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Watch This Artificial Venus Flytrap Pick Up Tiny Objects | VideoThe light-driven artificial Venus flytrap could one day enable soft robots to grasp and release objects autonomously, according to scientists.
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Ars Technica
Becoming Genesis—the 2018 G80 Sport Genesis There are really two key things you need to know about the Genesis G80 Sport. First, it's a sport-oriented midsize luxury sedan from the new Korean brand, Genesis. Second, while it wears a new nameplate, it remains what it was—a Hyundai. When Hyundai decided to launch a new premium brand along the lines of Toyota's Lexus and Nissan's Infiniti in 2015, it made a couple crucial decisions. U
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Target, states reach $18.5 million settlement on data breachTarget Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013, New York's attorney general announced Tuesday.
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Study shows snakes, thought to be solitary eaters, coordinate huntsSnakes, although as social as birds and mammals, have long been thought to be solitary hunters and eaters. A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, shows that some snakes coordinate their hunts to increase their chances of success.
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Declawing linked to aggression and other abnormal behaviors in catsDeclaw surgery (onychectomy) is illegal in many countries but is still a surprisingly common practice in some. It is performed electively to stop cats from damaging furniture, or as a means of avoiding scratches. Previous research has focused on short-term issues following surgery, such as lameness, chewing of toes and infection, but the long-term health effects of this procedure have not to date
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Cowbird moms choosy when selecting foster parents for their youngBrown-headed cowbirds are unconventional mothers. Rather than building nests and nurturing their chicks, they lay their eggs in the nests of other species, leaving their young ones to compete for resources with the foster parents' own hatchlings. Despite their reputation as uncaring, absentee moms, cowbird mothers are capable of making sophisticated choices among potential nests in order to give t
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Study: Street gangs, crime serve as deviant leisure activities for youthsAlthough at-risk youths may have a variety of reasons for joining street gangs, a new study suggests that gang membership and criminal acts often serve as deviant leisure activities, fulfilling young people's needs for excitement, a sense of belonging and social support.
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Trump's Cuts to SNAP and Social Security Would Hit the Rust Belt Hard In the key Rustbelt states that tipped the 2016 election to President Trump, blue-collar white voters at the core of his constituency represent a majority of those receiving benefits from the federal income-support programs he has targeted for large cutbacks in his budget, according a new analysis conducted for The Atlantic . Whites without a four-year college degree constitute most of those rece
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The Bachelorette: Memes for the Right Reasons They filed in, one by one: Men who warmly hugged Rachel Lindsay, The Bachelorette ’s latest star ; men who politely kissed her; men who were awkward; men who were charming; men who were in possession of jaws that were shockingly square. One of them, a singer-songwriter, strode across the perma-wet driveway of the Bachelor mansion playing a guitar and balladeering. Another came armed with a megaph
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Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share common crucial featureA study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases share a similar ability to cause damage when they invade brain cells. The finding suggests that an effective treatment for one neurodegenerative disease might work for other neurodegenerative diseases as well.
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Study: DNA may have only modest impact on sexual assault arrestsMost arrests in sexual assault cases occur before crime laboratory results are available, a new study found, suggesting that DNA testing may influence arrests in just a small number of cases.The paper is among the first studies to examine the impact of DNA on sexual assault arrest rates, although the researchers said the findings should be interpreted cautiously because of the small sample size of
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Pope's encyclical boosted his credibility on climate change, especially among liberalsPope Francis's 2015 encyclical on climate change, "Laudato si'," sought to leverage the pontiff's moral authority and draw attention to climate change as a global issue that disproportionately harms the poor.
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Oyster farming to benefit from new genetic screening toolOyster farmers are set to benefit from a new genetic tool that will help to prevent disease outbreaks and improve yields.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Will Remind You Why You Love (and Hate) These Movies Johnny Depp is back as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. All Images: Disney Like the ocean it takes place on, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has had plenty of ups and downs. These metaphorical seas have been so rough, in fact, that some people don’t even remember there was a fourth film in 2011, On Stranger Tides , even though it grossed a billion dollars w
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Genetically enhanced bacteria wired with color vision create artwork Enlarge (credit: Fernandez-Rodriguez et al. ) With genetically engineered color vision, gut-dwelling bacteria transform into vibrant artists —though their work is a bit derivative . In a study published in Nature Chemical Biology , MIT researchers wired Escherichia coli with a synthetic network of 18 genes that allows them to sense and respond to red, green, and blue. Once excited by the colors,
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Atomic structure of irradiated materials is more akin to liquid than glassMaterials exposed to neutron radiation tend to experience significant damage, leading to the containment challenges involved in immobilizing nuclear waste or nuclear plant confinements. At the nanoscale, these incident neutrons collide with a material's atoms that, in turn, then collide with each other somewhat akin to billiards. The resulting disordered atomic network and its physical properties
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Understanding stars: How tornado-shaped flow in a dynamo strengthens the magnetic fieldThe massive, churning core of conducting liquids in stars and some planets creates a dynamo that generates the planetary body's magnetic field. Researchers aim to better understand these dynamos through computer simulations and by recreating them in the laboratory using canisters of rapidly spinning, liquid sodium.
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Neptune: Neutralizer-free plasma propulsionPlasma propulsion is an important and efficient technology used to control spacecraft for Earth observation, communications and fundamental exploration of outer space.
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Collecting real-time data for material microstructural evolution during radiation exposureIt may be surprising to learn that much remains unknown about radiation's effects on materials. To find answers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are developing techniques to explore the microstructural evolution and degradation of materials exposed to radiation.
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What Apple Should Fix in iOS 11Here's what Apple should fix before the next operating system update -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Unidentified Object Fired From North to South Korea South Korea’s military said it fired warning shots Tuesday at an “unidentified object” that flew across the demilitarized zone separating it from North Korea, marking the latest provocation from the North in recent weeks. As South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports , an object was detected at 4 p.m. local time crossing the Military Demarcation Line, a 154-mile armistice line that was established
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Who Are the Shadow Brokers? In 2013, a mysterious group of hackers that calls itself the Shadow Brokers stole a few disks full of National Security Agency secrets. Since last summer, they’ve been dumping these secrets on the internet. They have publicly embarrassed the NSA and damaged its intelligence-gathering capabilities, while at the same time have put sophisticated cyberweapons in the hands of anyone who wants them. Th
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Study leads to breakthrough in better understanding acute myeloid leukemiaA study led by the University of Birmingham has made a breakthrough in the understanding of how different genetic mutations cause acute myeloid leukemia.
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Pope's encyclical boosted his credibility on climate change, especially among liberalsThe Pope's 2015 encyclical on climate change did not directly influence people's beliefs about the seriousness of climate change or its effect on the poor, a study in Cognition has found. The papal message did, however, indirectly influence people's beliefs about climate change by raising the Pope's credibility on that issue, most strongly among liberals.
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Discovery of a key regulatory gene in cardiac valve formationResearchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland have identified a key regulator gene for the formation of cardiac valves -- a process crucial to normal embryonic heart development. These results are published in the journal Cell Reports today.
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A new strategy reported to combat influenza and speed recoverySt. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have used a drug being developed to fight solid tumors to restore normal metabolism in flu-infected cells and reduce viral production without the threat of drug resistance.
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Researchers reveal bioelectric patterns guiding worms' regenerative body plan after injuryResearchers have succeeded in permanently rewriting flatworms' regenerative body shape by resetting their internal bioelectric pattern memory, causing even normal-appearing flatworms to harbor the 'code' to regenerate as two-headed worms.
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Tracking cancer's signaling pathwaysMalignant melanoma is one of the most common and dangerous types of cancer. Researchers have investigated how and why brown pigmented moles turn into malignant melanoma using innovative robot technology. The insights gained can simplify methods of diagnosis in the future; furthermore, they suggest that certain cosmetic products and creams should be avoided.
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Baby boxes, sleep education reduced bed-sharing in first 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 have now found that face-to-face postpartum education about safe infant sleep, combined with the distribution of a baby box, a cardboard bassinet, r
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Smokers will spend around £2000 a year on cigarettes as plain, standardized packs come into full forceAll tobacco products sold in the UK will now come in plain standardized packaging, as decades of harmful marketing tactics by the tobacco industry draw to a close.
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A fresh math perspective opens new possibilities for computational chemistryA new mathematical “shortcut” is speeding up molecular absorption calculations by a factor of five, so simulations that used to take 10 to 15 hours to compute can now be done in approximately 2.5 hours.
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Why more juvenile sharks off California's coast is a good thingYoung great white sharks are using California’s coasts as a sort of nursery, suggests new research.
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Circadian fluctuations in glaucomaThere is an increase of eye pressure throughout the morning, and that pressure comes and goes throughout the day, new research shows. This fluctuation is a known risk factor for the progression of glaucoma.
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Volcano vs. Tsunami Nobody wants to experience a natural disaster, but from far away, some cataclysmic events can look pretty dang cool. When it comes to big geologic spectacles, it’s hard to say which inspires more awe: an erupting volcano or a cascading tsunami. Which would you like to witness most… at a nice safe distance? Volcano The name derives from Vulcan, the Roman god of smithing and (what else?) volcanoes
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Tangoing pairs of hungry supermassive black holes grow in numberThe discovery of more of these deadly duos through a fresh data-sifting technique raises the hope that their secret recipe might soon be unlocked
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Artificial Venus flytrap grabs things over 100 times its weightLess than a centimetre in size, the soft robotic device can detect items based on how they reflect light and grasp them with impressive force
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In The Last Jedi, Is Finn Wearing Poe's Outfit from The Force Awakens? Vanity Fair From the very first moment that the world saw Finn meet Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens , some Star Wars fans glommed on to the (very plausible) idea that there was a spark of attraction between the two handsome rebels. Aside from a few furtive glances in the movie, though, there’s been no real evidence supporting the Finn-Poe ship... until, perhaps, now. Today, Vanity Fair ’s array
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What Really Counts as Binge Drinking? | VideoYou might be surprised about what health experts consider binge drinking.
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Freeze-Dried Space Sperm Gives Rise to Healthy Baby MiceMouse sperm preserved on the International Space Station for nine months gave rise to healthy pups, a new study finds, suggesting that people could one day reproduce safely in space.
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Space sperm makes healthy mouse babies on Earth Space Of mice and Mars. The findings suggest that animals, including humans, may one day be able to reproduce in space.
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Historic Rejection Letters to Women Engineers The Society of Women Engineers recently shared a trove of astonishing documents from the group’s archives. They’re letters, loads of them, all directed at women engineering students who had contacted various universities about their interest in connecting with other women studying engineering. Lou Alta Melton and Hilda Counts, both students at the University of Colorado in 1919, were trying to st
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Are Cats Responsible for 'Cat Ladies'?The strange neuroscience of the cat parasite called Toxo.
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Bygger bro mellem erhvervslivet og Københavns UniversitetDen 38-årige lektor Søren Stobbe fra Niels Bohr Institutet på Københavns Universitet...
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Researchers reveal bioelectric patterns guiding worms' regenerative body plan after injuryResearchers have succeeded in permanently rewriting flatworms' regenerative body shape by resetting their internal bioelectric pattern memory, causing even normal-appearing flatworms to harbor the "code" to regenerate as two-headed worms. The findings, published today in Biophysical Journal, suggest an alternative to genomic editing for large-scale regenerative control, according to the authors.
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Himalayan powerhouses: How Sherpas have evolved superhuman energy efficiencySherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests new research published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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New findings on formation, malformation of blood vesselsIn diseases like cancer, diabetes, rheumatism and stroke, a disorder develops in the blood vessels that exacerbates the condition and obstructs treatment. Researchers now show how blood vessels can normally change their size to create a functional circulatory system and how vascular malformation during disease can occur. In the study, the researchers managed to treat vascular malformation in mice,
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Network traffic provides early indication of malware infectionBy analyzing network traffic going to suspicious domains, security administrators could detect malware infections weeks or even months before they're able to capture a sample of the invading malware, a new study suggests. The findings point toward the need for new malware-independent detection strategies that will give network defenders the ability to identify network security breaches in a more t
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The secret to combating pancreatic cancer may lie in suppression of a common proteinIn mice with a KRAS mutation, which is present in 90 percent of pancreatic cancer patients, expressing only half the amount of the glucose-regulated protein GRP78 is enough to halt the earliest stage of pancreatic cancer development. This results in delayed tumor development and prolonged survival, scientists report at conclusion of a new study.
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A new approach to forecasting solar flares?The emerging discipline of space meteorology aims to reliably predict solar flares so that we may better guard against their effects. Using 3D numerical models, an international team has discovered a proxy that could be used to forecast an eruptive event. The proxy is associated with magnetic helicity, which reflects the extent of twist and entanglement of the magnetic field.
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Oyster farming to benefit from new genetic screening toolOyster farmers are set to benefit from a new genetic tool that will help to prevent disease outbreaks and improve yields. The technology -- developed by scientists at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute -- will enable hatcheries to rapidly assess the genetic make-up of their oysters, so they can select animals with desirable characteristics from which to breed.
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Paper: DNA may have only modest impact on sexual assault arrestsCrime labs' DNA testing may influence arrests in just a small number of sexual assault cases, because most arrests occur before crime lab results are available, suggests a new study led by University of Illinois social work senior research specialist Theodore P. Cross.
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Celestial Harmonies Pin Down Orbit of Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1 hOrbital resonances reveal the Earth-size world circles its star every 19 days -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Today's Best Deals: PowerCore II Battery, $29 Dremel, Inflatable Pools, and More Anker’s PowerCore II battery pack , a $29 Dremel , and discounted Sugru lead off Tuesday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker PowerCore II , $34 with code LIPO3399 Anker’s PowerCore line has reigned as our readers’ favorite USB battery pack for nearly a year, and its long awaited sequel is cheaper than ever toda
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New genetic roots for intelligence discoveredScientists have made a major advance in understanding the genetic underpinnings of intelligence. Using a large dataset of more than 78,000 individuals with information on DNA genotypes and intelligence scores, the team discovered novel genes and biological routes for intelligence.
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Parents' reasons for not vaccinating children influence public attitudes toward themMothers are viewed negatively if their child hasn't been vaccinated, no matter the reason. But mothers who outright refuse to vaccinate their children are viewed in a harsher light compared to those who delay vaccines because of safety concerns or who aren't up to date due to time constraints.
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A new tool for discovering nanoporous materialsScientists have developed a mathematical 'face-recognition' method for identifying and discovering nanoporous materials based on their pore size.
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Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperaturesEvidence from the age of the dinosaurs to today shows that chemical weathering of rocks is less sensitive to global temperature, and may depend on the steepness of the surface. The results call into question the role of rocks in setting our planet's temperature over millions of years.
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Extreme preterm infant death or disease may be predicted by biomarkerTests of cells collected from the umbilical cord blood vessel walls at birth can predict death or poor pulmonary outcomes in extremely preterm infants.
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Rethinking role of viruses in coral reef ecosystemsViruses are thought to frequently kill their host bacteria, especially at high microbial density. A state called lysogeny, in which viruses lie dormant but don't kill their hosts, has been thought to be relatively rare , mostly occurring at low bacterial concentrations. A new study suggests lysogeny might be much more common than previously believed. These findings could lead to a better understan
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Eating beans instead of beef would sharply reduce greenhouse gassesIf Americans would eat beans instead of beef, the United States would immediately realize approximately 50 to 75 percent of its GHG reduction targets for the year 2020.
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RNA molecule that shields breast cancer stem cells from immune systemResearchers have identified a small RNA molecule that helps maintain the activity of stem cells in both healthy and cancerous breast tissue. The study suggests that this 'microRNA' promotes particularly deadly forms of breast cancer and that inhibiting the effects of this molecule could improve the efficacy of existing breast cancer therapies.
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Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interiorGeologists have created a computer model of tectonic activity so effective that they believe it has potential to predict where earthquakes and volcanoes will occur. Scientists focused on the deep mantle and its relationship to plate tectonics.
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Sunflower genome sequence to provide roadmap for more resilient cropsResearchers have completed the first sunflower genome sequence. This new resource will assist future research programs using genetic tools to improve crop resilience and oil production.
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Preterm birth linked to higher risk of heart failureBabies born preterm run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, researchers report.
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Kepler telescope spies details of TRAPPIST-1 system's outermost planetA team of astronomers has used data gathered by the Kepler Space Telescope to observe and confirm details of the outermost of seven exoplanets or-biting the star TRAPPIST-1.
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Taking a closer look at genetic switches in cancerBiochemists have uncovered details of a protein that controls blood cell production in an aggressive form of leukemia.
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Obamacare support: When polls mention repeal it seals the dealDoes the American public want former President Obama's health care law repealed and replaced? It depends on how you ask the question.
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Two new proteins connected to plant development discovered by scientistsThe discovery of two new proteins could lead to better ways to regulate plant structure and the ability to resist crop stresses such as drought, thus improving agriculture productivity.
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Rapid smell source localization: Mechanism discoveredFundamental insights into the mechanism of smell localization have now been gained by researchers. This marks an important step in unraveling the entire neural odor localization mechanism, which is highly valuable to the study of memory diseases such as Alzheimer's. The team used mice for the experiment, which are smell identification champions. Using a novel non-invasive technique based on infrar
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Study: Street gangs, crime serve as deviant leisure activities for youthsStreet gang membership, criminal activities provide deviant leisure activities for at-risk youths, suggests a new study by University of Illinois researchers Liza Berdychevsky, Kim Shinew and Monika Stodolska.
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Cowbird moms choosy when selecting foster parents for their youngDespite their reputation as uncaring, absentee moms, cowbird mothers are capable of making sophisticated choices among potential nests in order to give their offspring a better chance of thriving, a new study shows.
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Augmented reality turns live volunteers into anatomy lessons A new augmented reality system lets physiotherapy students see inside the human body by projecting different layers of muscles and bones over the top of a volunteer “patient.” The technology, called the Augmented Studio, is designed to enhance the teaching of physiotherapy, in which students currently use their knowledge of anatomy to understand how muscles work beneath the skin of patients they
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It's Alarmingly Easy to Hack the Samsung Galaxy S8's Iris Scanner Image: CCC Samsung wants you to think that the iris scan technology on its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, is unbeatable. But it should surprise no one who pays attention to the security world that this is not the case. In fact, Samsung’s new iris scanner is very easy to trick . A security researcher at the Chaos Computer Club in Berlin recently pulled off the feat with nothing but a camera, a
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It's Pretty Messed Up That Plan B Isn't Made for the Average American Woman You might not know this, since it doesn’t appear anywhere on the medication itself, but the morning-after pill doesn’t necessarily work for women over 176 pounds . This shouldn’t be niche information, but it is: Though the weight limits for emergency contraceptives have been publicly disputed since at least 2011, you might not be aware of the debate. Until one of us happened upon a tweet about it
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Do probiotics actually do anything? Health The tiny bugs are marketed as a quick fix, but the body of evidence is miniscule. What does the best research have to say about probiotics? Read on.
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Mosquitoes only mate once and 4 other facts Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are well-known carriers of serious diseases like dengue fever, malaria, and Zika. Cameron Simmons, professor of microbiology and immunology at the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne offers five facts about the “mozzies.” 1. Sperm stockpiles Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes only need to mate once. Havi
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First study shows tie between probiotic and improved symptoms of depressionThis is the first study showing improved depression scores with a probiotic. It adds to the whole field of microbiota-gut-brain axis, providing evidence that bacteria affect behavior.
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Immunotherapy target suppresses pain to mask cancerDuke University researchers found that a molecule called PD-L1, which is blocked by the immunotherapy drug nivolumab, acts not only on immune cells but also on the nerve cells that signal pain. That insight could lead to a simple test that measures subtle differences in pain sensitivity to gauge whether or not a cancer patient is responding to immunotherapy. This study also identifies PD-L1 as a p
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Lawson and Western researchers suggest dual gait testing as early predictor of dementiaIn a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a cognitively demanding task can be an effective predictor of progression to dementia and eventually help with earlier diagnosis.
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UT study shows snakes, thought to be solitary eaters, coordinate huntsSnakes, although as social as birds and mammals, have long been thought to be solitary hunters and eaters. A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, shows that some snakes coordinate their hunts to increase their chances of success.
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Phone-based transitional care program has high engagement among surgical patientsA research team used the framework of a successful phone-based transitional care program adapted to the needs of surgical patients, based on a systems engineering approach. The researchers found the program was feasible for hospital staff to implement and provided a positive experience for patients, according to study results published as an 'article in press' on the Journal of the American Colleg
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Collecting real-time data for material microstructural evolution during radiation exposureIt may be surprising to learn that much remains unknown about radiation's effects on materials. To find answers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are developing techniques to explore the microstructural evolution and degradation of materials exposed to radiation. They report a dynamic option, this week in Applied Physics Letters, to continuously monitor the properties of materials
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Mortality rates at teaching hospitals lower compared with non-teaching hospitalsPatients admitted to major teaching hospitals are less likely to die compared with patients admitted to minor teaching or non-teaching hospitals, according to a large national study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Neptune: Neutralizer-free plasma propulsionPlasma propulsion concepts are gridded-ion thrusters that accelerate and emit more positively charged particles than negatively charged ones. To enable the spacecraft to remain charge-neutral, a 'neutralizer' injects electrons to exactly balance the positive ion charge in the exhaust beam, but this neutralizer requires additional power from the spacecraft. Researchers are investigating how the rad
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Understanding stars: How tornado-shaped flow in a dynamo strengthens the magnetic fieldA new simulation based on the von-Kármán-Sodium (VKS) dynamo experiment takes a closer look at how the liquid vortex created by the device generates a magnetic field. Researchers investigated the effects of fluid resistivity and turbulence on the collimation of the magnetic field, where the vortex becomes a focused stream. They report their findings this week in the journal Physics of Fluids.
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Comparison of antibiotic treatments for cellulitisAmong patients with uncomplicated cellulitis, the use of an antibiotic regimen with activity against MRSA did not result in higher rates of clinical resolution compared to an antibiotic lacking MRSA activity; however, certain findings suggest further research may be needed to confirm these results, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Mortality rates lower at major teaching hospitalsIn an analysis that included more than 21 million Medicare discharges, admission to a major teaching hospital was associated with a lower overall 30-day risk of death compared with admission to a nonteaching hospital, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Atomic structure of irradiated materials is more akin to liquid than glassMaterials exposed to neutron radiation tend to experience significant damage. At the nanoscale, these incident neutrons collide with a material's atoms, which then collide with each other. The resulting disordered atomic network resembles those seen in some glassy materials, which has led many in the field to use them in nuclear research. But the similarities between the materials may not be as us
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Why I speak up about living with epilepsy | Sitawa WafulaOnce homebound by epilepsy, mental health advocate Sitawa Wafula found her strength in writing about it. Now, she advocates for others who are yet to find their voices, cutting through stigma and exclusion to talk about what it's like to live with the condition.
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Mixing music might boost harmony between cultures Music can produce a humanizing effect for members of groups experiencing social and political opposition, research suggests. “I have played music most of my life and realized that there were these connections between how we respond to music, why we play music, and even why music exists in our culture,” says Jake Harwood, a professor in the University of Arizona department of communication. “Music
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Common artificial sweetener likely a safe, effective birth control and pesticideBecause of its quick lethality to freshly hatched flies and the ability to halt egg production, the artificial sweetener behind Truvia could be a potent but safe pesticide, according to a new study by Drexel University researchers.
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Mystery of butterflies iridescent wing scales resolvedWho is not fascinated by the wonderful iridescent colours of butterfly wings? Those who want to find out more about this phenomenon will realise that often the colour is not generated by pigments, rather by periodic structures made of chitin, a structure-forming polysaccharide. These so-called photonic crystals give rise to structural colour by only reflecting specific wavelengths of the incoming
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CAST project places new limitations on dark matterCERN research results deliver no evidence for the existence of solar axions.
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Stem cells may significantly improve tendon healing by regulating inflammationNew research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that tendon stem may be able to significantly improve tendon healing by regulating inflammation, which contributes to scar-like tendon healing and chronic matrix degradation. This has implications for the treatment of acute tendon injuries and chronic tendon disease.
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Two missing World War II B-25 bombers documented by Project Recover off Papua New GuineaTwo B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project Recover -- a collaborative team of marine scientists, archaeologists and volunteers who have combined efforts to locate aircraft and associated MIAs from World War II.
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Fat can neutralize listeriaCertain fatty acids are not just part of a healthy diet. They can also neutralize the harmful listeria bacterium, a new study shows. This discovery could eventually lead to improved methods to combat dangerous and drug-resistant bacteria.
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City life could present psychosis risk for adolescentsLiving in a city could significantly increase young people's vulnerability to psychotic experiences, according to a new study.
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People perceive attractive scientists as more interesting but less able, studies showA new study suggests that when it comes to judging scientists, we are more likely to find an attractive scientist interesting, but more likely to consider their less attractive colleagues to be better scientists.
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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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Unimpeachable logic says Trump shouldn’t quit Paris climate pactPresident Donald Trump should keep the US in the Paris Agreement on climate and embrace it as a great deal for his nation's economy, says Owen Gaffney
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How to Use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant From a Computer Image: Unsplash/Amazon/Google Digital assistant apps of all kinds are on the rise, but you don’t necessarily need to invest in a smart speaker to start chatting to one: with a little know-how you can get Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant up and running on your computer. Here’s what you need to do. If you suddenly find yourself taken with the idea of chatting to bots on your laptop, then remember y
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Suck at Cooking? Pinterest’s Computer Vision Can Help You can now take a picture of a cucumber and jump to that tomato-cucumber-basil salad recipe a little faster. The post Suck at Cooking? Pinterest’s Computer Vision Can Help appeared first on WIRED .
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Cryogenics, Robot Dinos, and Other Visions of the Future One photographer tries to document the future of humankind. The post Cryogenics, Robot Dinos, and Other Visions of the Future appeared first on WIRED .
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Fall calving season may yield higher returns for southeastern beef producersThe vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have evaluated the risk and returns for a fall calving season, proving once again that timing is everything.
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School choice policies may impact segregation and diversity of public schoolsDespite decades of educational reform and legal efforts, many U.S. schools are experiencing increasing segregation, with 16 percent of public schools serving both minority and high poverty students. A Supreme Court decision a decade ago eliminated the use of certain types of district policies that had been voluntarily adopted by some school districts to address rising segregation. Now, a Penn Stat
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NASA scientist parlays experience to build ocean worlds instrumentAn instrument originally developed to search for organic molecules on Mars is being repurposed to potentially hunt for life on a handful of moons in the outer solar system that appear to host oceans, geysers and vents of ice volcanoes.
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LeEco collapse continues as CEO cedes control; 85% of US workforce to be cut Enlarge LeEco, often called the "Netflix of China," is in the news again, and again it is because another disaster has befallen the company. After announcing a $2 billion merger with TV-maker Vizio and then canceling it , as well as purchasing a Silicon Valley property from Yahoo and then selling it , LeEco's rapid expansion to the US is now rapidly unwinding. Massive layoffs are coming, and the
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Fall calving season may yield higher returns for southeastern beef producersUsing simulation models based on 19 years of data, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers determined that for Southeastern beef cattle producers the fall calving season, calving between mid-September and mid-November, was most profitable and had the smallest amount of variation in profits, meaning fall calving was less risky as compared to spring calving.
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School choice policies may impact segregation and diversity of public schoolsDespite decades of educational reform and legal efforts, many U.S. schools are experiencing increasing segregation, with 16 percent of public schools serving both minority and high poverty students.
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Researchers untangle causes of differences in East Coast sea level riseFor years, scientists have been warning of a so-called 'hot spot' of accelerated sea-level rise along the northeastern US coast, but understanding the causes has proven challenging. Now an upcoming paper offers the first comprehensive model for sorting this out.
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Study offers guidance for targeting residual ovarian tumorsMIT researchers who are working on an implantable device that could make intraperitoneal chemotherapy more bearable have published a new study that offers insight into how to improve chemotherapy strategies for ovarian cancer, and how to determine which patients would be most likely to benefit from their device.
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Fighting Trump on Climate, California Becomes a Global ForceThe state has been at the leading edge of the resistance to President Trump. But of all the battles, none has the global implications of climate change.
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A fluke dinosaur tooth find could help us understand the history of North America Animals Horned dinosaurs may have crossed an ancient land bridge. It started with crabs. It ended with horned dinosaurs. Read on.
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Tracking down the scent of recycled plasticRecycling plastic has an important role in sustainable manufacturing. However, there are still barriers to using recycled plastic not only because of its material and processing properties but also because of its smell. A young researcher has now studied what causes recycled plastic to smell.
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'Yellow crazy ant' workers lay eggs as a food sourceThe 'yellow crazy ant' lays trophic eggs to provide nutrition to their larvae.
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3.3-million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spineAnalysis of a 3.3 million-year-old fossil skeleton reveals the most complete spinal column of any early human relative, including vertebrae, neck and rib cage. The findings indicate that portions of the human spinal structure that enable efficient walking motions were established millions of years earlier than previously thought.
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Hottest lavas that erupted in past 2.5 billion years revealedDeep portions of Earth's mantle might be as hot as it was more than 2.5 billion years ago, an international team of researchers has recently discovered.
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Emmy Noether's Mathematics as Hotel DecorA Chicago hotelier and self-confessed science nerd recruits a mathematician and artist to decorate his new property -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Forskere finder koden bag Volkswagens emissions-snydVed at lade bilens computer identificere en eventuel igangværende test blev et emissions-filter slået til i Volkswagens biler, som dermed kunne snige sig gennem test trods snyd med NOx-udledningerne. Identificeringen af testen skete med en kode, som en række forskere nu har fundet frem til.
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How Instagram Explore Became the Realest Place on the Web The Explore feed offers a near-live window into whatever you're interested in or wherever you'd like to be, built just for you. The post How Instagram Explore Became the Realest Place on the Web appeared first on WIRED .
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The Silk Road Creator’s Life Sentence Actually Boosted Dark Web Drug Sales A new study raises questions about the deterrence value of harsh sentencing for dark web crimes. The post The Silk Road Creator’s Life Sentence Actually Boosted Dark Web Drug Sales appeared first on WIRED .
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Battle.net isn’t Battle.net anymore, even if Blizzard calls it Battle.net Enlarge / Seriously, Blizzard, what are we supposed to call this thing? It has been over eight months now since Blizzard made the low-key announcement that it would be "transitioning away" from the longstanding Battle.net branding in favor of a more generalized "Blizzard Tech" label. And it has been two months since the Battle.net Launcher was replaced with the identical "Blizzard Launcher" app (
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What Saturday Night Live's Departures Mean for Its Future In the past, departing Saturday Night Live cast members have gotten whole sketches devoted to sending them off. Kristen Wiig was serenaded with song and dance from Mick Jagger and the rest of the crew; Bill Hader’s Stefon finally married Seth Meyers ; Will Ferrell got a series of testimonials . On last weekend’s 42nd season finale, the show said goodbye to three cast members with varying tenures
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Trump's New Term for Terrorists: 'Evil Losers' Donald Trump is famous for describing his many opponents—from Rosie O’Donnell to an astrologer in Cleveland named Gary—as “ losers .” But on Tuesday, following a terrorist attack that killed at least 22 people at a concert in the English city of Manchester, the American president did something new and notable: He applied the term to those who have claimed responsibility for detonating a bomb amon
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Strategic brain training positively affects neural connectivity for individuals with TBIA new study shows that a specific instructor-led brain training protocol can stimulate structural changes in the brain and neural connections even years after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The findings further suggest that changes in cortical thickness and neural network connectivity may prove an effective way to quantitatively measure treatment efficacy, an ability that has not previously exist
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'Pregnant' housefly males demonstrate the evolution of sex determinationBiologists have discovered the gene that determines the male sex in houseflies. Surprisingly, the sex-determining mechanisms are not the same for all houseflies -- they depend on where the insects live. This knowledge not only helps us better understand the evolution of sex determination, but also aids in the control of agricultural pests or carriers of disease.
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Industry Group Wants to Pull Out of Kids' Climate CaseThe move is the latest indication of unease about the case among the industry associations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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ACP brings prescription to improve American health care to CongressThe American College of Physicians today released a set of recommendations aimed at providing a forward-thinking agenda for health care reform, 'A Prescription for a Forward-Looking Agenda to Improve American Health Care.' The paper articulates ACP's view that now is the time to move away from the debate over repealing and replacing the ACA, and instead, urges Congress and the administration to jo
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Rising incidence of tick-borne Powassan virus infection in North AmericaCases of human infection with Powassan virus (POWV), which can cause fatal neuroinvasive disease and long-term neurological effects, appear to be increasing in the United States. POWV is transmitted by Ixodes tick species found in North America.
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Depression risk following natural disaster can be predicted via pupil dilationPupil dilation could identify which individuals are at greatest risk for depression following disaster-related stress, and help lead to targeted interventions, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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Common artificial sweetener likely a safe, effective birth control and pesticideErythritol, a non-nutritive sweetener found in products like Truvia, has proven effective in killing fly larvae and slowing down their egg production, making it a good candidate for human and pet-safe pesticide use.
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CAST project places new limitations on dark matterCERN research results deliver no evidence for the existence of solar axions.
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How to obtain highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cellsMembers of the Laboratory of New Materials for Solar Energetics, working at the Faculty of Material Sciences, in cooperation with their colleagues from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have elaborated a new method. It allows to obtain highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells.
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Should you pee on a jellyfish sting? (video)We all know the evils that come from a run-in with a jellyfish's tentacles. But thankfully, we can resort to peeing on a sting to make the pain go away -- or can we? Filmed at San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay, the latest Reactions episode explains the fearsome chemistry of jellyfish stings, and debunks this age-old beach myth: https://youtu.be/KDj2t4-bn1g.
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Making biological drugs with spider silk proteinResearchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have managed to synthesise lung surfactant, a drug used in the care of preterm babies, by mimicking the production of spider silk. Animal studies reveal it to be just as effective as the biological drugs currently in clinical use. The study is published in Nature Communications.
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Tracking cancer's signaling pathwaysMalignant melanoma is one of the most common and dangerous types of cancer. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg investigated how and why brown pigmented moles turn into malignant melanoma using innovative robot technology. The insights gained can simplify methods of diagnosis in the future; furthermore, they suggest that certain cosmetic products and creams should be a
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Video: Should you pee on a jellyfish sting?Sure, jellyfish look pretty serene, but we all know the evils that come from a run-in with those tentacles.
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Research decoding the first deep-sea mussel genome publishedA joint research led by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has assembled the 1.64 gigabytes genome of a deep-sea mussel, which is roughly equivalent to 50% of the size of human genome. This is the first decoded genome among all deep-sea macrobenthic animals, revealing a complete set of DNA. The discovery gives wider insights into futu
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Jezebel Katy Perry Confirms Feud With Taylor Swift, Says Taylor ‘Started It’ and Won’t Speak to Her Jezebel Katy Perry Confirms Feud With Taylor Swift, Says Taylor ‘Started It’ and Won’t Speak to Her | Deadspin The Predators Have Graduated | Fusion The First Known Victims of the Manchester Bombing Are Young Girls | The Root Woman Goes on Racist Rant in Manassas, Va., Store, Calls Latino Man a ‘Spic’ |
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Tracking down the scent of recycled plasticRecycling plastic has an important role in sustainable manufacturing. However, there are still barriers to using recycled plastic not only because of its material and processing properties but also because of its smell. A young researcher at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has now studied what causes recycled plastic to smell.
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A CLOUD of possibilities: Finding new therapies by combining drugsThe CeMM Library of Unique Drugs (CLOUD) is the first condensed set of FDA-approved drugs representing all clinical compounds. Its potential was shown in a combinatorial high throughput screen at the CeMM chemical screening platform, published in Nature Chemical Biology: by testing all CLOUD compounds in combination with each other, a pair of hitherto unrelated drugs proved to be highly effective
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Do consent decrees adequately address police misconduct?In recent years, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has forced reform in police departments through the consent decree process, in which departments have agreed to take specific actions without admitting fault or guilt.
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Australian Climate Expert Says Pain-in-the-Ass America Should Just Ditch the Paris Agreement Already Image: AP Sometimes, the only way to fix an unhappy relationship is to end it. Since former president Obama (remember that guy?) left office in January, the United States has done an about-face on the Paris climate agreement—we’ve gone from being an leader on climate action to a rogue state that can’t decide whether it wants to keep a seat at the international table. One expert, at least, thinks
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Organized sports not enough to fulfill activity requirementsOrganized sports don't provide children with nearly as much exercise as many parents might expect, according to a new study.
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Rare tooth find reveals horned dinosaurs in eastern North AmericaA chance discovery in Mississippi provides the first evidence of an animal closely related to Triceratops in eastern North America. The fossil, a tooth from rocks between 68 and 66 million years old, shows that two halves of the continent previously thought to be separated by seaway were probably connected before the end of the Age of Dinosaurs.
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What Are Software Vulnerabilities, and Why Are There So Many of Them?It can be useful to think of hackers as burglars and malicious software as their burglary tools -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Total synthesis of flueggenine C via an accelerated intermolecular Rauhut-Currier reactionThe first total synthesis of dimeric securinega alkaloid (-)-flueggenine C was completed via an accelerated intermolecular Rauhut-Currier (RC) reaction. The research team led by Professor Sunkyu Han in the Department of Chemistry succeeded in synthesizing the natural product by reinventing the conventional RC reaction.
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Three new mini thorn snails described from Georgia (USA), Belize and PanamaAlthough computer tomography (CT) is widely used in medicine, its application in micro snail identification is still at the pioneering stage.
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What will happen to European criminal law after Brexit?Britain will not be able to select which sections of the European Union criminal law system it abides by, as was previously the case. This is according to Valsamis Mitsilegas of Queen Mary University of London in the UK, author of an article in Springer's journal Criminal Law Forum that assesses the future of European criminal law after Brexit. The article is part of a special issue that focuses o
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Crazy for ant eggs: Team reveals that 'yellow crazy ant' workers lay eggs as a food sourceAs worker ants busily hurry about providing for colony and queen, we can imagine a range of tasks that they must be performing. But laying eggs?
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Trump's Visit to Bethlehem The third day of President Trump’s first overseas visit took him to the West Bank city of Bethlehem, where he pledged “to do everything” to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians. “Peace is a choice we must make each day, and the United States is here to help make that dream possible for young Jewish, Christians and Muslim children all across the region,” Trump said Tuesday during a pres
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Trump’s Education Budget Takes Aim at the Working Class Updated on May 23, 2017 Many of the spending goals outlined in Donald Trump’s proposed education budget reflect his campaign rhetoric. The president, who has long called for reducing the federal government’s role in schools and universities, wants to cut the Education Department’s funding by $9 billion, or 13 percent of the budget approved by Congress last month. The few areas that would see a bo
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Could Trump Be Palestinians' Best Hope? Recent events have left Palestinians in an odd position: The absence of a clear strategy by a U.S. administration to resolve the conflict with Israel may have become the best bet for statehood they’ve had in years. This, at least, seems to be the thinking of Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), who met with U.S. President Donald Trump in the West Bank city of Bethlehem
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One Cancer Hospital Will Stop Paying the Trump Organization “Ladies and gentlemen … we did not plan this.” A voice boomed out of ballroom speakers as the crowd broke into applause and unleashed its phones to capture the moment . President Donald Trump had just burst into a gala at his Mar-a-Lago property, in a pendulous red tie, an American flag on his lapel. He was waving to the crowd in all directions. This was in February. Trump proceeded to greet the
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The Horror of an Attack Targeting Young Women Every terrorist attack is an atrocity. But there’s something uniquely cowardly and especially cruel in targeting a venue filled with girls and young women. On Monday night, a reported suicide bomber detonated a device outside Manchester Arena, killing 22 people, many of whom were children . The victims had gathered at the 21,000-seat venue to see the pop musician Ariana Grande, a former Nickelode
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All the Ways Retail's Decline Could Hurt American Towns Springfield, OHIO—The Upper Valley Mall here used to be a place that drew in shoppers. Now it looks like a fortress designed to keep them out. The concrete façade of the empty department store looms large at one end, the letters that once spelled “JC Penney” removed but their outline still present. A recently shuttered movie theater anchors the mall’s middle, its dark glass foreboding. And at the
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Google's AlphaGo Handily Beats Teen World Champion in First Match Image: AP Humanity could really use a win right now, and the latest test comes out of China, where a teenager named Ke Jie—the world’s best player of the ancient game Go—is taking on Google’s ultra powerful AlphaGo computer program. Unfortunately for us humans, it’s not looking great so far. On Tuesday, 19-year-old Ke Jie was defeated in the opening match of his three-game series against AlphaGo,
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Save $10 On Anker's PowerCore II, the Sequel To Your Favorite Battery Pack Anker PowerCore II , $34 with code LIPO3399 Anker’s PowerCore line has reigned as our readers’ favorite USB battery pack for nearly a year, and its long awaited sequel is cheaper than ever today with promo code LIPO3399. For a limited time, you can grab the PowerCore II 20000 for $34, the best price we’ve ever seen. In addition to a fresh new design, the PowerCore II includes three high speed USB
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Cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Takes Over Vanity Fair and It's Glorious Vanity Fair With the release of every new Star Wars movie comes a sprawling, high fashion photo spread courtesy of Vanity Fair featuring the latest movie’s cast in all of their gritty space-faring glory. This month’s issue will have four different covers photographed by Annie Leibovitz and they are absolutely stunning. The individual covers feature groups of The Last Jedi ’s heroes and villains:
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Sheffield energy experts design cooling system for Qatar 2022 stadiumA unique system to keep football fans and players cool at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, which was co-designed by engineers from the University of Sheffield, has been officially unveiled at the newly renovated Khalifa stadium.
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Two missing World War II B-25 bombers documented by Project Recover off Papua New GuineaTwo B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project Recover—a collaborative team of marine scientists, archaeologists and volunteers who have combined efforts to locate aircraft and associated MIAs from World War II.
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Probing problems with bariatric surgery: Reoperations, variation are commonEvery year, nearly 200,000 Americans turn to surgeons for help with their obesity, seeking bariatric surgery to lose weight and prevent life-threatening health problems. But after more than two decades of steadily increasing numbers of operations, American bariatric surgery centers still vary greatly in the quality of care they provide.
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Tracking down the scent of recycled plasticRecycling plastic has an important role in sustainable manufacturing. However, there are still barriers to using recycled plastic not only because of its material and processing properties but also because of its smell. A young researcher at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg has now studied what causes recycled plastic to smell.
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Optimization of hemp-ground tire rubber/high density polyethylene compositesRecent interest in lignocellulosic fibers was devoted to improve the mechanical properties of polymers. But one of their main limitation is the poor compatibility and adhesion between these polar/hydrophilic fibers with most commercial resins being non-polar and hydrophobic. This problem has been partially solved using physical and chemical surface treatments, and/or the addition of a coupling age
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A CLOUD of possibilities: Finding new therapies by combining drugsThe CeMM Library of Unique Drugs (CLOUD) is the first condensed set of FDA-approved drugs representing all clinical compounds. Its potential was shown in a combinatorial high throughput screen at the CeMM chemical screening platform, published in Nature Chemical Biology: by testing all CLOUD compounds in combination with each other, a pair of hitherto unrelated drugs proved to be highly effective
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Mystery of butterfly research resolvedIt has only been one year since the material scientists around Prof. Erdmann Spiecker from the Centre for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM) at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) were granted funding for one of the world's best X-ray microscopes and they could already help unravelling an open question in butterfly research with fascinating 3D analyses.
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Rethinking exercise: Replace punishing workouts with movement that makes you happyMany women start fitness programs to lose weight, and when they don't, they feel like failures and stop exercising
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Stem cells may significantly improve tendon healing by regulating inflammationNew research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that tendon stem may be able to significantly improve tendon healing by regulating inflammation, which contributes to scar-like tendon healing and chronic matrix degradation. This has implications for the treatment of acute tendon injuries and chronic tendon disease.
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Increased lysyl oxidase may be a significant contributor to heart disease and cancerIt's known that people with high blood pressure have increased levels of the enzyme lysyl oxidase (LOX), but it has not been clear if LOX actually contributes to heart disease. Now, a new research report appearing online in The FASEB Journal helps answer this question by showing that LOX does negatively affect heart function in mice.
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Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edgeResearchers from Lund University in Sweden and from Fudan University in China have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks to the material's ability to self-organise by standing on edge.
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Research decoding the first deep-sea mussel genome published in NatureA joint research led by HKBU and HKUST has assembled the 1.64 gigabytes genome of a deep-sea mussel, which is roughly equivalent to 50 percent of the size of human genome. This is the first decoded genome among all deep-sea macrobenthic animals, revealing a complete set of DNA.
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Scientists uncover dietary strategy to address obesity using component in red chiliScientists have discovered a dietary strategy that may address obesity by reducing endotoxemia, a major contributor to chronic, low-grade inflammation (CLGI). The researchers uncovered an interaction between dietary capsaicin (CAP), the major pungent component in red chili, and gut microbiota. This novel mechanism for the anti-obesity effect of CAP acts through prevention of microbial dysbiosis.
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Long Budget Process Could Impact Climate ScienceTrump’s cuts are part of an effort to pump up military spending and finance a Mexico border wall -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3.3 million-year-old fossil shows age of our spines The 3.3 million-year-old fossilized remains of an early human child—named Selam by researchers—reveal the structure of the human spine is much older than once believed. The almost perfect fossil skeleton of a 2 1/2 year-old toddler was discovered at Dikika, Ethiopia. Selam, which means “peace” in the Ethiopian Amharic language, was an early human relative from the species Australopithecus afarens
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Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing anglesMicrosoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.
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Google aims to connect online ads to real-world salesGoogle already monitors your online shopping—but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in real-world stores as part of its latest effort to sell more digital advertising.
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Binary star composed of two brown dwarfs discovered by microlensing(Phys.org)—Using gravitational microlensing, astronomers have recently found a binary star composed of two brown dwarfs. The newly discovered system is the third brown-dwarf binary detected with this technique. The finding was presented in a paper published May 16 on the arXiv pre-print server.
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Critical thinking can be taught10-12-years-olds can be taught how to think critically at school, even with few teachers and limited resources. Parents can also be taught to assess claims about health effects.
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Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edgeResearchers have designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks to the material’s ability to self-organize by standing on edge.
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Apple Reveals It Received at Least One Secret FBI Request For User Data Photo: Getty In its biannual transparency report, Apple revealed that it received a National Security Letter. But unlike other tech companies who have been ordered to turn over customer information to the FBI, Apple hasn’t yet published the demand letter it received. Apple’s transparency report also includes several new categories of government requests, an indication that the company is becoming
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The bombing in Manchester has brought national trauma. We must not lash out | Jonathan RomainThere’s a temptation to react to the Manchester attacks with calls for vengeance. Here are some better alternatives The Manchester bomber was not just trying to kill those at the pop concert , but he was also targeting you and me. He wanted to make us nervous about going to a shopping centre today or attending events such the FA Cup at Wembley this Saturday. His weapon of choice was the emotional
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Three new mini thorn snails described from Georgia (USA), Belize and PanamaComputer tomographic scans are used in a pioneering initiative by Adrienne Jochum and her interdisciplinary team of scientists to describe snails too small to handle. In a paper published in the open access journal ZooKeys, the scans elucidated three new species of thorn snails - a group of tiny, fragile and colourless land snails (<2 mm) showing characteristic internal sculpture. Uncovered throug
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Do consent decrees adequately address police misconduct?In recent years, the US Department of Justice has forced reform in police departments through the consent decree process, in which departments have agreed to take specific actions without admitting fault or guilt.
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Exposure to particulate matter from traffic and residential heatingA study by researchers at the University of Tartu found that exposure to traffic-related particulate matter (PM) could be associated with cardiac diseases among people in the city of Tartu, Estonia, whereas PM from residential heating did not. Results of the study adds valuable information to the current knowledge as it they confirms the link between health effects and low-level PM, and associatio
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What will happen to European criminal law after Brexit?Britain will not be able to select which sections of the European Union criminal law system it abides by, as was previously the case. This is according to Valsamis Mitsilegas of Queen Mary University of London in the UK, author of an article in Springer's journal Criminal Law Forum.
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A new T-cell population for cancer immunotherapyScientists at the University of Basel in Switzerland have, for the first time, described a new T cell population that can recognize and kill tumor cells. The open access journal eLife has published the results.
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You don't see what I see?Kyoto University researchers shows that an ability to perceive differences between similar images depends on the cultural background of the viewer.
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A review of denoising medical images using machine learning approachesThis paper attempts to identify suitable machine learning approach for image denoising of radiology based medical application.
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Crazy for ant eggsThe 'yellow crazy ant' lays trophic eggs to provide nutrition to their larvae.
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Nyt center skal fremme industriel brug af 3D-printUdvikling og forskning i 3D-print til produktion samt opkvalificering af blandt andet ingeniører er hovedsigtet med et center for industriel 3D-print, som Teknologisk Institut i Aarhus står bag.
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Engineer at Boeing admits trying to sell space secrets to Russians Enlarge / The "high bay" at Boeing's Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, California. A Boeing employee sold documents from the plant to an FBI undercover agent posing as a Russian intelligence agent. Gregory Allen Justice, a 49-year-old engineer living in Culver City, Calif., has pleaded guilty to charges of attempted economic espionage and attempted violation of the Export Control Act. J
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A Stronger AlphaGo Defeats the World’s Number One PlayerChinese grandmaster Ke Jie tried to outfox DeepMind’s AI player with some unusual moves, but the computer prevailed with surprises of its own.
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Injustice 2: a Great Superhero Game That Beats Itself For a videogame about superheroes beating each other up, the fighting title seems pretty conflicted about it. The post Injustice 2 : a Great Superhero Game That Beats Itself appeared first on WIRED .
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Has the seventh Trappist-1 planet always been so cold? New data from the Kepler Space Telescope confirm what astronomers have thought about the outermost of seven exoplanets orbiting the star Trappist-1. The planet, Trappist-1h, is linked in its orbital path to its siblings, and is frigidly cold. Far from its host star, the planet is likely uninhabitable—but may not always have been that way. This artist’s concept shows TRAPPIST-1h, one of seven Eart
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Recommended daily protein intake too low for the elderlyThe minimum protein requirement for healthy adults has been set almost 15 years ago to 0.80 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. There is a growing body of evidence that this recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is not sufficient for older persons and that they would benefit from eating more proteins.
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Two missing World War II B-25 bombers documented by Project Recover off Papua New GuineaTwo B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project Recover -- a collaborative team of marine scientists, archaeologists and volunteers who have combined efforts to locate aircraft and associated MIAs from World War II.
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'Pregnant' housefly males demonstrate the evolution of sex determinationAn international team headed up by researchers from the University of Zurich has discovered the gene that determines the male sex in houseflies. Surprisingly, the sex-determining mechanisms are not the same for all houseflies -- they depend on where the insects live. This knowledge not only helps us better understand the evolution of sex determination, but also aids in the control of agricultural
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Total synthesis of flueggenine C via an accelerated intermolecular Rauhut-Currier reactionThe first total synthesis of dimeric securinega alkaloid (-)-flueggenine C was completed via an accelerated intermolecular Rauhut-Currier (RC) reaction. The research team led by Professor Sunkyu Han in the Department of Chemistry succeeded in synthesizing the natural product by reinventing the conventional RC reaction.
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Wearable vision systems reveal more than a 'highway in the sky'Significant commercial investment in wearable vision systems for personal communications and entertainment is driving rapid advances in miniature optoelectronics components and consumer-driven applications. A special section in this month's issue of Optical Engineering, published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, aims to help boost progress across development in automoti
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Scientists develop test to identify best treatment for gonorrheaResearchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that helps physicians determine which people with gonorrhea may be more treatable with an antibiotic that has not been recommended since 2007 because of concerns that the resistance to the drug was growing.
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Watch a Mortified Demolition Crew Accidentally Tear Down the Wrong Building GIF GIF: YouTube / Gizmodo Working in demolition is tough. The pay sucks. You’re constantly hauling garbage around. Every job is dangerous. And sometimes— sometimes —you accidentally tear down the wrong building. That’s what happened to a crew of city contractors in Baltimore on Sunday. The Baltimore City Department of Housing had hired them to carry out an emergency demolition of an old row hous
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These mystery creatures could go with the flow The mysterious, soft-bodied creatures that populated Earth’s shallow seas 635 to 540 million years ago didn’t just sit around, new research suggests. They went with the flow. Scientists have found it extremely difficult to fit these Precambrian species from the Garden of Ediacaran into the tree of life. That is because they lived in a time before organisms developed the ability to make shells or
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Samsung's Latest Surface Clone Is a Disappointing Flop All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Even in a Microsoft-free world the Samsung Galaxy Book would be a frustrating device. Ostensibly it’s a Surface clone: A souped up Windows tablet with a pen for drawing and a floppy keyboard for typing. In practice, it’s an expensive machine that has me longing for any other computing device. The screen looks great, but a cheap pen, bad cooling, and a high price mak
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7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains found in the BalkansScientists analyzing 7.2 million-year-old fossils uncovered in modern-day Greece and Bulgaria suggest a new hypothesis about the origins of humankind, placing it in the Eastern Mediterranean and not -- as customarily assumed -- in Africa, and earlier than currently accepted. The researchers conclude that Graecopithecus freybergi represents the first pre-humans to exist following the split from the
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Roger Moore, Star of James Bond Films, Dies at 89 Roger Moore, who brought out James Bond’s wry side in seven films featuring 007, and before that was known for his portrayal of Simon Templar in The Saint , has died. He was 89. Moore’s death after a brief battle with cancer was confirmed by his children in a statement. With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devast
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Online pulmonary rehabilitation not inferior to face-to-face rehabOnline pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was found to be as effective as face-to-face rehabilitation programs at improving patients' exercise capacity and symptom control, according to new research presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.
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Loss of airway blood vessels is associated with risk of death in smokers without COPDIn a new study, CT-measured vascular pruning -- the diminution of distal pulmonary blood vessels (vessels on the outer edges of the lungs) -- was associated with increased risk of death in smokers without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study was presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.
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Social factors of patients affect hospital performance measuresA team of researchers led by a University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty member found that measures to evaluate readmission rates at children's hospitals would be more accurate if the social factors of the patients are included.
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Two simple building blocks produce complex 3-D materialNorthwestern University scientists have built a structurally complex material from two simple building blocks that is the lowest-density metal-organic framework ever made. Directed by design rules developed by the scientists, uranium atoms and organic linkers self-assemble into a beautiful crystal -- a large, airy 3-D net of very roomy and useful pores. The pores are so roomy, in fact, that the sc
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Google’s AlphaGo AI beats world’s best human Go player Enlarge / China's 19-year-old Go player Ke Jie (L) prepares to make a move during the first match against Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang province on May 23, 2017. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images) DeepMind's AlphaGo AI has defeated Ke Jie in the first round of a best-of-three Go match in China. A video of the match is embedded below. Ke Jie was defe
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Zuckerberg-Backed Data Trove Exposes the Injustices of Criminal Justice A new tool called Measures for Justice brings the black box of the nation's court data into the light. The post Zuckerberg-Backed Data Trove Exposes the Injustices of Criminal Justice appeared first on WIRED .
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It's Time to Guess Wildly at the 'Major New Character' Coming to Avengers: Infinity War There’s a few more details on the rumored Resident Evil reboot. Penn Jillette teases his Black Mirror episode. Finn Jones says to expect Danny Rand’s classic costume in Iron Fist ’s second season. Plus, new footage from Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Orphan Black , and tons of new pictures from Doctor Who . Spoilers now! Avengers: Infinity War Stan Lee teased to Gamezone that “a major new charact
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Study provides surprisingly complex portrait of ancient trade networks(Phys.org)—The study of ancient civilizations, particularly those that did not leave extensive writing in the archaeological record, is reliant on the evidence of other kinds of material artifacts. And one of the keys to understanding large, complex societies is mapping the circulation of such artifacts. An international research collaborative recently published a study in the Proceedings of the N
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TRAPPIST-1’s seventh planet is a chilly worldFollow-up observations of TRAPPIST-1 and its seven planets reveals details about the outermost one.
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DNA vaccine protects against toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer'sA new DNA vaccine when delivered to the skin prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease -- without triggering severe brain swelling that earlier antibody treatments caused in some patients.
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Success of stem cell therapy for diabetes depends on pre-transplant immune conditionResearchers at the Center for Cell-Based Therapy at University of São Paulo (USP) show that the therapeutic effect is relatively short-lived in patients with more autoreactive lymphocytes before treatment.
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Pulmonary Thrombosis-on-a-Chip provides new avenue for drug developmentResearchers at the Wyss Institute have engineered a model of human pulmonary thrombosis using its Organ-on-a-Chip platform that mimics in vivo blood clot formation and confirms the transmission of inflammatory signals from the pulmonary epithelium to the vascular endothelium, providing a new model for investigation and treatment/prevention of pulmonary blood clots.
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Gorillas Hum and Sing While They Eat to Say, "Do Not Disturb"Our gorilla cousins sing as they supper -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New sea level estimates show strong, recent acceleration Enlarge / Flooding under clear skies is an increasing reality for coastal communities. (credit: NOAA ) Humanity has trillions of dollars of infrastructure within a meter of the current sea level. Given that, it's rather important that we understand how long that sea level will stay at its current measurement and how quickly it will change. Unfortunately, we don't have very good data for this. Mod
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Milliardregning for stormflodssikring venter københavnereStormflodssikring af København vil koste 3,5 mia. kr. frem mod 2030. En stor del skal betales af grundejerne.
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That Horrible 'Spider Bite' On Your Arm Could Be Anthrax Image: Br-recluse-guy /Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain Imagine this thing that has actually happened: Your infant has a strangely-shaped skin lesion. Seeing this disgusting skin lesion and thinking it might be anthrax, you take your child to the doctor. “Doc, I think I my kid has anthrax,” you might say. The doctor’s eyes roll. “It’s obviously a spider bite,” doc probably replies. Turns out your
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A self-healing structural color hydrogel inspired by nature(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Southeast University in China has developed a self-healing structural hydrogel with a wide variety of applications. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their hydrogel and how it was inspired by healing they observed in animals.
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The training accident that almost ruined my chance to be an astronaut Space Excerpt: Chasing Space Leland Melvin…
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Study suggests people less likely to fact check news when in company of other people(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with Columbia University has conducted a series of experiments regarding how much effort people are willing to exert in fact-checking news stories. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Youjung Jun, Rachel Meng and Gita Venkataramani Johar describe the experiments they carried out and what they found as a result.
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Tell Me This New Planetary Object Isn’t A Doughnut Image: Simon Lock, Harvard University Planets sort of look like big basketballs in space, floating around aimlessly. Sometimes they have rings. Other times, they look like gnocchi . More or less, to the average stargazer, planets have roughly the same shape—but a pair of scientists has just thrown a most delicious curveball into this whole equation. Apparently, doughnut planets might be a thing.
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Microsoft's New Surface Pro Might Fix Its Loudest Problem Image: Screenshot Microsoft held a big Surface event in Shanghai this morning. While the event was basically impossible to watch in America , with a broken liveblog and zero English livestreams, savvy viewers (and those fluent in Chinese) might have caught the big news: There’s a new Surface Pro. It’s been more than sixteen months since Microsoft’s landmark tablet-laptop hybrid saw an update. In
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Fortsat ingen erstatning til HPV-vaccinerede kvinder Ingen af de symptomer, kvinderne beskriver, kan tilskrives vaccinen, fastholder Patienterstatningen.
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Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edgeResearchers from Lund University in Sweden and from Fudan University in China have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks to the material's ability to self-organise by standing on edge.
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Sea level rise prior to 1990 found to be slower than other estimates suggesting modern rise significantly faster(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from across Europe has found evidence that suggests the rate of rise in sea levels from approximately 1902 until 1990 was less than other models have shown. This indicates, the team reports in their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that modern sea levels are rising faster than suspected.
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Hvert år får 4500 danske mænd konstateret kræft i prostata. I øjeblikket diagnosticeres prostatakræft med en nål, som stikkes gennem endetarmen. Undersøgelsen giver stort ubehag og risiko for infektion, og for mange mænd viser prøven heldigvis, at der ikke er behov for kræftbehandling. Det skal være slut. Karina Sørensen, professor på Molekylær Medinsk Afdeling på Aarhus Universitet er en af hjern
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WIRED
Microsoft’s Surface Pro Laptop Returns With Bigger Brains At long last, the Surface Pro gets a spec-bumping refresh. The post Microsoft’s Surface Pro Laptop Returns With Bigger Brains appeared first on WIRED .
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Let’s Explore the Physics of Rotational Motion With a Fidget Spinner America's latest fad provides yet another opportunity to explain physics. The post Let’s Explore the Physics of Rotational Motion With a Fidget Spinner appeared first on WIRED .
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Transgender Creator of Assigned Male Webcomic Facing Death Threats From Online Trolls Sophie Labelle For the past two years, Montreal-based artist Sophie Labelle has published Assigned Male , a webcomic about an 11-year-old transgender girl named Stephanie who is in earliest stages of transitioning and coming out to the people around her. While Labelle’s work has been noted in the queer webcomics community for its frank and powerful portrayals of everyday life for trans youth, the
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Ars Technica
Huawei goes after Apple’s MacBook with new thin-and-light Matebook X Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Huawei has only been making PCs for a few years now, but the company has been paying attention to its competition. Today, Huawei announced a new laptop, the Matebook X, which looks like Apple's MacBook with its slim profile, light metal body, and fanless design. The Matebook X has many of the same features as the MacBook, but Huawei added its own p
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Will legal pot become a public health problem? Illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a greater rate in US states with medical marijuana laws than in other states, research shows. A new study analyzes the differences in cannabis use and cannabis use disorders before and after states passed medical marijuana laws. The study differentiated between earlier and more recent time periods and also examined selected states separ
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Oppositionens opråb til ministeren: Få styr på støtten til landvind nuEn samlet opposition beder i et skriftligt opråb energi-, forsynings- og klimaministeren om snarest at handle på energipolitiske udfordringer med landvindsstøtte, varmepumper og overskudsvarme.
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Add a Dremel To Your Toolbox For Just $29, Today Only Dremel 200 , $29 You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box, if only for sanding wood and carving jack-o-lanterns . Hell, my wife just used ours to turn an iPhone 6 case into an iPhone 7 case. The Dremel 200 is an entry level model, and thus can only spin at two speeds, compared to the variable speed motor you’ll find in
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It's World Turtle Day, so here are a bunch of adorable turtles Environment Turtles and tortoises to brighten your Tuesday. Here’s a gallery of some titillating Testudines.
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How far can your shoes run?Research data on the durability of running shoes challenges a common assumption.
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Follow-up imaging is less when radiologists read ED ultrasoundsAccording to a study presented at the American College of Radiology annual meeting, the use of follow-up imaging is significantly less when initial emergency department (ED) ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist.
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Surface Pro updated at last: Kaby Lake gives longer battery life, but still no modern ports Microsoft Microsoft has announced the long-awaited refresh to its Surface Pro line of 2-in-1 tablets. The successor to the Surface Pro 4 is simply the Surface Pro—no numeric appellation to denote the hardware iteration—and it brings with it a Kaby Lake processor to replace the Skylake chip in the Pro 4. But that's about all it does: those hoping for forward-looking features such as USB Type-C por
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DeepMind’s AI beats world’s best Go player in latest face-offThe Go-playing artificial intelligence from DeepMind defeated Ke Jie in the first of three matches taking place this week in Wuzhen, China
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Neo-Nazi Who Allegedly Threatened to Bomb Infrastructure Arrested with Explosives in Florida Police search a vehicle outside the home of Devon Arthurs and Brandon Russell in Tampa Palms, Florida (Screenshot from WFLA News Channel 8) The case of the neo-Nazi in Tampa, Florida who converted to Islam and killed his two neo-Nazi roommates somehow just got weirder. The fourth roommate, 21-year-old Brandon Russell, has now been arrested for possession of explosives. Russell is reportedly a mem
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This is what it's like to be struck by lightningSometimes they'll keep the clothing, the strips of shirt or trousers that weren't cut away and discarded by the doctors and nurses. They'll tell and retell their story at family gatherings and online, sharing pictures and news reports of survivals like their own or far bigger tragedies. The video of a tourist hit on a Brazilian beach or the Texan struck dead while out running. The 65 people killed
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Record levels of in-work poverty revealedMore than half (60 percent) of people living in poverty in the UK live in a household where someone is in work, the highest figure recorded, according to a new Cardiff University report.
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High voltage for tomorrow's particle acceleratorOn behalf of CERN, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a high-tech device for the production of extremely precise, high voltage pulses that could be used in the next generation of particle accelerators.
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Is there a green awakening in China?Heavy air pollution has led to increased environmental consciousness in China. A growing number of apps now allow people to check local air quality. Apps also serve as tools for political activism.
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How gold can recycle biofuel waste into useful additiveGold nanoparticles serve as catalysts for obtaining valuable chemical products based on glycerol. Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and their international colleagues are developing gold catalysts to recycle one of the main byproducts of biofuel production. The obtained products are in high demand in medicine, agriculture, the cosmetics industry and other sectors.
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The Atlantic
That Time the TSA Found a Scientist’s 3-D-Printed Mouse Penis When Martin Cohn passed through airport security at Ronald Reagan Airport, he figured that he’d probably get some questions about the 3-D-printed model of a mouse penis in his bag. The model is 15 centimeters long, made of clear translucent plastic, and indisputably phallic— like the dismembered member of some monstrous, transparent, 11-foot rodent. One of Cohn’s colleagues had already been quest
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Image of the Day: Beautiful BacteriaArtists paint with colorful microbes on agar palettes for the American Society for Microbiology's Agar Art Contest.
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Husker engineers craft microscopic heater-thermometer"It's like a tiny furnace."
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The rainforest contains clues that can help scientists diagnose Earth's changing vital signsLate one afternoon last October, Scott Saleska encountered a weirder-than-usual welcome to the remote Brazilian research station to which he had been coming for 17 years to study how the Amazon rainforest breathes.
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Are Cats Responsible for "Cat Ladies"?The strange neuroscience of “Toxo” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Unprecedented cholera outbreak tears through war-torn YemenCholera has killed 332 people and left more than 32,000 ill over the past four weeks, spreading faster than any previous known outbreak in the country
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Futurity.org
Two genes interact to cause rare heart defect in babies Scientists have identified two genes in mice that are responsible for a rare and deadly congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Congenital heart disease, or structural abnormalities in the heart that are present at birth, affect up to 1 percent of all live births. HLHS is a rare congenital heart disease where the left side of the heart is poorly developed, resulting
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Why thinking beyond money is vital for solving the poverty puzzleAccording to the OECD, development aid recently reached a new peak of $US142.6 billion a year.
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Live Science
'Space Aggressors' Train US Forces for Extraterrestrial ConflictElite military units are specializing in mock space warfare, as Russia and China develop anti-satellite weaponry.
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The Atlantic
Facebook Doesn't Understand Itself Facebook’s 2 billion users post a steady stream of baby pictures, opinions about romantic comedies, reactions to the news—and disturbing depictions of violence, abuse, and self-harm. Over the last decade, the company has struggled to come to terms with moderating that last category. How do they parse a joke from a threat, art from pornography, a cry for help from a serious suicide attempt? And ev
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Working outside office hours does not necessarily harm the familyWorking outside office hours does not necessarily harm the family. Working in the evening, at night or at weekends actually gives parents more opportunities to care for their children themselves. This is the conclusion of Melissa Verhoef's PhD thesis 'Work schedules, childcare and well-being'. It puts this type of work schedule in a more positive light than previous research found and prevailing p
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Wood beetles are nature's recyclers – with a little help from fungiDead wood-eating beetles, such as termites, can cause damage to residential properties. But they repay humans by performing a priceless service: helping us recycle decomposing dead trees.
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Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent station repairsSpacewalking astronauts are making urgent repairs at the International Space Station.
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Morocco fishermen decry 'El Negro' dolphin attacksIn Morocco's northern port city of Al-Hoceima, fishermen are clamouring for state support for a struggling sector which they say is under attack from dolphins.
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Rare tooth find reveals horned dinosaurs in eastern North AmericaA chance discovery in Mississippi provides the first evidence of an animal closely related to Triceratops in eastern North America. The fossil, a tooth from rocks between 68 and 66 million years old, shows that two halves of the continent previously thought to be separated by seaway were probably connected before the end of the Age of Dinosaurs.
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Astronomers use bubbles to look for WIMPsInvisible, imperceptible and yet far more common than ordinary matter, dark matter makes up an astounding 85 percent of the universe's mass. Physicists are slowly but steadily tracking down the nature of this unidentified substance. The latest result from the PICO experiment places some of the best limits yet on the properties of certain types of dark matter.
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How do we know the millennial generation exists? Look at the dataCultures change, and new generations are born out of those changes. For many, this might sound obvious.
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Making biological drugs with spider silk proteinResearchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have managed to synthesise lung surfactant, a drug used in the care of preterm babies, by mimicking the production of spider silk. Animal studies reveal it to be just as effective as the biological drugs currently in clinical use. The study is published in Nature Communications.
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Parents of sick baby say therapy in US is son's 'last hope' of survival Chris Gard and Connie Yates want appeal court judges to overrule earlier decision for hospital to withdraw Charlie’s life support A couple who want to take their sick baby son abroad for treatment have asked three court of appeal judges not to take away their “only remaining hope” for his survival. Chris Gard and Connie Yates want permission to take nine-month-old Charlie, who has a form of mitoc
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Father Surprises Son With A Nintendo Switch In An Excellent Way [Image: Mohikan ] Twitter user Mohikan noticed that his son made a cardboard Nintendo Switch. “Probably because he wants us to buy it,” Mohikan added. After doing that, Mohikan didn’t just give his son the new Nintendo hardware in its retail packaging. What he did was better. His son isn’t alone in making cardboard Switch hardware, but he’s also been making all sorts of papercraft computers and c
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Flickr study gives snapshot of coral reefs' valueComputer-led analysis of tourist snaps has estimated that coral reefs contribute $36 billion per year to the global tourist economy.
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The Atlantic
'Terrorism Is Aimed at the People Watching' When an explosion killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester, England, late Monday, media organizations across the English speaking world rushed to break the news. That was the right call. An apparent mass murder of that scale is newsworthy. A self-governing people cannot shrink from facing the reality of terrorism. There are perpetrators to catch, victims to mourn, and survivors to help. And la
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WIRED
Your Handy Field Guide to the Surprisingly Few Factions of the Far Left, From Pastel Bloc to BAMN They may not market themselves as well as the far-right, but the antifa has its movements. The post Your Handy Field Guide to the Surprisingly Few Factions of the Far Left, From Pastel Bloc to BAMN appeared first on WIRED .
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Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out One Denver startup learns what it's like to find funding, attract talent, and launch a minimum viable product outside of the Bay Area tech scene. The post Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out appeared first on WIRED .
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Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Birth of D&D An excerpt from the gorgeous "Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D." The post Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Birth of D&D appeared first on WIRED .
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Rare tooth find reveals horned dinosaurs in eastern North AmericaA chance discovery in Mississippi provides the first evidence of an animal closely related to Triceratops in eastern North America. The fossil, a tooth from rocks between 68 and 66 million years old, shows that two halves of the continent previously thought to be separated by seaway were probably connected before the end of the Age of Dinosaurs.
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Researchers find first compelling evidence of new property known as 'ferroelasticity' in perovskitesCrystalline materials known as perovskites could become the next superstars of solar cells. Over the past few years, researchers have demonstrated that a special class of perovskites—those consisting of a hybrid of organic and inorganic components—convert sunlight into electricity with an efficiency above 20 percent and are easier to fabricate and more impervious to defects than the standard solar
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Large study uncovers genes linked to intelligenceExactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what extent it is genetic, are some of the most controversial questions in science. But now a new study of nearly 80,000 people, published in Nature Genetics, has managed to identify a number of genes that seem to be involved in intelligence.
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Homo naledi genome: Will we ever find this elusive key to human evolution? | Jennifer Raff Despite the recent announcement of a new haul of Homo naledi fossils, recovering ancient DNA is still proving as difficult as ever Despite what many people believe, paradigm-shifting moments in science - where our understanding of a particular explanation is challenged by a single finding - are actually quite rare. But one happened in paleoanthropology on 9 May with the publication of three linke
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Sensing insole for footstrike pattern detection in runnersResearchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a mobile biofeedback device for footstrike pattern modification for injury prevention and rehabilitation in runners.
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Did humans evolve in Europe rather than Africa? We don't have the answer just yetCharles Darwin believed that humans evolved in Africa, because that's where our closest ape relatives the chimpanzees and gorillas live. And during the twentieth century he was vindicated through a combination of fossil and genetic discoveries.
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Dietician addresses lack of healthy vegetable education in intermediate schoolsA Massey University dietitian is concerned at the lack of skills taught to intermediate school children about creating and cooking simple meals using vegetables.
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Report sheds new insights on the spin dynamics of a material candidate for low-power devicesComputers process and transfer data through electrical currents passing through tiny circuits and wires. As these currents meet with resistance, they create heat that can undermine the efficiency and even the safety of these devices.
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Tool sharpens focus on Stone Age networking in the Middle EastStone Age tool’s route to Syrian site covered at least 700 kilometers.
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The Atlantic
Why Remix The Birth of a Nation? In some dark corners, The Birth of a Nation might be received as enthusiastically today as it was when it debuted in 1915. The silent dramatization of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction was the first American motion picture to be screened at the White House, with President Woodrow Wilson and his cabinet in attendance. While violen
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The Atlantic
A Brief History of SETI@Home The year was 1999, and the people were going online. AOL, Compuserve, mp3.com, and AltaVista loaded bit by bit after dial-up chirps, on screens across the world. Watching the internet extend its reach, a small group of scientists thought a more extensive digital leap was in order, one that encompassed the galaxy itself. And so it was that before the new millennium dawned, researchers at the Unive
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The Atlantic
How Applied Mathematics Could Improve the Democratic Process American voting relies heavily on technology. Voting machines and ballot counters have sped up the formerly tedious process of counting votes. Yet long-standing research shows that these technologies are susceptible to errors and manipulation that could elect the wrong person. In the 2016 presidential election, those concerns made their way into public consciousness, worrying both sides of the po
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Zombies in Sci-Fi Novel Have Gruesome Real-World InspirationUnlike most of the zombie plagues that populate sci-fi movies and novels, the infectious agent in "The Boy on the Bridge" is grounded in horrific reality.
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Why Bad Moods Are Good For YouBad moods and sadness are a normal, and even a useful and adaptive part of being human, helping us cope with many everyday situations and challenges.
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Italy's Supervolcano Builds Up Stress — But No Eruption ComingA large caldera called Campi Flegrei in Naples may be more stressed than previously thought.
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Corn seed treatment insecticides pose risks to honey bees, yield benefits elusiveNearly every foraging honey bee in the state of Indiana will encounter neonicotinoids during corn planting season, and the common seed treatments produced no improvement in crop yield, according to a Purdue University study.
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New model helps predict regional and seasonal sea ice extentScientists have developed a new method to forecast the extent of sea ice in some regions of the Arctic up to 11 months in advance. The method, which incorporates information about ocean temperatures and focuses on regions rather than the entire Arctic Sea, could help in the planning of activities ranging from shipping to oil and gas extraction, fishing and tourism.
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Coring Arctic lakes to study VikingsBilly D'Andrea, a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory paleoclimatologist and Center for Climate and Life Fellow is currently doing fieldwork in Norway's Lofoten Islands. He's interested in the natural factors that may have influenced the growth of northern agriculture and rise of violent Viking chieftains during the Iron Age, ca. 500 BC to 1100 AD.
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Kommuner og stat diskuterer psykiatriDette års økonomiforhandlinger er i fuld gang i Finansministeriet.
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Henrik Ullum: Nye fedmeregler er en sejr Formanden for Lægevidenskabelige Selskaber (LVS) er glad for, at Sundhedsstyrelsen lyttede til kritikken af de første visitationsregler til fedmekirugi, der kom i marts.
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Over 100 patient­erstatnings­sager skal revurderes pga. fejl i Sundheds­platformenPatienterstatningen er nødt til at revurdere i omegnen af 140 sager, efter at det har vist sig, at Sundhedsplatformen i hundredvis af journaler har ændret på datoerne for patienternes kontakt med Herlev-Gentofte Hospital.
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A New Approach to Alzheimer'sThe disease's complexity and multiple contributing factors suggest that combinations of drugs could be more effective than single medications -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Astronauter på nød-rumvandring udskiftede vital relæboksRumstationens varme- og kølesystem styres af to relæbokse, men den ene var brændt sammen. Rumvandringen blev samtidig historisk for NASA.
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High-tech rainforest map brings climate and conservation efforts into sharp reliefOutside of the Amazon, the rainforests of central Africa are the largest in the world. They contain huge amounts of carbon and wildlife—two items at the top of the list for those looking to protect the planet's health.
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Image: Slim crescent of EnceladusThe low angle of sunlight along the slim crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across) highlights the many fractures and furrows on its icy surface.
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Study emphasises the human dimension of a warmer climateNew research shows how reducing carbon emissions can prevent billions of people from being exposed to unheard-of changes in climate in the coming decades.
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The Human Nose Knows More Than We ThinkA look at the body of olfactory science shows people’s reputation for having a poor sense of smell is a myth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Research reveals insights into optical properties of plasmonic nanostructuresUniversity of Arkansas researchers have helped define the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures, work that could lead to improved sensors in security and biomedical devices, and have applications in solar cells. The research team in the Department of Physics recently published its findings in the journal PLOS ONE.
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Exploring underground with a colliding droneESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map.
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Graphene on silicon carbide can store energyBy introducing defects into the perfect surface of graphene on silicon carbide, researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have increased the capacity of the material to store electrical charge. This result, which has been published in the scientific journal Electrochimica Acta, increases our knowledge of how this ultrathin material can be used.
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Weyl fermions exhibit paradoxical behaviorTheoretical physicists have found Weyl fermions to exhibit paradoxical behavior in contradiction to a 30-year-old fundamental theory of electromagnetism. The discovery has possible applications in spintronics. The study has been published in Physical Review Letters.
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Clock mystery from 350 years ago is shedding light on human healthIn 1665, the inventor of the pendulum clock, Christiaan Huygens, noticed that two of his clocks hung on the same wall would eventually sync up, so that their pendulums swung in opposite directions in perfect time. This "insensible motion," he thought, might be put to use so that clocks would regulate each other.
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InfoWars Would Like You to Stop Making Fun of Trump's Totally Normal Orb Photo In this completely normal May 21, 2017 photo released by the Saudi Press Agency we see Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Saudi King Salman, First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump at the new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Saudi Press Agency via AP) This past weekend, President Trump got some heat for a bizarre photo in which he’s touchi
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Baby bump: China eatery in Japan soars on pregnant panda hopesSwelling hopes for a baby panda in Tokyo have bumped up the stock price of a Chinese restaurant chain in the area, with locals setting their sights on a flurry of tourists.
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