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LSTM and partners develop molecule that may lead to first synthetic one-dose antimalarialResearchers at LSTM, working in partnership with the University of Liverpool and other colleagues, have developed a molecule which has the potential to become the first fully synthetic, one-dose treatment for malaria.
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Scientists develop new device to overcome pig genome flawScientists at the University of Kent, working with colleagues from the genetics research industry, have developed a new genetic screening device and protocol that helps pig breeding.Through her work, Dr. Rebecca O'Connor in the School of Biosciences, found previously undiscovered, fundamental flaws in the pig genome, the results of which have contributed to improved mapping of the pig genome.
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Atlas of the human planet 2017 -- how exposed are we to natural hazards?The 2017 edition of the JRC Atlas of the Human Planet looks at the exposure of people and built-up areas to the six major natural hazards, and its evolution over the last 40 years. The atlas will be presented during the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction meeting in Cancun, Mexico.
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A Fistful of Nuts Won't Cure Your Colon Cancer Image: Gizmodo Nutrition science rarely involves feeding people anything. It’s usually based on looking for correlations between questionnaire answers and people’s health. But somehow, it seems near impossible for folks to accurately report on what these (usually very easy to understand) scientific studies say without taking things that might be little more than coincidences as gospel. Gizmodo’s
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Sphero's New Lightning McQueen Makes Me Excited For the Future of Robotic Toys GIF Oh you charmer (Image: Carmen Hilbert/Gizmodo) I might be the only person at Gizmodo that likes Sphero’s new Cars toy. My co-workers hate the way the robot announces it’s going to sleep, and the long animated process it takes to wake up. They’re also horrified by the very existence of sentient automobiles and tractors that moo . But my colleagues are too caught up in trying to understand Pixa
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Whales today are bigger than ever before. Now, we know why. Animals A big solution to a cold problem. Baleen whales grew into giants only recently. Read on.
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Atlas of the Human Planet 2017—how exposed are we to natural hazards?One out of three people in the world is exposed to earthquakes, a number which almost doubled in the past 40 years. Around 1 billion in 155 countries are exposed to floods and 414 million live near one of the 220 most dangerous volcanoes. The 2017 edition of the Atlas of the Human Planet by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, looks at the exposure of people and built-up areas to the s
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Special delivery: Macromolecules via spider's 'bite'Our cells are rich in proteins which are potential targets for therapy. But study of these proteins' behavior, using externally delivered biomacromolecules, has often been stymied by the difficulty of gaining access to the interiors of living cells.
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Trilobites: How Whales Became the Biggest Animals on the PlanetSpecies like the blue whale became so big only in the past 4.5 million years, a result of changes to the food supply in the oceans, scientists say.
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Kids know when we’re not telling the whole truth Children age 6 to 7, and even as young as 4 years old, can under certain conditions identify when the information they’re getting is misleading—but technically true—according to a new study. The research, which appears in Child Development , sheds new light on how young children learn and how they judge their teachers. “That children become sensitive to the quality of their informants bodes well
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Don't Overinterpret The Handmaid's Tale As someone who likes to build up my capacity to imagine the worst, I’ve been finding The Handmaid’s Tale , the new television series adapted from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel , harrowing to watch. The show is an investigation into religious totalitarianism and patriarchy, and perhaps more interestingly a meditation on collaboration and complicity. I’ve been struggling with it because it
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What Does Trump's Budget Mean for the Environment? Didn’t we just go through this? In early March, President Trump proposed a budget that would have scaled back the federal government’s stewardship of the environment beyond recognition. The budget traded historically unprecedented cuts to the EPA for $50-billion boosts to defense spending , and it shuttered long-running programs that protect wild areas outside of any one state’s dominion, like th
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The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas Medical professionals have raised concerns about whether General Hospital's plotline blurred the lines between disease awareness and advertisement. The post The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas appeared first on WIRED .
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Physicists discover mechanism behind granular capillary effectThe origin of the granular capillary effect -- the rise of sand or other granules in a tube -- was a long-standing mystery. Only recently did an international team of physicists succeed in unveiling it. Further research may open up new ways to move materials, leading to promising new applications in trade and industry.
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A new method for creating safer induced pluripotent stem cellsInduced pluripotent stem cells (IPSCs) hold great promise in regenerative medicine, personalized medicine and drug discovery. However, while avoiding the ethical controversies associated with embryonic stem cells, they carry neoplastic risk owing to the use of the oncogenes c-Myc and Lin28. This has limited their utility in the biomedical arena.
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How listening to music in a group influences depressionNew research published in Frontiers in Psychology takes a closer look at how music influences the mood in people suffering from depression, and examines what factors might affect whether listening to sad music in group settings provides social benefits for listeners, or if it rather reinforces depressive tendencies.
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One-dimensional crystals for low-temperature thermoelectric coolingNagoya University researchers studied the thermal and electrical properties of one-dimensional crystals composed of tantalum, silicon and tellurium for thermoelectric cooling at temperatures below 250 K (-23°C). The thermoelectric characteristics of these crystals were varied at temperatures ranging from the cryogenic level of 50 K up to room temperature by doping with molybdenum and antimony. The
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Trump Will Almost Certainly Break His Promise to Read the Pope's 192-Page Letter On Climate Change As part of his international, interfaith tour that began in Saudi Arabia, President Trump met with Pope Francis Wednesday at the Vatican to discuss peace, religion, and surprisingly, climate change. As is custom for presidents, Trump and Pope Francis exchanged gifts. Trump gave the pope a first-edition series of literature from Martin Luther King, while the Pope gave the president his 2017 essay
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The Latest Valerian Trailer is a Neon-Streaked, Action-Packed Journey to Save the Universe GIF Image: EuropaCorp Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is not lacking in color or a wide variety of alien life, that’s for sure. This new trailer really focuses on explaining the basics of the plot: agents Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are investigating and then trying to stop a threat to Alpha, the titular “city of a thousand planets.” Which is wh
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Hormone boost makes wild seals spend more time with each otherScientists at the University of St Andrews have discovered that grey seals are friendlier and want to spend more time with each other when their levels of the hormone oxytocin are increased.
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Physicists discover mechanism behind granular capillary effectDipping a tube into a container filled with water will make the water rise in the tube. This phenomenon is called liquid capillarity. It is responsible for many natural and technical processes, for example the water absorption of trees, ink rising in a fountain pen, and sponges absorbing dishwater. But what happens if the tube is dipped into a container filled not with water but with sand? The ans
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A Loud Warning: Millions of People Do Not Protect Their EarsMillions of people do not protect themselves against dangerously loud noise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Securing large crowds a 'vexing problem'Late Monday, an explosion at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England killed 22 people and injured nearly 60 others. The New York Times reported Tuesday that British authorities had identified the bomber who carried out the attack; the deadliest in Britain since 2005.
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Sub-zero waters a barrier to oil spill recoverySub-zero temperatures in the deep waters of the North Atlantic would significantly hamper the ability of oil-eating bacteria to help the ocean recover from a major oil spill, according to new research.
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Five surprising ways holograms are revolutionising the worldWe seem to be fascinated by holograms or at least the promise of what they can do. Think the famous Princess Leia projection in Star Wars; holographic fashion shows in New York, Hamburg and Beijing; the massive success of synthetic pop star Hatsune Miku in Japan, or recent reports of holographic politicians in France.
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Special delivery: Macromolecules via spider's 'bite'Scientists re-engineer spider venom for more effective delivery of antibodies into cells.
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Measured for the first time: Direction of light waves changed by quantum effectCertain materials can be used to rotate the direction in which the light is oscillating. This is known as a 'magneto-optical' effect. One variant of this type of effect has now been demonstrated at TU Wien for the first time. Rather than switching the direction of the light wave continually, special materials called 'topological insulators' do so in quantum steps. This could give us a new method t
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To ensure constant food supply edible dormice rather give up their favorite foodEdible dormice feed preferably on high-energy seeds for reproduction and putting on fat reserves. Beech trees, however, save energy by producing seeds only in certain years on a large scale. A long-term study by researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna has shown for the first time that edible dormice avoid areas with a high beech density. They prefer areas with a mix of conifers and beech trees and thus
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Machine learning may help in early identification of severe sepsisA machine-learning algorithm has the capability to identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis and septic shock using data from electronic health records (EHRs), according to a study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference. Sepsis is an extreme systemic response to infection, which can be life-threatening in its advanced stages of severe sepsis and sep
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In-hospital COPD mortality shows large drop from 2005-2014While the number of hospitalizations for COPD in the United States fluctuated within a narrow range between 2005 and 2014, in-hospital deaths decreased substantially during that same time, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
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Bronchial thermoplasty helps reduce severe asthma attacks and ER visitsIn a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference, adult asthma patients treated with bronchial thermoplasty (BT) had fewer severe exacerbations and were able to reduce their ER visits and hospitalizations in the two years following treatment.
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World-first discovery of protein that causes liver disease brings hope for new treatmentsIn a world-first discovery, Australian scientists have identified a protein that causes liver fibrosis, paving the way for new treatments for liver disease to be developed.
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Scientists develop new concept of confined catalysis under 2-D materialsThe research group led by Profs. FU Qiang and BAO Xinhe from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed both the geometric constraint and confinement field in 2-D space between a graphene overlayer and Pt(111). The researchers demonstrated a new concept of confined catalysis under 2-D materials, which they have named 'catalysis under cover.'
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Going with the flow: The forces that affect species' movements in a changing climateScientists have developed a simple metric to capture the directional agreement between ocean currents and warming, revealing how ocean currents affect the range shift of marine biota in a changing climate.
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East Africa’s drought threatens iconic wildebeest migrationFewer rains and dried-out riverbeds could mean more conflict with humans and livestock, and have a devastating impact on Africa’s wildlife, reports Adam Popescu
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In China, an e-commerce giant builds the world's biggest delivery drone From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal JD.com's robot can carry 1 ton of cargo by air. JD.com, a competitor to Alibaba and Amazon, will start flying drones with a 1-ton payload in a 11,500-square-mile testing area in Shaanxi, China.
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Scientists overcome pig genome flawThrough her work, Dr Rebecca O'Connor in the School of Biosciences, found previously undiscovered, fundamental flaws in the pig genome, the results of which have contributed to improved mapping of the pig genome.
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Natural gas facilities with no CO2 emissionsHow can we burn natural gas without releasing CO2 into the air? This feat is achieved using a special combustion method that TU Wien has been researching for years: chemical looping combustion (CLC). In this process, CO2 can be isolated during combustion without having to use any additional energy, which means it can then go on to be stored. This prevents it from being released into the atmosphere
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Quantized magneto-electric effect demonstrated for the first time in topological insulatorsThe 'quantized magneto-electric effect' has been demonstrated for the first time in topological insulators at TU Wien, which is set to open up new and highly accurate methods of measurement.
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'Rosetta Stone' protein offers new mechanism of allosteryFor years, an unsolved problem nagged at University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Chad Petit, Ph.D. It involved an important biological phenomenon called allostery, a fundamental method of enzyme regulation that is crucial in living cells.
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Intel’s Plan to Thunderbolt 3 All of the Things Two years after Intel embraced USB-C for Thunderbolt 3, it's taking another big step toward the mainstream. The post Intel's Plan to Thunderbolt 3 All of the Things appeared first on WIRED .
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Google’s AlphaGo Levels Up From Board Games to Power Grids By redesigning how its AlphaGo AI learns, Google has made a system that can tackle much more than just boardgames. The post Google's AlphaGo Levels Up From Board Games to Power Grids appeared first on WIRED .
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The Most Mysterious TRAPPIST-1 Planet Finally Reveals Some Secrets GIF Image: NASA Now that TRAPPIST-1 is the trendiest star system in the galaxy, astronomers and nerds alike are clamoring to learn more about it. We know that the seven-planet system contains three planets in the habitable zone, which means they could hypothetically support liquid water, and even life. We also know that the TRAPPIST-1 planets orbit around their ultracool dwarf star very closely,
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Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier ReefScientists observed the bleaching of Australia's Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these events from space has been difficult in the past, Sentinel-2's frequent revisits and its resolution makes it possible.
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Here's how we can detect plants on extrasolar planetsThe past year has been an exciting time for those engaged in the hunt for extra-solar planets and potentially habitable worlds. In August of 2016, researchers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) confirmed the existence of the closest exoplanet to Earth (Proxima b) yet discovered. This was followed a few months later (February of 2017) with the announcement of a seven-planet system around
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Dong Energy fyrer 115-135 medarbejdere efter frasalgEfter frasalg af olie-gas-forretningen lancerer Dong Energys direktør nu en ny selskabsstruktur, der betyder effektivisering, besparelser og farvel i 115-135 personer i Danmark.
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The Next X-Men Movie Could Take the Franchise to Space John Boyega discusses Finn’s new place in the Resistance in The Last Jedi . The stars of Game of Thrones say there’ll be a quicker pace to the next season. Plus, early rumors for the next Justice League Dark director, and new Wonder Woman posters. To me, my Spoilers! X-Men: Dark Phoenix Producer Hutch Parker told Screen Rant it’s “definitely a possibility” Dark Phoenix could “go cosmic.” Which ma
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'It Is Irritating': The U.K.'s Anger Over U.S. Intelligence Leaks Updated at 9:24 a.m. ET The U.K. government has expressed its displeasure at the U.S. over the leaking of information about the Manchester bombing to the media. “The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise,” Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Wednesday. “So it is irritating if it gets rele
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The Problem With Calls for 'Resilience' In the wake of a terrorist attack like Monday’s in Manchester—and the far too many others around the world recently—press coverage can follow a particular pattern. There’s the immediate scramble for detail; the death toll that ticks gradually upward; the testimonies pouring in from the scene and the descriptions of the truly brave and compassionate members of the community who pull together to su
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What do the Tour de France and fossils have in common? | Susannah Lydon Sport and palaeontology rarely overlap, but a new study shows ancient arthropods may have used the same slipstreaming techniques as elite cyclists Trilobites are common fossils. Resembling nothing so much as a glorified woodlouse, these animals teemed in our oceans for millions of years. The first fossils are around 520 million years old, while the final demise of one last group of survivors took
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Scientists gain better understanding of how Ebola disables people's immune defensesUniversity of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston scientists have unlocked mysteries of how the Ebola virus hampers the body's natural defenses to speed the rate of infection and its accompanying lethal disease, according to a new report in PLOS Pathogens. The study was conducted in collaboration with the University of Washington and The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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Birds, bees and other critters have scruples, and for good reasonHumans are not the only species to show a strong work ethic and scruples. UC Berkeley researchers have found evidence of conscientiousness in insects, reptiles, birds, fish and other critters.
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How food gardens based on traditional practice can improve health in the PacificAround 70 percent of deaths in Pacific Island countries are due to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer.
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Petite parrots provide insight into early flightHigh-speed video shows that tiny parrots direct their hops to use the least amount of energy necessary.
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Why Can't Scientists Talk Like Regular Humans?The minute I started thinking of the general public as "other," I compromised my ability to be an effective communicator -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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IKEA’s low-cost smart lights get Alexa, Google, and Siri voice support Enlarge IKEA recently released its own line of Wi-Fi enabled smart lighting called Trådfri . While great value—prices start at just £15 for a bulb and dimmer—the Trådfri range was limited to use with the Swedish furniture retailer's own app and hardware remotes. Now, IKEA is bringing Trådfri up to speed with the competition by adding support for voice control via Amazon Alexa , Google Assistant,
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Scanner ‘listens’ to sperm to find the good ones A new technique can examine human sperm without killing them—which could help improve the diagnosis of fertility problems. The Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy technique uses powerful magnets and works like radar by firing pulses of energy at the sperm sample inside a purpose-built scanner and then listening to the echoed signal by the molecules in response. This could help to distinguish between
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WHO Elects New LeaderBreaking norms, the World Health Organization chooses Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a non-MD from Africa, as its new director-general.
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Image of the Day: Root RavePea plant (Pisum sativum) roots that have been inoculated with engineered Rhizobia bacteria glow in the presence of certain proteins.
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Research finds tornado damage impact could triple by end of 21st centuryTornadoes are one of the most unpredictable weather phenomena on Earth. Each year the United States, home to more tornadoes than any other country, sustains billions of dollars of damage, death, injuries, and disruption from the violent storms. But, according to the results of a research team led by Stephen Strader, a meteorologist and assistant professor in Villanova University's Department of Ge
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EU klar med kriterier for valg af nyt EMA-hovedsædeValget af ny værtsby for Det Europæiske Lægemiddelagentur vil blive gennemført til oktober, skriver to EU-formænd.
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Nokia 3310 review: No matter how much you think you want it, you don’t want it Enlarge (credit: Mark Walton) While this phone is not currently scheduled for release in the US, we thought you would be interested in this review from our colleagues in the UK. SPECS AT A GLANCE: Nokia 3310 SCREEN 2.4-inch QVGA LCD (167ppi) OS Nokia Series 30+ STORAGE 16MB (plus microSD expansion) NETWORKING 2G GSM 900/1800 PORTS Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack CAMERA 2MP rear camera SIZE 115.6m
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Ocean currents affect how climate change impacts movements of species to cooler regionsA new study published in Scientific Reports provides novel insight into how species' distributions change from the interaction between climate change and ocean currents.
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Lecture at Los Alamos in 1992: 'The End of the Soviet Union is the End of Who We Thought We Were' A crowd in this August 23, 1991 file photo is gathered while a statue of police chief Felix Dzerzhinsky is toppled at the KGB headquarters in Moscow (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) “Do not buy maps, buy stock in companies that print maps,” Dr. Paul Goble told a group at Los Alamos National Laboratory in November of 1992. Predictions are hard. And few people know that better than Dr. Goble, wh
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Facebook's moderation rules prove it's OK with being a hostile place for womenEvery day, thousands of social media moderators scroll through feeds of threats, pornography, animal and child cruelty, car crashes and bloody beatings in order to decide what is acceptable and what must be removed. And the leaking of Facebook's training manuals means we now know what standard they are working to, allowing content most users would find abhorrent.
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Amazon's One-Day Logitech Sale Is Perfect For Gamers and Office Dwellers Alike Logitech Gold Box Amazon’s back at it again with a ton of great deals on Logitech PC peripherals , today only. Most Logitech Gold Boxes focus either on gaming gear or general purpose peripherals, but today’s is a great mix of both. For example, gamers will appreciate the G13 gameboard and G403 Prodigy gaming mouse , but everyone can make use of an affordable speaker system , the popular G920 webc
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Feather-light metal cathodes for stable lithium-oxygen batteriesLithium-oxygen systems could someday outperform today's lithium-ion batteries because of their potential for high energy density. However, a number of important issues, such as their poor electrochemical stability must be addressed before these systems can successfully compete with current rechargeable batteries. Today, in ACS Central Science, researchers report a new type of cathode, which could
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The difficulty of determining which internet apps track personal dataAnyone who spends much time online knows the saying: "If you're not paying, you're the product". That's not exactly correct.
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The competition between airlines and high-speed trainsA team of researchers from two Spanish universities, UPM and URJC, in collaboration with MIT researchers, has developed a mathematical model that assesses the competition between both legacy and low-cost airlines, and high-speed trains. This new approach is able to estimate the modal distribution of passenger demand, optimize fleet assignment and generate flight schedule. This math tool provides v
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The best-kept secrets to winning grants With competition for research funding approaching an all-time high, experts reveal their top tips and tricks. Nature 545 399 doi: 10.1038/545399a
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The Story of Arc Symphony, a Game About a Game That Doesn’t Exist Part game, part viral marketing, the brief interactive fiction examines how stories reshape the world around us. The post The Story of Arc Symphony , a Game About a Game That Doesn’t Exist appeared first on WIRED .
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No liquid helium, but still extremely coolNIST scientists have devised a novel hybrid system for cooling superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPD) – essential tools for many kinds of cutting-edge research – that is far smaller than those previously demonstrated and that eliminates the need for conventional cryogens- such as liquid helium.
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Researchers discover way to make solar cells more efficientWhen it comes to improving the efficiency of solar cells, a group of University of Wyoming professors has discovered a way to do so by adding manganese atoms—an alternate metal—to the mix. Doing so, they found, dramatically increases solar cell energy conversion by an average 300 percent and, in some cases, up to 700 percent.
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Wind blows young migrant birds to all corners of AfricaMigrant birds that breed in the same area in Europe spread out across all of Africa during the northern winter. A new satellite-tracking study shows that the destination of individual birds is largely determined by the wind conditions they encounter during their first migration. The results were made available open access in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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Non-mutant mice sired from space sperm boost hope of cosmic human conception Enlarge (credit: Georges Méliès ) To ensure the long-term survival of humankind, we might as well shoot for the Moon. In 2013, Japanese researchers did just that by launching freeze-dried mouse sperm into space . The goal was to see if mammalian swimmers can maintain their spunk amid harsh cosmic radiation—which they’ll undoubtedly have to endure for humans to thrive in the coming space age. The
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10 teknologiske tendenser, du bør kende: #7:Kvantecomputeren indtager sit overherredømmeGoogle lover at være klar med et 49 kvantebit-computersystem inden årets udgang. En kolossal praktisk bedrift, siger danske eksperter.
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The Natural Cancer Cure NarrativeJulie Reason and her husband are producing a documentary about her cancer, and efforts to cure it. Based on their comments, they are drawing upon an established and false narrative about the causes and cures of cancer, one that can be dangerous to her, and all other cancer patients.
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How Bots and Humans Might Work Together to Stop Harassment There’re some really bad people who harass journalists. Women and minorities, especially, are the targets of extreme vitriol . Yet many newsrooms do little or nothing to attempt to protect their employees, or to think through how journalists and organizations should respond when harassment occurs. Harassers and trolls have multiple motivations, often simple racism or misogyny, or in support of mi
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Garmin’s New 360 Cam Makes Your Stupid Stunts Spherical A new 360-degree action camera from Garmin puts your most extreme self in the round. The post Garmin's New 360 Cam Makes Your Stupid Stunts Spherical appeared first on WIRED .
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Enjoy the Early-’00s Nostalgia Wave—It Might Be the Last Revival Thanks to LCD Soundsystem, 'Mean Girls,' and 'Arrested Development,' the early '00s are back. But how will we remember our digital-dominated modern age? The post Enjoy the Early-’00s Nostalgia Wave—It Might Be the Last Revival appeared first on WIRED .
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To ensure constant food supply, edible dormice give up their favourite foodRodents such as the edible dormouse feed preferentially on high-energy seeds. They deliver the energy needed for reproduction and help juvenile animals put on the necessary fat reserves before their first hibernation season. But this important food source is not available every year. Beech trees save energy by producing seeds only in certain years, and on a large scale, these years are called mast
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Feather-light metal cathodes for stable lithium-oxygen batteriesLithium-oxygen systems could someday outperform today's lithium-ion batteries because of their potential for high energy density. However, a number of important issues, such as their poor electrochemical stability must be addressed before these systems can successfully compete with current rechargeable batteries. Today, in ACS Central Science, researchers report a new type of cathode, which could
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The insecurity of private renters – how do they manage it?A growing proportion of Australian households depend on the private rental sector for accommodation. This growth has occurred despite substantial insecurity of tenure under the law, unlike other countries with high private rental rates, such as Germany.
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Worm moms pump eggs full of toxin, demand they inherit an antidote Enlarge / C. elegans , with the pharynx in the end that’s on the left. (credit: University of Wisconsin ) Remember that part in Casino Royale when Bond sips his martini, realizes he has been poisoned, then rushes out to his Aston Martin to inject himself with the antidote that Q thoughtfully stashed beforehand? This is exactly like that. Except, instead of Daniel Craig (*sigh*), it’s with worm la
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FDA Clears First Cancer Drug Based on Genetics of Disease, Not Tumor LocationDiseases with these traits occur throughout the body -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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App lets stadium crowds display giant messages with their phonesThe new app from IBM will let crowds automatically coordinates mass displays at big sporting events or protests using their smartphone cameras
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Life Science Funding Cuts LeakedAccording to a document posted online less than a day before the release of the official 2018 budget proposal, the National Institutes of Health could face even deeper cuts than previously suggested by the Trump administration.
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One-dimensional crystals for low-temperature thermoelectric coolingThermoelectric cooling is a solid-state refrigeration process where the heat in an electrically conductive material is transferred using the material's own conduction electrons without any need for the gaseous coolants, such as chlorofluorocarbons, that are used in conventional refrigeration. Coolers based on thermoelectric technology can be scaled down in size without changing their thermal-to-el
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Switching to off-peak delivery times reduces city congestionIn some businesses like supermarkets and restaurants, local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting these rules could reduce peak traffic volumes and increase transport efficiency, according to a recent study involving researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
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Nanoalloys 10 times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cellsA new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results from Chalmers University of Technology and Technical University of Denmark show that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum, a precious and rare metal, by creating a nanoalloy using a new production technique. The technology is also well suited for mass produ
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Tungsten and titanium compounds turn a common alkane into other hydrocarbonsA highly efficient catalyst that converts propane gas into heavier hydrocarbons has been developed by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. (KAUST) researchers. It significantly speeds up a chemical reaction known as alkane metathesis, which could be used to produce liquid fuels.
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Carcinogenic soot particles from petrol enginesA new study led by Empa scientists finds that some direct-injection gasoline engines emit just as many soot particles as unfiltered diesel cars did in the past. Particle filters can remedy this.
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Largest-ever simulations help uncover the history of the galaxyThousands of processors, terabytes of data, and months of computing time have helped a group of researchers in Germany create some of the largest and highest resolution simulations ever made of galaxies like our Milky Way.
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Etiopisk reformtilhænger ny generaldirektør i WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus er første ikke-læge på posten.
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New way to test self-driving cars could cut 99.9 percent of validation costsMobility researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a new way to test autonomous vehicles that bypasses the billions of miles they would need to log for consumers to consider them road-ready.
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Chemical potential effect found to depend on electronic structure of materialThe chemical potential is a fundamental concept in condensed matter physics. While the relevant equations which define it can be found in any undergraduate physics textbook, its temperature dependence in systems which are good conductors is usually insignificant. As a result, despite intensive research interest in FeSe, an unconventional superconductor exhibiting several extraordinary properties,
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What is nanomedicine, and how can it improve childhood cancer treatment?A recent US study of people treated for cancer as children from the 1970s to 1999 showed that although survival rates have improved over the years, the quality of life for survivors is low. It also showed this was worse for those who were treated in the 1990s.
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Gravitational waves data suggest Goldilocks black holes are rareBlack holes can be divided into three classes according to mass. On the low end are those with masses 10 times that of the sun. Examples are the two black holes whose merger generated the first gravitational wave to be detected, by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), an international team including researchers in the School of Physics' Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA). LIGO stands f
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Birds, bees and other critters have scruples, and for good reasonHumans are not the only species to show a strong work ethic and scruples. UC Berkeley researchers have found evidence of conscientiousness in insects, reptiles, birds, fish and other critters.
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The A-EON Amiga X5000: An alternate universe where the Amiga platform never died The Amiga computer was a legend in its time. Back when the Macintosh had only a monochrome 9-inch screen, and the PC managed just four colors and monotone beeps, the Amiga boasted a 32-bit graphical operating system in full color with stereo-sampled sound and preemptive multitasking. It was like a machine from the future. But the Amiga’s parent company, Commodore, suffered from terminal mismanage
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Virtual Reality May Reveal New Clues About Autism Social DifficultiesResearchers are now tracking eye gaze movements during interactions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers tackle autonomous vehicle securityTexas A&M University researchers have developed an intelligent transportation system prototype designed to avoid collisions and prevent hacking of autonomous vehicles. Modern vehicles are increasingly autonomous, relying on sensors to provide information to automatically control them. They are also equipped with internet access for safety or infotainment applications making them vulnerable to cybe
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Iron-Dumping Ocean Experiment Sparks ControversyCanadian foundation says its field research could boost fisheries in Chile, but researchers doubt its motives -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ingeniøren

»Augmented Reality kommer til at forandre verden, som vi kender den«Takket være en række teknologiers eksponentielle udvikling er vi ikke mange år fra at lægge et virtuelt lag oven på alle fysiske objekter i vores dagligdag. Det kommer også i den grad til at forandre den måde, industrien udvikler og producerer produkter på, spår teknologiblogger og AR-ekspert Rob...
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The Messy Relationship Between Food Stamps and Health Among other programs President Trump proposed slashing in his budget blueprint Tuesday, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously known as the food stamps program, would lose 29 percent of its funding over 10 years. Conservative groups praised the budget proposal’s combination of boosted defense spending and cuts to “domestic programs that are redundant, improper, or otherwise was
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The Real Reasons for Marvel Comics’ Woes Marvel Comics has been having a rough time lately. Readers and critics met last year’s Civil War 2— a blockbuster crossover event (and a spiritual tie-in to the year’s big Marvel movie)—with disinterest and scorn . Two years of plummeting print comics sales culminated in a February during which only one series managed to sell over 50,000 copies . Three crossover events designed to pump up excitem
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Interviews May Lead Us Astray When Hiring SomeoneSubjective meet and greets don’t necessarily predict job performance -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Drugs for reflux disease in infants may come with unintended consequencesInfants prescribed proton-pump inhibitors for reflux disease may be at higher risk for broken bones later on.
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Dagens Medicin

Sjællandske praksislæger sender færrest til diagnostiske centre Alvorligt syge får færrest tilbud om udredning i Region Sjælland, viser Sundhedsdatastyrelsens årsrapport for kræftpakkeforløb i Danmark. »Tallene viser med al tydelighed, at der er et problem,« siger Leif Vestergaard Pedersen, direktør i Kræftens Bekæmpelse.
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When Hatred Goes Viral: Inside Social Media's Efforts to Combat TerrorismOnline video serves the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations as a powerful tool for recruiting new members and inciting violence. A potential fix remains curiously in limbo -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tyk som et helt passagerfly: Boeings nye motor klar til testMotoren til Boeings nye fly 777X er ligeså bred som skroget på en Boeing 737 - et af verdens mest populære passagerfly.
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Ingeniøren

Emissionsfusk breder sig: Tysk politi ransager Daimlers kontorerPoliti har gennemført razzia på 11 Daimler-kontorer i Tyskland. Bilproducenten, som blandt andet står bag Mercedes-Benz, anklages for at manipulere udstødningstest af dieselbiler.
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Neuromechanics of flamingos' amazing feats of balanceIf you've watched flamingos at the zoo – or if you're lucky, in the wild – you've likely wondered how flamingos manage to sleep standing on one leg.
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Study uncovers widespread leak risk for US underground natural gas storage wellsWith the average well built in 1963, more than 1 in 5 active US underground natural gas storage (UGS) wells could be vulnerable to leaks due to obsolete well designs, according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Live Science

Feats of Balance: How Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg?These birds spend long periods, often asleep, standing on one leg. Is it passive biomechanics or active nervous system control of their muscles that allows them to do easily what's impossible for us?
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Science | The Guardian

Honey, I love you: our 40,000-year relationship with the humble bee Humans have always had a special relationship with bees. And while the archaeological evidence is sparse, what does exist shows the richness of ancient human activities Earlier this month I received my first package of bees. A package refers to a box containing 3 pounds of bees, or roughly 12 thousand Apis Mellifera . And while introducing a new species of animal to your home seems like a hugely
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Pope Francis Didn't Look Happy to Meet President Trump, But Technology Can Fix That Ivanka Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump stand with Pope Francis during a meeting on May 24, 2017 at the Vatican (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) No, Hollywood isn’t planning a reboot of The Addams Family . This is a photo from earlier today when President Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican. Needless to say, the pope doesn’t look too happy about the situation. But it’s nothing t
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Hot-Donut Earth? Planet May Once Have Taken on Odd 'Synestia' FormEarth probably became a "synestia" for a brief period about 4.5 billion years ago. That's the term for a newly proposed cosmic object: a huge, hot, donut-shaped mass of vaporized rock that results from the collision of two planet-size bodies.
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Viden

Forsker om nano-bekymring: Så længe vi passer på, kan vi bruge teknologien til megetVi kan eksempelvis bruge nanoteknologien til målrettet medicin, forklarer forsker i Brinkmann på P1.
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Dong Energy sælger sin olieforretning til schweizisk kemikoncernPrisen er 7 mia. kroner plus 1,7 mia. i betingede betalinger. Alle 440 medarbejdere i Dong Energy Oil & Gas vil overgå til Ineos-koncernen, når salget er godkendt af myndighederne.
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Ingeniøren

Sidste chance: Flere spændende stillingsopslag udløber snart Deadline for ansøgninger nærmer sig for adskillige stillinger på Jobfinder. Skynd dig, inden dit drømmejob bliver nuppet foran næsen på dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/sidste-chance-flere-spaendende-stillingsopslag-udloeber-snart-8296 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Soft 3D-Printed Robot Is Agile Even on Sand and RocksA robot with elaborate, 3D-printed legs is able to walk across different types of surfaces, including sand and pebbles.
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Live Science

Hunting Big Game: Why People Kill Animals for FunWhat motivates people to hunt wild animals for pleasure, and to display them as trophies?
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New theory describes liquid droplet behavior on solid surfacesJapanese researchers have succeeded in deriving a theoretical formula that quantitatively predicts the wetting and spreading behavior of droplets that collide with the flat surface of a solid material. Although the behavior of droplets colliding with a solid surface looks simple superficially, it is actually quite complicated due to interrelated factors such as surface roughness, fluid motion, and
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A fresh look inside the protein nano-machinesProteins digest food, and fight infections and cancer, and serve other metabolic functions. They are basically nano-machines, each one designed to perform a specific task. But how did they evolve to match those needs, and how did genes encode the structure and function of proteins? Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, the Institute for Basic Science, Korea, and the Rocke
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Stingless bees have specialized guards to defend their colonies, study revealsLike ants and termites, several species of stingless bees have specialized guards or soldiers to defend their colonies from attacks by natural enemies.
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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 obtained highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells. Their results are published in the journal Materials Horizons.
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Water is surprisingly ordered on the nanoscaleNanometric-sized water drops are everywhere—in the air as droplets or aerosols, in industrially produced medications, and within rocks and oil fields. To understand the behavior of these drops, it is necessary to know how they interact with their hydrophobic environment. This interaction takes places at the curved droplet interface, a sub-nanometric region that surrounds the small pocket of water.
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Inside the Svalbard Global Seed VaultThe Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a safeguard of the world’s most important crops, flooded after permafrost surrounding the entrance thawed in Norway. Look inside in 360 degrees.
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Newly published spinach genome will make more than Popeye strongerToday in Nature Communications, researchers from BTI and the Shanghai Normal University report a new draft genome of Spinacia oleracea, better known as spinach. Additionally, the authors have sequenced the transcriptomes (all the RNA) of 120 cultivated and wild spinach plants, which has allowed them to identify which genetic changes have occurred due to domestication.
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Largest psoriasis meta-analysis to date yields new genetic cluesThe identification of 16 additional genetic markers will help researchers get closer to understanding how -- and why -- psoriasis develops.
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Revealed: How polyomavirus tricks our cells into helping it build its invasion routeIf every cell in our body is a factory, viruses are industrial spies who try to break in and take over. New findings about how one of the most mysterious types of spy - polyomaviruses -- accomplishes this feat could aid the fight against Merkel cell carcinoma, and diseases in organ transplant and cancer patients.
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Water is surprisingly ordered on the nanoscaleResearchers from EPFL have shown that the surface of minuscule water drops with a 100 nm size is surprisingly ordered. At room temperature, the surface water molecules of these droplets have much stronger interactions than a normal water surface. The structural difference corresponds to a difference in temperature of -50°C, which may shed new light on a variety of atmospheric, biological and even
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New theory predicts wetted area of droplets colliding with flat surfaceJapanese researchers have succeeded in deriving a theoretical formula that quantitatively predicts the wetting and spreading behavior of droplets that collide with the flat surface of a solid material. In the past, researchers from all over the world have attempted to make quantitative predictions about the extent of wetted areas through experimentation, theory, and numerical analysis, but predict
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Secret weapon of smart bacteria tracked to 'sweet tooth'Researchers have figured out how a once-defeated bacterium has re-emerged to infect cotton in a battle that could sour much of the Texas and US crop.And it boils down to this: A smart bacteria with a sweet tooth.
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Pris til studerende, der bygger Camp Rolighed på Roskilde Festival 2017Studerende fra Foreningen for Landsskabsarkitektstuderende, vandt "Aktive Studerendes Pris" på...
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Ny videnportal om friluftsliv i luftenDen nye portal Viden om friluftsliv skal gøre det nemt for foreningsledere, naturforvaltere, planlæggere,...
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På slingrekurs fra grøft til grøftMagthavernes indsigt rækker ikke til at forstå, at vi alle er patientansvarlige
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Ingeniøren

USA sagsøger Fiat Chrysler for NOx-svindelDen italienskejede bilgigant har ifølge de amerikanske myndigheder installeret flere forskellige typer svindelsoftware i 104.000 dieselbiler.
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Hitman-udvikleren Io-Interactive i stor fyringsrunde: 75 mister jobbet Square Enix' exit fra Io-Interactive får nu store konsekvenser for det danske spilfirma, som tirsdag måtte sige farvel til 40 procent af medarbejderne ifølge Version2's oplysninger. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/hitman-udvikleren-io-interactive-stor-fyringsrunde-75-mister-jobbet-1077004 Version2
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The Atlantic

Why Did the Biggest Whales Get So Big? Five years ago, on a boat off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, I met the largest animal that exists or has ever existed. The blue whale grows up to 110 feet in length. Its heart is the size of a small car. Its major artery is big enough that you could wedge a small child into it (although you probably shouldn’t). It’s an avatar of hugeness. And its size is evident if you ever get to see one up cl
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Why California Is a Case Study for Monitoring Police Misconduct California policing played a significant role in the development of federal oversight of local law enforcement more than 20 years ago. Now, with the new Justice Department resistant to that power, California could show state and local governments how they can exert more control. Rodney King’s infamous 1991 beating by Los Angeles police officers, and the subsequent L.A. riots, prompted Congress to
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Secret weapon of smart bacteria tracked to 'sweet tooth'Researchers have figured out how a once-defeated bacterium has re-emerged to infect cotton in a battle that could sour much of the Texas and U.S. crop.
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Revealed: How polyomavirus tricks our cells into helping it build its invasion routeEvery cell in our body runs like a tiny factory that makes specialized products, using the carefully guarded instructions kept in the CEO's office.
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Newly-published spinach genome will make more than Popeye stronger"I'm strong to the finich, 'cause I eats me spinach!" said Popeye the Sailor Man.
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Dagens Medicin

Nordjyske læger oplever stor interesse for nye jobtyper i praksis Praktiserende læger i Frederikshavn tilbyder delestillinger, hvor yngre læger kan arbejde i både praksis og på sygehus - eller stillinger, hvor yngre læger kan rotere mellem flere praksis i kommunen.
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Bent Hansen: Vi har ikke været så langt fra hinanden i 20 år Forhandlingerne om regionernes økonomi går dårligt, siger regionernes formand, Bent Hansen (S).
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New Anaesthesia Workforce Map shows huge shortages impacting 5 billion people worldwideMore than 70 countries reported a total anesthesia provider number of less than five per 100,000 population. All except one were low- and middle-income countries.There is a 50-fold difference between the anesthesia provider workforce density in the United States compared with Indonesia despite comparable population sizes.The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery suggests that 2.28 million additional
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Science | The Guardian

Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history? Biotechnology and the rise of AI may split humankind into a small class of ‘superhumans’ and a huge underclass of ‘useless’ people. Once the masses lose their economic and political power, inequality levels could spiral alarmingly Inequality goes back to the Stone Age. Thirty thousand years ago, bands of hunter-gatherers in Russia buried some members in sumptuous graves replete with thousands of
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China shuts some live streaming sites, punishes companiesChinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down 10 platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related to gambling or involved content considered superstitious and harmful to minors.
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Research explores 'artificial leaf' system for solar fuel productionIf human beings could mimic the way plants make their own fuel, it's not a stretch to say that Earth's energy needs could be solved.
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Viden

Fra smartphones til solcreme: 4 eksempler på nanotech i din hverdagNanoteknologien har taget et kvantespring de seneste år, og forskerne forventer, at teknologien kan føre til flere gennembrud i den nærmeste fremtid.
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Viden

Uvidenhed kan gøre nanotech til den nye asbest-sagNanomateriale kan være farligt, men under en ud af fem af de virksomheder, som er i berøring med det, kender til arbejdstilsynets vejledning om håndtering, viser en undersøgelse.
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Ingeniøren

Dansk rapport: Bitcoin er på vej til at blive verdens største valuta Hvis tiltroen til bitcoin fortsætter med at vokse, kan den blive den største valuta om kun 12 år, mener skatterådgiver. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/dansk-rapport-bitcoin-paa-vej-at-blive-verden-stoerste-valuta-1076996 Version2
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The Atlantic

What Does Mitch McConnell Want on Health Care? Trump Schmump. On Wednesday, the high-stakes health-care debate will come roaring back to center stage when the Congressional Budget Office releases its scoring of the American Health Care Act that Republicans rammed through the House earlier this month. Barring some modeling miracle, the crunched numbers are unlikely to render the amended AHCA any more popular than the original version that prov
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The Atlantic

The Supreme Court's Immigration Law Showdown On Monday, the Supreme Court decided one of the remaining important cases of this term— Cooper v. Harris —which struck down as racially discriminatory two of North Carolina’s congressional districts. Some important criminal procedure cases remain, and one possibly important church and state case, Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer. Many of the remaining cases, however, pose questions like “[w]hethe
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The Atlantic

The Phantom Infrastructure Proposal in Trump's Budget For the first time, the White House has put into writing an outline of President Trump’s long-promised and often-hyped plan to pour as much as $1 trillion into rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure. It did not leave Trump’s would-be negotiating partners impressed. The president’s budget proposal sets aside just $200 billion for infrastructure over the next 10 years while vowing to meet Trump’s m
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Dagens Medicin

LVS skal mødes med Medicinrådet Behov for hurtigt at finde pragmatiske løsninger på de aktuelle problemer, som Medicinrådets habilitetsregler giver for muligheden for at rekruttere medlemmer til rådets fagudvalg, mener formanden for Lægevidenskabelige Selskaber Henrik Ullum
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Ingeniøren

Spis chokolade og undgå hjerteflimmerEn undersøgelse, der omfattede 55.000 danskere, viser endnu en gavnlig effekt af chokolade.
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Mouse sperm survives in space, but could human babies?Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in space has been used to produce healthy rodent offspring back on Earth, Japanese researchers said this week.
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Four climbers found dead on EverestThe bodies of four climbers were found inside a tent on Everest, an expedition organiser said Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest peak this spring season to 10.
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Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agencyThe renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, almost twice as many as in 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday.
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Alaska aquiver: State hosts plate tectonics research effortAlaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America's shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before.
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Weaponized penis drives sexual 'arms race' (in beetles)Evolution works in mysterious ways, especially when it comes to sex.
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Samsung investigating Galaxy S8 'iris hack'Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device, the firm said Wednesday.
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Qatar says state news agency hackedQatar said Wednesday its official state news agency was hacked and subsequently carried a "false statement" on sensitive regional topics attributed to the country's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
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Study finds heavier precipitation in the northeast began in 1996Over the past century, the Northeast has experienced an increase in the number of storms with extreme precipitation. A Dartmouth-led study finds that the increase in extreme Northeast storms occurred as an abrupt shift in 1996, particularly in the spring and fall, rather than as a steady change over several decades. The findings were published in an early online release of the American Meteorologi
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Science | The Guardian

Extra layer of tectonic plates discovered within Earth's mantle, scientists say Preliminary findings suggest that a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific could be down to previously undetected plates Scientists say they have found a possible layer of tectonic plates within the Earth’s mantle which could explain a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific. For more than half a century scientists have known that continents drift over the surface of our planet,
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Ingeniøren

It-manager på universitet: Skjult software gør os mere sårbare for datatab En ny backup-løsning har gjort det mere effektivt at sikre data på canadisk universitet. Men det kniber med at få alle brugernes løsninger med. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/it-manager-paa-universitet-skygge-it-staar-vejen-fuld-beskyttelse-data-1076808 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Britisk cybertjeneste om kodeords-blokering i NemID-app: »Det er en dårlig idé« Det er en sikkerhedsmæssig dårlig idé at forhindre brugere i at kopiere og paste kodeord ind i felter på nettet, mener britiske National Cyber Security Centre. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/britisk-cybertjeneste-kodeords-blokering-nemid-app-daarlig-ide-1076987 Version2
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It may not be only depressed people who are tired of having to become themselves submitted by /u/uncomic [link] [comments]
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How did whales become so large? Scientists dive into marine mystery Changes in food distribution, rather than falling ocean temperatures, could hold key to shift towards giant lengths The blue whale has a body the length of a jet airliner, a heart the size of a car, and a tongue the same weight as an elephant. Now researchers say they might have solved the mystery of why baleen whales – a group that includes these blue beasts, the largest animals on the planet –
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Science | The Guardian

Why your waist measurement can predict cancer risk Study finds men with over 40in waist and women with over 35in waist are more at risk of cancer as waist size is as good at predicting cancer risk as BMI An expanding waistline could be a warning sign that a man or woman is running an increased risk of certain cancers, according to international experts. Scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is an arm of the W
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The Atlantic

Jakarta Governor Withdraws His Appeal From Prison Jakarta’s outgoing governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, has withdrawn his appeal of a two-year jail sentence, his wife tearfully announced at a news conference on Tuesday. The governor, who is often referred to by his nickname, “Ahok,” was found guilty of blasphemy on May 9 following comments he made regarding the Koran, the central religious text of Islam. On a work trip late last year, Purnama cla
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Ingeniøren

Virksomhed vader i succes: Hver dag putter over en milliard mennesker et Chr. Hansen-produkt i munden Få danske virksomheder kan hamle op med Chr. Hansen, når det handler om vækst og at tjene penge. Skarpt teknologisk fokus, verdens største bakteriebank og et blik for globale forbrugertendenser er blandt forklaringerne, mener topchefen, der nu også er i top-20 på Ingeniørens Profil-liste. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/chr-hansen-vader-succes-vi-skal-konstant-holde-fokus-8140 Emner Arbe
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Making people feel bad can be a strategy for helping themPeople may try to make someone else feel negative emotions if they think experiencing those emotions will be beneficial in the long run, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings expand on previous research by revealing that people may sometimes seek to induce negative emotions in others for altruistic reasons
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Dartmouth-led study finds heavier precipitation in the northeast began in 1996Over the past century, the Northeast has experienced an increase in the number of storms with extreme precipitation. A Dartmouth-led study finds that the increase in extreme Northeast storms occurred as an abrupt shift in 1996, particularly in the spring and fall, rather than as a steady change over several decades. The findings were published in an early online release of the American Meteorologi
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A fresh look inside the protein nano-machinesProteins perform vital functions, they digest food and fight infections. They are in fact nano-machines, each one of them designed to perform a specific task. But how did they evolve to match those needs, how did the genes encode the structure and function of proteins? Researchers from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, the Institute for Basic Science, Korea, and the Rockefeller University, Un
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New 'sperm radar' test may uncover secrets about male infertilityScientists at the University of Sheffield have developed a new technique to examine human sperm without killing them -- helping to improve the diagnosis of fertility problems.
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Song diversity hints at thrushes' evolutionary pastThe Hermit Thrush is famous for its melodiously undulating song, but we know very little about whether -- and if so, how -- its songs vary across the large swath of North America that it calls home in the summer. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances provides the first thorough overview of geographic variation in hermit thrush song structure and hints at how isolation and adaptation sh
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Subtitles Open You Up to Hackers When Using Popular Media Players Image source: VLC On Tuesday, security research firm Checkpoint announced that its team had discovered a new vulnerability in numerous media players that allows a hacker to take full control of any device when a malicious subtitle file is used. The firm estimates 200 million people are potentially at risk. From Checkpoint’s alert: Advertisement Our research reveals a new possible attack vector, u
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Doug Liman Will Not Direct the Justice League Dark Movie After All Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images It’s been a tumultuous week for DC movie directors. First, Zack Snyder announced he was stepping away from November’s Justice League for family reasons . Today comes news that Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) will not be helming the live-action Justice League Dark movie, Dark Universe. His reasons are, fortunately, not as dramatic as Snyder’s. Turns out he’s j
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He Built the Xbox—Can He Make a Microsoft Product Out of Quantum Computing?Todd Holmdahl says that starting from behind won’t keep Microsoft from winning the race to commercialize quantum computing.
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WIRED

An Up-Close View of the Notorious APT32 Hacking Group in Action Cybersecurity company Cybereason has shared new details about how one of the world's most mysterious hacking groups operates. The post An Up-Close View of the Notorious APT32 Hacking Group in Action appeared first on WIRED .
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Song diversity hints at thrushes' evolutionary pastThe Hermit Thrush is famous for its melodiously undulating song, but we know very little about whether—and if so, how—its songs vary across the large swath of North America that it calls home in the summer. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances provides the first thorough overview of geographic variation in Hermit Thrush song structure and hints at how isolation and adaptation shape di
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This Tesla Coil Guitar Amp Would Make Spinal Tap Weep With Envy GIF GIF: nabzim This Tesla coil goes to 11. A YouTuber going by the name nabzim has uploaded a video of himself playing a pretty gnarly little DIY Tesla coil amp and I have to say the results are not exactly what I expected. I guess they’re what I should’ve expected—the buzzing sound of electricity shifting between various musical notes. Still, it’s really great, and I want one. Those who are mor
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Gizmodo

Looking Back at Moonraker's Insane Attempt to Turn James Bond Into Star Wars GIF When Star Wars hit theaters 40 years ago this week, it changed the film industry forever. But as well as its long-reaching impact, in the immediate wake of its release, it also drove scifi into the moviemaking spotlight in a big way. Whatever could the James Bond series do to compete? Send 007 into space in the wildest way. The tragic passing of Sir Roger Moore today has us casting our minds
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Ingeniøren

Solcelle-lovforslag slukker for solceller på lejeboligerBeboere i udlejningsejendomme er tilsyneladende dem, der skal droppe udbygningen med solceller, selvom de var blevet lovet noget andet. Dybt problematisk, fordi forslaget ikke tager fat på det egentlige problem, siger Socialdemokraterne.
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WIRED

Google Unleashes AlphaGo in China—But Good Luck Watching It There Google's Go-playing AI is going head-to-head in China against the world's best player. But inside the country, you can't get much of a view of the match. The post Google Unleashes AlphaGo in China—But Good Luck Watching It There appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic

The Pontiff Versus the Mogul On Tuesday, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney stood at the briefing room podium, explaining to the American public the righteousness behind $274 billion dollars worth of cuts to welfare programs helping the hungry, the young, the poor and working class—all part of the administration’s “Taxpayer First” budget. Budgets, as they say, are moral documents , and the White House was apparently p
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NYT > Science

Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million LivesResearchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to public health programs were enacted.
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Live Science

Heat Stroke: Causes, Symptoms & TreatmentHeat stroke is a very serious medical condition that causes at least 240 deaths in the United States each year.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Flamingo balancing act saves energyFlamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists confirm.
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Gizmodo

Comcast Sics Its Legal Goons on Net Neutrality Advocates Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts. Photo: Getty A couple of weeks ago, it was discovered that a significant number of anti-net neutrality comments on the FCC’s website were being fraudulently attributed to real people. The pro-net neutrality advocacy group Fight for the Future proceeded to set up a website to raise awareness of the problem and collect more evidence of the obvious astroturfing going on
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The Atlantic

Former CIA Director Testifies Before Congress Former CIA Director John Brennan testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, providing information regarding Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The hearing marked the first time that Brennan publicly expressed concern over the link between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, The New York Time
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New Scientist - News

Traumatic beetle sex causes rapid evolutionary arms raceMale seed beetles use sharp spikes on their penises to damage females during sex, but females are evolving thicker tissue to resist them
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Enforcing a weekday bedtime could help your child get sufficient sleepEnforcing rules about bedtimes could help your child get the sleep they need on weekdays, according to new research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Increasing aridity and land-use overlap have potential to cause social and economic conflict in dryland areasDrylands are of environmental concern because broad-scale changes in these systems have the potential to affect 36 percent of the world's human population, suggests new research.
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Genetic mutation trade-offs lead to parallel evolutionResearchers 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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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Carcinogenic soot particles from petrol enginesFirst, diesel vehicles tainted their reputation with soot particles, then high nitric oxide emissions. So are owners of new gasoline cars environmentally friendly? Not always, says a new study scientists, some direct-injection gasoline engines emit just as many soot particles as unfiltered diesel cars did in the past. Particle filters can remedy this.
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New piece found 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. Researchers have shed light on a key aspect of the process. Their findings may help guide the development of new treatments of inflammatory diseases such as atherosclerosis, which can lead to heart attack or stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
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ASKAP telescope to rule radio-burst huntA CSIRO telescope in Western Australia has found its first 'fast radio burst' from space after less than four days of searching.
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds

Iron-dumping ocean experiment sparks controversy Canadian foundation says its field research could boost fisheries in Chile, but researchers doubt its motives. Nature 545 393 doi: 10.1038/545393a
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Earth-observing companies push for more-advanced science satellites Firms seek to develop sophisticated instruments to compete with government offerings. Nature 545 397 doi: 10.1038/545397a
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Trump budget would slash science programmes across government Proposed cuts include 11% at the National Science Foundation, 18% at the National Institutes of Health and 30% at the Environmental Protection Agency. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22036
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World Health Organization gets first leader from Africa Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to head agency amid calls for reform. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22040
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Latest Headlines | Science News

How a flamingo balances on one legFlamingos’ built-in tricks for balance might have a thing or two to teach standing robots or prosthesis makers someday.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Does exercise affect the brain's aging process? New research aims to find outMost people know that regular exercise can keep a body looking and feeling young. What about the brain? Researchers were recently awarded a two-year grant to further examine the role physical activity plays on the brain.
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NYT > Science

Proposed Rules Would Allow U.S. to Track and Destroy DronesCiting security threats, the Trump administration has asked Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers regarding drones over domestic soil.
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Gizmodo

What Are the Best Wiper Blades? Ezra Jeffrey /Unsplash If you’re anything like me, you probably put up with streaky and worn out wiper blades for far too long. So when you finally do get around to upgrading (most likely because you have to pass an inspection), you want to invest in the best brand possible. So we want to hear from you: Which wiper blades do you trust to get through any storm? 1) Your nomination should contain th
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Ars Technica

Apple and Nokia end their patent fight Enlarge / A Nokia store in Helsinki, Finland, in 2013. (credit: Tomi Setala/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) A litigation brawl between Nokia and Apple over intellectual property has ended just five months after it started. The companies said today they have settled all outstanding litigation and agreed to a patent license. While exact financial terms are confidential, Apple will be making an up-fron
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

U.S.: 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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Futurity.org

Is too much sleep an early sign of dementia? For people over the age of 65, getting more than nine hours of sleep on a regular basis may be an early sign of the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. To reach their conclusions, a team of researchers analyzed data from the Framingham Heart Study, the nation’s longest-running epidemiological study, which began in 1948. The researchers found that people over age 65 who
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Inside Science

How Flamingos Stand on One Leg How Flamingos Stand on One Leg A one-legged stance doesn't need much effort. pink-flamingo_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: sylviebruccheri via P ixabay Rights information: CC0 Public Domain Creature Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 19:00 Marcus Woo, Contributor (Inside Science) – Flamingos are iconic. As the pink birds congregate in ankle-deep water, they stand tall, each atop a single, spindly leg. Many id
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: An Attack on Manchester What We’re Following The Attack in Manchester: The U.K. has raised its terrorism threat level to critical in the aftermath of a bombing at the Manchester Arena last night, which left 22 people dead and 59 wounded. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted the attendees of an Ariana Grande concert— many of them teens and preteen girls . The motive behind the bombing remains unknow
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Where body fat is carried can predict cancer riskScientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Microhabitats enhance butterfly diversity in nature's imitation gameThe spectacular range of colors and patterns that butterflies use to deter predators appears to result in part from very specific environmental conditions in so-called 'microhabitats,' researchers have found. This study helps to answer a paradoxical question in science; since species mimic each other's characteristics to ward off predators, theoretically they should all eventually develop the same
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Vitamin D supplements could help pain managementVitamin D supplementation combined with good sleeping habits may help manage pain-related diseases. This paper published in the Journal of Endocrinology, reviews published research on the relationship between vitamin D levels, sleep and pain management, and reports that levels of vitamin D combined with good quality sleep could help manage conditions including arthritis, menstrual cramps and chron
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Friends help female vampire bats cope with lossWhen a female vampire bat loses a close relative, she may starve, because she depends on her mother and daughters to share blood by regurgitation. Vampires who have more non-kin social bonds (friends), do better when this happens.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Regular chocolate consumption may be linked to lower risk of heart flutterRegular chocolate consumption may be linked to a lower risk of developing the heart rhythm irregularity atrial fibrillation, also known as heart flutter
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds

China expands DNA data grab in troubled western region Alarms raised over suspected efforts to collect massive numbers of genetic samples from citizens. Nature 545 395 doi: 10.1038/545395a
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WIRED

Why Are Whales So Dang Big? Science May Finally Have an Answer Baleen whales probably only grew colossal some 3 million years ago, and it was probably climate change that triggered the transformation. The post Why Are Whales So Dang Big? Science May Finally Have an Answer appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

A Physicist Breaks Down One of Roger Moore’s Iconic Bond Stunts Our resident expert examines Bond's wild skydive in 'Moonraker.' The post A Physicist Breaks Down One of Roger Moore's Iconic Bond Stunts appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic

Why Flamingos Are More Stable on One Leg Than Two Young-Hui Chang can remember exactly when he realized how flamingos balance so effortlessly on one leg. He and a fellow biologist Lena Ting suspected that the pink birds might have features on their legs that help lock their joints in place. But when they started dissecting one, they couldn’t find anything. With the bird lying flat on their table, they tried moving its legs this way and that. Not
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Live Science

Sweet Therapy: Chocolate May Help Prevent Irregular HeartbeatEating a few ounces of chocolate a week may be a sweet way to lower your risk of atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.
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Science : NPR

How The Biggest Animal On Earth Got So Big Whales might be the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been so huge. Researchers say the ocean giants only became enormous fairly recently, and over a short period of time. (Image credit: Silverback Films/BBC/Proceedings of the Royal Society B)
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Gizmodo

The Wild Reason Whales Got So Freakishly Big Image Courtesy of Nicholas Pyenson Baleen whales ( Mysticeti ) are vacuums of the sea. The blue whale, which is one of 12 species of baleen whales , is the largest animal in the world—AKA the biggest sea vacuum. It fuels its 200-ton body by eating tiny crustaceans called krill, which get filtered through the blue whales’ baleen. New research suggests that over millions of years, baleen whales’ fi
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Whales only recently evolved into giants when changing ice, oceans concentrated preyThe blue whale, which uses baleen to filter its prey from ocean water and can reach lengths of over 100 feet, is the largest vertebrate animal that has ever lived. On the list of the planet's most massive living creatures, the blue whale shares the top ranks with most other species of baleen whales alive today. According to new research from scientists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natur
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Friends help female vampire bats cope with lossFemale vampire bats form strong social bonds with their mothers and daughters as they groom and share regurgitated meals of blood. They also form friendships with less closely related bats. Gerry Carter, post-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), and colleagues discovered that unrelated friends are important backup support when family members go missing.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Microhabitats enhance butterfly diversity in nature's imitation gameThe spectacular variety of colours and patterns that butterflies use to ward off potential predators may result from highly localised environmental conditions known as "microhabitats", researchers have found.
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Ars Technica

Wikimedia wins small victory in challenge to NSA “Upstream” spying Enlarge (credit: Noj Han ) The Wikimedia Foundation has won another day in court challenging the National Security Agency over the government's so-called " Upstream " surveillance program that was disclosed by Edward Snowden. While there's still an uphill battle for the surveillance to be declared unconstitutional, as Wikimedia alleges, the decision Tuesday by the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals
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The Atlantic

Outflanking General Flynn The Senate Intelligence Committee’s leaders ramped up their efforts on Tuesday to obtain Russia-related documents from former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, telling reporters the committee is subpoenaing materials from two of Flynn’s businesses. The announcement comes one day after Flynn informed the committee he wouldn’t comply with a previous subpoena issued to him personally, invoking h
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory for knee osteoarthritisHigh quality (pharmaceutical grade) chondroitin sulfate is as good as a widely prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (celecoxib) for the treatment of painful knee osteoarthritis, concludes research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
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Fiber-rich diet linked to lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritisA fiber-rich diet is linked to a lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis, finds the first study of its kind, published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
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Regular chocolate consumption may be linked to lower risk of heart flutterRegular chocolate consumption may be linked to a lower risk of developing the heart rhythm irregularity atrial fibrillation, also known as heart flutter, finds research published online in the journal Heart.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Eating chocolate may decrease risk of irregular heartbeatConsuming moderate amounts of chocolate was associated with significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF)--a common and dangerous type of irregular heartbeat--in a large study of men and women in Denmark led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and in Denmark.
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Popular Science

Logitech Harmony Elite Review: One remote to rule them all Gadgets This high-end universal remote is designed for users with lots of devices. This $300 remote may be overkill unless you want to control a house full of devices.
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Popular Science

Why we have more and more days without frost Environment Foot loose and frost-free. A new study looks at why America is going longer between frost seasons.
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Science : NPR

3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved It's hard evidence that the type of spinal segmentation and numbering found in modern humans emerged 3.3 million years ago, the scientists say. The remarkable fossil was discovered in Ethiopia. (Image credit: Zeray Alemseged, University of Chicago)
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Ars Technica

Fuel economy rules would decouple “miles traveled” trend from “gas used” trend (credit: epSos.de ) If federal fuel economy rules aren’t weakened, US drivers could consume 1.2 million fewer barrels of gasoline per day in 2025 than today. That’s the projection of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the energy statistics branch of the US Energy Department. Today, the administration posted some numbers from its “Annual Energy Outlook 2017” report concerning light-duty
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New Scientist - News

The brain starts to eat itself after chronic sleep deprivationSleep loss in mice sends the brain’s immune cells into overdrive. This might be helpful in the short term, but could increase the risk of dementia in the long run
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Trump's Wish List Today in 5 Lines President Trump condemned a terrorist attack that killed 22 people at a concert in Britain’s Manchester Arena, calling those responsible “evil losers” and encouraging countries to work together to “obliterate this evil ideology.” Police identified the bomber as Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old British citizen. The Senate Intelligence Committee issued two new subpoenas directed at a pa
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Live Science

Tainted Nacho Cheese: Why Botulism Is So DeadlyA botulism outbreak has killed one man and sickened nine other people who ate nacho cheese sauce contaminated with the toxic bacterial protein.
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Live Science

How Alcohol & Gut Fungus Team Up to Damage Your LiverFungi living in the human gut may contribute to the development of alcoholic liver disease.
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iBiology (uploads) on YouTube

Deshaies (Amgen) 3: Targeting the ubiquitin-proteasome system in cancer Part 1: A primer on the ubiquitin-proteasome system: The ubiquitin-proteasome system is one of the principal means of degrading misfolded, mutated, or unwanted proteins in the cell. Part 2: Cullin-RING ubiquitin ligases: Over 200 types of cullin-RING ubiquitin ligases are formed by interchanging subunits. This carefully regulated system allows for great substrate specificity. Part 3: Targeting th
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iBiology (uploads) on YouTube

Deshaies (Amgen) 2: Cullin-RING ubiquitin ligases: structure, mechanism, and regulation Part 1: A primer on the ubiquitin-proteasome system: The ubiquitin-proteasome system is one of the principal means of degrading misfolded, mutated, or unwanted proteins in the cell. Part 2: Cullin-RING ubiquitin ligases: Over 200 types of cullin-RING ubiquitin ligases are formed by interchanging subunits. This carefully regulated system allows for great substrate specificity. Part 3: Targeting th
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iBiology (uploads) on YouTube

Deshaies (Amgen) 1: A primer on the ubiquitin-proteasome system Part 1: A primer on the ubiquitin-proteasome system: The ubiquitin-proteasome system is one of the principal means of degrading misfolded, mutated, or unwanted proteins in the cell. Part 2: Cullin-RING ubiquitin ligases: Over 200 types of cullin-RING ubiquitin ligases are formed by interchanging subunits. This carefully regulated system allows for great substrate specificity. Part 3: Targeting th
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Gizmodo

Autonomous Cars Must Let Us Wander And Explore Without A Destination In Mind The more I think about autonomous cars, the more questions I have. And sometimes these questions can get pretty surreal. For example, the latest question I had sounds, on the surface, like a paradox: how should an autonomous car let us get around without completely limiting our freedom to wander and find new places? What if you want to go somewhere just to explore? What if you’re meeting someone,
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The Atlantic

The Unworkable Math of Trump’s Budget Regardless of the details, the budget released Tuesday by the Trump administration was likely to be met with opposition from the Democrats for the scope of the cuts it proposed to programs that help low-income Americans. But, big-picture disagreements aside, people assumed that those details would at least add up. Not the case: There appears to be a major problem with the details of Trump’s budge
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The Atlantic

What Trump’s Ideal Justice Department Would Look Like President Trump’s proposed budget would steer the Justice Department toward his administration’s austere vision of federal law enforcement, setting aside hundreds of millions of dollars to swell the ranks of federal prosecutors and immigration judges while cutting overall funding by $1.1 billion. The spending plan for the 2018 fiscal year, which was released on Tuesday, outlines $27.7 billion in
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The Atlantic

Roger Moore, Sultan of Self-Deprecation If the only work of Roger Moore’s you’ve encountered is his 12-year stint playing the British super-spy James Bond, rest assured you’re not missing much. This isn’t as callous as it sounds: Moore, who died on Tuesday at the age of 89, was the first person to assert that his range as an actor was limited, and that he shaped his characters into himself rather than the other way around. “My James Bo
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The Atlantic

Terror Returns to Britain Mark Dormand, a 35-year-old graphic designer born and raised in Manchester, went to sleep on Monday night hoping all the sirens he heard heading toward the city’s arena signified nothing but a precaution, that the loud noise everyone seemed to be talking about had just been the sound of one of Ariana Grande’s many pink balloons bursting under the feet of her enthusiastic young fans. When Dormand
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Gizmodo

Senator Demands Answers After ICE Uses 'Stingray' to Arrest Immigrant Photo: Getty US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has repurposed cellphone tracking technology typically used in criminal investigations to track down at least one immigrant for deportation, The Detroit News revealed last week. ICE’s controversial use of the surveillance technology has caught the eye of Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who is now demanding answers from ICE about its use of
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Gizmodo

Trump Proposes Thanking Farmers Who Voted For Him By Taking Their Money Image: cjuneau /Flickr Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is out, and unsurprisingly, the cuts are huge. Some anticipated crazy cuts to the United States Department of Agriculture’s social program. Those cuts still exist, of course—this is President Donald Trump, after all. But what the new budget really shows as far as agriculture goes is that the current administration wants farmers’ safety nets gone
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