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New drug therapy could improve brain function and life expectancy of ALS patientsThe Ben-Gurion U. researcher successfully redesigned a portion of MabThera, an FDA-approved drug used to treat certain autoimmune diseases and types of cancer, into a new molecule to treat ALS. 'Our experimental results on ALS transgenic mice showed a significant increase in life expectancy,' says Dr. Lichtenstein. 'Since the drug is already approved, we believe that we will only need limited prec
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Insurance vs. out-of-pocket payment not a big factor in weight-loss outcomesIndividuals whose insurance covered the cost of a comprehensive medical weight-loss program had one-year outcomes very similar to those of patients who paid for the treatment out of pocket, according to an observational study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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Maduro Plans to Rewrite Venezuela's Constitution At a Tuesday rally in Caracas, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed a document allowing a “constituent assembly” to draft a new version of Venezuela’s constitution, acting on a promise he made earlier this month. The assembly, which will consist of 540 members, has the authority to dissolve public powers and convene general elections. On Wednesday, Al Jazeera reported that part of the assem
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Meet the Most Nimble-Fingered Robot YetA dexterous multi-fingered robot practiced using virtual objects in a simulated world, showing how machine learning and the cloud could revolutionize manual work.
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Keeping Cool: The Science of SweatSweating is the human body’s way to keep cool through the evaporation of liquid released from the sweat glands.
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Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44Dr. Reed and her husband turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical procedure that harmed her.
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Jacque Fresco, Futurist Who Envisioned a Society Without Money, Dies at 101A self-taught industrial designer, Mr. Fresco promoted an alternative society where resources would be distributed equitably by computers.
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A Montana Candidate Is Cited for Assaulting a Reporter on the Eve of Election Day Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate in the closely watched race for Montana’s House seat, was cited for misdemeanor assault just hours before polls were scheduled to open. Multiple witnesses said that Ben Jacobs, a political reporter for The Guardian , was attacked by Gianforte on Wednesday afternoon after asking the candidate a question regarding the Republican health-care plan. In a 911 call
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Telco-Backed Politician Wants to Restore Privacy Rules She Helped Kill Marsha Blackburn is proposing to bring back privacy rules for broadband providers she just helped gut—and also apply them to Google and Facebook. The post Telco-Backed Politician Wants to Restore Privacy Rules She Helped Kill appeared first on WIRED .
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‘Enzyme mimic’ could clean dirty laundry or destroy sarin gas Scientists have created a material that functions similarly to naturally occurring enzymes and could have a wide variety of potential applications from cleaning products to disposal of chemical weapons. “Without exaggeration, enzymes are probably the most important class of molecules that underpin life,” says chemical engineer Mitchell Nothling of the University of Melbourne. “They’re nature’s ca
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New endometriosis research reveals wider array of genetic links to disease Researchers, co-led by University of Queensland academics, discover five additional DNA sections for disease affecting one in 10 Australian women Researchers are one step closer to identifying genes linked to a gynaecological disease affecting one in 10 Australian women. A global study into the genetic causes of endometriosis has identified a wider array of genetic links to the disease than what
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Happiness and harm awareness could keep young people from drinking and smokingPromoting young people's levels of well-being and making them aware of the harms of smoking and drinking could keep them away from alcohol and cigarettes, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.
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Despite ‘friends’ like Alexa and Siri, we’re still lonely Despite the increasing popularity of humanized products like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and iRobot’s pet-like Roomba vacuum, people have never reported feeling more alone or isolated. This raises an interesting question: are these anthropomorphic products capable of fulfilling social needs typically fulfilled by interacting with actual people—and if so—at what cost? To tackle the question, res
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The Best Wiper Blade Is Bosch Icon Bosch Icon Bosch Icon wiped away the competition with a deluge of recommendations to take the title of best wiper blade, according to our readers. Bosch Icon. A great wiper blade that has worked tremendously well through the heavy rain and snow Iowa provides. - Zack Definitely Icons. I used to run Rain-X Latitudes, but noticed they started streaking quicker than they should have. Put Icons on my
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The Atlantic Daily: AHCA Assessment What We’re Following Health-Care Diagnoses: The Congressional Budget Office found that by 2026, 23 million people would lose insurance under the GOP health-care bill that passed the House earlier this month. (If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is —the CBO projected a figure of 24 million under the first, failed version of the bill.) As the Senate gets to work on revisions to the plan, Major
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The brain detects disease in others even before it breaks outThe human brain is much better than previously thought at discovering and avoiding disease, a new study reports. Our sense of vision and smell alone are enough to make us aware that someone has a disease even before it breaks out. And not only aware – we also act upon the information and avoid sick people.
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A wormable code-execution bug has lurked in Samba for 7 years. Patch now! Enlarge (credit: Guido Sorarù ) Maintainers of the Samba networking utility just patched a critical code-execution vulnerability that could pose a severe threat to users until the fix is widely installed. The seven-year-old flaw, indexed as CVE-2017-7494, can be reliably exploited with just one line of code to execute malicious code, as long as a few conditions are met. Those requirements include
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These factors may determine our go-to emojis Many different factors influence our choice of emoji when sending messages online or via smartphone text, including their popularity, perceived semantic meaning, and location on the smartphone touch keyboard, a new study finds. Emojis are those cute little symbols that help us express many thoughts or emotions graphically, with a simple keystroke. And while their use in everyday communication has
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What the New CBO Score Reveals About the AHCA The Congressional Budget Office has spoken . The enigmatic number-crunching office has finally released an updated score on the American Health Care Act, just three weeks after the Republican Obamacare replacement passed the House without a score. Despite the suspense, speculation that the law wouldn’t save enough to pass muster under Senate reconciliation rules, and an entertaining waiting game
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From blue and black dresses to turbine blades -- here's the science of 'fake fake' photographsA new study reveals the science behind a 'trick of the light' that made high-profile photographs of a major piece of public art appear 'faked' despite the pictures being entirely genuine. Vision science researchers found images of the 75-meter long wind turbine appeared super-imposed because of a visual illusion caused by light reflections playing on preconceived notions about how objects are lit
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Fighting forgery with paper fingerprintsNewcastle University's cyber team have found a simple new way to prevent forgery of official documents such as certificates and passports.
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Rates of suicide 'worrying' among people with autism, say expertsSuicide rates among people with autism in England have reached 'worryingly' high levels, according to experts writing in the Lancet Psychiatry today.
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Cuts to addiction services in England are 'a false economy' warns expertCuts to addiction services in England are a false economy and are instead increasing pressure elsewhere in the NHS, warns an expert in The BMJ today.
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Large market share for non-quality-assured malaria medicines in AfricaA new study of malaria medicine quality in eight sub-Saharan African countries has found a large and potentially growing market for non-quality-assured (QA) malaria treatments -- medicines not pre-approved by global health organizations -- as much as 20 percent of the private-sector market in Kenya, and 42 percent in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Intel to make Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free in bid to spur adoption Enlarge / It was either this or yet another picture of some lightning. (credit: Airwolfhound ) We're big fans of Thunderbolt 3 here at Ars, attracted by its enormous versatility, high performance, and the promise of being a single port and a single cable that can do it all. While the technology is becoming increasingly common on high-end portables, it's still far from ubiquitous. Intel has announ
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Brain microenvironment makes HER2-positive breast cancer metastases resistant to treatmentA novel mechanism behind the resistance of breast cancer brain metastases to HER2- or PI3K-targeted therapies has been discovered, and a treatment strategy has now been identified that may overcome this resistance.
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Mathematical modeling can identify ways to limit aggressive tumor cell growthMathematical models can be used to predict how different tumor cell populations interact with each other and respond to a changing environment, research suggests.
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The Known Unknowns of the Russia Investigation New reports about the initial stages of the Russia investigation last year are only raising more questions. A series of accounts published this week sheds some light on how the U.S. intelligence community discovered the country’s covert efforts to influence the American political process. The New York Times reported Wednesday that American spies picked up conversations between top Russian officia
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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 have conducted a study that tackles this yet unanswered question.
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New theory predicts wetted area of droplets colliding with flat surfaceResearchers 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 predictions, par
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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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Drug for refractory psoriatic arthritis shows promise in clinical trialIn a pivotal phase-3 clinical trial led by a Stanford University School of Medicine investigator, patients with psoriatic arthritis for whom standard-of-care pharmaceutical treatments have provided no lasting relief experienced a significant reduction in symptoms, including joint tenderness and swelling, when they were given a new drug.
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Pregnancy complications linked to heightened heart disease risk in young adult offspringComplications of pregnancy, such as high blood pressure and infections, are linked to a heightened risk of early coronary heart disease in the young adult offspring, finds research published in the online journal Heart Asia.
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Breakthrough in how autopsy practice is conducted worldwideResearch suggests non-invasive post-mortem should become future standard first-line test in natural death.
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Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter The latest evidence that a chocolate habit may lower your risk of heart disease: A study finds people who ate small amounts of chocolate several times a week had a lower risk of atrial fibrillation. (Image credit: Daniel Fishel for NPR)
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Colombian biologist cleared of criminal charges for posting another scientist’s thesis online Diego Gómez had faced up to eight years in jail in closely watched copyright case whose verdict has been appealed. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22057
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The Only Victor in the Search for MH370? Ocean Science And if it doesn't, it's still good news for science. The post The Only Victor in the Search for MH370? Ocean Science appeared first on WIRED .
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Trouble Sleeping? Air Pollution Could Be the CulpritPeople in a new study who lived in areas with high levels of air pollution slept worse.
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How to create the perfect cold-brew coffee Gadgets Supplies for keeping your cool (and buzz) all summer long. Cold-brew coffee is an effective way to keep your cool (and your buzz) all summer long. Read on for our tips.
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"You Are Already an Astronaut," Say Sam Harris and David Deutsch Sam Harris talks with David Deutsch about how modern people are already living like astronauts. Read More
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The Storming of Brazil's Government Ministries Ministerial buildings were set ablaze in the Brazilian capital Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against government corruption, renewing calls for Brazilian President Michel Temer to step down. Federal troops were deployed to protect the country’s government buildings after protesters, of which government authorities estimated there were 35,000, set f
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New test may improve pancreatic cancer diagnosesBlood test that detects five tumor proteins may someday help doctors better screen for pancreatic cancer.
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Fund to curb outbreaks and chronic disease on the chopping block The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stands to lose 12% of its budget through proposed cuts in the American Health Care Act. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21963
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Tissue-independent cancer drug gets fast-track approval from US regulator Treatment will be given on the basis of a tumour’s molecular markers, rather than its location in the body. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22054
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All the Hints of the War to Come in Game of Thrones' New Trailer GIF Today we got our first good look at Game of Thrones ’ seventh season, and boy howdy does it look like we’re in for some dark times ahead. But while the trailer is suitably cryptic, if you’ve been paying close attention to the rumors surrounding this penultimate season, it paints an intriguing picture of the battles coming to Westeros. And although we’re dealing with a lot of speculation here,
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Brexit Will Cost U.K. Research Funding, Report IndicatesClinical medicine and biosciences are among the UK disciplines that receive the most EU funding.
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Trilobites: The Science Behind the Flamingo’s One-Legged StanceFlamingos don’t appear to need to flex their muscles to maintain their classic one-legged posture, a new study suggests.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: CBO No They Didn’t Today in 5 Lines The Congressional Budget Office projects that the American Health Care Act would leave 23 million more people uninsured by 2026. Earlier in the day, in an interview with Reuters, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s unsure how the chamber will garner the 50 votes it needs to pass the health-care bill. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Pope Francis encouraged Presi
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A Design Engineer Explains Exactly Why Your Car Is So Boring Imagine you’ve just been hired as a design engineer at a major automotive manufacturer. Your boss introduces himself and says “Hey, are you ready to design the most innovative, mind-blowing, original car you’ve ever seen?” Now stop imagining that, because your boss isn’t going to say that. Maybe Elon Musk says that to his new recruits as they walk through the door. Then he probably mutters someth
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From 'Magic' Mushrooms to Meth: The ER Rates for Drug UsersAlcohol and marijuana may be the most commonly used recreational drugs in the world, but magic mushrooms appear to be the safest, a new survey finds.
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The Concourse Sean Spicer, Remember When You Were Happy? The Concourse Sean Spicer, Remember When You Were Happy? | Jezebel A Brief Explainer About What the Heck Is Going On With Rebel Wilson’s Defamation Case | Fusion The Tragic Story of a Texas Teen and the Marines Who Killed Him for No Reason | The Root Does Charlamagne tha God Hate Black Women? |
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Your Intelligence Genes: 52 and CountingThe genes only explain a small portion of the differences in intelligence among people.
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Racist Star Trek Fans Decry Discovery's Diversity, Revealing They Know Nothing About Star Trek GIF When original Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller and executive producer Heather Kadin were developing the series, they were both adamant about making sure that the show stayed true to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s vision of social progressiveness and inclusion. But for a vocal contingent of racist “fans,” Discovery’s emphasis on diversity is tantamount to “white genocide.” Th
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Genetic mutation studies help validate new strategy for reducing lipids, cholesterolA new strategy -- an injectable antibody -- for lowering blood lipids and thereby potentially preventing coronary artery disease and other conditions caused by the build-up of fats, cholesterol, and other substances on the artery walls, is supported by findings from two new studies from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Racial disparities in risk of strokeIn a Correspondence in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers led by Susan Cheng, M.D., M.P.H., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, explore the impact of efforts to reduce risk factors for stroke in black patients.
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Canada's largest hospital reports on year of medically assisted dyingToday, in the New England Journal of Medicine, the team from University Health Network in Toronto that developed the organization's protocol for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) describes UHN's approach and experience. This comes a year after Canada decriminalized medically assisted dying throughout the country.
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Cannabis derivative cannabidiol reduces seizures in severe epilepsy disorderAfter years of anecdotal claims about its benefits, the cannabis derivative cannabidiol reduced seizure frequency by 39 percent for patients with Dravet syndrome -- a rare, severe form of epilepsy -- in the first large-scale randomized clinical trial for the compound. The new study, led by Dr. Orrin Devinsky of NYU Langone Medical Center, was published online May 24 in the New England Journal of M
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Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart DrugsSome people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment.
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Understanding star formation in the nucleus of galaxy IC 342An international team of researchers used NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, to make maps of the ring of molecular clouds that encircles the nucleus of galaxy IC 342. The maps determined the proportion of hot gas surrounding young stars as well as cooler gas available for future star formation. The SOFIA maps indicate that most of the gas in the central zone of IC 342,
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Marijuana Extract Reduces Seizures in Kids with Rare DisorderA clinical trial finally supports what anecdotal evidence had suggested for some time.
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Cannabis drug cuts seizures in children with severe epilepsy in trial Doctors say cannabidiol offers hope for thousands with rare condition who have several life-threatening convulsions a day A new drug derived from cannabis has been shown to reduce the convulsive seizures experienced by children with a severe form of epilepsy by nearly a half – and in a small number, stop them altogether. Doctors involved in the trials say the drug could change the lives of thousa
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The CBO Renders Its Verdict on the Republican Health-Care Bill Updated on May 24 at 5:51 p.m. ET The House-passed Republican health-care bill would leave 23 million more people uninsured over a decade and could dramatically increase costs for people with preexisting conditions in many states, the Congressional Budget Office projected in a highly-anticipated analysis released Wednesday afternoon. The new report is likely to exacerbate the political backlash a
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Xbox adds Netflix-style video game subscriptionsMicrosoft on Wednesday launched a subscription service for Xbox, letting players pay a monthly fee for access to a library of videogames for its console.
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Novel technology applied to replace aging bridgeAmerica's bridges received a grade of C+ on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, put out by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Aging is a factor in this score—almost four in 10 of the 614,387 bridges in the U.S. are 50 years or older, and the average age keeps climbing.
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Researchers identify genetic variants that help plants grow in low-iron environments, which could improve crop yieldsJust like people, plants need iron to grow and stay healthy. But some plants are better at getting this essential nutrient from the soil than others. Now, a study led by a researcher at the Salk Institute has found that variants of a single gene can largely determine a plant's ability to thrive in environments where iron is scarce.
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South Sudan wildlife surviving civil war, but poaching and trafficking threats increaseThe first aerial assessment of the impact of South Sudan's current civil war on the country's wildlife and other natural resources shows that significant wildlife populations have so far survived, but poaching and commercial wildlife trafficking are increasing, as well as illegal mining, timber harvesting and charcoal production, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a report issued toda
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How do blind cavefish find their way? The answer could be in their bonesImagine living in perpetual darkness in an alien world where you have to find food quickly by touch or starve for months at a time.
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Labeling a bacterial cell 'jacket': Team invents scientific method to track cells implicated in immune diseasesYou have three to five pounds of bacteria living in and on your body right now. That's some 38 trillion bacteria, researchers estimate. Your immune system has to manage all of them, sorting out the good from the bad bugs.
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Recent flows of insanely hot lava show us just how dynamic Earth really is Science 89 million years is the blink of a (geologic) eye. Rocks found in Costa Rica formed from some of the hottest lavas on the planet. Read on.
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Are Our Terrible Genetic Privacy Laws Hurting Science? Image: Getty Images As companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com help make genetic testing commonplace, you would think that we would become better at ensuring protections for the privacy of that data. Instead, multiple Congressional actions threaten to erode already-weak protections against genetic discrimination. But it’s not just a dystopian Gattaca future where citizens are discriminated agains
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Harvard Medical School expert calls for protection of critical gains made in cancer care under ACAAs the White House moves forward with its efforts to repeal Obamacare, it should strive to preserve -- and further boost -- these important advances, according to an introduction penned by Harvard Medical School professor health care policy expert Nancy Keating, who served as guest editor for the issue.
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Labeling a bacterial cell 'jacket'A team of researchers from the University of Delaware have discovered how to label and light the sugar backbone of a bacterial cell wall. The findings will advance immune system research.
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How do blind cavefish find their way? The answer could be in their bonesBlind cavefish typically have skulls that bend slightly to the left. A study by UC suggests this orientation might help them find food as they navigate in a perpetual counter-clockwise direction around a cave.
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South Sudan wildlife surviving civil war, but poaching and trafficking threats increaseThe first aerial assessment of the impact of South Sudan's current civil war on the country's wildlife and other natural resources shows that significant wildlife populations have so far survived, but poaching and commercial wildlife trafficking are increasing, as well as illegal mining, timber harvesting and charcoal production, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a report issued toda
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Helping plants pump ironSalk researchers identify genetic variants that help plants grow in low-iron environments, which could improve crop yields.
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Hospitals vary widely in transitioning from treatment to comfort care after strokeHospitals vary widely in how often they transition people with strokes from active treatment to comfort or hospice care within 48 hours after they get to the hospital, according to a new study published in the May 24, 2017, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Parent training on ADHD using volunteers can help meet growing treatment needsUsing volunteers to train parents concerned about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children can improve capacity to meet increasing ADHD treatment needs, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Too little sleep may raise death risk in people with cluster of heart disease risk factorsSleeping less than six hours was associated with higher risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of several heart disease and diabetes risk factors. This effect was particularly strong in those with elevated blood pressure or poor glucose metabolism.
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The Trump Administration May Soon Have New Powers to Destroy Drone “Threats”Officials say it shouldn’t be illegal for the government to track and shoot down drones it deems threatening.
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Why Do We Want Robots to Destroy Us So Badly? Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The best part about science fiction, besides the explosions, space explorations, and psychotic aliens is the fact that it reveals our most human fears. While they’re not flesh and bone, robots are arguably most emblematic of our anxieties: besides being smarter, faster, and (sometimes) shinier than us, “bad robots” are a scifi favorite because they reveal how obsolete
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6 technology pledges that should be in every political manifestoFrom a digital Geneva Convention to taking down big data firms, these proposals should be required by any political party that wants your vote on 8 June
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Three major UK parties respond to our technology manifestoProposals suggest liberals will again be drowned out by the drafters of the most extreme digital policy yet made by any democratic government
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Why doesn’t the UK government understand technology?The UK needs more than a chief technology officer - we need to change the whole anti-technological culture
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Google’s AlphaGo beats world’s best player in latest Go matchThe Go-playing artificial intelligence from DeepMind defeated Ke Jie in the first of three matches taking place this week in Wuzhen, China
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Learning to read and write rewires adult brain in six monthsIlliterate adults who have learned to read and write over half a year show brain changes – even in regions not obviously linked to reading, writing or learning
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Waltzing robot teaches beginners how to dance like a proA robotic dance teacher can gently guide human novices through routines while adapting to their skill level
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Brains or beauty? People perceive attractive scientists as more interesting but less able, studies show submitted by /u/Lightfiend [link] [comments]
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Check Out These Incredibly High Resolution Maps of the Ocean Floor Image: BOEM If there’s one thing on Earth we don’t know enough about, it’s the ocean. We’ve only mapped around five percent of the seafloor, and two-thirds of the ocean’s animal species might remain undiscovered . It shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re only now able to create detailed maps of the seafloor—but that doesn’t stop each new one from being mind-boggling. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Manag
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The birth and death of a tectonic plateA new technique to investigate the underwater volcanoes that produce Earth's tectonic plates has been developed by a geophysicist.
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Increased protection of world's national animal symbols needed, suggests studyThe snowy-feathered head and distinctive brown body of the bald eagle is a proud national symbol of the United States, adorning the country's currency and passports. The lion, known as 'King of the Beasts,' represents national strength and identity in several African countries. But, how are populations of the planet's most valued wildlife faring in the 21st century? How well are societies protecti
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New brain mapping tool produces higher resolution data during brain surgeryResearchers have developed a new device to map the brain during surgery and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. The device provides higher resolution neural readings than existing tools used in the clinic and could enable doctors to perform safer, more precise brain surgeries.
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Targets for better anti-thrombotic medicine identifiedBlood thinners, such as aspirin, reduce the risk of thrombus formation but also interfere with the initial clot formation that is essential for preventing blood loss from the wounds. Now researchers have discovered that a molecule plays a role in thrombus development, but not the initial clot formation, suggesting a new avenue for developing more specific and protective blood thinners.
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Tree-climbing goats disperse seeds by spittingEcologists have observed an unusual way in which treetop-grazing goats may be benefiting the trees: the goats spit out the trees' seeds.
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Range of challenging meditation experiencesThough it has gained popularity in the West as medically and psychologically beneficial, meditation can produce a much wider variety of outcomes, not all of them calm and relaxing, according to a new study that analyzes meditation-related challenges.
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Nanoalloys ten 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 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 production.
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Camelina: Where you grow what you growA new study looks at how three varieties of camelina perform when grown in two different regions within the Great Plains. The end goal is to find the camelina variety that performs best in each location or environment -- beyond the genetics involved.
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The DJI Spark drone might actually be simple enough for the average person Gadgets This compact flying machine can be controlled with simple hand gestures The DJI Spark drone is can go from its bag to the air in less than 30 seconds.
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Tesla's HR Head is Out Amidst Complaints Over Discrimination and Unsafe Working Conditions Image: Getty Tesla is bringing in a new leader for its human resources unit. Although the company hasn’t given a specific reason for the change, it comes amidst a flurry of complaints about workplace culture at Tesla’s California factory. Over the past few months, workers have reported an unusually high rate of injuries and incidents at the plant, and have also alleged racial and gender discrimin
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Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at AuctionThe bag, which contains traces of priceless moon dust, has been on a wild ride for the half-century since it came back on the Apollo 11.
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Fleeting phase of planet formation discovered These celestial bodies coalesce into objects shaped like giant red blood cells. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22039
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Plant Trees and Chill Plant Trees and Chill Software helps a conservation group see where shade trees will best cool a river. Then the hard work starts. RogueRiver_topNteaser.jpg The Rogue River at Grants Pass in Oregon. Image credits: Finetooth via Wikimedia Commons Earth Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 15:15 Brian Owens, Contributor (Inside Science) -- In 2011, the city of Medford in Oregon had a problem. The treated wate
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Amazingly flexible: Learning to read in your 30s profoundly transforms the brainReading is such a modern cultural invention that there is no specific area in the brain dedicated to it. Scientists have found that learning to read as an adult reconfigures evolutionarily ancient brain structures hitherto assigned to different skills. These findings were obtained in a large-scale study in India in which completely illiterate women learned how to read and write for six months.
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How hand amputation, reattachment, affects brain: First-of-its-kind studyResearchers have found evidence of specific neurochemical changes associated with lower neuronal health in these brain regions. Further, they report that some of these changes in the brain may persist in individuals who receive hand transplants, despite their recovered hand function.
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Paper test strip could help heart failure patients monitor their condition at homeContrary to the condition's name, heart failure doesn't mean the heart has stopped pumping -- it's just not working at full strength. It can often be managed with medications and lifestyle changes, but its progression needs to be monitored closely. Now scientists have developed a new test strip that could potentially allow patients to do this at home for the first time.
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Sorghum: Health food sweetener and now, clothing dyeSorghum has long been a staple food in many parts of the world, but in the US, it's best known as a sweetener and livestock feed. As demand for the grain soars, so does the amount of waste husks. To reduce this waste, scientists report a new use for it: a wool dye that can add ultraviolet protection and fluorescence properties to clothing.
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What bone proteomics could reveal about the deadStudying bones has helped scientists reconstruct what dinosaurs and other extinct creatures looked like. Taking this further, scientists recently started identifying proteins from bones to glean more information about remains. But one team has found that the reliability of this approach can depend on which bone is analyzed. Additionally, they report a forensic use for bone proteomics: potentially
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Aging population with care needs set to grow by 25% within a decade in England and WalesUrgent need for better disease prevention policies targeting poor diet, smoking, alcohol, high blood pressure and physical inactivity, as well as increased investment in health and social care. The number of people aged over 65 years needing care could reach 2.8 million by 2025 in England and Wales - an increase of 25% from 2015 (equivalent to an additional 56,0000 people) over a decade, according
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Level Up Your Cooking Skills With This $82 Sous-Vide Circulator Sous-Vide Circulator , $82 with code 5Z7N427L At $82 (with promo code 5Z7N427L), this is the most affordable sous-vide circulator we’ve ever seen . And while it doesn’t come from a brand you’ve heard of like Anova or Instant Pot, it does seem to have some pretty solid reviews. If you aren’t familiar with sous-vide, Lifehacker has a great explainer of the process here . Spoiler alert: it’s incredi
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In Images: Meet the Top 10 Newfound SpeciesA "bleeding" tomato, a "Game of Thrones" ant and others made the list.
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New Map Tracks Germs' Travels Around HospitalsIn a yearlong study, researchers watched bacteria populate a newly opened hospital.
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Researchers tracked how microbes spread in a newly opened hospital Health The year-long study will help researchers better understand how microbes influence human health The study, which lasted for an entire year, is one of the largest microbiome studies done yet. Read on.
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Brain anatomy differs in people with 22q genetic risk for schizophrenia, autismStudy characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.
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If you’d bought $1,000 of Bitcoin in 2010, you’d be worth $35M Enlarge (credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) The price of Bitcoin, the most popular digital crytpo-currency, has skyrocketed this year. According to Coindesk, bitcoins are currently trading for $2,483 per coin. The price is an all-time record, and the remarkable valuation blows earlier price spikes out of the water. Bitcoins have more than doubled since the beginning of 2017, whe
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Why India Keeps Making Grand Claims About Its Energy FutureIndia appears to be embracing coal and moving away from coal all at once—what’s going on?
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Facebook aims for broad views in 'trending topics' tweakFacebook on Wednesday unveiled its latest redesign to its "trending topics" feature—its latest move to give users a variety of sources on important news events.
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Tree-climbing goats disperse seeds by spittingIn dry southern Morocco, domesticated goats climb to the precarious tippy tops of native argan trees to find fresh forage. Local herders occasionally prune the bushy, thorny trees for easier climbing and even help goat kids learn to climb. During the bare autumn season, goats spend three quarters of their foraging time "treetop grazing."
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New study finds $1m-per-mile economic impact of TVA reservoirsMemorial Day Weekend is heralded the nation over as the unofficial start to summer. Schools have dismissed for the academic year, or soon will. The weather has warmed, and outdoor recreation will soon peak. So, it's timely that a new, detailed study conducted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has quantified the economic value of outdoor recreation, at least along the Tennesse
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Huge changes are likely for the new iPhone 8, including a whopper of a price tagDetails about the new anniversary iPhone are starting to emerge, and here's a big one: The price is likely to start at about $1,000.
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Tree-climbing goats disperse seeds by spittingSpanish ecologists have observed an unusual way in which treetop-grazing goats may be benefiting the trees: the goats spit out the trees' seeds. Miguel Delibes, Irene Castañeda, and José M Fedriani reported their discovery in the latest Natural History Note in the May issue of the Ecological Society of America's journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
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New study finds $1 million-per-mile economic impact of TVA reservoirsUTIA researchers conducted in-depth surveys of visitors and property owners along three of TVA's 49 reservoirs -- Norris, Watts Bar and Chickamauga -- during Summer 2016. The study determined that the combination of aquatic recreation and waterfront property along the Tennessee Valley Authority's managed river system creates $11.9 billion of annual economic impact to the region -- the equivalent o
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May Scythe Marathon: Results Yaaay! What a great marathon! This time you finished in 7 hours 5 minutes, our newest record!!! Congratulations to everyone on a job well done, and kudos again to our Scythes for growing and tending this lovely cell. Cube-based bonuses can still be earned until 8 AM EDT; join us next week after Happy Hour for the naming ceremony!
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Chinese tech firm LeEco reverses course in US, cuts 325 jobsCash-strapped Chinese tech firm LeEco on Wednesday confirmed that it is throttling back plans to invade the US market, cutting 325 jobs months after announcing a major expansion.
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Scientists develop new tool to assess oil spillsScientists are getting an entirely new perspective of what happens to oil in a spill, thanks to a tool developed by researchers at Florida International University.
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Ochre use by Middle Stone Age humans in Porc-Epic cave persisted over thousands of yearsMiddle Stone Age humans in the Porc-Epic cave likely used ochre over at least 4,500 years, according to a new study.
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Effective restoration of aquatic ecosystemsDespite having increased human wellbeing in the past, intense modifications by multiple and interacting pressures have degraded ecosystems and the sustainability of their goods and services. For ecosystem restoration to deliver on multiple environmental and societal targets, the process of restoration must be redesigned to create a unified and scale-dependent approach that integrates natural and s
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Oxytocin administered to the nose increases emotion perception in autismIntranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others, a recent study has demonstrated. This is an important first step for a potential pharmacological treatment of autism.
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Lizards may be overwhelmed by fire ants and social stress combinedLizards living in fire-ant-invaded areas are stressed. However, a team of biologists found that the lizards did not exhibit this stress as expected after extended fire ant exposure in socially stressful environments, leading to questions about stress overload.
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Discovery of a key regulatory gene in cardiac valve formationA key regulator gene for the formation of cardiac valves has been identified by researchers, a process crucial to normal embryonic heart development.
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New object near supermassive black hole in famous galaxyWhen astronomers took a new look at a famous galaxy with the upgraded Very Large Array, they were surprised by the appearance of a new, bright object that had not appeared in previous images.
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Rip Currents: The Ocean's Deadliest TrickEach year, rip currents kill more people than sharks or jellyfish or even hurricanes.
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There are 7 Edges of Science We’ll Never Surpass, Oxford Mathematician States Marcus du Sautoy says that all of the greatest discoveries are behind us. Others are not so sure. Read More
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Jefferson researcher identifies targets for better anti-thrombotic medicineBlood thinners, such as aspirin, reduce the risk of thrombus formation but also interfere with the initial clot formation that is essential for preventing blood loss from the wounds. Now researchers have discovered that a molecule plays a role in thrombus development, but not the initial clot formation, suggesting a new avenue for developing more specific and protective blood thinners.
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Ancient Peru: Major discovery of early human lifeA-tisket, a-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it's from ancient ruins of a civilization inhabited by humans 15,000 years ago. An archeologist is among the team who made a groundbreaking discovery in coastal Peru -- home to one of the earliest pyramids in South America. Thousands of artifacts, including elaborate hand-woven baskets, show that early humans in that region were a
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Cost-effective ways to combat HIV risk among intravenous drug users identifiedWith the abuse of opioids on the rise in the United States, researchers are concerned that increased HIV transmission from shared needles won't be far behind.
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Shedding light on how humans walk, with robotsPatients walking in clinical robotic suits do not modify their gait in response to forces that are meant to alter the height of their steps, though they do respond to alterations in step length, providing insight into how the human brain executes walking and improving rehabilitative robot design, researchers have discovered.
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Population only part of tornado casualty storyThe strength of a tornado has a significantly larger effect than population on the number of casualties, new research concludes.
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Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated, study findsThe benefits of light alcohol consumption, as well as the risks associated with not drinking at all, might not be as great as previously thought, according to researchers who examined the drinking habits of middle-aged adults.
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Benefits of medical marijuana for treatment of epilepsy examinedAlthough cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances are increasing. This has prompted the publishing of an in-depth assessment of the potential of cannabinoids for the effective treatment of
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Family history of Alzheimer's may alter metabolic gene that increases risk for diseaseA new study may have identified the link that explains years of conflicting research over a mitochondrial gene and the risk for Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found a dramatic difference in the gene's impact on memory, general cognitive function and risk based on a family history of Alzheimer's disease and the length of a specific section of the gene.
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Drop in cases of Zika threatens large-scale trials Dwindling infection rate makes reliable data hard to gather. Nature 545 396 doi: 10.1038/545396a
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Learning to read as an adult might change the way your brain works Science Take a look in a book. Learning to read as an adult increases connectivity between regions of the brain. Read on.
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The birth and death of a tectonic plateSeveral hundred miles off the Pacific Northwest coast, a small tectonic plate called the Juan de Fuca is slowly sliding under the North American continent. This subduction has created a collision zone with the potential to generate huge earthquakes and accompanying tsunamis, which happen when faulted rock abruptly shoves the ocean out of its way.
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Study shows need for increased protection of world's national animal symbolsThe snowy-feathered head and distinctive brown body of the bald eagle is a proud national symbol of the United States, adorning the country's currency and passports. The lion, known as "King of the Beasts," represents national strength and identity in several African countries.
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Population only part of tornado casualty storyNew research out of Florida State University shows that the strength of a tornado has a significantly larger effect than population on the number of casualties.
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NASA's Arctic ecosystem science flights beginA NASA-led effort to advance our ability to monitor changing Arctic and boreal ecosystems has started its second season, with the first aircraft taking flight over Alaska and northwest Canada this month.
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Clues say ancient people lingered along Peru’s coast New excavations at two exceptionally well-preserved Ice Age sites on the northern coast of Peru provide a rich record of the lives of some of the earliest humans to populate the Western Hemisphere. The findings, published today in Science Advances , suggest a more leisurely pace of migration down some stretches of the Pacific coast of South America than originally believed. The finds include ston
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New modified toy car designs offer children with disabilities more optionsResearchers at Oregon State University have developed two new modified toy car designs for children with disabilities in an effort to encourage them to further explore, play, and engage in physical and social activities.
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Ars Technica

This technology could unleash the self-driving revolution for older vehicles Derive Systems Truly, we are living in the age of the software-defined vehicle. Beginning with systems like electronic fuel ignition and anti-lock brakes, black boxes and ECUs have proliferated throughout our vehicles, all networked together on the Controller Area Network (CAN) bus. Standardized back in the olden days, when even cell phones were uncommon, the CAN bus even provides a handy way to
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New brain mapping tool produces higher resolution data during brain surgeryResearchers have developed a new device to map the brain during surgery and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. The device provides higher resolution neural readings than existing tools used in the clinic and could enable doctors to perform safer, more precise brain surgeries.
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Study shows need for increased protection of world's national animal symbolsThe snowy-feathered head and distinctive brown body of the bald eagle is a proud national symbol of the United States, adorning the country's currency and passports. The lion, known as 'King of the Beasts,' represents national strength and identity in several African countries.
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Nearly 500 supporters joined ATS rally on Capitol Hill: Lab coats for lungsIn an ATS 2017 International Conference first, respiratory health professionals and patients joined other conference attendees at a rally near the Capitol on Tuesday, May 23 to voice their concerns about recent policies that threaten to undermine many of the ATS's advocacy priorities including: research funding, tobacco regulation, affordable health care, and clean air. Also participating in the r
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The birth and death of a tectonic plateGeophysicist Zachary Eilon developed a new technique to investigate the underwater volcanoes that produce Earth's tectonic plates
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New online database has answers on mitochondrial disordersProviding answers - or at least more information - to the most difficult medical questions is the aim of medical scientists. And how research findings are translated and made available can be as important as the discoveries themselves.
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Recreational cannabis, used often, increases risk of gum diseaseRecreational use of cannabis -- including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil -- increases the risk of gum disease, says a study by Columbia University dental researchers.
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Feather FancyThe likes and dislikes of females produced a lot of different looking species of southern capuchino seedeaters.
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ScienceTake: How Demands of Female Birds Changed the DNA of a SpeciesResearchers found the minimal changes in DNA that have produced nine different species of southern capuchino seedeaters.
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Zika spread secrets tracked through new gene sequencing studyScientists studying the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond has provided a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time. The research has significant public health implications and has the potential to improve responses to future outbreaks.
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Zika virus likely circulated in Americas long before detection during 2015-16 epidemicAnalysis of the largest collection of Zika genomes to date reveals the trajectory and evolution of the virus as it spread throughout the Americas, with implications for future surveillance efforts.
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Zika reached Miami at least four times, Caribbean travel likely responsibleWith mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. Now a new study explains how Zika virus entered the United States via Florida in 2016 -- and how it might re-enter the country this year.
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Border walls may pose big challenges to biodiversity, but smaller ones to humansWalls such as the proposed barrier along the US-Mexico border lead to habitat fragmentation and can close off animal populations by impeding movement.
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Program helps reduce risk of delirium, hospital length of stay for older patients undergoing surgeryOlder patients who underwent major abdominal surgery and received an intervention that included nutritional assistance and early mobilization were less likely to experience delirium and had a shorter hospital stay, according to a study.
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Just after the Big Bang: Galaxies created stars a hundred times faster nowA team of astronomers has discovered a new kind of galaxy which, although extremely old -- formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang -- creates stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way.
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Metals from Bolivian mines affect crops and pose potential health risk, study suggestsExposure to trace metals from potatoes grown in soil irrigated with waters from the Potosi mining region in Bolivia, home to the world's largest silver deposit, may put residents at risk of non-cancer health illnesses, researchers warn.
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The Trump Organization Says It's 'Not Practical' to Comply With the Emoluments Clause Days before taking office, Donald Trump said his company would donate all profits from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury, part of an effort to avoid even the appearance of a conflict with the Constitution’s emoluments clause. Now, however, the Trump Organization is telling Congress that determining exactly how much of its profits come from foreign governments is simply more trouble than it
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Fitness Trackers: Good at Measuring Heart Rate, Not So Good At Measuring Calories A study of seven popular fitness trackers found they are generally good at measuring heart rate, but may mislead consumers about how many calories they have burned. (Image credit: Paul Sakuma/Courtesy of Stanford University School of Medicine)
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For the Illiterate Adult, Learning to Read Produces Enormous Brain ChangesSurprises turn up in scans of the newly literate—a possible boon for dyslexics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Here's how to pay for things with your smartphone DIY Who needs cash or cards? Using payment apps or the services built into your iPhone or Android phone, it's now easier than ever to settle your debts with a swipe.
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A World Without People For a number of reasons, natural and human, people have evacuated or otherwise abandoned many places around the world—large and small, old and new. Gathering images of deserted areas into a single photo essay, one can get a sense of what the world might look like if humans were to suddenly vanish from the planet. Collected here are recent scenes from abandoned construction projects, industrial di
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Two types of empathy elicit different health effects, Penn psychologist showsResearch led by a University of Pennsylvania psychologist finds that our bodies respond differently depending on the perspective we take when helping someone who is suffering. Stepping into the perspective of the suffering person leads to a health-threatening physiological response, while reflecting on how the suffering person might feel leads to a health-promoting response.
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Three types of work stress increasing in the US, according to SUNY downstate researchersTwo stressful work characteristics, low job control and 'job strain' -- that is, high-demand, low-control work -- have been increasing in the US since 2002. The findings may explain why declines in cardiovascular disease and related mortality have slowed.
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Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensorsNanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics. The work appears in the April 19, 2017 issue of Advanced Energy Materials.
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Study identifies cost-effective ways to combat HIV risk among intravenous drug usersWith the abuse of opioids on the rise in the United States, Stanford University researchers are concerned that increased HIV transmission from shared needles won't be far behind.
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FAU archeologist involved in groundbreaking discovery of early human life in ancient PeruA-tisket, a-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it's from ancient ruins of a civilization inhabited by humans 15,000 years ago. An archeologist is among the team who made a groundbreaking discovery in coastal Peru -- home to one of the earliest pyramids in South America. Thousands of artifacts, including elaborate hand-woven baskets, show that early humans in that region were a
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Countries most affected by weather disasters do not spend more on weather servicesCountries hit hardest by weather-related disasters do not necessarily spend more on commercial weather and climate information services that assist in preparing for these events, a new study finds. Identifying countries for which this is true and improving the design and delivery of weather and climate services in these locations could lead to better decision-making regarding risks and challenges,
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Tracing how 'hidden life' grows inside a newly opened hospitalResearchers who surveyed microbial community composition on various surfaces and people inside a newly opened hospital as the facility became operational now report important insights into how humans and unseen life influence one another within constructed environments.
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Brain microenvironment makes HER2-positive breast cancer metastases resistant to treatmentA Massachusetts General Hospital-based research team has identified a novel mechanism behind the resistance of breast cancer brain metastases to HER2- or PI3K-targeted therapies and a treatment strategy that may overcome this resistance.
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Study documents range of challenging meditation experiencesThough it has gained popularity in the West as medically and psychologically beneficial, meditation can produce a much wider variety of outcomes, not all of them calm and relaxing, according to a new study that analyzes meditation-related challenges.
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Amazingly flexible: Learning to read in your 30s profoundly transforms the brainReading is such a modern cultural invention that there is no specific area in the brain dedicated to it. Scientists from two Max Planck Institutes have found that learning to read as an adult reconfigures evolutionarily ancient brain structures hitherto assigned to different skills. These findings were obtained in a large-scale study in India in which completely illiterate women learned how to rea
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Shedding light on how humans walk... with robotsResearchers at the Wyss Institute and Spaulding Rehabilitative Hospital have discovered that patients walking in clinical robotic suits do not modify their gait in response to forces that are meant to alter the height of their steps, though they do respond to alterations in step length, providing insight into how the human brain executes walking and improving rehabilitative robot design.
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Year-long survey tracks the microbiome of a newly opened hospitalA 12-month study mapping bacterial diversity within a hospital -- with a focus on the flow of microbes between patients, staff and surfaces -- should help hospitals worldwide better understand how to encourage beneficial microbial interactions and decrease potentially harmful contact.
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Some grizzly bears appear to target railways for foraging in Canadian national parksSpilled grain, rail-killed ungulates, and the effects on other species of increased light and warmth may all attract grizzly bears to forage along railways in Canada's mountain parks, which could increase their risk of being hit by trains, according to a study published May 24, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Maureen Murray from the University of Alberta, Canada, and colleagues.
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Ochre use by Middle Stone Age humans in Porc-Epic cave persisted over thousands of yearsMiddle Stone Age humans in the Porc-Epic cave likely used ochre over at least 4,500 years, according to a study published May 24, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniela Rosso from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and the University of Bordeaux, France, and colleagues.
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Miami's Zika Outbreak Began Months Before It Was First Detected Travelers infected with the Zika virus in the Caribbean brought it to South Florida multiple times before officials realized it had reached the U.S., an analysis of virus genomes finds. (Image credit: Gaston De Cardenas/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
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The Mathematics of Juggling The late computer scientist Claude Shannon has a well-deserved reputation as the father of information theory, but he was also an avid unicyclist, juggler and tinkerer. He even built his own robotic juggling machine out of parts from an Erector set, programming it to juggle three metal balls by bouncing them against a drum. In the early 1980s, Shannon published the first formal mathematical theor
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We Have So Many Questions About What the Hell Is Happening in Twin Peaks: The Return All images: Showtime via screen grab We’ve only seen four of the 18 hours of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks: The Return , but we already have a lot of questions. A lot . Since half the fun of Twin Peaks is never fully understanding what’s going on at any given moment, we decided to round up everything that’s bedeviling us the most—realizing, of course, that we may never know exactly WTF
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Taiwan's Top Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex MarriageA ruling by Taiwan's Constitutional Court this morning paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to approve same-sex unions.
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Ochre use by Middle Stone Age humans in Porc-Epic cave persisted over thousands of yearsMiddle Stone Age humans in the Porc-Epic cave likely used ochre over at least 4,500 years, according to a study published May 24, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniela Rosso from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and the University of Bordeaux, France, and colleagues.
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Groundbreaking discovery of early human life in ancient PeruA-tisket, A-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it comes from the ruins of an ancient civilization inhabited by humans nearly 15,000 years ago during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene ages.
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Shedding light on how humans walk... with robotsLearning how to walk is difficult for toddlers to master; it's even harder for adults who are recovering from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other condition, requiring months of intensive, often frustrating physical therapy. With the recent boom of the robotic exoskeleton industry, more and more patients are being strapped into machines that apply forces to their legs as they walk, gently pr
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Some grizzly bears appear to target railways for foraging in Canadian national parksSpilled grain, rail-killed ungulates, and the effects on other species of increased light and warmth may all attract grizzly bears to forage along railways in Canada's mountain parks, which could increase their risk of being hit by trains, according to a study published May 24, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Maureen Murray from the University of Alberta, Canada, and colleagues.
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Zika reached Miami at least four times, Caribbean travel likely responsibleWith mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. Now a new study by a large group of international researchers led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) explains how Zika virus entered the United States via Florida in 2016 -- and how it might re-enter the country this year.
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New modified toy car designs offer children with disabilities more optionsResearchers at Oregon State University have developed two new modified toy car designs for children with disabilities in an effort to encourage them to further explore, play, and engage in physical and social activities.
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For 4,500 years, Stone Age humans returned to this mysterious cave 45,000 years ago, in an area that is now part of Ethiopia, humans found a roomy cave at the base of a limestone cliff and turned it into a special kind of workshop. Inside, they built up a cache of over 40 kilograms of reddish stones high in iron oxide. Using a variety of tools, they ground the stones into different colored powders: deep reds, glowing yellows, rose grays. Then they treated the po
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Can parents' tech obsessions contribute to a child's bad behavior?About half of parents reported that technology interrupted time with their children three or more times on a typical day. Even in low amounts, interruptions to parent-child time caused by digital technology are associated with greater child behavior problems, a new study suggests.
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Precise insight into the depths of cellsIs it possible to watch at the level of single cells how fish embryos become trout, carp or salmon? Researchers have successfully combined two very advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques. The new high-resolution light microscope permits fascinating insights into a cell's interior.
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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. Researchers have found evidence of conscientiousness in insects, reptiles, birds, fish and other critters, such as working hard, paying attention to detail and striving to do the right thing.
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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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Declawing linked to aggression and other abnormal behaviors in catsDeclawing increases the risk of long-term or persistent pain, manifesting as unwanted behaviors such as inappropriate elimination (soiling/urinating outside of the litter box) and aggression/biting, new research concludes.
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WIRED

Cool Spacewalk, Right? Get Ready for More—ISS Will Need Fixin’ Tuesday's contingency spacewalk could signal the beginning of more frequent repairs on the aging space station The post Cool Spacewalk, Right? Get Ready for More—ISS Will Need Fixin' appeared first on WIRED .
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Virus Hunters Draw a Map of Zika’s Spread With DNA According to new genetic evidence, public health efforts to contain and fight the disease could have—and should have—gotten started much sooner. The post Virus Hunters Draw a Map of Zika's Spread With DNA appeared first on WIRED .
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Portal Is Like an HOV Lane For Your Home Wi-Fi, and We Have an Exclusive Discount Code The past year or so has seen a welcome deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, and Portal seems to be one of the best newcomers in the space, particularly for smaller dwellings in congested, urban environments . Portal includes app-based configuration, nine internal antennas, and mesh capabilities if you buy more than one...table stakes these days for a good router. But while almost all home Wi-Fi rou
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ABC's Dirty Dancing Remake Is a Sad, Strange Production Inside ABC’s tonally bizarro update of the seminal 1987 romantic drama Dirty Dancing are about four different projects trying to get out. There’s the most obvious one, a frame-by-frame remake of the original that’s as awkward and ill-conceived as Gus Van Sant’s 1997 carbon copy of Psycho . There’s the one Abigail Breslin’s starring in, an emotionally textured and realistic coming-of-age story abo
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What It's Like to Use an Original Macintosh in 2017 I’m a reporter first, and a writer second, which means I often find myself writing in odd places. Not just geographically unusual, though there’s that, too. I write everywhere, with whatever technology is at hand. Most of the time, I’m typing away in a plain text editor on my laptop. But I still write first drafts in reporter’s notebooks, and in the Notes section of my iPhone, and on scraps of pa
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Nine Days With an Absurd $9,000 Gaming Laptop All photos: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo There may exist inside of you a desire that burns white hot for the Acer Predator 21 X, but you will never buy this laptop. It is not for you, because if you want this laptop, you probably can’t afford it, and if you can afford it, you are probably old enough to not want to spend $9,000 on a laptop that weighs as much as a small child, and can’t even pick up after i
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Ars Live: How to build weird things on the Internet and influence people Ars Live #13 was filmed by Chris Schodt and produced by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Our guest at Ars Technica Live this month was Norman Chan, the founder of Tested.com . There, he works as a producer with Adam Savage, Simone Giertz, and other maker geeks to create delightful, weird, and genuinely educational videos about how to build everything imaginable. Norm told Cyrus Farivar and me about ho
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Doctors Once Thought Bananas Cured Celiac Disease. They Saved Kids' Lives — At A Cost In the early 20th century, kids with the disease faced severe malnutrition, even death. The banana-based diet doctors came up with seemed to cure them — but led kids back to foods that made them sick. (Image credit: AP)
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There are horrible things lurking on your counterfeit contact lenses Health Never ever buy contact lenses without a doctor’s prescription. Just don’t. The FDA tested nearly 350 decorative contact lenses to see what was living on them, and the results are somewhat disturbing.
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Too much spin caused Mars probe Schiaparelli crash, experts say Investigation concludes ‘unexpected high rotation’ caused probe to plunge to its destruction, hitting Mars surface at estimated 335mph An electronic dizzy spell caused by spinning too fast led the European Space Agency (Esa) probe Schiaparelli to crash land on Mars, an investigation has concluded. Scientists said three minutes after entering the Martian atmosphere, “unexpected high rotation” resu
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Endangered turtle set free in FloridaAntibiotics and vitamins helped the injured loggerhead sea turtle back to health in Marathon, in the Florida Keys.
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Extreme old age linked to new gene variants The relatively small number of people older than 100—just one per 5,000 population in developed nations—makes the search for the genetic determinants of extreme longevity challenging. A new study identifies rare variants in chromosomes 4 and 7 that are associated with extreme survival and with reduced risks for cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s diseases. The results highlight the importance of study
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US Military's XS-1 Space Plane Will Be Built by Boeing (Video)The U.S. military's new XS-1 space plane will be built by Boeing, and it's called the Phantom Express.
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Population only part of tornado casualty storyNew research out of Florida State University shows that the strength of a tornado has a significantly larger effect than population on the number of casualties.
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Zebras follow their memory when migratingZebras may use memory to guide their migration each year. Memory based on past average conditions provides a clear signal that best directs zebras to their destination. In contrast, current vegetation conditions along the way are less important for the direction of the migration according to a computer simulation. The study highlights that migration routes of large terrestrial mammals such as zebr
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Where body fat is carried can predict cancer riskCarrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according to new research.
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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 new 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.
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Water is surprisingly ordered on the nanoscaleThe surface of minuscule water drops with a 100 nm size is surprisingly ordered, new research shows. 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 geological process
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Awash in Sea of Data, Ecologists Turn to Open Access Tools When marine ecologists released the Ocean Health Index (OHI) for the first time in 2012, it was a majestically ambitious achievement. The index, born of a collaboration among dozens of scientists, economists and environmental managers at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the nonprofit organization Conservation Int
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Duterte's Call for Nationwide Martial Law Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte suggested Wednesday he may extend the martial law declaration in the country’s south to cover all of the Philippines, a move he said was necessary to combat Islamist militants. “I had to declare martial law in the Mindanao group of islands,” Duterte said Wednesday in reference to the Philippines’s southern islands, adding he “might declare martial law through
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Do a Pair of State House Wins Portend a Democratic Wave? Democrats are looking to wins in state and local elections for signs of a comeback, as the party tries to prove it can channel voter enthusiasm under the Trump presidency into votes and expand its reach after losing the White House. Democratic candidates in New Hampshire and New York pulled off upsets this week, flipping state legislative seats in districts Donald Trump won. On Tuesday, Democrat
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Need cash? Facebook expands personal fundraising toolsFacebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses.
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Scientists capture the first cryo-EM images of cellular target for type 2 diabetes in actionResearchers at the University of Michigan, Stanford University and biotech company ConfometRx have captured the first cryo-electron microscopy snapshots of a key cellular receptor in action.
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Emotional toll from mass trauma can disrupt children's sense of competenceTraumatic events, such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster, can effect children's perceptions of competence. According to a new study, children with higher levels of competence were more resilient and had fewer PTSD symptoms following a traumatic event.
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Graphene on silicon carbide can store energyBy introducing defects into the perfect surface of graphene on silicon carbide, researchers have increased the capacity of the material to store electrical charge. This result increases our knowledge of how this ultrathin material can be used.
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Reading may make us kinder, student's research into fiction habits and personality types revealsA postgraduate research student has produced a study that examines the effects of reading and watching television on social behavior – concluding that literature lovers have the edge over their remote control-loving counterparts when it comes to being nicer people.
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Scientists capture the first cryo-EM images of cellular target for type 2 diabetes in actionResearchers at the University of Michigan, Stanford University and biotech company ConfometRx have captured the first cryo-electron microscopy snapshots of a key cellular receptor in action.
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Zika virus spread undetected for many months, NIH-supported study findsGenetic analysis of samples collected as the Zika virus spread throughout the Americas after its introduction show that the virus circulated undetected for up to a year in some regions before it came to the attention of public health authorities. Genetic sequencing has also enabled scientists to recreate the epidemiological and evolutionary paths the virus took as it spread and split into distinct
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Discovered: Fast-growing galaxies from early universeA team of astronomers including Carnegie's Eduardo Bañados and led by Roberto Decarli of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has discovered a new kind of galaxy which, although extremely old -- formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang -- creates stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way.
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Near real-time genomic sequencing maps introduction and spread of Zika virus in USA new study by a multi-national research team, including scientists from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), explains how Zika virus entered the United States last year and how it might re-enter the country this year. The study was published online today in the journal Nature.
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Zika virus likely circulated in Americas long before detection during 2015-16 epidemicAnalysis of the largest collection of Zika genomes to date reveals the trajectory and evolution of the virus as it spread throughout the Americas, with implications for future surveillance efforts.
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Zika spread secrets tracked through new gene sequencing studyAn international research collaboration studying the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond has provided a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time. The research has significant public health implications and has the potential to improve responses to future outbreaks.The research published today in Nature, was led by the universities of Birmingham and Oxfor
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FGCU virologists publish study that finds Zika invaded Florida multiple times in 2016A new study by an international group of scientists reveals that the Zika virus outbreak in Florida wasn't a single virus introduction but rather at least four separate introductions from the Caribbean and Central America that each led to local chains of transmission.
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Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Thomas Jackson) Lobbyists for Google, Facebook, and other websites are trying to stop the implementation of a proposed law in the US that would strengthen consumer privacy protections online. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) last week proposed a bill that would require broadband providers and websites to obtain users' opt-in consent before they use Web browsing hist
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In these 6 states, half of mayors run against no one According to a new report, approximately half of mayoral elections in six US states are unopposed, and unopposed elections are on the rise. The report focuses on elections of mayors in municipalities in California, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Virginia, which include roughly 10 percent of the country’s municipalities. Melissa Marschall, the report’s author and director of the Cent
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Why young kangaroos should hang out with mom Even after young kangaroos move out of their mother’s pouch, spending time with her pays off. New research links the time they spend with mom to better ability to feed themselves and survive to adulthood. The results, published in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology , surprised the researchers because, unlike primates, kangaroo mothers rarely groom or interact with their young, and th
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Lola and Her Tormentor This article is part of a series of responses to Alex Tizon’s Atlantic article “ My Family’s Slave .” The full series can be found here . AMMAN, Jordan—I got my first glimpse of what it’s like to be a Filipina migrant worker in Jordan on an October day in 2013, shortly after I’d moved to the region. I was walking down a street in western Amman when a police car pulled alongside me on the road, th
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How Zika Conquered the Americas In April 1947, researchers in Uganda discovered a new virus in the blood of a feverish monkey. The following January, they found it again—this time in mosquitoes buzzing through the forest where the monkey lived. The virus eventually took the forest’s name: Zika. In the following decades, Zika was largely forgotten, as other newly discovered viruses hogged the limelight, including those that caus
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What If Politicians Studied the Social Fabric Like Economists Studied GDP? Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah is worried. He is worried about the country’s economic trajectory, given rising inequality, the shrinking of the middle class, and the persistence of intergenerational poverty. And he is worried about its social trajectory, based on growing political and regional polarization, rising distrust in institutions, falling rates of marriage and churchgoing, the deart
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The Zika epidemic began long before anyone noticedZika spread undetected into Brazil and Florida, a genetic study suggests.
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Discovered: Fast-growing galaxies from early universeA team of astronomers including Carnegie's Eduardo Bañados and led by Roberto Decarli of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has discovered a new kind of galaxy which, although extremely old—formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang—creates stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way.
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This Is the Most Complex Video of a Real Cell Ever Made Image: Valm et al The best part of high school biology was the movies. Some of them basically amounted to weird close-up fetish porn, sure. Other high school biology videos were actually educational, including the only one that ever taught me anything about the human cell, Inner Life of a Cell . But a new video puts them all to shame. Rather than using boring old computer-generated graphics, a te
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DJI’s New Palm-Sized Drone Responds To a Wave of Your Hand DJI unveiled a new drone today, and isn't it just the cutest little thing? The post DJI's New Palm-Sized Drone Responds To a Wave of Your Hand appeared first on WIRED .
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First-of-its-kind study shows how hand amputation, reattachment affect brainResearchers from the University of Missouri have found evidence of specific neurochemical changes associated with lower neuronal health in these brain regions. Further, they report that some of these changes in the brain may persist in individuals who receive hand transplants, despite their recovered hand function.
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Where you grow what you grow: Camelina's varied response to locationCamelina: Have you heard of it? It's an emerging alternative oilseed crop in parts of the Great Plains.
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The New Game of Thrones Trailer Is Here, and Everyone Is Doomed Our first good look at the next season of Game of Thrones is finally here, and it’s not just winter that’s coming to the Seven Kingdoms—it’s all-out war. The new trailer sets up a dire time for Cersei and Jamie—surrounded on all sides by enemies old and new—Daenerys’ invasion, and Jon Snow’s rise to leading the North against oncoming deadly threat of the White Walkers. Game of Thrones returns Jul
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Chocolate is not a super food Health It’s time to appreciate our candy for what it is, not what we want it to be. We should all stop convincing ourselves that chocolate will save us from heart disease and jump on a treadmill instead. And then enjoy our chocolate bar for the…
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Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for MarsThe crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars, a report suggests.
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Male Fish Borrows Egg to Clone ItselfA fish created by spontaneous androgenesis is the first known vertebrate to arise naturally by this asexual reproductive phenomenon.
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Let These Mind-Blowing Galaxy Simulations Melt Your Face Off Image: Robert J. J. Grand, Facundo A. Gomez, Federico Marinacci, Ruediger Pakmor, Volker Springel, David J. R. Campbell, Carlos S. Frenk, Adrian Jenkins and Simon D. M. White Everyone knows the cure for existential ennui is the Three P’s: Pint (of ice cream), Pink Floyd, and Pretty space pictures. While we can’t provide you with ice cream or a psychedelic experience, we can offer you some truly s
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Where you grow what you growA new study looks at how three varieties of camelina perform when grown in two different regions within the Great Plains. The end goal is to find the camelina variety that performs best in each location or environment -- beyond the genetics involved.
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How Accurate Is Your Fitness Tracker, Really?A new study put seven popular fitness trackers to the test, to check the accuracy of their heart rate and energy expenditure measurements.
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A new T-cell population for cancer immunotherapyFor the first time, scientists have described a new T cell population that can recognize and kill tumor cells. T lymphocytes (short T cells) are a special type of cells that recognize germs and protect our body from infections. Their second important job is to ride the body of harmed cells, such as tumor cells.
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Jim Brooks obituary My friend Jim Brooks, who has died aged 78, was a distinguished scientist whose life was full of surprises. Branching out from initial studies in industrial chemistry at Bradford Institute of Technology (later Bradford University), he elucidated the properties of sporopollenin, a virtually indestructible component of plant spores found in ancient rocks, which provided evidence of life on Earth at
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DJI's New $500 Drone Looks an Awful Lot Like Everybody Else's Cheap Drone All photos: DJI In a splashy reveal at Grand Central Station on Wednesday, DJI announced the Spark , a pint-sized camera drone that’s been rumored for weeks. The company says it’s about the size and weight of a soda can. You can also control it with the wave of a hand. This is an interesting—albeit unoriginal—promise. A new suite of gesture controls that DJI calls PalmControl lets the Spark take
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Crash report: Confused by spin, Mars probe failed to brakeAn independent report has concluded that Europe's Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars last year because its systems couldn't cope with a brief, wild rotation during its descent.
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Where Does Trump Really Stand on NATO's Article Five? When NATO leaders meet in Brussels on May 25, they will participate in a ceremony to dedicate the new NATO headquarters. To the left of the main walkway, Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, will unveil a section of the Berlin Wall, signifying how NATO kept the peace during the Cold War. To the right, President Donald Trump will unveil a section of the World Trade Center, officially named “T
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The Creativity of Southern Cooking The food of the South is one of the most complicated, complex, contradictory cuisines in the U.S. This is the region where a monumental mixing of crops and culinary traditions gave way to one of the most punishing, damaging monocultures in the country; where food born in violence and slavery led to delicious, nutritious dishes. It’s also the region that laid the tablecloth for seasonal, farm-to-t
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Windows switch to Git almost complete: 8,500 commits and 1,760 builds each day Enlarge (credit: Git ) Back in February, Microsoft made the surprising announcement that the Windows development team was going to move to using the open source Git version control system for Windows development. A little over three months after that first revelation, and about 90 percent of the Windows engineering team has made the switch. The switch to Git has been driven by a couple of things.
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Natural gas facilities with no carbon dioxide emissionsHow can we burn natural gas without releasing carbon dioxide (CO2) into the air? This feat is achieved using a special combustion method: 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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Biggest 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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Fuel from the air technology provides a path to new business for OPEC countriesPioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out fossil fuels after the Paris Agreement, while also keeping some of the existing oil industry value chain intact.
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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.
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Nanoalloys ten 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 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 production.
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Are wolverines in the Arctic in the climate change crosshairs?Will reductions in Arctic snow cover make tundra-dwelling wolverines more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought?
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Scientists find simple copper complex shuts down botulinum neurotoxin poisoningBotulinum neurotoxin is probably best known to Americans as BOTOX, a cosmetic medicine, rather than as a cause of potentially dangerous foodborne illnesses. Lesser known is that Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes the neurointoxication, produces one of the most potent toxins on earth and is classified as a potential bioterrorism threat.
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Hyundai Ioniq: 2017's top fuel-efficient gas-electric hybridThe 2017 Ioniq Hybrid is Hyundai's fuel-efficient challenger to the Toyota Prius, America's best-selling gasoline-electric hybrid.
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TSRI scientists find simple copper complex shuts down botulinum neurotoxin poisoningClostridium botulinum is the bacterium that causes the neurointoxication, which produces one of the most potent toxins on earth and is classified as a potential bioterrorism threat. While no cure exists -- and botulism treatment options are limited -- a serendipitous discovery by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) may provide a new therapy that can stop the neurotoxin even in its
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Border walls may pose big challenges to biodiversity -- but smaller ones to humansWalls such as the proposed barrier along the US-Mexico border lead to habitat fragmentation and can close off animal populations by impeding movement.
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Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?Finding environmentally friendly apparel can be a challenge. Here’s a guide to smarter choices in fabrics and clothing.
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Religious devotion as predictor of behaviorRobert Lynch, a postdoctoral fellow in anthropology, says the level of devotion one feels toward religious beliefs can predict how that person likely will interact with members of his own group or with members outside of the group. Lynch's latest research paper, "Religious Devotion and Extrinsic Religiosity Affect In-group Altruism and Out-group Hostility Oppositely in Rural Jamaica," published in
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Chemical Safety Board faces uncertain futureUnder President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget, the world's only independent body dedicated to investigating chemical-related industrial accidents would be abolished. A story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, revisits why the U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board was initially created, its accomplishments, and what exp
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Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 yearsResearch based on more than 180 fossil insects preserved in the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles indicate that the climate in what is now southern California has been relatively stable over the past 50,000 years.
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Half of mayoral elections in six US states are unopposedApproximately half of mayoral elections in six U.S. states are unopposed, and unopposed elections are on the rise, according to a report from the Center for Local Elections in American Politics (LEAP), part of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
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Nimble Robot Has Flexible, 3D-Printed Legs | VideoEngineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles.
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Double First: 19th-Century Book Is 1st with Photos, by 1st Female PhotographerThe Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands has acquired a photography first: the first book to be illustrated with photos, by a pioneering female photographer.
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Pokémon Go hackers getting put in Pidgey-filled purgatory Enlarge / If Niantic detects your bot account, common Pokémon like this Pidgey are all you'll be able to see in the game. Pokémon Go developer Niantic appears to have opened up a new front in its ongoing war against third-party tools and trackers that use bot accounts to reveal where in-game Pokémon are hiding in the real world. Players are reporting that detected and flagged accounts are being l
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Everything in the World Is Bad Except for These Whales Blowing Rainbows GIF Do you ever get sad? I mean, like, really sad about the state of the world? Earth can be a pretty depressing place to live these days . But if you ever need a pick-me-up, might I suggest watching some videos of whales blowing rainbows? Whales blowing rainbows ain’t so bad, is it? Look at that one ! Or look at that one ! Or look at these guys over here ! And take a look at these ! Can you beli
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The Handmaid's Tale Takes Its First Major Departure From the Book, and It's Excellent All Photos Courtesy Hulu Last week’s episode showed that Hulu’s TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t afraid to take us outside of Offred’s point of view, even if it was just in flashback before. “The Other Side” has taken things a step further, centering an entire episode around another character, and giving us a new look at what’s happening outside Offred’s world. So yeah, as we learned la
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Taiwan's Same-Sex Marriage Victory Taiwan’s constitutional court struck down Wednesday the island’s definition of marriage as being only between a man and a woman, in a landmark ruling that could make it the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The court’s ruling gives Taiwan two years to either amend its Civil Code, which in its present form the court says violates people’s constitutional rights to human dignity and
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Border walls may pose big challenges to biodiversity—but smaller ones to humansWith the prospect of a US-Mexico border wall looming, research and reporting on the ecological impacts of walls is both important and timely. Reporting in BioScience on such barriers' known effects on wildlife, science journalist Lesley Evans Ogden describes the potential effects of the proposed structure along the 2000-mile US-Mexico border. "If the wall is completed, it will create a considerabl
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Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depressionA study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women's childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.
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Are wolverines in the Arctic in the climate change crosshairs?Will reductions in Arctic snow cover make tundra-dwelling wolverines more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought? That's a question scientists hope an innovative method described in a new study co-authored by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) will help answer.
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Learning about nutrition from 'food porn' and online quizzesHarvard and Columbia researchers designed an online experiment to test how people learn about nutrition in the context of a social, online quiz.
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Court ruling means you no longer have to register consumer drones with the FAA Aviation Hobbyists are exempt until further notice. Court overruled drone registration law…
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China Expands DNA Data Grab in Troubled Western RegionAlarms raised over suspected efforts to collect massive numbers of genetic samples from citizens -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Experimental Space Plane Design Released by DARPA | VideoThe new design will give the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency the ability to launch within days. The new Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) is called Phantom Express.
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AT&T’s purchase of HBO could lead to 20-minute Game of Thrones episodes Enlarge / Just imagine how many 20-minute Game of Thrones episodes you could watch if you lived as long as Melisandre. (credit: HBO) As AT&T prepares to purchase Time Warner Inc., AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has an idea for HBO's Game of Thrones : cut the hour-long episodes down to 20 minutes for mobile devices. AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner would give the telco HBO and other lucra
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Today's Best Deals: Logitech Gold Box, Echo Dot, Portal Router, and More Logitech peripherals , hiking boots , and Amazon’s Echo Dot lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals The past year or so has seen a welcome deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, and Portal seems to be one of the best newcomers in the space, particularly for smaller dwellings in congested, urban environment
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Trump Budget Still Funds One Big Climate ProgramPrograms to track emissions from vehicles, factories, power plants and other sources would continue to receive funding -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Research in Los Angeles shows water lossIn the summer of 2010, Los Angeles lost about 100 gallons of water per person per day to the atmosphere through evaporation, mostly from overwatering of lawns and trees.
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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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Religious devotion as predictor of behavior'Religious Devotion and Extrinsic Religiosity Affect In-group Altruism and Out-group Hostility Oppositely in Rural Jamaica,' suggests that a sincere belief in God -- religious devotion -- is unrelated to feelings of prejudice. Rather, Lynch's research finds that those whose religious beliefs are extrinsic -- who use religion as a way to achieve non-religious goals such as attaining status or joini
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System piggybacks on Bitcoin to prevent identity theftAt the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy this week, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are presenting a new system that uses Bitcoin's security machinery to defend against online identity theft.
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Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 yearsResearch based on more than 180 fossil insects preserved in the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles indicate that the climate in what is now southern California has been relatively stable over the past 50,000 years.
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Noted experts critically evaluate benefits of medical marijuana for treatment of epilepsyAlthough cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances are increasing. This has prompted the editors of Epilepsy & Behavior to produce a special issue that presents an in-depth assessment of the
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The Manchester Attack and the Difficulty of Prevention Just beyond the police cordon surrounding Manchester Arena, residents of the city gathered to lay tributes outside St. Anne’s Church on Tuesday afternoon. The mood was one of “horror and outrage,” said Mark Ashcroft, the bishop of nearby Bolton, after a suicide bomber blew himself up at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday evening, killing 22 and injuring 59 more, including children. Clare Green, a
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Trump's $668 Billion Defense Budget Still Doesn't Match His Campaign Promises Blackhawk helicopters take off during a joint US-Romanian air assault exercise at the Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase, eastern Romania, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget is here and he isn’t being stingy with the defense spending. The controversial plan calls for $668 billion in spending, a $52 billion increase overall from last year. But Trump’s b
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Whales only recently evolved into giants when changing ice, oceans concentrated preyA team of scientists have traced the evolution of whale size through more than 30 million years of history and found that very large whales appeared along several branches of the family tree about 2 to 3 million years ago. Increasing ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during this period likely altered the way whales' food was distributed in the oceans and enhanced the benefits of a large body s
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Atomic structure of irradiated materials is more akin to liquid than glassMaterials exposed to neutron radiation tend to experience significant damage. At the nanoscale, these incident neutrons collide with a material's atoms, which then collide with each other. The resulting disordered atomic network resembles those seen in some glassy materials, which has led many in the field to use them in nuclear research. But the similarities between the materials may not be as us
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Understanding stars: How tornado-shaped flow in a dynamo strengthens the magnetic fieldA new simulation based on the von-Kármán-Sodium (VKS) dynamo experiment takes a closer look at how the liquid vortex created by the device generates a magnetic field. Researchers investigated the effects of fluid resistivity and turbulence on the collimation of the magnetic field, where the vortex becomes a focused stream.
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Robotic turtles can be used to detect landmines in the desertThe artificially intelligent turtles can be printed out of cardboard and folded into shape, making them a cheaper alternative to existing minesweeping robots
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WIRED

Facebook Claims It Has a Better Way to Prove Ads Work on Facebook The plan? Convince advertisers that metrics don't matter. The post Facebook Claims It Has a Better Way to Prove Ads Work on Facebook appeared first on WIRED .
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Need a Memorial Day to Remember? Ice-Bike the Northwest Passage Just make sure the tires are big enough. The post Need a Memorial Day to Remember? Ice-Bike the Northwest Passage appeared first on WIRED .
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Færre ansøgninger om kliniske forsøg i 2016Lægemiddelstyrelsen fik i 2016 færre ansøgninger om kliniske – til gengæld havde forsøgene flere deltagere
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Does new cash-out option in sports betting increase risk for problem gamblers?The increasingly popular cash-out feature in online sports betting is a game-changer, but instead of just giving gamblers more control over their bets, it may increase the risk of problem gamblers losing control over their wagers.
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Chemical Safety Board faces uncertain futureUnder President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget, the world's only independent body dedicated to investigating chemical-related industrial accidents would be abolished. A story in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, revisits why the US Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board was initially created, its accomplishments, and what experts say
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AGS raises serious concerns on cuts to geriatrics in 2018 budget proposalThe American Geriatrics Society voiced deep concern for proposed cuts to geriatrics health professions programs, healthcare research, Medicaid, and a range of services benefiting us all as we age -- all cuts outlined by President Trump in his full budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018, which begins on Oct. 1, 2017.
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Half of mayoral elections in 6 US states are unopposedApproximately half of mayoral elections in six US states are unopposed, and unopposed elections are on the rise, according to a report from Houston's Rice University.
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Study suggests metals from Bolivian mines affect crops and pose potential health riskA University of Oklahoma Civil Engineering and Environmental Science Professor Robert Nairn and his co-authors have conducted a collaborative study that suggests exposure to trace metals from potatoes grown in soil irrigated with waters from the Potosi mining region in Bolivia, home to the world's largest silver deposit, may put residents at risk of non-cancer health illnesses.
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Parents' divorce increases risk of health disorders in childrenThe children's well-being is usually one of the biggest concerns when a couple gets a divorce. Scientists at the universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo have carried out a study into how divorce affects the children's health, finding increased risk of genitourinary, gastrointestinal, dermatological and neurological issues.
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Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated, study findsThe benefits of light alcohol consumption, as well as the risks associated with not drinking at all, might not be as great as previously thought, according to Penn State researchers who examined the drinking habits of middle-aged adults.
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Program helps reduce risk of delirium, hospital length of stay for older patients undergoing surgeryOlder patients who underwent major abdominal surgery and received an intervention that included nutritional assistance and early mobilization were less likely to experience delirium and had a shorter hospital stay, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery.
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Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned, study findsAn evaluation of seven devices in a diverse group of 60 volunteers showed that six of the devices measured heart rate with an error rate of less than 5 percent. The team evaluated the Apple Watch, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Microsoft Band, Mio Alpha 2, PulseOn and the Samsung Gear S2. Some devices were more accurate than others, and factors such as skin color and body mass index affected the measur
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Detektor: Kød-kritisk kampagne kludrer i faktaKampagnen Kødfri Mandag vil have danskerne til at skære ned på kødet. Men der er problemer med fakta flere steder i kampagnens materiale, fortæller Detektor.
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The Atlantic to Convene Full Day Summit on State and Future of Health Care With Leading Experts from Across U.S. Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2017) -- While the future of federal health care policy remains on the brink of a major legislative overhaul, new technologies and innovations are making once impossible breakthroughs reality. At this juncture in the U.S. health care landscape, The Atlantic will convene the inaugural “ PULSE: On the Front Lines of Health Care ,” a daylong summit gathering medical experts
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Mother Nature 'Hard at Work' in Big Sur A massive landslide inundated nearly a third of a mile of Big Sur’s Pacific Coast Highway under rock and dirt over the weekend, resulting in what authorities have called “unprecedented” damage to the scenic coastline. Here’s what the landslide looks like: The California Department of Transportation’s 5th district said in a tweet Monday that a third of a mile of the scenic roadway was covered by m
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Drug Is First to Treat Cancer Based on Genetics, Not LocationA change in how cancer is treated means more people will benefit from immunotherapy.
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Gizmodo

Beetle Genitals Are Undergoing an Insane Evolutionary Arms Race Photo: Ivain Martinossi There’s an evolutionary arms race going on in the insect world. Except rather than fighting over weapons and weapons defenses, these beetles are evolving the craziest dicks and dick-defenses. Some male beetles are traumatic mates—like lions and some snakes, they’ve got spiky genitals meant to hurt females while boning. An international team of researchers wanted to know ho
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Ars Technica

Feds probing psychiatric hospitals for locking in patients to boost profits Enlarge / A UHS-owned psychiatric facility in Pennsylvania. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) At least three US federal agencies are now investigating Universal Health Services over allegations that its psychiatric hospitals keep patients longer than needed in order to milk insurance companies, Buzzfeed News reports . According to several sources, the UHS' chain of psychiatric facilities—the largest i
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Futurity.org

In climate fight, carbon removal is still a risky path Assuming that the deployment of carbon removal technology will outpace emissions and conquer global climate change is a poor substitute for taking action now, say researchers. With the current pace of renewable energy deployment and emissions reductions efforts, the world is unlikely to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial
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9 Craziest Skydives of All TimeA history of risky high-altitude stunts.
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Futurity.org

Secret flaws keep 3D-printing safe from hackers Researchers have discovered ways for manufacturers using 3D printing to embed hidden flaws in files to thwart intellectual property theft. But since the global supply chain for 3D printing, also called additive manufacturing (AM), requires companies to share computer aided design (CAD) files within the organization or with outside parties via email or cloud, intellectual-property thieves and male
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Science | The Guardian

Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories, research shows Compared with gold-standard laboratory measurements, scientists found devices poor at tracking calories burned, but good at monitoring heart rate Fitness devices can help monitor heart rate but are unreliable at keeping tabs on calories burned, research has revealed. Scientists put seven consumer devices through their paces, comparing their data with gold-standard laboratory measurements. Continu
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This is what democracy looks like | Anthony D. RomeroIn a quest to make sense of the political environment in the United States in 2017, lawyer and ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero turned to a surprising place -- a 14th-century fresco by Italian Renaissance master Ambrogio Lorenzetti. What could a 700-year-old painting possibly teach us about life today? Turns out, a lot. Romero explains all in a talk that's as striking as the painting itse
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Fitness Bands Fail on Calorie CountsActivity trackers accurately reckon heart rate—but they're way off in estimates of energy expenditure. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

Oh God Paul Ryan Just Discovered GIFs Image: AP Despite the fact that he has become a meme several times over the course of his miserable life, Paul Ryan is apparently new to one of the most basic forms of internet expression: GIFs. During an interview today with detritus collector Mike Allen , Ryan talked about a lot of things that I did not bother to listen to. Right at the end, however, my ears perked up, because Allen decided to
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

How most antimatter in the Milky Way forms: Mystery solvedAstrophysicists have now shown how most of the antimatter in the Milky Way forms.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Volunteers help find star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaursOnline volunteers have helped astronomers find a star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs' time on Earth.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

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 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 to measure f
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How listening to music in a group influences depressionNew research 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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New molecule may lead to first synthetic one-dose antimalarialResearchers have developed a molecule which has the potential to become the first fully synthetic, one-dose treatment for malaria.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Switching to off-peak delivery times reduced 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.
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New 'sperm radar' test may uncover secrets about male infertilityA new technique has been developed to examine human sperm without killing them -- helping to improve the diagnosis of fertility problems. The new test uses Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to examine the molecules in live sperm. Early data suggests it could discriminate between populations of good and poor sperm.
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Quantum computing, election pledges and a thief who made science history The week in science: 19–25 May 2017. Nature 545 390 doi: 10.1038/545390a
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Popular Science

VR has a hard time showing you things up close, but Oculus might have a fix Technology The company is focusing on focus. Even though VR headsets are small enough to strap onto your face, they can make objects in the virtual scene seem far off in the distance.
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New Scientist - News

Think the UK has a social care crisis now? Just wait until 2025The demographic crystal ball shows elderly care is a crisis set to deepen, fast. No wonder UK politicians are grasping for solutions, says James Bloodworth
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Futurity.org

We’re not the only animals with scruples Just as in humans, conscientiousness in animals—which includes working hard, paying attention to detail, and striving to do the right thing—offers evolutionary benefits like giving them an edge in hunting and gathering, attracting mates, procreating, and fending off predators. Scientists reviewed nearly 4,000 animal behavior studies to track attributes like industriousness, neatness, tenacity, ca
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The Atlantic

Silicon Valley's Big Three vs. Detroit's Golden-Age Big Three Over the last 20 years, the technology industry has become the most powerful industry in the world, boasting seven of the 20 most profitable companies. Last year, Apple literally doubled the profits ($53.4 billion) of the second-most profitable company, J.P. Morgan Chase ($24.4 billion). And when it comes to market value, tech companies sweep the top five: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Fa
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Konkurrencestyrelsen vil forbyde tagpapanvisningerBrancheanvisningerne fra Tagpapbranchens Oplysningsråd er konkurrenceforvridende mener Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen, som kræver dem droppet og rådet nedlagt. Dansk Byggeri frygter gentagelse af fortidens tagpapproblemer.
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Spider venom reengineered for effective delivery of antibodies into cellsOur 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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Palm-size device for quick, effective treatment of common hearing disorderA novel handheld device, known as CLiKX, has been developed for the treatment of a condition called Otitis Media with Effusion (OME), or ‘glue ear’, which is the leading cause of hearing loss and visits to the doctors among children worldwide. The invention, which is sensor-guided and easy to use, could significantly improve current surgical treatment of the condition.
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Don't move: To ensure constant food supply edible dormice rather give up their favourite foodRodents such as the edible dormouse feed preferably on high-energy seeds. But this important food source is not available every year. Edible dormice adapt to this with a pragmatic choice of territory. A long-term stud has now shown, for the first time, that they prefer areas with a balanced mix of food choices. This alternative food source allows the rodents to survive without having to move to a
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

What bone proteomics could reveal about the deadStudying bones has helped scientists reconstruct what dinosaurs and other extinct creatures looked like. Taking this further, scientists recently started identifying proteins from bones to glean more information about remains. But one team has found that the reliability of this approach can depend on which bone is analyzed. Additionally, they report in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research a forensic
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Change at work linked to employee stress, distrust and intent to quit, new survey findsAt a time of change and uncertainty across the country, American adults who have been affected by change at work are more likely to report chronic work stress, less likely to trust their employer and more likely to say they plan to leave the organization within the next year compared with those who haven't been affected by organizational change, according to a survey released by the American Psych
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Volunteers help astronomers find star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaursOnline volunteers, including a woman from Belgium and a Scottish man, have helped astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU) find a star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs' time on Earth.
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Gizmodo

Watch a Beautiful Lego Porsche 911 Crash and Explode Into a Million Little Pieces GIF Image: c’t / Gizmodo Everybody flipped out last year when Lego Technic released a gorgeous Porsche 911 GT3 RS . But who would’ve guessed that an even more beautiful spectacle would be watching the 2,700-piece work of art participate in a crash test. Thanks to the German auto safety group ADAC and c’t magazine , you can behold said spectacle in stunning slow motion. After dressing up the 1:8 s
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Gizmodo

Deadspin Apparent Leaked Report Details Secret Doping Scheme Of Nike Oregon Project | The Root #Farm Deadspin Apparent Leaked Report Details Secret Doping Scheme Of Nike Oregon Project | The Root #FarmingWhileBlack: Black Va. Farmer Says ‘Nervous White Women In Yoga Pants’ Call Cops More Than Blatant White Supremacists | Jezebel As Expected, Blake Lively Made It | Fusion Trump Congratulated Philippines President Duterte On Murderous Drug War That’s Left Thousands Dead |
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Ars Technica

Viacom wants to leave sports in the dust with future $20 “skinny” TV bundle (credit: Photograph by Aurich Lawson ) In efforts to compete with streaming TV services, some networks are looking to make their own "skinny" TV bundles. At the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media, and Telecom conference in Boston this week, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish explained that the company is in talks with at least one multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) to be part of an entertainm
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WIRED

Review: Origin PC EON15-S Gaming Laptop A solid gaming configuration, starting at just $999. The post Review: Origin PC EON15-S Gaming Laptop appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Sphero’s New Cars Toy Is the Fanciest RC Car You Ever Did See Take Lightning McQueen for a spin with this app-controlled toy. The post Sphero’s New Cars Toy Is the Fanciest RC Car You Ever Did See appeared first on WIRED .
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Neutrons provide the first nanoscale look at a living cell membraneA research team from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has performed the first-ever direct nanoscale examination of a living cell membrane. In doing so, it also resolved a long-standing debate by identifying tiny groupings of lipid molecules that are likely key to the cell's functioning.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Three-dimensional graphene: Experiment at BESSY II shows that optical properties are tuneableAn international research team has for the first time investigated the optical properties of three-dimensional nanoporous graphene at the IRIS infrared beamline of the BESSY II electron storage ring. The experiments show that the plasmonic excitations (oscillations of the charge density) in this new material can be precisely controlled by the pore size and by introducing atomic impurities. This co
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The Atlantic

This Is What 20 Years of Mentorship Looks Like This spring, nearly 40,000 students will graduate from law school in America. For many who are about to become lawyers, it’s a milestone reached with the assistance of mentors who have helped them along the way. But that milestone can be more difficult to attain when aspiring lawyers don’t see themselves reflected across the profession. Even with increasing calls for diversity, a number that rema
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The Atlantic

The Power of Predictable Paychecks While it’s well documented that income inequality and wealth gaps have been widening in the United States, there is another sort of economic inequality that is just as worrisome but harder to see. It has less to do with the total amount of money that people have, and more to do with how that money moves through their lives: Increasingly, financial stability is only enjoyed by a few. This type of
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Sorghum: Health food, sweetener and now, clothing dyeSorghum has long been a staple food in many parts of the world, but in the U.S., it's best known as a sweetener and livestock feed. As demand for the grain soars, so does the amount of waste husks. To reduce this waste, scientists report in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering a new use for it: a wool dye that can add ultraviolet protection and fluorescence properties to clothing.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Paper test strip could help heart failure patients monitor their condition at homeContrary to the condition's name, heart failure doesn't mean the heart has stopped pumping—it's just not working at full strength. It can often be managed with medications and lifestyle changes, but its progression needs to be monitored closely. Now scientists have developed a new test strip that could potentially allow patients to do this at home for the first time. Their study appears in the jou
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Short and long sleep, and sleep disturbances associated with increased risk of dementia and lung cancerDifficulties in initiating or maintaining sleep at middle-age are associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to a new study. The 20-year follow-up study was conducted among 2,682 men participating the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Study. Shorter or longer sleep than 7–7.5 hours related independently with an increased risk of lung cancer after health behavior, such as smoking, was ta
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Going with the flow: The forces that affect species' movements in a changing climateOcean currents affect how climate change impacts movements of species to cooler regions. A new study provides novel insight into how species' distributions change from the interaction between climate change and ocean currents.
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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 provides the first thorough overview of geographic variation in hermit thrush song structure and hints at how isolation and adaptation shape differences in song within a speci
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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. Now, researchers report a new type of cathode, which could make lithium-oxygen batter
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Science | The Guardian

Scientists race against time as Yemen's deadly cholera outbreak spirals Health system in Yemen at breaking point as sharp spike in reported cases prompts urgent work to identify suspected new cholera strain As Yemen’s cholera outbreak gathers pace , an investigation is under way to determine whether a new and more deadly strain of the disease is responsible for a second wave of cases that hit the country last month. With more than 2,000 suspected cases reported daily
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

What bone proteomics could reveal about the deadStudying bones has helped scientists reconstruct what dinosaurs and other extinct creatures looked like. Taking this further, scientists recently started identifying proteins from bones to glean more information about remains. But one team has found that the reliability of this approach can depend on which bone is analyzed. Additionally, they report in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research a forensic
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Change at work linked to employee stress, distrust and intent to quit, new survey findsAt a time of change and uncertainty across the country, American adults who have been affected by change at work are more likely to report chronic work stress, less likely to trust their employer and more likely to say they plan to leave the organization within the next year compared with those who haven't been affected by organizational change, according to a survey released by the American Psych
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Paper test strip could help heart failure patients monitor their condition at homeContrary to the condition's name, heart failure doesn't mean the heart has stopped pumping -- it's just not working at full strength. It can often be managed with medications and lifestyle changes, but its progression needs to be monitored closely. Now scientists have developed a new test strip that could potentially allow patients to do this at home for the first time. Their study appears in the
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Neutrons provide the first nanoscale look at a living cell membraneA research team from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has performed the first-ever direct nanoscale examination of a living cell membrane. In doing so, it also resolved a long-standing debate by identifying tiny groupings of lipid molecules that are likely key to the cell's functioning.
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Moffitt researchers demonstrate mathematical modeling limits aggressive tumor cell growthResearchers in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department at the Moffitt found that mathematical models can be used to predict how different tumor cell populations interact with each other and respond to a changing environment.
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New report finds quarter of adults with autism on disability services don't have work or activitiesIn its latest annual report, the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute examined a survey of adults who use developmental disability services and found that a significant number with autism are not engaged in work or day activities outside the home.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Sorghum: Health food, sweetener and now, clothing dyeSorghum has long been a staple food in many parts of the world, but in the US, it's best known as a sweetener and livestock feed. As demand for the grain soars, so does the amount of waste husks. To reduce this waste, scientists report in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering a new use for it: a wool dye that can add ultraviolet protection and fluorescence properties to clothing.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Three-dimensional graphene: Experiment at BESSY II shows that optical properties are tuneableAn international research team has for the first time investigated the optical properties of three-dimensional nanoporous graphene at the IRIS infrared beamline of the BESSY II electron storage ring. The experiments show that the plasmonic excitations (oscillations of the charge density) in this new material can be precisely controlled by the pore size and by introducing atomic impurities. This co
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Volunteers help ANU find star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaursOnline volunteers have helped astronomers at The Australian National University find a star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs' time on Earth.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

L.A. lawns lose lots of water: 70 billion gallons a yearIn summer 2010, Los Angeles was losing about 100 gallons of water per person per day to the atmosphere through the evaporation and plant uptake of lawns and trees. Lawns accounted for 70 percent of the water loss, while trees accounted for 30 percent, according to a University of Utah study published in Water Resources Research.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Chocolate Linked to Decreased Risk of Irregular Heart RhythmPeople who ate cocoa one to three times a month less likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Futurity.org

Fat shows how coral ‘babies’ cope with warmer water Cauliflower coral larvae don’t have high tolerance for the environmental stress of warmer water, but their location may play a role in their level of tolerance for increases in temperature. “This study really looks at how ocean changes like warming and acidification will impact the ability of coral larvae to disperse and contribute to creating new reefs,” says senior author Gretchen Hofmann, a pr
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Gizmodo

Get Dad (Or Yourself) An Echo Dot For $10 Off, Today Only Echo Dot , $40 The Echo Dot is probably the best smart home device ever made, and if you’ve been waiting for a deal to scatter them all around your home, Amazon’s passing them out for just $40, today only . Father’s Day is on the horizon, and these make great gifts for nearly everyone. And in case you missed it earlier this week, refurbs are also marked down to $38 right now , if you really want
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Viden

GRAFIK-VIDEO: Så lille er en nano-partikelEn nanopartikel er uhyre lille. I videoen kan du se hvor lille, den er.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

LA lawns lose lots of water: 70B gallons a yearIn summer 2010, Los Angeles was losing about 100 gallons of water per person per day to the atmosphere through the evaporation and plant uptake of lawns and trees. Lawns accounted for 70 percent of the water loss, while trees accounted for 30 percent, according to a University of Utah study published in Water Resources Research.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers 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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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers combine two advanced fluorescence microscopy techniquesIs it possible to watch at the level of single cells how fish embryos become trout, carp or salmon? Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have successfully combined two very advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques. The new high-resolution light microscope permits fascinating insights into a cell's interior.
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Dansk skib tilbageholdt i Panama med konfliktmineraler i lastenEt dansk skib er blevet tilbageholdt i Panama for at have fragtet store mængder fosfor fra Vestsahara.
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The Atlantic

What Trump Reveals by Calling Terrorists 'Losers' Donald Trump has coined a term to describe terrorists like those who murdered 22 people on Monday in Manchester: “Losers.” White House officials claim he came up with it on his own. That’s not surprising. As USA Today has noted , “losers” is Trump’s go-to epithet. He’s applied the term to the Standard & Poor’s credit-ratings agency, Rosie O’Donnell, George Will, Cher, Salon , Huffington Post , Ka
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The Atlantic

Pope Francis, Trump Whisperer? Meeting Pope Francis can really mess with a guy. The day after then-House Speaker John Boehner met with the pope during his visit to the U.S. in 2015, the Republican politician tearfully resigned . The former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly spent the morning of his last day with the network in Rome, where he met Francis in the Vatican receiving line. Depressed liberals who hate President Trump and (
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The Atlantic

Podcasting Is the New Talk-Radio Thinking about what technological innovation has done to journalism in the past two decades can be a dizzying experience. People have more data, better maps, prettier visualizations, more push notifications, faster fact-checking, and so on. Yet there is a unifying feature behind all of these innovations, and it has to do with the role of media and the public in a democracy. The news media, the ar
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Live Science

Dragon Ant, Devil Orchid Star in Top 10 Newfound SpeciesThe top 10 highlight global biodiversity — as well as a slew of interesting names.
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Live Science

Pope Francis Gifts Trump His Encyclical on Climate ChangeDuring a meeting today (May 24) at the Vatican, Pope Francis not only urged President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker, but also brought up the need to protect planet Earth — the pope gave the U.S. president his 2015 encyclical on the environment.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

China blocks online broadcast of computer go matchInternet users outside China watched a computer defeat its national go champion, but few Chinese web surfers could see it.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Qatar begins probe after state news agency hackedQatar said Wednesday it had begun an inquiry into an unprecedented security breach by hackers who posted fake news stories attributed to its ruler on highly sensitive regional political issues.
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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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Precise insight into the depths of cellsIs it possible to watch at the level of single cells how fish embryos become trout, carp or salmon? Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have successfully combined two very advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques. The new high-resolution light microscope permits fascinating insights into a cell's interior.
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Can parents' tech obsessions contribute to a child's bad behavior?About half of parents reported that technology interrupted time with their children three or more times on a typical day.
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Disaster risk management: Science helps save livesNatural and man-made disasters threaten millions of people every year and cause billions of property damage. How much do we know about them? And how can we use that knowledge to save lives and money? A recent report, compiled by the European Commission's Science and Knowledge Service (JRC), seeks to answer these and other questions and to help prepare for the time when disaster strikes.
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