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Expect a Wild Hurricane Season This YearThis year's hurricane season is shaping up to be more active than usual, a forecast from NOAA predicts.
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The 'ideal' teacher? It's all in your mindTwo Concordia researchers are turning to Reddit for a more accurate picture of public perceptions of teachers and teaching.
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First Juno science results supported by University of Leicester's Jupiter 'forecast'New observations about the extreme conditions of Jupiter's weather and magnetic fields by University of Leicester astronomers have contributed to the revelations and insights coming from the first close passes of Jupiter by NASA's Juno mission, announced today (25 May).
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Make Stubbed Toes a Thing of the Past With Anker's Brand New Night Lights 3-Pack Stick-Anywhere Lumi Night Lights , $12 with code QZ5NQY3O | 4-Pack Plug-In Lumi Night Lights , $10 with code KHG9MF92 Anker’s settings its sights on the affordable LED lighting market with the release of its new Lumi night lights, and you can save 20% at launch for a limited time. This sale is valid for both the battery-powered and plug-in models , but you should note that the stick-anywhe
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Older Americans Are More Millennial Than Millennials Young people are the supposed vanguards of a new economic age. Unlike their parents, young people are said to value happiness over money . They prefer gigs over jobs . They prefer flexibility and meaning rather than status and hours at work. Rather than attach themselves to a single company, they are ushering in an economy of coffee-shop “creatives,” hot-desking between WeWork-style shared work s
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Bouldering envisioned as new treatment for depressionUA researcher Eva-Maria Stelzer and her colleagues involved more than 100 individuals in a bouldering intervention in Germany, where some hospitals have begun to use climbing as a therapeutic treatment. The team found the social, mental and physical endurance of bouldering could be successful psychotherapy for treating depression in adults. Stelzer co-led the team, based in Germany, with Katharina
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ATS 2017 Wrap-up: Rapid sepsis treatment, predicting mortality after the ICU and moreThousands of critical care and pulmonology specialists from across the world gathered this week for the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Washington, D.C., to share research, medical developments and best practices for patient care. Here, we highlight a few standouts.
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Jupiter's complex transient aurorasCombined observations from three spacecraft show that Jupiter's brightest auroral features recorded to date are powered by both the volcanic moon Io and interaction with the solar wind.
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Research could bring 'drastically' higher resolution to your TV and smartphoneResearchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a new color changing surface tunable through electrical voltage - a breakthrough that could lead to three times the resolution for televisions, smartphones and other devices.
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These tree-climbing goats spread seeds by spitting Animals Look out below. You knew a goat could climb a mountain. Did you know it could climb a tree?
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Cranium-bound Ultrasound: A Novel Brain Stimulation Method Over the last few years, the application of ultrasonic stimulation has been heading towards a rather intimate part of the human body: the brain. Researchers have engineered a way to transmit ultrasound through the skull to influence brain activity, remarkably without the necessity of brain surgery. While non-invasive brain stimulation has been […]
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Diesel can’t catch a break: Lawsuits over emissions hit GM, Fiat Chrysler Enlarge (credit: Steve Snodgrass ) Two auto manufacturers are in legal crosshairs this week because of emissions from their diesel vehicles. The US Department of Justice sued Fiat Chrysler of America (FCA) on Tuesday over 103,828 diesel Ram 1500s and Jeep Grand Cherokees. The DOJ claims that the cars contain “at least eight software-based features” to meddle with the cars’ emissions control syste
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If You're Into Pristine Autobody Restorations... Don't Watch This Video #VegasRatRods | Mondays at 10/9c Do it now. Think later. Steve takes a huge risk and cuts right into the body of a restored '54 Chevy. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/vegas-rat-rods More Rat Rods: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/vegas-rat-rods/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discove
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What's the Best Order to Watch All the Star Wars Movies Now?! Art by Tsuneo Sanda. Visit his website here. Bonjour, my bonny mailboxes. Thanks to your abundance of excellent letters, I have an extra big mailbag for you today! So let’s get right to it: What’s the best Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack? Who could save the Transformers movie franchise? Why did WB decide to make the DCEU’s Batman so damn old? And more of your excellent and/or nerdy questions a
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The Big One is going to happen, no matter how much you want to deny it, California scientists sayFear of earthquakes is part of life in California. But people experience this anxiety in different ways. For some, the fear prompts them to take steps to protect themselves: strapping down heavy furniture, securing kitchen cabinets and retrofitting homes and apartments.
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Tiny shells indicate big changes to global carbon cycleExperiments with tiny, shelled organisms in the ocean suggest big changes to the global carbon cycle are underway, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.
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A Clever New Way to Protect Your Data at the Border Could Also Add Risk 1Password's new Travel Mode feature should keep sensitive data safew from border patrol---but could also raise suspicions. The post A Clever New Way to Protect Your Data at the Border Could Also Add Risk appeared first on WIRED .
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Nature Is a Woman's Place: How the Myth That Bears Are a Danger to Menstruating Women Spread Ladies, do you have a secret fear a bear will track and attack you when you’re menstruating in the wild? Everyone else, do you avoid going camping in bear country with menstruating women? As a woman who surfs in California’s red triangle ( known for regular shark attacks ) and who loves hiking in the wild, this is a topic that I think about regularly. And I am embarrassed to admit that a few mont
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Look at Eva, 4 months old and standingBoth the literature and practice indicate that children can stand without support starting at around 9 months old."But with some training, children can stand much sooner than that, even before they're 4 months old," says Professor Hermundur Sigmundsson at NTNU's Department of Psychology.
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The 'ideal' teacher? It's all in your mindTwo Concordia researchers are turning to Reddit for a more accurate picture of public perceptions of teachers and teaching.
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Multiscale modeling reveals key events during early atherosclerotic plaque developmentA new computational modeling technique could indicate when atherosclerotic plaques will likely undergo rapid growth, reports a new study.
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Mountain honey bees have ancient adaptation for high-altitude foragingMountain-dwelling East African honey bees have distinct genetic variations compared to their savannah relatives that likely help them to survive at high altitudes, report researchers.
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Viral protein may help chickenpox virus spread within the bodyThe virus that causes chickenpox -- varicella zoster virus (VZV) -- possesses a protein that could enhance its ability to hijack white blood cells and spread throughout the body, according to new research.
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A new way to slow cancer cell growthResearchers have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer. By removing a specific protein from cells, they were able to slow the cell cycle, which is out of control in cancer. The findings were made in kidney and cervical cancer cells and are a long way from being applied in people, but could be the basis of a treatment option in the fut
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NOAA Forecasts Busy Hurricane Season for AtlanticThe forecast is currently for 11 to 17 storms to form, of which five to nine are expected to become hurricanes, and two to four major hurricanes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why the Sumatra earthquake was so severeAn international team of scientists has found evidence suggesting the dehydration of minerals deep below the ocean floor influenced the severity of the Sumatra earthquake, which took place on Dec. 26, 2004.
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US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disasterThe US Nuclear Regulatory Commission relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from nuclear-waste fires at dozens of reactor sites around the country, according to a recent article. Radioactivity from such a fire could force approximately 8 million people to relocate and result in $2 trillion in damages.
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The big star that couldn't become a supernovaFor the first time in history, astronomers have been able to watch as a dying star was reborn as a black hole. It went out with a whimper instead of a bang.
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Jupiter Is Much Stranger Than Scientists Thought About every eight weeks, hundreds of millions of miles away, a basketball court-sized spacecraft named Juno swoops toward Jupiter. For a few hours, Juno loops around the planet’s poles at high speed, sometimes getting within 2,100 miles of its atmosphere. It surveys Jupiter’s swirling, opaque cloud tops, and then gets flung out to the other edge of its orbit, beyond Callisto, the planet’s cratere
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Dealmaster: Memorial Day deals like $350 off a Dell Inspiron 15 and more Greetings, Arsians! Below are the best Memorial Day Deals on computers, electronics, TVs and more found by our partners at TechBargains. Act fast as stock is limited and these discounts will not last. We've updated this Memorial Day post, so check out the new deals! $50 Price drop! Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i7-7500U Kaby Lake 15.6" Win10 Pro Laptop w/ 512GB SSD for $549 (use code: LT300 -
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First Juno science results supported by University of Leicester's Jupiter 'forecast'Astronomers publish predictions of planetary phenomena on Jupiter that informed spacecraft's arrival.
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Google Now Tracks Your Credit Card Purchases and Connects Them to Its Online Profile of YouThe search giant wants to know how online ads translate into offline sales, but says it is taking steps to ensure users’ privacy isn’t breached.
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New medicine shows potential to reduce oral steroid use in severe asthma patientsThe results of the trial, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrate that patients treated with a potential new medicine and antibody, called benralizumab, were more than four times likely to reduce their usage of oral corticosteroids than those taking a placebo.
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Kidney transplants from diabetic donors will save more lives, soonerIn a study published today in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have found that the best chance of survival, for older patients, those who live in areas with long waits for transplantation, or those who already have diabetes, may come from accepting a kidney from a deceased donor who had d
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Sediment from Himalayas may have made 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake more severeSediment that eroded from the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau over millions of years was transported thousands of kilometers by rivers and in the Indian Ocean -- and became sufficiently thick over time to generate temperatures warm enough to strengthen the sediment and increase the severity of the catastrophic 2004 Sumatra earthquake.
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Lost for words? How to search online with your smartphone cameraOn the hunt for new shoes? Racking your brain for a recipe idea? When you're trying to find information, typing out words in a search bar is probably the first thought that comes to mind.
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Juno Reveals Jupiter's Deep SecretsPlumes of ammonia and quirky magnetic fields are among the surprises from the spacecraft’s first science results -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Jupiter’s secrets revealed by NASA probe A deep ammonia plume and a powerful magnetic field are among the many surprises uncovered by the Juno mission. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22027
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Good Deal Alert: RadioShack Is Selling Its Musty Old Clipboards for Only 50 Cents Who doesn’t love a good deal? If you do, it’s time to head on over to your local RadioShack. The iconic retailer is now selling the last of its remaining office supplies as part of a liquidation process brought by a bankruptcy filed in March , and everything must go. RadioShack is peddling pretty much everything it still owns, including some very questionable items like these waterlogged clipboar
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Magnetic switch turns strange quantum property on and offA research team has developed the first switch that turns on and off a quantum behavior called the Berry phase. The discovery promises to provide new insight into the fundamentals of quantum theory and may lead to new quantum electronic devices.
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Juno mission to Jupiter delivers first science resultsNASA's Juno mission is rewriting what scientists thought they knew about Jupiter specifically, and gas giants in general, according to a pair of Science papers released today. The Juno spacecraft has been in orbit around Jupiter since July 2016, passing within 3,000 miles of the equatorial cloudtops.
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Juno Spacecraft Reveals Spectacular Cyclones At Jupiter's Poles The NASA has spotted enormous cyclones at the gas giant's north and south poles. The probe has also returned other data that have project scientists scratching their heads. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles)
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'Seal Finger' Worries Prompt Antibiotics After Sea Lion AttackA young girl who was pulled underwater by sea lion in Canada is now receiving treatment for an infection known as "seal finger," just to be on the safe side, according to news sources.
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Sage, Ink: Unhealthy Plan
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Trump Goes With God—and the Gamble Mostly Pays Off Even if Donald Trump had not been a candidate whose presidential campaign was drenched in isolationist language and a man whose words and deeds tend not to convey piety or tolerance, religion would seem like a bizarre way to frame any foray into the complicated mire of international politics. And yet, earlier this month, Trump announced that he would travel to places deemed representative of Isla
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Who Is Marc Kasowitz? President Trump is turning to a longtime ally to represent him in the federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election: Marc Kasowitz, a prominent New York corporate attorney who’s acted as an off-and-on legal fixer of sorts for the president for almost two decades. The appointment prompted former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, whom Trump described last week as a fron
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Huge impact could have smashed early Earth into a doughnut shapeMany rocky worlds may have spent time as a newly named planetary form called a synestia – a loosely connected blob of molten rock and dust with a dented middle
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Research could bring 'drastically' higher resolution to your TV and smartphoneBy developing a way to tune the color of individual pixels, researchers have eliminated the need for subpixels -- allowing a greater density of pixels and much higher resolution for video displays.
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Jupiter's complex transient aurorasCombined observations from three spacecraft show that Jupiter's brightest auroral features recorded to date are powered by both the volcanic moon Io and interaction with the solar wind.
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SwRI-led Juno mission to Jupiter delivers first science resultsNASA's Juno mission, led by Southwest Research Institute's Dr. Scott Bolton, is rewriting what scientists thought they knew about Jupiter specifically, and gas giants in general, according to a pair of Science papers released today. The Juno spacecraft has been in orbit around Jupiter since July 2016, passing within 3,000 miles of the equatorial cloudtops.
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Researchers develop magnetic switch to turn on and off a strange quantum propertyA NIST-led research team has developed the first switch that turns on and off a quantum behavior called the Berry phase. The discovery promises to provide new insight into the fundamentals of quantum theory and may lead to new quantum electronic devices.
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Zika infections could be factor in more pregnanciesZika virus infection passes efficiently from a pregnant monkey to its fetus, spreading inflammatory damage throughout the tissues that support the fetus and the fetus's developing nervous system, and suggesting a wider threat in human pregnancies than generally appreciated, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have found.
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US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disasterThe US Nuclear Regulatory Commission relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from nuclear-waste fires at dozens of reactor sites around the country, according to an article in the May 26 issue of Science magazine. Radioactivity from such a fire could force approximately 8 million people to relocate and result in $2 trillion in damages.
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Researchers drill deep to understand why the Sumatra earthquake was so severeAn international team of scientists has found evidence suggesting the dehydration of minerals deep below the ocean floor influenced the severity of the Sumatra earthquake, which took place on Dec. 26, 2004.
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The perils of publishing location data for endangered speciesWhile the increasing accessibility of data from scientific studies creates many benefits -- and represents a process that should be broadly embraced -- in the context of conserving endangered species it can actually be problematic, write David Lindenmayer and Ben Scheele in this Essay.
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A flip switch for binge-eating?Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating.
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Increased leaf abundance is a double-edged swordA new global assessment reveals that increases in leaf abundance are causing boreal areas to warm and arid regions to cool. The results suggest that recent changes in global vegetation have had impacts on local climates that should be considered in the design of local mitigation and adaptation plans.
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First results from Juno show cyclones and massive magnetismOn Aug. 27, 2016, the Juno spacecraft made its first close pass around our solar system's largest planet, Jupiter, obtaining insights into its atmosphere and interior that challenge previous assumptions.
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Study: A new way to slow cancer cell growthResearchers have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer. By removing a specific protein from cells, they were able to slow the cell cycle, which is out of control in cancer. The findings were made in kidney and cervical cancer cells and are a long way from being applied in people, but could be the basis of a treatment option in the fut
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Viral protein may help chickenpox virus spread within the bodyThe virus that causes chickenpox -- varicella zoster virus (VZV) -- possesses a protein that could enhance its ability to hijack white blood cells and spread throughout the body, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens.
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Mountain honey bees have ancient adaptation for high-altitude foragingMountain-dwelling East African honey bees have distinct genetic variations compared to their savannah relatives that likely help them to survive at high altitudes, report Martin Hasselmann of the University of Hohenheim, Germany, Matthew Webster of Uppsala University, Sweden, and colleagues May 25, 2017, in PLOS Genetics.
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Multiscale modeling reveals key events during early atherosclerotic plaque developmentA new computational modeling technique could indicate when atherosclerotic plaques will likely undergo rapid growth, reports a study published this week in PLOS Computational Biology.
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Misconceptions about foot disease common among Ethiopian childrenPodoconiosis, also called nonfilarial elephantiasis or 'mossy foot,' can be prevented -- in the African countries where it's common -- by wearing shoes. But many children in podoconiosis-affected families in Ethiopia have misconceptions about risk factors and prevention of the disease, researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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Harvard's Student Paper Is Drunk and Taking Potshots at Mark Zuckerberg [Updated] Image: The Harvard Crimson/ Archive.is The Harvard Crimson has either become the victim of an incredibly funny prank, or Facebook is beta-testing its silent speech brain interface on college students. Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to the venerable Ivy League institution he famously dropped out of, revisiting his old dorm room and giving a commencement speech to the graduating class
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California’s Daunting Plan to Clean Up the Big Sur Landslide—And Stop the Next One The slides could continue. The post California's Daunting Plan to Clean Up the Big Sur Landslide—And Stop the Next One appeared first on WIRED .
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Nye undersøgelser: Jupiter er langt mere mystisk end først antagetForskerne bliver nu nødt til at ændre på deres modeller for gigantiske gasplaneter.
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Juno peers below Jupiter's cloudsScientists say the Solar System's biggest planet is showing itself to be far more complex than anyone thought.
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Tree-climbing goats spit out and disperse valuable argan seedsPopular lore has it that goats defecate the seeds of fruits from the argan tree, but instead they must spit them out, helping to effectively disperse them
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Monkey mafia steal your stuff, then sell it back for a crackerLong-tailed macaques living near an Indonesian temple have learned how to steal human possessions, including cash, and then trade them for food
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Jupiter’s Super-Weird Atmosphere Is Astonishing Scientists Jupiter's atmosphere defies all scientific expectations. The post Jupiter’s Super-Weird Atmosphere Is Astonishing Scientists appeared first on WIRED .
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Juno spacecraft reveals a more complex JupiterNASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back unexpected details about Jupiter, giving scientists their first intimate look at the giant planet.
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Many Adults Don't Think Exposure To Vaping Is Bad For Kids Nicotine, heavy metals and tiny particles that can harm the lungs float around in the aerosol from e-cigarettes. But a survey finds many adults don't think secondhand vape is dangerous for children. (Image credit: Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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We finally have the Juno spacecraft's first results on Jupiter Space Here are eight surprising things NASA has learned so far. Scientists are still analyzing all the juicy data from Juno's first flyby of Jupiter, but the first results have just been published.
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Scientists are using gene editing to try to slow cancer growth Health With more research, CRISPR could give us a new cancer treatment. A group of researchers recently used the CRISPR gene editing technique to try to eliminate one of the key proteins that allow cancer cells to proliferate out of control.
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Will Carbon Capture and Storage Ever Work?Researchers are chalking out a plan that could bridge the gap between where the technology stands and where it needs to go -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Greatest Loss of Civilian Life in the U.S. Fight Against ISIS A U.S. airstrike conducted March 17 killed more than 100 Iraqi civilians in Mosul, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday, noting the strike inadvertently set off explosives planted in the building by the Islamic State. “The investigation determined that ISIS emplaced a large amount of explosive material in a structure containing a significant number of civilians and then attacked Iraqi forces from the
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For creating jobs, spending on schools beats military Government spending on the military yields fewer jobs, dollar for dollar, than spending on domestic programs such as health care, energy, infrastructure, and education, according to new a new study. The study documents how many jobs are created in a variety of domestic sectors for every million dollars of federal money spent. Economist Heidi Garrett-Peltier compared that to the number of jobs cre
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Vikings Wintered and Planned Raids at 9th-Century English SiteThousands of Viking warriors spent the winter camped along a river in Lincolnshire, England, in the late ninth century, playing games and preparing for the next raiding season.
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NASA’s Jupiter Mission Reveals the ‘Brand-New and Unexpected’Observations taken from the first few orbits of the Juno spacecraft provide a glimpse of the interior, the poles and the equator of the solar system’s largest planet.
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Juno mission to Jupiter delivers first science resultsNASA's Juno mission, led by Southwest Research Institute's Dr. Scott Bolton, is rewriting what scientists thought they knew about Jupiter specifically, and gas giants in general, according to a pair of Science papers released today. The Juno spacecraft has been in orbit around Jupiter since July 2016, passing within 3,000 miles of the equatorial cloudtops.
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Mountain honey bees have ancient adaptation for high-altitude foragingMountain-dwelling East African honey bees have distinct genetic variations compared to their savannah relatives that likely help them to survive at high altitudes, report Martin Hasselmann of the University of Hohenheim, Germany, Matthew Webster of Uppsala University, Sweden, and colleagues May 25th, 2017, in PLOS Genetics.
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Researchers drill deep to understand why the Sumatra earthquake was so severeAn international team of scientists has found evidence suggesting the dehydration of minerals deep below the ocean floor influenced the severity of the Sumatra earthquake, which took place on December 26, 2004.
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US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster, researchers sayThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from the occurrence of a catastrophic nuclear-waste fire at any one of dozens of reactor sites around the country, according to an article in the May 26 issue of Science magazine. Fallout from such a fire could be considerably larger than the radioactiv
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Researchers develop magnetic switch to turn on and off a strange quantum propertyWhen a ballerina pirouettes, twirling a full revolution, she looks just as she did when she started. But for electrons and other subatomic particles, which follow the rules of quantum theory, that's not necessarily so. When an electron moves around a closed path, ending up where it began, its physical state may or may not be the same as when it left.
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Nasa's Juno probe captures dramatic first close-up images of Jupiter Excitement greets pictures of giant, chaotic weather systems plus new measurements that will help build unprecedented map of planet’s interior The first close-up observations from Nasa’s Juno spacecraft have captured towering clouds, swirling cyclones and dramatic flows of ammonia that drive giant weather systems on the largest planet in the solar system. The $1.1bn probe swung into orbit around
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Obscure brain region linked to feeding frenzy in miceNerve cells in a little-studied part of the brain exert a powerful effect on eating, a mouse study suggests.
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Deep heat may have spawned one of the world’s deadliest tsunamisThe 2004 Indonesian quake was surprisingly strong because of dried-out, brittle minerals far below.
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First data from Juno shows strong magnetic field, massive polar storms Enlarge / Jupiter's chaotic, cyclone-filled poles. (credit: J.E.P. Connerney et al., Science) It's hard to imagine that the Solar System's biggest planet, which provided Galileo with his first key astronomic observations, has a lot of secrets left 450 years later. Yet, despite countless hours spent peering through telescopes and numerous robotic visitors, there's a lot we still don't know about J
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Study: Magic mushrooms are the safest drug Health But they're still illegal. If you’re looking to play it safe when it comes to illicit substances, look no further than the humble shroom. Read on.
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NASA's Juno Mission Just Dropped Its First Huge Pile of Results Image: Craig Sparks © PUBLIC DOMAIN There’s no drama quite like space drama. And Juno’s flight to Jupiter has been about as dramatic as a sci-fi thriller can get. Last October, Juno’s engine system malfunctioned , causing NASA to delay the orbiter’s planned approach into a 14-day “science orbit.” This February , NASA decided to forego the science orbit engine burn entirely, keeping the spacecraft
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The War Is Here, Too: How Native Veterans Are Combating a PTSD Epidemic Credit: Elena Scotti/Getty Welcome to Rank and File , a series that tells the stories of young veterans and the changing face of the military. Read our introduction here . When Doug Good Feather arrived in Iraq, the villages reminded him of home. The mud huts and wood stoves were cozy like the tipis back on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, and the people rattled their tongues, just
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Episode 2: Rodney Brooks and John DabiriA pioneer of modern robotics talks about deep learning and what robots will really be doing in a future not far away. Hear from John Dabiri on what drives his work on the design of novel wind turbines and wind farms.
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Episode 1: Adam Foss and Jessica BrillhartA prosecutor wants to use data to inform outcomes in the criminal justice system in the United States. And a virtual-reality filmmaker explains what she thinks the medium is and isn’t for.
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Republican Senators Reportedly Using a Bogus Argument to Convince Trump to Exit the Paris Agreement Republican senators are reportedly planning to send President Trump a legally dubious letter asking him to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement, a historic accord to combat climate change. Although EPA head Scott Pruitt and others have said they want the US to withdraw , Trump faces intense pressure to stay in, from China’s President Xi , the Pope , and members of his inner circle. He has rep
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How to protect your data from cyberattacksThe malware attack known as WannaCry (or Wcrypt) has quickly become one of the worst cyberattacks in recent memory. But the damage could've been prevented.
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Water forms 'spine of hydration' around DNA, group findsHow water relates to and interacts with biological systems -- like DNA, the building block of all living things -- is of critical importance, and a Cornell University group has used a relatively new form of spectroscopy to observe a previously unknown characteristic of water.
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The big star that couldn't become a supernovaFor the first time in history, astronomers have been able to watch as a dying star was reborn as a black hole. It went out with a whimper instead of a bang.
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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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io9's Best and Most Essential Star Wars Posts Image: Lucasfilm It’s the 40th anniversary of Star Wars , which happens to be something we have written about a lot here at io9. Like, seriously a terrifying amount. After combing through our archives, we’ve assembled our favorite pieces about the Star Wars movies, games, toys, books, comics, and everything else this universe encompasses. May the Force be with you. Reviews Essays Interviews Lists
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Collapsing star gives birth to a black holeAstronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to go looking for remnants of the vanquished star, only to find that it disappeared out of sight.
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Republicans claim 1st Amendment right to send you robo-voicemails Enlarge / The FCC is being asked to decide whether this ringless voicemail technology should be subject to anti-robocall rules. (credit: Stratics Networks ) You might start getting many more voicemails if Republicans get their wish. A marketing company called All About the Message recently petitioned the Federal Communications Commission for a ruling that would prevent anti-robocall rules from be
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Doctor of Baby Poop: Q&A with Author of 'Looking Out for Number Two'A new book makes understanding baby digestion less of a crap shoot.
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‘Competence’ gets kids past traumas like hurricanes How children respond after mass traumatic events relates to their perceptions of competence—or how they view their ability to control a situation, new research suggests. Researchers evaluated perceptions of competence and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in children and teens exposed to hurricanes Katrina and Gustav and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. They found that children with high
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What It's Like to Be Struck by Lightning Sometimes they’ll keep the clothing, the strips of shirt or trousers that weren’t cut away and discarded by the doctors and nurses. They’ll tell and retell their story at family gatherings and online, sharing pictures and news reports of survivals like their own or far bigger tragedies. The video of a tourist hit on a Brazilian beach or the Texan struck dead while out running. The 65 people kille
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War Machine Isn’t Sure What Kind of Movie It Is Michael Hastings’s 2010 Rolling Stone article “ The Runaway General ,” a chronicle of now-retired General Stanley McChrystal’s brief tenure as the commander of operations in Afghanistan, remains a wild read today. A powerful piece of journalism that cost McChrystal his job, the story offered a look inside the behavior of the military elite and was stunning simply because of the level of access Ha
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Collapsing star gives birth to a black holeAstronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole.
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Landscape-scale erosion instabilities in the northern Gabilan Mesa, CaliforniaIf you ever fly from L.A. to San Francisco, California, you may notice the Gabilan Mesa off to the east as you begin your descent into San Francisco International Airport. If you look carefully, you might notice two strange things: a series of bleach-white scars, where rock outcrops disrupt the smooth, grassy hillslopes, and a strong asymmetry in the orientation of tributaries, with many flowing s
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New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in RussiaA new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change how we understand the evolution of the group, says an international team of scientists.
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Tillid er godt, men kryptokontrol er bedreBlockchain – teknologien bag 'kryptovalutaen' bitcoin – har potentiale til at løse miljøkrisen, som bl.a. er præget af manglende tillid mellem de forskellige aktører, mener forsker. Tankerne om at opbygge tillid med krypto-metoder uden brug af dyre mellemmænd er i det hele taget mange.
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How Sneaky Hackers Altered Stolen Emails to Attack Putin's Critics Cyber espionage operations and leaks of sensitive government data are a regular occurrence these days. In our eagerness to learn hidden truths it is also imperative that we ask ourselves whether we can trust the accuracy of information offered up by unknown actors whose intentions are obscured. Is this information real, or has it been tampered with to further some powerful entity’s shadowy agenda
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New approach predicts threats to rainforestsWith rain forests at risk the world over, a new collaboration is equipping conservationists with the tools to predict and plan for future forest loss.
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Marmoset monkeys learn to call the same way human infants learn to babbleHuman social groups have a strange tendency to share responsibility for taking care of infants; parents, older siblings, and other adult relatives all help to nurture babies. The only other primates that take care of infants this way are marmosets, a group of small, highly social monkeys from South America. In another striking parallel to humans, infant marmosets also benefit from frequent feedbac
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Ancient DNA evidence shows hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately linkedIn human history, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming is a significant one. As such, hunter-gatherers and farmers are usually thought about as two entirely different sets of people. But researchers reporting new ancient DNA evidence show that in the area we now recognize as Romania, at least, hunter-gatherers and farmers were living side by side, intermixing with each other, and h
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Brain images reveal roots of kids' increasing cognitive controlAs children age into adolescence and on into young adulthood, they show dramatic improvements in their ability to control impulses, stay organized, and make decisions. Those 'executive functions' of the brain are key factors in determining outcomes, including educational success, drug use, and psychiatric illness. Now, researchers have mapped the changes in the network organization of the brain th
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In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everythingUsing fruit flies, researchers have discovered a cascade of molecular signals that program gene activity to drive the fly from one stage of maturation to the next, like a baby turning into an adult. Part of this programming involves alterations to the way DNA is packaged. Those alterations open certain regions of DNA to allow gene activity and close off other regions to prevent gene activity. Thes
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Deaths from Alzheimer's Increase 50 PercentDeaths from Alzheimer's disease are on the rise in the United States.
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Landscape-scale erosion instabilities in the northern Gabilan Mesa, CaliforniaIf you ever fly from L.A. to San Francisco, California, you may notice the Gabilan Mesa off to the east as you begin your descent into San Francisco International Airport. If you look carefully, you might notice two strange things: a series of bleach-white scars, where rock outcrops disrupt the smooth, grassy hillslopes, and a strong asymmetry in the orientation of tributaries, with many flowing s
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No prison for Colombian biologist who uploaded scientist’s thesis to Scribd Enlarge / Diego Gómez (credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation ) A Colombian biologist was facing up to eight years in prison for sharing a scientist's thesis on the online documents portal Scribd. But the Electronic Frontier Foundation is reporting that Diego Gómez has been cleared of criminal copyright violations in a country that, unlike the US, has no broad fair-use defense to infringement all
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Uber and Lyft to Relaunch in Austin After Regulation Spat Photo: AP After shutting down their Austin operations over a year ago, Uber and Lyft are finally reentering city limits. The two ride-hailing companies yanked their services from the city after residents voted to require drivers to undergo fingerprint-based background checks last May. At the time, Uber and Lyft said that the requirements were too burdensome and decided to leave Austin. Austin see
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Global warming is not ‘leveling off’, so stop saying it is Environment Look to the satellite data. Researchers publish a study detailing how the so-called “leveling off” of climate change is not supported by satellite data.
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Looking for Trump’s Climate Policy? Try the Energy DepartmentThe president’s proposed reductions to the department’s research may have a greater impact on climate change than the Paris accord decision.
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Landscape-scale erosion instabilities in the northern Gabilan Mesa, CaliforniaIf you ever fly from L.A. to San Francisco, California, you may notice the Gabilan Mesa off to the east as you begin your descent into San Francisco International Airport. If you look carefully, you might notice two strange things: a series of bleach-white scars, where rock outcrops disrupt the smooth, grassy hillslopes, and a strong asymmetry in the orientation of tributaries, with many flowing s
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New approach predicts threats to rainforestsA new study by scientists from the universities of Oxford, Montana, and the US Forest Service highlights novel approaches to tackling deforestation. The team focused their research on Borneo, an island that has lost a staggering 30 percent of its forest since the 1970s and is among the most biodiverse and threatened on the planet. The loss of Bornean forests threatens species such as the orangutan
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Cellular stress in the brain may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseResearch published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight shows that cellular stress in the brain may contribute to development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
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Trump Declines to Affirm NATO's Article 5 Updated at 5:07 p.m. BRUSSELS — President Trump did not explicitly endorse the mutual-aid clause of the North Atlantic Treaty at the NATO summit on Thursday despite previous indications that he was planning to do so, keeping in place the cloud of ambiguity hanging over the relationship between the United States and the alliance. Speaking in front of a 9/11 and Article 5 Memorial at the new NATO h
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Ars Technica

Lotus Cars is saved, being bought by China’s Geely Anthony Kyriazis @ Flickr Lotus is one of the most storied names in the automotive world. Since 1952, the company has been applying founder Colin Chapman's maxim "simplify, then add lightness" to the car; along the way it has built spectacularly successful racing cars and sublime road cars. Yet despite those four-wheeled creations, times haven't been easy for the company. Following Chapman's unti
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GTA V Isn't Built to Remake Terminator 2, But Here We Are Anyway GIF We can confidently say this is what it would look like if Skynet made movies. Last month, a Russian YouTuber uploaded an hour-long Grand Theft Auto V remake of James Cameron’s Terminator 2. Now an English-language version exists and, well, an hour is a long time to spend in the uncanny valley. Sure, there’s a rich history of video games being harnessed for animation purposes, whether it’s an
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Russia's disinformation efforts hit 39 countries: researchersRussia's campaign of cyberespionage and disinformation has targeted hundreds of individuals and organizations from at least 39 countries along with the United Nations and NATO, researchers said Thursday.
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Expect above-average Atlantic hurricane season, US forecasters sayThe Atlantic ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11-17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, US forecasters said Thursday.
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In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everythingEvery animal starts as a clump of cells, which over time multiply and mature into many different types of cells, tissues, and organs. This is fundamental biology. Yet, the details of this process remain largely mysterious. Now, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have begun to unravel an important part of that mystery.
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How to Binge Watch All The Television That Matters It is physically impossible to watch every episode of every good TV show. Yet we actually feel guilty for not keeping up with our shows. “Did you see Better Call Saul ?” your friend asks; “Oh no, sorry, I’m a few episodes behind,” you say, like you’re letting everyone down. Ironically, cord-cutting has made TV viewing feel less free, more completist. Now that it’s easy, even encouraged, to binge
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Strange cosmic radio burst pinned down to giant stellar nurseryA young neutron star is probably the source of a strange repeating signal previously tracked to a dwarf galaxy 2.4 billion light years away
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Expressing genetic interactions through musicAn artistic collaboration between musician and sound producer Max Cooper, respected visual artist Andy Lomas and researchers from the Babraham Institute in Cambridge has produced an emotive new way for anyone to experience the elegance and complexity of DNA organisation. The five-track Chromos EP, available from May 26th on digital download, captures the microscopic elegance of gene organisation u
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The Muted Republican Reaction to Greg Gianforte’s Assault Charge Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte lost three newspaper endorsements over his altercation with a Guardian reporter who asked Gianforte about the controversial GOP health-care bill, and a Montana sheriff cited Gianforte with misdemeanor assault early Thursday morning. But the reaction from the candidate’s would-be Republican colleagues in Congress has been far more muted. On
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Why Sleep Is So Important for People at Risk for Heart DiseaseNot getting enough sleep is linked to an increased risk of dying early, a new study finds.
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Why this IndyCar driver is outpacing diabetesNew Michigan State University research is the first to help a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis 500.
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Sorting out HIVResearchers at EMBL, ESPCI Paris, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative have developed a new technique for rapidly sorting HIV viruses, which could lead to more rapid development of a vaccine for HIV, as they report in Cell Chemical Biology.The technique will enable scientists to identify specific features in the proteins on the virus's surface which are recognized by the immune system and
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Penn Medicine researchers identify brain network organization changesIn a new study, published this week in Current Biology, a team of University of Pennsylvania researchers report newly mapped changes in the network organization of the brain that underlie those improvements in executive function. The findings could provide clues about risks for certain mental illnesses.
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New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in RussiaA new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change how we understand the evolution of the group, says an international team of scientists.
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Researchers find crucial clue to manipulating reproduction in plantsA team of researchers, led by a UC Riverside plant cell biologist, has for the first time identified a small RNA species and its target gene that together regulate female germline formation in plants -- crucial knowledge for manipulating plant reproduction in order to improve agriculture. The new work not only identifies a regulatory module for an important developmental process, it also implies t
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Study provides better understanding of how brain tumors 'feed'All cancer tumors have one thing in common - they must feed themselves to grow and spread, a difficult feat since they are usually in a tumor microenvironment with limited nutrients and oxygen. A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has revealed new details about how an enzyme called acetyl-CoA synthetase 2 (ACSS2) allows brain tumors to grow despite their harsh surroundings.
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New hair growth mechanism discoveredIn experiments in mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that regulatory T cells (Tregs; pronounced 'tee-regs'), a type of immune cell generally associated with controlling inflammation, directly trigger stem cells in the skin to promote healthy hair growth. Without these immune cells as partners, the researchers found, the stem cells cannot regenerate hair follicles, leading to baldne
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Marmoset monkeys learn to call the same way human infants learn to babbleHuman social groups have a strange tendency to share responsibility for taking care of infants; parents, older siblings, and other adult relatives all help to nurture babies. The only other primates that take care of infants this way are marmosets, a group of small, highly social monkeys from South America. In another striking parallel to humans, infant marmosets also benefit from frequent feedbac
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Ancient DNA evidence shows hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately linkedIn human history, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming is a significant one. As such, hunter-gatherers and farmers are usually thought about as two entirely different sets of people. But researchers reporting new ancient DNA evidence in Current Biology on May 25 show that in the area we now recognize as Romania, at least, hunter-gatherers and farmers were living side by side, inter
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Brain images reveal roots of kids' increasing cognitive controlAs children age into adolescence and on into young adulthood, they show dramatic improvements in their ability to control impulses, stay organized, and make decisions. Those 'executive functions' of the brain are key factors in determining outcomes, including educational success, drug use, and psychiatric illness. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on May 25 have mapped the changes in t
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A Women-Only Wonder Woman Screening Is Predictably Upsetting Dumb-Ass Sexists Image: DC Within a matter of hours, a movie theater in Austin, Texas sold out its first women-only screening of DC’s Wonder Woman , and they’re already planning at least one more showing. Unfortunately, the laws of the internet dictate that anytime women get something cool, some men have to bitch about it. The Alamo Drafthouse announced Wednesday that they would be having a completely women-only
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Size-sensing protein controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cellsResearchers have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signaling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose. Mice missing this protein, known as SWELL1, gain less weight (fat) than normal mice on a high-fat diet, but also develop diabetes.
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Tai chi significantly reduces depression symptoms in Chinese-AmericansA new study finds that a 12-week program of instruction and practice of the Chinese martial art tai chi led to significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese-Americans not receiving any other treatments.
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Unveiling the quantum necklaceThe quantum world is both elegant and mysterious. It is a sphere of existence where the laws of physics experienced in everyday life are broken -- particles can exist in two places at once, they can react to each other over vast distances, and they themselves seem confused over whether they are particles or waves. For those not involved in the field, this world may seem trifling, but recently, res
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New way to control light with electric fieldsResearchers have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields.
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Venture capitalist spends time browsing NextdoorThe lauded Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Gurley who, along with his partners at Benchmark, was an early investor in companies such as Instagram, Uber, Stitch Fix and Snap Inc., spent a recent afternoon scrolling through the neighborhood social network, Nextdoor, studying the ways people use the service.
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Kansas City nonprofit taps into an innovative idea to solve global water crisisKansas City native Gary White has been chasing clean water and rudimentary toilets for more than 30 years. You see, much of the world's poorest populations live without them even now.
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WIRED

Russian Hackers Are Using ‘Tainted’ Leaks to Sow Disinformation A group of security researchers present the most systematic analysis yet showing Russian hackers mix fakes in with their hacked revelations. The post Russian Hackers Are Using 'Tainted' Leaks to Sow Disinformation appeared first on WIRED .
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Solving the riddle of the snow globeA new study finds the sedimentation of asymmetric objects in liquid is very different from that of symmetrical objects like spheres. The research may have practical applications in improving water treatment and industrial processes.
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No evidence that brain-stimulation technique boosts cognitive trainingTranscranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) -- a non-invasive technique for applying electric current to areas of the brain -- may be growing in popularity, but new research suggests that it probably does not add any meaningful benefit to cognitive training.
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Your mobile phone can reveal whether you have been exposed to radiationIn accidents or terror attacks which are suspected to involve radioactive substances, it can be difficult to determine whether people nearby have been exposed to radiation. But by analysing mobile phones and other objects which come in close contact with the body, it is possible to retrieve important information on radiation exposure.
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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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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 will help answer.
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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 new study.
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Journey to the Birth of the Solar System Only over the past half-century have scientists uncovered the story of the sun, the Earth, the moon and our neighboring planets. Each meteorite plucked off the ground, every moon rock collected by Apollo astronauts and every measurement recorded by NASA’s far-flung probes has provided a clue that planetary scientists have pieced into a coherent account of how the solar system formed and evolved.
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The People Left Behind When Only the ‘Deserving’ Poor Get Help ORLAND, Maine—In the eyes of the state of Maine, Laurie Kane is an able-bodied adult without dependents, and thus ineligible for most forms of government support. In her own eyes, it is hard to see how she is going to find housing, work, and stability without help. Kane is struggling to put her life back together amid a spell of homelessness that has lasted for three years. She has a severe anxie
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Jeff Sessions's Agenda for the Civil-Rights Division President Trump’s proposed budget assumes a major reduction of staff in the civil-rights division, the section of the Justice Department charged with enforcing laws against discrimination and protecting the right to vote. “This is especially troubling as communities continue to be hit hard by issues such as voter suppression, hate crimes, police shootings of unarmed civilians and other problems t
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In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everythingUsing fruit flies, UNC-Chapel Hill researchers discovered a cascade of molecular signals that program gene activity to drive the fly from one stage of maturation to the next, like a baby turning into an adult. Part of this programming involves alterations to the way DNA is packaged. Those alterations open certain regions of DNA to allow gene activity and close off other regions to prevent gene act
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While Barnes & Nobles close, Amazon is opening real live bookstoresA luxury shopping complex on New York's Columbus Circle opens to a new tenant Thursday: Amazon.
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New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in RussiaA new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change how we understand the evolution of the group, says an international team of scientists.
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Ancient DNA evidence shows hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately linkedIn human history, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming is a significant one. As such, hunter-gatherers and farmers are usually thought about as two entirely different sets of people. But researchers reporting new ancient DNA evidence in Current Biology on May 25 show that in the area we now recognize as Romania, at least, hunter-gatherers and farmers were living side by side, inter
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Researchers find crucial clue to manipulating reproduction in plantsA team of researchers, led by a plant cell biologist at the University of California, Riverside, has for the first time identified a small RNA species and its target gene that together regulate female germline formation in plants.
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Marmoset monkeys learn to call the same way human infants learn to babbleA baby's babbles start to sound like speech more quickly if they get frequent vocal feedback from adults. Princeton University researchers have found the same type of feedback speeds the vocal development of infant marmoset monkeys, in the first evidence of such learning in nonhuman primates, researchers report in Current Biology on May 25.
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Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocksA recent study from UBC's Okanagan campus identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations.
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Ars Technica

Cloudflare gets another $50,000 to fight “new breed of patent troll” Enlarge (credit: @mopictures ) Cloudflare, the CDN and Internet security company, has gone full berserker-mode in its fight against patent-holding company Blackbird Technologies. Blackbird sued Cloudflare in March, claiming infringement of US Patent No. 6,453,335 . Two weeks ago, Cloudflare explained the strategy it would use to fight back . The company pledged to not only seek to invalidate the
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Want to Lose Weight? What You Need to Know about Eating and ExerciseTwo decades of research confirm that weight loss is about burning more calories than you consume—but what you eat is more important than how much you exercise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Key Crazy: Inside the Wonderful World of Keyboard Fanatics “Have you met Jacob?” It’s the first question they ask me, inside a small meeting room, deep in the heart of Facebook’s Menlo Park campus, where keyboard fans from across the Bay Area have braved the rain to show off their boutique builds. Many of them have spent thousands of dollars on their board collections, with custom switches and keycaps. Most of these people (primarily men) have been talki
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Apple's gift to schools: Free app development curriculumApple is creating a new curriculum designed to teach mobile app development to high school and college students with little to no prior coding experience.
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Texas Wants You to Hunt Feral Hogs From Hot Air Balloons Image: Rona Proudfoot People in New York love to complain about their cockroaches and rats and bedbugs, but deep in the heart of Texas, residents are faced with decidedly larger kinds of pests. Feral hogs have spread far and wide, and Texas has decided enough is enough. That’s right, folks: The state wants you to hunt them from the safety of a hot air balloon . Last night, Texas lawmakers passed
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Today's Best Deals: Philips Hue, New Balance, Model Cars, and More New Balance apparel , a Philips Hue starter kit , and beautiful model cars lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker PowerPort 10 , $28 with code BEST2133 Anker’s PowerPort line is your favorite brand of USB charging hubs , and while the 10-port model might be overkill for most people, it might be w
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How to choose the right laptop for you DIY Everything you need to know. Companies release dozens of new laptop models each year. How do you choose? This guide explains each option to help you pick the best one for you.
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Stop lying to your 4-year-old, new Stanford study saysPretty much every parent of a young child has told the occasional white lie to preserve his or her sanity. You might, for example, say "I went to the bank" and leave out the fact that you also stopped for frozen yogurt to avoid the inevitable meltdown that would follow the realization of a missed treat.
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9 Animals with 'Star Wars'-Inspired NamesThough the process of naming a species has to follow certain rules, there's also room for adding a personal touch — or even a whimsical one. These "Star Wars"-inspired examples are the species you've been looking for.
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An AI Is Now the Best Player of Humanity's Most Complicated Game Photo: AP In Wuzhen, China, on Thursday, Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence beat the world’s best (human) Go player in their second consecutive match , making the computer program the current champion of humanity’s most complex game. AlphaGo has now won two matches against 19-year-old Ke Jie, who has been ranked as the world’s number one Go player and won four international tournaments sinc
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Preliminary: BRCA variations may work alongside COMT variation to reduce breast cancerGeorge Washington University researchers, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, find through looking at genetic data sets of presumed cancer-free women who carry BRCA 1/2 variants, the co-occurrence of a rare COMT genetic variant in some women. This research outlines a strategy for looking at large genetic data sets for clues as to why a genetic carrier may never develop the associated
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Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocksA recent study from UBC's Okanagan campus identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations.
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Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depressionA new study 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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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 may provide a new therapy that can stop the neurotoxin even in its more severe, advanced stages of action.
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One-dimensional crystals for low-temperature thermoelectric coolingResearchers studied the thermal and electrical properties of one-dimensional crystals composed of tantalum, silicon and tellurium for thermoelectric cooling at temperatures below 250 K (-23°C). The thermoelectric characteristics of these crystals were varied at temperatures ranging from the cryogenic level of 50 K up to room temperature by doping with molybdenum and antimony. The crystals' thermoe
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How Ebola disables people's immune defensesScientists have unlocked mysteries of how the Ebola virus hampers the body's natural defenses to speed the rate of infection and its accompanying lethal disease, according to a new report.
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In-hospital COPD mortality shows large drop from 2005-2014While the number of hospitalizations for COPD in the United States fluctuated within a narrow range between 2005 and 2014, in-hospital deaths decreased substantially during that same time, according to new research.
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Machine learning may help in early identification of severe sepsisA machine-learning algorithm has the capability to identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis and septic shock using data from electronic health records (EHRs), according to a new study. Sepsis is an extreme systemic response to infection, which can be life-threatening in its advanced stages of severe sepsis and septic shock, if left untreated.
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Here's one tally of the losses from WannaCry cyberattackA digital worm powered by stolen National Security Agency software caused $1 billion in damages when it infected hundreds of thousands of computers in less than a week, a Florida digital security company says. And new attacks may be in the offing.
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Coordinated Boa Attacks Are a Horror You Didn’t Know Existed Image: Ger Dekker / Flickr Creative Commons As twilight descends, nocturnal bat species rouse from their daily resting places to feed, creating spectacular clouds as they pour out of caves en masse. But look closer at Jamaican fruit bat colonies as they emerge from sinkhole caves in Cuba, and you may catch a glimpse of a concurrent macabre ritual: As the bats erupt from the cave, a deadly curtain
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The Atlantic

How Far Should Societies Go to Prevent Terror Attacks? After the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, David French, the conservative writer and Iraq War veteran, published an article at National Review that harkens back to the Bush administration in several ways—most objectionably in its attempt to use a kind of political correctness to advance the counterterrorism policies that he prefers. The article, “ The World Is Too Comfortable With Terror
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Grocery Stores: An American Miracle The scale of the American food system is something to marvel at: There are about 38,000 grocery stores in the country, which together bring in roughly $670 billion in sales each year . But to better understand this system, it’s useful to break it down into its component parts: every sticky conveyor belt, every misting rack, every refrigerated dairy case. That’s essentially what the journalist and
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Live Science

Enlightening: Meditation May Trigger Unpleasant ExperiencesPeople experience a range of unpleasant feelings — including fear, anxiety and panic — related to meditation, researchers found.
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Ars Technica

T-Mobile’s “Digits” program revamps the phone number Enlarge T-Mobile has announced the launch of its "Digits" program, coming May 31. Digits is a revamp of how T-Mobile phone numbers work, virtualizing customer numbers so they can work across multiple devices. It sounds a lot like Google Voice—rather than having a phone number tied to a single SIM card or a device, numbers are now account-based, and you can "log in" to your phone number on several
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No Matter What Washington Does, One Nonprofit Is Closing the Digital Divide To give kids an equal shot at the American Dream, they need access to the internet. This nonprofit thinks that's not a partisan issue. The post No Matter What Washington Does, One Nonprofit Is Closing the Digital Divide appeared first on WIRED .
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Handmaid’s Tale: Make Sure You Escape the Dystopia Before It’s Too Late Where are the Gilead refugees? Little America, Toronto. The post Handmaid's Tale : Make Sure You Escape the Dystopia Before It's Too Late appeared first on WIRED .
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Why Expanding Access to Childcare Isn't Enough By 2021, if New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his way, a hedge-fund manager with a seven-figure salary would pay the same amount to send his 3-year-old daughter to preschool as a single mom working as a cashier would pay for hers: nothing. Last month, de Blasio announced his plan to provide free preschool for the city’s 3-year-olds, adding to the already robust Pre-K for All program that pr
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How a Usually Harmless Bacteria Ended Up Killing 18 People in Wisconsin The long scientific names of bacteria often tell a story of their discovery. Over time, however, the names can get a little awkward in light of new revelations. Consider Elizabethkingia anophelis —a largely unremarkable microbe named after the pioneering microbiologist Elizabeth O. King, who discovered the genus, and the Anopheles mosquito, in whose gut it was first found in the Gambia. In 2016,
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Book Excerpt: 'Looking Out for Number Two' (Harper Wave, 2017)A new book by a pediatric gastroenterologist offers a reassuring (and humorous) perspective on the mysterious effluvia that infants produce.
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The Root ‘Whatever, You Black Bitch’: Police Chief to Miss Black Texas US Ambassador Before Having H The Root ‘Whatever, You Black Bitch’: Police Chief to Miss Black Texas US Ambassador Before Having Her Arrested for Being Responsible Driver | Fusion How Many People Have to Die, Resign, or Go to Jail Before a Good Person Is President? | Deadspin Josh Collmenter Has Been Having A Rough Time | Jezebel Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘If You Want to Fuck With Me, Bring Your A Game’ |
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CRKL in 22q11.2; a key gene that contributes to common birth defectsThe research findings imply that patients with genitourinary birth defects due to 22q11.2 changes in gene dosage should also be evaluated for other potential birth defects seen in patients with DiGeorge syndrome that would affect the patient's future health.
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Solving the riddle of the snow globeIf you've shaken a snow globe, you've enjoyed watching its tiny particles slowly sink to the bottom. But do all small objects drift the same way and at the same pace?
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Can fat 'feel' fat? Size-sensing protein controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cellsResearchers at the University of Iowa have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signaling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose. Mice missing this protein, known as SWELL1, gain less weight (fat) than normal mice on a high-fat diet, but also develop diabetes.
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A secret weapon against Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases | Nina FedoroffWhere did Zika come from, and what can we do about it? Molecular biologist Nina Fedoroff takes us around the world to understand Zika's origins and how it spread, proposing a controversial way to stop the virus -- and other deadly diseases -- by preventing infected mosquitoes from multiplying.
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Photos: Take a Tour of Crater Lake National Park's Natural WondersCrater Lake is a caldera lake and is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of North America. Check out these incredible photos of the region.
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Guess What the One App on Trump’s Phone Is Photo: AP Go on, guess. Did you guess Pokémon GO? FaceApp? Elevate (Brain Training and Games)? No, you didn’t, because you know exactly what it is. It’s Twitter. Of course it’s fucking Twitter. Advertisement Axios’ Mike Allen reports this morning that Trump currently uses an iPhone equipped only with the public meltdown app. He probably doesn’t have a jailbroken device devoid of Apple’s useless b
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Can fat 'feel' fat?Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signaling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose. Mice missing this protein, known as SWELL1, gain less weight (fat) than normal mice on a high-fat diet, but also develop diabetes.
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Solving the riddle of the snow globeA new Tel Aviv University study finds the sedimentation of asymmetric objects in liquid is very different from that of symmetrical objects like spheres. The research may have practical applications in improving water treatment and industrial processes.
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Aggressive care at end of life for advanced lung cancer patients linked to poorer outcomesFor patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care -- chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions -- at the end of life is commonplace. Yet until now, little is known about the relationship between patients' and families' satisfaction with this aggressive care within the last 30 days of life.
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Scientists to probe dolphin intelligence using an interactive touchpadUsing optical technology specifically developed for this project, dolphins at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD, are at the center of research from an interdisciplinary team from Hunter College and Rockefeller University. The system involves an underwater computer touchscreen through which dolphins are able to interact and make choices. The system, the first of its kind, will be used to inves
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Futurity.org

‘Calming’ meditation can feel super stressful Meditation is marketed as a treatment for pain, depression, stress, and addiction, but it can leave some people more distressed than at peace. “Many effects of meditation are well known, like increased awareness of thoughts and emotions, or improved calm and well-being,” says study lead author Jared Lindahl, visiting assistant professor at Brown University’s Cogut Center for the Humanities. “But
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Light drinking might not be so good for your health The benefits of light drinking—and the risks of not drinking at all—might not be as great as once thought, report researchers. The researchers analyzed information about more than 9,000 people across England, Scotland, and Wales born in 1958 who are participating in the longitudinal National Child Development Study. The study, based at the University College London Centre for Longitudinal Studies
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It Took Four Years of Lying on a Riverbed for a Photographer to Capture This Shot Image: Louis-Marie Preau/biographic Paparazzi these days will do literally anything for the shot. Even go snorkeling underwater every night for four years. This photo, shared on bioGraphic yesterday, shows a hungry Eurasian beaver swimming with a poplar branch, on her way to feed her pups in western France’s Loire region. Other people have taken photos of wet beavers before (this is the internet,
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Kick Off Your Philips Hue Obsession With a $122 Starter Kit Philips Hue 2nd Gen Starter Kit , $122 The third generation Philips Hue starter kit’s bulbs have more vivid greens and blues, but otherwise, the “old” second generation set is basically identical . $122 gets you three bulbs and a Siri-compatible Bridge today, which is pretty great considering three individual bulbs would set you back $135, without a bridge.
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Study finds tai chi significantly reduces depression symptoms in Chinese-AmericansA Massachusetts General Hospital study finds that a 12-week program of instruction and practice of the Chinese martial art tai chi led to significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese-Americans not receiving any other treatments.
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Study implicates 2 genetic variants in bicuspid aortic valve developmentResearchers report a key protein is affected during heart valve formation, in the first genome-wide study of bicuspid aortic valve.
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Listen: What’s it like to be Muslim in America today? Ahmed Ahmed is an American-Muslim comedian who was typecast as a terrorist. Khalid Latif is a Muslim chaplain for the New York Police Department who garnered salutes in uniform, but harassment as a civilian. Mona Haydar and Sebastian Robins fought Islamophobia with doughnuts and conversation. There are as many different stories about being Muslim in the United States as there are Muslims. This ep
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Ineffective antibiotics form strong teams against deadly super bacteriaCombinations of three antibiotics -- that are each ineffective against superbugs when used alone -- are capable of eradicating two of the six ESKAPE pathogens when delivered together, scientists have discovered.
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Scientists borrow from electronics to build circuits in living cellsSynthetic biology researchers have demonstrated a new method for digital information processing in living cells, analogous to the logic gates used in electric circuits. The circuits are the largest ever published to date in eurkaryotic cells and a key step in harnessing the potential of cells as living computers that can respond to disease, efficiently produce biofuels or develop plant-based chemi
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High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys, scientists findSubjecting complex metal mixtures called high-entropy alloys to extremely high pressures could lead to finer control over the arrangement of their atoms, which in turn can result in more desirable properties.
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Helping plants pump ironGenetic variants have been identified that help plants grow in low-iron environments, which could improve crop yields, say researchers.
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The Atlantic

Why Do Americans Smile So Much? Americans tend to smile more often than people in other countries. Olga Khazan digs into a couple scientific findings why — it turns out, American smiles signal excitement, confidence, and also have to do with a long history of immigration. For more, read Olga’s article, “Why Do Americans Smile So Much?” .
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The Atlantic

What People Really Want From News Organizations When I told my mother my work focused on improving public trust in the news, she thought the idea was hilarious. “Trust? News?” I was a bit insulted. Her daughter—me, that is—has been a journalist for years. But she had a point. Journalism has been struggling to stay afloat in an era when people expect information to come both fast and free. Now, competition by principle-free enterprises further
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MIT researchers engineer shape-shifting foodResearchers from MIT's Tangible Media Group have concocted something akin to edible origami, in the form of flat sheets of gelatin and starch that, when submerged in water, instantly sprout into three-dimensional structures, including common pasta shapes such as macaroni and rotini.
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Study provides understanding of how nerve cells are damaged by accumulation of abnormal proteinsA new study has uncovered a molecular mechanism in the prion protein, a protein responsible for neurodegenerative diseases, which may explain why nerve cells degenerate in these disorders.The findings, which appear in the journal eLife, may one day lead to better therapies and treatments for these diseases
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Rocket Lab's Adorable Rocket Just Blasted Into Space For the First Time GIF Image: Rocket Lab, GIF via Gizmodo While rocket launches aren’t typically thought of as “cute,” watching the maiden voyage of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket is the closest we’ll get to seeing the Brave Little Toaster go to space . Today, the 56-foot (17 meter) carbon fiber rocket blasted off from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula and made it to the edge of space. Though Electron didn’t make it into
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Drop in Cases of Zika Threatens Large-Scale TrialsDwindling infection rate makes reliable data hard to gather -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Celebrate Star Wars' 40th Anniversary with Epic Soundtrack and Encyclopedia [Deal]While there are hundreds of ways to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, below we're listing two of our favorites.
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Big Think

Americans Don’t Take Enough Vacation. That May be Changing, Says New Study. Are Americans finally embracing a better work-life balance? New Research by Project: Time Off indicates that Americans used more paid vacation days in 2016. On the downside, Americans still feel guilty about taking time off and often forfeit their vacation days. Men are also more likely than women to use their time. Read More
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Quit nature to save wolves and bears? There are better waysWild predators bounce back as nations modernise, people shift to cities and attitudes change. But we don't have to seal ourselves off to save them, says Niki Rust
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The Atlantic

In the End, We Got the Baywatch We Deserved Baywatch , the internationally syndicated television show of the 1990s, is remembered today primarily for its synthetic body parts and secondarily for its massive viewership (the show boasted a weekly audience , at its height, of 1.1 billion people, spread across 142 countries). What is generally less well recalled, however, at least in the American cultural memory, is the show’s pioneering of a
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An inflammatory inferenceThe surface proteins responsible for navigating immune cells to sites of inflammation are identified.
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Targeted conservation could protect more of Earth's biodiversityA new study finds that major gains in global biodiversity can be achieved if an additional 5 percent of land is set aside to protect key species.Scientists from Yale University and the University of Grenoble said such an effort could triple the protected range of those species and safeguard their functional diversity. The findings underscore the need to look beyond species numbers when developing
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How fear can develop out of others' traumasWhat happens in the brain when we see other people experiencing a trauma or being subjected to pain? Well, the same regions that are involved when we feel pain ourselves are also activated when we observe other people who appear to be going through some painful experience. This is shown in a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in Nature Communications.
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Nation's beekeepers lost 33 percent of bees in 2016-17Beekeepers across the United States lost 33 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2016 to April 2017, according to the latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide survey. Rates of both winter loss and summer loss -- and consequently, total annual losses -- improved compared with last year. Winter losses were the lowest recorded since the survey began in 2006-07.
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How to prevent lying and drinking in teens, according to researchAdolescents who have a greater tendency to lie to their parents are also more likely to start using alcohol at an earlier age, while excessive parental supervision may aggravate rather than solve the problem. Both honesty and a lower risk of developing a drinking habit are usually the result of a trusting relationship between a teenager and parents, according to a joint study by New York Universit
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Safe space for illegal drug consumption in Baltimore would save $6 million a yearA new cost-benefit analysis conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and others suggests that $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year if a single 'safe consumption' space for illicit drug users were opened in Baltimore.
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Researchers find new way to control light with electric fieldsResearchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields.
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New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humansScientists from the Netherlands and Russia designed and tested a new metasurface-based technology for enhancing the local sensitivity of MRI scanners on humans for the first time. The metasurface consists of thin resonant strips arranged periodically. Placed under a patient's head, it provided much higher signals from the local brain region. The results published in Scientific Reports, show that t
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One in 3 high blood pressure patients failing to take medicationUniversity of Leicester researchers design novel urine test to help to diagnose adherence to blood pressure medications.
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Designer worm spit supercharges healingGlobally, every 30 seconds a diabetic has a limb amputated because of a non-healing wound. A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds -- and scientists are now able to produce a version of the molecule on a large enough scale to make it available for laboratory tests and eventually clinical trials.
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Here’s What Happened When Computers Tried Naming Metal Bands Now that’s what I call METAL (Image: Weatherman90 /Wikimedia Commons) Remember when metal band names were good? Names like RATT and Poison and Mötley Crüe elicited the perfect image: slick, sweaty men licking their guitars while wearing tight leather pants and acid washed jeans, wagging their hair-sprayed manes and rocking out harder than any of us so-called millennials could even imagine. Not an
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Brain Awareness Week 2017 in Photos A lecture demonstrating stereotaxic surgery on a rat, organized by Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran. Brain Awareness Week (BAW) has come and gone and now is the time to reflect on the success and reach of BAW partners’ efforts. Impressively, there are more than 800 events on the BAW Calendar of Events ! Perhaps the best way to see the success of the campaign is to check out the BAW Photo Ga
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Modeling invasive activity: Zebra mussels' infiltration of North American riversThe invasion of nonnative species has widespread and detrimental effects on both local and global ecosystems. These intruders often spread and multiply prolifically, overtake and displace native species, alter the intended interactions between flora and fauna, and damage the environment and economy. A particularly pesky invader is the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). Given its abundancy, fecun
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Approach tested at FAU first to look at dolphin immune systemFor humans, there are hundreds of antibodies available on the market today to evaluate immune status in health and diseases. However, for the more than 42 known species of dolphins around the world, commercially available marine-specific antibodies do not exist. With the drastic increase in the number of unusual dolphin strandings and deaths along the southeastern coast of the United States and el
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Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniquesA research team led by Professor YongKeun Park of the Physics Department at KAIST has developed an optical manipulation technique that can freely control the position, orientation, and shape of microscopic samples having complex shapes.
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Mechanisms of neuronal cell death in AGE-exposed retinas -- research and literature reviewGradual accumulation of glycated proteins, lipids and nucleic acid is a common process in normal aging, however rise in blood glucose levels, an increase of oxidative stress over time triggering further protein modification and resulting in impairment of defense mechanisms. AGEs accumulation in various tissues under diabetic conditions plays an important role in the development of neuronal and vas
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Unveiling the quantum necklaceResearchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids.
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Approach tested at FAU first to look at dolphin immune systemFor humans, there are hundreds of antibodies available on the market today to evaluate immune status in health and diseases. However, for the more than 42 known species of dolphins around the world, commercially available marine-specific antibodies do not exist. With the drastic increase in the number of unusual dolphin strandings and deaths along the southeastern coast of the US and elsewhere, fi
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Ag/ZnO-Nanorods Schottky diodes based UV-PDs are fabricated and testedThe current-voltage characteristics of the Ag/ZnO-Nanorod Schottky contacts were studied at forward applied bias over the range 0 V to 1 V, under dark and UV light. The dark and photocurrents were 1.29E-5A and 2.16E-5, respectively, and the contrast ratio (ratio of photocurrent to dark current) was 1.67 at +1.0 V for these devices. The results show that these devices could be useful for cost-effec
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Dads show gender biases, in both brain responses and behaviors toward toddlersA toddler's gender influences the brain responses as well as the behavior of fathers -- from how attentive they are to their child, to the types of language that they use and the play that they engage in, a new study by Emory University finds.
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Fathers' brains respond differently to daughters than sonsFathers with toddler daughters are more attentive and responsive to those daughters' needs than fathers with toddler sons are to the needs of those sons, according to brain scans and recordings of the parents' daily interactions with their kids.
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Modeling invasive activity: Zebra mussels' infiltration of North American riversThe invasion of nonnative species has widespread and detrimental effects on local and global ecosystems. These intruders often spread and multiply prolifically, displace native species, alter the intended interactions between flora and fauna, and damage the environment and economy. In a paper publishing in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Qihua Huang, Hao Wang, and Mark Lewis present a con
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Study: Many patients with early-stage breast cancer receive costly, inappropriate testingA study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 5 in Chicago shows that asymptomatic women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer often undergo advanced imaging and other tests that provide little if any medical benefit, could have harmful effects and may increase their financial burden.
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Flatworms Synapses Steer Body ShapeJust by perturbing the animals' neural connections, scientists changed their regenerated forms-causing some to grow an extra head.
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Image of the Day: Snails UncensoredComputed tomography (CT) scans give scientists a window into the tiny and delicate internal structures of various thorn snail species (Carychium).
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The Atlantic

A Transcript of the Greg Gianforte ‘Body-Slam’ Audio The audio recording of a congressional candidate accused of body-slamming a reporter on the eve of a special election in Montana is extraordinary for several reasons. If you haven’t listened to it yet, and you really should, it’s essential to at least read the short transcript: Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian : ...the CBO score. Because, you know, you were waiting to make your decision ab
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Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniquesA research team led by Professor YongKeun Park of the Physics Department at KAIST has developed an optical manipulation technique that can freely control the position, orientation, and shape of microscopic samples having complex shapes. The study has been published online in Nature Communications on May 22.
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Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbersRescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday.
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US beekeepers lost 33 percent of bees in 2016-17Beekeepers across the United States lost 33 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2016 to April 2017, according to the latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide survey. Rates of both winter loss and summer loss—and consequently, total annual losses—improved compared with last year.
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Genetic risk factor for equine eye cancer identifiedSquamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common cancer found in equine eyes and the second most common tumor of the horse overall. Thanks to a recent genetic study led by UC Davis, horse owners can now identify horses at risk for ocular SCC and make informed breeding decisions.
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Impact of road and rail on urbanisation declinesThere was a time when new railway lines and motorways determined where urbanisation took place. Although that influence still exists, it is much less significant than it was. The fact that transport policy in recent decades has been backed up by strong spatial policy therefore makes perfect sense. Thanks to this, urban development has ensured support for public transport and bicycles and prevented
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Ars Technica

Medicinal use for marijuana confirmed: CBD helps kids with rare epilepsy Enlarge / Medical marijuana growing in a facility in Canada. (credit: Getty | Richard Lautens ) In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial—the gold-standard design—a component of marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) reduced seizures in children with a rare and devastating form of epilepsy . The results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine , provide the first solid
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WIRED

Photo of the Week: Highway 1’s Epic Landslide, Before and After More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt tumbled onto Highway 1 along California's rugged coastline. This aerial captures the staggering sight. The post Photo of the Week: Highway 1's Epic Landslide, Before and After appeared first on WIRED .
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Deadpool 2 Casts a Villain, But Who Is It? Actor Michael Beach manages to give no answer to a question about Aquaman . A cornucopia of villains are rumored to be showing up in The Batman . Supernatural loses a regular. And Sigourney Weaver loves her Defenders character. Spoilers ahead! Deadpool 2 Jack Kesey ( The Strain ) has been cast as a villain, which sources at Deadline suggest may be Black Tom Cassidy, an Irish mutant who can manipu
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Researchers find new way to control light with electric fieldsResearchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields.
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Our 'selfish' genes contain the seeds of our destruction – but there might be a fixThe human race is in so much trouble that it needs to colonise another planet within 100 years or face extinction. So says the physicist Stephen Hawking in an upcoming BBC documentary, Stephen Hawking: Expedition New Earth. According to Hawking, "with climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics and population growth, our own planet is increasingly precarious".
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Changing climate could have devastating impact on forest carbon storageNew research from a multi-university team of biologists shows what could be a startling drop in the amount of carbon stored in the Sierra Nevada mountains due to projected climate change and wildfire events.
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The language of 'terror' serves political ends – we owe it to our children to find real answersThe senseless attack on Manchester Arena left many of us reeling. My first reaction was to rush to my young daughter and hold her close. Such events make the violence we see in many parts of the world, all too real – we can so easily relate it to our own lives.
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Dingoes to the rescue?Could dingoes be the answer to controlling the havoc red foxes wreak on native and domestic animal populations?
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Fathers pay more attention to toddler daughters than sons, study shows Striking differences in the way men talk and play with their children depending on whether they are male or female revealed by US researchers Fathers of toddler daughters are more attentive to their children than those of sons, according to a study that suggests unconscious gender biases can dictate the way parents treat their children. In the study, which monitored 48 hours of interactions betwe
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Harvard team creates a cold-atom Fermi–Hubbard antiferromagnet(Phys.org)—A team at Harvard University has found a way to create a cold-atom Fermi–Hubbard antiferromagnet, which offers new insight into how electrons behave in solids. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes their experiments, a new tool they developed, and what they believe they have demonstrated using cold atoms in optical lattices in exploring the Fermi–Hubbard mo
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Study of relocated desert tortoises reveals a surpriseResults of a study on the relocation of a community of desert tortoises in California has unveiled a mystery: When moved only a short distance from their habitat, the females in the group assimilated to their new location and reproduced normally – but not the transported males.
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SHARK WEEK | It’s Still a Bad Week to be a Seal! #SharkWeek | Starts Sun Jul 23 at 7/6c Summer is almost here, which means Shark Week is right around the corner! Don’t miss all the jawsome moments! Shark Week starts Sunday July 23 at 7 pm on Discovery. No Seals were harmed in the filming of this Shark Week commercial. See the full lineup of specials! http://www.SharkWeek.com Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Fa
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New study finds lean pork fits in a balanced eating plan for weight loss and healthy agingIncluding nutrient-rich lean pork as part of a weight-loss diet could help women achieve their weight-loss success and improve their ability to get around, according to new research published in Current Developments in Nutrition.
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Genetic risk factor for equine eye cancer identifiedUC Davis researchers have identified a genetic mutation in horses that should help identify horses that are at risk for squamous cell carcinoma of the eye and enable horse owners to make informed breeding decisions.
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Humans Are Not the Only Creatures Who MournMounting evidence from species as diverse as cats, dogs, giraffes and dolphins indicates that humans are not unique in grieving over the loss of loved ones -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers replicate molten metal pouring behavior with newly developed simulation technologyFujitsu Limited and Daido University Professor Yasuhiro Maeda have jointly developed new simulation technology that can accurately replicate splash and wave behavior in the surface of molten metals when they are being poured. In the casting process, which is used in component manufacturing in a variety of fields, such as automobiles and IT devices, molten metal is poured into a mold to be cast int
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Adorable New Elfin Toad Is Straight Out of Middle-Earth The elfin mountain toad in its mossy natural habitat (Image: Nikolay A. Poyarkov Jr.) Far up in the Langbian Plateau in southern Vietnam, a dense, dark forest gently breathes with a passing breeze. Billowing fog continually invades and shrouds the canopy. Thick, verdant moss blankets every rock and tree, and the landscape weeps with trickling rivulets of water. This gorgeous setting feels like it
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Military-funded prosthetic technologies benefit more than just veteransIn 1905, an Ohio farmer survived a railroad accident that cost him both of his legs. Two years later, he founded the Ohio Willow Wood company, using the namesake timber to hand-carve prosthetic limbs. The company grew, surviving the Great Depression and a fire that destroyed the plant, and still thrives today in rural Ohio. Few who work there now might remember the curious footnote in the company'
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Study of biodiversity suggests a small increase in size of protected areas could reap large rewards(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers, two with Laboratoire d'Écologie Alpine in France and the other with Yale University has conducted an analysis of current parcels of land on our planet that offer protection for plants and animals and have found that just a few small increases in land allotment could produce a large positive influence on biodiversity on a global scale. In their paper published in t
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Ars Technica

Gaming on Dell’s 8K $5,000 monitor Mark Walton Specs: Dell UltraSharp UP3218K Size 32 inches Resolution 8K 7680×4320 at 60Hz Response time 6ms (grey to grey) Brightness 400 cd/m² Contrast 1300:1 Colour depth True 10-bit Colour spaces 100 percent Adobe RGB colour gamut, sRGB, and Rec 709. 98 percent DCI-P3 Dimensions 72cm x 21.5cm x 61.7cm with stand, 72cm x 5.3cm x 42cm without stand Inputs 2x DisplayPort 1.4 Ports 4x USB 3.0, 3.5
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Teachers who write creatively can boost children's confidence in writingGiving teachers time and support to become creative writers has helped them motivate their students, according to the findings of a two-year research project.
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Genome Analysis Toolkit 4 (GATK4) released as open source resource to accelerate researchThe Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard will release version 4 of the industry-leading Genome Analysis Toolkit under an open source software license. The software package, designated GATK4, contains new tools and rebuilt architecture. It is available currently as an alpha preview on the Broad Institute's GATK website, with a beta release expected in mid-June. Broad engineers announced the upgrade,
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Your mobile phone can reveal whether you have been exposed to radiationIn accidents or terror attacks which are suspected to involve radioactive substances, it can be difficult to determine whether people nearby have been exposed to radiation. But by analysing mobile phones and other objects which come in close contact with the body, it is possible to retrieve important information on radiation exposure. This has been shown by a new thesis from Lund University in Swe
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Because It's Not There: Climbers May Face Danger If Everest's Hillary Step CollapsedA glacier scientist and expert climber weighs in on the high-altitude mystery surrounding the summit’s icy rock face -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ineffective antibiotics form strong teams against deadly super bacteriaA team of University at Buffalo-led researchers found that combinations of three antibiotics -- that are each ineffective against superbugs when used alone -- are capable of eradicating two of the six ESKAPE pathogens when delivered together.
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Your Workout Wardrobe Will Appreciate Amazon's One-Day New Balance Sale 40% off New Balance Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box to get you ready for going outside, this time with a solid selection of New Balance apparel for men and women, all marked down to great low prices. Head over to Amazon , and you’ll find deals on shorts, tops, leggings, and more. Just note that lots of the items have multiple color options once you get to their product pages, and
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Samsung Galaxy Book review: A better TabPro S, but not a laptop replacement Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Samsung revamped one of its 2016 hybrids while simultaneously creating a challenger to Microsoft's Surface family. Last year's Galaxy TabPro S was a thin-and-light tablet powered by a Skylake Core M processor and featuring an OLED display. While stunning, the OLED display raised questions about the longevity of the device, and the tablet itself was
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Let’s All Ditch Our Cars and Start Riding Cargo Bikes A human-powered cargo rig like Yuba's Supermarche shows how to make urban cycling work at scale. The post Let's All Ditch Our Cars and Start Riding Cargo Bikes appeared first on WIRED .
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Odd-petal-number states and persistent flows in spin-orbit-coupled Bose-Einstein condensatesThe quantum world is both elegant and mysterious. It is a sphere of existence where the laws of physics experienced in everyday life are broken—particles can exist in two places at once, they can react to each other over vast distances, and they themselves seem confused over whether they are particles or waves. For those not involved in the field, this world may seem trifling, but recently, resear
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Grad Student Acquitted in Thesis-Sharing CaseDiego Gomez was facing jail time in Colombia for posting someone else's copyrighted thesis online.
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Ptooey! Tree-Climbing Goats Spread Seeds by SpittingTree-climbing goats in Morocco give their roosts a boost … by spitting the trees' seeds on the ground.
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'Arrogant, Wrong' : U.K. Blasts U.S. Leaks of Manchester Attack Updated at 10:34 a.m. ET U.K. authorities seemed to suggest they won’t share information about the Manchester attack with their U.S. counterparts after several leaks to the American media that British authorities say compromise the integrity of the investigation. Manchester Mayor Ian Burnham tweeted: Complained to acting US Ambassador about leaks out of US & was assured they would stop. They have
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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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The economics behind Uber's new pricing modelUber is changing the way it calculates fares, moving to a system that charges what customers are "willing to pay", based on factors like whether you are travelling to a wealthy suburb. But while this change has been met with mild outrage, it is actually a very common practice called "price discrimination."
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Studerende vil bruge røgdetektor til at afsløre fordærvet fiskDTU-studerende har fundet på en ny anvendelse for teknologi fra nyudviklede, intelligente røgalarmer.
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See-through frog has heart you can see beating through its chestThe beautiful Hyalinobatrachium yaku is a previously unknown glass frog from Ecuador, but its habitat is threatened by oil exploitation
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Trump’s budget jettisons ‘irreplaceable’ marine mammals agencyThe US Marine Mammal Commission, charged with restoring oceans’ mammal populations, is set for the chop in president Donald Trump’s budget proposal
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Researchers seek atomistic insights into ferroelectric materialsAt first glance, biomedical imaging devices, cell phones, and radio telescopes may not seem to have much in common, but they are all examples of technologies that can benefit from certain types of relaxor ferroelectrics—ceramics that change their shape under the application of an electric field.
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20 million birds and other animals die annually after ingesting lead left behind by huntersIn March, conservationists cried foul when new U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke overturned an Obama-administration ban on using lead ammunition or fishing tackle on federal lands. Lead is toxic to the neurological systems of animals that ingest it, killing millions each year. Though lead's poisonous effects on wildlife have been known for more than a century, eliminating it from nature co
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Why city planners should make water a top priority Many cities are now pushing reinvestments in the urban core, prompting people to live, eat, and play in walkable city centers. Unlike in the past, cities today have challenges associated with adequately housing greater numbers of people while balancing scarce and threatened natural resources. In particular, cities must meet demands around public transit, water, infrastructure improvements, and ev
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Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars Image: Lucas As of right now, Star Wars is officially 40 years old. Which is itself amazing in that I bet a lot of people are feeling very old right now. Equally amazing is just how many stories have been told in that universe in that time. Star Wars: A New Hope —and I’m absolutely certain the comments will explode with people debating whether it is just Star Wars or A New Hope —was released on M
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Nicolas Maduro Doesn't Really Control Venezuela It's hard to pick the Venezuelan president’s greatest flaw. Which is more serious: his cruel indifference to the suffering of his people, or his brutal autocratic behavior? Which is more outrageous: his immense ignorance or the fact that he dances on television while his henchmen murder defenseless young protesters in the streets? The list of Nicolas Maduro’s failings is long, and Venezuelans kno
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The Student I Couldn't Stand This is the first installment in an audio series featuring teachers reflecting on one of their most challenging students—counterbalanced by the student’s version of the same events. Every teacher has a student they never forgot: the disruptive student who worked their last nerve. The shy student they struggled to reach. The heartbreaking student who endured too much too soon. This week The Atlant
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Climate change litigation growing rapidly, says global studyA new global study has found that the number of lawsuits involving climate change has tripled since 2014, with the United States leading the way. Researchers identified 654 U.S. lawsuits—three times more than the rest of the world combined. Many of the suits, which are usually filed by individuals or nongovernmental organizations, seek to hold governments accountable for existing climate-related l
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New Neliota project detects flashes from lunar impactsUsing a system developed under an ESA contract, the Greek NELIOTA project has begun to detect flashes of light caused by small pieces of rock striking the moon's surface. NELIOTA is the first system that can determine the temperature of these impact flashes.
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Managing demand can save two power stations' worth of energy at peak timesThe management of Australia's looming energy crisis has so far focused almost exclusively on the supply side of the equation: exploiting new gas reserves, expanding the Snowy Mountains hydro scheme, and building new infrastructure.
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Methanol detected for first time around young starMethanol, a key building block for the complex organic compounds that comprise life, has been detected for the first time in the protoplanetary disk of a young, distant star. This finding could help scientists better understand the chemistry occurring during a planet's formation that could ultimately lead to the emergence of life.
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Heads up: Augmented reality prepares for the battlefield (credit: US Army ) At last week's Pentagon Lab Day in Washington, DC, the Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) and Army Research Lab demonstrated a prototype of technology straight out of first-person shooter games—an "augmented reality" heads-up display that could help soldiers tap into sensors and other data. Called Tactical Augmented Reality (
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How to Save Your Digital SoulWith a selfie and some audio, a startup called Oben says, it can make you an avatar that can say—or sing—anything.
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In "Drop Out Club" Doctors Counsel Each Other on Quitting the FieldOnline support groups aim to fill a void -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Newly-evolved microbes may be breaking down ocean plasticsThere is less plastic in our oceans than expected because life is evolving the ability to biodegrade it, one team is claiming
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NASA moves up launch of Psyche mission to a metal asteroidPsyche, NASA's Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026—four years earlier than the original timeline.
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Harnessing nature to manage rising flood riskWorldwide, flood risk will continue to rise as cities grow larger and rainstorms become more intense, making conventional engineering insufficient as the sole approach to flood management. "Natural and Nature-Based Flood Management: A Green Guide" released today by WWF, introduces an integrated framework for flood management, drawing on policy, green infrastructure and conventional engineering to
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Cultural value of natural world doesn't depend only on species diversityWhat is the value of a sunset overlooking a wildflower field in the Appalachian Mountains? Or of ice skating on a frozen lake in central Wisconsin?
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Researchers help provide first glimpse of organelles in action inside living cellsResearchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development are getting a first glimpse at the inner-workings of live cells thanks to a new microscopy technique pioneered by Nobel laureate Eric Betzig with help from engineers at Drexel University. Their method uses grids of light that activate fluorescent color tags on eac
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Whales Only Recently Evolved into GiantsThe early ancestors of 100-foot-long blue whales were dolphin-sized, according to new research that explains how they and other whale giants got to be so big.
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4 Baby Squirrels Get Tails Entangled in Bizarre Video (Here's How)A bizarre video shows four baby squirrels limping along with their tails entangled, likely because they got them stuck in tree sap.
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Potatoes with great potential for added valueThe potato is not only a basic food item and one of the main food crops worldwide, it contains a huge variety of minerals and phytochemicals with potentially health-promoting effects. Greater awareness about the importance of consuming these phytochemicals (substances that help to protect cells against the harm caused by carcinogenic processes) and the growing interest in the development of new pr
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Trump's Awkward Photo with Pope Francis Becomes a Horror Movie Meme Photoshopped image that adds Damien from the 1976 horror film The Omen to a photo with President Trump, Pope Francis, Melania Trump, and Ivanka Trump (Photoshop by James White with a photo by Evan Vucci for the Associated Press) Yesterday, Pope Francis met with President Trump. And needless to say, the pope didn’t look too happy about it . Maybe it had to do with the fact that Trump previously ca
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The Botmakers Who Rule the Obsessive World of Streetwear In the fanatical world of limited-release streetwear, milliseconds matter---and the shopping bots reign supreme. The post The Botmakers Who Rule the Obsessive World of Streetwear appeared first on WIRED .
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If You Can’t Retain Women, Don’t Recruit Them Opinion: Silicon Valley companies shouldn't bother trying to hire women if they can't retain them. The post If You Can't Retain Women, Don't Recruit Them appeared first on WIRED .
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Trump’s Budget Forgets That Science Is Insurance for America The President's proposed budget guts scientific research and protection, because it either doesn't know what science is for, or doesn't care. The post Trump’s Budget Forgets That Science Is Insurance for America appeared first on WIRED .
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World’s first orbital-class rocket launches from a private launch site Rocket Lab On Thursday, shortly after midnight on the US East Coast, a New Zealand-based rocket company launched an orbital-class rocket from a private launch site for the first time. While relatively small, Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle stands at the vanguard of a new class of launchers designed to place increasingly tiny satellites into space. Facing competition from the likes of Virgin
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Giant octopus suffocates foolhardy dolphin that tried to eat itDolphins have a special way of preparing the octopuses they eat – but when that goes awry the consequences can be deadly
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NATO, Meet Donald Trump BRUSSELS — Is NATO really that afraid of Donald Trump? Trump’s first foreign trip as president has so far gone smoothly, and even predictably. At a time when his administration is mired in scandals at home, his journey abroad has been mostly incident-free, including meetings with world leaders in Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Palestinian territories, and Rome. But on Thursday, Trump enters a more com
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‘Instagram’ for 18th-Century Tourists As a mantra, “pics or it didn’t happen” carries a clear whiff of internet-age modernity. But in many ways, the sentiment behind the phrase precedes smartphones, Snapchat, and selfie sticks by some 275 years. Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-Century Europe, a new exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, looks at the Enlightenment-era phenomenon of vedute , or view paintings:
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First He Became an American—Then He Joined ISIS Abdullah Ramo Pazara had a craving for packets of instant hot cocoa. The Bosnian-American former truck driver was, at the time, a commander of an Islamic State tank battalion in Syria. Apparently, even foreign fighters who reject their former lives in Western countries for a chance at martyrdom for ISIS sometimes long for the creature comforts of their previous homes. Listen to the audio version
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Why News Organizations Can't Go It Alone How I tire of journalists asking whether and how technology is bad for society, forever starting with what could go wrong, hunting for blame. Is technology hurting democracy? No. Can technology help save democracy? No. These are the wrong questions. We, the people—and we, the media—are hurting democracy. It is in our hands to save it if we still can. Democracy’s enemies and saviors will use whate
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College Freshmen Are Less Religious Than EverData from a nationwide survey shows students who list their affiliation as "none" has skyrocketed -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Newly Found Exoplanet May Have Ring System Dwarfing Saturn'sIf confirmed, the world’s rings would be some 200 times wider than Saturn’s and could reveal clues to our solar system’s early history -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Google’s A.I. Program Rattles Chinese Go Master as It Wins MatchA Google program called AlphaGo won a best-of-three match against a Chinese Go master, rattling his nerves and showing the power of new artificial intelligence technologies.
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Schiaparelli landing investigation completedThe inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely.
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Research reveals different aspects of DNA demethylation involved in tomato ripening processUsing advanced gene-editing technology, a team of scientists found that DNA demethylation is required for the tomato ripening process through both activation of induced genes and the inhibition of ripening-repressed genes.
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Marijuana Treatment Reduces Severe Epileptic SeizuresA rigorous study validates a cannabis-derived treatment for a rare, drug-resistant childhood epilepsy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Smartphones could be changing the way we make moral decisions, says studyPeople using smartphones are more likely to make rational and unemotional decisions compared to PC users when presented with a moral dilemma on their device, according to a new study from City, University of London.
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Sandsynlighedsberegning af risiko for dødsfald skal forenkle tilladelser til droneflyvningVed at udregne risikoen for dødsulykker ved droneflyvning håber danske forskere at løsne de bånd, der i dag pålægger en dronepilot at have konstant visuel kontakt med sit fly.
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Water forms 'spine of hydration' around DNA, group findsWater is the Earth's most abundant natural resource, but it's also something of a mystery due to its unique solvation characteristics – that is, how things dissolve in it.
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Image: Silicon carbide mirror subjected to thermal-vacuum testingA strong but lightweight mirror for space, made from silicon carbide ceramic, is being subjected to the temperature levels and vacuum encountered in orbit.
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New Zealand launches 3D-printed rocket into space – video Stunning images from New Zealand’s North Island as Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded company, launches the maiden space flight of its battery-powered, 3D-printed rocket from the Mahia peninsula New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket Continue reading...
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Research makes topological insulators magnetic well above room temperaturesIn the world of electronics, where the quest is always for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, topological insulators (TI) have tantalizing potential.
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Cassini looks on as solstice arrives at SaturnNASA's Cassini spacecraft still has a few months to go before it completes its mission in September, but the veteran Saturn explorer reaches a new milestone today. Saturn's solstice—that is, the longest day of summer in the northern hemisphere and the shortest day of winter in the southern hemisphere—arrives today for the planet and its moons. The Saturnian solstice occurs about every 15 Earth yea
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Scientists develop new concept of confined catalysis under 2-D materialsSmall spaces in nanoreactors may have big implications for chemistry. The chemical nature of molecules and reactions within nanospaces can be changed significantly due to the nanoconfinement effect. Understanding the fundamentals of confined catalysis has become an important topic in heterogeneous catalysis. 2-D nanoreactors formed under 2-D materials can provide a well-defined model for exploring
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Nanocar is the first step toward a controlled transport system at the molecular scaleDr. Saw-Wai Hla and Dr. Eric Masson are thrilled with their team's performance in the world's first nanocar race in April, but for them, it was a fun starting point to a much larger goal.
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Summer rainfall in vulnerable African region can be predictedSummer rainfall in one of the world's most drought-prone regions can now be predicted months or years in advance, climate scientists at the Met Office and the University of Exeter say.
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High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys, Stanford scientists findSubjecting complex metal mixtures called high-entropy alloys to extremely high pressures could lead to finer control over the arrangement of their atoms, which in turn can result in more desirable properties.
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UW engineers borrow from electronics to build largest circuits in eukaryotic cellsUW synthetic biology researchers have demonstrated a new method for digital information processing in living cells, analogous to the logic gates used in electric circuits. The circuits are the largest ever published to date in eurkaryotic cells and a key step in harnessing the potential of cells as living computers that can respond to disease, efficiently produce biofuels or develop plant-based ch
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How Elections Influence Judges Social science research looks at the relationship between how judges rule and how they are influenced by election campaigns.
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MIT-professor: ’Kunstig intelligens kan blive det bedste, der er sket for menneskeheden’Hvad skal der blive af os mennesker, hvis robotter og computere kan levere både flere muskler og bedre hjernekapacitet end os? Ifølge den amerikanske MIT-professor Erik Brynjolfsson er der ingen grund til at frygte fremtiden, men det bliver afgørende at geare organisationer og virksomheder til at...
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We Can't Predict Whether Trump Will Succeed in the Middle East President Trump’s visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories was long on rhetoric and optics but short on substance, particularly regarding the peace process. Trump is clearly determined to prioritize the Israeli-Palestinian issue and link it with broader regional concerns. But it’s impossible to judge whether we are headed in the right direction or charging headlong down the same o
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Democrats Need These California Seats to Win Back the House Despite its size, California has become little more than a fundraising stop in national elections because it has grown so reliably Democratic over the past two decades. But the razor-thin vote in the House of Representatives earlier this month to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has moved the state into an unaccustomed position: ground zero in next year’s battle for control of Congress.
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Scientists borrow from electronics to build circuits in living cellsLiving cells must constantly process information to keep track of the changing world around them and arrive at an appropriate response.
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Summer rainfall in vulnerable African region can be predictedSummer rainfall in one of the world's most drought-prone regions can now be predicted months or years in advance, climate scientists at the Met Office and the University of Exeter say.
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High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys, scientists findHigh pressure could be the key to making advanced metal mixtures that are lighter, stronger and more heat-resistant than conventional alloys, a new study by Stanford researchers suggests.
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How the Republican Health-Care Bill Would Change Premiums According to the Congressional Budget Office’s latest score of the Republicans’ Obamacare replacement bill, 23 million people would lose health insurance by 2026 if the bill were to become law. That much is known. But much of what each individual’s insurance options and costs would look like depends on decisions their states make about what kinds of services to cover. In doing so, the bill, which
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Chinese fans trash blackout as Google AI wins againChinese netizens fumed Thursday over a government ban on live coverage of Google algorithm AlphaGo's battle with the world's top Go player, as the programme clinched their three-match series in the ancient board game.
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Fransk testbane oplader elbiler, mens de kørerDet er lykkedes den amerikanske elektronikvirksomhed Qualcomm at oplade elbiler i fart. Dermed er de et skridt nærmere at gøre op med elbilernes rækkeviddeproblem.
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What Will Happen in Montana’s Special Election Now? The closely watched Montana special election on Thursday has been highly anticipated as a potential referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency and a test of whether Democrats can win back congressional seats in conservative and rural parts of the country. But the race was thrown into turmoil Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning, when a Montana sheriff’s office cited GOP candidate Greg Gianf
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Do men have worse chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy than women?Men seem to have worse chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy than women despite receiving similar cancer treatments, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017.
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New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbitCalifornia-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped.
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Facebook's Zuckerberg to give Harvard graduation speechMark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement address at Harvard, where he dropped out 12 years ago to focus on Facebook.
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From blue and black dresses to turbine blades—here's the science of 'fake fake' photographsWhether it's a blue and black dress - or white and gold depending on your take - or a pair of legs streaked with white paint, eagle-eyed viewers are always keen to debate a visual illusion when these puzzling images appear online.
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Fighting forgery with paper fingerprintsFingerprinting official documents could provide a cost-effective way to prevent forgery, new research shows.
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A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing woundsEvery day 12 Australian diabetics have a limb amputated because of a non-healing wound. Globally, it's one every 30 seconds.
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New research proves the 'migrant work ethic' exists, in the short termThe received wisdom that migrant workers have a stronger 'work ethic' than UK-born workers is proven for the first time, in a new study of Central and East European migrants, from the University of Bath's School of Management.
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New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket Successful launch of low cost rocket seen as bringing down barriers to space while also making New Zealand a hub Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand’s remote Mahia Peninsula. “Made it to space. Team delighted,” Rocket Lab said on its official Twitter account. Continue reading..
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Google’s AlphaGo Continues Dominance With Second Win in China Winning the first two games in its best-of-three match against Chinese Go grandmaster Ke Jie, AlphaGo reaffirms the rise of artificial intelligence. The post Google's AlphaGo Continues Dominance With Second Win in China appeared first on WIRED .
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Serious injuries at Tesla plant double industry average: reportThe rate of serious injuries at a Tesla factory in California is double the industry average, a worker advocacy group said Wednesday in a report calling for better workplace protections.
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Chinese go champion begins 2nd game against computerChina's top player of the ancient board game of go began a second game against a computer Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see.
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Jury out on North Korea link to ransomware attackWas North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month?
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Satellite Eye on Earth: April 2017 – in pictures Europe by night, Canada’s vanishing river and the Netherland’s tulip fields are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month From space, the strait of Gibraltar appears tiny compared to the continents it separates. At the strait’s narrowest point, Africa stands just 14km (nine miles) from Europe. But the narrow waterway is a complex environment that gives rise
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This New Goldilocks Rocket Is Juuust Right for Small Satellites Rocket Lab's Electron is set to become the first launcher made for, and for sale to, small satellite startups. The post This New Goldilocks Rocket Is Juuust Right for Small Satellites appeared first on WIRED .
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Digital autopsies should be standard for probable natural deaths, says study CT scanning techniques should be used instead of invasive autopsies in cases of probable natural death- and should be offered free of charge, say researchers Digital autopsies should be the first-line approach in postmortem investigations of probable natural death, and should be offered free of charge to families, researchers have said. About 90,000 autopsies requested by coroners are carried out
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Drinking coffee may help prevent liver cancer, study suggests People who drink more coffee – even decaffeinated – are less likely to develop liver cancer, an analysis of data from 26 studies has found Increasing coffee consumption may help to stave off liver cancer, a new study has suggested. Researchers have found that people who drink more coffee are less likely to develop hepatocellular cancer (HCC), the most common form of primary liver cancer – and the
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New Zealand space launch is first from a private siteThe first ever launch from New Zealand is a step towards making it cheaper to get cargo into space.
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Healthcare reform should ditch mandated coverage of CAM providersForced insurance coverage of chiropractic, naturopathic, and acupuncture services is not consistent with the goals of either the ACA or the AHCA. Whatever happens to Obamacare in the U.S. Senate, Section 2706 of the ACA should be repealed.
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Designer worm spit supercharges healingEvery day 12 Australian diabetics have a limb amputated because of a non-healing wound. Globally, it's one every 30 seconds. A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds -- and scientists from the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine are now able to produce a version of the molecule on a large enough scale to make it available for l
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New research proves the 'migrant work ethic' exists, in the short termThe research shows that migrant workers are over three times less likely to be absent from work than native UK workers, a measure which economists equate with work ethic. The enhanced migrant work effort was found to be a temporary phenomenon lasting for approximately two years from their arrival in the UK, after which migrant workers' absence converged with levels recorded by native UK workers.
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Resetting balance in reward centers may help treat alcohol addictionThe human brain functions on a delicate balance of reinforcing positive behaviors and suppressing negative ones, which takes place in the dorsal striatum, a brain region critical for goal-directed behavior and implicated in drug and alcohol addiction.
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No evidence that brain-stimulation technique boosts cognitive trainingTranscranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) -- a non-invasive technique for applying electric current to areas of the brain -- may be growing in popularity, but new research suggests that it probably does not add any meaningful benefit to cognitive training. The study is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
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Development of compound that captures specific alkane gas molecule with its color changeA ring-shaped molecule based on pillar[5]arene conjugated with benzoquinone has been developed, the powder of which selectively captures n-alkane gas molecule by host-guest complexation but not branched or cyclic alkane molecule. Upon forming such host-guest complex, its color changed from dark-brown to light-red, a chromophore-like behavior. The complex is highly-stable at room temperature and un
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Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.

Artiklerne roses for at gøre vanskeligt stof forståeligt, uden at den videnskabelige holdbarhed tabes.