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Penn State DNA ladders: Inexpensive molecular rulers for DNA researchNew license-free tools will allow researchers to estimate the size of DNA fragments for a fraction of the cost of currently available methods. The tools, called a DNA ladders, can gauge DNA fragments ranging from about 50 to 5,000 base pairs in length.
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Designer viruses stimulate the immune system to fight cancerSwiss scientists from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the University of Basel have created artificial viruses that can be used to target cancer. These designer viruses alert the immune system and cause it to send killer cells to help fight the tumor. The results, published in the journal Nature Communications, provide a basis for innovative cancer treatments.
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Study sweetens connection between cancer and sugarIn a new study, scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet tooth than others. 'It has been suspected that many cancer cells are heavily dependent on sugar as their energy supply, but it turns out that one specific type -- squamous cell carcinoma -- is remarkably more dependent,' said Dr. Jung-whan 'Jay' Kim, senior author of the study
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New cellular target may put the brakes on cancer's ability to spreadResearchers have discovered a biochemical signaling process that causes densely packed cancer cells to break away from a tumor and spread the disease elsewhere in the body.
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Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infectionChanging natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for other purposes, which depolarized their cells had higher survival rates when infected with E. coli than controls. The research has applications for treatment of emerging diseases and traumatic injury in
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The polls could be right about Labour's gains - but also misleading Don’t be fooled by apparently good numbers. Despite Labour’s recent gains, regional trends in polling suggest big names like Tom Watson and Clive Lewis, along with Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, could be under threat You might think that Tom Watson has a pretty safe seat. Labour’s Deputy Leader and MP for West Bromwich East enjoys a majority over 9,400, which he increased from 6,700 at the 2015 elect
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Rediscovering Aleppo and Deciphering the Caliphate: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing There’s No Such Thing As Bad News For Trump’s Israeli Fans. Literally. Miriam Berger | BuzzFeed News Niran Dishi doesn’t know anyone who doesn’t love Donald Trump. Since he first saw Trump debating Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on television during the campaign last year “all of my friends and all of my family love him,” he said. But what does he think about Trump’s ties to the alt-right? Or
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The Only Constant Is Trump Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as president has made clear that the only constant in his foreign policy is its lack of constancy. Trump began last weekend with the Saudis, heralding a $350-billion arms deal and bowing ever-so-slightly before the Saudi king, despite previously having slammed President Obama for a similar head nod and having called the Saudis “people who push gays ... off buildi
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Toward mass-producible quantum computersQuantum computers are experimental devices that offer large speedups on some computational problems. One promising approach to building them involves harnessing nanometer-scale atomic defects in diamond materials.
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DNA ladders: Inexpensive molecular rulers for DNA researchNew, license-free DNA ladders will allow researchers to estimate the size of fragments of DNA for a fraction of the cost of currently available methods. A research team of undergraduate students led by Penn State Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Song Tan and former undergraduate student Ryan C. Henrici developed two plasmids—a circular form of DNA—that can be cut by DNA scissors kno
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Hackere kan skaffe sig adgang til PC'er gennem undertekster Sikkerhedsfirma har fundet frem til svagheder i medieafspillere, når de håndterer undertekster på film. Potentielt kan det give hackere fuld kontrol over PC'en. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/hackere-kan-skaffe-sig-adgang-pcer-gennem-undertekster-1077060 Version2
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10 MW offshore-vindmølle på vej fra tysk producentSenvion afslører, at selskabet har en 10 MW offshore-vindmølle i støbeskeen. Nærmere detaljer følger på offshore-konference i næste måned.
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Tyskere trykker elbil-prisen i bund: Bruger nye produktionsmetoder3D-printede prototyper, digitale tvillinger og scrum-metodik har været det primære brændstof i udviklingen af en ny tysk elbil, der afsøger nye veje i måden at udvikle og producere billige biler på.
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Diesel pollution linked to heart damageDiesel pollution is linked with heart damage, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017.
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Researchers develop faster and cheaper cardiac imaging test for developing countriesResearchers in the UK and Peru have developed a faster and cheaper cardiac imaging test that can be used in developing countries, according to the results of the INCA-Peru study presented today at EuroCMR 2017. The scan is three times faster, less than one-fifth of the cost, and changed clinical management in 33 percent of patients.
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General: Islamisk Stats bevæbnede droner er mest skræmmende nye problemDen militante islamistiske gruppe er begyndt at bevæbne kommercielle droner med granater og improviserede sprængladninger. Dronerne var sidste år tæt på at bremse offensiven mod Mosul, fortæller chefen for de amerikanske specialoperationer.
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Simple vaskegadgets tumler frem: Vil fjerne 99 procent af plastpartiklerne fra dit vasketøjBrug en vaskepose eller en vaskebold til dit snavsede tøj - det kan spare miljøet for millioner af plastikpartikler i spildevandet, lover fabrikanterne.
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Researchers studying century-old drug in potential new approach to autismIn a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism.
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Paris climate commitment 'crippling' to US growth: White HouseUS compliance with its commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change would be "crippling" to growth, the White House said Friday.
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Bordeaux pins hopes for ravaged vineyards on June bloomWhen a severe, unseasonal cold snap gripped Bordeaux vineyards in late April, winegrowers sprang into action.
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'Authentic' teachers are better at engaging with their studentsTeachers who have an authentic teaching style are more positively received by their students, according to new research published in the National Communication Association's journal, Communication Education.
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Knowledge gap on the origin of sexThere are significant gaps in our knowledge on the evolution of sex, according to a research review on sex chromosomes from Lund University in Sweden. Even after more than a century of study, researchers do not know enough about the evolution of sex chromosomes to understand how males and females emerge.
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I Got NothingReally nothing here from me this week. Go have a beer. Time better spent.
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Can fish skin help treat burns?Doctors in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for burns by using fish skin.
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Knowledge gap on the origin of sexThere are significant gaps in our knowledge on the evolution of sex, according to a research review on sex chromosomes from Lund University in Sweden. Even after more than a century of study, researchers do not know enough about the evolution of sex chromosomes to understand how males and females emerge.
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Trend: Voksende antal virksomheder tvunget til at hyre ingeniørhjælp udefra Mange industrivirksomheder er nødt til at hente hjælp fra udviklingshuse, der tilbyder specialiseret ingeniørservice. Dansk Ingeniør Service (DIS) er i dag den største spiller på markedet, hvilket har givet firmaet en rekordplacering i årets Profilanalyse. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/trend-voksende-antal-virksomheder-tvunget-at-hyre-ingeniorhjaelp-8028 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Penn Medicine's Irene Hurford receives Exemplary Psychiatrist AwardIrene Hurford, MD, an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry, has received a 2017 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
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Penn study finds gray matter density increases during adolescenceA new study published by Penn Medicine researchers this month and featured on the cover of the Journal of Neuroscience may help resolve this puzzle, revealing that while volume indeed decreases from childhood to young adulthood, gray matter density actually increases.
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Small non-profit's unconventional approach offers new hope with autism suramin trialResults from a new clinical trial at UCSD School of Medicine using an old drug, suramin, in boys with autism may represent one of the most dramatic advances in autism yet. The findings offer both a new view of what autism is and the possibility of the first-ever treatment for its core symptoms. The trial was supported by N of One: Autism Research Foundation, a small non-profit that has previously
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Jim Hackett’s Toughest Job Yet: Leading Ford into the Driverless EraAn industry outsider will help Ford navigate an altered car industry and compete with the likes of Google and Uber.
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Review: Three devices to talk on your phone while drivingHave you ever talked on your phone while driving your car?
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Hannity Loses Advertisers Over Seth Rich Conspiracy At least five advertising firms have pulled their commercials from the Sean Hannity Show on Fox News following the television host’s coverage of a false murder conspiracy. On Tuesday of last week, Hannity reiterated a now-debunked theory regarding the death of Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee employee who was gunned down last summer in Washington, D.C. While local police suspect the sho
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Det går den forkerte vej: CO2-udslippet fra de danske biler stiger igenFor tredje år i træk sendte den voksende bilpark flere drivhusgasser ud i atmosfæren. Lavere registreringsafgift har endda gjort, at benzinbilerne for første gang ikke bliver mere brændstoføkonomiske.
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Mark Zuckerberg Should Really Listen to Himself Oh, the places he could go! The post Mark Zuckerberg Should Really Listen to Himself appeared first on WIRED .
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Gaslighting in the Medical Literature Have you felt that your sense of reality has been challenged lately? That the word “truth” has no meaning any more? Does the existence of alternative facts make you question your own sanity? In modern usage, the term gaslighting refers to “a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented to the victim with the intent of making him/her doubt his/her own memory and perception”.
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Trump Team's Go-To Vetting Process Was 'A Quick Google Search' Photo: AP After Michael Flynn set a record for the shortest tenure as the national security advisor, many people were asking what kind of vetting process the Trump administration had used for hiring its people. According to a new report from the Washington Post , the campaign preferred to just Google people and go for it. According to Trump , Carter Page was a foreign policy advisor for his campa
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Getting Started With The ErgoDox EZ, A Different Type Of Split Keyboard My normal keyboard review process generally involves using whichever board I am testing for a week or two and then offering my opinion. Based on a popular open-source community design, the ErgoDox EZ is going to take a lot more getting used to. The ErgoDox keyboard was originally put forth in 2011 by a Geekhack.org user going by named Dominic Beauchamp, aka Dox. He wanted to create a custom split
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Greg Gianforte Wins the Montana Special Election Republican Greg Gianforte defeated Democratic nominee Rob Quist on Thursday night, in a closely watched special election. Clare Foran has this overview of the race, the candidates, and the stakes. Aria Bendix covered the alleged assault . Adrienne LaFrance examined the impact of a recording of the incident . Clare Foran wrote about the Republican reaction to the charges, and what to expect now fr
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The FBI Turns Its Attention to Jared Kushner Last week marked a a new high in Jared Kushner’s brief political career. President Trump’s tour of Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican, which Kushner had arranged and planned, went off without a major hitch. This week portends to be a more trying one for Kushner, as he returns to Washington to be greeted by the news that he is now a focus of the FBI’s Russia investigation. On Thursday, NBC News
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Government transparency limited when it comes to America's conserved private landsA new study examined why private-land conservation data is sometimes inaccessible and found that limited capacity within some federal agencies as well as laws prohibiting others from disclosing certain information are to blame.
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The 'ideal' teacher? It's all in your mindA study leverages the unvarnished opinions of Redditors to further our understanding of what makes a good educator.
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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 new study.
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Genetic risk factor for equine eye cancer identifiedA genetic mutation in horses has been identified 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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Safe space for illegal drug consumption in Baltimore would save $6 million a year$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, a new cost-benefit analysis suggests.
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Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin’s Discovery, Dies at 76Professor Bliss unraveled the story behind the discovery of the hormone, which transformed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
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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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'Authentic' teachers are better at engaging with their studentsTeachers who have an authentic teaching style are more positively received by their students, according to new research published in the National Communication Association's journal, Communication Education.
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Genetic test for anal cancer could identify those at high riskA new test, based on a patient's epigenetics, could be an accurate and inexpensive way to find and treat those at highest risk of anal cancer -- a disease with growing incidence in women, men who have sex with men (MSM) and people with HIV.
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Cordcutting Hits an All-Time High as Cable TV Reaches New Lows in Popularity Photo: Getty According to pretty much everyone, we’re in the “ golden age ” of television. But new data shows a huge jump in people who are ready to ditch cable as well as disastrous satisfaction ratings for the industry. Despite investing $300 million in fixing its customer service problems, Comcast managed to sink another six percent in popularity this year. A new study by Magid Proprietary Ins
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io9 Is Proud to Present the Poe Dameron Scale, the Ultimate Star Wars Name-Ranking System Image: Poe Dameron, Lucasfilm/Disney It is well documented that we—we being James and Katharine—are obsessed with the names in Star Wars . We even have our own not-at all-scientific rating system to judge our favorite, comical names from the galaxy far, far away: the Poe Dameron Scale ™ . And we are proud now to introduce the PDS to the world. The Poe Dameron Scale, or PDS, is named after the Sta
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The Root Texas Police Chief Under Investigation for Arresting Black Pageant Winner and Calling Her ‘ The Root Texas Police Chief Under Investigation for Arresting Black Pageant Winner and Calling Her ‘Black Bitch’ | Deadspin ESPN: The Seahawks’ D Really Resents Russell Wilson | Fusion I Feel Embarrassed About Almost Everything and Donald Trump Feels Embarrassed About Absolutely Nothing What Gives | Jezebel Amy Reed, Doctor Who Exposed Dangers of Common Gynecological Surgery, Dies at 44 |
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E-mails phished from Russian critic were “tainted” before being leaked Enlarge / This fraudulent e-mail was sent in a successful attempt to phish the Gmail password for reporter David Satter. (credit: Citizen Lab) E-mails stolen in a phishing attack on a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin were manipulated before being published on the Internet. That's according to a report published Thursday, which also asserts that the e-mails were manipulated in
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Why Can’t You Remember Being a Baby? A process which occurs in all mammals may be to blame. Read More
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Dagens Medicin

Læger er lette ofre for stress For nylig fastslog en landsdækkende arbejdsmiljøundersøgelse, at mere end hver tredje praksislæge er udbrændt, og over 10 pct. af de udbrændte læger har overvejet selvmord. De høje tal er bl.a. en konsekvens af et øget arbejdspres og en stærk lægefaglig identitet, vurderer stressforsker og eksperter.
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»Vi har skabt et system, hvor vi løber med 120 km/t. hele tiden« Gennem flere år ignorerede Camilla Ryge konsekvent de mange symptomer: Hun var ikke stresset! Men indførelsen af Sundhedsplatformen blev hovedet på sømmet for overlægen, som i dag taler åbent om og går i behandling for sin stress.
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»Mine børn skulle true med flytte, før jeg erkendte at have stress« En hektisk hverdag og følelsen af ikke at udleve sine lægefaglige værdier fik tidligere praktiserende læge Trine Rønnov til at sygemelde sig med stress. I dag er hun rask og bruger sine erfaringer til at hjælpe andre stressramte læger.
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Gadgets: Several decisions to be made before selecting new headphonesWith the summer just about upon us, headphone season is in full force. If you're about to make a new purchase, don't get fooled with fancy marketing, colorful boxes or hype. Instead, consider these features when shopping around (the order of importance depends on you): wireless vs wired, earbuds vs over the ear, cost and sound quality (which would be No. 1 for me).
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Kjældgaards jagt på en ALS-behandling Anne-Lene Kjældgaard har i det sidste år kørt Danmark rundt med sit lille mobile laboratorium for at samle prøver af blod og rygmarvsvæske hos patienter med ALS. Prøverne skal bruges til Danmarks første nationale biobank over den aggressive og dødelige sygdom og danne grundlag for forskning og Kjældgaards egen ph.d.-afhandling.
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Succes med at få de unge læger ind i reumatologien Gigthospitalet i Gråsten har siden 2016 haft succes med at ansætte reservelæger i kombinationsstillinger med lige dele klinisk arbejde og forskning. Ambitionen er at få flere læger til at specialisere sig i reumatologi.
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Ny unik biobank risikerer at kuldsejle Ansvaret for højprofileret gigtmedicinsk forskning inden for personlig medicin deles nu ud på alle regioner. Det bekymrer professor, overlæge Merete Hetland.
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Det afgørende slag om autoritet Det kan man frygte er konsekvensen af myndighedernes bombastiske kampagne — at den mere handler om at banke medier og kritikere på plads og understrege, at vi, der ved mest, skal bestemme.
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Under hver fjerde patient med urinsyregigt behandles korrektUheldig kombination af myter spænder ben for diagnosticering og behandling af Danmarks næstmest almindelige gigtsygdom, urinsyregigt. Sygdommen øger dødeligheden og mistænkes for at give større risiko for cancer og hjerte-karsygdom.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Will They or Won't They? Trump and NATO Edition What We’re Following To NATO or Not To: During a speech at the NATO summit in Brussels today, President Trump did not explicitly affirm his commitment to Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which, when invoked, requires all member states to aid an ally under attack. His attitude toward the treaty has shifted in the past: After calling NATO “obsolete” during his campaign, he said it was “no lo
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Vigtigt at følge de kliniske ­retningslinjerVi finder det helt uforståeligt, at Dagens Medicin vil bidrage til at skabe uberettiget bekymring hos svært syge og belastede kræftpatienter.
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Manglende data i Landspatientregisteret hos Danmarks StatistikDanmarks Statistiks version af Landspatientregisteret mangler registreringer af ambulante patienters radiologiske undersøgelser. Tidshorisonten for en opdatering er ukendt.
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Dagens Medicin

To dogmer om utilsigtede hændelserAt henvise til forskellig indberetningskultur efter mere end ti år med et system med lovpligtig indberetning af hændelser, der er udførligt defineret, forekommer langt ude.
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Dagens Medicin

Klausuleret solnedgangJeg har aldrig hørt en embedsmand — med lægelig baggrund eller ej — der ikke ønskede at kunne styre primærsektoren.
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Gizmodo

American Gods Teaser Shows Gillian Anderson as David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust Image courtesy of Starz. The first time we saw Gillian Anderson as Media—in episode two—she appeared in the form of Lucille Ball and offered to go topless for American Gods ’ main character Shadow Moon. Next week, she’ll be showing up as an homage to rock legend David Bowie and giving another latter-day deity some grief. Gillian Anderson must be having the time of her life playing new god Media.
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'Lotus Birth': What Experts Say About Cutting the CordExperts are skeptical about the neonatal practice of "lotus birth," in which parents opt out of severing their newborn's umbilical cord.
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Children at increased risk of suicideTeenagers injured through drinking, drug abuse or self-harming have a five-fold increased risk of dying from suicide in the next decade.
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Florida GOP consultant admits he worked with Guccifer 2.0, analyzing hacked data (credit: DonkeyHotey ) A Florida GOP campaign consultant who runs a blog under a pseudonym directly contacted the hackers behind the breach of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and he solicited material from them. The Wall Street Journal reports that Aaron Nevins set up a Dropbox account specifically for “Guccifer 2.0” to drop files into, and h
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Nest Learning Thermostat Review: Smart temperature control that sticks to your schedule Gadgets It's one of the only Wi-Fi thermostats that can learn your daily routine and adjust accordingly. The third generation Nest improves on an already-excellent product.
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The Atlantic

Republicans Reckon With a Rushed Health-Care Vote House Republicans can’t say they weren’t warned. As party leaders rushed to pass their American Health Care Act earlier this month, they ignored a chorus of calls —from Democrats, yes, but also from independent analysts and some in their own party—to wait for a final assessment from the Congressional Budget Office, a customary step before voting on any major legislation. The nonpartisan fiscal sc
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Balancing rights and responsibilities in insurers' access to genetic test resultsAt the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics tomorrow (Saturday), Anya Prince, J.D. M.P.P., a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Genomics and Society, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, will present results of her study comparing the regulation of life insurers' use of genetic information in the UK, Canada, and Australia.
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Scenes From Mark Zuckerberg's First Big Stump Speech Mark made a Beyonce joke. (All photos: Adam Clark Estes) Facebook founder and domestic travel enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg pretended to be a politician at his Harvard commencement address on Thursday afternoon. Not many people showed up, probably because it was cold and rainy and generally miserable outside. Not even Facebook can control the weather. The speech sounded like a political one, because
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Indefinite Article Today in 5 Lines During a speech at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, President Trump spoke of “the commitments that bind us together as one,” but stopped short of explicitly endorsing Article 5, which says that, when invoked, NATO allies must aid a fellow ally under attack. In a statement, Trump condemned “leaks of sensitive information,” after the British government shared concerns that U.S. i
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In His Words: Mark Zuckerberg addresses Harvard Class of '17Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a commencement speech at Harvard University on Thursday, 12 years after dropping out to focus on what's now the world's biggest social network.
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Chip Brand's Automated Twitter Promotion Spirals Out Of Control Fancy a crisp? How about a bag of Walkers, the Frito-Lay-owned brand that broadcasted videos of Gary Lineker holding framed portraits of serial killers and convicted pedophiles? Who’s hungry? Walkers ran a promo this morning on Twitter promising fans Champions League tickets if they submitted a selfie, which would then be placed in a frame for Lineker to hold while he talked about brand synergy o
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Limitless Hydrogen Energy? Breakthrough Seen in Separating H from H2O University of Houston researchers discover a catalyst that may make commercial-scale hydrogen extraction from water possible. Read More
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More Elephants Are Being Born Tuskless Thanks to Poaching Poaching is acting as unnatural selection in favoring tuskless African elephants. Read More
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Changing climate could have devastating impact on forest carbon storageBiologists have shown 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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Florida Republican Who Teamed Up With Guccifer 2.0 Says Secretly Working With Russia Is NBD Photo: Getty The WSJ revealed today that a GOP operative named Aaron Nevins requested and received confidential files stolen from the Democrats by hacker Guccifer 2.0 last year. Nevins, a former aide to Florida State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, confessed to the Journal that not only did he receive files stolen from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the documents, which contained Democrat
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Mexican Politician Says He Meant to Use #Campaignhashtag as His Campaign Hashtag GIF GIF: Javier Zapata Facebook We’ll never know for sure if Mexican politician Javier Zapata intended to use “#hashtagcampaña”—“#campaignhashtag” in English—as an official hashtag for his run for governor, or if it was just dummy text that made it through the printers. But if he wanted to raise his profile, it’s definitely working. Recently, at least one billboard supporting the candidate popped
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Ars Technica

In a throwback to the ’90s, NTFS bug lets anyone hang or crash Windows 7, 8.1 Enlarge (credit: Robert ) Those of you with long memories might remember one of the more amusing (or perhaps annoying) bugs of the Windows 95 and 98 era: certain specially crafted filenames could make the operating system crash. Malicious users could use this to attack other people's machines by using one of the special filenames as an image source; the browser would try to access the bad file, a
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Lake Michigan FactsLake Michigan is the only Great Lake located entirely in the United States.
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Science gets little love in Trump spending plan
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Comment on "Dissolved organic sulfur in the ocean: Biogeochemistry of a petagram inventory" Ksionzek et al . (Reports, 28 October 2016, p. 456) provide important data describing the distribution of dissolved organic sulfur (DOS) in the Atlantic Ocean. Here, we show that mixing between water masses is sufficient to explain the observed distribution of DOS, concluding that the turnover time of refractory DOS that Ksionzek et al . present cannot be deduced from their data.
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Response to Comment on "Dissolved organic sulfur in the ocean: Biogeochemistry of a petagram inventory" Dittmar et al . proposed that mixing alone can explain our observed decrease in marine dissolved organic sulfur with age. However, their simple model lacks an explanation for the origin of sulfur-depleted organic matter in the deep ocean and cannot adequately reproduce our observed stoichiometric changes. Using radiocarbon age also implicitly models the preferential cycling of sulfur that they ar
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Jupiters interior and deep atmosphere: The initial pole-to-pole passes with the Juno spacecraft On 27 August 2016, the Juno spacecraft acquired science observations of Jupiter, passing less than 5000 kilometers above the equatorial cloud tops. Images of Jupiter’s poles show a chaotic scene, unlike Saturn’s poles. Microwave sounding reveals weather features at pressures deeper than 100 bars, dominated by an ammonia-rich, narrow low-latitude plume resembling a deeper, wider version of Earth’s
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Jupiters magnetosphere and aurorae observed by the Juno spacecraft during its first polar orbits The Juno spacecraft acquired direct observations of the jovian magnetosphere and auroral emissions from a vantage point above the poles. Juno’s capture orbit spanned the jovian magnetosphere from bow shock to the planet, providing magnetic field, charged particle, and wave phenomena context for Juno’s passage over the poles and traverse of Jupiter’s hazardous inner radiation belts. Juno’s energet
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Submillihertz magnetic spectroscopy performed with a nanoscale quantum sensor Precise timekeeping is critical to metrology, forming the basis by which standards of time, length, and fundamental constants are determined. Stable clocks are particularly valuable in spectroscopy because they define the ultimate frequency precision that can be reached. In quantum metrology, the qubit coherence time defines the clock stability, from which the spectral linewidth and frequency pre
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Quantum sensing with arbitrary frequency resolution Quantum sensing takes advantage of well-controlled quantum systems for performing measurements with high sensitivity and precision. We have implemented a concept for quantum sensing with arbitrary frequency resolution, independent of the qubit probe and limited only by the stability of an external synchronization clock. Our concept makes use of quantum lock-in detection to continuously probe a si
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Release of mineral-bound water prior to subduction tied to shallow seismogenic slip off Sumatra Plate-boundary fault rupture during the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman subduction earthquake extended closer to the trench than expected, increasing earthquake and tsunami size. International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 362 sampled incoming sediments offshore northern Sumatra, revealing recent release of fresh water within the deep sediments. Thermal modeling links this freshening to amorphous silic
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An on/off Berry phase switch in circular graphene resonators The phase of a quantum state may not return to its original value after the system’s parameters cycle around a closed path; instead, the wave function may acquire a measurable phase difference called the Berry phase. Berry phases typically have been accessed through interference experiments. Here, we demonstrate an unusual Berry phase–induced spectroscopic feature: a sudden and large increase in
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Ring attractor dynamics in the Drosophila central brain Ring attractors are a class of recurrent networks hypothesized to underlie the representation of heading direction. Such network structures, schematized as a ring of neurons whose connectivity depends on their heading preferences, can sustain a bump-like activity pattern whose location can be updated by continuous shifts along either turn direction. We recently reported that a population of fly n
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Rapid binge-like eating and body weight gain driven by zona incerta GABA neuron activation The neuronal substrate for binge eating, which can at times lead to obesity, is not clear. We find that optogenetic stimulation of mouse zona incerta (ZI) -aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurons or their axonal projections to paraventricular thalamus (PVT) excitatory neurons immediately (in 2 to 3 seconds) evoked binge-like eating. Minimal intermittent stimulation led to body weight gain; ZI GABA neuro
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Tudor-SN-mediated endonucleolytic decay of human cell microRNAs promotes G1/S phase transition MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression. The pathways that mediate mature miRNA decay are less well understood than those that mediate miRNA biogenesis. We found that functional miRNAs are degraded in human cells by the endonuclease Tudor-SN (TSN). In vitro, recombinant TSN initiated the decay of both protein-free and Argonaute 2–loaded miRNAs via endonucleolytic
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RNA polymerase motions during promoter melting All cellular RNA polymerases (RNAPs), from those of bacteria to those of man, possess a clamp that can open and close, and it has been assumed that the open RNAP separates promoter DNA strands and then closes to establish a tight grip on the DNA template. Here, we resolve successive motions of the initiating bacterial RNAP by studying real-time signatures of fluorescent reporters placed on RNAP a
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A subcellular map of the human proteome Resolving the spatial distribution of the human proteome at a subcellular level can greatly increase our understanding of human biology and disease. Here we present a comprehensive image-based map of subcellular protein distribution, the Cell Atlas, built by integrating transcriptomics and antibody-based immunofluorescence microscopy with validation by mass spectrometry. Mapping the in situ local
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Ancestral alliances: Plant mutualistic symbioses with fungi and bacteria Within the plant microbiota, mutualistic fungal and bacterial symbionts are striking examples of microorganisms playing crucial roles in nutrient acquisition. They have coevolved with their hosts since initial plant adaptation to land. Despite the evolutionary distances that separate mycorrhizal and nitrogen-fixing symbioses, these associations share a number of highly conserved features, includi
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Erratum for the Research Article "Anticancer sulfonamides target splicing by inducing RBM39 degradation via recruitment to DCAF15" by T. Han, M. Goralski, N. Gaskill, E. Capota, J. Kim, T. C. Ting, Y. Xie, N. S. Williams, D. Nijhawan
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Kidneys from diabetic donors may benefit many transplant candidatesPatients who received kidney transplants from donors with diabetes had better survival compared with those who remained on the waitlist. Patients at high risk of dying while on the waitlist and those at centers with long wait times may benefit the most from transplantation with kidneys from diabetic donors.
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Jupiters magnetfelt er langt kraftigere end forventetNasa's Juno-mission er i et meget elliptisk omløb om Jupiter, hvor den lejlighedsvis dykker ned til mindre end 5.000 km over skydækket. De første videnskabelige resultater er netop blevet offentliggjort.
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Government transparency limited when it comes to America's conserved private landsAmerican taxpayers spend millions of dollars each year to conserve privately owned lands. These lands provide public benefits like timber, water quality protection and food. Yet, information about conserved private lands—including where they are and what protections are in place—can be hard to find, impeding the effectiveness of conservation efforts and taxpayer investments.
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Scientists Pinpoint How A Flamingo Balances On One Leg What appears to be a feat actually requires almost no muscle effort from the bird. The researchers found even a dead flamingo's body will fall into a stable one-leg balance if positioned vertically. (Image credit: VSPYCC/Flickr)
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The Trouble With Trump’s Uneven Approach to Transparency In January, Donald Trump and his lawyer Sheri Dillon held a press conference at which they laid out a plan for how the president would distance himself from his businesses. Among the steps they presented was a means to address concerns that foreign governments and leaders may attempt to curry favor with the president by staying at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. This, ethics exp
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Government transparency limited when it comes to America's conserved private landsA new study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison examined why private-land conservation data is sometimes inaccessible and found that limited capacity within some federal agencies as well as laws prohibiting others from disclosing certain information are to blame.
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Scientists at Work: Forecasting the Atlantic Hurricane SeasonA behind-the-scenes look at how Colorado State University atmospheric scientists prepare their predictions for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Games Still Have Bad Loading Times Art by Jim Cooke. Video games look better and better with every passing year. Just in the last few months alone we’ve seen gorgeous technical marvels like Horizon: Zero Dawn , Breath of the Wild , and Injustice 2 ( yes, seriously ). But while game graphics just keep getting better, loading times—the bane of all impatient players—don’t seem to be improving at all. In some cases, they’re so heinous
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IVF babies do not have lower cognitive skills than naturally conceived childrenResearchers analysed data of hundreds of UK children who had been born through IVF or ICSI (when the man has a low sperm count), testing the same groups of children every few years up to the age of 11. They found a positive association between artificial conception and cognitive development when a child was between the ages of three and five.
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Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocksA recent study identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations.
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Predicting threats to rainforests: New approachA new study 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, Sumatran rhino, and the Sunda clouded leopard; as well as emitting significant a
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How Easily You Get Grossed Out Determines Your Views on Immigration, Study Finds A new study suggests that sensitivity to the emotion of disgust affects one's attitudes on immigration. Read More
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Engines of twingenuity: NASA's twin study investigators have a meeting of the mindsNASA's Twins Study investigators met in Houston this week to discuss findings from the final data collections.
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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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Only the Supreme Court Can Save Trump's Travel Ban Now Updated at 5:48 p.m. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals largely upheld a lower court’s injunction that blocks the Trump administration from enforcing a key provision of the controversial travel ban on Thursday, handing the president a major legal defeat on his signature national-security policy. Writing for the majority in International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump , Chief Judge Roger Gre
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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. Yet, with practice, children can stand without support even before they are 4 months old. This is much earlier than has been reported in the literature.
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'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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Extreme Jupiter weather and magnetic fieldsNew observations about the extreme conditions of Jupiter's weather and magnetic fields by astronomers have contributed to the revelations and insights coming from the first close passes of Jupiter by NASA's Juno mission.
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Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Expected to Be BusyThe season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, is likely to produce 11 to 17 named storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.
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Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it's up to them to bring purpose to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community.
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How a Man Takes a Body Slam On Wednesday the Republican congressional candidate in Montana’s special election Greg Gianforte physically assaulted Ben Jacobs, a reporter from The Guardian , according to Jacobs himself and Fox News reporters who were present. Jacobs recorded the interaction and published the audio , tweeting “Listen to me get body-slammed in Montana.” The question Jacobs had asked Gianforte was about the Cong
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People who were impersonated by anti-net neutrality spammers blast FCC Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Palto) Fourteen people who say their names and addresses were attached to anti-net neutrality comments without their permission have asked the US Federal Communications Commission to notify other victims of the impersonation and remove fraudulent comments from the net neutrality docket. As we've previously reported , there have been hundreds of thousands of identic
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Tracing Zikas Spread Through GeneticsDNA sequencing reveals that the virus responsible for the recent outbreak in the Americas originated in Brazil in 2014 and circulated undetected for months before the first cases were reported.
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Stroke risk factors for pregnant women with preeclampsia uncoveredResearchers at Columbia University discovered that women with preeclampsia have a higher stroke risk during pregnancy and postpartum if they have urinary tract infections, chronic high blood pressure, or blood disorders.
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Infections, other factors raise risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsiaInfections, chronic high blood pressure and bleeding or clotting disorders increase the risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia. Although pregnancy-related stroke is rare, women with preeclampsia are at higher risk of stroke during pregnancy and postpartum.
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Mysteries at Jupiter: NASA's Juno Probe Reveals Cyclones, Auroras & SurprisesHuge cyclones rage near Jupiter's mysterious poles, and the giant planet's powerful auroras are fundamentally different from Earth's northern and southern lights, the first science results from NASA's Juno mission reveal.
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NOAA Predicts More Hurricanes Than Usual This Year Image: NOAA Stock up on your canned beans and galoshes, folks: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook dropped this morning, and for the first time in years, the weather monitoring agency is predicting more hurricanes than average. Hurricane season, which kicks off next week and runs through the end of November, will see the development of 11 t
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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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