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Google's AlphaGo retires on top after humbling world No. 1The Google-owned computer algorithm AlphaGo is retiring from playing humans in the ancient Chinese game of Go after roundly defeating the world's top player this week, its developer said Saturday.
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Københavns Kommune: Stor fortjeneste ved LED-lys på gaderneFørste fase i udskiftningen af Københavns gadebelysning til LED-lys er netop afsluttet, og det vil kunne ses på både klimaregnskabet og kommunens pengekasse, der slipper for en årlig elregning på 12,8 millioner kroner.
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The very culture of drugs is addictive | Barbara Ellen Getting hooked is not just about chemical properties A Canadian study suggests that people who think that they only use cocaine “recreationally” could be in danger of becoming addicted more easily than previously thought. After taking cocaine, participants underwent a PET scan while watching people with whom they had used the drug taking more cocaine. Just watching fellow participants take cocain
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Who knew the Scots were such space pioneers?| Kevin McKennaFor such a small nation, Scotland punches far above its weight The most startling revelation of the year so far came at the end of a BBC Horizon programme called Strange Signals From Outer Space! . I’ve always admired the lads and lasses who produce Horizon ; for decades, they have been giving us programmes that stretch our minds and fill them with uplifting concepts about the possibilities of hum
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BA outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamedBritish Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.
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Carcass of 79-foot blue whale washes ashore in CaliforniaThe body of a 79-foot (24-meter) blue whale has washed ashore in California's Marin County and experts are trying to determine why it died.
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Travis Kalanick Loses His Mother in a Tragic Boating Accident Photo: Getty On Friday, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s mother, Bonnie Kalanick, was killed in a boating accident at Pine Flat Lake in California. His father, Donald Kalanick was also involved in the accident and was reportedly taken to a local hospital in “serious condition.” The New York Times ’ Mike Issac was the first to report the news of the accident on Twitter . Business Insider has confirmed w
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Obesity can cause cardiovascular ill-health, even in the youngHigher than normal body mass index (BMI) is known to lead to cardiovascular ill-health in mid-to-late life, but there has been limited investigation of its effect in young, apparently healthy, adults. Researchers have now shown that having a higher BMI can cause worse cardiovascular health in those aged as young as 17.
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The TSA Will Soon Make You Unpack Even More Of Your Carry-On Bags Photo credit: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images There are plenty of people who still reminisce about the days before airport security checkpoints were a thing, when they could kiss loved ones at the gates and all of that junk. But soon, we’re going to long for the days of more privacy: The TSA will soon make travelers tear apart carry-on bags at security. The details aren’t clear on what exactly we’ll all
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Magic Mushrooms Are the Safest Recreational Drug, Says New Study A large global study finds psilocybin mushrooms to be the safest drug out there, sending fewest people to emergency rooms. Read More
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Can a Fidget Spinner Really Help You Focus? Advertisers say they help with ADHD, anxiety, stress, and autism. But what do studies suggest? Read More
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A Third of America's Bee Colonies Died Last Year and That's 'Good News'? Photo: Getty You know bees are having a rough time when a survey finds that professional beekeepers lost 33.2 percent of their colonies this year and that statistic is considered a significant improvement over the previous decade. Bee populations around the world have been in decline for years due to a number of reasons that make it extremely difficult to fix the problem. Urban development , inse
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Gregg Allman, the Sound of Southern Rock Founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman, who with his Hammond B-3 organ, and soft but growling voice helped create a sound that was simultaneously jazz, rock, blues, and parts San Francisco jam band, and that became the defining tone of Southern rock music, died on Saturday. He was 69. His death was announced on his website, and gave no official cause. Allman st
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Why Do Men Run Faster Than Women?Why is it that male runners tend to clock faster times than female runners do?
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Is Consciousness in the Physical World? We May Be About to Find Out. A physicist has an experiment to see if the mind operates on a quantum level. Read More
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Why Would Jared Kushner Trust Russian Officials So Much? Why did Jared Kushner seemingly trust Russian officials more than he trusted the U.S. government? Friday evening, The Washington Post broke the story that, according to an intercepted report by the Russian ambassador in Washington to his superiors in Moscow, Kushner sought to use secure communications facilities at the Russian Embassy to correspond directly with Russian officials. The Russian amb
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Time Management from a Neuroscience Point of View Time-management tips from someone who should know how to reduce your cognitive load: a neuroscientist. Read More
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Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials 'Equel' Gets a Title, New Hero, and Excerpt Image: The Golden Compass, New Line Cinema Philip Pullman is back with his first addition to the His Dark Materials saga in almost two decades. We now know what the first novel in The Book of Dust trilogy will be called and, roughly, what it’s about. There’s even an excerpt out for fans eager to dive back into Lyra’s world. The Guardian has published the debut of Pullman’s upcoming novel, reveali
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What Does Compactness Really Mean?It took me a long time to understand the mysterious mathematical property of compactness -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Inside of a Beatboxer's Throat is a Disgusting Display of Anatomical Gymnastics GIF GIF source: Tom Thum Let’s take an educational trip down the throat of a beatboxer and get a far too detailed look at the complex anatomical system that enables us to make strange noises. Beatboxing YouTuber Tom Thum was curious if his natural ability to create complex and unique sounds might have something to do with some sort of physical abnormality. He visited an endocrinologist named Dr.
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Huntington’s disease: the pope steps in to help raise awarenessA papal audience for families affected by the inherited brain disease could end centuries of stigma – and open vital doors in the search for a cure It was with the pomp and intrigue of a Dan Brown novel that earlier this month Pope Francis made his way into the Aula Paolo VI audience hall, a room the size of an aeroplane hangar in Vatican City. Flanked by the flamboyant Swiss Guard and dark-suited
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Trump's Paris Climate Accord Indecision President Trump refused to endorse the Paris climate accords on Saturday, despite strong pressure from Canada, Germany, France, Japan, and the rest of the G7 nations. Instead, Trump said in a tweet he would wait until next week to decide if the U.S. will back the 195-nation agreement. The news frustrated many United Nations leaders, who’d intensely lobbied Trump to reaffirm support for the climat
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Gunman at Phoenix Comicon, Claiming To Be The Punisher, Targeted Jason David Frank Image: Saban Entertainment A man was arrested Thursday for sneaking into Phoenix Comicon with a collection of guns and other weapons, saying he wanted to hurt law enforcement. More details have since emerged that paint a disturbing picture about the incident, including a vendetta against one of the Power Rangers . According to a report in the Phoenix New Times , 31-year-old Matthew Sterling told
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Trees Beat Lawns for Water Hungry L.A.Evaporation from overwatered lawns cost the city of Los Angeles 70 billion gallons of wasted water a year. But the city's trees were much thriftier. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to Abandon iOS and Switch to Android Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Having guided you through the not-all-that-straightforward process of switching from Android to iOS, we’re back to tell you how to go in the opposite direction. (Make your mind up will you?) Going from Apple-powered devices to Google’s platform is either ridiculously easy or rather taxing, depending on your current setup. Do you Google? Good news if you’re already heavil
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The True Story of the Mar-a-Lago "Sinkhole"What really happened at Mar-a-Lago on Monday—and what to do if it happens to you -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Save Big On Adidas Socks, Underwear, and More, Courtesy of Amazon Adidas Accessory Sale Now that the weather’s nice enough to exercise outdoors (or at least tell yourself that you will), Amazon’s running a pretty solid Memorial Day sale on Adidas athletic accessories . You won’t find any tops or bottoms, but this is a great chance to stock up on socks, underwear, hats, and more. More Deals
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The Wizarding World Theme Park Is the Best Harry Potter Anything Since the Books Image: Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood opening, Getty Images /Matt Winkelmeyer / Stringer The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is obnoxiously overpriced, small, and pretty gimmicky. And yet it is a much better experience for a Harry Potter fan than Fantastic Beasts, Cursed Child , or any of J.K. Rowling’s endless Pottermore essays. It’s been hard to recapture—or even
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Best Outdoor Activities for Staying in Shape in 2017If you still need to get in shape this year, don't fret — the balmy days of summer provide a great opportunity for exercising outdoors.
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Losing sleep over climate changeA new study of US data suggests a sleep-deprived planet by century's end. Researchers show that unusually warm nights can harm human sleep and that the poor and elderly are most affected. Rising temperatures will make sleep loss more severe.
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British Airways Grounds Flights Following Global IT Problems [Updated] Photo: Getty It’s a holiday weekend, but British Airways passengers aren’t getting the relaxing time off that they’d hoped for. Following a “major IT system failure” that “is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide,” the airline says that flights will have to be grounded until the problems are resolved. Despite some reports referencing a cyber attack, an airline spokesma
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Stop looking for the latest superfood and eat a chili pepper Health A hot lesson in nutritional studies. A recent study on chili peppers highlights why we shouldn't be deciding what we eat based on the strength of single food studies.
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Conan drops players into iconic fantasy battles—and their 1930s mindset Enlarge (credit: Owen Duffy) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com —and let us know what you think. If you want to run a ridiculously successful board gaming Kickstarter campaign, use this tried and tested trick: cram your box full of plastic miniatures. For proof, see horror hit Kingdom Death: Monst
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Is there a gay brain? The neuroscience of homosexuality submitted by /u/thisisme54321 [link] [comments]
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Greenwashing? Bioplast kan ikke altid nedbrydes i naturenDTU-studerende vil udvikle et nyt miljømærke, så forbrugerne kan se, om et produkt reelt er komposterbart eller bionedbrydeligt. Det kan også gavne markedsføringen af Carlsbergs kommende ’grønne’ ølflaske af papir.
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Los Angeles has enjoyed the same amazing climate for 50,000 years Environment According to the beetles, anyway. What would California's climate look like if you travelled back in time? Probably about the same. At least, that’s what the asphalt-encrusted beetles say.
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7 Decades of Ferrari F1 Evolution in One Bellissimo GIF The key to staying relevant in F1 is to never stop evolving. The post 7 Decades of Ferrari F1 Evolution in One Bellissimo GIF appeared first on WIRED .
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Ars tests out Amazon’s first pick-up grocery store in the world Enlarge / Amazon's first public grocery store, now open in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard. But you can't go inside. Pickup only. (credit: Sam Machkovech) SEATTLE—For years, Amazon's worst-kept secret has been its interest in becoming a brick-and-mortar grocery company. After building permit leaks and employee-only beta tests, the online retailer's first public stab at grab-and-go groceries (
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Did Thomas Kuhn Help Elect Donald Trump?Filmmaker Errol Morris claims Kuhn’s critique of science paved the way for a post-truth presidency -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mand skaber verdens stærkeste chili - ved et uheldForskere har allerede vist interesse for den vildt stærke chili, som måske kan bruges som bedøvelse.
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AI Could Lead to a Dystopian Future. Can We Ensure That Doesn’t Happen? Our future as humans might be great. Or non-existent. Is our government, or Silicon Valley, prepared to handle the consequences of advancing AI? Read More
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Saturday's Best Deals: Adidas Accessories, Yi Dash Cam, Breville Smart Oven, and More Adidas accessories , Delsey luggage , and your favorite toaster oven lead off Saturday’s best deals. For a rundown of the best apparel and lifestyle Memorial Day sales, head over to this post . Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker PowerCore Fusion , $22 One of the newest members of Anker’s insanely popular PowerCore battery pack family pulls dou
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There Are 'Thousands' of Bugs Making Pacemakers Vulnerable to Hackers Image: Wikimedia The more of our lives are wired, the more they become vulnerable to things like software glitches and hackers. That includes pieces of technology we put in our bodies—recently, it’s become clear that vital medical devices like insulin pumps and pacemakers possess the same vulnerabilities as those ill-advised connected tea kettles . New research makes clear just how vulnerable med
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Security News This Week: Bug Bounties Pay But Piracy Doesn’t Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Bug Bounties Pay But Piracy Doesn't appeared first on WIRED .
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Why Are Colleges So Hostile to Fantasy Writers? College English departments aren't often havens for genre fiction. But some fantasy writers are starting to change that. The post Why Are Colleges So Hostile to Fantasy Writers? appeared first on WIRED .
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How one community rallied to save turtles from becoming roadkill Animals Over 10 years later, their efforts have paid off. Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the other side. Read on.
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How Do the Chemicals in Sunscreen Protect Our Skin from Damage?Recognition of the risks posed by UV rays has motivated scientists to study what’s going on in our cells when they’re in the sun—and devise modern ways to ward off that damage -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A fascinating graphic novel about the origins of Dungeons & Dragons Almost 10 years ago, journalist David Kushner had a chance to interview Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, the two creators of Dungeons & Dragons , before they died. Kushner's reporting became a story for Wired , and now he's expanded the scope of his tale into a graphic novel. Rise of the Dungeon Master ( Amazon UK / Amazon US ), beautifully illustrated by Koren Shadmi, is both a moving portrait of tw
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Take a Load Off With These 6 Swanky Camping Hammocks Looking for a free-floating, ultralight shelter on the go? We've got you. The post Take a Load Off With These 6 Swanky Camping Hammocks appeared first on WIRED .
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Kilogramloddet er klar til at blive pensioneretMåleeksperter i flere forskellige lande er nu tæt på alle at kunne bestemme Plancks konstant med samme høje præcision. Det er forudsætningen for, at man kan redefinere enheden kilogram og dermed sende normalkilogramloddet i Paris på pension.
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Lil Yachty and Amazon Charts: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing What Lil Yachty’s Optimism Means Carrie Battan | The New Yorker “Yachty’s music is not incidental to his image, but it is only one aspect of his brand. His songs have always been an entry to his meticulously crafted persona, not the other way around. At 19, he is a torchbearer for a class of rappers—and that’s a loose designation—for whom a career represents a tangle of musical innovation and cha
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How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom Some compare the democratization of personal computing in the 1970s to the current changes in access to genetic engineering tools, in part thanks to the CRISPR gene editing tool. (Image credit: Alan Yu/WHYY)
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Neil deGrasse Tyson – The Only "-ist" I Am – Think Again Podcast #100 Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on the mind-boggling awesomeness of space. Read More
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Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees. But they're proposing different solutions, because they disagree about whether the pesticides are useful to farmers. (Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements Today President Trump is at the G7 summit and high on the agenda is climate change. Many world leaders are imploring Trump stay in the global climate agreement, but emissions are going down already.
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Richard Dawkins On Terrorism And Religion Richard Dawkins, the scientist and outspoken atheist, speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about terrorism, and how the world has changed since he first began talking about his opposition to religion.
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Trump Ends Trip Where He Started: At Odds With Allies and Grilled on RussiaDespite intense lobbying by world leaders, Mr. Trump did not endorse the Paris climate accords on the last day of his trip abroad.
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Ars Technica
Our galaxy produces 9 trillion kilograms of antimatter a second—how? Enlarge / That sharp red line is the high-energy radiation coming from our own galaxy, some of which is produced by the annihilation of antimatter. (credit: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration ) Antimatter is rare in this Universe, but the Universe is a pretty big place, so even small quantities can add up fast. In our galaxy alone, there's a steady bath of radiation that indicates positrons are con
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Neuromechanics of Flamingos' Amazing Feats of BalanceAnyone who’s tried to hold “tree pose” in yoga will appreciate just how difficult it is to stand on one foot for any length of time -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Space Photos of the Week: Jupiter, Is That You?! Jupiter's full of angry cyclones, it's summer solstice on Saturn, and there's a monstrous supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. The post Space Photos of the Week: Jupiter, Is That You?! appeared first on WIRED .
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Ecologists Are Drowning in Sea of Data. These Tools Could Help To assess the ocean's health, ecology's "rugged individualists" learned to get with the big data program. The post Ecologists Are Drowning in Sea of Data. These Tools Could Help appeared first on WIRED .
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Meet the Nerds Coding Their Way Through the Afghanistan War Inside the Defense Digital Service's mission to Afghanistan. Their mission? Make the tech tools used by the US military suck a little less. The post Meet the Nerds Coding Their Way Through the Afghanistan War appeared first on WIRED .
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Bitcoin Has Come Roaring Back—But So Have the Risks The bitcoin boom is back. But the only real rule with cryptocurrencies is uncertainty. The post Bitcoin Has Come Roaring Back—But So Have the Risks appeared first on WIRED .
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AlphaGo’s Designers Explore New AI After Winning Big in China Google's DeepMind lab is retiring its Go-playing machine as researchers eye a much bigger future. The post AlphaGo's Designers Explore New AI After Winning Big in China appeared first on WIRED .
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Full Employment: Are We There Yet? The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ April jobs report showed that for just about a year straight, unemployment has remained under 5 percent . That’s laudable, considering the fact that unemployment surpassed 10 percent during the height of the recession. Now, some are saying the streak of low unemployment means that the country has reached a big post-recession goal: full employment, which many econom
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The "Goldilocks" Level of Teen Screen UseIt pays to get the time spent on a device just right -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Trump Remains a NATO Skeptic Presidential trips are hard to assess. George H.W. Bush threw up on the Japanese prime minister; he was sick. Bill Clinton went to China without going to Japan, a big no-no. Someone threw a shoe at George W Bush; he ducked. President Barack Obama failed to meet with human-rights activists in China. His speech was censored on Chinese television. These all passed for big problems. Then again, those
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Apple opens first official store in Southeast AsiaApple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city's upmarket shopping district.
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What if US quits climate deal? Doesn't look good for EarthEarth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.
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Fords ikoniske 'truck' kommer måske i en el-versionI 2020 vil Ford være klar med en hybridversion af deres legendariske storsællert F150, som kan bane vejen for en 100 procent elektrisk version. Analytikere antager, at det er Teslas kommende elektriske pickup truck, kaldet Model U, som får Ford til at overveje en elektrisk F150.
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending May 27, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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Zbigniew Brzezinski I started off on the wrong foot with Zbigniew Brzezinski, which is why I hope I will sound all the more sincere in saying how much I came to admire him, how great a contribution he made to America and the world, and what a loss his death represents. I got off on the wrong foot mainly for structural reasons. During the 1976 Jimmy Carter presidential campaign and then in the White House, I was a re
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Grundsten til gigantisk teleskop er lagtTeleskopet i Chile vil kunne se galakser 13 milliarder lysår ude i rummet.
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The Atlantic’s Week in Culture Don’t Miss The Real Reasons for Marvel Comics’ Woes — Asher Elbein investigates the deeper issues of business and culture plaguing the company’s decline in sales. Paramount Film In the End, We Got the Baywatch We Deserved — Megan Garber watches the new movie reboot of the ’90s TV show starring Dwayne Johnson. Roger Moore, Sultan of Self-Deprecation — Sophie Gilbert looks back on the career and le
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Report: Jared Kushner Asked Kislyak for Use of Russian Communications Facilities Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Trump and his son-in-law, suggested to Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak that he be allowed to use Russian diplomatic facilities to communicate securely with Moscow, The Washington Post reported on Friday. The request reportedly came in a meeting in Trump Tower at the beginning of December that included Kushner, Kislyak, and former National-Security Ad
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The Atlantic Daily: An Attack in Egypt What We’re Following Religious Violence: Gunmen killed 28 Coptic Christians in an attack on a bus in Egypt’s El-Minya governorate today. Though no group has claimed responsibility yet, ISIS has targeted Copts in the past —and has taken advantage of Egypt’s existing sectarian climate to do so. The attack comes less than a day before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting,
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Open-access genetic screening for hereditary breast cancer is feasible and effectiveOffering open-access genetic testing for the inherited breast cancers BRCA1 and 2 to Ashkenazi women unaffected by cancer, regardless of their family history, enables the identification of carriers who would otherwise have been missed.
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Woman Has Sextuplets: The Science of Multiple BirthsA woman in Virginia recently gave birth to sextuplets, but how does such a high-order pregnancy happen?
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What Trump's Ramadan Message Was Really About President Trump wished all Muslims a “joyful Ramadan” in a statement Friday, just hours before the start of the month-long Islamic holiday during which those observing fast from sunrise to sunset. Though such statements are commonplace among American presidents, Trump’s remarks took on a markedly different tone than did those of his predecessors. While the statement, like those of presidents past
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Why Didn’t Jared and Ivanka Report Their Art Collection? Two weeks ago, Ivanka Trump caught some alone time in Yayoi Kusama’s Obliteration Room . Staged at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the piece is a living room en blanc , a white-out room filled with all-white furniture and personal effects, that visitors are invited to cover over with tiny colorful dot stickers. The piece is mesmerizing, an Instagram sensation; a con
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Like a G7 Today in 5 Lines President Trump responded to an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt, saying in a statement, “The bloodletting of Christians must end, and all who aid their killers must be punished.” Trump’s views on climate change are “evolving” after meeting with European leaders during the G7 summit in Italy, according to a top aide . Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the co
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Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed handsStroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their own hands when they were not wearing the brace, according to a new study. The participants, all of whom had moderate to severe paralysis, showed significant improvement in grasping objects.
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Why Do Coptic Christians Keep Getting Attacked? Friday is usually the most peaceful day in the Egyptian week, a day most often reserved for time with family. This Friday in particular—the last day before the start of Ramadan—should have been a time of calm reflection and prayer in Egypt. Instead, gunmen killed at least 24 Coptic Christians as they made their way via bus to a monastery in Minya, south of Cairo. Copts are the largest Christian g
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Trump’s proposed 2018 budget takes an ax to science research fundingAdministration would cut total federal research spending by about 17 percent, according to a preliminary estimate.
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US science agency: Selfies with seal pups a no-noU.S. officials are warning people not to take selfies with seals, no matter how tempting.
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Marine species distribution shifts will continue under ocean warmingScientists using a high-resolution global climate model and historical observations of species distributions on the Northeast U.S. Shelf have found that commercially important species will continue to shift their distribution as ocean waters warm two to three times faster than the global average through the end of this century. Projected increases in surface to bottom waters of 6.6 to 9 degrees F
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Construction begins on the world's first super telescopeScientists are a step closer to understanding the inner-workings of the universe following the laying of the first stone, and construction starting on the world's largest optical and infrared telescope.
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The Atlantic
The Lesser Part of Valor You wouldn’t say that Preston Brooks sucker-punched Charles Sumner in the Senate chamber in 1856—but only because he used a cane. Brooks, a South Carolina congressman, began bludgeoning Sumner, the anti-slavery Massachusetts senator, while Sumner wasn’t looking, and beat him unconscious as Sumner was still bent under his desk trying to stand up. Brooks and his supporters in the South saw the inci
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Q of the Week: What Was Your Favorite Moment From a Presidential Trip? A photo of President Trump, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi placing their hands on a glowing orb went viral this week, drawing comparisons online with comic-book villains and the Palantír from The Lord of the Rings . So we asked our Politics & Policy Daily readers to share the most memorable moments from trips taken by past presidents. Here’s what they
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This week in tech: Triumph of AlphaGo, new Surface Pro, and a bacteria shirt Technology 9 stories you might have missed, from AI to Zuckerberg This week, a machine came out on top, and an Ivy-League dropout finally got a Harvard degree.
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Massive California Landslide Visible from SpaceA massive California landslide that covered a huge swath of a coastal highway in rubble was captured in satellite images.
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WIRED
War Machine Is Your Sneak Peek at Netflix’s Blockbuster Future Brad Pitt's combat satire is the streaming service's riskiest original film yet. But where does the company grow from here? The post War Machine Is Your Sneak Peek at Netflix's Blockbuster Future appeared first on WIRED .
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You May Not Care About Avatar, But Its New Theme Park Is a Glimpse Into Disney's Future Disney’s foundation may have been built on animation, but these days, Disney is powered by franchises. That’s especially true in the theme parks; where major expansions have recently been announced based on some of Disney’s newer, blockbuster franchises like Star Wars , Marvel and... Avatar. And while you may have no feelings about James Cameron’s 2009 mind-bogglingly successful film, I think you
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Shape shifting pasta, Jupiter's swirling storms, and other amazing images of the week Science Newsworthy eye candy. Our favorite images from this week in science, health, and technology news.
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Former CDC Head Warns of Threats Biological and PoliticalTom Frieden, head of the CDC from 2009 to 2017, told graduating medical students that we face challenges from pathogens and from politicans. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Fruit flies journey to International Space Station to study effects of zero gravity on the heartResearchers have announced that six boxes of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) to study the impact of weightlessness on the heart. The fruit flies are scheduled to launch on June 1, 2017, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and will travel to the ISS via a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft.
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Hillary Clinton’s Wellesley Homecoming On Friday morning, along with the families of graduating seniors, hundreds of Wellesley College alumnae flocked to the school’s suburban Massachusetts campus in order to see Hillary Clinton, class of 1969, take the stage. Local alum groups hosted watch parties, starting early on the West Coast, and thousands of alums across the country live-streamed the event at their desks (myself included). Lon
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The U.K. Pleads with Congress to Change an Outdated Privacy Law to Help Fight TerrorismUpdating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which governs law enforcement access to data, would also help U.S. investigators.
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Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatmentMelanoma is a particularly difficult cancer to treat once it has metastasized, spreading throughout the body. Researchers are using chemistry to find the deadly, elusive malignant cells within a melanoma tumor that hold the potential to spread. Once found, the stemlike metastatic cells can be cultured and screened for their response to a variety of anti-cancer drugs, providing the patient with an
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Sweetening connection between cancer and sugarScientists have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet tooth than others.
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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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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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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, experts say.
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Preliminary: BRCA variations may work alongside COMT variation to reduce breast cancerResearchers 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 diseases.
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Two 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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Many patients with early-stage breast cancer receive costly, inappropriate testingA study 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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Marine species distribution shifts will continue under ocean warmingScientists using a high-resolution global climate model and historical observations of species distributions on the Northeast US Shelf have found that commercially important species will continue to shift their distribution as ocean waters warm two to three times faster than the global average through the end of this century. Projected increases in surface to bottom waters of 6.6 to 9 degrees F (3
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Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed handsStroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their own hands when they were not wearing the brace, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The participants, all of whom had moderate to severe paralysis, showed significant improvement in grasping objects.
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Five rad and random things I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 12. In this dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor, find a bevy of picks for the perfect Memorial Day weekend. Read on.
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Conch shells may inspire better helmets, body armorEngineers have uncovered the secret to the exceptional toughness of conch shells, and say the same principles can be used for body armor and helmets.
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'Tiny clocks' crystallize understanding of meteorite crashesScientists are using new imaging techniques to measure the atomic nanostructure of ancient crystal fragments at meteorite impact sites. The end goal? To understand when impacts ended and life began.
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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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Century-old drug as potential new approach to autismIn a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers 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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Balancing rights and responsibilities in insurers' access to genetic test resultsResearchers have compared the regulation of life insurers' use of genetic information in the UK, Canada, and Australia.
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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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Cellular stress in the brain may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseResearch shows that cellular stress in the brain may contribute to development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
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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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Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniquesScientists have developed an optical manipulation technique that can freely control the position, orientation, and shape of microscopic samples having complex shapes.
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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 say.
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Breakthrough in how autopsy practice is conducted worldwideResearch suggests non-invasive post-mortem should become future standard first-line test in natural death.
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Mind-Controlled Computer Retrains Stroke Victims' Brains to Help Them Move Again A prototype of the device that could one day allow stroke victims to retrain their brains to move paralyzed limbs. Image Credit: Leuthardt lab Imagine having the technology to help patients with physical impairments retrain their minds to recover motor skills. Now, what if I told you this could work for people with significant brain injuries—like a stroke—as well? A new study published in Stroke
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Eyewire Release Report 5/26/2017 As detailed here , every few Fridays we’re sharing which bug fixes and tiny features our developers have released into the wild. Apart from bigger changes that have received their own posts, here are the releases on Eyewire since the last report. We fixed a minor error with the MOTD stats. During Scythe marathons, Scythes now have the power to launch additional backup cells from an admin-provided
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Hot, sleepless nights will get more common with climate changePeople in the US stand to lose sleep as the climate warms – and those in hotter countries will be harder hit
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5 outdoor games you can build yourself DIY Get outside this weekend. This weekend, take advantage of your yard by building an outdoor game or two. These projects require only cheap supplies and shouldn’t take too long to assemble.
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WIRED
Google’s AlphaGo Trounces Humans—But It Also Gives Them a Boost The world's top Go players are now taking pages from AlphaGo's playbook. The post Google's AlphaGo Trounces Humans—But It Also Gives Them a Boost appeared first on WIRED .
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World Leaders Increase Pressure on Trump to Stay in the Paris AccordNegotiators for America’s partners in the Group of 7 intensified pressure on the United States not to pull out of the 2015 climate agreement.
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Growing Up as a Witness to Violence In addition to the readers who related to the abuses that Eudocia “Lola” Pulido experienced, some readers saw parallels between Alex Tizon’s story and domestic violence they’d witnessed within their own families. Mara writes: I am a white, American-born woman many years younger than Alex and thus my experiences are very different from his, yet I relate to his story in a way that I have not seen a
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Uber, Lyft returning to Austin as driver-fingerprinting dispute ends Enlarge (credit: Alfredo Mendez ) Uber and Lyft are returning to Austin—the capital of Texas and home to the South by Southwest festival. The move comes one year after the ride-hailing services left the area over a driver-background check dispute with city regulators and voters. The two companies are coming back now because state lawmakers passed legislation , which Gov. Greg Abbott is expected t
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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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Brain anatomy differs in people with 22q genetic risk for schizophrenia, autismStudy characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.
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Three types of work stress increasing in the USTwo stressful work characteristics, low job control and 'job strain' -- that is, high-demand, low-control work -- have been increasing in the US since 2002. The findings may explain why declines in cardiovascular disease and related mortality have slowed.
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Two types of empathy elicit different health effectsPsychologists have found that our bodies respond differently depending on the perspective we take when helping someone who is suffering. Stepping into the perspective of the suffering person leads to a health-threatening physiological response, while reflecting on how the suffering person might feel leads to a health-promoting response.
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Gizmodo
Five ‘Fun’ Board Games About Real Disasters to Remind You We’re Completely Doomed GIF There are plenty of horror board games and tabletop RPGs that thrive on fantasy, whether it’s helping a ghost solve its own gruesome murder in Mysterium , or helping to stop (or aid) the rise of evil gods with Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game . But of course, the biggest horrors are the ones humans actually face in real life. And yes, there is a board game for each one. Here’s a list of several
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The Tough-Love Approach to Career Guidance Internships are often touted as a key to future career success. But working internships can be made infinitely more difficult for students whose parents can’t afford to supplement their living expenses while they build their resume. That’s because many internships remain unpaid. In fact, reports show that of the 61 percent of students who interned during college, over half worked unpaid positions
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Bob Woodward Tells the Media to Calm Down The media has often drawn parallels between the investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia to the notorious Watergate scandal. But legendary investigative reporter Bob Woodward has cautionary advice for journalists covering the Trump era. “Be on the surface respectful,” Woodward says. “But never stop the inquiry.”
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Countries most affected by weather disasters do not spend more on weather servicesCountries hit hardest by weather-related disasters do not necessarily spend more on commercial weather and climate information services that assist in preparing for these events, a new study finds. Identifying countries for which this is true and improving the design and delivery of weather and climate services in these locations could lead to better decision-making regarding risks and challenges,
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Shopping Hungry? Psychology Trick Could Stifle Bad Food ChoicesIt's a scenario you've probably experienced: You go to the supermarket hungry, and you end up with a shopping cart filled with foods you probably wouldn't buy if you weren't feeling famished.
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ISIS's Perverse, Bloody Interpretation of Ramadan For the overwhelming majority of Muslims, Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a time of prayer and atonement. In addition to fasting for its duration and praying five times per day (as normal), many Muslims add special readings from the Koran to their daily worship, so that, by the end of the holy month—which, this year, begins today and ends on June 24—the text has been read in
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Donald Trump Calls Germans 'Very Bad,' Vows To 'Stop' German Car Sales In U.S.: Reports At a NATO summit in Brussels with top EU leaders, President Donald Trump scolded Germany, and vowed to put an end to the country’s hefty car exports to the U.S., multiple German and now English-language news outlets report. German newspaper Der Spiegel cites “a circle of participants” at the summit, who claim Trump had harsh words to say about what he claims is Germany’s trade imbalance with the
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Binge-Eating Neurons IdentifiedInducing activity in the zona incerta region of the brain prompts mice to gorge themselves.
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Could This Backpack-Wearing Pigeon Really Deliver Drugs?Police captured an unlikely drug smuggler — a homing pigeon — carrying a custom-made backpack loaded with what supposedly are 178 ecstasy pills. But are pigeons adept enough to navigate for deliveries?
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Trilobites: An Effect of Climate Change You Could Really Lose Sleep OverHotter nights in a warming world could have significant effects on how well people sleep, a new study suggests.
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Terrorists' moral judgment probed in psychology testResearchers say their study identifies "cognitive factors" that might lie behind brutal acts.
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Assistants, Please Is there anything your phone can't do these days? The post Assistants, Please appeared first on WIRED .
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Chewbacca to Jabba the Hutt: 10 Real 'Star Wars' Beasts in the Animal KingdomFrom Star Wars characters Wookies to the sarlacc in the Pit of Carkoon, here are 10 creatures you might recognize in the here and now.
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Dark Energy May Lurk in the Nothingness of SpaceThe vacuum of empty space may be roiling with energy that drives the expansion of space itself, a new hypothesis proposes.
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Camera on NASA's Lunar Orbiter survived 2014 meteoroid hitImages from LRO show a brief violent movement of one of the Narrow Angle Cameras in October of 2014.
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Losing sleep over climate changeUC San Diego study of US data suggests a sleep-deprived planet by century's end. Researchers show that unusually warm nights can harm human sleep and that the poor and elderly are most affected. Rising temperatures will make sleep loss more severe.
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Latin-Americans with different Native-American ancestry show different health risksLatin-Americans originate from a mix of people with Native-American, European and African ancestry. A new study finds that different types of original Native-American ancestry can be associated to different causes of death. Justo Lorenzo Bermejo and Felix Boekstegers from Heidelberg University in Germany, and their Chilean colleagues report these findings in a new study published May 26, 2017, in
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Poem of the Week: ‘Castles in Spain’ by Amy Lowell Amy Lowell’s legacy , as represented in the pages of The Atlantic and in the broader poetic landscape, is a spare and neglected one. Though she was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1926, she never quite reached the heights of literary acclaim or recognition that her relatives James Russell Lowell and Robert Lowell did. And her poetry hasn’t attracted the same level of praise or popular
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Climate Change Is Already Making Americans Sleep Worse In the fall of 2015, the worst heatwave in 25 years struck Southern California. Los Angeles saw two back-to-back 100-degree days, which set an October record and plagued the Long Beach marathon. San Diego, meanwhile, cooked in monthly temperatures 7.7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than usual. But the real weird weather came at night. For more than a week, San Diego’s nighttime low barely fell below 7
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Dog skull study reveals genetic changes linked to face shapeA study of dog DNA has revealed a genetic mutation linked to flat face shapes such as those seen in pugs and bulldogs.
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Radio-controlled pacemakers aren’t as hard to hack as you (may) think Enlarge (credit: US Food and Drug Administration ) Pacemakers are devices that are implanted in the chest or abdomen to control life-threatening heartbeat abnormalities. Once they're in place, doctors use radio signals to adjust the pacemakers so that additional major surgeries aren't required. A study recently found that pacemakers from the four major manufacturers contain security weaknesses th
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Camera on NASA's Lunar Orbiter survived 2014 meteoroid hitOn Oct. 13, 2014 something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images of the lunar surface, produced an image that was wild and jittery. From the sudden and jagged pattern apparent in the image, the LROC team determined that the camera must have been hit by a
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Canadian accused in Yahoo hack to appeal bail denialA Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails says he'll appeal a judge's decision to deny him bail.
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'Tiny clocks' crystallize understanding of meteorite crashesAlmost two billion years ago, a 10-kilometre-wide chunk of space slammed down into rock near what is now the city of Sudbury. Now, scientists from Western University and the University of Portsmouth are marrying details of that meteorite impact with technology that measures surrounding crystal fragments as a way to date other ancient meteorite strikes.
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How to Agitate Politically Without Jeopardizing Your Job Illustration by Sam Woolley. The current political climate has sparked an unprecedented rise in political activism, both on the left and the right. Which is great! It’s good for democracy for citizens to be engaged in civic activism and publicly working to shape policy. But a lot of these activists are new activists, fresh on the scene, and might not know what public political activities could ge
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Conch shells spill the secret to their toughnessThe shells of marine organisms take a beating from impacts due to storms and tides, rocky shores, and sharp-toothed predators. But as recent research has demonstrated, one type of shell stands out above all the others in its toughness: the conch.
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Game theory says you should charge your friends to borrow thingsWhen it comes to buying or borrowing goods, overall cost for society is smallest when people charge for lending
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Governments sued over climate change, with banks and firms nextAlmost 900 climate change cases have now been filed in 24 countries, and the Paris climate agreement could provide a further boost to litigation efforts
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Curious AI learns by exploring game worlds and making mistakesAlgorithms with a taste for exploration can learn how to play video games and might be able to pick up other skills much faster than conventionally taught AIs
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Internetaktivist: Vi lever i det omvendte MatrixSoftwareudvikler og aktivist Aral Balkan ser Facebook og Google som datavampyrer.
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Russian University Lovingly Erects Giant Concrete Monument to Peer Review Image: HSE Life as an academic is hard, if you discount the summers off and the whole tenure thing. Assuming you’ve ever submitted a piece of research for publication, chances are you’ve had to go through the process of peer review—an often soul-crushing ordeal during which you and your ideas are metaphorically flayed by a jury of your peers. So, to kill two birds with one stone, Russia’s Higher
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Lab notes: attentive fathers, brainy genes, and faulty fitness trackers – that's science Hello. Are you sitting comfortably? And are you paying attention? If so, what are you pay attention to? If you happen to be a dad, and have young children, a US study suggests fathers are more likely to be more attentive to their female toddler than a son , 60% more in fact, spending time talking about feelings, singing and whistling, while interaction with boys is more likely to be rough-and-tum
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'Tiny clocks' crystallize understanding of meteorite crashesScientists from Western University and the University of Portsmouth are using new imaging techniques to measure the atomic nanostructure of ancient crystal fragments at meteorite impact sites. The end goal? To understand when impacts ended and life began.
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Conch shells may inspire better helmets, body armorMIT engineers have uncovered the secret to the exceptional toughness of conch shells, and say the same principles can be used for body armor and helmets.
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Ars Technica
Memorial Day weekend means F1, the Indy 500, NASCAR, and the Nürburgring 24 Enlarge (credit: Icon Sportswire/Shaun Botterill/Brian Lawdermilk/BMW) As we prepare to head into Memorial Day weekend, there's a bumper crop of wheel-to-wheel action on offer for the motorsports fan. Both IndyCar and Formula 1 have their biggest races of the year this Sunday, NASCAR has its 600-mile race at Charlotte, and over in Germany hundreds of thousands of fans are camping around (and poss
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G7 demands internet giants crack down on extremist contentThe G7 nations on Friday demanded action from internet providers and social media firms against extremist content online, vowing to step up their fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack.
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Study finds Congo's miners often resort to hunting wildlife for foodA new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has revealed how mining for valuable minerals in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a major driving factor in the illegal hunting of great apes and other wildlife for food.
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Snakes can actually hunt in packs Animals But you should only be scared if you live in a cave in Cuba. The world is a scary place without knowing that snakes hunt in packs. But one biologist in Cuba just couldn’t leave well enough alone...
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Trump's Pointless, Racist Anti-Immigration Hotline Is Outing Domestic Violence Survivors to Their Abusers AP President Trump’s effort to track and prevent violence from undocumented immigrants has instead become a nightmare for domestic violence and human trafficking survivors, according to an advocacy group that helps immigrants suffering from abuse. As the Los Angeles Times reported in April, DHS-VINE —launched in June as part of Trump’s Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office—is a searchabl
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Dads' Brains React Differently to Sons and DaughtersDads with daughters interact differently with their kids than fathers with sons, a new study suggests.
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Study finds Congo's miners often resort to hunting wildlife for foodA new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has revealed how mining for valuable minerals in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a major driving factor in the illegal hunting of great apes and other wildlife for food.
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Ontario town's 10-year, $2.7 million effort to save endangered turtles offers global lessons, templateWith C$2.7 million in government and private funding from Canada and the US, a 10-year community-led project on the north shore of Lake Erie has dramatically reduced roadkill on a thoroughfare running through a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. A new paper estimates 89 percent fewer turtles and 28 percent fewer snakes now venture onto Ontario's Long Point Causeway, an important achievement in protec
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I Have One Question for Elon Musk Image: Boring Company Are you ready, Elon? WHAT ARE THOOOOOOOOOSE? GIF Image: Vine/Hudson Hongo/Gizmodo Read more about this shoe-ass car on Business Insider .
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The Device That Democratized the Foot Race When sprinters take their marks, they place their hands on the ground and position their feet onto angled blocks. Before the start signal, the runners rest their knees on the ground, then transfer their weight squarely on the blocks. As soon as the sound waves of the signal reach their ears, their feet catapult off the blocks. If the sprinter pushes off too soon, it means disqualification from th
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The Hidden Women in Astronomy Research The citations found at the end of research papers serve several purposes, like providing background on the current work and giving proper credit where it’s due. They can also, according to a new study, reveal decades’ worth of trends in whole fields of science. A trio of researchers have waded though more than half a century of research published in astronomy journals and found that studies autho
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Scientists are trying to get inside the mind of a terrorist Science What makes mass murder possible? A recent study sheds insight on how terrorists' morality differs from our own. Read on.
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As Brains Mature, More Robust Information Networks Boost Self-Control Sometime between grade school and grad school, the brain's information highways get remapped in a way that dramatically reins in impulsive behavior. (Image credit: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)
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Less Invasive Autopsy Should Be Standard Practice, Study SaysA new, less invasive method of conducting autopsies could one day replace the traditional procedure for diagnosing the causes of many deaths, according to a new study.
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Can a Woman's Heart Rate Show When She's Fertile?A woman's heart rate appears to increase slightly when she's at the most fertile point in her menstrual cycle.
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Saturn’s moons could reassemble after a cosmic smash-upAny surviving debris from a collision would forge a new patchwork moon – so that’s not how Saturn got its rings
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Trump's Moral Holiday In the annals of the Trump era, May 25, 2017, will deserve a special mark. Four remarkable things happened on Thursday, each of which marks a way that this presidency is changing the nation. The first remarkable thing was President Trump’s speech at the NATO summit in Brussels. Many European governments had hoped—which is a polite way to say that they had suggested and expected—that Trump would r
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Photos of the Week: 5/20–5/26 An elephant rescue in India, President Trump travels overseas, continued unrest in Venezuela and Kashmir, a terror attack in Manchester, England, the removal of a Confederate statue in New Orleans, ducklings at the White House, and much more.
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Gender stereotypes? Worry less, join in more, says world's first professor of play Paul Ramchandanim, new Cambridge University academic set to lead research into child leisure activity, says parents’ involvement more important than gender roles or games played Little girls in pink princess costumes and boys dressed as cowboys might strike many parents as a nightmare combination of gender stereotypes and unappealing role models. However, the Cambridge academic who has just been
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Kind of Blue: Beautiful Algae Images in Rare 19th-Century Book (Photos)Nineteenth-century cyanotypes — an early form of photography — capture the delicate beauty of British algae.
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Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatmentMelanoma is a particularly difficult cancer to treat once it has metastasized, spreading throughout the body. University of Illinois researchers are using chemistry to find the deadly, elusive malignant cells within a melanoma tumor that hold the potential to spread. Once found, the stemlike metastatic cells can be cultured and screened for their response to a variety of anti-cancer drugs, providi
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New drug reduces transplant and mortality rates significantly in patients with hepatitis CPatients with hepatitis C who suffer from advanced stages of liver disease have renewed hope, thanks to findings by researchers who have discovered that a new drug significantly reduces their risk of death and need for transplantation.
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Heavy Metal Singers are Big Babies Human Science and high speed cameras prove that heavy metal singers do intuitively what babies know instinctively -- how to protect their voices while making very loud sounds. 05/22/2017 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor https://www.insidescience.org/video/heavy-metal-singers-are-big-babies
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Congrats to Team Tsunami! Now that’s how you sweep away the competition! Victory for this VS goes to Team Tsunami. Congratulations to all participants, and enjoy your bonuses! Check out the leaderboard. Artwork by Daniela Gamba
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The Trump Organization Was Reportedly Hit by Overseas Hackers, Triggering an FBI Probe Photo: Getty The FBI has reportedly launched an inquiry into an attempted cyberattack targeting members of the first family. ABC News reports that Don Jr. and Eric Trump were summoned for an “emergency session” with agents of the Bureau’s cybersecurity division; a CIA “representative” was also reportedly present. The source of the alleged cyberthreat is said to originate overseas. Advertisement R
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Greenland Glacier Melt Actually Warped Earth's CrustA massive wave of ice and water in 2012 caused the amount of ice lost from the Rink Glacier to increase by more than 50 percent -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Data Mining Facebook Messages Can Reveal Substance AbusersSubstance abuse changes people’s patterns of behavior, and this is detectable in their social media messages, say researchers.
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This Monkey Crime Ring Will Hold Your Shit Ransom Macaca fascicularis at Ngarai Sianok, Bukittinggi, West Sumatra. Image: Wikimedia Commons Sopranos superfans will be glad to know that the mafia is still alive and well—sort of. A temple in Bali, Indonesia has apparently been overrun by mafioso macaques that have been stealing tourists’ items in exchange for food. New research suggests the unusual phenomenon is a learned behavior, and goddamn is
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Carrie Fisher Slapped Oscar Isaac So Many Times on the Set of The Last Jedi Image: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm Have you ever found out about something and then realize it was everything you’ve ever needed? Because that’s how I feel knowing there’s footage somewhere of Carrie Fisher slapping Oscar Isaac—as General Leia and Poe Dameron—over and over again. On last night’s The Late Show , Isaac reminisced with Stephen Colbert about Fisher. “Actually a large amou
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What the U.S. Could Learn from the Dutch on Climate ChangeThe Netherlands environmental minister highlights the nation’s offshore wind plans, and their perennial battle with high seas.
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Oh baby! DC zoo officials hoping to get panda pregnantZoo officials in Washington are hoping to get panda mom Mei Xiang pregnant—again.
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Uber walks away from Otto trademark (credit: Court documents) At the heart of Uber's litigation with Waymo is another oddly-named self-driving startup called Otto. That's the company founded by Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski right after he left Google, the job at which he was accused of illegally downloading more than 14,000 files. Levandowski sold Otto to Uber within a few months. While the legal action between Uber and Waymo r
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Comcast customer satisfaction drops 6% after TV price hikes, ACSI says Comcast’s customer satisfaction score for subscription TV service fell 6 percent in a new survey, putting the company near the bottom of rankings published by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Comcast’s score fell from 62 to 58 on ACSI’s 100-point scale, a drop of more than 6 percent between 2016 and 2017. The ACSI’s 2017 report on telecommunications released this week attributed t
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French designer shows off DIY robot in public for first timeA French designer has shown his humanoid DIY robot to the public for the first time.
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Fractious politics leads 'Far Cry' video game to USThe latest edition of the blockbuster shooter video game "Far Cry" plays out on US soil, inspired by angry political divides and intense isolationist passions in rural America.
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Why communication is vital—even among plants and funghiPlant scientists at the University of Cambridge have found a plant protein indispensable for communication early in the formation of symbiosis - the mutually beneficial relationship between plants and fungi. Symbiosis significantly enhances a plant's ability to take up vital nutrients like phosphate from the soil, and understanding the processes involved holds great promise for the development of
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Fungal enzymes team up to more efficiently break down celluloseOne of the biggest barriers in the commercial production of sustainable biofuels is to cost-effectively break down the bioenergy crops into sugars that can then be converted into fuel. To reduce this barrier, bioenergy researchers are looking to nature and the estimated 1.5 million species of fungi that, collectively, can break down almost any substance on earth, including plant biomass.
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A 3-D look at the 2015 El NiñoEl Niño is a recurring climate pattern characterized by warmer than usual ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. Two back-to-back 3-D visualizations track the changes in ocean temperatures and currents, respectively, throughout the life cycle of the 2015-2016 El Niño event, chronicling its inception in early 2015 to its dissipation by April 2016.
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Illustrating Mental IllnessResearcher embraces data art as a way to diagram her own anxieties -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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One Of These Naked Survivors Has Bad Anxiety. The Other Wants To Conquer Nature. This Should Be Fun. #NakedAndAfraid | Sundays at 10/9c Chance and Melissa ease the awkwardness of meeting naked for the first time in the Ecuadorian Amazon with a few jokes. Will Chance get his black caiman? Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/naked-and-afraid Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NakedandAfraid ht
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A 3-D look at the 2015 El NinoEl Niño is a recurring climate pattern characterized by warmer than usual ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. Two back-to-back 3-D visualizations track the changes in ocean temperatures and currents, respectively, throughout the life cycle of the 2015-2016 El Niño event, chronicling its inception in early 2015 to its dissipation by April 2016. Blue regions represent colder and red region
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Nanodiamond ‘dye’ offers better look at liver cancer A new nanodiamond-based contrast agent—a chemical “dye” that enhances the visibility of internal body structures in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)—could improve visualization of liver cancer tumors. MRI is a medical imaging technique commonly used for cancer diagnosis and to track the progress of patients after treatment. Currently, there are two modes of MRI imaging, T1-weighted and T2-weighte
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Spray-On Touch Screens? How to Turn Any Flat Surface into a TouchpadWith just a can of spray paint, researchers can turn flat surfaces of any shape or size into touchpads.
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Researchers Discover Salt-Loving MethanogensTwo previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.
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How the American Health Care Act Would Affect Mental-Health Coverage The middle of an unprecedented nationwide opioid epidemic might seem like a strange time to slash public funding for substance abuse, but that’s exactly what Republicans intend to do. The American Health Care Act, which passed the House in early May and will soon be debated in some form in the Senate, will mark a major shift in national policy for opioid treatment, as well as for mental health, b
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The Doctor Who Revolutionized Hospital-Birth Safety The newborn’s head arrived first. A shoulder should have followed, but it was lodged securely behind the mother’s pubic bone. The baby’s head made the “turtle sign” as it delivered, rocking back as if to retreat into his mother’s vagina. “Shoulder dystocia!” the obstetrician called out. The obstetric team at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center jumped into action. Within seconds, additio
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Today's Best Deals: 256GB Flash Drive, Cordless Dremel, Clear the Rack, and More A cordless Dremel , a new Clear the Rack sale , and a $24 wake-up light lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals SanDisk 256GB Flash Drive , $35 Update : Sold out on Amazon. It should also be available from Best Buy, but their site is currently not working for me. We’ll add a link when we can. Advertisemen
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High levels of PFOA found in mid-Ohio River Valley residents from 1991 to 2013New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) reveals that residents of the Mid-Ohio River Valley (from Evansville, Indiana, north to Huntington, West Virginia) had higher than normal levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) based on blood samples collected over a 22-year span. The exposure source was likely from drinking water contaminated by industrial discharges upriver.
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Darwin was right: Females prefer sex with good listenersAlmost 150 years after Charles Darwin first proposed a little-known prediction from his theory of sexual selection, researchers have found that male moths with larger antennae are better at detecting female signals.
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Coroners unable to agree on what caused a person's deathA former top detective turned University of Huddersfield researcher has published his findings that coroners in England and Wales are seemingly unable to agree on what caused a person's death or whether it merits an inquest, even when faced with identical case information.
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Increased facial and head injuries after motorcycle helmet law change in MichiganSkull fractures and other head and facial injuries from motorcycle trauma in Michigan have doubled since that state relaxed its motorcycle helmet laws, reports a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The new study is one of the first to focus on how helmet laws affect CMF trauma rates.
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Total abdominal wall transplantation for complex transplant cases -- experts outline techniqueFor some patients undergoing intestinal or multi-organ transplantation, closing the abdominal wall poses a difficult surgical challenge. Total abdominal wall transplantation provides an alternative for abdominal closure in these complex cases, according to a state-of-the-art approach presented in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American So
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Snakes and Money Are the Real Threats to Journalism Photos via Getty / Flickr This week, one little attack on a reporter by a temporarily insane politician has us all fretting over the “Rough Treatment of Journalists in the Trump Era.” The real threat to journalism is much more insidious. Getting screamed at at Trump rallies, body slammed by congressional candidates, or insulted by Fox News propagandists may suck in the moment, but it’s not any di
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No green light for latest traffic light app following expert evaluationFROM sat-nav to automated parking and collision avoidance systems - cars are equipped with an increasing array of electronic aids designed to reduce the scope for human error. One of the latest pieces of kit is an app that provides assistance at traffic lights, telling drivers when they will have to stop and how long before they can move off.
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SDO sees partial eclipse in spaceOn May 25, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, saw a partial solar eclipse in space when it caught the moon passing in front of the sun. The lunar transit lasted almost an hour, between 2:24 and 3:17 p.m. EDT, with the moon covering about 89 percent of the sun at the peak of its journey across the sun's face. The moon's crisp horizon can be seen from this view because the moon has no
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Laptops and tablets in the classroom: How to integrate electronic devices in the universityResearchers from the University of Seville have published the study "To take or not to take the laptop or tablet to classes, that is the question", which has been selected for publication by the internationally recognised review Computers in Human Behavior, which deals with the social implications of new technology. In the article, the socio-economic factors that determine the use of laptops and t
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Tornado spawning Eastern US storms examined by GPM satelliteOn Wednesday May 24, 2017 severe weather affected a large area of the eastern United States. That's when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over the area and found extremely heavy rainfall and towering clouds in the system.
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Research develops world's highest gain high-power laser amplifierThe world's highest gain high power laser amplifier - by many orders of magnitude - has been developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde.
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Viral video of girl snatched by sea lion raises “seal finger” awareness Enlarge (credit: WAVY TV 10 ) When a video showing a six-year-old girl getting yanked into the sea by a feisty sea lion went viral this week, her parents quickly received international flak—and some potentially critical health information. The online fuss is raising awareness of a severe infection called seal finger, along with some of the other dangers of messing with sea lions. The infection ,
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Venetian physician had a key role in shaping early modern chemistryNewly discovered notes show for the first time the Venetian doctor who invented the thermometer and helped lay the foundations for modern medical treatment also played a key role in shaping our understanding of chemistry.
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New GBP3.5 million microscope and ion accelerator now operationalThe completion of a £3.5 million research facility means that the University of Huddersfield is established as one of Europe's leading centres for the use of ion beams as a tool for the investigation of issues ranging from nuclear technology and nanoparticles to semiconductors and the effects of radiation exposure on materials in space.
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Massive Marine Reptile Terrorized Squid During the Dinosaur AgeA newly identified, 130-million-year-old marine reptile was enormous, measuring the length of nearly three grand pianos lined up, but it wasn't a top marine predator, a new study finds.
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Why communication is vital -- even among plants and fungiA plant protein vital to chemical signalling between plants and fungi has been discovered, revealing more about the communication processes underlying symbiosis. Understanding this important relationship could have major consequences for developing more efficient and sustainable agricultural practices around the world.
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Fungal enzymes team up to more efficiently break down celluloseCost-effectively breaking down bioenergy crops into sugars that can then be converted into fuel is a barrier to commercially producing sustainable biofuels. Bioenergy researchers are looking to fungi for help; collectively, they can break down almost any substance on earth, including plant biomass. Enabled by US Department of Energy Office of Science User Facilities, a team reports for the first t
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People match confidence levels to make decisions in groupsWhen trying to make a decision with another person, people tend to match their confidence levels, which can backfire if one person has more expertise than the other, finds a new study led by UCL and University of Oxford researchers.
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Dramatic shift in gut microbes and their metabolites seen after weight loss surgeryA new study compares the two most common surgical therapies for obesity, known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). The results demonstrate that RYGB -- the more aggressive of the two surgeries -- produces profound changes in the composition of microbial communities in the gut, with the resulting gut flora distinct from both obese and normal weigh
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Squished cancer cells break free from the crowd Scientists now know the biochemical signal that tells crowded cancer cells to break away from tumors and start the deadly migration called metastasis. They also discovered that two existing drugs used in combination can disrupt the process and appear to significantly slow cancer cells’ tendency to travel. The findings are important, researchers say, because metastasis causes 90 percent of cancer
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Special forces are getting a stealth motorcycle that's silent and deadly Military Here comes the dirt bike, beware of the dirt bike. DARPA wants a stealthy, fuel-scavenging hybrid-electric motorcycle for special forces…
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Destiny 2 moves to a more server-centric networking model Enlarge With Destiny 2 moving the franchise to the PC for the first time, a lot of players were hoping Activision would use dedicated servers to ensure stability and reliability. The company mentioned last week that those hopes for a dedicated server wouldn't be fulfilled, but Destiny 2 Engineering Lead Mat Segur says the game's hybrid server model is a bit more complex than that announcements su
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This Futuristic Shape-Changing Pasta Was Inspired by Star Wars Image: Michael Indresano Production Pasta might not make you think “science.” But then again, you’ve probably haven’t shouted “holy shit” while you watched it curl up before your eyes. A team of MIT and Syracuse University researchers are working on how to reduce food shipping costs and required storage space—a fairly mundane problem, admittedly, but an important one. There are plenty of folks wh
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Obesity Surgery May Work by Remaking Your Gut Microbiome A mounting body of evidence suggests that it may be possible to get all the weight-dropping effects of obesity surgery without going under the knife. The post Obesity Surgery May Work by Remaking Your Gut Microbiome appeared first on WIRED .
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Trump has an iPhone with one app: Twitter Enlarge (credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Early in March, President Donald Trump surrendered his personal Android phone—the phone from which scores of controversial Twitter posts had been launched . Based on Twitter metadata, Trump retired the Android device after expressing outrage over the DNC's failure to let the FBI search its servers and taunting Arnold Schwarzenegger on Mar
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U.S. Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 54 Percent; More Dying at HomeTrend reflects the nation’s aging population and increasing life expectancy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Running is contagious among those with the competitive bugCan behaviors really be contagious? Runners log more miles when their friends do — especially if they want to stay leader of the pack, a new study finds.
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Henge Monument and Mysterious Burials Uncovered in EnglandArchaeologists found a 4,000-year-old henge in England that contained five human burials.
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Robotic Exoskeletons Reveal the Complexity Behind Every Step You TakeHarvard researchers aim to improve robotic therapy for those learning to walk again.
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Mysterious New Henge in England (Photos)Archaeologists in England discovered a Neolithic earthwork and burial site that could date back to 2000 B.C.
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Battle of the TV Boxes: Android vs Apple vs Amazon vs Roku Images: Gizmodo If you’re in the market for a dinky little black box to slide under your living room TV set and pipe through some quality content, you’re in luck: there’s lots of them to pick from. All the major names now have established boxes on the market. While Gizmodo is a big fan of the Roku box and everything it can do, it’s not the only media box in town, and it might not even be the perf
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Mini-guide: Ny festival om naturvidenskab i KøbenhavnI weekenden afholdes gratis-festivalen Bloom første gang. Her er en lynguide til nogle udvalgte lækkerier, du kan opleve i løbet af de to dage.
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To fluer med ét Hong Kong-smæk: Flydende solceller skal beskytte vandforsyningenHong Kongs regering undersøger muligheden for at installere flydende solcellefarme på 17 vandreservoirer. De skal beskytte vandforsyningen mod fordampning og algevækst, samtidig med der produceres el.
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To boost mental health, let people pick neighborhood fixes Regeneration of deprived neighborhoods may improve the mental health of people living in the community—if residents pick the regeneration projects. The study—one of the first to measure changes in mental health during neighborhood regeneration—found a small but measurable improvement in the mental health of residents in areas of Caerphilly County Borough in Wales that underwent community-led rege
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How female moths snag guys with big antennae Male moths with larger antennae are better equipped to detect the low quantities of sex pheromone, a chemical signal, that female moths release to attract mates, research shows. The finding, published in Science of Nature , lends support to one of Charles Darwin’s lesser known ideas. “…males that are good listeners apparently make attractive mates.” In 1871, Darwin suggested that a female’s choic
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How to find a wonderful idea | OK GoWhere does OK Go come up with ideas like dancing in zero gravity, performing in ultra slow motion or constructing a warehouse-sized Rube Goldberg machine for their music videos? In between live performances of "This Too Shall Pass" and "The One Moment," lead singer and guitarist Damian Kulash takes us inside the band's creative process, showing us how to look for wonder and surprise.
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HIV patients sticking with therapy longer, Medicaid data showA large new study based on Medicaid data identifies a clear trend of people staying on their HIV medications longer than they used to.
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Tornado spawning Eastern US storms examined by NASA's GPM satelliteOn Wednesday May 24, 2017, severe weather affected a large area of the eastern United States. That's when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over the area and found extremely heavy rainfall and towering clouds in the system.
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New insights into the ancestors of all complex lifeA team of scientists led by the University of Bristol has provided new insights into the origins of the Archaea, the group of simple cellular organisms that are the ancestors of all complex life.
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Darwin was right: Females prefer sex with good listenersAlmost 150 years after Charles Darwin first proposed a little-known prediction from his theory of sexual selection, researchers have found that male moths with larger antennae are better at detecting female signals.
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Alzheimer's Association calls for new strategies against dementia in Scientific AmericanThe time has come for advancing combination therapies against Alzheimer's disease, explains James A. Hendrix, Ph.D., Alzheimer's Association director of global science initiatives, in a new post appearing this week on Scientific American's 'Observations' blog.
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Male Tortoises Mysteriously Stop Boning A desert tortoise. Image: Andrew Walde There are only a few things in this life animals really have to do. They have to eat, they have to shit, and they have to bang. So when conservation biologists transplant a bunch of wild animals in order to save them, but half of them stop getting laid as a result, it’s cause for concern. That’s the issue scientists are now grappling with in the Mojave Deser
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Calculating when your climate will start to seem weird Enlarge (credit: Pool Olortiga Ramirez ) Reducing greenhouse gas emissions may seem like taking responsibility for the sake of future generations. But the pace of climate change is certainly meaningful within a single lifetime. One way to think about climate change, as explored in a new study led by Victoria University of Wellington’s Dave Frame , is that temperature patterns eventually move out
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Microchips use ‘sparse coding’ to recognize objects like we do A new computer chip prototype called a “memristor” could process images and video much faster and using much less power than today’s most advanced chips using a processing system similar to the one used by the human brain. Faster image processing could have big implications for autonomous systems such as self-driving cars, says Wei Lu, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at t
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How do blind cavefish find their way? The answer could be in their bones.Blind cavefish typically have skulls that bend slightly to the left. A study suggests this orientation might help them find food as they navigate in a perpetual counter-clockwise direction around a cave.
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Uniqlo Has Free Shipping On Everything For The Entire Long Weekend Free shipping all weekend at Uniqlo Uniqlo’s affordability is sometimes thwarted by the shipping costs, so when there’s free shipping, you know it’s a big deal. From now until Monday, get any order (including their newly-launched, kickass collaboration with Nintendo ) shipped to you for free. Now go enjoy your extra day off. Our advice? Check out the discounted Airism shirts and underwear, and st
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Creator of SecurID sues Apple, Visa over digital payment patents The inventor of RSA's famous SecurID dongle has sued (PDF) Apple and Visa, alleging that both Apple Pay and Visa infringe four patents he owns. Kenneth Weiss was the founder and CEO of Security Dynamics, the company that created the SecurID token used around the world to access secure computer networks. That company ultimately acquired RSA Security and took its name, then was bought by EMC. Weiss
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High levels of PFOA found in mid-Ohio River Valley residents from 1991 to 2013New research from the University of Cincinnati reveals that residents of the mid-Ohio River Valley had higher than normal levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) based on serum samples collected over a 22-year span. The exposure source was likely from drinking water contaminated by industrial discharges upriver. This is the first study of PFOA serum concentrations in US residents in the 1990s.
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No green light for latest traffic light app following expert evaluationPsychologist Dr Kyle Wilson takes a 'human look' at a new vehicle traffic light app ahead of plans to introduce similar devices into 'connected vehicles'
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Study examines role of business angels during periods of austerityGovernment support for 'business angels' is essential even in times of austerity, according to research involving the University of East Anglia (UEA) and University of Glasgow.Business angels - typically wealthy, entrepreneurial individuals who provide capital in return for a proportion of a company's equity -- are recognised in both developed and emerging economies as playing a significant role i
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This $30 Smart Plug Monitors Your Energy Usage, and Even Works With Siri iDevices Smart Plug , $30 Update : This sold out basically instantly after we posted it. Sorry! iDevice’s smart plug is basically the same thing as a WeMo or TP-Link Smart Switch, except it also works with Apple HomeKit, meaning you can control your lights and more with Siri, or via your iPhone’s Control Center (in addition to Alexa, naturally). $30's a great price for this model , and while we s
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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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Isolated Greek villages reveal genetic secrets that protect against heart diseaseA genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular disease has been discovered. The cardioprotective variant was found in an isolated Greek population, who are known to live long and healthy lives despite having a diet rich in animal fat.
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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.
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Where—and When—You’ll Find America’s Worst Traffic This Memorial Day Weekend And some tips for dodging the worst of the worst. The post Where—and When—You'll Find America's Worst Traffic This Memorial Day Weekend appeared first on WIRED .
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No, menstrual blood does not attract sharks Animals It's safe to surf during shark week. This is a myth that needs to hurry up and die. Find out the facts:…
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Rethinking Ethics Training in Silicon Valley I work at an ethics center in Silicon Valley. I know, I know, “ethics” is not the first word that comes to mind when most people think of Silicon Valley or the tech industry. It’s probably not even in the top 10. But given the outsized role that tech companies now play, it’s time to focus on the ethical responsibilities of the technologists who help shape our lives. In a recent talk, technologist
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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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Diesel pollution linked to heart damageDiesel pollution is linked with heart damage, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017.
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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. 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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We Chatted With the World's Coolest Astronaut About Inspiring Kids and Sending Dogs to Space Image: NASA Leland Melvin is a unicorn of a human being. He’s been drafted to the NFL, flown in the final frontier (twice), and now, written a book called Chasing Space . On the internet, the former NASA astronaut is best known for this unforgettable photo with his two dogs, Jake and Scout, who grace the cover of his new memoir. Gizmodo sat down with Melvin to talk about diversity in STEAM fields
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German Kindergartens to Name Parents Who Refuse Vaccine AdviceEurope is experiencing a spike in disease thanks to a drop in immunization numbers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientists jump hurdle in HIV vaccine designScientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made another important advance in HIV vaccine design.
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Dog skull study reveals genetic changes linked to face shapeA study of dog DNA has revealed a genetic mutation linked to flat face shapes such as those seen in pugs and bulldogs.
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Coroners unable to agree on what caused a person's deathA FORMER top detective turned University of Huddersfield researcher has published his findings that coroners in England and Wales are seemingly unable to agree on what caused a person's death or whether it merits an inquest, even when faced with identical case information.
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Venetian physician had a key role in shaping early modern chemistryNewly discovered notes show for the first time the Venetian doctor who invented the thermometer and helped lay the foundations for modern medical treatment also played a key role in shaping our understanding of chemistry.
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NOAA predicts an above average hurricane season for 2017 Environment Get ready now. Hurricane season starts next week. Here's what you should know.
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Nyt atlas viser hvor udsatte vi er for seks typer naturkatastroferEU-Kommissionens nye verdensatlas har undersøgt hvor mange mennesker, der lever i områder, hvor der er risiko for jordskælv, vulkaner, oversvømmelser med mere. Jordskælv topper listen.
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Avideh Zakhor: The brains behind Google Earth and Street ViewFor one of Silicon Valley's most important inventions, we can thank Avideh Zakhor, creator of the technology that brought us Google Earth and Street View.
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Trilobites: Somehow, This Fish Fathered a Near Clone of ItselfA fish was discovered carrying genes only from its father, a result of a rare phenomenon called androgenesis never before documented in vertebrates.
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Can the Paris Climate Deal Survive a Trump-Style Renegotiation?Some advocates of global climate action think the pact would be stronger if the United States simply left, rather than remaining in and demanding big changes.
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NASA's SDO sees partial eclipse in spaceOn May 25, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory saw a partial solar eclipse in space when it caught the moon passing in front of the sun. The lunar transit lasted almost an hour, with the moon covering about 89 percent of the sun at the peak of its journey across the sun's face.
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Laptops and tablets in the classroom: How to integrate electronic devices in the universityFor the authors, the high correlation between student tablet use and greater activity on social networks is worrying. They define this devices as a double-edged sword, as they can be the Trojan horse in which online entertainment invades the classroom in a massive way.
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Methicillin resistance among clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus in EgyptIn this article that appeared in Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets, Dr. AlaaAbouelfetouh, Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, is gathering the published data describing methicillin resistance in S. aureus (MRSA) in Egypt.
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Nagoya University researchers break down plastic wasteNagoya University team develops ruthenium catalysts to hydrogenate inert amide bonds under mild conditions. Molecular design of the catalyst framework promotes a key step of the reaction, the transfer of hydrogen to the amide, to greatly improve reactivity. This new low-energy approach may enable designer peptide synthesis and facilitate break down of plastic waste into more useful compounds.
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Strathclyde-led research develops world's highest gain high-power laser amplifierThe world's highest gain high power laser amplifier -- by many orders of magnitude -- has been developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde.
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Game of Thrones' Final Season Is Going to Be Very, Very Short, Like Arya HBO The past six seasons of Game of Thrones have all managed to spread their stories of love, lust, murder, and war over uniform sets of 10 episodes each. Season seven’s shaking things up a bit by cutting down its episode count down to seven (the Faith of the Seven will be pleased,) but a new report says season eight will be even shorter . According to Entertainment Weekly , sources within HBO ha
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How Your Brain Works In 3 Minutes How Your Brain Works In 3 Minutes Our brains are constantly trying to work out what things have meaning, and what things don’t. How Your Brain Work In 3 Minutes Video of How Your Brain Work In 3 Minutes Human Friday, May 26, 2017 - 09:15 Alistair Jennings, Contributor (Inside Science) -- What does your brain do best? It finds meaning in our chaotic world. It sifts the information coming in from y
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The high cost of communication among social bees(Phys.org)—Eusocial insects are predominantly dependent on chemosensory communication to coordinate social organization and define group membership. As the social complexity of a species increases, individual members require a greater diversity of signals. The communications of highly social insects such as wasps are well documented, but relatively little is known about the evolutionary transition
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Airline mergers don’t make our flights run late Airline mergers often take the blame for flight delays, late arrivals, and missed connections. A new analysis of 15 years of US Department of Transportation statistics, however, shows that airline consolidation has had little negative impact on on-time performance. In fact, the study offers evidence that mergers lead to long-term improvements, likely due to improved efficiency. The paper, which w
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Device could make ear tube surgery much quicker A new handheld device called CLiKX could improve the current surgical treatment of otitis media with effusion, also called “glue ear,” in children. OME is the leading cause of hearing loss and visits to the doctor among children worldwide. OME is a condition in which fluid, instead of air, fills the middle ear. If left untreated, it can cause a series of life-altering complications such as hearin
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Vitamin D in pregnancy may help prevent childhood asthmaA new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the immune system of the newborn baby, which could help to protect against asthma and respiratory infections, a known risk factor for developing asthma in childhood.
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New photocatalyst speeds up the conversion of carbon dioxide into chemical resourcesA new oxygen-deficient titanium dioxide prepared with Mg reduction method drastically improves the carbon dioxide conversion efficiency up to three times the efficiency of existing photocatalyst. It is expected to be applied for carbon dioxide resources and reduction technology.
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Self-healing catalyst films for hydrogen productionChemists at the Centre for Electrochemical Sciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a catalyst with self-healing properties. Under the challenging conditions of water electrolysis for hydrogen production, the catalyst material regenerates itself, as long as the components required for this are present in the electrolyte solution.
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Statins associated with improved heart structure and functionStatins are associated with improved heart structure and function, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017. The benefits were above and beyond the cholesterol lowering effect of statins.
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Scientists identify protein linked to chronic heart failureResearchers in Japan have identified a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chronic heart failure. The study, 'Corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2 exacerbates chronic cardiac dysfunction,' which will be published May 26 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggests that inhibiting this protein could help treat a disease that affects more than 20 million people wo
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Argonne scientists make vanadium into a useful catalyst for hydrogenationIn a new study, Argonne chemist Max Delferro boosted and analyzed the unprecedented catalytic activity of an element called vanadium for hydrogenation -- a reaction that is used for making everything from vegetable oils to petrochemical products to vitamins.
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Monument to peer review unveiled in Moscow Cornerstone of modern science immortalized in concrete. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22060
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9 Essential Summer Reads—From Sci-Fi to Philosophical Superheroes Summer is nigh. These are the books to keep on-hand while prepping for your next vacation. The post 9 Essential Summer Reads—From Sci-Fi to Philosophical Superheroes appeared first on WIRED .
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Three teams find a way to measure frequencies with far better precision than previous techniques(Phys.org)—Three teams working independently have found a nearly identical way to boost the resolution of quantum magnetic sensors, allowing frequency measurements with far higher precision than previous techniques. Two teams, one with ETH Zurich, the other based at Ulm University in Germany, have published their results in the journal Science. The third team working at Harvard has yet to publish
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Abigail Marsh: Are We Wired To Be Altruistic? When Abigail Marsh was 19, a complete stranger risked his life to save her from a car accident. Today, she studies what motivates us to help others — and why some of us are "extraordinary" altruists. (Image credit: Marla Aufmuth/TED)
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Mark Hamill Has a Big Issue With Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi Some very ominous news about The Last Jedi . The New Mutants movie is taking a surprising direction. The Doctor may change, but Doctor Who itself doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. Plus: A tease about the setting of the Wonder Woman sequel, hints about the monsters of Stranger Things ’ second season, and more! Spoiler ho, me mateys! Star Wars: The Last Jedi Expect Snoke to remain a mystery, acc
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Far Cry 5 takes series to deadliest land of all: Disenfranchised America Enlarge / Next-to-last supper? (credit: Ubisoft Montreal) LOS ANGELES—I leaned back in a hotel-suite chair and took in a bonkers video-game pitch from an Ubisoft producer while folding and unfolding the tiny American flag I'd been given moments before. The 13-year-old Far Cry gaming series returns once more in February 2018, and, at least conceptually, this might be its most intense entry yet. Wh
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Life at the Bottom: The Prolific Afterlife of WhalesOn the deep seafloor, the carcasses of the largest mammals give life to unique ecosystems -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Statins help improve heart function and structure, study finds Researchers using MRI scans of participants found those taking the cholesterol medicines were less likely to have a thickened heart muscle (left ventricular hypertrophy) Statins not only lower cholesterol but can improve the structure and function of the heart, research has shown. People taking the drugs were less likely to have abnormally enlarged hearts, a sign of stress and weakness, scientist
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The week in wildlife – in pictures Herons in flight, an inquisitive marmot and a blue whale are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world Continue reading...
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Cannabidiol Eases Epileptic Seizures: StudyAround 40 percent of children with an uncommon disorder had 50 percent fewer seizures while taking the marijuana derivative.
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Image of the Day: Bitingly BeautifulThe multihued Portuguese man o' war (Physalia physalis), a jellyfish look-alike, is known for its painful sting.
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Flere havbrug kan skade Kattegats dårlige havmiljø endnu mereIfølge en endnu ikke publiceret rapport, som mediet Information har fået indsigt i, er miljøtilstanden i Kattegat dårlig. Det kan konflikte med regeringens planer om at oprette flere havbrug i selvsamme farvand.
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Injustice 2 Almost Had a Version of Static, Milestone Media's Awesome Electric Superhero Image: DC Comics. Art by Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Glapion, and Le Beau Underwood. Damn it, we were so close to getting one of Milestone Media’s best characters in the new superhero fighting game. Heroes and villains from all over the DC Comics multiverse are part of the roster in Injustice 2 but, for the most part, they come from the well-known core of characters clustered around the Justice Leag
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The problem of treating play like work – how esports can harm well-beingWe are mid-way through the annual esports calendar and South Korean team SK Telecom 1 recently scored a resounding victory at the Mid-Seasonal Invitational. The MSI, as it's known, is a tournament where teams compete to win the video game League of Legends. This year, for the first time, there were world-class players from 13 regions across the globe battling for a US$1.69m prize pool. SK Telecom
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During a hospital stay, all microbial hell breaks loose between you and the room Enlarge / Dr. Jack Gilbert, sampling a hospital room before the microbial mayhem begins. (credit: University of Chicago ) In the first few hours of a hospital stay, the microbes living on the walls and other surfaces of the hospital try to overthrow your skin microbiome. Then all hell breaks loose. Within 24 hours—and possibly as little as seven—your microbes rise up to beat back the invaders. Be
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Britain's great explorations now onlineThe Royal Geographical Society is releasing films of its scientific explorations from the early 20th Century.
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Atmospheric carbon dioxide causing global greening making some areas warmer and some colder(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with the Directorate for Sustainable Resources in Italy and Ghent University in Belgium has found evidence that shows some parts of the planet are becoming cooler and others warmer due to an increase in localized greening. As the team notes in their paper published in the journal Science, much of the increase in greening is due to an increase of atmospheric c
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Study examines role of business angels during periods of austerityGovernment support for 'business angels' is essential even in times of austerity, according to research involving the University of East Anglia (UEA) and University of Glasgow.
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Is My Electric Fan Going to Kill Me in My Sleep? When I was a kid, someone told me that running a fan too close to my face was dangerous to my health, and I’ve kind of believed it ever since. For the 20-some years since, I’ve assumed that person was one of my parents, but when I mentioned this to them recently, neither had any idea what I was talking about. “That doesn’t sound like something I’d believe,” my dad said, and he’s right, it doesn’t
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MIT researchers want to make a dumpling that can fold itself Science First stop: Flat-pack pasta. These 2-D films flip up to form pasta shapes when they hit the water. Read on.
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Eerie Photos Capture Fear and Paranoia in Washington DC Government leaks, Russian hacks, and white vans on street corners. Everyone's on edge. The post Eerie Photos Capture Fear and Paranoia in Washington DC appeared first on WIRED .
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Tackle Your DIY Projects With This Compact Cordless Dremel, Now just $69 Dremel Micro Rotary Tool Kit , $69 You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box, if only for sanding wood and carving jack-o-lanterns , and this compact battery-operated model is marked down to $69 today on Amazon , the best price since January. There are cheaper corded models out there, but this thing is small enough for o
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There’s a Strontium Dog fan film, and it’s very good Enlarge (credit: Irradiated Hound Entertainment) News broke earlier in May that Rebellion—the games and publishing company that owns 2000AD , the world's greatest comic—has joined up with IM Global to bring more Judge Dredd to our screens . In interviews since, Rebellion's bosses have said that they hope to also adapt other 2000AD characters for live-action. But thanks to some very dedicated fans
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Dog DNA influences face shapeA study of dog DNA has revealed a genetic mutation linked to flat face shapes such as those seen in pugs and bulldogs.
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Minimizing the risk of electric shock around pools and lakesA danger that you can't see or hear—electric shock in water—can easily go undetected. Electricity is deadly and often discovered only after it is too late.
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Has Everest's famous Hillary Step really collapsed? Here's the scienceThe Hillary Step, a rocky outcrop at 8,770m, just beneath the summit of Everest (8,850m), has finally succumbed to gravity and partially collapsed. At least it has according to mountaineer Tim Mosedale, who climbed the mountain this year. His claim has been refuted by the chair of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, however, sparking a debate which looks set to rage for some time yet. The defini
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How do the chemicals in sunscreen protect our skin from damage?Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a "good base tan." She used to slather on the baby oil while using a large reflector to bake away. Aunt Muriel's mantra when the inevitable burn and peel appeared: Beauty has its price.
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Minimum wage hikes help some workers, not others Raising the minimum wage helps workers who currently earn that amount but decreases the number of low-wage workers that businesses hire shortly thereafter, a new study finds. While the federal minimum wage rate stands at $7.25 an hour, actual pay for low-wage workers varies across the country because some states and cities have adopted higher wages than the nationally-mandated minimum. Studies ha
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Graduation and Gentrification: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories An Inside Look at America’s Higher-Education Frontier Sam Contis, Eric Benson | The California Sunday Magazine It’s easy to see Deep Springs College—a tiny, highly selective two-year liberal-arts institution just outside Death Valley—as a bastion of tradition. The school was founded in 1917 by the electricity tycoon L.L. Nunn to create service-oriented leaders, and in many ways it can seem like a
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How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial options Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock) In the wake of this spring's Senate ruling nixing FCC privacy regulations imposed on ISPs, you may be (even more) worried about how your data is used, misused, and abused. There have been a lot of opinions on this topic since, ranging from "the sky is falling" to " move along, citizen, nothing to see here ." The fact is, ISPs tend to be pretty unscrupulous, s
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Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actionsIn 1904, Lizzie Magie patented "The Landlord's Game," a board game about property ownership, with the specific goal of teaching players about how a system of land grabbing impoverishes tenants and enriches property owners. The game, which went on to become the mass-market classic "Monopoly," was the first widely recognized example of what is today called "persuasive play."
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Unhealthy Britain: half of adults walk less than a mile a day – survey Poll commissioned by Cancer Research UK finds 52% of adults walk only 2,000 steps a day, figures described as ‘worrying’ and likely to increase cancer risk Britons are being urged to take to their feet after research showed more than half of adults walk less than a mile a day. A poll of 2,198 adults conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the charity Cancer Research UK found that on average 52% o
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Cannabis compound shows promise for severe epilepsy For the first time, a form of medicinal cannabis has been shown to reduce—and even stop—seizures in some children with a severe form of epilepsy. The children suffer from Dravet syndrome, a severe epilepsy that begins in infancy with drug-resistant seizures and a high mortality rate. The seizures of five percent of the children stopped after they were treated with cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive
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Viden
Rumsonden Juno viser planeten Jupiters sælsomme skønhedNASA har delte nye billeder af vores solsystems største planet.
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Trump on Attack on Copts in Egypt: 'The Bloodletting of Christians Must End' Updated at 3:35 p.m. ET President Trump says the “merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt tears at our hearts and grieves our souls” after gunmen killed 28 Coptic Christians in Egypt’s El-Minya governorate. “America also makes clear to its friends, allies, and partners that the treasured and historic Christian Communities of the Middle East must be defended and protected,” Trump said in the st
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Self-healing catalyst films for hydrogen productionChemists at the Centre for Electrochemical Sciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a catalyst with self-healing properties. Under the challenging conditions of water electrolysis for hydrogen production, the catalyst material regenerates itself, as long as the components required for this are present in the electrolyte solution. A team involving Stefan Barwe, Prof Dr Wolfgang Schuhmann
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USA benytter kontroversiel 'Stingray'-teknologi til at fange immigranterDe amerikanske myndigheder bruger nu mobilmast-simulatorer til at lokalisere illegale immigranter. Men metoden er kontroversiel, da den indsamler enorme mængder data om alle personer i nærheden.
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Researchers successfully synthesize cancer agent thapsigarginQueen's University researchers have successfully synthesized the anticancer agent thapsigargin, which could now open the door to the creation of new cancer drugs.
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Florida Paradise Nabs Top Spot on 2017 Best Beaches ListThis year's top beach features expanses of fine-grained white-quartz sand and warm, clear waters.
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The mystery of quantum computersOur computers, even the fastest ones, seem unable to withstand the needs of the enormous quantity of data produced in our technological society. That's why scientists are working on computers using quantum physics, or quantum computers, which promise to be faster and more powerful than conventional computers.
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Pregnant rays and babies pay a price after 'catch and release' from fishing trawlersRays are among the species most vulnerable to overfishing and are often caught incidentally in commercial trawlers and released as unwanted bycatch.
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The Virus HuntersIn the Democratic Republic of the Congo, teams of researchers are busy looking for the next deadly virus. The odds are not in their favor -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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In Photos: The Best US Beaches of 2017Summer is here, and that means that "Dr. Beach" has again released his top 10 list of public beaches in the United States.
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For Modern Astronomers, It’s Learn to Code or Get Left Behind Fledgling astronomers still don't take meaningful courses in modern coding, data science, or their best practices. The post For Modern Astronomers, It’s Learn to Code or Get Left Behind appeared first on WIRED .
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Minutiae: The Curious App That Captures Your Unfiltered Life Think of it like the anti-Instagram. The post Minutiae: The Curious App That Captures Your Unfiltered Life appeared first on WIRED .
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This Entrepreneur A/B Tested Her Clothes to Combat Sexism How kick-ass pants, a calculated stare (and a LOT of hard work) disarmed sexist investors and helped Kathryn Minshew built a successful company. The post This Entrepreneur A/B Tested Her Clothes to Combat Sexism appeared first on WIRED .
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Want Efficient Energy? Try Carbon Dioxide-Powered Turbines Supercritical carbon dioxide is super hot, super dense, and super good at turning heat into electricity. The post Want Efficient Energy? Try Carbon Dioxide-Powered Turbines appeared first on WIRED .
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Taiwan's 'forest bus' charms passengersWith moss-covered seats and an explosion of lush plants and flowers throughout its interior the "forest bus" offers a fragrant leafy ride for passengers used to crammed public transport in Taiwan's capital.
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2 Missing WWII B-25 Bombers Found in the Pacific OceanUsing a sonar-equipped underwater robot, a team of scientists has discovered the debris of a missing World War II-era B-25 bomber plane off the coast of Papua New Guinea.
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Nowcasting may help forecast big earthquakes in 53 major citiesRecords of small quakes can help us gauge how close we are to really big ones, using a technique borrowed from economics and finance
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Changing our diet to save the planetGlobal food consumption and production is seriously unbalanced. In the UK alone we threw away 4.4 million tonnes of "avoidable" food waste in 2015 – that is food that was edible before it was discarded – which equates to £13 billion worth of food wasted, or £470 per household. Meanwhile, nearly 800 million people globally are chronically undernourished.
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Study on Central American gangs finds rehabilitation possible"Life in the gang is a miserable life. One starves, cries alone and still can't leave. Anywhere one goes, one can be killed." – Gang member in El Salvador.
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Modifying cell wall can increase bacterial lipidsIf you want to create sustainable biofuels from less and for less, you've got a range of options. And one of those options is to go microbial, enlisting the help of tiny but powerful bacteria in creating a range of renewable biofuels and chemicals.
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Negativity bias: why conservatives are more swayed by threats than liberals We all tend to give more weight to negative messages than positive. Recent research reveals that this psychological bias is much stronger in conservatives than liberals (Preface: all of the research reported in this post has been done with American voters and not those in the UK, where equivalent research is lagging. While there may be some interesting correlates, conservatives in the UK differ i
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Who Will Build the World's First Commercial Space Station?A start-up aims to add new construction to the International Space Station to prep for a private sector orbital outpost -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers break down plastic wasteWhat to do proteins and Kevlar have in common? Both feature long chain molecules that are strung together by amide bonds. These strong chemical bonds are also common to many other naturally occurring molecules as well as man-made pharmaceuticals and plastics. Although amide bonds can give great strength to plastics, when it comes to their recycling at a later point, the difficultly of breaking the
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Image: Sequence of Juno spacecraft's close approach to JupiterThis sequence of enhanced-color images shows how quickly the viewing geometry changes for NASA's Juno spacecraft as it swoops by Jupiter. The images were obtained by JunoCam.
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The Case for Standardized and Secure Voting Technology It’s time to fix the voting process. American voting systems have improved in recent years, but they collectively remain a giant mess. Voting is controlled by states, and typically administered by counties and local governments. Voting laws differ depending on where you are. Voting machines vary, too; there’s no standard system for the nation. Accountability is a crapshoot. In some jurisdictions,
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Chemists synthesize molecular pretzelsChemists at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have discovered a new class of molecules. This week they report in Nature Communications on their synthesis method leading to 'quasi[1]catenanes': pretzel-like molecules consisting of two molecular rings 'oppositely' coupled at a central carbon atom. The discovery is an important step towards synthesis of lasso
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Nitrogen fixation research could shed light on biological mysteryInspired by a natural process found in certain bacteria, a team of Caltech researchers is inching closer to a new method for producing fertilizer that could some day hold benefits for farmers—particularly in the developing world—while also shedding light on a biological mystery.
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Nanopore technology makes leap from DNA sequencing to identifying proteinsIn the May issue of PLOS Computational Biology, scientists from UC San Diego and the University of Notre Dame report on a study that could open up the field for nanopore-based protein identification – and eventually proteomic profiling of large numbers of proteins in complex mixtures of different types of molecules.
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Magnetism disrupts winds on ‘hot Jupiter’ exoplanetSimulations of HAT-P 7b’s magnetic field give clues to why the exoplanet’s winds blow both east and west.
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A new view of tropical forest emissionsEmissions of isoprene, a compound from plant matter that wields great influence in the atmosphere, are up to three times higher in the Amazon rainforest than scientists have thought, according to new findings published this week in Nature Communications.
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New technology could revolutionize 3-D printingA technology originally developed to smooth out and pattern high-powered laser beams for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) can be used to 3-D print metal objects faster than ever before, according to a new study by Lawrence Livermore researchers.
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Scientists make vanadium into a useful catalyst for hydrogenationJust as Cinderella turned from a poor teenager into a magnificent princess with the aid of a little magic, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have transformed a common metal into a useful catalyst for a wide class of reactions, a role formerly reserved for expensive precious metals.
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Why 3,000 Scientists Think Nuclear Arsenals Make Us Less SafeDespite what you hear in the news, an atomic war between the superpowers is still the biggest threat -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Amazing pictures show cyclones swirling above Jupiter’s polesThe best close-up images ever of Jupiter reveal surprising cyclones and ammonia patches that are forcing a rethink of our understanding of the planet
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DNA research provides new hope for a bird on the brinkIn a fresh bid to save the southern black-throated finch from extinction, researchers are turning to a novel analysis of DNA to help plot a path to survival. Already extinct in NSW, this woodland species is endangered in Queensland, having lost 80 per cent of its range in the last 30 years. Under current development plans for its last stronghold, the Galilee basin, it's predicted to lose a further
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NASA discovers a new mode of ice loss in GreenlandA new NASA study finds that during Greenland's hottest summers on record, 2010 and 2012, the ice in Rink Glacier on the island's west coast didn't just melt faster than usual, it slid through the glacier's interior in a gigantic wave, like a warmed freezer pop sliding out of its plastic casing. The wave persisted for four months, with ice from upstream continuing to move down to replace the missin
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Australian satellite in orbitThe first Australian satellite in 15 years, UNSW-EC0, was successfully deployed from the International Space Station, and UNSW engineers are working to make contact when it next passes above Sydney.
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New insights into the ancestors of all complex lifeA team of scientists led by the University of Bristol has provided new insights into the origins of the Archaea, the group of simple cellular organisms that are the ancestors of all complex life.
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Brood Awakening: 17-Year Cicadas Emerge 4 Years EarlyScientists search for the mysterious cause, as millions of hatching bugs loudly buzz the night away -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The plan to protect wildlife displaced by the Hume Highway has failedIt's no secret that human development frequently comes at a cost to other creatures. As our urban footprint expands, native habitat contracts. To compensate for this, most Australian governments require developers to invest in biodiversity offsetting, where habitat is created or protected elsewhere to counterbalance the impact of construction.
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Scientists are accidentally helping poachers drive rare species to extinctionIf you open Google and start typing "Chinese cave gecko", the text will auto-populate to "Chinese cave gecko for sale" – just US$150, with delivery. This extremely rare species is just one of an increasingly large number of animals being pushed to extinction in the wild by animal trafficking.
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New technique could increase success rate, life span of implantable devicesA new technique being developed at Purdue University could provide patients who require implantable catheters in the treatment of neurological and other disorders with a reliable and self-clearing catheter that could eliminate the need for additional surgery to replace failing devices.
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New Horizons deploys global team for rare look at next flyby targetOn New Year's Day 2019, more than 4 billion miles from home, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will race past a small Kuiper Belt object known as 2014 MU69 – making this rocky remnant of planetary formation the farthest object ever encountered by any spacecraft.
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If Someone Tries to Steal Your Car, Don't Jump On the Hood GIF On Tuesday, 27-year-old Melissa Smith was filling up at a gas station in Milwaukee when a man jumped into the driver’s seat of her car, trying to steal it. Smith immediately jumped on the hood, and held tight long enough that the thief eventually ran off. The media are hailing her as a hero. But, in fact, she’s an idiot. No car is worth your life. Milwaukee, like every single city in the Unit
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Advarselsflag var skyld i styrtet for ESA' s MarslanderDer blev ikke taget højde for en række naturligt forekommende forhold under marslandingen sidste år. Men var det ikke for et misforstået advarselsflag, var landingen nok forløbet perfekt, fastslår undersøgelseskommission.
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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Is a Sinking Vessel The subtitle of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The moral of the movie, alas, is that the same cannot be said of dead franchises. The first Pirates film was an unexpected success: wildly overlong and over-plotted yet kept afloat by a wicked, bravura, and utterly original performance by Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, a swishily swaggering mélange of rum, e
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Losing Planned Parenthood Alexandra Rucinski has been a patient at the Planned Parenthood in Burlington, Iowa, since she unexpectedly became pregnant with her son five years ago. She was 22 years old then, and she didn’t have health insurance. So she drove to the clinic on North 8th Street, where staff helped her understand her options. Rucinski chose to have the baby, and she has since continued to visit the health cente
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Michael Jackson's Final Tragedy, Told Gently With an event as seismic and salable as Michael Jackson’s death, the eight-year anniversary also means it’s time to rev-up for the 10th-anniversary— which is to say that the next few years will see a stream of new and unauthorized Jackson-related content. The controversial Sky Arts TV episode in which Joseph Fiennes was set to play one of the most famous black people to ever live, canceled in Jan
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Ugens it-jobs: Vil du beskytte SKAT mod cybertrusler eller udvikle specialsystemer hos PET? På ugens liste søger en lang række virksomheder it-medarbejdere. Eksempelvis PET, SKAT, Dong Energy, Skandinavisk Data Center, Netcompany og flere forskellige styrelser it-folk. Tjek, om der er et job for dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-jobs-vil-du-beskytte-skat-mod-cybertrusler-eller-udvikle-specialsystemer-hos-pet Emner Arbejdsmarked It-sikkerhed Jobfinder
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How dinosaurs may have evolved into birdsTohoku University researchers and their international collaborators have identified a possible genetic mechanism underlying the evolution of birds, according to a recently published study in Nature Communications.
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Solid acetylene reagent for laboratory applicationsAcetylene is one of the primary starting materials for chemical synthesis. However, acetylene is a highly flammable gas, dangerous and difficult to use in regular research laboratories. A novel solid acetylene regent has been developed to make chemical applications safer.
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New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humansScientists from the Netherlands and Russia have 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 t
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Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computersStudy takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers.
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Isolated Greek villages reveal genetic secrets that protect against heart diseaseA genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular disease has been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Reported today in Nature Communications, the cardioprotective variant was found in an isolated Greek population, who are known to live long and healthy lives despite having a diet rich in animal fat.
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