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**Ny NASA-satellit kommer tættere på solen end nogensinde før**
Med ny data fra missionen vil forskere bl.a. kunne studere de kraftige ​solstorme, som påvirker vores elforsyning og radiokommunikation.
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**Searching for super-corals living on the edge**
Searching for corals where they shouldn't be found has become an urgent quest for marine biologist Dr Emma Camp. As the impact of climate change on the world's coral reefs grows in frequency and intensity, the options for reef management are becoming more and more limited.
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**The evolution of computational linguistics and where it's headed next**
Earlier this year, Christopher Manning, a Stanford professor of computer science and of linguistics, was named the Thomas M. Siebel Professor in Machine Learning, thanks to a gift from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation.
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds
**Neutron stars set to open their heavy hearts**
Space mission will peer inside the densest matter in the Universe. Nature 546 18 doi: 10.1038/546018a
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**Electric Brain Stimulation Offers Binge-Eating Clue**
A neural circuit seems to control compulsive food consumption -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Research collaborative pursues advanced quantum computing**
"If this project is successful it will cause a revolution in computing."
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**88 procent af danskerne kan få lynhurtigt internet – men de færreste køber det**
Selvom næsten ni ud af ti danskere kan få bredbåndshastigheder på over 100 mbps, er det få, der tager imod tilbuddet. Det fremgår af de seneste tal fra Energistyrelsen.
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**Study of 14th-century plague challenges assumptions on 'natural' lead levels**
When the Black Death swept across Europe in the 14th century, it not only killed millions, it also brought lead smelting, among many other commercial activities, to a halt.
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**Exploring the relationship between the two-body and the collective**
From batteries to biology, salt-containing liquids are vital to continued performance. Accurately understanding the behavior of these liquids relies on correctly depicting the molecular structures they form. Dr. Marcel Baer, Dr. Timothy Duignan, and Dr. Christopher Mundy at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory determined that the precise structure of a pair of ions isolated in water




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**President Trump Pretends Like He Meant to Tweet 'Covfefe'**

President Donald Trump speaks at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images) Last night at 12:06am Eastern time, President Trump sent out a cryptic tweet that read, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”. The internet spent the next six hours u

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**Giant ringed planet likely cause of mysterious stellar eclipses**

A giant gas planet – up to fifty times the mass of Jupiter, encircled by a ring of dust – is likely hurtling around a star more than a thousand light years away from Earth, according to new research by an international team of astronomers, led by the University of Warwick.

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Science | The Guardian

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**Dinosaur discovery: a cavalcade of new giant dinosaurs is unearthed**

Recent discoveries are adding greatly to our understanding of the giant sauropod dinosaurs The sauropod dinosaurs are instantly recognisable to anyone with the most passing knowledge of dinosaurs. The huge size, columnar limbs, long tail and, in particular, long necks make them distinctive even among the huge diversity of the dinosaurs. Familiar names like Brontosaurus and Diplodocus bring up ima

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**Exploring the use of algorithms in the criminal justice system**

Courts nationwide are making greater use of computer algorithms to help determine whether defendants should be released into the community while they await trial. The idea is to accurately determine whether a defendant poses a flight risk or a danger to the community, and reduce the potential for human bias.

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**Frequency modulation accelerates the research of quantum technologies**

Many modern technological advances and devices are based on understanding quantum mechanics. Compared to semiconductors, hard disk drives or lasers, quantum devices are different in the sense that they directly harness quantum states. A big goal of the field is to develop a working quantum computer theorized to outperform traditional computers in certain difficult computational tasks. Researchers

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**The mechanical properties of sperm tails revealed**

Scientists at the University of York have shown that a sperm tail utilizes interconnected elastic springs to transmit mechanical information to distant parts of the tail, helping it to bend and ultimately swim toward an egg.

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**Researchers discover mechanism that controls bone formation and function**

An international, multidisciplinary research team, including an engineering professor at the University of Arkansas, has discovered a mechanism that controls the formation and function of plate-like nanocrystals that play a critical role in bone composition.

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Dagens Medicin

**Hovedstaden har kun registreret 505 pakkeforløb i første kvartal**

Sundhedsplatformen har fået antallet af registrerede kræftpakkeforløb til at styrke styrtdykke.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst to return to ISS for Horizons mission in 2018**

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is returning to the International Space Station next year and today he revealed his mission name and logo: Horizons.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**Researchers measure the coherence length in glasses using the supercomputer JANUS**

The JANUS supercomputer has enabled researchers to reproduce the experimental protocol of equilibrium dynamics in spin glasses. The success of the simulation connects theoretical and experimental physical developments using this new generation of computers.

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**Climate change can alter the impact of forest pathogens in trees**

New research on projected climate changes from the University of Helsinki indicates that climate change has alarming potential to increase the damage caused to Norway spruce trees by a naturally circulating disease spreading fungus.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**Researchers prove cormorants can hear under water**

For the first time, researchers have shown that marine birds can hear underwater. This offers new possibilities for the protection of marine birds in trafficked waters. Seals, whales and other marine animals can hear underwater. The cormorant also has this ability, which new research from University of Southern Denmark (SDU) shows.

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**Model for 2-D materials-based RRAM found**

Graphene and related two-dimensional (2-D) materials have raised massive interest and investment during the last years. However, the amount of 2-D materials-based commercial devices available in the market is still very low.

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**New enzyme key to better Parkinson's disease treatment**

Scientists have discovered a new enzyme that will make a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease cheaper and quicker to produce.

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**DTU's banebrydende ’gyroskop-stjernekamera’ på vej til ISS: »Alle rumfartøjer bruger det inden for fem år«**

Det danske ruminstitut kalder det en teknologisk nyskabelse og håber, det bliver en game changer. På fredag bliver kameraet sendt op med Nasas nye røntgenteleskop, Nicer.

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**Ny top 15-liste: Virksomhederne med flest ledige stillinger**

På dagens liste finder du de firmaer, der har allerflest jobopslag på Jobfinder lige nu. Find ud af, hvilke nye navne er havnet i top 15. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ny-top-15-liste-virksomhederne-med-flest-ledige-stillinger-8404 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder

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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds

**UK election: science spending pledges overshadowed by Brexit**

Parties promise more money for research, but scientists fear impact of split with European Union. Nature 546 16 doi: 10.1038/546016a

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Dagens Medicin

**Fejlopereret skal betale region en kvart million kr. tilbage**

En patient skal nu efter dom i byretten betale en erstatning på 270.000 kr. efter en fejloperation tilbage til Region Syddanmark. Partierne i Folketinget vil nu drøfte en ændring af reglerne, så patienter ikke kan afkræves at betale erstatning tilbage efter ankefristens ophør.

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Ingeniøren

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**‘Champions League’ i Lego-robotter: Børn fra hele verden kæmper i Aarhus**

VIDEO: Lego League Championship er ét langt, internationalt problemknuser-maraton for børn, hvor alt foregår på engelsk. I år blev det for første gang afholdt i Aarhus.

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Viden

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**Brinkmann: Skal teknologi gøre os til supermennesker?**

Sundhedsteknologi, som giver handicappede førligheden og sanserne tilbage, kan også snart forsyne raske med overnaturlige evner. – Vi bliver nødt til at drøfte etikken, opfordrer forsker.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**Space junk could destroy satellites, hurt economies**

The growing amount of fast-moving space debris orbiting the Earth could lead to catastrophic collisions with satellites, hurting economies, researchers warned Wednesday ahead of a summit to coordinate efforts to remove the junk.

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

**Queen's researchers make breakthrough discovery in fight against bowel cancer**

New research led by Queen's University Belfast has discovered how a genomic approach to understanding bowel (colorectal) cancer could improve the prognosis and quality of life for patients.

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

**Researchers listen to zebrafish to understand human hearing loss**

Can a fish with a malformed jaw tell us something about hearing loss in mice and humans? The answer is yes, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports from researchers at USC.

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

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**Stanford technique pinpoints the 'partners in crime' of cancer genes**

Batman and Robin. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Fiction is full of dynamic duos that work together to accomplish amazing feats. When one partner is out of commission, the other steps in to make sure the job gets done. But if both are missing in action, the outcome is likely to be dire.

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The Atlantic

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**Are Demographics Really Destiny for the GOP?**

Despite President Trump’s magnetic appeal for working-class whites, those fiercely contested voters continued their long-term decline as a share of the national electorate in 2016, a new analysis of recent Census Bureau data shows. That continued erosion underscores the gamble Trump is taking by aligning the GOP ever more closely with the hopes and fears of a volatile constituency that, while sti

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The Atlantic

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**The Spider Web That Gets Stronger When It Touches Insects**

What happens when an insect touches a spider’s web? Most web-spinning spiders line their silken threads with droplets of glue, which snag blundering insects. But one group—the cribellate spiders—does something different. Their threads are surrounded by clouds of even more silk—extremely fine filaments, each a hundred times thinner than regular spider silk. These nanofibers give the silk a fuzzy,

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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

**Biologisk bekæmpelse: Snyltehvepse sejrer i kampen mod æblevikler**

Ny forskning viser, at snyltehvepse er et effektivt middel til biologisk bekæmpelse af æbleviklere....

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Ingeniøren

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**Tovejskommunikation mellem nanopartikler baner vejen for intelligente nanomaskiner**

Forskere præsenterer første eksempel på tovejskommunikation mellem nanopartikler ved brug af kemiske signalstoffer. Princippet er lig det, som simple biologiske organismer og celler kommunikerer med hinanden med.

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Ingeniøren

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**Ny vandtæt drone hjælper lystfiskere og filmer under vand**

Hvis alt går efter planen, vil det fra august være muligt at få sig en fiskepartner i form af en kameradrone, der er vandtæt, og som kan droppe madding ud på havet.

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Gizmodo

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**Godzilla vs. Kong Just Landed an Unexpected but Inspired Choice as Its Director**

Kong is ready to fight Godzilla in 2020. Image: Warner Bros. You’ve seen Godzilla . You’ve seen Kong: Skull Island . Godzilla is coming back next year for sequel King of the Monsters , and then, finally, the two will fight. Now, a director for that epic clash has been chosen. Adam Wingard, the director of You’re Next, The Guest , and most recently Blair Witch , has just signed to direct 2020's Go

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Dagens Medicin

**Læger i Herning tager hver 50 patienter mere**

Det kan ikke passe, at borgere i Herning ikke kan få læge i byen. Det mener Hernings praktiserende læger, der derfor alle åbner op for at tage 50 nye patienter mere i løbet af to år.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**New study describes in detail a threatened long-distance wildebeest migration route**

A new study was published this week describing an endangered long-distance wildebeest migration in the Tarangire ecosystem of northern Tanzania. In the study, wildlife scientists used machine learning and connectivity algorithms to delineate a previously undefined migratory corridor in order to save this vanishing natural phenomenon. Dr. Derek Lee, principal scientist at the Wild Nature Institute

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**New details on nest preferences of declining sparrow**

Theory says that birds should choose nest sites that minimize their risk of predation, but studies often fail to show a connection between nest site selection and nest survival. Understanding these relationships can be key for managing declining species, and a new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications explores the nest site preferences of Bachman's Sparrow, a vulnerable songbird depen

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**Study shows big smart meter investment yielded 'very small' electricity savings**

Smart meters and time-of-use electricity pricing have only modestly reduced residential energy demand during the most expensive peak periods, a new study suggests.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**Nest wants your home security camera to recognize you**

Nest Labs is adding Google's facial recognition technology to a high-resolution home-security camera, offering a glimpse of a future in which increasingly intelligent, internet-connected computers can see and understand what's going on in people's homes.

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Ars Technica

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**Qualcomm, Microsoft announce Snapdragon 835 PCs with gigabit LTE**

Enlarge / Qualcomm's prototype of a Snapdragon 835 motherboard has an area of 50.4 square centimetres. (credit: Qualcomm ) Qualcomm's Snapdragon ARM-based systems-on-chips are mainstays of the smartphone world, but the company is now positioning them as more than just smartphone processors: in conjunction with Microsoft and the new Windows 10 for ARM processors , Qualcomm is now pitching the chip

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**Back to the sea: Volunteers help turtle find its way home**

Volunteers have helped a disoriented 400-pound (180-kilogram) sea turtle make its way back to the ocean off the South Carolina coast.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**Reading to therapy dogs improves literacy attitudes in second-grade students**

Second-grade students who read aloud to dogs in an afterschool program demonstrated improved attitudes about reading, according to researchers at Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction at Tufts University. Their research appears online in advance of print in the Early Childhood Education Journal.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**Layoffs rile India's flagship IT sector**

Experienced Indian techie Raghu Narayanaswamy lost his job recently and fears he may not get another, as analysts warn of massive layoffs across the country's multi-billion-dollar information technology sector.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**Toshiba's future imperiled by shaky ethics, nuclear fiascos**

Japanese technology giant Toshiba Corp.'s last-gasp strategy for staying afloat—selling its prized computer chip operations—may buy the company time but is no cure-all.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**Faceless fish among weird deep sea Australian finds**

Faceless fish and other weird and wonderful creatures, many of them new species, have been hauled up from the deep waters off Australia during a scientific voyage studying parts of the ocean never explored before.

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Science | The Guardian

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**Am I normal? You asked Google. Here’s the answer | Eleanor Morgan**

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries “The camera has the power to catch so-called normal people in such a way as to make them look extremely disturbed,” writes Susan Sontag in an essay from 1973 called Freak Show . “The camera chooses oddity, chases it, names it, elects it, frames it, devel

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Ars Technica

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**Nest Cam IQ is a $300 indoor camera with a 6-core processor**

Ron Amadeo Nest is adding a third camera to its lineup, after the Nest Cam and Nest Cam Outdoor . The new Nest Cam IQ occupies a premium spot over the other two, and it is an indoor-only $300 "sort-of 4K" camera. I say "sort-of 4K" because the Nest Cam IQ does have a 4K (8MP) sensor, but to reduce storage and wireless data needs, it only records in 1080p. The 4K sensor is used for a digital zoom

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Science | The Guardian

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**Reel life: the biographical films bringing joy to people with dementia**

My Life Films combine music, photos, clips and interviews to celebrate the lives of those with dementia – and help carers build better patient relationships Jo throws her arms up in enjoyment, hugs herself, laughs. She has watched the film of her life many times before, but each time it seems fresh, because Jo has dementia. “One of the joys of this experience is she’s almost seeing it for the fir

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Science | The Guardian

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**Luxury bath house from Roman Chichester unearthed by archaeologists**

‘Almost unique’ remains of wealthy home from town’s Roman heyday found under public park in centre The foundations of a luxurious private bath house once owned by some of the richest citizens of Roman Chichester have been found under a public park in the centre of the city. Related: Posh Roman London teen's skeleton to return to her final resting place Continue reading...

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Dagens Medicin

**Hvordan forebygger man sygdom hos folk, der aldrig går til lægen?**

11 kommuner skal lave tilbud til at forebygge kronisk sygdom.

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Dagens Medicin

**KOL-patienter med mange forværringer oplever ofte bedring**

KOL- patienter bliver ikke altid bliver dårligere og dårligere, selvom de har år med flere akutte forværringer af sygdommen. Mange patienter får det faktisk bedre igen, viser ny forskning fra SDU.

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Ingeniøren

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**Ny it-fupnummer: Svindlere vil snyde dig til at købe domæner til overpris**

Svindelmails forsøger at lokke penge ud af virksomheder med udsigten til, at varemærket er i fare. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/raffineret-spam-teknik-prakker-dig-domaener-paa-overpris-1077129 Version2

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Ingeniøren

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**Branchefolk: Skøn for solcelleudbygning i lovforslag er vildledende**

Fagfolk efterlyser dokumentation for, at udbygningen med solceller vil vokse med 500 MW frem mod 2020 i et marked, der ellers er stagneret. Heller ikke Energinet.dk tror på en så voldsom udbygning.

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Science | The Guardian

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**Feeling anxious makes it harder to read the emotions of others, claims study**

Participants in study also tended to see anger rather than happiness in faces when anxious, say researchers Being in a state of anxiety makes it harder to read the emotions of others, researchers have claimed. Difficulties in interpreting the facial expressions of others have previously been linked to a number of psychiatric disorders , while people with a greater tendency to be anxious have been

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NYT > Science

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**Life on Mars: At Home in the Habitat**

Six people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a NASA-funded study to simulate human exploration of Mars. In the third episode of this 360-video series, take a tour of the home they have made for themselves after four months

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

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**Reading to therapy dogs improves literacy attitudes in second-grade students**

Second-grade students who read aloud to dogs in an afterschool program demonstrated improved attitudes about reading, according to researchers at Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction at Tufts University.

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

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**Study shows big smart meter investment yielded 'very small' electricity savings**

Researchers at the University of Waterloo compared data for nine months before and nine months after time-of-use rates were introduced in November 2011 by an unidentified distribution company with more than 20,000 household customers in southwestern Ontario.Using advanced statistical tools to factor out the impact of weather differences, their analysis showed residential demand for electricity dro

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

**Obesity can lead to more severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms**

Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), such as hot flashes and night sweats, cause serious discomfort in many women at menopause. Studies show a higher frequency of VMS in women who gain weight during the postmenopause period, and the effect of obesity on VMS has been studied for many years. A new study finds that hot flashes are associated with a higher body mass index (BMI). The details were published online

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

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**Spotted owls benefit from forest fire mosaic**

Fire is a crucial part of the forest ecosystem on which threatened spotted owls rely, but climate change and decades of fire suppression are changing the dynamics of these forests. A new study examines California spotted owl habitat use and shows that while owls avoid the badly burned areas left behind by massive stand-replacing fires, they benefit from habitat that includes a mosaic of burned pat

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

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**New details on nest preferences of declining sparrow**

Theory says that birds should choose nest sites that minimize their risk of predation, but studies often fail to show a connection between nest site selection and nest survival. Understanding these relationships can be key for managing declining species, and a new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications explores the nest site preferences of Bachman's sparrow, a vulnerable songbird depen

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

**Survey finds men don't talk about their family health history risks**

New survey finds 4 out of 5 men have never talked to a family member about sexual health.

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cognitive science

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**This guy makes great cogsci videos. Here's one he did on superstitious behavior**

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New on MIT Technology Review

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**23andMe Is Making Its First Foray into At-Home Research, to Study Pain**

The genetic testing company wants customers to do an experiment to help uncover genetic links to pain.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**Spotted owls benefit from forest fire mosaic**

Fire is a crucial part of the forest ecosystem on which threatened Spotted Owls rely, but climate change and decades of fire suppression are changing the dynamics of these forests. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications examines California Spotted Owl habitat use in Yosemite National Park and shows that while owls avoid the badly burned areas left behind by massive stand-replacin

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Gizmodo

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**Intelligence Officials Disturbed by Trump's Attempts to Get World Leaders to Call His Personal Cellphone**

GIF Yes, Trump did a parody rendition of Hotline Bling on SNL. GIF Source: SNL Donald Trump just wants to be everyone’s best bud and he’d rather they skip the formalities and give him a call on his personal cellphone. For many reasons, this is very worrisome to the people who get paid to worry about this sort of thing. Let’s just say that since the day Trump was elected, he and his administration

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Big Think

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**How Endangered Species Are Put at Risk by Scientists Trying to Save Them**

Poachers, hunters, and collectors are targeting animals on the endangered species list for their rarity. Read More

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The Atlantic

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**U.S. Conducts Successful Missile Defense Test**

Following a series of North Korean missile tests, the latest of which occurred on Sunday, the U.S. military has conducted a missile defense test aimed to protect the nation from a targeted attack. The test, which took place Tuesday at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, was deemed successful by U.S. officials after an upgraded long-range interceptor missile directly collided with its tar

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Popular Science

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**What you need to know about the missile defense system that just intercepted a practice target in space**

Military $244 million to destroy a dummy under ideal conditions. Missile defense system successfully intercepts a practice target in space, which is impressive but far from what needs to be done.

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Ars Technica

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**Supreme Court overturns Lexmark’s patent win on used printer cartridges**

Enlarge / Lexmark printer cartridges in a Staple's store in New York. (credit: Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The US Supreme Court voted 7-1 to place more limits on the rights of patent-holders, striking down a decision by the nation's top patent court for the second time in two weeks. In Impression Products v. Lexmark International , the justices' opinion (PDF) made crystal cl

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Gizmodo

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**Watch 95 Weird, Wondrous Minutes of Star Wars Found Footage Through the Decades**

This isn’t even close to the weirdest thing in this video. Image: YouTube Star Wars is one of those franchises that has been everywhere and done everything. There probably isn’t a “thing” you can imagine that Star Wars hasn’t been at some point: porn parody, pet toys, television show, garden tools, virtual reality, you name it and Star Wars has probably done it. And if it’s been done, it’s probab

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WIRED

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**Uber Fired Its Robocar Guru, But Its Legal Fight With Google Goes On**

Dumping the engineer at the heart of a legal battle with Google's Waymo doesn't indemnify the ridehailing giant. The post Uber Fired Its Robocar Guru, But Its Legal Fight With Google Goes On appeared first on WIRED .

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Gizmodo

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**Twitch Users Are Playing the Stock Market With $50K of One Dude's Money**

GIF GIF source: StockStream One of the most consistently entertaining features of the video game streaming platform Twitch is the series of “ Twitch Plays ” videos that allow users to work together to beat a game. Today, a software developer who is either a genius or a fool launched StockStream , a channel in which users are trying to beat the stock market using $50,000 of the developer’s money.

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WIRED

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**Don’t Read Too Much Into That Successful Missile Defense Test**

The Pentago successfully tested its interceptor missile defense against an ICBM, but that doesn't mean the US is ready for a strike. The post Don't Read Too Much Into That Successful Missile Defense Test appeared first on WIRED .

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BBC News - Science & Environment

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**UN chief Guterres says climate deal is essential**

Antonio Guterres was speaking after Donald Trump refused to back the Paris climate accord.

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

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**First step taken toward epigenetically modified cotton**

Scientists have produced a 'methylome' for domesticated cotton and its wild ancestors, a powerful new tool to guide breeders in creating cotton with better traits based on epigenetic changes. It's an important step towards a new way of improving crops, called epigenetic breeding.

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Ingeniøren

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**Øg dine jobchancer: Her det bedste tidspunkt at sende din ansøgning**

Ved du, hvornår det er allerbedst at skyde sin ansøgning af sted? Det har nemlig markant indflydelse på dine chancer for at komme til jobsamtale. Og hvad gør du egentlig med uopfordrede ansøgninger? https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/oeg-dine-jobchancer-her-bedste-tidspunkt-at-sende-din-ansoegning-8382 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder

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**Roadkill rescue**

One of the world's worst hotspots for roadkill in Canada is helped by a project that cuts animal deaths by almost 90%.

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Gizmodo

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**Wonder Woman Writer Is Glad He Changed Diana's Origin Because World War I Is So Relevant Right Now**

Image: WB One very interesting choice made for Wonder Woman was changing the time of Diana’s entry into the world of man from World War II to World War I. Writer Allan Heinberg feels like the change, made awhile ago, showed foresight because of the relevance of that war to today. Speaking to EW , Heinberg said, “We are in a very WWI world today with nationalism and how it would take very little t

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**Fowl-mouthed study finds that diet shaped duck, goose beaks**

From Charles Darwin's famous finches to a new study that takes a rare look at a common order of birds—waterfowl—evolution has a tendency to reveals itself through bird beaks.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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**First step taken toward epigenetically modified cotton**

With prices down and weather patterns unpredictable, these are tough times for America's cotton farmers, but new research led by Z. Jeffrey Chen at The University of Texas at Austin might offer a break for the industry. He and a team have taken the first step toward a new way of breeding heartier, more productive cotton through a process called epigenetic modification.

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NYT > Science

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**Even as Wind Power Rises, It Falls Under a Political Cloud**

As utility operations increasingly avail themselves of wind, the Trump administration looks at whether conventional sources have been placed at a disadvantage.

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Gizmodo

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**Warming to Blame for Coral Bleaching in Hawaii**

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**Gluten-Free: Credible Science or Eating Disorder?**

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**Uber engineer Levandowski, accused of massive theft from Google, has been fired**

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As scientists grapple with the behavioral, ecological and evolutionary impacts of extreme climatic events, new research articles explore what is known on the topic and pioneer new approaches to this challenging and rapidly expanding field of study.

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Workplace injuries don't just come from lifting heavy things or falling off a ladder. People with desk jobs can develop debilitating hand and wrist problems that make it difficult to work, and poorly designed software could be to blame. However, researchers are creating tools to that could help develop safer software.

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**New plasmonic sensor improves early cancer detection**

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**Canceled Halo Chronicles is finally detailed in epic Halo oral history**

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New research on projected climate changes indicates that climate change has an alarming potential to increase the damage caused to Norway spruce trees by a naturally circulating disease spreading fungus.

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**Mosquitoes infected with virus-suppressing bacteria could help control dengue fever**

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**Older mothers have higher rates of severe complications in childbirth**

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**The next enchanted ring?**

Using genomics, a chemistry lab has worked out the biosynthetic machinery that makes a new class of antibiotic compounds called the beta-lactones. Like the beta-lactams, they have an unstable four-member ring. The key to their kill mechanism it is also difficult to synthesize.

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Engineers have come up with a scaling law to describe how objects move through sand. The scaling law can be used to predict how large trucks and cars drive through this material, based on how toy versions of those vehicles drive through an experimental sandbox containing the same grains.

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Early childhood exposures to specific phthalates were associated with depressed thyroid function in girls at age 3, according to scientists. Phthalates, a class of chemicals thought to disrupt the endocrine system, are widely used in consumer products from plastic toys to household building materials to shampoos.

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Engineers are using soft robotics technology to make light, flexible gloves that allow users to feel tactile feedback when they interact with virtual reality environments. The researchers used the gloves to realistically simulate the tactile feeling of playing a virtual piano keyboard.

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Half the world's population depends for its survival on nitrogen fixed by bacteria, but we still don't know how the bacteria do it. New research could solve that mystery while making fertilizer production more sustainable.

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**Physicists explore elusive high-energy particles in a crystal**

A new phenomenon in an unconventional metal could provide a new way of making highly sensitive detectors for mid-infrared wavelengths. The phenomenon is closely related to Weyl fermions, which are particles that have been predicted by high-energy physicists but never observed.

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**Cigarette damage to unborn children revealed in stem cell study**

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage foetal liver cells. Researchers have now developed a novel way to study the effects of maternal smoking on liver tissue using embryonic stem cells.

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Maternal instinct – the devotion that informs our idea of archetypal motherhood – doesn’t mean only women with children can care about future generations As a mother, I understand the powerful bond that can exist between a parent and child. I love my son, and I really would do anything for him. Society assumes that all women, with enough exposure to their babies, will feel the same sense of endles

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**Uber Fires Engineer At The Center Of Self-Driving Tech Theft Lawsuit With Google (Updated)**

Anthony Levandowski. Photo: AP Uber on Tuesday fired the self-driving engineer at the center of its high-profile litigation with Google’s driverless car project, according to the New York Times . The move comes nearly two weeks after Uber urged the engineer, Anthony Levandowski, to comply with a federal judge’s order to turn over allegedly stolen autonomous tech files or else be terminated from t

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In previous papers, UPenn physicists investigated the 'coffee ring effect,' the ring-shaped stain of particles left after drops of coffee evaporate. In a new paper published in Nature Communications, they have uncovered the complex and remarkably different behavior arising in a liquid crystal drop that is drying. The research reveals novel behavior characteristics of liquid crystals. Since liquid

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**People walking to work or an errand more likely to stroll into dangerous areas, study says**

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**Study makes breakthrough in understanding of proteins and their impact on immune system**

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have made a breakthrough in the understanding of how our genetic make-up can impact on the activity of the immune system and our ability to fight cancer.

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**‘We have been poisoning ourselves’: has ice analysis revealed the truth about lead?**

Exclusive : ice cores and records from the Black Death show lead entered the air from human activity – and scientists claim “natural background” levels are zero Analysis of an ice core taken from the Swiss Alps together with records dating from the time of the Black Death have revealed that there is no “natural” level of lead in the air, researchers have claimed. Once in the body, lead is known t

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**Canada weighs scientific consequences of moving a mega-telescope**

Uncertain location for Thirty Meter Telescope prompts soul-searching about its research value. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22063

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**The ISIS-Linked Takeover of a Philippines City**

The Philippines military conducted airstrikes Tuesday in an effort to regain control of the southern city of Marawi, which was overrun last week by an Islamist group affiliated with the Islamic State. “Precision airstrikes are judiciously used to prevent collateral damage and employed at specific targets of resistance to protect our troops and hasten clearing of the city of terrorist elements who

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**Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which create less carbon pollution?**

A new study finds that drone deliveries emit less climate-warming carbon dioxide pollution than truck deliveries in some -- but not all -- scenarios.

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**Rice lab creates tough, but tender, cancer fighters**

Rice University researchers develop analogs of anti-tumor agents as potential drugs that proved highly effective at killing even drug-resistant cancer cell lines.

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**Not such a 'simple' sugar: glucose may help fight cancer and inflammatory disease**

Scientists have just discovered that glucose, the most important fuel used in our bodies, also plays a vital role in the immune response. Targeting glucose-controlled systems in the body thus offers an exciting new option for regulating this response.

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**Real-time monitoring of irradiated materials**

Researchers have developed a much faster, non-contact method of studying how materials change in a high-radiation environment, such as inside a nuclear reactor.

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**Light-matter interaction detected in single layer of atoms**

Researchers have pioneered a way to detect the interaction of light and matter on a single layer of atoms. It's the first demonstration of an elastic scattering, near-field experiment performed on a single layer of atoms.

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**Get a Massage Any Time You Want--Even On Your Commute--With This $20 Pillow**

Nekteck Shiatsu Pillow with Heat and Car Adapter , $20 with code RD4NM5O9 We live in stressful times, and on-demand shoulder massages could probably do us some good. This $20 shiatsu massage pillow includes four rotating massage nodes and infrared heating to knead your aching muscles. It even comes with a car adapter to ease tension during long road trips, or just on your commute home after a tou

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**A Puzzle of Clever Connections Nears a Happy End**

One measure of a good math problem is that, in trying to solve it, you will make some unexpected discoveries. Such was Esther Klein’s experience in 1933. At the time, Klein was 23 years old and living in her hometown of Budapest, Hungary. One day she brought a puzzle to two of her friends, Paul Erdős and George Szekeres: Given five points, and assuming no three fall exactly on a line, prove that

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**Chimpanzees adapt their foraging behavior to avoid human contact**

New research suggests chimpanzees are aware of the risks of foraging too close to humans.

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**Chemical coatings boss around bacteria, in the bugs' own language**

Researchers have developed a way to place onto surfaces special coatings that chemically 'communicate' with bacteria, telling them what to do. The coatings, which could be useful in inhibiting or promoting bacterial growth as needed, possess this controlling power over bacteria because, in effect, they 'speak' the bug's own language.

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**Factors that lead to greater college success**

Researchers identify three competencies most frequently showed evidence of supporting students' college persistence and success, as measured by grades, retention and graduation: A sense of belonging, a growth mindset and personal goals and values.

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**Assessing and addressing the impact of childhood trauma**

People experiencing psychosis become more prone to experiencing unusual thoughts, beliefs, and experiences that make it harder to distinguish reality. For some people experiencing childhood trauma is linked to psychosis. A recent review offers a model of the trauma-psychosis risk cycle that results from experiencing childhood trauma. In this model early childhood trauma interacts with a child's ge

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**Breakthrough curved sensor could dramatically improve digital camera image quality**

If you've ever tried to take a picture in a dark restaurant, you know that it is difficult to get a clear, quality image. In the future, cameras might not struggle under these conditions thanks to a newly developed method for spherically curving the flat image sensors found in today's digital cameras.

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**Interactive tool helps novices and experts make custom robots**

A new interactive design tool enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3-D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators.

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**Microsoft is taking aim at digital artists with substantial Surface Pen updates**

Gadgets A pro illustrator talks about what makes a stylus worth using. Microsoft's latest Pen stylus update makes it faster and more sensitive than many pro illustration tools.

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**Artificial Intelligence Helps in Learning How Children Learn**

Alison Gopnik, author of “Making AI Human” in Scientific American’s June issue describes the use of Bayesian statistics to outline how youngsters infer the basics of cause and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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**Afgående tech-legende: Vi er på vej mod usynlig teknologi**

Journalist med teknologi i blodet siger farvel med forudsigelse om, at teknologien omkring os snart vil forsvinde.

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**Nysgerrig kunstig intelligens har lært at udforske**

Metoden kan bruges til at computere lærer langt hurtigere.

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**Cryptocurrency Might be a Path to Authoritarianism**

All over town, the parking meters are disappearing. Drivers now pay at a central machine, or with an app . It’s so convenient I sometimes forget to pay entirely—and then suffer the much higher price of a parking ticket. The last time that happened, I wondered: Why can’t my car pay for its own parking automatically? It’s technically possible. Both my car and my smartphone know my location via GPS.

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**What You Need to Know About Max-Q, Nvidia's Plan to Make Gaming Laptops That Aren't Monstrosities**

When you think gaming and laptops, images of massive, dictionary-thick machines come to mind. Notebook computers purpose-built for PC gaming are only barely portable, but Nvidia wants to change that with a new approach to hardware and software design for laptops called Max-Q that lets mobile gamers have their cake, and easily carry it too. What is Max-Q Design? Revealed at the Computex 2017 trade

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**New vaccine strategy identified for explosive emerging diseases**

A ‘designer’ manganese-peptide antioxidant of the world’s toughest bacterium, combined with radiation, have shown to be successful in the development of a vaccine to counter Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus (VEEV), a biothreat agent, and Chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne illness causing severe outbreaks around the world, according to a study.

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**Opioid abuse following urologic surgery documented**

About 1 in 1,111 patients who undergo urologic surgery experience opioid dependence or overdose, a study has found. Patients at highest risk were younger, underwent inpatient surgery, had longer hospital stays, were on Medicaid or Medicare or had a history of depression or COPD.

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**Price controls on drugs: Striking the balance between affordability and innovation**

With a number of high-profile cases of prescription medication prices suddenly skyrocketing, people naturally start to wonder if perhaps some government control over the price of drugs might be a good idea.

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**Exploring the relationship between the two-body and the collective**

New approach accurately determines how electrolytes in water behave, offering insights for energy, synthesis, and medicine.

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**The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies**

An international team has successfully recovered ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from approximately 1400 BCE to 400 CE, including the first genome-wide nuclear data, establishing ancient Egyptian mummies as a reliable of ancient DNA. The study found that modern Egyptians share more ancestry with Sub-Saharan Africans than ancient Egyptians did.

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Futurity.org

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**Removing 1 protein may slow cancer cell growth**

Researchers have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer by using the gene-editing technology called CRISPR. The findings were made in kidney and cervical cancer cells in the laboratory and are a long way from being applied in people. But, they could be the basis of a treatment option in the future, the researchers say. All cells go th

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**Lucifer Really Shouldn't Be as Good as It Is**

Photo: Fox Lucifer just wrapped up its second season, resolving its “Satan’s mum comes to Earth and fucks shit up” plotline in typically over-the-top style. The show is consistently nuts—a mix of crime-solving, relationship drama, spiritual angst, and cheeky humor that should feel overstuffed, especially given the hero is the literal devil. But somehow, it’s consistently entertaining. Sure, it ca

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**The next enchanted ring?**

Using genomics, a chemistry lab has worked out the biosynthetic machinery that makes a new class of antibiotic compounds called the beta-lactones. Like the beta-lactams, they have an unstable four-member ring. The key to their kill mechanism it is also difficult to synthesize.

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**Mosquitoes infected with virus-suppressing bacteria could help control dengue fever**

Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are significantly worse vectors for dengue virus, but how to establish and spread Wolbachia in an urban mosquito population is unclear. A study publishing on May 30, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Michael Turelli from University of California, Davis, and colleagues from Scott O'Neill's 'Eliminate Dengue Program' demonstrates that ov

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**Older mothers have higher rates of severe complications in childbirth**

The risk of potentially life-threatening morbidity around childbirth, such as renal failure, obstetric shock, and amniotic fluid embolism, increases in older mothers, according to a study published by Sarka Lisonkova from the University of British Columbia, Canada and colleagues in PLOS Medicine.

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The Atlantic

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**Philippine Troops Fight to Retake City Overrun by ISIS Militants**

A Muslim militant group linked to ISIS attacked and took control of parts of Marawi city on Mindanao island in the southern Philippines last week. Philippine government troops have been evacuating civilians and fighting back, with soldiers on the ground and attack aircraft in the sky. Gunmen from local terrorist groups with ties to ISIS, called the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf, overran the city, le

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**Genetic analysis of New World birds confirms untested evolutionary assumption**

Biologists have always been fascinated by the diversity and changeability of life on Earth and have attempted to answer a fundamental question: How do new species originate?

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**Women underrepresented in philosophy journals, data reveals**

Women are underrepresented in philosophy journals, even when compared to their already low rate of representation among faculty, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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**Heavy particles get caught up in the flow**

By teasing out signatures of particles that decay just tenths of a millimeter from the center of a trillion-degree fireball that mimics the early universe, nuclear physicists smashing atoms at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) are revealing new details about the fundamental particles that make up our world.

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The Atlantic

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**When People Were Proud to Call Themselves ‘Neoliberal’**

There are words that in quiet moments one might feel one does not quite grasp the meaning of, despite encountering them on a regular basis and perhaps even using them. I’ve heard some include epistemology in this category; I would add dating , for its magnificent ambiguity. Another, for many, is neoliberal . Today the word is generally used as a critique from the left to refer to capitalism run a

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**Rings and asteroids may explain ‘alien megastructure’ star**

It could be time to ditch the alien megastructure. A massive ringed planet and a swarm of asteroids may instead explain Tabby’s star

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**Boom in human gene editing as 20 CRISPR trials gear up**

A pioneering CRISPR trial in China will be the first to try editing the genomes of cells inside the body, in an effort to eliminate cancer-causing HPV virus

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**Give Your Eyes a Break With Vansky's HDTV Bias Lights, Now In Two Different Lengths**

Vansky White Bias Light , $10 with code WOA5L6NA | Vansky RGB Bias Light , $11 with code WOA5L6NA | 80" White Light , $13 with code WOA5L6NA | 80" RGB Light , $16 with code WOA5L6NA If you still haven’t tried out a home theater bias light, there’s never been a better time to pick one up. Vansky’s LED bias light strips plug directly into your TV’s USB port for power, and stick to the back of the s

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**Diabetes linked to bacteria invading the colon**

In humans, developing metabolic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, is correlated with having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of the colon, according to a new study.

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**Common antioxidant could slow symptoms of aging in human skin**

New work from the University of Maryland suggests that a common, inexpensive and safe chemical could slow the aging of human skin. The researchers found evidence that the chemical -- an antioxidant called methylene blue -- could slow or reverse several well-known signs of aging when tested in cultured human skin cells and simulated skin tissue. The study was published online in the journal Scienti

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**New plasmonic sensor improves early cancer detection**

A new plasmonic sensor developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will serve as a reliable early detection of biomarkers for many forms of cancer and eventually other diseases.

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**Many cancer patients' Emergency Department visits appear preventable**

As many as 53 percent of cancer patients' Emergency Department visits that do not require admission could be avoided with better symptom management and greater availability of outpatient care tailored to their needs, according to a new study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This study will be presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting (Abstract #6505) on

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**Triple immunotherapy for rare skin cancer shows promise in small, early-stage trial**

Combo of T-cell therapy, newly FDA-approved drug and another immunotherapeutic agent kept cancer at bay for three out of four patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma. The findings will be presented June 5 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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**Groundwater 'pit stops' enabled survival, migration of our ancient ancestors**

The movement of our ancestors across East Africa was shaped by the locations of groundwater springs, suggests new research.

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**Do stars fall quietly into black holes, or crash into something utterly unknown?**

Astronomers have put a basic principle of black holes to the test, showing that matter completely vanishes when pulled in. Their results constitute another successful test for Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

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**New antibiotic packs a punch against bacterial resistance**

Scientists have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin, an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections for years to come. The researchers discovered a way to structurally modify vancomycin to make an already-powerful version of the antibiotic even more potent.

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**General-Purpose Brain-Computer Interface Brings Thought Control to Any PC**

New system could make it easier for paralyzed people to communicate via computer keyboard.

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**How to Watch the First Sean Spicer Briefing Since the Start of Trump's Global Cuck Tour**

President Donald Trump tries to squeeze out a quiet one at the G7 summit in Italy on May 27, 2017 (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) The White House hasn’t given a proper on-camera press conference since May 19th, when President Trump left for the Middle East and Europe. A lot has happened since then, and reporters have a huge backlog of questions. And thanks to the wonders of technology, you’ll

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Gizmodo

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**CRISPR May Not Be Nearly as Precise as We Thought**

Image: Pixabary The revolutionary gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 is often described as “ molecular scissors ” for its ability to turn previously improbable feats of genetic engineering into exercises in cutting and pasting. But while over the last few years CRISPR has become so commonplace that even middle school students are now using it, a study out this week in the journal Nature Methods

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**The synchronized dance of skyrmion spins**

In recent years, excitement has swirled around a type of quasi-particle called a skyrmion that arises as a collective behavior of a group of electrons. Because they're stable, only a few nanometers in size, and need just small electric currents to transport them, skyrmions hold potential as the basis for ultra-compact and energy-efficient information storage and processing devices in the future.

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**Wearing a 'heart' on your sleeve can reduce stress**

A heartbeat-like vibration delivered onto the inside of the wrist can make the wearer feel significantly less stressed, suggests new research.

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**Tactile feedback adds 'muscle sense' to prosthetic hand**

Tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern the size of objects grasped with a prosthetic hand, report researchers in a new report.

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**One blood pressure drug therapy associated with lower health-care costs**

About half of patients diagnosed with high blood pressure will need their medication adjusted within the first year to address side effects or failure to control blood pressure properly. Among the modification options available, one drug therapy is associated with lower costs for follow-up doctor visits and hospitalizations, according to a new study.

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**Reservoirs of latent HIV can grow despite effective therapy, study shows**

Immune cells infected with a latent form of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are able to proliferate, replenishing the reservoir of virus that is resistant to antiretroviral drug therapy, new research has found.

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**Emergency room patients routinely overcharged, study finds**

An analysis of billing records for more than 12,000 emergency medicine doctors across the United States shows that charges varied widely, but that on average, adult patients are charged 340 percent more than what Medicare pays for services ranging from suturing a wound to interpreting a head CT scan.

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Popular Science

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**This tiny frog has transparent skin to show its organs off to the world**

Animals You can see its little beating heart. Glassfrogs are notoriously hard to find, but biologists still tracked down yet another species deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Popular Science

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**Make a copy of this common office plant**

DIY Multiply by dividing. The golden pothos is an excellent office plant, and super easy to propagate. All you need are scissors, water, and patience.

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Gizmodo

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**This Freaky Frog Is So Transparent You Can See Its Internal Organs**

Image: J. M. Guayasamin et al., 2017/ZooKeys Introducing Hyalinobatrachium yaku , a newly-discovered species of glassfrog that lives in the Amazonian lowlands of Ecuador. Like other glassfrogs, it features transparent skin on its belly, but this tiny critter takes things to another level by exposing the entire contents of its underside—heart and head included. A new study published in ZooKeys des

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The Atlantic

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**Macron, Standing Alongside Putin, Says Russian Media Spread 'Falsehoods'**

French President Emmanuel Macron did not mince words during his joint news conference Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which he labeled Russian state media outlets Russia Today and Sputnik “agents of influence and propaganda.” “I have always had an exemplary relationship with foreign journalists, but they have to be journalists,” Macron said Monday at the Palace of Versailles,

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The Atlantic

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**Tiger Woods and America's Drugged-Driving Problem**

Shortly after being arrested for driving under the influence near his home in Florida Monday, golf legend Tiger Woods issued a statement saying the incident was the result of “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications”—not alcohol. According to police documents, he blew a .000 breathalyzer and had fallen asleep in his car. With that, Tiger Woods has become the most high-profile example of

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Futurity.org

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**Depression strikes teen girls earlier and more often**

Depression among teenagers is even more common than previous estimates—especially for girls—a new study suggests. The findings show that the proportion of adolescents who experience depression is 36 percent for girls and 14 percent for boys—and that depressive episodes are associated with poor outcomes—including problems with school, relationships, and suicide attempts. “Since we found that many

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue

**UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves already deal with ecosystem services and sustainable development [Biological Sciences]**

Xu et al. (1) make a most useful contribution to the debate on protected areas (PAs) in China and make a welcome focus on ecosystem services rather than threatened species. Nonetheless, their continued focus is on the establishment of PAs, rather than wider landscape-scale approaches, which are more suitable to...

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue

**Reply to Bridgewater and Babin: Need for a new protected area category for ecosystem services [Biological Sciences]**

We thank Bridgewater and Babin (1) for their perspective. We are aware of, and appreciate, the consideration of ecosystem services in the management of Biosphere Reserves. However, we see a strong imperative for establishing a protected area (PA) category focused specifically on protecting ecosystem services, for several key reasons articulated...

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue

**Conclusion that fishing-induced evolution is negligible follows from model assumptions [Biological Sciences]**

Phenotypic changes in exploited fish stocks have been reported worldwide (1), but it remains an open question how much is attributable to phenotypic plasticity (likely reversible) versus genetic change (likely slow to reverse), and whether the driver is fishing (manageable) or environmental (mostly difficult to control). Recently, Eikeset et al....

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue

**Reply to Enberg and Jorgensen: Ecology and evolution both matter for explaining stock dynamics [Biological Sciences]**

Enberg and Jørgensen (1) state that the “conclusion that fishing-induced evolution is negligible follows from model assumptions”. First, it goes without saying that results of model-based studies all follow from model assumptions. Second, we conclude that evolution has not been negligible (2). In fact, fisheries-induced evolution appears to have been...

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue

**Energetic cost of building a virus [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**

Viruses are incapable of autonomous energy production. Although many experimental studies make it clear that viruses are parasitic entities that hijack the molecular resources of the host, a detailed estimate for the energetic cost of viral synthesis is largely lacking. To quantify the energetic cost of viruses to their hosts,...

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue

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**Spread of Zika virus in the Americas [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**

We use a data-driven global stochastic epidemic model to analyze the spread of the Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas. The model has high spatial and temporal resolution and integrates real-world demographic, human mobility, socioeconomic, temperature, and vector density data. We estimate that the first introduction of ZIKV to Brazil...

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue

**Controllable load sharing for soft adhesive interfaces on three-dimensional surfaces [Engineering]**

For adhering to three-dimensional (3D) surfaces or objects, current adhesion systems are limited by a fundamental trade-off between 3D surface conformability and high adhesion strength. This limitation arises from the need for a soft, mechanically compliant interface, which enables conformability to nonflat and irregularly shaped surfaces but significantly reduces the...

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue

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**Large-moment antiferromagnetic order in overdoped high-Tc superconductor 154SmFeAsO1-xDx [Physics]**

In iron-based superconductors, high critical temperature (Tc) superconductivity over 50 K has only been accomplished in electron-doped hREFeAsO (hRE is heavy rare earth (RE) element). Although hREFeAsO has the highest bulk Tc (58 K), progress in understanding its physical properties has been relatively slow due to difficulties in achieving high-concentration...

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**EHD2 restrains dynamics of caveolae by an ATP-dependent, membrane-bound, open conformation [Biochemistry]**

The EH-domain–containing protein 2 (EHD2) is a dynamin-related ATPase that confines caveolae to the cell surface by restricting the scission and subsequent endocytosis of these membrane pits. For this, EHD2 is thought to first bind to the membrane, then to oligomerize, and finally to detach, in a stringently regulated mechanistic...

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**Control of Hsp90 chaperone and its clients by N-terminal acetylation and the N-end rule pathway [Biochemistry]**

We found that the heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) chaperone system of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is greatly impaired in naa10Δ cells, which lack the NatA Nα-terminal acetylase (Nt-acetylase) and therefore cannot N-terminally acetylate a majority of normally N-terminally acetylated proteins, including Hsp90 and most of its cochaperones. Chk1, a...

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue

**Ubiquitin- and ATP-dependent unfoldase activity of P97/VCP•NPLOC4•UFD1L is enhanced by a mutation that causes multisystem proteinopathy [Biochemistry]**

p97 is a “segregase” that plays a key role in numerous ubiquitin (Ub)-dependent pathways such as ER-associated degradation. It has been hypothesized that p97 extracts proteins from membranes or macromolecular complexes to enable their proteasomal degradation; however, the complex nature of p97 substrates has made it difficult to directly observe...

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue

**Kinematics of the lever arm swing in myosin VI [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**

Myosin VI (MVI) is the only known member of the myosin superfamily that, upon dimerization, walks processively toward the pointed end of the actin filament. The leading head of the dimer directs the trailing head forward with a power stroke, a conformational change of the motor domain exaggerated by the...

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**Translation and folding of single proteins in real time [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**

Protein biosynthesis is inherently coupled to cotranslational protein folding. Folding of the nascent chain already occurs during synthesis and is mediated by spatial constraints imposed by the ribosomal exit tunnel as well as self-interactions. The polypeptide’s vectorial emergence from the ribosomal tunnel establishes the possible folding pathways leading to its...

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**Direct observation of structure and dynamics during phase separation of an elastomeric protein [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**

Despite its growing importance in biology and in biomaterials development, liquid–liquid phase separation of proteins remains poorly understood. In particular, the molecular mechanisms underlying simple coacervation of proteins, such as the extracellular matrix protein elastin, have not been reported. Coacervation of the elastin monomer, tropoelastin, in response to heat and...

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**Control of metastatic niche formation by targeting APBA3/Mint3 in inflammatory monocytes [Cell Biology]**

Cancer metastasis is intricately orchestrated by both cancer and normal cells, such as endothelial cells and macrophages. Monocytes/macrophages, which are often co-opted by cancer cells and promote tumor malignancy, acquire more than half of their energy from glycolysis even during normoxic conditions. This glycolytic activity is maintained during normoxia by...

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**Spatially restricted dental regeneration drives pufferfish beak development [Evolution]**

Vertebrate dentitions are extraordinarily diverse in both morphology and regenerative capacity. The teleost order Tetraodontiformes exhibits an exceptional array of novel dental morphologies, epitomized by constrained beak-like dentitions in several families, i.e., porcupinefishes, three-toothed pufferfishes, ocean sunfishes, and pufferfishes. Modification of tooth replacement within these groups

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**Long-read sequencing uncovers the adaptive topography of a carnivorous plant genome [Evolution]**

Utricularia gibba, the humped bladderwort, is a carnivorous plant that retains a tiny nuclear genome despite at least two rounds of whole genome duplication (WGD) since common ancestry with grapevine and other species. We used a third-generation genome assembly with several complete chromosomes to reconstruct the two most recent lineage-specific...

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**Alterations in cellular metabolism triggered by URA7 or GLN3 inactivation cause imbalanced dNTP pools and increased mutagenesis [Genetics]**

Eukaryotic DNA replication fidelity relies on the concerted action of DNA polymerase nucleotide selectivity, proofreading activity, and DNA mismatch repair (MMR). Nucleotide selectivity and proofreading are affected by the balance and concentration of deoxyribonucleotide (dNTP) pools, which are strictly regulated by ribonucleotide reductase (RNR). Mutations preventing DNA polymerase proofreading a

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**Loss of the homologous recombination gene rad51 leads to Fanconi anemia-like symptoms in zebrafish [Genetics]**

RAD51 is an indispensable homologous recombination protein, necessary for strand invasion and crossing over. It has recently been designated as a Fanconi anemia (FA) gene, following the discovery of two patients carrying dominant-negative mutations. FA is a hereditary DNA-repair disorder characterized by various congenital abnormalities, progressive bone marrow failure, and...

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**Probing the lithium-response pathway in hiPSCs implicates the phosphoregulatory set-point for a cytoskeletal modulator in bipolar pathogenesis [Medical Sciences]**

The molecular pathogenesis of bipolar disorder (BPD) is poorly understood. Using human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to unravel such mechanisms in polygenic diseases is generally challenging. However, hiPSCs from BPD patients responsive to lithium offered unique opportunities to discern lithium's target and hence gain molecular insight into BPD. By profiling...

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**Involvement of a gut-retina axis in protection against dietary glycemia-induced age-related macular degeneration [Medical Sciences]**

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the major cause of blindness in developed nations. AMD is characterized by retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cell dysfunction and loss of photoreceptor cells. Epidemiologic studies indicate important contributions of dietary patterns to the risk for AMD, but the mechanisms relating diet to disease remain unclear....

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**Embryonic transcription factor SOX9 drives breast cancer endocrine resistance [Medical Sciences]**

The estrogen receptor (ER) drives the growth of most luminal breast cancers and is the primary target of endocrine therapy. Although ER blockade with drugs such as tamoxifen is very effective, a major clinical limitation is the development of endocrine resistance especially in the setting of metastatic disease. Preclinical and...

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**Thiophene antibacterials that allosterically stabilize DNA-cleavage complexes with DNA gyrase [Microbiology]**

A paucity of novel acting antibacterials is in development to treat the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance, particularly in Gram-negative hospital pathogens, which has led to renewed efforts in antibiotic drug discovery. Fluoroquinolones are broad-spectrum antibacterials that target DNA gyrase by stabilizing DNA-cleavage complexes, but their clinical utility has been...

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**Development of visual category selectivity in ventral visual cortex does not require visual experience [Neuroscience]**

To what extent does functional brain organization rely on sensory input? Here, we show that for the penultimate visual-processing region, ventral-temporal cortex (VTC), visual experience is not the origin of its fundamental organizational property, category selectivity. In the fMRI study reported here, we presented 14 congenitally blind participants with face-,...

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**Critical roles of DNA demethylation in the activation of ripening-induced genes and inhibition of ripening-repressed genes in tomato fruit [Plant Biology]**

DNA methylation is a conserved epigenetic mark important for genome integrity, development, and environmental responses in plants and mammals. Active DNA demethylation in plants is initiated by a family of 5-mC DNA glycosylases/lyases (i.e., DNA demethylases). Recent reports suggested a role of active DNA demethylation in fruit ripening in tomato....

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**RNA primer-primase complexes serve as the signal for polymerase recycling and Okazaki fragment initiation in T4 phage DNA replication [Biochemistry]**

The opposite strand polarity of duplex DNA necessitates that the leading strand is replicated continuously whereas the lagging strand is replicated in discrete segments known as Okazaki fragments. The lagging-strand polymerase sometimes recycles to begin the synthesis of a new Okazaki fragment before finishing the previous fragment, creating a gap...

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**Structural insights into the activation mechanism of dynamin-like EHD ATPases [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**

Eps15 (epidermal growth factor receptor pathway substrate 15)-homology domain containing proteins (EHDs) comprise a family of dynamin-related mechano-chemical ATPases involved in cellular membrane trafficking. Previous studies have revealed the structure of the EHD2 dimer, but the molecular mechanisms of membrane recruitment and assembly have remained obscure. Here, we determined the...

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**Low temperature nullifies the circadian clock in cyanobacteria through Hopf bifurcation [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**

Cold temperatures lead to nullification of circadian rhythms in many organisms. Two typical scenarios explain the disappearance of rhythmicity: the first is oscillation death, which is the transition from self-sustained oscillation to damped oscillation that occurs at a critical temperature. The second scenario is oscillation arrest, in which oscillation terminates...

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**Identification of Cav2-PKC{beta} and Cav2-NOS1 complexes as entities for ultrafast electrochemical coupling [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**

Voltage-activated calcium (Cav) channels couple intracellular signaling pathways to membrane potential by providing Ca2+ ions as second messengers at sufficiently high concentrations to modulate effector proteins located in the intimate vicinity of those channels. Here we show that protein kinase Cβ (PKCβ) and brain nitric oxide synthase (NOS1), both identified...

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**Stem cell migration and mechanotransduction on linear stiffness gradient hydrogels [Cell Biology]**

The spatial presentation of mechanical information is a key parameter for cell behavior. We have developed a method of polymerization control in which the differential diffusion distance of unreacted cross-linker and monomer into a prepolymerized hydrogel sink results in a tunable stiffness gradient at the cell–matrix interface. This simple, low-cost,...

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**Plate tectonic regulation of global marine animal diversity [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]**

Valentine and Moores [Valentine JW, Moores EM (1970) Nature 228:657–659] hypothesized that plate tectonics regulates global biodiversity by changing the geographic arrangement of continental crust, but the data required to fully test the hypothesis were not available. Here, we use a global database of marine animal fossil occurrences and a...

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**Looplessness in networks is linked to trophic coherence [Ecology]**

Many natural, complex systems are remarkably stable thanks to an absence of feedback acting on their elements. When described as networks these exhibit few or no cycles, and associated matrices have small leading eigenvalues. It has been suggested that this architecture can confer advantages to the system as a whole,...

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**Essential information: Uncertainty and optimal control of Ebola outbreaks [Ecology]**

Early resolution of uncertainty during an epidemic outbreak can lead to rapid and efficient decision making, provided that the uncertainty affects prioritization of actions. The wide range in caseload projections for the 2014 Ebola outbreak caused great concern and debate about the utility of models. By coding and running 37...

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**Investigation of hindwing folding in ladybird beetles by artificial elytron transplantation and microcomputed tomography [Engineering]**

Ladybird beetles are high-mobility insects and explore broad areas by switching between walking and flying. Their excellent wing transformation systems enabling this lifestyle are expected to provide large potential for engineering applications. However, the mechanism behind the folding of their hindwings remains unclear. The reason is that ladybird beetles close...

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**The general form of Hamilton’s rule makes no predictions and cannot be tested empirically [Evolution]**

Hamilton’s rule asserts that a trait is favored by natural selection if the benefit to others, B, multiplied by relatedness, R, exceeds the cost to self, C. Specifically, Hamilton’s rule states that the change in average trait value in a population is proportional to BR−C. This rule is commonly believed...

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**In vivo photolabeling of tumor-infiltrating cells reveals highly regulated egress of T-cell subsets from tumors [Immunology and Inflammation]**

Immune therapy is rapidly gaining prominence in the clinic as a major weapon against cancer. Whereas much attention has been focused on the infiltration of tumors by immune cells, the subsequent fate of these infiltrates remains largely unexplored. We therefore established a photoconversion-based model that allowed us to label tumor-infiltrating...

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**Identification of XAF1-MT2A mutual antagonism as a molecular switch in cell-fate decisions under stressful conditions [Medical Sciences]**

XIAP-associated factor 1 (XAF1) is a tumor suppressor that is commonly inactivated in multiple human neoplasms. However, the molecular mechanism underlying its proapoptotic function remains largely undefined. Here, we report that XAF1 induction by heavy metals triggers an apoptotic switch of stress response by destabilizing metallothionein 2A (MT2A). XAF1 directly...

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**Increasing intracellular magnesium levels with the 31-amino acid MgtS protein [Microbiology]**

Synthesis of the 31-amino acid, inner membrane protein MgtS (formerly denoted YneM) is induced by very low Mg2+ in a PhoPQ-dependent manner in Escherichia coli. Here we report that MgtS acts to increase intracellular Mg2+ levels and maintain cell integrity upon Mg2+ depletion. Upon development of a functional tagged derivative...

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**Streptococcus pneumoniae capsular polysaccharide is linked to peptidoglycan via a direct glycosidic bond to {beta}-D-N-acetylglucosamine [Microbiology]**

For many bacteria, including those important in pathogenesis, expression of a surface-localized capsular polysaccharide (CPS) can be critical for survival in host environments. In Gram-positive bacteria, CPS linkage is to either the cytoplasmic membrane or the cell wall. Despite the frequent occurrence and essentiality of these polymers, the exact nature...

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**Pulses of Ca2+ coordinate actin assembly and exocytosis for stepwise cell extension [Microbiology]**

Many eukaryotic cells grow by extending their cell periphery in pulses. The molecular mechanisms underlying this process are not yet fully understood. Here we present a comprehensive model of stepwise cell extension by using the unique tip growth system of filamentous fungi. Live-cell imaging analysis, including superresolution microscopy, revealed that...

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**Dopaminergic modulation of basal ganglia output through coupled excitation-inhibition [Neuroscience]**

Learning and maintenance of skilled movements require exploration of motor space and selection of appropriate actions. Vocal learning and social context-dependent plasticity in songbirds depend on a basal ganglia circuit, which actively generates vocal variability. Dopamine in the basal ganglia reduces trial-to-trial neural variability when the bird engages in courtship...

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**OCD candidate gene SLC1A1/EAAT3 impacts basal ganglia-mediated activity and stereotypic behavior [Neuroscience]**

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic, disabling condition with inadequate treatment options that leave most patients with substantial residual symptoms. Structural, neurochemical, and behavioral findings point to a significant role for basal ganglia circuits and for the glutamate system in OCD. Genetic linkage and association studies in OCD point to...

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**Cholinergic shaping of neural correlations [Neuroscience]**

A primary function of the brain is to form representations of the sensory world. Its capacity to do so depends on the relationship between signal correlations, associated with neuronal receptive fields, and noise correlations, associated with neuronal response variability. It was recently shown that the behavioral relevance of sensory stimuli...

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**Nonpeptide orexin type-2 receptor agonist ameliorates narcolepsy-cataplexy symptoms in mouse models [Pharmacology]**

Narcolepsy-cataplexy is a debilitating disorder of sleep/wakefulness caused by a loss of orexin-producing neurons in the lateroposterior hypothalamus. Genetic or pharmacologic orexin replacement ameliorates symptoms in mouse models of narcolepsy-cataplexy. We have recently discovered a potent, nonpeptide OX2R-selective agonist, YNT-185. This study validates the pharmacological activity of this com

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**Quantitative assessment of passive electrical properties of the cardiac T-tubular system by FRAP microscopy [Physiology]**

Well-coordinated activation of all cardiomyocytes must occur on every heartbeat. At the cell level, a complex network of sarcolemmal invaginations, called the transverse-axial tubular system (TATS), propagates membrane potential changes to the cell core, ensuring synchronous and uniform excitation–contraction coupling. Although myocardial conduction of excitation has been widely described, the...

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**Regulation of the sperm calcium channel CatSper by endogenous steroids and plant triterpenoids [Physiology]**

The calcium channel of sperm (CatSper) is essential for sperm hyperactivated motility and fertility. The steroid hormone progesterone activates CatSper of human sperm via binding to the serine hydrolase ABHD2. However, steroid specificity of ABHD2 has not been evaluated. Here, we explored whether steroid hormones to which human spermatozoa are...

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**Arabidopsis glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein LLG1 associates with and modulates FLS2 to regulate innate immunity [Plant Biology]**

Plants detect and respond to pathogen invasion with membrane-localized pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), which recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and activate downstream immune responses. Here we report that Arabidopsis thaliana LORELEI-LIKE GPI-ANCHORED PROTEIN 1 (LLG1), a coreceptor of the receptor-like kinase FERONIA, regulates PRR signaling. In a forward genetic scree

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**Linkage disequilibrium matches forensic genetic records to disjoint genomic marker sets [Statistics]**

Combining genotypes across datasets is central in facilitating advances in genetics. Data aggregation efforts often face the challenge of record matching—the identification of dataset entries that represent the same individual. We show that records can be matched across genotype datasets that have no shared markers based on linkage disequilibrium between...

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**Fundamental trade-offs between information flow in single cells and cellular populations [Systems Biology]**

Signal transduction networks allow eukaryotic cells to make decisions based on information about intracellular state and the environment. Biochemical noise significantly diminishes the fidelity of signaling: networks examined to date seem to transmit less than 1 bit of information. It is unclear how networks that control critical cell-fate decisions (e.g.,...

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**Correction for Andersson et al., Effect of cholesterol on the molecular structure and transitions in a clinical-grade lung surfactant extract [Correction]**

CHEMISTRY, BIOPHYSICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY Correction for “Effect of cholesterol on the molecular structure and transitions in a clinical-grade lung surfactant extract,” by Jenny Marie Andersson, Carl Gray, Marcus Larsson, Tiago Mendes Ferreira, and Emma Sparr, which appeared in issue 18, May 2, 2017, of Proc Natl Acad Sci USA...

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**Correction for Pivkin et al., Biomechanics of red blood cells in human spleen and consequences for physiology and disease [Correction]**

BIOPHYSICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, ENGINEERING Correction for “Biomechanics of red blood cells in human spleen and consequences for physiology and disease,” by Igor V. Pivkin, Zhangli Peng, George E. Karniadakis, Pierre A. Buffet, Ming Dao, and Subra Suresh, which appeared in issue 28, July 12, 2016, of Proc Natl Acad...

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**Correction for Dash et al., Apogossypol derivative BI-97C1 (Sabutoclax) targeting Mcl-1 sensitizes prostate cancer cells to mda-7/IL-24-mediated toxicity [Correction]**

MEDICAL SCIENCES Correction for “Apogossypol derivative BI-97C1 (Sabutoclax) targeting Mcl-1 sensitizes prostate cancer cells to mda-7/IL-24–mediated toxicity,” by Rupesh Dash, Belal Azab, Bridget A. Quinn, Xuening Shen, Xiang-Yang Wang, Swadesh K. Das, Mohamed Rahmani, Jun Wei, Michael Hedvat, Paul Dent, Igor P. Dmitriev, David T. Curiel, Steven Grant, Bainan Wu,...

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**In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]**

How ladybird beetles fold their wings for flight Seven-spot ladybird beetle with partially open elytra. Image courtesy of iStockphoto/Henrik_L. When ladybird beetles take flight, elastic veins allow their wispy hindwings to rapidly unfurl for takeoff. Once aloft and after landing, the insects tuck the hindwings away, but precisely how they...

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**Retracing Zika’s footsteps across the Americas with computational modeling [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**

For much of 2016, it was hard to look at the news without seeing a headline about Zika. Images of parents holding newborn children with microcephaly grabbed the world’s attention and spurred the World Health Organization to make a rare declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (1)....

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**DNA replication and mismatch repair safeguard against metabolic imbalances [Genetics]**

During DNA replication, the major DNA replicative polymerases Polδ and Polε introduce noncomplementary nucleotides approximately once in every 100,000 polymerization events. Proofreading properties of these polymerases improve their fidelity by 10- to 100-fold, and postreplicative DNA mismatch repair (MMR), which acts as a spell checker to remove mismatches that escape...

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**The natural productome [Chemistry]**

Natural products have inspired many highly impactful human medicines, crop protectants, food preservatives, and biological probes. They also make the world a more wonderful place to see, smell, taste, and feel, by serving as many of the most popular colorants, perfumes, seasonings, and lotions (Fig. 1). Having the capacities to...

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**Retrospective analysis of natural products provides insights for future discovery trends [Applied Biological Sciences]**

Understanding of the capacity of the natural world to produce secondary metabolites is important to a broad range of fields, including drug discovery, ecology, biosynthesis, and chemical biology, among others. Both the absolute number and the rate of discovery of natural products have increased significantly in recent years. However, there...

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**Effective control of complex turbulent dynamical systems through statistical functionals [Applied Mathematics]**

Turbulent dynamical systems characterized by both a high-dimensional phase space and a large number of instabilities are ubiquitous among complex systems in science and engineering, including climate, material, and neural science. Control of these complex systems is a grand challenge, for example, in mitigating the effects of climate change or...

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**Shear bands as manifestation of a criticality in yielding amorphous solids [Applied Physical Sciences]**

Amorphous solids increase their stress as a function of an applied strain until a mechanical yield point whereupon the stress cannot increase anymore, afterward exhibiting a steady state with a constant mean stress. In stress-controlled experiments, the system simply breaks when pushed beyond this mean stress. The ubiquity of this...

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**Emergent magnetism at transition-metal-nanocarbon interfaces [Applied Physical Sciences]**

Charge transfer at metallo–molecular interfaces may be used to design multifunctional hybrids with an emergent magnetization that may offer an eco-friendly and tunable alternative to conventional magnets and devices. Here, we investigate the origin of the magnetism arising at these interfaces by using different techniques to probe 3d and 5d...

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**Experimental evaluation of the generalized vibrational theory of G protein-coupled receptor activation [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**

Recently, an alternative theory concerning the method by which olfactory proteins are activated has garnered attention. This theory proposes that the activation of olfactory G protein-coupled receptors occurs by an inelastic electron tunneling mechanism that is mediated through the presence of an agonist with an appropriate vibrational state to accept...

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**Highly active catalyst derived from a 3D foam of Fe(PO3)2/Ni2P for extremely efficient water oxidation [Chemistry]**

Commercial hydrogen production by electrocatalytic water splitting will benefit from the realization of more efficient and less expensive catalysts compared with noble metal catalysts, especially for the oxygen evolution reaction, which requires a current density of 500 mA/cm2 at an overpotential below 300 mV with long-term stability. Here we report...

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**News Feature: Is theory about peopling of the Americas a bridge too far? [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]**

Some argue that humans flourished for thousands of years on a fertile intercontinental land bridge until melting glaciers opened the route to the Americas. But major gaps in the evidence remain. Twenty thousand years ago, the Earth was hostile territory. Hulking glaciers smothered much of North America. Deserts claimed swathes...

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**Laboratory measurements of HDO/H2O isotopic fractionation during ice deposition in simulated cirrus clouds [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]**

The stable isotopologues of water have been used in atmospheric and climate studies for over 50 years, because their strong temperature-dependent preferential condensation makes them useful diagnostics of the hydrological cycle. However, the degree of preferential condensation between vapor and ice has never been directly measured at temperatures below 233...




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**Information socialtaxis and efficient collective behavior emerging in groups of information-seeking agents [Ecology]**

Individual behavior, in biology, economics, and computer science, is often described in terms of balancing exploration and exploitation. Foraging has been a canonical setting for studying reward seeking and information gathering, from bacteria to humans, mostly focusing on individual behavior. Inspired by the gradient-climbing nature of chemotaxis, the infotaxis algorithm...

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**Earth is a jewel, says astronaut after six months away**

Observing Earth from 400 kilometres (250 miles) away has made astronaut Thomas Pesquet aware of the planet's fragility as never before, he told AFP from the International Space Station days before heading home.

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**Tiny creatures struggle to build shells in acidic water**

More CO 2 will make it harder for tiny shelled organisms to maintain the ocean’s carbon cycle, new research suggests. For the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports , scientists at the University of California, Davis, raised foraminifera—single-celled organisms about the size of a grain of sand—under future, high CO 2 conditions. These tiny organisms, commonly called “forams,” are ubi

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**Intel Will Sell a Crazy 18-Core Processor for $2,000 Because Why Not**

Image: Intel / Gizmodo Here we go again. It’s Computex time in Taipei, and that means that Intel is announcing an insane new lineup of ultra powerful processors—some of which seemingly exist only so that you’ll pay attention to the cheaper CPUs the company sells to average humans. This year, Intel has outdone itself with the Core X-series , the crown jewel of which is an 18-core, 36-thread proces

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**Ebola vaccine approved for use in ongoing outbreak**

Officials have signed off on an experimental vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but the decision on whether to deploy it remains up in the air. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22024

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**Horatio’s head, arty ants and an ephemeral lake**

May’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22055

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**Get the Full Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout Experience Right Here**

Fans go nuts on the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride. Image: Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Resort The Guardians of the Galaxy have officially invaded Disney with a new ride, and they’re going to be there for a long, long time. This past weekend marked the opening of Mission: Breakout at Disney’s California Adventure. But if you don’t think you’ll get there for a while, these videos should give you an

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**The opioid epidemic spurs a search for new, safer painkillers**

Today’s opioids stop pain — but they’re also dangerous. Scientists are hunting for replacements.

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**Preventing software from causing injury**

Workplace injuries don't just come from lifting heavy things or falling off a ladder. People with desk jobs can develop debilitating hand and wrist problems that make it difficult to work, and poorly designed software could be to blame. However, researchers at the Texas A&M School of Public Health are creating tools to that could help develop safer software.

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**NASA observes heavy monsoon rainfall in Sri Lanka**

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite constellation provided rainfall data after the monsoon generated large amounts of precipitation in Sri Lanka that caused landslides over the week of May 22. The monsoon continued to affect the island on May 30 when a weather advisory was issued for strong winds.

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**'Quantum leap' for Liverpool**

Physicists from the University of Liverpool have made a huge step forwards towards building a novel experiment to probe the "dark contents" of the vacuum. What we see, normal matter and light, only accounts for a about 5% of the universe. Understanding the remaining 95% (the dark content) remains of the greatest challenges for fundamental physics in the 21st Century.

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**Nitrogen fixation research could shed light on biological mystery**

Half the world's population depends for its survival on nitrogen fixed by bacteria, but we still don't know how the bacteria do it. New research could solve that mystery while making fertilizer production more sustainable.

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**A glove powered by soft robotics to interact with virtual reality environments**

Engineers at UC San Diego are using soft robotics technology to make light, flexible gloves that allow users to feel tactile feedback when they interact with virtual reality environments. The researchers used the gloves to realistically simulate the tactile feeling of playing a virtual piano keyboard.

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**Are State Rules For Treating Sepsis Really Saving Lives?**

Some states dictate how doctors must treat this life-threatening reaction to infection, and early intervention is helping. But scientific evidence may be changing too rapidly for the rules to keep up. (Image credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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**The rules of baboons: Biologists study the principles underlying the collective movement of baboons**

How do baboons succeed in coordinating the movements of their group? Biologists have studied these organisms in the wild to find out which behavioral rules baboons use when interacting with others.

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**Understanding T cell activation could lead to new vaccines**

Scientists could be one step closer to developing vaccines against viruses such as Zika, West Nile or HIV, according to researchers.

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**The chemistry of plants facing multiple stress scenarios**

All living organisms harbor complex chemical networks inside their cells. The sum of all these chemical reactions is the driving force of life and is called metabolism. New research studies how plants adapt their metabolic networks to respond to different environmental stresses.

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**New hope for multiple cancers with pembrolizumab combination therapies**

The combination of pembrolizumab and the checkpoint inhibitor known as epacadostat is leading to promising responses and is generally well tolerated in patients with triple-negative breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, squamous cell cancer of the head and neck, and several other cancers, according to researchers.

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**Fruity with a note of fungus: How fungal infections change the aroma of wine**

A recent study examining how two common types of fungal infection affect the aroma of wine reveals that both bunch rot (Botrytis cinerea) and powdery mildew (Erysiphe necator) do in fact change the aroma of wine, due to changes in chemical aroma substance composition.

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**There's more to this exercise program for older adults than bicep curls**

Exercise is good for older adults. But what kind is best? The answer to that question is important. It may mean the difference between an older person living independently or having to move into a facility where someone helps them with daily living activities.

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**Quality improvement measures cut hospital readmissions but do not always produce savings**

Efforts to reduce hospital readmissions are working, but they're not always saving money, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, evaluated the effectiveness and financial benefit of quality improvement programs at medical centers in the US and elsewhere.

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**A tough talk: How to improve cost transparency in cancer care**

Being transparent about the cost of cancer treatments with patients has been increasingly recommended to help minimize financial harm and improve care, but what's preventing or derailing those conversations is less understood. New findings from Penn Medicine that identified several barriers and key facilitators may help providers foster more successful discussions with their patients.

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**Preventing software from causing injury**

Workplace injuries don't just come from lifting heavy things or falling off a ladder. People with desk jobs can develop debilitating hand and wrist problems that make it difficult to work, and poorly designed software could be to blame. However, researchers at the Texas A&M School of Public Health are creating tools to that could help develop safer software.

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**'Halos' discovered on Mars widen time frame for potential life**

Lighter-toned bedrock that surrounds fractures and comprises high concentrations of silica -- called "halos"-- has been found in Gale crater on Mars, indicating that the planet had liquid water much longer than previously believed. The new finding is reported in a new paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.

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**Higher odds of late breast cancer diagnosis in isolated white communities, researchers say**

Living in a segregated white community has been associated with higher odds of being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, according to a recent study led by a researcher in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

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**The father of Android builds a smartphone: The “Essential Phone” is official**

Essential 2017 is the year of the slim-bezel smartphone, and the latest to enter the fray is Andy Rubin's "Essential" smartphone startup. Today the company announced the " Essential Phone ," a flagship Snapdragon 835 device headed to the US for $699. You certainly can't accuse the Essential Phone of being boring. It has possibly the strangest implementation of a front-facing camera we've ever see

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**NASA is testing solar panels that unfurl like Fruit Roll-Ups in space**

Space The experiment is set to fly to the space station this week ROSA, a new type of solar array that unrolls in space, will be tested in space for the first time. Read on.

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**'Halos' discovered on Mars widen time frame for potential life**

Lighter-toned bedrock that surrounds fractures and comprises high concentrations of silica--called "halos"--has been found in Gale crater on Mars, indicating that the planet had liquid water much longer than previously believed.

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**Charismatic leaders: Too much of a good thing?**

How important is charisma in a leader? While at least a moderate level is important, too much may hinder a leader's effectiveness, according to research.

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**Biologists find missing link for the 'safe' signal in plants**

Plant biologists have discovered how the plant metabolises jasmonic acid, issuing the signal 'safe.'

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**Your sex life is only as old as you feel**

The closer you feel to your actual age, the less likely you are to be satisfied with your sex life, a study has found. The study looked at the attitudes of sex and aging of a group of 1,170 adults from their mid-40s to their mid-70s over a 10-year period.

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**Connecting the bots: Researchers uncover invisible influence on social media**

A trending story on Twitter could mean thousands of people care about an issue -- or that some computers are doing their jobs.

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**The Social Conditions That Shaped Lola’s Story**

Anakbayan USA , a national organization of Filipino youth and students dedicated to advancing democratic rights, sends this response: In the viral Atlantic article , “My Family’s Slave,” author Alex Tizon tells his account of Eudocia Tomas Pulido, who was to Tizon’s family both “Lola” and slave. Behind the heart-wrenching storytelling is a reality we must face: the oppressive class structures and

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**House of Cards Season 5, Episode 4: The Live-Binge Review**

As in previous years , I’m binge-reviewing the latest season of Netflix’s House of Cards , the TV show that helped popularize the idea of “binge watching” when it premiered in 2013. Don’t read farther than you’ve watched. (The whole series will appear here .) Episode 4 (Chapter 56) Here it is: House of Cards finally spiraling into the true American nightmare it always threatened to be. Frank’s co

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**A New Jersey Mosque Wins in a Religious-Discrimination Lawsuit—Over Parking Lots**

Updated May 30 at 1:45 p.m. EST After five years, 39 public hearings, and two lawsuits, the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge in New Jersey will finally be able to build a new mosque. On Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department announced the terms of a settlement between the federal government and Bernards Township, the local body that refused to let the Society begin construction on a proposed house

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An analysis of billing records for more than 12,000 emergency medicine doctors across the United States shows that charges varied widely, but that on average, adult patients are charged 340 percent more than what Medicare pays for services ranging from suturing a wound to interpreting a head CT scan.

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**Assessing and addressing the impact of childhood trauma**

People experiencing psychosis become more prone to experiencing unusual thoughts, beliefs, and experiences that make it harder to distinguish reality. For some people experiencing childhood trauma is linked to psychosis. A recent review, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry by Dr. Danessa Mayo and colleagues offers a model of the trauma-psychosis risk cycle that results from experiencing childhood

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**Do stars fall quietly into black holes, or crash into something utterly unknown?**

Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University have put a basic principle of black holes to the test, showing that matter completely vanishes when pulled in. Their results constitute another successful test for Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

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**Do obese children need to attend treatment to lose weight?**

One-third of American children are overweight or obese. Family-based treatment (FBT) has been considered the best model for the treatment of obese children as it provides both parents and children with education and behavior therapy techniques but is provided mainly in a hospital setting. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that parent-based therapy (PBT

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**Springs were critical water sources for early humans in East Africa, Rutgers study finds**

About 1 to 2 million years ago, early humans in East Africa periodically faced very dry conditions, with little or no water in sight. But they likely had access to hundreds of springs that lingered despite long dry spells, allowing our ancestors to head north and out of Africa, according to a groundbreaking study by scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and other institutions.

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**Must children attend obesity treatment with parents to be effective?**

Childhood overweight or obesity is associated with negative health outcomes and family-based obesity treatment delivered to both children and parents is considered to be effective. But do children need to attend obesity treatment with parents for it to be effective?

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**Gender minority adults more likely to report poor or fair health**

Gender minority adults report more health disparities than their peers who are cisgender (gender identity corresponds to gender at birth), according to a research letter published by JAMA Internal Medicine.

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**Groundwater 'pit stops' enabled survival and migration of our ancient ancestors**

An international team led by a researcher at Cardiff University believe that the movement of our ancestors across East Africa was shaped by the locations of groundwater springs.

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**The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies**

An international team, led by researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, successfully recovered ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from approximately 1400 BCE to 400 CE, including the first genome-wide nuclear data, establishing ancient Egyptian mummies as a reliable of ancient DNA. The study, published today in Nature Communic

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**Neutron lifetime measurements take new shape for in situ detection**

Neutrons are inherently unstable and don't last long outside an atomic nucleus, and because they decay on a time scale similar to the period for Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, accurate simulations of the BBN era require thorough knowledge of the neutron lifetime, but this value is still not precisely known. This week in Review of Scientific Instruments, scientists at Los Alamos National Lab report an e

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**Is HIV cured or still lurking? New test can say**

A new test sensitive enough to detect “hidden” HIV is faster, less labor-intensive, and less expensive than the current “gold standard.” The findings also show that the amount of virus hiding in people who appear to be nearly cured of the virus is about 70-fold larger than previous estimates. The virus has a knack for lying dormant in immune cells at levels that are too small to detect by all but

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**Sea scorpions slashed victims with swordlike tails**

Ancient sea scorpion used a flexible, swordlike tail to hack at prey and defend against predators.

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**Sticking a Camera Under a Faucet Feels Like Hurtling Down a Hypnotic Water Tunnel**

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**Nature's Most Wanted: Conservationists Launch New Quest for Lost Species**

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**Laser weapons could go from big screen to battlefield with engineers' help**

The rebels and the empire used laser cannons to shoot it out on the big screen in "Star Wars," but the weapons could soon move to the battlefield with the help of two Clemson University engineers who are receiving a combined $3.2 million from the Department of Defense.

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**Do stars fall quietly into black holes, or crash into something utterly unknown?**

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**Neutron lifetime measurements take new shape for in situ detection**

All matter making up the stars, our planet and life upon it came into existence 13.8 billion years ago as a result of the Big Bang. A millisecond after the Big Bang occurred, neutrons and protons formed and began to fuse into small atomic nuclei. This is known as the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) era. During BBN, protons (hydrogen), the main building blocks of stars, combined with neutrons to for

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**Springs were critical water sources for early humans in East Africa, study finds**

About 1 to 2 million years ago, early humans in East Africa periodically faced very dry conditions, with little or no water in sight. But they likely had access to hundreds of springs that lingered despite long dry spells, allowing our ancestors to head north and out of Africa, according to a groundbreaking study by scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and other institutions.

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**Behold the Giant, Glorious Structures Keeping Nature at Bay**

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The water is everywhere. For the second time in a month, Hawaii’s coastlines have been swamped by epic tides. The phenomenon, known as a king tide, is actually a convergence of a few different factors: high lunar tides, rising sea levels associated with last year’s strong El Niño and climate change, swirling pockets of ocean eddies, and a robust south swell—that is, big waves rolling onto south-f

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**Flash glucose monitoring offers accuracy, ease of use, and clinical benefit for type 1 diabetes**

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors are now so accurate that two CGM devices, including the first approved 'Flash Glucose Monitoring' system, have received regulatory approval for nonadjunctive use by individuals with type 1 diabetes to guide insulin dosing.

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**Reservoirs of latent HIV can grow despite effective therapy, study shows**

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report new evidence that immune cells infected with a latent form of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are able to proliferate, replenishing the reservoir of virus that is resistant to antiretroviral drug therapy.

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**Handwashing: Cool water as effective as hot for removing germs**

We all know that washing our hands can keep us from spreading germs and getting sick. But a new Rutgers-New Brunswick study found that cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as hot.

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**Study identifies factors that lead to greater college success**

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**Just ask: Documenting sexual orientation and gender identity among transgender patients**

Transgender patients feel it is more important for health care providers to know their gender identity (GI) than their sexual orientation (SO), but are willing to disclose SO/GI in general.

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**High-sensitivity assay gives more reassurance to chest pain patients**

For some time now, patients in Sweden's emergency clinics complaining of chest pain have been evaluated using the 'high-sensitivity troponin T' assay. In a large-scale registry study published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology scientists at Karolinska Institutet show how this more sensitive analytical method has improved evaluation for these patients. Since its introduction, few

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**Tactile feedback adds 'muscle sense' to prosthetic hand**

Engineers from Rice University and the Research Center 'E.Piaggio' of the University of Pisa and the Italian Institute of Technology have found that tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern the size of objects grasped with a prosthetic hand.

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**The rules of baboons**

How do baboons succeed in coordinating the movements of their group? Biologists at the University of Konstanz study these organisms in the wild to find out which behavioural rules baboons use when interacting with others.

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**One blood pressure drug therapy associated with lower health-care costs**

About half of patients diagnosed with high blood pressure will need their medication adjusted within the first year to address side effects or failure to control blood pressure properly. Among the modification options available, one drug therapy is associated with lower costs for follow-up doctor visits and hospitalizations, according to a new study led by a University of Florida researcher.

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**7 in 10 Smartphone Apps Share Your Data with Third-Party Services**

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**Thought Experiment: Does ‘Wrong Mind-Set’ Cause Poverty or Vice Versa?**

The HUD secretary Ben Carson said that the “wrong mind-set” leads to poverty. But research suggests cause and effect go the opposite way.

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**Frequency modulation accelerates the research of quantum technologies**

In quantum devices, frequency modulation is utilized in controlling interactions. A new article discusses the physics of frequency modulation in superconducting quantum circuits, ultracold atoms, nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond and nanoelectromechanical resonators.

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**Historical rainfall levels are significant in carbon emissions from soil**

Soil microbes from historically wetter sites are more sensitive to moisture and emit significantly more carbon than microbes from historically drier regions. The findings point the way toward more accurate climate modeling and improve scientists' understanding of distinct regional differences in microbial life.

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**How stretching skin makes prosthetic hand more useful**

Tactile feedback on the skin doubled the ability of blindfolded users of a prosthetic hand to discern the size of objects they picked up. “Humans have an innate sense of how the parts of their bodies are positioned, even if they can’t see them,” says Marcia O’Malley, professor of mechanical engineering at Rice University. “This ‘muscle sense’ is what allows people to type on a keyboard, hold a cu

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**Wonderful & Strange: Why Viewers Love the Unsettling World of 'Twin Peaks'**

What explains the enduring appeal of David Lynch’s unique and profoundly weird style of storytelling in "Twin Peaks?"

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**Let Germany's Robopriest Offer You Guidance and Protection**

GIF GIF: YouTube Unlike many of today’s workers, priests probably thought their jobs were safe from automation. Well, they thought wrong. In Wittenberg, Germany, one church has taken to automating spiritual guidance, creating a new robot, called the Bless U-2, that offers robotic benedictions to its fleshy parishioners. The “ segensroboter ,” meaning “blessing robot” has a touchscreen chest and a

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**Blocking cancer-specific mutations in leukemia and brain tumors**

The substitution of a single amino acid in a metabolic enzyme can be the cause of various types of cancer. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and Heidelberg University Hospital, collaborating with Bayer AG, have now been able to develop a candidate for an agent that is intended to specifically block the altered enzyme. First studies in mice have demonstrated preclinical effects of t

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**Does stress lead to lengthier periods of sick leave?**

The duration of a person's unfitness for work is determined by more than his/her primary diagnosis. Patients often report psychological problems and a feeling of being burnt out. Antonius Schneider and colleagues analyzed whether an association exists between such psychological symptoms and the length of sick leave, even if patients received their sick note because of purely physical symptoms, suc

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**Frequency modulation accelerates the research of quantum technologies**

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**Chemical coatings boss around bacteria, in the bugs' own language**

Princeton researchers have developed a way to place onto surfaces special coatings that chemically 'communicate' with bacteria, telling them what to do. The coatings, which could be useful in inhibiting or promoting bacterial growth as needed, possess this controlling power over bacteria because, in effect, they 'speak' the bug's own language.

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**Brain opioids help us to relate with others**

A new Finnish research reveals how brain's opioids modulate responses towards other people's pain.

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**Chemical coatings boss around bacteria, in the bugs' own language**

Princeton researchers have developed a way to place onto surfaces special coatings that chemically "communicate" with bacteria, telling them what to do. The coatings, which could be useful in inhibiting or promoting bacterial growth as needed, possess this controlling power over bacteria because, in effect, they "speak" the bug's own language.

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**3D printer inks from the woods**

An environmentally friendly ink for 3D printing has now been created based on cellulose nanocrystals. This technology can be used to fabricate microstructures with outstanding mechanical properties, which have promising potential uses in implants and other biomedical applications.

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**How circadian clocks communicate with each other**

Multiple biological clocks control the daily rhythms of physiology and behavior in animals and humans. Whether and how these clocks are connected with each other is still a largely open question. A new study now shows that a central clock governs the circadian rhythms in certain cases.

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**Inroads made into finding out how T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia develops**

New insights have been gained into the molecular mechanism affecting how genes are produced during normal T-cell development, and contributing to leukemia formation.

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**How to Really Help Gay Teens Thrive**

Even though acceptance is growing for LGBT teens, the world isn’t quite changing fast enough: Multiple recent studies show that LGBT teens have less life satisfaction and more depression than their straight peers, in part because so many face harassment. LGBT teens are more likely to be suspended or expelled from schools, sometimes because they were trying to protect themselves from bullies . Oth

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**Bier, agurker og myggespray: Din hverdag er fuld af gift**

Gift er ikke bare gift. Det findes i både naturen og i menneskeskabte ting tæt på dig.

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**Nordmænd graver verdens længste og dybeste vejtunnel**

26 kilometer lang og ned til 392 meter under havoverfladen - med vejkryds undervejs. Det er et ambitiøst rør fra vejen fra Stavanger til Bergen, nordmændene nu går i gang med.

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**Evolution on the fast lane—One flounder species became two**

A research group at the University of Helsinki discovered the fastest event of speciation in any marine vertebrate when studying flounders in an international research collaboration project. This finding has an important implication on how we understand evolution in the sea.

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**Chimpanzees adapt their foraging behavior to avoid human contact**

Research by PhD candidate Nicola Bryson-Morrison from the University of Kent's School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC) suggests chimpanzees are aware of the risks of foraging too close to humans.

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**Quest for drought-resistant chickpea could benefit poor farmers**

Scientists are seeking to develop chickpeas that can flourish in dry climates, to help some of the world's poorest farmers reliably grow the staple crop.

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**Biologists find missing link for the 'safe' signal in plants**

The hormone jasmonic acid plays a major role in the plant immune system and in regulating growth. Scientists have already learned much about how jasmonic acid works, but one important link was missing: what makes the plant's jasmonic acid level go down once the attack by a fungus or insect has been warded off? Plant biologists at Utrecht University and colleagues from the University of Amsterdam,

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**NASA's Lunar Orbiter Survived an Impact With a Tiny Meteor**

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**Are Flat-Earthers Being Serious?**

Members of the Flat Earth Society claim to believe the Earth is flat. Are they kidding?

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**A lightning-fast flu virus detector**

A research team at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) builds a novel voltage-based biosensor for the influenza virus that is almost 100 times more sensitive than conventional tests, and can distinguish between human and avian strains.

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**Hunting can help European ecosystems**

Hunting as an outdoor activity is underrated in how it helps nature and society to regulate problem animal overpopulations. Such is the case for Europe's wild boar Sus scrofa, according to Spanish researchers from the IREC institute (UCLM and CSIC), and Principado de Asturias, published in Springer's European Journal of Wildlife Research.

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**How the popularity of sea cucumbers is threatening coastal communities**

Coastal communities are struggling with the complex social and ecological impacts of a growing global hunger for a seafood delicacy -- sea cucumbers -- according to a new study.

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**Identifying species from a single caviar egg**

A new tool enables identification of high-end caviar from Beluga sturgeons by analyzing DNA from a single caviar, a development that helps ensure the fair international trade of caviar and contributes to conservation of the species in the wild.

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**New method of characterizing graphene**

Scientists have developed a new method of characterizing graphene's properties without applying disruptive electrical contacts, allowing them to investigate both the resistance and quantum capacitance of graphene and other two-dimensional materials.

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**Nanosubmarine with self-destroying activity**

Autonomous targeting and release of drugs at their site of action are desired features of nanomedical systems. Now, scientists have designed a nanomotor that has these functions: An antitumor drug encapsulated in self-propelled, self-assembled stomatocytes is carried across the cellular membrane and released inside the cell upon a chemical redox signal that disassembles the vesicle membrane.

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**Childhood obesity causes lasting damage to the body**

Obesity in childhood has long term health implications stretching into adulthood, a new study reveals.

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**High-fat diet alters reward system in rats**

Exposure to high-fat diet from childhood may increase the sensitivity of the dopamine system later in adulthood, according to a study in male rats.

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**A network of crystals for long-distance quantum communication**

Quantum physic can guarantee that a message has not be intercepted before reaching its destination. Thanks to the laws of quantum physic, a particle of light can be in two distinct states simultaneously. This superposition of states is destroyed as soon as it is read. This peculiar feature allows one to detect an evil eavesdropper when sending a message. However, this technique is so far limited t

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**Body- and sex related problems are separate from other forms of psychological problems**

Body- and sex related problems constitute a distinct group of psychological ailments that is most common in middle aged women, according to scientific research. The project was financed by the Academy of Finland.

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**Chimpanzees adapt their foraging behavior to avoid human contact**

Research by PhD candidate Nicola Bryson-Morrison from the University of Kent's School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC) suggests chimpanzees are aware of the risks of foraging too close to humans.




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**Researchers measure the coherence length in glasses using the supercomputer JANUS**

Thanks to the JANUS II supercomputer, researchers from Spain and Italy (Institute of Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems of the University of Zaragoza, Complutense University of Madrid, University of Extremadura, La Sapienza University of Rome and University of Ferrara), have refined the calculation of the microscopic correlation length and have reproduced the experimental protocol, enab

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**Just how old are animals?**

Researchers from the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London have examined recent approaches to dating the 'tree of life', i.e. use of the molecular clock, RelTime, and found it failed to relax the clock. Their findings are published today in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution.

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**Biologists find missing link for the 'safe' signal in plants**

Plant biologists at Utrecht University and colleagues from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, have discovered how the plant metabolises jasmonic acid, issuing the signal 'safe'. The results of their research were published in the scientific journal PNAS on Tuesday, May 30.

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**Evolution on the fast lane -- 1 flounder species became 2**

A research group at the University of Helsinki discovered the fastest event of speciation in any marine vertebrate when studying flounders in an international research collaboration project. This finding has an important implication on how we understand evolution in the sea.

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**How circadian clocks communicate with each other**

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**A lightning-fast flu virus detector**

A research team at Tokyo Medical and Dental University built a novel biosensor for the rapid detection of human influenza A virus using a modified poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) conducting polymer. The voltage-sensing detector was almost 100 times more sensitive than conventional tests, and distinguished between human and avian flu strains. The use of this biosensor may provide point-of-care te

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**Cigarette damage to unborn children revealed in stem cell study**

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage foetal liver cells. Researchers - led by the University of Edinburgh -- have developed a novel way to study the effects of maternal smoking on liver tissue using embryonic stem cells.

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**Hunting can help European ecosystems**

Hunting as an outdoor activity is underrated in how it helps nature and society to regulate problem animal overpopulations. Such is the case for Europe's wild boar Sus scrofa, according to Spanish researchers from the IREC institute (UCLM and CSIC), and Principado de Asturias, published in Springer's European Journal of Wildlife Research.

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**Not such a 'simple' sugar -- glucose may help fight cancer and inflammatory disease**

Scientists have just discovered that glucose, the most important fuel used in our bodies, also plays a vital role in the immune response. Targeting glucose-controlled systems in the body thus offers an exciting new option for regulating this response.

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**Cost of a common ER visit? Study finds most health care providers don't know**

Researchers found an average of only 38 percent of emergency medicine healthcare professionals -- including physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners -- accurately estimated the costs for three common conditions seen in the emergency department.

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**North Korea's Latest Tablet Computer Has a Catchy Name: iPad**

Image: Ryonghung / NK News Ryonghung, a North Korean technology company, recently announced a new tablet. It looks a lot like the weird, firewalled computers the country has produced in the past, with the addition of one curious new feature: the name. It’s called... the iPad. The new Ryonghung iPad comes with a “a quadcore 1.2 GHZ CPU, 1GB of RAM, an 8GB hard disk, an HDMI cable connection and co

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**Deadspin What’s Hunter Strickland’s Deal?**

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**The Joule Sous-Vide Circulator Is Tiny, Mighty, and $30 Off on Amazon**

Joule White Sous-Vide Circulator , $149 Anova dominates the sales charts, but in many ways (raw heating power, looks, size, software quality), the Joule sous-vide circulator is actually the superior product, and Amazon’s running a rare $30 discount on it , today and tomorrow only. The Joule White is actually a new model of the Joule, swapping the original’s stainless steel top and base with white

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**US museum returns ancient Egyptian stele missing since WWII**

A leading German archaeological institute says it has recovered an ancient Egyptian artifact missing since World War II.

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**VIDEO: 3D-printet hydraulik-robot med seks ben**

Amerikanske forskere har fremstillet en prototype på en seksbenet hydraulisk robot, der er printet på en 3D-printer i ét hug med brug af både faste og flydende materialer. Hvis denne metode kombineres med printet elektronik, er der lagt op til en helt anderledes måde at fremstille simple robotter...

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**Amazon's stock tops $1,000 for the first time**

Amazon, the e-commerce giant that has changed how much of the world shops for books, toilet paper and TVs, hit a new milestone. Its stock topped $1,000 for the first time.

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**Court: Russian hacker can be extradited to US or Russia (Update)**

A Czech court ruled Tuesday that a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at American companies can be extradited either to the United States or Russia—and the suspect immediately appealed his possible extradition to the United States.

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**Fruity with a note of fungus: How fungal infections change the aroma of wine**

In a research article recently published in Frontiers in Chemistry, a team of researchers investigated the effects of fungal infection on wine produced from the grape varieties White Riesling, Red Riesling and Gewürztraminer, and the effect of powdery mildew on wine made from the unsprayed hybrid grape type Gm 8622-3. They found that while bunch rot actually led to more positive aroma ratings due

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**Rocks might not be such a good ‘thermostat’ for Earth**

The textbook understanding of global chemical weathering—in which rocks dissolve, wash down rivers, and eventually end up on the ocean floor to begin the process again—does not depend on Earth’s temperature in the way that geologists had believed, a new study suggests. The study, published in Nature Communications , looks at a key aspect of carbon cycling, the process by which carbon atoms move a

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**Slo-Mo Footage Reveals Exactly How a Giant Firework Shell Goes Kaboom**

GIF There’s no better way to celebrate a long weekend, or your nation’s birthday, than by blowing up giant paper shells packed with explosives. It’s not hard to understand how the firecrackers you played with as a kid worked, but YouTube’s BeyondSlowMotion channel reveals how those gigantic fireworks that fill the night sky with colorful sparkles actually work. To safely film a fireworks shell at

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**Hollywood's Reductive Narratives About School**

Most teachers I know hate the movie Freedom Writers , in which a Long Beach, California, teacher leverages writing to convert apathetic students into crusaders for justice. Though it had not yet been filmed in 2003, when I was a first-year teacher in South Central Los Angeles, I had absorbed enough teacher-savior narratives to reject their simplicity but internalize their winning idealism. These

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**Better treatment for kidney cancer thanks to new mouse model**

Research in the field of kidney cancer, also called renal cancer, is vital, because many patients with this disease still cannot be cured today. Researchers from the University of Zurich have now identified some of the gene mutations that contribute to the development of carcinomas in the kidneys. They also developed a mouse model that will contribute to progress in the research and treatment of t

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**Nanosubmarine with self-destroying activity**

Autonomous targeting and release of drugs at their site of action are desired features of nanomedical systems. Now, a teamof Dutch scientists has designed a nanomotor that has these functions: An antitumor drug encapsulated in self-propelled,self-assembled stomatocytes is carried across the cellular membrane and released inside the cell upon a chemical redox signalthat disassembles the vesicle mem

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Scientists have developed a new method of characterizing graphene's properties without applying disruptive electrical contacts, allowing them to investigate both the resistance and quantum capacitance of graphene and other two-dimensional materials. Researchers from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel's Department of Physics reported their findings in the journal Physical R

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**Your sex life is only as old as you feel**

The closer you feel to your actual age, the less likely you are to be satisfied with your sex life, a University of Waterloo study has found.The study looked at the attitudes of sex and aging of a group of 1,170 adults from their mid-40s to their mid-70s over a 10-year period.

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New research on projected climate changes from the University of Helsinki indicates that climate change has an alarming potential to increase the damage caused to Norway spruce trees by a naturally circulating disease spreading fungus.

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The group lead by Prof. Mario Lanza develops a resistive random access memory device using only 2-D materials (graphene electrodes and hexagonal boron nitride insulators), and develop a complete theoretical model to describe its functioning.

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he discovery of anomalously high levels of mercury in rocks from the Ordivician geological period has led to a new interpretation of the ensuing mass extinction. A sequence of disturbances may have led to catastrophic cooling by reflective sulfate aerosols injected into the atmosphere by massive volcanism. The finding is important since aerosol cooling is under consideration as a way to temper glo

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Transport proteins in the cells of our body protect us from particular toxins. Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Basel have now determined the high-resolution three-dimensional structure of a major human transport protein. In the long term, this could help to develop new medications.

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A new study by Simon Fraser University biologists Dan Greenberg and Arne Mooers offers clues to why more than 30 per cent of amphibians, including frogs, newts, toads and salamanders, are at risk of extinction.

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While there has been a decrease in the number of children injured by lawn mowers over the last few decades, this cause of serious injury continues to be a concern, new research indicates.

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**Amazon rainforest may be more resilient to deforestation than previously thought**

Taking a fresh look at evidence from satellite data, and using the latest theories from complexity science, researchers have provided new evidence to show that the Amazon rainforest is not as fragile as previously thought.

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**Researchers uncover a cause for early 20th century Arctic warming**

Is a warmer Arctic a canary of global warming? Since the 1970s the northern polar region has warmed faster than global averages by a factor or two or more, in a process of 'Arctic amplification' which is linked to a drastic reduction in sea ice.

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Simon Fraser University researchers who examined evolutionary patterns of modern extinction risk across more than 300 amphibian groups found that species from groups with high ongoing diversification are at greater risk of extinction than slowly diversifying lineages.

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**New discovery: Cormorants can hear under water**

For the first time, researchers have shown that a marine birds can hear under water. This offers new possibilities for the protection of marine birds in trafficked waters.

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Researchers identify the gene Regnase-1 as a regulator for iron metabolism by degrading Transferrin Receptor 1 (TfR1) mRNA.

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If the mother is stressed over a longer period of time during pregnancy, the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises, as proven by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Zurich. Short-term stress situations, however, do not seem to have an unfavorable effect on the development of the fetus.

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An Osaka University-led international research team finds link between quantum fluctuations and the effective charge of current carrying particles to understand exotic phases of matter.

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**Quantum states reveal themselves with measurable 'fingerprint'**

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De positive toner fra de økonomiske vismænd bør resultere i flere penge til regionerne og sundhedsvæsenet, mener Bent Hansen, formand for Danske Regioner.

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**Phase transitions of rice farmers may offer insight into managing natural resources**

(Phys.org)—The Balinese subak is a self-organized agrarian society on the island of Bali in Indonesia, whose members must share a limited amount of water for irrigation and rice production. Some of the farmers share the water fairly, and some don't. As in many societies, the members of the Balinese subak are segregated into different communities.

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**Corals in peril at a popular Hawaiian tourist destination due to global climate change**

Researchers have documented the third global bleaching event as it occurred from 2014 to 2016 at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (HBNP) on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i. Their findings show that temperature is by far the most influential factor in coral bleaching at this well-managed location where corals, fish, and all other organisms are protected.

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**Subduing the rebellion: Unmasking rogue cells in the immune system**

Researchers have discovered a target to single out immune system cells responsible for autoimmune diseases such as arthritis or irritable bowel syndrome.

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**‘Ladders’ let scientists measure lots of DNA for $10**

New, license-free DNA ladders offer a much cheaper way to estimate the size of DNA fragments. Researchers developed two plasmids—a circular form of DNA—that DNA scissors known as restriction enzymes can cut to create the DNA ladders. The ladders can be used to estimate the size of DNA fragments between about 50 and 5,000 base pairs in length. “DNA ladders, also known as DNA molecular weight marke

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**Charismatic leaders: Too much of a good thing?**

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**New test method aims to predict allergenic potency of chemicals**

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a method which determines not only whether a chemical or substance is allergenic, but also how strong its potential for causing hypersensitivity is. This will aid in the establishment of so-called threshold values -- or how much of a substance is safe to use in a product. Until now, the only way of achieving similar results has been through a

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**The immune system promotes spontaneous heart regeneration**

Osaka University scientists show the immune response to myocarditis promotes cardiomyocyte regeneration in mice. This regeneration is believed to be a vital recuperative effect for heart cells damaged by the infection. Understanding the molecular mechanisms is expected to provide new strategies for heart regenerative medicine.

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**Neurons can learn temporal patterns**

Individual neurons can learn not only single responses to a particular signal, but also a series of reactions at precisely timed intervals. This is what emerges from a study at Lund University in Sweden.

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**Children at Swedish 'gender-neutral' preschools are less likely to gender-stereotype**

A new study from Uppsala University in Sweden has indicated that the norm-conscious practices used by teachers at preschools termed 'gender-neutral' are associated with reductions in children's tendencies to make gender-stereotypical assumption. The practices are also associated with children's increased interest in playing with unfamiliar peers of the opposite sex.

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**A network of crystals for long-distance quantum communication**

Quantum physic can guarantee that a message has not be intercepted. Thanks to the laws of quantum physic, a photon can be in two distinct states simultaneously. This superposition of states is destroyed as soon as it is read. In order to extend the reach of these quantum communications, researchers from UNIGE have demonstrated a novel protocol based on a crystal than can emit quantum light as well

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**Wake-promoting compound validated**

Narcolepsy, a serious sleep disorder in which patients often fall asleep uncontrollably, has been incurable because no effective therapeutic agents are available to date. Recent findings by Japanese scientists in the sleep institute may shed light on this challenging problem.

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**Tobacco hybrid emits low-toxicant, e-cig-like vapor with enhanced flavor**

Chemical analysis has revealed no detectable difference between the vapours produced by an e-cigarette and a novel tobacco hybrid, (iFuse). Previous research revealed that the levels of nearly all tested toxicants in Vype ePen vapour are much lower than in cigarette smoke. The Royal College of Physicians is among those who say that smokers should switch to e-cigarettes to reduce harm and help them

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**Stress gets weird for lizards exposed to fire ants**

Living in areas with fire-ant invasions stress out fence lizards. But lizards show this stress in surprising ways after extended fire ant exposure in socially stressful environments, say researchers. “After encounters with non-lethal stress levels (from fire-ant exposure), we asked; Okay, they (the lizards) live, but what happens then?” says Tracy Langkilde, professor of biology at Penn State. “D

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(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers led by Liliana Rivera Sandoval of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, has found 22 new cataclysmic variable stars in a globular cluster known as 47 Tucanae (47 Tuc for short). The discovery makes 47 Tuc the cluster with the highest number of cataclysmic variables identified so far. The findings were detailed in a paper published May 19 on arXiv

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Coastal communities are struggling with the complex social and ecological impacts of a growing global hunger for a seafood delicacy -- sea cucumbers -- according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.

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**Don't call people 'old' until death is near, says gerontologist**

Sarah Harper, director of Oxford Institute of Ageing, suggests people in their 70s and 80s should be considered active adults People should not be called old until they are seriously frail, dependent and approaching death, one of the UK’s leading social scientists has told Hay festival. Sarah Harper, a gerontologist who is director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing, proposed a different approach

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(Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has dated rice material excavated from a dig site in South China's Zhejiang province back to approximately 9,400 years ago. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes where they found the evidence of early rice, their testing and dating techniques, and what they foun

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**A way to engineer photoactive junctions in iron-chloride-intercalated graphene using a laser**

(Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from the University of Exeter in the U.K and the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques in Spain has found a way to create a material that takes pictures inside hostile environments such as nuclear reactors. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group explains how they made the new material, how well it works, and future applicati

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The fluid motions of a T cell's microvilli, scanning their environment for antigens, are captured in 3-D and in real time.

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**Opinion: Address Taxonomic Skew**

The domination of model organisms and charismatic megafauna in the literature is a disservice to the life sciences.

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**Study: New Test Can Unearth Elusive HIV**

The assay screens for latent virus that has the capacity to activate if antiretroviral therapy stops.

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(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in South Korea has developed a new polymer that is able to improve the power output of triboelectric nanogenerators. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the researchers describe the new polymer and how well it works when used in triboelectric nanogenerators.

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Death doesn't visit our roads equally. Moped or motorbike riders have a 12 times higher chance of dying per kilometre travelled than car drivers, according to researchers.

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**A 3-D-printed rocket engine just launched a new era of space exploration**

The rocket that blasted into space from New Zealand on May 25 was special. Not only was it the first to launch from a private site, it was also the first to be powered by an engine made almost entirely using 3-D printing. This might not make it the "first 3-D-printed rocket in space" that some headlines described it as, but it does highlight how seriously this manufacturing technique is being take

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**How circadian clocks communicate with each other**

Multiple biological clocks control the daily rhythms of physiology and behavior in animals and humans. Whether and how these clocks are connected with each other is still a largely open question. A new study now shows that a central clock governs the circadian rhythms in certain cases.

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**Ravenous Supermassive Black Holes May Sterilize Nearby Planets**

A new study sheds light on how damaging black holes can be to the habitability of planets throughout the Milky Way and the universe -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. Ninety-eight years ago today, another total solar eclipse changed the world by helping to confirm Einstein's theory of general relativity.

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**Methods for tracking microbial faecal pollution in water**

In a project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the microbiologist Andreas Farnleitner is looking at new methods for analysing faecal pollution in water. Using DNA analytics, the scientist aims to develop comprehensive and simple methods to determine the extent and origin of faecal pollution.

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**Rise of the Tyrannosaurs**

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**Economic alternative for hexavalent chromium anticorrosive agent**

To prevent components from becoming corroded or worn, they are often coated using hexavalent chromium. Starting in September of 2017, though, this will only be permitted with exceptions. The extreme high-speed laser material deposition (EHLA) developed by Fraunhofer and RWTH researchers offers an economic alternative for the first time ever.

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**Exit, Mike Dubke**

Mike Dubke, the White House communications director, has resigned from his position, a move that could portend a wider shakeup of the team, CBS News and The Washington Post are reporting Tuesday. “I will say that he has expressed his desire to leave the White House,” Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s counselor, told Fox & Friends . Dubke, who had been on the job three months, resigned May 18, C

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Among the Christians of the Middle East, the largest number – some 8 million or so – is of Egypt's Copts. Here's their story.

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The long-standing mystery of why there are so few volcanoes on Venus has been solved by a team of researchers led by the University of St Andrews.

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Have you seen that FBI file, purporting to be about the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich? Kim Dotcom, who thrust himself into the story recently by telling Sean Hannity that he had evidence Rich had sent documents to Wikileaks, published the document on Twitter, helping to spread it online. Dotcom now acknowledges that the document is fake. But he told Gizmodo that he’s not going to delete it. The

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**New method of characterizing graphene**

Scientists have developed a new method of characterizing graphene's properties without applying disruptive electrical contacts, allowing them to investigate both the resistance and quantum capacitance of graphene and other two-dimensional materials. Researchers from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel's Department of Physics reported their findings in the journal Physical R

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**Just how old are animals?**

The origin of animals was one of the most important events in the history of Earth. Beautifully preserved fossil embryos suggest that our oldest ancestors might have existed a little more than half a billion years ago.

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**Being more media savvy won't stop the spread of 'fake news'—here's why**

"Fake news" is the buzzword of 2017. Barely a day goes by without a headline about president Donald Trump lambasting media "bias", or the spread of "alternative facts".

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**Tactile feedback adds 'muscle sense' to prosthetic hand**

Engineers working to add "muscle sense" to prosthetic limbs found that tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern the size of objects grasped with a prosthetic hand. The results will be presented next month in Germany by researchers from Rice University and the Research Center "E.Piaggio" of the University of Pisa and the Italian Ins

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**Corals in peril at a popular Hawaiian tourist destination due to global climate change**

Corals in peril at a popular Hawaiian tourist destination due to global climate change

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**The chemistry of plants facing multiple stress scenarios**

All living organisms harbour complex chemical networks inside their cells. The sum of all these chemical reactions is the driving force of life and is called metabolism. In his thesis work, Stefano Papazian at Umeå University, studies how plants adapt their metabolic networks to respond to different environmental stresses.