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Synthetic Stem Cells Regenerate Heart Tissue in MiceThese engineered 'cells' were made from the secretions and membranes of human mesenchymal stem cells.
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The Search for Methods to Monitor Brain CoolingNewborns deprived of oxygen have their temperatures lowered to protect against brain damage, but it's hard to decipher the babies' immediate response to the intervention.
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Athletes Microbiomes Differ from NonathletesResearchers are beginning to uncover a link between activity level and the microbial makeup of one's gut.
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Mammalian Jaws Evolved to Chew SidewaysParallel evolution in jaws and teeth helped early mammals diversify their diets.
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A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in BrazilLocals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.
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Is Less More?Diets: From art to science
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Running on EmptyRegularly taking breaks from eating-for hours or days-can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.
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Pinpointing the CulpritIdentifying immune cell subsets with CyTOF
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Lung BloodWatch the birth of platelets in the lungs of mice, a finding that contributes to a new understanding of the respiratory organs' role in blood formation.
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Microbiome RacerGenomicist Lauren Petersen wins a mountain bike race after she altered her own gut microbial communities.
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The Celiac SurgeA rapid increase in the global incidence of the condition has researchers scrambling to understand the causes of the trend,and cope with the consequences.
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Plastic Pollutants Pervade Water and LandContamination of marine and terrestrial ecosystems by microplastics is putting individual organisms at risk.
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Infographic: A Body Without FoodMounting evidence suggests that intermittent fasting causes significant changes to various organs and tissue types.
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Infographic: Plastics EffectsLab studies suggest that plastic pollutants in the environment could have detrimental effects on animals' physiology.
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Infographic: Cook Up an Exome-Based DietSee how scientists designed food with amino acid compositions based on protein-coding regions in the genomes of mice and fruit flies.
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Infographic: How to Make an Artificial Stem CellSee researchers' recipe for synthetic mesenchymal stem cells, which showed cardiac regenerative potential in mice.
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Yes, that LEGO Saturn V set is everything you hope it’s going to be Timelapse video of a LEGO Saturn V construction, recorded by Ron Zaguli. Edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) I wasn't sure what I was getting into. Yes, I love LEGOs. (Who doesn't?!?) I played with them extensively as a boy—building castles, X-wings, and battleships, and then throwing my entire collection into a large cloth bag to create entirely new things from the whole mess. All the same, a
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Botulism: Causes, Symptoms & TreatmentBotulism is a rare but serious illness caused by toxins released by bacteria. These toxins are among the most lethal substances known to man.
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In atomic propellers, quantum phenomena can mimic everyday physicsIn molecules there are certain groups of atoms that are able to rotate. This movement is not continuous but occurs in jumps. It is generally believed that such jumps are classical, i.e. similar to the motion of a roulette ball. Chemists from Warsaw have, however, observed rotations that follow the non-intuitive rules of the quantum world. It turns out that under the appropriate conditions, quantum
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HIV status may affect the progression of HPV infection to cervical pre-cancerA study of Senegalese women showed that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was more likely to develop into cervical pre-cancer in women living with human immunodeficiency virus.
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Imaging technique for treating heart condition should be more widely used to minimize radiation exposureA technique to treat an irregular heartbeat that limits or eliminates patients' exposure to radiation should be more widely adopted by physicians, NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine cardiologists argue in a new review article in Heart Rhythm, published in the June print issue and previously published online. They posit that the primary obstacle to the procedure's widespread use -- phy
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New teen drivers 3 times as likely to be involved in a deadly crashThe AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety's latest study analyzes crash rates per mile driven for all drivers and found that for every mile on the road, drivers ages 16-17 are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash.
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NASA Is Sending Humanity's First Spacecraft to the Sun in 2018 NASA announces the details of its mission to the sun, set to launch in 2018. Read More
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Amid Trump Cuts, California Proposes Its Own Energy MoonshotA pending cap-and-trade bill would earmark hundreds of millions of dollars for clean energy research, as the White House takes aim at federal funding.
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Senator: EpiPen Manufacturer Ripped Off the US Government for $1.27 Billion Photo: Getty For people with severe allergies, having an EpiPen can mean the difference between life and death. Because there’s no generic alternative , EpiPen manufacturer Mylan just keeps jacking up the price and ripping off patients. They also seem to have ripped off the government. Today, a probe by the Department of Health and Human Services concluded that the company actually stiffed taxpay
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The Newest New Mutant Cast Member Is Stranger Things' Charlie Heaton Image: Getty Images / Phillip Faraone / Stringer The live action X-Men universe is working overtime to lock down every young Hollywood actor it can get its hands on. It’s a sound strategy. So after getting Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones and Anya Taylor-Joy from Split , the next target for New Mutants is Charlie Heaton from Stranger Things . According to The Hollywood Reporter , Heaton is in
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LeBron James Responds to Racist Vandalism of His L.A. Home LeBron James was the victim of an apparent hate crime Wednesday morning when a racial slur was written in graffiti on the front gate of his L.A. home, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Wednesday. The vandalism occurred just one day before James is scheduled to play with his home team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, in his seventh straight NBA Finals. Should the Cavaliers clench the championsh
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Customer Microwaves Urine at 7-Eleven, Microwave Explodes Photo: Getty Some poor beleaguered souls working at a 7-Eleven in Oregon were just trying to serve up some Big Gulps and hot dogs when their microwave suddenly exploded. They called the cops, and when the proper authorities checked out the situation, they didn’t find a bomb. Instead, they say it contained a urine sample. According to local Beaverton, Oregon news station KATU , the cops evacuated
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Morphological Error Detection in 3D SegmentationsDeep learning algorithms for connectomics rely upon localized classification, rather than overall morphology. This leads to a high incidence of erroneously merged objects. Humans, by contrast, can easily detect such errors by acquiring intuition for the correct morphology of objects. Biological neurons have complicated and variable shapes, which are challenging to learn, and merge errors take a mu
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Nintendo Switch Survives 1,000 Foot Drop GIF Nintendo products are primarily known for two things: functioning as portals to wonderlands of whimsy, and being so durable that they can survive being hit by trucks, or more dangerously, children. The Switch is a worthy heir to that legacy. Thin, glossy, and fragile as it looks, Nintendo’s console/portable hybrid is a damn brick. UnlockRiver used a drone to fly it a thousand feet into the ai
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Paul Allen Shows Off the World's Largest Airplane for the First Time Photos: Stratolaunch Systems Corp. You can’t be a Silicon Valley billionaire without having your own initiative to build a big-ass aircraft. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is most definitely a Silicon Valley billionaire and today, he proved that by pulling the world’s largest airplane out of its hangar for the first time. Allen first announced the Stratolaunch way back in 2011. Test flights were
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The Atlantic Daily: We’ll Always Have Paris(?) What We’re Following The Paris Accord: President Trump is expected to make a decision soon about whether the U.S. will stay in the global agreement on climate change, and early reports say he plans to pull out. Todd Stern, who led U.S. negotiations on the deal, argues that decision would be indefensible , causing serious diplomatic damage. Though climate change can be a polarizing issue, a majori
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Hillary Clinton Was the First Casualty in the New Information Wars Updated on June 1, 2017 Hillary Clinton came to Recode ’s Code Conference with her gloves off. In an interview with the journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, she delivered a fully baked articulation of the ways technology was “weaponized” against her campaign to aid Donald Trump. “I take responsibility for every decision I made,” Clinton said, “but that is not why I lost.” In previous elect
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Amazon Will Sell You 93 Loads of Tide Detergent For $14 Today Tide Smart Pouch 3-Pack , $14 after Subscribe & Save and $3 coupon For a limited time, Amazon will sell you three pouches of Tide HE-compatible laundry detergent (totaling 144 ounces or 93 loads) for just $14 . These pouches are designed basically as refills for plastic Tide bottles, but as long as that doesn’t bother you, this is a fantastic price-per-ounce for any detergent, let alone name bran
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Young adult substance abuse down significantly among PROSPER program participantsChildren who participated in the PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) program over seven years ago showed lower rates of substance abuse after high school graduation, according to a new study.
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Low cost, scalable water splitting fuels the future hydrogen economyAn efficient, low-cost catalyst could replace platinum in water-splitting for clean hydrogen production.
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Ditching the Paris Agreement Risks the Economy Even As It Harms the Planet Bad deal or not, the Paris climate agreement is already reshaping the world's economy. The post Ditching the Paris Agreement Risks the Economy Even As It Harms the Planet appeared first on WIRED .
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Ticks use sticky pads on their feet to cling on to our skinMicroscopy images reveal how tick parasites use specialised sticky pads and bendable claws to stick to their hosts while they suck blood
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Mining for answers on abandoned minesIn the western United States 160,000 abandoned mines contaminate soils in the region. Researchers hope to solve this problem with biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can reduce the toxic consequences of mining for metals.
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Building better brains: A bioengineered upgrade for organoidsScientists, for the first time, have combined organoids with bioengineering. Using small microfilaments, they show improved tissue architecture that mimics human brain development more accurately and allows more targeted studies of brain development and its malfunctions.
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Progress reported in global fight against diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosisInfectious disease scientists have reported the discovery and early validation of a drug candidate for treating cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease which is a major cause of child mortality in lower-income countries. Currently there are no vaccines or effective treatments.
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Tourists risk animal bites by misreading wild monkey facial expressions as 'kisses'Wildlife tourists frequently mistaking animals' warnings of aggression for 'smiles' and 'kisses', leading to welfare problems for primates and risk of injury for people -- and educational tools such as 2-D images and information signs like those found in zoos or animal parks aren't effective at improving recognition, according to a new study by a team of behavioral ecologists and psychologists.
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Largest study to date finds autism alone does not increase risk of violent offendingA diagnosis of autism alone does not increase the risk of violent offending suggests a study published in the June 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).
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Organizations Call Out Ivanka Trump Brand Over Labor Scandal Following news that two labor activists went missing and another was arrested after investigating a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump shoes, numerous organizations have called for the president’s daughter to address the situation. “Ivanka’s brand should immediately cease its work with this supplier, and the Trump administration should reverse its current course and confront China on its
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Tourists risk animal bites by misreading wild monkey facial expressions as 'kisses'Wildlife tourists frequently fail to identify aggressive and distressed emotional states in wild monkeys - mistaking animals' warnings of aggression for 'smiles' and 'kisses' - and this can lead to welfare problems for primates and risk of injury for people, according to new research published today.
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Researchers design AI system to diagnose pain levels in sheepThe researchers have developed an AI system which uses five different facial expressions to recognise whether a sheep is in pain, and estimate the severity of that pain. The results could be used to improve sheep welfare, and could be applied to other types of animals, such as rodents used in animal research, rabbits or horses.
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Newly Named NASA Spacecraft Will Aim Straight for the SunThe Parker Solar Probe, named in honor of Eugene Parker, who predicted the existence of the solar wind, is to launch in 2018 and study the sun up close.
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Steve Ballmer: We should have turned Microsoft into a “world-class hardware company” Steve Ballmer (credit: Microsoft ) Talking at Recode's oddly named Code Conference , former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer expressed one big regret from his time at the company: that it didn't get into hardware soon enough. "I was too slow to recognize the need for new capability, and particularly in hardware," he told Kara Swisher. "I wish we'd built the capability to be a world-class hardware comp
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World's Largest (and Oddest-Looking) Aircraft Rolled Out for TestsWhy build a double-bodied airplane? To get to orbit.
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Cane toads have a salty secret to protect themselves when shedding skinWhat happens to a cane toad's internal chemistry when it has to shed its skin to replace worn out skin cells? A new University of Queensland study has revealed that these tough and poisonous amphibians have developed a secret technique to protect their vital internal balances of salt and water when they are moulting.
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Coughing Canines? 6 Things to Know About Dog FluAt least a dozen dogs in Florida are sick with "dog flu," but what exactly is this disease and where did it come from?
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Thar She Glows! How the Natural History Museum Cleans Its Blue WhaleThis week the blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History was given its annual bath. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at how it happens.
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Express Scripts Sues Maker of Overdose Drug, Intensifying FeudAnger over rising drug costs has set off a civil war in the pharmaceutical industry, and the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager claims it is owed millions.
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New York Drivers Say Uber Still Owes Them Millions More Photo: Getty Uber drivers landed a major payday in New York last week when the ride-hailing service agreed to reimburse drivers after miscalculating its commission on rides for years. But a group of drivers claim they are owed even more money than what Uber conceded, and it could end up costing the company millions more. For nearly three years, Uber calculated its commission including taxes and a
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Human tests suggest young blood cuts cancer and Alzheimer’s riskExclusive results from a private trial suggest that treatment with young plasma can lower blood cholesterol and chemicals associated with cancer and Alzheimer’s
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Antarctica's Larsen C Iceberg Is on the Brink of Breaking OffThe crack that's been cutting into Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is about to create a huge iceberg.
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Sizzling snails prioritize protein stabilityIf our body temperature increases by even 1°C, we fell pretty sick, but Echinolittorina malaccana periwinkles routinely experience and survive temperatures in excess of 55°C. It turns out that the thermotolerant molluscs reinforce the core of proteins such as malate dehydrogenase, to prevent them from unraveling at high temperature, while increasing the flexibility of regions that are essential fo
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Cane toads have a salty secret to protect themselves when shedding skinWhat happens to a cane toad's internal chemistry when it has to shed its skin to replace worn out skin cells?
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Apple Co-Founder Bets on Tesla for Next Tech BreakthroughTesla is leading Apple in innovative tech, according to Apple co-founder.
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Spicer's Razor “What is ‘covfefe’?” That was the voice of a White House reporter, on Wednesday afternoon, asking a question of White House press secretary Sean Spicer on behalf of herself and many confused Americans. Her question was practical and philosophical and full of frustration: What, truly , is “covfefe”? Was it the word “coverage,” autocorrected? An errant Starbucks order? An English verb of Old Norse
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Does the Human Brain Operate Outside of the Laws of Physics? Some scientists posit that our brains are actually quantum computers. Read More
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A Brief List of Male Directors Who Got the Big Break Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins Finally Received Patty Jenkins takes charge on the set of Wonder Woman. Image: Warner Bros. Over the past decade, a clear pattern has emerged in Hollywood: direct a successful, small movie and get a large blockbuster in return. That small movie doesn’t even have to be that successful, either—it just has to be good, and your next film can have a budget up to 200 times the size. And also, you pretty much have to be
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Paris climate deal: EU and China rebuff TrumpLeaders say they support Paris climate deal but the US will say on Thursday if it is pulling out.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Covfefe Maybe Today in 5 Lines White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer refused to say that President Trump's tweet overnight using the word “covfefe” was a typo. The Associated Press reports that Trump “has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly,” prompting security concerns. Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly plans to testify publicly before the Sen
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Weighted Blankets: Harmless for Adults, Potentially Dangerous for KidsWeighted blankets are touted for helping people to calm down, and sleep better. But do they really live up to these claims?
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The role of science in combatting the opioid crisisOpioid misuse and addiction is an ongoing and rapidly evolving public health crisis, requiring innovative scientific solutions.
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Mylan shareholders revolt, say directors’ greed has gone too far Enlarge / Heather Bresch, chief executive officer of Mylan NV, is questioned by lawmakers over why the company raised the price of the life-saving injection to $600 for a two-pack from $57 a shot. (credit: Getty | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg ) A group of disgruntled Mylan investors launched a campaign late Tuesday to block the re-election of six directors over their exorbitant—and increasing—compensa
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Chronic Pain May Stem from Pain Receptors in HidingScientists find that pain receptors can hide inside cells; but they can still find them and deactivate them, which may lead to better pain medication.
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What Today's Kangaroo Fighters Can Learn From the Great Emu War of 1932 Image: Wikimedia Commons In recent years, Australia has been embroiled in an effort to cull kangaroos—this year alone, it’s expected to kill over a million of them in an effort to protect endangered species in its grasslands. While the mass culling has sparked outrage among animals rights activists, waging war on its fauna is nothing new for Australia . In fact, Australia has been trying to subdu
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Health care process a roadblock for adolescents with autism and their caregiversNancy Cheak-Zamora, assistant professor of health sciences at MU, says that as more children with autism enter adulthood, improved communication between providers, adolescents and caregivers is needed to help those with autism make adult health care decisions.
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With or without Trump, US businesses moving on climatePresident Donald Trump may be dragging out his decision on whether to ditch the Paris climate agreement, but major American corporations have not waited for a government signal to start cutting their carbon emissions.
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No Place to HideEnvironmental DNA is tracking down difficult-to-detect species, from rock snot in the U.S. to cave salamanders in Croatia.
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Global Warming Could Push Earth's Rains NorthwardAs the Northern Hemisphere warms faster than the Southern, Earth's rain belts may shift to the North -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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House of Cards Season 5, Episode 7: 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 7 (Chapter 59) A dirty-bomb scare and a military coup—excitement! Well, sort of. Episodes like this validate the common criticism t
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Appeals court upholds Ross Ulbricht’s life sentence for creating Silk Road (credit: Aurich Lawson) A US federal appeals court has upheld (PDF) a life sentence for Ross Ulbricht. He was convicted in 2015 of being the Dread Pirate Roberts who ran the Silk Road website, the largest Internet black market at that time. The three-judge panel unanimously upheld the rulings on a variety of issues by US District Judge Kathleen Forrest, who oversaw the trial. Ulbricht's defense l
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Nest’s New Security Cam Keeps a Sharp Eye on Your Smart Home There's no possible way Google is using the data it collects. None. The post Nest's New Security Cam Keeps a Sharp Eye on Your Smart Home appeared first on WIRED .
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New tech promises easier cervical cancer screeningResearchers have developed a handheld device for cervical cancer screening that promises to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes. If widely adopted, women might even self-screen, transforming screening and cure rates in low-income regions where cervical cancer is most prevalent.
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EU, China summit to back climate deal even without US: EU officialThe European Union and China will throw their full weight behind the Paris climate accord at a summit on Friday, EU officials said, in a bid to fill the void if the US quits the pact.
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Elon Musk Says He'll Stop Advising Trump If US Pulls Out of Climate PactSpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said today (May 31) that he'll resign from the White House advisory councils on which he currently serves if President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate pact.
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Mummy DNA unveils the history of ancient Egyptian hookupsA study of DNA extracted from Egyptian mummies untangles ancient ancestry and attempts to resolve quality issues.
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Musk to quit advisory panels if Trump withdraws from climate dealTesla founder and technology luminary Elon Musk said Wednesday he would quit President Donald Trump's business advisory councils if Washington pulls out of the Paris climate accord.
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The First Time Batman and Superman Met Wonder Woman Was Downright Adorable Timed perfectly with the launch of the Wonder Woman , today’s Wonder Woman Annual is jam-packed with stories that highlight Diana’s strength, hope, and love. It also features a great little story about her first encounter with Bruce and Clark in the New 52 that is as cute as a button. Written by outgoing Wonder Woman Rebirth writer Greg Rucka, with art by Nicola Scott, Romulo Fajardo Jr, and Jodi
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Scientists Urge Governments To Protect Coral Reefs From Climate Change A paper published in Nature by the world's top scientists says climate change is making irreversible changes to the world's coral reefs, and the role before governments is to steer coral reefs in a way that maintains their biological functions.
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Chief Climate Negotiator Warns Against Consequences Of Leaving Paris Accord NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Todd Stern, former United States special envoy for climate change, about President Trump's likely withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Stern led the negotiations for this deal.
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President Trump Expected To Make Decision On Paris Climate Accord President Trump is expected to make a decision regarding whether or not the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord. NPR takes a look at the potential political and environmental impacts of leaving the agreement.
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Seven tons of African pangolin scales seized in Hong KongA conservation group says the seizure of seven tons of pangolin scales in Hong Kong this week indicates that the heavily poached creature "could soon vanish for good" if urgent steps are not taken to protect it.
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Lower targets for systolic blood pressure suggested by studyReducing target systolic blood pressure below current recommendations significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and preventable death, research concludes.
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How our brains integrate online reviews into our own product preferencesResearchers have identified how the human brain integrates social information when a person decides how much they like something, by studying how user reviews on Amazon influence how people rate the products.
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Linguistic style is key to crowdfunding successIn one of the first crowdfunding studies focusing on social enterprises, researchers have found that how a pitch is voiced and worded is much more important for social entrepreneurs than for their commercial counterparts.
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Experts Predict When Artificial Intelligence Will Exceed Human PerformanceTrucking will be computerized long before surgery, computer scientists say.
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See the 1st-Ever High-Speed Footage of Lightning Striking a BuildingIt's the first time that high-speed video of lightning hitting a building has been captured, according to a new study.
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Linguistic style is key to crowdfunding successIn one of the first crowdfunding studies focusing on social enterprises, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that how a pitch is voiced and worded is much more important for social entrepreneurs than for their commercial counterparts.
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'Harder, better, faster, stronger'-tethered soft exosuit reduces metabolic cost of runningWhat if running the 26.2 miles of a marathon only felt like running 24.9 miles, or if you could improve your average running pace from 9:14 minutes/mile to 8:49 minutes/mile without weeks of training? Researchers at the Wyss Institute and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University have demonstrated that a tethered soft exosuit can reduce the metabolic c
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Exercise Shown to Alleviate Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Disorder A new study from the Netherlands shows a direct link between exercise and anxiety disorder and depression. Read More
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Newly identified microbial process could reduce toxic methylmercury levelsA team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has identified a novel microbial process that can break down toxic methylmercury in the environment, a fundamental scientific discovery that could potentially reduce mercury toxicity levels and support health and risk assessments.
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Mining for answers on abandoned minesSoil scientist Jim Ippolito believes in local solutions to local problems. The problem he's working on is contaminated soils near abandoned mines.
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Support for tidal energy is high among Washington residentsPuget Sound is one of the best places in the United States to capture energy from tides. As water in the Sound rises and falls twice daily at high and low tide, strong underwater currents move swiftly in the narrow regions among islands and peninsulas.
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Possible correlation shown between the partial meltdown at TMI and thyroid cancersFor the first time, scientists have shown a possible correlation between the partial meltdown of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station and thyroid cancers in the counties surrounding the plant.
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Metabolic enzyme fuels molecular machinery of memoryResearchers have discovered, in the mouse brain, that a key metabolic enzyme works directly within the nucleus of neurons to turn genes on or off when new memories are being established.
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Like a slice of pizza, a curvature could give fish fins their strengthApplying curvature to the base of a fish fin can increase its stiffness, an effect that could underlie the maneuverability of fish and provide a new design concept for robotic swimmers, engineers have shown.
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What Xi Jinping Wants What does China’s President Xi Jinping want? Four years before Donald Trump became president, Xi became the leader of China and announced an epic vision to, in effect, “make China great again”—calling for “the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.” Xi is so convinced he will succeed in this quest that he has blatantly flouted a cardinal rule for political survival: Never state a target object
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Defense contractor stored intelligence data in Amazon cloud unprotected [Updated] Enlarge / NGA headquarters. A trove of top secret data processed by NGA contractor Booz Allen Hamilton was left exposed on a public Amazon cloud instance. (credit: Trevor Paglen ) On May 24, Chris Vickery, a cyber risk analyst with the security firm UpGuard, discovered a publicly accessible data cache on Amazon Web Services' S3 storage service that contained highly classified intelligence data. T
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Some topics call for science reporting from many anglesThere’s heartbreak in this issue. Science News investigates different facets of the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States.
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NASA Plans To Launch A Probe Next Year To 'Touch The Sun' The small spacecraft is set to hurtle toward the sun at about 450,000 miles per hour. Scientists hope it will clear up some big mysteries, such as why the sun's atmosphere is hotter than its surface. (Image credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
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Readers puzzled by proton's propertiesReaders sent feedback on under-ice greenhouses in the Arctic, the Martian atmosphere and more.
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The Tragedy of Men The past seven days have been a cheering time for masculinity, which—though frequently declared to be in crisis—appears to be more performatively virile and swaggeringly cocksure than ever. In Brussels, the American president and the French president participated in a handshake that looked more like a ritual dismemberment, gripping each other’s hands so tightly that Donald Trump’s characteristic
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Hibernating Aliens Could Explain the Great Silence Image: Wikimedia Commons We have yet to find any traces of extraterrestrial intelligence, a vexing problem known as the Fermi Paradox. A new solution to the “where are all the aliens?” conundrum suggests that advanced aliens do exist—but they’re in a self-imposed state of hibernation, waiting for a future era of the cosmos in which they can flourish to the greatest extent possible. How very conve
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Give Home Automation a Try With TP-Link's Alexa-Compatible Smart Plug, Now Just $21 TP-Link Smart Plug , $21. Discount shown at checkout. Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40-$50 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price. Just like a WeMo switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major featur
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10th Annual World Science Festival Kicks Off in NYC: Watch the Events OnlineEven if you can't make it to the Big Apple, you can catch some of the action live online.
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May’s Stunning Space Pictures May’s Stunning Space Pictures This month's extraterrestrial wonders include a dune-swept Martian beach, a polar view of Jupiter, and a young planetary system that seems to glare like a demonic eye. 1_STSCI-H-p1721a-m.jpg Image credits: Hubble/STScI Space Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 14:30 Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator (Inside Science) -- For the month of May, we feature a series of images that c
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Young adult substance abuse down 41 percent among PROSPER program participantsChildren who participated in the PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) program over seven years ago showed lower rates of substance abuse after high school graduation, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Pennsylvania State and Iowa State Universities and published in a recent issue of Psychological Medicine.
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Physicists create 'molecular black hole' using ultra-intense X-ray pulsesAs a powerful X-ray light hits a molecule, the heaviest atom absorbs a few hundred times more X-rays than all the other atoms and strips away most of its electrons. This creates a large positive charge that steadily pulls electrons from the other atoms in the molecule to fill vacancies like a short-lived black hole.
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Scientists ID 100 memory genes, open new avenues of brain studyScientists have identified more than 100 genes linked to memory, opening new avenues of research to better understand memory processing in the human brain.
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NASA's sun-kissing probe gets a hot new name Space Everything you need to know about NASA's plans to touch the sun. NASA can't wait to hurl a probe into the sun (kinda). Read on.
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One Year Later, Did Microsoft Keep Their E3 2016 Promises? Phil Spencer, head of Xbox talks during a media briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on Monday, June 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) E3 is right around the corner, and that means we’re about to get deluged with colossal news and shiny new trailers. And as we do every year before the hype, let’s first take a look back to see if the three console makers delivered on all the gra
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For babies exposed to opioids in the womb, parents may be the best medicineA surge in opioid-exposed newborns has U.S. doctors revamping treatments and focusing on families.
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Half of adults with anxiety or depression report chronic painIn a survey of adults with anxiety or a mood disorder like depression or bipolar disorder, about half reported experiencing chronic pain, according to researchers.
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Visual recognition memory impaired after multiple exposures to anesthesia during infancyRepeated exposure to a common anesthesia drug early in life results in visual recognition memory impairment, which emerges after the first year of life and may persist long-term, according to a study.
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More to the bunch: Study finds large chromosomal swaps key to banana domesticationA banana reference genome was completed in 2012. Now, researchers wanted to more finely explore the banana genome with an ultimate goal of helping breeding programs produce hardier, more disease resistant bananas. The significance of their findings are important for agriculture, highlighting a substantial contribution of a new chromosome structure in half the world's banana crops.
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Paul Allen showed off his new rocket-launching plane today, and it’s BIG Stratolaunch Systems Corporation Paul Allen's intriguing launch company, Vulcan Aerospace, has gone relatively quiet in recent years, and questions about the venture's viability have been increasing. But on Wednesday, the cofounder of Microsoft shared a new photo of the company's Stratolaunch airplane—the largest in the world—and it seems the company is moving forward. The new plane is, in a word
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Shareholders Push Exxon To Disclose Business Impact Of Fighting Climate Change In a victory for environmental activists, investors have passed a nonbinding proposal calling for Exxon Mobil to publicly examine how efforts to cut greenhouse gases would affect its bottom line. (Image credit: Mark Humphrey/AP)
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Scientists try to unwrap the secrets of Egyptian mummy DNA Science They might not have much in common with modern Egyptians. Scientists have long wondered whether ancient Egyptian mummies had DNA worth studying. Read on.
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Inside Google’s Global Campaign to Shut Down Phishing It's not easy keeping billions of devices safe from phishing attacks. Here's how Google pulls it off. The post Inside Google's Global Campaign to Shut Down Phishing appeared first on WIRED .
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It’s Not Just You. TV Has Hit Peak WTF 'Twin Peaks: The Return' and 'American Gods' are immersive head-scratchers that deny explanations and defy expectations. Being befuddled has never been more fun. The post It's Not Just You. TV Has Hit Peak WTF appeared first on WIRED .
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Clinical trial shows experimental drug's ability to knock down pancreatic cancer's defenseBy adding an experimental drug to a standard chemotherapy regimen, a subset of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer had a significantly longer period before the cancer progressed as compared with those who received the standard treatment, according to a Phase 2 clinical trial led by an investigator at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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Exxon investors clash with executives, vote in favor of annual climate report Enlarge / Oil processing towers and gas processing infrastructure stand at the Exxon Mobil Corp. (credit: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) On Wednesday, 62.3 percent of investors in oil giant Exxon Mobil voted for the company to produce an annual report on the impacts of climate change policies on the company’s business. The resolution, which was opposed by Exxon leadership, passed by a
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Like chimpanzees, humans may console victims of aggression out of empathyLike chimpanzees, humans may console their threatened peers out of empathy, according to a new study.
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Decoded genome may help Mojave Desert tortoise win race to surviveResearchers may have a new tool to help conserve the Mojave Desert tortoise -- an iconic desert reptile in the Southwestern US For the first time, they have decoded the animal's genome and expect their findings to help direct conservation efforts in the future. This tortoise species is currently listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and is facing serious threats to its survival.
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Support for tidal energy is high among Washington residentsA new study found that people who believe climate change is a problem and see economic, environmental and/or social benefits to using tidal energy are more likely to support such projects. This is the first US study to look broadly at residents' beliefs and feelings about tidal energy and one of only a few worldwide to take a social science approach to examining this young industry.
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Small molecule prevents blood clots without increasing bleeding riskIt may be possible to disrupt harmful blood clots in people at risk for heart attack or stroke without increasing their risk of bleeding, according to a new study.
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Overhead signs on freeways: Are drivers being told too much?The growing trend to install multiple road signs at the same location along Australian freeways might be practical and cost-effective but is it safe? A new study has looked at the impact of locating up to three signs on a freeway gantry (bridge-like overhead structure) and found driving performance is not affected and drivers are able to respond safely to an emergency situation.
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Outnumbered and on others' turf, misfits sometimes thriveEvolutionary biologists have long assumed that when an individual of a species wanders into a different environment than it is adapted to, it will be at a competitive disadvantage compared to natives of the same species which are adapted to that environment. Studying fish in Canada, scientists found the opposite.
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Sandboxes could help inspire more efficient wheels for heavy equipment Science Also, better Mars rovers. For some engineers at MIT, playing in a sandbox isn’t just fun and games. Read on.
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Why fish bend their fins like floppy slices of pizza In the same way we might curve a piece of pizza at the crust to keep a thin slice from drooping, fish curve their fins slightly to stiffen them for swimming and control their movement underwater. Using a mathematical model and the mackerel pectoral fin as an illustrative example, the researchers show how the fin stiffness may be changed by applying a u-shaped curvature at the base. The effect, th
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Game changing strategy for pain relief developedResearchers have developed a new drug delivery strategy able to block pain within the nerve cells, in what could be a major development of an immediate and long lasting treatment for pain.
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Budgerigars can identify spoken sounds without prior exposure to human speechNo experience with human speech is necessary for budgerigars to perceive the difference between 'd' and 't', according to a new study.
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Nathusius and Soprano bats are attracted to green lightSome migratory bats are attracted to artificial green light which may interfere with their flight paths, according to a new study.
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'Harder, better, faster, stronger': Tethered soft exosuit reduces metabolic cost of runningWhat if running the 26.2 miles of a marathon only felt like running 24.9 miles, or if you could improve your average running pace from 9:14 minutes/mile to 8:49 minutes/mile without weeks of training? Researchers have demonstrated that a tethered soft exosuit can reduce the metabolic cost of running on a treadmill by 5.4% compared to not wearing the exosuit, bringing those dreams of high performan
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In a cosmic hit-and-run, icy Saturn moon may have flippedEnceladus -- a large icy, oceanic moon of Saturn -- may have flipped, the possible victim of an out-of-this-world wallop. While combing through data collected by NASA's Cassini mission during flybys of Enceladus, astronomers have found the first evidence that the moon's axis has reoriented, according to new research published in Icarus.
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Making prosthetic limbs feel more naturalA new surgical technique could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient's prosthetic limb, existing nerves, and an artificial muscle graft, amputees would be able to sense where their limbs are in space and to feel how much force is being applied to them.
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Lingering risk of suicide after discharge from psychiatric facilitiesA study that synthesized more than 50 years of research into suicide rates for patients after discharge from psychiatric facilities suggests the immediate period after discharge was a time of marked risk and that the risk remained high years after discharge, according to a new article.
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How exactly does water get to homes?Many Americans don't know how clean water gets to their homes and especially what happens after wastewater is flushed away, knowledge that is vital in confronting challenges including droughts and failing infrastructure that can lead to contamination.
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Most Americans Support Staying in the Paris Agreement Few issues in the United States are as divisive as climate-change policy. Republicans and Democrats disagree not only on how to address global warming, but also about its basic facts and whether it requires a policy response at all. But there are a few bright spots of bipartisan agreement on climate issues, at least according to polls. One of them is the Paris Agreement. Seven out of 10 Americans
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Newly identified microbial process could reduce toxic methylmercury levelsA team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has identified a novel microbial process that can break down toxic methylmercury in the environment, a fundamental scientific discovery that could potentially reduce mercury toxicity levels and support health and risk assessments.
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New tech promises easier cervical cancer screeningDuke University researchers have developed a handheld device for cervical cancer screening that promises to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes. If widely adopted, women might even self-screen, transforming screening and cure rates in low-income regions where cervical cancer is most prevalent.
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Hackers Leak Cosmetic Surgery Patient Photos After Obscene Ransom Demands Denied Image: AP Not every hacker on the planet is a callous basement dweller. Many are actually using their skills to make the world a better place, securing our favorite websites and vital infrastructures—not to mention all those tiny internet devices with cameras and microphones we’ve idiotically placed throughout our homes where we eat, sleep, and do yoga in the nude. Alas, this is not a story about
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Entire Fruit Fly Brain Imaged with Electron MicroscopySynaptic connections and a new neuron type emerge in high-res images, which hold promise for mapping the complete connectome.
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Lebanon's Wonder Woman Ban Lebanon’s interior ministry banned the release of the new Wonder Woman film in the country’s theaters Wednesday following an outcry over its lead actress, Gal Gadot, an Israeli. The last-minute decision was announced just hours ahead of the film’s slated premiere. Though it had passed the country’s screening procedures and was widely promoted leading up to the premiere, the film’s release prompte
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Can a Drug That Fights Parasites Also Help with Autism?A 101-year-old drug that is often used to treat people in Africa with parasitic infections may help ease some of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in children, a new study finds.
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Pay-to-view blacklist of predatory journals set to launch Private firm says its watchlist of untrustworthy journals will be objective and transparent — but not free. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22090
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The Essential Phone is boring hardware that may one day rule your smart home Gadgets The creator of Android has big plans that start with some familiar-looking devices. The creator of Android, Andy Rubin, has released the first devices from his Essential company.
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Clinical trial investigates Alzheimer's disease drug in people with Down syndromeA phase 2 clinical trial in young adults with Down syndrome of a drug being investigated for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease supports further investigation of its potential.
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Supportive housing improves health of formerly homeless people with HIV/AIDSAsk Elizabeth Bowen about the intersection of homelessness and HIV/AIDS in the United States and she'll respond without hesitation, 'Housing equals health.'
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Bacteria may supercharge the future of wastewater treatmentWastewater treatment plants have a PR problem: People don't like to think about what happens to the waste they flush down their toilets. But for many engineers and microbiologists, these plants are a hotbed of scientific advances.
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Social emotional learning interventions show promise, warrant further studyDeveloping a child's social and emotional learning skills in early childhood is seen as a key to the child's success in school, but researchers are still working to understand which interventions most effectively boost those skills.
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Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizerResearchers are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria.
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Brain's immune cells linked to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, schizophreniaScientists conducted a vast microglia survey, revealing links to neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric illnesses.
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Wearable system helps visually impaired users navigateA new system has been developed that uses a 3-D camera, a belt with separately controllable vibrational motors distributed around it, and an electronically reconfigurable Braille interface to give visually impaired users more information about their environments.
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Strokes may cause increased preference for alcohol, research suggestsBrain changes after stroke may lead to increase in alcohol-seeking behavior, at least in animal models, according to research.
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Cancer therapy shows promise for psoriasis treatmentHDAC inhibitors, already widely used to treat cancer, may be an effective therapy for psoriasis as well, scientists report.
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Innovative approaches to improve personalized radiation therapy for head and neck cancer patientsResearchers are able to use the radiosensitivity index within a mathematical framework to select the optimum radiotherapy dose for each patient based on their individual tumor biology, outlines a new report.
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How Have I Lived My Whole Life Without an Extra Pair of Robot Arms? GIF GIF: YouTube If you’re jealous of Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, but don’t have billions of dollars to build your own, a group of Japanese researchers have come up with a cheaper, and arguably more useful alternative: an extra pair of robot arms that can help out when your own limbs are busy. Developed at the Inami Hiyama Laboratory at the University of Tokyo, along with researchers from Keio Un
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So, Where Are All Those Robots? Lots of people think that the robots are coming to steal everybody’s jobs . I even wrote a whole thing about what would happen if they did. But another story is emerging from several recent papers and columns by economists and economic writers. Instead of a world without work , they say, there is currently more evidence for a world with too much work—and not enough humans to do it all. Rather tha
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If we want bionic limbs that actually work, we might need smarter amputations Health The process hasn't changed much since the Civil War. Amputation essentially hasn’t changed since the Civil War, but that may not be true for much longer. Read on.
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Possible correlation shown between TMI nuclear accident and thyroid cancersPenn State College of Medicine researchers have shown, for the first time, a possible correlation between the partial meltdown of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station and thyroid cancers in the counties surrounding the plant.
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'Harder, better, faster, stronger'-tethered soft exosuit reduces metabolic cost of runningWhat if running the 26.2 miles of a marathon only felt like running 24.9 miles, or if you could improve your average running pace from 9:14 minutes/mile to 8:49 minutes/mile without weeks of training? Researchers at the Wyss Institute have demonstrated that a tethered soft exosuit can reduce the metabolic cost of running on a treadmill by 5.4 percent compared to not wearing the exosuit, bringing t
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Storytime a 'turbocharger' for a child's brainEvidence shows benefits of shared reading may improve literacy and brain development.
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Monash University researchers develop game changing strategy for pain reliefResearchers from Monash University have developed a new drug delivery strategy able to block pain within the nerve cells, in what could be a major development of an immediate and long lasting treatment for pain.
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Making prosthetic limbs feel more naturalA new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient's prosthetic limb, existing nerves, and an artificial muscle graft, amputees would be able to sense where their limbs are in space and to feel how much force is being applied to them.
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Pain drugs work more effectively, from the insideResearchers have discovered new insights about pain transmission in neurons, which could aid in the development of alternatives to opioids and more effective analgesics.
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Chronic pain may be due to receptors that hide within nerve cellsChronic pain occurs when receptors are drawn inside the nerve cell, out of the reach of pain medications. The discovery may lead to a more potent class of medications for chronic pain that has fewer side effects.
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Radiation therapy, macrophages improve efficacy of nanoparticle-delivered cancer therapyMassachusetts General Hospital investigators report finding finding how appropriately timed radiation therapy can significantly improve the delivery of cancer nanomedicines by attracting macrophages to tumor blood vessels, which results in a transient "burst" of nanoencapsulated drugs from capillaries into the tumor.
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New connection sprouts between Alzheimer's disease and the immune systemInvestigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital have found new clues from preclinical models to indicate that this 'synaptic refinement' may play a role in neurodegenerative disease. Their findings, published in Science Translational Medicine, offer new insights into the interplay between the immune system and the development of Alzheimer's disease.
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Researchers closer to cracking neural code of loveNeuroscientists have discovered a key connection between areas of the adult female prairie vole's brain reward system that promotes the emergence of pair bonds. Results from this study could help efforts to improve social abilities in human disorders with impaired social function, such as autism.
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We're on the brink of mass extinction -- but there's still time to pull backImagine being a scuba diver and leaving your air tank behind you on a dive. That's essentially what humans are doing as we expand our footprint on the planet without paying adequate attention to impacts on other living things, according to researchers. Both ominous and hopeful, a new report paints a picture of the value of biodiversity, the threats it faces and the window of opportunity we have to
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Web-based search data is a new key to understanding public reaction to major eventsAnalyzing millions of internet searches tied to major societal events offers a new way to understand public reaction to those events, according to new research.
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The drug rebellion fighting big pharma to save the NHS millionsBig pharma makes a killing off deadly diseases. Now people are fighting back, setting up buyers clubs and challenging patents, to curb global drug price gouging
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How to get scientists and politicians talking the same languageIt is time we closed the gulf between science and politics in an age when the impact of technology on society is coming thick and fast, says David Willetts
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Diseases are global, so it’s time for global emergency responseAs climate change and globalisation bring pandemics, we desperately need an agency for health emergencies. Enter the WHO, but will the world pay for it?
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Underwater drones use sound to send snaps of the ocean floorUnderwater unmanned vehicles that scour the ocean floor for submerged mines can now beam back their images to human operators in close to real-time
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Could cannabis help crack cocaine addicts kick the habit?Crack users find it easier to give up when they take cannabis, and animals given components of cannabis are more likely to overcome a crack addiction
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Brain switch in voles makes them fall in love at first sightThrough the activation of brain circuits with light, female voles were tricked into selecting specific partners
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Why a Great White Shark Jumped into Man's BoatAn Australian man got the surprise of a lifetime when a 9-foot great white shark jumped into his boat. Here's the likely reason for the leaping shark.
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Why Prairie Voles Cuddle The Shit Out Of Their Partners Image Courtesy Of Zack Johnson Here’s some news you desperately need today: A team of intrepid scientists has boldly gone where others have never dared, into the minds of tiny prairie voles in love. By studying the neural circuits of these adorable rodents, the researchers have uncovered some of the mechanisms behind their social bonding. Apparently, prairie voles cuddle for the same reasons we d
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Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Loses His Life Sentence Appeal An appellate court puts the final seal on Ulbricht's life sentence, rejecting arguments about corrupt investigators and the injustice of his harsh sentence. The post Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Loses His Life Sentence Appeal appeared first on WIRED .
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Trump’s Paris Exit Matters, but Not as Much as America’s Policies at HomeThe president has already made it clear that cutting emissions won’t be a priority.
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Einstein looked up the speed of light | Brief lettersOld Etonians in the FA Cup | Climbing Everest | Makeup tips | Jeremy Corbyn’s memory for figures | Paul Nuttall’s internment plan | New spin on an old proverb One of the two FA Cup finals Old Etonians won ( Letters , 30 May) was in 1882. They were playing a storming Blackburn Rovers, who by the end of that season stood undefeated in 35 games. The Rovers were perhaps overconfident; their club poet
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X-ray pulses create 'molecular black hole'Scientists have used an ultra-bright pulse of X-ray light to turn an atom in a molecule briefly into a sort of electromagnetic black hole. Unlike a black hole in space, the X-rayed atom does not draw in matter from its surroundings through the force of gravity, but electrons with its electrical charge -- causing the molecule to explode within the tiniest fraction of a second. The study provides im
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Scenes From the Moscow Metro Moscow’s underground transit system is now more than 80 years old, and carries up to 9 million passengers through more than 200 stations every day. Most of the architecture and decor was built decades ago, meant to be a showcase for Soviet artists, ideals, and icons. The system is now modernizing, in part, preparing for the 2018 World Cup, which will be hosted in Russia. Several Reuters photograp
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The Algorithms Behind Moana’s Gorgeously Animated Ocean In the early days, when motion pictures were still new, filming the ocean was a radical idea. A surface-level shot of the waves was certainly feasible, but capturing footage of swaying undersea fauna, swimming fish, and marbled sunlight dancing on the seafloor? The consensus was: It couldn’t be done. In fact, it could be. A century ago, the brothers John Ernest and George Williamson, the sons of
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Visual recognition memory impaired after multiple exposures to anesthesia during infancyRepeated exposure to a common anesthesia drug early in life results in visual recognition memory impairment, which emerges after the first year of life and may persist long-term, according to a study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published in The British Journal of Anaesthesia.
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In a cosmic hit-and-run, icy Saturn moon may have flippedEnceladus -- a large icy, oceanic moon of Saturn -- may have flipped, the possible victim of an out-of-this-world wallop. While combing through data collected by NASA's Cassini mission during flybys of Enceladus, astronomers from Cornell University, the University of Texas and NASA have found the first evidence that the moon's axis has reoriented, according to new research published in Icarus.
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Support for tidal energy is high among Washington residentsA new University of Washington study found that people who believe climate change is a problem and see economic, environmental and/or social benefits to using tidal energy are more likely to support such projects. This is the first US study to look broadly at residents' beliefs and feelings about tidal energy and one of only a few worldwide to take a social science approach to examining this young
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Linguistic style is key to crowdfunding successIn one of the first crowdfunding studies focusing on social enterprises, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that how a pitch is voiced and worded is much more important for social entrepreneurs than for their commercial counterparts.
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All heart patients have some liver disease after Fontan surgeryPatients who undergo the Fontan operation as children for a complex congenital heart defect are at risk of developing progressive liver fibrosis, a buildup of fibrous deposits, as a result of the circulation created by the surgery. A research team says their findings underscore the importance of improving ongoing medical surveillance, so that physicians can develop the most appropriate care for th
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Blood Pressure Goals: Aggressive Treatments May Be Best, Study SaysPeople with high blood pressure can benefit from reducing their blood pressure to levels well below those recommended in current guidelines, according to a new study.
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Like chimpanzees, humans may console victims of aggression out of empathyLike chimpanzees, humans may console their threatened peers out of empathy, according to a study published May 31, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard from the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), The Netherlands, and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues.
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Budgerigars can identify spoken sounds without prior exposure to human speechNo experience with human speech is necessary for budgerigars to perceive the difference between "d" and "t", according to a study published May 31, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mary Flaherty from The State University of New York, Buffalo, USA, and colleagues.
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Nathusius and Soprano bats are attracted to green lightSome migratory bats are attracted to artificial green light which may interfere with their flight paths, according to a study published May 31, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Christian Voigt from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research and the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and colleagues.
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Decoded genome may help tortoise win race to surviveSlow and steady wins the race.
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Be the Saddest Guy in the Office With Amazon's Embarrassing 'Covfefe' Swag Screenshots: Amazon The loud man did a word bad on the internet and now you can buy an everything of it. Welcome to The Resistance™, we take credit or debit. What is “covfefe”? One explanation is that it’s an attempt at spelling “coverage” when you’re a doddering old man with holes in your brain. Another is it’s the sound your mouth makes when it gives up. Advertisement But to the many Amazon sel
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On The Handmaid’s Tale, Gilead’s Morality Is Exposed as a Perverted Lie All Photos Courtesy Hulu Ever since Hulu launched The Handmaid’s Tale , I’ve been waiting for the show to approach the topic of Jezebels, one of the most disgusting and heartbreaking parts of the book. Now that I’ve seen the episode (twice), I want to burn every Son of Jacob alive until their fingers stop twitching. The episode, aptly named “Jezebels,” opens on Offred (Elisabeth Moss) distressing
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'Like Brain Boot Camp': Using Music To Ease Hearing Loss Researchers in Toronto are studying whether singing in a choir and practicing pitch can help hearing-impaired people function better in noisy environments. (Image credit: Andrea Hsu/NPR)
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NASA mission into sun’s atmosphere named after astrophysicistThe Parker Solar Probe will go closer to the surface of the sun than any previous probe, in order to discover more about the physics of stars and the origins of the solar wind
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This Sensi Thermostat Is Basically An Uglier Nest For Only $104 Sensi Smart Thermostat , $104 This Sensi thermostat might not look like much, but you can control it with an app on your phone, or even with Alexa, meaning it’s basically an uglier Nest for less than half the price. No wonder it’s actually Amazon’s #1 selling thermostat . Today’s deal is about $25 less than usual, so lock in your order before this sale cools down.
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Antarctic ice crack takes major turnOne of the biggest icebergs ever seen is a step closer to forming on the edge of the Larsen C shelf.
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Senators want FBI to find out who attacked net neutrality comment system Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Sergey Balakhnichev) Five Democratic senators today asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to find out who was behind attacks on the Federal Communications Commission's public commenting system. The FCC website failed on May 8 just as many people were trying to submit comments on the commission's plan to gut net neutrality rules. "The public comment period
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Mining for answers on abandoned minesIn the western United States 160,000 abandoned mines contaminate soils in the region. Researchers hope to solve this problem with biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can reduce the toxic consequences of mining for metals.
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Scripps Florida scientist wins $2 million grant to study childhood disorderAssistant Professor Seth Tomchik of the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has received $2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The new five-year grant funding will support the study of neurofibromatosis type I, an inherited disorder that results from genetic mutations affecting a protein c
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A Plasma Cutter Makes Solid Steel Melt Like Butter GIF GIF: YouTube To the naked eye, someone slicing through steel using a high-temperature plasma torch just looks like a massive shower of sparks. But through the lens of a high-speed camera filming at 480 frames per second , the steel looks about as strong as melting butter as the torch easily slices through it. It’s also a good reminder to stand a safe distance from someone using a plasma cutte
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Humans pose ever-bigger extinction risk to animals: reviewAn ever-expanding human population and exploding demand for food, water and living space, will place animals at "unprecedented" extinction risk in the next 50 years, experts warned Wednesday.
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Foreign Correspondents as They Live and BreatheWhile we might check the weather every morning, these reporters check the Air Quality Index.
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Building mental toughness off the field: It's all about practiceBy the end of each academic semester, most college students struggle with a drop in attention spans and increased stress, especially student-athletes. Athletes know dedicated practice and physical training lead to excellence. Much less is known about mental training to deal with the psychological pressures of competitive athletics. One form of mental training, involving mindfulness, trains partici
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Virus infection may be linked to Toledo water crisis, study showsIn August 2014, toxins from algal blooms in Lake Erie shut down the city of Toledo, Ohio's water supply, leaving half a million residents without potable water for more than two days. A new study shows that a virus may have been involved in the crisis and suggests methods for more stringent monitoring of water supplies.
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Virtual reality eases phantom limb painVirtual Reality (VR) can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain, report researchers. A new test shows that VR technology can trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb.
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Exxon shareholders back 'historic' vote on climateFor the first time, Exxon Mobil will have to consider the impact of climate change on its business.
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Nasa renames Sun skimming missionThe space agency re-brands its mission to "touch the Sun" after a living scientist.
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Mycobacteria use protein to create diverse populations, avoid drugsSubgroups of tuberculosis (TB)-causing bacteria can persist even when antibiotics wipe out most of the overall population. The need to eliminate these persistent subpopulations is one reason why TB treatment regimens are so lengthy. Now, researchers have shown that a single protein allows mycobacteria to generate diverse populations that can avoid TB drugs. The protein may be a target for interven
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Horses masticate similarly to ruminantsIn contrast to ruminants, horses chew their food only once—but with the same regu-lar, rhythmic movements as cows, who ruminate their food after eating, as demon-strated by researchers at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich.
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How does water get to homes, and what happens after it leaves? Hint: It isn't magicNew Indiana University research shows many Americans don't know how clean water gets to their homes and especially what happens after wastewater is flushed away, knowledge that is vital in confronting challenges including droughts and failing infrastructure that can lead to contamination.
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Dog 'Scientist' Sits on Editorial Board of Medical JournalsA Staffordshire terrier named Ollie has squirmed his way onto the editorial board of seven scientific journals, highlighting the problem with peer review in shoddy journals.
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World's Most Powerful X-Ray Laser Creates Molecular 'Black Hole'The world's most powerful X-ray laser has just created a molecular "black hole" – a molecule with such a strong positive charge that it sucks in electrons from neighboring atoms.
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Visual recognition memory impaired after multiple exposures to anesthesia during infancyRepeated exposure to a common anesthesia drug early in life results in visual recognition memory impairment, which emerges after the first year of life and may persist long-term, according to a study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published online May 31 in The British Journal of Anaesthesia.
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How does water get to homes? Hint: It isn't magicNew Indiana University research shows many Americans don't know how clean water gets to their homes and especially what happens after wastewater is flushed away, knowledge that is vital in confronting challenges including droughts and failing infrastructure that can lead to contamination.
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Social emotional learning interventions show promise, warrant further studyDeveloping a child's social and emotional learning skills in early childhood is seen as a key to the child's success in school, but researchers are still working to understand which interventions most effectively boost those skills.
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Horses masticate similarly to ruminantsIn contrast to ruminants, horses chew their food only once -- but with the same regu-lar, rhythmic movements as cows, who ruminate their food after eating, as demon-strated by researchers at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich.
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Bacteria may supercharge the future of wastewater treatmentWastewater treatment plants have a PR problem: People don't like to think about what happens to the waste they flush down their toilets. But for many engineers and microbiologists, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Daniel Noguera and Katherine McMahon, these plants are a hotbed of scientific advances.
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Mycobacteria use protein to create diverse populations, avoid drugsSubgroups of tuberculosis-causing bacteria can persist even when antibiotics wipe out most of the population. The need to eliminate these persistent subpopulations is one reason why TB treatment regimens are so lengthy. Now, NIAID-supported researchers have shown that a single protein allows mycobacteria to generate diverse populations that can avoid TB drugs. The protein may be a target for inter
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How our brains integrate online reviews into our own product preferencesUCL researchers have identified how the human brain integrates social information when a person decides how much they like something, by studying how user reviews on Amazon influence how people rate the products.
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We're on the brink of mass extinction -- but there's still time to pull backImagine being a scuba diver and leaving your oxygen tank behind you on a dive. That's essentially what humans are doing as we expand our footprint on the planet without paying adequate attention to impacts on other living things, according to researchers from the University of Minnesota and McGill University.
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Metabolic enzyme fuels molecular machinery of memoryResearchers have discovered, in the mouse brain, that a key metabolic enzyme works directly within the nucleus of neurons to turn genes on or off when new memories are being established.
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Progress reported in global fight against diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosisInfectious disease scientists from Novartis, the University of Georgia and Washington State University have reported the discovery and early validation of a drug candidate for treating cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease which is a major cause of child mortality in lower-income countries. Currently there are no vaccines or effective treatments.
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The world's most powerful X-ray laser beam creates 'molecular black hole'When scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory focused the full intensity of the world's most powerful X-ray laser on a small molecule, they got a surprise: a single laser pulse stripped all but a few electrons out of the molecule's biggest atom from the inside out, leaving a void that started pulling in electrons from the rest of the molecule, like a black hole
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X-ray pulses create 'molecular black hole'Scientists have used an ultra-bright pulse of X-ray light to turn an atom in a molecule briefly into a sort of electromagnetic black hole. Unlike a black hole in space, the X-rayed atom does not draw in matter from its surroundings through the force of gravity, but electrons with its electrical charge -- causing the molecule to explode within the tiniest fraction of a second. The study provides im
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Outnumbered and on others' turf, misfits sometimes thriveEvolutionary biologists have long assumed that when an individual of a species wanders into a different environment than it is adapted to, it will be at a competitive disadvantage compared to natives of the same species which are adapted to that environment. Studying fish in Canada, scientists found the opposite.
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Emory researchers closer to cracking neural code of loveNeuroscientists have discovered a key connection between areas of the adult female prairie vole's brain reward system that promotes the emergence of pair bonds. Results from this study could help efforts to improve social abilities in human disorders with impaired social function, such as autism.
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Sri Lanka saves pod of stranded whalesSri Lanka's navy and local residents rescued a pod of about 20 stranded pilot whales off the island's northeastern coast on Wednesday, an official said.
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Bacteria may supercharge the future of wastewater treatmentWastewater treatment plants have a PR problem: People don't like to think about what happens to the waste they flush down their toilets. But for many engineers and microbiologists, these plants are a hotbed of scientific advances, prompting their trade organization to propose a name change to "water resource recovery facility."
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NASA sees formation of Tropical Depression Two-E in Eastern Pacific OceanThe second tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed near southwestern Mexico. NASA and NOAA satellites provided infrared and visible imagery of the strengthening storm.
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Acidified ocean water widespread along North American West CoastA three-year survey of the California Current System along the West Coast of the United States found persistent, highly acidified water throughout this ecologically critical nearshore habitat, with "hotspots" of pH measurements as low as any oceanic surface waters in the world.
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New drug reduces transplant and mortality rates significantly in patients with hepatitis CPatients with hepatitis C who suffer from advanced stages of liver disease have renewed hope, thanks to findings by researchers who have discovered that a new drug significantly reduces their risk of death and need for transplantation.
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Think you know how to improve your memory? Think againWe may have to rethink how we improve memory, suggests a researcher. She has found our brains have particular states known as formation and recall. Optimal formation is best achieved when accompanied by novelty whereas familiarity leads to a recall state, hindering the goal. Duncan hopes these findings will one day help us to improve our memories and possibly offer insight into why diseases involv
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What a locust's nose taught engineers about monkeys' earsA team of biomedical engineers recently completed a study offering profound implications for how sensory information may be encoded in the brain.
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Detecting bloodstains with an antimalarial compoundAs seen on crime shows, investigators use a combination of luminol and other substances to light up bloodstains at crime scenes. But now, researchers report that combining luminol with artemisinin, a natural peroxide and antimalarial treatment, reduces the risk of false positives compared to the traditional method.
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Detecting alzheimer's disease before symptoms emergeCognitive tests can detect early Alzheimer’s disease in older adults without symptoms according to a new study.
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Random numbers: Hard times ahead for hackersWhenever we need to communicate in secret, a cryptographic key is needed. For this key to work, it must consist of numbers chosen at random without any structure – just the opposite of using the birthdate of our favorite pet. But, for a human, it is extremely difficult to choose without creating any bias, even by hitting the keyboard chaotically, warn experts. But a new report offers hope.
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This Bong Vape Is Not Only Ridiculous, It’s Smooth as Hell It’s a bong! It’s a vape! It’s a… bape? A vong? I dunno, man, but the Hydrology 9 produces the smoothest vapor I’ve ever tasted. The Hydrology 9 is the first portable “liquid filtration vaporizer.” It’s roughly the size and shape of a Red Bull can, but two inches taller. The combination of brushed aluminum and glass gives it a handsome, sophisticated look. Honestly, looks like something a stoned
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What A 21st Century Battleship Could Look Like Photo Illustration by Elena Scotti/Jalopnik/GMG President Donald Trump seems to like big, “bold” ideas. Throw nukes around? Sure. Rip up the deck of an aircraft carrier to install the “ goddamned steam ?” Okay, fine. But what if we brought back one of the biggest military statements America has ever had—what if we brought back the battleship? It’s not that the current American capital ship, the a
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Ketamine doesn't affect delirium or pain after surgeryA new study sought to discover what effect ketamine has on delirium and pain — two serious postoperative complications.
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Tough, but tender, cancer fighters created in labAnalogs of anti-tumor agents have been developed as potential drugs that proved highly effective at killing even drug-resistant cancer cell lines.
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Touching the Sun: NASA Mission Renamed 'Parker Solar Probe'NASA's upcoming sun-studying mission, which will come much closer to Earth's star than any spacecraft in history, has been renamed the Parker Solar Probe, agency officials announced today (May 31).
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Vole love helps scientists pinpoint romantic brain activity As a species, voles have almost perfected monogamy – so scientists have turned to the tiny mammals to study the neuroscience of love “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind,” Shakespeare wrote. Now scientists have pinpointed the specific patterns of brain activity that accompany romance, offering a new explanation for why love sends our judgem
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Survival of coral reefs requires radical rethink of what conservation means, say scientists Reef conservation must not be an attempt to restore reefs of the past, but to identify the parts essential to their continued existence, and protect those The survival of coral reefs requires a radical rethink of what conservation means, as well as embracing some of the changes they are undergoing, according to a paper by leading coral reef scientists. “Helping coral reefs to safely navigate the
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Outnumbered and on others' turf, misfits sometimes thriveIt's hard being a misfit: say, a Yankees fan in a room full of Red Sox fans or a vegetarian at a barbecue joint. Evolutionary biologists have long assumed that's pretty much how things work in nature too. Animals that wander into alien environments, surrounded by better-adapted locals, will struggle. But a team of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin was surprised to find that someti
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The world's most powerful X-ray laser beam creates 'molecular black hole'When scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory focused the full intensity of the world's most powerful X-ray laser on a small molecule, they got a surprise: A single laser pulse stripped all but a few electrons out of the molecule's biggest atom from the inside out, leaving a void that started pulling in electrons from the rest of the molecule, like a black hole
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We're on the brink of mass extinction—but there's still time to pull backImagine being a scuba diver and leaving your oxygen tank behind you on a dive. Or a mountain climber and abandoning your ropes. Or a skydiver and shedding your parachute. That's essentially what humans are doing as we expand our footprint on the planet without paying adequate attention to impacts on other living things, according to researchers from the University of Minnesota and McGill Universit
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Homing In on the Brain's "Cuddling" CircuitryStimulating bonding among voles could offer insights into human coupling -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Take a 360-degree virtual tour of a scientific research vesselStep into the wet lab, peek inside the chief scientist’s cabin and commandeer the bridge in a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of Ireland's Celtic Explorer
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Ohio Sues 5 Drug Companies over Opioid CrisisThe state claims manufacturers misrepresented risks of painkillers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Penn study links heart rate to gender gap in criminal offendingA new study from the University of Pennsylvania published in the journal Criminology, addresses the incomplete understanding of why males are more criminal than females by examining gender differences in biological functioning and behavior. It is the first study to demonstrate that men's lower resting heart rate partly explains the higher rate of criminal offending.
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Half of adults with anxiety or depression report chronic painIn a survey of adults with anxiety or a mood disorder like depression or bipolar disorder, about half reported experiencing chronic pain, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
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Mass. General researchers show how Shigella survives the gastrointestinal tractResearchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered how the bacteria Shigella survives its journey from the mouth to the colon, taking advantage of substances that would kill many less persistent organisms.
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New in the Hastings Center Report May-June 2017Are opioid treatment agreements ethical? With "synthetic embryos" on the horizon, how to rethink the 14-day rule? Special report on presidential bioethics commissions, and more in the May-June 2017 issue. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hast.2017.47.issue-3/issuetoc)
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Ars Technica

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia review: Hard reboot Attacks are rendered in 3D, just like in Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fates . Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia played out like two very different games for me. I'm not just referring to the game's plot, which mostly split my time between two different armies on opposite battlefronts. While I can appreciate the game as a meticulous and beautiful remake of the Japanese Famicom original, Fire E
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Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord President Trump is nearing a decision on whether to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and has been meeting this week with competing voices in his Cabinet. (Image credit: Ron Sachs/Pool/Getty Images)
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Amazon refunding $70M of kids’ unauthorized in-app purchases Enlarge / Amazon Kids Fire Edition tablet computers in 2015. (credit: Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images) After years of court battles with the US Federal Trade Commission, Amazon has agreed to pay up to $70 million to parents whose kids made in-app purchases without permission. The refunds began yesterday . Affected customers should be receiving an e-mail from Amazon. You can also check if
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Sugar sponges sop up and release glucose as neededMany diabetes patients must inject themselves with insulin, sometimes several times a day, while others take medications orally to control blood sugar. The injections, as well as the side effects from both regimens, can be painful. Now, one team reports progress toward an insulin-free diabetes treatment that requires fewer injections.
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Lola’s Resistant Dignity This article is part of a series of responses to Alex Tizon’s Atlantic article “ My Family’s Slave .” The full series can be found here . For another historical perspective, please see Micki McElya’s essay on how Lola’s story echoes the American “faithful slave” narrative. Alex Tizon’s essay “ My Family’s Slave ” has stirred considerable controversy. Readers have struggled to understand the condi
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The Faithful Slave This article is part of a series of responses to Alex Tizon’s Atlantic article “ My Family’s Slave .” The full series can be found here . For another historical perspective, please see Vicente Rafael’s essay on understanding Lola’s story in the context of slavery in the Philippines. In his painful and powerful essay “My Family’s Slave,” Alex Tizon writes that, as a child, his primary point of ref
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House of Cards Season 5, Episode 6: 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 6 (Chapter 58) President Claire says she doesn’t feel any different now that she’s ascended to the highest office, but Frank immedi
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Total Failure: The World's Worst Video Game In the late summer of 1982, one man worked around the clock to program the video game version of Steven Spielberg's E.T. in just five weeks. The result wasn't pretty. (Image credit: Isabel Seliger for NPR)
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The Internet Defines ‘Covfefe’ Early this morning President Trump tweeted a fake word. Social media's reaction is a prime example of how language travels online. The post The Internet Defines 'Covfefe' appeared first on WIRED .
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NASA vil sende rumsonde mod Solen i 2018En banebrydende mission skal afsløre Solens hemmeligheder.
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Acidified ocean water widespread along North American West CoastA three-year survey of the California Current System along the West Coast of the United States found persistent, highly acidified water throughout this ecologically critical nearshore habitat, with 'hotspots' of pH measurements as low as any oceanic surface waters in the world.
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NASA sees formation of Tropical Depression Two-E in Eastern Pacific OceanThe second tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed near southwestern Mexico. NASA and NOAA satellites provided infrared and visible imagery of the strengthening storm.
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Kids in high-achieving schools: Addiction down the road?They have what most would want -- affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and being groomed for the nation's best colleges. But these 'privileged' American high schoolers can be at high risk for problematic substance abuse across early adulthood, according to new research from Arizona State University.
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Restored ocean will alleviate poverty, provide jobs, and improve health, finds reportWith climate change and social inequity addressed, restoring the ocean will help alleviate poverty, provide livelihoods, and improve the health of millions around the world.
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Hong Kong Looks Beautifully Uncanny When Seen From the Sky Photo: Andy Yeung Few cities represent the remarkable 20th century trend of skyscraper-filled, obscenely dense cities better than Hong Kong. At its height, The Kowloon Walled City, which was demolished in 1993, was perhaps the most dystopian portrait of urban living. And according to photographer Andy Yeung, 21st-century Hong Kong isn’t all that different. Yeung recently published his latest proj
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Watch cuttlefish apparently pretending to walk just like crabsThe curious tentacle movements could be performed to fool unsuspecting prey or to ward off predators
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This Wonder Woman Featurette Is 13 Minutes of Pure Joy GIF Honestly, we couldn’t be more excited for the Wonder Woman movie , so a 13-minute featurette packed with new little glimpses of the movie is just icing on the cake at this point. But what you’re really here to see is the sheer delight of Gal Gadot in action as Diana, both when the cameras are rolling and when they aren’t, because it’s just the best. Covering everything from the premise to sho
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Physicists accelerate plans for a new Large Hadron Collider three times as bigAn international league of scientists is kicking off the decades-long process of developing the successor to the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
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Making fabric from woodAs a material wood has many uses, but did you know that it can be used to make fibres for clothing and other textiles? Perhaps surprisingly, it is the raw material of some well known man-made fibres.
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Faceless fish aren't the only absurd creatures emerging from Australia’s Eastern Abyss Animals Also featured: a fish that’s mostly face. A gelatinous, reverse aquatic CatDog actually isn't the weirdest thing they found. Read on.
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Tokyo 42 review: A beautiful isometric action game that misses the mark Enlarge With a wry smile and referential wit, Tokyo 42 —a sci-fi, isometric action game from indie developer Smac and publisher Mode 7—borrows generously from seminal genre staples like Bladerunner . Almost everything about Tokyo 42 —from its vibrant minimalist look, synth soundtrack, whodunit story, elusive voiceless characters, and futuristic setting—is a homage to sci-fi greats. Yet it also ma
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Frost on moon's surface: New evidenceScientists using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have identified bright areas in craters near the moon's south pole that are cold enough to have frost present on the surface.
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New insights into mechanisms regulating gene expression in embryonic stem cellsResearchers have discovered new information about the mechanisms which maintain gene activity in human embryonic stem cells. The observed mechanism is essential for the self-renewal of stem cells.
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Human activity has polluted European air for 2,000 yearsA new study combining European ice core data and historical records of the infamous Black Death pandemic of 1349-1353 shows metal mining and smelting have polluted the environment for thousands of years, challenging the widespread belief that environmental pollution began with the Industrial Revolution in the 1700s and 1800s.
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Women negatively judged if they take maternity leave, and if they don'tWomen are judged negatively if they choose to take maternity leave -- and if they don't -- new research suggests.
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NASA Can't Wait To Plunge Itself Straight Into The Sun I’ve seen this Danny Boyle movie. I remember how it ends! Today, NASA reminded the world it will soon be performing the ultimate act of wish fulfillment on behalf of all humanity: in summer 2018, the space agency plans to launch a probe right into the Sun’s atmosphere. While the mission will sadly not be crewed, the 10-foot high Solar Probe Plus, now officially the Parker Solar Probe , will get c
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Florida sets the standard for water efficiency in the southFlorida leads the south in water efficiency, according to a study examining water use across the United States.
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Wearable system helps visually impaired users navigateComputer scientists have been working for decades on automatic navigation systems to aid the visually impaired, but it's been difficult to come up with anything as reliable and easy to use as the white cane, the type of metal-tipped cane that visually impaired people frequently use to identify clear walking paths.
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The Rise of Cryptocurrency Ponzi Schemes Last month, the technology developer Gnosis sold $12.5 million worth of “GNO,” its in-house digital currency, in 12 minutes. The April 24 sale, intended to fund development of an advanced prediction market, got admiring coverage from Forbes and The Wall Street Journal . On the same day, in an exurb of Mumbai, a company called OneCoin was in the midst of a sales pitch for its own digital currency
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Ars Technica

Court: Dead daughter’s parents have no right to access her Facebook account Enlarge (credit: Ian Kennedy ) A German appeals court on Wednesday rejected the pleas from a dead girl's parents who wanted access to the 15-year-old's Facebook account. The social networking site fought the parents, claiming that opening the account would breach the privacy of the girl's contacts. The parents want access to the account to help determine whether the girl, who was struck by a subw
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Wearable system helps visually impaired users navigateResearchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new system that uses a 3-D camera, a belt with separately controllable vibrational motors distributed around it, and an electronically reconfigurable Braille interface to give visually impaired users more information about their environments.
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Brain's immune cells linked to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, schizophreniaSalk and UC San Diego scientists conducted vast microglia survey, revealing links to neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric illnesses
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NASA sees Cyclone Mora still packing punch after landfallSatellite data showed heavy rain and high cloud tops in Tropical Cyclone Mora after the storm came ashore in Bangladesh.
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Detecting Alzheimer's disease before symptoms emergeCognitive tests can detect early Alzheimer's disease in older adults without symptoms, according to a new Keck School of Medicine of USC study.
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When it comes to learning and memory, the brain is a co-operative continuumDrs. Tim Bussey and Lisa Saksida have introduced a new theory about memory. Based on their studies, they have found segregation of specific memory functions in different brain regions may not be the best model. Instead, the brain appears to be a co-operative in which simultaneous and harmonized function are needed to effectively learn and store memories. This research may provide new insight into
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Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizerResearchers from Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes.
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NASA sees Cyclone Mora still packing punch after landfallSatellite data showed heavy rain and high cloud tops in Tropical Cyclone Mora after the storm came ashore in Bangladesh.
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Pay $8 for a Buddha-shaped pear foolish or fun? Your age may predict your answerSquare watermelons, star- and heart-shaped cucumbers, and even Buddha-shaped pears can be found in some grocery store produce bins. Who buys them? And why? A recent University of Illinois study found younger consumers with an eye for adventure are more likely to purchase these avant-garde fruits.
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The Neutrality DelusionNet neutrality will never be anything more than a vague aspiration with no clear definition.
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Once An Ugly Family Wagon, Check Out This Killer Custom '54 Chevy #VegasRatRods | Mondays at 10/9c With a brand-new Cummins, S475 turbos and two nitrous kits, this is no longer a homely grocery getter. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/vegas-rat-rods More Rat Rods: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/vegas-rat-rods/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discov
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Scientists discover how some pigs cope in cold climatesA new paper in the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology revealed that pig breeds such as Tibetan pigs and Min pigs use a unique method to survive when exposed to cold environments. This has important implications for the swine industry as cold weather is a major cause of death in new-born piglets.
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Death by Octopus: This Dolphin Bit Off More Than He Could ChewA dolphin off Western Australia that tried to consume an octopus was choked in the process, say scientists who studied the dolphin's corpse.
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Study: UK Migrants Have Stronger Work Ethic Than Natives A recent study shows that migrant workers in the U.K. are three times less likely to be absent from work than their native counterparts. Read More
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US Military Releases Video of Yesterday's Successful Missile Destruction Test GIF The US military shot a missile out of the sky over the Pacific Ocean yesterday, in a successful test of America’s controversial ballistic missile defense program. And the Pentagon just released video of the test , showing both the launch of the dummy missile from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, as well as the successful destruction of the missile from an interceptor missile launc
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Today's Best Deals: Storage and Networking Gold Box, Grooming Supplies, Food Storage, and More Storage and networking gear , grooming supplies , and a clever food storage system lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Storage and Networking Gold Box Whether you need more places to store your files, or your home network isn’t keeping up with your streaming habits, Amazon’s got you covered with to
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Pay $8 for a Buddha-shaped pear foolish or fun? Your age may predict your answerSquare watermelons, star- and heart-shaped cucumbers, and even Buddha-shaped pears can be found in some grocery store produce bins. Who buys them? And why? A recent University of Illinois study found younger consumers with an eye for adventure are more likely to purchase these avant-garde fruits.
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Russian scientists improved an X-ray fluorescence analysis algorithmScientists from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have performed computations and derived new equations, allowing to conduct X-ray fluorescence analysis with higher accuracy in comparison to algorithms existing nowadays.
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Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizerResearchers from Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes.
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High blood sugar following surgery common, increases risk of complicationsHigh blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin to turn blood glucose into energy. Although high blood sugar usually only affects diabetics, hyperglycemia has been associated with poorer outcomes for patients undergoing surgical procedures. A recent study by University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers found that following surgery for ar
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Combined modality treatment could be first course for muscle-invasive bladder cancerA meta-analysis of previously published cancer research showed no difference in five-year and 10-year survival rates between patients who underwent radical cystectomy, which is the surgical removal of the bladder, and a bladder-preserving combined modality treatment (CMT) plan, which combines radiation therapy, chemotherapy and the removal of the bladder tumor.
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Burden of multiple chronic illness told through new chartbookAbout 60 percent of American adults suffer from at least one chronic health condition and 42 percent have more than one -- a burden that is expected to grow as the nation's population grows older. A new chartbook tells the story of these illnesses, including the prevalence of these conditions, as well as the associated health care utilization and spending.
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Cops Think This Tijuana Biker Gang Hacked Into and Stole Over 100 Jeeps All photos: Getty On Tuesday, federal authorities announced that several members of the Tijuana-based Hooligans Motorcycle Club had been indicted for some stealing $4.5 million worth of Jeeps in San Diego County. How’d they do it? Stolen keys? Smash and grab operation? Nah, according to police, these bikers just gained access to a secure key database and then hacked the vehicles’ onboard computer
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How the ‘Orange Empire’ Became the Land of MegaWarehouses Traffic and air pollution threaten the town of Moreno Valley, where developers want to build the largest warehouse project anywhere in the country. The post How the 'Orange Empire' Became the Land of MegaWarehouses appeared first on WIRED .
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Global Warming Gas Can Now Be Extracted from Air and ResoldThe world's first commercial facility that can extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and resell it for commercial purposes opened today.
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Biodiversity moves beyond counting species Ecologists are increasingly looking at how richness of traits — rather than number of species — helps set the health of ecosystems. Nature 546 22 doi: 10.1038/546022a
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The Unpredictable Draymond Green Early in one of the Golden State Warriors’ conference semifinal games against the Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert, Utah’s 7’1” center, cut unimpeded toward the basket. The defense had lapsed; all the Jazz needed to do was toss the ball near the rim and let Gobert collect and dunk it. The pass was made, and the dunk was imminent—but then Golden State’s Draymond Green appeared. A half-foot shorter than Gobe
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10 Principles of Wisdom from William Shakespeare Art is a key source of wisdom (it's effects can be powerfully mind-altering). Here are some examples from Shakespeare (from Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library). Read More
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A dozen dogs infected with flu that spread at Florida showsHealth officials have now confirmed a dozen cases of H3N2 canine influenza in Florida, where they say the flu was spreading among animals at two dog shows.
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A real scorcher: NASA probe to fly into sun's atmosphere (Update)A new NASA mission aims to brush by the sun, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation in order to reveal how stars are made, the US space agency said Wednesday.
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EU official: EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pactThe European Union and China will reaffirm their commitment to the Paris climate change accord this week regardless of whether U.S. President Donald Trump pulls out of the pact, a senior EU official said Wednesday.
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SpaceX poised for Thursday cargo launch to space stationSpaceX is poised to blast off its next delivery of food, supplies and science experiments to the astronauts living at the International Space Station on Thursday.
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter finds new evidence of frost on moon's surfaceScientists using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, have identified bright areas in craters near the moon's south pole that are cold enough to have frost present on the surface.
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Internet withdrawal increases heart rate and blood pressureScientists and clinicians from Swansea and Milan have found that some people who use the internet a lot experience significant physiological changes such as increased heart rate and blood pressure when they finish using the internet.
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Scientists discover how some pigs cope in cold climatesA new paper in the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology revealed that pig breeds such as Tibetan pigs and Min pigs use a unique method to survive when exposed to cold environments. This has important implications for the swine industry as cold weather is a major cause of death in new-born piglets.
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Texas A&M research suggests strokes may cause increased preference for alcoholBrain changes after stroke may lead to increase in alcohol-seeking behavior, at least in animal models, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Scientific Reports.
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Building mental toughness off the field -- it's all about practiceBy the end of each academic semester, most college students struggle with a drop in attention spans and increased stress, especially student-athletes. Athletes know dedicated practice and physical training lead to excellence. Much less is known about mental training to deal with the psychological pressures of competitive athletics. One form of mental training, involving mindfulness, trains partici
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American Muslim women report depression linked to internalized stigma and abuseA new study of Muslim women in the US found a significant association between heightened vigilance, as a measure of internalized stigma, and increased risk for depression.
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Findings suggest reducing target SBP to below recommended levels could significantly reduce riskReducing systolic blood pressure (SBP) to levels below currently recommended targets may significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause death, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology.
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Lingering risk of suicide after discharge from psychiatric facilitiesA study that synthesized more than 50 years of research into suicide rates for patients after discharge from psychiatric facilities suggests the immediate period after discharge was a time of marked risk and that the risk remained high years after discharge, according to a new article published by JAMA Psychiatry.
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Neural crest cells contribute an astrocyte-like glial population to the spleenNeural crest cells (NCC) are multi-potent cells of ectodermal origin that colonize organs, including the gastrointestinal tract, to form the enteric nervous system (ENS) and hematopoietic organs (bone marrow, thymus) where they participate in lymphocyte trafficking. Here, we demonstrate that NCC colonize the spleen during embryogenesis and persist into adulthood. Finally, we identify similar neura
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Personalized cell therapy combination achieves complete remission in CLL patientsCombining the kinase inhibitor ibrutinib with an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL119 can lead to complete remission in patients with high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to new research.
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Reading to therapy dogs improves literacy attitudes in second-grade studentsSecond-grade students who read aloud to dogs in an afterschool program demonstrated improved attitudes about reading.
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People walking to work or an errand more likely to stroll into dangerous areasPedestrians with a purpose, such as going to work or a store, were more likely to walk in areas with a higher risk of being hit by a car, compared to walkers on recreational strolls, a new study has found.
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Why drying liquid crystal drops leave unusual 'coffee rings'Physicists have thoroughly investigated the 'coffee ring effect,' the ring-shaped stain of particles left after drops of coffee evaporate. In a article, 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 crystal-like phases are common among dyes and p
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Real-time imaging in mice a promising influenza study toolReal-time imaging of influenza infection in mice is a promising new method to quickly monitor disease progression and to evaluate whether candidate vaccines and treatments are effective in this animal model, according to scientists. They evaluated the live imaging system as a potential alternative to traditional methods of assessing investigative influenza vaccines and treatment in mice, which can
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NASA's Apollo-era test chamber now James Webb Space Telescope readyNASA's "Chamber A," an enormous thermal vacuum testing chamber housed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, is now ready to conduct final optical testing on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (Webb telescope), the largest space observatory ever. A National Historic Landmark, Chamber A is famous for being used to test Apollo moon mission hardware, including suited astronauts inside the c
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Study shows virus infection may be linked to Toledo water crisisIn August 2014, toxins from algal blooms in Lake Erie shut down the city of Toledo, Ohio's water supply, leaving half a million residents without potable water for more than two days. A new study co-authored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, shows that a virus may have been involved in the crisis and suggests methods for more stringent monitoring of water supplies.
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Sugar sponges sop up and release glucose as neededMany diabetes patients must inject themselves with insulin, sometimes several times a day, while others take medications orally to control blood sugar. The injections, as well as the side effects from both regimens, can be painful. Now, one team reports in the Journal of the American Chemical Society progress toward an insulin-free diabetes treatment that requires fewer injections.
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A Wild Origin Story For Saturn’s Most Mysterious Moon Image: NASA Enceladus is having a moment: ever since NASA announced it had all the basic ingredients to support life, people have become interested in the unusual Saturnian moon. In addition to hiding a warm subterranean ocean beneath its crust, Enceladus produces enough energy from its hydrothermal vents that could hypothetically support alien microbes. To add another layer of weirdness to this
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Leaving the Paris Agreement Would Be Indefensible Reports suggest that President Trump has finally decided to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement after many weeks of a back and forth administration tug-of-war. Trump himself has tweeted that he will make an official announcement in the coming days. I have followed the ups and downs of this debate more closely than most, and weighed in where I could, because, as the U.S. special envoy for
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Popular Science

Learn a new language on your phone DIY Use your commute to pick up a foreign lingo. Shut down Snapchat, forget Facebook, and put your screen time to good use—like using an app on your phone to learn a foreign language.
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Study highlights formation of beachrock in resisting climate-induced sea level risesMicroorganisms play a crucial role in forming beachrock, a type of rock that forms on the beach and protects low-lying reef islands from erosion, a new study involving University of Queensland research has revealed.
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1976 drought revealed as worst on record for British butterflies and mothsScientists at the University of York have revealed that the 1976 drought is the worst extreme event to affect butterflies and moths in the 50 years since detailed records began.
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Women 'damned either way' on maternity leaveWomen are judged negatively if they choose to take maternity leave - and if they don't - new research suggests.
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First step taken toward epigenetically modified cottonScientists 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, say researchers.
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Giant ringed planet likely cause of mysterious eclipsesA giant gas planet -- up to 50x the mass of Jupiter, encircled by a ring of dust -- is likely hurtling around a star over 1000 light years away from Earth, according to international team of astronomers.
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Handheld scanner reveals vascularization in psoriasis patientsA newly developed tissue scanner allows looking under the skin of psoriasis patients. This provides clinically relevant information, such as the structure of skin layers and blood vessels, without the need for contrast agents or radiation exposure.
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Dutch toxic landfill site is now capturing and storing carbonPrecise carbon measurements indicate that peat is already being formed at the Volgermeerpolder near Amsterdam (NL), a toxic waste landfill site that was capped with foil with an artificial wetland on top. The new peat will offer an extra layer of protection against the poisonous and toxic waste in the future.
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High release of strong greenhouse gas nitrous oxide found from northern peatlands at permafrost thawPermafrost thaw may greatly increase emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from northern permafrost peatlands, research shows. Nitrous oxide is a strong greenhouse gas: 300 times more powerful per unit mass in warming the climate than carbon dioxide.
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Google vs. Uber kræver sit første offerUber fyrer stjerneingeniør, som Google mistænker for at have tyvstjålet 14.000 fortrolige design-filer om byggeri af førerløse biler.
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Datatilsynet: Du har ret til kopi af overvågningsbilleder, du optræder på Alle har ret til indsigt i videooptagelser, hvori vi selv indgår, også selv om det er en lang videofilm. Så må optageren ganske enkelt klippe optagelsen i bidder og udlevere de relevante dele. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/datatilsynet-alle-har-ret-at-faa-kopi-videoovervaagningsbilleder-med-dem-selv-1077204 Version2
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Karl Deisseroth Takes Home Sciences Most Valuable AwardThe Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.
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Space-Mutated Bacteria Could Be Bad News For Humans The International Space Station (ISS). (Credit: NASA) A new experiment shows that long-term exposure to microgravity affects bacteria at the genetic level—conferring reproductive advantages that persist even after the bacteria is reintroduced to unaffected colonies and normal levels of gravity here on Earth. For decades, scientists have struggled to understand why certain bacteria appear to thriv
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Bed bugs: Proactive pest management critical in multi-unit housingAmid the persistent threat of bed bug infestations in multi-unit housing, the best advice for property owners, managers, and tenants looking to avoid the pests is the same advice that applies to many other afflictions: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Researchers establish link between unequal income distribution and the economic value of natureResearchers at universities in Freiburg, Kiel and Berlin have discovered that the economic value of nature for a society is determined by, among other things, income inequality within the society. "Social justice and nature conservation are not necessarily conflicting concepts, unlike what is frequently maintained by some. On the contrary, measures to enhance social equity in a societal and macroe
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Ars Technica

Hackers jailbreak permanent mods onto Super Mario World save files The practice of hacking standard Super Mario World cartridges on stock Super Nintendo hardware has come a long way in a short time. Three years ago, it required a robot entering thousands of button presses per second to insert arbitrary code on top of the game. By last year, streamer SethBling was proving that this kind of code insertion was possible for a human acting with pixel-perfect precisio
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Am I not human? A call for criminal justice reform | Marlon PetersonFor a crime he committed in his early twenties, the courts sentenced Marlon Peterson to 10 years in prison -- and, as he says, a lifetime of irrelevance. While behind bars, Peterson found redemption through a penpal mentorship program with students from Brooklyn. In this brave talk, he reminds us why we should invest in the humanity of those people society would like to disregard and discard.
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Maryland Law Seeks to Curb Antibiotic Overuse on FarmsOnly California has similar legislation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Web-based search data is a new key to understanding public reaction to major eventsAnalyzing millions of internet searches tied to major societal events offers a new way to understand public reaction to those events, according to new research from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
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Cancer therapy shows promise for psoriasis treatmentHDAC inhibitors, already widely used to treat cancer, may be an effective therapy for psoriasis as well, scientists report.
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NASA orbiter finds new evidence of frost on moon's surfaceScientists using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, have identified bright areas in craters near the moon's south pole that are cold enough to have frost present on the surface.
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Moffitt improves radiation therapy for head and neck patientsThe researchers are able to use the radiosensitivity index within a mathematical framework to select the optimum radiotherapy dose for each patient based on their individual tumor biology.
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Detecting bloodstains—with an antimalarial compoundAs seen on crime shows, investigators use a combination of luminol and other substances to light up bloodstains at crime scenes. But now, researchers report in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry that combining luminol with artemisinin, a natural peroxide and antimalarial treatment, reduces the risk of false positives compared to the traditional method.
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Searching beyond graphene for new wonder materialsGraphene, the two-dimensional, ultra lightweight and super-strong carbon film, has been hailed as a wonder material since its discovery in 2004. Now researchers are going beyond graphene and preparing other 2-D films with extraordinary properties for applications in wearable electronics, sensors and energy storage. The cover story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of t
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Like a slice of pizza, a curvature could give fish fins their strengthPizza enthusiasts know well that a simple u-shaped curvature at the crust can keep a thin slice from drooping over when lifted from a plate. A team of engineers from Brown University has shown that fish may take advantage of roughly the same dynamics to stiffen their fins for swimming.
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How Do We Know Black Holes Are Really Holes? Image: Mark Garlick Harvard CFA Some Earthlings have the silly tendency to think that if they don’t understand something, it must be fake. That includes our influence on the changing climate , the fact that the Earth is round , and the existence of black holes , massive blobs so dense that not even light can escape their tug. We know that black holes exist in some form or another, but no one has
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UK government to be taken back to court again over air pollutionEnvironmental lawyers ClientEarth have said they are taking the government back to court once again over its inadequate plans to tackle illegal air pollution
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Trump looks set to take US out of Paris climate agreementUS president Donald Trump is expected to announce this week that he will take the country out of the international climate agreement
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Express Yourself With These Politically Incorrect Crayons A pair of Kickstarter enthusiasts, want to make coloring even more fun for you by merging Cards Against Humanity with the 'boring' crayon to make it... politically incorrect. Read More
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Ars Technica

Killer antibiotic now 25,000× more potent—and resistant to drug resistance Enlarge (credit: Getty | YURI CORTEZ ) With clever chemical tweaks, an old antibiotic can dole out any of three lethal blows to some of the deadliest bacteria—and give evolution one nasty concussion. The antibiotic, vancomycin, has always been a heavy hitter against odious germs; it uses one crafty maneuver that can take out even drug-resistant foes and is often used as a last resort. But, with t
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The Atlantic

How the Hippies Hijacked Vinyl This week brings another Beatles-related 50th anniversary, and arguably the grooviest of them all: The release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band . It landed, for reasons that remain mysterious to me, on June 1, 1967 in England, and June 3 in the United States. Maybe that’s just how trans-Atlantic shipping worked in those days, or maybe the lads wanted to give the mother country a wee head
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UT study shows virus infection may be linked to Toledo water crisisIn August 2014, toxins from algal blooms in Lake Erie shut down the city of Toledo, Ohio's water supply, leaving half a million residents without potable water for more than two days. A new study co-authored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, shows that a virus may have been involved in the crisis and suggests methods for more stringent monitoring of water supplies.
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Like a slice of pizza, a curvature could give fish fins their strengthBrown University engineers have shown that applying curvature to the base of a fish fin can increase its stiffness, an effect that could underlie the maneuverability of fish and provide a new design concept for robotic swimmers.
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Human activity has polluted European air for 2,000 years, study findsA new study combining European ice core data and historical records of the infamous Black Death pandemic of 1349-1353 shows metal mining and smelting have polluted the environment for thousands of years, challenging the widespread belief that environmental pollution began with the Industrial Revolution in the 1700s and 1800s.
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Personalized cell therapy combination achieves complete remission in CLL patientsCombining the kinase inhibitor ibrutinib with an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL119 can lead to complete remission in patients with high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn's Abramson Cancer Center (ACC). The team will present the results from its pilot study of
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New insights into mechanisms regulating gene expression in embryonic stem cellsResearchers from Turku, Finland, have discovered new information about the mechanisms which maintain gene activity in human embryonic stem cells. The observed mechanism is essential for the self-renewal of stem cells. The two research groups who made the discovery, led by Senior Researcher, Docent Riikka Lund and Academy Professor Riitta Lahesmaa, work at the Turku Centre for Biotechnology. The st
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Immunotherapy with DNA vaccine shows promise for HPV-related head and neck cancerA novel vaccine therapy can generate immune responses in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCCa), according to researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The treatment specifically targets human papillomavirus (HPV), which is frequently associated with HNSCCa, to trigger the immune response. Researchers will present the results of their pilot
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Searching beyond graphene for new wonder materialsGraphene, the two-dimensional, ultra lightweight and super-strong carbon film, has been hailed as a wonder material since its discovery in 2004. Now researchers are going beyond graphene and preparing other 2-D films with extraordinary properties for applications in wearable electronics, sensors and energy storage. The cover story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of t
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Sugar sponges sop up and release glucose as neededMany diabetes patients must inject themselves with insulin, sometimes several times a day, while others take medications orally to control blood sugar. The injections, as well as the side effects from both regimens, can be painful. Now, one team reports in the Journal of the American Chemical Society progress toward an insulin-free diabetes treatment that requires fewer injections.
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Black holes swallow stars whole according to new study Observations suggest that black holes swallow doomed stars whole, increasing the mystery surrounding these celestial monsters Of all the mysteries in the universe, black holes surely top the list. They have such strong gravitational fields that once an object falls in, it will never be able to escape. What then happens to that object is a total mystery that current physics cannot answer. Our best
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You're Not on Mushrooms, This Animated Fidget Spinner Brings Super Mario to Life GIF GIF: YouTube Despite the internet already being oversaturated with fidget spinner content , YouTube’s A Pyro Design has come up with a unique use for the fad toys. He turned a fidget spinner into a handheld zoetrope that brings Super Mario to life using three simple frames of animation. That bizarre warping effect of the fidget spinner in motion is a result of the rolling electronic shutter o
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Sharing voluntarily makes young kids happyNew findings provide fascinating insights into the psychology of preschool age children, and the first evidence that sharing under social norms is less emotionally rewarding than sharing voluntarily.
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Peek into your genes: NASA one-year mission investigators identify links to vision problemsCoinciding with May -- Healthy Vision Month, NASA's One-Year Mission investigators are peering into their new findings to help address astronaut vision issues.
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When gold turns invisible: Bioimaging and security inks applicationsA gold compound shifts from a visible fluorescence to emitting infrared when ground -- a big shift with potential applications in bioimaging and security inks.
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Take a look, and you'll see, into your imaginationUsing fMRI signals and Deep Neural Network AI, researchers decode and predict what a subject is seeing or imagining.
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Making glaucoma treatment even easier with sustained release medicationTraditional eye drops, while the go-to medication option for glaucoma patients, still have lots of room for improvement. Dosing regimens can be difficult to manage or remember, irritation or redness can occur, and much of the medication gets blinked away before reaching the eye. Because of these challenges, researchers are working to make taking glaucoma medication easier.
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1976 drought revealed as worst on record for British butterflies and mothsScientists have revealed that the 1976 drought is the worst extreme event to affect butterflies and moths in the 50 years since detailed records began.
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New details on nest preferences of declining sparrowTheory 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.
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Spotted owls benefit from forest fire mosaicFire 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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New technique pinpoints the 'partners in crime' of cancer genesBatman 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. Cancers also often rely on pairs of complementary genes to keep their cells plugging along as they spin increas
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Colorful reptile serves as a health barometer for the impacts of coal wasteExposure to coal combustion residues lead to higher levels of trace elements in yellow-bellied sliders, a freshwater turtle native to the Southeastern U.S., scientists have confirmed.
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Futurity.org

Trio of antibiotics gangs up to kill superbugs Combinations of three antibiotics—each ineffective against superbugs on its own—can eradicate two particularly dangerous drug-resistant pathogens when taken together, research shows. These “ESKAPE” pathogens are a group of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria that pose a grave threat, causing more than 2 million infections and nearly 23,000 deaths a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control
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WIRED

A Pebble-Shaped Gizmo Helps Keep Your Smart Home Secure The Dojo provides anti-virus protection for the vulnerable smart devices in your life. The post A Pebble-Shaped Gizmo Helps Keep Your Smart Home Secure appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

The Physics of Ramming an Imperial Star Destroyer, Explained This epic scene from Rogue One provides an awesome opportunity to do some physics. The post The Physics of Ramming an Imperial Star Destroyer, Explained appeared first on WIRED .
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Viden

Virtual reality kan fjerne fantomsmerterDen nye teknologi snyder hjernen til at tro, at man stadig har den mistede kropsdel
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The Atlantic

The Death Knell for America's Global Leadership H.R. McMaster and Gary Cohn may not be the most influential people in the Trump White House. But the national-security adviser and the director of the National Economic Council are surely the White House’s most presentable faces. When they sign their names to a statement of Trumpism at its most dangerous, we are warned: The so-called adults in the room are shirking their responsibilities. On Tues
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Even the Threat of Budget Cuts Can Hurt American Science If the White House has its way, in 2018 , 5.8 billion dollars will disappear from the budget of the National Institutes of Health—the largest funder of biomedical research in the U.S. That cut, which was revealed as part of President Trump’s budget proposal last Tuesday, represents 18 percent of the NIH’s budget. It has been described as “ a significant blow to medical research ” that would “ set
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Detecting bloodstains -- with an antimalarial compoundAs seen on crime shows, investigators use a combination of luminol and other substances to light up bloodstains at crime scenes. But now, researchers report in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry that combining luminol with artemisinin, a natural peroxide and antimalarial treatment, reduces the risk of false positives compared to the traditional method.
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Drug-delivery method holds promise for controlling crop parasitesNematodes cause $157 billion in crop damage annually, largely because traditional pesticides fail to reach plant roots, where the round worms do their damage. In the lab, tobacco mild green mosaic virus nanoparticles carrying a nematicide dispersed better when applied to the soil surface, resulting in more nematicide reaching the root level. The strategy could decrease the amount of pesticides app
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1976 drought revealed as worst on record for British butterflies and mothsScientists at the University of York have revealed that the 1976 drought is the worst extreme event to affect butterflies and moths in the 50 years since detailed records began.
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Study highlights formation of beachrock in resisting climate-induced sea level risesMicroorganisms play a crucial role in forming beachrock, a type of rock that forms on the beach and protects low-lying reef islands from erosion, a new study involving University of Queensland research has revealed.Professor Gordon Southam of UQ's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences said the findings threw new light on an area of coastal ecology that had been little studied, but could help
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Women 'damned either way' on maternity leaveWomen are judged negatively if they choose to take maternity leave -- and if they don't -- new research suggests.
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Gaps in hepatitis testing and monitoring programmes across the EU/EEAThe survey results suggest a wide variation in existing national testing policy and practice when it comes to hepatitis B and C -- with overall limited monitoring of testing, diagnosis, and treatment across EU/EEA Member States. Many respondents expressed a need for Europe-wide practical guidance on how testing initiatives should be conducted, evaluated, and monitored.
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Bed bugs: Proactive pest management critical in multi-unit housingAmid the persistent threat of bed bug infestations in multi-unit housing, the best advice for property owners, managers, and tenants looking to avoid the pests is the same advice that applies to many other afflictions: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So says an extensive review of existing research into management strategies for bed bugs, published this week in the Journal of Inte
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Think you know how to improve your memory? Think againResearch from Katherine Duncan at the University of Toronto suggests we may have to rethink how we improve memory. She has found our brains have particular states known as formation and recall. Optimal formation is best achieved when accompanied by novelty whereas familiarity leads to a recall state, hindering the goal. Duncan hopes these findings will one day help us to improve our memories and p
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Spotting the invisible: Mapping structures, functions of a transient enzyme stateChemists have succeeded in mapping structures and functions of a transient enzyme state. By modifying the enzyme adenylate kinase, researchers were able to isolate the molecule and study it using the quantitative techniques X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
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Nitrogen oxides emissions: Traffic dramatically underestimated as major polluterTraffic contributes more to nitrogen oxide emissions in Europe than previously thought, a new study shows. The research team shows that even newer air quality models underestimate traffic related nitrogen oxide pollution by up to a factor of four.
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New prostate cancer technology improves biopsy accuracyNew prostate cancer technology is improving the accuracy of biopsies. The technique fuses information from a prostate MRI to ultrasound images taken during the biopsy. The technique results in higher cancer detection, fewer biopsies and more accurate biopsies.
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Small molecule prevents blood clots without increasing bleeding riskIt may be possible to disrupt harmful blood clots in people at risk for heart attack or stroke without increasing their risk of bleeding, according to a new study.
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Modern data suggests midlife-crisis risk of suicide in people’s late 40sNew research documents modern international evidence of a midlife peak in suicide risk. The pattern is particularly marked among females, and within the English-speaking countries. In many nations it also holds for males. Middle-aged people now commit suicide at almost twice the rate of individuals in their 30s or 60s.
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Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which creates 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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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 have found that parent-based therapy (PBT) has similar outcomes to FBT and could be more cost-effe
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Jezebel Kathy Griffin Is Sorry For that Trump Photo, But the Secret Service Is Investigating Her Any Jezebel Kathy Griffin Is Sorry For that Trump Photo, But the Secret Service Is Investigating Her Anyway | Deadspin Keep The Olympics The Fuck Out Of Los Angeles | Fusion White Supremacist Accused of Killing Two Men in Portland Walked Into the Courtroom Ranting About Free Speech | The Root Inglewood Police Officers Who Killed Sleeping Couple in Parked Car Are Off the Force |
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The Smartest Food Storage Containers You've Ever Seen Have Never Been Cheaper Prepworks by Progressive Six Piece Set , $49 You have a lot of options when it comes to airtight food storage containers, but Progressive’s Prepworks models are unique in that they each include a special tool designed for a specific purpose. For example, the flour container has a built-in leveling bar, and the brown sugar container has a terra cotta disc built into the lid to keep your sugar from
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Trump Pulls Out of Paris: How Much Carbon Will His Policies Add to the Air?A detailed analysis shows how much more CO2 each of Trump’s climate policy changes would send into the atmosphere -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hijacked ‘forklifts’ let this virus invade our cells Our cells run like individual tiny factories that make specialized products, using the carefully guarded instructions kept in the CEO’s office. Every once in a while, an invader tries to get inside and hijack the whole works, through a combination of industrial espionage and hostile takeover. If the invader succeeds in getting into the CEO’s office—the nucleus, where the DNA plans are kept—things
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Hostepakker giver hurtigere udredning på Vejle SygehusNye organisering på Vejle Sygehuse betyder, at patienterne med længerevarende hoste hurtigere kan få en diagnose og komme i behandling.
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Researchers listen to zebrafish to understand human hearing lossCan 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.
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Obesity can lead to more severe hot flashes and other menopause symptomsVasomotor 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).
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Study shows big smart meter investment yielded 'very small' electricity savingsCanadian researchers 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 Ontario. Using advanced statistical tools to factor out the impact of weather differences, their analysis showed residential demand for electricity dropped just 2.6 percent during on-p
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World-first technology reduces harmful diesel emissionsAn industry-first technology has the potential to significantly cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in diesel engines.
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NASA Is Launching a Probe to a Star For one NASA mission, flying too close to the sun isn’t a concern. It’s the whole point. On Wednesday, the space agency announced some details about its planned mission to send a robotic spacecraft into the sun’s upper atmosphere, a first for humanity. NASA said it would rename the Solar Probe Plus mission after Eugene Parker, an American astrophysicist who first wrote about the dynamics of solar
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Can this kind of rock climbing treat depression? Bouldering, a form of rock climbing that involves climbing rocks or walls to a moderate height without ropes or a harness, could be an effect way to treat symptoms of depression. For a recent study, researchers led a team that involved more than 100 individuals in a bouldering intervention in Germany, where some hospitals have begun to use climbing as a therapeutic treatment. The participants ran
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Giant ringed planet likely cause of mysterious eclipsesA 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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Handheld scanner reveals vascularization in psoriasis patientsA newly developed tissue scanner allows looking under the skin of psoriasis patients. This provides clinically relevant information, such as the structure of skin layers and blood vessels, without the need for contrast agents or radiation exposure. A team of researchers from Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) recently introduced the technology in Nature Biomedic
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Paleobiologists make intriguing new discoveries about dinosaurs' ancestorsDinosaurs' closest ancestors were at the base of the bird branch. Many scientists have pictured them in a somewhat chicken-like shape, bipedal, quite quick and agile in comparison with crocodiles. By slowly evolving their forelimbs into wings they finally became birds. However, this logical construct was recently upended by the international group which found a new candidate for an early dinosaurs
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CNIO presents an online tool to extract drug toxicity information from textThe Biological Text Mining Unit presents in a recent Nucleic Acids Research paper the LimTox online software tool developed at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO). This resource integrates state-of-the-art in text mining, machine learning and language technology methods in order to empower the underlying biomedical semantic search engine.
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The World's Data Holes, Quantified It's not the ice that turns Greenland white, but the lack of data Read More
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Watching an Underground Water Pipe Explode Is Like Seeing the Earth Fart GIF When thing go wrong underground, we’re often reminded that the Earth is nothing but a big ball of hot rocks, covered in a delicate skin of smaller, slightly cooler rocks. That became clear on Monday, when an underground water pipe exploded in Kiev, Ukraine. It actually looked kinda hilarious. The explosion sent water, mud, and debris as high as seven stories, but luckily the only things that
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AI will be able to beat us at everything by 2060, say expertsA survey of more than 350 artificial intelligence researchers predicts how long it will take for machines to beat us at all tasks
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Continental partners with Baidu on connected carsGerman car parts supplier Continental and Chinese internet giant Baidu will collaborate on technology for self-driving and connected cars, the two firms said Wednesday.
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Grab a telescope to see gas giant eclipse distant star 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. Scientists identify that a large object regularly blocks the light from this rare young star—and predict that this as-yet undiscovered planet causes these eclipses. Using data from the Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP) and Kilo
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About That U.K. Election Poll Two months ago, when U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May called for snap general elections on June 8, she had many reasons to be optimistic: She was 21 points ahead in the polls, appeared to be best positioned to negotiate with the EU on Brexit, and the opposition Labour party was losing ground in its traditional strongholds. But as with any election, that 21-point gap began to narrow in the run-up t
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Talib Kweli: Getting By in the Age of Donald Trump Almost two decades since he burst on the scene as part of the critically acclaimed rap duo Black Star, Talib Kweli finds himself in a strange position: He still has to hustle to make a living, even more than he did early in his career, when a powerful music industry was pushing him. At the same time, he finds himself au courant for reasons that he doesn’t necessarily like: As a standard bearer fo
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Top Defense Contractor Left Sensitive Pentagon Files on Amazon Server With No Password Sensitive files tied to a US military project were leaked by a multi-billion dollar firm once described as the world’s most profitable spy operation , Gizmodo has confirmed. A cache of more than 60,000 files was discovered last week on a publicly accessible Amazon server, including passwords to a US government system containing sensitive information, and the security credentials of a lead senior
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Yes, covfefe is a word now. That's the Trump effect | David Shariatmadari Influential people have always had the power to change language. The president’s late-night typo sent the internet crazy, but will it stick around? Covfefe is the word on everyone’s lips. Or rather, it would be if people knew how to say it. You see, this latest contender for 2017’s “word of the year” (see also: kakistocracy ; emolument ; kompromat ) started life on the page. A page that was refre
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Tea consumption leads to epigenetic changes in womenEpigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on. In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers show that tea consumption in women leads to epigenetic changes in genes that are known to interact with cancer and estrogen metabolism. The results are published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics.
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Oxytocin reduces cravings for methamphetamineMany people have suggested that addiction hijacks the body's natural drives in the service of compulsive drug use. A new study now suggests that hijacking another natural system in the brain may help overcome drug addiction. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the study shows that administration of oxytocin -- a naturally occurring molecule well known for its role in social bonding and childbirth
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Nitrogen oxides emissions: Traffic dramatically underestimated as major polluterTraffic contributes more to nitrogen oxide emissions in Europe than previously thought. This is the result of a current study carried out by scientists from the University of Innsbruck. The research team headed by Thomas Karl shows that even newer air quality models underestimate traffic related nitrogen oxide pollution by up to a factor of four. The results of the study are published in the Natur
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The fairer -- The greenerResearchers establish link between unequal income distribution and the economic value of nature.
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Random numbers: Hard times ahead for hackersResearchers from UNIGE have developed a new random numbers generator based on the principles of quantum physics. This physical theory shows that certain physical events occur perfectly at random, making them impossible to predict. Unlike previous methods, the new system allows the user to verify the reliability of the random numbers it generates in real time. This work will greatly complicate the
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Critical molecular determinants for activation of calcium flux into cells revealedTriggered by decreases in ER Ca2+ level, conformational changes of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) luminal domain in STIM1 would switch on its cytoplasmic domain (CT) to engage and gate ORAI channels on plasma membrane, resulting in Ca2+ influx.
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Spotting the invisibleChemists at Umeå University in Sweden have succeeded in mapping structures and functions of a transient enzyme state. By modifying the enzyme adenylate kinase, researchers were able to isolate the molecule and study it using the quantitative techniques X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The results have been published in the journal PNAS.
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Take control to become a better parentA new study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, found that a parent's outlook on life can have a profound influence on the behavior of their child.
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Looking at complex light wave formsUsing a new method, researchers can see for the first time how weak electric fields evolve in time.
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From terrestrial and marine bioresources and wastes to value-added productsOne of the main objectives of bio-based economy is to provide end markets with a wide selection of bio-based products.
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Take a look, and you'll see, into your imaginationUsing fMRI signals and Deep Neural Network AI, researchers decode and predict what a subject is seeing or imagining.
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Bamboo inspires optimal design for lightness and toughnessThe spatial distribution of fibers in hollow bamboo cylinders is optimized to reinforce flexural rigidity, a new finding that sheds light on biomimetic approaches in the development of materials.
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Kristian Moltke Martiny får Vanførefondens ForskerprisVanførefondens Forskerpris går i år til Kristian Moltke Martiny, der er postdoc ved...
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Kitesurfer Hopping From Pond to Pond Is Proof Humans Really Were Meant to Fly GIF Tethering yourself to a giant kite that’s strong enough to pull you right off the ground seems a lot less terrifying when kitesurfer Sam Light takes to the skies. This first-person footage of a recent adventure lets you (safely) ride along as he effortlessly hops from pond to pond making it seem like humans were really meant to fly. But the next time a storm rolls through your neighborhood, d
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Svensk forskning: Miljøpolitik forbedrer børns livsmulighederEn befolkningsundersøgelse med over 800.000 svenskere viser, at børn klarede sig bedre i skolen, da Sverige begyndte at udfase bly i benzinen.
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Physicists uncover similarities between classical and quantum machine learning(Phys.org)—Physicists have found that the structure of certain types of quantum learning algorithms is very similar to their classical counterparts—a finding that will help scientists further develop the quantum versions. Classical machine learning algorithms are currently used for performing complex computational tasks, such as pattern recognition or classification in large amounts of data, and c
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Companies should take charge of the potential toxins in common productsEvery year thousands of new contaminants enter the market in common consumer products and are washed down our drains without treatment. They end up in the water we drink, the fish we eat, and other marine life. These contaminants are lawfully produced and sold by the chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.
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Iran cancels project for sending human into spaceIran's semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that the country's space organization is cancelling a project to explore sending humans into space.
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Social and emotional learning essential for children's educational successThe Trump administration hopes to slash $10.6 billion from current education initiatives, channeling part of the money to expanding charter schools and providing vouchers for private and religious schools, recent reports indicate.
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Peek into your genes: NASA one-year mission investigators identify links to vision problemsHealthy Vision Month, NASA's One-Year Mission investigators are peering into their new findings to help address astronaut vision issues. While the One-Year Mission has concluded for retired astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA's Human Research Program is focusing on comparing previous six-month mission findings to One-Year Mission preliminary findings.
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Hawaii’s most popular coral reefs are in big trouble Environment Reefs are in grave danger across the globe. Warming ocean temperatures are imperiling Hawaii’s coral reefs. Read on.
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How American Healthcare Is Failing Transgender Patients Dani Castro had developed a UTI, but was afraid to go to the doctor due to her track record of bad experiences. She collapsed and became unresponsive, so a friend drove her to the ER. (Content warning.) “I was hospitalized, and my gender marker was listed as male,” she said. “I had to push back and say something. They changed it, but before I was discharged the medical provider did a pelvic exam.
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China postpones portion of cybersecurity lawChina has postponed enforcement of part of a cybersecurity law that companies warn violates Beijing's free-trade pledges but says most of it will take effect Thursday as planned.
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Twitter's inadequte plan to help young people not get too overwhelmed by bad newsWe live in a chronically anxious era, seemingly being bombarded with negative news at every turn. Social media allow us to not only read about tragedies, but also to interact with those who witnessed terrorist attacks, for instance, which can make the events feel more personal.
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High release of strong greenhouse gas nitrous oxide found from northern peatlands at permafrost thawA recent study led by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland reveals that permafrost thaw may greatly increase emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from northern permafrost peatlands. Nitrous oxide is a strong greenhouse gas: 300 times more powerful per unit mass in warming the climate than CO2.
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When gold turns invisibleA gold compound shifts from a visible fluorescence to emitting infrared when ground -- a big shift with potential applications in bioimaging and security inks.
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Ludwig researchers present new findings at the 2017 ASCO Annual MeetingLudwig Cancer Research released today the full scope of Ludwig's participation at this year's American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, June 2-6.
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Peek into your genes: NASA 1-year mission investigators identify links to vision problemsCoinciding with May -- Healthy Vision Month, NASA's One-Year Mission investigators are peering into their new findings to help address astronaut vision issues.
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Sharing voluntarily makes young kids happyThese findings, published in Frontiers in Psychology, provide fascinating insights into the psychology of preschool age children, and the first evidence that sharing under social norms is less emotionally rewarding than sharing voluntarily.
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Social and emotional learning essential for children's educational successThe Trump administration hopes to slash $10.6 billion from current education initiatives to instead promote school choice. One potential target of the cuts could be services to improve social and emotional learning, a critical ingredient for overall academic success, according to the latest issue of The Future of Children, a publication produced by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of P
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Overhead signs on freeways: Are drivers being told too much?The growing trend to install multiple road signs at the same location along Australian freeways might be practical and cost-effective but is it safe? A new QUT study, published in Transportation Research has looked at the impact of locating up to three signs on a freeway gantry (bridge-like overhead structure) and found driving performance is not affected and drivers are able to respond safely to
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LHC fires up, Google bot retires and Jupiter up close The week in science: 26 May–1 June 2017. Nature 546 12 doi: 10.1038/546012a
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Trials of Embryonic Stem Cells to Launch in ChinaStudies to treat vision loss and Parkinson's disease are the first to proceed under new regulations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Living fossil challenges thinking on brain evolutionAn ancient sea creature, discovered off the coast of Scotland in 2011, has shed new light on how evolution formed the modern brain.
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What rural, coastal Puerto Ricans can teach us about thriving in times of crisisPuerto Ricans are searching for solutions to the island's worst economic and social crisis in a long time.
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Creepy Fish Provides Window into Ocean's Mysterious Twilight Zone Creepy Fish Provides Window into Ocean's Mysterious Twilight Zone Slow digestion and a diverse diet makes the lancetfish perfect for sampling deep sea life. lancetfishphoto cropped.jpg Image credits: Apex Predators Program, NEFSC/NOAA Creature Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 09:15 Teresa L. Carey, Contributor (Inside Science) -- Today, most ocean research focuses on the easily accessible surface and co
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Google expands paid carpooling across CaliforniaGoogle is expanding its paid carpool service throughout California, building on an effort to get more traffic-weary drivers to share their rides to work—and to collect data that could be useful for future transportation services.
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Saudi king earns more retweets than Trump, study saysDonald Trump may be lighting up Twitter with strange new words and attacks on allies but in the battle for most attention per tweet the US president is losing.
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German court denies parents access to dead teen's Facebook accountA German court on Wednesday backed online giant Facebook in its battle to reject a demand by the parents of a dead teenage girl for access to her account.
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We Know Exactly When Gotham's Version of Harley Quinn Will Show Up Karen Gillan suddenly has no idea which Avengers movie she’s in. Director Doug Liman teases the Edge of Tomorrow sequel. Arrow will have at least one more flashback next season. Plus, a Wonder Woman icon may appear in the sequel, there’s a ton of new behind-the-scenes footage from The Mummy , and a new clip from next week’s Doctor Who . Time for spoilers! Annihilation Appearing on The Watch podca
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Carpool Karaoke series rolls into Apple Music on August 8 Enlarge (credit: Apple) After announcing the show last summer, Apple has finally given a release date to its Carpool Karaoke series. The show, with half-hour long episodes, will debut on Apple Music on August 8, with new episodes coming every Tuesday. Carpool Karaoke: The Series is a spinoff of James Corden's popular segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden . According to Apple's statement
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Researchers stumble onto a new role for breast cancer drugAt first, ophthalmologist Xu Wang thought her experiment had failed. But instead, she revealed a new role for the breast cancer drug tamoxifen — protection from eye injury.
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The Age of Electric Aviation Is Just 30 Years Away Barring a miracle, chemistry takes time to advance. The post The Age of Electric Aviation Is Just 30 Years Away appeared first on WIRED .
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All the Gear We Loved in This Month, From Phones to Drones April showers bring May flowers, but May brought us the Microsoft Surface, DJI Spark, Amazon Echo Show, and more. The post All the Gear We Loved in This Month, From Phones to Drones appeared first on WIRED .
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Website Flags Wrongly Paywalled PapersThousands of open access papers have mistakenly asked readers to pay access fees, but publishers are correcting the errors.
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Image of the Day: Heart On Your SleeveThe entire underbelly of a newly discovered glassfrog species (Hyalinobatrachium yaku) is see-through, allowing the beholder to peer into its heart.
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You Can See the Living Heart of This 'Glass Frog'In a tiny new frog species recently discovered in Ecuador, see-through skin over the frogs’ chests fully exposes their wee little hearts.
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Research shows if you improve the air quality at work, you improve productivityCorporate wellness programs focus on biometric screening, diet and exercise programs to improve health and productivity. However, new research has shown the quality of the office environment itself can have significant negative effects on thinking, health and productivity.
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Social media users adapt personas specifically for platformsResearchers at King's College London, working in collaboration with Penn State University, have found that social media users adapt their behaviour to individual social media platforms in a way that is clearly identifiable and learnable when tested on a model.
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Could cold spot in the sky be a bruise from a collision with a parallel universe?Scientists have long tried to explain the origin of a mysterious, large and anomalously cold region of the sky. In 2015, they came close to figuring it out as a study showed it to be a "supervoid" in which the density of galaxies is much lower than it is in the rest of the universe. However, other studies haven't managed to replicate the result.
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New targeted molecular therapy takes aim at incurable prostate cancerFirst clinical trial of new targeted molecular therapy in US takes aim at incurable prostate cancer. Researchers in progress on phase I clinical trial that uses a small molecule to target a protein abundantly expressed in 85 - 90 percent of metastasized prostate cancers.
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Small molecule prevents blood clots without increasing bleeding riskIt may be possible to disrupt harmful blood clots in people at risk for heart attack or stroke without increasing their risk of bleeding, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.
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Trump's Budget: Making America Less GreatDrastic cuts proposed by the administration threaten R&D that provides incredible economic and societal value, and which have always enjoyed bipartisan support -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gold compound shifts from a visible fluorescence to emitting infrared when groundSome materials luminesce, changing their color and intensity when under mechanical forces such as grinding or rubbing. These luminescent "mechanochromic" materials can produce various emission colors in the visible light spectrum, from blue to red. Their color-shifts under force are well documented, and are caused by changes to the molecules' crystal structures.
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Study links heart rate to gender gap in criminal offendingIn the field of criminology, it is well established that men engage in more crime than women. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania published in the journal Criminology, addresses the incomplete understanding of why males are more criminal than females by examining gender differences in biological functioning and behavior. It is the first study to demonstrate that men's lower restin
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SpaceX set to join rare company by re-flying an orbital spacecraft Enlarge / With the static fire test of its Falcon 9 rocket complete, SpaceX is targeting June 1 for its next launch from Pad 39A. (credit: SpaceX) SpaceX took a big step toward a fully reusable launch system earlier this year by re-flying a used Falcon 9 booster , and it is making progress toward eventually recovering the rocket's upper stage and payload fairing. Now, the company is set to try to
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Ask the Experts: Alaska's Bogoslof Volcano Erupted Again--Why Was It So Hard to Predict?An island volcano blew up last Saturday. A volcanologist explains why the location is difficult to monitor -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sarah Silverman Gets Introspective With A Speck of Dust In her heyday, Sarah Silverman was one of the edgiest stand-up comics in America. When her first special, Jesus Is Magic , came out in 2005, every review focused on how scandalous and transgressive it was; the writers seemed stunned to witness a comedian (a female one, at that!) kidding about the Holocaust, rape, AIDS, and disabilities on stage. That hype, of course, almost immediately built into
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Ovarian teratoma with teeth discovered in remains of 15th century woman(Phys.org)—A team of researchers in Portugal has found what they believe to be a teratoma in the pelvis of a woman who died approximately 500 years ago. In their paper published in the International Journal of Paleopathology, the group describes the calcified mass with teeth that was first discovered during excavation work sometime between 2010 and 2011.
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Looking at complex light wave formsFor the first time, an international research team under the direction of Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Sansone at the Institute of Physics at the University of Freiburg has been able to completely characterize the complex evolution of weak electric fields. The team just published its research findings in the scientific journal Nature Photonics.
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How attitudes to diversity change after a terrorist attackAs the reality of the horrifying terrorist attack on Manchester sinks in, it is easy to assume that such an atrocity will make it harder for the people of the city to get on – with all their differences, divisions and diversity.
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Is the U.S. Education System Producing a Society of “Smart Fools”?One distinguished psychologist explains why he believes this is so and how to reverse course -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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We can now convert every film and TV show from the last 80 years into HDR Bcom Researchers at the French research institute Bcom, with the aid of a wunderkind plucked from a nearby university, have developed software that converts existing SDR (standard dynamic range) video into HDR (high dynamic range) video. That is, the software can take almost all of the colour video content produced by humanity over the last 80 years and widen its dynamic range, increasing the bri
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Ingeniøren

Volvo tæt på at pensionere dieselbilerVolvo har muligvis udviklet firmaets sidste generation af biler med dieselmotorer, men først efter 2020 vil de helt stoppe produktionen af dem. Det siger deres administrerende direktør.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Dutch toxic landfill site is now capturing and storing carbonPrecise carbon measurements indicate that peat is already being formed at the Volgermeerpolder near Amsterdam (NL), a toxic waste landfill site that was capped with foil with an artificial wetland on top. The new peat will offer an extra layer of protection against the poisonous and toxic waste in the future. (Ecological Engineering, 25 May).
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Futurity.org

Strokes may make people want to drink Strokes in a certain part of the brain increase alcohol-seeking behavior and preference for alcohol, according to new research with rats. Although it is known that excessive alcohol intake (more than two drinks per day) is a risk factor for stroke, there hasn’t been much scientific study about how alcohol-related behavior might change after a stroke has occurred. “It’s important because although
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Trump 'poised to quit Paris climate deal'The Paris accord was signed by 195 countries but President Trump will pull out, US media report.
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Viden

Teknologi gør dig til din egen lægeAllerede i dag er vi langt mere involveret i vores egen sygdom og behandling end nogensinde før. Forskere mener, at det kun er begyndelsen.
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Scientific American Content: Global

How to Be a Better News ConsumerTop tips to get the most nourishment from your media diet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

Amazon's Blowing Out a Ton of Storage and Networking Gear, Today Only Storage and Networking Gold Box Whether you need more places to store your files, or your home network isn’t keeping up with your streaming habits, Amazon’s got you covered with today’s Gold Box . Inside, you’ll find a wide-ranging collection of deals broadly centered around storage and networking, including everything from flash drives to NAS enclosures and range extenders to routers. A few of o
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Single-step approach to constructing electromagnetic metamaterials uses tiny self-assembled pillars in composite filmsOptical lenses that can see features smaller than the wavelength of light cannot be made from conventional materials. Creating "hyperlenses" that can take ultra-sharp images needs both designer materials (that is, metamaterials) and innovative optics to be developed. Current methods for fabricating such synthetic metamaterials are complicated and involve assembling artificial cells and patterning
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

World-first technology reduces harmful diesel emissionsAn industry-first technology developed by Loughborough University has the potential to significantly cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in diesel engines.
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New Scientist - News

Is ADHD a sleep disorder? Stimulant drug improves symptomsA drug normally used to treat narcolepsy appears to be better than Ritalin for ADHD – bolstering the theory that ADHD is a sleep disorder
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Family support moderates college students' feelings of loneliness, suicideWhen college students feel isolated and disconnected, support from family members can keep them from harming themselves during difficult times, according to a new University of Michigan study.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Random numbers—hard times ahead for hackersWhenever we need to communicate in secret, a cryptographic key is needed. For this key to work, it must consist of numbers chosen at random without any structure – just the opposite of using the birthdate of our favourite pet. But, for a human, it is extremely difficult to choose without creating any bias, even by hitting the keyboard chaotically. To solve this problem, researchers from the Univer
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Traffic dramatically underestimated as major nitrogen oxide polluterTraffic contributes more to nitrogen oxide emissions in Europe than previously thought. This is the result of a current study carried out by scientists from the University of Innsbruck. The research team headed by Thomas Karl shows that even newer air quality models underestimate traffic related nitrogen oxide pollution by up to a factor of 4. The results of the study are published in the Nature j
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Supercomputer simulations to design rigid fluorescent molecules for clarifying protein structure and dynamicsMost methods for the structural characterization of biomolecules, such as X-ray crystallography or electron microscopy, require static or crystallized samples. Attaching fluorescent molecules to protein surfaces, however, enables direct imaging of dynamic biomolecular interactions using light, which could be improved, say A*STAR researchers, with predictive modeling of fluorescence lifetimes.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Study suggests melting of Arctic permafrost may release massive amounts of nitrous oxide(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Sweden, Denmark and Finland has conducted field experiments that offering evidence that suggests permafrost melting in the Arctic could release major amounts of nitrous oxide into the atmosphere. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their experiments and explain why they believe nitrous oxide emission
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Bamboo inspires optimal design for lightness and toughnessThe spatial distribution of fibers in hollow bamboo cylinders is optimized to reinforce flexural rigidity, a new finding that sheds light on biomimetic approaches in the development of materials.
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Science | The Guardian

‘Faceless’ fish rediscovered in Australian waters – video report A ‘faceless’ fish has been rediscovered by scientists on an expedition in the depths of a massive abyss in waters south of Sydney. The 40cm fish was found 4km below sea level. It was last seen in waters off Australia in 1873 ‘Faceless’ fish missing for more than a century rediscovered by Australian scientists Continue reading...
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Science | The Guardian

Trees talk to each other, have sex and look after their young, says author Peter Wohlleben’s book has become bestseller in Germany but he tells Hay festival audience it has annoyed scientists Trees are social creatures that mother their young, talk to each other, experience pain, remember things and have sex with each other, a bestselling author has said. If that persuades you to go and hug the nearest tree, then great, said Peter Wohlleben. Just avoid a birch: “It is n
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Science | The Guardian

'Faceless' fish missing for more than a century rediscovered by Australian scientists Expedition leader says the deep-sea fish had not been seen in waters off Australia since 1873 A “faceless” deep-sea fish not seen for more than a century has been rediscovered by scientists trawling the depths of a massive abyss off Australia’s east coast, along with “amazing” quantities of rubbish. The 40cm fish was rediscovered 4km below sea level in waters south of Sydney by scientists from Mu
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

2-D materials lose heat more easily when encasedA theoretical model that explains how heat flows from graphene could help improve the design of nanoscale devices, say A*STAR scientists.
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WIRED

To Make Your Conspiracy Theory Legit, Just Find an ‘Expert’ Just because someone has a PhD doesn't make the conspiracy theory they're espousing any more real. The post To Make Your Conspiracy Theory Legit, Just Find an 'Expert' appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Eruptions Says Goodbye to WIRED Eruptions' run at WIRED ends, but the blog lives on. The post Eruptions Says Goodbye to WIRED appeared first on WIRED .
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Live Science

Trump's Proposed Science Cuts Go Far Beyond Climate ProgramsThe president's $4.1 trillion budget package for 2018 would ax a variety of medical, energy, and basic research programs, while boosting funding for defense and homeland security.
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Science-Based Medicine

Mast Cell Activation Disorder – Yes, It’s RealMast Cell Activation Disorder is real, but there are a large number of fake diagnoses out there. How do you tell the difference?
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Scientific American Content: Global

Why Killing Coyotes Doesn't Make Livestock SaferThere is no clear evidence that lethal control works to reduce human-predator conflict. It can even make the problem worse -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Science : NPR

Activists Build Human Rights Abuse Cases With Help From Cellphone Videos A human rights group finds itself with an interesting problem — an overwhelming number of videos to catalog as it builds legal cases. Computer scientists are creating tools to analyze the videos. (Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR)
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Ensuring the security of digital informationEvery day we store and transfer sensitive digital data, post personal information on social media, and provide valuable details to companies when we use their services. Keeping secure the 2.5 quintillion (2.5 million billion) bytes of data created every day from outside attack is a mammoth task. The potential for breaching security is vast, due to a plethora of available services and the many weak
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The Atlantic

The Deadly Bombing in Kabul At least 80 people were killed and more than 350 wounded Wednesday after a powerful truck bomb struck Kabul’s diplomatic quarter. The Taliban, which can usually be relied upon to claim responsibility for such attacks, denied it was behind the operation. ISIS, which has been blamed for some high-profile and gruesome attacks in the country, has been silent. Most of those killed in the attack during
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Live Science

Martial Arts for Women: Century-Old Book Details MovesA translation of a martial-arts book published in 1914, which was written by a woman for women, describes a group of Japanese women who banded together to form the Women's Self-Defense League in order to fight off attacks from men.
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Live Science

Photos: 1914 Martial Arts Book for Women in JapanA recently translated book published in 1914 shows self-defense techniques that women in Japan could use to fight off attackers.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Directed evolution to design enzymes that make imaging agents for medical diagnosisOrganic molecules containing a fluorine atom are widely used in the materials, agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. However, synthesizing the carbon-fluorine bond typically utilizes toxic metal catalysts and requires anhydrous conditions and high temperatures. Now an international team has developed a milder, more efficient enzyme-based approach to create this bond.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

How did early ejector seats work?Nearly seven decades ago, Jo Lancaster became one of the first pilots to eject from a plane in an emergency.
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Ars Technica

Android execs get technical talking updates, Project Treble, Linux, and more Enlarge / Meet some of the people doing Android heavy lifting... Google I/O doesn't need skydivers or LCD Soundsystem to keep us interested year to year—we'll happily settle for what is becoming an annual chat with members of the Android team. Heading into this year's conference, the group was fresh off the release of the second Android O Developer Preview and the announcement of Project Treble ,
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Scientific American Content: Global

Older Kids Are More Likely to Confess to Bad DeedsChildren first learn to cover for their naughty behavior, but learn to take responsibility as they get older -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New uses for RFID and security for the internet of thingsOn the 25th anniversary of the universal barcode in 1999, the barcode community gathered around Sanjay Sarma and his colleagues and said, "Let's do this."
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Spotting the invisibleChemists at Umeå University have succeeded in mapping structures and functions of a transient enzyme state. By modifying the enzyme adenylate kinase, researchers were able to isolate the molecule and study it using the quantitative techniques X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The results have been published in the journal PNAS.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Study looks at impact of information overload from road signsThe growing trend to install multiple road signs at the same location along Australian freeways might be practical and cost-effective but is it safe?
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Live Science

Mass Grave from Thirty Years' War Battle Reveals Soldiers' Fatal WoundsA mass grave from the Thirty Years' War was uncovered in Germany a few years ago. Now the bodies are giving up their battle secrets.
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Live Science

Photos: A 400-Year-Old War Grave RevealedArchaeologists uncovered a mass grave in 2011 from the Battle of Lützen in Germany. Now, they have more clues about the violent lives and deaths of soldiers during the Thirty Years War.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Drug-delivery method holds promise for controlling crop parasitesResearchers at Case Western Reserve University are applying drug-delivery technology to agriculture to control parasitic roundworms more effectively and safely.
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Futurity.org

Software pools server memory for faster networks A group of engineers has created open-source software that allows for memory sharing among servers in a computer network, allowing for more efficient use of memory and even faster computer operations. For decades, operators of large computer clusters in both the cloud and high-performance computing communities have searched for an efficient way to share server memory in order to speed up applicat
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Study offers hard data on food allergiesIn a new study, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital combed through medical records from more than 2.7 million patients, identifying more than 97,000 with one or more documented food allergy or intolerance. Their findings are published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
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Science | The Guardian

Nasa's hotly anticipated solar mission renamed to honour astrophysicist Eugene Parker Renamed the Parker Solar Probe to honour solar astrophysicist who predicted high speed solar wind, the spacecraft will attempt to get close to sun’s surface Nasa has announced its hotly anticipated mission to send a spacecraft into the sun’s outer atmosphere has a new name. Formerly known as the Solar Probe Plus mission, the endeavour will now be known as the Parker Solar Probe, honouring the Ame
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Colorful reptile serves as a health barometer for the impacts of coal wasteCoal combustion waste is well documented as an environmental pollutant. The United States produces over 130 million tons of coal combustion residues, or CCRs, every year, with 40 percent of these wastes placed in aquatic settling basins. These basins are attractive environments for wildlife, placing them at risk of exposure to potentially toxic levels of trace elements.
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New Scientist - News

Floating in microgravity gives bacteria permanent genetic boostLife in simulated zero gravity turns bacteria into reproductive powerhouses and may help them form tough colonies that could pose a risk to humans in space
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Dagens Medicin

Længe ventet diabetes-afgørelse fra Ankestyrelsen placerer ikke et klart ansvar Principafgørelsen er så uklar, at den giver myndigheder mulighed for at skubbe ansvaret fra sig, mener Diabetesforeningen.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Ny forskning skal give bedre kvalitet af mejeriprodukter med plante-polyphenolerLektor Marianne Nissen Lund ved Institut for Fødevarevidenskab (FOOD) og Biomedicinsk Institut...
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WIRED

Robots Wielding Water Knives Are the Future of Farming If humanity expects to feed its booming population off a static amount of farmland, it's going to need help. The post Robots Wielding Water Knives Are the Future of Farming appeared first on WIRED .
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Latest Headlines | Science News

Peru’s plenty brought ancient human migration to a crawlAncient Americans reached Peru 15,000 years ago and stayed put, excavations suggest.
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Ingeniøren

It-leverandør: Det offentlige vælter alle uklarheder i it-projekter over på os I begyndelsen arbejder it-projekter typisk med omverdenen gennem antagelser, interessentanalyse og nuværende status. Det er ofte besværligt, og derfor bliver antagelser til forudsætninger - men de holder sjældent. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/it-leverandoer-offentlige-vaelter-alle-uklarheder-it-projekter-paa-os-1077175 Version2
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Scientific American Content: Global

Monarchs in PerilTheir numbers have been declining dramatically, but figuring out exactly why—and what to do about it—is a challenge -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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