- injektion af lægemiddel uden brug af nål - computerstyret metode vinder opfinderpris

Device promises injections without needlesA computerised system for injecting medicine without using needles has won an innovation award at the South by SouthWest Interactive technology conference in Austin, Texas.

acupunktur frigiver stamceller der lindrer smerte og fremme vævsreparation

Electroacupuncture releases stem cells to relieve pain, promote tissue repair, study findsA new study demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced pain. The findings provide the most comprehensive picture yet of how electroacupuncture stimulates the brain to facilitate the release of stem cells and adds new insight relating to the cells' healing properties.

autisme og D-vitamin (drægtige mus: D-vitamin forhindrede autismetræk i at udvikles i afkommet)

Link between Vitamin D treatment and autism preventionGiving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, University of Queensland researchers have discovered. The discovery provides further evidence of the crucial role vitamin D plays in brain development, said lead researcher Professor Darryl Eyles, from UQ's Queensland Brain Institute.

autisme: ny blodtest giver mulighed for tidlig diagnose

New autism blood test likely to join ranks of also-ransA new blood test for autism promises to catch the condition much earlier than standard interventions. Here’s why it probably won’t change anything

autisme: ny blodtest giver mulighed for tidlig diagnose

New analysis method of metabolites accurately predicts whether a child has autismScientists have developed a new, highly accurate method that analyzes metabolic biomarkers to assess whether a child is on the autism spectrum.

biologisk ur fundet i noget af det ældste liv - cyanobakterier

Molecular clockwork from cyanobacteriaAuthor: L. Bryan Ray

biologisk ur fundet i noget af det ældste liv - cyanobakterier

[Research Article] Structural basis of the day-night transition in a bacterial circadian clockCircadian clocks are ubiquitous timing systems that induce rhythms of biological activities in synchrony with night and day. In cyanobacteria, timing is generated by a posttranslational clock consisting of KaiA, KaiB, and KaiC proteins and a set of output signaling proteins, SasA and CikA, which transduce this rhythm to control gene expression. Here, we describe crystal and nuclear magnetic resona

biologisk ur fundet i noget af det ældste liv - cyanobakterier

Structures of the cyanobacterial circadian oscillator frozen in a fully assembled stateCyanobacteria have a robust circadian oscillator, known as the Kai system. Reconstituted from the purified protein components KaiC, KaiB, and KaiA, it can tick autonomously in the presence of adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP). The KaiC hexamers enter a natural 24-hour reaction cycle of autophosphorylation and assembly with KaiB and KaiA in numerous diverse forms. We describe the preparation of stoic

biologisk ur fundet i noget af det ældste liv - cyanobakterier

Operation of ancient biological clock uncoveredA team of Dutch and German researchers has discovered the operation of one of the oldest biological clocks in the world, which is crucial for life on earth as we know it. The researchers applied a new combination of cutting-edge research techniques. They discovered how the biological clock in cyanobacteria works in detail. Important to understand life, because cyanobacteria were the first organism

biologisk ur fundet i noget af det ældste liv - cyanobakterier

Operation of ancient biological clock uncoveredThe operation of one of the oldest biological clocks in the world has, which is crucial for life on earth as we know it, has now been discovered by scientists. The researchers applied a new combination of cutting-edge research techniques. They discovered how the biological clock in cyanobacteria works in detail. Important to understand life, because cyanobacteria were the first organisms on earth

kræft: virus skabt til selektivt at angribe kræftceller - i ny metode der udnytter at visse proteiner udtrykkes forskelligt i kræftceller end i raske celler så virus kun inficerer kræftcellerne

Viruses created to selectively attack tumor cellsIt is an innovative approach that takes advantage of the different expression profiles of certain proteins between tumor and healthy cells that make the virus to only infect the first ones.

CRISPR kan øge produktionen af afgrøder i fremtiden - vi bliver 9,7 mia. i 2050

Genome editors take on cropsThe global population is expected to rise from 7.3 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050 (1). At the same time, climate change poses increasing risks to crop production through droughts and pests (2). Improved crops are thus urgently needed to meet growing demand for food and address changing climatic conditions. Genome-editing technologies such as the CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palind

fugle på Cypern: 2,3 millioner fugle dræbes her årligt

Cyprus poachers kill 2.3 million songbirds in 2016Poachers in Cyprus killed an estimated 2.3 million birds in autumn 2016, including 800,000 on a British military base, conservation groups said Thursday.

fødsel: for tidlig fødsel ændrer barnets reaktion på let berøring

Premature babies’ brains respond differently to gentle touchingBabies born very early miss out on weeks of development in the womb and experience painful procedures. This seems to alter their response to touch

fødsel: for tidlig fødsel ændrer barnets reaktion på let berøring

A prescription for touch: Early experiences shape preterm babies' brainsNewborn babies experience the world through touch. Now, researchers who have measured the brain responses of 125 infants -- including babies who were born prematurely and others who went full-term -- show that a baby's earliest experiences of touch have lasting effects on the way their young brains respond to gentle touch when they go home.

gensplejsning: omkodning (recoding) af genetisk information muliggør hurtig genetisk ændring

Recoded organism paves way to new genetic language of lifeA new technique has allowed a quicker way of recoding genetic information, which could allow us to design fresh life forms with useful properties from scratch

glas superhårdt lavet af gennemsigtigt keramik med kubisk siliciumnitrid - vil kunne bruges i maskiner under stort tryk

Transparent ceramics make super-hard windowsScientists have synthesised the first transparent sample of a popular industrial ceramic at DESY. The result is a super-hard window made of cubic silicon nitride that can potentially be used under extreme conditions like in engines, as the Japanese-German team writes in the journal Scientific Reports. Cubic silicon nitride (c-Si3N4) forms under high pressure and is the second hardest transparent n

glas superhårdt lavet af gennemsigtigt keramik med kubisk siliciumnitrid - vil kunne bruges i maskiner under stort tryk

Transparent ceramics make super-hard windowsScientists have synthesized the first transparent sample of a popular industrial ceramic. The result is a super-hard window made of cubic silicon nitride that can potentially be used under extreme conditions like in engines. Cubic silicon nitride (c-Si3N4) forms under high pressure and is the second hardest transparent nanoceramic after diamond but can withstand substantially higher temperatures.

græsser: ny opdagelse af hvad der gjorde græsser så succesfulde (pga af læbecellernes fysiologi)

Mobile MUTE specifies subsidiary cells to build physiologically improved grass stomataPlants optimize carbon assimilation while limiting water loss by adjusting stomatal aperture. In grasses, a developmental innovation—the addition of subsidiary cells (SCs) flanking two dumbbell-shaped guard cells (GCs)—is linked to improved stomatal physiology. Here, we identify a transcription factor necessary and sufficient for SC formation in the wheat relative Brachypodium distachyon. Unexpect

græsser: ny opdagelse af hvad der gjorde græsser så succesfulde (pga af læbecellernes fysiologi)

How improved valves let grasses 'breathe,' cope with climate changeNew work from a joint team of plant biologists and ecologists from Carnegie and Stanford University has uncovered the factor behind an important innovation that makes grasses—both the kind that make up native prairies and the kind we've domesticated for crops—among the most-common and widespread plants on the planet. Their findings may enable the production of plants that perform better in warmer

græsser: ny opdagelse af hvad der gjorde græsser så succesfulde (pga af læbecellernes fysiologi)

Stanford scientists reveal how grass developed a better way to breatheGrasses are better able to withstand drought or high temperatures than many other plants in large part due to changes in their pores, called stomata. Stanford scientists have discovered how grasses produce these altered pores, which could someday lead to crops that can better survive climate change.

græsser: ny opdagelse af hvad der gjorde græsser så succesfulde (pga af læbecellernes fysiologi)

How improved valves let grasses 'breathe,' cope with climate changeNew work from a joint team of plant biologists and ecologists has uncovered the factor behind an important innovation that makes grasses -- both the kind that make up native prairies and the kind we've domesticated for crops -- among the most-common and widespread plants on the planet. Their findings may enable the production of plants that perform better in warmer and dryer climate conditions.

kræft: immunterapi - den fjerde søjle i kræftbehandlingen ud over kemoterapi, stråling og kirurgi.

Cancer immunotherapy comes of ageOncologists have long rested their treatment plans on three so-called "pillars"—chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. But in recent years, scientists have been busily erecting a fourth pillar: immunotherapy. The idea of harnessing the immune system to fight cancer has already moved from the lab to the clinic, thanks to technologies such as checkpoint inhibitors and genetically engineered immune ce

kræft: Ny metode afprøves - i stedet for at give vedvarende stor dosis kemoterapi forsøges med pauser da resistens måske derfor kan undgås ifølge teoretiske modeller

[Special Issue News] When less is moreFor decades, cancer treatments have been given to patients continually at the maximum dose that can be tolerated. But a few labs are challenging that dogma. They are motivated by theoretical models of cancer growth and evidence from animal studies suggesting that briefly stopping or cutting back a drug dose can help keep the cancer cells from becoming resistant to the drug and can even trigger som

naturinteresse: børn de leger udendørs bliver mere naturbeskyttende som voksne

Children who play outside more likely to protect nature as adultsProtecting the environment can be as easy as telling your kids to go outdoors and play, according to a new UBC study.Research by Catherine Broom, assist. prof. in the Faculty of Education at UBC Okanagan, shows that 87 per cent of study respondents who played outside as children expressed a continued love of nature as young adults. Of that group, 84 per cent said taking care of the environment was

naturinteresse: børn de leger udendørs bliver mere naturbeskyttende som voksne

Children who play outside more likely to protect nature as adultsProtecting the environment can be as easy as telling your kids to go outdoors and play, according to a new UBC study.

næsebor større i varmt klima og mindre i koldt klima - menneskets evolution

Climate may have shaped the evolution of the human nose From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News Nature's nose job Climate has shaped the human nose, producing wider nostrils in warmer regions and smaller nostrils in cooler regions. Read on:…

næsebor større i varmt klima og mindre i koldt klima - menneskets evolution

Temperature and humidity of ancestral environment are linked to differences in nostril width across human populationsBig, small, broad, narrow, long or short, turned up, pug, hooked, bulbous or prominent, humans inherit their nose shape from their parents, but ultimately, the shape of someone's nose and that of their parents was formed by a long process of adaptation to our local climate, according to an international team of researchers.

Roundup ikke kræftfremkaldende siger EU

Europa giver læger en kold skulder og frikender Roundups hovedingrediens for kræftanklageOgså EU's kemikalieagentur går imod førende kræftlæger og fastslår, at verdens mest solgte sprøjtemiddel, glyphosat, ikke er kræftfremkaldende. Det baner vejen for yderligere 15 års godkendelse.

sommerfugle: britisk mand dømmes for at dræbe to sjældne sommerfugle i Storbritannien - Large Blues

Rare butterfly killer convicted in BritainA British man has been convicted of capturing and killing two of Britain's rarest butterflies, the endangered Large Blues, which have been a prized collector's item since the Victorian era.

stamcellebehandling af øjet (ældre med macular degeneration) første forsøg med lille positiv virkning foretaget i Japan

[In Depth] iPS cell therapy reported safeJapanese researchers reported this week that the first trial of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in a human has proved safe and effective in halting the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), though there was minimal improvement in vision. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly. The team took a skin sample from the patient and derived iPS cells, which can be use

stamcellebehandling af øjet medfører tab af synet på tre kvinder i Florida (ældre med macular degeneration) (stamceller fra fedtvæv)

NYTIMES

Patients Lose Sight After Stem Cells Are Injected Into Their EyesThree women suffered severe eye damage at a Florida clinic, exposing gaps in protections for people seeking unproven treatments.

stamcellebehandling af øjet medfører tab af synet på tre kvinder i Florida (ældre med macular degeneration) (stamceller fra fedtvæv)

Women Lose Vision After Stem Cell TreatmentThe adipose-derived cells were injected into the patients’ eyes to treat age-related macular degeneration.

Trump og klima

Trump’s Budget Would Mean Catastrophe for U.S. Climate ProgramsThe cuts would defang EPA climate efforts, halt ARPA-E’s clean-energy investments, and stop contributions to UN climate-change programs.

==Trump og milj==ø

Trump Budget Cuts Funds for EPA by 31 PercentThe White House wants to slash nearly half the budget of EPA's Office of Research and Development, which does most of agency's science work --

Trump og science

Trump: Lad videnskaben betale for forsvar og sikkerhedDet amerikanske finanslovforslag har store besparelser på miljø, sundhed og videnskab. Nasa er nogenlunde uberørt. Forslaget kommer dog ikke gennem kongressen uden ændringer.

Trump og science

Trump budget 'cripples' environment, science, critics say (Update)US President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget would slash funding for science, health and environmental programs at home and abroad, sparking an outcry Thursday among experts who say the cuts would endanger the planet.

Trump og science medical

Trump Administration Proposes Big Cuts In Medical Research The National Institutes of Health, which funds research in treatments and cures, could lose 20 percent of its budget under the administration's proposal. More money would go for addiction treatment.

tørke: tardigrader overlever udtørring på grund et ustruktureret protein

NPR

How One Of The World's Toughest Creatures Can Bring Itself Back To Life The tardigrade, a strange animal smaller than a grain of sand and with hooks for feet, can survive in a dried-up state for a decade. Its secret might help improve how drugs are shipped and stored.

tørke: tardigrader overlever udtørring på grund et ustruktureret protein

Trilobites: How a Water Bear Survives, Even When It’s DryThe microscopic animals were found to produce a unique protein that coats the molecules in their cells in a glasslike substance.

tørke: tardigrader overlever udtørring på grund et ustruktureret protein

Unstructured Proteins Help Tardigrades Survive DesiccationProteins with unstable 3-D structures help the microscopic animals withstand drying.

tørke: tardigrader overlever udtørring på grund et ustruktureret protein

Tardigrades use unique protein to protect themselves from desiccationTardigrades, the microscopic animals also known as water bears and moss piglets, have captured the imagination of scientists for almost 250 years, thanks to their Muppet-like appearance and their ability to survive extreme environments that would destroy most other living things. One of these skills is the ability to endure being dried out for up to a decade or longer. In Molecular Cell on March 1

tørke: tardigrader overlever udtørring på grund et ustruktureret protein

Tardigrades turn into glass to survive complete dehydrationWater bears make unique jelly proteins that form a glass-like cocoon to protect them from drought. The find could one day help make drought resistant crops

tørke: tardigrader overlever udtørring på grund et ustruktureret protein

Tardigrades use unique protein to protect themselves from desiccationTardigrades have captured the imagination of scientists for almost 250 years, thanks to their ability to survive extreme environments that would destroy most other living things. One of these skills is the ability to endure being dried out for up to a decade or longer. Scientists report that this knack for survival is due to a unique set of proteins they dubbed tardigrade-specific intrinsically di

uddøen i trias

Paleozoic echinoderm hangover: Waking up in the TriassicThe end-Paleozoic witnessed the most devastating mass extinction in Earth's history so far, killing the majority of species and profoundly shaping the evolutionary history of the survivors. Echinoderms are among the marine invertebrates that suffered the most severe losses at the end-Permian extinction.

uddøen i trias

Paleozoic echinoderm hangover: Waking up in the TriassicThe end-Paleozoic witnessed the most devastating mass extinction in Earth's history so far, killing the majority of species and profoundly shaping the evolutionary history of the survivors. Echinoderms are among the marine invertebrates that suffered the most severe losses at the end-Permian extinction. Or were they?

BIGTHINK

The Necessity of Atheism Percy Shelley's 1811 essay, "The Necessity of Atheism," still speaks volumes today.

David Attenborough Narrates an Animated Adventure Series For Kids Don't work with children or animals? Sir David Attenborough laughs in the face of danger.

Why Hopefulness Is a Greater Predictor of Academic Success than Intelligence A growing body of scientific investigation now supports the conclusion that being hopeful has a distinctly positive effect on academic performance.

These Cities Out-Earn Entire Countries New York has the same GDP as Canada, Los Angeles makes as much money in a year as Australia

Did the Election Change How Men and Women Negotiate? Men have become much more aggressive with women in their negotiation style since Donald Trump became president, according to a new Game Theory based economics study. More aggressive tactics by men are leading to reduced mutual benefits and a destruction of value in negotiations.

DAGENSMEDICIN

Lægesekretærers rolle i digitaliseringen overses Det er forkert at tro, at lægesekretærer ‘blot’ skriver lægers diktater, tager telefonen og viser patienter vej. De er derimod blevet sundheds-IT-medarbejdere, som vedligeholder og skaber orden i stor mængder data og er vigtige for kvalitet og samarbejde på tværs

Bent Hansens sidste kraftspring Bent Hansen går på pension ved årsskiftet og vil blive rost for mangt og meget, ikke mindst for at have holdt sammen på en ny og ofte truet konstruktion som Danske Regioner.

Bog lægger op til paradigmeskift blandt læger

Flere vil læse medicin i AalborgLægestudiet i Aalborg øger sin popularitet markant. 62 pct. flere ansøgere i kvote 2 har Aalborg-studiet som førsteprioritet.

Kjeld Møller Pedersens karaktermordVoldsom retorik om værdibaseret ledelse skæmmer debatten

KOL-patienter med højt BMI har øget risiko for indlæggelse Et nyt studie viser, at KOL-patienter, der er genetisk disponeret for at have et højt BMI, har øget risiko for indlæggelse og lungebetændelse. Studiet underkender antagelsen om, at lavt BMI alene er associeret med en dårlig KOL-prognose, siger studiets førsteforfatter.

Kræftens Bekæmpelse vildlederVi bør holde op med at screene for brystkræft – vi har brugt milliarder på noget, der skader befolkningen. Det er også på tide, at Kræftens Bekæmpelse begynder at oplyse redeligt om mammografiscreening

Medicinstuderende laver podcasts om sundhed Det er nysgerrigheden, der driver en flok medicinstuderende, som i fritiden laver undersøgende journalistisk på radio og to gange hver måned udsender det på podcast. Deres podcasts kan fremover høres på DagensMedicin.dk.

Nødvendig debat – ikke mistænkeliggørelseJeg har på intet tidspunkt anklaget læger for ikke at have patienters ve og vel for øje

PLO var tidligt ude at advare om lægemangelDet er en alternativ sandhed, at PLO i tide burde have løst lægedækningen. PLO og andre har op gennem 1990'erne advaret om, at det lave indtag af studerende ville skabe lægemangel fra midten af 1990’erne

Praksis­lægers behandl­ing af diabetes­patienter tredobler risiko for død Mange praktiserende læger udskriver ofte færre statiner end anbefalet, og det forhøjer patienternes risiko for hjertesygdom og død med op til 300 pct. DSAM-formand mener, der kan være gode grunde til en vis grad af variation i behandlingen.

Rygende KOL-patienter i iltbehandling dør af brandskader I modsætning til Sverige er rygning ikke en kontraindikation mod iltbehandling i Danmark. Konsekvensen er en større forekomst af brandskader blandt danske KOL-patienter i iltbehandling, viser dansk-svensk undersøgelse. Hvert år dør flere danske KOL-patienter af brandskader.

Rådgivning er bedste værn mod problemer med ny inhalator

Største­delen af aldrig-rygere med luftvejs-obstruktion kan have KOLAldrig-rygere med luftvejsobstruktioner mistænkes ofte for at have udiagnosticeret astma, men et nyt studie viser overraskende, at størstedelen af aldrig-rygerne formentlig har KOL. Et væsentligt fund i forhold til at udrede og behandle korrekt, siger studiets førsteforfatter.

Sundhedsplatformen smitter af på patienters tilfredshedPatienttilfredsheden er faldet på flest områder på Herlev og Gentofte Hospital, der kort før årets LUP-undersøgelse havde taget Sundhedsplatformen i brug.

Syn for sagenMit råd til Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed vil være at prioritere et besøg på 1813-ordningen som det allerførste.

The Smartest Little Snack Bowl Keeps Your Olive Pits Out of Sight - Just $13 Today Joseph Joseph Double Dish , $13 Here’s a stupid little thing that’ll make your life just a little bit easier. Joseph Joseph’s Double Dish is a clever little invention for eating edamame, olives, pistachios, or any other finger foods that leave behind scraps, and it’s just $13 on Amazon right now . If you haven’t figured it out yet, you just fill the top bowl with the food of your choice, and drop

GIZMODO

Europe's First Spacecraft to Jupiter Will Be Taking a Crazy Route Artist’s impression of JUICE.

Sean Spicer Reportedly Apologizes to Britain For Talking Shit White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at the White House on March 16, 2017 talking shit (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary and occasional Easter Bunny , went on national TV yesterday and said that President Obama used British intelligence sources to spy on Donald Trump. GCHQ, the British equivalent of the NSA, responded with a rare public statement

This $150 Console Gave Me Every Nintendo Game I've Ever Owned in 4K Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with retro video games. That’s one of the reasons I was so excited about the NES Classic Edition ; it’s also why I spent my Thanksgiving documenting how to put together a Raspberry Pi-based mini SNES instead of brining turkeys. But building an emulation console from scratch takes time, and I’ve was curious if there was a mor

This Double Star System Puts 'Double Rainbow' to Shame Image: ESO/ALMA/Hyosun Kim When the world was young and unsullied, we did wholesome things, like laugh at Cheezburger memes and other cat-related pleasantries . One treasure we all adored was the Double Rainbow video , in which a man—ostensibly on peyote and beaver tranquilizers—nearly orgasms at the site of two rainbows in the sky. Those halcyon days may be over, but now, we have a double star s

US Won't Rule Out Preemptive Military Strike Against North Korea The Japanese Radar 5 spy satellite is launched into space today using a H-IIA rocket in the wake of tensions with North Korea (GIF made from ANN News footage) Folks in the Western Hemisphere who are just waking up might be wondering what the hell is going on with North Korea and Japan. The short answer: Everybody is preparing for war. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that the US won’t ru

The Latest Trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight Introduces a Badass New Character Still: YouTube Izabella, the Transformers: The Last Knight newcomer, knows she fights like a girl and she’s cool with it. Because it makes her awesome. The new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight gives us a front-and-center look at Izabella, played by Nickelodeon star Isabela Moner. She might be a (15-year-old) kid, but she wants to fight and doesn’t give star Mark Wahlberg any choice in th

Why Ego the Living Planet Looks a Lot Like Kurt Russell In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 The Rampage movie finds its villain. Henry Cavill boards the next Mission: Impossible . Expect some really big dragons on Game of Thrones next season. David Mazouz teases the threat of the Court of Owls on Gotham . Plus, a few tiny details about X-Men TV seroes Gifted , and a new poster for The Flash / Supergirl crossover. To me, my Spoilers! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 We can finally rest eas

KOTAKU

Sony Is Killing Off The PS3 In Japan, It Seems [Image: Sony] In Japan, currently there is only one model of PlayStation 3: the charcoal black 500GB version. That console’s days are numbered. As Inside points out, Sony recently announced on the console’s official Japanese product page that “shipments are scheduled to conclude soon” (???????? or kinjitsu shukka kanryou yotei). The model number for this particular PS3 hardware is CECH-4300C, and

KUDK

Ny afhandling fortæller 500 års københavnsk skohistorieUnder de sidste ti års mange udgravninger i København er der fundet tusindvis af sko, som...

SCIENCE

[New Products] New ProductsA weekly roundup of information on newly offered instrumentation, apparatus, and laboratory materials of potential interest to researchers.

[Business Office Feature] Webinar | Deciphering cancer: The intersection of epigenetics, metabolism, and tumorigenesisEpigenetic modifications to DNA and histone proteins are known to regulate metabolic gene expression, which in turn impacts metabolite levels. Conversely, the machinery responsible for modifying DNA and histones at the epigenetic level is highly sensitive to metabolites arising from cellular metabolism. Thus, the metabolic changes associated with oncogenesis may affect the epigenetic machinery, cr

[Editorial] A new cancer ecosystemCancer is increasingly being viewed as an ecosystem, a community in which tumor cells cooperate with other tumor cells and host cells in their microenvironment. As conditions change, the ecosystem evolves and adapts to ensure the survival and growth of cancer. Our understanding of the intricate relationships in this ecosystem has led to revolutionary treatments, including immunotherapy. Successful

[In Brief] News at a glanceIn science news around the world, captive Japanese macaques at U.S. research labs may be designated as threatened, a new report finds an increase in the proportion of female researchers globally, an influential Australian climate think tank closes because of lack of funding, Canada weighs a genetic privacy law, and more. Also, one billion dollars in federally funded disease prevention activities w

[In Depth] U.K. scientists gird for future break with EUThe United Kingdom is expected to begin the 2-year process of exiting the European Union by the end of March. U.K. researchers are now facing up to the prospect that they won't be able to apply for EU funding or easily recruit postdocs and colleagues from the rest of Europe. To lessen the blow to research, scientists and bureaucrats are already brainstorming about new funding structures and intern

[In Depth] A battle over the ‘best science’Who could object to calls for basing government regulations on the "best available science"? But in Washington, D.C., the phrase has become code for a contentious debate surrounding federal regulatory agencies. Last week, the debate heated up again in Congress as a Senate panel launched a potentially arduous effort to spell out how regulators should identify and use the best science. In a related

[In Depth] How plants learned to breatheAnyone awed by towering redwoods should offer thanks to stomata, the tiny pores on the leaves of all trees and other vascular plants. These microscopic mouths allow plants to grow tall and to regulate carbon dioxide intake and water loss. Stomata, in short, helped plants colonize the landscape and transform the planet. Now, molecular studies are giving scientists glimpses of the early days of stom

[In Depth] Earth science a ‘no-brainer’ for NASA's science chiefIn October 2016, Thomas Zurbuchen took the reins of NASA's science directorate. A heliophysicist from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Zurbuchen grew up in a tiny Swiss village with more cows than people. Raised in a deeply religious family, he grew comfortable asking the hard questions: "Where am I from?" and "What's my purpose?" He could soon face more hard questions from the administrat

[Feature] Unearthing democracy's rootsFor decades, archaeologists thought democratic republics such as classical Athens and medieval Venice were a purely European phenomenon. Conventional wisdom held that in premodern, non-Western societies, despots simply extracted labor and wealth from their subjects. But archaeologists have identified several societies in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica that upend that model. They argue that societies su

Learning from monkey “talk”A fundamental problem for understanding the evolution of human language has been the lack of significant parallels among nonhuman primates. Most researchers have focused on vocal plasticity—that is, the ability to learn novel sounds or modify call structure in response to social or environmental variables. Although songbirds, whales, dolphins, and some other mammals have this ability, nonhuman pri

Fat controls UUridine (U) is a remarkably important molecule that is essential for a number of evolutionary and biological processes. It consists of the pyrimidine-analog uracil, which is linked to a ribose sugar. Uracil itself can be formed abiotically from pyrimidine, suggesting that this base is a central building block of life. Uridine, by contrast, is a precursor for RNA, thus linking genetic information t

Probing the limits of heat flowThe existence of universal upper bounds (limits) for the rates of transport of electricity and thermal energy is a striking manifestation of quantum mechanics. These fundamental bounds can be revealed in low-dimensional constrictions defining a single transport channel. The discrete unit (quantum) of electrical conductance G0 has been observed in many experiments dating back to 1988 (1, 2), but th

Old moms say, no SirIs aging ineluctable, or are there genetic programs of aging that could be manipulated to extend life span? Research over the past two decades has provided powerful evidence that aging is indeed regulated by genes that control highly conserved pathways (1). For example, mutations in single genes in model organisms like flies and worms not only allow these animals to live longer, but rejuvenate the

Atoms on the move—finding the hydrogenHydrogen wreaks havoc in many alloy systems, leading to embrittlement that can cause catastrophic failure. This is a serious issue for any industry that produces or uses hydrogen—affecting production, transport, storage, and use—and is a real challenge for the development of a hydrogen economy. However, the design of new materials that resist hydrogen embrittlement is limited by the difficulty of

Developing an HIV vaccineIn 2015, 17 million HIV-infected individuals worldwide were on antiretroviral drug therapies, which are remarkably effective in suppressing the virus. Yet, 6000 people a day became newly infected, making the quest for an effective and safe HIV vaccine a major global priority. However, developing a vaccine has been difficult for reasons related to the nature of the virus and its life cycle, includi

[Policy Forum] How economics can shape precision medicinesMany public and private efforts in coming years will focus on research in precision medicine, developing biomarkers to indicate which patients are likely to benefit from a certain treatment so that others can be spared the cost—financial and physical—of being treated with unproductive therapies and therapeutic signals can be more easily uncovered. However, such research initiatives alone will not

[Book Review] The next New YorkIn his new "cli-fi" novel New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson envisions a future New York in which the city's streets have been transformed by rising oceans into busy canals, and skyscrapers built on bedrock have sealed their lower floors but continue to function. The story unfolds through the overlapping lives of the residents of the Metropolitan Life Tower, who come together to prevent economic

[Book Review] Our synthetic moment"It is at times hard to distill that which unites the people and projects that travel under the name 'synthetic biology,'" Sophia Roosth notes in Synthetic: How Life Got Made, but that doesn't stop her from following the field in flux, tracking "brave new organisms" (and those who make them) through classrooms and industrial laboratories from Boston to the Bay Area and from neighborhood bars to fa

[Letter] Mexican and U.S. scientists: PartnersAuthors: Antonio Lazcano, Adriana Ortiz Ortega, Saúl Armendariz

[Letter] Lessons from the Oroville damAuthors: Farshid Vahedifard, Amir AghaKouchak, Elisa Ragno, Shahriar Shahrokhabadi, Iman Mallakpour

[Letter] Science Story Bank: Submit Now!

[Letter] Carbon sequestration beyond tree longevityAuthor: Lucas C. R. Silva

[Introduction to Special Issue] Stocking oncology's medicine cabinetAuthors: Paula A. Kiberstis, John Travis

[Special Issue Review] The cancer epigenome: Concepts, challenges, and therapeutic opportunitiesCancer biology is profoundly influenced by changes in the epigenome. Because the dynamic plasticity of the epigenome lends itself well to therapeutic manipulation, the past few years have witnessed an unprecedented investment in the development, characterization, and translation of targeted epigenetic therapies. In this review, I provide a broad context for recent developments that offer a greater

[Special Issue Review] PARP inhibitors: Synthetic lethality in the clinicPARP inhibitors (PARPi), a cancer therapy targeting poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase, are the first clinically approved drugs designed to exploit synthetic lethality, a genetic concept proposed nearly a century ago. Tumors arising in patients who carry germline mutations in either BRCA1 or BRCA2 are sensitive to PARPi because they have a specific type of DNA repair defect. PARPi also show promising act

[Special Issue Review] Drugging RAS: Know the enemyThe three RAS oncogenes make up the most frequently mutated gene family in human cancer. The well-validated role of mutationally activated RAS genes in driving cancer development and growth has stimulated comprehensive efforts to develop therapeutic strategies to block mutant RAS function for cancer treatment. Disappointingly, despite more than three decades of research effort, clinically effectiv

[Special Issue Review] Waste disposal—An attractive strategy for cancer therapyTargeted therapies for cancer are typically small molecules or monoclonal antibodies that act by inhibiting the activity of specific proteins that drive tumor growth. Although many of these drugs are effective in cancer patients, the response is often not durable because tumor cells develop resistance to the drugs. Another limitation of this strategy is that not all oncogenic driver proteins are “

Making more of your stomataAuthor: Pamela J. Hines

The lights go on in orderAuthor: Pamela J. Hines

Uridine's rise and fall: Food for thoughtAuthor: Paula A. Kiberstis

Heavy hydrogen gets frozen in placeAuthor: Brent Grocholski

Calorimetry reaches an atomic junctionAuthor: Brent Grocholski

Protein aggregation-mediated aging in yeastAuthor: L. Bryan Ray

Promise and challenges of gene editingAuthor: Julia Fahrenkamp-Uppenbrink

Nonhuman primates model language evolutionAuthor: Julia Fahrenkamp-Uppenbrink

Melanoma cells talk to keratinocytesAuthor: Leslie K. Ferrarelli

NK cells in severe asthma: Failed resolutionAuthor: Angela Colmone

Lifting off gold filmsAuthor: Phil Szuromi

Archean cratons get a Hadean mash-upAuthor: Brent Grocholski

Putting plasmons in a spinAuthor: Ian S. Osborne

Countering TB prodrug resistanceAuthor: Caroline Ash

Finding the right blood typeAuthor: Caitlin Czajka

The parasite of my parasite is my friend?Author: Caroline Ash

Sensing touch without touchingAuthor: Lynden Archer

[Editors' Choice] Remote sensing for analyzing smallholder farm yieldsAuthor: Pamela J. Hines

[Editors' Choice] Sand-driven magnetic fieldAuthor: Brent Grocholski

[Editors' Choice] Microaggression actions outpace evidenceAuthor: Brad Wible

[Editors' Choice] Softening up your targetAuthor: Stella M. Hurtley

[Editors' Choice] Restacking the deckAuthor: Phil Szuromi

[Editors' Choice] Love hormones and mental healthAuthor: Megan Eldred

[Editors' Choice] Fine-scale structure in higher brain areasAuthor: Peter Stern

Aggregation of the Whi3 protein, not loss of heterochromatin, causes sterility in old yeast cellsIn yeast, heterochromatin silencing is reported to decline in aging mother cells, causing sterility in old cells. This process is thought to reflect a decrease in the activity of the NAD+ (oxidized nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)–dependent deacetylase Sir2. We tested whether Sir2 becomes nonfunctional gradually or precipitously during aging. Unexpectedly, silencing of the heterochromatic HML an

Revealing the subfemtosecond dynamics of orbital angular momentum in nanoplasmonic vorticesThe ability of light to carry and deliver orbital angular momentum (OAM) in the form of optical vortices has attracted much interest. The physical properties of light with a helical wavefront can be confined onto two-dimensional surfaces with subwavelength dimensions in the form of plasmonic vortices, opening avenues for thus far unknown light-matter interactions. Because of their extreme rotation

Quantized thermal transport in single-atom junctionsThermal transport in individual atomic junctions and chains is of great fundamental interest because of the distinctive quantum effects expected to arise in them. By using novel, custom-fabricated, picowatt-resolution calorimetric scanning probes, we measured the thermal conductance of gold and platinum metallic wires down to single-atom junctions. Our work reveals that the thermal conductance of

Direct observation of individual hydrogen atoms at trapping sites in a ferritic steelThe design of atomic-scale microstructural traps to limit the diffusion of hydrogen is one key strategy in the development of hydrogen-embrittlement–resistant materials. In the case of bearing steels, an effective trapping mechanism may be the incorporation of finely dispersed V-Mo-Nb carbides in a ferrite matrix. First, we charged a ferritic steel with deuterium by means of electrolytic loading t

Building Archean cratons from Hadean mafic crustGeologic processing of Earth’s surface has removed most of the evidence concerning the nature of Earth’s first crust. One region of ancient crust is the Hudson Bay terrane of northeastern Canada, which is mainly composed of Neoarchean felsic crust and forms the nucleus of the Northeastern Superior Province. New data show these ~2.7-billion-year-old rocks to be the youngest to yield variability in

Epitaxial lift-off of electrodeposited single-crystal gold foils for flexible electronicsWe introduce a simple and inexpensive procedure for epitaxial lift-off of wafer-size flexible and transparent foils of single-crystal gold using silicon as a template. Lateral electrochemical undergrowth of a sacrificial SiOx layer was achieved by photoelectrochemically oxidizing silicon under light irradiation. A 28-nanometer-thick gold foil with a sheet resistance of 7 ohms per square showed onl

Reversion of antibiotic resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by spiroisoxazoline SMARt-420Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health globally. Alarmingly, multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis have now spread worldwide. Some key antituberculosis antibiotics are prodrugs, for which resistance mechanisms are mainly driven by mutations in the bacterial enzymatic pathway required for their bioactivation. We have developed dru

Inflammation boosts bacteriophage transfer between Salmonella spp.Bacteriophage transfer (lysogenic conversion) promotes bacterial virulence evolution. There is limited understanding of the factors that determine lysogenic conversion dynamics within infected hosts. A murine Salmonella Typhimurium (S.Tm) diarrhea model was used to study the transfer of SopEF, a prophage from S.Tm SL1344, to S.Tm ATCC14028S. Gut inflammation and enteric disease triggered >55% lyso

[Working Life] Step out of the lab and engageAuthor: Gabrielle Kardon

[Research Article] An adipo-biliary-uridine axis that regulates energy homeostasisUridine, a pyrimidine nucleoside present at high levels in the plasma of rodents and humans, is critical for RNA synthesis, glycogen deposition, and many other essential cellular processes. It also contributes to systemic metabolism, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We found that plasma uridine levels are regulated by fasting and refeeding in mice, rats, and humans. Fasting increases

[Research Article] Stellate cells drive maturation of the entorhinal-hippocampal circuitThe neural representation of space relies on a network of entorhinal-hippocampal cell types with firing patterns tuned to different abstract features of the environment. To determine how this network is set up during early postnatal development, we monitored markers of structural maturation in developing mice, both in naïve animals and after temporally restricted pharmacogenetic silencing of speci

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Understand Microprocessors By Looking at This Beautiful Blinking 'Megaprocessor' GIF: Centre for Computing History Pretty much everything that’s great about technology today is thanks to the microprocessor. Billions of them are manufactured every year and they are one of the many reasons you can read this fine website. But few people understand what’s going on inside that little integrated circuit. Here’s a crash course. The fine folks at the Centre for Computing History in C

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Why don't we write words the way we pronounce them? | Karina GalperinHow much energy and brain power do we devote to learning how to spell? Language evolves over time, and with it the way we spell -- is it worth it to spend so much time memorizing rules that are filled with endless exceptions? Literary scholar Karina Galperin suggests that it may be time for an update in the way we think about and record language. (In Spanish with English subtitles.)

THESLOT

British Intelligence Agency GHCQ Denies Claim That They Helped Wiretap Trump Tower Photo of Trump Tower via AP President Donald Trump has spent over a week insisting that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower . On Tuesday, Fox News commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano popped off on Fox & Friends suggesting that Obama outsourced the wiretapping to the British intelligence agency GCHQ. I’m glad to report that they would like very much to be excluded from this narrative. Ho

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'Boaty McBoatface' loaded for Friday departureThe UK's favourite yellow submarine is set to leave port for the Antarctic.

Climate change: Biofuels 'could limit jet contrails'Chase planes flying behind a jet are providing new insights into aircraft pollution.

Scientists play 'geological genealogy'Researchers trace the parental history of Canadian rocks to a time just after Earth's formation.

Can dolphins reveal why whales strand?Researchers in the US are working with dolphins in an effort to work out why closely related whale species in the wild strand themselves on land.

Etna escape: 'Pelted with the deadly, hot debris'Science correspondent Rebecca Morelle describes her violent encounter with Europe's most active volcano.

Baby pygmy hippo in debut splashTaronga Zoo's baby pygmy hippopotamus - the first born in seven years - has made its first public appearance.

Mount Etna: BBC crew caught up in volcano blastVolcano watchers suffer cuts, bruises and burns as an explosion pelts them with hot rocks and steam.

North Face widow Tompkins donates land for Chile parksChile signs a historic deal with Kristine McDivitt Tompkins to create a "network of national parks”.

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Smagsløs sennep skal overtage rapsens plads på danske markerDanske forskere har udviklet en sennepsplante uden smag, som er hårdfør overfor både klimaforandringer og sygdom. Den er en oplagt afløser til de skrøbelige rapsplanter.

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FUTURITY

Cells don’t ‘talk’ as well if they’re scrunched together Collective cell movement, such as metastasizing cancer cells or wound healing, requires coordinated actions. But cells are most effective at communication when they’re not tightly packed together, research shows. This was a surprise, says Andrew Mugler, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue University who studies cell behavior. “Our hypothesis was proven wrong,” Mugler says. “

Less domestic abuse after HIV care improved Low-income women with a previously fatal illness who got new lifesaving treatment soon reported experiencing sharp declines in domestic abuse, a study finds. Researchers believe that, with new hope for a longer life, the women acted to remove themselves from dangerous domestic relationships. “When these women who thought they were going to die realized this new treatment gave them many years to l

Outbreaks hinge on sick people caring about others How individual people behave during an outbreak of the flu or some other illness can affect the progress of the disease, but perhaps not in the way you’d suspect. “When we studied individual behavior, empathy trumped risk aversion in disease eradication, which was counterintuitive for us,” says Ceyhun Eksin, a postdoctoral fellow in the Georgia Tech School of Biological Sciences. Eksin and collea

Big and small networks can keep a CEO from fleeing “Social capital” may be a big factor in whether or not a CEO leaves a failing company. Researchers found that CEOs who have strong social capital—or personal relationships with business colleagues and key external stakeholders—are less likely to jump ship if their companies begin to fail. Yet, at the same time, executives with very low social capital may be just as likely to stick around during d

Tool alerts surgeons if their posture is a problem Surgeons can spend hours in awkward positions in the operating room. It’s not uncommon for them to report shoulder, neck, and lower back pain. A new tool called ErgoPART helps identify poor posture and spot pain-inducing positions—an initial step toward making surgery safer for surgeons and ultimately for patients. “Everyone knows that surgeons operate in a high-stress environment. Our research l

This reaction keeps teens from discussing online risks Teens rarely talk to their parents about potentially risky online experiences, according to new research. “There seems to be a disconnect between what types of situations teens experience every day and what types of experiences parents have online,” says study author Pamela Wisniewski, a former postdoctoral scholar in information sciences and technology at Penn State. “Teens tended to be more non

LIVESCIENCE

Striking Image Shows 'Protruding' Feature in Woman's EyePeering into the eyes of a 37-year old woman in China, doctors were surprised to see a raised, rippled ring encircling her irises in both eyes.

Doomsday Films: Footage of Nuclear-Weapons Tests DeclassifiedThe historic test footage shows enormous mushroom clouds ballooning over the horizon.

How Trump's Budget Would Impact SciencePresident Donald Trump released his administration's preliminary 2018 budget proposal today, a request that would see funding slashed for most government agencies, including top federal science institutions.

Parts of Earth's Original Crust Exist Today in CanadaRocks from the eastern shore of the Hudson Bay in Canada contain elements of some of Earth's earliest crust, new research finds.

How to Protect Yourself from Sun and Heat in 2017Whether you live in a spot that's currently a winter wonderland, or a city with constantly sunny skies, one thing is clear: When the sun is shining, you want to get outside.

3D-Printed Cheese Is Gooey, Melty and Probably DeliciousScientists weigh in on texture, resilience and meltability of 3D printed cheese.

If Men Are Favored in Society, Why Do They Die Younger?Despite the social inequality women experience, they live longer than men. This is the case without a single exception, in all countries.

Ghostly Blue Glow in Tasmania Bay May Signal TroubleAn ethereal blue light riding the waves along a beach in Tasmania may be enchanting, but it's actually a signal that the bay may be in danger.

What Your Nose Knows About Human EvolutionThey can be bulbous, pert, or pointy — but why do some noses look different than others? It could have something to do how humans evolved to live in certain climates, a new study suggests.

Earliest Depiction of 'Fiery Serpent' Found in Medieval PaintingItalian researchers examining a medieval painting may have found the earliest depiction of dracunculiasis, a parasitic infection in which a long worm creeps out of the skin.

Mammals Shrank During Ancient Global Warming EventSignificant dwarfing in mammals occurred about 53 million years ago due to dramatic shifts in climate. Could that happen today?

Japanese Spy Satellite Launches to Watch North KoreaThe Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) Radar 5 lifted off atop a Japanese H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center Thursday night at 9:20 p.m. EDT (0120 GMT, and 10:20 a.m. local Japan time on March 17).

HBO Unveils Trailer for 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'The story of Henrietta Lacks comes to the screen April 22 as an original movie on HBO.

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Nears Orbital RecordIf the robotic vehicle stays aloft until March 25, it will break the X-37B mission-duration mark of 674 days, which was set back in October 2014.

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Pasteur Institute’s scientists make last-ditch plea to keep their president Popular leader will be forced to retire at 65 — but senior staff have other ideas. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21635

Genome-based cholesterol drug boosts heart health Treatment reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke, but might not live up to outsized expectations. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21656

Study Finds High Temperatures Killing Large Parts Of Great Barrier Reef A new study looks at coral bleaching in 2015-2016. Mia Hoogenboom was a co-author, who says warming ocean temperatures are killing sections of the Great Barrier Reef faster than researchers expected.

Travel Ban Adds Stress To 'Match Week' For Some Doctors A medical residency program is the next training step for newly minted doctors, and awaiting "the match" can be tense. For some international students, Trump's travel ban has made that tension worse.

One Way To Force Down Drug Prices: Have The U.S. Exercise Its Patent Rights Some members of Congress say the U.S. government should use the patent rights it owns for any drugs that were developed with federal grants to drive down the prices of those drugs.

How To Make Farmers Love Cover Crops? Pay Them New satellite images reveal that few Midwestern farmers are planting pollution-preventing "cover crops." In Maryland, though, farmers are doing it, thanks to hefty subsidies.

Groovy: Scientists Say They've Found The First Fluorescent Frog The South American polka dot tree frog initially appears unremarkable. But when researchers in Argentina shone an ultraviolet light on the frog, it glowed.

Digitization Unearths New Data From Cold War-Era Nuclear Test Films The U.S. conducted hundreds of atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962 — and filmed them. A project to digitize those films has changed the analysis of the nuclear explosions themselves.

Trump's Budget Slashes Climate Change Funding The White House's proposed federal budget cuts everything from research to regulation, and makes clear that the administration doesn't view climate change as a priority.

Study: 'Urgent' Action Against Global Warming Needed To Save Coral Reefs After another major coral bleaching event, a new study has concluded that securing a future for coral reefs "ultimately requires urgent and rapid action to reduce global warming."

Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists FindIf most of the world’s coral reefs die, some of the richest and most colorful life in the ocean could be lost, along with huge sums from reef tourism.

Ron Drever, Physicist Who Helped Confirm Einstein Theory, Dies at 85Dr. Drever, a Scotsman long associated with Caltech, played a key role in the detection of gravitational waves — space-time ripples predicted by Einstein.

Scientists Bristle at Trump Budget’s Cuts to ResearchScientists expressed alarm at the depth of proposed cuts to climate change, medical and energy programs, saying they threaten the nation’s research infrastructure.

Trilobites: Ancestral Climates May Have Shaped Your NoseA study led by Penn State researchers found more evidence of the relationship between nose shape and the climate where a person’s ancestors lived.

Trilobites: A Search for Clues to What Causes Whale StrandingsResearchers develop a model they hope can be used to understand how dolphins and whales react physiologically to threats from predators and people.

With E.P.A. Cuts, States Would Lose Help in EmergenciesMuch of the agency’s state-level work would be eliminated or sharply reduced by President Trump’s proposed budget, which cuts the E.P.A. more than any other agency.

Modern Love: Pushed Into the Future When Illness Strikes (in an Unlikely Place)After contracting a rare case of the mumps as an adult, a man receives bad news about his fertility.

The Desert Is BloomingAnza-Borrego Desert State Park is experiencing a rare super bloom. See it up close in 360° video.

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In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]Electronic wires and supercapacitors in living plants Electronic wires in the petals of a rose. Image courtesy of Thor Balkhed (Linköping University, Linkoping, Sweden). Researchers recently developed living plants with electronic circuitry integrated into the plant tissues. Previously, the electronic components of such electronic plants (e-Plants) were confined to localized...

G-quadruplex-forming promoter sequences enable transcriptional activation in response to oxidative stress [Biochemistry]Oxidative DNA damage is an implacable consequence of aerobic metabolism and often exacerbated in inflammatory processes that use reactive oxygen species (ROS) both as signaling molecules and as chemical warfare against pathogens. An extensive body of work, recently reviewed in ref. 1, has highlighted the deleterious consequences of oxidative DNA...

Understanding bias in DNA repair [Biochemistry]DNA damage is a frequent and detrimental event faced by all living organisms. Decades of research have characterized the repair pathways that counteract this threat at genetic, biochemical, and structural levels. More recently, genome sequencing has revealed patterns of mutation demonstrating that DNA repair proteins fight damage more efficiently in...

Tantalizing evidence for the glacial North Atlantic bottom water [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]The global Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) is one of the key components of the global climate system. Over timescales of 102 to 103 y, MOC connects the cold, carbon-rich waters in the deep ocean with warmer, carbon-poorer surface waters through localized deep water formation and more widespread upwelling of deep...

Quantification of labile heme in live malaria parasites using a genetically encoded biosensor [Applied Biological Sciences]Heme is ubiquitous, yet relatively little is known about the maintenance of labile pools of this cofactor, which likely ensures its timely bioavailability for proper cellular function. Quantitative analysis of labile heme is of fundamental importance to understanding how nature preserves access to the diverse chemistry heme enables, while minimizing...

Bioinformatic analysis of riboswitch structures uncovers variant classes with altered ligand specificity [Biochemistry]Riboswitches are RNAs that form complex, folded structures that selectively bind small molecules or ions. As with certain groups of protein enzymes and receptors, some riboswitch classes have evolved to change their ligand specificity. We developed a procedure to systematically analyze known riboswitch classes to find additional variants that have...

Synergy of cAMP and calcium signaling pathways in CFTR regulation [Biochemistry]Cystic fibrosis results from mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) chloride channel, leading to defective apical chloride transport. Patients also experience overactivation of inflammatory processes, including increased calcium signaling. Many investigations have described indirect effects of calcium signaling on CFTR or other calcium-activated chloride channe

Structural basis of autoregulatory scaffolding by apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 [Biochemistry]Apoptosis signal-regulating kinases (ASK1–3) are apical kinases of the p38 and JNK MAP kinase pathways. They are activated by diverse stress stimuli, including reactive oxygen species, cytokines, and osmotic stress; however, a molecular understanding of how ASK proteins are controlled remains obscure. Here, we report a biochemical analysis of the...

Correction for Furuta et al., Measuring collective transport by defined numbers of processive and nonprocessive kinesin motors [Correction]BIOPHYSICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY Correction for “Measuring collective transport by defined numbers of processive and nonprocessive kinesin motors,” by Ken’ya Furuta, Akane Furuta, Yoko Y. Toyoshima, Misako Amino, Kazuhiro Oiwa, and Hiroaki Kojima which appeared in issue 2, January 8, 2013, of Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (110:501–506; first published...

Correction for Tung et al., {beta}-Catenin haploinsufficiency promotes mammary tumorigenesis in an ErbB2-positive basal breast cancer model [Correction]CELL BIOLOGY Correction for “ß-Catenin haploinsufficiency promotes mammary tumorigenesis in an ErbB2-positive basal breast cancer model,” by Bui Tung, Babette Schade, Robert D. Cardiff, Olulanu H. Aina, Virginie Sanguin-Gendreau, and William J. Muller, which appeared in issue 5, January 31, 2017, of Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (114:E707–E716; first published...

POPSCI

Five ways to upgrade your old water bottle Gadgets It's time to let go of the free one you got in college. There's more than one way to carry water. Read on for our recommendations, from the water issue.

The proposed 2018 federal budget tells NASA to forget about Earth Environment The space agency does crucial research on our own planet The 2018 federal budget kills four NASA programs designed to help us learn more about the place we call home. Read on.

High-intensity interval training is great for you—but it won't keep you from aging Health Hot take: cellular-level studies are not the whole picture Exercise is hard (duh) and we all want an easy fix. But high-intensity interval training isn't the solution to your all problems. Read on to find out why.

See our solar system like you've never seen it before Entertainment Book Excerpt: Otherworlds These composite photos show off our solar system in all its glory. See for yourself:…

Some corpses may mysteriously heat up after death Science A strange case-study from the Czech Republic Dead bodies are supposed to cool down, but anecdotes suggest that not all of them do. Read on.

Come watch a supercomputer simulation of a devastating tornado Technology The storm is made up of nearly 2 billion data points Leigh Orf wants to unravel the mysteries of tornado formation. But it’s not something he could just do on a laptop. Read on.

Building good mobile navigation is super hard. So why is Uber trying it? Technology Redesigning in-app navigation in hopes drivers might actually use it. Uber is revving up the mapping features it offers within its own app.

This vaccine just might stop Ebola from annihilating the great apes Science It worked in the lab—but will it work in the jungle? In an effort to keep our closest-living relatives alive, researchers have successfully tested an oral Ebola vaccine in the lab. Read on.

Just some facts about a $10,000 toilet Environment We break it down by the cold, hard porcelain numbers Of all the thirsty necessities in our homes, toilets rank among the worst offenders. Now you don't have to sacrifice luxury or water. Read on.

PROPUBLICA

Trump's Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security ChallengeJames Mattis’ unpublished testimony before a Senate panel recognizes a threat others in the administration reject or minimize --

THESCIENTIST

Microglial Activation: Understanding Neuroinflammation's OriginsWed, 10 May 2017 from 14:30 to 16:00 EST -- The Scientist is bringing together a panel of experts to review the latest understanding of microglial-induced neuroinflammation and to share their research on mechanisms and medicine. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the experts, ask questions, and seek advice on topics that are related to their research.

Inflammation Drives Gut Bacteria EvolutionViruses within Salmonella rapidly spread genes throughout the bacterial population during a gut infection, scientists show.

2017 Salary Survey Now OpenAnswer some brief questions and help us determine the most current salary outlook for life scientists and earn a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Science Advocates Decry Trump?s Proposed BudgetOfficials at scientific societies and advocacy organizations urge lawmakers to push back against proposed cuts at the NIH and other agencies.

Opinion: After We MarchHow to become—and stay—involved in science policy

Genome DigestWhat researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

Study: Warming Waters Cause Deadly Bleaching in Great Barrier ReefOnce again, climate change is killing off masses of coral in Australia’s expansive reef system.

Image of the Day: Mouth GuardsGrass cell stomata have a set of subsidiary cells flanking their guard cells, allowing the moisture-regulating portals to react more quickly to environmental conditions.

20 Tesla P100Ds with slicks and wings? Meet Electric GT Electric GT Its cars are blindingly fast, but as a company, Tesla appears to be utterly indifferent to racing. This is perhaps understandable; Tesla is up to its eyeballs in orders for cars and is hard at work on developing the Model 3, as well as the Nevada "Gigafactory." After all, why bother spending money on a side activity when you can sell every vehicle you can build? But that hasn't stoppe

ARSTECHNICA

Intel still beats Ryzen at games, but how much does it matter? Enlarge / What's all this gaming blather about Ryzen? Let us explain. (credit: Mark Walton) The response to AMD's Ryzen processors with their new Zen core has been more than a little uneven. Eight cores and 16 threads for under $500 means that they're unambiguously strong across a wide range of workloads; compute-bound tasks like compiling software and compressing video cry out for cores, and AMD

Qualcomm would like you to stop calling Snapdragon processors “processors” (credit: Qualcomm ) Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors are its most notable products, but the company wants you to know that it does other stuff, too. The solution? “Snapdragon” branding will no longer be used to refer to processors. It will instead refer to the entire hardware and software platform that ships in a phone with a Snapdragon SoC in it. Here’s the explanation about the thought process

Decrypted: The Expanse: “The shout came from Ganymede” Enlarge / Grace Lynn Kung as Doris (L), Terry Chen as Praxidike Meng (R). (credit: Rafy/Syfy) This week in The Expanse , we started to see some of the human fallout from the battle above Ganymede through the eyes of Praxidike Meng, an agricultural researcher working on the moon to design better soybeans. Meng wakes up in the hold of a freighter carrying refugees to Tycho Station, but there's no s

Google reduces JPEG file size by 35% Enlarge (credit: Harry Langdon/Getty Images) Google has developed and open-sourced a new JPEG algorithm that reduces file size by about 35 percent—or alternatively, image quality can be significantly improved while keeping file size constant. Importantly, and unlike some of its other efforts in image compression (WebP, WebM), Google's new JPEGs are completely compatible with existing browsers, ph

Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent Enlarge / A Kaby Lake desktop CPU, not that you can tell the difference in a press shot. (credit: Intel) A recently published Knowledge Base article suggests that Microsoft is going to block Windows Updates for owners of the latest Intel and AMD processors if they try to run Windows 7 or 8.1. Last year, Microsoft announced a shift in the way it would support Windows. Going forward, new processors

Controversy at Mayo Clinic: Patients with private insurance get priority Enlarge (credit: Getty | Wolterk ) Mayo Clinic, one of the country's top hospitals, is in the midst of controversy after its CEO said that the elite medical facility would prioritize the care of patients with private health insurance over those with Medicare and Medicaid. The prioritization by the Rochester, MN-headquartered medical practice was recently revealed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune .

Australian leaders pledge funds for energy storage after billionaire Tweet bet A battery installation like the one on San Diego Gas & Electric's grid in Southern California could be in store for Australia. (credit: SDG&E) Late last week, Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes tweeted at fellow billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk asking for details about Tesla’s Powerpacks. The Powerpacks are utility-grade lithium-ion battery installations that Tesla sells in addition to elec

Google, Facebook, Twitter must amend ToS for EU users or face fines Enlarge (credit: Athif Khan/Contributor via Getty Images) Fraud, scams, and "unfair" terms and conditions all need to be cleaned up on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, the European Commission has said—warning the US firms that any failure to comply with the order will lead to sanctions. It comes after the trio of free content ad networks were put on notice in November last year, when Brussels' off

Judge OKs warrant to reveal who searched a crime victim’s name on Google Enlarge (credit: Philippe Huguen/Getty Images) Police in a small suburban town of 50,000 people just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, have won a court order requiring Google to determine who has used its search engine to look up the name of a local financial fraud victim. The court order demanding such a massive search is perhaps the most expansive one we've seen unconnected to the US national sec

Let’s not mince words: Beauty and the Beast is a terrible movie Disney You know the story: girl meets boy, girl gets imprisoned by boy, girl and boy slowly grow closer with the help of his enchanted atlas. Okay, so you know most of the story. Beauty and the Beast is the latest of the live-action Disney re-imaginings that are so unnecessary to the company's bottom line they can't be viewed merely as cash grabs. They're more like test tracks for a nostalgia eng

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DIY Brain Awareness Week Arts and Crafts As you look toward Brain Awareness Week next month (March 13-19), think about joining lab tours and lectures, but also consider art contests and brain hats . Why not infuse your Brain Awareness Week celebration with a little Do-It-Yourself arts and crafts? A video of how to knit a brain hat popped up in my Facebook feed a few weeks ago, and were I a knitter, I’d surely be sporting one come March

Brain Awareness Week Partner Interview: Gal Richter-Levin This is the first in a series of Brain Awareness Week partner interviews, in which partners share their experiences and tips for planning successful events. Professor Gal Richter-Levin , is the head of the Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience (ISAN), at the University of Haifa, Israel, and a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. How and why did you first become involved

Brain Awareness Week Partner Interview: Sung-Jin Jeong, Ph.D. This is the second in a series of Brain Awareness Week (BAW) partner interviews, in which partners share their BAW experiences and tips for planning successful events. Sung-Jin Jeong , Ph.D., is the principal researcher/director of the Neuronal Development and Disease Department/Brain Research Policy Center at the Korea Brain Research Institute. The Brain Awareness Week effort in Korea is a large

Brain Awareness Week Partner Interview: NW Noggin This is the third in a series of Brain Awareness Week (BAW) partner interviews, in which partners share their BAW experiences and tips for planning successful events. Bill Griesar , Ph.D., is a psychology and neuroscience professor at Portland State University (PSU), Washington State University (WSU) Vancouver, and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and is the neuroscience outreach coordi

Get BraiNY in NYC! Want to learn more about the brain? You’re in luck! Brain Awareness Week is next week (March 13-19) and BraiNY has a jam-packed calendar of events for New Yorkers to celebrate in style! Events will be taking place around the city that are perfect for any age group. Kids can enjoy Family Game Night at the American Museum of Natural History, touch a real brain aboard the BioBus , or explore 30 inte

It’s Brain Awareness Week 2017! Check out the Calendar of Events! It is Brain Awareness Week (BAW) 2017 (March 13-19), and there are over 675 events on the BAW Calendar of Events ! Across five continents, people of all ages are celebrating BAW through lectures and symposiums, exhibits, workshops, lab tours, school visits, and much more! A demonstration of how neurons work during Brain Awareness Week 2016, organized by the Electrophysiology Lab and Neurophysiolo

2017 Winners for “Design a Brain Experiment” Competition The time has finally come to announce this year’s champions of the Dana Foundation’s annual “Design a Brain Experiment” competition, where we asked high school students across the country to try their hand at creating an original science experiment to test theories about the brain. Every year, the competition judges face the challenge of selecting two winners from a tall stack of impressive submi

BioBase Event for Brain Awareness Week To kick off Brain Awareness Week, the BioBase center hosted an event on Monday at their new location in Harlem. Children, parents, and teachers turned up to the sun-lit, glass-enclosed space to learn more about neuroscience, and they even had the chance to touch a human brain. Tables with brain-related activities were set up, along with an on-site neuroscientist to offer a fun lesson on parts of

Discovering the Art of the Brain New imaging techniques let scientists and doctors see what is going on inside our brains in better detail than ever before. These images help develop a better understanding of the brain and its disorders, but what if we looked at them as art? In honor of Brain Awareness Week (March 13-19), Mount Sinai’s Friedman Brain Institute opened their 2017 “Art of the Brain” exhibition to celebrate the beau

Dana Press Offers Cerebrum Anthology 2016 It somehow seemed appropriate that this year’s Cerebrum anthology arrived at our offices just in time for the start of Brain Awareness Week (BAW), the global campaign to raise awareness on the progress and benefits of brain research. Cerebrum has the same goal that inspired the Dana Foundation’s idea for BAW in 1996. We just go about it a little differently. The anthology asks neuroscientists to

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Banedanmark skjulte risiko for Folketinget: Ny kæmperegning truer signalprojektDanmark udruller nye jernbanesignaler over hele landet, før standarden er fær­dig­. Det kan udløse ny milliardregning, og den risiko har Banedanmark ikke ­informeret Folketinget om.

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GRAFIK: Så store bliver de nye testvindmøllerOnsdag indgik Folketingets politikere en aftale om udvidelse af testområdet i Østerild Plantage og ved Høvsøre. I alt vil der i fremtiden være 16 pladser, hvor vindmølleindustrien kan teste fremtidens vindmøller. Da de nye møller i Østerild vil kræve, at et område ryddes for skov, plantes der ifø...

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Novo-folk sidder tungt på styringen af danske universiteterKoncerndirektør Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen bliver ny bestyrelsesformand for Københavns Universitet. DTU er også ledet af tidligere Novo-direktør.

Nu kan man printe en granatkaster - med ammunitionDen amerikanske hær har 3D-printet en granatkaster og et granathylster - og affyret den flere gange uden problemer. Metoden er moden til lynhurtig prototypeproduktion. Navnet? RAMBO!

Nye jernbanesignaler kunne have ventetBanedanmark advarede i 2009 om forsinkelser og større udgifter, hvis ikke Danmark udskiftede togsignalerne før resten af Europa. Men helt så klart er billedet ikke, viser nyt notat.

Sådan fandt hollandske forskere graverende elmåler-fejlEt halvt års eksperimenter på ni forskellige målere ligger bag de opsigtsvækkende resultater fra hollandske forskere, der afslørede målefejl på digitale elmålere på op til 582 pct.

Ugens videnskab: Gul er den bedste farve til taxier – forskeres kaffestueberegning finder vej til tidsskriftForskere skal ikke juble over rummissioner, der fejler, og bør passe på med at publicere spekulative tanker, som er mere velegnede til morskab i kaffestuen.

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Mind the Gap: Spaced Learning and Dendritic SpinesA lifetime ago, in another country, I had a middle school English teacher nicknamed “Mrs. Again”. She was plump and wrinkled, with the kind of wide-cheeked, broad-nosed face one could find on folksy condiment bottle labels, but nobody ever made fun of her. She was terror incarnate, being the only teacher who gave daily dictation […]

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Agriculture, dietary changes, and adaptations in fat metabolism from ancient to modern EuropeansGood vs bad cholesterol. Margarine vs butter. Red meat vs. vegan. The causal links between fats and health have been a hotly debated topic for scientists, physicians and the public.

Ancient, near-pristine Buddha to make Kabul museum debutHaving withstood time, the elements, looters and war, a spectacular Buddha restored and removed from one of Afghanistan's most dangerous regions is to make its public debut in the country's national museum.

Animal behaviorist looks through the eyes of peafowlFlock, muster ostentation, cluster, lek, pulchritude, pride or bawl, no matter what a group of peacocks is called, Texas A&M University at College Station is now home to 40 of them, thanks to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist.

Astronomers observe a dying red giant star's final actAn international team of astronomers has observed a striking spiral pattern in the gas surrounding a red giant star named LL Pegasi and its companion star 3,400 light-years from Earth, using a powerful telescope in northern Chile called Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA.

Barn swallow behavior shift may be evolutionaryMost of our understanding about evolutionary changes and the formation of new animal species is based on the historical record. But a relatively new population of barn swallows in Argentina may help scientists see those changes firsthand.

Biologists quantify the carbon consumption of bacterioplankton to better understand the ocean carbon cycleThe oceans are great at absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, but when their deep waters are brought to the surface, the oceans themselves can be a source of this prevalent greenhouse gas.

For biologists studying tiny worms, new technologies make big improvementsFor decades, the tiny roundworm C. elegans has been a vital tool in the biomedical researcher's toolkit, proving central to groundbreaking discoveries such as green fluorescent protein, the molecular marker used universally across research labs. Now, scientists in the laboratories of Shai Shaham and Eric D. Siggia at Rockefeller University are pushing the envelope even further on what C. elegans c

California: $400 million plan to slow largest lake shrinkageCalifornia officials have proposed spending nearly $400 million over 10 years to slow the shrinkage of the state's largest lake.

Canada limits recreational drone use as incidents soarCanada on Thursday announced limits on the use of drones for recreation following a surge in the number of incidents due to their rapid rise in popularity.

Third case of bird flu detected in TennesseeA third commercial poultry breeding operation in Tennessee has tested positive for avian flu.

Chimp filmed cleaning dead son's teeth(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers from the U.K., the Netherlands and the U.S. has filmed a grown female chimpanzee cleaning her son's teeth after he died. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, Edwin van Leeuwen, Katherine Cronin and Daniel Haun offer a description of the circumstances under which they shot the video and their ideas on why the female was behaving the way she wa

China blocks Pinterest: censorship watchdogsImage-curation website Pinterest has become the latest social media service blocked in China, checks on censorship monitoring websites indicated Friday.

Climate change to stretch household budgetsDisadvantaged groups need to be helped to cope with the cost pressures caused by climate change, according to a new report compiled by the University of Dundee for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Cocoa industry agrees plan to tackle deforestationMajor chocolate makers, including Ferrero, Nestle and Mars, agreed Thursday a landmark initiative to tackle deforestation in top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana—a move hailed by Prince Charles.

Research could lead to corn crop varieties that can fight off sugarcane mosaic virusAn Iowa State University agronomist has contributed to research identifying a corn gene that resists a virus that has caused substantial yield losses in most corn-cultivating countries.

How to counterfeit quantum moneyA Polish/Czech research team has demonstrated how even a seemingly ultrasecure form of money, designed using quantum mechanics can have a potentially important security loophole putting it at risk of forgery. But this highlights not the shortcomings of this exciting new technology, but rather its continuing potential to transform human society in the 21st century.

Detroit Zoo's own Dr. Ruth encourages amorous amphibiansDr. Ruth is bringing her sex-pertise to the Detroit Zoo.

Earth's first example of recycling—its own crustRock samples from northeastern Canada retain chemical signals that help explain what Earth's crust was like more than 4 billion years ago, reveals new work from Carnegie's Richard Carlson and Jonathan O'Neil of the University of Ottawa. Their work is published by Science.

Ecologist proposes a new model to help meet global forest restoration goalsTropical reforestation is an important part of the global effort to mitigate climate change, but ecologist Karen Holl says current international goals may be overly ambitious.

Research first to show effectiveness of Federal Reserve emergency lending 2007-09This week, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for just the third time in nine years. While many Americans know the Fed for its role in making monetary policy, it serves another lesser-known but hugely important purpose: providing temporary, short-term funds to banks as a "lender of last resort."

Study examines effects of peer influence on members of European ParliamentWhether out to dinner with friends or attending a conference with co-workers, your experience will be directly impacted by people in close proximity. For example, if everyone at dinner spends the night complaining about the food and service, you may leave unsatisfied, even if you liked the restaurant. Similarly, if you are enjoying a motivational speaker's presentation at a conference, but your co

Egyptian statue recently unearthed is not Ramses IIA massive statue recently unearthed in Cairo and thought to depict one of the country's most famous pharaohs may be of another ancient Egyptian ruler, the country's antiquities minister said Thursday.

Electric bus with Toshiba's wireless charger cuts CO2 emissions by up to 60% in field testingToshiba Corporation today announced the results of field tests of electric buses charged with its wireless rapid rechargeable battery system. The tests, carried out with the cooperation of Waseda University, concluded that using the buses to replace standard diesel buses could cut CO2 emissions from daily operation by up to 60%. The project was supported by the Ministry of the Environment's Low Ca

Electro-optical switch transmits data at record-low temperaturesA silicon optical switch newly developed at Sandia National Laboratories is the first to transmit up to 10 gigabits per second of data at temperatures just a few degrees above absolute zero. The device could enable data transmission for next-generation superconducting computers that store and process data at cryogenic temperatures. Although these supercomputers are still experimental, they could p

How to elude Russian hackers with decent password securityDetails from the Department of Justice indictment of Russian hackers on Wednesday show that many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts—and hackers are exploiting that.

From entanglement to invasions of alien species—the harm caused by marine litterMarine litter is a threat to the marine ecosystem, human health and economic activities. A new report by the Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) sheds light on the many effects of litter in our oceans, and highlights the severity and scale of the issue. The report confirms that plastic items have the highest direct and indirect damaging impact.

ESA's Jupiter mission moves off the drawing boardDemanding electric, magnetic and power requirements, harsh radiation, and strict planetary protection rules are some of the critical issues that had to be tackled in order to move ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – Juice – from the drawing board and into construction.

European teens – especially girls – dream about carsA study on mobility patterns among young people shows that under-18s have a very positive image of cars. The researchers' approach relied heavily on social media.

10 injured by volcanic explosion on Italy's Mount EtnaSicily's Mount Etna volcano unleashed an explosion Thursday, hurling molten rocks and steam that rained down on tourists, journalists and a scientist who scrambled to escape the barrage. Ten people were reported injured.

Extensive ice cap once covered sub-antarctic island of South GeorgiaA new study reveals the sub-antarctic island of South Georgia—famous for its wildlife—was covered by a massive ice cap during the last ice age.

Is fog more secure than cloud?Computer scientists in Italy are working on a new concept for remote and distributed storage of documents that could have all the benefits of cloud computing but without the security issues of putting one's sensitive documents on a single remote server. They describe details in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics.

Securing the future of cattle production in AfricaA 'world-first' study of the genomes of indigenous cattle in Africa has revealed vital clues that will help secure the future of cattle production on the continent.

Gold foil discovery could lead to wearable technologySome day, your smartphone might completely conform to your wrist, and when it does, it might be covered in pure gold, thanks to researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Google hopes to improve search quality with 'offensive' flagGoogle is trying to improve the quality of its search results by directing review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive.

Green beer highlights the science behind the brewWorking with Scottish Bioenergy, the team found that by limiting all other wavelengths, the algae – known more commonly as Spirulina – will start to mass-produce the blue pigment when exposed to long wavelength red light.

Long before new hacks, US worried by Russian spying effortsYears before Russian intelligence agencies stood accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential election and of orchestrating a massive Yahoo data breach, there was lingerie model Anna Chapman and her band of "Illegals"—Russian spies who assumed false identities and lived as deep-cover agents in middle-class America.

Hawaiian biodiversity has been declining for millions of yearsHawaii's unique animal and plant diversity has been declining on all but the Big Island for millions of years, long before humans arrived, according to a new analysis of species diversity on the islands by University of California, Berkeley, evolutionary biologists.

First steps in human DNA replication dance captured at atomic resolutionIt's a good thing we don't have to think about putting all the necessary pieces in place when one of our trillions of cells needs to duplicate its DNA and then divide to produce identical daughter cells.

Identification of molecular origins underlying the interfacial slipA team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has discovered the fundamental principles of handling polymers, which constitute the basis of man-made materials, such as plastics, paints, and even consmatics.

Image: Etna eruptsThis image of the lava flowing from Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, was captured today at 10:45 GMT (11:45 CET) by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite.

Researcher studies impact of climate change, deforestation in NamibiaA Virginia Tech graduate student is living in one of the hottest and driest countries in the world this semester so that he can study how climate change, land management, and other human-caused phenomena impact a community of animals known as the cavity guild.

Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brainsIntel's $15-billion purchase of Israeli firm Mobileye could help fuel the country's rise in the driverless car industry—not as a builder of vehicles, but as the brains behind them.

Islamophobia stops young Muslims playing bigger role in politicsA study carried out by academics at Newcastle University and the University of St Andrews found that the majority of young Muslims in Scotland are actively engaged in politics and public life, driven by an interest in political issues at both a global and community level.

Israeli tech firms revving up engines for self-driving carsAs the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future.

Turning James Joyce's 'Ulysses' into a virtual reality gameStudents are developing a virtual reality game based on James Joyce's "Ulysses" as part of a class at Boston College.

Japan launches latest spy satelliteJapan launched a new spy satellite on Friday, the country's space agency said, as the region grows increasingly uneasy over North Korea's quickening missile programme.

LHCb observes an exceptionally large group of particlesThe LHCb experiment at CERN is a hotbed of new and outstanding physics results. In just the last few months, the collaboration has announced the measurement of a very rare particle decay and evidence of a new manifestation of matter-antimatter asymmetry, to name just two examples.

Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting 60kw laser to U.S. ArmyLockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army.

Is spring getting longer? Research points to a lengthening 'vernal window'With the first day of spring around the corner, temperatures are beginning to rise, ice is melting, and the world around us is starting to blossom. Scientists sometimes refer to this transition from winter to the growing season as the "vernal window," and a new study led by the University of New Hampshire shows this window may be opening earlier and possibly for longer.

Maximizing profits using poultry litter as fertilizerA Mississippi-based Agricultural Research Service (ARS) researcher has learned that using poultry litter as fertilizer can help cotton growers in the Southeast maximize profits.

McDonald's apologizes for hacked tweet slamming Trump (Update)McDonald's apologized Thursday after it briefly posted on Twitter a blast criticizing President Donald Trump, which the company blamed on a hack from an external source.

Water conservation messaging effectiveness during California's ongoing droughtChapman University has published the results of a state-wide study on the communication campaigns California has been employing to address its ongoing drought. The study looked at current message strategies aimed to reduce residential water use in California.

Mating mix-up with wrong fly lowers libido for Mr. RightIf you've ever suffered through a nightmare date and were hesitant to try again, fruit flies can relate.

A multi-channel nano-optical device dramatically increases the parallel processing speedThe IBS research group devised disordered arrangement of the antennas to minimize redundancy between the antennas and enabled each antenna to function independently. As a result, the device can provide 40 times wider bandwidth than existing antennas periodically arranged. "We are proposing a new way to connect nanoscale microprocessors to ultra-high-speed optical communications," commented Dr. Cho

Multi-year study finds 'hotspots' of ammonia over world's major agricultural areasThe first global, long-term satellite study of airborne ammonia gas has revealed "hotspots" of the pollutant over four of the world's most productive agricultural regions. Using data from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) satellite instrument, the University of Maryland-led research team discovered steadily increasing ammonia concentrations from 2002 to 2016 over agricultural centers in t

New plant research solves a colorful mysteryResearch led by scientists at the John Innes Centre has solved a long-standing mystery by deducing how and why strange yet colourful structures called 'anthocyanic vacuolar inclusions' occur in some plants.

Better nanoimages 'spin' the path to improved magnetic memoryIn work that could help make possible a faster, longer-lasting and lower-energy method of data storage for consumers and businesses, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their colleagues have developed a technique for imaging and studying a promising class of magnetic devices with 10 times more detail than optical microscopes.

Nano-polycrystalline film leads to stronger magnetism compared to single-crystal filmsTo realize the next generation of devices for information processing based on new phenomena such as spintronics, multiferroics, magnetooptics, and magnonics, their constituent materials need to be developed. Recent rapid progress in nanotechnology allows us to fabricate nanostructures that are impossible to obtain in nature.

NASA says goodbye to Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite after 17 yearsThe first to map active lava flows from space.

NASA's GPM analyzed rainfall in ex-Tropical Cyclone 11SEx-tropical cyclone 11S was still generating some heavy rainfall, despite losing its tropical status and becoming a sub-tropical storm when the GPM core satellite passed overhead. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over the remnant low pressure area and analyzed the rain the system was generating.

Researchers developing next-generation sanitisers to control bovine mastitis in the dairy industryResearchers from the Universities of Otago and Auckland have teamed up with a leading New Zealand animal health innovator, Deosan, to develop new sanitisers for mastitis management. The development and implementation of new sanitisers will continue to enhance New Zealand's position as a global leader in milk quality by improving performance in mastitis prevention and guard against the emergence of

Next-gen steel under the microscopeNext-generation steel and metal alloys are a step closer to reality, thanks to an international research project involving a University of Queensland scientist.

The oldest known parasitic isopodBiologists at LMU have identified two 168-million-year-old fossils as the oldest known parasitic representatives of the crustacean group Isopoda. The study sheds new light on the evolutionary history of isopods.

Opinion: Measures of poverty and well-being still ignore the environment – this must changeWithout nature, humans could be neither healthy nor happy. And yet the natural world can be completely ransacked without causing even a tiny blip on our usual measures of economic progress or poverty.

Outwitting climate change with a plant 'dimmer'?Plants possess molecular mechanisms that prevent them from blooming in winter. Once the cold of win-ter has passed, they are deactivated. However, if it is still too cold in spring, plants adapt their blooming behavior accordingly. Scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have discovered genetic changes for this adaptive behavior. In light of the temperature changes resulting from

Pakistan wants Facebook, Twitter to help it combat blasphemyPakistan said Thursday it has asked Facebook and Twitter to help it identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so that it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition.

Physicists experiment with nanowire in a promising field that could make electronics smaller, faster and cheaperIn electronics, the race for smaller is huge. Physicists at the University of Cincinnati are working to harness the power of nanowires, microscopic wires that have the potential to improve solar cells or revolutionize fiber optics.

Researchers launch plasmons with controlled amounts of angular momentum(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from institutions in Germany and Israel has developed a way to launch plasmons with controlled amounts of angular momentum using spiral-like structures fashioned into a smooth layer of gold plate. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their technique and why they believe it could one day provide the basis for a new type o

Why pro-inclusive policies may sabotage their own goalsResearch published in European Education examines how policies that are meant to help encourage inclusion of communities can in fact achieve the opposite.

Rare monk seal dies in fish farm off HawaiiAn endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii.

Readers can virtually explore Italian archeology dig in new publicationA team of archeologists has published its first volume about the Gabii Project, a large-scale dig of an ancient city in Italy, in a first-of-its-kind online format.

Scientists make the case to restore Pluto's planet statusJohns Hopkins University scientist Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: Regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So is Europa, commonly known as a moon of Jupiter, and the Earth's moon, and more than 100 other celestial bodies in our solar system that are denied this status under a prevailing definition of "planet."

New computer software program excels at lip readingA new computer software program has the potential to lip-

Two more spacewalks for Thomas PesquetESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will make two more spacewalks under NASA's plans to maintain the International Space Station during his mission.

Why water splashes—new theory reveals secretsNew research from the University of Warwick generates fresh insight into how a raindrop or spilt coffee splashes.

S&P cuts troubled Toshiba's credit ratingStandard & Poor's cut its credit rating on Toshiba again Friday, warning that the troubled company's finances were quickly deteriorating owing to huge losses at its US nuclear unit.

Symphonizing the science: NASA twins study team begins integrating resultsIt begins with one instrument. Then another joins in. Before you know it a grand symphony is playing before your eyes. NASA Twins Study researchers are eager to integrate their results and create a symphony of science.

New technology reveals 16th century EdinburghThe lost townscape of sixteenth-century Edinburgh has been brought back to life by researchers at the University of St Andrews.

A new toolkit for rapid bacterial detectionFinding the right treatment plan for patients who have antibiotic-resistant infections is a costly and time-consuming effort. For doctors in rural areas or developing countries, there often is no source of electricity nearby or sterile lab conditions with microbiology specialists on hand. The current standard for bacterial identification is to isolate and grow the species in an assay, which can ta

Trump's budget would cut NASA asteroid mission, earth scienceUnder US President Donald Trump's proposed budget, NASA's funding would stay largely intact but the space agency would abandon plans to lasso an asteroid, along with four Earth and climate missions.

One of last vaquita porpoises found dead in MexicoEnvironmentalists said they have found the body of a baby vaquita marina porpoise, one of the last of its kind, washed up dead in northern Mexico.

Challenges veterans face when transitioning from the battlefield to the classroomA research team investigating the mental health burden and treatment-seeking behaviors of student veterans attending rural community colleges in the southern United States has found that this population has difficulty integrating into the campus community and needs support to help it succeed.

Wi-fi on rays of light—100 times faster, and never overloadedSlow wi-fi is a source of irritation that nearly everyone experiences. Wireless devices in the home consume ever more data, and it's only growing, and congesting the wi-fi network. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a surprising solution: a wireless network based on harmless infrared rays. The capacity is not only huge (more than 40Gbit/s per ray) but also there is

Study shows wildfire does not damage barbed wireDon't assume that a grass fire has damaged the barbed wire on a fence.

Zero2Infinity successfully test launches its Bloostar prototypeFounded in 2009, the private aerospace company Zero2Infinity – which is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain – was created with the vision of delivering orbital payloads and providing space tourism on a budget. But unlike your conventional aerospace companies – i.e. SpaceX, Blue Origin, Orbital ATK, etc – their plan is to do it all using high-altitude stratospheric balloons.

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Treating the Terrain of Chronic Sinus Infections. A LAc of understanding.Acupuncture Today. "Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig; es ist nicht einmal falsch!" It is because they LAc an understanding of medicine.

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AGS raises concerns on cuts to training, research in president trump's proposed budgetThe American Geriatrics Society (AGS) expressed its deep disappointment with proposed cuts to geriatrics training, healthcare research, and a range of services for older adults -- all outlined by President Trump in his budget plan for 2018.

A multi-channel nano-optical device dramatically increases the parallel processing speedThe IBS research group devised disordered arrangement of the antennas to minimize redundancy between the antennas and enabled each antenna to function independently. As a result, the device can provide 40 times wider bandwidth than existing antennas periodically arranged. 'We are proposing a new way to connect nanoscale microprocessors to ultra-high-speed optical communications,' commented Dr. Cho

Nano-polycrystalline film leads to stronger magnetism compared to single-crystal filmsToyohashi University of Technology researchers have found that nanoscale pillar-shaped distribution of iron in strontium titanate changes its magnetic and magnetooptical response drastically in cooperation with researchers at Myongji University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, University of California, San Diego, and

Identification of molecular origins underlying the interfacial slipA new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, has discovered the fundamental principles of handling polymers.

Astronomers observe a dying red giant star's final actAn international team of astronomers has observed a striking spiral pattern in the gas surrounding a red giant star called LL Pegasi and its companion star 3,400 light-years from Earth.

Why water splashes: New theory reveals secretsNew research from the University of Warwick generates fresh insight into how a raindrop or spilt coffee splashes.

Fat cells step in to help liver during fastingHow do mammals keep two biologically crucial metabolites in balance during times when they are feeding, sleeping, and fasting? The answer may require rewriting some textbooks.

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The History Behind 'Hidden Figures' Culture Author Duchess Harris talks about the economic and social factors that led African-American women to work as "computers" for NASA. 03/10/2017 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer https://www.insidescience.org/news/history-behind-hidden-figures

Bonobo Matriarchs Lead the Way Bonobo Matriarchs Lead the Way Old females decide when and where their tribe will travel. bonobo pic cropped.jpg Female bonobos groom one another in the Luo Scientific Reserve in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Image credits: Image courtesy of Takeshi Furuichi Rights information: This image may be republished only with this story. Creature Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 15:30 Nala Rogers, Staff

BRIEF: 10 Years of Pwnage BRIEF: 10 Years of Pwnage Celebrating its tenth anniversary this March, hacking competition Pwn2Own has uncovered numerous vulnerabilities in everyday computer programs. Pwn2Own_top_image.jpg The "Master of Pwn" robe awarded to the overall winner during the 2016 Pwn2Own competition. Image credits: Image courtesy of Zero Day Initiative. Technology Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:00 Yuen Yiu, Staff

BRIEF: From Waste to Wine Glasses BRIEF: From Waste to Wine Glasses Researchers are turning leftover grape skins from winemaking into novel, 3-D-printed objects. WineGlasses_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Image courtesy of Ronald Rael Technology Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:45 Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- These shapely chardonnay goblets were once wine industry waste. Hot off the 3-D printing press of Ronald Ra

The History Behind 'Hidden Figures' The History Behind 'Hidden Figures' Author Duchess Harris talks about the economic and social factors that led African-American women to work as "computers" for NASA. katherin-johnson.jpg Mathematician Katherine Johnson at work at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Image credits: NASA Culture Friday, March 10, 2017 - 10:45 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- The Oscar-n

Imitating Bone Creates Stronger Steel Imitating Bone Creates Stronger Steel Research finds that introducing crack-resisting structures makes steel tougher against fatigue. steelTopTeaser.jpg Image credits: David Antis via Flickr Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Technology Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 13:45 Charles Q. Choi, Contributor (Inside Science) -- Nature has relied on bone to make up skeletons for hundreds of millions of years. Now

Planets May Grow from 'Dust Traps' Around Stars Planets May Grow from 'Dust Traps' Around Stars New simulations could help solve long-standing mystery in astrophysics. ProtoplanetaryDisk_topNteaser (1).jpg Artist’s impression of a baby star still surrounded by a protoplanetary disk. Image credits: ESO/L. Calçada Rights information: CC BY 4.0 Space Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 13:00 Marcus Woo, Contributor (Inside Science) -- At home, dust traps

Shamrock Science: St. Patrick's Day Symbol Versus the Four-Leaf Clover Shamrock Science: St. Patrick's Day Symbol Versus the Four-Leaf Clover From traditional three-leaf shamrocks to four-leaf varieties, clovers have produced mix-ups and mysteries for generations. ShamrockDog.jpg Image credits: DaPuglet via Flickr (home page teaser image by Erik Fitzpatrick (graymalkn) via Flickr ) Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Culture Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:30 Katharine Gamm

Shamrock Science: St. Patrick's Day Symbol Versus the Four-Leaf Clover Culture From traditional three-leaf shamrocks to four-leaf varieties, clovers have produced mix-ups and mysteries for generations. 03/16/2017 Katharine Gammon, Contributor https://www.insidescience.org/news/shamrock-science-st-patricks-day-symbol-versus-four-leaf-clover

The Bee Dance The Bee Dance How bees use dancing to communicate. The Bee Dance Video of The Bee Dance Creature Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 13:45 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science ) -- James Nieh, a professor at the University of California, San Diego says, “I study all different kinds of social bees because you really need to look at social bees to study their communication. I look at honeybees,

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Robot eavesdrops on men and women to see how much they talkWomen speak more when they’re talking to a woman rather than a man, finds a robot with a fur hat that studied conversations between men, women and children

UK government pulls ads from YouTube in extremist content rowGoogle has been summoned for discussions at the Cabinet Office to explain why government ads appear alongside extremist material, as brands also pull ads

Cosmological ruler could help us get the measure of dark energyMeasuring how the distance between galaxies changes is key to working out how dark energy drives the universe’s accelerating expansion – now a new ruler may help

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A Ticking Evolutionary Clock After a string of Insights puzzles related to physics, on the relationship between time and entropy , half-live s , overhang and quantum weirdness , we turn this month to the mysteries of biological evolution. Carrie Arnold’s article, “ Evolution Runs Faster on Short Timescales ,” explores new research showing that genetic changes that are quite brisk when measured over a few generations seem to

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This Article Won’t Change Your Mind: The facts on why facts alone can’t fight false beliefs

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When I try to imagine my girlfriend's face, I draw a blank

A new paper in JPSP explores when humor is good and bad in the workplace.

How Headlines Change the Way We Think

Science Confirms Mona Lisa Is Happy: 97% of the participants in a study by researchers at the University of Freiburg said that the sitter in Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait looks happy.

Researchers found that applying a low voltage current can bring different areas of the brain in sync with one another, enabling people to perform better on tasks involving working memory.

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'Harmless' painkillers associated with increased risk of cardiac arrestPainkillers considered harmless by the general public are associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest, according to new research.

With climate change, shrubs and trees expand northwards in the SubarcticShrubs expand in the tundra in northern Scandinavia. And it is known that fixation of nitrogen from the air is in the tundra to a high degree performed by cyanobacteria associated with mosses. Also enhanced nitrogen fixation stimulates plant growth. New research shows that as taller shrubs expand into the tundra, nutrients in their leaf litter will either promote or reduce the nitrogen fixation, d

Flower-rich habitats increase survival of bumblebee familiesNew research has revealed for the first time that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families between years. The results, which come from the largest ever study of its kind on wild bumblebee populations, will help farmers and policy makers manage the countryside more effectively to provide for these vital but declining pollinators.

Fossil or inorganic structure? Scientists dig into early life formsFossil-like objects grew in natural spring water abundant in the early stages of the planet, an international team of researchers has discovered. But, they were inorganic materials that resulted from simple chemical reactions.

'No fat' or 'no sugar' label equals no guarantee of nutritional qualityTerms such as no-fat or no-sugar, low-fat or reduced-salt on food packaging may give consumers a sense of confidence before they purchase, but these claims rarely reflect the actual nutritional quality of the food, according to a new study.

Et Tu, E. Coli?Biologists have uncovered a new way in which bacteria lay siege to neighboring cells by hijacking two factors involved in protein synthesis.

New eyeless, pale catfish from middle of Amazon namedA new species of blind, Amazonian catfish was named for the discoverer's young daughter, who frequently goes on trips to the field with him.

Undergoing hip replacement improves five-year quality of lifePatients undergoing total hip replacement experience meaningful and lasting improvements in quality of life (QOL) through at least five years after the procedure, reports a new study.

Pattern of mammal dwarfing during global warmingMore than 50 million years ago, when the Earth experienced a series of extreme global warming events, early mammals responded by shrinking in size. While this mammalian dwarfism has previously been linked to the largest of these events, new research has found that this evolutionary process can happen in smaller, so-called hyperthermals, indicating an important pattern that could help shape an unde

Outwitting climate change with a plant 'dimmer'?Plants possess molecular mechanisms that prevent them from blooming in winter. Once the cold of winter has passed, they are deactivated. However, if it is still too cold in spring, plants adapt their blooming behavior accordingly. Scientists have discovered genetic changes for this adaptive behavior. In light of the temperature changes resulting from climate change, this may come in useful for sec

Novel nozzle saves crystalsThanks to an innovative nozzle, scientists can now analyse more types of proteins while using fewer of the hard-to-get protein crystals. The nozzle can reduce protein consumption eightfold in serial X-ray crystallography experiments, as the team of inventors. The researchers used their novel nozzle to reveal hitherto unseen details of the structure of an RNA polymerase enzyme.

Nanocages for gold particles: What is happening inside?Scientists have used high-resolution crystallography to uncover the mechanism behind protein-assisted synthesis of gold nanoparticles, providing a platform for designing nanomaterials tailored for biomedical application.

Scientists are gauging how mood influences eating habitsResearchers are presenting details of how specially-programmed smartwatches monitor family member's emotions and eating behaviors for a study on obesity.

Gigantic Jupiter-type planet reveals insights into how planets evolveA team of astrophysicists studying an enormous and bizarre young planet approximately 300 lights years from Earth has gained a rare glimpse into the final stages of planetary evolution. While astronomers think the vast majority of planets outside our solar system are inside their star system's vast dusty debris disk, this strange planet is far beyond the disk.

New plant research leads to the discovery of a gene that significantly increases seed yield in maizeA gene that significantly increases plant growth and seed yield in maize has been discovered by researchers. Research into crop yield is crucial because of the increasing incidence of extreme weather conditions affecting agriculture. The results from laboratory research were confirmed during two-year field trials conducted in Belgium and the United States showing that this gene can increase seed y

Oral health key to understanding humanity's past, study saysOral health of modern day African tribe transitioning from hunting and gathering to agricultural diet challenges long held presumptions about our Stone Age ancestors.

Better sleep feels like winning the lotteryImproving your sleep quality is as beneficial to health and happiness as winning the lottery, according to new research.

Rare cricket family sheds light on extinct Jurassic species' acousticsWorld-first research into the sole remaining living insects of an ancient super-family of crickets has revealed vibrating areas on seemingly unspecialized wings which create sound, representing a transitional stage between those of their fossilized ancestors and the adapted form of modern bush-crickets. The findings will help evolutionary biologists and entomologists better understand the acoustic

Cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder discoveredAn overactive molecular signal pathway in the brain region of the amygdala can lead to obsessive-compulsive disorder. A research team has now established this connection.

Human antibody for Zika virus promising for treatment, preventionResearchers have determined the structure of a human antibody bound to the Zika virus, revealing details about how the antibody interferes with the infection mechanism -- findings that could aid in development of antiviral medications.

From space to the streets: New battery model also makes electric cars more reliableNano satellites weighing just a few kilograms orbit the Earth. Pivotal point of these miniature computers are their solar-powered batteries. Computer scientists have now developed a procedure that allows for better planning of solar battery operations.

Genetic profile of treatment-resistant lung cancer more variable than previously thoughtThe genetic mutations underlying treatment resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are more complex and dynamic than previously thought.

Medicaid expansion linked to increased prescribing of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder treatmentStates where Medicaid coverage was expanded under the Affordable Care Act have had a significant increase in prescribing of buprenorphine -- a medication that plays an important role in addressing the opioid epidemic, reports a study.

Mating mix-up with wrong fly lowers libido for Mr. RightIf you've ever suffered a nightmare date and were hesitant to try again, fruit flies can relate. Female flies that have been coerced into sex by invasive males of the wrong species are less likely to reproduce with their own kind later. Invasive species are known to threaten native biodiversity by bringing in diseases, preying on resident species or outcompeting them for food. But these results sh

Scientists develop light-controllable tool to study CaMKII kinetics in learning and memoryResearchers are studying how proteins facilitate the plasticity of dendritic spines, the biological basis of learning and memory. They have developed a light-controllable tool to study the kinetics of CaMKII, which is known to play an essential role in memory formation. They applied this tool in several forms of synaptic plasticity and one form of learning and demonstrated its usefulness for disse

Effectiveness of Federal Reserve emergency lending 2007-09For the first time ever, new research examines data from the 2007-2009 financial crisis to show how the US Federal Reserve can effectively assist banks in times of financial uncertainty.

Preventing lead spreadWhile lead pipes were banned decades ago, they still supply millions of American households with water each day. A team of engineers has developed a new way to track where dangerous lead particles might be transported in the drinking water supply during a common abatement procedure.

Is spring getting longer? Lengthening 'vernal window'When spring arrives, temperatures begin to rise, ice is melts, and the world around us starts to blossom. Scientists sometimes refer to this transition from winter to the growing season as the 'vernal window,' and a new study shows this window may be opening earlier and possibly for longer.

Three experts explain how economics can shape precision medicinesMany public and private efforts focus on research in precision medicine. Scientific initiatives alone, however, will not deliver such medicines without strong incentives.

Repeated eye injections for age-related macular degeneration associated with increased risk for glaucomaPatients with age-related macular degeneration who received seven or more eye injections of the drug bevacizumab annually had a higher risk of having glaucoma surgery, according to a study.

Old target, new mechanism for overcoming tuberculosis resistanceIn strains of tuberculosis that have developed drug resistance mutations, researchers have identified a secondary pathway that can be activated to reinstate drug sensitivity.

Earth's first example of recycling -- its own crust!Rock samples from northeastern Canada retain chemical signals that help explain what Earth's crust was like more than 4 billion years ago.

Nose form was shaped by climateBig, small, broad, narrow, long or short, turned up, pug, hooked, bulbous or prominent, humans inherit their nose shape from their parents, but ultimately, the shape of someone's nose and that of their parents was formed by a long process of adaptation to our local climate, according to an international team of researchers.

Empathy from the sick may be critical to halting disease outbreaksA little empathy can go a long way toward ending infectious disease outbreaks. That's a conclusion from researchers who used a networked variation of game theory to study how individual behavior during an outbreak of influenza -- or other illness -- affects the progress of the disease, including how rapidly the outbreak dies out.

Next-gen steel under the microscopeNext-generation steel and metal alloys are a step closer to reality, thanks to an international research project. The work could overcome the problem of hydrogen alloy embrittlement that has led to catastrophic failures in major engineering and building projects.

Water conservation messaging effectiveness during California's ongoing droughtThe results of a state-wide study on the communication campaigns California has been employing to address its ongoing drought. The study looked at current message strategies aimed to reduce residential water use in California.

Dietary anti-cancer compound may work by influence on cellular geneticsSulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that's known to help prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs, report scientists. This is another step forward in a compelling new area of study on the underlying genetics of cancer development and progression.

Genetic association with aggressive prostate cancer discoveredA genetic connection to the aggressive form of prostate cancer has been discovered by researchers. The study showed a threefold increase in the risk of aggressive prostate cancer for men with the genetic mutation. The frequency of the gene variants varied from 6 to 14 percent of the population of men with prostate cancer.

Hawaiian biodiversity has been declining for millions of yearsDNA analysis led some biologists to conclude that evolutionary diversification in Hawaii has yet to peak, but a new analysis shows the opposite: biodiversity on the island chain peaked millions of years ago and has been decreasing every since. On the older islands, because of crowding caused by shrinking land area, species were being lost long before humans entered the mix.

Challenges veterans face when transitioning from the battlefield to the classroomA research team investigating the mental health burden and treatment-seeking behaviors of student veterans attending rural community colleges in the southern United States has found that this population has difficulty integrating into the campus community and needs support to help it succeed.

The carbon dioxide loopMarine biologists quantify the carbon consumption of bacterioplankton to better understand the ocean carbon cycle.

Using gold coating to control luminescence of nanowiresIn electronics, the race for smaller is huge. Physicists are working to harness the power of nanowires, microscopic wires that have the potential to improve solar cells or revolutionize fiber optics.

Animal behaviorist looks through the eyes of peafowlOne scientist uses peafowl to conduct a variety of behavioral studies, looking through the eyes of the birds to actually see what the animals are paying attention to, in this particular case, how males size up their competition.

Scientists publish groundbreaking study on new heart drugScientists have identified a drug candidate to restore heart muscle function following a heart attack. Currently, no drug exists to restore heart muscle function after a heart attack.

New drug delivery method for cancer therapy developedScientists have developed a new drug delivery method that produces strong results in treating cancers in animal models, including some hard-to-treat solid and liquid tumors.

Research leads to a golden discovery for wearable technologyResearchers say they have developed a way to “grow” thin layers of gold on single crystal wafers of silicon, remove the gold foils, and use them as substrates on which to grow other electronic materials.

Big bat find in Alberta’s boreal forestBiologists have announced the discovery last month of the largest Alberta bat hibernation site (based on estimated bat count) ever recorded outside of the Rocky Mountains.

Agriculture, dietary changes, and adaptations in fat metabolism from ancient to modern EuropeansEvolutionary biologists are weighing in based on the increasing power of DNA analyses to explore how changes in diet over eons have caused human adaptations to genes regulating fat metabolism. Researchers examined data from 101 Bronze Age individuals, and present-day human data from the 1000 Genomes Project. His team analyzed adaptive mutations in the FADS region in Europeans, to determine which m

Reduced dose of warfarin alternative may help prevent strokes in dialysis patientsIn dialysis patients who took 2.5 mg of apixaban twice daily, blood concentrations of the drug were maintained at therapeutic levels.

Extensive ice cap once covered sub-Antarctic island of South GeorgiaThe sub-antarctic island of South Georgia -- famous for its wildlife -- was covered by a massive ice cap during the last ice age, new research indicates.

Ligament reconstruction effective in treating kneecap instability from trochlear dysplasiaLigament reconstruction is an effective treatment for kneecap instability in patients with trochlear dysplasia, new research indicates.

First steps in human DNA replication dance captured at atomic resolutionA team has published pictures at very high atomic resolution of the multi-part protein complex that performs the very first step in the incredibly complex genome-replication dance that occurs when one cell becomes two. The images of the human version of this complex, called ORC - for origin recognition complex - show it in its active mode.

Untreated sleep apnea in children can harm brain cells tied to cognition and moodA study comparing children 7 to 11 years old with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea to children the same age who slept normally found significant reductions of gray matter -- brain cells crucial to most cognitive tasks -- in several regions of the brains of children with sleep apnea. The finding points to connections between this common sleep disturbance and the loss of neurons or delayed

Women, particularly minorities, do not meet nutrition guidelines shortly before pregnancyBlack, Hispanic and less-educated women consume a less nutritious diet than their well-educated, white counterparts in the weeks leading up to their first pregnancy, according to the only large-scale analysis of preconception adherence to national dietary guidelines. The study also found that, while inequalities exist, none of the women in any racial and socioeconomic group evaluated achieved reco

For a modest personality trait, 'intellectual humility' packs a punch'Intellectual humility' has been something of a wallflower among personality traits, receiving far less attention than such brash qualities as egotism or hostility. Yet this little-studied characteristic may influence people's decision-making abilities in politics, health and other arenas, says new research. In a time of high partisanship, intellectual humility -- an awareness that one's beliefs m

Multi-channel nano-optical device dramatically increases the parallel processing speedA research group devised disordered arrangement of the antennas to minimize redundancy between the antennas and enabled each antenna to function independently. As a result, the device can provide 40 times wider bandwidth than existing antennas periodically arranged.

SCIENCENEWS

Detachable scales turn this gecko into an escape artistA new species of gecko evades predators by shedding its scaly armor.

Distant galaxies lack dark matter, study suggestsSlower-than-expected velocities of stars in distant galaxies, if confirmed, could reshape astronomers’ ideas of galaxy formation and evolution.

How one enslaving wasp eats through anotherA wasp that forces oaks to grow a gall gets tricked into digging an escape tunnel for its killers.

Making a mistake can put your brain on ‘pause’When there’s not much time to recover, one error can lead to another.

Remnants of Earth’s original crust preserve time before plate tectonicsCanadian rocks containing bits from 4.2 billion years ago suggest that full-fledged plate tectonics had a late start.

Superfluid helium behaves like black holesSimulations of superfluid helium show it follows the same unusual entropy rule that black holes do.

White House budget plan would slash sciencePresident Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 includes some big cuts for science.

See how bacterial blood infections in young kids plummeted after vaccinesRates of pneumococcal bacteremia in children plummeted by 95 percent after the introduction of vaccines against Streptococcus bacteria.

Online reviews can make over-the-counter drugs look way too effectiveOnline patient reviews put a far more misleading spin on medications than clinical trials do.

Tropical bedbugs outclimb common bedbugsA study of bedbug traps and feet names finds that tropical bedbugs are much better at scaling slippery walls than common bedbugs.

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Dark Matter Did Not Dominate Early GalaxiesA new study finds the mysterious substance was at most a minor constituent of large galaxies in the early universe --

Enceladus's Buried Ocean Is Just Beneath the SurfaceNew research suggests parts of the subsurface ocean are covered by as little as two kilometers of ice --

For the First Time, U.K. Allows Clinic to Proceed with "3-Parent" Baby ProcedureA British child created with this technique could be born this year --

Let Your Creativity SoarIn a discussion with Scientific American editor in chief Mariette DiChristina, three noted experts on creativity, each with a very different perspective and background, reveal powerful ways to... --

New Process Squeezes Sulfur Out of Diesel FuelSulfur emissions cause acid rain but a chemical reaction can remove almost all of the substance --

Trump's NASA Budget Eliminates Crewed Mission to AsteroidThe Obama-era Asteroid Redirect Mission is one of several casualties of the $19.1-billion budget request --

Pollinators Shape Plants to their PreferenceIn fewer than a dozen generations, bumblebee-pollinated plants were coaxed to develop traits that made them even more pleasing to the bees.

Capturing a Portrait of Humanity's HomeVibrant images of our planet are common now, but it was only 70 years ago when we first caught a glimpse of Earth from a height of more than 100 miles. Watch a history of photographing Earth, from... --

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Chemists Are First in Line for Quantum Computing’s BenefitsEfforts to invent more practical superconductors and better batteries could be the first areas of business to get a quantum speed boost.

Competing with the Chinese Factory of 2017Deep manufacturing expertise and extensive supply chains give China a lead that will be tough to overcome.

How DeepMind’s Memory Trick Helps AI Learn FasterWhile AI systems can match many human capabilities, they take 10 times longer to learn. Now, by copying the way the brain works, Google DeepMind has built a machine that is closing the gap.

How DeepMind’s Memory Trick Helps AI Solve New ProblemsWhile AI systems can match many human capabilities, they take 10 times longer to learn. Now, by copying the way the brain works, Google DeepMind has built a machine that is closing the gap.

Machine Learning: The New Proving Ground for Competitive Advantage

THEATLANTIC

Helping the Homeless and Resisting Preschool: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories Is Florida Underreporting Dropouts? Heather Vogell | ProPublica Florida’s Department of Education is expanding an inquiry into how schools classify students who leave without graduating, in response to a ProPublica report that the state may have thousands more dropouts than it acknowledges. Also in reaction to the ProPublica article, the school-board chairman in Orlando is asking the district sup

U.S. Naval and Military Academies See Rise in Sexual Assault Reports of sexual assault increased last year on two out of three military college campuses in the U.S., according to data recently obtained by the Associated Press. Reported instances of sexual misconduct also spiked across all three military academies. The two campuses that experienced a rise in reported assaults—the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and the U.S. Military Academy in We

Podcasts Are the New Xanax I’m not an early adopter. I’ll only start wearing new styles of clothing once they’re practically out of date, and I won’t move into a neighborhood until it’s fully saturated with upscale coffee shops. I was the last person I know to download music and to stop paying for long-distance phone calls. Podcasts were different. I took to them instantly, or at least as soon as I noticed them on my compu

What Russian Hackers Teach About America's Spies On Wednesday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against the Russian hacker Alexsey Belan and three others as the culprits behind a massive cyber attack of Yahoo disclosed in September. The indictment alleges that Belan did the kinds of things criminal hackers do all the time; namely that, after hacking into Yahoo’s servers, he stole information from millions of accounts to target t

Today's News: March 17, 2017 —U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says decades of diplomacy with North Korea over its nuclear-weapons program have failed, and the use of the military option is among those “on the table.” —GCHQ is denying a claim by the White House spokesman that it helped the Obama administration spy on Donald Trump. Any confirmation or denial by the U.K. spy agency is highly unusual. —German Chancellor An

'All I Can Do Is Trust in Paul Ryan' Bob Woodson likes to boast that he has “been screwed by the most famous and most influential people in Washington.” At 79, the sprightly, swaggering community organizer and civil-rights veteran has spent decades in D.C. lobbying on behalf of the urban poor, too often partnering with politicians who pose with him for photo-ops and then ditch his cause the moment the cameras are gone. Paul Ryan was

What's Lies Ahead for Obama's Countering Violent Extremism Program? For the last six years, the U.S government has pushed resources toward a set of programs called Countering Violent Extremism, or CVE: grants to community organizations, U.S. attorneys’ offices, and police departments designed to derail people “at risk” of engaging in terrorism. Civil-liberties groups have long argued that CVE is based on false premises: Ideology is not a clear predictor of terror

Why Trump Can’t Let Go of His Wiretapping Claim As the noted philosopher Idina Menzel has elucidated, it’s sometimes best to simply let things go . Yet despite the cold weather in Washington this week, the White House has failed to take the lessons of Frozen to heart. Take the debate—raging, inexplicably, for nearly two weeks now—around President Trump’s claim, put forth in a series of tweets, that former President Barack Obama tapped his wire

Sea Ice Retreat Could Lead to Rapid Overfishing in the Arctic The Arctic Ocean has long been the least accessible of the world’s major oceans. But as climate change warms the Arctic twice as fast as anywhere else, the thick sea ice that once made it so forbidding is now beating a hasty retreat. Since 1979, when scientists began using satellites to track changes in the Arctic sea-ice expanse, its average summertime volume has dropped 75 percent from 4,000 cu

The Lifesaving Potential of Underwater Earthquake Monitors The seconds between the warning of an impending earthquake and the moment the quake hits can be the difference between life or death. In that time, automatic brakes can halt trains; people can duck for cover or rush for safety. But current warning systems aren’t always where they are needed, and scientists don’t fully understand what determines the size and location of earthquakes. Nearly 10,000

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What I wore this week: a sweatshirt tucked into jeans | Jess Cartner-Morley I’m not going to lie, this one is a challenge. I tried a style I’d seen on Miranda Kerr. I looked like Napoleon Dynamite Time was, you would no more deliberately tuck your sweatshirt into your jeans than tuck your skirt into your knickers. Sweatshirts were all about laid-back cool, while tucking in was for teachers’ pets and Simon Cowell . Well, all change. Tucking your sweatshirt into your jeans

Crystal Palace v Watford: match preview It is five years to the day since Crystal Palace last beat Watford at Selhurst Park and, given the precarious nature of their position and the fact they face the top six in their remaining fixtures, Sam Allardyce’s side must surely emulate the class of 2012 if they are to survive this time round. Successive wins and clean sheets have given them heart, but Patrick van Aanholt’s absence is a blow.

Mamadou Sakho puts drug test and Klopp behind him at Crystal Palace A year on from the positive drug test which curtailed his Liverpool season and led to Euro 2016 heartbreak, the defender is thriving at Selhurst Park and showing his appetite for a scrap It was the kind of challenge that reflects a mind-set. A ‘head down and tackle anything that moves’ approach from a player making up for lost time. The only problem for Mamadou Sakho was that rather than an oppon

I am 26 and find it hard to meet people on the same wavelength as me Everyone my age just seems to want to party or are in long-term relationships that take priority over seeing friends I am 26 and moved to a new city three years ago and I’m finding it hard to meet other people, either romantically or as friends. My hobbies – photography, dancing and the piano – are a little solitary. My work is with a small team and I adore my job, so there is no question of find

Shaun Keaveny: ‘I was like one of those Italian sons who don’t have to lift a finger’The radio presenter on his parents, who did everything for him, being horrid to his little brother, and why his sons don’t think he’s Dr Fun I grew up in a colossal extended family where we all lived cheek by jowl on the Higher Folds housing estate in Leigh, Greater Manchester. A family member moving a mile-and-a-half away was considered quite a distance – and it still is. My uncle Martin, or Orms

The secret of happy children? Get rid of teachers and ban homeworkSchools could save money, turn out happier pupils and improve education. All they need to do is ignore politicians and follow my simple tips There is a certain irony in the announcement that schools are to start trialling “happiness lessons” for eight-year-olds. It’s a bit like Vlad the Impaler instituting pain-management courses. Because although children are raw to all the inevitable human sourc

Tony Blair launches pushback against 'frightening populism' Exclusive: Former PM returns to political fray by creating Institute for Global Change, arguing centre ground needs re-energising Tony Blair is launching a “new policy platform to refill the wide open space in the middle of politics” aimed at combating a “frightening authoritarian populism” that he says is undermining the west’s belief in democracy. The former prime minister said his new Institut

The girl who said no to FGM – video Jaha Dukureh, a survivor of FGM and forced child marriage, became a lightning-rod for change in the Gambia, her activism contributing to the eventual government ban on FGM and child marriage. She was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Here she confronts her past, her family, her culture, her religion, her country and its leaders WARNING: Contains images

Ten wickets divide South and North, but crowds avoid county cricket’s Dubai jauntThe locals appear to have little interest in English cricket’s experiment in the UAE, but the players are fighting for their futures - and South’s 10-wicket win over North will have given Andrew Strauss much to ponder At times since he became England’s director of cricket, it has seemed Andrew Strauss would do anything to remedy a World Cup record he this week described as “awful”. So, for reasons

Mass Effect: Andromeda – what's changed in the universe? Andromeda is the first in the galaxy-chasing series for five years, and brings fans new stories and characters. But will it live up to expectations? Mass Effect: Andromeda is the first new Mass Effect game in five years and the first on the current generation of consoles. Set in the same universe as the original trilogy but in a different galaxy and 600 years later, Andromeda tells a new story wi

Round by round: what Angela Merkel can learn from other leaders' Trump sparring The German chancellor’s first visit to Trump’s White House on Friday promises to be awkward – judging by the experience of May, Abe, Trudeau, Netanyahu and Kenny What sort of fireworks might erupt when the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, meets Donald Trump for the first time at the White House on Friday? If visits by foreign leaders to the White House so far are any guide, it will be … awkward,

Trump's 'Irish proverb' confuses the internet on St Patrick's Day Tweets claim the US president’s quote to impress the Irish PM on the eve of St Patrick’s Day is a poem by a Nigerian poet – but is it? Did Donald Trump quote a Nigerian poet, thinking he was reciting an Irish proverb? Sorry to disappoint – but probably not. Appearing with Irish prime minister Enda Kenny on Thursday, Trump said: “As we stand together with our Irish friends, I’m reminded of that pr

White House 'will not repeat' allegations that GCHQ spied on Trump No 10 says US administration has offered assurances after British intelligence officials dismissed claims as ‘utterly ridiculous’ The White House has assured No 10 that allegations British intelligence spied on Donald Trump will not be repeated, Theresa May’s spokesman has said. The claim that GCHQ helped former president Barack Obama wiretap Trump during the 2016 election drew a rare denial by B

Police arrest Goa man in connection with murder of Irish-British woman Danielle McLaughlin killed in Palolem, as records show more than 245 foreigners died in four Goan districts in past 12 years An Irish-British dual national whom police believe was murdered in Goa was one of more than 245 foreigners to die in four districts of the Indian state in the past 12 years, according to police records obtained by the Guardian. A postmortem on the body of Danielle McLaughli

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Artificial Intelligence Is Learning to Predict and Prevent Suicide Doctors at research hospitals and even the US Department of Veterans Affairs are piloting new, AI-driven suicide-prevention platforms.

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Ex-FCC Boss: Gut Net Neutrality and You Gut Internet Freedom Ted Cruz says net neutrality is Obamacare for the internet. Tom Wheeler looks to the Constitution for his comparison.

Facebook’s Big ‘First Step’ to Crack Down on Surveillance Social networks are publicly recognizing a responsibility to restrict third-party data surveillance, but it's a challenging role.

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Obamacare Paved the Way for That Gattaca-Style Employer’s Law A new Republican bill would loosen privacy protections for workers. And it would use parts of the Affordable Care Act to do it.

The Secret of the Crazy-Tough Water Bear, Finally Revealed Researchers claim to have found a protein that makes the water bear so insanely tough.

Trump’s Budget Is Awful if You’re a Worker, Great if You’re a Robot To survive the automated future, humans need the programs the proposed budget would cut.

Trump’s Budget Would Break American Science, Today and Tomorrow By eviscerating federal funding of science, this proposed budget pays for a world where the only infrastructure is megacities connected by Fury Roads.

Trump’s Trying to Chainsaw Nearly Every Environmental Program Here's an inventory of all the proposed cuts to US government environmental, energy, and climate programs. It goes way beyond the EPA.

Trump Can’t Quit His Wiretap Claims. That Won’t End Well The Trump administration keeps doubling down on a surveillance story, even though it's in their best interests to drop it.

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