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Kyushu island, Japan: shrines and shugendo on the Kunisaki peninsula A walking holiday on the Japanese island takes in rice-covered valleys, forests of cedar and bamboo, and the spirit of shugendo – though fortunately not its testing rituals As Japanese lifestyle fads go, the ancient art of shugendo isn’t going to knock Marie Kondo off the bestseller lists. Its secret rituals, practised in the mountains of the Kunisaki peninsula, include treacherous climbs on rust
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Rachel De-lahay: ‘Being a brown woman is political in itself’The British playwright on changing ‘normal’, holding an audience and getting white people to give a damn Rachel De-lahay, 33, has made her name with award-winning plays on subjects as diverse as immigration, national identity , carnival and Birmingham seen from the top of a bus . She has contributed the play My White Best Friend to the Bush theatre’s Black Lives, Black Words – a series of commissi
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Lindsey Ferrentino: ‘I’m interested in telling big political stories’ The US writer on her award-winning play Ugly Lies the Bone, growing up in a space shuttle town, and adjusting to life with a British cast and director Lindsey Ferrentino, 28, was born in Florida and has been writing since she was in high school . Her first professionally produced play, Ugly Lies the Bone , written when she was 25, tells of a badly burned female soldier undergoing pioneering virtu
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‘Good’ populism beat ‘bad’ in Dutch electionAuthoritarianism and nativism were the real winners in Netherlands poll If we are to believe the international media, last week the brave Dutch electorate defeated populism by denying the bid by the Party for Freedom (PVV) of “the Dutch Trump”, Geert Wilders, to become the biggest party in parliament. Whether this is just a Dutch phenomenon, or whether populism more widely has peaked, seems to be
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George Osborne: not fake news, just a fake editorThe former chancellor’s new job would be demanding indeed – if he were not clearly just going to be a figurehead You may perhaps have wondered why the Standard – ostensibly an “evening” paper – decided to print just one edition per weekday at 11am. Now all becomes clear. So its new “editor”, George Osborne, can turn up in the office at 5am and knock off at noon (before moseying on down to the Comm
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Even the biggest scoops slide into the pastThe Times’s revelations about Andrea Leadsom won an award last week. How long ago her leadership bid seems now The stickiest category of the lot at the Press Awards is always Scoop of the Year, demonstrating perennially that a week is a long time in daily journalism and 12 months is an eternity of forgetfulness. So the great prize for 2016 goes to Rachel Sylvester for her Times interview with Andr
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Katie Kitamura: ‘I still feel incapable of processing what’s happening’The author of A Separation on being a writer in Trump’s America, accepting her father’s death, and inverting stereotypes in contemporary fiction California-born Katie Kitamura is the author of three novels , the latest of which, A Separation, is the story of a woman searching for her estranged husband. Is it right to say your novel is about people who don’t understand one another both literally an
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NHS services face 'impossible' budget crisis, health trusts warn NHS Providers says operation waiting lists and delays at A&E departments will soar next year under predicted funding Frontline NHS services face “mission impossible” in meeting next year’s targets, health trusts have said. Longer waiting lists for operations and delays at accident and emergency departments in England loom under the present financial constraints, said NHS Providers, a trade associ
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The eco guide to mainstream organics We need to learn from the Danish supermarkets, where organic produce is front and centre, not niche Say you were to swap your weekly shop with a Dane, you’d notice something strange. In Danish supermarkets like SuperBrugsen , myriad organic products are proudly displayed at the front. Try tracking down anything more exciting than an organic carrot in a UK supermarket. With this in mind our Organi
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The selfie-takers dying just to prove how alive they are More than 100 people have been killed taking selfies since 2014. What does this say about the power of a picture? Like those high-pitched alarms only teenagers can hear, the song of the selfie siren doesn’t work on everyone. But for those it does, those whose ears are tuned to their suicidal frequency and whose camera has never faced outwards, be warned. People are dying. In 2015, there were more
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The morning I spent in a broom cupboard with Mick Jagger It’s 1963, the Grand Hotel in Sheffield, and a scruffy young singer walks in on a 21-year-old telephone switchboard operator When I think about it now, I suppose there are a lot of women who would pay good money to spend 10 minutes in a broom-cupboard with Mick Jagger . They probably wouldn’t have told him, like I did, that he looked in need of a bath. But I was younger back then. I was an impert
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How likely is your marriage to succeed, start by counting the guests Try our quiz to find out the relationship between the size and cost of your wedding and its likely success Does the size and cost of your wedding predict the success of your marriage? Answer these two questions to find out. 1) How many people came to your wedding? (a) Just the two of us (b) 11-50 (c) 51-100 (d) 101-200 (e) 201 or more. Continue reading...
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My friend told me not to freeze my eggs and now I'm childless Blaming your friend for a decision you took in the past will not solve your problem. Channel your anger into tackling your possibilities for conception The dilemma At the age of 35, I was single and childless, so I considered egg freezing. I found a clinic, sorted out transport and worked out costs. But before I went ahead I spoke to a close friend who strongly warned me against the idea. She sta
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How to parent without limitations| Trevor Silvester Foisting unnecessary fears on to our children can severely limit their futures For 20 years I’ve sat in my therapy room and listened to people. I’ve heard hundreds of stories from childhood that have led to lives of pain and limitation. Some are what you’d expect – abuse, trauma and deprivation – but many are much more mundane. Can a bad first day at school really lead to a fear of failure? Can a
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How self-employment affects the brain | Daniel Glaser When you are in charge of what’s happening, movement is more graceful. But the gig economy does not allow such autonomy The current debate about the rights of the self-employed raises the question of how much control we have over our work. Is an Uber driver really their own boss if they are controlled by a corporation? And how much does it affect work performance? A great deal, from a neuroscient
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US diplomat ejected from New Zealand after police fail to get immunity waived Attache in US embassy in Wellington is wanted for questioning over incident in which he suffered a broken nose A US diplomat has been forced to leave New Zealand over allegations he was involved in a serious criminal incident in which he had his nose broken and sustained a black eye. New Zealand police said they were called in the early hours of last Sunday in the community of Lower Hutt, just ou
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The pick of Portuguese wines | David Williams There is a lot more to the wines of Portugal than the Douro. Here is a trio of easy drinking reds to help you appreciate the range on offer Extra Special Douro, Portugal 2014 (£5.48, Asda ) The Douro Valley, traditional home of port, has been transformed in the past couple of decades, becoming the source of many of Portugal’s finest unfortified red wines (not to mention some of its most intriguin
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'Greatest rock‘n’roll writer who ever lived': tributes pour in for Chuck Berry Some of the most famous names in music have paid their respects to the 90-year-old, who was seen as a pioneer of rock‘n’roll 50s legend found dead aged 90 Figures from all walks of life have paid tribute to rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry after the announcement that he had died at a home in Missouri. Berry’s hits were covered by the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Beach Boys and many more, and
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Surfer Owen Wright wins Snapper Rocks Tour opener in fairytale return from brain injury Wright beats Matt Wilkinson in final of Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks Steph Gilmore wins women’s event as Champions Tour season gets underway The Quiksilver Pro marks the beginning of the pro surfing calendar, but on Sunday at Snapper Rocks emotions ran to heights you might expect from a season decider. There was barely a dry eye on the beach when Owen Wright, competing in his first elite tour
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Gennady Golovkin's knockout streak ended in close win over Daniel Jacobs Golovkin wins narrowly on all three judges’ cards Kazakh extended distance for first time since 2008 Gennady Golovkin v Daniel Jacobs – as it happened Gennady Golovkin is still the world middleweight champion after Saturday’s unanimous-decision win over the brave Daniel Jacobs before a near-capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden, but the charismatic Kazakh knockout artist betrayed rare glimpses
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White House bomb threat: man arrested after claiming to have device in car Roads closed and security beefed up as police check vehicle at White House gates for explosives A man is reportedly in custody after he drove up to a White House check point claiming to have a bomb in his car. CNN said there was no confirmation of any device in the vehicle but that security at the White House had been upgraded. Continue reading...
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Australia v India: third Test, day four - live! Live updates from the fourth day of play in Ranchi Get in touch on email or via Twitter 7.55am GMT 176th over: India 474-6 (Pujara 182, Saha 78) Hazlewood, both hands on the ball, is managing to move it both ways. He’s managed to restrict Saha’s scoring for a decent period, but a short ball allows the wicketkeeper to uppercut him towards third man. He didn’t get all of it, but picks up two for hi
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Great to be a grom: young surfers have gone from punchbags to future world beaters | Jock Serong In the old days, aspiring surfers faced dangerous and abusive rites of passage but now those with promise are cultivated rather than kicked One of the most profound shifts in surfing culture over the last generation has been in regard to the way young surfers are perceived. Progression, in any other sport, is made up of increments that have long been laid down: footballers, netballers and cricket
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BBC apologises for 'what is the right punishment for blasphemy?' tweet Broadcaster says it never intended to imply blasphemy should be punished and said the tweet was poorly worded BBC Asia has apologised after it posted the question “what is the right punishment for blasphemy?” on its Asian Network Twitter account . The tweet was intended to promote a debate about about blasphemy on social media in Pakistan with presenter Shazia Awan. Continue reading...
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Gennady Golovkin wins unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs – as it happened Golovkin taken distance for first time since 2008 in narrow points win Srisaket Sor Rungvisai stuns Román ‘Chocolatito’ González in co-main IBF title off table after Jacobs missed today’s same-day weigh-in Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 5.22am GMT That’s all for now. We’re off to the post-fight press conference. Thanks as always for following with us and check back later for a full fig
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Teenager attacked by crocodile after 'he was dared to jump' in Queensland river Lee de Paauw, 18, having surgery after sustaining injuries to arm and hand during swim in Johnstone River in state’s far north A teenager is undergoing surgery to his arm after being bitten by a crocodile in a far north Queensland river he reportedly entered on a dare. Lee de Paauw, 18, jumped from the wharf on the Innisfail esplanade into the Johnstone River just before 2.30am on Sunday and was
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North Korea's Kim Jong-un hails engine test as 'new birth' of rocket industry After overseeing the test, Kim ‘emphasised that the world will soon witness the great significance of the epoch-making victory we achieved today’ North Korea has conducted a test of a newly developed high-thrust engine at its Tongchang-ri rocket launch station, with Kim Jong-un claiming the successful test represented “a new birth” of the nation’s rocket industry. The engine will help the country
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Give Teens Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills, Say Researchers A new study from John Hopkins University supports making birth control pills available without a prescription. Read More
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Parody of Robert Kelly's BBC interview imagines how a woman would have coped Comedy duo produce spoof in which a female interviewee feeds her child, cleans a toilet, cooks dinner and defuses a bomb A video has emerged parodying the BBC’s viral hit which featured a professor interrupted by his children during a live interview , re-imagining how the scene would have unfolded if a woman had been in the hot-seat. Last week the video of university professor Robert Kelly became
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John Major attacks 'ultra-Brexiteers' as undemocratic and un-British The former prime minister accused hardline leave campaigners of ‘shouting down anyone with an opposing view’ Sir John Major has launched a fresh attack on “ultra-Brexiteers” within the Conservative party, accusing them of seeking to force a complete break with Europe. The former prime minister said that having won the referendum last year with “fake facts and bogus promise”, the “ultras” were now
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Romania and Italy unite to halt abuse of women migrantsGovernments act after the Observer exposed exploitation of workers in Sicily The Romanian government has agreed to collaborate with Italian authorities to stop the abuses in the Sicilian province of Ragusa, after an Observer investigation found that thousands of Romanian agricultural workers were being used as forced labour and sexually exploited by their Italian employers. A delegation of Romania
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Hi-tech tribeHow a remote community in Guyana is using cutting-edge software and equipment against deforestation.
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Chile’s new ‘route of parks’ aims to save the wild beauty of Patagonia The country has just added 11m acres of land to the national parks The road to Parque Pumalín is festooned with dozens of whitewater waterfalls that slip down the steep cliffs into a thick forest overrun by ferns and plants with leaves as big as beach umbrellas. An active volcano threatens to wipe out the sparse human settlements that are scattered like frontier outposts, often holding population
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It’s just not fair: how oldies became the latter-day teenagers | Yvonne RobertsBaby boomers think they invented the adolescent. Now they are busy giving retirement a makeover Peace has finally come to the valley. More than 100 residents of the previously tranquil village of Ireshopeburn, County Durham, in the north Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty, complained about the blaring electronic rave music regularly played by clinician Sarina Saiger until 4am. Last week,
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Ed Sheeran? A busking Furby at Glastonbury is so not rock’n’roll | Barbara EllenHow worrying that Ed Sheeran’s headline slot at Glastonbury has been greeted with little more than a shrug So where’s the fury about Ed Sheeran headlining on the Sunday night at this year’s Glastonbury? Where’s the righteous uproar that someone imbued with all the authentic rock’n’roll brio of a busking Furby is going to be the last man standing, serenading the crowds at the self-styled most impor
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Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May hurtle through the looking glass | Andrew RawnsleyPro-Brexit unionists and Scottish nationalists match each other with the illogicality of their arguments Whatever David Cameron does with the rest of his life, I recommend that he does not pursue a career as a futurologist. On the morning after the referendum on Scottish independence, the then prime minister stood outside Number 10 confidently proclaiming that Scotland’s position in the United Kin
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The Observer view on George Osborne as editor of the Evening Standard The ex-chancellor is walking into a minefield of his own making Being “editor” of the Daily This, Evening That or Weekly Whatever is a most fuzzily flexible concept: one quite unlike George Osborne’s old deficit reduction targets. Of course, CP Scott (blissfully reincarnated as “CP Snow” on the Radio 4 Today programme on Saturday) managed to remain a Liberal MP and editor of the Manchester Guardi
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The biggest financial risk for women today? Embarking on a relationshipA new report underlines how financial inequality is built into divorce It was five years ago that Emma Cooper and her husband separated. Since then, her divorce has dominated her life. The 47-year-old has spent much time and energy fighting her ex in court – over custody of their three children and financial support – with legal bills topping £85,000. Her former partner, a banker, dropped his main
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Alabama murder mystery could be the new SerialS-Town is the latest real-life podcast by the This American Life team Privilege, boredom and murder set against the southern gothic backdrop of rural Alabama are the elements of the latest and hotly anticipated podcast series, S-Town . It is from the makers of Serial , which launched as a spinoff of This American Life and became the cultural phenomenon of 2014 when Sarah Koenig, a former Baltimore
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Gucci, Versace, D&G ... now top brands target fashion for kidsThe designer childrenswear market is thriving even as parents count pennies To the serious fashionista, they are some of this summer’s most coveted items: a Carretto Con Rose silk embroidered dress by Dolce & Gabbana, a Gucci peacock feather jacquard coat and a pastel-hued Chloé silk crêpe boho dress with tassel trims are all top of the wishlist for those with an eye on trends. At £2,400, £1,340 a
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How Erdoğan’s ruthless drive for more power is shaking a divided EuropeThe Turkish president’s bid to widen his powers by campaigning during the Dutch elections has sparked an all-out crisis The ruthless drive by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s pugnacious president, to expand his already considerable executive powers knows no bounds. Even cows are not safe. At the height of last week’s furious row with the Netherlands, Turkey’s red-meat producers’ association said it
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The demons that haunt Theresa May's dreams – cartoon Chris Riddell on the mounting pressures facing the prime minister Continue reading...
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Schoolma’am May has offered a gift to Nicola Sturgeon | Kevin McKennaThe call for a second referendum has been triggered by the high-handed and disdainful attitude of the UK government The uninitiated, on first encountering an SNP conference, might think that they were already stepping on to independent turf and that only the flourish of a civil servant’s pen was required to make it official. After two or three days of being held in the embrace of such boundless op
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Hell is other people taking selfies on the seabed | Alex ClarkIt’s not the price that puts me off exploring the Titanic. Rather, it’s the knowledge that I won’t be alone Do you have £86,000? Great, give it to me, I’ll round up eight more hedge funders, flood my garden shed and play the music from The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau . If we coincide it with an important ceremony we may even get Prince William on board. What? You wanted to go to Newfoundlan
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I feel sorry for the people of Tatton – I hear their MP is just too busy to care | Jess PhillipsThe Labour MP has castigated George Osborne for his banking role – but now he’s landed yet another job I actually don’t know where to begin writing about George Osborne becoming the editor of the London Evening Standard . So bizarre is the latest from the once likely heir to No 10 that people will, for years to come, speak of where they were when they heard the news. It happened on Friday so, natu
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Empire 2.0 is dangerous nostalgia for something that never existed | David OlusogaHopes that post-Brexit Britain can boost Commonwealth trade is ill-founded. Those countries have moved on When Lord North, prime minister at the time of the American revolution, received the news that British forces had lost the war, and with it the American colonies, he was reported to have been physically struck by the magnitude of the news, as if hit by a musket ball. “Oh God, it’s all over,” h
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We must all stand up to the world’s richest nation and oppose its use of modern slaveryThe Qatari government has failed to keep its pledge to reform its migrant labour system Life for a migrant worker under Qatar’s kafala sponsorship system means living under your employer’s total control over every aspect of your existence – from opening a bank account to changing jobs, and even being allowed to leave the country. This corrupt system starts with recruitment under false pretences in
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Why Berlin won’t give Theresa May an easy ride over Brexit | Christian OdendahlGermany’s British exports are far less important to it than loyalty to the European project Those in Britain hoping for a soft European Union stance in forthcoming negotiations sooner or later mention the car manufacturer BMW, one of Germany’s prime exporters. Surely BMW would like to continue exporting its cars freely and will use its considerable political influence, together with that of the en
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Musicians must keep Britain in tune with EU after Brexit, says AshkenazyThe veteran Russian pianist and conductor defends our common European culture Vladimir Ashkenazy, one of the most revered figures in classical music, has called on musicians to strive to keep up British links with Europe in the face of Brexit. The great Russian conductor and pianist, who made his name as a soloist in the 1960s and 70s, spoke passionately to the Observer about his continued faith i
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Haunted by the mystery deaths in Nicaragua’s brutal sugarcane fieldsKidney disease has killed 20,000 agricultural workers, but no one knows why Two brothers stand in a dusty alley in the town of Chichigalpa in Nicaragua. They stare with suspicion at Australian photographer Josh Mcdonald, who has just captured their image – a picture that won a Wellcome Image award last week for its depiction of the impact of a medical condition that has been devastating the male p
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The ‘lost’ novels that Anthony Burgess hoped would make him richThe acclaimed writer, who gained only meagre rewards from A Clockwork Orange, planned a money-making trilogy Anthony Burgess, the author of A Clockwork Orange who was born 100 years ago this year, described himself as “a graphomane”. When not composing music, he was indefatigably at work on many genres: novels, short stories, children’s books, plays, film scripts, poems and countless book reviews,
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German PoW and hero goalie stars in tale of reconciliationFilm tells how Bert Trautmann, who played in Cup final with broken neck, overcame Nazi past As a piece of fiction, a film about a former Nazi paratrooper who becomes a hero of English football might struggle to convince audiences. But the true story of Manchester City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann has inspired a major movie that begins shooting this summer. One of the finest goalkeepers ever, admired
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Nicola Sturgeon: smooth operator, and very able to make mischief | Observer profileThe idealist remade herself as a leader with heart but is now locked in a ferocious struggle over a second referendum Within 48 hours of becoming prime minister in July last year, Theresa May flew to Edinburgh to meet Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon for the first time. Although differences between the two over Brexit and a second Scottish independence referendum were aired, they seemed t
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Five centuries on, Martin Luther should be feted as hero of liberty and free speechThe story of the German reformer who challenged the Catholic church has resonance today In the English version of the Reformation, Martin Luther’s role amounts to little more than noises off. First, he attracted the hostility of Henry VIII, aided and abetted by Thomas More, as they flung barbs at “this venomous serpent” challenging the Catholic church’s stranglehold over Europe. Then, just over a
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Don’t tell me you weren’t warned about Corbyn | Nick CohenJeremy Corbyn is going to bury the Labour party. If you don’t want that, do something As supporters of Jeremy Corbyn read the Observer , could the rest of you talk among yourselves why I speak to them directly? You should know there is a faint chance Theresa May will call an early election. She says she doesn’t want to, and it would be difficult to arrange. But May also said she didn’t want Britai
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BBC must now do for arts what it has done for science, says R4 culture bossJames Runcie plans to rebalance programmes in drive to put more ‘creative voices’ on air With mathematicians, physicists and doctors dominating much of the airtime on BBC Radio 4, science coverage has never had it so good. But is it time to restore some balance? The talk station’s latest signing, the Grantchester novelist James Runcie , thinks so: “The renaissance in science shows has been remarka
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France’s divided left looks set for defeat in first-round electionsThe movement’s failure to unite behind one candidate will be costly This weekend is billed as the “final round” in the battle of France’s bitterly, almost fatally, divided left. Two big weekend rallies pit Benoît Hamon versus Jean-Luc Mélenchon: the socialist left versus the hard left, a battle that seems set to ensure that neither will win the ultimate struggle to become the country’s next leader
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Fear stalks migrants huddled along Hungary’s borderMigrants waiting in Serbia face new barriers including an electrified fence Behind a high metal fence topped with loose curls of barbed wire, the newly positioned blue shipping containers lined neatly along Hungary’s southern border at Röszke provide a glimpse of the new plans of the prime minister, Viktor Orbán, to detain thousands of asylum seekers, including children. Construction on Hungary’s
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Banned and barred, Israel’s women stand up to religious hardlinersUltra-Orthodox influence has excluded women from speaking at funerals and public prayers, and taken them off the radio The jeering crowds of men, held back by a thin security cordon as they screamed at the small group of women heading to the most sacred site in Judaism, occasionally made contact, kicking, pushing or tripping one of the would-be worshippers. Sarah Moody, a 27-year-old preparing to
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As drought sweeps Kenya, herders invade farms and old wounds are reopenedThreatened by famine, pastoralists have turned to violence Sitting on the edge of Kenya’s highest mountain, its spectacular dun-coloured vistas stretching out into the endless distance, Laikipia is one of the most beautiful corners of east Africa. The region received a rush of publicity in 2010 when Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton at a log cabin there. Tens of thousands of tourists now f
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Kellyanne Conway's husband is Trump pick for justice department post – report Wall Street Journal says George Conway will head civil division White House and Department of Justice do not confirm choice Donald Trump has chosen the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to head the civil division of the Justice Department, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. Related: 'That's not how it works': Trump's grasp of Nato questioned after Merkel tweets Continue
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Eddie Jones: ‘We were just not good enough – we still have a lot to do’ • England’s 13-9 defeat to Ireland was Jones’s first loss as head coach • Jones pressing Twickenham to arrange game against New Zealand Eddie Jones believes at least 15 of his players should be named in the Lions squad for the summer tour to New Zealand and is pressing Twickenham to arrange a match against the All Blacks. The England coach is unconcerned that the end of his side’s 18-match winnin
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‘We’re cheated, first in India, then in Qatar’: how World Cup workers are deceived In India and Nepal, agents and middlemen charge up to £1,000 in illegal fees to recruit workers for World Cup 2022 A group of young men jump to attention as Vishnukanth Thapar nonchalantly sweeps past to open the front door of the Career Wings travel agency. Seconds after stepping into a shabby, ground-floor office he stops at a wooden shrine adorned with Hindu deities, bowing his head and joinin
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Guide to men's wallets: the wish list – in pictures Whether you want to make a statement with your cardholder or just a practical accessory to stash your cash, we’ve got the wallet for you. Just remember not to blow your budget or you’ll have nothing left to put in it Continue reading...
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Five ways to wear... a floral dress – in pictures Spring is upon us, so add a flowery dress to your everyday wardrobe. Preen Line’s floaty tiered-hem dress is super versatile and worth the pennies Photography: Daniel Benson Continue reading...
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Chuck Berry, pioneer rock'n'roll guitarist, dies at age of 90 Police in St Louis confirm musician’s death after being found at a home on Saturday afternoon Appreciation: Rock’n’roller who wrote the soundtrack for teen rebellion Tributes pour in for ‘greatest rock‘n’roll writer who ever lived’ The legendary guitarist Chuck Berry, who merged blues and swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll, died on Saturday aged 90, according to Missouri police. St Ch
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Cross-party alliance takes on Theresa May over grammar schools Critics say selection won’t help social mobility crisis, as former Tory education secretary Nicky Morgan adds voice Theresa May’s personal crusade to expand the number of grammar schools is in serious jeopardy today as senior Tory, Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs unite in an unprecedented cross-party campaign to kill off the prime minister’s flagship education reform . In a highly unusual move, t
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Red Bull’s Christian Horner says F1 is in need of competitive racingTeam principal believes new owners must act if Mercedes continue to dominate the sport but imposing artificial restrictions would not work Further sustained dominance by Mercedes would be unpalatable for Formula One, according to Christian Horner, and the Red Bull principal believes the sport’s new owners, Liberty Media, would surely have to act if the world champions prove yet again to be far ahe
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English nationalism is rising: but hard Brexit is not the way to assuage itThe new sense of England as a nation harks back to the nostalgic power of the unitary state. Freewheeling global trade is not part of that vision Last week saw the opening moves in a high-stakes game of poker between Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May. It has left us peering into the future, trying to figure out how their row over the timing of a second Scottish independence referendum will play out.
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Most Britons say Brexit vote makes break-up of UK more likely – poll More than half of adults agree that leaving the EU puts the union in jeopardy, with the figure even higher in Scotland A majority of Britons believe the Brexit vote increases the chances of the United Kingdom breaking apart, a new poll shows. A survey by Opinium for the Observer shows that 54% agree that the UK’s vote to leave the EU has made a break-up more likely. Among Scots, the figure is eve
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Jackass Who Risked Lives Flying a Balloon Chair Fined $26k Daniel Boria was not the first person to see Up and think it would be a great idea to fly around in his own balloon chair. But he’ll stand as an eternal example of how thoughtless this kind of stunt can be. A judge in the Canadian city of Calgary did not find Boria’s actions to be a laughing matter when he handed down his sentence on Friday. “There was nothing fantastic, fun or exhilarating about
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Study of football team produces largest known dataset for concussion diagnosticsFollowing a three-year study of a football program, researchers have created the largest dataset to date of extracellular small RNAs, which are potential biomarkers for diagnosing medical conditions, including concussions.
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Evolocumab significantly reduces risk of cardiovascular eventsEvolocumab, one of the new targeted PCSK9 inhibitor drugs that has been shown to dramatically lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol, also significantly lowers the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with existing heart or vascular disease already on statin therapy, according to new research.
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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 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.
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There's No Way A Little Ice Will Stop Tony Beets | Gold Rush #GoldRush With his dredge and washplant frozen solid, Tony leads his team in firing up the equipment and saving it from the ice. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gold_Rush https://twitter.com/
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
New study finds antithrombotic therapy has no benefit for low-risk atrial fibrillation patientsFindings from a large, community-based study show that antithrombotic therapy doesn't decrease low-risk atrial fibrillation patients' risk of suffering a stroke within five years.
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Routine blood tests can help measure a patient's future risk for chronic disease, new study findsA new study finds that combining information from routine blood tests and age of primary care patients can create a score that measures future risk of chronic disease.
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New study finds people who have high levels of two markers at high risk of adverse heart eventsNew research suggests that GlycA, a newly identified blood marker, and C-reactive protein both independently predict major adverse cardiac events, including heart failure and death. Patients who have high levels of both biomarkers are at especially high risk.
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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement as effective as surgery in intermediate patientsMedtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today unveiled first-ever clinical data from the Surgical Replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (SURTAVI) Trial.
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Gizmodo
Watch How Tom Cruise Pulled Off Zero-G Plane Stunt for The Mummy A nausea-inducing behind-the-scenes featurette shows how Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, and the crew defied gravity to bring a key scene from The Mummy to life. No Book of the Dead required. When the first trailer for Universal’s The Mummy reboot came out, one of the most impressive moments was the scene where Cruise, Wallis, and a bunch of soldiers were being tossed around a crashing plane like a
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Andy Murray is shock absentee from Miami Open with injured right elbow• World No1 said: ‘Apologies to my fans; it’s one of my favourite tournaments’ • Murray said his focus is now on getting ready for the clay season Andy Murray’s reign as world No1 shifted from uncertain to worrying on Saturday when injury forced him out of the Miami Open, which he has won twice before and which starts on Monday. Nor is there any assurance that the 29-year-old Scot, whose form has
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Romelu Lukaku’s ambition is the same as Ronald Koeman’s | Daniel TaylorEverton manager has readily changed clubs to further his own career and this response to Lukaku’s desire to move shows an all too common double standard They were nine games into the Eredivisie season when Valencia came calling for Ronald Koeman in October 2007. PSV Eindhoven, the team he had led to the Dutch title, had won seven and drawn two and were enjoying the view from the top of the table.
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Dakota Access pipeline: appeals court refuses tribes' request to stop oil flow Two tribes sought emergency order to stop oil flow while suit plays out DC court ruling means controversial pipeline could start work Monday An appeals court on Saturday refused a request from two Native American tribes for an “emergency” order that would prevent oil from flowing through Dakota Access pipeline. Related: Native Americans take Dakota Access pipeline protest to Washington Continue r
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Investigators find three headless corpses in mass grave of 15 at Venezuela prison Grave at Guarico prison could hold as many as 100 bodies, group says Authorities give no explanation for deaths in lawless prison system Fifteen corpses, three of them headless, have been found in a mass grave at a Venezuelan prison and more may be discovered, investigators said on Saturday. Related: The architecture of fear: how Caracas has adapted to constant threat of violence Continue reading
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Scientists Finally Figure out Why the Water Bear Is Nearly Indestructible Freeze it, boil it, or expose it to radiation. The water bear shrugs it off. Now we know why. Read More
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Sturgeon’s warning to May: obstruct second referendum at your perilSNP leader launches fiery attack on PM as she throws down the gauntlet on independence vote Nicola Sturgeon has launched a ferocious attack on Theresa May, accusing her of “condescension and inflexibility” and insisting there would definitely be a second referendum on independence however hard the prime minister tried to block it. In a sign of the test of wills to come, Scotland’s first minister s
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Real Madrid stretch lead over Barcelona thanks to Benzema and Casemiro Real Madrid moved five points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao. Karim Benzema put the visitors in front after being set up by Cristiano Ronaldo on 24 minutes but Bilbao, who had previously lost only once at home all season, equalised through Aritz Aduriz just after the hour. Continue reading...
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Wales coach Rob Howley accuses France of ‘undermining game’s integrity’• Rob Howley angry over replacement of Uini Atonio for alleged head injury • Wales’s George North left with bite marks on arm after Six Nations match The fallout from the extraordinary climax to France’s victory over Wales – secured 20 minutes after the 80 were up – looks set to run. Rob Howley, Wales’s coach, has accused the French of undermining the integrity of the game. He cited, as well, a di
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England finishers hit endgame against Ireland’s unyielding Johnny Sexton | Andy BullPower, pace and skill desert Eddie Jones’s team in the Six Nations finale as Ireland rediscover the intensity that halted the All Blacks’ winning streak late last year The ceremony was bittersweet, the trophy heavy, England’s smiles thin and unconvincing. They won the title with a defeat, their first in a year, five months and 16 days. Their last loss was to Australia at Twickenham in October 2015
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A Species Eats up to 800 Million Tons of Prey per Year, More Than Humans or Whales A Swiss scientist identifies the top predator in the world in a new study. Read More
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Paris airport attacker had long criminal record Zied Ben Belgacem, 39, is believed to have been radicalised in prison and was on French terrorism watchlist The Paris airport attacker who tried to take a soldier hostage before being shot dead had a long criminal record, French anti-terror officials have said. Zied Ben Belgacem shot and wounded a police officer in northern Paris before travelling across the city to Orly airport , where he was ki
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Gizmodo
Pixar's Demo Reel From the '80s Is a Trip to the Digital Dark Ages GIF: Pixar Pixar may be known for its eye-popping animation and airtight storytelling these days, but in 1988 it was a struggling high-end computer manufacturer with a demo video aimed at boring government bureaucrats. The Pixar Image Computer was cutting edge tech in the late ‘80s and it cost $135,000 a pop. Users also had to buy a $35,000 workstation from Sun Microsystems or Silicon Graphics to
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Secret tape reveals Momentum plot to seize control of Labour Exclusive: Grassroots group hopes to harness power of UK’s largest union, Unite, and secure succession after Jeremy Corbyn A hard-left plot by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn to seize permanent control of the Labour party and consolidate their power by formally joining forces with the super-union Unite can be revealed by the Observer . The plans, described on Saturday by Labour’s deputy leader Tom Wa
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Patel to defend aid budget as famine crisis spreads The minister, who suggested in 2013 that the Department for International Development be scrapped, said the world was looking to Britain for leadership Priti Patel, the international development secretary, will make her most robust defence of Britain’s aid spending on Monday when she announces an “intensifying” of efforts to tackle poverty and disease abroad. In a speech that will be cautiously w
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African-Americans may receive different advice on statin therapyStudy investigates whether modern statin guidelines accurately identify African American patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Guidelines differ on recommendations of statin treatment for African-AmericansApproximately 1 in 4 African-American individuals recommended for statin therapy under guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association are no longer recommended for statin therapy under guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force, according to a study published online by JAMA Cardiology. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the Am
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Combining risk score tools improves stroke prediction for atrial fibrillation patientsCombining two independent, scientifically-proven risk measurements allows physicians to better predict an atrial fibrillation patient's risk of stroke or death. The tools also help determine the need for blood thinners in treatment, according to new research.
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New study finds potential breakthrough in determining who's at risk for heart attacksResearchers are revisiting their views on the relative dangers soft and hard atherosclerotic plaque deposits pose to heart health. Findings of a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute may be a 'game-changer' for determining who's at risk of a heart attack, they say.
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Benik Afobe lifts Bournemouth clear as Swansea remain in danger Bournemouth recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time since last March to hoist themselves nine points clear of the relegation zone and dent Swansea’s survival hopes. Eddie Howe felt he was ageing after his team’s difficult start to the year but this relentless display will have left him full of vigour. The pressure was on for both teams, with wins for Leicester and Crystal Palace befo
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Pulling the String on Yo-Yo Weight GainMice that lost weight and then gained back more than they lost maintained an obesity-type microbiome that affected biochemicals involved in either burning or adding fat--suggesting... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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England pursuit of grand slam and record foiled by defiant Ireland• Ireland 13-9 England • Iain Henderson try the difference in Dublin’s Six Nations finale England’s ambition is to match New Zealand and here they managed it, losing to Ireland as they chased a record 19th consecutive Test victory for a tier one nation as the All Blacks did five months before. The champions also forfeited the opportunity to become the first team to achieve back-to-back grand slams
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Chelsea Clinton joins board of online travel site Expedia, documents say Daughter of Hillary Clinton could earn $250,000-$300,000 a year Expedia filing comes day after news of children’s book, She Persisted Chelsea Clinton is joining the board of directors of online travel booking site Expedia, according to documents filed with federal authorities this week. Related: Hillary Clinton 'ready to come out of the woods' and rejoin public life Continue reading...
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Drosophila effectively models human genes responsible for genetic kidney diseasesThe majority of genes associated with nephrotic syndrome (NS) in humans also play pivotal roles in Drosophila renal function, a conservation of function across species that validates transgenic flies as ideal pre-clinical models to improve understanding of human disease, a research team reports.
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First global guidance for HPV vaccination for cervical cancer preventionA clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been released for the prevention of cervical cancer.
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Gizmodo
Tesla Is Killing Off Its Cheapest Model S Options Less Than A Year After Introducing Them Photo credit: Spencer Platt/ Getty Images Sorry, fellow penny pinchers: Less than a year after reintroducing a cheaper 60 kWh battery into its Model S lineup, Tesla will kill off that option in order to “simplify the ordering process.” It sounds like Tesla’s doing that because most people just buy the more expensive version or upgrade to it later. For those who have never really shopped for a Tes
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New blood thinner better at preventing recurrent blood clots than aspirinThe blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin, and more effective at preventing recurrence of life-threatening blood clots in the legs and lungs, according to a new study.
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SXSW 2017: Grandaddy returns from 11-year hiatus with old favorites Frontman Jason Lytle proved the band still has some life left, while punk duo PWR BTTM – who caused a stir for calling out SXSW – delivered a highly entertaining show The Australian punk act from Sydney have been all over Austin this week and drew a large mid-afternoon crowd made up of fans and unsuspecting St Patrick’s Day revelers. Melodic and angsty lead singer Hannah Joy’s voice flits between
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What Do You Know ... About Busy Directors? Katie Martin / The Atlantic In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored the cult classics of the future , Monopoly’s forgotten meaning , the legacy of Carol Field , a volcano’s impending explosion , the history behind a far-right candidate’s rise , and more. Can you remember the key facts? Find the answers to this week’s questions in the articles linked above—or go ahead and test your
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Any Live-Action Mulan Without 'I'll Make a Man Out of You' Is Simply a Tragedy Image: Disney Mulan director Niki Caro has broken my heart. Don’t get me wrong, she’s an amazing director, and I’m thrilled Disney is hiring more women like her to head their films. But she’s now saying the live-action Mulan most likely won’t have singing, which means no “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.” No, Mulan , NO. In an interview with Moviefone , Caro confirmed that, as of now, there won’t be a
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The climate change battle dividing Trump’s AmericaClimate change denial and energy conspiracy are high on the president’s agenda, but US scientists are fighting back Ever since Donald Trump became US president, certain sectors of American society have felt particularly embattled. His statements on Mexicans and Muslims are notorious, but there is another community, less heard about, that has also been sent reeling: scientists. If politics has neve
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France stun Wales by snatching win amid 100th-minute madness• France 20-18 Wales • Six Nations game lasts almost 100 minutes after astonishing last play Extraordinary scenes. This was the sort of game to enrage the French but notice of their revival has been served by the manner in which they found a way to win , while chaos and insanity reigned. A full 20 minutes after the 80 minutes was up, they finally barged their way to victory with a try by Camille C
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Stretch Your Wi-Fi To the Limit With This $22 Range Extender TP-Link AC750 Range Extender , $22 Wi-Fi range extenders can’t work miracles, but if there’s one spot in your house with spotty coverage, they can be a much cheaper solution than buying a new router. So for $22, why not give this one a try? That’s within a couple bucks of an all-time low. More Deals
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PCSK9 inhibitior bococizumab produces varying resultsResearchers report that bococizumab had short-term benefits on lowering cholesterol levels and significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular events by 21 percent compared to placebo among those who had baseline LDL cholesterol levels of greater than 100 mg/dL. However, the cholesterol lowering effect tended to diminish over time in some patients and bococizumab did not reduce cardiovascular eve
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Share of women researchers grows with their research as impactful as men'sThe share of women among researchers has increased between four and 11 percentage points between the periods 1996-2000 and 2011-2015 among 12 geographies. Across these geographies, women's scholarly articles are cited or downloaded at similar rates to men's while women tend to publish fewer articles than men on average, report researchers.
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The Soay Island Sea Monster of 1959The tale of a strange sea monster that can... maybe... be resolved... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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These Viscious Army Ants Have Our Survivalists Trapped | Naked and Afraid #NakedAndAfraid | Sundays at 10/9c Thousands of tiny army ants with painful fish hook jaws block Tim and Shannon's path from every direction. Is there any way through? Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/naked-and-afraid Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NakedandAfraid https://www.facebook.c
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Osteoporosis drug found safe in long-term trialA new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.
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Nano-polycrystalline film leads to stronger magnetism compared to single-crystal filmsNanoscale pillar-shaped distribution of iron in strontium titanate can change its magnetic and magnetooptical response drastically, say researchers. Surprisingly, the polycrystalline film on the silicon substrate showed stronger magnetism than a single crystalline film.
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The 21st Century's Most Important Idea... & Older Natural Algorithmic Forces Evolution exists and exerts itself in a different way than gravity does... because natural selection is an "algorithmic force." Read More
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London anti-racism march draws tens of thousands of protesters Speakers at rally berate populism behind the rise of the far-right in Europe, Britain’s vote to leave the EU, and Donald Trump As many as 30,000 people have joined a march against racism in London during which campaigners voiced their opposition to the wave of populism they say elected Donald Trump, saw Britain vote to leave the EU and fuelled the rise of far-right politics around Europe. The for
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North Korean Nukes and the Grand International-Relations Experiment in Asia “We are about to run an experiment,” the international-relations scholar Robert Jervis recently observed of the Trump presidency. Scholars of international politics, he wrote, “bemoan the fact that our sub-field cannot draw on the experimental method.” But with an American president whose stated views on international relations differ so dramatically from those of his recent predecessors, even wh
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For female mosquitoes, two sets of odor sensors are better than oneThe malaria mosquito has a second complete set of odor receptors that are specially tuned to human scents, a team of biologists has found.
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Exergaming can reduce sedentary time, increase social wellbeingDigital gaming has generally been perceived to increase individuals’ sedentary time. According to a new dissertation, gaming can also act as a medium to promote health. Exergaming is a form of digital gaming that combines games with physical activity: the game requires physical activity from the player in order to play the game, and the outcome of the game is partly determined by that physical act
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The Guardian
Sturgeon in plea to anti-independence voters over referendum plan SNP leader says Scotland should support her challenge to Theresa May to agree to a vote in as little as 18 months’ time Nicola Sturgeon has appealed to anti-independence voters to back her demands for a referendum, claiming it would be unjust and anti-democratic to reject one. Addressing the majority of Scottish voters who opposed a referendum before Brexit directly, the first minister said the c
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Troy Deeney’s own goal against Watford gives Crystal Palace rare home win A penny for Gareth Southgate’s thoughts. In the week that the England manager picked his first squad since being confirmed as Sam Allardyce’s permanent replacement, Wilfried Zaha turned in yet another virtuoso performance as Southgate’s former club put distance between themselves and the bottom three with a third straight victory. Related: Bournemouth v Swansea City: Premier League – live! Contin
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Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel plays heroic role in 3-2 victory at West Ham If the mark of a special player is to make the extraordinary look routine, then Kasper Schmeichel is building a compelling case to be seen as the equal of any of his goalkeeping colleagues. The greatest goalkeepers win matches and the man whose penalty save against Sevilla ensured that Leicester City are the last English team left in the Champions League came to their rescue again by frustrating
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Scotland send Vern Cotter off on a high note with easy win over Italy• Scotland 29-0 Italy • Coach Cotter finishes with record of 19 wins from 36 matches in charge An emotional Vern Cotter signed off from Scotland, not quite with the style showcased earlier in the tournament but with the substance of three Six Nations victories in a campaign for the first time since 2006. The departing Kiwi even shed a tear and, considering the progress made over the past three yea
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Gizmodo
Scientists Say This Society Has the Healthiest Hearts on Earth GIF: Wikipedia Researchers have identified the Tsimane people as having the healthiest hearts in the world. As expected, diet and exercise are believed to be responsible for the populations incredible heart health well into old age. What’s perhaps most surprising about their diet is how heavy it is in carbs. A new study published in The Lancet details the research conducted July 2014 and Septembe
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Your underwhelming St Patrick's Day photos From drizzle in Manchester to awful bar signs in New York City, our readers were kind enough to send us photos of their thoroughly average St Patrick’s Day celebrations Continue reading...
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Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea City: Premier League – live! An Alfie Mawson own goal and Benik Afobe’s second-half strike gave Bournemouth a deserved win that moved them up to 11th in the table 7.20pm GMT Peep peep! That’s an excellent and deserved win for Bournemouth. The game was pretty even until Alfie Mawson’s unfortunate own goal, but after that they were largely in control and deserve the cushion given them by Benik Afobe’s goal. They are nine point
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Chelsea believe Premier League title is coming after Gary Cahill sinks Stoke Gary Cahill’s 87th-minute winner had Antonio Conte swinging in delight on the roof of Chelsea’s bench and the captain mobbed by team-mates in front of a delirious travelling contingent. This was particularly sweet for Cahill as his push on Jonathan Walters allowed the same player to equalise Willian’s opener as the break encroached. Continue reading...
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Romelu Lukaku maintains Everton hot streak with brace in 4-0 defeat of Hull It may not escape the attention of a man of Romelu Lukaku’s ambition that the previous player to score 20 league goals in a season for Everton promptly earned a move to Barcelona. It scarcely hindered Gary Lineker’s cause that he was the 1986 World Cup’s most prolific player, but Lukaku is on course for a Golden Boot of his own. An added-time double meant that, with 21, he surged clear in the Pre
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Robb Stark Is a Space Priest in Amazon's Promising Pilot Oasis All Images: Amazon It’s pilot season, and Amazon is again asking viewers to suggest which of their shows should move forward this year. One of them is Oasis , a scifi drama about a chaplain who helps bring religion to a dying space colony. Also, God might be there. Or aliens. Or both. It’s kind of hard to tell at this point. Oasis stars Game of Thrones ’ Richard Madden as Peter, a priest with a p
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The Guardian
'That's not how it works': Trump's grasp of Nato questioned after Merkel tweets President’s claim that Germany owes the US ‘vast sums of money’ shows a lack of understanding, says ex-Nato representative On the heels of a visibly awkward visit from the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump said on Saturday that Germany owed “vast sums of money” to Nato and the US, even though the alliance does not stipulate payments to America. Related: Angela Merkel and Trump can't
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Nashville lies at the heart of a divided country: ‘Trump got bubbas to the polls’ As the president staged a rally attended largely by out-of-towners, Democratic-leaning denizens of Tennessee’s ‘Brooklyn’ pondered an urban-rural rift Men in stetsons, check shirts and jeans swing their partners around to the thrum of drums, fiddle, keyboard and steel guitar of Mike Oldham & The Tone Rangers. The walls at Robert’s Western World in Nashville, Tennessee, are coated with beer logos
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Is it me you're sewing for? Lionel Richie street embroidery – in pictures When she was living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Molly Evans Fox created #LionelStitchie , a street embroidery project that combined her talent as a textile artist and her love of photography. The project features Lionel Richie hits embroidered on to discarded furniture in a fitting cheese-coloured yarn. “I have a thing for old furniture,” Evans Fox says. “I think the textiles in our homes somehow re
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Abnormal development of the brain in an intractable disease, thanatophoric dysplasiaThanatophoric dysplasia (TD) is an intractable disease with abnormalities of bones and the brain. Because of experimental difficulties, its pathophysiology is largely unknown. In this study, by combining ferrets, whose brain is rather similar to that of humans, and unique technique developed by the present researchers, neuronal translocation along radial glial fibers to the cerebral cortex during
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Ireland v England: Six Nations – live! Live updates from the 5pm GMT kick-off in Dublin Read tributes to Dan Lucas from our Scotland v Italy MBM Email michael.butler@theguardian.com or tweet @michaelbutler18 7.11pm GMT Related: England pursuit of grand slam and record foiled by defiant Ireland 7.08pm GMT England win the title, but can’t seal the Grand Slam . “We learnt a lot of lessons out here today,” says Dylan Hartley. England’s fi
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What is it with Trump and handshakes? This is getting awkward | Moustafa Bayoumi From the Abe Assault to the Trudeau Standoff and the May Grab we now have: the Merkel Moment It sounds ridiculous, but it really is beginning to look like you can read Donald Trump’s foreign policy by the bizarre ways that he shakes the hands of foreign leaders. First there was the Abe Assault, nineteen seconds of Trump trying show the Japanese prime minister who’s the boss. (Cue Abe’s eye roll.)
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Arsène Wenger says ‘you will soon know’ of decision on his Arsenal future• Fans chartered plane over The Hawthorns trailing ‘Wenger Out’ banner • Arsenal’s defeat by West Brom is fourth in last five Premier League games Arsène Wenger now claims he has made a decision on his future but that he has yet to communicate his intentions to anyone else at Arsenal. “You will soon know,” he said teasingly, after a 3-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns saw his team
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'Do no harm' vs 'legitimate use of force'Bioethicists study whether health professionals in the Canadian Armed Forces can abide by two ethics codes, civilian and military.
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Grayling hopes Brexit brings new apprenticeships in trainStill haunted by the Bombardier debacle in Derby, the Department for Transport seems eager to build rail skills at home The Bombardier train factory teetered on the brink of closure in 2011, when it lost a key contract for British carriages to Germany. The Derby site survived, but the debate over protecting high-value domestic jobs from foreign competition rumbles on, especially with Brexit on the
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Aberdeen wrestles with hard choices as independence looms againHit hard by falling oil prices and job losses, the Scottish ‘energy capital of Europe’ is facing a complex decision at a time of uncertainty Europe’s busiest heliport, which ferries offshore oil workers between north-east Scotland and North Sea rigs, is normally one of the most active parts of Aberdeen. But the oil industry’s two-year slump and thousands of job losses mean some residents say the f
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Rising prices set to push inflation over 2% Bank of England targetFigures next week will show the pummelled pound’s effect on prices, but don’t expect an interest rate hike just yet Rising food and fuel costs are expected to have pushed inflation to its highest level in more than three years when official figures are released on Tuesday, underscoring the impact of the Brexit-battered pound on prices in the shops. Economists predict that the data will show inflat
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'Steve being Steve': Iowa voters on King's 'somebody else's babies' remark Rural constituents largely accept the Republican as a politician who says ‘what he believes’, despite recent storm over allegedly racist remarks Outside his rural congressional district stretching over 39 Iowa counties, conservative U.S. Rep. Steve King’s stream of inflammatory comments generate outrage and condemnation. Back home, they rate little more than a shrug. Related: 'Paris in Georgia':
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The Guardian
Nottingham Forest strike late against Derby as new managers share spoils This particularly venomous local argument could easily have been re-named ‘El Chaotico’ such has been the mayhem at opposite ends of the A52. It was perhaps fitting, after the embarrassing statistics which had dominated the build-up to the renewal of hostilities, that neither club could claim victory and the Brian Clough trophy. It is doubtful the great man would have wanted to be associated with
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Austrian woman punched in face by stranger outside London tube station Police appeal for witnesses after man in mid-20s attacks 60-year-old tourist outside Warwick Avenue station Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a tourist in London was repeatedly punched in the face by a man who followed her from a tube station. The 60-year-old, who was visiting from Austria, agreed to an image showing her injuries being released by the Metropolitan police as
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Gizmodo
Russian Bank Says Hackers Are Trying to Make It Look Like Its Servers Are Contacting Trump Photo: Getty The saga of Russian cyber-ties to Trump just gets more complicated. Reports of contact between an Alfa Bank server and one belonging to the Trump organization have been circulating for months. Now, the bank says that US-based hackers have been attempting to make it appear that its servers are communicating with Trump since mid-February. First reported back in October by the New York
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'Alternative facts': A Psychiatrist's Guide to Distorted RealityAlternate realities don't just exist in politics – and not all falsehoods are lies. Distortions of the truth can range from a normal part of human nature to pathological.
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The Guardian
'Girls relied on me for sanitary towels': teachers on child poverty in schools After news of low-income families struggling to afford sanitary protection, we asked teachers about other indicators of child poverty they encountered Girls from low-income families across England are struggling to afford sanitary protection, the Guardian has been told. In many cases teachers themselves are stepping in to help, buying supplies for students. We asked teachers whether there were ot
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Forskelsbehandling skal gøre klimatilpasning billigereFrem for at give alle borgere samme minimumssikring mod skybrud udvælger man i Aarhus de projekter, hvor man får mest for pengene.
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Donald Trump's disregard for words – and truth – is finally catching up with him | Lawrence Douglas His surreal wiretapping allegations against Obama and the GCHQ – as well as his comments on ‘banning Muslims’ – cost him politically this week The bizarre allegations did not come courtesy of Vladimir Putin. Their source was not a mayhem-spreading autocrat eager to drive a wedge between firm democratic allies. No, they came directly from the White House itself. On Thursday, in a surreal news brie
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A Separation by Katie Kitamura review – a smart study of upper-class alienation From the glamour of Glyndebourne to murder in Greece – a woman’s intriguing quest to find the husband who divorced her Katie Kitamura’s first novel, The Longshot , was set in the closed, masculine universe of martial arts, while her second, Gone to the Fores t , was a fable of destruction set in an allegorical, unnamed country. This third novel also takes place in an attenuated world stiff with c
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George Osborne is laughing at us as he takes his Evening Standard job | Aditya Chakrabortty David Cameron’s cabinet was full of bunglers, chancers and the shameless, banging on about ‘social mobility’ while ensuring the opposite In which tinpot country would a former finance minister and senior politician of the governing party be handed the editorship of the capital’s newspaper? In what cut-price Ruritania would that story be broken on the state broadcaster by the former right-hand man
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Trump's NASA Budget Would Cancel These 4 Earth Science MissionsOn the chopping block are the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem satellite; the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 experiment; the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory Pathfinder mission; and the Deep Space Climate Observatory.
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Tully Monster Still a MysteryA new study underscores the enigmatic nature of a particularly puzzling fossil creature -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica
With a 10-day supply of opioids, 1 in 5 become long-term users Enlarge (credit: Getty | smartstock ) The longer a person uses opioids, the greater the risk of forming a deadly addiction . But just how long does it take to switch from being a short-term user—say, while you’re dealing with pain after a surgery—to a long-term, potentially problematic user? A few weeks? A month? According to a new study, that transition could take just a matter of days. Read 9 r
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Why I love… Drew Barrymore Her whole vibe is ‘aggressively gentle hippy’ with an edge In that frantic final stretch between finishing my degree and waiting for the sweet release of summer, I chose to combat my stress by watching a childhood classic, 1982’s ET . My howls of anguish brought concerned housemates to my room, where I pointed at the screen and gasped, “It’s Gertie. She’s just so cute!” The film’s youngest charac
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The Atlantic
Today's News: March 18, 2017 —Security officers at the Paris Orly Airport shot and killed a man who had tried to take a soldier’s gun, and the incident is now being investigated as a possible act of terrorism. More here —Chuck Berry, one of the most influential rock and roll musicians, died. He was 90. More here —We’re tracking the news stories of the day below. All updates are in Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5). Read On »
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West Bromwich’s Dawson soars as 3-1 win piles pressure on Arsenal’s Wenger Arsène Wenger endured another black day in the Black Country, his side comfortably beaten by a West Bromwich Albion team who, in losing their last two matches, appeared to have switched off on reaching 40 points. There was no such luck for the visitors, who remain outside the top four after losing for a fourth time in five league games and will not gain their annual pass into the Champions League
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Bush Theatre boss Madani Younis: ‘I want to provoke culture’ As London’s Bush theatre prepares for a grand reopening, its artistic director Madani Younis explains why his vision for it is nationally important – and what people really mean when they talk about ‘diversity’ Most interviewees keep up a best-behaviour version of their public self while the Dictaphone is on, leaving me to work out what they’re really like from the clues they unwittingly drop. De
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Saturday's Best Deals: Custom Timbuk2 Bags, Wi-Fi Range Extender, LifeStraw, and More Custom Timbuk2 bags , TP-Link range extenders , and a hand vacuum for pet owners lead off Saturday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals TP-Link AC750 Range Extender , $22 Wi-Fi range extenders can’t work miracles, but if there’s one spot in your house with spotty coverage, they can be a much cheaper solution than buying a new router. So
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'BBC Dad' Interview Gets Inevitable Star Wars Parody Dammit, all Darth Vader wants to do is sit down with Emperor Palpatine for a nice chat about squashing the Rebellion, but those darn droids won’t leave Papa Anakin alone. YouTuber Jack of All Genius recently released a Star Wars parody of the now-infamous BBC interview with Professor Robert Kelly and his not-exactly-invited kids. Although it would’ve made more sense to have babies Luke and Leia i
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The Guardian
Arianna Huffington: ‘The work culture in Silicon Valley needs to change’ The media entrepreneur, 66, on turning an idea into a global news company, sexism in Silicon Valley and being in love My mother made us feel like we could do anything. My sister and I lived with her in a one-bedroom apartment in Greece after my parents separated. When I saw a picture of Cambridge University in a magazine and said I wanted to go, she never said: “Well, you have no money and you do
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Record numbers of EU nurses quit NHS Staffing crisis worsens as workers fear being unwelcome after Brexit The number of EU nationals registering as nurses in England has dropped by 92% since the Brexit referendum in June, and a record number are quitting the NHS, it can be revealed. Related: Nursing degree applications slump after NHS bursaries abolished Continue reading...
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Ars Technica
Gallery: The costumes and sights of PAX East 2017 Amid the surprisingly cold weather and lingering ice surrounding Boston's PAX East last weekend, one could see how the tenor of the show has changed over the years. At PAX East 2012, games from independent developers were relegated to a single Indie Megabooth , dwarfed by the big-name competition surrounding it. While that booth returned for 2017, the rest of the PAX show floor now seems like an
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9 Signs of Borderline Personality DisorderIt’s the most dramatized of the personality disorders, but one of the least understood. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen clears the air with nine signs of borderline... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Guardian
Stoke 1-2 Chelsea, West Ham 2-3 Leicester City and more: clockwatch – as it happened Another good day for runaway Premier League leaders Chelsea, as reigning champs Leicester finally win on the road this season. 5.04pm GMT And now the Championship: Birmingham 0-0 Newcastle; Blackburn 2-2 Preston; Burton 3-5 Brentford; Cardiff 3-1 Ipswich; Fulham 1-3 Wolves; Norwich 2-0 Barnsley; Nottm Forest 2-2 Derby; QPR 5-1 Rotherham; Wigan 0-2 Aston Villa. The Scottish Premiership: Aberdeen 2
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France 20-18 Wales: Six Nations – as it happened France prevailed after one of the most dramatic, chaotic conclusions to a game in Six Nations history, with nearly 20 minutes of extra time played before the hosts scored a converted try to snatch victory Match report: France 20-18 Wales 5.16pm GMT That brings this MBM to a close. After all the late drama, I will leave the final word to a reader I know Dan greatly enjoyed talking rugby with. Here
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Modern Toss – cartoon It’s World Poetry Day on 21 March! Continue reading...
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Tell us about working in the restaurant industry Stolen tips, bullying, drug use at work – chefs and maître d’s have lifted the lid on life in top restaurants. Now we’d like to hear from you If you work in the restaurant industry you may be no stranger to stories of stolen tips, long hours , drug use, intimidation, violence and sexual harassment in kitchens and even front of house. You may have spent years in your “dream job” experiencing these
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The Guardian
England are ready to take giant step into history books, says Dylan Hartley The team are in confident mood as they chase the grand slam and a record 19th successive Test victory when they meet Ireland in Dublin If England could choose the perfect day to be in Ireland pursuing a grand slam this would not be it. St Patrick’s weekend is in full exuberant swing and there are enough American tourists in Dublin to invite comparisons with Chicago, where Ireland ended New Zealan
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Derek Walcott obituaryNobel prize-winning poet who explored the cultural complexities of Caribbean life In a career spanning poetry, theatre, journalism, painting and teaching, Derek Walcott harnessed “the complexity of his own situation” – the phrase used by the Swedish Academy when he was awarded the Nobel prize in literature in 1992. Walcott, who has died aged 87, powerfully explored the cultural and linguistic comp
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The Guardian
What books do you have to read to be ‘well-read’? The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts What might be the minimum requirements for someone to be considered “well-read”? David Handley, Gargrave, North Yorkshire Continue reading...
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UK police confirm criminal investigation into Iraq human rights lawyer National Crime Agency says it is pursuing a number of lines of inquiry into Phil Shiner, who was struck off last month A criminal investigation into a disgraced lawyer who brought false claims against Iraq war veterans has a number of “lines of inquiry”, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said. A file on Phil Shiner, who was struck off last month for dishonestly pursuing torture and murder claim
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More Brawn, less braking and dramatic corners: what’s new for F1 in 2017?Better looking, faster cars, more physical demands on drivers, grid starts in the rain and new technical roles for old faces promise an intriguing new season This season’s cars boast a new design and the quest for a more aggressive appearance has been successful, especially on track. Pointier noses, lower rear wings and fat, more durable Pirelli rubber have combined to finally make the 2017 F1 car
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The Guardian
Wear and Tear by Tracy Tynan review – trapped in a parental horror film Kenneth Tynan and Elaine Dundy’s daughter delivers an astonishing family tell-all of narcissism and neglect Here is one peep behind the curtain I wish I’d never taken. Tracy Tynan, daughter of Kenneth Tynan and the writer Elaine Dundy , describes an upbringing of privilege and privation that deals a death blow to the character of both parents. If the Joan Crawford takedown Mommie Dearest is the t
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cognitive science
Why pro-inclusive policies may sabotage their own goals: Research published in European Education examines how policies that are meant to help encourage inclusion of communities can in fact achieve the opposite. submitted by /u/thedabarry [link] [comments]
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WIRED
Incorporated Built an Incredible World. Then Syfy Nuked It Other shows could've learned a thing or two from 'Incorporated' if Syfy had stuck with it. The post Incorporated Built an Incredible World. Then Syfy Nuked It appeared first on WIRED .
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Ny maskine kan automatisere prøvetagningStore danske industrivirksomheder har hjulpet virksomheden Biomatics Tech­nology med at udvikle en løsning, der kan erstatte de møjsommelige manuelle prøveudtagninger.
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High-risk pulmonary embolism patients often go without most effective treatmentsIn a new study presented today at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Session, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that the utilization rates of these potentially life-saving medications are low, particularly in the sub-group of PE patients who are critically ill.
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The Guardian
Man accused of murder says he checked lottery after finding ex's body Michael Lane said he went to local newsagent to check ticket because he was in denial about finding Shana Grice’s body A man accused of murder has told a court he went to check a lottery ticket after finding his former girlfriend dead with her throat slashed. Michael Lane, 27, said he panicked and that it did not cross his mind to dial 999 after finding 19-year-old Shana Grice’s body slumped agai
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The Guardian
Geoffrey Boycott and Les Cusworth remind us games change without our noticing | Tim LewisTest cricket and rugby are very different sports now compared to the 1970s and 1980s but golf has struggled to evolve and as a result finds itself in a deep hole If you stare at an image too closely all you see are weird pixels. So it is with sport. When you fixate on, say, the saga of Romelu Lukaku’s new contract , it’s easy to lose sight of a bigger picture: not least do we really now live in a
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The Guardian
Torrey Canyon disaster – the UK's worst-ever oil spill 50 years on The UK’s biggest ever oil spill in 1967 taught invaluable lessons about the response to disasters, toughened up shipping safety and stirred green activism “I saw this huge ship sailing and I thought he’s in rather close, I hope he knows what he’s doing,” recalled Gladys Perkins of the day 50 years ago, when Britain experienced its worst ever environmental disaster. Related: From the archive: the
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The Guardian
China rejects Trump criticisms over North Korea Chinese foreign minister speaks out after US president said Beijing had done little to deter Kim Jong-un’s nuclear ambitions China has rebuffed Donald Trump’s latest Twitter attack after the US president accused Beijing of doing little to help force North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, to abandon his nuclear ambitions. Speaking in Beijing alongside the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, the Chin
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Ars Technica
Lyft agrees to pay $27 million to settle driver classification lawsuit (credit: Kãrlis Dambrãns ) About 200,000 former and current Lyft drivers in California and their lawyers are to divvy up a combined $27 million under the settlement of a class action. The lawsuit involved the drivers' classification as hired contractors and not employees. Attorneys are to get about $3.6 million of the pot. However, even under the deal that was approved Thursday by a San Francisco
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Titan's Lakes May Fizz with NitrogenBubbles of nitrogen gas may explain strange shape-shifting “magic islands” in the hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's largest moon -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Triumph of the City: Engines of InnovationMost of humanity now lives in a metropolis. That simple fact helps to fuel our continued success as a species -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Guardian
Unilever is safe, but we need better defences against short-term capitalismA £115bn bid from US predator Kraft Heinz was successfully fended off. But the prime minister must see that things could have gone very differently The best defence against a bid is a high share price. So congratulations to Unilever, whose shares have improved by 20% since the day before Kraft Heinz turned up offering to buy the maker of Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Magnum ice-creams . In the event,
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Gizmodo
Give Your Existing Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms a Brain For Just $30 Leeo Smart Alert Smoke/CO Remote Alarm , $30 Smoke and CO alarms can keep you safe while you’re at home, but they’re totally useless if something goes haywire while you’re away. Leeo fixes that by alerting you on your phone whenever they go off, and you can get yours for just $30 today, or about $20 less than usual . To be clear, Leeo isn’t a smoke or CO alarm on its own; it’s basically an intern
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The Guardian
New York graffiti tour turns the illicit underground into accessible art Meet the street artist who gives tours around the city as part of a group that’s found success showing the legal side of what some consider urban blight It’s a blistery March afternoon and I am standing in a huddle of around 40 St John’s University freshmen outside of a high end coffee shop on the Lower East Side. We are all waiting for Leaf, our graffiti guide for the day from Graff Tours, a com
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The Guardian
The fall and rise of physical book sales worldwide – in data The effect of ebooks on sales of paper books has not been as drastic as expected – it seems that other, more unpredictable factors have a greater influence on how and what we read Nielsen, which tracks book sales in several countries, released 2016 figures to coincide with this week’s London Book Fair. They show a mixed bag: physical sales are up in the UK, US and Ireland but down in Italy, Spain
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab not associated with decline in memory or cognitive functionNew research led by the TIMI Study Group at Brigham and Women's Hospital in collaboration with Brown University and the University of Geneva reassuringly finds no association between the use of the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab and a decline in memory or cognitive function.
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New blood thinner better at preventing recurrent blood clots than aspirinAn international research team with prominent Canadian leadership has found that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin, and more effective at preventing recurrence of life-threatening blood clots in the legs and lungs, according to a study being published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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The Guardian
Waris Ahluwalia: ‘You don’t get a fee for being on a moodboard’ Dandy, It boy, Sikh, muse: in a column for our spring fashion supplement, the actor and designer writes about reclaiming his own image Fashion is often used to be part of a tribe. To fit in, to belong. But I am happy with my place in the world. I’m not bothered if I turn up in a T-shirt and jeans and everyone else is in suits. I can only imagine how confusing I am to people who love to have a fra
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The Guardian
David Wagner’s survivalist mentality steels Huddersfield for the big timeThe quick-witted German’s rigorous fitness regime and astute signings have a once great club overwhelming richer rivals in the race for the Premier League It is a quirk of history that the season in which one of English football’s greatest managers, Brian Clough, won his first major trophy also heralded the start of the long and graceless fall of a club that had been home to two of the game’s othe
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The Atlantic
The Tiny Trump Budget Cut That Could Blind America to the Next Zika The science community is still reeling from the huge cuts proposed by President Trump’s budget blueprint . If it passes would slash $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), $2.5 billion from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), $900 million from the Office of Science at the Department of Energy, and $250 million from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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The Atlantic
The Atlantic’s Week in Culture Don’t Miss Why Female Cannibals Frighten and Fascinate — Kate Robertson analyzes the danger and appeal of insatiable women in Raw , Santa Clarita Diet , and The Lure. Disney Film Beauty and the Beast : A Tale as Old as Time, Told Worse — David Sims bemoans the live-action remake of the 1991 Disney masterpiece. The Future Cult Classics at South by Southwest — David Sims investigates some of the mo
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Big Think
Scott Aukerman – The Buttons You Push – Think Again Podcast #90 Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Comedy writer and producer Scott Aukerman on Michael Bolton, transgression in comedy, and cultural turmoil in the USA. Read More
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The Guardian
West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened Craig Dawson scored two identical goals from corners to give West Brom an outstanding victory over Arsenal 2.27pm GMT PS Join the inventor of and world leader in liveblogging, Scott Murray, for today’s 3pm fixtures. Bye! Related: Stoke v Chelsea, West Ham v Leicester City and more: clockwatch – live! 2.25pm GMT Peep peep! West Brom fully deserve this fine victory. They did a number on Arsenal, wi
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The Guardian
Pujara century defies Cummins and Australia on third day in Ranchi India 360-6 at stumps on day three of the third Test, trailing by 91 runs Che Pujara posts monumental century after Pat Cummins’ four wickets Pat Cummins struck three times on a tense third day of the third Test against India to give Australia hope of a victory that would ensure the visitors retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The four-Test series is level after two dramatic matches and the contes
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The Guardian
Scotland 29-0 Italy: Six Nations – as it happened Finn Russell led Scotland to a bonus-point victory in Vern Cotter’s final game in charge, while we paid our respects to Dan Lucas, our talented writer who passed away last week 2.30pm GMT I’m now heading over to France v Wales , which kicks off in 20 minutes. We will continue to remember Dan Lucas, who would have so enjoyed that hard-fought, whole-hearted game. I will leave the final word here wi
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The Guardian
'Paris in Georgia': political salons spring up across US in push against Trump Taking inspiration from history, groups gather in Seattle, Minneapolis, San Francisco and beyond to plan opposition and create an outlet for their concerns In the suburbs of Minneapolis–St Paul, friends gather around a backyard campfire to discuss how to turn their Donald Trump anger into action. In San Francisco, California, an all-female crew eats Middle Eastern food and reads the constitution.
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WIRED
Peer Into the Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance The overuse of antibiotics is brewing disaster for humanity. The post Peer Into the Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Space Photos of the Week: Three Young Stars Decide to Peace Out A close-up of Saturn's moons, deposits on Mars, and erupting lava from this week in space. The post Space Photos of the Week: Three Young Stars Decide to Peace Out appeared first on WIRED .
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How to Film at 40 Below Without Killing Your Camera—or Yourself The third episode in our series of interviews with the producers of Planet Earth II. The post How to Film at 40 Below Without Killing Your Camera—or Yourself appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Security News This Week: A Funny Thing Happens When the US Accuses the UK of Spying Just another week in crazy town. The post Security News This Week: A Funny Thing Happens When the US Accuses the UK of Spying appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Germany’s Flawed Plan to Fight Hate Speech by Fining Tech Giants Millions One German politician is tired of letting platforms make excuses. But governments forcing tech companies to police hate speech will create new problems. The post Germany’s Flawed Plan to Fight Hate Speech by Fining Tech Giants Millions appeared first on WIRED .
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The Guardian
George Osborne accused of breaching rules with Evening Standard job Shadow minister calls for investigation into whether Osborne has broken regulations on former ministerial appointments The Cabinet Office is facing calls to investigate George Osborne’s decision to take a job as editor of the Evening Standard without the approval of the watchdog on former ministerial appointments. Andrew Gwynne, a shadow Cabinet Office minister, said he wanted to raise concerns a
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The Guardian
Alys Fowler: need some gardening inspiration? Here's where I find mine If you want to get good at design, you need to visit lots of gardens; you should make it your pastime for a year or so When asked where my inspiration comes from, it’s the laid-back, slightly scruffy style I love. I can appreciate a beautifully sculptured space, but many of us need gardens that don’t show up their flaws the minute someone stops tending to them endlessly. Although I love glossy ma
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The Guardian
I can see for miles and miles: the artists swapping city for country From a former Martello tower to a plaster workshop, three designers have left the city behind to create their dream homes Industrial designer Jackson first came across his future home nearly 20 years ago, while out walking with friends. One of three Martello towers on a stretch of Suffolk coast near the villages of Bawdsey and Alderton, it had been derelict for 150 years. Both Jackson’s brother a
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The Guardian
Mercedes GLC 250 d 4Matic AMG car review – ‘The cabin is like a spacecraft’ It wasn’t unusual to emerge from the vehicle to find a small crowd waiting, hoping for Lewis Hamilton’s autograph When I was a kid, someone told me you should never give a cat an egg, because afterwards egg was all it wanted, and other food all fell into the same grey, “not-egg” category. It’s not exactly that, to drive a Mercedes, but you never come away unscathed: there’s always a new dimension
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The Guardian
Gillian Beer: ‘I’m a historical remnant from the great days of free education’ The critic on her new Lewis Carroll book and going from poor village girl to professor There are some successful literary careers that rest on mountains of books and others that don’t. Gillian Beer’s is one that doesn’t. It’s not that she hasn’t published, during more than half a century in academia; just that much of her writing has been essays, which have been collected into scholarly anthologi
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Transportministeriet advaret om milliardrisiko ved nye signaler siden 2011Flere gange i løbet af de seneste seks år er Transportministeriet blevet advaret om risikoen ved at udrulle et endnu ikke færdig­udviklet signalsystem på den danske jernbane. Ministeriet har ikke oplyst forligskredsen bag signaludskiftningen om advarslerne.
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The Guardian
The hippy is back: not so cool if you remember it the first time round From womb workshops to naked retreats, the Instagram generation are embracing hippy 2.0. But is it the real deal? • Were you raised by hippies? Tell us about your experiences It’s a sunny afternoon and I’m sitting cross-legged with my eyes closed, introducing myself to my womb. “Hello, womb,” I say, inwardly, and wait for a reply. Seven other women are in a circle with me, doing the same as a Spo
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The Guardian
On the brink of Brexit, voters reflect: ‘I feel more strongly now. Let's get out’ Article 50 is about to be triggered. How do people feel in Smethwick, a Midlands town that voted to leave? I moved to Bearwood in Smethwick in the hot summer of 1976 . We were moving up, leaving behind the sixth floor of a block on the sprawling Lee Bank council estate for a house and garden in a “safer” area with large parks and better schools, a few miles from Birmingham. I grew up there in the
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Heads up tackling program decreases concussion rates, say researchersConsistently using a tackling education program appears to help lessen youth football concussion severity and occurrence, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Diego, Calif.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Study shows surgery reverses pseudoparalysis in patients with rotator cuff tearsResearch presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego shows arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR), a surgical approach to treat irreparable rotator cuff tears, may eliminate pseudoparalysis and significantly improve shoulder function.
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Levels of biomarkers after ACL surgery may signal severity of osteoarthritis later in lifeA majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients develop a condition known as posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) within 15 years of surgery, which can be debilitating and limit activity. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego are highlighting how a set of biomarkers on the day of surgery
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Surgery may not offer additional benefit to patients with tennis elbow, study showsSurgical approaches to treating tennis elbow may not offer additional benefit to patients, as discussed in research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego. The study, a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial, explored patient responses to a common surgery aimed at repairing a damaged elbow, compared to a placebo procedure.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Correlation between second ACL reconstruction and physical therapy utilization notedAge, gender and frequency of physical therapy utilization after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery may be correlated with second ACL reconstruction rates, according to researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day today.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Shoulder injuries in professional baseball players: A continuing puzzleProfessional baseball players struggle to return to a high level of play after biceps tenodesis (BP) surgery, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego. The study examined how players with SLAP tears responded to biceps tenodesis.
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The Guardian
Pep Guardiola’s zonal theory will take time for Manchester City to learn | Jonathan Wilson The Barcelona and Bayern Munich players were already familiar with Guardiola’s complex juego de posición theory – at City he was virtually starting from scratch The fashion these days is to knife a manager at the first sign of trouble. Nobody is allowed to build, nobody is allowed to learn from a mistake. Move to a new country, take over a new team, try to adapt to a new environment and if you’re
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The Viceroy’s House version of India’s partition brings fake history to screen | Ian JackThis Downton-in-Delhi tale takes breathtaking liberties with real-life horrors – and misreads the roles of Churchill and Mountbatten Imagine a film about the Holocaust where a character pulls open a drawer, pulls out a document and reveals that 6 million deaths aren’t the fault of Hitler but of … Mussolini. Related: Fatima Bhutto on Indian partition film Viceroy’s House: ‘I watched this servile pa
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The Guardian
Caitlin Moran: ‘Were I not a writer, I’d have the peachy, zingy buttocks of Gigi Hadid’ The author on writing for cash, painful posture and having writer’s block just the once As with all writers, I read a great deal about the craft of writing. Not because I want to learn from other writers – it’s just because it’s the most virtuous and inarguable way of procrastinating. “I CAN’T POSSIBLY WRITE A HUMOROUS CHAPTER ABOUT MASTURBATION UNTIL I’VE READ ALL OF STEPHEN KING’S ON WRITING, O
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The Guardian
Marvel’s Iron Fist: cultural appropriation that belongs in the past Daredevil and Luke Cage stood out for their real-world takes on superheroics but this new series is an awkward rehash of the ‘mighty whitey’ trope Marvel’s Netflix superhero shows have always stood out for their eccentricities. Daredevil lays its chips on a crimefighter who kicks ass despite being blind. Jessica Jones is a depressed private eye who uses her powers to defend herself against male a
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The Guardian
City-dwellers are prone to depression – are high-rises to blame? Residents of high-rise blocks tend to suffer from more stress, mental health difficulties and neurosis Prof Colin Ellard was walking past the rows of new-build towers that dominate the west of central Toronto when he had a sudden realisation. “I was struck by how dark, sombre and sad these new urban canyons made me feel,” he says. Ellard, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Waterloo i
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The Guardian
‘I want my late husband’s children’: the fight for posthumous conception Three widows have been brought together through their battle for the right to have their partners’ children. But should it be a decision for the courts? Beneath the gloomy gothic archways of the Royal Courts of Justice’s court 33, Samantha Jefferies is fighting the government for the right to have her husband’s baby. Barristers for both sides have made their case and Judge Sir James Munby, presid
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The Guardian
Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for fresh curry leaves Fragrant and fabulous: once you’ve cooked with fresh curry leaves, you’ll never look back Whenever I see a big bunch of fresh curry leaves, I buy them. If they’re not on your supermarket shelves (they’re sometimes there, but often not), you’ll find them in most Indian or south-east Asian grocers. They freeze well, so don’t worry about buying too many, not least because most recipes involving fres
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The Guardian
Martin Sheen: ‘Which living person do I most despise? Yellow Hair' The actor on Donald Trump, Apocalypse Now and saying sorry to his son Born Ramón Estevez in Ohio, Martin Sheen , 76, began his career on the stage, earning a Tony nomination for his role in The Subject Was Roses in 1965. He went on to star in numerous films, including Apocalypse Now . In 1999, he took the role of President Bartlet in the TV series The West Wing , going on to win a Golden Globe. H
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The Guardian
I am a legal aid lawyer for people facing eviction - they are the real Daniel Blakes From the care leaver paying £650 a month to live in a shed to the tenant with one light bulb, I never get used to the stories – and they are increasingly desperate I’ve been a legal aid lawyer for 28 years and I’ve just had my first shed case. The tenant, a 22-year-old care leaver, had a video on his phone of the place he lived in. The small screen showed the outside of a shed he shared with the
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Vintage US nuclear test films declassified and publicizedFrom the deserts of southern New Mexico and Nevada to islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government conducted dozens of nuclear weapons tests from the 1940s until the early 1960s.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Half of Washington's cherry blossoms dead after cold snapThis week's bitter cold snap killed about half of Washington's beloved cherry blossoms, and the survivors are now expected to peak at the end of next week, the National Parks Service said Friday.
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The Guardian
British troops land in Estonia for Nato mission to deter Russia 800 British troops due to be stationed in the Baltic state as part of one of biggest deployments to eastern Europe in decades British troops have arrived in Estonia as part of a major Nato mission in the Baltic states to deter Russian aggression. Around 120 soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles landed at the Amari airbase on Friday, 25 miles south-west of the capital, Tallinn. Continue readi
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The Guardian
What I’m really thinking: the adult bed-wetter No one will ever want to share a bed with me. No one will love me I always wait until everyone has left our student house to tiptoe to the shower. You probably wonder why I wake up so early or late. Or why I do the laundry so often, and never invite anyone into my room. It is because I live in shame. I have wet my bed every single night for the past 23 years. I use adult diapers, but sometimes ev
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Festival bygger bro mellem forskere og filmfolkFor første gang er der et særligt program for videnskab på dokumentarfilmfestivalen CPH:DOX. Der er bl.a. fokus på udfordringer ved at formidle forskning.
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'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight Billionaires have denied allegations of threats and extortion that emerged in case brought by former friend Mark Holyoake There is a saying in the property world: “You only deal with Candy & Candy once”. Those were the words of a witness at a £132m high court trial for damages which has turned the private and financial affairs of billionaire property moguls Nick and Christian Candy into a success
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‘The manager was selling coke to staff’: the truth about top restaurants Stolen tips, long hours, diminishing pay: the restaurant business has found itself in hot water lately. That’s just the half of it, reveal chefs, waiters and maître d’s Do you work in the industry? Share your stories anonymously Things that are glorified in the hospitality industry: sleep-deprivation, tempers, drugs, projectiles in kitchens (especially sharp ones), hedonism, asceticism, camarader
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Identity is the issue of our age: so why can’t we talk more honestly about trans women? As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said, acknowledging differences and being supportive are not mutually exclusive Should you be struggling with a gift idea for that special person in your life, here’s a suggestion: how about a home DNA kit? These are all the rage in America, I recently read in the New York Times , with 3m sold by ancestry.com alone in the past five years. At last, Americans can find ou
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Beauty: your hair regime doesn’t have to be hard work Where hair’s concerned, my look (if you can even call it that) is very easy to achieve After more than two decades in the industry, I’m confident in my knowledge of skincare, makeup and fragrance, but haircare comes less naturally. I approach styling with insatiable curiosity and unfailingly grill the many hair experts I work with, eager to share whichever advice I find useful. Perhaps aware of m
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Storm Stella, Ramses II and Mosul – the 20 photographs of the week Storm Stella unleashes its fury on the north-eastern United States, archaeologists unearth two 19th-dynasty royal statues and the ongoing offensive in Mosul – the news of the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists Continue reading...
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Did George Orwell shoot an elephant? His 1936 'confession' – and what it might mean George Orwell wrote a shocking account of a colonial policeman who kills an elephant and is filled with self-loathing. But was this fiction – or a confession? An Orwell expert introduces the original story British imperialism being a largely commercial concern, when Burma became a part of the empire in 1886 the exploitation of its forests accelerated. Since motorised transport was useless in such
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Modern tribes: the glamper I spoke to them about the owls: nothing they can do, apparently, even though it’s not cheap Easter plans? We’re camping again, just desperate to breathe some fresh air, get away from everything. Well, I say camping, they supply the tents, well, not exactly a tent, if you can picture a large yurt. We did that once, no shower or loo, can you believe, the kids were horrified, though they adore the c
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Netflix and Tesla overrated? Yes, in this mad, mad worldUK’s top fund management groups list them as among the most overpriced shares on Wall Street I love Netflix – I watch it more now than any broadcast TV channel. I love Tesla cars, though I doubt I’ll ever be able to afford one. But according to one of the UK’s top fund management groups, both are among the most overpriced shares on Wall Street, a stock market that under President Trump is – to use
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My workout: ‘Running on roads when you could be fell running is a wasted opportunity’ John Aggleton, 61, has suffered fewer injuries since he started fell running I love running, but I loathe running on roads: it’s boring, repetitive, jarring and just hurts. I don’t understand why anyone would do it. I’ve been a bird-watcher all my life, and I’m passionate about being out in the open, looking around, listening: running on roads with your earphones in, when you could be going up an
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Three simple bread recipes to bake at home | Jordan Bourke Three easy breads to make at home – a small multigrain, a spelt pitta and a gluten-free sandwich slicer – from chef Jordan Bourke’s new book Healthy Baking Flour, water, salt and yeast; four simple ingredients that combine to make real bread . It has sustained civilisations around the world for millennia, and yet it took just over 50 years to transform from the humble, home-cooked loaf of yore to
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Why Foreign Leaders Read Trump's 1990 Playboy Interview To understand the thinking of American presidents, historians, contemporaries, and political rivals, have often sought out the texts that most influenced them. George Washington, for example, was known to love Cato: A Tragedy , Joseph Addison’s civics-heavy play about the man who tried and failed to block Caesar’s path to tyranny. He loved the play so much that he forced demoralized troops at Val
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Paris shooting: terror investigation launched after suspect shot dead Man identified by security official as Ziyed Ben Belgacem was killed hours after he shot and injured a policeman north of Paris French anti-terror officials have launched an investigation after a man known to the security services shot at a police officer in northern Paris before travelling across the city to Orly airport, where he was killed following an altercation with another officer. The att
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Put us on the map, please: China's smaller cities go wild for starchitecture From mountain-shaped apartment blocks to the centre of braised chicken reinventing itself as ‘Solar Valley’, China’s second (and third) tier cities are hiring big-name architects to get them noticed From egg-shaped concert halls to skyscrapers reminiscent of big pairs of pants, China’s top cities are famously full of curious monuments to architectural ambition . But as land prices in the main met
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Gordon Brown pushes 'patriotic' third option for Scotland after Brexit Former prime minister proposes repatriating powers to Holyrood from Brussels rather than Westminster Gordon Brown has called for Holyrood to be given sweeping new powers after Brexit as a “third way” to independence. The former prime minister said the UK should become a federal state, with the Scottish parliament taking control over fisheries, farming, welfare and far more taxation after EU power
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New bombshell for self-employed: pay 400% more NICs… or lose state pensionDespite the chancellor’s NICs U-turn, those who earn below £6,000 still face a five-fold increase – unless the government acts before next year Jane Clark, a self-employed maths tutor who earns around £2,500 a year, faces a 400% increase in her national insurance contributions (NICs) if she wants to retain her right to a state pension. That equates to an extra £588 a year, which is a good chunk of
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SSE the latest ‘big six’ firm to put its prices up Electricity bills will rise by 14.9% from the end of April Customers of SSE are set to see their electricity bills rise by 14.9% from 28 April, as the company became the latest of the “big six” energy suppliers to increase prices. The firm, formerly known as Scottish & Southern Energy, said its typical dual fuel (gas and electricity) customer will see their annual bill rise by 6.9%, or £73 a year
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Are these cashback deals a carrot… or a costly stick? With rates at an all-time low, lenders are offering other incentives to woo borrowers. But be warned: do the sums With rates on many new mortgages at record lows, lots of lenders are offering cashback to make them stand out from the crowd. And some are dishing out quite large sums. The highest amount currently on offer is £2,500, courtesy of a Barclays deal. Two years ago it was £1,000. But will
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The lie of the land: does environmentalism have a future in the age of Trump? Will Trump’s presidency spell disaster for the climate, or can the green movement seize back the debate? Last June, I voted to leave the European Union. I wasn’t an anti-EU fanatic but I was, despite my advancing years, still something of a green idealist. I had always believed that small was beautiful, that people should govern themselves and that power should be reclaimed and localised whenever
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Clive James: ‘Idris Elba is the most kingly British star since Richard Burton’ To collect an actor’s performances is still one of the best reasons for continuing the long search into infinity As a Denzel Washington fan, I try to see every movie he has made. When I was still flying, I would watch a Denzel movie two or three times on the trot, just to study the way he timed a sardonic smile – even today, I time a sardonic smile at my granddaughter’s dog. But those of us who w
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Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya: ‘This is 12 Years a Slave: The Horror Movie’ The actor on Samuel L Jackson’s criticisms, playing ‘normal dudes’ and why he didn’t watch any creepy films in order to prep for his breakout role Related: Get Out review – white liberal racism is terrifying bogeyman in sharp horror Jordan Peele’s comedy-horror hybrid Get Out has struck a raw nerve with US moviegoers. Made on a slim budget of $4.5m, the film took in $33.3m on its opening weekend
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Smeltet Nordpol er ikke kun dårligt nyt: Kan give Danmark international magtEn del lande vil sandsynligvis gerne have et godt forhold til Danmark, hvis den historisk vigtige Nordvestpassage bliver isfri, mener historiker.
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The Most Important Vote in the U.S. Senate Most the time, Elizabeth MacDonough’s job is as unglamorous and uncontroversial as any in Congress—tedious even. Since 2012, she has served as parliamentarian of the Senate, which means her role, as outlined on the Senate’s web site, is “to provide expert advice and assistance on questions relating to the meaning and application of that chamber's legislative rules, precedents, and practices.” Day
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Buzz Aldrin launches VR plan to get humans to MarsThe second man to set foot on the Moon, launches a virtual reality movie detailing his plan to get humans to Mars.
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Secret Teacher: My school sees pupils as a funding formula – we're failing them We help students to cheat and ignore threatening behaviour, because keeping them in class brings in more money A student in my class attempted to assault me recently, and would have succeeded if others hadn’t restrained them and thrown them out into the hall. We locked the classroom door and the student stood outside, screaming threats. I made a formal complaint to my manager, as did those who ha
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Study finds new markers associated with recurrence of AFib in previously treated patientsA new study suggests that certain molecules are associated with the recurrence of erratic heartbeats in some patients after ablation therapy.
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Government under fire for 'cash for cabs' school transport plan Chancellor’s plan to provide transport to selective schools for children on free school meals could cost up to £5,000 per pupil New grammar school pupils could be ferried up to 15 miles by taxi to their schools, at a cost of up to £5,000 per pupil every year, despite cuts to last year’s general school transport budget for disabled and disadvantaged pupils. The government has said it would invest
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How a £1 million inheritance slipped from our family’s graspChallenging a will is never easy, whether the money has been left to an animal charity or a private school. A court ruling this week has made it even more of an uphill struggle When Sybil Jenazian died last year it was no surprise that her estate was worth a tidy sum. Her Armenian father had made a fortune in the Lancashire cotton trade and left most of it to Sybil. But soon after her death her fa
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More than 2,500 former soldiers jailed last year Experts voice concerns over impact of Afghanistan and Iraq campaigns on mental health issues in UK armed forces More than 2,500 former members of the armed forces entered the prison system last year, with experts warning a disproportionate number were being jailed for serious violence and sexual offences. According to the Ministry of Justice, veterans represent between 4% and 5% of the UK prison
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'We feel very close to her': can 'fake feminist' Marine Le Pen win the female vote? Women are crucial for the far-right leader’s bid to become France’s first female president, but can she avoid scaring them off? In a room normally used for an evening bridge club, Christiane, 60, was clutching a plate of cured pork sausage with a mini French flag stuck in it at a pre-dinner drink for Front National supporters. Dressed in colourful knitwear and a chunky wooden necklace, she used t
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Fighting ‘unfairness’ is no justification for this school funding disgrace | Deborah Orr The Conservatives’ ill-considered plans for changing the school funding formula gloss over the fact that all schools face a funding crisis When the full glory of “ the London effect ” became majestically obvious, back in 2013, people fell over themselves to explain how it had been achieved. London schools, which in the 80s and 90s had declined to a point where it seemed impossible for them to dec
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It's blooming spring! 22 great UK walks Shake off the winter blues and enjoy longer, warmer days on one of these great country walks – all with pub stops – chosen by top British nature writers Length: 5 miles Time: 2 hours Start/finish: Nettlecombe (OS Explorer 117) Grade: Moderate Refuel: The Marquis of Lorne Picnic spot: Eggardon Hill ramparts Continue reading...
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On our first date, Monica the vulture pokes her beak hard into Helen’s history If dating profiles are like Philip Pullman’s dæmons, I am coming to realise that mine is still only half-formed I gaze across the dining table into my date’s dark, beady eyes, trying to ignore the vulture perched on her shoulder as it picks over my wife’s life and, more horribly, her death. “How long did she battle against the big C before she died?” asks Monica, who is certainly attractive, but
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Taking photographs of Holocaust survivors helped me find my own identity Harry Borden’s father didn’t much care about being Jewish, so it was left to Harry’s grandmother to make him feel his heritage was special. And when his marriage ended, it proved invaluable My dad, Charlie Borden, was born in New York in 1929, the only son of Jewish immigrants who had moved to the US as children. His father was from Ukraine and his mother from Romania. Having escaped the pogroms
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A letter to … The man who insulted my brother, who has cerebral palsy The letter you always wanted to write ‘Do you think he’s had enough?” you scoffed at your friend as my brother, a single pint down, made his long and laborious journey to the toilet. “Fucking Gollum!” Judging by the speed at which you became silent when my friend asked you to repeat yourself, you knew that the awkward staggering limp and the jarring, slurred speech had nothing to do with alcohol
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Don't stick your head in the sand – how to prepare for old age As we live longer, the numbers of people needing care is also soaring. So what help can those trying to access a creaking, cash-starved system expect? When I was 16, I spent two months in Italy with my maternal grandparents – then both 88. My grandmother had fallen over some months previously and was bedridden, but my grandfather was still active, physically and mentally; we would regularly play
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Seven ways to teach your kids about money From saving up pocket money when they are young to the heady day they receive a student loan, it is important that they have a grasp of finance 1. Show them the money. It is never too early to teach your children about finances, especially as money can seem almost invisible to them at times. Internet banking, online shopping and card payments often mean some children hardly ever see notes and coi
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Roman Polanski cannot dictate terms of return to US over rape, say prosecutors Fugitive director is told before hearing on Monday there will be no deals until he comes back to face court over admission in 1977 to sex with 13-year-old Fugitive director Roman Polanski could face a tough US court battle next week as he seeks to resolve his four-decade rape case without spending more time in jail. Los Angeles prosecutors said in a court filing before a hearing on Monday that th
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Laurie Frankel: We adopted by choice not necessity When Laurie Frankel and her husband decided to have a child, they also decided to adopt – out of choice for, as far as they know, she is perfectly capable of having a child. It’s a decision she wishes more people would make My grandmother liked to gamble. We would go to Atlantic City sometimes and sit together at the blackjack tables while she smoked and patiently explained strategy to me. It was
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‘My mum always told me I was white, like her. Now I know the truth’ As a child in a white Anglo-Irish family, Georgina Lawton’s curiosity about her dark skin colour was constantly brushed aside. Only when her father died did the truth surface You might not think it to look at me, but my upbringing was a very Anglo-Irish affair. I grew up on the outskirts of London with my blue-eyed younger brother, British father and Irish mother. Many happy weeks of the school h
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Tim Dowling: will we move house? Will the dog move chairs? My brain is busy constructing a parallel universe where everything is exactly the same, except it’s in Acton My wife and I are driving back to London from her sister’s house, talking about moving. “Fine, whatever,” I say. “Let’s do it.” Continue reading...
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Blind date: ‘I mistook a waiter for my date’ Pádraic, 26, trainee architect, meets Josh, 23, charity campaigns officer What were you hoping for? An ageing billionaire with no next of kin. Continue reading...
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A good-looking bird: the bush stone-curlew that loves its own reflection Bird appears on campus in Queensland where it was spotted standing in front of a glass door admiring itself A bird that was photographed staring at its own reflection has risen to fame in Australia after university students made it its own Facebook page . The bush stone-curlew appeared on campus at Queensland University of Technology in Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, on Tuesday, where it was spotted sta
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'This is your night': Conlan's dream debut wipes out nightmares of the past Irishman’s third-round knockout of Tim Ibarra, amid all the trappings of a major bout, means he can now make headlines for the right reasons With a dream of a professional debut on Friday night in New York, Michael Conlan all but erased the nightmarish end that befell his decorated amateur career at the Rio Olympics eight months ago . The Belfast fighter broke his maiden with a third-round TKO of
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Angela Merkel looks bemused by Donald Trump's wiretapping joke From bafflement to a cold stare, the German chancellor’s reactions during her visit to Washington have been dissected on social media Angela Merkel has reacted with surprise and bemusement to an attempted joke by Donald Trump that suggested one thing they had in common was that they had both been wiretapped by the Obama administration. The US president’s indelicate quip was made during a media co
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Pujara century keeps India in the hunt in Ranchi - as it happened India 360-6 at stumps on day three of the third Test against Australia Che Pujara and Pat Cummins the stars on an absorbing day in Ranchi 11.48am GMT One more thing: here is the report from that gripping day of cricket in Ranchi. Related: Pujara century defies Cummins and Australia on third day in Ranchi 11.25am GMT 31 overs in the final session of the day, the hosts taking 57 runs and Australia
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Sicilian bishop bans mafia godfathers from baptisms Michele Pennisi accuses criminals of using the term godfather to ‘give its bosses an air of religious respectability’ A bishop in Sicily has banned known mafia criminals from acting as godfathers at baptisms in churches in his diocese. Michele Pennisi, bishop of Monreale, near Palermo, said Friday he had issued a decree to that effect in a bid to challenge any notion that the bosses of organised
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Poverty Shaves Years Off LifeA meta-analysis found that being of low-socioeconomic status was associated with almost as many years of lost life as was a sedentary lifestyle. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Katharine Viner and Lenore Taylor: Does the truth matter? - Behind The Lines Podcast The ABC’s Mark Colvin joins Guardian’s editor-in-chief Katharine Viner and Guardian Australia’s editor Lenore Taylor to discuss the changing face of journalism. They examine Donald Trump’s presidency and the difficulty the media has in holding him to account, as well as the rise of social media networks that provide mass audiences to media organisations while taking increasingly large amounts of
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Trump anti-China tweet gives Rex Tillerson a fresh wall to climb Secretary of state arrives in Beijing, but president’s hectoring messages hamper mission to prepare leaders’ summit Donald Trump took his latest online swipe at China’s leaders as his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, flew into Beijing to finalise plans for a high-stakes summit designed to soothe tensions after months of bad blood and uncertainty. Trump is expected to host Xi Jinping at his Mar-
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Hillary Clinton 'ready to come out of the woods' and rejoin public life The former presidential candidate says she still has a hard time watching the news, but urged a divided country to find common ground Hillary Clinton says she’s “ready to come out of the woods” and help Americans find common ground. Clinton’s gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss continued with a St Patrick’s Day speech in her late father’s Pennsylvania h
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Support people with asthma to manage their illness, researchers sayEvery person with asthma should have access to a personal action plan to help them control their condition, researchers say. Helping people with asthma take control of their own illness reduces symptoms, improves quality of life, reduces emergency use of health services and even prevents deaths, research has shown.
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New drug cuts 'bad' cholesterol by 60% on average, reducing heart attack risk Trial of 27,000 patients found that those taking drug evolocumab saw their levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol fall A new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol levels, scientists have found. An international trial of 27,000 patients found that those who took the drug evolocumab saw their bad cholesterol levels fall by about 60% on average. Continue readin
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A Simple Theory for Uber’s Waymo Mess: Plain Old Sloppiness Waymo's lawsuit alleging an Uber employee stole its self-driving car tech could be the case of a startup acquisition gone very, very awry. The post A Simple Theory for Uber's Waymo Mess: Plain Old Sloppiness appeared first on WIRED .
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Teach schoolchildren how to spot fake news, says OECD Thinktank’s education lead raises concerns over social media ‘echo chamber’ and says ability to discern fact from fiction is vital Children should be taught in schools how to spot fake news , the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s education lead has said. Andreas Schleicher said the ability to distinguish fact from fiction was essential in the modern age and teachers were we
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Rural deprivation and ill-health in England 'in danger of being overlooked' Popular idea of an affluent idyll is far from the truth, report warns, with official statistics failing to capture significant inequalities across communities Rural communities are in danger of being overlooked when it comes to poverty, deprivation and ill-health, warns a new report from Public Health England. In England 9.8m people – or 19% of the population – live in rural settings ranging from
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Hard-To-Kill Tardigrades Owe Survival to Unique DNA Proteins | VideoDescr: Microscopic tardigrades are well-known for their ability to withstand extreme conditions and recover from drying out — even after a decade or more. And scientists recently unlocked one of their survival secrets.
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The Guardian view of George Osborne’s new job: something’s got to give | EditorialThe former chancellor is a celebrity catch for daily journalism. He will find it is a full-time job The border between journalism and politics has always been porous. High-profile journalist-politicians have ranged from Marat and Wilkes to Mussolini, and Trotsky to Kossuth. More recently, Alastair Campbell has led a long line of journalists into prominent positions in ministerial press offices. So
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Your Favorite Hoodie Is the Flint & Tinder 10-Year - Barely Flint & Tinder 10-Year Hoodie Your two favorite hoodies share an $89 price tag, and look basically identical, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that this was our closest vote in history. It was back and forth until the very end, but Flint & Tinder’s 10-Year Hoodie edged out the American Giant Classic Full Zip by a mere four votes. Flint and Tinder 10-year hoodie. Well made in the USA, handy interior
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Study finds link between sugar signaling, regulation of oil production in plantsEven plants have to live on an energy budget. While they’re known for converting solar energy into chemical energy in the form of sugars, plants have sophisticated biochemical mechanisms for regulating how they spend that energy. Making oils costs a lot. By exploring the details of this delicate energy balance, a group of scientists has identified a previously unknown link between a protein that m
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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, say investigators.
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Identification of molecular origins underlying the interfacial slipA new study has discovered the fundamental principles of handling polymers. Researchers presented the intrinsic molecular characteristics of the slip phenomena by using atomistic nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of polyethylene melts under shear flow. Polymer melts are polymers with an overall number average molecular weight of 10,000 in the liquid-like melt state without solvent.
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England women win Six Nations grand slam after under-20s do the same• England women romp to 34-7 victory against Ireland • England under-20s grind out 14-10 win Two down, one to go. Emily Scarratt guided England women to a first Six Nations title since 2012 and with it the grand slam – immediately after the under-20s had also completed their clean sweep – meaning Eddie Jones’s side have another slice of history to aim for today. England women cut loose in the seco
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The Atlantic Daily: Surveillance and Sesame Street What We’re Following Aye, Spy: During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today, President Trump continued to claim that he’d been wiretapped by the previous administration. Sean Spicer, too, stuck to the story yesterday but offered no evidence, so it seems the White House is simply afraid to admit it was wrong . More substantiated spying allegations: The Justice Departm
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Ben Youngs: ‘It won’t feel like we’ve won the Six Nations unless we beat Ireland’England scrum-half is embracing the challenge of chasing history and aims to avoid the strange feeling of losing but winning in 2011 Just occasionally, photographers are right to insist a picture says more than a thousand words. The victory photos taken on the final night of the 2011 Six Nations are a prime example: England in their Dublin hotel, ties at half-mast, trying to look like contented ch
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A simulated tornado, ghosts at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and other amazing images of the week Science Newsworthy eye candy Our favorite images from this week in science, space, and environmental news. Read on:…
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Zelda Fanatic Controls His Dang House With an Ocarina OK, you think you like the Legend of Zelda? You don’t. Not compared to this guy. His entire goddamn house is ocarina-operated now, and if he forgets to bring a plastic toy instrument with him he’s probably locked out. So suck on that, I guess. In all seriousness, this is a really impressive and complicated build. The Raspberry Pi-based system is able to recognize a variety of tunes from Zelda gam
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Twitter User Accused of Sending Journalist Seizure-Inducing GIF: 'Let's See If He Dies' Image: AP Friday evening, disturbing new details emerged in the case of a Maryland man accused of sending a seizure-inducing GIF to Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald, including private Twitter messages where the suspect allegedly wrote “I hope this sends him into a seizure” and “let’s see if he dies.” According to the Department of Justice, 29-year-old John Rayne Rivello of Salisbury, Maryland,
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What goes into a surfboard? Foam, fibreglass and hard times With a stroke of a rail, shaper Andrew Stump can tell if a board is right. It’s a skill honed in the face of financial risk, personal hardship and cut-throat competition • More from our ‘Pipe dreams’ surfing series Andrew Stump spends most of his days making surfboards from his workshop, a cavernous series of rooms beside his home in Rye, a sleepy coastal Victorian town on the Mornington Peninsul
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Lifehacker Don’t Plant Those “Bee-Friendly” Wildflowers Cheerios Is Giving Away | Kotaku Longtime Fa Lifehacker Don’t Plant Those “Bee-Friendly” Wildflowers Cheerios Is Giving Away | Kotaku Longtime Fans Of YouTuber JonTron Say They Can’t Watch Him Anymore | Jalopnik Here’s Why Your Turn Signals Make That Clicking Noise | io9 Worlds We Love: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ’s Hyrule |
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Tap o’ the Morning! Today in 5 Lines During a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Trump stuck by his claim that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, citing “a certain very talented legal mind” he had seen on Fox News. Fox News anchor Shep Smith said later that the network “cannot confirm Judge Napolitano’s commentary” and “knows of no evidence of any kind” to support Trump
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Trump Reverses Obama-Era Protections on Student Debt According to a Tuesday analysis from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), millions of Americans have fallen behind on their student loans. The data, obtained from the U.S. Department of Education, reveals 42.4 million people in the U.S. owed $1.3 trillion in federal student loans by the end of 2016. Since 2013, the average amount owed per borrower increased by 17 percent. Back in 2015, the O
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Watch Tempers Flare As A Fight Breaks Out On The Hoffman Claim | Gold Rush #GoldRush The tension within the Hoffman crew finally explodes as Dave and Trey get into a physical altercation on the claim. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gold_Rush https://twitter.com/Dis
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Trilobites: Bluebonnet Season Came Early in Texas This SpringFlowering plants that are blue are rare in nature. But Texas bluebonnets put on an annual show in pastures, parks and highway medians.
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These 3 Superbugs Pose the Greatest Threat to Human HealthRecently, the WHO released its first-ever list of "priority pathogens."
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Trump administration appeals partial block of travel ban by Maryland judge Ruling by Judge Theodore Chuang relates to visa issuances from the six Muslim-majority countries covered by the ban The Trump administration has appealed against a federal court order issued in the state of Maryland that partially blocks the president’s revised travel ban. The Department of Justice’s acting solicitor general, Jeffrey Wall, informed Maryland’s southern district court in a filing o
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Is Tillerson Really Articulating a New Policy on North Korea? U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday the military “option is on the table” if North Korea escalates its nuclear-weapons program “to a level that we believe requires action.” Do these remarks mark a break from the Obama administration’s policy toward Pyongyang, or do they mark a return to a familiar phrase in diplomacy? The phrase about the military “option being on the table” itself
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Rogue One Never Had a Scripted Opening Crawl A scene from the opening of Rogue One. Image: Disney Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first Star Wars film not to have an opening crawl. Gary Whitta, the first screenwriter on the film, did write one—but it was never actually in a script. Earlier this week, Rogue One ’s director Gareth Edwards good-naturedly threw Whitta under the bus during a Reddit AMA when asked about the crawl. “Gary Whitt
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BRIEF: Introducing a New Kind of Microscope BRIEF: Introducing a New Kind of Microscope Scientists apply quantum techniques to measure subtle details of a material's magnetic field. MagneticMicroscope_topNteaser.jpg An illustration showing the operating principle of the microscope. The shape of the thin gaseous strip (in red) changes according to the magnetic fields present in the sample below. Light is then shone onto the gas as a light s
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Pharmacist medicines reconciliation reduces likelihood of patient harmMedicines reconciliation provided by pharmacists can significantly reduce medicine discrepancies and may be associated with reductions in length of hospital stay and readmission, a new report concludes.
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Here's Why Your Turn Signals Make That Clicking Noise When you hit your car’s turn signal stalk and that little arrow flashes at you on the dash, you always hear a rhythmic clicking sound in sync with that flashing arrow. Here’s what that is. That sound you hear originates in the late 1930s, though turn signals go back farther back to the early 20th Century when people were coming up with odd mechanical signals. (Actress Florence Lawrence devised on
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Netflix is launching a simplified rating system to improve its suggestions Technology Plus a new "percentage match" feature Trials of the binary rating system have shown a 200 percent increase in engagement, according to Netflix. Read on.
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If you’re a European, your body requires more vegetables and grains Europeans' genetic makeup favors a diet high in vegetables and grains, likely due to evolutionary pressures after the rise of agriculture 10,000 years ago. (credit: Hans Splinter ) A new study of hundreds of human genomes has revealed that groups in various regions of the world have evolved for diets with different amounts of meat and vegetables. People from Europe, particularly its southern regi
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When Your Parents Finally See You as an Adult Last year, Julie Beck wrote a popular piece centered on the question, “ When Are You Really an Adult? ” She went beyond the biological and legal answers to delve into the more subjective realms of culture and personal experience. The many markers of adulthood were then illustrated in the variety of stories we collected from readers —clustered around commonplace themes of financial independence ,
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Donald and Angela's Awkward Adventure Early Friday afternoon, President Trump and German Chancellor Merkel held one of the more awkward photo ops in recent memory. Merkel sat, looking like she was trying hard to appear casual. Trump barely bothered, grimacing tightly. When photographers asked for a handshake, Merkel asked Trump if they should shake hands. He either did not hear or pretended not to . As it turns out, this was only a w
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For female mosquitoes, two sets of odor sensors are better than oneBiologists who study the malaria mosquito's 'nose' have found that it contains a secondary set of odor sensors that seem to be specially tuned to detect humans. The discovery could aid efforts to figure out how the insects target humans and develop a preference for them.
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Virtual machine escape fetches $105,000 at Pwn2Own hacking contest [updated] Enlarge (credit: Heather Katsoulis ) Contestants at this year's Pwn2Own hacking competition in Vancouver just pulled off an unusually impressive feat: they compromised Microsoft's heavily fortified Edge browser in a way that escapes a VMware Workstation virtual machine it runs in. The hack fetched a prize of $105,000, the highest awarded so far over the past three days. According to a Friday morn
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For female mosquitoes, two sets of odor sensors are better than oneA team of Vanderbilt biologists has found that the malaria mosquito has a second complete set of odor receptors that are specially tuned to human scents.
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5 Biotech Products U.S. Regulators Aren’t Ready ForNew techniques being used to produce our food or shape the environment raise regulatory questions.
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YouTube's Restricted Mode Is Hiding Some LGBT Content Still: YouTube Anyone who’s ever visited YouTube and ventured into the comments knows that the site struggles with how to deal with offensive content, and now it seems one of its content filtering features might have gone a bit too far. Over the past few days, several LGBT vloggers have accused YouTube of hiding their material through the “Restricted Mode” feature. Restricted mode is an optional
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Link between Vitamin D treatment and autism preventionGiving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, researchers have discovered. The discovery provides further evidence of the crucial role vitamin D plays in brain development.
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Why a drop of liquid (like beer) makes a splash A new theory explains exactly what happens in the tiny space between a drop of liquid and a surface to cause a splash. A layer of air 1 micron in size—fifty times smaller than the width of a human hair—can obstruct a 1 millimeter drop of water, which is one thousand times larger. When a drop of liquid falls, a microscopically thin layer of air prevents it from spreading smoothly across a surface.
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The Utility of Precision in Opposing Injustice Over the years, I’ve heard well-meaning people argue that events including the LAPD’s beating of Rodney King, the questioning of Barack Obama’s birth certificate, and the slaying of Trayvon Martin have nothing to do with race or racism. The impulse to deny or minimize racism, to contrive any other explanation (Occam’s razor be damned) for even the most racially charged incidents, is an ongoing, p
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'Gilded Lady' and Other Exquisite Mummies on Display in NYCAn Egyptian mummy named the Gilded Lady may be more than 2,000 years old, but visitors can gaze into her brown eyes and admire her dark, curly hair at "Mummies," an exhibit opening Monday (March 20) at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
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Photos: The Amazing Mummies of Peru and EgyptArchaeologists used to unwrap mummies with much fanfare in front of crowds, a stunt that destroyed cultural history and disrespected the deceased individual. Now, researchers can use CT scans to noninvasively learn about mummies without unwrapping them.
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How to Protect Yourself from Sun and Heat in 2017 | VideoWant to stay safe in the sun and heat in the New Year? Live Science can help. We want to make a healthier you in 2017. May's goal is staying safe in sun and heat.
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Coroner warning after man electrocuted in bath charging iPhone Tributes paid to Richard Bull, whose death was ruled accidental after he was killed when his phone fell into the water A man died after being electrocuted while charging his phone in the bath, an inquest has heard. The death of Richard Bull, 32, which occurred when the iPhone fell into the water, was accidental, the coroner ruled. Dr Sean Cummings said he would also send a report to the phone’s m
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Drosophila effectively models human genes responsible for genetic kidney diseasesThe majority of genes associated with nephrotic syndrome (NS) in humans also play pivotal roles in Drosophila renal function, a conservation of function across species that validates transgenic flies as ideal pre-clinical models to improve understanding of human disease, a Children's National Health System research team reports in a recent issue of Human Molecular Genetics.
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First global guidance for HPV vaccination for cervical cancer preventionThe American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued a clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cervical cancer.
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Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients reduces hospitalization and improves careCancer patients admitted to the hospital with advanced stages of disease who were referred early to palliative care had decreased health care utilization and increased use of support services following discharge, according to a new study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
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Secret Empire Is Giving Us a New Patriot to Fight Back Against Steve Rogers Steve Roger’s Hydra reveal is going to bring out all sorts of old and new heroes to fight against his attempt to rule the world—and one of the new ones is going to be the latest incarnation of one of Marvel’s oldest heroes. But could another familiar face be behind the mask? The new Patriot look graces the cover for issue two of Secret Empire: Brave New World , a new series by Paul Allor and Bria
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Man's Rare Case: How Does a Strep Infection Lead to Amputations?A Michigan man will require amputations of parts of his hands and feet after experiencing a severe case of strep throat.
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Bail hearing set for Canadian accused in Yahoo email hackA Canadian man of Kazakh origins who was arrested in a massive hack of Yahoo emails appeared briefly via video link in a Hamilton, Ontario court on Friday where a date has been set for his bail hearing.
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Alaska sea lion study gets help from crowdsource volunteersA federal wildlife agency studying the Steller sea lion decline in Alaska's Aleutian Islands is looking for help from citizen scientists. Volunteers don't need raincoats or rubber boots to pitch in, just eyeballs and a computer screen.
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Silk sensor could speed development of new infrastructure, aerospace and consumer materialsConsumers want fuel-efficient vehicles and high-performance sporting goods, municipalities want weather-resistant bridges, and manufacturers want more efficient ways to make reliable cars and aircraft. What's needed are new lightweight, energy-saving composites that won't crack or break even after prolonged exposure to environmental or structural stress. To help make that possible, researchers wor
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Maria Sharapova expects suspicious welcome back into tennis fold• Five-times grand slam winner back in April after 15-month doping ban • Sharapova given wildcard to play in Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart Maria Sharapova accepts she will have a cloud of suspicion hanging over her when she returns to the game next month. The five-times grand slam champion is serving a 15-month doping ban after testing positive for the cardiac drug meldonium at the Australian Op
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Highly contagious infection threatens endangered San Joaquin kit fox populationEndangered San Joaquin kit foxes face many threats to their survival, including loss of habitat and competition with non-native species such as the red fox. Now, scientists are rushing to save remaining fragile populations from a new danger - sarcoptic mange, a skin disease caused by mites.
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Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plantsEven plants have to live on an energy budget. While they're known for converting solar energy into chemical energy in the form of sugars, plants have sophisticated biochemical mechanisms for regulating how they spend that energy. Making oils costs a lot.
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Hubble discovery of runaway star yields clues to breakup of multiple-star systemAs British royal families fought the War of the Roses in the 1400s for control of England's throne, a grouping of stars was waging its own contentious skirmish—a star wars far away in the Orion Nebula.
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Happier Feet: Antarctica Home to Millions More Penguins Than ThoughtThere are 3.6 million more penguins in Antarctica than previously estimated.
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Key to Tardigrades' 'Superpowers' Identified in Their DNAA tardigrade's unique genetic makeup fuels the creature's remarkable resuscitation superpowers.
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Q&A: Animals in Extra LargeIn general, the large size of some prehistoric animals in comparison to their modern counterparts had to do with evolutionary opportunity.
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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Flat for a Third Year Running, but the Economy Continues to GrowFurther proof that economic growth doesn’t require an increase in greenhouse gases.
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Trump and Merkel can't hide fundamental differences in first visit German leader defended stance on refugees and globalisation while US president again used the phrase ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ in first face-to-face meeting Donald Trump and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, struck a conciliatory tone at their first face-to-face meeting on Friday, but there was little disguising their fundamental differences in policy and style. Merkel said she was “gratifi
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Caribbean crime thriller wins inaugural prize for only BAME writers The Jhalak prize, set up to address UK publishing’s long lack of diversity, goes to Jacob Ross’s crime novel The Bone Readers The inaugural Jhalak prize for black, Asian and minority ethnic writers (BAME) has been won by Jacob Ross with his “thrilling, visceral and meditative, and always cinematic” crime novel The Bone Readers. Ross’s winning book shadows Digger, a plainclothes officer working in
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Sturgeon hints at 'other ways' to hold new Scottish independence referendum First minister refuses to rule out staging an unofficial referendum as she makes overtures to May for an alternative timetable Nicola Sturgeon has hinted she had other ways to force Theresa May into agreeing a compromise over a second referendum on Scottish independence. Speaking a day after May rejected her call for the power to hold a referendum in 18 months, the first minister said there were
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Should The U.S. Government Buy A Drug Company To Save Money? Most of the millions in the U.S. who are infected with hepatitis C can't afford the cure. Some say the U.S. could save money and cure more people if it bought the drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc. (Image credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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CO2 Emissions Are Flat for a Third Year Running, but the Economy Continues to GrowFurther proof that economic growth doesn’t require an increase in greenhouse gases.
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Global Warming Is Killing the Great Barrier ReefThe Great Barrier Reef has suffered "off the chart" damage.
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The FBI, Which Still Won't Address Online Threats Against Women, Arrested Someone For Tweeting a GIF at a Male Journalist [Updated] Screenshot via ABC News In December, Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald was tweeted at by someone who sent him an image of the words “You deserve a seizure for your posts,” over a flashing, strobing image. Eichenwald, who has epilepsy, says the image caused him to have a seizure. On Friday morning, the FBI announced they’ve arrested the person responsible for the tweet. The FBI (and local law enfo
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Five rad and random (green!) things I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from Pop Sci's commerce editor. Vol. 3. Five rad and random (green!) things I found this week. Read on.
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Obama White House comedy heading to big screen A former stenographer’s book proposal about the life of political staffers, titled From the Corner of the Oval, will be adapted by Universal Pictures The life of staffers in Obama’s White House will be the focus of a new big-screen workplace comedy. Related: Tom Hanks to produce HBO dramatic miniseries on 2016 election Continue reading...
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Call the exorcist: pope tells priests to consult experts in casting out demons Pope Francis advised confessors to refer to an exorcist to better address parishioners’ who have ‘real spiritual disorders’ with supernatural origins Pope Francis has advised priests who hear troubled confessions from parishioners to not hesitate to call on the services of an exorcist . A good confessor has to be very discerning, particularly when he has to deal with “real spiritual disorders”, t
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The World's Best Heart Health Found in Indigenous Amazon GroupIn an indigenous group of people in South America, researchers are finding the healthiest blood vessels ever studied, thanks in part to a diet that's rich in complex carbs.
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Sesame Street Isn’t Just for Affluent Kids When the Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney suggested that parents in struggling rural and urban areas might not consider funding public television through the Corporation for Public Broadcast a good use of taxpayer dollars during an appearance on Morning Joe on Thursday, he may have thought his statements reflected their feelings and were backed by up evidence. He was wrong o
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What If the 'Populist Wave' Is Just Political Fragmentation? Ever since the United Kingdom’s shocking vote to leave the European Union in 2016, nearly every political contest in the Western world has been characterized as a showdown between the moderate, establishment cosmopolitanism that has dominated Western politics for decades and the far-right populist nationalism that triumphed during the British referendum. Donald Trump’s election in the United Stat
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Advanced form of proton therapy shows promise for treating lung cancer recurrenceAn advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung cancer, according to new research.
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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.
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58 million Americans are exposed to loud, frequent noises, including firearms, at work and homeSubstantial noise exposures, with potentially serious long-term hearing health consequences, frequently occur in occupational and recreational settings, a new report explains.
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Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plantsScientists from Brookhaven Lab have identified a previously unknown link between a protein that maintains plant sugar balance and one that turns on oil production. The biochemical detective work points to new strategies for tapping into the energy plants capture from the sun to produce oil-based biofuels and other biomaterials.
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Silk sensor could speed development of new infrastructure, aerospace & consumer materialsNIST researchers have found a way to use molecules of dye to see inside some of the new composite materials being tested for bridges, cars and sporting goods.
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Man accused of sending a seizure-inducing tweet charged with cyberstalking [Updated] Enlarge (credit: therobedscribe ) UPDATE 7:05pm (ET): Justice Department announces cyberstalking charges. END UPDATE: The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Maryland man, and charged him with cyberstalking, for allegedly sending a seizure-inducing tweet to Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald, who has written about his battle with epilepsy. Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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Could your favorite pain medicine send you into cardiac arrest? Health A new study questions ibuprofen's safety NSAID pain relievers like ibuprofen might increase your risk of a cardiac arrest. Read on.
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The leave fanatics will have their hard Brexit – even if the price is the union | Jonathan Freedland Though hardliners are pursuing the most destructive version of Britain’s divorce from the EU, there may be a way to avoid the breakup of the UK What a paradoxical story we shall tell our grandchildren about Brexit. The little ones will climb on our knee and we will recall how we bravely seized our independence from hated Brussels – only to destroy our country. Their infant brows will furrow in co
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Numbers still stack up for fidgety Australia captain Shakin’ Steven | Barney RonayIf Steve Smith has a wider claim on some kind of ultimacy right now it is perhaps a minor role as the greatest Test batsman to be nobody’s favourite Test batsman Shakin’ Stevens was the biggest-selling British singles artist of the 1980s. It is probably worth remembering this fact the next time a man with a greying beard tells you the 80s were the last real golden age of popular music, a starburst
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Police release helicopter footage of 'idiotic' driver in car pursuit Clive Hill jailed for 14 months over chase in which he crashed into three cars Police have released helicopter footage of an “idiotic” driver during a dangerous pursuit which landed him in prison. Clive Hill, 41, of Butchers Close, Radstock, Somerset, admitted several driving offences relating to the incident on 18 November 2016. Continue reading...
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Singing Through Tone DeafnessAuthor Tim Falconer didn't take his congential amusia lying down. With the help of neuroscientists and vocal coaches, he tried to teach himself to sing against all odds.
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New role for immune cells in preventing diabetes and hypertensionImmune cells which are reduced in number by obesity could be a new target to treat diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension that affect overweight people, according to a collaborative study.
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Angela Merkel knows she must defuse Donald Trump’s threat to Europe | Natalie NougayrèdeToday’s White House meeting could prove to be the most crucial for transatlantic relations since the end of the Soviet bloc As close encounters go, this was bound to be a defining one. Angela Merkel, Europe’s most powerful, values-oriented, refugee-welcoming and Putin-resisting leader, finally met Donald Trump , potential wrecker of the west and liberal democracy. Related: Merkel's goal for Trump
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'No one is talking about it': has Sturgeon misjudged mood for independence? Clackmannanshire was a bellwether for the first Scottish indyref and for Brexit – and within the county a second vote doesn’t seem to be the top issue for locals In the land of the never-endum, they were counting votes again on Thursday morning. In an upstairs room at Alloa town hall, council workers were going through their election night counting rituals with a coffee-fuelled concentration. “It
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The Guardian view on Brexit and publishing: a hardcore problem | EditorialLondon book fair has shown how upbeat the literary world can be – and how worried our cultural businesses have become at the thought of losing old certainties The mood at this week’s London book fair appeared upbeat, with hotly contested auctions leading to the return of the six-figure publishing deal . Musicians did particularly well, with Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Suede’s Brett Anderson and drum’n’b
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The UK Just Granted the First License to Commercialize Controversial 'Three-Parent' Babies Image: Shutterstock A fertility clinic in Newcastle was just granted permission to start performing what’s known as the ‘three-parent baby’ technique, a controversial in vitro fertilization procedure that prevents genetic diseases from being passed on to children by giving them three genetic ‘parents.’ The technique relies on DNA from a mother, father, and a female donor in order to keep a mom fr
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Why the Hell Does the James Webb Space Telescope Look Haunted? Image: NASA/Chris Gunn One of the most powerful telescopes ever built—NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope—is set to make its big debut in 2018. But before it starts scouring distant galaxies, or searching for life around at TRAPPIST-1 , the telescope must undergo quite a bit of testing. Apparently, during “lights out inspections,” James Webb gets a little creepy. On March 15th, NASA posted a spookt
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What does that sentence say?Imagine coming across a sentence in English that reads like this: 'Mary apple eats her delicious.' For most native-English speakers, the sentence would likely strike you as odd because it doesn't seem to be structured in an order that immediately gets the message across. It has always been thought that, when adults learn a second language, they face this problem because the grammar of other langua
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Enormous swarms of midges teach about interconnected landscapesEcologists are trying to understand why the midge population at an Icelandic lake can fluctuate by 100,000-fold across a decade, and what impact these massive swarms have on the surrounding landscape.
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Longtime Fans Of YouTuber JonTron Say They Can't Watch Him Anymore Over the past week, the fanbase for YouTuber Jon “JonTron” Jafari has been forced to reevaluate how they feel about their favorite YouTuber. On Monday, Jafari debated Steve Bonnell, a professional streamer who goes by Destiny, over his political views. Over the course of the two hour debate, Jafari expressed some extreme views , such as the idea white people are experiencing a “demographic displa
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Jailed fell runner thought UK Athletics was 'trying to kill her' Lauren Jeska, convicted of attempted murder, felt ‘at war’ with athletics’ national governing body, says family It was three months before Lauren Jeska walked into the reception of UK Athletics armed with two knives that her parents realised something might be wrong. The 42-year-old champion fell runner had gone home to Lancaster for Christmas in 2015 when she began talking about being “at war” w
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Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Roger Federer clash with food poisoning Australian says he ‘had a restless night of being sick’ and withdraws Federer, who will play Kei Nishikori or Jack Sock, admits: ‘It’s a pity’ Roger Federer got an unexpected day off Friday at the BNP Paribas Open after Nick Kyrgios withdrew from their quarter-final because of what he suspected was food poisoning. Less than two hours before they were to take the court, Kyrgios tweeted that he “ha
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Everton v Hull City: match preview Amid Romelu Lukaku’s contract stand-off Everton will still be confident of earning a win that would temporarily move Ronald Koeman’s side above Manchester United in sixth place. Hull overcame Merseyside opponents with a 2-0 win over Liverpool in February and Marco Silva’s side will need a similarly robust display to take anything away from Goodison Park, where the hosts have lost just once all se
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Advanced form of proton therapy shows promise for treating lung cancer recurrenceAn advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung cancer, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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Man who pleaded guilty of raping 12-year-old freed by Glasgow high court Judge cites ‘wholly exceptional circumstances’ in discharging engineering student who believed he had consensual sex with girl of 16 A 21-year-old student has walked free from court after pleading guilty to the rape of a 12-year-old girl. Daniel Cieslak, of Leith in Edinburgh, was granted an absolute discharge in what the judge described as “wholly exceptional” circumstances at Glasgow high court
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Happy spouse, happy houseAchieving marital quality could seem daunting, even impossible to any couple, let alone a couple in which one of the partners is dealing with a serious illness. But a new study may hold the answer, say its authors.
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Eruptions on the sun trigger surprising phenomenon near EarthEruptions on the Sun's surface not only send bursts of energetic particles into the Earth's atmosphere causing disturbances in our planet's magnetic field, they can also strangely decrease the number of free electrons over large areas in the polar region of the ionosphere, new research concludes.
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Indigenous South American group has healthiest arteries of all populations yet studied, providing clues to healthy lifestyleAn 80-year-old from the Tsimane (pronounced chee-MAH-nay) group had the same vascular age as an American in his or her mid-fifties, suggests a new report. The Tsimane people -- a forager-horticulturalist population of the Bolivian Amazon -- have the lowest reported levels of vascular aging for any population, with coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) being five times less common th
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New PSA: Successful Aging & Your Brain It’s never too late to start living a brain-healthy life! Our new Successful Aging & Your Brain public service announcement illustrates easy steps (as recommended by the Institute of Medicine) we can all take to keep our brains healthy and sharp as we grow older. The PSA recommends that we stay active with regular exercise, reduce vascular risk factors (like high blood pressure and cholesterol) w
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#CuriousGoat: Ask Us About Climate Change And Global Well-being What questions do you have about the toll that climate change is taking — and about possible solutions? (Image credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests Come to YouTubeFilms of the tests conducted in Nevada and the Marshall Islands from 1945 to 1962 are being restored and released to the public.
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Watch U.S. Nuclear TestsThousands of films showing U.S. atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962 have been declassified. Scientists are studying them and posting them for all to see.
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A New Way to Spot Malicious AppsBy targeting fraudulent reviews to identify malware in the Google Play store, researchers uncovered an insidious technique: some of these apps harass innocent users until they leave positive ratings of their own.
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A king snake’s strength is in its squeezeKing snakes feast on other, larger snakes, perhaps thanks to superior constricting abilities, new research suggests.
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Panicked Secret Service Says It Lost Encrypted Laptop But It's Fine, Everything's Fine Image: AP Today, a Brooklyn-based Secret Service agent learned what those of us without security clearance have known for years: Don’t leave a laptop in your car if you don’t want it to be stolen. Law enforcement sources told both ABC and The New York Daily News on Friday that a laptop containing private information—including the floor plans for Trump Tower and information on the criminal investi
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Patients' annual financial burden under Medicare Part D is 'too much too soon'A study documents the patient out-of-pocket cost burden under Medicare prescription drug plans (known as Medicare Part D) and finds that despite having insurance, Medicare patients using specialty drugs paid thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs in a calendar year. Study authors also propose policy changes that would help patients better predict monthly bills for critical medications.
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Moderate exercise may be beneficial for HCM patientsPatients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are urged to take it easy. But new research shows they might benefit from moderate aerobic exercise.
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How gut inflammation drives the evolution of harmful bacteriaInflammation in the gut helps bacterial viruses spread to other strains of bacteria and promotes their success, a new study in mice finds.
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CD4+ T-cell count useful to assess antiretroviral therapy response in HTLV-1/HIV patients?While HIV is known to deplete CD4+ T-cells, the present study showed that patients co-infected with HTLV-1 continued to have elevated CD4+ T-cell counts despite responding unsuccessfully to their HIV medications.
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This is the first fluorescent frog ever and he’s adorable Animals But we don’t know if he can even see his own glow The South American polka-dot tree frog knows how to partaay. He’s a blacklight rave in a tiny frog package. He goes where no frog—and very few land animals—has gone…
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Amazon's Taking $50 Off Sony's Best Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones Sony MDR1000X Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones , $348 Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Deals Week, but if you were holding out for noise cancelling models, Amazon’s rewarding your patience today with a $50 discount on the top-of the line MDR100x . These headphones have all the features you’d expect in a good pair of Bluetooth headphones these days: NFC pai
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Employees Say HHS Head Tom Price Sends Staff 'Propaganda' Emails Image via Getty . Two employees at the National Institutes of Health have forwarded Jezebel emails that appear to show the newly instated head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Tom Price, sending what they call “propaganda” for the controversial Republican healthcare replacement bill. A series of weekly recap emails sent to HHS staff within the past two weeks read like press bri
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Researchers review progress of treating glutamate signalling in depressionMajor depressive disorder (MDD) impacts 15 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability, yet current treatments possess limited efficacy. Ketamine, which has been repurposed as a rapidly acting antidepressant, has emerged as an experimental and potentially promising compound to treat severe depression through a novel drug action mechanism that blocks glutamate receptors.
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Human brain networks developing in adolescence related to evolutionary expansionA new study reveals new patterns of coordinated development in the outer layer of the cerebrum of the human brain and describes how these structural patterns relate to functional networks.
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Scientists make the case to restore Pluto's planet statusKirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So, he says, is Europa, commonly known as a moon of Jupiter, and so is the Earth's moon, and so are more than 100 other celestial bodies in our solar system that are denied this status under the prevailing definition of 'planet.'
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Human skull evolved along with two-legged walking, study confirmsThe evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull -- a claim that was previously contested but now has been further validated by researchers.
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Can quantum theory explain why jokes are funny?Researchers are taking the first steps towards of a quantum theory model of humor, to explain what really happens on the cognitive level in the moment when we 'get the joke.'
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Intensive aquatic resistance training decreases body fat mass and improves physcial function in women with mild knee osteoarthritisAquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis. The effect of aquatic resistance training on walking speed are long lasting and are maintained one-year after training is ceased. However, higher overall levels of leisure time physical activity are required for long-term management of fat and body ma
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Grasses: The recipe for especially efficient stomataScientists have identified a key element underlying the superior function of stomata -- or tiny, gas-exchanging pores -- in grasses, where stomata function more efficiently than they do in other plant types.
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Software company rises as price configuration takes offFPX, a pioneering Minnesota software company that survived three decades of industry change, is accelerating its product development with an infusion of capital from a new owner.
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How Monopoly’s New Tokens Betray Its History This week, Hasbro announced the results of an online vote on the future of tokens in the board game Monopoly. The results are startling: the boot, wheelbarrow, and thimble have been expunged from the iconic game, replaced by a Tyrannosaurus rex, rubber ducky, and penguin. Voters passed up over 60 other contenders, among them an emoji and a hashtag. It’s the latest in a series of efforts to update
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Conflicting Views on the Middlebury Controversy When Charles Murray, the conservative author who sparked national attention for his statements on class and race, was invited to give a talk on the Middlebury College campus earlier this March, it was because a group of students—the American Enterprise Institute Club —was curious to hear what he had to say. But those opposed to Murray’s views questioned his right to be on campus, as well as the r
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New Hubble mosaic of the Orion NebulaIn the search for rogue planets and failed stars astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have created a new mosaic image of the Orion Nebula. During their survey of the famous star formation region, they found what may be the missing piece of a cosmic puzzle; the third, long-lost member of a star system that had broken apart.
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New 'gene silencer' drug reduce cholesterol by over 50 percentThe first in a new class of gene-silencing drugs, known as inclisiran, has been shown to halve cholesterol levels in patients at risk of cardiovascular disease.
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Martin Rowson on George Osborne's new role at London Evening Standard – cartoon Continue reading...
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No shake: Donald Trump snubs Angela Merkel during photo op – video Donald Trump appeared to deny the German chancellor Angela Merkel a handshake during a photo opportunity with the press at the White House on Friday. Trump and Merkel met earlier for a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office where they were expected to talk about strengthening Nato, fighting the Islamic State group and resolving Ukraine’s conflict Trump’s strange handshake style and how Justin Trude
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Stoke City v Chelsea: match preview Despite the growing inevitability of the title returning to west London, Antonio Conte will not allow standards to slip as his Chelsea side aim to be crowned champions sooner rather than later. Conte will be wary of the challenge on Saturday having been pushed hard before winning 4-2 at Stamford Bridge on New Year’s Eve against a Stoke side unbeaten in their past eight home games. Joel Rabinowitz
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Global carbon emissions continue to stabilize, US has 3% drop Enlarge (credit: Chalermchai Karasopha/Getty Images) 2016 was the third year in a row that global carbon emissions remained stable, even as the overall economy grew. Although 32.1 Gigatonnes of emissions is certainly not good news for future climates, there is some cause for optimism within the numbers, as some major economies saw their emissions drop. And controlling emissions didn't come at the
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Making US workers pass genetic test data to employers is wrongA proposed law effectively allowing US employers to require workers to take DNA tests and hand over the results is misguided, says geneticist Martina Cornel
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The Stream Dream Is it too late for the legacy music service to succeed in the current streaming landscape? The post The Stream Dream appeared first on WIRED .
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Why Scientists Think This Silly-Ass Bird Can't Stop Looking at Its Reflection Image: Facebook/The Bush Stone Curlew of QUT Kelvin Grove We all like to admire ourselves in the mirror from time to time, but there’s a bird in Australia that seems to have developed a rather unhealthy fixation, gazing upon its reflection for hours on end while seemingly oblivious to its surroundings. It’s pretty funny, but should we be worried about this fine feathered fellow? As reported in AB
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London book fair: UK publishers cheerfully splash cash as sales rise Decline of reality TV and soap star memoirs greeted with glee, but publishers say it is time to turn the page on Gone Girl-style ‘grip-lit’ On the eve of the London book fair, publishers were excited by news that sales of physical books were up for the second year in a row – 7% more than in 2015. And, following Waterstones’ return to profit for the first time in years , there was also good news f
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Hubble discovery of runaway star yields clues to breakup of multiple-star systemA gravitational tussle, ended with a multi-star system breaking apart and at least three stars being ejected in different directions.
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What does that sentence say?Imagine coming across a sentence in English that reads like this: 'Mary apple eats her delicious.' For most native-English speakers, the sentence would likely strike you as odd because it doesn't seem to be structured in an order that immediately gets the message across.
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Happy spouse, happy houseAchieving marital quality could seem daunting, even impossible to any couple, let alone a couple in which one of the partners is dealing with a serious illness. But a new study by Megan Robbins, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, may hold the answer.
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Highly contagious infection threatens endangered San Joaquin kit fox populationEndangered San Joaquin kit foxes face many threats to their survival, including loss of habitat and competition with non-native species such as the red fox. Now, scientists are rushing to save remaining fragile populations from a new danger -- sarcoptic mange, a skin disease caused by mites.
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Watch Warren G and Other Celebs Try (and Fail) to Tell Fake News From Real News WIRED quizzed a bunch of celebs at South by Southwest to see if they could tell real news from fake. The post Watch Warren G and Other Celebs Try (and Fail) to Tell Fake News From Real News appeared first on WIRED .
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This Discounted Smart Thermostat Isn't a Nest, But It Might Be Even Better Ecobee3 Lite , $140 Update : I screwed up, sorry, you can’t pair separate remote sensors with this model like I thought. It’s still a great thermostat, especially for a smaller home, but don’t buy it expecting to add remote sensors after the fact. While it doesn’t have the brand recognition of Nest’s learning Thermostat, the Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat one-ups its most popular competitor by pairing
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Team Sky faces UCI investigation over possible cover-up• The International Cycling Union is in touch with UK Anti-Doping • Former Team Sky rider Josh Edmondson admitted use of banned injections The International Cycling Union has stepped into the latest controversy involving Team Sky to ask UK Anti-Doping to assess claims the team covered up a rider’s use of banned injections. Josh Edmondson admitted breaking the sport’s “no needle” rule while a membe
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Basque separatist group Eta announces plan to lay down all weapons Militant organisation, which renounced its armed struggle in 2011, says it will disarm by next month and reveal stockpile sites Six years after renouncing violence in its long and bloody pursuit of a Basque homeland , the militant separatist group Eta has announced it will lay down all arms by early next month. On Friday, Le Monde reported that Eta was ready to give up its weapons once and for al
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Stewart Downing has a ‘big part to play’ after Karanka row, says Steve Agnew• ‘Stewy loves the club … it’s his town. He’s a talented footballer’ • Agnew brings in Joe Jordan to help make team more attack-minded Stewart Downing’s rift with Aitor Karanka and exclusion from Middlesbrough’s first team played a pivotal role in the Basque’s departure on Thursday but Steve Agnew has no qualms about restoring the former England winger to his starting XI. Related: Middlesbrough co
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News of the World owner loses court fight over Tommy Sheridan defamation case Supreme court refuses attempt by owner of now defunct newspaper to have 2006 civil jury verdict set aside The UK’s highest court has refused an attempt by the owner of the now defunct News Of The World to appeal against former MSP Tommy Sheridan ’s defamation victory a decade ago. Sheridan won the high-profile case against the newspaper after it printed allegations about the then Scottish Sociali
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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City challenge is bigger than Barcelona or Bayern• Chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak offers backing despite Champions League exit • Yaya Touré agent begins negotiations with other clubs over possible move Pep Guardiola feels he is having to be a manager in the true sense for the first time because achieving success is a far greater challenge with Manchester City than it was at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. City’s Champions League exit at Monaco in the
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Telltale Tsunami Sounds Could Buy More Warning TimeScientists are figuring out how to detect a tsunami-generating earthquake’s unique, fast-traveling sound waves -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Look Who's Out Of Jail: The One And Only Tickle | Moonshiners #Moonshiners | Tuesdays at 9/8c on Discovery After being released from jail, Tickle reunites with Tim for his first meal away from the slammer. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/moonshiners/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=discoverynetworks Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebo
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Will Humans Have to Upgrade Their Bodies to Survive on Mars? Living and boning in space—particularly on Mars—has fascinated our degenerate species for decades. Recently, SpaceX founder Elon Musk decided to put his very large amount of money where his mouth is by announcing his plans to colonize the Red Planet. NASA also likes to bloviate about its Journey to Mars in the 2030s, and there are a handful of other, shadier plans to colonize the Red Planet champ
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Koshe Disaster: What Causes Garbage Landslides?Mountains of garbage are piled in open dumps with little regard for stability.
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The Atlantic
How Trump Tried to Close the Deal on Health Care Republican leaders are desperate for President Trump to use his vaunted dealmaking skills to sell skeptical conservatives on their flagging American Health Care Act. They need his backing, and more importantly, they need the political cover he provides. On Friday, the president delivered his first batch of votes. After meeting with members of the conservative Republican Study Committee, Trump and
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The Atlantic
Q of the Week: Which Lawmaker Would Coach Your Team? This week, in honor of March Madness, we asked Politics & Policy Daily readers: If you had to pick a lawmaker to coach your team and take it to the Final Four, who would you pick—and why? Eileen is one of several readers who thought of Arizona Senator John McCain: His military service and his ability to survive as a POW held by the Vietcong are a tribute to his character. Equally impressive is hi
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The Atlantic
Tech Start-Ups Have Become Conceptual Art Let’s catalog a few important moments in the history of conceptual art: In 1917 , Marcel Duchamp signed and dated a porcelain urinal, installed it on a plinth, and entered it into the first exhibition for the Society of Independent Artists. In 1961 , Robert Rauchenberg submitted a telegram reading “This is a portrait of Iris Clert if I say so” as his contribution to an exhibition of portraits hos
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Prince William in Paris on first official visit since mother Diana's death British royal couple begin visit to French capital in European tour to strengthen ties as Brexit looms The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Paris on their first official visit to the French capital – the first time Prince William has been on royal duty in the city since his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash there almost 20 years ago. William and Catherine flew to the city
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Extremists made £250,000 from ads for UK brands on Google, say experts Wagdi Ghoneim among those said to have earned significant ad revenue from household names and government departments Extremists and hate preachers are estimated by marketing experts to have made at least $318,000 (£250,000) from adverts for household brands and government departments placed alongside their YouTube videos. Google, which owns YouTube, is estimated by internet analysts to have taken
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The Guardian
Osborne's new job confirms disturbing Tory dominance of the media | Roy Greenslade From Johnson to Gove, Tories are revelling in their links to papers, and proprietors no longer try to hide their rightwing views After the crop of cynical jokes about George Osborne becoming editor of the London Evening Standard , let’s get serious. However odd the appointment appears, and few journalists will think it anything other than that, is it really fair to suggest that the paper’s owner,
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Popular Science
Plagued by predators in the sea, these fish are moving onto land Science Some blenny fish spend nearly their entire lives out of the water On the remote Pacific Island of Rarotonga, some fish are fleeing to land to escape aquatic predators. Read on.
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New Hubble mosaic of the Orion NebulaIn the search for rogue planets and failed stars astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have created a new mosaic image of the Orion Nebula. During their survey of the famous star formation region, they found what may be the missing piece of a cosmic puzzle; the third, long-lost member of a star system that had broken apart.
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No El Nino? No problem. Earth sizzles to near record heatEven without an El Nino warming the world's waters, Earth in February sizzled to its second hottest temperature on record, behind only last year.
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Ars Technica
ISPs say your Web browsing and app usage history isn’t “sensitive” Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | KrulUA) ISPs that want the federal government to eliminate broadband privacy rules say that your Web browsing and app usage data should not be classified as "sensitive" information. "Web browsing and app usage history are not 'sensitive information,'" CTIA said in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission yesterday. CTIA is the main lobbyist group represe
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Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding hailed as the ‘disruptive change’ Bake Off needs New lineup will be a hit on Channel 4 precisely because it’s different from what audiences know, analysts say It’s been referred to as “the stuff that LSD trips are made of”, but analysts believe the new lineup of The Great British Bake Off will be a hit when it launches on Channel 4 precisely because it’s different from the show audiences have grown accustomed to. On Thursday, the comedian Noel
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New Hubble mosaic of the Orion NebulaIn the search for rogue planets and failed stars astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have created a new mosaic image of the Orion Nebula. During their survey of the famous star formation region, they found what may be the missing piece of a cosmic puzzle; the third, long-lost member of a star system that had broken apart.
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Human skull evolved along with two-legged walking, study confirmsThe evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull—a claim that was previously contested but now has been further validated by researchers at Stony Brook University and The University of Texas at Austin.
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Human brain networks developing in adolescence related to evolutionary expansionAdolescence marks not only the period of physical maturation bridging childhood and adulthood, but also a crucial period for remodeling of the human brain. A Penn study reveals new patterns of coordinated development in the outer layer of the cerebrum of the human brain and describes how these structural patterns relate to functional networks.
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Don’t go to Death Valley looking for a ‘Super Bloom’ Science Check your wildflower forecasts carefully Exactly how common are super blooms, and how can you find one? Read on.
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The Grassroots Campaign to Make Reddit Less Toxic Image: Reddit/Gizmodo As a company, Reddit has shown itself to be either ambivalent or complicit in abuse on the site, but users are fed up. Two new but rapidly-growing subreddits— r/esist and r/fuckthealtright —want to do something about it, and they’ve already claimed credit for getting hate speech community r/altright banned for harassment. Yesterday, they set their sights on one of the Reddit
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How Foreign Powers Could Try to Buy Trump Donald Trump is an unprecedentedly wealthy president, who owns or licenses his name to buildings, casinos, and luxury hotels around the world. An ethics watchdog group has already brought a lawsuit against him for violating the Constitution’s “Emoluments Clause,” which prohibits government officials from receiving gifts from foreign states. Trump has taken few steps to distance himself from his o
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Photos of the Week: 3/11–3/17 A therapeutic greyhound in Spain, a civil defense drill in South Korea, flooding in Peru, a robot-run hotel in Japan, a blizzard in the American northeast, refugees learning curling in Canada, and much more
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TGen study of ASU football team produces largest known dataset for concussion diagnosticsFollowing a three-year study of the Arizona State University football program, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute have created the largest dataset to date of extracellular small RNAs, which are potential biomarkers for diagnosing medical conditions, including concussions. Details of the dataset were published today in Scientific Reports, an online open-access journal of t
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Gizmodo
White House Cites Satire Story to Support Trump's Nightmare Budget [Update] Image: White House 1600 Daily is an official newsletter from the White House. It includes important information about the goings-on of the president, including his meeting schedule for the day and upcoming policy initiatives. And, at the very bottom, it includes positive coverage from the media. Under President Trump, previous issues of 1600 Daily have included predictable write-ups from Fox, Bre
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The Guardian
Girl aged 11 set to become Britain’s youngest mother Police investigating circumstances of the pregnancy, with father of the baby believed to be another minor Police are investigating the case of a pregnant 11-year-old girl who is due to become Britain’s youngest mother. The father of the baby is believed to be another minor just a few years older than the mother-to-be, police have said. Continue reading...
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The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for spicy chicken tray-bake and lemon drizzle cake It’s often the simplest cooking methods that deliver the most flavour Like most people, I am something of a creature of habit. Having children has made me more adventurous, as part of my quest to expand their horizons, but I still tend to use tried-and-tested methods just to make life easier. Today’s chicken dish is a case in point: in essence, it’s just a simple tray-bake, but it seriously deliv
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New plant research solves a colorful mysteryNew research has solved a long-standing mystery by deducing how and why strange yet colorful structures called 'anthocyanic vacuolar inclusions' occur in some plants.
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Hugo-Winning Author Nnedi Okorafor on How Whitewashing Once Came to Her Book Cover All Photos Courtesy Nnedi Okorafor Ten years ago, Hugo Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor was getting ready to publish her second novel. She was thrilled to share her latest work with the world, which envisioned an African country after an apocalypse, centered around a black protagonist. Then she saw her book’s cover. Okorafor recently took to Twitter to share an experience of whitewashing from
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Theresa May echoes Ed Miliband with promise to reform energy market Prime minister tells Conservative spring conference that market is not working and she is prepared to ‘step in’ Theresa May’s government is preparing to intervene in Britain’s energy market to weaken the influence of the big six providers and stop the poorest families being forced on to the most expensive tariffs. In a speech that had echoes of the previous Labour leader, Ed Miliband, who promise
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What Caused Eerie Glow in Tasmania Bay? | VideoThe shimmering blue lights in Tasmania's Preservation Bay were emitted by bioluminescent algae.
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The Best Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Is 1987's TV-Procedural Version Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast premieres today, a lavish, live-action affair starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans. The film has thus far received decidedly tepid critical reviews ( my colleague David Sims : “A Tale as Old as Time, Told Worse”). No matter, though: If you’re a fan of modern-ish renderings of Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s 1740 fairy tale, there are many, m
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Ars Technica
Brain scanning may sort intentional crimes from reckless crimes Enlarge (credit: FBI ) Convicting someone of a crime depends in part on the mental state of the criminal. We make a distinction between knowing criminality and recklessness, and we give the two states of mind different levels of legal culpability. In the courtroom, however, assessing these mental states and a criminal’s past intentions can be extremely challenging. However, neuroscience may soon
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Using MP3-like code, engineers spot hospital alarm 'masking'The failure of hospital caregivers to respond to medical alerts is often attributed to “alarm fatigue.” Another possible explanation: alarms sounding simultaneously can blend together, making one or more of them inaudible. The phenomenon, known as masking, makes it difficult to differentiate alarms, including those that signal life-threatening emergencies. A research team is developing a computer-
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White House-GCHQ row reveals a leader willing to alienate allies to save face Sean Spicer’s latest defense of the evidence-free assertion that Barack Obama had the Trump campaign placed under surveillance risks shattering an allegiance dear to both Washington and London The extraordinary public rebuke by the United States’ closest surveillance partner has revealed an emerging characteristic of Donald Trump’s White House: a willingness to antagonize even its allies instead
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Film to follow teenager who crossed the Mediterranean and competed at Rio Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry’s latest protagonist is Yusra Mardini, who fled conflict in Syria and became Olympic swimmer Stephen Daldry ’s films have chronicled the lives and struggles of Brazilian street children , the madness and melancholy of Virginia Woolf , and, most famously of all, the trials and triumphs of a young boy from County Durham who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer . F
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Human skull evolved along with two-legged walking, study confirmsThe evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull -- a claim that was previously contested but now has been further validated by researchers at Stony Brook University and the University of Texas at Austin.
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E-tattoos turn knuckles and freckles into smartphone controlsTattoos that turn skin into a touchscreen could display notifications on your body and let you answer a call or pump up the volume with a tap of your fingers
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South American group has the healthiest arteries ever seenSome elderly adults of Tsimane people in Bolivia have arteries so free from disease that they resemble those people in the US who are more than 20 years younger
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Girls from poorer families in England struggle to afford sanitary protection Charities, campaigners and teachers report scale of the problem, saying more must be done to tackle stigma Girls from low-income families across England are struggling to afford sanitary protection, with many teachers buying tampons for their students or seeking help with supplies from charities and voluntary groups, the Guardian has been told. Charities, campaigners and teachers say that the pro
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Are Autonomous Cars Ready to Go It Alone?California is preparing for self-driving cars to go solo, but new figures from Uber’s experiments suggest proceeding with caution.
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NCAA tournament 2017: day two - as it happened! No11 USC defeats No6 SMU in the day’s biggest upset South Carolina wins first tournament game in 44 years Keep up to date with our live tournament bracket Regional previews: East | Midwest | South | West 4.24am GMT Here’s today’s final scores: 4.18am GMT The Kentucky Wildcats beat a frisky Northern Kentucky Norse team 79-70. Kentucky will face Wichita State in the second round. And thus ends one
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Support people with asthma to manage their illness, researchers sayEvery person with asthma should have access to a personal action plan to help them control their condition, researchers say. Helping people with asthma take control of their own illness reduces symptoms, improves quality of life, reduces emergency use of health services and even prevents deaths, research led by the University of Edinburgh has shown.
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Tony Kushner on Trump's proposed arts cuts: 'It's an appalling idea' The Pulitzer prize-winning writer of Angels in America talks about the president’s proposal to eliminate funding to the National Endowment for the Arts Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America, for which he won the Pulitzer prize for drama, was only possible with a special grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and that’s just one reason he’s angry about the Trump administration’s pro
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Missing Richard Simmons: is the hit podcast an elaborate stalking stunt? The pod about a big-haired, tiny-shorted fitness guru who vanished three years ago is topping the charts. But is it a labour of love – or something far stranger? If you were an overweight Los Angeleno in the 80s with a penchant for flamboyant fitness TV types, chances are you know Richard Simmons. The first time Dan Taberski met him, the eccentric personal trainer persuaded him to take his shirt
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FBI Arrests Man for Allegedly Sending Journalist Seizure-Causing GIF [Updated] Photo: Getty On Friday, the Dallas FBI confirmed to Gizmodo that it has made an arrest in a case involving Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who claims a man sent him a GIF over Twitter that triggered his epilepsy, causing him to have a seizure. A Dallas FBI spokesperson told Gizmodo that a press release with more details on the arrest is forthcoming, and declined to comment further. Before an
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Flexibility is key in mechanism of biological self-assemblyA new study has modeled a crucial first step in the self-assembly of cellular structures such as drug receptors and other protein complexes, and found that the flexibility of the structures has a dramatic impact on how fast two such structures join together.
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Nanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cellsResearchers have lengthened the lifetime of perovskite solar cells by using nanotube film to replace the gold used as the back contact and the organic material in the hole conductor.
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Review: Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker Cuisinart turns the whole waffle iron thing on its side. The post Review: Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker appeared first on WIRED .
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'Workshy' Wills is getting flak – I hear Russia's in need of cosmonauts | John Crace From prince being under fire for having no proper job to George Osborne fitting yet another job in with his MP’s duties Prince William is getting a lot of flak for going on a lads’ ski trip to Verbier , though the headlines of “Don’t you have a proper job to go to?” appear to have been mainly an excuse for newspapers to print pictures of the prince drinking and dancing in nightclubs. Not least be
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French political system fights for survival as presidential campaign begins Contest kicks off on Saturday with traditional left and right at risk of being knocked out by far-right and centrist outsiders France’s traditional political party system is fighting for survival as the presidential campaign kicks off this weekend, with the mainstream left and right at risk of being knocked out by two outsiders: the independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right Front Nat
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Why Virgin Orbit's new president isn't worried about a bubble in the small satellite marketIt seems like everyone wants their own swarm of small satellites.
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AI won't kill you, but ignoring it might kill your business, experts sayRelax. Artificial intelligence is making our lives easier, but won't be a threat to human existence, according to panel of practitioners in the space.
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One in four elderly Australian women has dementiaAt least a quarter of Australian women over 70 will develop dementia according to researchers. Australian policymakers previously had to rely on dementia rates from international studies, or extrapolated from clinical assessments made on small groups of people. The researchers used a technique borrowed from ecologists to provide an up-to-date estimate for dementia in the Australian population.
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Tsimané of the Bolivian Amazon have world's healthiest hearts, says study Heart attacks and strokes are almost unknown amongst the Tsimané thanks to a high carbohydrate, low protein diet and active lifestyle, say researchers A high carbohydrate diet of rice, plantain, manioc and corn, with a small amount of wild game and fish – plus around six hours’ exercise every day – has given the Tsimané people of the Bolivian Amazon the healthiest hearts in the world. It may not
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Gizmodo
You Don't Really Need an Anti-Virus App Anymore Image: Shutterstock Ten years ago the first thing you needed to load on a brand new computer were anti-virus and malware applications. The internet was a mine field of malicious content that could infect your entire home network with one errant click. Yet things have changed dramatically. Windows has much more robust security options built in, browsers are smarter, and, hopefully, so are the user
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The Fiver | Maybe read the papers and eat some crumpets In today’s Fiver: Big Cup, Big Vase, Yaya Touré and much more In remarkable scenes witnessed by astonished onlookers earlier today, José Mourinho was overheard blaming other people for stuff . The Portuguese perfectionist’s hackles were raised by the fact that his expensively assembled Manchester United side are being forced to play managerless opponents from the relegation zone at lunchtime on S
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Ann Beach obituaryActor who made her name with Joan Littlewood and went on to play the nosy neighbour in the 1980s sitcom Fresh Fields Not many performers have appeared in The Archers on radio, starred opposite Ginger Rogers in a Drury Lane musical, sung in an award-winning children’s choir at the Llangollen Eisteddfod and played Hugh Grant’s mum. But Ann Beach, a resourceful and lovable character actor, who has di
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Moderate exercise may be beneficial for HCM patientsPatients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are urged to take it easy. But new research shows they might benefit from moderate aerobic exercise.
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The Lancet: Indigenous South American group has healthiest arteries of all populations yet studied, providing clues to healthy lifestyleThe Tsimane people -- a forager-horticulturalist population of the Bolivian Amazon -- have the lowest reported levels of vascular ageing for any population, with coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) being five times less common than in the US, according to a study published in The Lancet and being presented at the American College of Cardiology conference.
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Smartphones may be changing the way we thinkWe rely on our digital devices to connect with others and for memory and navigation shortcuts. What is that doing to our brains?
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Mads Mikkelsen Auditioned for Fantastic Four But Walked Out in the Middle of It Image: Marvel Studios/Disney Now that he’s been in Doctor Strange and Rogue One , it’s not like Mads Mikkelsen doesn’t have experience or interest in starring in some big ticket, CG-laden science fiction. But apparently even just auditioning for a role in the recent Fantastic Four reboot was too much for the actor. Discussing bad auditions with Shortlist recently, Mikkelsen briefly described an e
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UFC Fight Night: Brad Pickett set for one last turn in octagonThe 38-year-old has no fear before his last fight – against Marlon Vera in London – but the idea of retirement does scare him Brad Pickett could have been a cordwainer. That was his family business. His parents worked out of a little shop in the East End of London, where they made bespoke shoes for Elton John, among other people. Or he could have struck off into some other line of the fashion busi
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Gentle breeze may help Venus’s atmosphere spin like crazyThe atmosphere of Venus rotates much faster than the planet itself. A newly detected wind could be spreading the energy needed to power it
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The Atlantic
Capture the Flag and When Merkel Met Trump: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing Romania Pilfered Another Nation’s Flag Design—and It’s Not Sorry Drew Hinshaw | The Wall Street Journal “Romanians remain unflustered: ‘Why should we care?’ said one of the protesters marching through central Bucharest last month. ‘Chad is too far away.’ For all the institutions the modern world order has established to tame the furies of nationalism, there is no organization authorized to step i
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The UConn Huskies Make Perfection a Thrill to Watch Among the most dominant teams in sports—the NFL’s New England Patriots, the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, the United States women’s soccer team—the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball program stands alone. The Huskies have won 107 straight games, spanning three seasons. They have claimed four straight national titles. Even after losing Breanna Stewart, the three-time player of the year who
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Marvel's Iron Fist Is Desperately Seeking a Hero Somewhere inside Marvel’s Iron Fist there’s an interesting show struggling to get out, like the powers inside Danny Rand that could make him great, if they weren’t constantly in combat with his smugly mystical non-sequiturs and his bratty sense of entitlement. As the titular superhero, Danny (Finn Jones) is unfortunately the central focus of the Netflix show, whose first season is released Friday
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CO2-indholdet i atmosfæren stiger med rekordhastFor femte år i træk stiger mængden af CO2 i atmosfæren. Vores handlinger de kommende år bliver afgørende for fremtiden, siger dansk klimaforsker.
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Unlimited data plans offer boon to consumersIn the wireless industry, it's back to the unlimited future.
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Scientists make the case to restore Pluto's planet statusKirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So, he says, is Europa, commonly known as a moon of Jupiter, and so is the Earth's moon, and so are more than 100 other celestial bodies in our solar system that are denied this status under the prevailing definition of 'planet.'
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New study finds antithrombotic therapy has no benefit for low-risk atrial fibrillation patientsFindings from a large, community-based study show that antithrombotic therapy doesn't decrease low-risk atrial fibrillation patients' risk of suffering a stroke within five years.
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How much water does your food drink? Science You're not the only one who gets thirsty When you eat, you use up every drop of water your food required to grow. Depending on your choices, a meal might consume a few liters of water, or a few hundred.
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Report: Nintendo plans to double Switch production for coming year Enlarge / Nintendo plans to produce a lot more of these little things in the next year than it did previously. It looks like Nintendo is doing what it can to prevent the current retail shortage of Nintendo Switch hardware from persisting into the future. The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that "people briefed on [Nintendo's] plans" say the company is doubling its expected Switch product
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EU Brexit negotiator to meet campaigners on citizens' rights Michel Barnier agrees to discussion before formal talks and says he is committed to addressing the issue ‘as a top priority’ The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has agreed to meet a delegation of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in Europe before formal talks with Britain. In a letter to campaigners he promised Europe was “committed to address this iss
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Sizing John wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup as Cue Card falls again• Jessica Harrington sends out winner with first runner in the race • Popular Cue Card fell three out at the same fence as last year As Jessica Harrington waited for the presentation after Sizing John’s success in the Gold Cup here on Friday, her thoughts turned to Johnny, the husband she lost to cancer nearly three years ago. “He’d be very proud of me, wouldn’t he?” she said to a friend in the cr
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Sunderland v Burnley: match preview David Moyes will hope Jermain Defoe celebrates his richly deserved England recall with a goal or two in what surely is a must-win game if Sunderland are to stay up. Burnley, though, are anxious to register a first away win and will sense opportunity at the home of their bottom-placed hosts. Moyes’s plan for Jan Kirchhoff to play a role has been dashed, the influential midfielder has been ruled ou
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Wales have one eye on beating France and one eye on world rankingsWales could move into top four with victory but final Six Nations match pits them against a rejuvenated, if hesitant, France Graham Henry once lamented that Welsh rugby was bedevilled by extremes and that if it were a shower, it would be either too hot or too cold. This season has been no different and eight days after going into the match against Ireland knowing defeat in the final two rounds cou
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The Salesman review – Asghar Farhadi's potent, disquieting Oscar-winner The film caught up in the travel ban row tells the story of a sexual assault that exposes the emotions seething beneath the surface of Iranian bourgeois life Asghar Farhadi’s sombre new movie is the story of a shocking and mysterious event which shatters the wellbeing of a middle-class couple. It is about male pride, male violence, male privilege – but since its first appearance at Cannes last ye
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Google Wants to Make Your Images Take Up Less Space Image: AP For years, Google has been trying to reduce how much space images take up on the web. Most of those efforts have been based around its proprietary (and largely ignored by non-Google entities) WebP format , but a new project out of the company’s research and open source divisions could help make JPEG images—one of the most common image formats on the planet—up to 35 percent smaller, whil
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New toxic pathway identified for protein aggregates in neurodegenerative diseaseScientists have identified new processes that form protein "clumps" that are characteristic of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). How these proteins, which can bind RNA in normal cells, stick together has remained elusive until recently, when scientists demonstrated that they demix from the watery substance inside cells, much like oil separates from w
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Irish American politicians working with Trump urged to remember their history Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Irish senator who called Trump a ‘fascist’, says Irish are immigrants who were once branded terrorists and stigmatized for their faith Irish American politicians working with Donald Trump should have more awareness of how Irish people had been treated in the 19th and 20th centuries in the US and elsewhere, according to an Irish Labour party senator who made headlines after
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Inside America's dead shopping malls | Dan BellWhat happens when a mall falls into ruin? Filmmaker Dan Bell guides us through abandoned monoliths of merchandise, providing a surprisingly funny and lyrical commentary on consumerism, youth culture and the inspiration we can find in decay.
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The Atlantic
The Jobs Programs Trump's Budget Would Cut While the details of President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget remain scant, one thing is clear: The Department of Labor will likely be one of the biggest losers . Trump’s budget proposal would cut the department’s funding by $2.5 billion, or 21 percent, which will mean drastic changes for the work the department does. The dramatic scale-back is meant to offset the proposed budget’s additiona
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Creative Insults in World Politics Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ruffled a few feathers this week by calling everyone who offended him a Nazi, starting with the Germans and winding his way over to the Netherlands. But as Godwin’s Law decrees, invoking the Nazis is the easy way out for an insulter. Here are a few world leaders who took the time to make a slightly more creative insult. Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo . L
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Skilled workers more prone to mistakes when interruptedExpertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study.
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Osborne, an ‘editor of substance’. What substance, crystal meth? | Marina HydeHis ascent to the Evening Standard continues the trend of people who used to be journalists cocking up the country, and people who cocked up the country becoming journalists What a privilege to be able to welcome George Osborne to the ranks of journalistic colleaguery . The former News of the World cover star and chancellor is the new editor of the London Evening Standard, a role he will combine w
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Today's Best Deals: Snack Bowl, Bluetooth Headphone Charging Case, Dry Shampoo, and More A clever snack bowl , a charging case for your Bluetooth headphones, and Just Cause 3 lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Mpow Portable Battery Case for Bluetooth Headphones , $11 with code SDPHVWJX The advent of inexpensive Bluetooth headphones has been a net positive, but there’s no getting around i
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Human brain networks developing in adolescence related to evolutionary expansionA Penn study reveals new patterns of coordinated development in the outer layer of the cerebrum of the human brain and describes how these structural patterns relate to functional networks.
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Pharmacist medicines reconciliation reduces likelihood of patient harmA pilot study, published today in British Medical Journal Open, demonstrates that medicines reconciliation provided by pharmacists can significantly reduce medicine discrepancies and may be associated with reductions in length of hospital stay and readmission.
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New 'gene silencer' drug reduce cholesterol by over 50 percentThe first in a new class of gene-silencing drugs, known as inclisiran, has been shown to halve cholesterol levels in patients at risk of cardiovascular disease.
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Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablationIn new study presented today at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Session, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that patients with persistent AF, who are successfully treated with ablation many, in fact, no longer need blood thinners.
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Books for girls, about girls: the publishers trying to balance the bookshelves One study of 5,000 children’s books found that a quarter had no female characters, and less than 20% featured a woman with a job. But a new wave of books and writers is helping to fix that disparity The book is called Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls , but reading a handful of its 100 stories about some of the most brilliant women in history at bedtime might not be a good idea. Featuring spies,
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Why I stood up for British Sign Language in parliament | Dawn ButlerI became the first MP to use BSL to ask a House of Commons question – because people who are deaf and hard of hearing need a law to protect their language Yesterday I made history by becoming the first member of parliament to ask a question in the House of Commons using British Sign Language (BSL). I have always fought for equality for all, and am pleased to have been able to help raise awareness
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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 study.
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Self-expanding TAVR as good as surgery in intermediate-risk patientsTwo-year data reveal no difference in the combined rate of stroke and death from any cause when comparing the use of self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with standard open-heart surgery in intermediate risk patients with severe aortic stenosis, according to research.
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'We sat drinking beer, flinching at gunfire': recalling Lebanon's 'little war' of 2008 Travelling through Beirut as the Hezbollah seized parts of the city, Carl Shuker’s New Zealand passport allowed him to pass across borders like a ghost. Nine years on, he remembers glimpsing a political shift that reverberates today From the balconies in east Beirut we looked toward the west, listening to the gunfire. It was the third night of the conflict and we were locked down in a hostel. All
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Does Netflix changing its rating system matter? No, because people are still awful Star ratings are out and thumbs going up and down are in – yet deciding whether to watch London has Fallen should still be a personal decision It’s been clear for some time that Netflix’s star-based user rating system is essentially hopeless. It operates on the assumption that all of its 94 million subscribers share an equal and objective view on quality, which absolutely isn’t the case. For exam
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West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal: match preview Arsène Wenger will be hoping to improve on his head-to-head record of just one win in seven away fixtures against Tony Pulis when Arsenal visit the Hawthorns. The Frenchman’s side arrive after a bruising run of three defeats in their past four league matches and at risk of being cut adrift from the top-four. West Brom, however, were complacent against Everton last weekend and will need to be much
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Late-night hosts on Trump's terrible week: 'Are you sick of winning yet?' Comics, including Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon, discussed the latest setback to the president’s travel ban and his much-criticized budget cut proposals Late-night hosts discussed a disastrous week for the Trump administration from his thwarted attempt at another travel ban to his healthcare bill problems. Related: Late-night TV roundup: 'Trump's not going down for his mistakes' Continue reading..
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The Caribbean Is Mobilizing 300,000 People for an Epic Tsunami Drill If you happen to be sunbathing on a quiet Caribbean beach next week, don't be alarmed if a helicopter flies overhead telling everyone to evacuate. The post The Caribbean Is Mobilizing 300,000 People for an Epic Tsunami Drill appeared first on WIRED .
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Ars Technica
These recently declassified nuclear test videos are utterly mesmerizing, terrifying Enlarge / This well-known photograph was taken (extremely) shortly after the detonation of a nuclear device during Operation Tumbler-Snapper. The projecting spikes are known as a rope trick effect. (credit: US Department of Defense) From 1945 until the practice was ended in 1963 with the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the US conducted 210 above-ground nuclear weapons tests. The majority of thos
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Biotech firm carves a large niche in tools for researchMore than 600,000 times, researchers have cited Bio-Techne Corp. in academic papers as a manufacturer of tools that helped in their search for new tests and treatments.
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Review: SnapPower teaches old plugs and switches some new tricksElectric outlets, light switches, safety covers and USB charger are impressive in their simplicity
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Futurity.org
Extreme heat could cause animals to shrink (again) More than 50 million years ago, when 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 shows the evolutionary process can also happen in smaller events known as hyperthermals. The findings suggest an important pattern that could help shape
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Ben Affleck's Return to Rehab: 5 Facts About Addiction RelapseBen Affleck recently announced that he had completed rehab for at least the second time — a scenario that is not uncommon among people who experience alcoholism.
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More than half of college football athletes have inadequate levels of vitamin DMore than half of college football athletes participating in the NFL Combine had inadequate levels of vitamin D, and this left them more susceptible to muscle strains and 'sports hernia,' according to researchers.
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Telecom policy tilts in favor of industry under Trump's FCCTrumpism is slowly taking hold on your phone and computer, as the Federal Communications Commission starts rolling back measures that upset the phone and cable industries.
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Why every day should be Baby Day at the theatre Too often theatres neglect younger audiences, but Belfast’s Young at Art festival shows how vital new recruits are to the future of the arts It’s Sunday afternoon on a bright spring day, and the foyer of the Lyric Belfast is stuffed with prams and families. In the main house, Cahoots NI ’s production of Nivelli’s War, a stirring tale of wartime friendship and survival, has just finished. The stud
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Marijuanaville Trademark Denied for Similarities to Margaritaville, a 'State of Mind Inspired by Margaritas' Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo Las Vegas during the property’s grand opening celebration October 14, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Flamingo Las Vegas) With legalization sweeping the country, the number of trademark filings for marijuana-related products are through the roof. But when a shop recently tried to register Marijuanaville, Jimmy Buffett contested t
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Miner Finds Enormous 706-Carat Diamond, Promptly Hands It Over to the Government Image: AP A pastor and independent miner in Sierra Leone has unearthed an uncut 706-carat diamond estimated to be worth tens of millions of dollars. The pastor turned the diamond over to the government in hopes that the proceeds from its sale will help the impoverished country. But given the history of this former “blood-diamond” nation, what happens from here is anyone’s guess. Discovered by art
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Is writer’s block a real thing, or just a figment of the imagination? Diagnosing yourself as having writer’s block, rather than just not currently writing, will make matters worse ‘What do you do when you get writer’s block?” someone asked me the other day. I was happy to answer. I get up from my desk and wander around with a self-pitying expression on my face, sometimes clutching at my scalp in an agonised fashion. I buy sour gummy chews and eat too many; I compul
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Governments must keep reforming to win back voters' trust, says OECD Thinktank says progress has slowed and governments must push through change or face sluggish growth and inequality Governments must push through more fundamental reforms to boost growth, cut inequality and protect workers from rapid changes in technology if they are to win back the trust of voters, the west’s leading economics thinktank has warned. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and De
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This Silly Button From Logitech Made My Smart Home Fun Again All images: Adam Clark Estes I have issues with smart home technology . The promise of a Jetsons -style, automated living environment has never been closer, but the experience basically sucks right now. After spending a few weeks with a programmable button by Logitech, however, I feel suddenly hopeful. The button is called the Pop Home Switch . It’s a delightfully simple gadget that can communica
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Bournemouth v Swansea City: match preview Bournemouth are in danger of being drawn into a relegation scrap, while Swansea continue their own bid to escape the drop. Josh King’s hat-trick in a chaotic encounter with West Ham gave Eddie Howe’s side their first league win of 2017 last weekend following an eight-game barren streak. Swansea have lost their past three away matches, since winning at Anfield, and travel without key full-backs Ky
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My boyfriend and I have great sex, but sometimes I wonder if that is all we haveHe doesn’t want children and I am mostly resigned to that and would prefer to have someone in my life. But I worry that I am just settling, or using him. Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader My partner and I met more than a decade ago when I was in my late 20s and he was in his 30s. He was my second boyfriend but, although we shared interests and tastes, I didn’t find him attractive. The sex, howeve
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Karen Elson: ‘At school they said: You’re not fit to model socks’ She has been one of the world’s top models since the 90s. Now she wants to focus on her children and her music – and reveals how witchcraft influenced her new album This season’s trends, as worn by Karen Elson Karen Elson is sitting on a couch in a members’ club in Soho, flame-red hair almost matching the vintage upholstery, sipping tea with all the poise you’d expect of a woman with 20 years’ mo
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Peru floods kill 67 and spark criticism of country's climate change preparedness Devastating downpour, caused by high ocean temperatures, could not have been predicted, president said, months after state of emergency declared for wildfires Sixty-seven people have been killed and thousands more forced to evacuate by intense rains which damaged 115,000 homes and destroyed more than 100 bridges in Peru’s worst floods in recent memory. “We are confronting a serious climatic probl
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Royal Ballet triple bill review – gripping vision of the refugee crisis Royal Opera House, London Set to Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern is brave and beautiful alongside work by Christopher Wheeldon and David Dawson It’s been 18 years since a woman last choreographed a ballet for the Opera House main stage. But as Crystal Pite breaks that unconscionably dry spell, the brave, gripping and beautiful work she has created could not be
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Lifehacker The Real History of St. Lifehacker The Real History of St. Patrick’s Day | io9 Why Ego the Living Planet Looks a Lot Like Kurt Russell In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | Kotaku Here Is A Good Video Game Kid | The Garage Cars From the 1990s Are The Best To Wrench On |
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Stop killing lions for their bones to make bogus aphrodisiacsThe export of lion skeletons to China for use in 'aphrodisiac' wines threatens the survival of the king of the beasts, says Richard Schiffman
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The Atlantic
Song to Song Is a Dizzying Romance With Little to Say With the release of Song to Song, it’s time to come up with a name for this creatively fertile, aggressively poetic period in the beloved auteur Terrence Malick’s career. Much like The Tree of Life , To the Wonder , and Knight of Cups , his new film is light on plot and heavy on portentous voice-over. The characters are thinly defined at best, but they’re also all the camera cares about, emphatic
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Ingeniøren
Nordmænd er negative over for FM-slukKun tre ud af ti nordmænd er positive over for DAB-teknologien, som de i år bliver tvunget til at skifte til fra FM-radioen. Hver tiende i landets første DAB-område har valgt at droppe radiolytning helt.
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Fashion picks: utility with a feminine touch – in pictures Practicality is back – but with added femininity. Think parachute silks, soft drapes and cream leather Read more from the spring/summer 2017 edition of The Fashion , our biannual fashion supplement Continue reading...
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The week in wildlife – in pictures Nesting bald eagles, Adélie penguins and a newly hatched Komodo dragon are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world Continue reading...
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Watching the orbital angular momentum of plasmons on a nanoscale with subfemtosecond time resolutionA team of scientists has been able to reveal, for the first time, the dynamics of the orbital angular momentum of plasmons. The researchers used a combination of extremely high-quality single crystals of gold, ultrafast laser pulses and an electron microscope.
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Doctors Warn Climate Change Threatens Public HealthPhysicians are noticing an influx of patients whose illnesses are directly or indirectly related to global warming -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Theresa May's difficult week could be more than just a glitch Election expenses scandal and Sturgeon’s ambush see PM’s reputation as a safe pair of hands questioned as never before Theresa May launched a slick new government website on Thursday, promising a “plan for Britain”, but for the first hour or so it just displayed an error message. Technical gremlins can attack at any time, but somehow the glitch felt symbolic of the prime minister’s week. Continue
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May and Sturgeon are battling for Scotland’s future. Who will blink first? | Lesley RiddochWith few economic downsides so far, many Scots hoped they could ignore the Brexit process. The battle over a second referendum will make that impossible What’s a year or two between friends? Quite a lot, it seems – and even longer between sworn political enemies. Theresa May got her own back on the first minister of Scotland by refusing her request for a second independence referendum before Brexi
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The First 3D Printed Cheese Was as Bizarre As You’d Expect Image: Alan Kelly et al Imagine a future in which humans can produce a vast variety of foods with all sorts of textures and shapes at the flick of a switch. Just throw a mix into your 3D printer, and, presto, gooey gorgonzola globules! Crunchy candy cubes! Incredible! That future is not quiiiite here yet. But it could be close. Scientists at the University College, Cork in Ireland wondered how th
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Burrowing Under Luminous Ice to Retrieve MusselsWhen the winter tide goes out on a northern Canadian bay, some Inuit clamber into the ice caves below to harvest fresh food.
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Futurity.org
Did local weather give your nose its shape? Researchers have found evidence for natural selection’s role in the evolution of nose shape in people. They say the shape of someone’s nose and that of their parents was formed by a long process of adaptation to our local climate. “We are interested in recent human evolution and what explains the evident variation in things like skin color, hair color, and the face itself,” says Mark Shriver, pro
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Politics quiz: Scottish independence, budget U-turns and Brexit It’s been a lively week in UK politics, from article 50 machinations to arguments over a second Scottish independence referendum Who said she might quit as an MP after one term, saying of Westminster: “Professionally, it is more just that so little gets done. It is so old and defunct in terms of its systems and procedures – a lot of the time, it is just a waste of time.” Boris Johnson Mhairi Blac
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Wi-Fi on rays of light: 100 times faster, and never overloadedSlow Wi-Fi is a source of irritation that nearly everyone experiences. Researchers 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 no need to share since every device gets its own ray of light.
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Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino hopes Harry Kane could make swift return from injury• England striker expected to be out for six weeks with ankle problem • ‘We need to assess day by day. He’s positive’ Mauricio Pochettino believes that Harry Kane’s positive mindset could allow the Tottenham Hotspur striker to make a swift return from his ankle ligament injury. Kane limped off early in last Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final win over Millwall after rolling the ankle and Tottenham antic
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Penn researchers find patients' annual financial burden under Medicare Part D is 'too much too soon'A study released today by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania documents the patient out-of-pocket cost burden under Medicare prescription drug plans (known as Medicare Part D) and finds that despite having insurance, Medicare patients using specialty drugs paid thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs in a calendar year. Study authors also propose po
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Osteoporosis drug found safe in long-term trialA new study provides reassuring information about the short-term and long-term safety of denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.
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JNeurosci: Highlights from the March 15 issueCheck out these newsworthy studies from the March 15, 2017, issue of JNeurosci. Media interested in obtaining the full text of the studies should contact media@sfn.org.
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Banedanmark afviser risiko ved at installere ufærdigt signalsystemDanmark udruller som det eneste land i Europa et nyt togsignalsystem over hele landet, før EU’s krav til systemet er kendt. Det har allerede skabt fordyrelser. Men Banedanmark afviser, at der kan opstå yderligere problemer.
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Immune cell drives heart failure in miceA new study in mice reveals that eosinophils, a type of disease-fighting white blood cell, appear to be at least partly responsible for the progression of heart muscle inflammation to heart failure in mice.
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Man arrested in Birmingham NatWest after bank worker held at gunpoint Sixty-year-old man pulled weapon from bag before holding employee in interview room, say West Midlands police A man has been arrested after police were called to reports of an armed man inside a branch of NatWest in Birmingham. Police marksmen sealed off the bank in the Northfield area of the city after receiving an emergency call at 11.45am on Friday. Continue reading...
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CO2 emissions stay same for third year in row – despite global economy growing International Energy Agency report puts halt in emissions from energy down to growth in renewable power Carbon dioxide emissions from energy have not increased for three years in a row even as the global economy grew, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. Global emissions from the energy sector were 32.1bn tonnes in 2016 , the same as the previous two years, while the economy grew 3.1%, the
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Germany to test dialect analysis software on asylum-seekersGermany plans to test software that can automatically recognize a person's dialect to help determine whether asylum-seekers are really where they claim they're from.
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UN body urges China to act as bird flu deaths spikeThe UN's food agency on Friday urged China to step up efforts to contain and eliminate a strain of bird flu which has killed scores of people this year.
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Nanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cellsFive years ago, the world started to talk about third-generation solar cells that challenged the traditional silicon cells with a cheaper and simpler manufacturing process that used less energy.
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Scientists reveal open-ringed structure of Cdt1-Mcm2-7 complexScientists from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology(HKUST) and Tsinghua University have revealed the open-ringed structure of the Cdt1-Mcm2-7 complex as a precursor of the MCM double hexamer (DH).
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Why water splashes: New theory reveals secretsThe reason why raindrops and spilled coffee splash has been revealed by scientists. The new theory uncovers – for first time – what happens in space between liquid drop and surface to cause splash. A microscopic layer of air – 50 times smaller than a human hair – trapped between liquid and surface can prevent liquid spreading on surface. In their new report, scientists compare the scale of this 1c
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West Ham United v Leicester City: match preview Atlético Madrid can wait. Leicester City cannot afford to take their eye off the ball in the Premier League. Three points above the bottom three, they remain in a relegation fight despite reaching the Champions League quarter-finals thanks to Tuesday’s win over Sevilla. Craig Shakespeare will be confident of extending his winning start and West Ham United’s indifferent recent form means a fourth
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Clueless Is, Like, Totally Gonna Be a Comic Book All Photos Courtesy BOOM! Studios Okay, so you’re probably going, “Is this, like, another Clueless tie-in or what?” But seriously, it’s actually a way normal way to continue the iconic ‘90s film. That’s right, Clueless is getting a comic book sequel. No buggin’. Boom Studios is bringing back the girls from Beverly Hills for an all-new adventure, written by total Betties Amber Benson (Tara from Bu
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New Cholesterol Drug Lowers Risk of Heart Attack and StrokeIt remains to be seen whether the treatment, which was effective in a large clinical trial, will live up to its promise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Can quantum theory explain why jokes are funny?Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 789. Whether this pun makes you giggle or groan in pain, your reaction is a consequence of the ambiguity of the joke. Thus far, models have not been able to fully account for the complexity of humor or exactly why we find puns and jokes funny, but a research article recently published in Frontiers in Physics suggests a novel approach: quantum theory.
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Nobel laureate, poet and playwright Derek Walcott dead, aged 87 Walcott, who died in Saint Lucia, was famous for his monumental body of work that wove in Caribbean history, particularly his epic Omeros The poet and playwright Derek Walcott, who moulded the language and forms of the western canon to his own purposes for more than half a century, has died aged 87. His monumental poetry, such as his 1990 epic Omeros, a Caribbean reimagining of The Odyssey, secur
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Brexit diaries: 'We are at a turning point in the UK's political history' A second vote on Scottish independence splits opinion – as does the chancellor’s failure to mention Brexit in his budget The pattern has been the same among our Brexit diarists for the past 10 weeks: Theresa May is felt to be significantly outperforming Jeremy Corbyn when it comes to her approach to the EU across most leavers and remainers, Conservative and Labour supporters. This week the score
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Vern Cotter and Scotland aim to sign off against Italy with a farewell flourishNew Zealand-born coach has overseen a marked improvement and two more tries on Saturday would beat their Six Nations record of 11 set in 2016 When Vern Cotter was told in the autumn that Scotland would not be renewing his contract as coach, the New Zealander remarked with typical understatement that he was disappointed. As his side go into the final weekend of the Six Nations in sight of finishing
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The Guardian
Raheem Sterling in shape to show Liverpool he made the right moveThe forward can expect abuse from away fans when Manchester City host his former club on Sunday but his form under Pep Guardiola and strength of character indicate he can make an impact when it matters most It is a little under two years since Raheem Sterling made the move which, perhaps more than any other, has come to define him. It wasn’t a drop of the shoulder or a sprint past a full-back or a
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The Guardian
Experience: I reached both the north and south poles I couldn’t feel my legs or my toes, but what I feared most was failing I was 18 years old, fit, strong and ambitious. I played rugby and squash, and wanted to be a professional golfer. I was really competitive; I still am. One day on the squash court, I fell down for no apparent reason. I jumped up and got on with the game, but soon after I noticed a deterioration in my health. I saw multiple spe
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The Guardian
Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire: ‘I’m drooling with the wrong kind of anticipation’ – restaurant review ‘I can’t hate the whole glittery, meretricious shebang, because the staff are lovely’ Obviously I go to Trump Turnberry with prejudices fully erect. Of all the lies the orange plank spouts on an hourly basis, I particularly enjoyed his “The people of Scotland love Trump International Golf Links” and “I have a 93% approval rating in Scotland” tweets. Newsflash: there is nothing the people of Scotl
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The Best Relationship Show on TV Isn’t Even About People—It’s About Phones Even better in its second season, Netflix's Love wins by exploring the spaces between two people—and how we communicate across them. The post The Best Relationship Show on TV Isn't Even About People—It's About Phones appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Siri’s Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore An update to Amazon's iOS app puts iPhone and iPad owners just two taps away from a voice assistant that surpasses Siri in significant ways. The post Siri's Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore appeared first on WIRED .
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3D Printing Cheese for Science | VideoScientists are 3D printing cheese and comparing it to regular, processed cheese. As one does.
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Live Science
‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’: Official Trailer | VideoThe original HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” based on the bestselling nonfiction book by journalist Rebecca Skloot, debuts on HBO Apr. 22, 8:00PM ET.
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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement as effective as surgery in intermediate patientsMedtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today unveiled first-ever clinical data from the Surgical Replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (SURTAVI) Trial, which was presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 66th Annual Scientific Session and published simultaneously in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
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Study: More than half of college football athletes have inadequate levels of vitamin DMore than half of college football athletes participating in the NFL Combine had inadequate levels of vitamin D, and this left them more susceptible to muscle strains and 'sports hernia,' according to researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery.
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Nanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cellsNanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cellsResearchers lengthened the lifetime of perovskite solar cells by using nanotube film to replace the gold used as the back contact and the organic material in the hole conductor.
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New study finds people who have high levels of two markers at high risk of adverse heart eventsNew research suggests that GlycA, a newly identified blood marker, and C-reactive protein both independently predict major adverse cardiac events, including heart failure and death. Patients who have high levels of both biomarkers are at especially high risk.
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Routine blood tests can help measure a patient's future risk for chronic disease, new study findsA new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City finds that combining information from routine blood tests and age of primary care patients can create a score that measures future risk of chronic disease.
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Cholesterol-Slashing Drug Can Protect High-Risk Heart Patients, Study FindsPatients who took the drug, Repatha, were significantly less likely to have heart attacks or strokes, researchers concluded. But its high cost will be an issue.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Flexibility is key in mechanism of biological self-assemblyA new study has modeled a crucial first step in the self-assembly of cellular structures such as drug receptors and other protein complexes, and found that the flexibility of the structures has a dramatic impact on how fast two such structures join together.
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Futurity.org
Sell birth control pills over the counter to teens? Decades of research suggest it’s safe to sell birth control pills over the counter rather than by prescription, even for teenagers. A team of experts reviewed the research and found evidence that teens are capable of safely and properly using oral contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies. “Our review strongly suggests that giving teens easier access to various contraceptives will not lead t
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Gizmodo
Mpow's $11 Bluetooth Headphone Carrying Case Includes A Battery To Charge Your 'Buds Mpow Portable Battery Case for Bluetooth Headphones , $11 with code SDPHVWJX The advent of inexpensive Bluetooth headphones has been a net positive, but there’s no getting around it: They’re a pain in the ass to charge. Luckily, Mpow’s new headphone carrying case includes a built-in 800mAh battery and microUSB cable, so you can recharge your earbuds while simultaneously keeping them from getting
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The Guardian
Scrapping first-class train carriages leaves us all in third Transport minister Chris Grayling has proposed that overcrowding on trains should be eased by replacing first class with more standing room. Are the carriages relics of a bygone time, or do they have a present-day use? One of the smaller puzzles of a postwar childhood was the mystery of the missing class. Railway carriages had “1st” and “3rd” painted on their doors – first class and third class –
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The Guardian
The ‘rape rule’ for tax credits tramples the rights of children it’s meant to protect | Susanna RustinIt beggars belief that a government that claims to take sex crime seriously would rush through legislation with so much potential for harmful consequences We don’t like to think too much (or at all) about our parents having sex, because it makes us feel weird. Freud called parental intercourse the primal scene , and believed our buried knowledge of how we came to be created was the root of much un
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'Four-minute warning: time to boil your last egg' – 100 years of anti-war protests From Paul Nash’s barbed wire truths to Tony Blair’s blazing selfie, the Imperial War Museum is exploring anti-war art and demos. What difference did they make? “Don’t you hear the H-bomb’s thunder / Echo like the crack of doom?” This song is painful as well as rousing when heard now on film footage of the first Aldermaston marches of 1958 and 1959; they look like a vision of lost innocence. This
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
ALMA's ability to see a 'cosmic hole' confirmedResearchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) successfully imaged a radio "hole" around a galaxy cluster 4.8 billion light-years away. This is the highest resolution image ever taken of such a hole caused by the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect (SZ effect). The image proves ALMA's high capability to investigate the distribution and temperature of gas around galaxy clusters thr
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Ars Technica
UK government halts its YouTube ads after some appear on extremist videos [Update] (credit: Rego Korosi ) YouTube and Google have some explaining to do to the government of the United Kingdom. According to a report by UK publication The Times , government-funded advertising has appeared in front of extremist videos on YouTube. The UK government has summoned Google to explain why taxpayer funded-advertising was allowed to roll on videos by "rape apologists, anti-Semites, and ban
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CO2 emissions from energy remain flat for third year runningCarbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector have not increased for three years in a row even as the global economy grew
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The Guardian
Tie-by-tie tactical analysis: Champions League quarter-finals | Michael CoxWill Barcelona be able to cope with Alex Sandro over two legs and will Bayern benefit from Carlo Ancelotti’s tactical consistency against his former club? This is a contest between the two biggest overachievers in Europe’s major leagues – and Atlético Madrid’s shock 2013-14 La Liga victory acted as something of an inspiration for Claudio Ranieri, himself a former Atlético manager. Continue reading
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The Atlantic
The University of Michigan’s Plan to Increase Diversity ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Jacqueline Graniel spent her whole childhood in Southern California assuming other families also lived paycheck to paycheck. Now, as she studies for both a medical degree and a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, she has found that some of her classmates avoid the stress of renting and dealing with landlords by simply buying houses, sometimes with help from their parents. That’s
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"Turceasca" | Silk Road EnsembleGrammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble display their eclectic convergence of violin, clarinet, bass, drums and more in this energetic rendition of the traditional Roma tune, "Turceasca."
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Scientists reveal open-ringed structure of Cdt1-Mcm2-7 complexScientists from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology(HKUST) and Tsinghua University have revealed the open-ringed structure of the Cdt1-Mcm2-7 complex as a precursor of the MCM double hexamer (DH). The intrinsic coiled structures of the precursors provide valuable insights into the DH formation, and suggests a spring-action model for the MCM during the initial origin melting and the su
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Flexibility is key in mechanism of biological self-assemblyA new study has modeled a crucial first step in the self-assembly of cellular structures such as drug receptors and other protein complexes, and found that the flexibility of the structures has a dramatic impact on how fast two such structures join together.
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PCSK9 inhibitior bococizumab produces varying resultsResearchers report that bococizumab had short-term benefits on lowering cholesterol levels and significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular events by 21 percent compared to placebo among those who had baseline LDL cholesterol levels of greater than 100 mg/dL. However, the cholesterol lowering effect tended to diminish over time in some patients and bococizumab did not reduce cardiovascular eve
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Self-expanding TAVR as good as surgery in intermediate-risk patientsTwo-year data reveal no difference in the combined rate of stroke and death from any cause when comparing the use of self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with standard open-heart surgery in intermediate risk patients with severe aortic stenosis, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab reduces adverse cardiovascular eventsPatients treated with evolocumab had a 15 percent reduction in the risk of major cardiovascular events, defined as the composite of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, stroke, hospitalization for unstable angina, or coronary revascularization Evolocumab reduced the more serious key secondary endpoint, which was a composite of heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death, by 20 percent.
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PCSK9 inhibition with bococizumab yields mixed resultsIn a clinical program that was terminated early, the experimental PCSK9 inhibitor bococizumab, when given on top of effective statin therapy, had widely varying effects on LDL cholesterol levels and had no benefit on cardiovascular events among those with LDL lower than 100 mg/dL. However, in patients at high cardiovascular risk who had baseline LDL of greater than 100 mg/dL, bococizumab significa
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Imagine if all our childhood TV favourites went ‘dark and gritty’ | Phoebe-Jane BoydPower Rangers is getting a Hollywood makeover, with more adult themes, primary colours removed and a 12A certificate. But why stop there? Nothing, no matter how silly or saccharine, can’t be reformed into some 12A vaguely violent and sexy blue-filtered blandness in some desperate attempt to appeal to the “teen market”. As the reimagined Power Rangers movie coming to cinemas next week is set to pro
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Gizmodo
America Only Voted for Weird-Ass Birds as Its New Monopoly Tokens For the second time in the past few months, Americans went to the polls and voted in a way that will have half the country scratching its heads. Kicking the classic boot, wheelbarrow, and thimble tokens to the curb, the nation has chosen to replace those classic Monopoly tokens with a rubber ducky, a penguin, and a T-rex. Throughout the month of January, anyone with an internet connection and an
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Scientific American Content: Global
How News Organizations Inadvertently Spread "Alternative Facts"The way they construct stories makes it likely that readers will believe things that aren’t true -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Command, Control, Communication, Electricity, 1917Reported in Scientific American, this Week in World War I: March 17, 1917 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A good night’s sleep is like hitting the jackpot Working on getting a better night’s sleep can lead to optimal physical and mental well-being over time—but quality of sleep is more important than quantity. For a new study, researchers analyzed the sleep patterns of more than 30,500 people in UK households over four years and discovered that better sleep leads to levels of mental and physical health comparable to those of somebody who’s won a ja
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Best photos of the day: freediving and St Patrick's Day The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including a baby pygmy hippo, a landslide in Peru, and the SNP spring conference Continue reading...
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The Dutch GreenLeft party shows new ideas can turn the tide of populism | Rutger BregmanExtreme rightwing ideas have been gaining ground in the Netherlands for decades. Jesse Klaver’s success suggests only radical alternatives can fight them The populist revolution has been crushed in the Netherlands. At least, that seems to be the foreign media’s enthusiastic takeaway. “Woke to a Dutch victory for moderates over extremists, bridges over walls, open over closed up,” CNN’s Christiane
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Eddie Jones: right man at right time rescued England and saved his career | Andy BullCoach was on the periphery of rugby until Japan’s shock victory in the 2015 World Cup propelled him into the England job Eddie Jones passed the audition for the England job at 6.40pm on Saturday 19 September 2015, eight weeks before it became available, nine weeks before he was appointed. That was the day Japan beat South Africa 34-32 at the Brighton Community Stadium, in the group stages of the W
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Immigrants still caught in legal limbo despite travel ban block For many who come from countries targeted by Trump’s order, relief has been short-lived as obstacles for green card applications and traveling abroad remain After moving over from Iran to attend graduate school in Utah seven years ago, Pooya has settled into life in the US. He works as an architect at a busy firm in New York City, lives with his American girlfriend, and supports the Brooklyn Nets
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'Narcissistic' bird wins internet fans in AustraliaA bird that watched its own reflection for hours becomes the subject of internet fun.
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Black tideFifty years ago, the supertanker the SS Torrey Canyon hit rocks off the coast of Cornwall, spilling more than 100,000 tonnes of crude oil. But it was the clear-up operation that led to the real environmental disaster.
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Evolocumab significantly reduces risk of cardiovascular eventsEvolocumab, one of the new targeted PCSK9 inhibitor drugs that has been shown to dramatically lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or 'bad' cholesterol, also significantly lowers the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with existing heart or vascular disease already on statin therapy, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Ses
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Skilled workers more prone to mistakes when interruptedExpertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study by two Michigan State University psychology researchers.
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Can quantum theory explain why jokes are funny?In a recent paper published in Frontiers in Physics, researchers are taking the first steps towards of a quantum theory model of humor, to explain what really happens on the cognitive level in the moment when we 'get the joke.'
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Study suggests new drug alongside statins can significantly cut cholesterolA new class of cholesterol-lowering drug has been found to help patients cut their risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack.
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Wi-fi on rays of light: 100 times faster, and never overloadedSlow wi-fi is a source of irritation that nearly everyone experiences. 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 no need to share since every device gets its own ray of light.
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The discovery of Majorana fermionMajorana fermion can serve as the building block of fault tolerant topological quantum computing. As a result, Majorana fermion drew great attention recently in the condensed matter physics. The current state research of Majorana fermion was published in a review article in Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy.
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