The Guardian

How Easter became the new Christmas – crackers and allDemand for Easter crackers is up 63% on last year, people are having bigger parties and buying bigger presents. Get ready for Christmas II – the Sequel Name: Easter Age: 2,000 years old, give or take. Continue reading...
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The Guardian

Bigmouth strikes again: row over Morrissey's James Baldwin tour T-shirtShirt featuring the Smiths lyric ‘I wear black on the outside’ and a picture of the author has been removed from sale after backlash in music press A Morrissey tour T-shirt pairing an image of black author and civil rights campaigner James Baldwin with one of Morrissey’s most famous lyrics has landed the former Smiths singer in yet another controversy. Music press attacked the merchandise produce
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Using virtual reality to catch a real ballDisney Research scientists have found innovative ways to enhance virtual experiences involving interactions with physical objects by showing how a person using a virtual reality system can use it to reliably catch a real ball.
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The Guardian

Supreme court to consider appeal to enforce smoking ban in UK jailsPrisoner Paul Black argues that rules on smoking in communal areas are not being upheld, exposing him to dangerous levels of secondhand smoke The remaining rights of inmates to smoke inside their cells are to be challenged at the supreme court in a case which, if successful, could inflame discipline problems in prisons. The appeal has been brought by Paul Black, a prisoner at HMP Wymott, on the b
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A new perspective on the European colonization of AsiaAlthough James Cook's 18th century expeditions into the South Pacific Ocean are considered historical feats, Spanish voyages of discovery in this region preceded them. It is well-known that the Spanish, beginning with Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, explored the Pacific during the 16th and 17th centuries.
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How fullerite becomes harder than diamondThe scientists suggested that under pressure, part of the fullerite turned into diamond, while the other part remained as fullerite, but in a compressed state within the diamond. After comparing the X-ray spectra, it was assumed that most likely in the experiment, they had obtained an amorphous carbon medium with a hydrostatically compressed fullerite inside, while the model dealt with a diamond c
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Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressionsDoctors at the Medical Center -- University of Freiburg produce the first evidence of the method's lasting effectiveness in a four-year study. The method could serve in the future as an optional therapy for critically ill patients.
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Trichomonosis: A conundrum in catsOver the past two decades, the protozoan Tritrichomonas foetus has come to be recognized as a cause of chronic colitis in cats in many countries worldwide. Today trichomonosis is regarded as one of the most common infectious causes of large bowel diarrhea.
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The incorporation into the body of metals from the River Deba sediments is simulatedResearchers in the UPV/EHU's Department of Chemical Engineering and the Environment have shown that not all the metal contained in the river's sediments directly affects human health but that only a fraction of these metals can be incorporated into the human body. In the study they estimated the bioaccessibility of metals contained in sediments in the River Deba by means of the in vitro simulation
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Dagens Medicin

Prioriteringsinstitut siger nej til DarzalexDet britiske prioriteringsinstitut NICE er ikke i stand til at afgøre, hvor effektiv behandling med Darzalex mod knoglemarvskræft er.
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The Guardian

Trump-Russia ties: FBI and NSA heads face grilling – liveJames Comey and Mike Rogers to appear before the House intelligence panel while Trump’s supreme court pick Neil Gorsuch has a confirmation hearing 2.31pm GMT Rogers, the NSA director, in his opening statement, notes that the intelligence community had concluded that Russia had sought to tamper with cyberattacks in the US election: “There is no change in our confidence level on the assessment.” Ro
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The Guardian

Charges dropped against man accused of raping student Hannah StubbsElgan Varney, 33, calls for those accused of sexual crimes to be given anonymity until conviction, as prosecutor throws out case A man who was accused of raping the student Hannah Stubbs, who killed herself while police investigated the alleged crime, has had his charges dropped. Stubbs, 22, took her own life six months after reporting the alleged attack at Keele University. Continue reading...
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Gizmodo

Your Favorite Mouse and Keyboard Are Just the Appetizer In Amazon's One-Day PC Peripheral SalePC Peripheral Gold Box Whether you’re building a brand new PC, or just upgrading your current rig, Amazon’s one-day Gold Box deal is full of popular peripherals and accessories for great low prices. Highlights here include Corsair’s K70 mechanical keyboard ( your favorite mechanical keyboard ), Razer’s DeathAdder gaming mouse ( one of your favorite gaming mice ), and Logitech’s G13 programmable g
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The Atlantic

Hacking Tools Get Peer Reviewed, TooIn September 2002, less than a year after Zacarias Moussaoui was indicted by a grand jury for his role in the 9/11 attacks, Moussaoui’s lawyers lodged an official complaint about how the government was handling digital evidence. They questioned the quality of the tools the government had used to extract data from some of the more than 200 hard drives that were submitted as evidence in the case—in
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Scientific American Content: Global

Green Republicans Confront Climate Change DenialConservative environmentalists push “free enterprise” approaches, like carbon tax, instead of regulations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Guardian

Green and unpleasant land: UK countryside takes sinister twist in new exhibitionWarwickshire gallery explores how artistic, social and political forces have shaped Britain’s relationship with rural landscape Images of a green and pleasant land with a sinister undertone – where lambs gambol but a corpse might lie under a nearby hedge – feature in an exhibition examining Britain’s relationship with the countryside. The show at Compton Verney gallery in Warwickshire sets the sc
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The Guardian

Behind the scenes at Michael Conlan's pro debut: Conor McGregor, 1D and a TKOProfessional debuts tend to take place in local leisures centres, but Michael Conlan introduced himself with a third-round win at Madison Square Garden By Paul Gibson for The Balls of Wrath , part of the Guardian Sport Network New York City is a beast of a town. It’s London on steroids. On St Patrick’s Day , it’s London on steroids with an extra shot of Rio de Janeiro during carnival thrown into
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Gizmodo

The Walking Dead Did Something I Didn't Think Was PossibleAll images: AMC. It made Rosita a compelling character. I’m not actually trying to be shitty here, at least not to the character herself. It was The Walking Dead ’s responsibility to make us care about Rosita, something it’s resolutely failed to do since introducing her back in season four. Her compatriots Abraham and Eugene got ample screen time so we could get to know them, but Rosita had about
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Microorganisms in the subsurface seabed on evolutionary standbyThrough genetic mutations microorganisms normally have the ability to develop new properties over a short time scale. Researchers now show that microbes in the deep seabed grow in slow motion with generation times of up to 100 years.
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Liquid storage of solar energy: More effective than ever beforeResearchers have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed, they say.
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New species of Brazilian copepod suggests ancient species diversification and distributionA new species and genus of a tiny freshwater copepod has been found in the Brazilian rocky savannas, an ecosystem under heavy anthropogenic pressure. Prior to the discovery, only one genus of its subfamily had been recorded in the Neotropical region, which comes to show that related species had already spread across a huge range when the ancient supercontinent Gondwana split apart. The findings ar
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Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloysThe research team of Siberian Federal University together with the scientists of the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the SB RAS has developed a method for the synthesis of aluminum alloys, the use of which will allow the creation of new types of products with improved characteristics based on aluminum.
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The Guardian

Bravo, Sesame Street, your character with autism will erode ignorance | Rhiannon Lucy CosslettThe arrival of Julia is a wonderful thing. Any child who watches her will learn about acceptance and understanding of difference It is commonly held that kids can be cruel, but it’s not a phrase I have ever used, largely because I regard it as a spectacular understatement. Children can be, and frequently are, awful, vile, contemptible and vicious, along with many other things that I cannot put in
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Live Science

Here Comes the Sun: Spring Equinox Arrives Today in the Northern HemisphereWhat can NASA satellites tell us about the spring equinox?
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Futurity.org

Today’s new moms report more judgy commentsInterviews with mother-grandmother pairs suggest that community surveillance of pregnancy and infant-feeding has increased between the generations. Many of the new mothers said they felt watched, evaluated, and judged. Some also reported experiences of strangers questioning their choices during pregnancy and when feeding their babies. In the most extreme cases, strangers had regulated the behavio
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Ingeniøren

Minister vil have ubemandede skibe før 2020Skibe uden besætning vil resultere i færre ulykker. Færger, pramme og slæbebåde er det oplagte sted at starte, skriver Søfartsstyrelsen og DTU i ny rapport.
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Poison centers receive 32 calls a day about kids exposed to prescription opioidsA new study found that there were more than 188,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers for pediatric exposure to opioids from January 2000 through December 2015, averaging 32 calls a day or one every 45 minutes.
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The Guardian

Why do so many male journalists think female stars are flirting with them?A magazine’s profile with Selena Gomez is the latest to have an icky fixation on its subject’s looks. Perhaps it’s time for men to be banned from interviewing women Should male journalists be allowed to interview female celebrities in glossy magazines? Charlotte, by email Continue reading...
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The Guardian

My village didn't even have a traffic light. Now it has 1.4 million peopleWhen author Xiaolu Guo was a child in the 1980s, her village was a remote farming settlement. Now, like hundreds of others across China, it has become a metropolis with four-lane roads, a cancer epidemic … and even a new language The other China week: what it is and how you can be involved Explore our special investigative series here I grew up in a semi-tropical southern village, and that villag
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NYT > Science

We Might Soon Resurrect Extinct Species. Is It Worth the Cost?Scientists disagree about whether bringing extinct species back from the dead will result in a net loss of global biodiversity.
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WIRED

5 Clever Quickie Games That Let You Fight the ManThese are just 5 of the 215 titles from Resist Jam, a recent game-development campaign centered around the theme of resistance to oppression of all forms. The post 5 Clever Quickie Games That Let You Fight the Man appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Ex-Googlers Build a Neural Network to Protect Your HeartAliveCor's little EKG device has been around for a few years, but now it has a much smarter brain behind it. The post Ex-Googlers Build a Neural Network to Protect Your Heart appeared first on WIRED .
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New Scientist - News

3D-printed bacteria could make bespoke graphene-like materials3D-printing bacterial ink onto sheets of graphene oxide could make precise patterns of highly-conductive material in a cheaper and easier way
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Gizmodo

This Is Where All of Daft Punk's Impossibly Catchy Samples Come FromHave you ever found yourself listening to some classic 70s funk, rock, or disco and suddenly recognized a portion of the song you swear you’ve heard elsewhere? As YouTube’s Daftworld reveals, it was probably in a Daft Punk track , given the duo’s almost bizarrely impressive ability to turn classic samples into electro hits. The whole video is eight-and-a-half minutes, so you’ll want to adjust you
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The Guardian

What hopes do you have for Wales in a post-Brexit era?As May triggers Article 50, we’d like you to tell us what Wales needs from a Brexit deal and what future you’d like to see for your country Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones has warned Teresa May that she must “engage and listen” to people across the union, or risk fracturing the country. “If they are not careful, people’s sense of disengagement with Brussels will simply attach itself to London”
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The Guardian

Doctor admits misleading medics over Pauline Cafferkey temperatureHannah Ryan says she recorded lower reading for Ebola nurse on return from Sierra Leone but denies misconduct A doctor has admitted misleading other medics by concealing Pauline Cafferkey’s raised temperature before she became seriously ill with Ebola. Hannah Ryan, who volunteered in Sierra Leone in her first year after graduating from medical school, was one of the medics who assessed Cafferkey
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Current jellyfish sting recommendations can worsen stingsResearchers investigated whether commonly recommended first aid actions such as rinsing with seawater or scraping away tentacles lessen the severity of stings from two dangerous box jellyfish species. Their results reveal that some of the most commonly recommended practices actually worsen stings.
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Engineering team develops novel nanofibre solution for clean, fresh airA research team has successfully concocted a novel nanofiber solution that creates thin, see-through air filters that can remove up to 90 per cent of PM2.5 particles and achieve high air flow of 2.5 times better than conventional air filters. As an added bonus, this eco-friendly air filter improves natural lighting and visibility while blocking harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.
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Icelandic drinking horn changes our historic understanding of St. OlavAfter the Reformation, Norway's Olav Haraldsson was no longer supposed to be worshipped as a saint. An Icelandic drinking horn offers some clues on how the saint’s status changed over time.
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Dagens Medicin

Psykiatridirektør kritiseres for at opfordre til mere tvangPersonalet på det psykiatriske hospital i Risskov undrer sig over, hvorfor regionens psykiatridirektør i medierne stiller spørgsmålstegn ved, om de sætter ind med at bruge tvang tidsnok før en opkørt situation udvikler sig til vold.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Leadership chage at Comcast cable as CEO Smit changes roleComcast's cable unit is switching up its leadership ranks, with longtime executive Dave Watson taking over for Neil Smit as CEO.
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The Guardian

Best photos of the day: cat show and candlelight protestThe Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including Las Fallas in Valencia, Somalia famine and retired circus bears Continue reading...
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Scientific American Content: Global

The Science of CancerThe past few years have seen tremendous strides in our understanding of cancer, including new hypotheses about its genetic origins and new treatment alternatives using the body’s own immune... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Mystery of how sperm swim revealed in mathematical formulaResearchers have developed a mathematical formula based on the rhythmic movement of a sperm's head and tail, which significantly reduces the complexities of understanding and predicting how sperm make the difficult journey towards fertilizing an egg.
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DNA labels predict mortalityMethyl labels in the DNA regulate the activity of our genes and, thus, have a great influence on health and disease. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and from the Saarland cancer registry have now revealed that an altered methylation status at only 10 specific sites in the genome can indicate that mortality is increased by up to seven times. Smoking has a particularly unfavorable
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Piece of mindWith just an inexpensive micro-thin surgical needle and laser light, University of Utah engineers have discovered a minimally invasive, inexpensive way to take high-resolution pictures of an animal brain, a process that also could lead to a much less invasive method for humans. The team has now proven the process works on mice for the benefit of medical researchers studying neurological disorders
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Microorganisms in the subsurface seabed on evolutionary standbyThrough genetic mutations microorganisms normally have the ability to develop new properties over a short time scale. Researchers now show that microbes in the deep seabed grow in slow motion with generation times of up to 100 years.
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Tweeting in times of emergencyUS researchers have assessed the impact of Twitter on the reach and efficacy of information sharing by a global disaster response organization, the Red Cross/Red Crescent. They provide details in the International Journal of Emergency Management.
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Using virtual reality to catch a real ballDisney Research scientists have found innovative ways to enhance virtual experiences involving interactions with physical objects by showing how a person using a virtual reality system can use it to reliably catch a real ball.
53min
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CT scans reveal reduced leaflet motion after aortic valve replacementAbout 12 percent of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement developed non-symptomatic blood clots around the valve leaflets (known as subclinical leaflet thrombosis) that reduced the motion of the valves, according to an observational study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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For atrial fibrillation ablation, newer anticoagulant reduces major bleedsUninterrupted treatment with dabigatran, a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOACs), before, during and after ablation to treat atrial fibrillation significantly reduced the incidence of major bleeding events compared with uninterrupted use of the more established anticoagulant warfarin.
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Blood test can detect heart damage after non-cardiac surgeryA blood test for a protein called high-sensitivity troponin T, which is released into the bloodstream when injury to the heart occurs, can identify patients with heart damage after non-cardiac surgery whose lives could potentially be saved with timely treatment.
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Heart Procedure Linked with Bleeding in the Brain, Neurological ImpairmentSmall leakages from blood vessels in the brain, known as microbleeds, increase with age and are associated with cognitive decline. Of 84 older patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), nearly a quarter developed new microbleeds after their procedure, according to results of a single-center study.
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Use of levosimendan with heart-lung machine fails to improve outcomesWhen used as a preventive measure during heart surgery, the heart failure drug levosimendan did not significantly reduce rates of death, heart attack, kidney dialysis or use of a mechanical assist device among patients at high risk for low cardiac output syndrome, according to a new study.
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Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerableResearchers have devised a way to make cancer cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment, by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering drugs. By tethering hundreds of tiny particles to the surfaces of tumor cells, the researchers made the cells much more vulnerable to attack by a drug called TRAIL that triggers cancer cells to commit suicide.
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Will the doctor see your child now?Parents often want medical advice when their child gets sick but only about half are very confident they can get a same day appointment with their child's provider, a new national poll finds.
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Canadian academics urged to strengthen ties to US peers in face of Trump travel banIn the face of the Trump travel ban, academics must strengthen, rather than sever, ties to the United States, suggests a Canadian researcher.
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Do you really have high blood pressure?More than half of family doctors in Canada are still using manual devices to measure blood pressure, a dated technology that often leads to misdiagnosis, new research suggests.
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Gizmodo

How to Get on the Internet When Your Internet is DownImage: David Davies/Flickr Whether it’s a winter storm on the East Coast, or tornadoes in middle America, or just some simple rain in California, sometimes your power goes out and takes your internet with you. Any way you look at it, when the internet is down your life is effectively on hold until it’s back up again. However, you can find workarounds to get yourself back online before you resort
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Nepal to strap some Everest climbers with GPS deviceSome climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest during the upcoming spring climbing season will be strapped with a GPS device to locate them in case they are in trouble and to prevent false claims of reaching the summit, officials said Monday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How small can superconductors be?For the first time, physicists have experimentally validated a 1959 conjecture that places limits on how small superconductors can be. Understanding superconductivity (or the lack thereof) on the nanoscale is expected to be important for designing future quantum computers, among other applications.
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Live Science

Stunning Images of a California SuperbloomColor is popping up everywhere in the California desert, thanks to a wet winter after years of drought.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Genetically guided warfarin dosing lowers risk of some adverse eventsUsing genetic testing to help personalize doses of warfarin therapy given to patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery appears to lower the risk of combined adverse events compared with clinically guided dosing, according to new research. Researchers said these findings could have implications for a broad population of patients starting warfarin therapy.
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Closing left atrial appendage reduces stroke risk from AFibFor patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm disorder, closing the area of the heart known as the left atrial appendage as an add-on procedure during cardiac surgery was associated with a 40 percent reduction in the risk of thromboembolism (a condition when a blood clot forms and blocks an artery, which can cause a stroke or other complications) according to an observational
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Concerns about heightened risk of death for AFib patients taking digoxinPatients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are given digoxin to control their symptoms have an increased risk of death, whether or not they have a diagnosis of heart failure, compared with patients not taking the drug, and this risk increases with higher levels of digoxin in the bloodstream, according to new research.
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New test detects early stage of wasting disease in cattleResearchers have identified a more sensitive test for detecting the early stages of paratuberculosis, a fatal disease that plagues dairy herds and causes an estimated annual loss of up to $250 million to the US dairy industry.
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The Guardian

Six Nations 2017 verdict: Guardian writers choose their highs and lowsFrom Michele Campagnaro’s solo try against England to Leigh Halfpenny’s performances, here are the highlights and lowlights from 2017’s tournament Louis Picamoles and Sam Warburton have both been consistently influential but the all-round excellence of Joe Launchbury was central to England’s title effort. Robert Kitson Continue reading...
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The Download, Mar 20, 2017: Uber’s Staff Exodus, New Genetic Drugs, and Diaper PowerThe most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.
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Pacemaker program can reduce dangerous fainting episodesPatients with recurrent fainting episodes (syncope) who received a pacemaker delivering a pacing program designed to detect and stop the abnormal heart rhythms that precede syncope had a seven-fold reduction in fainting compared with patients in a placebo pacing group.
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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. The study examined how players with SLAP tears responded to biceps tenodesis.
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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.
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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, say researchers. Their 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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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 are now highlighting how a set of biomarkers on the day of surgery may explain why some individuals have worse PTOA than others after two years.
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Surgery reverses pseudoparalysis in patients with rotator cuff tears, study showsArthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR), a surgical approach to treat irreparable rotator cuff tears, may eliminate pseudoparalysis and significantly improve shoulder function, new research shows.
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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.
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Lust for powerThanks to the discovery of a new material by University of Utah engineers, a cooking pan could generate enough electricity to charge a cellphone in just a few hours. The team found that a combination of the chemical elements calcium, cobalt and terbium can create an efficient, inexpensive and bio-friendly material that can generate electricity through a thermoelectric process involving heat and co
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Embol-X and CardioGard do not reduce overall number of brain lesions, may affect sizeTwo FDA-cleared medical devices designed to remove potential vessel-blocking debris particles from the bloodstream during aortic valve replacement, known as Embol-X and CardioGard, did not significantly reduce overall number of brain infarcts over standard surgical procedure, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Closing left atrial appendage reduces stroke risk from AFibFor patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm disorder, closing the area of the heart known as the left atrial appendage as an add-on procedure during cardiac surgery was associated with a 40 percent reduction in the risk of thromboembolism (a condition when a blood clot forms and blocks an artery, which can cause a stroke or other complications) according to an observational
1h
EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Blood test can detect heart damage after non-cardiac surgeryA blood test for a protein called high-sensitivity troponin T, which is released into the bloodstream when injury to the heart occurs, can identify patients with heart damage after non-cardiac surgery whose lives could potentially be saved with timely treatment, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Use of levosimendan with heart-lung machine fails to improve outcomesWhen used as a preventive measure during heart surgery, the heart failure drug levosimendan did not significantly reduce rates of death, heart attack, kidney dialysis or use of a mechanical assist device among patients at high risk for low cardiac output syndrome, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Heart procedure linked with bleeding in the brain, neurological impairmentSmall leakages from blood vessels in the brain, known as microbleeds, increase with age and are associated with cognitive decline. Of 84 older patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), nearly a quarter developed new microbleeds after their procedure, according to results of a single-center study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Sessi
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

For atrial fibrillation ablation, newer anticoagulant reduces major bleedsUninterrupted treatment with dabigatran, a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOACs), before, during and after ablation to treat atrial fibrillation significantly reduced the incidence of major bleeding events compared with uninterrupted use of the more established anticoagulant warfarin, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Sessi
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New study adds to concerns about heightened risk of death for AFib patients taking digoxinPatients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are given digoxin to control their symptoms have an increased risk of death, whether or not they have a diagnosis of heart failure, compared with patients not taking the drug, and this risk increases with higher levels of digoxin in the bloodstream, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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American Chemical Society national meeting features presidential eventsAmerican Chemical Society (ACS) President Allison A. Campbell, Ph.D., will focus on areas of significant importance -- the health of our planet, the safe practice of science and strong technical programming -- at the ACS 253rd National Meeting & Exposition, April 2-6, in San Francisco. The presidential events will be held at Hotel Nikko San Francisco, San Francisco Marriott Marquis and the Moscone
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Pacemaker program can reduce dangerous fainting episodesPatients with recurrent fainting episodes (syncope) who received a pacemaker delivering a pacing program designed to detect and stop the abnormal heart rhythms that precede syncope had a seven-fold reduction in fainting compared with patients in a placebo pacing group, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Genetically guided warfarin dosing lowers risk of some adverse eventsUsing genetic testing to help personalize doses of warfarin therapy given to patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery appears to lower the risk of combined adverse events compared with clinically guided dosing, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session. Researchers said these findings could have implications for a broad population
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Outcomes for Absorb stent acceptable at 1 to 2 years, with caveatsPatients receiving the Absorb everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS), a dissolving stent to open clogged vessels around the heart, showed outcomes comparable with patients receiving the Xience drug-eluting metal stent between years one and two. However, patients receiving Absorb BVS faced an overall elevated risk of adverse outcomes at two years compared with patients receiving m
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PCI, drugs equally beneficial for treating fully blocked arteriesThis study shows percutaneous coronary intervention is not needed in all cases.
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No evidence of cognitive issues when evolocumab added to statin therapyThere is no evidence that adding a new cholesterol-lowering drug to treatment with a statin causes memory loss or other problems with cognition or thinking, according to findings from the EBBINGHAUS study, the largest, most rigorously designed study to address this issue to date. The research was presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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No Increase in Bleeding Complications with Rivaroxaban Post-ACSPatients with acute coronary syndrome who were treated with the blood-thinning drug rivaroxaban in addition to an antiplatelet medication (clopidogrel or ticagrelor) experienced no increase in bleeding complications compared with patients who received the standard treatment of aspirin plus an antiplatelet drug, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Sci
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New tool for assessing clogged arteries performs well, reduces discomfortFor patients experiencing angina (chest pain) or a heart attack, a new tool called instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) was equivalent to the currently-preferred tool, fractional flow reserve (FFR), in terms of incidence of major adverse events according to two studies presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session. The studies also showed iFR resulted in markedly
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Study shows benefits to treating all clogged arteries at once after heart attackPatients experiencing a major heart attack often have more than one clogged artery, but under current guidelines doctors typically only clear the blockage responsible for the heart attack. Assessing and, when warranted, treating the additional blockages can improve patient outcomes and reduce the need for subsequent invasive procedures, according to research presented at the American College of Ca
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Lifestyle intervention leads to 10-point drop in systolic blood pressureIn the first randomized, double-blinded trial of an online behavioral intervention for high blood pressure, participants in web-based lifestyle counseling reduced their systolic blood pressure (the higher number in a blood-pressure reading) by 10 mmHg, compared with a 6 mmHg reduction for those taking part in a web-based control intervention, a statistically significant difference. The research wa
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No benefit of synthetic HDL-C on arterial plaqueInjection of a novel form of synthetic high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), or good cholesterol, into the arteries of patients who had recently had a heart attack did not reduce the volume of fatty deposits, or plaque, in the arteries, compared with placebo injections, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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Rivaroxaban reduces VTE recurrence compared with aspirinIn patients at elevated risk for a recurrence of potentially life-threatening blood clots, a low dose of the oral blood-thinning medication rivaroxaban reduced recurrences more than three-fold compared with aspirin, with no significant increase in bleeding side effects, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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Leonard Manasseh obituaryArchitect who was the master planner of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire Leonard Manasseh, one of the last surviving architects of the Festival of Britain, was a highly regarded designer and teacher who played a significant role in the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), Riba and Royal Academy over many decades. The founder of Leonard Manasseh and Partners, he wa
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Searching for the origin of freshwater in the oceanOn the third and final stage of the Antarctic circumnavigation, the expedition travels to remote islands and through a conveyor belt of icebergs before reaching Cape Town, its port of destination. Alex Haumann talks about his impressions, the changing water cycle, and its important role for Earth's climate system.
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Mount Etna Glows Hot in New Satellite ImageCity lights and molten lava make Sicily sparkle.
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Andy Murray on road to Rouen as he considers Davis Cup return from injury• Murray keen to build clay court momentum after pulling out in Miami • World No1 begins rehabilitation this week on injured elbow Andy Murray’s commitment to playing in Great Britain’s Davis Cup quarter-final against France in Rouen, which starts on 7 April, has been strengthened, oddly, by the injury that has forced his withdrawal from this week’s Miami Open . Murray’s plans for 2017 were always
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Cases of Murine Typhus Increasing in TexasThe number of people infected with the fleaborne disease increased from 27 cases in 2003 to 222 in 2013
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The Pentagon has never been audited. That's astonishing | Thomas HedgesThe president proposes a $52bn increase in military spending while reports of waste and abuse pile up. An investigation must scrutinise spending On Thursday, Donald Trump released a preliminary budget proposal that calls for a $52bn spike in military spending . But just last December, a Washington Post investigation found that the Pentagon had buried a report that outlines $125bn in waste at the
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Derry City captain Ryan McBride dies aged 27• Cause of sudden death unknown • McBride passed away 24 hours after victory over Drogheda United The League of Ireland was in shock on Monday over the sudden death of the captain of Derry City at the age of 27. Ryan McBride was found dead at his home in Derry on Sunday evening. The cause is unknown. He passed away 24 hours after captaining Derry to victory over Drogheda United, the club’s fourth
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Open ecosystem for smart assistance systemsUnder the banner of "d!conomy - no limits," CeBIT 2017 will focus not only on the digital transformation of industry, administration and society, but also on the markets and opportunities this transformation opens up. From March 20 to 24, Fraunhofer IAO will be at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) joint booth (Hall 6, Booth C40) to present the ENTOURAGE joint resea
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What Are Sylvester Stallone and Michael Rosenbaum Doing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick discuss Deadpool’s reaction to Cable. Zack Penn stresses plans for a new Matrix aren’t a reboot or a remake. Andrew Kreisberg promises next season’s Flash villain will be something different. Plus, a haunting new poster for The Dark Tower , and clips from Power Rangers and The Walking Dead . Spoilers! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 In an interview with The Adam Corol
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Moire superstructures created using block copolymers(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has developed a way to create moiré superstructures using block copolymers. In their paper published in the journal ACS Nano, the team describes the technique, the ways it can be modified and possible uses for the end product.
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Image: Saturn's B-ring close-upThis image shows the incredible detail at which the international Cassini spacecraft is observing Saturn's rings of icy debris as part of its dedicated close 'ring grazing' orbits.
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Water filter from wood offers portable, eco-friendly purification in emergenciesWhat can the forests of Scandinavia possibly offer to migrants in faraway refugee camps? Clean water may be one thing.
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Research teaches machines to decipher the dawn chorusInnovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds. It will also help teach machines to differentiate between man-made and natural sounds and to understand the world around them.
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New transportation safety technology for preventing accidents due to falling asleep at the wheelThrough advanced research & development for about ten years at the University of Liège (ULg) in Belgium under the leadership of Professor Jacques G. Verly from its Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the ULg and its spin-off company Phasya have established themselves as world leaders in the development of innovative and validated solutions in the area of drowsiness (or somno
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Using Big Data to analyse images and video better than the human brainImproving traffic safety, better health services and environmental benefits - Big Data experts see a wide range of possibilities for advanced image analysis and recognition technology.
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Astronomers investigate a mysterious isolated star cluster complex(Phys.org)—Astronomers have inspected a mysterious isolated star cluster complex designated SH2 in the galaxy NGC 1316 (also known as Fornax A). The results of their study, which were published Mar. 1 in a paper on arXiv.org, reveal important insights into the nature of this complex, providing crucial information about its origin.
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Think We're Living in a Computer Simulation? Prove ItImage: Isaiah van Hunen /Flickr Science doesn’t have all the answers. There are plenty of things it may never prove, like whether there’s a God. Or whether we’re living in a computer simulation, something proposed by Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom and others, and maybe your stoned friend Chad last week. This kind of thinking made at least one person angry, theoretical physicist and science writ
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U.K. Moves Forward With Three-Parent IVFThe country’s fertility regulator has approved the first application to carry out mitochondrial replacement therapy, which uses biological material from two women and one man to create an embryo.
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Image of the Day: Manipulative MelanomasEarly-stage melanoma cells alter proteins in nearby skin cells to create a favorable environment for cancer progression.
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Current jellyfish sting recommendations can worsen stingsResearchers at the University of Hawai'i - Mānoa (UHM) investigated whether commonly recommended first aid actions such as rinsing with seawater or scraping away tentacles lessen the severity of stings from two dangerous box jellyfish species. Their results, published this week in the journal Toxins, reveal that some of the most commonly recommended practices actually worsen stings.
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Research proposes new theories about nature of Earth's ironNew research challenges the prevailing theory that the unique nature of Earth's iron was the result of how its core was formed billions of years ago.
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The most successful American rocket launches—for one of the last timesULA/Jeff Spotts After Saturday night's successful delivery of an Air Force communications satellite to orbit, the medium variant of the Delta IV rocket has now launched 26 times. All of the Delta IV medium launches, which primarily have served the US armed forces, have ended in mission success. Other US-based rockets have launched more, but no modern rocket with all-American components, from the
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Uber president quits, says firm’s values are incompatible with hisEnlarge Uber's president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert who joined just six months ago to help soften Uber's abrasive image, has quit because his "beliefs and approach to leadership" were incompatible with what he "saw and experienced at Uber." Jones had previously been the chief marketing officer at Target. "I joined Uber because of its mission," Jones said on Sunday evening in a statement to Re
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Use of biofuel could reduce aviation-related emissions(credit: Bill Abbott ) Emissions from aviation often result in jet trails, a specific type of cloud formation. These clouds can influence climate through alteration of water vapor and heat retention due to how they reflect radiation. Jet emissions also contain aerosol particles that can influence atmospheric behavior. Direct emissions of carbon dioxide also influence the climate. For all these re
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Grådige sorte huller får stjerner 'galt i halsen'Ny forskning viser, at et sort hul udsender periodevise udbrud af elektromagnetiske bølger som tegn på 'kvælning'. Fortæringen af stjerneresterne kan simpelthen blive en lidt for stor mundfuld.
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Visualizing Uncertain WeatherStorm prediction is tricky business. So is illustrating it. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scanning tunneling microscopy reveals unexpected optical phonon effectIn a recently published open-access paper in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, scientists reported the observation of a room-temperature condensate of optical phonons, called a Bose-Einstein (B-E) condensate.
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Neuroscience technique measures how well films will do at box officeThrough a provocative new neuroscience-based marketing research method developed at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, brain waves of viewers watching trailers in movie theaters produced surprisingly accurate information about how well the films did at the box office upon release.
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Seven SMD-supported instruments to search for evidence of life on EuropaTechnologies Infused: When NASA launches its mission to explore Jupiter's moon Europa in the 2020s, seven instruments enabled by SMD technology investments or flight development efforts will be onboard to help achieve mission science goals.
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Wanna Be a Cop in Milan? Well, So Do 10,000 Other PeopleThink finding a job is hard? Try getting one in Italy, where thousands of people will turn up for one position. The post Wanna Be a Cop in Milan? Well, So Do 10,000 Other People appeared first on WIRED .
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Russia summons Israeli ambassador to explain air raids in SyriaMoscow raises concerns over Israel’s exchange of fire with Syrian regime forces as second incident kills pro-Assad fighter Russia summoned the Israeli ambassador to demand an explanation for Israel’s air raids in Syria last week, Moscow has confirmed, as an Israeli drone was blamed for the targeted killing of a senior pro-Assad fighter in a second reported incident. The summons, made on Friday, w
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Shock tactics: how the arms industry trades on our fear of terrorismIn his book Indefensible – Seven Myths That Sustain the Global Arms Trade, Paul Holden points to the weapons industry’s role in generating today’s wars A few years after the millennium, the world was at its most peaceable in recorded history. Nonetheless, a 2006 Gallup poll revealed that 76% of Americans believed that the world was, in that year, more dangerous than it had been any time in the re
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Mysterious 'Plastic Plankton' Art Exhibit Reveals Extent of Ocean PollutionA new book publishing in May will reveal the extent of plastic pollution in the ocean in stunning photographic images of ethereal plastic "plankton."
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In Photos: Litter Transforms Into Sea Creatures in Stunning ShotsArtist Mandy Barker has used her photographic talents to capture bits of ocean flotsam — such as stroller wheels, toy horses, burnt plastic flowers and six-pack rings — and transform them into plankton-like sea creatures.
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Lægeselskaber forlader udvalg i protestNy klinisk retningslinie for fedmekirurgi er blevet underkendt, og selskaberne, som har arbejdet med retningslinien, er rasende.
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Forbes billionaire list: Trump loses $1bn as elite club gets 233 new members•Post-US election stock market boom and rise in oil price swells numbers •Bill Gates still world’s richest man followed by Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos •Mike Ashley and Sir Philip Green tumble down the rankings US president Donald Trump’s fortune has fallen by about $1bn to $3.5bn over the past year, as measured by Forbes magazine in its annual list of the world’s billionaires . However, overall
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Bye bye Android: Has Donald Trump finally upgraded his phone?The US president has not tweeted from Android for 11 days, while some missives coming from an iPhone have been more Trump-esque than usual Donald Trump appears to have ditched his infamous Android phone – at least when it comes to tweeting. The President of the US has not tweeted from an Android device for almost two weeks, since he noted a survey that showed positive employment news . Instead, e
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Delta IV delivers daunting display powering international military WGS-9 satcom to orbitOn the 70th anniversary year commemorating the United States Air Force, a ULA Delta IV rocket put on a daunting display of nighttime rocket fire power shortly after sunset Saturday, March 19 – powering a high speed military communications satellite to orbit that will significantly enhance the targeting firepower of forces in the field; and was funded in collaboration with America's strategic allie
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COBALT flight demonstrations fuse technologies to gain precision landing resultsMany regions in the solar system beckon for exploration, but they are considered unreachable due to technology gaps in current landing systems. The CoOperative Blending of Autonomous Landing Technologies (COBALT) project, conducted by NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) and Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, could change that.
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Transport systems face disruption by extreme weather—better risk management is neededExtreme weather conditions due to climate change pose a new threat to ageing infrastructure. We need to be better prepared, according to a publication by the OECD's International Transport Forum. The findings of a number of research projects can now be applied worldwide. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland was the lead author of the report in Finland.
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Elderly British man found with throat cut in car boot in ItalyMurder inquiry launched after Anthony Collinssplatt, 77, who had one leg and one arm, found at his home near Modena Italian police have launched a murder investigation after the body of an elderly British man who had only one leg and one arm was found in the boot of his car. Anthony Collinssplatt, who had lived in Italy for more than 35 years, was found with a deep cut to his throat in the back o
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This is a battle about who owns the soul of the Labour party | Suzanne MooreA secret recording reveals that even Momentum has given up on Corbyn. Does anyone inside Labour have any idea how ludicrous this all looks? So he is not immortal after all? The part of the Labour party that supports Jeremy Corbyn is edging out of its fantasy that Corbyn will lead them to a great victory in 2020. Related: Secret tape reveals Momentum plot to seize control of Labour Continue reading
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Would Thomas Tuchel's revolutionary approach make him right fit for Arsenal? | Andy BrassellThe Dortmund coach renewed a tired club with a way of working ‘never seen before’ – it is understandable why he is being linked with a move to north London After a disappointing Saturday afternoon, at least the funders of one of those aeroplanes hired to fly over The Hawthorns might have been pleased by news emerging from Germany the following day, as it was claimed that Arsenal had made Thomas T
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Why Are Democrats Holding Back on Gorsuch?The Senate kicks off its formal vetting process of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick in public view on Monday with a Senate Judiciary Committee hea ring on the nomination of conservative judge Neil Gorsuch to the high court. That will mark a departure from the treatment that Merrick Garland, former President Obama’s nominee to fill the same Supreme Court seat, faced in Congress last year when
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Flash and Supergirl Sing About Being Super Best Friends and It's Everything You Ever WantedThis is not a drill, people. The first song clip from the upcoming Flash and Supergirl musical crossover for The Flash is out, and they’re literally singing about the power of super friendship . Yes yes YES!! The adorableness in this taste of musical greatness cannot be understated. The episode, which comes out Tuesday, is about Barry and Kara being trapped in a musical coma by the Music Meister
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Liquid storage of solar energy – more effective than ever beforeResearchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed. The research is now presented on the cover of the scientific journal Energy & Environmental Science.
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New Detector Could Soon Narrow Down Gravitational-Wave SourcesTwo U.S. detectors will soon be joined by an instrument in Italy that could help solve the mystery of where gravitational waves originate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist contentMatt Brittin says company ‘needs to do more’ but declines to say whether it will actively seek out inappropriate material Google’s European chief has publicly apologised to consumers and advertisers after online adverts appeared next to extremist material , but declined to say whether the company would begin actively seeking out such content and taking action against it. Matt Brittin, Google’s he
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'Intellectual humility' could be key to becoming a better person, scientists say. The study is rare in looking at the 'wallflower among personality traits'submitted by /u/parrishthethought [link] [comments]
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The cuts are taking youth clubs back to their Victorian roots | Sue ShanksWith youth work looking likely to lose public funding completely, staff will spend more time trying to attract philanthropists than they do helping young people The first youth clubs were usually single sex, and were designed to improve the lives of the young people who went to have fun in them after a day’s work. Victorian philanthropists created clubs such as the Sunderland Street Waifs Rescue A
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Cracks in Gennady Golovkin’s armour give hope to Álvarez and Saunders | Kevin MitchellThe world middleweight champion was taken the distance for the first time since 2008 by Daniel Jacobs and his lack of composure gives future challengers hope In most sports that matter – cricket, rugby, tennis, golf, football, tiddlywinks – fans get what they want. In boxing, such moments are rare enough to stand alongside listed buildings as crumbling treasures. Well, fans finally got what they w
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How Aristotle Created the ComputerThe history of computers is often told as a history of objects, from the abacus to the Babbage engine up through the code-breaking machines of World War II. In fact, it is better understood as a history of ideas, mainly ideas that emerged from mathematical logic, an obscure and cult-like discipline that first developed in the 19th century. Mathematical logic was pioneered by philosopher-mathemati
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Oxford University to Study MarijuanaAcademics partner with a biotech firm to investigate cannabinoids and develop potential therapeutics.
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Is it time to restore Pluto’s status as a planet?No matter what anyone says, Pluto is a planet, according to Kirby Runyon. Europa, commonly known as a moon of Jupiter, is, too. So are the Earth’s moon and more than 100 other celestial bodies in our solar system denied this status under the prevailing definition of “planet.” The International Astronomical Union’s 2006 definition demoted Pluto, dropping the consensus number of planets in our sola
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Anti-Immigration Rhetoric Is a Threat to American LeadershipOur embrace of international students and faculty has given the U.S. a leg up on all other countries in the race to lead in innovation and discovery -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Case Study: When Chronic Pain Leads to a Dangerous AddictionHow did an educated, elderly engineer wind up with a heroin habit? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Backyard gene editing risks creating a monsterBiohackers have already signalled their intention to use CRISPR, which poses a big problem for the authorities
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Opinion: What 'masochistic' wearable tech says about desire for choiceIn 2015, consumers bought three million wearable fitness trackers in the United Kingdom alone. Most of this technology is benign, marketed as a tool to inform people of their physical activity. But there is also a growing consumer appetite for technologies that take control of their lives and place limits on the choices available to them. In this post, Dr Tim Hill asks what is driving consumers' a
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Life's Too Short For Vacuuming: Anker's Reader-Favorite RoboVac 11 Is Back Under $200Eufy RoboVac 11 , $187 The RoboVac 11 from Eufy (a division of Anker) is one of your favorite robotic vacuums , and in my own testing, it’s every bit as good (and far quieter) than my Roomba 770. If it’s been on your radar, today’s deal on Amazon is one of the best we’ve ever seen. Despite its impressive performance, the RoboVac normally sells for over $100 less than the Roomba 650, and today on
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A Senator Is Tweeting at Trump to Set Up National Security Meetings Because Everything Is BrokenScreenshot of a tweet from sitting US Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa trying to get the attention of the President of the United States, Donald Trump (Twitter) Remember last month when we told you about how Senator Chuck Grassley was tweeting randomly, hoping that someone at the White House would see it ? Well, it’s happening again. Because everything is weird and this is just how our fucked up go
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Newly discovered peatlands must be protected to prevent climate changeRecently discovered peatlands in Amazonia and Africa must be protected from commercial agriculture to prevent environmental disaster, say researchers at the University of St Andrews.
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What's cuing salmon migration patterns?The spring-fed water that flows through Hansen Creek in southwestern Alaska is almost always clear. Its rate and temperature stay relatively constant throughout the year. Each summer, sockeye salmon migrate through the shallow, narrow creek bed in distinct pulses, in a migration pattern common to salmon populations around the world.
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A Stunning Video of Mars That Took Three Months to Stitch Together—by HandA new aerial video of Mars, made from high-res satellite imagery, gives a gorgeous, 3D sense of the planet's topography The post A Stunning Video of Mars That Took Three Months to Stitch Together—by Hand appeared first on WIRED .
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Bacteria Are Brewing Up the Next Generation of AntivenomsBut it will take more than science to solve the global shortage of snakebite medicine. The post Bacteria Are Brewing Up the Next Generation of Antivenoms appeared first on WIRED .
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The Walking Dead Recap Season 7 Episode 14: The Scariest Thing Is a ‘Normal’ PersonFor all the zombies and psychopaths, a calm exchange between two men with button-down shirts and receding hairlines is somehow the most chilling. The post The Walking Dead Recap Season 7 Episode 14: The Scariest Thing Is a 'Normal' Person appeared first on WIRED .
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Astronomers to peer into a black hole for first time with new Event Horizon TelescopeEver since first mentioned by Jon Michell in a letter to the Royal Society in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, filmmakers and other artists. Perhaps part of the allure is that these enigmatic objects have never actually been "seen". But this could now be about to change as an international team of astronomers is connecting a number of telescopes on Earth in t
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Raising the (G)bar for antimatter explorationThe absence of antimatter in the universe is a long-standing jigsaw puzzle in physics. Many experiments have been exploring this question by finding asymmetries between particles and their antimatter counterparts.
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Today's News: March 20, 2017—FBI Director James Comey and Admiral Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, will appear today before the House Intelligence Committee to discuss, among other things, Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. More here —Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the start of his confi
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March Madness Office Pools: Not a Worthless DistractionWith brackets completed, March Madness 2017 is officially underway. And a new survey says that while the three-week long National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament may be a huge distraction, it may also be a great tool for employee bonding. For some workers, checking the performance of one’s bracket at work can prove worrisome. Like checking Facebook, it’s a distraction
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Theresa May to trigger article 50 on 29 MarchUK’s permanent representative to the European Union has told the bloc to expect a letter on that date Theresa May will trigger article 50, the formal mechanism for starting negotiations for Britain to leave the European Union, on Wednesday 29 March, the prime minister’s spokesman has confirmed. The UK’s permanent representative to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow, notified the EU on Monday morn
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Briter opfører verdens første modulære stibro i plastEn gaffeltruck og en lille kran er nok maskineri til at opføre en stibro baseret på et nyt modulært system udviklet af det britiske ingeniørfirma Arup. Hurtig og let opførelse samt lang holdbarhed gør den modulære plastløsning billigere end stålbroer.
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Ugens job: Stor efterspørgsel på både projektledere, analytikere og rådgivereEmner Arbejdsmarked https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-stor-efterspoergsel-paa-baade-projektledere-analytikere-raadgivere-7128 Der er jobmuligheder for de fleste på ugens lange liste over de nyeste jobopslag. Rambøll Group, Dong Energy, Velux Gruppen og Banedanmark søger alle at udfylde mere end en ingeniørstilling. Tjek, om der er et job for dig. Jobfinder
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Ny Google-algoritme skrumper billeder, uden du kan se dethttps://www.version2.dk/artikel/langsommere-psykovisuel-algoritme-skrumper-jpeg-filer-med-35-procent-samme-kvalitet-1074654 Google har udviklet en ny open source-algoritme, som udnytter en mere detaljeret model af, hvordan hjernen opfatter billeder, til at gøre JPEG-filer mindre. Version2
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Minister bestiller kulegravning af Danmarks nye togsignalerTransportminister Ole Birk Olesen vil have eksterne konsulenter til at gennemgå signalprojektet til 20 milliarder kr., som han ser bekymrende risici ved.
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Planet or dwarf planet—all worlds are worth investigatingPluto's status as a "dwarf planet" is once again stirring debate. This comes as some planetary scientists are trying to have Pluto reclassified as a planet – a wish that's not likely to come true.
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How does Los Angeles gets its water?Technology From hundreds of miles away, mostly. More people live in the sunbaked cities of Los Angeles County than the local water supply can support. So the metropolis steals what it needs from regions all over…
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Andre Agassi: ‘One day your entire way of life ends. It’s a kind of death’ | Donald McRaeThe former world No1 reflects on life after tennis married to another of the sport’s greats, Steffi Graf, and says: ‘If I went back in time I would probably retire sooner’ Eight years ago, in his raw and poignant autobiography, Open , Andre Agassi wrote: “My father yells everything twice, sometimes three times, sometimes 10. Harder, he says, harder. Hit earlier. Damn it Andre, hit earlier, Crowd t
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Prolific Chris Wood forges a path out of the darkness for Leeds | Nick MillerThe prolific form of Chris Wood, the New Zealand centre-forward, could finally see Leeds United return to the Premier League after years of frustration There is still a temptation to think every day Leeds United spend outside the top flight is another day of underachievement. The club’s past as one of English football’s great powers still tricks you into the idea that their current status as Champ
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Courtship behavior trapped in 100-million-year-old amberCourtship behaviours, frequent among modern insects, have left extremely rare fossil traces. In odonates, the male must persuade the female to mate in tandem and the female should be willing to engage her genitalia with the male's. Many territorial odonatans display their courtship by high-frequency wing-beats towards an approaching female. Most courtship, mating and parenting (social-sexual) beha
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NASA satellites ready when stars and planets alignThe movements of the stars and the planets have almost no impact on life on Earth, but a few times per year, the alignment of celestial bodies has a visible effect. One of these geometric events—the spring equinox—is just around the corner, and another major alignment—a total solar eclipse—will be visible across America on Aug. 21, with a fleet of NASA satellites viewing it from space and providin
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What If Students Only Went to School Four Days a Week?Barring unexpected closures, students enrolled in San Francisco Public Schools will have seven three-day weekends this school year; there are five three-day weekends on the Hartford Public Schools calendar for 2016-2017; and Atlanta Public Schools students are scheduled to have three three-day weekends this year. In Bonners Ferry, Idaho, however, students can plan for 29 three-day weekends. Bound
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Dorthe Crüger skal gøre offentlig ledelse bedreDorthe Gylling Crüger, læge og administrerende direktør på Sygehus Lillebælt og formand for Kræftens Bekæmpelse bliver medlem af den nye ledelseskommission, som innovationsminister og tidligere sundhedsminister Sophie Løhde (V) har nedsat.
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Jeff Bezos, Aspiring Supervillain, Tests Out Gigantic Robot SuitJeff Bezos testing out the Method-2 mecha robot by Hankook Mirae Technology yesterday at a private Amazon conference on automation (Twitter) What would you do if you were a billionaire? Elon Musk is trying to get to Mars. Peter Thiel wants to live forever. And Jeff Bezos, well, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apparently wants to rule the world in a gigantic robot. At least that’s the impression you might g
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British Isis member hid extremist data in James Bond-style cufflinkSamata Ullah, who admitted a string of terrorism-related charges, had a USB cufflink concealing his blog and other data A man has admitted hiding his Islamic State activities in a James Bond-style cufflink. Samata Ullah, 34, admitted being a member of Isis last September, being involved in terrorist training and preparation of terrorist acts. Continue reading...
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Research reveals inner workings of liquid crystalsLiquid crystals are used in everything from tiny digital watches to huge television screens, from optical devices to biomedical detectors. Yet little is known of their precise molecular structure when portions of such crystals interact with air.
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Mystery of how sperm swim revealed in mathematical formulaResearchers have developed a mathematical formula based on the rhythmic movement of a sperm's head and tail, which significantly reduces the complexities of understanding and predicting how sperm make the difficult journey towards fertilising an egg.
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Trump's proposed EPA cuts would have 'unimaginable' impact, public health expert saysPresident Donald Trump's proposed budget unveiled Thursday signals a major change to government's approach to environmental health. His recommended 30 percent cut to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would mean the loss of 3,200 positions and dozens of programs.
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Star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronicsFor several years, a team of researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas has investigated various materials in search of those whose electrical properties might make them suitable for small, energy-efficient transistors to power next-generation electronic devices.
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Shocking stories tell tale of London Zoo’s foundingIn The Zoo, Isobel Charman pens a gripping narrative of the London Zoo’s early days, when workers had a hard time keeping animals alive.
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Forget Flying Cars: Passenger Drones May Be Hovering Soon at a Location Near YouSelf-piloting quadcopters make more sense than an airplane–automobile hybrid—but safety and logistics problems remain -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Want to eat fish that's truly good for you? Here are some guidelines to reeling one inSeafood is very healthy to eat – all things considered. Fish and shellfish are an important source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and they are low in saturated fat. But seafood's claim to fame is its omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), all of which are beneficial to health. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans strongly suggest that adults eat t
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Researchers map fear and happiness in historic LondonMaps help us locate landmarks and can even trace historical change.
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Bio-inspired gel material could help engineers control movements of soft robotsA new material that naturally adapts to changing environments was inspired by the strength, stability, and mechanical performance of the jaw of a marine worm. The protein material, which was designed and modeled by researchers from the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), and synthesized in collaboration with the Ai
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Asian flu strains can enter North America through Alaska, study findsA new paper from an MIT-led team demonstrates that Alaska can offer a significant foothold for Asian flu viruses, enabling them to enter North America. The research also shows that the region serves as a fertile breeding ground for new flu strains.
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Researchers discover that chaos makes carbon materials lighter and strongerIn the quest for more efficient vehicles, engineers are using harder and lower-density carbon materials, such as carbon fibers, which can be manufactured sustainably by "baking" naturally occurring soft hydrocarbons in the absence of oxygen. However, the optimal "baking" temperature for these hardened, charcoal-like carbon materials remained a mystery since the 1950s when British scientist Rosalin
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Textured dust storms on MarsAstronomers studying Mars first noted the presence of yellow clouds on its surface in the 1870's. Today these windblown dust storms on Mars are well known, and can span local, regional or even global in scale. Storms can display visible structures, sometimes periodic with wavelike features, or in other cases streaky or plume-like. Storms with structures are called "textured dust storms" and they r
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En iskerne-forsker, en astrofysiker og en datalog hædres af VILLUM FONDENProfessor Dorthe Dahl- Jensen, professor Jens Hjorth og professor Mikkel Thorup, alle fra SCIENCE...
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Japanese Olympics golf course bows to pressure on female membershipKasumigaseki country club to scrap rules stopping women playing on Sundays after IOC threatens to cut Tokyo 2020 status The Japanese golf club at the centre of a sexism row has bowed to pressure from Olympic officials and will overturn restrictions on female membership. The Kasumigaseki country club, north-west of Tokyo, was threatened with the loss of its status as a 2020 Olympics venue if it fa
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Thousands join UK legal case against VW over emissions scandalMore than 35,000 motorists taking part in class action lawsuit seeking compensation for use of ‘defeat device’ on cars More than 35,000 motorists have joined a class action lawsuit against VW in England and Wales over the emissions scandal. The size of the group is increasing at the rate of 500 drivers a day and lawyers are confident the legal action will eventually involve about 100,000 owners o
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US judge asks Google to name people who searched for fraud victimA court in Minnesota has told Google to hand over the names of everyone who inputted a particular search Google has been served with a search warrant by a Minnesota judge which requires the firm to hand over personally identifiable information on anyone who has searched for a particular name. The warrant, published by public records researcher Tony Webster , requires Google to provide a wealth of
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Alberta's largest-known bat hibernation site outside of Rocky Mountains discoveredThe Wildlife Conservation Society Canada and Alberta Environment and Parks announced today the discovery last month of the largest Alberta bat hibernation site (based on estimated bat count) ever recorded outside of the Rocky Mountains.
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Trods EU's risikovurdering: Fødevarestyrelsen afviser restriktion af vigtige antibiotika til dyrAminoglycosider og aminopenicilliner, der er væsentlige i behandling af mennesker, kan bruges frit i landbruget. Det bekymrer formanden for Dansk Selskab for Klinisk Mikrobiologi.
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But for one England try the Six Nations would have been a five-way tie | Andy BullIt was a tournament to savour, with the standard of play and level of ferocity increasing, but unfortunately the Italians are being left behind Come Monday morning the players will be back at work with their clubs, getting ready for the next round of league fixtures. Their schedules leave them precious little time to heal their wounds, even less to rest and reflect on what has gone on these past f
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CHiPS – the movie: why a straight remake would be laughed out of the cinemaHow do you adapt a show as bad as the cheesy 70s cop hit? As a daft, bland, squabbling buddy comedy with fart jokes, of course Related: Michael Peña says US media overplays police brutality You know who’s not happy about Dax Shepard’s forthcoming movie reboot of police drama CHiPs? The series’ original stars, Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada – Jon and Ponch themselves. Wilcox tweeted after a preview
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Will the doctor see your child now?Parents often want medical advice when their child gets sick but only about half are very confident they can get a same day appointment with their child's provider, a new national poll finds.
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Courtship behavior trapped in 100-million-year-old amberDr. Zheng Daran and Professor Wang Bo from Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology described three male damselflies showing ancient courtship behavior from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. These fossils were named Yijenplatycnemis huangi after Huang Yijen from Taiwan, for his generously donation of the type specimen.
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End-of-life planning talks often fail to communicate goalsToo few older adults plan ahead for end-of-life medical decisions. Even when they do identify a loved one to make decisions for them, their preferences are not always communicated or understood, according to a new study led by a Yale researcher.
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Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerableMIT researchers have devised a way to make cancer cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment, by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering drugs. By tethering hundreds of tiny particles to the surfaces of tumor cells, the researchers made the cells much more vulnerable to attack by a drug called TRAIL that triggers cancer cells to commit suicide.
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New test detects early stage of wasting disease in cattleResearchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have identified a more sensitive test for detecting the early stages of paratuberculosis, a fatal disease that plagues dairy herds and causes an estimated annual loss of up to $250 million to the US dairy industry.
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Offside: the shocking moment female footballers were banned for 50 yearsA new play spotlights the era when female players were sidelined by the FA and shows they are still kicking against prejudice today In 1921, the Football Association ruled the sport “quite unsuitable for females and … not to be encouraged”. For the next 50 years, women were banned from playing on FA pitches. A new theatre show, Offside, brings this hidden history to light. “So many people were un
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If Gorsuch is confirmed, the legitimacy of the US supreme court won't recover | Russ FeingoldNever before has Senate leadership so openly and intentionally played political games with our highest court. The consequences are staggering While Russia’s involvement in our elections is unquestionably horrible, and it will likely take many more drip, drip, drips before we know the full extent of it, our democracy is facing an equally devastating threat much closer to home. On Monday, when Judg
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Secrecy over contract will do little to silence Arsène Wenger’s detractors | Paul DoyleWenger seems determined to stay but teasing fans about his Arsenal future following defeat at West Brom leaves him open to accusations of self-indulgence Arsène knows . But he’s not telling. At least not publicly . A manager who for years has guaranteed stability is now cultivating uncertainty. That is pathetic in both senses of the word, achingly sad but also inadequate. Wenger revealed after hi
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LGBT community anger over Youtube restrictions which make their videos invisible#YouTubeIsOverParty trends on Twitter after users say videos referencing same-sex relationships are being filtered out YouTube has responded to accusations of discrimination from high-profile members of its LGBT community, who have reported their videos being hidden by the platform. #YouTubeIsOverParty was trending on Twitter on Sunday after several users flagged that their videos referencing sam
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Enormous swarms of midges teach about interconnected landscapesSwarms of midges rise out of a lake in northern Iceland in such enormous numbers every spring and summer that they can impair breathing and darken the sky, giving the lake its name—Myvatn, or "midge lake."
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Dagens Medicin

Regionerne bruger flere penge på administrationRegionerne har siden strukturreformen ansat 27 pct. flere medarbejdere til at løse administrative opgaver og bruger i dag en større del af deres ressourcer på administration.
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Liam Gallagher: 'Anything Noel can sing, I can sing better'The former Oasis frontman has been trolling his brother on Twitter ahead of a first solo tour, on which he intends to sing Noel’s songs Forget Donald Trump: when it comes to petty trolling, Liam Gallagher still takes some beating. Especially when it comes to winding up his big brother Noel. The former Oasis singer is about to embark on a solo tour and has promised fans he will open the shows with
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As lava hardens, a revelation bubbles upBack when he was working on his Ph.D. in geophysics at the University of Chicago in the 1980s, Dork Sahagian took a break one day from studying lava flows to attend a lecture on how raindrops form in clouds.
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The alarmist Brexit press got everything wrong about the Dutch elections | Joris LuyendijkMost of Fleet Street is so wilfully myopic it was unable to see even the sliver of good news for its own ignorant case in the defeat of Geert Wilders Coverage of the Dutch elections last week is clear evidence that in the pro-Brexit media a toxic combination of ignorant hostility and selective perception continues to inform views about Europe. This attitude has led Britain to leave an organisation
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UN asks UK to suspend work on Hinkley PointMove likely to embarrass British government as UN agency says lack of talks with Europe means it should refrain from further work A United Nations committee has asked the UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset because of the government’s failure to consult with European countries over the project. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said
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New test detects early stage of wasting disease in cattleResearchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have identified a more sensitive test for detecting the early stages of paratuberculosis, a fatal disease that plagues dairy herds and causes an estimated annual loss of up to $250 million to the US dairy industry.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerableMIT researchers have devised a way to make tumor cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering drugs.
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Gizmodo

Trump's Crazy British Spy Scenario Actually Happened Before in 1983President Trump returns to the White House on March 19th after his fifth vacation at Mar-a-Lago in his eight weeks as President (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images) President Trump claims that the British were spying on him at President Obama’s request—a substantial charge to be making of an American ally, let alone a former president, without any proof. But do you want to hear a dirty litt
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What's Behind Phantom Cellphone Buzzes? Have you ever checked your phone thinking you had felt it vibrate or heard it ring, only to see that no one tried to reach you? One researcher decided to study this phenomenon.submitted by /u/EustacheDaugerLives [link] [comments]
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Kæmpe fejl hos Telenor: Har offentliggjort 11.914 hemmelige telefonnumrehttps://www.version2.dk/artikel/telenor-laegger-sig-fladt-ned-har-offentliggjort-11914-hemmelige-telefonnumre-1074697 Der er sket det, der ikke må ske, indrømmer Telenor. Version2
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Chinese maths textbooks to be translated for UK schoolsHarperCollins signs ‘historic’ deal with Shanghai publishers amid hopes it will boost British students’ performance British students may soon study mathematics with Chinese textbooks after a “historic” deal between HarperCollins and a Shanghai publishing house in which books will be directly translated for use in UK schools. China’s wealthy cities, including Shanghai and Beijing, produce some of
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The lying game: why unreliable TV narrators matter in the Trump eraThrillers like The Replacement and The OA are defining post-truth fiction in a post-truth era. Can prestige TV help us win back reality? When it comes to quality drama, we’ve never had it so good. But the latest age of peak TV has coincided with the rise of a very different kind of storytelling. One played out on news channels rather than Netflix. The practitioners are ideological fabulists – you
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Football transfer rumours: Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona?Today’s tell-all is over the moon Try as they might, Liverpool fans just can’t make those Philippe Coutinho -to-Barcelona rumours go away, as the name of their Brazilian playmaker continues to be mentioned in conjunction with a switch from Anfield to Camp Nou. Although Barcelona’s sporting director Roberto Fernandez has stated he expects Andrés Iniesta to stay at the Catalan club once his current
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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionWatford are slipping towards dangerous territory, Chelsea fancy their chances of staying unbeaten from hereon in and Tony Pulis is finally showing his softer side Claude Puel does not make many headlines with his quotes to the media. Indeed it is often a challenge for the press simply to hear him. The Southampton manager routinely whispers his way through his news conferences and it has been easy
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Brand new: readers' photos on the theme of springFor last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of spring via GuardianWitness . Here’s a selection of our favourites Share your photos on this week’s theme ‘line’ by clicking the button below Continue reading...
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KRIS håber på snarlig afklaring om lunge­middelKRIS og klinikere enige om principper for brug af Orkambi til patienter med cystisk fibrose.
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Sperm swimming technique 'all down to simple maths'Knowing why some sperm succeed and others fail could help treat male infertility, researchers say.
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London mayor's police plan targets hate crime and terrorismSadiq Khan sets out goals at a time of ‘potentially devastating government cuts’ facing Metropolitan police The mayor of London has launched a new policing plan for the capital, outlining a series of measures aimed at tackling hate crime, supporting victims and boosting the Metropolitan police’s armed anti-terror squad. Sadiq Khan has laid out his vision for how the capital will be policed agains
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Jump! Why you visit a trampoline park at your perilThe number of trampoline parks has gone through the roof – but so has the rise in related injuries. So how can you minimise the risk? Jason Shaw’s son Ethan had only been at the trampoline park near where they live in Manchester for 10 minutes before he broke his leg. All he had been doing was bouncing from one trampoline to another. Shaw watched him fall and, when he didn’t get up, went over. Whe
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Uber president quits firm saying its values are 'inconsistent' with hisJeff Jones’s exit is latest blow for firm after revelations of secret tool to evade law enforcement and claims of discrimination and sexual harassment Uber president Jeff Jones left the taxi-hailing firm after just six months in the job because working at Uber was incompatible with his values, he said. Jones’s departure is the latest blow to the San Francisco-based company, after revelations of a
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Torrey Canyon oil spill 1967 - in picturesFifty years ago, the supertanker Torrey Canyon ran aground between Land’s End and the Isles of Scilly, spilling more than 100,000 tonnes of crude oil into the Channel. The Observer photographer Jane Bown was sent to cover the cleanup operation across Cornwall’s beaches. These images are a small selection of the 270 photographs she took there, now housed in the GNM Archive . Torrey Canyon disaster
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Twenty teenagers die in Ghana waterfall accidentHigh school students killed by falling trees while swimming at popular tourist spot during a storm, according to officials Up to 20 students in Ghana have died in a freak accident after trees fell while they were swimming at a popular tourist beauty spot, emergency officials said. Ghana national fire service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate said the “unusual incident” happened on Sunday afternoon,
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Mail Men: The Unauthorized Story of the Daily Mail – the Paper That Divided and Conquered Britain by Adrian Addison – reviewA rollicking history of the Daily Mail charts its rise from 60s doldrums to middle England’s paper of record Nobody, 50 years ago in the chilly spring of 1967, would have seen much point in a biography of the Daily Mail , authorised or not. Its glory days, the days of its founder, Alfred Harmsworth, were long gone. Its days of Nazi-fawning shame, under Alfred’s brother Harold , the first Viscount
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Residential care costs 'can soak up over 50% of property values'Study finds the cost of a typical residential care home stay around the UK to range from 18% to 56% of average house values The cost of an average stay in a residential care home can swallow up more than half the value of an individual’s house in some parts of the country, according to new research. The findings, which show that the typical person entering residential care will face a total bill
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Blunder reveals Australian lawmakers' private cell numbersPrivate cellphone numbers of most Australian federal lawmakers, their staff and several former prime ministers have been made public after a government department failed to properly remove them from a routine report.
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The Atlantic

The Unsung Architect of TrumpismKellyanne Conway is best known as a spin artist , a mascot, and a folk hero to Donald Trump voters—in other words, a high-profile spokeswoman. But there’s a deeper role she hasn’t gotten much credit for: a principal architect of the theory behind Trump’s winning campaign. Years before Conway went to work on Trump’s campaign—when she was still a midlist conservative pollster and Steve Bannon was s
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Coming Out as Transgender Made Me a More Effective CIA OfficerI sat in a bunker hoping the incoming rocket did not have my name on it. I was a young CIA officer, called by September 11 to serve, and found myself amid generals and sheikhs, writing for presidents—the life I’d dreamed of since childhood. Drained by 18-hour days and fitful sleep, my demons flooded the moments of peace. In the dark, I heard fighting beyond the wall, thought of friends killed and
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Men need a drink to open up? What a dangerously self-fulfilling belief| Tom UsherWith suicide such a problem among young men, it’s time to dismantle the stereotype that men must cling to our pints like torches in the labyrinth Let’s be honest with each other, lads – and by lads I mean everyone who is reading this article, regardless of gender but still being called a lad by me, because I’m setting up a question in the next sentence that is primarily aimed at a gender often ref
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More than 100 Chinese cities now above 1 million peopleGovernment policy and a shift westward have fed the staggering scale of China’s urban ambitions – 119 cities as big as Liverpool, and likely double that by 2025 The other China week: what it is and how you can be involved Explore our special investigative series here China now has more than 100 cities of over 1 million residents, a number that is likely to double in the next decade. According to
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Labour in battle with Momentum for its future, says WatsonDeputy leader urges Labour members to take action against plans of leftwing organisation to take control of party An apparent plan by the leftwing Momentum organisation to take control of Labour amounts to “a battle for the future existence” of the party, Tom Watson has said, urging Labour members to combat the threat. The party’s deputy leader said he was unaware of the extent of the plan before
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Sea level rise: Miami and Atlantic city fight to stay above water – videoSea levels are rising. For many cities on the the eastern shores of the United States, the problem is existential. We take a look at how Miami and Atlantic City are tackling climate change, and the challenges they face under a skeptical Trump administration that plans to cut funding for environmental programs Continue reading...
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11 af Danmarks topforskere får kæmpebevillinger fra Villum FondenEt nyt program fra Villum Fonden skal give topforskere i Danmark bedre mulighed for at drive nygerrrighedsdreven forskning.
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Richard Hammond injured after Grand Tour crash in MozambiqueTV presenter assures fans ‘I’m fine’ after falling off motorbike in remote part of country during filming The TV presenter Richard Hammond has reportedly been injured after falling off a motorbike while filming in Mozambique. The crash happened in a remote part of the east African country during the shooting of Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour. Continue reading...
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Tom Watson accuses Momentum of 'hard left plan to take control of Labour' - Politics liveRolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 8.44am GMT Shawcroft confirms that Momentum wants to change Labour rules to stop a leadership candidate requiring the support of 15% of MPs and MEPs. The threshold should be lower, she says. She says MPs should not have a veto over leadership candidates. Q: Without a rule change, the hard left will not be able to run a leadership
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My boyfriend and I don’t have sex so I turned to another womanI’ve lost interest in the physical side of things with my partner of six years, but recently had drunken sex with a good female friend and loved every minute of it I am a woman in her late 20s and have been in a stable relationship with my boyfriend for around six years. I love him dearly but our sex life is dwindling. I avoid sex and make excuses. Recently, completely out of the blue, I had sex
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Taste test: Easter chocolate and cakesOn the hunt for the best eggs and hot cross buns with Lorraine Pascale Continue reading...
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Happiness is on the wane in the US, UN global report findsUS slips to 15th out of 155 countries ranked with Norway out in front – and Trump’s policies expected to continue slide Happiness in the US is declining and is expected to continue on a downward path, with Donald Trump’s policies forecast to deepen the country’s social crisis. The US has slipped to 15th place in the World Happiness Report 2017 , produced by the United Nations. The world’s economi
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Vodafone's Indian telecom unit merges with local companyBritish telecom company Vodafone's Indian unit on Monday announced a merger with Idea Cellular, a local company, creating India's largest telecom operator, with around 400 million customers.
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How I learned to stop worrying and love the suitIt is ageless, timeless and a great investment, so why has one writer and style director chosen never to wear a two-piece – until now? I had a moment last summer when, for the first time, I actually wanted to try on a suit jacket. I cannot recall a time in my life when I have actively chosen to wear a suit. As in, I woke up and felt inspired to wear one as opposed to having to wear one because I
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Utopian thinking: to ‘take back control’ of England, we must find out who owns it | Guy ShrubsoleSecrecy surrounds much of the country’s land ownership. It’s time for the Land Registry database to be completed and opened up to all “The ownership of land,” wrote the 19th-century radical economist Henry George , “is the great fundamental fact which ultimately determines the social, the political and … the moral condition of a people.” Related: The Land Registry is the guardian of our most basic
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Will alcohol ruin my diet?Booze contains plenty of calories, but is it possible to drink and still maintain a healthy lifestyle? Would you rather have a cheeseburger or a frozen margarita? The calories are roughly the same, as are the calories for a pint of lager and a slice of pizza . If you think alcohol is just too liquid to be calorific, you’re in good company. Only 20% of us know how many calories are in a large glas
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Put a spring in your step: the 10 best ankle boots – in picturesThe worst of winter might be behind us, but it’s still not quite time to crack the sandals out. So put your best foot forward this season in metallic, floral and faux snakeskin boots Continue reading...
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PM backs plans to overhaul workers' rights to reflect gig ecomomyMatthew Taylor, who is leading employment practices review, says he expects Theresa May to support changes to rights of self-employed workers Theresa May backs plans for an overhaul of workers’ rights to reflect 21st-century employment practices, according to the chair of Downing Street’s review into modern work. Matthew Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair who was appointed by the prime minist

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