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Hormon-cocktail har samme effekt på diabetes­patienter som fedme­operation Jens Juul Holsts opdagelse i 1986 af GLP-1 hormonet er årsagen til, at professoren nu får Harrington Prisen. Holst offentliggør snart ny epokegørende forskning af GLP-1 hormonets virkning.
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Dagens Medicin

Praksis­konsulent og rehabiliterings­­center tester robot­­konsultation Rehabiliteringscentret Grøndal bruger videorobot som et virtuelt kommunikationsredskab mellem borger og læge. Det skal skabe større tryghed og kvalificere vurderingen af behovet for et besøg fra lægen.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

'Step change' needed to create more woodlandToo little new woodland is being created in England, say MPs, amid warnings of a "tree planting crisis".
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BBC News - Science & Environment

'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016The world continues to experience extreme climate trends after a record breaking 2016, says WMO.
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The Atlantic

How Trump Can Fix His Troubled White House The president’s first 100 days have been, by and large, a disaster. Reports of chaos, confusion, and infighting seem to leak out of the West Wing on a daily basis. The president is his own worst enemy, easily distracted, obsessed with minutiae, and uninterested in instilling much order in his administration. His staffers, many of them young, don’t really know the ropes, and it shows. The cluster
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Science : NPR

Doctors Consider Ethics Of Costly Heart Surgery For People Addicted To Opioids A troubling trend has followed the opioid epidemic: people who use intravenous drugs are getting heart infections, driving up hospital bills and stirring an ethical debate among doctors. (Image credit: Jack Rodolico/NHPR)
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Europe can build on scientific intuition Carlos Moedas sees a bold future for the European Research Council and more projects that copy its approach. Nature 543 465 doi: 10.1038/543465a
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The Guardian

Child protection law has averted disaster, but big changes are still needed | Tim Loughton Justine Greening was right not to let councils opt out of their legal obligations to vulnerable children When times are tough, those without a voice are destined to lose out. With no vote, no power and no say, children are easy to ignore when it comes to divvying up dwindling resources. Councils have already said they may not be able to meet basic obligations to schools , such as checking staff f
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'I can’t trust YouTube any more': creators speak out in Google advertising row Inconsistencies behind the company’s ability to police advertising on controversial content are coming to light Google’s decision-making process over which YouTube videos are deemed “advertiser friendly” faces scrutiny from both brands and creators, highlighting once again the challenge of large-scale moderation. The company last week pledged to change its advertising policies after several big b
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The Guardian

Quieter Than Killing review – vivid and eerieSarah Hilary’s fourth DI Marnie Rome novel digs deep into the detective’s past, wrapping the story in effortless prose DI Marnie Rome first ventured on to the literary scene in 2014, in Sarah Hilary’s debut Someone Else’s Skin . Horribly unsettling, beautifully written, it went on to win the Theakston’s crime novel of the year award . Quieter Than Killing is the detective-with-a-troubled-past’s fo
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Made in Chelsea review – keeping up with Tiff, Toff and the other toffs The ‘dudes’ are back – and Binky’s pregnant, JP seems to be the father, but whether they’re together or not is anyone’s guess. It’s complicated down SW3 way I love that there’s a “Previously” bit at the start of Made in Chelsea (E4). There’s really not much to catch up with. Previously there were some posh C-words, doing posh C-wordy things around the SW3 area of London. Some of them are no longe
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The Guardian

Future schools: core subjects only, parents pay for the rest | Laura McInerneyIt would perfectly suit Tory ideology for parents to pay for sport, music, extra reading … and for state schooling to be pared to the basics Imagine a world where school as we know it – free to all, with a wide variety of subjects – has been stripped back to a basic entitlement. Each child gets only a few hours per day of teaching in the core subjects. If parents want extras, say sports or music l
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The Guardian

Warren Gatland refines search for bearers of Lions pride | Robert Kitson Coach has four weeks to put together a squad capable of overpowering the All Blacks for the first time since 1971 Picking the best British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand has long been a fraught job. In 1993, as now, England had just lost to Ireland in Dublin on the final weekend and the selectors were required to gather the following day. “We spent the next eight hours arguing,” recall
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Bastian Schweinsteiger joins Chicago Fire from Manchester United • Chicago Tribune reports midfielder’s $4.5m move to MLS club • Bastian Schweinsteiger made only four appearances for United this season The midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has completed his move to the Chicago Fire from Manchester United. The German World Cup winner will move to the Major League Soccer club on a one-year contract. The 32-year-old Schweinsteiger was quoted in the Chicago Tribun
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The Guardian

New Zealand accused of cover-up over Afghan civilian deaths Book claims killing of civilians in raids on two villages amounts to ‘dark and guilty secret of New Zealand’s recent history’ A botched raid by New Zealand special forces in Afghanistan, which led to the deaths of six civilians including a three-year-old girl, was the subject of a military and political cover-up, according to allegations contained in a book by investigative journalist Nicky Hager
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The Guardian

No, over there! Our case-by-case guide to the Trump distraction technique Some sort of problem rocking your presidency? Simple – create a distraction! Adam Gabbatt explores Donald Trump’s apparent skills at changing the news In the first two months of his presidency Donald Trump has proved himself to be – if nothing else – a master of distraction. His critics say that Trump’s chaotic time in charge has followed a now familiar pattern. Bad – or embarrassing – news emerg
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The Atlantic

On Cognitive Doping in Chess (and Life) Have you ever wanted to play better chess? To think and work more effectively, seeing moves 10 steps ahead? Vanquishing opponents with mental energy to spare? Well now you can, with cognitive-enhancement drugs. That’s how the first half of the pharmaceutical commercial might go. The small-print, fast-talking second half would say that limitations apply. Some of the drugs are addictive and likely
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Ingeniøren

Avis: Metroselskab tilbyder forlig, der gør Cityringen 850 millioner kr. dyrereMetroselskabet har tilbudt den italienske entreprenør Salini 850 millioner kroner ekstra for at bygge Cityringen i København. Til gengæld skal italienerne frafalde deres krav om syv milliarder kr., skriver Berlingske.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Striking workers delay French rocket launchThe launch of a French rocket called Ariane 5 which would have placed two communications satellites for Brazil and South Korea into orbit was delayed on Monday by striking workers.
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The Guardian

London 'cheaper than New York or Tokyo' after pound's Brexit plunge EIU says Singapore has world’s highest cost of living, as cities from Australia and New Zealand overtake UK capital London has become the cheapest of the world’s major global centres, with the cost of living falling behind that of New York, Paris and Tokyo to its lowest level for two decades. The city’s tumble down the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) world rankings is almost entirely due to the
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The Guardian

Perfect touch: man-made works that dovetail with nature – in pictures From a red bridge emerging from mist in rural Japan to a tiered stream stepping down a hillside, Toshio Shibata’s photographs – gathered for a new exhibition in New York – take a positive view of our impact on the landscape Continue reading...
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The Guardian

Sir Philip Green 'could get £15m refund from £363m BHS payout' Billionaire tycoon should hand any rebate from settlement to BHS pensioners, says Frank Field MP Sir Philip Green is in line for a £15m refund from his £363m deal to rescue the BHS pensions scheme, Labour MP Frank Field has claimed. Green could get the money back despite BHS workers receiving on average just 88% of the value of their original benefits from the settlement. Continue reading...
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The Guardian

Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing’s authoritarian grasp? When Britain handed over control to China in 1997, Hong Kong was a beacon of freewheeling prosperity – but in recent years Beijing’s grip has tightened. Is there any hope for the city’s radical pro-democracy movement? Early one morning in January, under the veil of darkness, a team of undercover police from China quietly entered Hong Kong’s Four Seasons hotel and made their way into a luxurious r
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Shortage of drug to treat low blood pressure from septic shock associated with increased deathsPatients with septic shock admitted to hospitals affected by the 2011 shortage of the drug norepinephrine had a higher risk of in-hospital death, according to a study published online by JAMA. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the 37th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Infections during pregnancy may interfere with genes linked to prenatal brain developmentIf a mother picks up an infection during pregnancy, her immune system will kick into action to clear the infection -- but this self-defense mechanism may also have a small influence how her child's brain develops in the womb, in ways that are similar to how the brain develops in autism spectrum disorders. Now, an international team of researchers has shown why this may be the case.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Mouse study identifies new method for treating depressionStandard antidepressant medications don't work for everyone, and even when they do they are slow to kick in. In an effort to find better depression treatments, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine discovered that inhibiting an enzyme called Glyoxalase 1 (GLO1) relieves signs of depression in mice. Moreover, inhibiting GLO1 worked much faster than the conventional an
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The Guardian

The great sprawl of China: timelapse images reveal 30-year growth of cities Timelapse satellite iamges show the staggering growth of cities such as Shenzhen, Dongguan and Yiwu, which three decades ago were barely on the map Thirty years ago, most of these cities were barely on the map. Take the manufacturing and trade hub of Yiwu, pictured above. In 1985 it was home to 73,000 people; 20 years later that had risen to 1.1 million – population growth of 1,380%. Now their st
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Croc horror: Love lost after Aussie teen reptile stuntA British backpacker who inspired a drunk Australian teenager to swim in crocodile-infested waters, narrowly avoiding death, said Tuesday she was not impressed by the fraught romantic gesture.
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The Atlantic

Gorsuch's Nomination Is the Fruit of a Broken Confirmation Process Now that we’re done making nice, here’s my question for Judge Neil Gorsuch: What campaign promises did you make to get this job, and do you intend to keep them? It’s a rude question, akin to throwing a dead cat into a church service. It’s disrespectful to Gorsuch—a judge whom I respect, much as I disagree with much of his philosophy. It’s a question that until this year would have been completely
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The Atlantic

With the Travel Ban, Federal Courts Face a New Legal Issue If you’re ever sued, I tell my students, the lawyer you want is not the one who thumps the table and assures you that your case is open and shut. No, it’s the lawyer who sits quietly and then says, “We need to get ready, because the other side has a strong case”—and then states that case as well as the other side will. That’s how a lawyer finds a way to win. And that’s how to understand an import
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

2017 already marked by climate extremes: UNExtreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels.
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The Guardian

Where did all the GCSE pupils go – and why has no one noticed?Some secondary schools have ‘lost’ up to 46% of their pupils without causing any alarm to Ofsted inspectors When Ofsted inspectors published a report on Hewens College in Hillingdon, west London, in January 2016, they gave it a clean bill of health. Leadership and management were impressive, teachers had high expectations of their charges and the education provided overall was adjudged “good”. Any
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The Guardian

Anti-Brexit campaigners accused of 'watering down' London march Organisers of 25 March protest face backlash after changing ‘Stop Brexit’ slogan to ‘make your voice heard’ The impending launch of Britain’s departure from the European Union has left campaigners against Brexit with a conundrum: fight on and seek to block the decision, or adapt and seek a new voice in the process? For the organisers of a protest march scheduled to take place in London on 25 Marc
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The Guardian

UK inflation expected to hit a three-year high of 2.1% - business live Official figures are expected to show the consumer prices index rose above the Bank of England’s 2% target in February for the first time since late 2013, as the sharp fall in the pound since the Brexit vote feeds through to higher prices 9.13am GMT The UK house builder Bellway has warned on possible labour shortages after Brexit because the industry is so reliant on workers from abroad. The big
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New Zealand's 'green' image under threat: OECDNew Zealand's strong economic growth is placing strains on the environment that threaten to undermine its "clean, green" reputation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned Tuesday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughterUnder a cloudless sky in South Africa's northwestern farming region, donkeys still amble along muddy paths, pausing to nibble on grass, oblivious to the threat from a demand for Chinese medicine.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Bone surgery for El Salvador's last male jaguarVets in El Salvador's zoo carried out an operation Monday to clean up a bone infection in the country's last male jaguar, an 18-year-old named Greco.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of blood poisoningA 25-year-old sea turtle in Thailand who swallowed nearly a thousand coins tossed by tourists seeking good luck died Tuesday, two weeks after having surgery to remove the coins from its stomach.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

YouTube reverses some restrictions on gay-themed contentThe YouTube video shows two women, dressed in suits and ties. They smile; they sniffle back tears; they gaze into each other's eyes. They are reading their wedding vows to one another.
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The Guardian

Spain’s best restaurants – in the middle of nowhere In our second extract from his book Grape, Olive, Pig, Matt Goulding reveals the amazing small restaurants and grills serving classic country dishes on the back roads of Spain How paella got punked – and the Valencian chefs trying to save it Continue reading...
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The Guardian

The Scilly Isles: life off the Cornish coast – in pictures The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago of five main inhabited islands located 28 miles off the Cornish peninsula, making them the southernmost part of the UK. The Scillies have a population of just over 2,200 and most of the real estate is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. The climate is much warmer than mainland Britain giving rise to the tourist industry, which accounts for 85% of the islands’ in
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The Guardian

A thousand miles from Moscow: how Putin forged his Russian heartland | Anne GarrelsHe may be reviled in the west but the president was a godsend in the desperate, dying old rustbelt towns Any number of journalists are now scouring the American heartland to find out what they missed in the run-up to the US presidential election. For more than 20 years I’ve done the same in Russia to try to understand the political aftershocks of the Soviet Union’s collapse. I was convinced, as a
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Fish evolve by playing it safeNew research supports the creation of more marine reserves in the world's oceans because, the authors say, fish can evolve to be more cautious and stay away from fishing nets.
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The Guardian

What killed the romcom? It was Love, Actually | Hadley FreemanRichard Curtis’s sexist, saccharine turkey is being recooked at a time when TV romance is far superior. May it teach filmmakers to aim higher It’s Comic Relief time, again, and truly, who could fail to wish it well? All that fundraising, all that cheer – as multiple celebrities will surely inform us on the night, this is Britain at its best. Except there’s a problem this year, and it comes in an o
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The Guardian

'This grieving will never go away': parents of Hannah Stubbs on their loss Exclusive : Amanda and Paul Stubbs in first interview since their daughter killed herself after accusing fellow student of rape “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you,” reads the inscription on the grave of Hannah Stubbs. It sits only feet from the home she shared with her parents. Her bedroom window is just visible through the trees. Up to this point, Amanda Stubbs ha
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The Guardian

Brexit weekly briefing: UK rift widens as May names article 50 day While the UK is ever more split over Brexit, the EU27 display almost unprecedented unity on what they want from talks Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing, a summary of developments as Britain heads more or less steadily towards the EU door marked “exit”. If you’d like to receive it as a weekly early morning email, please sign up here . And this: producing the Guardian’s independent,
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The Guardian

When it comes to deactivating ‘find my iPhone’, I’m lostWhen it needed a repair Apple had to turn off the service, but two months on I’m no further forward My iPhone, which I purchased from Tesco Mobile on a 24-month contract back in May 2016, stopped working in early January this year. I sent it to Tesco Mobile repairs, which said I would have to deactivate the “Find my iPhone” lock before it could look at it. Apple support asked for proof of purchase
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The Guardian

Tough-minded, abrupt, likable, human: Martin McGuinness What McGuinness and the rest of the Sinn Féin leadership did for the peace process took real courage Martin McGuinness obituary Asked recently to pick just one great memory from my time with Tony Blair in Downing Street, I went for the coming together of the Good Friday agreement that laid the foundations for peace in Northern Ireland. It was magical. A lot of that was about the collection of per
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The Guardian

Tuesday briefing: Northern Irish politics loses a major figure Life and times of Martin McGuinness … UK banks face ‘Global Laundromat’ questions … and FBI chief confirms scrutiny of Trump campaign Good morning, Warren Murray delivering your early news this morning. Continue reading...
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Science-Based Medicine

Dietary Associations with Cardiovascular and Diabetic Mortality: “Bacon, soda, and too few nuts”?A recent study attempted to quantify the association of ten dietary factors with deaths from cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Headlines about the study were misleading.
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Ingeniøren

Analysefirma: Virksomheder kigger på data - men lader maven bestemme https://www.version2.dk/artikel/gartner-virksomheder-kigger-paa-data-lader-maven-bestemme-1074724 Trods BI og analytics tager mange virksomheder stadig analoge beslutninger på baggrund af mavefornemmelser. Version2
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Ingeniøren

Ekspert om ransomware: Der vil altid være nogen, der åbner en vedhæftet fil https://www.version2.dk/artikel/derfor-ransomware-ting-2017-eller-naar-brugeren-venter-pakke-slaar-hjernen-antivirus Trods diverse sikkerhedsprodukter og brugervendte advarsler går det forrygende i ransomware-branchen, men hvorfor egentlig? Version2
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The Guardian

Death of Martin McGuinness: reaction and tributes – politics live Sinn Féin politician and Northern Ireland’s former first minister dies aged 66 Martin McGuinness, key figure in peace process, dies UK to trigger article 50 on 29 March, but faces delay on start of talks 6.58am GMT Ireland’s president, Michael D Higgins, has issued a long statement on McGuinness’ death. You can read it at the Irish Times here , but here’s part of it: The world of politics and the
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The Guardian

Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister, dies Key figure in peace process and former IRA chief of staff dies at 66, just weeks after leaving politics Martin McGuinness obituary ‘Tough-minded and likable’ - Alastair Campbell From paramilitary to architect of peace process Martin McGuinness, the former IRA chief of staff and a key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, has died just two months after stepping down as deputy first ministe
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The Guardian

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on transgender row: 'I have nothing to apologise for' Novelist and feminist has attracted criticism for her comments on trans women, but says hostility of backlash serves to ‘close up debate’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian novelist and feminist, has condemned a “language orthodoxy” on the political left after she endured a vitriolic backlash over comments about transgender women. The author of Half of a Yellow Sun plunged into a row about id
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The Guardian

British second world war veteran, 92, facing deportation from Australia James Bradley, who is in the early stages of dementia, has been refused a resident’s visa after moving to Australia in 2007 A 92-year-old second world war veteran in ailing health is facing the threat of being deported to Britain from Australia after he was refused a resident’s visa. James Bradley and his wife, Peggie, 91, applied for permanent residency under the aged parent visa in 2007, when t
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The Guardian

Neighbours jumps the shark: can Toadie's goatee (and a bonkers plot twist) save the soap? With rumours the Australian soap opera could disappear from UK screens, the show needs to more fully commit to the insanity of its plotlines Oh Toadie, you bloody fool. Dee, you bloody scammer. Melodrama and scandal have always been the mainstay of the soap opera but, lately, the wholesome family cul-de-sac vibe of Australia’s long-running series Neighbours has been jolted by plotline renovation.
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The Guardian

David Cameron jokes: 'I don't have to listen any more to wiretaps of Donald Trump' Former British prime minister clarifies he was not serious, as he weighs in on US presidency, Brexit and Putin’s bare chest on university speaking tour David Cameron has joked that a major advantage of being an ex-prime minister is that he is no longer required to listen to Donald Trump’s wiretapped conversations – adding swiftly, perhaps for the benefit of the Twitter-happy president: “Just to b
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The Guardian

New Zealand school abolishes gendered uniforms, offering same clothes to all Dunedin North Intermediate will allow boys and girls to wear kilts, shorts or trousers after female pupils complained about compulsory skirts A New Zealand primary school has abolished gendered uniforms for its pupils and replaced them with shorts, a kilt and trousers that can be worn by either sex. The move came after complaints from female students who resisted having to wear a skirt. Continue
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Gizmodo

UK Testing Out Drone Army to Beef Up Its Already Insane Surveillance State Photo: Getty For citizens of the UK, being watched is just a way of life. Britain alone has one CCTV camera for every ten people. What do you do when you have all the cameras but you want more? Make those things fly, of course. Police in Devon and Cornwall are spearheading a new unit that will informally be known as the “flying squad.” Officials are currently seeking a manager to head up the prog
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Ingeniøren

Ramt af slipstrømmen: Kæmpe Airbus tvinger privatfly til dramatisk nødlandingEt fly med ni passagerer faldt tre kilometer og måtte nødlande efter at have krydset veje med turbulens fra en Airbus A-380. EU advarer nu piloter og flyveledere om risikoen.
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Live Science

Facts About WarthogsWarthogs, as the name implies, are related to pigs, and they have growths on their faces that look like warts.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Fish evolve by playing it safeNew research supports the creation of more marine reserves in the world's oceans because, the authors say, fish can evolve to be more cautious and stay away from fishing nets.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Frequent dining out may lead to food budget-busting behaviorsPeople who frequently dine out --including workers who often eat out for lunch -- may struggle to maintain control of their food budget, according to a Penn State researcher.
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New method for the diagnosis of autism was foundAuditory hypersensitivity is the major complication in autism. The researchers at Mie University in Japan demonstrated, using autism model rats, that morphological abnormality of auditory pathway are involved in this impairment. More importantly, this nerve pathway is responsible for the exploration of so-called sound localization. Therefore, impairment of this nerve suggests that new approach suc
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Suicide risk is higher in first year after deliberate self-harmNew findings suggest that American adults who survive deliberate self-harm are at increased risk of suicide in the first year after such an event, indicating a need to direct clinical interventions in the critical 12 months following such episodes.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Energy drinks mask alcohol's effects, increase injury riskPeople who mix highly caffeinated energy drinks with their alcoholic beverages may be at increased risk for injury, according to a review in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Intervention that engages youth on ethnic and racial identity can enhance positive developmentDeveloping an ethnic-racial identity is an important task for young people growing up in the United States. A new study examined the Identity Project, a mental-health promotion intervention that engages youth in exploring and resolving issues around their ethnic and racial identities. It found that the program helps promote key developmental constructs that can enhance the positive development of
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Food insecurity in early childhood linked to young children's skills in kindergartenIn the United States, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. That means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient quantity or quality of food to fuel a healthy and active lifestyle. A new study has found that children who experience food insecurity in early childhood are more likely to start kindergarten less ready to l
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New on MIT Technology Review

When No Treatment Exists, Parents Turn to Gene Therapy to Save Their KidsFamilies of patients are starting advocacy groups, raising money for research, and founding biotech companies to advance cures for rare diseases.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Intervention that engages youth on ethnic and racial identity can enhance positive developmentDeveloping an ethnic-racial identity is an important task for young people growing up in the United States. A new study examined the Identity Project, a mental-health promotion intervention that engages youth in exploring and resolving issues around their ethnic and racial identities. It found that the program helps promote key developmental constructs that can enhance the positive development of
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The Guardian

Heard it through the grapevine: can music really change the taste of wine? The woman behind the world’s first ‘oenesthetic’ wine and sound bar believes there’s more to ‘sonic seasoning’ than hype I’m sitting in a sterile sound-controlled basement. In front of me stand two large glasses, two bottles of vino – one red, one white – and a serious set of speakers. This may not be the most conducive setting to scoff wine. But I’m here for a very important scientific experimen
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The Guardian

Rex Tillerson will miss Nato talks for China meeting and visit to Russia – reports US secretary of state could skip first meeting with Nato foreign ministers, amid growing questions over Trump administration’s closeness to Moscow US secretary of state Rex Tillerson plans to skip an April meeting of Nato foreign ministers for a visit by the Chinese president and will travel to Russia later in the month, US officials said on Monday, a step allies may see as putting Moscow’s conce
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Gizmodo

Paris Climate Agreement Could Bring a Huge Economic Boom Photo: Getty In the lead up to talks between the G20 nations that will take place over the next few months, Germany has commissioned an independent study to analyze the potential impacts of the Paris Agreement to combat climate change. The report found that the investments in renewable energy could add $19 trillion to the world’s economy. The International Renewable Energy Agency, or Irena, relea
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Big Think

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Strange Paradoxes of Time Travel Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the nature of time and the conundrums of time travel in a recent interview. Read More
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WIRED

The TSA’s New Ban on Laptops in Cabins May Not Be the Worst Thing The #electronicsban bears the marks of a targeted reaction to a specific threat. The post The TSA's New Ban on Laptops in Cabins May Not Be the Worst Thing appeared first on WIRED .
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The Guardian

French presidential debate: Le Pen comes under fire from rivals Emmanuel Macron, the Front National leader’s main rival in the contest, was subdued – until Le Pen attacked him France’s main presidential candidates rounded on the far-right Front National’s Marine Le Pen in the first televised debate on Monday night, with the independent centrist Emmanuel Macron accusing her of lying and seeking to divide the country. The three-and-a-half-hour live debate betwe
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Gizmodo

This 7.2 Channel Sony Receiver Can Run Almost Any Home Theater Setup For Under $200 Sony 7.2 Channel Home Theater 4K Receiver , $198 While integrated sound bars are increasingly popular options for home theater audio, if you like to kick it old school with a receiver and satellite speakers, Amazon’s top-selling receiver is down to an all-time low $198 today, or about $100 less than usual. The Sony STRDH770 includes four HDMI inputs (all of which support 4K at 60FPS), Bluetooth s
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The Guardian

Interstellar Overdrive: Pink Floyd to release full quarter-hour version Instrumental track that Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason performed in 1966 will go on sale as one-sided vinyl record The British rock band Pink Floyd will put out a version of Interstellar Overdrive that has never before been released. Out on 15 April ahead of Record Store Day a week later, the instrumental 14-minute, 57-second version will be released as a one-sided, 12-i
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The Guardian

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’ Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation . The WMO’s assessment of the climate in 2016, published on
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The Atlantic

Washington's Split-Screen Reality If you watched James Comey’s sensational testimony on Capitol Hill Monday—or read about it in the ensuing avalanche of coverage from mainstream media organizations—you saw something extraordinary take place: For the first time, the FBI director publicly confirmed that the Justice Department is investigating whether President Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2
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Ars Technica

Firefox gets complaint for labeling unencrypted login page insecure Enlarge / Passwords help keep hackers like this out, but passwords are pretty terrible. (credit: TeachPrivacy ) The operator of a website that accepts subscriber logins only over unencrypted HTTP pages has taken to Mozilla's Bugzilla bug-reporting service to complain that the Firefox browser is warning that the page isn't suitable for the transmission of passwords. "Your notice of insecure passwo
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Gizmodo

This ‘Ghost Plane’ Crash Is One Of The Weirdest Mysteries Of 2017 U.S. and Canadian authorities are rightfully spooked following a plane crash in Ontario, Canada on Sunday night. What’s got them shook? There’s absolutely no trace than anybody actually went down with the plane, sparking one of the weirdest mysteries of the year so far. The alleged “ghost plane” was a rented Cessna 172 based out of Michigan, which went down into the snow near the north shore of L
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The Guardian

BBC is 'failing in its duty to be impartial over Brexit' Broadcaster has characterised Britain as xenophobic and focused too much on regretful leave voters, says group of parliamentarians in letter to BBC chiefs The BBC is failing in its duty to be impartial over Brexit, a group of parliamentarians has claimed. In a letter to senior BBC figures, they said the broadcaster had characterised Britain as xenophobic and focused too much on regretful leave vo
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New Scientist - News

Weather and climate extremes continue to set new recordsLast year was bad, but 2017 is shaping to follow suit as carbon levels, temperatures and sea levels continue to rise, says the World Meteorological Organisation
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Analysis: For Honor unlocks cost $730 (or 5,200 hours) Enlarge / The spikes here represent the cost of unlocking everything in the game. The big guy is Ubisoft... At this point in the evolving history of video-game economics, we're used to free-to-play games that make you pay exorbitant sums or grind for a ridiculous number of hours to unlock a bunch of digital trinkets. But Ubisoft's For Honor is the latest game to add a ridiculous number of paid an
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Jürgen Klopp fumes at Chris Coleman over Ben Woodburn’s Wales call-up• Liverpool manager unhappy 17-year-old is thrust into spotlight • Klopp was expecting a phone call from the Wales manager Jürgen Klopp has revealed his exasperation over Chris Coleman’s decision to call up Liverpool’s Ben Woodburn to the Wales squad . The 17-year-old striker, who was an unused substitute at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday where Liverpool drew 1-1 with Manchester City , has played fo
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Social work in Zambia: 'Children have the right to love and security' |Rory Truell World Social Work Day offers an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the profession’s transformative work with families and communities “All children have the right to be loved,” Joseph, a Zambian social worker, told me as our bus navigated one of Lusaka’s bumpy, dusty streets. When we cleared the maze of people eking a living on the streets and turned to the entrance of Empowerment Village, J
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Secret files reveal Great Escape families' long wait for compensation Records show how relatives of those killed after escape from Nazi prison camp eventually received ‘death grants’ The families of RAF airmen killed after the “Great Escape” breakout from a Nazi prison camp were paid compensation, but some survivors were refused a payout until a public outcry forced the government’s hand. New details of the payouts are revealed in previously secret Foreign Office (
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Rio Ferdinand talks of pain and helplessness after wife’s death• Ferdinand admits he ‘didn’t have a clue’ how to make a doctor’s appointment • Former Manchester United defender reveals struggle as single father Rio Ferdinand has opened up on the helplessness and pain he felt after the death of his wife, Rebecca. The former Manchester United defender revealed that without his wife or a football club to lean on, he “didn’t have a clue” how to make a doctor’s ap
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Three-quarters of older people in the UK are lonely, survey finds Individuals and firms urged to look for signs after results of poll carried out for Jo Cox commission on loneliness Almost three-quarters of older people in the UK are lonely and more than half of those have never spoken to anyone about how they feel, according to a survey carried out for the Jo Cox commision on loneliness. The poll by Gransnet, the over-50s social networking site, also found tha
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Tooth extractions on toddlers rise by a quarter in 10 years Surge in dental surgery on young children triggers call for action on oral health education and sugar intake The number of tooth extractions on children aged four and under in English hospitals has risen by almost a quarter over the past decade. NHS data obtained by the faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) shows there were 9,206 extractions within the age group in 2015
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So the FCC Head Says the Media Isn’t the Enemy. In 2017, That’s News It's a remarkable thing for any civil servant to have to say. But in the Trump era, it needed saying. The post So the FCC Head Says the Media Isn't the Enemy. In 2017, That’s News appeared first on WIRED .
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Taika Waititi on shaking up Thor and being a Hollywood outsider: 'They take this stuff so seriously' The Hunt for the Wilderpeople director on joining the Marvel universe, hating biopics and his early script for Moana When asked what fans can expect from the latest instalment of Thor, director Taika Waititi somewhat unhelpfully says it will be “Taika-esque”. Asked if he could perhaps describe it in literally any other way, he laughs. “I can’t! There’s no way!” Continue reading...
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Apple sold $4.2 billion of product in New Zealand, paid $0 local taxes Enlarge / A customer in Apple's store in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2010. A report by a major New Zealand newspaper found Apple hasn't paid any taxes in New Zealand. (credit: Brendon O'Hagan / AFP / Getty Images ) The big technology story in New Zealand this weekend is about Apple's tax bill. Or rather, the lack thereof. The electronics giant sold $4.2 billion (NZD) worth of products in New Zealan
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Chaotic Orbits Could Cause Catastrophic CollisionResearchers used ancient climate cycles to confirm the solar system’s chaotic planetary orbits. An Earth-Mars collision is one distant outcome. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Filmmaker Painstakingly Crafts One of the Best Looks at Mars Ever GIF: Jan Fröjdman Over the course of 12 years, the HiRISE camera has been photographing the Red Planet inch-by-inch from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Around 50,000 still images have been taken and anyone can check out hi-res stereo versions online. A Finnish filmmaker has spent three months converting the photos into a short video that allows us to fly over Mars in spectacular fashion. Jan Fr
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Spider venom messes with our brains—and may help protect them from harm Enlarge / the Australian funnel-web spider (Hadronyche infensa) (credit: Toby Hudson ) It may not be radioactive, but venom from a dangerous spider in Australia may help give researchers the super power of protecting brains from strokes. Venom from the Australian funnel-web spider ( Hadronyche infensa ) contains a chemical that shuts down an ion channel known to malfunction in brain cells after s
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Growing global temperatures could be contributing to rising diabetic numbersRising temperatures across the world may be playing a part in the growing numbers of people developing diabetes, suggests research published online in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.
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Video emerges of Paris airport gun attack Film obtained by Associated Press appears to show Ziyed Ben Belgacem grabbing soldier at Orly and trying to take her gun before being shot Video footage of a suspected Islamic extremist at Orly airport in Paris has emerged that shows a soldier caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag before grabbing her from behind. The recording of Saturday’s attack, which caused panic and shut d
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Gay men and lesbian women less likely to be employed in a leadership positionGay men and lesbian women face discrimination when seeking leadership positions due to the sound of their voice, a new study in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour has found.
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DRM in HTML5 takes its next step toward standardization Enlarge (credit: Floyd Wilde ) Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a mechanism by which HTML5 video providers can discover and enable DRM providers offered by a browser, has taken the next step on its contentious road to standardization. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the standards body that oversees most Web-related specifications, has moved the EME specification to the Proposed Recommendati
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Ivanka Trump has West Wing office and will get access to classified information Trump, who holds no official title in administration and is not serving as government employee, will receive security clearance soon Ivanka Trump’s role in her father’s administration is expanding. Though the president’s eldest daughter currently holds no official title in the White House, she is working out of a West Wing office and will soon get access to classified information, even though she
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England’s largest cricket crowd could fill London Stadium at World Cup• Deal to stage two 2019 ICC World Cup games close to being secured • ECB looks set to ratify plans for new, eight-team T20 tournament A deal to stage cricket World Cup matches at the London Stadium, potentially creating the biggest crowd in England in the modern history of the sport, is close to being secured as part of a wider push to popularise the game with new, younger audiences. As exclusive
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Classification system for Paralympic track and field 'open to abuse' Review by UK Athletics, the sport’s governing body, finds number of ways in which ‘flawed’ system can be undermined The classification system for Paralympic track and field athletes is flawed and open to abuse by the unscrupulous, according to a report into the subject by the sport’s own governing body. UK Athletics’ review found a variety of ways in which the existing classification rules could
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The Atlantic Daily: Hearing Things What We’re Following Confirm and Deny: During a congressional hearing today, James Comey publicly confirmed that the FBI since late July has been investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia’s election interference. Comey also said the bureau had “no information” to support Trump’s baseless claim that he was surveilled by Obama—but in a press briefing later today, Sean Spicer continu
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Olivier Giroud: Arsenal players want Arsène Wenger to stay on• Striker says the players hope manager will renew his contract • Wenger digging in after vicious criticism from pundits and fans Olivier Giroud believes the Arsenal players are right behind manager Arsène Wenger and want him to stay on at the club despite mounting fan unrest and a poor run of form. Wenger is determined to continue and, with a two-year contract on the table, says an announcement w
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Tomb Of Jesus Is Restored In Jerusalem Jesus' tomb has been freshened up in time for Easter. "This monument today is free," said Antonia Moropolou, who led the Greek team that handled the renovations. (Image credit: Sebastian Scheiner/AP)
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Better Video Games Could Be Driving Young Men Out Of The Workforce A new study suggests always-improving video games are keeping young men without college educations unemployed or out of the workforce entirely. Read More
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Gay men and lesbian women less likely to be employed in a leadership positionGay men and lesbian women face discrimination when seeking leadership positions due to the sound of their voice, a new study in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour has found.
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Russia? Nah. The House GOP Goes After Leakers Instead After FBI Director James Comey confirmed an investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, the GOP focused instead on leaks. The post Russia? Nah. The House GOP Goes After Leakers Instead appeared first on WIRED .
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Judge Gorsuch Goes to Washington In the hours before Neil Gorsuch introduced himself to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, the senators laid out how they would interrogate him in the week ahead. President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will spend the next few days answering probing questions from lawmakers on a broad range of issues: his judicial philosophy, his views on issues ranging from abortion to workers’ rights, his
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Simple dietary supplement may help block postpartum blues Enlarge (credit: CDC ) Postpartum blues are a common and healthy range of sadness that tends to peak five days after giving birth. But those blues are also a high-risk state for postpartum depression, which is the most common childbearing complication in the US. A recent paper in PNAS shows that dietary supplements intended to combat physiological changes that occur after giving birth are effecti
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The Case Of The Missing Tom Brady Super Bowl Jersey Has Only Gotten Better Photo credit: Billie Weiss/ Getty Earlier today , the NFL announced that authorities had recovered Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl LI jersey , as well as the quarterback’s jersey from Super Bowl XLIX. As more evidence about the case has been released, the story has gotten even more bizarre. Today, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported more on the investigation process. According to him, authorities foun
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How Many Chicken McNuggets Are in the Big Chicken? By now, you’ve definitely seen or at least heard of The Big Chicken. He is large. He contains multitudes. And he is most certainly real . While I’m not a chicken expert myself, judging by his phenotypes (i.e. extremely large and incredibly fluffy), he’s likely a Brahma chicken —a massive bird originally from India, traditionally kept as a pet. And although most of the internet has spent the last
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Jamie Vardy: I got death threats over Claudio Ranieri sacking at Leicester• England striker says his family have been targeted • He insists players had no problem with Italian former manager Jamie Vardy has claimed he received death threats because of his alleged involvement in the dressing-room mutiny that undermined Claudio Ranieri and said the backlash against the players who won the Premier League title with Leicester City last season has led to his family suffering
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TSA will ban flyers from 13 countries from bringing laptops, tablets onboard Enlarge / Flight attendants from Royal Jordanian attend a ceremony to induct two new Airbus jets in 2010. (credit: KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images ) US authorities will no longer allow travelers from 13 African and Middle Eastern countries to bring computers and laptops into airplane cabins anymore, two news agencies have reported. The new rules were laid out in an e-mail sent to airlines today
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Man jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives loses appeal Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images) On Monday, a US federal appeals court sided against a former Philadelphia police officer who has been in jail 17 months because he invoked his Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination. He had refused to comply with a court order commanding him to unlock two hard drives the authorities say contain child porn. Francis Rawls The 3-0 d
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Kid Basically Shits Himself Feeding a Llama Image: YouTube Did you ever go to a petting zoo as a kid, have an awesome time, but then your scaredy cat little brother just flips out and causes a scene? Well, let us be the first to say: It is a very hilarious scene to behold. The Jensen family recently went on vacation and visited the Tennessee Safari Park a few hours outside of Memphis. Apparently, at least one of the llamas was super hungry
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The Haunting Face of a Man Who Lived 700 Years Ago Behold “Context 958"—an ordinary man who lived in 13th century England. (Credit: Dr. Chris Rynn, University of Dundee) This may look like a photograph, but the highly realistic face staring back at you belongs to a man who died over 700 years ago. The researchers who performed this unbelievable facial reconstruction say their work is providing new details about the way ordinary people lived in me
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Kotaku YouTuber JonTron Tries To Clarify His Controversial Views On Race | io9 AMC’s Humans Is Explo Kotaku YouTuber JonTron Tries To Clarify His Controversial Views On Race | io9 AMC’s Humans Is Exploring All the Good Robo-Stuff Westworld Ignored | Lifehacker How Trump Handles Being Caught in a Lie and What You Should Do Instead | Jalopnik Gran Turismo Lied To Us |
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MPs slam funding crisis and 'postcode lottery' of children's services Report finds under-funded social services stretched to brink of collapse, and huge differences in treatment of youngsters Children’s social services are being engulfed by a funding crisis in which nine out of 10 local authorities are struggling to meet their legal duties and families face a postcode lottery, a damning report has concluded. The inquiry by MPs, led by a former Conservative children
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Broadchurch recap: series three, episode four – massive skin crawl alert I’ve given up trying to remember all the suspects by now, but the convicted rapist was unforgettably creepy … as was the tasteless town football match Oh my. Call centre woman changes everything. “Two years ago ... I never told anyone.” Another rape victim. But what does it mean? It gets creepy beardy “man cave” man off the hook as he would have been in prison. Or does that date actually incrimin
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The Guardian view of Trump’s Russia links: a lot to go at | Editorial Why days before the presidential election did the FBI announce it was reopening an investigation into Hillary Clinton – when it was silent about its probe into Mr Trump’s Russia ties? When the president’s own staff turn up in Washington to publicly rebut his accusations that he had been wiretapped by his predecessor, it’s not good news for the White House. Yet the longer the director of the Feder
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NASA has essentially stopped tweeting about the #JourneyToMars Enlarge / Really, guys, we're going. (credit: NASA) NASA has an extraordinarily popular Twitter account . With 22.4 million followers, it ranks among the top 60 accounts on all of Twitter. It is the only US government agency to come remotely close to the top 100, which mostly consists of celebrities. It is, therefore, a bastion of science, space, and reason in a sea of reality TV, late night tele
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Far-right millionaire: I'll use social media network to back Scottish independence Jim Dowson, whose Patriotic News Agency spread anti-Clinton and pro-Trump propaganda during the US elections, says: ‘England is finished’ A far-right millionaire with Ulster loyalist connections plans to use his international social media network, which backed Donald Trump, to support Scottish independence. Jim Dowson , a former financial backer of the British National party and former member of
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Orly attack captured on CCTV footage from Paris airport – video The attack in which Ziyed Ben Belgacem was shot dead after assaulting a soldier in Paris’ Orly airport can be seen here on CCTV footage. Ben Belgacem was shot dead by another soldier during the scuffle. Investigators are still trying to understand the motive behind Saturday’s assault by the 39-year-old, which led to a major security scare and the temporary closure of the capital’s second-busiest
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A 1998 Murder Tore This Family Apart And Set Off A Killing Spree #KillingFields | Tuesdays at 10/9c on Discovery In April 1998, a young mother named Randi Mebruer went missing from her home. The detectives on the case had no idea that it would only be the beginning of a series of murders that would rock the Louisiana area. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/killing-fields/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDi
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: FBI Not Russian to Judgment Today in 5 Lines During a House Intelligence Committee hearing, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the agency is investigating possible links between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government as part of a broader inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Comey also said the FBI has found “no information” to support Trump’s claims that former President O
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The correct alien sex choices in the Mass Effect trilogy Enlarge / Spoiler alert: there's no Shepard without Vakarian. (credit: Bioware / EA) I’m writing this story somewhat under duress, since we’ve just spent the last 20 minutes in the Ars Slack debating the wrongness of Polygon’s rank of the “ most bangable aliens in Mass Effect ." That list posits (spoiler alert) that the drell are the most sexually desirable race in the Mass Effect universe, which
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The US May Have Banned Electronics on Middle Eastern Flights But Really We Have No Goddamn Clue Photo: AP If you’re planning on flying to the US on a Middle Eastern airline, bad news: electronic devices may be banned in carry-on luggage, depending on the airline. And the US government is taking its time confirming what their policy actually is. Shortly after noon today, Royal Jordanian airlines announced via Twitter that, as of March 21, passengers flying on their airline to or from the US
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Samsung voice-assistant Bixby to debut with new phoneSamsung announced Monday that a voice-powered digital assistant named "Bixby" will debut with a flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone set to be unveiled by the South Korean consumer electronics giant.
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Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some US-bound flights (Update)Seeking to bolster airline security, the U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.
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It's Time to Make Birth Control Accessible Over-the-Counter, For Everyone Image: Monik Markus /Flickr In our eventual feminist utopia, birth control will be available in vending machines, water parks, and even those lip-gloss-and-tampon dispensers in movie theater bathrooms. But unfortunately, obtaining oral contraceptive birth control these days is both expensive and enigmatic, especially if you’re young and/or uninsured: Currently, 47 states and the District of Colum
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More winter-time haze in Beijing with global warmingGlobal warming has boosted the frequency and severity of deadly air pollution peaks in northern China, scientists said Monday.
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Wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spansA 20-year demographic study of a large chimpanzee community in Uganda's Kibale National Park has revealed that, under the right ecological conditions, our close primate relatives can lead surprisingly long lives in the wild.
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Chuck Berry is gone, but his music is still flying through the cosmos Space The Voyager spacecraft are bringing “Johnny B. Goode” into deep space The Voyager spacecraft are carrying Berry's music deep into the cosmos. We sure hope aliens love rock and roll. Read on.
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News Analysis: An End to Heart Disease? Not QuiteThe introduction of a new class of cholesterol drugs led some experts to believe that we might be able to virtually eliminate heart attacks. But it hasn’t worked out that way.
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Parsley and other plants lend form to human stem cell scaffoldsBorrowing from nature is an age-old theme in science. Form and function go hand-in-hand in the natural world and the structures created by plants and animals are only rarely improved on by humans.
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Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same timeNew NASA research reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity. The last volcanic activity there ceased about 50 million years ago—around the time of Earth's Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction, when large numbers of our planet's plant and animal species (including dinosaurs) went extinct.
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Mummies from Egypt and Peru Reveal Ancient Traditions | VideoThe "Mummies" exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History exhibit reveals the complicated cultures of ancient people who lived in Peru and Egypt.
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No One at Marvel Can Give a Consistent Answer About the Connections Between Its Shows and Movies Image: Marvel Studios/Disney It’s been obvious from the outside looking in that Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is gated into two areas: movies and TV, and never the twain shall meet. But the thing is, if you ask anyone at Marvel Studios or involved with one of their movies, no one can seemingly give a consistent response about whether or not this is the case. The latest person to wade into the imbro
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WIRED

Not Even the FBI Can Get Trump to Drop His Wiretap Claims Even after FBI Director James Comey said there's no evidence President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, the White House is sticking to its story. The post Not Even the FBI Can Get Trump to Drop His Wiretap Claims appeared first on WIRED .
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No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California Every single African citizen who requested a visa was rejected, according to the organizer of the African Global Economic and Development Summit An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were denied visas, according to event leaders. The African Global Economic and Development Summit, a three-day conference at the University of Southe
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The Guardian view on triggering Brexit: into an unknown future | EditorialArticle 50 will be triggered next week, and there will be no election to interfere It is weeks since the prime minister posed for the US Vogue photographer Annie Leibovitz in January. The images released today that portray her sitting, hair blown off her face as if riding into battle, coincided aptly with two announcements that emerged from Downing Street which underline how she has recovered auth
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Universities condemn outbreak of violence at student rugby match The varsity fixture between the universities of Sussex and Brighton was cancelled, with several students taken to hospital and one man arrested Police are investigating after a brawl broke out at a rugby match between two universities. Bottles were thrown among the crowds in scenes condemned as “shocking and disgraceful” by the two institutions. Numerous people were injured during the disturbance
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Does Mars have rings? Not right now, but maybe one dayPurdue researchers developed a model that suggests that debris that was pushed into space from an asteroid or other body slamming into Mars around 4.3 billion years ago and alternates between becoming a planetary ring and clumping up to form a moon.
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Live Science

Teen-Programmed AI Spits Rhymes Like Kanye WestThe AI was built with 6,000 Kanye West rap lyrics.
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Matt O’Connor to return to Leicester Tigers to replace Aaron Mauger as coach• Australian is back for a second spell • Club languishes fifth in Premiership Leicester have announced the Welford Road return of the Australian Matt O’Connor as their coach. He is set to begin work early next month, subject to a visa, with Aaron Mauger leaving the club. The 46-year-old worked at Leicester between 2008-2013, initially as a backs coach and then as the coach. During that period, th
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Parsley and other plants lend form to human stem cell scaffoldsScientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are using the decellularized husks of plants such as parsley, vanilla and orchids to form three-dimensional scaffolds that can then be primed and seeded with human stem cells to optimize their growth in the lab dish and, ultimately, create novel biomedical implants.
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Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same timeArsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity, about 50 million years ago.
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Tiger Woods opens up on racial slurs that drove his desire for dominance | Ewan MurrayFormer world No1 says in book on his extraordinary triumph at the 1997 Masters ‘I wanted us to be colour blind. Twenty years later, that has yet to happen’ It is sad a reminder of Tiger Woods’s brilliance arrives at a point when his career has never been clouded in more doubt. With little over a fortnight to go until the Masters, the 41-year-old still cannot confirm his participation as he battles
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Tim Sherwood given stadium ban for foul-mouthed rant at referee, FA reveals• Swindon director of football suspended for comments made to Mark Brown • Incident occurred at half-time in February’s 1-0 defeat to Bury Swindon Town’s director of football, Tim Sherwood, was given a two-game stadium ban by the Football Association for his foul-mouthed rant towards referee Mark Brown during a game against Bury. The FA published the written reasons for Sherwood’s suspension and £
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US forbids any device larger than cellphone on airlines from 13 countries New TSA requirement blocks passengers from bringing laptops, iPads, Kindles and cameras, with a lack of specifics on whether flight crews are included in rule US authorities have secretly required airlines from 13 nations to forbid passengers from carrying any electronic or electrical device larger than a cellphone. The new edict was distributed in an email described as “confidential” from the US
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Rapping Robots Prove at Least One Job Is Safe From the Coming Android Apocalypse Every day there’s a new robot with improved capabilities that promises to eventually take over yet another job. But if you’re heading off to college soon, and want to ensure you’ve selected a career path that’s safe from robo-replacement, this agonizingly awkward video seems to confirm that rapping is not something robots will be good at for a long time. Probably ever, actually. To present their
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Is 90 the New 80? Most 90-Somethings Feel HealthyA new analysis finds that many Americans who reach age 90 and beyond say they are in good health.
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Single-atom magnets store bits of dataScientists read and write data by harnessing the magnetic properties of holmium atoms.
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Clinical interviews effective in predicting postpartum depressionFor non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new UCLA research. In addition, asking questions about daily activities -- especially work -- appears to be an effective screening tool for helping doctors identify women at risk of depression after they hav
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Temple-led team: Sex-based differences in utilization & outcomes for CDT in DVT patientsOne treatment for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a procedure called catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT). CDT has become more commonly used in the US since research showed it reduced the incidence of post-thrombotic syndrome.A team led by Temple University Hospital's Riyaz Bashir, MD, sought to identify and describe sex-based differences in utilization and safety outcomes of CDT for treatment of DV
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Treatment window for fragile x likely doesn't close after childhoodA Drexel University-led study looked into human and rat brain samples and found that the biological structures potentially contributing to Fragile X syndrome are present in adult brains -- something that mouse samples did not show.
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Breakthrough discovery may make blood test feasible for detecting cancerW. Andy Tao, a professor of biochemistry and member of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, and colleagues identified a series of proteins in blood plasma that, when elevated, signify that the patient has cancer. Their findings were published in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Penn researchers discover test for earlier detection of transplant rejectionResearchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a method that appears to provide earlier warning of organ transplant rejection compared to standard methods, and requires only a blood test rather than a more invasive and painful needle biopsy.
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Genetic mutations help brain tumors evade targeting by immunotherapy treatmentsIn a study published this week in the JCI, Hideho Okada's lab at UCSF investigated whether acquired mutations in the enzyme isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH), which are common in low-grade gliomas, help these tumors become resistant to immunotherapy. In both human astrocytes and mouse models of glioma, the IDH mutations impaired immune responses in the tumor environment by reducing the recruitment of
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Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokersSmokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy -- according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK and published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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Coffee shops, 24-hour ATMs the best locations for life-saving AEDs, research showsTim Horton's tops the list: U of T Engineering researchers studied data on cardiac arrest locations in Toronto to draft a list of 'top 10' businesses where placing automated external defibrillators would save lives.
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Revised understanding of graft-versus-host disease origins offers new direction for potential therapyAn international research team led by the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute is changing the understanding of the key cellular and molecular events that trigger graft-versus-host disease, an often fatal complication of bone marrow transplants.
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Even Penguins Have Children Who Won’t Leave the NestEven fully fledged chicks will hound their parents for food, researchers find.
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AMC's Humans Is Exploring All the Good Robo-Stuff Westworld Ignored Images: AMC Humans , AMC’s scifi drama about a world where robots are as ubiquitous as smart phones, ends its second season tonight. Much like in Westworld , the artificial lives born in Humans have been slaves to humanity’s whims, and just like in the finale of Westworld , a rebellion has formed. But Humans has had much better success with exploring precisely what an advance in artificial sentie
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Use your favorite headphones while charging your iPhone 7 Tune into your favorite beats while your device gets some juice with these charging cable, now 56 percent off Use your favorite headphones while charging your iPhone 7. Read on.
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Osborne could be a potent weapon in this Brexit war | Polly ToynbeeThe Evening Standard’s new editor poisoned British politics, but pro-Europeans need his cunning They booed George Osborne at the 2012 Paralympics, and what a joy it was to hear that great national raspberry ricochet round the stadium . Back then, the public couldn’t know how much damage this pernicious chancellor would inflict or how long his blight would stretch ahead. And yet, and yet, just poss
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British Schools Hope to Improve Performance With Chinese Textbooks In the latest report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Chinese mainland (consisting of the Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Guangdong provinces) ranked fifth among nations with the world’s highest math scores. According to the report, around one in four students in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China are considered top-performing in mathematics. The
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Mass Effect: Andromeda Is More About Choice Than Story Arguably the biggest contribution in recent years to the space-opera genre—that heady mix of sci-fi, fantasy adventure, and careful plotting that defines works like Star Wars and Doctor Who —has come from a video-game series: Mass Effect. With three titles released in 2007, 2010, and 2012, Mass Effect stood out for its close attention to world-building, complex storytelling, and customizability,
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Yale-led study: Wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spansA 20-year demographic study of a large chimpanzee community in Uganda's Kibale National Park has revealed that, under the right ecological conditions, our close primate relatives can lead surprisingly long lives in the wild.
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Pick Up a New Set of Michelin Stealth Wiper Blades For $20 Buy two Michelin Stealth wiper blades for $20 If your wiper blades have seen better days, Amazon will sell you two Michelin Stealth replacements today for $20 . Just add any two to your cart (shipped and sold by Amazon.com), and the price will automatically be reduced to $20 at checkout. The deal even works if you buy two different sized blades, so you should have no trouble finding a combination
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There was an outbreak of cannibalism 10,000 years ago in Spain Journal of Anthropological Archaeology The Mesolithic period in Europe, roughly 10,000 years ago, was a tumultuous time. Small groups of hunter-gatherers were undergoing a dramatic cultural transformation, making increasingly sophisticated stone tools with wooden components. They were on the cusp of the agricultural revolution, which would grant them a broader range of nutrition sources and great
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Are we wrong to blame the internet for polarized politics? Political polarization is largest for demographic groups in which individuals are least likely to use the internet and social media, new research shows. The finding suggests the internet is not the most significant driver of rising polarization, despite the popular narrative that the web is to blame. “Our findings don’t rule out that the internet has played some role in the recent rise in polariz
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The Sahara Desert used to be green and lush. Then humans showed up. From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News Solving the mystery of the Sahara New research suggests humans transformed the Sahara from grassy woodland to desert wasteland. Read on.
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Mutants in microgravityBacteria may mutate more rapidly in space and scientists theorize patterns of those mutations could help predict how pathogens become resistant to antibiotics. Such predictions could, in turn, be used to develop new drugs to use against those pathogens. Antibiotic resistant pathogens or bacteria is a growing world-wide health concern. The long-term use of many common antibiotics has led to some di
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FBI Director Forced to Fact-Check Trump's Twitter Bullshit in Real-Time Image: MSNBC/Twitter Imagine if your Twitter account was so trash that federal investigators were called before Congress to publicly dismantle your tweets. For President Trump, that nightmare scenario became a reality on Monday. While discussing Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election during today’s intelligence hearing , FBI director James Comey and NSA director Michael Rogers were both
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Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human bodyMicrobes have evolved over millions of years to live in and on all parts of the human body. Scientists have created new ways to reconstruct how this evolution unfolded, using mathematical tools originally developed for geologists. They identified microbes that diverged into new species as they colonized one area of the body after another. The research could prompt new theories and treatments to ma
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Parasitic fish offer evolutionary insightsVertebrates once might have relied on a different mechanism for developing neurons in the gut, suggests a new report.
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Chicago's red-light camera program has significant safety benefitsChicago's red-light cameras reduce serious injury crashes at intersections where they are placed and also have a measurable "spillover effect" that improves safety at intersections without cameras, according to a Northwestern University Transportation Center study released today (March 20).
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French presidential candidates debate key election issues - live! Five frontrunners outline programmes on social, economic and international issues on primetime TV 11.32pm GMT And that’s it; it’s over. Three hours and 20 minutes of debate. Very hard to say who came out on top. Here’s one succinct and trenchant view: The debate in a nutshell: Fillon isn't dead, Macron needs to work on the gravitas thing, Le Pen fails to score, Mélenchon elbows Hamon out. #LeGran
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From hot chocolate to pre-packed salads: the surprising sources of salt Some sweet products have been found to contain more salt than a bag of crisps – but where else is sodium hiding? Most processed foods will fail to meet salt-reduction targets set this year by Public Health England . This week, research by the Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash) showed how out of 28 categories surveyed, only one (bread rolls) will meet the targets. Salt is added to make pro
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Chicago's red-light camera program has significant safety benefitsChicago's red-light cameras reduce serious injury crashes at intersections where they are placed and also have a measurable 'spillover effect' that improves safety at intersections without cameras, according to a new Northwestern University Transportation Center study. The report provides tools and analysis that can help the city identify existing and potential camera locations requiring further a
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Less radiation in inner Van Allen belt than previously believedThe inner Van Allen belt has less radiation than previously believed, according to a recent study in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Observations from NASA's Van Allen probes show the fastest, most energetic electrons in the inner radiation belt are actually much rarer and harder to find than scientists expected. This is good news for spacecraft that are orbiting in the region and can be dama
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Student Webinar on the Senses In elementary school, we learn about the five senses and their vital importance to appreciating life. Taste, smell, touch, hearing, and vision are all vital to survival, and even with the absence of one or more, our bodies compensate by strengthening the senses we do have. But what about using our senses in a more advanced setting, like mind reading? That idea was addressed in “Sense and Sensibil
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Sexual assault victimization disproportionately affects certain minority college studentsStudents who perceive that their college campus is more inclusive and welcoming of sexual- and gender-minority people have lower odds of being victims of sexual assault, according to a study. In a complementary study, the researchers found that some minority groups are at considerably higher risk for sexual assault in college than peers in majority groups.
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Stem cell therapy is safe for stroke patients, study showsA multicenter trial looking at whether a single dose of millions of adult, bone-marrow-derived stem cells can aid stroke recovery indicates it's safe and well-tolerated by patients but may not significantly improve their recovery within the first three months, researchers report.
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New research shows promise for the production of patient-matched blood cells for therapies, disease modeling and drug screeningAn elegant system to derive blood cell precursors from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) has now been developed by researchers. This type of stem cell has the potential to develop into many different kinds of cells in the body, and is capable of participating in organ repair and function. These qualities have prompted scientists to test the use of hPSC to treat some diseases. However, the develo
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Genetic switch offers clue to why grasses are survival mastersScientists have identified a genetic switch that helps grasses regulate their carbon dioxide intake.
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Does Mars have rings? Not right now, but maybe one dayAs children, we learned about our solar system's planets by certain characteristics—Jupiter is the largest, Saturn has rings, Mercury is closest to the sun. Mars is red, but it's possible that one of our closest neighbors also had rings at one point and may have them again someday.
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Hacked websites on the rise: GoogleGoogle painted a bleak picture of cybersecurity trends Monday, saying the number of websites hacked rose 32 percent last year, with little relief in sight.
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Russian pleads guilty to charge related to Citadel malwareA Russian man accused of helping develop and distribute malicious software designed to steal personal financial information pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of computer fraud.
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Self-Driving Cars’ Spinning-Laser ProblemProgress toward practical autonomous vehicles requires improvements to the sensors that map a vehicle’s environment in 3-D.
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Altering pH bumps prions out of danger zonePrion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease resulted in the U.S. banning imports of beef from the European Union for 15 years.
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Orbital ATK Cygnus set to deliver research to space stationOrbital ATK is targeted to launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit for a resupply mission to the International Space Station March 24, 2017 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Cygnus will launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying crew supplies, equipment and scientific research to crew members aboard the station. The flight will deliver investigations that study ma
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ITT Tech’s Collapse Might Cost Taxpayers Half a Billion Dollars Image: AP ITT Technical Institute closed all of its campuses last year, after the Department of Education blocked it from enrolling students on federal aid as part of their crackdown on the for-profit education company. Now, we finally have a sense of how much the ITT Tech’s closure will cost taxpayers. New bankruptcy court documents filed by the Department of Education last week show the rising
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NHS trust triples injury payout to £9.3m under controversial new rules Compensation for 10-year-old girl left with cerebral palsy will cause shockwaves in health service and insurance companies The first case settled under controversial new compensation rules for serious injuries has seen an NHS trust forced to nearly triple its payout to a 10-year-old girl left with cerebral palsy from £3.8m to £9.3m. The case, involving East Lancashire Hospitals NHS trust, will se
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Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanishThe last piece of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America is doomed to disappear in the next several centuries, says a new study.
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Pocket-sized retina camera, no dilating requiredResearchers have developed a cheap, portable camera that can photograph the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops.
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Testing for Zika virus: There's an app for thatAdd rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Researchers have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes.
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Altering pH bumps prions out of danger zoneNew research led by Michigan State University and published in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers hope by showing how we might prevent prions from aggregating or growing into deadly diseases. The results also show that an antihistamine, astemizole, proved effective in reducing prion aggregation.
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Claims-based classification system could facilitate payer identification of academic radiologist subA new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute presents initial validation of a novel payer claims-based system using imaging examination modality and body region for classifying radiologists' subspecialty. The study is published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).
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Anti-bacterial discovery will prevent infections spreading on medical devicesBacterial biofilms frequently attach to medical devices in the body, such as hip replacements and heart valves, after surgery. These biofilms often cause the removal of these devices because the bacteria cannot be killed by antibiotics. However, a team of microbiologists from Trinity College Dublin has just discovered how to prevent these bacteria establishing, which has significant financial and
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Dead zones may threaten coral reefs worldwideDead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study by Smithsonian scientists published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Watching a massive coral reef die-off on the Caribbean coast of Panama, they suspected it was caused by a dead zone -- a low-oxygen area that snuffs out marine life -- rather than by ocean warming or aci
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Protein could prevent brain damage caused by strokeA small protein that could protect the brain from stroke-induced injury has been discovered by researchers from the University of Queensland and Monash University.
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Studies of scientific bias targeting the right problems, Stanford-led study findsIn all fields of science, small studies, early studies and highly cited studies consistently overestimate effect size, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Vaccine, improved treatment are keys to control of a surging HIV pandemicDevelopment and widespread use of a vaccine that's even partially effective against HIV, along with more progress toward diagnosis and treatment, offer the best hopes for turning the corner on a global pandemic that's still spiraling out of control, researchers reported today.
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Adult subcortex processes numbers with the same skill as infantsDespite major brain differences, many species from spiders to humans can recognize and differentiate relative quantities. Adult primates, however, are the only ones with a sophisticated cortical brain system, meaning that the others rely on a subcortex or its evolutionary equivalent.Carnegie Mellon University scientists found that the adult subcortex processes numbers at the same level as infants
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Britain can complete trade talks within two years, says UK's EU envoy Sir Tim Barrow says EU has duty to negotiate not just the divorce but also the future trading relationship The UK can complete the negotiations for a new trading relationship with the EU inside the two-year Brexit timetable since UK and EU trading regulations are already in complete convergence, Sir Tim Barrow, the new UK envoy to the EU, has said. He also said the EU had already “welcomed the cl
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Watch Kate McKinnon Transform From Jeff Sessions Into a Mermaid in Just Three Minutes Image: SNL / NBC Saturday Night Live is remarkable because so much of it still happens live. In fact, the final four episodes of this season will be completely live in all four US timezones. That commitment to the craft is what makes this video of a Kate McKinnon character change so damn impressive. On the March 11 show, McKinnon played her hilariously on-point version of Jeff Sessions and only h
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Study points a way to better implantable medical devicesResearchers have identified a signaling molecule key to the formation of scar tissue surrounding implantable medical devices, a process called fibrosis. Blocking this molecule prevents scar tissue from forming and could help scientists extend the lifespan of many types of implantable medical devices.
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Bipolar disorder: New method predicts who will respond to lithium therapyFor roughly one-third of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, lithium is a miracle drug, effectively treating both their mania and depression. Now a new develop tool has been developed to gauge success of preferred treatment for bipolar disorder.
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Mapping US gun murders at a micro level: new data zooms in on violence The Guardian is releasing a new set of nationwide data for 2015, which can be used to do analysis of how gun murder clusters within neighborhoods We spend a lot of time talking about which cities see the most gun violence. But analyzing gun violence at the city level is very misleading. Gun violence is much more local than that. Related: Want to fix gun violence in America? Go local. Continue rea
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Charge electric cars smartly to take pressure off national grid – minister SSE trials ‘demand-side response’ where vehicles start charging a few hours after being plugged in, when demand is lower Electric cars are putting increasing pressure on the UK’s power grids, making it vital they are recharged at the right time of day, a minister has said. John Hayes, transport minister, said it was important that such battery-powered cars were topped up in smart ways to avoid un
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Giving the Military More Money Won't Make It Win More Donald Trump’s military policy is a win-win proposition: The United States will win, and then it will win some more. Last week, the White House released its proposed budget , which calls for $639 billion in defense spending—a $54 billion increase from 2017 levels—along with massive cuts for diplomacy and foreign aid. Congress is likely to amend these plans, but they nevertheless signal how the ad
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How an Undocumented Law Student Feels About Trump Marisol Conde-Hernandez is an undocumented law-school student who has always lived in fear that her legal status will impact her dreams, and especially her family’s future. As the new administration settles into the White House, this short documentary explores how Conde-Hernandez and her family members try to carry on with their lives. This is the fourth episode in a series titled American Sueño
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LHC: Five new particles hold clues to sub-atomic glueResearchers discover five new sub-atomic particles that could help to explain how atoms are held together.
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Watch Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Control a Giant Mech RobotA mysterious mech robot makes its debut for Amazon.
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Deadly spider venom could ward off stroke brain damage, say doctors Ingredient in funnel web spider venom can protect cells from being destroyed by a stroke, even when given hours after the event, study shows Doctors have stumbled on an unlikely source for a drug to ward off brain damage caused by strokes: the venom of one of the deadliest spiders in the world. A bite from an Australian funnel web spider can kill a human in 15 minutes , but a harmless ingredient
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YouTube is like the wild west – why won't Google pay to clean it up? The tech giant has apologised for ads appearing next to extremist videos – but it needs to take action, not just rely on users The first rule of making an apology is simple: be clear about what you are apologising for. Matt Brittin, head of Google’s operations in Europe, failed the test . Was Google taking responsibility for allowing the company’s YouTube site to be polluted with extremist videos
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Osborne squeezes in half an hour of working tirelessly for Tatton Tories line up excuses for multi-skilled MP: it’s a matter of liberty; or the right to take liberties. And don’t mention conflict of interest George Osborne nodded approvingly at the ATM in the House of Commons. As he had requested, it had been updated to dispense roubles as well as pounds. It wasn’t easy trying to fit in being editor of the London Evening Standard along with his other jobs as £6
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Video: How to make tomatoes taste awesome againWhy are so many supermarket tomatoes tasteless and rock hard? In the 1990s, breeders developed a tomato that produces less of the hormone ethylene, so they stay hardened for shipping and then ripen in store. That delayed ripening combined with other breeding moves have made tomatoes bigger, redder and great for shipping, but also less satisfying in salad.
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Anti-bacterial discovery will prevent infections spreading on medical devicesMicrobiologists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered a new way to prevent bacteria from growing on medical devices such as hip replacements or heart valves implanted in the human body. The discovery is a step towards developing new preventive strategies that could have a direct impact on the recovery of patients in the immediate aftermath of a surgical operation.
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Studies of scientific bias targeting the right problems, study findsIn all fields of science, small studies, early studies and highly cited studies consistently overestimate effect size, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Dead zones may threaten coral reefs worldwideDead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study by Smithsonian scientists published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Watching a massive coral reef die-off on the Caribbean coast of Panama, they suspected it was caused by a dead zone—a low-oxygen area that snuffs out marine life—rather than by ocean warming or acidifica
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People remain calm as the world ends, video game study suggestsAs the world ends, will you lock arms and sing 'Kumbayah' or embark on a path of law-breaking, anti-social behavior? A new study, based upon the virtual actions of more than 80,000 players of the role-playing video game ArcheAge, suggests you'll be singing. The study found that despite some violent acts, most players tended toward behavior that was helpful to others as their virtual world came to
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I fremtiden kan din tatovering styre din telefonVed at kombinere engangstatoveringer med elektronisk kredsløb, kan du klistre knapper på kroppen.
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Ny test kan vise om immunterapi virkerDanske læger kan med en ny test bedre vurdere, hvilke kræftpatienter der vil have gavn af immunterapi.
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The Climate Your Ancestors Came from Shaped Your Nose Knowing the details of genetic variance may help improve personalized medicine. Read More
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For a Winning March Madness Bracket, Should You Pick the Favorites? Is it luck? Is it a numbers game? Science suggests that it may be a delicate mix of both. Read More
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Disney Is Fulfilling One of Nikola Tesla's Science Dreams Disney does more than make cute movies. Researchers from its innovation branch want to turn your living room into a magnetic field. Read More
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How the ​Greenham Common protest changed lives: ‘We danced on top of the nuclear silos’ The 1980s peace camp against US cruise missiles was a demonstration of joyous female power that echoes through to the women’s marches of today. Activists recall those heady, scary, inspiring days Recently on the Women’s March I heard a sound I had not heard for a long time. It was a woman ululating and it took me right back to Greenham Common where women would make this strange keening noise. Mas
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Parasitic fish offer evolutionary insightsLamprey are slimy, parasitic eel-like fish, one of only two existing species of vertebrates that have no jaw. While many would be repulsed by these creatures, lamprey are exciting to biologists because they are so primitive, retaining many characteristics similar to their ancient ancestors and thus offering answers to some of life's biggest evolutionary questions. Now, by studying the lamprey, Cal
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New program improves hearing aid use for older adultsMore than half of older adults have some form of hearing loss, impacting everyday life and significantly affecting their health and safety if left untreated. Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss; however, many adults fail to adjust to hearing aids and, as a result, stop using them. Now, a new hearing aid adjustment program might significantly improve hearing aid wear time am
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Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachinesRewarded with a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016, nanomachines provide mechanical work on the smallest of scales. Yet at such small dimensions, molecular motors can complete this work in only one direction. Researchers have succeeded in developing more complex molecular machines that can work in one direction and its opposite. The system can even be controlled precisely, in the same way as a gearb
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Research reveals how family history can affect your memory of hangoversPeople with a family history of alcoholism are already known to be at a greater risk of developing a drinking problem, but new research has found they are also more likely to hold onto the painful memory of hangovers.
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Novel genes identified that help suppress prostate and other cancersNew genes which help prevent prostate, skin and breast cancer development in mice have been discovered by researchers. The study identified genes that cooperate with the well-known tumor suppressor gene PTEN , and showed their relevance in human prostate tumors.
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The White House Is Still Standing by Trump’s Wiretap Accusation Updated at 5:34 p.m. ET White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer indicated on Monday that President Trump is sticking with his allegations that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, even after FBI Director James Comey insisted earlier in the day that he himself has “no information” to support that claim. During a House Intelligence Committee hearing, Ranking Member Adam Schiff asked Comey
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Fowl Play? Nope, Giant Chicken in Viral Video Is RealA viral video of a "giant" chicken prompted speculation about whether it was real.
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Gareth Southgate’s personal video nasty missed by England no-shows • Wayne Rooney misses presentation outlining manager’s international vision • New manager showed squad his Euro 96 penalty miss in ‘powerful message’ Gareth Southgate showed his England players the video of him missing the decisive penalty in the Euro 96 semi-final against Germany as part of an impassioned speech to begin the new era with him as full-time manager. However, Southgate’s first inter
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Scientists find possible achilles heel of treatment resistant cancersScientists identify two signaling proteins in cancer cells that make them resistant to chemotherapy, and show that blocking the proteins along with chemotherapy eliminate human leukemia in mouse models. Researchers suggest that blocking the signaling proteins c-Fos and Dusp1 as part of combination therapy might cure several types of kinase-driven, treatment-resistant leukemia and solid tumor cance
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Under lasers, a feathered dino shows some skinLaser-stimulated fluorescence reveals detailed images of soft tissue in a feathered dinosaur from 160 million years ago.
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Robert Downey Jr to play Doctor Dolittle The latest film about the physician who can talk to animals will be written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, who won an Oscar for his Traffic screenplay Robert Downey Jr is set to play Doctor Dolittle in a new film based on the Hugh Lofting character. In The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, the Iron Man star will follow in the footsteps of Rex Harrison and Eddie Murphy in the role of a physician who liv
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Autistic Julia joins Bert, Ernie and Abby Cadabby in championing Muppet diversityThe latest addition to the Sesame Street cast hopes to help children understand difference – something the show hasn’t always got right first time Any adult who watches children’s television can see that diversity is never far from the programme-makers’ minds. Nor will it be a surprise to hear that an autistic character, Julia, already a feature of Sesame Street magazine, will be joining the TV sh
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My ambulance crew is forced to put a plaster over society's failure Cuts to public services mean we visit people who don’t need medical help and cardiac arrest calls go unanswered However good the NHS is, it is not a lot of things; it isn’t social care, it isn’t a hotel and it most certainly isn’t a miracle worker. I work as an emergency care assistant on ambulances at the weekend. I can see the amazing things the health service does, but also why it sometimes ap
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Mars Might Have Had a Kickass Big Moon Instead of Two Tiny Crappy Ones Distance from Mars to Phobos (Image: Public domain/Ryan F Mandelbaum via Wikimedia Commons) Orbiting our dusty red neighbor are two puny potatoes, Phobos and Deimos. They look like they belong among the worst (but not the absolute worst ) moons in the solar system, but their existence might tell a crazy story about Mars’ history. A Purdue graduate student built a model to figure out how Mars’ moo
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Why Opening Loot Boxes Feels Like Christmas, According To Game Devs Opening Overwatch loot boxes or Halo 5 REQ packs adds a special drama to a gaming session. The crate shakes. A jingle chimes. Lights peek out from the cracks. It swells with potential. Game developers make subtle design decisions that stoke the hope that keeps players opening mystery boxes, crates and packs. And not just on the stats side of things—just as important are the cosmetics of the exper
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NASA's Swift mission maps a star's 'death spiral' into a black holeAstronomers measured the light produced when a sun-like star wandered too close to a 3-million-solar-mass black hole similar to the one at the center of our own galaxy.
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How to make tomatoes taste awesome again (video)Why are so many supermarket tomatoes tasteless and rock hard? This video shows how scientists are learning how tomatoes mature so that soon you may see and taste totally terrific tomatoes at the supermarket. Watch the latest Speaking of Chemistry video here: https://youtu.be/ZKKvsQNozX8.
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Long-term limitations imposed on patients with pulmonary embolismA multi-centre clinical study, led by Dr. Susan Kahn at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), determined that nearly half of the patients who suffer a pulmonary embolism (PE) -- a blood clot in the lung -- experience long term limitations to their capacity for physical activity and that this had a negative impact on their quality of life. This research, published in Chest, is the first to demonstrate
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Testing for Zika virus: There's an app for thatAdd rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes.
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Hard Brexit 'could increase cost of making a car in UK by £2,400' Some carmakers would be forced to move production overseas if Britain falls back on WTO rules, report finds The cost of assembling a car in Britain could increase by £2,370 in the event of a “hard Brexit”, forcing some manufacturers to look at moving production out of the country, a report has found. The increase in costs – equivalent to more than 10% per vehicle – would hit the average UK-built
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More Life Is Another Smart Career Swerve for Drake The playbook for pop stardom keeps adding chapters in the internet age, with the surprise album , the visual album , the retail mixtape , the hit-containing deluxe edition , and the album-in-progress all representing new answers to the once-settled question of how best to package and release new music. Now Drake has offered up another categorical mindbender, calling his latest release, More Life
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New feedback system could allow greater control over fusion plasmaA physicist has created a new system that will let scientists control the energy and rotation of plasma in real time in a doughnut-shaped machine known as a tokamak.
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Gardening worms, climate change undermine natural coastal protectionDikes could be lower if they are protected against the waves by grassy marshes. But the protective salt marsh grass is struggling, not only due to increasingly stronger waves, but also to the superfood diet of ragworms. These sophisticated gardeners turn inedible, tough grass seeds into succulent, nutritious sprouts in their burrows. These cultivation techniques prevent many seeds from growing int
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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. Now, new archaeological excavations at a settlement in northern Taiwan have brought a new perspec
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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 human-made and natural sounds and to understand the world around them.
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The scientifically best way to sweep a floor DIY Hint: Use quadrants Spring officially began this morning-- it’s a great time to get rid of those winter dust bunnies. Read on.
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IBM announces enterprise-ready blockchain services that go beyond currency IBM Blockchain will be used to try to track carbon allowances in a pilot program in China later this year. (credit: Vintage Architecture ) On Monday, IBM announced a new version of its enterprise-grade deployment of IBM Blockchain (Blockchain offers companies the ability to create, run, and monitor distributed ledgers on IBM’s cloud). The company also announced several commercial applications of
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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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South Africa’s San people issue ethics code to scientists The indigenous people — known for their click languages — are the first in Africa to draft guidelines for researchers. Nature 543 475 doi: 10.1038/543475a
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Driving on Eggshells: Researchers Turn Food Waste into TiresFood waste could be used as sustainable rubber to make "green" tires.
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An Alarming Number of Kids Are Getting Their Hands on Opioids Image: AP From 2000 to 2015, more than 188,000 phone calls were made to US Poison Control Centers on behalf of children who were exposed to prescription opioids, according to new research. That’s an average of 32 calls a day, or one call every 45 minutes. “The opioid crisis which has been affecting our adult population has now trickled down to our children. When adults bring these medications int
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Nurses adopt plant-based prescription, boost health outcomesJoanne Evans, M.Ed., R.N., P.M.H.C.N.S.-B.C., provided a presentation to colleagues at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., about the health benefits of adopting a plant-based vegan diet and soon had 19 nurses eager to test it out.
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World Happiness Report ranks Canada 7th happiest country in the worldCanada is the seventh happiest country in the world, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report edited by CIFAR Co-Director John F. Helliwell.
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Parasitic fish offer evolutionary insightsLamprey show that vertebrates once might have relied on a different mechanism for developing neurons in the gut.
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The 2017 Mini Countryman: SUV practicality, car-like driving fun Although we usually cover our own travel costs, in this case that was not an option; flights and two nights' accommodation on this trip to Portland were paid for by Mini. Playing around with the 2017 Mini Countryman in the snow. Video shot by Tom Voelk, edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Mini: an adjective "denoting a miniature version of something." When you think of the word in conjunction w
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Here's What the Original, Far Less Tragic Ending of Rogue One Would Have Been Jyn and Cassian had a different fate in earlier versions of Rogue One. Image: Disney By now, it’s common knowledge that Rogue One does not end happily for any of the main characters. Sure, they accomplish their goal, and that goal makes many major things possible, but they never get to see the fruits of their labor. In early versions of the script, however, that was not the case. While director G
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Trump’s TSA Budget Fails to Cut the Obvious: Air Marshals Opinion: The Trump administration should direct more funding to TSA programs that prevent actually terrorism---not the air marshals. The post Trump’s TSA Budget Fails to Cut the Obvious: Air Marshals appeared first on WIRED .
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The Global Laundromat: where the money went – video explainer Exclusive: A global money-laundering scheme enabled criminals to funnel at least $20bn out of Russia and into offshore funds, British property, private school fees and even rock music tours. UK banks such as HSBC, RBS and Coutts processed $738m in the ‘Laundromat’ scheme, which is now being reviewed by the National Crime Agency Become a Guardian supporter or make a one-off contribution Continue r
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Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 per cent and as much as 86 per cent for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer’s submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
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For this New Zealand parrot, 'laughter' is contagiousWhen people are feeling playful, they giggle and laugh, making others around them want to laugh and play too. Now, researchers have found that the particularly playful kea parrot from New Zealand has a 'play call' with a similarly powerful influence. When other kea hear that call, it puts them into a playful mood.
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TB/HIV co-infections up 40 percent across Europe over the last five yearsNew data show that new tuberculosis (TB) cases and deaths in the 53 countries of the WHO European Region declined each year by 4.3% and 8.5% respectively between 2011 and 2015. However, new TB/HIV co-infections increased by 40% over the same time period.
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Molecular scale transporter with a twist, powered by liquid crystal defectsNew experiments, supported by a theoretical model, show how defects forming loops around twisted plastic fibers dipped in liquid crystal could be used for the transport of biochemical substances, when controlled by electric and magnetic fields. These findings have potential applications in electro-optical micromechanical and microfluidic systems.
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British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money Exclusive: Billions of dollars were moved out of Russia in ‘Global Laundromat’ operation, with anonymously owned UK companies playing major role Britain’s high street banks processed nearly $740m from a vast money-laundering operation run by Russian criminals with links to the Russian government and the KGB, the Guardian can reveal. HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Barclays and Coutts ar
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First patient cured of rare blood disorderUsing a technique that avoids the use of high-dose chemotherapy and radiation in preparation for a stem cell transplant, physicians at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System have documented the first cure of an adult patient with congenital dyserythropoietic anemia.
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Apple Is Getting Real About Augmented RealityThe company reportedly has plans to bake AR technology into its iPhone and a new pair of smart glasses—but it needs to tread carefully.
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New twist on sofa problem that stumped mathematicians and furniture moversMost of us have struggled with the mathematical puzzle known as the "moving sofa problem." It poses a deceptively simple question: What is the largest sofa that can pivot around an L-shaped hallway corner?
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Let’s kick the MPs out of London during parliament’s facelift | Patrick BarkhamRegional sessions might defuse some hostility towards the capital, and challenge groupthink. We need to run the Westminster circus out of town For two days in 1284, the government of England and Wales was administered from the tiny island of Ynys Enlli off the Welsh coast . An entourage of 100 people quaffed wine in tents on this holy island while Edward I dispensed alms after his brutal conquest
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Russia opens investigation into murder of space agency official in prison Vladimir Yevdokimov, an executive at Roscosmos convicted in embezzlement case, died from ‘gaping stab wound to the neck’, reports said on Monday Russian authorities are investigating the murder of a senior space official in a Moscow prison cell as reports emerged that he died from a deep stab wound to the throat. Vladimir Yevdokimov, a 55-year-old executive director at the Russian state space age
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Let's Go Places: Florida | A Whole New World Symphony (360 Video) Go deeper on the Miami music scene with a tour of a world-class symphony orchestra. Join our hosts for a lesson in conducting from music legend Michael Tilson Thomas at the New World Symphony and take in a rehearsal in this 360-degree experience. For more immersive experiences, head to http://DiscoveryVR.com or download the app for your iPhone or Android device. iPhone: http://apple.co/1Kl14XA An
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The Silent Victims of the GOP Health-Care Proposal Good news first, okay? Most children in the United States are healthy. And the overwhelming majority of them have health insurance. More than 95 percent of American children are covered. This is a 21st-century success story, one that health-care policy experts attribute to the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Since 2008, the number of uninsured kids in t
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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.
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Lust for power: Engineers develop non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and coldThanks to the discovery of a new material, 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 cold air.
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Penelope Cruz to play Donatella Versace in American Crime Story The actor will join the third series of Ryan Murphy’s anthology, focusing on the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace, after the success of The People v OJ Simpson Penelope Cruz will take on her first major TV role to star as Donatella Versace in Ryan Murphy’s Versace: American Crime Story. Related: Penélope Cruz: ‘I love Spain, but I feel like a citizen of the world’ Continue reading...
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Let the Pros Handle Spring Cleaning or Home Improvement, and Save $30 Courtesy of Amazon $30 off cleaning and handyman services Amazon has a surprisingly robust platform for booking handyman and cleaning services , and for a limited time, they’re taking $30 off the service of your choice. This discount is valid whether you’re booking someone for spring cleaning, repairing an appliance, installing a porch swing, or just about anything in between. Just pick your service, verify that Am
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Researchers explore a new method to study cholesterol distribution on cellsResearchers have developed a new way of visualizing the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues. Their research provides insights into the movement of cholesterol into and out of cells and could eventually identify mechanisms linking cholesterol to coronary artery disease.
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A simple fix to avoid unnecessary coronary stents is overlooked by cardiologists and current cardiovascular guidelinesPhysician researchers suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents. The good news – there could be a simple fix to eliminate these unnecessary stenting procedures.
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Enzyme function inhibits battery aging, researchers showIt has been known in biology for a long time that the excited oxygen molecule singlet oxygen is the main cause of aging in cells. To counter this, nature uses an enzyme called superoxide dismutase to eliminate superoxide as a free radical. Superoxide also occurs in cell respiration for energy production and is the preliminary stage and thus source of singlet oxygen. A study has now stumbled upon a
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Congress May Undo Rule That Pushes Firms To Keep Good Safety Records Labor statistics specialists under George W. Bush and Barack Obama warn that if the safety regulation is repealed, record keeping on worker injuries will become less accurate and less reliable. (Image credit: michal-rojek/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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New twist on sofa problem that stumped mathematicians and furniture moversWith some help from 3-D printing, a UC Davis mathematician is trying to crack a problem that frustrates both mathematicians and furniture movers: what's the largest sofa you can fit round a corner?
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New method predicts who will respond to lithium therapyScientists at Salk develop tool to gauge success of preferred treatment for bipolar disorder.
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Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human bodyMicrobes have evolved over millions of years to live in and on all parts of the human body. Duke scientists have created new ways to reconstruct how this evolution unfolded, using mathematical tools originally developed for geologists. They identified microbes that diverged into new species as they colonized one area of the body after another. The research could prompt new theories and treatments
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'Flying saucer' colloidal quantum dots produce brighter, better lasersA multi-institutional team of researchers from Canada and the US has demonstrated steady state lasing with solution-processed nanoparticles called 'colloidal quantum dots,' an important step on the path to improving laser tools for fiber optics, video projectors and more accurate medical testing technology. The work is reported today in a paper for the journal Nature.
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Sympathy for the Con Man In New York City in 1849, a man named William Thompson stole a gold watch just by asking for it. Strolling down a busy Broadway, Thompson approached a stranger with a strange question: “Have you confidence in me to trust me with your watch until tomorrow?” Eager to prove his good faith, the stranger handed his watch over. Tomorrow came; Thompson did not. As far as street crimes go, it was a funny
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Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps students get online, on the goFor eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor, her daily two-hour school bus commute had been spent catching up with friends and trying to tune out distractions from unruly preschoolers.
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Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human bodyAs the human species evolved over the last six million years, our resident microbes did the same, adapting to vastly different conditions on our skin and in our mouths, noses, genitalia and guts.
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Engineers design 'tree-on-a-chip': Microfluidic device generates passive hydraulic powerTrees and other plants, from towering redwoods to diminutive daisies, are nature's hydraulic pumps. They are constantly pulling water up from their roots to the topmost leaves, and pumping sugars produced by their leaves back down to the roots. This constant stream of nutrients is shuttled through a system of tissues called xylem and phloem, which are packed together in woody, parallel conduits.
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Theresa May: Trump was 'being a gentleman' when he held my hand British PM uses interview with American Vogue to defend US president’s behaviour during their meeting in Washington Theresa May has insisted Donald Trump was simply “being a gentleman” when he grasped her hand during a visit to the US, creating an image that caused widespread embarrassment . The prime minister has used an interview with American Vogue to praise the meeting with the president, who
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Stem cells seem speedier in spaceGrowing significant numbers of human stem cells in a short time could lead to new treatments for stroke and other diseases. Scientists are sending stem cells to the International Space Station to test whether these cells proliferate faster in microgravity without suffering any side effects.
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Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanishThe last piece of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America is doomed to disappear in the next several centuries, says a new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and the University of Colorado Boulder.
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This Is What Spring Looks Like from Space | VideoTake a peek at a satellite's view of spring in Earth's Northern Hemisphere.
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Three UK's mobile customers experience new data breach Customers logging into their accounts see other customers’ data usage and call history in ‘shocking breach of data privacy’ The mobile phone company Three has experienced a fresh data breach after some customers logging into their accounts were presented with the names, addresses, phone numbers and call histories of strangers. Three said it was investigating a technical issue with its systems and
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Sesame Street introduces muppet with autism to teach children about disorder Julia will appear on the children’s TV show for the first time in April, to raise awareness and celebrate differences of those who are diagnosed with autism Sesame Street is adding a new character to its ranks – a muppet called Julia, who has autism. Related: Bravo, Sesame Street – your character with autism will erode ignorance | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett Continue reading...
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Hail! Hail! Top 10 songs inspired by Chuck Berry From the Beatles and Beach Boys to Motörhead, the biggest names in music were so influenced by Berry they sometimes had to give him a writing credit. Here are the songs that owe a debt to the father of rock’n’roll Read Berry’s obituary Chuck Berry – a career and life in pictures As Berry observed in Jet Lag magazine in 1980: “These guys remind me of myself when I first started. I only knew three
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New program improves hearing aid use for older adultsA new hearing aid adjustment program created by Kari Lane, assistant professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri, might significantly improve hearing aid wear time among older adults.
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Researchers explore a new method to study cholesterol distribution on cellsResearchers have developed a new way of visualizing the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues. Their research provides insights into the movement of cholesterol into and out of cells and could eventually identify mechanisms linking cholesterol to coronary artery disease.
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Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and UnprovenResearchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions.
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Take a Number: More Grandparents Than EverSince 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent, partly as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation.
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The Death and Rebirth of the Duncan GrapefruitOnce a breakfast staple, this white, seed-packed variety of the fruit has all but disappeared. Yet there are hints of a small-scale revival.
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The Power Rangers Movie Doesn't Actually Want to Be a Power Rangers Movie The Power Rangers finally morph in Power Rangers. All Images: Lionsgate The final act of Power Rangers is everything you could want from a Power Rangers movie. It’s fun, funny, action-packed, and filled with so many Zords and monsters that you’ll actually feel like you’re watching a big-budget update of the popular kids’ franchise. The problem is that the 90 minutes preceding it wants as little t
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Ethics committee may ask Osborne to decline Evening Standard role Under-fire former chancellor tells fellow MPs ‘parliament is enhanced when we have people from all walks of life’ The ethics committee assessing George Osborne’s new job as editor of the Evening Standard is understood to be actively considering a call for the former chancellor to delay or decline the role. The former chancellor was widely criticised for his decision not to quit his Tatton seat in
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Liverpool and City ends all square as Arsenal collapse at West Brom – Football Weekly The podders catch their breath after an action-packed draw at the Etihad. Plus, West Brom heap further misery upon Arsenal; a bumper Championship roundup; and whatever happened to Sal Solo and Classix Nouveaux? Subscribe and review: iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud , Acast & Stitcher . And join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter . On today’s Football Weekly , AC Jimbo is joined by B
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White dwarf flies around a black hole every 28 minutes Enlarge / Artist's conception of the black hole in 47 Tucanae X9 siphoning matter off the white dwarf. (credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss ) In a study based on new observations from the Chandra X-ray Observatory , NuSTAR and Australia Telescope Compact Array , a team of researchers may have confirmed the presence of a black hole and a white dwarf star in the tightest orbit ever seen. The system was observ
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Peru Suffers Worst Flooding in Decades An unusual bout of heavy rains powered by El Niño conditions have drenched parts of Peru with 10 times more rainfall than normal, causing rivers to overflow, and mudslides to destroy roads and farms. More than 70 deaths have been attributed to the flooding, which has isolated hundreds and displaced thousands. Rescue crews continue to search for those in need, while some residents are now beginnin
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Primate-parasite network analyses show how germs jump from host to hostAn extensive review of research on wild primate social networks and parasites underscores the importance of super-spreaders, or central individuals that play an outsized role in transmission of a pathogen.
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Pembrolizumab shows promise in treatment of mesotheliomaPembrolizumab, an antibody drug already used to treat other forms of cancer, can be effective in the treatment of the most common form of mesothelioma, according to a new study. The work is the first to show a positive impact from checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy drugs on this disease.
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Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the USSo far, 53 Americans have been infected with Candida auris, which can cause organ failure. It is resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drug
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A Flaming Pile of Skulls Is the Perfect Backyard Accessory for 2017 Image: Formation Creation / Gizmodo It’s officially spring, and that means fire pit season is just around the corner! Nothing like drinking a beer in the backyard with some friends, while you gaze deeply into dancing flame pondering your existence and the future of mankind. Boy, do we have a special addition for you . But a fireproof skull or six provide a Shakespearean—or just plain metal—vibe t
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Gene editing technique helps find cancer's weak spotsGenetic mutations that cause cancer also weaken cancer cells, allowing researchers to develop drugs that will selectively kill them. This is called "synthetic lethality" because the drug is only lethal to mutated (synthetic) cells. Researchers have developed a method to search for synthetic-lethal gene combinations. The technique uncovered 120 new opportunities for cancer drug development.
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Researchers discover key to drug resistance in common breast cancer treatmentThree-quarters of all breast cancer tumors are driven by the hormone estrogen. These tumors are frequently treated with drugs to suppress estrogen receptor activity, but unfortunately, at least half of patients do not respond to these treatments, leaving them with drug-resistant tumors and few options. Now, scientists have found that two immune system molecules may be key to the development of dru
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Better policy needed to protect privacy of smart TV viewersDutch and European policymakers should do more to protect media users’ privacy instead of leaving the matter entirely to data protection law and data protection authorities, recommend privacy experts.
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FBI Head Says He Has 'No Information' to Support Trump's Bullshit Wiretapping Claim James Comey Photo: AP Appearing before the House Select Committee on Intelligence today, FBI director James Comey couldn’t offer a shred of evidence to support Donald Trump’s outlandish and totally unsubstantiated claim that former President Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower during the election. “I have no information that supports those tweets,” said Comey. That’s right, the head of the
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'Tree-on-a-chip' passively pumps water for daysMIT engineers have created a 'tree-on-a-chip' -- a microfluidic pump inspired by the way trees and plants circulate nutrients. The chip pumps water for days, at constant rates that could power small robots.
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A simple fix to avoid some unnecessary coronary stentsPhysician researchers at Thomas Jefferson University suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents. The good news -- there could be a simple fix to eliminate these unnecessary stenting procedures.
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Researchers discover key to drug resistance in common breast cancer treatmentScientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the University of California (UC), San Diego and the University of Illinois have found that two immune system molecules may be key to the development of drug resistance in estrogen-driven breast cancers.
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A pocket-sized retina camera, no dilating requiredResearchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have developed a cheap, portable camera that can photograph the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops.
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Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanishThe last piece of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America is doomed to disappear in the next several centuries, says a new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and the University of Colorado Boulder.
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How to Prove to Yourself (or Shaq) the Earth Is Round Image: NASA /Wikimedia Commons There’s a group of people who’ve lost trust in scientists, professors, academics, and pretty much anyone who is paid to establish and dispense facts. Some of these people are rejecting a fact established hundreds of years ago that sits at the core of most modern biology, geology and astronomy: We live on a big, round, spinning ball. That group has now grown to inclu
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Trump-Russia collusion is being investigated by FBI, Comey confirms Trump tweets commentary on House hearing as Comey says president’s entourage was under investigation for possibly attempting to influence election Russia hearing live: FBI director Comey says no information to confirm Trump’s wiretap claims FBI director James Comey has said there was no basis for Donald Trump’s claims to have been wiretapped by Barack Obama, but confirmed for the first time that
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'Flying saucer' quantum dots hold secret to brighter, better lasersBy carefully controlling the size of the quantum dots, researchers can 'tune' the frequency, or color, of the emitted light to any desired value. The ability to produce a laser of any desired frequency from a single material would give a boost to scientists looking to study diseases at the level of tissues or individual cells by offering new tools to probe biochemical reactions. They could also en
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Tracing down linear ubiquitinationResearchers have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code. Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions.
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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 fertilizing an egg.
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London high streets 'under threat from business rates hike' Sadiq Khan calls for protection for firms facing rises of up to 45%, with many not eligible for discounts in chancellor’s budget Independent and family-run businesses could be forced off London’s high streets by the sharp rise in business rates that will come into force from April, spoiling the character of local communities, Sadiq Khan has warned. The mayor of London said businesses in the capit
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Is Apple’s Big Problem in China Its Small-Minded Outlook?Apple is unwavering in its desire to keep its brand pure, but it may be failing to capture the imagination of the Chinese market.
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New feedback system could allow greater control over fusion plasmaLike a potter shaping clay as it spins on a wheel, physicists use magnetic fields and powerful particle beams to control and shape the plasma as it twists and turns through a fusion device. Now a physicist has created a new system that will let scientists control the energy and rotation of plasma in real time in a doughnut-shaped machine known as a tokamak.
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Outside auditors should be wary of information provided by management, study showsCompanies and shareholders depend on auditors to provide unbiased, independent analyses of financial statements, but new research from the University of Missouri shows auditors can be influenced and misled by information provided by management.
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Gene editing technique helps find cancer's weak spotsGenetic mutations that cause cancer also weaken cancer cells, allowing researchers to develop drugs that will selectively kill them. This is called 'synthetic lethality' because the drug is only lethal to mutated (synthetic) cells. Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering developed a method to search for synthetic-lethal gene combinations. The technique, publ
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New feedback system could allow greater control over fusion plasmaA physicist has created a new system that will let scientists control the energy and rotation of plasma in real time in a doughnut-shaped machine known as a tokamak.
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Outside auditors should be wary of information provided by management, MU study showsNate Newton, assistant professor of accountancy in the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri, and his co-authors asked practicing auditors to estimate expenses relating to a year-end fire at a fictional company. Newton and his co-authors found that a group given estimates supporting the company's preferred expenses were more than twice as likely to approve of management's pref
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The Zookeeper's Wife review – Jessica Chastain drama is wildly inconsistent The true story of a couple helping Jews at the Warsaw Zoo during the second world war has moments of power but also suffers from an uneven script My favorite moment in Mel Brooks’s Spaceballs is when George Wyner explains the villains’ dastardly plan and Rick Moranis turns directly to the camera and says “everybody got that?” I was reminded of this during The Zookeeper’s Wife when Jan Zabinski, t
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Google sorry for adverts alongside extremist contentA top Google executive on Monday apologised after UK company and government adverts appeared alongside extremist content on its Internet platforms.
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Primate-parasite network analyses show how germs jump from host to hostAn extensive review of research on wild primate social networks and parasites underscores the importance of super-spreaders, or central individuals that play an outsized role in transmission of a pathogen.
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Carnegie Mellon University launches carbon emissions indexMitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced the creation of a new index that will measure carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. electrical power generation sector. The Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index will track the environmental performance of U.S. power producers and compare current emissions to historical data collected nationwide for m
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A simple command allows the CIA to commandeer 318 models of Cisco switches Cisco Systems said that more than 300 models of switches it sells contain a critical vulnerability that allows the CIA to use a simple command to remotely execute malicious code that takes full control of the devices. There currently is no fix. Cisco researchers said they discovered the vulnerability as they analyzed a cache of documents that are believed to have been stolen from the CIA and publ
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Unforeseen impacts of the fair trade movementFair trade certified coffee is the kind of phrase that sounds good on a Whole Foods shelf, merging first world affluence with third world resource. For the average consumer, it implies fairness in labor and wealth, the idea that small producers profit directly from what they produce.
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Study underscores benefit of smartphone use to track children's healthA new, wide-ranging review of available research shows parents and caregivers can improve health outcomes for kids by using mobile-phone apps and text messaging. Previous to this investigation, the only across-the-board review of mobile health (mHealth) effectiveness centered on childhood obesity alone.
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Cut the long story short, and stitch it back togetherA species of unicellular ciliate has found a special trick to make use of the cellular machinery in seemingly impossible ways. Researchers have for the first time described a mechanism in detail how so called "junk"-DNA is transcribed before being degraded – and this mechanism is remarkably clever.
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Transport systems face disruption by extreme weatherExtreme weather conditions due to climate change pose a new threat to aging infrastructure, and authors of a new report, we need to be better prepared.
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Watch This Guy Catch a Virtual Reality Ball That Turns Out to Be Real When you strap on all of the gear required for a modern, immersive, virtual reality experience, you’re all but completely blind to the real world. But interacting with real world objects can often enhance a virtual experience, so Disney’s researchers came up with a way to let users catch a real ball without leaving a VR world. Simply catching and throwing a tennis ball doesn’t exactly sound like
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Boris Johnson to meet Steve Bannon in White House visit UK foreign secretary to meet senior figures including Donald Trump’s top aide in trip that comes shortly after wiretap row Boris Johnson will meet key White House figures including Donald Trump’s most powerful aide, Steve Bannon, during a trip to the US this week, the Guardian understands. The foreign secretary is also expected to meet Stephen Miller and Kellyanne Conway as well as Republican con
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Diego Simeone's Atlético Madrid give Sevilla a Father's Day to forget | Sid Lowe A 3-1 scoreline was flattering to the losers and a run of four games without a win in all competitions encapsulates a season threatening to end prematurely They were enjoying this down by the river, singing along in the spring sunshine. Diego Simeone led them through the chorus of Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You dedicated to Fernando Torres, “The Kid” who is 33 on Monday and who had come on this ti
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The peaceful one: José Mourinho says he is more mature at Manchester United• Portuguese manager says he has calmed down and can control emotions • His priority is to establish relationships of ‘love and peace’ in the group José Mourinho has said he is a more mature manager than he was at the start of his career and believes he is able to transmit that serenity to his Manchester United players. Related: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Continue
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Eddie Jones defends Dylan Hartley over British Lions selection doubts• Warren Gatland hints England captain could miss out on Lions selection • England coach says All Blacks are ‘there for the taking’ in summer Eddie Jones has defended his captain, Dylan Hartley, and compared him to Mike Brearley after Warren Gatland hinted he may not select the hooker in his British & Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand in the summer. After Jones’s side failed to complete consec
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Lokkecykler med GPS mindsker cykeltyverier i HollandCykler med GPS-sporing har hjulpet det hollandske politi til at afværge hvert tiende cykeltyveri sidste år, viser nye tal.
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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.
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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.
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Primate-parasite network analyses show how germs jump from host to hostAn extensive review of research on wild primate social networks and parasites underscores the importance of super-spreaders, or central individuals that play an outsized role in transmission of a pathogen.
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How protein modifications influence apoptosisMembers of the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine, the Lomonosov Moscow State University have described molecular mechanisms of how post-translational modifications of caspases, a family of proteolytic enzymes, exert their activation and function during apoptosis, an example of the process of programmed cell death.
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Study points a way to better implantable medical devicesMIT researchers have identified a signaling molecule key to the formation of scar tissue surrounding implantable medical devices, a process called fibrosis. Blocking this molecule prevents scar tissue from forming and could help scientists extend the lifespan of many types of implantable medical devices.
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Single-cell analysis reveals subtypes of colorectal tumorsCombining single-cell genomics and computational techniques, a research team including Paul Robson, Ph.D., director of single-cell biology at The Jackson Laboratory, has defined cell-type composition of cancerous cells from 11 colorectal tumors, as well as adjacent noncancerous cells, a key to more targeted diagnosis and treatment.
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TU Graz researchers show that enzyme function inhibits battery ageingStefan Freunberger, beneficiary of an ERC grant at TU Graz, shows in Nature Energy the influence of the reactive singlet oxygen on ageing processes in non-aqueous oxygen batteries.
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Tracing down linear ubiquitinationResearchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.
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Novel genes identified that help suppress prostate and other cancersNew genes which help prevent prostate, skin and breast cancer development in mice have been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators. The study identified genes that cooperate with the well-known tumor suppressor gene PTEN, and showed their relevance in human prostate tumors.Reported today in Nature Genetics, this research reveals new pathways involv
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Disrupting prostate cancer 'homing signal' could hold promise for new treatmentsNew King's College London research sheds light on the cellular mechanisms which enable cancer cells to escape the prostate and spread to other parts of the body.
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Data published in Nature Methods demonstrate breakthrough ability to accurately detect somatic single nucleotide variations in single cellsBefore scientists can analyze the genome of a single cell, they must first obtain sufficient amounts of its DNA by whole genome amplification (WGA). But WGA typically produce errors that falsely indicate the presence of mutations and obscure the detection of any real somatic mutations. SingulOmics Corporation announced a Nature Methods publication demonstrating the game changing technology that en
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How plants can tell friend from foeThe plant's immune system can recognize whether a piece of RNA is an invader or not based on whether the RNA has a threaded bead-like structure at the end, say University of Tokyo researchers. Their finding provides an answer to the quarter-century-old question of why RNAs belonging to the plant escape its self-defense mechanism, paving the way for future biotechnological techniques to modify crop
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'Flying saucer' quantum dots hold secret to brighter, better lasersBy carefully controlling the size of the quantum dots, the researchers can 'tune' the frequency, or color, of the emitted light to any desired value. The ability to produce a laser of any desired frequency from a single material would give a boost to scientists looking to study diseases at the level of tissues or individual cells by offering new tools to probe biochemical reactions. They could als
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Scientists find possible Achilles heel of treatment-resistant cancersScientists identify two signaling proteins in cancer cells that make them resistant to chemotherapy, and show that blocking the proteins along with chemotherapy eliminate human leukemia in mouse models. Reporting results March 20 in Nature Medicine, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center suggest that blocking the signaling proteins c-Fos and Dusp1 as part of combination thera
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New catalysts mimic human visionLight sensitive molecules trigger vision inside our retinas. This phenomenon inspired ICIQ researchers to create a new family of eco-friendly catalysts activated by purple LEDs for unprecedented transformations.
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For this New Zealand parrot, 'laughter' is contagiousWhen people are feeling playful, they giggle and laugh, making others around them want to laugh and play too. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on March 20 have found that the particularly playful kea parrot from New Zealand has a 'play call' with a similarly powerful influence. When other kea hear that call, it puts them into a playful mood.
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SpaceX-kapsel vender tilbage til Jorden fyldt med udstyrMed over to tons eksperimenter og testudstyr i lasten, plaskede Dragon igår planmæssigt ned i Stillehavet.
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There’s no secret plot. Momentum just wants a fair say in the Labour party | Conrad LandinInternal warfare is damaging Labour’s prospects, but the grassroots organisation is simply following the right’s tactics to take control of the party machine Another week, and yet another fierce debate as the battle for the soul of the Labour party continues. Tom Watson has warned of an “entryism threat” , and, for his part, been accused of “a concerted attempt to interfere” in Unite’s general sec
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Shaun Walmsley: police put up escaped killer's own money as reward Liverpool detectives say public money should not be used as incentive – so they offer £20,000 seized from murderer Detectives hunting for the escaped killer Shaun Walmsley have offered £20,000 of his own money as a reward for information leading to his capture. Walmsley, 38, has been on the run for nearly four weeks after being sprung from custody by armed men outside a hospital in Liverpool last
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UK broadcasters back BBC's call for top spots on programme guides The House of Lords is debating legislation that would protect the prominence of public service broadcasters over streaming rivals Channel 4, ITV and Channel 5 are backing the BBC’s push for new laws guaranteeing their shows will get more prominent positions on streaming services than competitors such as Sky or Netflix. The House of Lords will debate an amendment to the digital economy bill on Mon
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US version of Top Gear on the way from BBC America Prison Break star William Fichtner will lead a new take on the long-running motoring programme, the third attempt to make the format work in America BBC America has ordered an American version of hit UK show Top Gear, according to the Hollywood Reporter . An eight-episode season of Top Gear America will transport the motoring format stateside with actor William Fichtner, whose credits include Pri
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Which forgotten 80s movie stars deserve a television comeback? Police Academy star Steve Guttenberg is joining the next season of The Rock’s HBO comedy Ballers but he should be joined by these other era-defining stars If you’re a nostalgia fetishist of a certain persuasion, the news couldn’t come any more gift-wrapped: Steve Guttenberg will soon be sharing a screen with The Rock . I mean, imagine. One one hand, there’s the star of some of the most beloved fi
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Hubble's glittering frisbee galaxyHubble caught a cross-section of NGC 1448, a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth.
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Unexpected, star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronicsResearchers have described a material that, when heated to about 450 degrees Celsius, transforms from an atomically thin, two-dimensional sheet into an array of one-dimensional nanowires, each just a few atoms wide. An image caught in mid-transformation looks like a tiny United States flag, and with false colors added, is arguably the world's smallest image of Old Glory, researchers said.
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Aligning depression treatment to patient need leads to efficient careNot all depressed patients need intensive therapy, according to new research. Instead, prognosis can drive treatment.
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Healthy weight gain in infantsWith nearly 10 percent of infants considered 'high weight for length,' researchers want to help babies achieve a healthy weight starting with their first months of life. Preliminary findings have shown that babies on a cow's milk formula have accelerated weight gain, compared to babies fed a hydrolyzed protein formula, who have weight gain similar to breastfed infants.
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Abortion restriction may have new momentum after 40 years of pervading policyOriginally a single-sentence prohibition on Medicaid funding for abortion, the Hyde Amendment has provided the blueprint for ever-expanding prohibitions on public expenditure for the procedure.
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Using big data to analyze images, 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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Cellular jetlag seems to favor the development of diabetesLike almost all light-sensitive living beings, human beings follow biological rhythms set on a period of about 24 hours. The circadian clock therefore describes the internal system that allows us to anticipate the changes of day and night by regulating nearly all the aspects of our physiology and behavior. At a time when our biological rhythms are increasingly undermined - whether by night work, j
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Ars Technica

Natural variability has boosted Arctic sea ice loss Enlarge / The 2016 summer minimum extent was the second lowest on record—compared here with the median extent between 1981 and 2010. (credit: NASA Earth Observatory ) Sea ice around Antarctica is very variable from year to year—we've seen the highest winter extents of the last few decades a few years ago, but record low extents have occurred in recent months. Although the trend of shrinking sea i
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You’re treating jellyfish stings all wrong Health In some cases, jellyfish sting care can be a matter of life and death The good news: there’s no need to get your friend to pee on you. The bad news: all the other solutions you’ve heard of will probably only make it worse.
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Parrots find ‘laughter’ contagious and high-five in mid airChortling parrots join humans, apes and rats in elite club of species that find fun infectious and enjoy a laugh or two together
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Mysterious water-like streaks on Mars might be sand flows insteadWe thought the dark lines that appear on Martian slopes each summer were flowing salt water, but tumbling dust might be to blame
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Sharers rather than authors more important on social mediaThe person who shares a news story on social media is more important than the story's actual source in determining whether readers believe it, a study by the Media Insight Project has found.
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Can England avoid a meltdown of national identity? | Paul Mason After a hard Brexit and the end of the union, the English will need to define what they stand for – and how they are ruled Scotland can, should and hopefully will leave the United Kingdom. The question for non-Scottish Brits now is, if we are going to say goodbye to the union, how should we frame our own national consciousness after that? What institutions should we design? The original argument
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WIRED

Cantina Talk: This Is How Rogue One Originally Ended Director Gareth Edwards is finally talking about the ending his movie almost had. The post Cantina Talk: This Is How Rogue One Originally Ended appeared first on WIRED .
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The EPA Needs Lots of Money to Gut Itself There is, as yet, no 2018 budget for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. What exists instead is a “skinny budget” proposal , released on Thursday by the White House. It advances a drastic and aggressively curtailed agenda for the EPA, planning to cut the agency’s budget by 31 percent while laying off 3,200 employees. Popular programs— like EnergyStar and some Superfund cleanups —would be sl
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How Betsy DeVos Could End the School-Integration Comeback Under President Trump, the federal role in education is set to be drastically curtailed. Last Thursday, Trump proposed slashing federal spending on schools by $9 billion. His education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has vowed to shrink her agency and return power to local officials, which could mean scaling back civil-rights enforcement. All of these signals may also foreshadow a retreat on school integ
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The Parrot With a Call as Infectious as Laughter Raoul Schwing remembers sitting on a New Zealand mountaintop, watching a kea hovering in front of him, just an arm’s reach away. The large green parrot had jumped into an updraft, and was flying into the rushing air with such skill that it stayed in exactly the same spot. And then, it made an almost imperceptible shift in its wings, and shot off like a cannon. Keas do this a lot, and since they r
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FBI confirms probe of possible collusion between Trump campaign, Russia Enlarge (credit: C-Span ) FBI Director James Comey said Monday that there was "no information" that President Donald Trump was wiretapped by President Barack Obama during the 2016 presidential election. The director, testifying before a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, also said that the agency was probing whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian gov
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Molecular scale transporter with a twist, powered by liquid crystal defectsDefects that break the symmetry of otherwise orderly material are called topological defects. In solid crystals, they are called dislocations because they interrupt the regularly structured atom lattice. In contrast, topological defects called disclinations take the form of loops in liquid crystal of the nematic variety, whose elongated molecules look like a shoal of fish. New experiments supporte
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Hubble's glittering frisbee galaxyThis image from Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) shows a section of NGC 1448, a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth in the little-known constellation of Horologium (The Pendulum Clock). We tend to think of spiral galaxies as massive and roughly circular celestial bodies, so this glittering oval does not immediately appear to fit the visual bill. What's going on?
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Live Science

Antioxidants May Not Ward Off Dementia After AllAntioxidant supplements may not help ward off dementia, despite earlier research suggesting the contrary.
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Unforeseen impacts of the fair trade movementFair trade certified coffee is the kind of phrase that sounds good on a Whole Foods shelf, the type of marketing that merges first world affluence with third world resource. For the average consumer, it implies fairness in labor and wealth, the idea that small producers profit directly from the products and goods they produce.
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For this New Zealand parrot, 'laughter' is contagiousWhen people are feeling playful, they giggle and laugh, making others around them want to laugh and play too. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on March 20 have found that the particularly playful kea parrot from New Zealand has a "play call" with a similarly powerful influence. When other kea hear that call, it puts them into a playful mood.
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'Flying saucer' quantum dots hold secret to brighter, better lasersFresh insights into living cells, brighter video projectors and more accurate medical tests are just three of the innovations that could result from a new way of fabricating lasers.
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How plants can tell friend from foeThe plant's immune system can recognize whether a piece of RNA is an invader or not based on whether the RNA has a threaded bead-like structure at the end, say University of Tokyo researchers. Their finding provides an answer to the quarter-century-old question of why RNAs belonging to the plant escape its self-defense mechanism, paving the way for future biotechnological techniques to modify crop
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Selectively blocking immune cells can prevent formation of scar tissue around medical devicesMedical devices implanted in the body for drug delivery, sensing, or tissue regeneration usually come under fire from the host's immune system. Defense cells work to isolate material they consider foreign to the body, building up a wall of dense scar tissue around the devices, which eventually become unable to perform their functions.
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A New Documentary About the Muppets Shows Why Almost Everyone Loves Them Image via Vibrant Mud, LLC. Near the end of Muppet Guys Talking , puppeteer Dave Goelz is asked a question about where he’s found the nobility in his life’s work. “[In] folly,” he answers. “Human folly. Celebrating the degree to which we’re all lost.” That’s just one instance of how this documentary about the world’s favorite puppets gets surprisingly deep. Directed by Frank Oz and screened this
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EU-agentur vil forbyde brug af zink til smågriseKomité under EU’s Lægemiddelagentur fastholder forslag om at forbyde behandling af produktionsdyr med zinkholdig medicin. De mener, at miljørisikoen ved brug af zink er for stor.
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Abortion restriction may have new momentum after 40 years of pervading policyOriginally a single-sentence prohibition on Medicaid funding for abortion, the Hyde Amendment has provided the blueprint for ever-expanding prohibitions on public expenditure for the procedure.
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Healthy weight gain in infantsWith nearly 10 percent of infants considered 'high weight for length,' University of Delaware researcher Jillian Trabulsi wants to help babies achieve a healthy weight starting with their first months of life. At the fourth International Conference on Nutrition and Growth in Amsterdam, she and colleague Julie Mennella presented preliminary findings about babies on a cow's milk formula, who had acc
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Unforeseen impacts of the fair trade movementFair trade certified coffee is the kind of phrase that sounds good on a Whole Foods shelf, merging first world affluence with third world resource. For the average consumer, it implies fairness in labor and wealth, the idea that small producers profit directly from what they produce. The reality is far more complex, says University of Delaware geography professor Lindsay Naylor in an article publi
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Aligning depression treatment to patient need leads to efficient careNot all depressed patients need intensive therapy, according to new research from Robert DeRubeis and Ph.D. student Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces of the University of Pennsylvania. Instead, prognosis can drive treatment.
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Global Carbon Emissions Level off Even as Economy GrowsCredit goes to natural gas, renewable energy and efficiency gains -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tracing down linear ubiquitination: New technology enables detailed analysis of target proteinsResearchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.
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Researchers show that enzyme function inhibits battery ageingIt has been known in biology for a long time that the excited oxygen molecule singlet oxygen is the main cause of ageing in cells. To counter this, nature uses an enzyme called superoxide dismutase to eliminate superoxide as a free radical. Superoxide also occurs in cell respiration for energy production and is the preliminary stage and thus source of singlet oxygen. TU Graz's Stefan Freunberger h
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'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death – podcast She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’s why the palace has a plan. Read the text version Continue reading...
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David Rockefeller, billionaire philanthropist, dies aged 101 Last of his generation in one of America’s most famous families led a network of interests both business and philanthropic, from conservation to the arts David Rockefeller, a billionaire philanthropist who was the last of his generation in the famous Rockefeller family, died on Monday. He was 101 years old. A spokesman, Fraser P Seitel, said the sixth child of John D Rockefeller Jr and the grands
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Today's Best Deals: $30 Off Professional Cleaning, Men's Suiting, PC Parts Gold Box, and More The best affordable robotic vacuum , a huge PC parts sale , and Amazon’s men’s suiting Gold Box lead off Monday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals PC 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
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Jamie Oliver to launch new show as part of deal with Channel 4 Chef agrees to work exclusively with broadcaster for another three years, with Jamie’s Quick & Easy showing this autumn Jamie Oliver has struck a new multimillion-pound “golden handcuffs” deal with Channel 4, including a new TV series, that will tie him exclusively to the broadcaster for the next three years. The agreement, which will extend his exclusive relationship with Channel 4 to 17 years,
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Has your immigration status affected your care from the NHS? We’re interested in hearing from undocumented migrants and asylum seekers who have had problems with accessing NHS care. Share your experiences Hundreds of pregnant women without legal status are avoiding seeking NHS antenatal care because of growing fears that they will be reported to the Home Office or face high medical bills, according to charities that work with vulnerable migrant women. The
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Ars Technica

Developer gets a Game Boy emulator running on the Apple Watch, because he can Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan If it's sufficiently fast and has a screen, someone will eventually get an old-school game emulator running on it. Over the weekend, iOS developer Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan made that happen for the Apple Watch with a Game Boy emulator he calls "Giovanni." Named for the leader of Team Rocket from the original Pokémon games, Giovanni runs Game Boy and Game Boy Color games on t
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Scrap images give surgeons 3D bladder ‘map’ The way doctors examine the bladder for tumors or stones is like exploring the contours of a cave with a flashlight. Using cameras attached to long, flexible instruments called endoscopes, they find that it’s sometimes difficult to orient the location of masses within the bladder’s blood vessel-lined walls. This could change with a new computer vision technique that creates three-dimensional blad
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F1: Daniel Ricciardo – ‘If there is friction with Max at Red Bull, that’s part of the game’ Amiable Australian knows he may have to be ruthless with teenage team-mate Max Verstappen if Red Bull are in with a shout of the F1 title this season Daniel Ricciardo smiles – as he usually does – and accepts this season may be different from the last. In 2016, with his Red Bull fighting for scraps behind the dominant Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, there was harmony in his partnersh
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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week? Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them Are you on Instagram? Then you can be featured here by tagging your books-related posts with #GuardianBooks Scroll down for our favourite literary links Read more Tips, links and suggestions blogs Welcome to this week’s blog, and our roundup of your comments and photos from last week. Let’s start with one of the finest liv
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Unexpected, star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronicsIn a recent study, University of Texas at Dallas researchers describe a material that, when heated to about 450 degrees Celsius, transforms from an atomically thin, two-dimensional sheet into an array of one-dimensional nanowires, each just a few atoms wide. An image caught in mid-transformation looks like a tiny United States flag, and with false colors added, is arguably the world's smallest ima
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Pembrolizumab shows promise in treatment of mesotheliomaPembrolizumab, an antibody drug already used to treat other forms of cancer, can be effective in the treatment of the most common form of mesothelioma, according to a new study led by investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, published this month in The Lancet Oncology, is the first to show a positive impact from checkpoint inhibitor immunothe
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Hubble's glittering frisbee galaxyHubble caught a cross-section of NGC 1448, a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth.
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Molecular scale transporter with a twist, powered by liquid crystal defectsNew experiments, supported by a theoretical model, show how defects forming loops around twisted plastic fibres dipped in liquid crystal could be used for the transport of biochemical substances, when controlled by electric and magnetic fields. Published in EPJ E, these findings - achieved by Mallory Dazza from the Ecole normale supérieure Cachan, France, and colleagues - have potential applicatio
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GCHQ appoints MI5's Jeremy Fleming as director Fleming joins UK surveillance agency amid row with White House over claims it spied on Donald Trump MI5’s deputy director, Jeremy Fleming, has been named the new head of GCHQ as the UK surveillance agency finds itself embroiled in a very public row with the White House over claims it helped eavesdrop on Donald Trump . Fleming will take up the post around Easter. He is expected to continue in the
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These Stars Had the Messiest Divorce in the Galaxy Image: Hubble The marital feuds of strangers have long intrigued our degenerate species. It’s a timeless topic that keeps several magazines afloat , even if literally none of the details are true. But what most don’t know is that celebrities (and commoners) aren’t the only ones who get divorced—sometimes, actual stars do, too. About 540 years ago and roughly 1,344 light-years from Earth, a star c
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WIRED

The FBI Began Investigating Trump’s Potential Russia Ties Last Summer Breaking with DOJ tradition, Comey makes official the Russia investigation Trump has long decried as "fake news." The post The FBI Began Investigating Trump’s Potential Russia Ties Last Summer appeared first on WIRED .
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Running Delivery Trucks on Trolley Wires Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds Electric trucks would cut dramatically pollution, but batteries won't cut it. Cables strung over the highway could supply power instead. The post Running Delivery Trucks on Trolley Wires Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds appeared first on WIRED .
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Telescope Sets Sights on Universe's First Stars New funding will help the HERA observatory to peer deeper into the cosmic past than ever before -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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French emissions probe clears Opel; others accused of fraudFrench investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France, but have found no proof of fraud in Opel vehicles.
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Where's the line? Theme parks aiming to eliminate themAt Universal Orlando Resort's new "Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon" ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it's time to enter the ride.
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How America's Aging Icebreaker Trudged Through Its Last Mission Credit: U.S. Coast Guard The vibrations and salt buildup inside of the evaporators led to a few broken pipes. The engines required constant fine-tuning. Leaks were a regular nuisance. A fuel or oil line would break or a gasket would give away. The piping of two of the fuel tanks cracked, which required engineers to weld them back together. This was life aboard the 40-year-old USCGC Polar Star (WA
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Warning of shortage of essential minerals for laptops, cell phones, wiringResearchers say global resource governance and sharing of geoscience data is needed to address challenges facing future mineral supply. Specifically of concern are a range of technology minerals, which are an essential ingredient in everything from laptops and cell phones to hybrid or electric cars to solar panels and copper wiring for homes.
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Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists sayForests and trees play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to food security and climate change adaptation. In recent decades, the climate change discourse has looked at forests and trees mostly as carbon stocks and carbon sinks, but now scientists are calling for more attention on the relation between trees and water in climate change. A new publication and a symposi
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Ars Technica

After years waiting for Google Fiber, KC residents get cancellation e-mails Enlarge (credit: Google Fiber) Some Kansas City residents who have been waiting years for Google Fiber to install service at their homes recently received e-mails canceling their installations, with no word on whether they'll ever get Internet service from the company. KSHB 41 Action News in Kansas City, Missouri, "spoke to several people, living in different parts of the metro, all who have rece
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Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for church's role in Rwanda genocide Pontiff acknowledges some Catholic priests and nuns ‘succumbed to hatred and violence’ by taking part in 1994 killings Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the Catholic church’s role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which 800,000 people were slaughtered in 100 days of violence. The “sins and failings of the church and its members” had “disfigured the face” of Catholicism, he said. Speaking
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Winter sets up breeding success: studyFor migratory birds, breeding grounds are where the action is. But a new study by University of Guelph biologists is among the first to suggest that the number of songbirds breeding during spring and summer depends mostly on what happens at their wintering grounds.
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Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists askForests and trees play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to food security and climate change adaptation. In recent decades, the climate change discourse has looked at forests and trees mostly as carbon stocks and carbon sinks, but now scientists are calling for more attention on the relation between trees and water in climate change.
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Critical thinking instruction in humanities reduces belief in pseudoscienceA recent study by North Carolina State University researchers finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in "pseudoscience" that is unsupported by facts.
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Team nebulizes aphids to knock down gene expressionResearchers are nebulizing soybean aphids with RNA, which, when incorporated into the body, can hinder the expression of specific genes. The new method of delivering "interfering RNA" in a mist will likely speed the process of discovering the function of many mystery genes in insects, the researchers report in the journal Insect Molecular Biology.
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Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressionsDoctors have produced the first evidence of deep brain stimulation's lasting effectiveness in a four-year study. The method could serve in the future as an optional therapy for critically ill patients, suggests a new report.
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Piece of mind: Engineers can take pictures of the brain with surgical needle and laser lightWith just an inexpensive micro-thin surgical needle and laser light, 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 such as depression,
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5α-reductase inhibitors not associated with increased suicide risk in older menUsing 5α- reductase inhibitors was not associated with increased suicide risk in a group of older men but risks for self-harm and depression were increased during the 18 months after medication initiation, although 'the relatively small magnitude of these risks should not dissuade physicians from prescribing these medications in appropriate patients,' according to an article published online by JA
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Vitamin E, selenium supplements did not prevent dementiaAntioxidant supplements vitamin E and selenium -- taken alone or in combination -- did not prevent dementia in asymptomatic older men, according to a study published online by JAMA Neurology.
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Study estimates perinatal HIV infection among infants born in US 2002-2013A new article published online by JAMA Pediatrics estimates there were 69 perinatal human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among infants born in the United States in 2013 (1.75 per 100,000 live births), down from an estimated 216 perinatal HIV infections among infants born in 2002 (5.37 per 100,000 live births).
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Popular Science

How to green screen your friends' St. Patrick's Day garb DIY It's their own fault for wearing green on the internet Ever wonder how a green screen works? Here are step-by-step instructions on how to remove (or "key out") green from video footage in After Effects.
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The Guardian

Re-Member Me review – a seance of Hamlets from O'Toole to Day-Lewis Almeida, London Dickie Beau’s remarkable show examines memory and mortality as he conjures the actors who have played Shakespeare’s tragic prince “Remember me,” demands the ghost in Hamlet. It often feels as if it is remembrance, as much as revenge, that he is seeking from his son. The moment when we are finally forgotten is a second, arguably crueller death, and that is perhaps particularly true
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Power partners: Sandia draws industry into quest for cheaper, cleaner electricitySandia National Laboratories is working with three industry partners to commercialize a distributed power system that can produce cheaper, cleaner, more efficient electricity.
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Jailed Iranian researcher’s health worsening rapidly Academics call for the release of Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been imprisoned without trial since last April. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21660
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Team nebulizes aphids to knock down gene expressionResearchers are nebulizing soybean aphids with RNA to speed the process of discovering the function of many mystery genes.
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Winter sets up breeding successBiologists suggest the number of songbirds breeding during spring and summer depends mostly on what happens at their wintering grounds. Wintering ground temperatures and population density at the breeding grounds are key factors affecting how many individuals return to breed on Kent Island each spring and summer.
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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.
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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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New Scientist - News

Exposed: Soviet cover-up of nuclear fallout worse than ChernobylA first look at a top secret report shows that Moscow scientists studied the impacts of nuclear bomb tests on civilians, but the results were never made public
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WIRED

Meet Lorek, the Robot That Communicates in a Remarkable Way A new robot not only recognizes an object a human being is pointing at and talking about, but asks questions to clarify what they mean. The post Meet Lorek, the Robot That Communicates in a Remarkable Way appeared first on WIRED .
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A new perspective on the European colonization of AsiaIn the past, researchers have paid limited attention to this fact, which has led to a dearth of modern anthropological, historical and archaeological investigations as well as insights regarding this period of proto-globilisation in this region of the world. Research directed by María Cruz Berrocal is starting to fill this gap. Cruz Berrocal's archaeological excavations at a settlement in northern
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New species of Brazilian copepod suggests ancient species diversification and distributionA new species of groundwater copepod has been discovered in the rocky savannas of Brazil - an ecosystem suffering from heavy anthropogenic impact. Upon description, the tiny crustacean turned out to also represent a previously unknown genus. It is described by Dr. Paulo H. C. Corgosinho, Montes Claros State University, Brazil, and his team in the open access journal Zoosystematics and Evolution.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Gardening worms and climate change undermine natural coastal protectionDikes could be lower if they are protected against the waves by grassy marshes. But the protective salt marsh grass is struggling to stay alive, and this is not only due to increasingly stronger waves in the face of climate change. Another serious threat to marshes is caused by ragworms: sophisticated gardeners were discovered to turn inedible, tough grass seeds into succulent, nutritious sprouts
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Impact of wobbly bridges and skyscrapers on human health tested in government-funded research centerThe impact of vibrations from very tall buildings and wobbly bridges and floors on people's health and wellbeing is to be researched in a new £7.2 million government-funded national research facility.
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The Guardian

John Oliver on Trump's budget cuts: 'impatient, vain and horny for malice' The Last Week Tonight host criticized the proposed reductions and detailed how those who voted for Trump will probably be hurt the most John Oliver has criticized Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts as the work of someone who is “consistently monstrous”. The Last Week Tonight host discussed the ex-reality TV star’s first budget proposal, referring to it as “a presidential moodboard. The moodboard
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The Guardian

Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian The exuberant market reaction to his win has not been translated into progress – he must work with Congress to deliver Financial markets seem convinced that the recent surge in business and consumer confidence in the US economy will soon be reflected in “hard” data, such as GDP growth, business investment, consumption, and wages. But economists and policymakers are not so sure. Whether their doub
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The Atlantic

Why Black Families Struggle to Build Wealth There’s little disagreement about the fact that economic inequality is problematic. But arguments persist over its origins, solutions, and which economic gaps are ultimately the most pernicious. In his new book, Toxic Inequality : How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future , Tom Shapiro, a professor of law and sociology at Brandeis University,
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The Atlantic

It's Official: The FBI Is Investigating Trump's Links to Russia Updated on March 20 at 5:46 p.m. ET With just two sentences on Monday, FBI Director James Comey cast a long, dark shadow over the presidency of Donald Trump and the campaign that resulted in his election. “I’ve been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016
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The Atlantic

How Trump Earned His Low Approval Rating The percentage of Americans who disapprove of the job that President Trump is doing rose to 57 percent over the weekend, his worst showing yet. Just 37 percent now tell Gallup they approve. “At this point in his first term, President Obama's approval rating was hovering in the low 60s,” ABC News notes , “while President George W. Bush's was in the mid-50s.” Why is Trump getting such lousy ratings
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Lifelike simulations that make real-life surgery safer | Peter WeinstockCritical care doctor Peter Weinstock shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients -- so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time. Think: "Operate twice, cut once." Glimpse the future of surgery in this forward-thinking talk.
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The Guardian

Referee found guilty of fixing World Cup qualifier and banned for life • Joseph Odartei Lamptey officiated in game between South Africa and Senegal • Ball hit defender Kalidou Koulibaly on the leg, but referee pointed to the spot Ghanaian referee Joseph Odartei Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa after being found guilty of influencing the result of a World Cup qualifying match. Lamptey incorrectly awarded a penalty during a qualifier for the 2018 World Cup bet
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Microorganisms in the subsurface seabed on evolutionary standbyResearchers at the Center for Geomicrobiology at Aarhus University, Denmark, have sequenced the genomes of several microorganisms inhabiting the subsurface seabed in Aarhus Bay. The results reveal the extreme evolutionary regime controlling microbial life in the deep biosphere.
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Twitter and emergency retweets in times of disasterTwitter and other social media tools are commonly used around the world. Now, many government and not-for-profit organizations have a presence on at least one of these systems and use them in various ways to share information about their activities and engage with people.
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Gizmodo

What Happened to Donald Trump's Unsecured Tweet Machine? Image: Getty It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on inside the White House these days. Is Jared Kushner still pouting the corner? Probably. Is Kellyanne Conway still putting her feet on the furniture? Surely. Is Trump still eating Big Macs on silver platters while he tweets from an old, unsecured Android phone? Actually, maybe not. March 8 was the last time a Donald Trump tweet came from an An
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A 48-hour sexual 'afterglow' helps to bond partners over timeSex plays a central role in reproduction, and it can be pleasurable, but new findings suggest that it may serve an additional purpose: bonding partners together. A study of newlywed couples indicates that partners experience a sexual 'afterglow' that lasts for up to two days, and this afterglow is linked with relationship quality over the long term.
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What's behind Phantom Cell Phone Buzzes?Many of us experience this phenomenon -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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WIRED

Got a Sock Stuck in Your Vacuum? It’s Time for Some Physics What happens when you get a sock stuck in your vacuum cleaner? The motor sounds like it's working harder, but is it? The post Got a Sock Stuck in Your Vacuum? It's Time for Some Physics appeared first on WIRED .
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The Guardian

Power Rangers features first gay screen superhero Early reviews of the forthcoming children’s film report that Becky G’s character Trini, the Yellow Ranger, is ‘having girlfriend problems’ Power Rangers is set to become the first major superhero film to feature an out gay protagonist. According to early reviews of the film, the character of Trini the Yellow Ranger, played by the pop star and actor Becky G, is revealed in one scene to be having “
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The Guardian

Four select committees launch joint inquiry into UK air pollution crisis MPs say unprecedented investigation will study harm caused by toxic air and scrutinise government efforts to tackle it MPs from four influential committees are coming together to launch a joint inquiry into the scale and impact of the UK’s air pollution crisis. In an unusual development, the environmental audit committee, environment, food and rural affairs committee, health committee and transpo
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Futurity.org

Tool predicts if replacing pipes will unsettle lead Lead pipes, despite bans dating back decades, still supply millions of US households with drinking water. They bring risks of corrosion and leaching that can cause developmental and neurological effects in young children. One common abatement is to dig up old lead lines and replace a portion of them with another metal, such as copper. However, this technique can dislodge lead particulates and rel
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TB/HIV co-infections up 40 percent across Europe over the last five yearsNew data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day show that new tuberculosis (TB) cases and deaths in the 53 countries of the WHO European Region declined each year by 4.3% and 8.5% respectively between 2011 and 2015. However, new TB/HIV co-infections increased by 40% over the same time period.
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Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists askForests and trees play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to food security and climate change adaptation. In recent decades, the climate change discourse has looked at forests and trees mostly as carbon stocks and carbon sinks, but now scientists are calling for more attention on the relation between trees and water in climate change. A new publication and a symposi
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International research team warns of mineral supply constraintsAn international team of researchers, led by the University of Delaware's Saleem Ali, says global resource governance and sharing of geoscience data is needed to address challenges facing future mineral supply. Specifically of concern are a range of technology minerals, which are an essential ingredient in everything from laptops and cell phones to hybrid or electric cars to solar panels and coppe
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Winter sets up breeding success: StudyA new study by University of Guelph biologists suggests the number of songbirds breeding during spring and summer depends mostly on what happens at their wintering grounds.Wintering ground temperatures and population density at the breeding grounds are key factors affecting how many individuals return to breed on Kent Island each spring and summer.
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Ars Technica

Google Maps adds a sweet new parking spot saver Google Maps quietly added a sweet new feature that will help you remember where you parked. Just park your car, open up Google Maps, and tap on the blue location dot. You'll be presented with a new menu offering to "save your parking," which lets you store all the information you need to find your car again. The new interface will save your current location and slap a big "P" icon on the map. Thi
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Robotter skal sortere skraldet i HolstebroFremover vil det være robotter, der spotter plast i husholdningsaffaldet. På sigt kan det spare Holstebro-borgerne for at sortere hjemmefra samt lette processen i at genanvende mest muligt.
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Gizmodo

This Poor Cretaceous Damselfly Has Been Waiting 100 Million Years to Get Laid Image: The male damselfly featured pod-like forearms and hindlegs which it used to attract prospective mates. (Image: D. Zheng et al., 2017) Scientists in China have discovered male damselflies caught in the act of trying to court females inside a piece of 100-million-year old amber. It’s an extremely rare find, providing a glimpse of insectoid peacocking behavior during the age of dinosaurs. Pal
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Critical thinking instruction in humanities reduces belief in pseudoscienceA recent study finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in 'pseudoscience' that is unsupported by facts.
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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 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 impact on the methylation status.
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Limfjorden har fået et nyt menneskeskabt stenrevTonsvis af sten fra landbrugsjord skal bruges i et forsøg på at forbedre Limfjordens miljø.
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Gizmodo

Dreamy Slo-Mo Footage of Dolphins Chasing a Boat Will Make Monday Morning More Manageable As you stare at your computer screen on a slow Monday morning, you’re probably wondering why your job doesn’t involve majestic dolphins and stunning background scenery. We don’t have any answers for you, but at least there’s a fullscreen option so you can temporarily forget all those emails you’re avoiding. Shooting with the Sony F5 digital cinema camera cranked to 100 frames per second, Damian C
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New Scientist - News

On front line of climate change as Maldives fights rising seasThe Maldives government has decided not to abandon the sinking country and instead vowed to build new islands to keep the country – and economy – afloat
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Popular Science

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer DIY Blow away those digital cobwebs Your computer could use a spring clean just as much as your house. Here's how to tidy up the clutter and keep your machine running smoothly for the year ahead.
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The Guardian

Church in Wales urged to rethink rejection of gay candidate for bishop Supporters of Jeffrey John, who claims he was not appointed bishop of Llandaff over his sexuality, say he has been discriminated against The Church in Wales has been urged to reconsider its decision to exclude a senior gay clergyman from its appointments process for the next bishop of Llandaff amid accusations of homophobia . The chapter of St Albans Cathedral, where Jeffrey John is dean, said on
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The Guardian

Enfin! Female author in French school exams for first time since 1990s Baccalauréat lists Madame de Lafayette’s La Princesse de Montpensier after protests about sexism in lycée system A female author has been included in the list of compulsory study books for France’s prestigious literature baccalauréat for the first time since the modern-day exam was introduced more than 20 years ago. The move follows petitions protesting about sexism and an “excess of testosterone
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Futurity.org

Mosquito ‘nose’ contains sensors just for finding us The mosquitoes that spread malaria have a secondary set of odor sensors in their “nose” that seem specifically tuned to detect humans. A female mosquito follows whiffs of carbon dioxide exhaled by animals to locate potential prey. As she closes in on a target, she uses the animal’s body odors to decide whether it is a desirable host. After getting the blood meal she needs to reproduce, she follow
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A 48-hour sexual 'afterglow' helps to bond partners over timeSex plays a central role in reproduction, and it can be pleasurable, but new findings suggest that it may serve an additional purpose: bonding partners together. A study of newlywed couples, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, indicates that partners experience a sexual 'afterglow' that lasts for up to two days, and this afterglow is linked w
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Study shows stem cell therapy is safe for stroke patients; may aid recovery if given earlyA multicenter trial looking at whether a single dose of millions of adult, bone-marrow-derived stem cells can aid stroke recovery indicates it's safe and well-tolerated by patients but may not significantly improve their recovery within the first three months, researchers report.
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Team nebulizes aphids to knock down gene expressionResearchers are nebulizing soybean aphids with RNA to speed the process of discovering the function of many mystery genes.
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Will AAV vectors have a role in future novel gene therapy approaches?Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vectors for delivering therapeutic genes have demonstrated their safety in multiple diseases and clinical settings over the years and are a proven and effective tool that can be used to deliver new gene editing and replacement and genome modification technologies.
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Study finds tube placement may not be necessary for treating upper GI bleedsFor many of the millions of patients treated annually in hospitals for upper gastrointestinal bleeding, there is little value in placing a nasogastric tube in patients to determine the source of that bleeding or size of a lesion, report investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Florida at Jacksonville in an
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Critical thinking instruction in humanities reduces belief in pseudoscienceA recent study finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in 'pseudoscience' that is unsupported by facts.
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Popular Science

Soon we'll actually know where planes are as they fly over the ocean Aviation Initial data is coming back from a system that will give air traffic control a global picture For the first time, a company was able to track aircraft positions in the most remote corners of the globe. Read on.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Lust for power: Engineers develop non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and coldThanks to the discovery of a new material by University of Utah engineers, jewelry such as a ring and your body heat could generate enough electricity to power a body sensor, or a cooking pan could charge a cellphone in just a few hours.
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Gizmodo

io9 What Are Sylvester Stallone and Michael Rosenbaum Doing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? io9 What Are Sylvester Stallone and Michael Rosenbaum Doing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ? | Kotaku Mass Effect: Andromeda PC Benchmarked On 24 Different Video Cards | Jalopnik Richard Hammond ‘Not Dead’ After Serious Motorcycle Crash During Grand Tour Filming | Lifehacker How to Keep a Friendship Strong When You Live a Million Miles Apart |
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The Guardian

Robbie Power: special goggles for double-vision helped me win Gold Cup• Jockey suffers impaired vision after kick to the head in fall last summer • Rider must wear corrective eyewear developed by Dublin ophthalmologist The jockey who rode Friday’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner was wearing special goggles to combat the double-vision he suffers from since a kick to the head in a fall last summer. Robbie Power has the impaired vision when looking through the top of his le
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The Guardian

Leyton Orient's day in court brings relief but also queues, humour and scuffle A winding-up petition against the League Two club has been adjourned until June and worried Orient fans were there to follow developments In the end it takes just seven minutes. The high court in London decides not to liquidate Leyton Orient, or place them in administration, but instead accepts a promise from the owner, Francesco Becchetti, that he will put another £1m into the club to clear its
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