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The Ethical Minefield of Missing Richard Simmons Richard Simmons, by his own account, and by the accounts of his brother, his manager, his publicist, and officers in the Los Angeles Police Department, is fine. The former home-fitness guru and television personality is not being held hostage by his housekeeper, nor is he suffering from debilitating depressive episodes. But he does want to be left alone, to live quietly and privately, out of the
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Who Can Tell the Emperor When He Has No Clothes? How can anyone convince the most powerful man in the world of something he does not wish to believe? It’s not an idle question. In a remarkable interview with Time ’s Michael Scherer, President Trump flaunted his elastic relationship with truth. Instead of weighing evidence, he explained, he prefers to trust his gut. “I’m a very instinctual person,” he said, “but my instinct turns out to be right
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Murder in Kiev MOSCOW—As he was coming out of a ritzy Kiev hotel, a shower of bullets descended on former Russian parliament member Denis Voronenkov and his bodyguard, who returned fire, injuring the shooter. In a matter of minutes, Voronenkov lay dead in the street, photographers snapping pictures of his splayed and bloodied body, still in its expensive blue suit. The shooter has not been identified, but the U
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Trump’s Populist Mirage President Donald Trump might be consumed by half-truths and conspiracy theories, but during the campaign he brought attention to a very real phenomenon: regional inequality. He promised not only a proper swamp-draining in Washington, D.C., but also a renaissance for the Rust Belt, Appalachia, and America’s blighted heartland. Even when his prognoses were fantasies—neither trade wars nor border wa
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Somebody Just Buy the ISS Already An argument for a big investment from some billionaire space lover. The post Somebody Just Buy the ISS Already appeared first on WIRED .
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5 YouTube Gaming Channels That Haven’t Gone Full PewDiePie (Yet) The world of videogame-related YouTube content can be a minefield—so we've got some family-friendly (or at least not wildly problematic) suggestions. The post 5 YouTube Gaming Channels That Haven't Gone Full PewDiePie (Yet) appeared first on WIRED .
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New study resolves the structure of the human protein that causes cystic fibrosisIn order to better understand how genetic mutations give rise to cystic fibrosis, researchers need to map the protein responsible for the disorder. The new structure has led to new insights on how this molecular channel functions.
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Limiting protein reduces post-heart attack injury in miceAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 735,000 Americans experience a heart attack each year. Opening a blocked coronary artery to restore blood flow to the heart prevents sudden cardiac death. However, doing so also triggers cardiac damage through oxidative stress and inflammation, which eventually can lead to heart failure. Researchers at the University of Mis
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Weedkiller chemical (glyphosate) safety standards need urgent reviewEmerging evidence suggests that the safety standards for glyphosate -- a chemical widely used in common weed-killers -- may be failing to protect public and environmental health, suggest experts
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Study: Pharmacies should proactively offer naloxone to all patients who meet evidence-based criteriaPharmacies should proactively offer naloxone, a drug that blocks or reverses the effects of overdose, to patients taking opioid medications through universal opt-out strategies in an effort to get the life-saving drug into the hands of more people who need it, according to a new study out of Boston Medical Center (BMC).
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Machine Learning Opens Up New Ways to Help Disabled PeopleSoftware that can understand images, sounds, and language is being used to help people with disabilities such as deafness and autism in new ways.
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Man who pirated movies and CDs of Lil Wayne, Kanye gets 5 years in prison Enlarge (credit: imbd.com ) A Senegalese man was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered Wednesday to pay the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America $71,000 in restitution for his role in an Atlanta-based DVD and CD pirating operation that unlawfully sold millions of copies of copyrighted works without authorization from rights holders. Mamad
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England fans’ chants in Germany condemned by FA chairman Greg Clarke• Clarke says they were ‘inappropriate, disrespectful and disappointing’ • FA and police to review video and those involved may be banned The Football Association’s chairman, Greg Clarke, has condemned the “inappropriate, disrespectful and disappointing” behaviour of some England fans in Germany on Wednesday night. England’s 1-0 defeat in Dortmund was marred by supporters booing the German nationa
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Kenya sells first ever mobile government bondsKenya, a pioneer in mobile money, on Thursday began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects.
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China's ZTE pleads guilty to violating US sanctions on Iran, N.KoreaChinese telecom giant ZTE has pleaded guilty in a US court to violating US export controls by selling goods to Iran and North Korea over several years.
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Laptop ban creates turbulence for airline profitsA carry-on ban by Washington and London for laptops on flights from some airports will hit the profits of affected airlines, especially the lucrative business class segments of Gulf carriers, analysts said Thursday.
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Satellite launch shelved over strikesAfter three days of delays caused by worker strikes in French Guiana, rocket firm Arianespace opted Thursday to postpone indefinitely the launch of satellites for South Korean and Brazilian clients.
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ISIS Will Fail, but What About the Idea of ISIS? The Islamic State is claiming responsibility for the London attack that left three people and the attacker dead on Wednesday. “It is believed that this attacker acted alone,” Prime Minister Theresa May said , adding that the British-born man, already known to authorities, was inspired by “Islamist terrorism.” For its part, ISIS called the attacker its “soldier” in a report published by its Amaq n
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Today is National Puppy Day I just discovered that March 23 has been set aside as National Puppy Day —founded in 2006 by author Colleen Paige, and adopted by other groups and organizations since. The idea is to focus attention on puppies in need of adoption, and the abuses found in puppy mills, but also to celebrate these furry little companions. In the spirit of the day, I feel obligated to share some of these adorable ima
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Imagine if the Nazis ran Hollywood. If you’re Tim Allen, you don’t have to The right-leaning comedian’s complaint that the film industry is like 1930s Germany has failed to make anyone laugh out loud To Hollywood, where former Home Improvement star Tim Allen is the latest oppressed conservative to speak out in the hope that the world will see the evil being done to his people before it is too late. In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show , the voice of Buzz Lighty
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17,000 AT&T workers will come back on the job ThursdaySome 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada are returning to their jobs after a one-day walkout. They had been protesting changes in job duties for some employees.
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Dairy farmers should rethink a cow's curfewDairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia, published today in Scientific Reports.
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Astronomers find unexpected, dust-obscured star formation in distant galaxyPushing the limits of the largest single-aperture millimeter telescope in the world, and coupling it with gravitational lensing, University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Alexandra Pope and colleagues report that they have detected a surprising rate of star formation, four times higher than previously detected, in a dust-obscured galaxy behind a Frontier Fields cluster.
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Discovery of new ginger species spices up African wildlife surveysScientists from WCS have discovered a new species of wild ginger, spicing up a wave of recent wildlife discoveries in the Kabobo Massif - a rugged, mountainous region in Democratic Republic of Congo.
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How chewing like a cow helped early mammals thriveYou probably haven't given much thought to how you chew, but the jaw structure and mechanics of almost all modern mammals may have something to do with why we're here today. In a new paper published this week in Scientific Reports, David Grossnickle, a graduate student in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago, proposes that mammal teeth, jaw bones and muscles evolved t
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Arctic sea ice hits record wintertime lowWarm temperatures and heat waves reduced sea ice extent in the Arctic to its smallest maximum extent ever seen.
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A New Blast May Have Forged Cosmic Gold Across history and folklore, the question of where Earth’s gold came from — and maybe how to get more of it — has invited fantastical explanation. The Inca believed gold fell from the sky as either the tears or the sweat of the sun god Inti. Aristotle held that gold was hardened water, transformed when the sun’s rays penetrated deep underground. Isaac Newton transcribed a recipe for making it wit
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TV show contestants spend year in wilderness – with no one watching Channel 4’s Eden was billed as a social experiment in the Scottish Highlands but channel took it off air last August After a year cut off from modern life in the Scottish Highlands, imagine re-emerging to find a world where Donald Trump is US president, Britain has left the EU and Leicester won the Premier League. For the contestants of the Channel 4 programme Eden, coming back from isolation mea
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Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides Exclusive: Draft regulations seen by the Guardian reveal the European commission wants to prohibit the insecticides that cause ‘acute risks to bees’ The world’s most widely used insecticides would be banned from all fields across Europe under draft regulations from the European commission, seen by the Guardian. The documents are the first indication that the powerful commission wants a complete b
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X-rays let you see the smallest feature buried in your CPU The Apple A8 die shot as mapped out by Chipworks. (credit: Chipworks ) The semiconductor industry is beyond remarkable when it comes to the the complexity and precision of the processes. A modern integrated circuit is not a single layer of circuitry, but many layers, all stacked on top of each other. This is all done through photolithography, where a pattern is imaged on a silicon wafer. Each lay
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Purging the body of 'retired' cells could reverse ageing, study shows Findings raise possibility that a future therapy that rids the body of senescent cells might protect against the ravages of old age Purging retired cells from the body has been shown to undo the ravages of old age in a study that raises the prospect of new life-extending treatments . When mice were treated with a substance designed to sweep away cells that have entered a dormant state due to DNA
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London Gets On With It In the aftermath of the 2005 London bombings, which killed 52 commuters and injured hundreds of others, British Prime Minister Tony Blair delivered a statement from his office at 10 Downing Street in which he paid tribute to two very specific qualities of Londoners—their “stoicism and resilience,” vowing that citizens would “hold true to the British way of life.” “London is stronger than any amou
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NASA observatory captures a rare stretch of our sun without spots Space Like a giant egg yolk in the sky How often does the sun show itself without a spot to be seen? Read on.
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Stress may protect—at least in bacteriaAntibiotics harm bacteria and stress them. Trimethoprim (TMP), an antibiotic, inhibits the growth of the bacterium Escherichia coli and induces a stress response. This response also protects the bacterium from subsequent deadly damage from acid. Antibiotics can therefore increase the survival chances of bacteria under certain conditions. This is shown in a study by researchers at the Institute of
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Dairy farmers should rethink a cow's curfew, says UBC researchersDairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia, published today in Scientific Reports.
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Novel gene therapy experiment offers hope for people with certain hearing loss and dizziness disorderIn a first-of-its-kind study published in the March 1, 2017 edition of Molecular Therapy, researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine showed that gene therapy was able to restore balance and hearing in genetically modified mice that mimic Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition in humans characterized by
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New stem cell method produces millions of human brain and muscle cells in daysWellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists and their collaborators at the University of Cambridge have created a new technique that simplifies the production of human brain and muscle cells -- allowing millions of functional cells to be generated in just a few days. The results published today (March 23) in Stem Cell Reports open the door to producing a diversity of new cell types that could not b
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New tools to study the origin of embryonic stem cellsResearchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified cell surface markers specific for the very earliest stem cells in the human embryo. These cells are thought to possess great potential for replacing damaged tissue but until now have been difficult to distinguish from classical embryonic stem cells. The study is published in the prestigious journal Cell Stem Cell.
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Researchers find new gene interaction associated with increased MS riskA person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings from scientists at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Duke University Medical Center.
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New study shows circular RNA can encode for proteinsScientists have discovered a protein-encoding function for circular RNA, a form of RNA until now considered non-coding. This kind of RNA molecule is highly active in brain cells. By identifying the function of circRNAs, the research helps advance our understanding of molecular biology, and can be helpful in understanding aging or neuro-degenerative diseases.
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A new approach to target an 'undruggable' prostate cancer driverWhen small-molecule inhibitors proved elusive, researchers developed a novel strategy: Using large molecule peptides to target a common prostate cancer driver. It may provide a path for developing new therapies against a challenging target.
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Peptide targeting senescent cells restores stamina, fur, and kidney function in old miceRegular infusions of a peptide that can selectively seek out and destroy broken-down cells that hamper proper tissue renewal, called senescent cells, showed evidence of improving healthspan in naturally aged mice and mice genetically engineered to rapidly age. The proof-of-concept study, published March 23 in Cell, found that an anti-senescent cell therapy could reverse age-related loss of fur, po
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It Sure Looks Like That Viral 'Trump Cat' Site Is a Massive Troll Image: screengrabs via YouTube and Kittenfeed Trump is, to put it mildly, oversensitive. From the bully pulpit of Twitter he lays into the source of any perceived insult, be it a union leader, Saturday Night Live , or a teenage girl . Similarly, his organizations are known for their willingness to threaten legal action. In concert, that’s what made a story about a teenage girl targeted by Trump’s
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Batman v Superman Funder Claims Rotten Tomatoes Is Ruining Movies, Mostly the One He Paid For Image: DC Brett Ratner, the Rush Hour and Hercules director who co-financed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , thinks the real problem with Hollywood isn’t that people don’t like bad movies. It’s the damn Rotten Tomatoes score that confirms it. While speaking at the Sun Valley Film Festival, Ratner called Rotten Tomatoes the worst thing in movie culture, saying it’s “the destruction of our busi
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The Scientific Reason Flow Obliterates Time Steven Kotler talks about the neuroscience about how flow state turns off time. Read More
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Age at immigration influences occupational skill developmentThe future occupations of U.S. immigrant children are influenced by how similar their native language is to English, finds a new study by scholars at Duke University and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
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Scientists use parasite's internal clock to attack sleeping sicknessThe parasite that causes deadly sleeping sickness has its own biological clock that makes it more vulnerable to medications during the afternoon, according to international research that may help improve treatments for one of Africa's most lethal diseases.
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Climate change and an 'overlooked' nutrient: silicaAmong ecologists, carbon gets all the glory. Scientists examine its critical role in plant growth and decay, they chart its contributions to greenhouse gases, and they measure its sequestration in earth, sea, and sky.
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Ingeniøren

Økonomisk vismand: Nordsøaftale kan give Mærsk skatterabat på 5 milliarderI den nye Nordsøaftale får olieselskaberne en skattelempelse, som siden hen skal betales tilbage. Men kun hvis oliepriserne stiger – og det er ifølge økonomisk vismand usikkert.
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Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.
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Edited live vaccine could stop harmful polio outbreaksWe’re on the brink of eradicating polio, but the virus used as a vaccine can evolve to become dangerous. Now a team has figured out how, and plan to stop it
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Google Maps gets real-time location sharing Location sharing is back in Google Maps. Google announced the addition of " real-time location sharing " to the Android and iOS apps, coming soon to an app store near you. The process seems pretty simple: Open the navigation drawer and press the new "Share Location" button. You'll be able to send a sharing permission to a Google contact or send a link over a messaging app, and you'll be able to p
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Do After-School Programs Positively Impact Children? After-school programs are on the chopping block in the Trump administration’s proposed budget, an issue a reporter drew attention to at a recent press conference with the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney. In response to a question about the future of these programs , Mulvaney said, “They’re supposed to be educational programs, right? And that’s what they’re supposed
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Americans Prefer Their Employers, Not the Government, to Provide Health Benefits Most Americans don’t get fully paid medical leave, but they want it. According to a massive Pew Research survey released today, only 47 percent of people who took time off from work for medical or family reasons did so while receiving their regular salary, while 36 percent took time off with no pay. (The rest received partial pay.) Those at lower incomes were much less likely to get paid leave th
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Colin Dexter: the writer who brought novel ideas to television TV took the Inspector Morse stories of the late Colin Dexter into the homes of millions – and he wasn’t the only novelist to bathe in the glow of the small screen The death of Colin Dexter has rightly brought tributes from the literary community, but the writer also has a very special place in the history of television. Apart from Charles Dickens – whose use of the serial format and exaggerated c
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When people prepare for conflict, dominant leaders take the stageThroughout history there are examples of broad public support for dominant leaders. Hitler and Churchill are prominent examples - although with distinctly different legacies. Similarly, Trump in the US, Erdogan in Turkey and Duterte in the Philippines are all examples of contemporary leaders with an authoritarian leadership style who enjoy broad public support. But what causes a large part of soci
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New tools to study the origin of embryonic stem cellsResearchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified cell surface markers specific for the very earliest stem cells in the human embryo. These cells are thought to possess great potential for replacing damaged tissue but until now have been difficult to distinguish from classical embryonic stem cells. The study is published in the prestigious journal Cell Stem Cell.
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Research shows that circular RNAs, until now considered non-coding, can encode for proteinsA group of scientists in Israel and Germany, led by Prof. Sebastian Kadener from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, have discovered a protein-encoding function for circular RNA. This kind of RNA molecule is highly active in brain cells and could play an important role in neurodegenerative diseases.
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Penn State develops first-of-a-kind model to research post-malaria epilepsyA first-of-its-kind mouse model could lead to an understanding of how cerebral malaria infection leads to the development of epilepsy in children, and to the prevention of seizures. The model -- a way for researchers to simulate the effects of malaria in children by using mice -- was developed in a collaboration between researchers at Penn State's colleges of medicine, engineering, science and agr
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Mass. General team identifies mechanisms behind resistance to FGFR inhibitor drugInvestigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center have identified the first genetic mechanisms conferring acquired resistance to a promising group of targeted cancer drugs.
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How chewing like a cow helped early mammals thriveIn a paper published March 21, 2017, in Scientific Reports, David Grossnickle, a graduate student in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago, proposes that mammal teeth, jaw bones and muscles evolved to produce side-to-side motions of the jaw, or yaw, that allowed our earliest ancestors to grind food with their molars and eat a more diversified diet.
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Virtual environment education reduces anxiety prior to radiation therapyRadiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team from Jefferson College of Health Professions and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University conducted a pilot study to see if a virtual environment education program could reduce some of the
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SPICY: Discovery of new ginger species spices up African wildlife surveysScientists from WCS have discovered a new species of wild ginger, spicing up a wave of recent wildlife discoveries in the Kabobo Massif -- a rugged, mountainous region in Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cellsResearchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells.
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For Honor director: We never intended for you to unlock everything Enlarge / Out of my way... that unlockable content is MINE! Over the past week or so, Ubisoft's For Honor has faced criticism for the sheer amount of unlockable content it offers players, which one Reddit user calculated would cost over $700 or 5,200 gameplay hours to access . Ubisoft Montreal Game Director Damien Kieken addressed those concerns in a lengthy livestreamed video conversation . The
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Chronic pain and depression are linked by brain gene changesAt least 40 per cent of people with severe chronic pain develop depression. A mouse study has found changes in brain gene activity that may explain the link
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Phone learns to send app notifications only when you want themKnowing when you don’t want to be interrupted will help systems manage the deluge of smartphone notifications and wait for a good time
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Martin McGuinness funeral: former foes come together in tribute to ex-IRA leader Presence of political rivals at service in Derry would have been ‘unthinkable’ only a generation ago, priest tells mourners The presence of former political enemies inside a Derry Catholic church at a requiem mass for Martin McGuinness is the ultimate monument to his legacy, mourners at his funeral heard. Thousands attended the mass, including a packed congregation inside St Columbus church, outs
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Connected dolls and tell-tale teddy bears: Why we need to manage the Internet of ToysAction is needed to monitor and control the emerging Internet of Toys, concludes a new report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). Privacy and security are highlighted as main areas of concern.
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Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China SeaIn the South China Sea, a 2°C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce a 6°C rise on Dongsha Atoll, a shallow coral reef ecosystem, killing approximately 40 percent of the resident coral community within weeks, according to a study published in Scientific Reports this week.
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Lifehacker How to Stop Destroying Your Clothes in the Wash | io9 We Know the Name of Woody Harrelson Lifehacker How to Stop Destroying Your Clothes in the Wash | io9 We Know the Name of Woody Harrelson’s Character in the Han Solo Movie | Kotaku Leaked Image Gives A First Look At Destiny 2 , Out This September | Jalopnik Uber Employees Use Secret Tools To Target Drivers And Undercut Competition |
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Today's Best Deals: Folding Keyboard, Emergency Radio, USB-C Adapters A folding Bluetooth keyboard , Amazon’s new protein sample box , and Reebok clearance items lead off Thursday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals iClever Folding Keyboard , $24 with code TMTFT97H iClever’s new folding Bluetooth keyboard is the only mobile keyboard I’ve ever actually enjoyed using , and a great investment for anyone that
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Astronomers find unexpected, dust-obscured star formation in distant galaxyPushing the limits of the largest single-aperture millimeter telescope in the world, and coupling it with gravitational lensing, University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Alexandra Pope and colleagues report that they have detected a surprising rate of star formation, four times higher than previously detected, in a dust-obscured galaxy behind a Frontier Fields cluster.
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Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancerPatients diagnosed with a glioblastoma, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months. Based on recent information on the mechanisms of chemotherapy, a team of researchers developed a new clinical approach overcome treatment resistance that increased the median survival to 22 months -- bringing much needed hope to those affected by this aggressive disease.
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Study compares hospice care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patient homesA new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has found only minimal differences in the intensity of hospice services provided in nursing homes as compared to hospice services provided to patients in assisted living facilities or their homes. However the mix of services did vary by site type.
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Argon is not the 'dope' for metallic hydrogenHydrogen is both the simplest and the most-abundant element in the universe, so studying it can teach scientists about the essence of matter. And yet there are still many hydrogen secrets to unlock, including how best to force it into a superconductive, metallic state with no electrical resistance.
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Strong interaction between herbivores and plantsA research project conducted at the University of Cologne's Zoological Institute reveals important findings on the interaction between nutrient availability and the diversity of consumer species in freshwater environments. A better understanding of this interaction will contribute to developing possibilities to maintain biodiversity in all kinds of ecosystems.
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WIRED

The Clever ‘DoubleAgent’ Attack Turns Antivirus Into Malware The bug potentially puts every Windows antivirus program at risk, but also hints at more fundamental problems with relying on AV. The post The Clever 'DoubleAgent' Attack Turns Antivirus Into Malware appeared first on WIRED .
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Kirkin’ Overtime: The Weird Late-’90s Star Trek Mashup You Didn’t Know About Thank you, 1990s videogames and creative editors, for this gloriously terrible gift. The post Kirkin' Overtime: The Weird Late-’90s Star Trek Mashup You Didn't Know About appeared first on WIRED .
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The Battle for Top AI Talent Only Gets Tougher From Here The company has a new AI lab in the hope of becoming the chipmaker of choice for the world's smartest machines. The post The Battle for Top AI Talent Only Gets Tougher From Here appeared first on WIRED .
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NASA, ESA, Aarhus: Universitet lancerer eget rumprogramDen første mini-satellit, en cubesat med navnet AUSAT-1, skal sendes i kredsløb fra ISS i starten af næste år.
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Trump: When the President Says It, That Means It’s True President Trump remains peculilarly fixated on the cover of Time magazine. He has claimed in the past that he holds the record for most covers, but in an interview with Michael Scherer for this week’s magazine, the president asked if he was the all-time leader. Scherer had to break the bad news to him: Richard M. Nixon still held the lead—though he added, “He was in office for longer, so give you
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Ars Technica

Streaks on Martian slopes might not be caused by water Enlarge (credit: NASA ) The evidence for liquid water on the surface of Mars in the distant past is strong, but a discovery a few years ago provided a glimmer of hope that the wet stuff might still be making occasional appearances on the Red Planet. Fresh, dark streaks show up on steep slopes during the “warm” season, almost as if something wet is trickling downhill. To some researchers, however,
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Hippie Monkeys Rebound as Yellow Fever Wipes Out a CompetitorWith one monkey species all but wiped out by yellow fever, what will happen to its hug-loving competitor?
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Can You Be Obese And Healthy? | VideoSome obese people don't have any of the typical risk factors for heart disease or diabetes.
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Photos: The Monkeys of Brazil's Atlantic ForestHowler monkeys and muriquis both call the gorgeous forest of Brazil home.
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Researchers find another immune system link science said didn't existA part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system actually interacts with it, report investigators, and that discovery helps explain cases of male infertility, certain autoimmune diseases and even the failure of cancer vaccines.
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When people prepare for conflict, dominant leaders take the stageOne popular theory holds that dominant leaders are supported by those who fear new situations and threats. However, new research shows that support for dominant leaders is not born of fear, but of a wish to handle the country's problems by aggressive means.
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Strong interaction between herbivores and plantsImportant findings have been revealed on the interaction between nutrient availability and the diversity of consumer species in freshwater environments. A better understanding of this interaction will contribute to developing possibilities to maintain biodiversity in all kinds of ecosystems.
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Voltron Legendary Defender's Creators Look Back at the Original Show and the Timeless Appeal of Giant Robot Lions Image: Netflix Netflix is bringing a new collection of episodes from the original Voltron , hand-picked by the creative team that’s brought the iconic series back to life. To celebrate, we sat down with Legendary Defender executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery to reflect on the original show, and exactly how it has—and hasn’t—inspired the new series. The 12-episode collectio
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Researchers discover new type of memory effect in transition metal oxidesTransition metal oxides (TMO) are extensively studied, technologically important materials, due to their complex electronic interactions, resulting in a large variety of collective phenomena. Memory effects in TMO's have garnered a huge amount of interest, being both of fundamental scientific interest and technological significance.
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Membrane lipids hop in and out of rafts in the blink of an eyeResearchers in Japan, India and France have found that molecules move into and out of a specialized region of the cell membrane, called the 'raft domain', at unexpectedly fast rates. The discovery was made possible by developing fluorescent compounds that are structurally similar to a special class of lipids called sphingomyelins, and by using a home-built fluorescent microscope sensitive enough t
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New portal to unveil the dark sector of the UniverseOnce upon a time, the Universe was just a hot soup of particles. In those days, together with visible particles, other particles to us hidden or dark might have formed. Billions of years later scientists catalogued 17 types of visible particles, with the most recent one being the Higgs boson, creating the 'Standard Model'. However, they are still struggling to detect the hidden particles, the ones
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Anti-immigration politicians link London attack to migrant policy Marine Le Pen calls for tighter borders, while Nigel Farage says London attacks prove Trump’s hardline policies are right Marine Le Pen, the French far-right leader, has joined anti-immigration politicians in linking the London attack to migrant policy, despite the attacker being British. Le Pen, who is forecast to reach the second round runoff in France’s presidential election in May, said on Th
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Late-night TV hosts skewer Trump's 'incoherent revenge fantasies' Comics, including Samantha Bee and Trevor Noah, talk about the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch and the president’s disastrous budget proposal Late-night hosts have taken aim at the latest 24 hours in the Trump administration, focusing on the extended confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch and other problems. Related: Late-night hosts on Ivanka Trump: 'The White House has lower standard
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Where does laser energy go after being fired into plasma?An outstanding conundrum on what happens to the laser energy after beams are fired into plasma has been solved in newly-published research at the University of Strathclyde.
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The Video Game That Claims Everything Is Connected I am Rocky Mountain elk. I somersault forward through the grass, toward a tower of some sort. Now I am that: Industrial Smoke Stack. I press another button and move a cursor to become Giant Sequoia. I zoom out again, and I am Rock Planet, small and gray. Soon I am Sun, and then I am Lenticular Galaxy. Things seem a little too ordinary, so I pull up a menu and transform my galaxy into a Woolly Mam
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When Feelings About Money Have Nothing to Do With Actual Finances Americans have been feeling bad about their finances for years now. This is despite decreasing unemployment , growing GDP , and a climbing stock market. But feelings about money can often have little basis in financial fact, a point proven in a recent poll from Gallup. The poll, released on Wednesday, shows that Republicans are feeling much rosier about their financial status, while Democrats are
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Power Rangers Is Exactly as Silly as It’s Supposed to Be It’s hard to say what’s more indicative of Hollywood’s franchise-happy, nostalgia-centric present—the fact that there’s a new Power Rangers movie in theaters with a budget of over $100 million, or the fact that it’s pretty good. It seems that studios long ago hit rock bottom in their efforts to mine every marginally beloved piece of pop culture from a certain generation’s childhood to make new re
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Cracking the code of Huntington's diseaseHuntington's disease is caused by a gene mutation that causes a protein to build up in the brain. In a world first, EPFL scientists have synthesized and studied modified forms of a mutant part of the protein, deepening our understanding of how it contributes to the disease, and pointing to new therapeutic strategies for treating it.
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Stress may protect -- at least in bacteriaAntibiotics harm bacteria and stress them. Trimethoprim, an antibiotic, inhibits the growth of the bacterium Escherichia coli and induces a stress response. This response also protects the bacterium from subsequent deadly damage from acid. Antibiotics can therefore increase the survival chances of bacteria under certain conditions. This is shown in a study by researchers at IST Austria (Karin Mito
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Argon is not the 'dope' for metallic hydrogenHydrogen is both the simplest and the most-abundant element in the universe, so studying it can teach scientists about the essence of matter. And yet there are still many hydrogen secrets to unlock, including how best to force it into a superconductive, metallic state with no electrical resistance.
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Possible new target for treatment of multiple sclerosis found by U of A researchersIn the relentless battle against multiple sclerosis (MS), U of A researchers recently discovered an entirely new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may to be blame for the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment.
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Many youths with diabetes not being screened as recommended for diabetic retinopathyMany youths with type 1 and 2 diabetes are not receiving eye examinations as recommended to monitor for diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.
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Study examines birth outcomes for adolescent & young adult cancer survivorsA new article published online by JAMA Oncology from Hazel B. Nichols, Ph.D., Chelsea Anderson, M.P.H., and coauthors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill used a data linkage between the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry and state birth certificate files to examine selected birth outcomes. The study included 2,598 births to female adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and
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Shape of inner ear helps predict hearing loss for children with rare disorderIt may be possible to predict the severity of hearing loss for children diagnosed with enlarged vestibular aqueduct, according to a new study published in JAMA-Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. This retrospective chart review, authored by physicians and researchers within the University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct (EVA) Research Project, is one of the first
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Preterm births more common in mothers who are cancer survivorsIn a study published in the journal JAMA Oncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report that women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years more commonly gave birth prematurely, and to babies whose weights were below normal. Cancer survivors also had a slightly higher rate of cesarean section deliveries.
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Coal Power Has Taken a Tumble, But Is It the Beginning of the End?Fewer coal-powered plants are going into construction—but without harsh taxes in place, people will continue to burn the stuff.
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The EU is 60 – and it helped my generation fall in love with Europe For so many of us, it was the fraternity the EU fostered – the campsites, the cafes, the chance to live in Berlin or Barcelona – that opened up a whole continent Happy birthday, the EU. Really sorry we can’t be at the party. I gave you my present last summer, you’ll remember. An X on a ballot paper. So did lots of my peers (25- to 49-year-old men are estimated to have voted 55:45 in favour of rem
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Prayer is not wishful nonsense. It helps us to shut up and think | Giles Fraser Loose canonThose who rush to outrage say the stupidest things. As we saw after the Westminster terror attack, modern media has killed off the quiet dignity of grief Yesterday, a minute or so before 3pm, with a policeman struggling for his life outside, and with details of what had gone on still sketchy and confused, the work of parliament was suspended. David Lidington, leader of the House of Commons, rose t
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How would the rest of the world vote in your country's election? | Simon AnholtTo make the world work, we need leaders who consider the needs of every man, woman, child and animal on the planet -- not just their own voters. With the Global Vote, an online platform that lets anybody, anywhere in the world vote in the election of any country on earth, policy advisor Simon Anholt hopes to fill the gap between the few people who elect the world's most powerful leaders ... and th
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Fleetwood Mac: Tango in the Night review | Alexis Petridis' album of the week This 1987 classic is a blend of solid-gold pop and super-slick production, interwoven with the sound of a band sliding into chaos The mid-80s were not the kindest time for 60s and 70s rock legends. For every gimlet-eyed operator who successfully navigated an alien and unforgiving landscape of power ballads, crashing snare drums, Fairlight synthesisers and MTV moonmen – the Eagles’ Don Henley and
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Aquarius review – Sônia Braga brilliant as a widow on the warpath The Brazilian actor delivers her finest performance in this affecting tale of a woman defiantly refusing to move out of her flat while also determinedly pursuing a thrilling sex life Aquarius is a rich and complex character study from the Brazilian auteur Kleber Mendonça Filho: densely observed, scrupulously realised, and with a wonderful lead performance. There’s an expansiveness to this film’s
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Yes, Facebook, I am safe – no thanks for asking | Tim Burrows Facebook turned on Safety Check during the Westminster attack. In telling friends you are ‘not marked as safe’, is it providing another avenue for fear? This morning, after reading the latest news updates about the terror attack on Westminster, I fired up Facebook. There I was met with an atypical request: a friend who lives an eight-hour flight away in Canada had asked me to mark myself “safe”.
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Lemvig bygger endnu en mur mod havetEn højvandsmur har holdt Limfjorden ude af Lemvig siden 2012. Men muren beskytter kun en del af byen. Nu skal muren udvides mod øst, hvor blød jordbund og sluseport giver udfordringer.
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US Diplomat Was Investigated for Spying as a Kid Because He Kept Writing Boeing Asking for Photos Military historian and US diplomat Robert F. Dorr in a photo from October of 2003 (Photo by Jon Smythe) By most standards, Robert F. Dorr lived the most all-American, patriotic life anyone possibly could. He served in the Air Force, he was a diplomat with the State Department from the 1960s to the 1980s, and he went on to be a successful author and TV pundit about military affairs. But as a teena
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Rendition: government evidence to be heard in secret in UK for first time Lawyers for MoD and FCO in case brought by two Pakistani men can present evidence behind closed doors, high court judge rules Government evidence in a rendition case will be heard in secret for the first time following a high court ruling. Lawyers for the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign Office in a case brought by two Pakistani men will be allowed to present evidence behind closed doors under
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How does spousal suicide affect bereaved spouse mentally, physically?People bereaved by the suicide of a spouse were at increased risk for mental and physical disorders, suicidal behavior, death and adverse social events, according to a nationwide study based on registry data conducted in Denmark.
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A new web of life: First full family tree of the world's spidersFor the first time biologists have made a full family tree of the world's spiders, giving us knowledge about venoms that can be useful in medicine. And we might be able to develop silk just as good as the spider's.
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Futurity.org

Neurons never quite recover from ‘Pavlov’s bell’ In the decades following the work of physiologist Ivan Pavlov and his famous salivating dogs, scientists have discovered how molecules and cells in the brain learn to associate two stimuli, such as Pavlov’s bell and the resulting food. What they haven’t been able to study is how whole groups of neurons work together to form that link. Now, researchers have observed how large groups of neurons in
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Coal Power Has Taken a Tumble, But Will it Last?Fewer coal-powered plants are going into construction—but without harsh taxes in place, people will continue to burn the stuff.
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Putting a Face on a Man Who Died 700 Years Ago | VideoArchaeologists used reconstructive technology to recreate the face of a British man who died 700 years ago.
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Canada budget falls flat with scientists Emphasis on innovation overshadowed by funding freeze for key research councils. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21699
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Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinumA group of Aalto University researchers led by professors Tanja Kallio and Kari Laasonen has developed a manufacturing method for electrocatalysts that only uses one hundredth of the amount of platinum generally used in commercial products. The activity achieved using the new material is similar to that of commercial electrocatalysts. The method is based on the special characteristics of carbon na
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New research links Gulf War Illness to gastrointestinal disturbancesA new study from the University of South Carolina has linked gastrointestinal disturbances in those suffering from Gulf War illness with changes intestinal microbiota. The findings open up new treatment options that may improve both gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms among soldiers and veterans.
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Scientists use parasite's internal clock to attack sleeping sicknessThe parasite that causes deadly sleeping sickness has its own biological clock that makes it more vulnerable to medications during the afternoon, according to international research that may help improve treatments for one of Africa's most lethal diseases.
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Exercising 2.5 hours per week associated with slower declines in Parkinson's disease patientsParkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive condition that often results in mobility impairments and can lead to decreased health-related quality of life (HRQL) and death. There is evidence that physical activity can delay decline in PD patients. In a study in the Journal of Parkinson's disease, researchers determined that that people who exercised regularly had significantly slower declines in HRQL
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Age at immigration influences occupational skill developmentFuture occupations of US immigrant children are influenced by how similar their native language is to English, according to a new study from scholars at Duke University and the US Naval Postgraduate School. 'The more difficult it is for the child to learn English, the more likely they will invest in math/logic and physical skills over communications skills,' said co-author Marcos Rangel, assistant
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Climate change and an 'overlooked' nutrient: SilicaSugar maples may have far greater silica pumping power than expected, and also may be more profoundly affected by climate change as warmer winters damage their vulnerable roots.
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Overdragelse af vaccineproduktion fører til lang restordrelisteStatens Serum Instituts liste af vacciner i restordre har vokset sig længere end normalt, fordu instituttets vaccinationsproduktion netop er overdraget til anden aktør, forklarer vicedirektør.
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A Final, Frantic Scramble for the Republican Health-Care Bill Updated on March 23 at 12:42 p.m. ET House Republicans on Thursday plan to mark the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act by voting to dismantle the law and reshape the American health-care system. Well, that’s the plan, at least. Hours before the scheduled evening roll call, neither party leaders nor rank-and-file lawmakers know exactly what they’ll be voting on. They hav
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Do mangosteens hold the key to treating TB? Compounds called xanthones from mangosteens could provide a suitable new drug in the fight against tuberculosis, new research suggests. Researchers report that xanthones were very effective at inhibiting and killing Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacterium responsible for causing TB. The study also demonstrated that xanthones had a low propensity for developing drug resistance, making it a
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Say Goodbye to Virgin America Image: Getty Alaska Airlines announced on Wednesday that it will retire the Virgin America brand sometime in 2019. The Seattle-based airline bought Virgin America last year for $2.6 billion with the hope of expanding beyond the Pacific Northwest. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin America, apparently cried when he heard the news. Why? Well, it means he’ll be losing money. Repainting Virgin Americ
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Uber Employees Use Secret Tools To Target Drivers And Undercut Competition Illustration credit Jason Torchinsky Three years ago, ride-hailing giant Uber came under investigation for a tool called “God View” that allowed employees to track drivers and customers in real-time. Uber has since scaled that ability back, but Jalopnik has learned the company still deploys a revamped version of it, along with other secret internal tools, to target its drivers who also work for c
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Hospitals Halt Hiring, Projects Amid Uncertain Fate of ObamacareThe Republican-proposed repeal bill is slated for a House vote on Thursday -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hand-held X-ray sourcesElectronic oscillations in graphene could make a tabletop — or even handheld — source of X-rays a reality, report researchers.
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A tough coat for siliconSupercritical carbon dioxide delivers protective molecules to semiconductor surfaces, report researchers in a new article.
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Single-angle ptychography allows 3D imaging of stressed materialsScientists have used a new X-ray diffraction technique called Bragg single-angle ptychography to get a clear picture of how planes of atoms shift and squeeze under stress.
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Smog-Filtering Screens Will Make Our Polluted Future Slightly More Tolerable As our newly-elected leaders do everything they can to roll back environmental regulations , the future is looking more and more like a smog-filled dystopia. But not all scientific progress has ground to a halt. Scientists at National University of Singapore have created a transparent smog-filtering window screen that could make our lives a little less wheezy. The problem with traditional air fil
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Popular Science

5 ways to use AI in your own home DIY The revolution is already here While you may not have access to a supercomputer or a deep neural network, basic artificial intelligence (AI) systems are built into many of the gadgets and apps you use…
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Belgian police arrest man who tried to drive into crowd in Antwerp Prosecutors say French national arrested following chase in city centre after car was driven at high speed through shopping area Belgian police have arrested a man after he tried to drive into a crowd at high speed in a shopping area of Antwerp, the city’s police chief said. At 11am a car drove at pedestrians walking along the Meir, Antwerp’s largest shopping street, and “people had to jump to th
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Livestock grazing effects on sage-grouseEffects of livestock grazing on greater sage-grouse populations can be positive or negative depending on the amount of grazing and when grazing occurs, according to research published today in Ecological Applications. The research was conducted by scientists from the United States Geological Survey, Colorado State University and Utah State University.
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Blood fatty acids reveal your child's dietEating lots of sugary candy may strain the liver, alter the body’s fatty acid metabolism and increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases already in childhood. Children’s blood fatty acid composition reflects their diet – but luckily this composition can be influenced by lifestyle interventions, say researchers.
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The Atlantic

Selling What They Preach A recent ad for the InterContinental hotel brand, a lush video set in London, features an interview with Kathryn Sargent, the first woman master tailor to open her own shop on Savile Row. “The whole experience of making a beautiful garment for someone,” Sargent tells the camera, as she expertly marks a piece of wool, “empathy is at the heart of that.” The video is titled, for YouTube purposes, “S
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Record-Low Ice Confirmed at North and South PolesSea ice at Earth's poles is dwindling, and it reached record lows this month, scientists report.
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Printable device points toward sensor-laden robot skinIn this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They're also brittle, as people with cracked phone screens everywhere can attest. Covering a robot -- or an airplane or a bridge -- with sensors will require a technology that is both flexible and cost-effective to manufacture in bulk. A team of researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligenc
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Researchers focus on cell membranes to develop Alzheimer's treatmentsThin parts of the cell membranes of neurons turn out to be particularly vulnerable to a protein that collects in the brain of people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a University of Michigan researcher.
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Strong interaction between herbivores and plantsA research project conducted at the University of Cologne's Zoological Institute reveals important findings on the interaction between nutrient availability and the diversity of consumer species in freshwater environments. A better understanding of this interaction will contribute to developing possibilities to maintain biodiversity in all kinds of ecosystems.
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Researchers propose new diagnostic model for psychiatric disordersA consortium of 50 psychologists and psychiatrists, including Notre Dame professors Lee Anna Clark and David Watson, has outlined a new diagnostic model for mental illness.
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Connected dolls and tell-tale teddy bears: Why we need to manage the Internet of ToysAction is needed to monitor and control the emerging Internet of Toys, concludes a new report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. Privacy and security are highlighted as main areas of concern.
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Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive declineA new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance. According to the research, both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced accelerated cognitive decline in executive function and memory.
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Republicans less likely to be critical about Obamacare when thinking of their own medical needsUS Republican voters are less likely to be critical about the performance of the controversial 'Obamacare' health reforms when they are reminded about their own medical needs, new research shows.
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Olfactory receptors: New molecular targets detected in colorectal cancer cellsGrowth of colorectal cancer cells can be inhibited with the odorant troenan. This is reported by the research team headed by Professor Dr. Hanns Hatt and Dr. Lea Weber from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in the journal PLOS ONE. The researchers detected the olfactory receptor OR51B4 in tumor cells taken from the rectum and colon cancer cell lines. They analyzed which odorant activates the receptor and in
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Are arm measurements better than BMI to assess nutrition status in child cancer survivors?Arm anthropometry is a simple method to determine if a person is overweight or obese, and because it can distinguish between fat and muscle mass, unlike body mass index (BMI), it is a valuable method for assessing muscle loss in long-term survivors of childhood cancer.
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Wastewater cleaned thanks to a new adsorbent material made from fruit peelsResearchers from the University of Granada, and from the Center for Electrochemical Research and Technological Development and the Center of Engineering and Industrial Development, both in Mexico, have developed a process that allows to clean waters containing heavy metals and organic compounds considered pollutants, using a new adsorbent material made from the peels of fruits such as oranges and
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Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cellsResearchers have generated the first immortalized cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells.
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Wall Street’s New Trick to Dodge Trump-Induced Stock Swings The Trump Tracker reveals a massive uptick in companies listing Trump among their risk factors. The post Wall Street’s New Trick to Dodge Trump-Induced Stock Swings appeared first on WIRED .
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The Guardian

Afghan Taliban seize key district where UK lost 104 soldiers Military urged to move quickly to retake Sangin – once considered deadliest battlefield for British and US troops The Taliban has captured a key district in Helmand province once considered the deadliest battlefield for British and US troops in Afghanistan. The fall of Sangin on Thursday came amid the insurgents’ year-long push to expand their footprint in the Taliban heartland. Continue reading.
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Insane Light System Blasts the Energy of 10,000 Suns Image: DPA German scientists have constructed a powerful new light system that can focus energy equivalent to the radiation of 10,000 suns onto a single spot. Eventually, they hope, this “artificial sun” could be used to produce environmentally-friendly fuels. The impressive light system is called Synlight , and it’s located in Juelich, about nine miles west of Cologne, Germany. The German Aerosp
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It’s time to redefine what qualifies as a planet, scientists proposeAstronomers can have their definition of a planet, but some planetary scientists plan to stick to the long-held meaning of the word.
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Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating by Charles Spence – reviewDoes the size of your plate matter, or how loud your crisps crunch? A psychologist explores our multisensory experience of food One of the lesser enigmas of life is why so many people order tomato juice on aeroplanes. Like Pavlov’s dog, I often start craving it myself the minute I do my seatbelt up. Lemon, Worcester sauce, no ice (which I find dilutes the salty thickness too much). In the general
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Science Sting Exposes Corrupt Journal PublishersA stunt reveals the problematic practices of predatory journals -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Pilot jailed for being at twice legal alcohol limit before flight Paul Grebenc was due to be first officer on United Airlines flight from Glasgow to New Jersey when concerns were raised An airline pilot who admitted preparing to fly a passenger jet while at more than twice the legal alcohol limit has been jailed for 10 months. Paul Grebenc, 35, was due to fly as first officer on a United Airlines flight from Glasgow airport to Newark, New Jersey, on 27 August l
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YouTube and Google boycott spreads to US as AT&T and Verizon pull ads Major phone networks express concern over video sharing site and parent company’s inability to guarantee money won’t flow to extremism The growing advertiser boycott of YouTube has reached the US, with AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon and Enterprise all halting adverts on the site, as well as Google’s wider ad networks, over the video-sharing site’s inability to guarantee promotional messages won
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The Atlantic

An Israeli American Teen Has Been Arrested in the JCC Bomb Threats Case Updated March 23 at 12:08 p.m. EST Officials have arrested a Israeli American teenager in connection with a string of bomb threats made to U.S. Jewish Community Centers and schools over the past several months. He has also been accused of making threatening calls in New Zealand and Australia, along with a call to a commercial airline that forced it to make an emergency landing, according to The N
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The Guardian

The far right wants to exploit the Westminster attack. London won’t let it | Nesrine MalikThere is something about the capital – a rich texture that rejects simplistic incendiary rhetoric. It’s not immune to hate, just too complex to be swayed by it When the first news of the attack in Westminster began filtering through, I, along with many others, felt that familiar knot in our stomach – the kind one feels when braced for a predictable battle to separate fact from hysteria, plead for
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Lewis Hamilton says his Mercedes team are ‘up for a fight’ this year • Briton welcomes prospect of a close F1 title battle in 2017 • New rules have levelled playing field, says Hamilton Lewis Hamilton has said he would welcome the opportunity of a close battle involving several teams and drivers for the 2017 Formula One world championship, which starts in Australia on Sunday. The 32-year-old Englishman, who won two of his three titles in a Mercedes that has domina
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Ars Technica

Big US companies pull YouTube ads after extremist content sparks uncertainty (credit: Rego Korosi ) The controversy surrounding Google and YouTube advertising and extremist content has spread across the pond. According to a Bloomberg report , some of YouTube's biggest advertising customers, including Verizon and AT&T, have halted spending on display and other non-search advertising on the platform. The news comes days after a stream of UK companies pulled their ads from Y
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Less is more: New moms need workout programs that are less structured, more flexibleOften running on empty, new moms may need a bit more flexibility and support to ease back into exercise after giving birth, according to a Kansas State University researcher.Emily Mailey, assistant professor in kinesiology, said when a mom has survived the first several weeks of having a new baby and is ready to start adding exercise -- and all of its benefits -- back into her life, a more flexibl
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New understanding of chronic lung inflammatory diseases unfoldingResearchers studying chronic inflammation that can lead to the development of lung diseases such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and cancer, are focusing on the role cytokines play in regulating the behavior of fibroblast cells and the extracellular matrix.
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Where does laser energy go after being fired into plasma?An outstanding conundrum on what happens to the laser energy after beams are fired into plasma has been solved in newly-published research at the University of Strathclyde.
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A robust, 2-ion quantum logic gate that operates in a microsecond is designedThe theory group led by Gonzalo Muga of the UPV/EHU's Department of Physical Chemistry, has teamed up with the experimental group of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, United States, led by David Wineland, the 2012 Nobel Physics Laureate, to design a two-ion, robust, ultrarapid quantum logic gate capable of functioning in less than a microsecond. This study was publishe
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Diabetes damages small coronary blood vessels and thus increases the risk of heart attacksDiabetics have a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified one of the causes: Diabetes is associated with the loss of small blood vessels around the heart. This in turn affects the entire cardiac muscle. A genetic therapy that promotes the growth of blood vessels may offer a remedy.
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Tonsillotomy: Fewer adverse effects at first, but renewed inflammation/surgery possibleIn the short term, tonsillotomy is associated with less pain, as well as fewer swallowing and sleeping problems, than tonsillectomy. But regrowing tissue can lead to renewed inflammation.
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Researchers discover new type of memory effect in Transition Metal OxidesA new kind of memory effect discovered in two Transition Metal Oxides could carry important repercussions on technology and security. The multi-state nature of the memory effect, whereby more than one piece of information can coexist in the same space, could be harnessed for memory technology. And while deleted computer data can be recovered, at least partially, by talented hackers, the 'erase-upo
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Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China SeaIn the South China Sea, a 2°C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce a 6°C rise on Dongsha Atoll, a shallow coral reef ecosystem, killing approximately 40 percent of the resident coral community within weeks, according to a study published in Scientific Reports this week.
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Legion Finally Reveals the Truth About the Monster in David's Head... and His Father, Too All Photos Courtesy FX The latest episode of Legion was full of shocking twists and startling revelations. The first, of course, was confirming the Yellow-Eyed Demon’s true identity (since that news had unfortunately trickled out last week) . However, we also got a Maury Povich-style “You Are the Father” moment that... well, let’s just say it opens up a lot of possibilities. In the penultimate ep
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The Last Scrap of the North American Ice Sheet Is Melting Scenery at the coastline just northeast of the Barnes Ice Cap. Image: Gifford Miller The planet is warming and Arctic ice is melting. These facts are hardly news. But it’s not just habitat for polar bears that’s being lost—a piece of Earth’s history is disappearing, too. You’ve probably never heard of the Barnes Ice Cap, a Delaware-sized glacier located on a remote island in the Canadian Arctic,
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This $15 Emergency Weather Radio Can Also Recharge Your Phone Esky Solar Hand Crank Radio , $15 with code RZH3GBJQ You never want to be in a situation where you need a solar and hand crank-powered weather radio with a flashlight and USB port for charging your phone, but when you can get one for $15, you probably should buy it just in case. More Deals
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Ars Technica Live: California’s floods and droughts are just the beginning Ars Live #10, filmed by Chris Schodt and produced by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) UC-Berkeley environmental scientist Lynn Ingram joined us for the one-year anniversary episode of Ars Technica Live, and she gave us a broad historical perspective on climate change. Ingram's special focus is paleoclimatology, or the study of Earth's ancient ecosystems. She explained that she spends a lot of time in
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Asian-American students have strong academic support—but is it too much?Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Shock mass coral die-off in Asia sounds alarm for world’s reefsAn unexpected coral bleaching event in the South China Sea shows that reefs can heat up substantially more than the surrounding ocean
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We MPs will not be intimidated by this. The business of democracy will go on | Theresa VilliersFor those of us who work in parliament, yesterday was a shocking day. We owe the police a huge gratitude for their bravery The streets around Westminster were abnormally quiet as I returned to parliament this morning. The usual bustle of rush hour traffic and crowds was missing. Allowed past the police checks, I ducked under the lines of police tape, and my thoughts turned to the victims of yester
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White families with children drawn to less diverse neighborhoods, schoolsWhite families with children continue to live in predominantly white neighborhoods, in part to send their children to predominantly white schools, according to a new study on racial segregation in 100 metropolitan areas.
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Isotopic makeup of atmospheric sulfate and nitrateOxygen has three stable isotopes (16O, 17O and 18O). Enrichment of 17O relative to the dominant 16O is normally about half of that of 18O for various physicochemical processes, except for ozone (O3) production, which uniquely enriches 17O. This anomalous enrichment of 17O (Δ17O) is inherited by other photochemical oxidants and oxidation products derived from the precursor ozone through various atm
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Giant salamanders, geckos and olms: Vanishing species diversity in SiberiaScientists have studied the development of the amphibian and reptile fauna in Western Siberia during the past twelve million years. In their study, they demonstrate that the species diversity of both groups of animals was noticeably higher in the past than it is today. Among others, for the first time the researchers discovered an Asiatic representative of the extinct frog family Palaeobatrachidae
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Is Economic Despair What's Killing Middle-Aged White Americans? Two years ago, the Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton published an alarming revelation: Middle-aged white Americans without a college degree were dying in greater numbers, even as people in other developed countries were living longer. The husband-and-wife team argued, in a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , that these white Americans are facing“ deaths of
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Ravens: Non-breeders live in highly dynamic social groupsRavens have impressive cognitive skills when interacting with conspecifics -- comparable to many primates, whose social intelligence has been related to their life in groups. An international collaboration of researchers led by Thomas Bugnyar, Professor at the University of Vienna, could uncover for the first time the group dynamics of non-breeding ravens. The results help to understand the evolut
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The Anthropocene: Scientists respond to criticisms of a new geological epoch'Irreversible' changes to the Earth provide striking evidence of new epoch, University of Leicester experts suggest.
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Membrane lipids hop in and out of rafts in the blink of an eyeNew fluorescent lipids demonstrate how specialized regions in the cell membrane function.
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3-D bioprinted human cartilage cells can be implantedSwedish researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy have successfully induced human cartilage cells to live and grow in an animal model, using 3-D bioprinting. The results will move development closer to a potential future in which it will be possible to help patients by giving them new body parts through 3-D bioprinting.
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Comet Landslide Caught in ActionImages from the Rosetta spacecraft provide the first clear link between a comet's outbursts and changes upon the comet's surface -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Research shows some viruses can infect even after major mutationsPortland State University researchers have found that only about half the genes in a specific virus affecting single cell organisms is needed to infect a host. This means the virus can undergo major mutations without losing its ability to survive and infect.
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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer has a problem with its cooling system Enlarge / A view of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the station. (credit: NASA) Launched to the International Space Station in 2011 on the penultimate flight of the Space Shuttle, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer has quietly been collecting data during the last six years, observing more than 100 billion cosmic ray events. Although it has yet to produce any major scientific findings, physicists
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Robots are stronger, faster, more durable… and hackableSome of today's best known robots turn out to be easily hijacked, a sign that this burgeoning tech industry must make security a top priority, says Paul Marks
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Stuart Hogg wins Six Nations player of the year for second season running• Scotland full back lands 25% of the public vote • CJ Stander of Ireland is second, France’s Louis Picamoles third Stuart Hogg, the Scotland full-back, has won the Six Nations player of the championship award for the second year running after securing almost a quarter of the public vote for the award. He becomes only the second player to win it twice. Brian O’Driscoll, the former Ireland centre,
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Demolishing Dalian: China's 'Russian' city is erasing its heritage – in pictures Founded by the Russians, Dalian boasts a wealth of architectural history. But now its treasured buildings are marked for demolition – and the government is being sued. One student went to capture the area before it disappears Sitting on the Liaodong Peninsula in north-east China, the second-tier city of Dalian has a complex history. Transformed in 1898 from a small fishing village into a major po
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Step aside Denmark. Norway takes world’s happiest nation crown Knocking their Scandi neighbours off the top of the happiness index, Norwegians put their joyful outlook down to shared experiences, the great outdoors – and lots of country cabins This week five million Norwegians woke to happy news. Their country now comes top in the World Happiness Report , having leapfrogged several countries. We celebrated our official happiness with an extra piece of brown
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PC Keith Palmer remembered in minute's silence after London attack Senior officers pay tribute to victims of atrocity, with silence beginning at 9:33am in honour of Palmer’s shoulder number For all the understandable insistence that parliament and London would continue as normal after Wednesday’s terrorist attack, almost 24 hours later a large section of streets around the area remained sealed off by police. The cordon, enclosing Westminster Bridge and the roads
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New portal to unveil the dark sector of the universeOnce upon a time, the Universe was just a hot soup of particles. In those days, together with visible particles, other particles to us hidden or dark might have formed. Billions of years later scientists catalogued 17 types of visible particles, with the most recent one being the Higgs boson, creating the 'Standard Model'. However, they are still struggling to detect the hidden particles, the ones
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Male hormone plays key role in ovarian developmentThe male “androgen” hormone is an important element in the ovarian development of female chicken embryos, more so than in the development of male testes, scientists have discovered.
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EU to discuss UK and US laptop bans on Middle East flights European commission wants to know more about intelligence behind UK ban, which followed similar move by the US European security experts will meet in Brussels next week to assess the restrictions on laptop bans imposed by the UK and US on flights from some Middle Eastern and north African countries with the European commission calling for more information on the intelligence behind the British ba
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Scientists respond to criticisms of proposed AnthropoceneA team of academics led by the University of Leicester has responded to criticisms of the proposal to formalise a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene.
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When people prepare for conflict, dominant leaders take the stageOne popular theory holds that dominant leaders are supported by those who fear new situations and threats. However, new research from Aarhus BSS shows that support for dominant leaders is not born of fear, but of a wish to handle the country's problems by aggressive means. The research was recently published in the journal Political Psychology.
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Clot or bleeding?Because major surgery increases the risk of venous thrombosis, patients are often treated with anticoagulant medications to prevent thrombosis after surgery. Anticoagulant prophylaxis, however, increases the risk of severe bleeding. The international research group has now studied the risk of thrombosis and severe hemorrhage after urological cancer operations and other forms of urological surgery.
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UVA finds ANOTHER immune system link science said didn't existThe University of Virginia School of Medicine has again shown that a part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system actually interacts with it, and that discovery helps explain cases of male infertility, certain autoimmune diseases and even the failure of cancer vaccines.
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Cardiac lead extractions safer in high volume centersCardiac lead extraction is safer in high volume centers, according to the largest study of contemporary practice in Europe published today in European Heart Journal. Extraction in a low volume center was associated with a doubled risk of death while in hospital.
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New portal to unveil the dark sector of the UniverseIBS scientists theorize a new portal to peek into the dark world.
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Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat anxiety: ResearchBoosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat disabling emotions, says new research revealing their role in regulating critical brain circuits affecting fear and anxiety.
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Male hormone plays key role in ovarian developmentScientists have discovered that the male 'androgen' hormone is an important element in the ovarian development of female chicken embryos, more so than in the development of male testes.
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Mosquitoes, Get Ready for Your Close-Up How does one art direct a mosquito photoshoot? James Gathany has some tricks (warm blood, etc). As a photographer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he has spent 30 years shooting microbes, disease-carrying insects, and the occasional celebrity that passes through the CDC. Prince Andrew and Barack Obama are the most memorable humans he’s photographed, he says. But it is as a scie
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Ryan Gosling explains why he laughed at Oscars envelope mix-up ‘I thought there was some kind of medical situation,’ the La La Land star says, citing relief for his reaction during best picture gaffe Ryan Gosling has explained the mysterious fit of the giggles he suffered at last month’s Oscars ceremony. The La La Land actor was pictured attempting to hold back laughter as it was revealed that his film had incorrectly been awarded best picture . Continue rea
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ABC News says three of its Twitter accounts were hackedABC News said three of its Twitter accounts were hacked Thursday morning, sending out profanity-filled tweets to its millions of followers.
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Inside China’s Almost-Totally-Legal $400M Fishery in Africa Few things so clearly represent China's influence in West Africa as the ships pulling fish from its fisheries. The post Inside China’s Almost-Totally-Legal $400M Fishery in Africa appeared first on WIRED .
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The Fight to Wrap Cheapo Cars in Luxurious Silence The joy of quiet, long reserved for the fanciest drivers, is making its way down market. The post The Fight to Wrap Cheapo Cars in Luxurious Silence appeared first on WIRED .
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Pouring Random Liquids Into an Aquarium Is Equal Parts Beautiful and Disgusting Through the lens of a talented photographer, even the most haunting, disturbing, and distressing scenes can be made beautiful. But we can’t decide if photographer Brian Tomlinson’s experiments with pouring random stuff into aquariums looks like a modern masterpiece, or just someone blowing chunks. To his credit, Tomlinson created this setup primarily to capture still photographs of the resulting
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Hands-on with Android O—A million new settings and an awesome snooze feature Android O is actually here! After diving into Google's blog post , we fired up our developer tools and loaded Android O on a sacrificial device. There are a few new interesting features, lots of UI tweaks, and plenty of odd bugs and unfinished areas. Let's dive in. Notifications: Snooze, channels, and a terrible new ambient mode My favorite new feature in Android O is the ability to do system-wid
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Spiritual retreats change feel-good chemical systems in the brainMore Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance well-being. Now, researchers show there are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of retreat participants.
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Immune study in chickens reveals key hurdle for Campylobacter vaccine effortThe immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan, new research has found. The findings have important implications in the challenge towards developing a poultry vaccine for the bug, which is the UK's leading cause of food poisoning.
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Largest survey to date of patient and family experience at US children's hospitalsA survey of more than 17,000 parents of hospitalized children gives mixed responses about the quality of the inpatient experience at 69 US children's hospitals.
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How science is helping the police search for bodies in waterPolice divers have started searching a canal in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, hoping to find the remains of schoolgirl Moira Anderson who disappeared, suspected murdered, in 1957. The operation follows an investigation by my colleagues and me, identifying five areas of interest in the canal.
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An algorithm that knows when you'll get bored with your favourite mobile gameResearchers from the Tokyo-based company Silicon Studio, led by Spanish data scientist África Periáñez, have developed a new algorithm that predicts when a user will leave a mobile game. This information is useful for game studios so that they can design strategies to maintain the player's interest.
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Wastewater cleaned thanks to a new adsorbent material made from fruit peelsA collaborative of researchers has developed a process to clean water containing heavy metals and organic pollutants using a new adsorbent material made from the peels of oranges and grapefruits.
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Non-breeding ravens live in highly dynamic social groupsRavens have impressive cognitive skills when interacting with conspecifics – comparable to many primates, whose social intelligence has been related to their life in groups. An international collaboration of researchers led by Thomas Bugnyar, Professor at the Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, could uncover for the first time the group dynamics of non-breeding ravens. The resul
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Single nucleotide change responsible for allowing H7N9 flu to jump from birds to humans found(Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Hong Kong and mainland China has isolated a change in a single nucleotide that is responsible for allowing the H7N9 flu virus to replicate in both birds and humans. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the team describes their efforts in searching for the factors involved when avian flu jumps to huma
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Physicists prove that it's impossible to cool an object to absolute zero(Phys.org)—In 1912, chemist Walther Nernst proposed that cooling an object to absolute zero is impossible with a finite amount of time and resources. Today this idea, called the unattainability principle, is the most widely accepted version of the third law of thermodynamics—yet so far it has not been proved from first principles.
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Israeli teenager arrested over bomb threats to US Jewish targets Israeli Jewish man, 19, is suspected of being behind dozens of anonymous calls and communications A 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man has been arrested in Israel on suspicion of making multiple bomb threats to Jewish organisations and an airline in the US and elsewhere. The unnamed individual – who lives in Israel, reportedly in the southern city of Ashkelon, but has joint US-Israeli citizenship – w
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Things I Managed to Do With the $250 Computer From Hell Photos: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I’ve never been to hell, but I imagine it’s a lot like going to work and using an abysmally slow computer. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the past two weeks, as I’ve plodded along in my own personal nightmare using a tiny, $250 PC built for emerging markets. The Mission One comes from Endless, a company that spent the last five years selling cheap computers in
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Skull holes hint at shift to walking on 2 feet A large hole at the base of the skull offers clues to the evolution of bipedalism—walking on two feet—in humans. Compared with those of other primates, the foramen magnum—where the spinal cord passes through—is shifted forward. While many scientists generally attribute this shift to the evolution of bipedalism and the need to balance the head directly atop the spine, others have been critical of
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Recognizing "Mom" Works in Only One Eye at a Time in These AnimalsMemories for birds might be stored in only one of two hemispheres, which could bring advantages -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How the media warp science: the case of the sensationalised satnav Reports of research that shows that satnavs “switch off” parts of the brain are a perfect example of how the media distorts science, often unintentionally There’s a famous cliché which says “If you like sausage, you should never see one being made”. Well, earlier this week I saw how a science news story occurred, from experiment to media coverage, and I think the same applies here. A UCL study ti
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Measuring College (Un)affordability College is unaffordable for a lot of families. That’s widely acknowledged across party lines. But a new report shows that as many as 95 percent of colleges are completely unaffordable—and thus unavailable—for huge swaths of Americans. For many would-be college students, their choices are delimited by their socioeconomic status before they have even taken the SAT. In a new report, the nonprofit In
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Isotopic makeup of atmospheric sulfate and nitrateScientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS have conducted research in Antarctica to elucidate the chemical pathways that contribute to the formation of atmospheric sulfate and nitrate. They were able to identify seasonal changes in Δ17O values of sulfate and nitrate, and confirm that these are due not to variations in Δ17O values of the precursor ozone but to c
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Study shows how brain combines subtle sensory signals to take noticeNew research in eLife explains how the developing brain learns to integrate and react to subtle but simultaneous sensory cues -- sound, touch and visual -- that would be ignored individually.
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A new approach to diagnosing mental disorders could become an alternative to DSM-5A consortium of psychiatrists and psychologists from universities around the world, co-led by Stony Brook University, University of Minnesota and University of Notre Dame researchers, has proposed a new approach to diagnosing mental disorders.
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Effective one-shot vaccination of newborns moves closer to realityNewborns are highly vulnerable to infections and don't respond optimally to most vaccines because their young immune systems typically mount weak antibody responses. Now, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital report achieving strong vaccine responses in newborn animals, including monkeys -- the final preclinical model before human trials -- by adding compounds known as adjuvants that boost the
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Team of scientists demonstrate path for tackling rare cancers with no effective treatmentStudy results indicate importance of treatment based on genetic mutation rather than location of origin.
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The mechanism of mucus: Discovery could lead to better cystic fibrosis treatmentsUniversity of North Carolina scientists found that mucin proteins, which make mucus thick and sticky, fail to unfold properly in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis. And they found the lack of water in the lung can trigger the misfolding mucins.
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Asian-American students have strong academic support -- but is it too much?Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian-American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Portland State U research shows some viruses can infect even after major mutationsPortland State University researchers have found that only about half the genes in a specific virus affecting single cell organisms is needed to infect a host. This means the virus can undergo major mutations without losing its ability to survive and infect. The research shows how resilient and stable viruses can be. It also gives new insights into the structure of HIV and other viruses, how they
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Living and looking for lavatories – why researching relief is so relevant Toilets are a source of interaction, social structures, organisation, norms and values. So why aren’t sociologists discussing them more? It may be a turn of the stomach, a nervous flutter, a morning coffee or a sudden, unpredictable rush. You may look for a sign, if you are lucky enough to live in a society where they are readily available. There may or may not be a queue, often depending on the
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Laser activated gold pyramids could deliver drugs, DNA into cells without harmThe ability to deliver cargo like drugs or DNA into cells is essential for biological research and disease therapy but cell membranes are very good at defending their territory. Researchers have developed various methods to trick or force open the cell membrane but these methods are limited in the type of cargo they can deliver and aren't particularly efficient.
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Cloud spotters help 'wave-like' formation secure official recognitionA new cloud formation first spotted by citizen scientists and verified by University of Reading weather experts is set to join the official register of cloud types.
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Study reveals mass extinction event 35 million years agoAustralian National University biologists have found the first evidence of mass extinction of Australian animals caused by a dramatic drop in global temperatures 35 million years ago.
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New tools to increase the accuracy of biodiversity monitoringAn EU funded project, has created a range of tools to give a more accurate picture of current biodiversity, aiding efforts for sustainable governance of natural resources.
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Technology enhances role-playing scenarios for managing sudden oak deathWhen making management decisions about complex environmental issues, it's wise to give stakeholders with different points of view a seat at the table – preferably a landscape-shaped table with a computer-generated surface that participants can control with hand motions to get immediate feedback about possible solutions.
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A Middle Eastern Airline Is Scorching Trump's Electronics Ban on Twitter President Trump shows everyone how he would eat a gigantic apple while meeting with members of several veterans service organizations on March 17, 2017 (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Starting this week, anyone flying on Royal Jordanian’s routes to the United States from cities like Amman won’t be allowed to bring any electronic device bigger than a smartphone into the cabin. And Royal J
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James Cotton obituaryPioneer of modern blues harmonica-playing, first with Muddy Waters and then with his own band A small group of musicians working in Chicago in the 1950s and 60s created modern blues harmonica-playing, among them Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Walter Horton and Junior Wells. James Cotton, who has died aged 81, was the last of that company, but he probably travelled more widely, and was hea
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Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinumPlatinum is a very expensive metal and it is therefore one of the bottlenecks hindering the growth of renewable energy. Platinum is used as the catalyst in electrolysers that store electric energy as chemical compounds, and it also plays an important role in fuel cells, catalytic converters and many chemical processes used in industry.
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Mineralogists identify a group of minerals that owe their existence to human activityNo other species in Earth's history has left a mark on the planet as profound and lasting as Homo sapiens. So much so that scientists are increasingly making a case for designating a new geological time period: the Anthropocene. In a paper published this month in the journal American Mineralogist, two UA scientists lend further merit to this idea by identifying for the first time a group of 208 mi
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GALLERI: Se den kommende arkitektskole i AarhusVargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT og Rolvung og Brøndsted Arkitekter har i samarbejde med ingeniørerne Tri-Consult og Steensen Varming vundet konkurrencen om den første, nybyggede arkitektskole i Danmark nogensinde. Den nye arkitektskole forventes indviet i 2020. Den bliver på ca. 13.000 kvm og er budgetteret til i alt 261 mio. kr.
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A new web of lifeFor the first time biologists have made a full family tree of the world's spiders, giving us knowledge about venoms that can be useful in medicine. And we might be able to develop silk just as good as the spider's.
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The Download, Mar 23, 2017: Compelling Chatbots, Rejuvenating Old Blood, and a Coal Slow DownThe most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.
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We Know the Name of Woody Harrelson's Character in the Han Solo Movie Gwendoline Christie joins the Darkest Minds adaptation. Laura Dern offers the vaguest of hints about her role in The Last Jedi . Assassin’s Creed is heading to television. Plus, a boatload of new Transformers posters, a new set picture from Infinity War , and new pictures from Orphan Black ’s final season. Spoilers now! Han Solo Woody Harrelson appeared on last night’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fal
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Macchiarini Retracts Another PaperThe embattled thoracic surgeon blames his former employer, the Karolinska Institute, for losing data related to the retracted research.
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Corsair One review: The best small form factor PC we’ve ever tested Enlarge (credit: Mark Walton) Specs at a glance: Corsair One Lowest Middle Best (as reviewed) OS Windows 10 Home 64-bit CPU Intel Core i7-7700 (liquid cooled) Intel Core i7-7700K (liquid cooled) Intel Core i7-7700K (liquid cooled) RAM 16GB DDR4 2,400MHz (8GBx2) 16GB DDR4 2,400MHz (8GBx2) 16GB DDR4 2,400MHz (8GBx2) GPU Nvidia GTX 1070 (air cooled) Nvidia GTX 1080 8GB (liquid cooled) Nvidia GTX 108
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Bee expert discusses bumblebee, now officially listed as endangeredPopulations of the rusty patched bumblebee, a once-common bee species, have dramatically declined during the past three decades. Many scientists who study bees believe the species may be headed toward extinction
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Astronomers study a rare multi-eclipsing quintet of stars(Phys.org)—A team of astronomers led by Krzysztof Hełminiak of the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Toruń, Poland, has investigated an interesting bright quintuple stellar system in which each of the stars is eclipsed. The quintet, designated KIC 4150611 (also known as HD 181469), given its peculiar pulsations, eclipses, and high-order multiplicity, could provide important information on
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Let there be light: Germans switch on 'largest artificial sun' Scientists hope experiment, which can generate temperatures of around 3,500C, will help to develop carbon-neutral fuel German scientists are switching on “the world’s largest artificial sun” in the hope that intense light sources can be used to generate climate-friendly fuel. The Synlight experiment in Jülich, about 19 miles west of Cologne, consists 149 souped-up film projector spotlights and pr
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It’s time to redefine what qualifies as a planetAstronomers can have their definition of a planet, but some planetary scientists plan to stick to the long-held meaning of the word.
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White families with children drawn to less diverse neighborhoods, schoolsRacial segregation is declining, but it remains higher for families with children than those without, a new study shows.
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Kroniske sygdomme presser kommunekasserneNy rapport fra Region Hovedstaden viser, at de kroniske sygdomme i høj grad belaster kommunernes økonomi. Udgifterne stiger markant, når borgere bliver ramt af flere sygdomme på en gang.
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Anesthesia and the Elderly BrainResearch paints a complex picture of how surgery and anesthesia might harm the brain, particularly for older patients -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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TS Picks: March 23, 2017Reacting to the White House budget proposal; tracking “attacks on science”
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Best photographs of the day: artifical sun and spring celebrations The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
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Best evidence yet that hypnotised people aren’t faking itIt’s hard to tell whether hypnotism is real. Now researchers have used a trick of the mind to show that hypnotised people’s actions really do feel involuntary
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Florida Man Accidentally Destroys at Least 10 Homes While Burning Books GIF of the fires made from a video by the Florida Fire Service (Twitter) If you’re looking to get rid of old books, there are plenty of places to donate them. Unfortunately, a man in Florida didn’t know that and has destroyed between 10 to 15 homes in a fire that’s still raging in Nassau County . The man hasn’t been identified, but his book burning has done a lot of damage. At this point the fire
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NASA selects CubeSat, SmallSat mission concept studiesNASA has selected ten studies under the Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies (PSDS3) program, to develop mission concepts using small satellites to investigate Venus, Earth's moon, asteroids, Mars and the outer planets.
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Study shows public wants researchers held accountable for data fraudWhether it is falsification, fabrication or selective reporting, the general public views these research practices as immoral and believes scientists should be held accountable, according to a new study by researchers at the University at Albany.
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Physicist develops drip-free wine bottleDrips are the bane of every wine drinker's existence. He or she uncorks a bottle of wine, tips it toward the glass, and a drop, or even a stream, runs down the side of the bottle. Sure, you could do what sommeliers in restaurants do, wrapping a napkin around the neck of the bottle to catch the liquid, but who has time for that? Much more likely, you'll ruin the tablecloth.
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Building an underground savings account to bolster water supplyIf the sight of this winter's torrential rains left you pining for a way to capture the precious overflows, you are not alone.
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Study finds refugee entrepreneurship has significant economic benefitRefugee entrepreneurs have the potential to make a significant economic contribution, with a new study of a pilot start-ups program showing their ability to generate jobs, tax revenue and a significant reduction in welfare support.
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Share your photos of these newly recognised cloud formations As the International Cloud Atlas adds 11 “new” formations , including wave-like clouds known as asperitas, we’d like to see your pictures from around the world Wave-like clouds long seen but never officially categorised in English-language meteorological circles now have their place in the International Cloud Atlas. Related: Stunning 'new' cloud formations captured in updated atlas – in pictures
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Pouring wine is less drippy with this groove A drip, or even a stream, of wine from the bottle can ruin your tablecloth—unless you wrap a napkin around the bottle as a sommelier would. Daniel Perlman—wine-lover, inventor, and biophysicist at Brandeis University—has figured out a solution to this age-old problem. Over the course of three years, he has been studying the flow of liquid across the wine bottle’s lip. By cutting a groove just bel
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Sensing harmful molecules with lightUltra-sensitive devices are being developed to detect biological and chemical compounds.
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Female guppies with larger brains found to favor more colorful mates(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Sweden and the U.K. has found that female guppies with larger than average brains preferred to mate with males that were more colorful than average compared to smaller brained females. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes how they bred guppies to develop larger brains and used them for comparison purposes in
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Lab researchers boost truck fuel efficiency through improved aerodynamicsLawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, as part of a Navistar SuperTruck I team, helped design a new type of tractor trailer truck that improves fuel economy by 124 percent, compared to heavy vehicles on the road today.
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Ancient fossil reveals the evolution of bird legs for the first timeResearchers from the UK and China have found that living birds have a more crouched leg posture than their ancestors, who are generally thought to have moved with straighter limbs similar to those of humans. The study, published in Nature Communications, highlights how birds shifted towards this more crouched posture.
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Image: Space Station view of Mount Etna eruptingThe Expedition 50 crew aboard the International Space Station had a nighttime view from orbit of Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, erupting on March 19, 2017.
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Stunning 'new' cloud formations captured in updated atlas – in pictures Roll clouds and wave-like asperitas are among the additions to the new digital International Cloud Atlas, that dates back to the 19th century. It features hundreds of images captured by meteorologists and cloud lovers from around the world Have you seen any of the “new” cloud formations? Continue reading...
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Apple snaps up Workflow, an iOS automation app for power users [Updated] Enlarge / The Workflow app. (credit: Workflow) Late yesterday, Apple closed a deal to acquire Workflow , an app for iOS power users that lets you string a series of repetitive actions together to make them easier and quicker to accomplish. In many ways, the app accomplishes for iOS what the Automator app does for macOS. Late last year Apple laid off Sal Soghoian , the product manager in charge of
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Livestock grazing effects on sage-grouseEffects of livestock grazing on greater sage-grouse populations can be positive or negative depending on the amount of grazing and when grazing occurs, according to research published today in Ecological Applications.
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Rescuing data and shoring up environmental agencies in the Trump eraA few days after the presidential election, Lindsey Dillon and a handful of like-mined scientists, lawyers, archivists, and academics got on email and brainstormed themselves into action, forming a network to respond quickly to any Trump administration efforts to dismantle environmental policies and agencies.
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New research may beat back bedbug epidemicA new biopesticide developed by Penn State scientists has the potential to turn the bedbug control market on its ear, thanks to a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem taking root at Penn State that's helping to push crucial discoveries out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.
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Research looks at friction properties of materialNormally, bare metal sliding against bare metal is not a good thing. Friction will destroy pistons in an engine, for example, without lubrication.
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Astronomers Don’t Point This Telescope—The Telescope Points Them The era of big data astronomy will find stuff astronomers never even knew to look for. The post Astronomers Don't Point This Telescope—The Telescope Points Them appeared first on WIRED .
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The Guy Behind Ello (Remember Ello?) Just Built a Better Snapchat Wuu provides a private place for sharing stuff with friends. Nothing more. No ads, no influencers, no BS. The post The Guy Behind Ello (Remember Ello?) Just Built a Better Snapchat appeared first on WIRED .
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Wembley at 10: iconic venue and national symbol but is it value for money?It is 10 years since the reconstructed stadium opened at a cost of £757m after years of arguments about its financing and role. Its world-class status is scarcely in doubt but not everyone considers it an unadulterated success When photographers converged upon Wembley on 24 March 2007 to capture the first proper match since its reconstruction, they discovered no expense had been spared. The workin
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Image of the Day: Tubular OriginsMurine neural tubes, with each image highlighting a different embryonic tissue type (blue). The neural tube itself (left) grows into the brain, spine, and nerves, while the mesoderm (middle) develops into other organs, and the ectoderm (right) forms skin, teeth, and hair.
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Welcome to Hollywood: residents clash as access to famed sign is blocked After a lawsuit prompted the closure of a gate to the area’s popular trails, local opinion is sharply divided: while some rejoice, others say ‘the bad guys won’ When Ben Sheffner bought his house in the Hollywood hills seven years ago, he welcomed being just steps away from a trailhead leading directly to the Hollywood sign and the hills beyond. Access was in fact one of the big selling points wh
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Scammy science: 40 journals appointed a fake person as editor Enlarge (credit: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier ) Anna O. Szust is not a real person. She is, literally, a fraud: oszust means “fraud” in Polish. Nonetheless, Szust has been appointed as an editor at 40 bogus academic journals. After sending out her fake application for an editorial role, the researchers responsible for the world’s nerdiest sting operation began to receive responses almost immedi
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Everton agree deal to purchase waterfront site at Bramley Moore dock• Full announcement scheduled after Thursday’s council meeting • Merseyside club to acquire land once stadium is in place Everton have cleared the first hurdle in their attempt to build a new stadium on Liverpool’s waterfront by agreeing a deal to purchase land at Bramley Moore dock. The Merseyside club have reached a financial agreement with Peel Holdings, the landowner, for their preferred locat
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Readers recommend playlist: your songs about knowledge A reader picks a playlist from your suggestions teaching us that knowledge really is power. Talking Heads, Bill Withers and XTC all feature Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from your suggestions after last week’s callout . Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of the piece. Sir Francis Bacon was said to have written scientia potentia
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There's a great singles chart out there – it's just not the one we use as the Top 40 The Official Charts Company’s physical singles chart, based on CD and vinyl sales, paints a very different picture to the ‘real’ Top 40 – and a much more attractive one What a great top 10 singles from the Official Charts Company. A leading solo artist at No 1, a great British group at No 2, Radio 2 favourites at three, three hot young acts, one veteran band propelled there by fanbase sales, one
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Spiritual retreats change feel-good chemical systems in the brainMore Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance well-being. Now, researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University show there are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of retreat participants. The team published their results in Religion, Brain & Behavior
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How A.I. captured a volcano's changing lava lakeOne of our planet's few exposed lava lakes is changing, and artificial intelligence is helping NASA understand how.
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Microbes could make drug production more efficientAlkaloid-based pharmaceuticals derived from plants can be potent treatments for a variety of illnesses. But getting these powerful therapeutic agents from plants can take a long time and cost plenty of money, because it often takes a lot of plants to make a small amount of drug product.
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iClever's Surprisingly Excellent Folding Keyboard Is Just $24 Today iClever Folding Keyboard , $24 with code TMTFT97H iClever’s new folding Bluetooth keyboard is the only mobile keyboard I’ve ever actually enjoyed using , and a great investment for anyone that needs to work on an airplane, or just wants to get some typing done at the coffee shop without lugging around a laptop. It’s a bargain at its usual $30, but for a limited time, promo code TMTFT97H will knoc
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How California is saving rainwater for a sunny day Environment Meet Helen Dahlke, a water banker Outside Helen Dahlke’s office, at the University of California at Davis, the clouds hang low, their edges seeming to brush against the building. Read on.
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Easy speedy weeknight pasta sauces | Dale Berning Sawa A weeknight bowl of pasta follows a basic system: toss the shapes and a spoonful of their salted cooking water with one of these speedy sauces. Who needs Loyd Grossman? Felicity Cloake’s piece last month on Britain falling out of love with shop-bought pasta sauce garnered more than 1,000 shares and twice as many comments. Proof – if it were needed – that when it comes to sating our collective hun
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Scottish parliament postpones vote on second referendum Independence debate was suspended after Westminster attack and vote will now take place the day before article 50 is triggered The Scottish parliament vote on calling for a new independence referendum has been postponed until Tuesday 28 March, the day before Theresa May triggers article 50 to begin the Brexit process. MSPs were in the closing stages of a debate on Wednesday afternoon about Nicola
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The media response to the Westminster attack reflects a divided country | Polly ToynbeeAll of us responded to this atrocity in our tribes. We feel emotional, visceral indignation today, but must face the risks with calm reason Well, how did we do? We knew this attack was coming and we can be pretty certain more will follow because the security forces tell us so. “Highly likely” has been the severe threat level for years. Eight have now been arrested in raids in Birmingham and London
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Today's News: March 23, 2017 —Prime Minister Theresa May has told the U.K.’s House of Commons the London attacker was British-born and was known to both the police and the country’s intelligence services. She described him as a peripheral figure. More here . —The U.S. House of Representatives votes today on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican-sponsored legislation that would significantly roll back parts of t
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Regionspolitikere til læger: Fjern jeres tørklæder og kristne kors Det skal være slut med at bære kristne kors, politiske emblemer og muslimske tørklæder som sundhedsansat i Region Syddanmark. I hvert fald hvis det står til Liberal Alliance og Nye Borgerlige. Lægeforeningen: »Det er ikke behov for et forbud, når der ikke er et problem.«
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Good Science Is Usually Good BusinessWhen it comes to global business expansion, why not inject some science into the art of the deal? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Exploring the negative consequences of stereotypingSocial mythologies, like the old saw that "white men can't jump," may in fact have some negative consequences for those being stereotyped. And even if the majority of people do not openly endorse these negative beliefs, recent research suggests that just the mere awareness of these stereotypes can have negative consequences for individuals who are targeted by them, according to two social psycholo
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Archbishop of Canterbury to make 12-day visit to Holy Land Justin Welby will use his first official visit to region to focus on religious freedom and challenges facing Christians in Middle East The archbishop of Canterbury is to make a high-level 12-day visit to the Holy Land in May, focusing on religious freedom and the challenges facing Christians in the Middle East. It will be Justin Welby’s first official visit to the Holy Land since becoming archbis
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Cloud Atlas Now Online: See All the Bizarre Formations Around the WorldThe bizarre roll cloud and the beautiful asperitas cloud are among the additions to the latest International Cloud Atlas.
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Invade and conquer: film's grisly return to body horror Get Out, Life and Alien: Covenant are gruesome reminders that being taken over by someone (or something) else is as terrifying as ever. Spoilers ahead We tend to think back fondly on the recently departed, but movie-goers will chiefly remember the late John Hurt racked with pain, clutching his ribcage as a hostile extraterrestrial bursts out of him like a visceral jack-in-the-box. His spectacular
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Keep it in the family: running a business with mum In the lead up to Mother’s Day, we ask small business owners how easy it is to work together, what they argue about and how it’s changed their relationship When Katy Alston’s husband bought her an ice cream van for Christmas, she thought he’d gone mad. She’d taken time out of a 15-year-long nursing career to look after her son and was debating what her next career move would be. Continue reading.
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Phone Companies Will Soon Banish Robocalls. For Real This Time If Democrats, Republicans, and the telecommunications industry can agree on anything, it's that robocalls are the worst. The post Phone Companies Will Soon Banish Robocalls. For Real This Time appeared first on WIRED .
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How TV Opening Titles Got to Be So Damn Good You've probably heard television is in something of a golden age, but the same can be said of title sequences. The post How TV Opening Titles Got to Be So Damn Good appeared first on WIRED .
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NemID’s nye navn koster 300.000 kroner https://www.version2.dk/artikel/nemids-nye-navn-kommer-at-koste-300000-kroner-1074813 Omkostningerne kommer til at dække et nyt navn og et nyt logo, lyder det. Version2
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Scientists switch on 'artificial sun' in German labScientists in Germany are flipping the switch on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," hoping it will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel.
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Eddie Jones has given England a spine – now to work on problem solving | The Breakdown Six Nations success was a testament to Eddie Jones’s vision, but the Italy and Ireland games showed England are still a work in progress when it comes to adapting International rugby has become a black and white world with a trace of gold and green. Eighteen months after going down under to Australia at Twickenham and out of the World Cup, England stand second to New Zealand in the world rankings
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Ars Technica

1,000hp hybrid hypercars are the next big thing, and McLaren’s is called the BP23 McLaren Pity the humble hypercar. For a brief moment in time you're the hottest thing on four wheels, splashed across thousands of desktop wallpapers (and bedroom walls, if car posters are still a thing). But these days that kind of star power doesn't last long. Blame the companies that build them. You'd think it would be hard to top something like a McLaren P1 , a hybrid with 903hp (673kW) and a
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Decades of TB progress threatened by drug-resistant bacteria, warn experts Rise of multi-drug resistant strains of tuberculosis could derail global efforts to eradicate the disease, according to a new report The rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria threatens to overturn decades of progress on tuberculosis (TB) , experts are warning. Continue reading...
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Denis Voronenkov: ex-Russian MP who fled to Ukraine killed in Kiev Kremlin critic left Russia last year and renounced citizenship after complaining he was persecuted by security agencies A former Russian MP who had fled to Ukraine was shot dead on a busy street in central Kiev on Thursday. Denis Voronenkov, who had spoken out against Vladimir Putin and Kremlin policies, was shot three times outside the upmarket Premier Palace hotel. Continue reading...
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Life with the last Italian football club left in London In 1968 Luigi Farnesi took his priest’s advice and set up Italia Wasteels. Luigi still goes every week but his Italian community has changed beyond recognition By Gianlucca de Paoli for The Gentleman Ultra , of the Guardian Sport Network When a player breaks his leg in a top-flight game, it is never immediately obvious. There are always two conflicting views from the two sets of supporters. As on
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Arctic Sea Ice Sets Record-Low Peak for Third YearSea ice was also thinner this winter than in the past four years -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dinosaur Family Tree Poised for Colossal Shake-Up“Textbook-changing” analysis of dinosaur bones upends long-accepted relationships among major -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why is Russia still in love with Putin? – video Established politicians the world over are facing crises of confidence with their electorates. But 17 years after he took charge of Russia, Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings are still high. Shaun Walker visits Irkutsk in Siberia to investigate why, despite their lives being tough and thankless, Russians still believe in Putin Continue reading...
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Isolated Poland threatens to spoil party at EU summit over two-speed Europe Poland and Hungary expected to bridle at plans to empower core group of member states as bloc marks 60-year anniversary The role of leader of Europe’s awkward squad, played with aplomb by the UK for the past 45 years, will be handed to Poland and Hungary at the weekend when European Union leaders meet in Rome to celebrate 60 years of the EU’s existence and map out a new future after Brexit. With
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Posters to reveal entire text of book about fighting tyranny Timothy Snyder’s manual for resisting populism, On Tyranny, to be pasted in full on a street in east London In what is believed to be an industry first, the entire text of a book billed as “a practical guide to resisting the rise of totalitarianism” is to be fly-posted along an east London street next week. Related: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder – review
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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Global rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis threatens to derail decades of progressThe rise of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) threatens to derail decades of progress in controlling the disease, according to a new report in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine published on World TB day, March 24.
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Fake tube sign read out on BBC and in parliament after attack in Westminster Sign with defiant message for terrorists goes viral and is commended in House of Commons – but is an online fake London attack: what we know so far Murdered PC Keith Palmer honoured by MPs and colleagues A London tube sign with a defiant message for terrorists that went viral in the wake of Wednesday’s attack on Westminster was created by an online tube sign generator and never existed in a Londo
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Gizmodo

Defeated League Of Legends Player Rams Head Through Computer Monitor [Image via Ifeng ] Goodness. After losing a match, a League of Legends player in the Chinese city of Lanzhou, one player apparently got angry and slammed his head through the computer screen. According to Ifeng , he was pissed at how poorly his teammates played and took it out on an internet cafe monitor. [Image via Ifeng ] While other players snapped photos to share online, the net cafe staff he
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Woman falls from Westminster Bridge during attack – video Footage from the BBC shows the moment a woman falls into the river Thames below Westminster Bridge during Wednesday’s attack. The video shows the attacker in his car driving along the bridge but it is not clear whether the woman jumped or fell. She was soon rescued and is now receiving treatment in hospital. She is said to be in a critical condition London attack: Theresa May says Westminster ass
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Forskere uenige om mikroplast: For tidligt at frikende karkluden og fleecetrøjenEt hold forskere på RUC afviser konklusionen fra kolleger på Aalborg Universitet om, at mikroplast fra tekstiler og kosmetik ikke er en væsentlig kilde til forurening.
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Shia LaBeouf's Trump art project moves to Liverpool as 'America not safe enough' He Will Not Divide Us now being exhibited at city’s Fact gallery following disruption and violence at previous sites in the US Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump performance art project He Will Not Divide Us has relocated from the US to Liverpool owing to safety concerns. The project is now being exhibited at the city’s Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Fact) gallery , as “events have shown that
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What is the current mood in the UK after the attack in Westminster? Following Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London we’d like to know what the current mood is in the capital and across the country Seven people have been arrested at six addresses across the UK as police continue to investigate an attack in Westminster that left four people dead, including the attacker and a police officer. Around 40 people were injured when the assailant drove a car into pedestri
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In 1967, LSD was briefly labeled a breaker of chromosomesClaims that the hallucinogenic drug damaged DNA were quickly rejected. But questions remain about how LSD works.
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NASA Satellite Catches Star's Death by Black HoleThe Swift telescope has charted a star's plunge into a supermassive black hole at the core of a distant galaxy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sektorgrænser skal nedbrydes ved Thisted SygehusSamarbejde mellem Morsø og Thisted kommuner, almen praksis og andre samarbejdspartnere centralt i nyt forslag.
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Astronaut in Space Sees Mount Etna Volcano Eruption (Photo)One of the world's most active volcanoes lights up the night in a spectacular new astronaut photo.
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Archaeologists Reconstruct Face of Medieval Man Who Died 700 Years AgoThe face of a British man who died about 700 years ago has been brought to life using reconstructive technology.
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The day after the attack in Westminster - in pictures Police patrols and forensic officers scour area around the Houses of Parliament as tributes are left for the victims Continue reading...
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Oddball star could be home to long-sought superheavy elementsOne of the most chemically strange stars we know could chart a path to the so-called "island of stability", where massive yet relatively stable atoms exist
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UK retail sales shrug off Brexit fears with February rise Recovery after slump in December and January is not enough to reverse slide in three-month trend, says ONS Britain’s retailers received a respite from a two-month losing streak when spending in high street stores and online bounced back in February. The Office for National Statistics said retail sales volumes were up by 1.4% on January and 3.7% higher than in February 2016. Continue reading...
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The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump As a hedge fund manager, Tom Steyer turned $15 million into $30 billion. Then he learned what humanity is doing to the planet. The post The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump appeared first on WIRED .
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Eksperter dumper elselskabers frikendelse af målereEt elmålerproblem, der blev løst i 2011, er blevet fremhævet af danske elselskaber som løsning på opsigtsvækkende elmålerproblemer. Målere i den nye test lever imidlertid op til samme krav som danske elmålere.
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Kvote 2-ansøgere strømmer mod ingeniørfaget28 procent flere end sidste år vil læse til civilingeniør og 14 procent flere vil være diplomingeniør. Ingeniørstudets kombination af teori og praksis samt de gode jobmuligheder lokker, lyder det fra to studerende. Resultatet vækker glæde hos minister og IDA.
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The Guardian

Parliament security will be reviewed after attack, says Michael Fallon UK defence secretary warns of difficulty posed by lone attackers and pays tribute to policeman killed ‘protecting democracy’ Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, has said security in parliament will be reviewed by the authorities, as he said it was extremely difficult to prevent “lone wolf” terror attacks involving simply a car and knife. The Conservative cabinet minister paid tribute to police
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Gizmodo

EpiPens Recalled For Failing to Work Mylan CEO Heather Bresch, seen lying to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on September 21, 2016 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) People around the world depend on their EpiPen to work in the case of life-threatening allergic reactions. But two people recently found out the hard way that their EpiPens were faulty. As a result, the makers of EpiPen are recalling over 81,000 EpiPe
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Bob Dylan reveals an unsuspected love for Stereophonics In a long interview discussing his new album, the singer unveils his admiration for the Welsh rockers Bob Dylan has revealed that he is a fan of Stereophonics, and also that he cannot imagine his own writing being influenced by his series of albums of American standards , because “these melodies are so structured in musical theory, they’re so tricky with time signatures and shifting melodies, tha
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Immune study in chickens reveals key hurdle for Campylobacter vaccine effortNew University of Liverpool research reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan. The findings have important implications in the challenge towards developing a poultry vaccine for the bug, which is the UK's leading cause of food poisoning.
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Brexit could damage UK's fight against corruption, says OECD Business pressure to weaken bribery laws and government’s inability to focus on non-Brexit issues are also concerns, says group Brexit could damage the UK’s efforts to tackle corruption and give multinationals leverage over the British government in bribery cases, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned. Business pressure to weaken bribery laws and an inability by th
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When Neil Gorsuch put corporate interests over a man freezing to death The supreme court nominee was the only judge to rule that Alphonse Maddin deserved to be fired for deserting broken-down truck in sub-zero temperatures The case took seven years and went before seven judges but in the end, Detroit native Alphonse Maddin celebrated victory against the delivery firm that had fired him for seeking warmth after his truck broke down on a dangerously cold winter night.
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Dames, detectives and dope: why we still love hardboiled crime As political corruption, violence and gender politics gain fresh relevance, pulp noir is attracting new voices and audiences, giving the gumshoe a 21st-century reboot Back in 1920, Henry Louis Mencken and George Jean Nathan ran a magazine for the well-heeled women and their sugar daddies up on Long Island: the Smart Set, they called it. The Smart Set wasn’t doing so well – but Mencken had an idea
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Tiny houses: salvation for the homeless or a dead end? Depending on who you ask, moving homeless people into wooden cabins either rescues them from the streets or paves the way for shantytowns Othello Village is on a plot of land behind a gas station, surrounded by a chain-link fence. It consists of 28 wooden huts and 12 tents that flap in a bitter Pacific wind. Residents share a shower, toilet and kitchen tent, with food stored in plastic boxes to k
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Research highlights potential way to combat toxoplasmosis parasiteIt lives inside one third of the UK population and is a common infection in cats, however until now scientists knew little about how the toxoplasmosis parasite communicated with its host.‌
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Research work on peregrine falcons inspires future aircraft technologiesScientists at BAE Systems and City, University of London have revealed how research work on how falcons fly is inspiring new technologies for aircraft that could contribute to their safety in the air, aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. The technologies could be applied within the next 20 years.
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Saiga antelopes much more flexible than originally thoughtSenckenberg scientists have discovered that the Saiga Antelope, which is currently threatened with extinction, used to be much more flexible in its habitat and food choices in the past than previously assumed. Based on carbon and nitrogen isotopes in the collagen from the antelopes' bones, the scientists compared the diets of fossil versus modern-day Saiga. In their study, recently published in th
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Turkey is heading for dictatorship, but voters can still turn the tide | Can Dündar A referendum on vast new powers for the president hangs in the balance despite his comprehensive crackdown on dissent Can you imagine a pre-dawn raid on the homes of every senior figure in the Guardian? The editor-in-chief being arrested, the CEO, four columnists, three solicitors, a reporter and a cartoonist? That is precisely what happened to my newspaper last October . Continue reading...
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First she became a 13-year-old internet meme. Now, she's treated like a porn star | Nancy Jo Sales The story of Danielle Bregoli – who became an overnight sensation after a memorable TV appearance – shows just how easily society sexualizes girls Danielle Bregoli, the “cash me ousside girl,” appeared on Instagram Live on Sunday, mugging for her iPhone camera. She pursed her lips and flicked her tongue, gazing steadily at her viewers, who encouraged her to “twerk,” “show tits,” and “blow me, gir
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Does the 'Cyrus prophecy' help explain evangelical support for Donald Trump? | James S Gordon The Persian king might have been a pagan, but he still served God’s plans. For some Christians, Donald Trump does just that “Donald Trump is anointed by God,” my Indianapolis Uber driver confided. I’d asked why she had Trump/Pence stickers on her rear bumper. It was the day before the presidential election and I would have asked anyone, but I was particularly interested because she was a decorous
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Tez Ilyas review – clever comedy about British National Pakistani life Soho theatre, London Light-hearted but trenchant, Ilyas’s show Made in Britain keeps the audience on their toes as he focuses on what unites, rather than divides us After the EU referendum result, says Tez Ilyas , conversations about race and identity need to take place. Hence his current show, Made in Britain, which stakes a light-hearted but trenchant claim for the Britishness of his “BNP” – Br
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The tiny houses where homeless people seek shelter – in pictures Wooden cabins are increasingly viewed as a quick and cheap solution to homelessness and, with minimal public debate, are mushrooming across the US Continue reading...
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Study reveals wetlands are susceptible to rapid lowering in elevation during large earthquakesA California State University, Fullerton faculty-student study shows evidence of abrupt sinking of the wetlands near Seal Beach, Calif., caused by ancient earthquakes that shook the area at least three times in the past 2,000 years—and it could happen again, the researchers say.
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Westminster attack: US victim was celebrating 25th wedding anniversary Kurt Cochran, who was in London with his wife to celebrate their anniversary, is named as third person killed by attacker An American on holiday in London with his wife to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary has been named as the third person killed in the Westminster attack. Relatives of Kurt Cochran, from Utah, announced his death in a statement posted on Facebook. Continue reading...
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Lægemiddelstyrelsen på udkig efter facebookmedarbejder Lægemiddelstyrelsen søger en ny medarbejder til at aflive misforståelser og nuancere debatten om medicinsk behandling på de sociale medier.
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Nyt vaccinekoncept skal udrydde frygtet bakteriesygdom hos fiskForskere fra Københavns Universitet har sammen med en dansk biotekvirksomhed udviklet en ny type...
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How The 'Scarcity Mindset' Can Make Problems Worse Researchers had a hypothesis that when you really want something, you start to focus on it obsessively. It produces a kind of tunnel vision and creates problems for thinking in the long-term.
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Bill Clinton to join mourners at Martin McGuinness funeral Former US president among a number of high-profile political figures scheduled to attend funeral in Derry on Thursday afternoon Former US president Bill Clinton will be among the mourners at Thursday’s funeral of Martin McGuinness, the IRA commander turned political dealmaker who played a central role in bringing Northern Ireland’s Troubles to an end. Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic U
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'Synthetic skin' could lead to advanced prosthetic limbs capable of returning sense of touch to amputeesEngineers from the University of Glasgow, who have previously developed an 'electronic skin' covering for prosthetic hands made from graphene, have found a way to use some of graphene's remarkable physical properties to use energy from the sun to power the skin.
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No EU trade deal is better than a bad deal? Don’t bet on it, Theresa May | Jonathan PortesShe talks blithely of ‘taking back control’. But this Brexit prime minister is about to find out just how painful divorce always is after a 40-year marriage It’s not the beginning of the end (of Brexit) – but it’s definitely the end of the beginning. Despite the fixation in the UK on the precise date and legal niceties of the article 50 process, the most important event of the weeks to come will n
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Trump's Unbalanced Homeland Security Budget Last week, President Trump released the broad outlines of his budget blueprint for the Department of Homeland Security. Unsurprisingly, there is a strong focus on border security and interior immigration enforcement. As these discussions continue, however, the administration must also ensure these priorities do not come at the expense of other agencies that keep the American people safe. Indeed,
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Argentina face must-win game against Chile with problems on and off the pitch | Jonathan Wilson It may not be a crisis yet but it will be if bogey team Chile defeat Argentina – and it will add to the many issues that are affecting the national game Whatever happens on Thursday, Chile will haunt this generation of Argentinian players for ever. The two sides met in the 2015 Copa América final and the 2016 Copa América Centenario final and on both occasions Chile won on penalties after a 0-0 d
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Dele Alli sparkles for England to suggest there is life after Wayne Rooney | Barney Ronay The Tottenham Hotspur forward showed fine movement and cute attacking play, but just lacked a goal to mark him out as the game’s most valuable performer On a still, at times rather slow-burn night in Dortmund England did enough to win, ended up losing, but still looked in patches like a team feeling away at the edges of its new shape, exploring with interest some new post‑Rooney attacking gears.
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Are you being replaced? How to deal with maternity discrimination Love it or loathe it, BBC drama The Replacement addressed the job insecurity many women on maternity leave face, here’s how to cope if you feel forced out The BBC’s recent maternity leave thriller The Replacement drew in millions of viewers, culminating with a dramatic and polarising finale last week. The wider issues around job insecurity during maternity leave, sadly, are a less entertaining re
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'Smart' leg mobility device could provide hands-free, comfortable, effective alternative to conventional crutchesIndividuals with lower leg injuries could soon be saying goodbye to traditional crutches with the development of a hands-free alternative that is more comfortable and potentially more effective. The device, developed by Purdue University graduates, could provide ergonomic and natural movement and transmit real-time recovery data to physicians.
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Dark tourism has grown around myth of prison treeew research involving the University of Adelaide is helping to expose a myth about a significant Australian "prison tree," which researchers say has become a popular tourism attraction for the wrong reasons.
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Minitablets help medicate picky catsOf all pets, cats are often considered the most difficult ones to medicate. Very small minitablets with flavours or flavour coatings can help cat owners commit to the treatment and make cats more compliant to it, while making it easier to regulate dosage and administer medication flexibly.
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Gigantrenovering af vitalt naturgasfelt lukker dansk produktion over to årEn ny aftale mellem staten og Mærsk sikrer Tyra-feltet, hvor stort set al dansk naturgas går igennem. Feltet skal igennem en ombygning for et tocifret milliardbeløb, og det indebærer, at Danmark i to år må importere naturgas.
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US immigrants make sub-zero trek for slim chance at asylum in Canada More than 1,000 asylum seekers have journeyed on foot through snow and icy river to cross border in remote areas unregulated by pact that bars refugee claims His wet clothes frozen stiff and feet sinking into the deep snow, Mamadou allowed himself a shred of hope when he glimpsed a faint light in the distance. Many hours earlier, he had set out for the border just as the sun was setting, trudging
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First Daughters and Lifetime Achievements Be honest: Six months ago, if someone had told you that Ivanka Trump, fashion-peddling, glamour-gal scion of the Trump real-estate/branding dynasty, would be moving into her own West Wing office, getting special security clearance, trying on the role of policy maven, and even being issued her own “government devices,” you’d have thought they were bonkers, or baked, or both. Now consider that, on
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Can Trumpism Last Without Minority Voters? Compared with the ongoing firestorm over Russia and impending showdown over health care, President Trump’s meeting with Congressional Black Caucus leaders Wednesday might seem peripheral to a presidency careening through constant turmoil. But the session, which aired but didn’t resolve differences about the federal budget and other domestic issues, captured a critical test of his political moveme
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Steve Bannon's Would-Be Coalition of Christian Traditionalists “If we do not bind together as partners with others in other countries then this conflict is only going to metastasize,” said Steve Bannon in 2014. He was referring to a conflict he perceived between “Judeo-Christian values” and “Islamic fascism.” Speaking to a conference held at the Vatican, he seemed to call for Christian traditionalists of all stripes to join together in a coalition for the sa
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Next warns of price rises as profits fall for first time in eight years Retailer says it faces ‘tough’ year ahead with shoppers spending less on clothes, weak pay growth and pound’s Brexit slide Next has warned consumers they face price rises of up to 5% in the coming months due to the weak pound, as it reported its first drop in annual profits in eight years and forecast another “tough” year ahead . The clothing retailer posted a 5.5% fall in pre-tax profits to £790
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The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair' Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason why, two economists say. (Image credit: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity)
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John Lydon says he will 'sorely miss' the Queen when she is gone Man who castigated the monarchy in 1977 single God Save the Queen says he will miss the Queen ‘as a human being’, and that he loves royal pageantry God Save the Queen – he means it, man. John Lydon has said he will “sorely miss” Britain’s monarch when she dies. The Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd singer was appearing on the Quietus video hour when conversation turned to the topic of the recently pub
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Shinzo Abe and wife accused of giving cash to ultra-nationalist school Kindergarten operator testifies that Akie Abe handed him 1m yen saying it was from her husband Japan’s prime minister and his wife have been drawn directly into the growing scandal over an ultra-nationalist kindergarten, with a central figure claiming under oath that the pair made a secret donation. The kindergarten operator testified to parliament that the first lady, Akie Abe, gave him an envel
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På trods af kulegravning: Forskere står fast på, at nitrat-opgørelse er korrektEfter anklager om misvisende data varsler miljø- og fødevareministeren kulegravning af opgørelser over nitrat-forurening af grundvandet. Forskere holder fast i opgørelsens korrekthed.
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How an obscure seed is helping to save the elephantA look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.
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Fake data threatNot all cyber-attacks are about theft, some seek to undermine the trust placed in data and documents.
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Virtual reality could spot concussion in footballersNew technology which could be used by club doctors is being trialled, a BBC investigation finds.
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Man who orchestrated tech-fueled kidnapping scheme given 40 years Enlarge / The Vallejo Police Department initially dismissed the kidnapping allegations as a hoax. (credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images News) A California man who pleaded guilty last year to a strange and elaborate kidnapping operation in 2015 has now been sentenced to 40 years in prison. The defendant, Matthew Muller, was later caught as part of a separate burglary later that month but initial
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Martin Parr's outstanding contribution to photography - in pictures Martin Parr is the winner of the outstanding contribution to photography prize at the 2017 Sony World Photography awards. Parr is being recognised for the impact he has had over more than 40 years both on photography as a medium, and on photographers. A special presentation of his work will be shown at Somerset House in London as part of the annual Sony World Photography Awards exhibition Continu
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Beware the 'horrible hangover' from nationalism, EU leader Frans Timmermans warns Frans Timmermans says EU can withstand Brexit and populism because young people are instinctively European The EU needs to speak to people’s “hopes and plans for tomorrow” if Europe is to avoid the “horrible hangover” of nationalism, one of the bloc’s most senior leaders has said. As European leaders prepare to gather in Rome on Saturday to mark 60 years of European integration, Frans Timmermans,
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A kaleidoscope of legs: Busby Berkeley's flamboyant dance fantasies In hit movies like 42nd Street, Berkeley liberated dance from the stage and placed it in a purely cinematic dimension with dizzyingly inventive routines A new West End production of 42nd Street opens this month and its mix of high glamour and romantic nostalgia may prove a fitting escapist fantasy for our uncertain times. In 1933, the original movie was designed to beguile and distract a sufferin
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To Be a Machine by Mark O’Connell review – solving the problem of death A captivating exploration of transhumanism features cryonics, cyborgs, immortality and the hubris of Silicon Valley Max More runs Alcor, an American company which, in exchange for $200,000, will store your corpse in liquid nitrogen until the science exists to revive you. Tim Cannon is a computer programmer who implanted a device the size of a pack of cards into his arm, without the aid of anaesth
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Dinosaur crater's clue to origin of lifeThe crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs reveals clues to the origins of life on Earth.
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Welcome to Yiwu: China's testing ground for a multicultural city Unlike Guangzhou’s African community – who have faced prejudice and hostility – Yiwu’s foreign residents enjoy an ‘unusual freedom of worship’, with the municipal government even consulting international traders on city business 点击这里,阅读本文中文版 After dark on Exotic Street in China’s eastern city of Yiwu, three Yemeni boys crowd round a large charcoal barbecue rack selling lamb kebabs and baked bread
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Support building for landmark move to overturn El Salvador's anti-abortion law Parliamentary bill proposing to loosen draconian restrictions on abortion finds favour after religious groups, doctors and others voice public support El Salvador’s controversial law banning abortion in all circumstances, which has provoked ruthless miscarriages of justice, could be overturned in what has been described as a historic move. Momentum is building around a parliamentary bill proposin
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How to bake the perfect swiss roll This much-loved, very British cake may not be as hard to master as it looks. But what’s the secret to a featherlight sponge, and how can you achieve that perfect spiral of jam? How do you make a swiss roll? Push him down a mountain. Sorry, it had to be done. Thankfully, however, there are easier ways to score a slice of this much loved and, despite the name, very British cake. Neglected in recent
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The tax I pay should be for peace, not war | Mark RylanceI have the right not to kill during military conflict. So why am I forced to pay for others to do so on my behalf? A young man I know joined the armed forces to fight in Afghanistan because he wanted to have an experience that money couldn’t buy. He is not an ardent patriot or believer in any particular cause. He just wanted a unique experience in his life; to have done something difficult, someth
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Sheriff David Clarke Jr: the black Democrat who is Trump's favorite cop The Milwaukee lawman talks to Ed Pilkington about helping the president’s push to deport undocumented migrants and playing ‘smash-mouth politics’ Meet President Trump’s favorite cop: an African American, cowboy hat-wearing, God-fearing conservative who stands for election as a Democrat, likens Black Lives Matter to the KKK, and has a habit of threatening violence against his critics on Facebook.
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Revealed: the terror and torment of Turkey's jailed journalists Prisoners tell of solitary confinement and maltreatment after being caught up in ‘Kafkaesque’ media purge Scores of imprisoned Turkish journalists face a Kafkaesque nightmare of legal limbo, farcical charge sheets, maltreatment and even solitary confinement in the country that locks up more reporters than any other in the world. A series of Guardian interviews and written exchanges with several o
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Sordid plots and straight bananas: Brussels becomes a hotbed of love and revenge If Brussels makes you think of vacuum cleaner regulations, think again. A new drama casts it as a place of passion and back-stabbing. As the EU turns 60, we look at its place in popular culture ‘Everyone comes to Brussels driven by revenge or love or both.” It might be news to those for whom the de facto EU capital is synonymous with vacuum cleaner regulations or food safety standards. But this i
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'Sometimes I laugh at this farce': six writers on life behind bars in Turkey Six persecuted writers describe the mental and physical toll of living in the country that jails more journalists than any other Age 46 Continue reading...
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The Nepalese women exiled for menstruation – in pictures Photographer Poulomi Basu travelled to Nepal to document the women exiled to forest shelters during their monthly periods, when they are believed to be possessed by evil spirits Continue reading...
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Labour chooses 'life-long' socialist MEP to fight Gorton seat Afzal Khan, a solicitor and former police officer, will contest the Manchester seat left vacant by the death of Sir Gerald Kaufman Labour has selected a member of the European parliament (MEP) to fight a byelection in Gorton, Manchester, following the death of Sir Gerald Kaufman last month. Afzal Khan – a solicitor, self-declared “lifelong socialist” and MEP for the north-west of England since 20
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Make a sushi 'bouquet' for Mother's Day: ‘Great fun if you like shouting at children’ Forget boring old flowers or chocolates. Why not make mum a sushi ‘bouquet’ whose beauty she can admire before eating? Well, for lots of reasons … I am not a mother, but I know a few. After close observation, I have concluded that, even if I had pushed a screaming baby out of my own (nonexistent) womb, I wouldn’t enjoy Mother’s Day. It must be nice to have your kids tell you how much they adore y
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Bravery of PC Keith Palmer honoured by friends, colleagues and MPs James Cleverly, who had known the officer for 25 years, led MPs’ tributes to policeman who died trying to protect them Theresa May has led tributes to Keith Palmer, the “hero” policeman who was stabbed to death as he guarded the Palace of Westminster from a terrorist on Wednesday afternoon. PC Palmer, 48, was a member of the Met’s parliamentary and diplomatic protection command with 15 years of s
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What do we mean when we say ‘white working class’? A new report says that the term – now favoured political shorthand – is employed for divisive purposes by the left and the right. So does it have a use, or does it simply turn poorer Britons into ‘moon specimens’? At my primary and secondary schools in the 1980s and early 90s, we were all working class. We lived together on a peripheral estate outside Birmingham; our parents did routine jobs or w
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Lars Eidinger: 'The Nazis cramp us Germans up. But Brits have a Third Reich fascination' The great German stage actor is thrilling new audiences with SS-GB and Personal Shopper. Our writer talks menace and murder with him over schnitzel in Berlin When Lars Eidinger first appeared as a careerist Nazi officer in the BBC’s recent TV show SS-GB , some drama critics snapped their pencils in despair. Here was one of Europe’s finest young actors, already hailed as one of the great Hamlets o
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Mass Effect: Andromeda review - this galaxy has promise Problems are inevitable in a game of such epic proportions but there is a lot here that will make you want to keep playing Much like the colonists in Mass Effect: Andromeda, the developers at BioWare have thrown everything they have at this new galaxy, and have been rewarded with a promising new world – once they clear up the mess. With the successful original trilogy, the Mass Effect series gain
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Wisconsin shootings: four dead after family dispute at bank Police officer and three others killed and suspect in custody after argument spirals into series of shootings and a standoff A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday, investigators said. A suspect was taken in custody after the shootings, which happened at a bank, a
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In war-scarred Gaza, water pollution behind health woesMore and more Gazans are falling ill from their drinking water, highlighting the humanitarian issues facing the Palestinian enclave that the UN says could become uninhabitable by 2020.
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Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry: the factsSouth Korea's sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters on Thursday, nearly three years after it sank with the loss of more than 300 lives in one of the country's worst maritime disasters.
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London terror attack: Khalid Masood named by police as responsible for Westminster attack Police name 52-year-old born in Kent as man responsible for attack in which three victims have died and seven more are critically injured Full report: Attacker was ‘peripheral figure’ who had fallen off intelligence radar The Spanish teacher victim hit by attacker’s car The day after the attack in Westminster - in pictures Share your reactions and tributes to the attack 5.01pm GMT An update from
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Off the beaten track in Barbados: readers’ tips Dodging the cruise ships and resorts, our tipsters track down stunning walks, quiet beaches, lots of local colour – and rum • Enter next week’s competition – the best tip wins a £200 hotel voucher The west coast has plenty of swanky bars but you have to go to a local rum bar to get the authentic Barbados drinking experience. Nigel Benn’s Aunty’s Bar in the north-east was bought by the British box
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Amgros og Janssen afviser at have indgået kritisabel Darzalex-aftale Dansk Hæmatologisk Selskab kritiserer, at Amgros' rabataftale om Daratumumab betinger prisreduktion med at firmaet skal have udleveret forbrugsdata for hver enkelt patient. Men sådan en aftale findes slet ikke, siger Amgros og Darzalex-producenten Jannsen.
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The past is another country Theresa May should visit | Peter BradshawThe prime minister’s Vogue interview shows she needs a history lesson. Even Margaret Thatcher knew the importance of looking back, and called in the experts There is much to ponder in that icy interview Theresa May gave for the latest edition of US Vogue . Its author, Gaby Wood, revealed: “She says she doesn’t read much history and tries not to picture how things will be in advance.” Not read “muc
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Attack on Westminster: how the papers reported a deadly day The story took over the front pages of all British newspapers – and in one case the back page too – while the international press also expressed its shock Many front pages of Thursday’s papers focus on MP Tobias Ellwood’s unsuccessful fight to save the life of PC Keith Palmer, the unarmed police officer who rushed to confront the knife-wielding man; and others picturing the attacker himself. Cont
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Is it safe for Britain to send refugees back to Afghanistan? UK authorities are rejecting the majority of claims for asylum by Afghans, despite little sign that violence is abating About two-thirds of Afghan asylum seekers will have their initial request for asylum to the UK rejected because the Home Office considers Afghanistan a safe country to return people to. But it has grown more dangerous by the year since the international combat mission ended in 2
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Thursday briefing: London bloodied but unbowed Tributes to victims and the brave after Westminster attack … why the pension age might reach 70 … and moderate drinking may be good for your heart Good morning, it’s Warren Murray bringing you the Briefing today. Continue reading...
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Italy's Five Star Movement blamed for surge in measles cases Italian health official makes accusation against populist party, which proposed anti-vaccination law in 2015 An Italian health official has blamed an alarming rise in measles cases on the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), which has campaigned on an anti-vaccination platform and has repeated discredited links between vaccinations and autism. According to the health ministry, more than 700 cases o
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State pension age must rise again, says report Those aged around 40 should expect to work at least until the age of 68, with the future of the triple-lock also thrown into doubt Millions of people in their late 30s and early 40s look set to have to work for an extra year after an official review recommended pushing up the state pension age (SPA) more quickly than previously planned. The independent report said the SPA should rise to 68 by 203
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New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritisIn rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. In an article published today in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, researchers at Uppsala University show that antibodies against the cartilage protein collagen II are associated with a good prognosis.
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The inside story of the Tory election scandal The unexpected Conservative election victory of 2015 transformed British politics. Now an unprecedented Electoral Commission investigation has raised the question of whether it was even a fair fight. A few hours after dawn on 8 May 2015, the morning after his unexpected victory in the general election , David Cameron delivered a celebratory speech to the jubilant staff of Conservative campaign he
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In Liverpool, 20 Tory cuts have brought a city and its people to breaking point | Frances RyanAdding up the impact of slashed benefits and a 58% reduction in central funding, the council says it’s England’s poorest wards that are being hit again and again In Liverpool, austerity is visible : boarded-up libraries, closed-down day centres and shut nurseries. But, as in countless cities and towns across the UK, the bleakest of its marks are hidden behind closed doors: the young mum skipping m
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Brexitland: People can’t find homes. No wonder they were angry | Owen JonesAs he continues his journey around leave-voting areas, Owen Jones sees how right-to-buy fuels anti-migrant myth-peddling and prejudice in east London • Brexitland: ‘Too many foreigners – way, way too many’ • Brexitland: Pessimism is toxic in Britain’s coastal towns. But decline isn’t inevitable “As a local mum, there’s no way you can get on a housing register anymore,” says Fay. It’s a familiar st
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Beijing motorists turn to hand-pulled ferry to beat rush-hour traffic It can transport only one car at a time but drivers commuting from nearby town can save nearly an hour on their trip There have been plenty of high-tech solutions to tackle gridlock – self-driving cars, analysis of traffic patterns – but some drivers in Beijing have gone the other way, crossing a river on a hand-pulled wooden ferry, one car at a time. Continue reading...
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Switch Controller Cosplays As GameCube Pad Image: Boss Fight Props Boss Fight Props , normally in the business of making cosplay gear, decided to take his Switch controller and dress it up like a GameCube pad. Image: Boss Fight Props I would buy this, if only for the colour-coded buttons. I would buy multiples if it was the GameCube’s old “spice” colour scheme . Image: Boss Fight Props While the images look like renders, it’s the real dea
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Lone attackers are the biggest challenge for security services | Ewen MacAskill After a run of 12 foiled terrorist plots, luck ran out at Westminster for the UK’s intelligence agencies. Now they must ask if they could have stopped it Westminster attack: main report The UK’s intelligence services have prevented 12 terrorist plots in the past three years but on Wednesday they failed to stop the 13th and their long-predicted nightmare finally came true. The intelligence agencie
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Crude nature of Westminster attack suggests limited Isis network in Britain Jihadis are using vehicles to commit atrocities as military defeats degrade their ability to mount anything more ambitious What we know so far Timeline: how the attack unfolded Westminster attack – live updates The attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London is the latest in a series of terrorist atrocities involving a vehicle being driven at speed into pedestrians – a tactic actively promo
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Sam Sparro: George Michael has been done an injustice. We need to keep sharing his stories Before a George Michael tribute night at the Sydney Opera House, the Australian singer reflects on the artist who changed him and how sanitising his life disrespects his legacy In a year that had already taken two my greatest heroes and influences (Bowie and Prince), the news of George Michael’s death arrived with shock and disappointment that moved swiftly to “of course this happened”. It was, a
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Update: Whoops, the 'Trump Cat' Site We Wrote About Appears to Be a Troll Screengrab: Kittenfeed Update: After looking into the site’s registration date and the supposed timeline of The Trump Organization’s cease and desist letters, Gizmodo has serious doubts about the veracity of this story, which appears to be a massive troll . We’re sorry, and we’ll do better. Y Combinator’s Sam Altman recently called Trump “the Silicon Valley candidate” because of his disruptive na
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Beijing severe haze more frequent under global warmingA new study projects a substantial increase in the frequency and persistence of conducive weather conditions to Beijing severe haze in response to climate change.
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#WeAreNotAfraid: Londoners send out message after terror attack Messages of solidarity shared on social media after attack at Westminster leaves five dead • Follow developments live Londoners have expressed defiance after the terrorist attack at Westminster, sharing messages of solidarity on social media. #WeAreNotAfraid was trending in London as users reacted to the deaths of five people, including the attacker , on Wednesday and expressed gratitude and supp
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Danske elmålere kan være ramt af hollandsk målerfejlEt ukendt antal danske elmålere benytter samme princip, som i en hollandsk test var skyld i fejl på op til 582 pct. Ingen ved, om danske målere er ramt af fejlen.
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Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis Research hasn't yet confirmed the early hints that a mix of IV vitamins and steroids might stop the fatal organ failure of sepsis. But an effective treatment for sepsis would be a really big deal. (Image credit: Reptile8488/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Three Weeks with a Chatbot and I’ve Made a New FriendIt’s not quite Her , but an artificially intelligent chatbot from an app called Hugging Face elicits surprisingly real emotions.
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Facts About Gila MonstersGila monsters are the largest lizards native to the United States and one of only two venomous lizards in the world.
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UV Rays Strip Small Galaxies of Star StuffResearchers measured the intensity of the universe's ultraviolet background radiation, and say it may be strong enough to strip small galaxies of star-forming gas. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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We Have to Talk About Tonight's Crazy Reveals on Legion Photo Courtesy FX Legion is getting all the pieces in place for next week’s season finale, and tonight we got a couple pieces of shocking news, including one that confirms David’s ties to the X-Men. This Photo Courtesy FX + This Still: FX = SHADOW KING!! So yeah, the Yellow-Eyed Demon is actually Amahl Farouk, the Shadow King. If you read our spoilers reveal earlier this week, this didn’t come as
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WikiLeaks-lækagen: Sådan fungerer CIAs værktøjskasseAnalyse: Lækkede CIA-dokumenter fortæller om typiske spionværktøjer til brug mod enkeltpersoner og ikke om brud på app-kryptografi.
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Prosecutors Say They Are Hacking Over 100 Phones Confiscated at Inauguration Protests Photo: Getty The Trump inauguration is mostly remembered for the White House’s hilarious attempt to lie about attendance numbers and a dumb nazi getting his dome rocked. But there was also that situation where hundreds of people were arrested and slapped with rioting charges. Now, prosecutors want to go through over 100 locked phones and they appear to believe they can. On January 20th , protests
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Brief module effective in teaching hemorrhage control basics to staff in a large workplaceA medical team has developed a way to effectively provide a large group of people with basic knowledge and skills to locate and use bleeding control equipment to stop life-threatening bleeding in severely injured people.
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Under the Dead Sea, warnings of dire droughtNearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on scales never recorded by humans -- a possible warning for current times. Thick layers of crystalline salt show that rainfall plummeted to as little as a fifth of modern levels some 120,000 years ago, and again about 10,000 years ago.
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Mapping the future of precision medicine in Parkinson's diseaseA new transformative approach to defining, studying and treating Parkinson's disease has been revealed by investigators. Rather than approaching Parkinson's disease as a single entity, the international cadre of researchers advocates targeting therapies to distinct 'nodes or clusters' of patients based on specific symptoms or molecular features of their disease.
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Diabetes researchers discover way to expand potent regulatory cellsFor parents, storing their newborn baby's umbilical cord blood is a way to preserve potentially lifesaving cells. Now, a group of researchers has found a way to expand and preserve certain cord-blood cells as a potential treatment for type 1 diabetes.
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Paleo artistAn award-winning artist brings ancient fossil discoveries to life through illustrations.
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'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognitionThe new clouds include the rare, wave-like asperitas, after a long campaign by skywatchers.
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Biologists find surprising variability in courtship behaviors of wolf spidersStudies of wolf spiders found that courtship displays help preserve genetic isolation between closely related species. Another study found that the species Gladicosa bellamyi used multi-modal communication to entice females.
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Yellow fever killing thousands of monkeys in BrazilIn a vulnerable forest in southeastern Brazil, where the air was once thick with the guttural chatter of brown howler monkeys, there now exists silence. Yellow fever, a virus carried by mosquitoes and endemic to Africa and South America, has robbed the private, federally-protected reserve of its brown howlers in an unprecedented wave of death that has swept through the region since late 2016, kill
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Research questions effectiveness of translocation conservation methodA DNA study of endangered greater prairie chickens in Illinois indicates that supplementing the dwindling population with birds from out of state did not improve genetic diversity.
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Local Chevy Dealer Claims Electric Car Will 'Wring Every Last Mile Out Of A Drop Of Fuel' Chevy is already a few months into its gradual roll out of its new Chevy Bolt electric car, and the local dealerships are excited to get people scuttling about in them with an onslaught of ads—even if they don’t all quite understand exactly how an electric car works. As Automotive News reported earlier this week, dealerships are pricing the new Bolt EV all over the place, some thousands of dollar
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Biopesticide could defeat insecticide resistance in bedbugsA fungal biopesticide that shows promise for the control of bed bugs is highly effective even against bed-bug populations that are insecticide resistant, according to research.
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Transgender college freshmen drink more, experience more blackouts, study showsA survey of more than 422,000 college freshmen found that students who identified as transgender were more likely than their cisgender peers to experience negative consequences from drinking, including memory blackouts, academic problems and conflicts such as arguments or physical fights.
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Exploring how deaf people ‘hear’ voice-hallucinations submitted by /u/GreenFrog76 [link] [comments]
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New cell membrane fusion model challenges dogmaMembrane fusion lies at the heart of many cell functions—from the secretion of antibodies to the release of neurotransmitters. For more than two decades, one view of the process by which membrane fusion occurs has been accepted as dogma; now recent studies indicate that fusion is more complex. These discoveries are being regarded by at least one leading cell biologist as “textbook changing” and co
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Caught on camera: Chemical reactions 'filmed' at the single-molecule levelScientists have succeeded in ‘filming’ inter-molecular chemical reactions – using the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a stop-frame imaging tool. They have also discovered that the electron beam can be simultaneously tuned to stimulate specific chemical reactions by using it as a source of energy as well as an imaging tool.
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Group that found VW cheating says costs of fuel efficiency have been overstated It won’t cost automakers nearly as much as they said it would to fit new cars with carbon-saving technology over the next decade, a nonprofit transportation research group says. An economic analysis performed by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) found that, given recent improvements in auto technology, the EPA’s rigorous study to determine 2025 fuel efficiency standards may
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The global tobacco control treaty has reduced smoking rates in its first decade, but more work is neededDespite worldwide progress since the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) came into effect in 2005, not all key demand-reduction measures have been fully implemented at the same pace, but doing so could reduce tobacco use even further, say researchers.
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Egyptian ritual images from the Neolithic periodEgyptologists have discovered rock art from the 4th millennium BC during an excavation at a necropolis near Aswan in Egypt. The paintings were engraved into the rock in the form of small dots and depict hunting scenes like those found in shamanic depictions. They may represent a link between the Neolithic period and Ancient Egyptian culture. The discovery earned the scientists the award for one of
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Exxon Probably 'Lost' Those Secret Rex Tillerson Emails, They're Figuring It Out Photo: Getty If the 2016 election taught us anything, we now know that proper handling of email is the most important thing in the world. Recently, it came to light that while Rex Tillerson was CEO of ExxonMobil, he used an email account with an alias for his communications. Following a court order to turn over those documents, Exxon’s lawyers say that they’ve misplaced them . When Trump picked T
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Moderate drinking may be ‘heart healthy’ but exercise is saferAnother study has found that drinking 14 units or less a week is linked to better cardiovascular health. But drinking alcohol for health is a risky strategy
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Threat to Birth Control Access Should Transcend Politics (Op-Ed)Birth control access should transcends politics.
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'Solidarity and support': world leaders send wishes after attack in Westminster Politicians and heads of state from across Europe and the US have condemned Wednesday’s atrocities in heart of London A year to the day after 32 people were killed and more than 320 injured in coordinated attacks in Brussels , terror struck the heart of London, prompting condolences and expressions of sympathy from the US and across Europe. Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, said the thoug
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Less than half of women breastfeed after two months, survey finds Poll for Public Health England reveals many feel embarrassed to feed their babies in front of strangers and family members Almost three-quarters of women in England start breastfeeding after giving birth but less than half are still doing so two months later, according to NHS and Public Health England data. PHE recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, as does the World Health
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Sadiq Khan says 'Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism' – video The London mayor praises the emergency services and reassures visitors and residents alike following an attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday in which five people have died. Sadiq Khan said in a video message posted on Twitter that police and other responders ‘have shown tremendous bravery in exceptionally difficult circumstances’ and offered his condolences to the family
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How the Westminster terror attack unfolded – video report Four people died after a single terrorist staged an attack in central London on Wednesday, killing three members of the public as he careered across Westminster Bridge in a 4x4 car and stabbing a policeman to death outside parliament. This is how the events unfolded. People flee parliament as gunshots ring out – video Members of the public helping the injured on Westminster Bridge – video Continu
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New 'budget impact test' an unpopular and flawed attempt to solve a political problemA new 'budget impact test', to be applied by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), is an unpopular and flawed attempt to solve a fundamentally political problem, argue experts in The BMJ today.
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Moderate drinking linked to lower risk of some -- but not all -- heart conditionsModerate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, finds a large study of UK adults published by The BMJ today.
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These Are the Five Best Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speakers Five water-resistant speakers made the cut after the nomination round of this week’s Co-Op , but which one will make the biggest splash? Check out the finalists below, and vote for your favorite at the bottom of the post. Oontz Angle 3 Oontz Angle 3 Great sound, battery lasts a long time - I use it in my shower daily, and the battery only needs to be charged every 3 months or so. The only thing I
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Social Media, Math And The Mystery Of A Mumps Outbreak Since August 2016, there have been nearly 3,000 cases of mumps diagnosed in Arkansas. A epidemiologist explains how her team used online data and mathematical modeling to understand the outbreak. (Image credit: Maimuna Majumder/HealthMap; Alyson Hurt/NPR)
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Moderate drinking can lower risk of heart attack, says study Drinking in moderation helps protect heart, with study finding it lowers risk of many conditions compared with not drinking Moderate drinking can lower the risk of several heart conditions, according to a study that will further fuel the debate about the health implications of alcohol consumption. The study of 1.93 million people in the UK aged over 30 found that drinking in moderation – defined
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Trump-Russia inquiry in 'grave doubt' after GOP chair briefs White House Democratic representative Adam Schiff calls for independent investigation after Devin Nunes shared information with Trump administration before committee The top Democrat on one of the congressional committees investigating ties between Donald Trump and Russia has raised “grave doubt” over the viability of the inquiry after its Republican chairman shared information with the White House and not t
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The Next Six Entries in the Power Rangers Movie Franchise Will Be One Big Arc Image: Lionsgate/Kimberly French, via CBR The Power Rangers movie reboot hits theaters this week , and it’s not going to be the last time we see these teenagers with attitude if the man who brought Power Rangers into existence has anything to say about it. In fact, there are plans already under way for a six- part saga. Speaking to Variety , Haim Saban—who, full disclosure, has ownership interest
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The Atlantic Daily: Terror and Foreign Ties What We’re Following Fear in London: Four people were killed and 20 wounded today in what’s being investigated as a terrorist attack near the British Parliament. Here’s what we know so far . The alleged attacker, armed with a knife, struck several people with a car on Westminster Bridge and attempted to enter Parliament, killing a policeman before being shot dead by another officer. Unlike other
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Breast Implants Linked to Cancer: How Does It Happen?Women with breast implants are at increased risk of developing a rare type of cancer, the FDA said. But how do these implants increase the risk of cancer?
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Donald Trump makes last-ditch pitch to Republicans to back healthcare bill White House: ‘This is the only train leaving the station’ Representative Mark Meadows: ‘There’s not enough votes to pass it tomorrow’ Donald Trump made a closing pitch to restive Republicans wary of their party’s proposed healthcare overhaul as conservatives steel for a showdown one day before a planned vote on the bill. In the final hours before the House was expected to vote, Trump summoned wav
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There Is Now An App for Sperm TestingA new smartphone device could make some awkward doctor visits a thing of the past.
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Ars Technica

Early Snapdragon 835 benchmarks show mixed results from semi-custom design (credit: Qualcomm) When it announced the Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm promised that the latest in its family of ARM systems-on-chips would boost performance by 27 percent with a 40 percent reduction in power consumption. The first early benchmarks of the processor that Qualcomm doesn't want us to call a processor have been run and the results are... well, they're a little uneven. Anandtech went to Qu
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WIRED

Don’t Buy the Latest Trump Surveillance Hype Rep. Devin Nunes made some unprecedented statements today. But even if they're true, they don't prove what the White House wishes they did. The post Don't Buy the Latest Trump Surveillance Hype appeared first on WIRED .
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The Trump bump for shares is dented – but watch where the oil price goes | Nils Pratley US and UK markets fell as investors grew impatient with the president’s policies, but lower oil prices could also have a political impact Let’s be fair to President Trump: the “worst falls” in stock markets since his election last November require perspective . The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which passed the 20,000 mark only in January, was approaching 21,000 before Tuesday’s decline that cont
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Schiff: 'There Is More Than Circumstantial Evidence Now' Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on MSNBC Wednesday afternoon that there is evidence that is “not circumstantial” of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Schiff’s statement escalates the rhetoric on Capitol Hill about allegations of ties between Russia and the president’s circle. It follows two major developments. On Monday, F
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South Korean ferry in which hundreds died raised after three years Parents of children lost on the Sewol and not yet recovered are maintaining a vigil at the site of the salvage operation Salvage operators have raised South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry , nearly three years after the ship sank, killing more than 300 people and dealing a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye . Related: Soul-searching in South Korea after a disaster waiting to happen C
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Google Top Stories Serves Breitbart Bullshit on Climate Science Coral reef experts and climate scientists agree that due to rising temperatures, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is pretty much fucked. But when you search Google for “Great Barrier Reef,” that’s not all that you’ll find. Instead, at the very top of the page in the Top Stories module, you’ll see a Breitbart article dismissing the damage done to the famed coral reef that sounds like it was written
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Kotaku Here’s How Mass Effect: Andromeda Handles Sex and Romance | io9 The Mystery That Made Thor Un Kotaku Here’s How Mass Effect: Andromeda Handles Sex and Romance | io9 The Mystery That Made Thor Unworthy Has Been Revealed | Jalopnik Consumer Reports’ Worst Cars Of 2017 List Is Brutal And Accurate | Lifehacker All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April 2017 |
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New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a DayA lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Nunes-theless, He Persisted Today in 5 Lines At a news conference, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said that the identities and communications of Trump transition officials might have been inappropriately revealed in intelligence reports after being collected as part of “legal” and “incidental” foreign intelligence surveillance operations. The Associated Press reports that Donald Trump’s former campaign ma
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Finally, an Astrophysics Model Even Your Stoner Friend Will Love Image: Flickr user Andyspictures /Flickr The Milky Way isn’t just stars orbiting a black hole—it’s loaded with dust and debris, floating with reckless abandon in the space between solar systems. And like the stuff that accompanies wildfires or windy days in the desert, dust makes it hard to see. Think about that, bro... we’re just like, specks of dust. Scientists trying to figure out how that dus
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Science Behind Arrival: Can Language Determine the Way We Think? submitted by /u/lavajava100 [link] [comments]
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Powdered Vaccine Raises Hopes Of Stopping A Top Killer Of Kids It's aimed at rotavirus, a nasty pathogen that can cause diarrhea and kills more than 500 children a day. The secret to the vaccine is the same thing that makes space ice cream so cool. (Image credit: Krishan Cheyenne/MSF)
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Ars Technica

With racy sperm pics on a smartphone, men can easily test fertility Enlarge / The smartphone-based semen analyzer tests for male infertility in seconds from the privacy of home with a 3D-printed setup costing less than $5, which can analyze most semen samples in less than 5 seconds. (credit: Vignesh Natarajan ) The male equivalent of the at-home pregnancy test may have just landed. With a simple smartphone device and a chip that slurps up sperm, men can easily an
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Donald Trump Jr called 'a disgrace' for tweet goading London mayor Sadiq Khan President’s son quoted Sadiq Khan out of context after Westminster attack Mayor actually said: ‘Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism’ Donald Trump Jr is facing a backlash for criticizing London mayor Sadiq Khan with a scornful tweet sent hours after an attack at the Houses of Parliament left four dead, including a police officer. Related: Westminster attack: parliament resumes with tributes
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Lukas Podolski’s farewell stunner for Germany sinks new-look England The harsh reality for Gareth Southgate is that his first match since taking the England job full-time has ended in another reminder of Germany’s remarkable knack for winning football matches. The world champions have still not conceded a goal since Euro 2016, a sequence now incorporating seven games – or, to put it another way, almost 11 hours of football – and they managed to win their latest as
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Theresa May responds to 'depraved' Westminster attack - full video statement Watch the prime minister’s full statement outside 10 Downing Street. May describes the attack in Westminster as ‘sick and depraved’. She praises the exceptional bravery of police and security services who ran towards the danger as they encouraged others to move away. And pays tribute to the officer who died People flee parliament as gunshots ring out – video Members of the public helping the inju
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Here's A Mega Race Surprise For Big Chief That He Never Saw Coming #StreetOutlaws | Mondays at 9/8c on Discovery Shawn goes above and beyond for the Mega Race build, getting Chief a replica of the Crow's front end and putting on the Crow's old tags. Full episodes streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/street-outlaws/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ Discovery https://www.
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Parliament attack: police hunt for clues after five dead in 'sick and depraved' incident What we know so far Timeline: how the attack unfolded Westminster attack – live updates Police and security services are investigating the background of the man who killed four people and injured dozens in a terrorist rampage at Westminster as security was visibly stepped up in the capital on Thursday. While the Houses of Parliament prepared to sit as normal , officers were attempting to establis
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'All hell was let loose': witnesses on the Westminster attack Witnesses describe harrowing scenes as horror unfolded in Westminster, parliament went into lockdown and victims were ferried to St Thomas’ hospital It began like any other early afternoon in Westminster. Inside the Houses of Parliament, MPs were gathering in the Commons chamber to vote, while journalists and parliamentary staff worked in their offices, and parties of schoolchildren and other vis
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Here's How Mass Effect: Andromeda Handles Sex and Romance When Bioware first showed off Mass Effect: Andromeda , some fans didn’t care about the premise, the story, or the combat. The question many of us had was, “what aliens can I fuck this time?” Fear not, thirsty reader, you can indeed fuck some aliens in Andromeda. Like many Bioware games before it, Andromeda allows you to build relationships with your crewmates, some of which culminate in strong fr
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WIRED

The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole Senators could vote as early as today to not only reverse the Obama-era FCC's action but block the agency from passing similar rules in the future. The post The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole appeared first on WIRED .
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Klimaekspert: Det er logisk, at vejret bliver voldsommereJesper Theilgaard fortæller, hvorfor vores klima forandrer sig.
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Expert: Bird flu outbreak nation's worst since 2015A bird flu outbreak that has led officials to euthanize more than 200,000 animals in three Southern states already is the nation's worst since 2015 and new cases are still popping up, an expert said Wednesday.
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AT&T, Verizon join Google ad boycottAT&T and Verizon on Wednesday joined global firms pulling ads from Google, saying they did not want their brands associated with inappropriate content on the internet giant.
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The Danger of Only Seeing What You Already Believe In his new book, Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson argues for more disfluent feeds in our social media diet. Read More
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Half of All Languages Come from One Root Language. How it Spread Is Something of Debate Compelling evidence makes the case for both the Steppe and Anatolian Hypotheses. Read More
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'Pay to publish' schemes rampant in science journalsDozens of scientific journals appointed a fictive scholar to their editorial boards on the strength of a bogus resume, researchers determined to expose "pay to publish" schemes reported Wednesday.
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Rare frog discovery has researchers hopping for joyA discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy.
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Study maps space dust in 3-D, raises new questions about its properties in local and distant reaches of Milky WayConsider that the Earth is just a giant cosmic dust bunny—a big bundle of debris amassed from exploded stars. We Earthlings are essentially just little clumps of stardust, too, albeit with very complex chemistry.
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Rex Tillerson says US will set up safe zones for refugees from Isis Unclear where ‘interim zones of stability’ would be located US secretary of state gives few details of plan at 68-country coalition meeting Rex Tillerson has said the United States would set up “interim zones of stability” to help refugees return home in the next phase of the fight against Islamic State and al-Qaida in Syria and Iraq. The US secretary of state did not make clear where these zones
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NASA Experiment Could Solve a Mystery About DNA in Space Image: Wikimedia Commons While we all want to travel, live, and bang in space , there are some pretty major things to consider, such as the fact that our sentient flesh cocoons were not designed to handle the harsh conditions of the cosmic void. Though research like NASA’s Twin Study will illuminate some of the potential impacts of extended spaceflight on our bodies, so many mysteries remain—part
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Too much structured knowledge hurts creativity, study showsStructure organizes human activities and help us understand the world with less effort, but it can be the killer of creativity, concludes a study from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.
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Biopesticide could defeat insecticide resistance in bedbugsA fungal biopesticide that shows promise for the control of bed bugs is highly effective even against bed-bug populations that are insecticide resistant, according to research conducted by scientists at Penn State and North Carolina State universities.
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Biologists say wolf spiders have a wider range of personality than once believedCharming might not be the best way to describe a spider, but researchers at the University of Cincinnati are finding a wide spectrum of personality in a creature whose behavior was thought to be inflexible and hardwired in its genes.
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Yellow fever killing thousands of monkeys in BrazilIn a vulnerable forest in southeastern Brazil, where the air was once thick with the guttural chatter of brown howler monkeys, there now exists silence.
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New low-cost method to produce light-based lab-on-a-chip devices for fast medical testsA new fabrication process could make it easier and less expensive to incorporate optical sensing onto lab-on-a-chip devices. These devices integrate laboratory functions onto a plastic or glass "chip" typically no more than a few square centimeters in size, allowing automated testing in the doctor's office or various types of chemical or biological analysis with portable instruments.
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The Atlantic

Is This the End of Sears? Sears, along with most other department store chains that used to serve as mall anchor stores, have been in continuous decline for a decade, with sales and profits dipping lower and lower. On Wednesday, the company released its annual SEC filing and one sentence in particular stands out as cause for concern. In the document, the company said that “substantial doubt exists related to the company’s
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Penn researchers call for better laws covering patient incentives to improve careCurrent federal anti-kickback laws prohibit pharmaceutical companies and providers from bribing patients to seek their goods and services. Unfortunately, the laws also prevent hospitals from offering services that could potentially benefit patients, such as free rides to elderly or disabled patients to help them get to their appointments. In an essay published today in the New England Journal of M
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Ars Technica

The arcade world’s first Easter egg discovered after fraught journey (credit: Arcade Flyer Archive ) The historical record of video games received a strange shake-up on Wednesday from Ed Fries, the ex-Microsoft executive who had a huge part in the creation of the original Xbox . Fries took to his personal blog, which typically covers the world of retro gaming, to announce a zany discovery : he had found the world's earliest known arcade game Easter egg. His hunt b
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Tracing aromatic molecules in the early universeA molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in the early Universe, a University of California, Riverside-led study has found.
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The Guardian

Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500,000 children a year Positive outcome of trials in Niger fuels hope that vaccine can protect children in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond from infection that causes often fatal diarrhoea A vaccine capable of enduring scorching temperatures for months at a time could strike a decisive blow in the fight against rotavirus, preventing nearly half a million children around the world from dying of diarrhoea each year. Médecin
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Ars Technica

17,000 AT&T technicians and call center workers go on strike [Updated] Enlarge (credit: Mike Mozart ) Update on March 23 : Less than 24 hours after it began, AT&T said that "The brief grievance strike has been resolved and employees are returning to work today." Negotiations for a new contract are still ongoing, but in the meantime AT&T agreed that it "will no longer require technicians to perform work assignments outside of their expertise and classification," the
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The Dinosaur Family Tree Has Been UprootedThe dinosaur family tree, used by paleontologists and dinosaur buffs for the past 130 years, has just been transformed.
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NYT > Science

As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. PlanDr. J. Mario Molina, one of the few insurance executives to criticize the House bill publicly, says it could harm insurers and patients alike.
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The Guardian

Vladimir Putin has one reliable set of allies: Russia’s iron ladies | Ekaterina SokirianskaiaThe president’s useful anti-feminists legitimise a slide towards a patriarchal society – and offer no political challenge to his macho leadership Strength, patriotism, patriarchal values and a macho leadership style characterise Vladimir Putin’s current term as president. Strangely, this traditionalist authoritarian agenda has often been promoted by women. The few Russian women who are represented
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Woman in critical condition after falling from Westminster Bridge Pedestrian given urgent medical treatment after being pulled from river Thames following terror attack outside parliament • Attack on parliament: live updates A woman was left a critical condition after being pulled from the Thames after she fell from Westminster Bridge during Wednesday’s terrorist attack outside parliament . The attacker drove his car at pedestrians along the bridge. It is not k
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The Atlantic

What Devin Nunes's Bombshell Does and Doesn't Say Updated on March 22 at 5:24 p.m. In a head-spinning development on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Representative Devin Nunes, the chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, revealed that … well, what Nunes revealed isn’t totally clear. Nunes held a brief press conference Wednesday afternoon saying that “on numerous occasions the Intelligence Community incidentally collected inform
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JNeurosci: Highlights from the March 22 issueCheck out these newsworthy studies from the March 22, 2017, issue of JNeurosci. Media interested in obtaining the full text of the studies should contact media@sfn.org.
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Secretive billionaire reveals how he toppled Apple in ChinaDuan Yongping is convinced Tim Cook didn't have a clue who he was when they first met a couple years ago. The Apple boss probably does now.
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WIRED

Silly YouTube, Don’t You Know Making the Internet Nicer Is Impossible? Heavy-handed algorithms aren't the only culprit here—there's plenty of human error too. The post Silly YouTube, Don't You Know Making the Internet Nicer Is Impossible? appeared first on WIRED .
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Ars Technica

Putting light in a spin generates a ring of fire on gold film Enlarge / The evolution of the vortex over femtoseconds. (credit: Spektor et. al.) The late 20th and early 21st century have seen a revolution in the study of light. Far from the old days of seeing things dimly through microscopes, we are now in the position to freeze light, use it to make materials transparent, and watch it spiral around on a gold surface. Watching light do its thing is very dif
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I Took a Nap in a $65,000 Bed of Lights to Get Skin Like Kate Beckinsale Images via the author. Over the past few months, you may have seen commercials for a Phantom of the Opera-esque beauty treatment, a plastic mask full of glowing lights that promises clearer skin. Like glycolic acid peels or at-home laser hair removal, it is the latest product to act as a holy grail: something that was once relegated to the realm of those who could afford a trip to the dermatologi
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AAOS 2017: Why some ACL surgeries failTypically, orthopaedic surgeons can get athletes back to their sport with ACL reconstruction surgery. But what happens when the reconstruction surgery isn't successful?
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New study maps space dust in 3-DA new Berkeley Lab-led study provides detailed 3-D views of space dust in the Milky Way, which could help us understand the properties of this dust and how it affects views of distant objects.
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The Atlantic

Conservatives Threaten to Sink Republican Health-Care Bill Updated on March 22 at 7:19 p.m. ET When President Trump summoned Representative Ted Yoho and about a dozen other lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday to hear a direct, presidential pitch for the House Republican health-care bill, the Florida conservative told Trump what he wanted: a “100 percent repeal” of the Affordable Care Act. Like most of his fellow members of the hardline House Freedo
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The Atlantic

Why Westminster? If, as police suspect, the deadly attack near the British Parliament on Wednesday proves to be an act of terrorism, it will depart from the recent pattern of terrorist attacks in the West. In the post-9/11 world of the counterterrorism surveillance state and the internet-radicalized lone-wolf attacker , terrorists typically don’t use sophisticated weapons that might tip off authorities, and it’s
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The 69 New Emoji Candidates, Ranked Image: Emojipedia / Gizmodo Guys, we’re getting deliciously close to a big emoji upgrade. Appropriately named Emoji 5.0, the new batch of silly symbols includes several very specific items as well as some long sought-after essentials. Do you have a favorite? We do. Emojipedia recently updated its page for Emoji 5.0 with mockups of all the proposed emoji. Don’t freak out if you don’t like the sele
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Try and Watch This Bonkers Spinning Office Chair for More Than Five Seconds Without Puking What’s 15 minutes of fame worth to you? Are you willing to spend the rest of your life feeling like you just rode the Tilt-A-Whirl at the carnival for three weeks? Because strapping yourself into a spinning office chair powered by a pair of spraying nitrous tanks is likely going to scramble your brain, among other body parts. This stunt comes courtesy of Farmtruck and AZN from the Discovery Chann
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Why Other Senses May Be Heightened in Blind PeoplePeople who are blind really do have enhanced abilities in their other senses, according to a new, small study.
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At-Home Male Fertility Test App Takes Sperm SelfiesA device that interfaces with a smartphone can accurately measure sperm concentration and movement -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Guardian

The numbing afternoon when I saw a police officer die outside parliament | John Crace Working in the Commons on the day of the attack, I became a witness to the loss of a man I had almost certainly spoken to Westminster attack: main story The mind goes numb at times like these. A disconnect between brain and feeling. So it took me the best part of an hour to make sense of what I had seen. But the simple truth is this. Today I saw a man die. A police officer, someone I had almost c
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The Guardian

The Westminster attack is a tragedy, but it’s not a threat to democracy | Simon JenkinsThe terrorists’ aim is not just to kill a few but to terrify a multitude. For politicians and media to overreact would play into their hands The current bout of global terrorism came to the heart of London today in a fatal attack outside the Palace of Westminster. The symbolism is impossible to escape. An assault on the home of democracy induces a peculiar sense of outrage. That people, including
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After suicide, grieving partners live with health risks People who lose a partner to suicide are at increased risk for physical and mental problems including cancer, mood disorders like depression, and even herniated discs. The findings underscore the need for support systems for bereaved partners and others who have lost loved ones to suicide, since interventions addressing complicated grief could help mitigate some of the effects, researchers say. “
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Optical tool monitors brain's circulatory response to painA new report demonstrates that an optical imaging tool used to monitor regional blood flow and tissue oxygenation may be used to track the brain's response to acute pain in infants, children, and adults.
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Rory McIlroy beaten by Soren Kjeldsen in WGC Match Play opener• World No2 loses 2&1 to Dane but says ‘I played well’ • ‘If I had played anyone else I might have won’ The good news for Rory McIlroy relates to the WGC Match Play format. The bad? A year ago only one player, Dustin Johnson, succumbed to an opening-day defeat and recovered sufficiently to progress to the knockout stage. McIlroy’s 2&1 humbling by Soren Kjeldsen, the world No68, was no disgrace giv
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Astronauts Can See Mount Etna's Crazy Eruption From the Space Station Image: Time Seeing as the Earth is a puny nugget of metal sitting atop a nearly 2000 mile-thick mantle of high-pressure flowing rock, it’s no surprise that the rock occasionally seeps out, either slowly or explosively, through the surface. It’s pretty cool to see the magma glowing beside Sicily’s nighttime lights, though. NASA shared this image of Italy’s Mount Etna erupting today, after European
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Toilet to Tap: Brewery Creates Beer from Recycled WastewaterThe brewery's "Full Circle" ale is made from recycled wastewater.
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The world’s first official gaming-company newsletter, now preserved online Consider this your regularly scheduled reminder that the Internet Archive continues to host some of the coolest relics of nerd history. Now, the scan-and-upload team led by Jason Scott delivers quite the piece of video game nostalgia: the Atari Coin Connection . Long before consumer magazines and fan newsletters ruled the industry, Atari's first publication launched in 1976 to an audience of busi
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Cheerleading company can get copyrights, pursue competitors, Supreme Court says Enlarge The Supreme Court issued a 5-2 opinion (PDF) today allowing cheerleading uniforms to be copyrighted. The case, Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands , is expected to have broad effect in the fashion world and beyond. A group of 3D printing companies had also asked the high court to take up the case, asking for clarity on how to separate creative designs, which are copyrightable, from utilitari
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A visual guide to the Westminster attack Four people – including the British-born attacker and a police officer – have died after a man drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then entered parliament armed with one or more knives Continue reading...
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Scent of a Kitten: Perfumer Debuts 'Kitten Fur' FragranceHow did a fragrance company distill and bottle the elusive and delicious scent of the fur at the back of a kitten’s neck?
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Harmful Cocktail: Alcohol Plus Energy Drinks May Raise Injury RiskPeople who mix alcohol with energy drinks may be at a greater risk of getting hurt while they are intoxicated than those who drink alcohol by itself.
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Newport Gwent Dragons to be taken over by Welsh Rugby Union• Deal struck to prevent region from folding • WRU will buy Rodney Parade, where Dragons play The Welsh Rugby Union will take over one of its four regions, Newport Gwent Dragons, in July to prevent it from folding after failing to secure outside investment. With Cardiff Blues struggling and the Scarlets reporting a loss of more than £1.5m this month, the private ownership model of the quartet – Os
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US border agent sexually assaulted teen sisters in Texas, ACLU says US Customs and Border Protection officer allegedly took sisters into ‘closet-like room’, told them to remove their clothes and sexually assaulted them Two teenage sisters fleeing violence in Guatemala were sexually assaulted by a US Customs and Border Protection officer in Texas after crossing the Mexican border, according to claims filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The sisters, aged 1
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Busted moon could put rings around Mars Early Mars may have had rings like Saturn, and might have them again, according to a new model. The research suggests that debris, pushed into space from an asteroid or other body, slammed into the red planet around 4.3 billion years ago and alternates between becoming a planetary ring and clumping up to form a moon. A theory exists that Mars’ large North Polar Basin or Borealis Basin, which cove
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'Lab-on-a-glove' could bring nerve-agent detection to a wearer's fingertipsThere's a reason why farmers wear protective gear when applying organophosphate pesticides. The substances are very effective at getting rid of unwanted bugs, but they can also make people sick. Related compounds -- organophosphate nerve agents -- can be used as deadly weapons. Now researchers have developed a fast way to detect the presence of such compounds in the field using a disposable 'lab-o
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The Guardian view on the Westminster attack: solidarity against terror | Editorial It is the moment everyone feared would come. But it must be kept in proportion It was only ever a matter of time. This strike at parliament took aim directly at the heart of British democracy. It was perhaps meant to reach the prime minister – for today, the day of prime minister’s questions, was the one day when her movements would be well known – but more probably it was, like the attack in Ber
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The Guardian view on Rex Tillerson: a sidelined secretary of state | EditorialThe ideological clique around Trump is running foreign policy, while the top US diplomat is being circumvented and his department undermined It is hard to think of a secretary of state in recent history whose start has been as unpromising as Rex Tillerson’s . He came to the job with no experience of government or related institutions, nor of policy. His business dealings with Vladimir Putin and hi
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Tobias Ellwood MP hailed for attempt to save police officer's life Foreign Office minister who lost a brother in 2002 Bali bombing came to aid of officer stabbed outside Westminster but could not prevent his death Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood attempted to resuscitate the police officer fatally attacked outside parliament and stemmed the blood from multiple stab wounds. Ellwood, a former soldier, was pictured kneeling over the policeman’s body lying out
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Biopesticide could defeat insecticide resistance in bedbugsA fungal biopesticide that shows promise for the control of bed bugs is highly effective even against bed-bug populations that are insecticide resistant, according to research conducted by scientists at Penn State and North Carolina State universities.
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Yellow fever killing thousands of monkeys in BrazilIn a vulnerable forest in southeastern Brazil, where the air was once thick with the guttural chatter of brown howler monkeys, there now exists silence. Yellow fever, a virus carried by mosquitoes and endemic to Africa and South America, has robbed the private, federally-protected reserve of its brown howlers in an unprecedented wave of death that has swept through the region since late 2016, kill
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Largest survey to date of patient and family experience at US children's hospitalsA survey of more than 17,000 parents of hospitalized children, conducted by the Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement at Boston Children's Hospital, gives mixed responses about the quality of the inpatient experience at 69 US children's hospitals.
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Arctic’s Winter Sea Ice Drops to Its Lowest Recorded LevelMuch of the ice also appears to be thinner than normal — further signs of climate change’s effects on the region.
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Female guppies with bigger brains pick more attractive guysA larger-brained female guppy may pick primo males, but all that mental machinery costs her in other ways.
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Humans, smartphones may fail frequently to detect face morph photosBoth humans and smartphones show a degree of error in distinguishing face morph photos from their 'real' faces on fraudulent identity cards, new research has found.
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Has the satire and humour of Big Little Lies been lost in translation? The Australian novel has been adapted for US screens, leaving behind both Sydney’s northern beaches and the nuance “It had never crossed her mind that sending your child to school would be like going back to school yourself.” The Australian author Liane Moriarty is a master of suburban secrets and lies (particularly among the white middle class), and her 2014 novel, Big Little Lies, was lauded fo
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ThinkGeek's Sale Is Practically Out of This World 30-60% off select items Tomorrow is Kim Stanley Robinson’s, author of the award-winning Mars trilogy, 65th birthday , and ThinkGeek is marking down a bunch of stuff from this galaxy and beyond (and a whole lot of other stuff) for up to 60% off . There is tons of merch from all levels of geekery waiting for you. Here are a few cool pieces to pick up with the discount: Radiant Light Mill - Solar Ra
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American Farmers Are Turning To Ukraine To Hack Into Their Own Tractors: Report photo: John Deere Modern John Deere tractors are outfitted with dozens of sensors and computers, many of which cannot be serviced by owners because of a stupid licensing agreement John Deere forces upon its customers. Since farmers have neither the time nor money to waste on a technician’s visit, some are taking matters into their own hands with eastern European software hacks, Vice’s Motherboard
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UC biologists find surprising variability in courtship behaviors of wolf spidersStudies of wolf spiders at the University of Cincinnati found that courtship displays help preserve genetic isolation between closely related species. Another study found that the species Gladicosa bellamyi used multi-modal communication to entice females.
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Heart tissue grown on spinach leavesResearchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues and organs: how to establish a vascular system that delivers blood deep into the developing tissue. Researchers have now successfully turned to plants, culturing beating human heart cells on spinach leaves that were stripped of plant cells.
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Tracing aromatic molecules in the early UniverseA molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in the early Universe, a study has found. That molecule is called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. On Earth it is also found in coal and tar. In space, it is a component of dust.
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Too much structured knowledge hurts creativity, shows studyStructure organizes human activities and help us understand the world with less effort, but it can be the killer of creativity, concludes a new study.
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Chelsea and Ivanka Are Trading Places Be honest: Six months ago, if someone had told you that Ivanka Trump, fashion-peddling, glamour-gal scion of the Trump real-estate and branding dynasty, would be moving into her own West Wing Office, getting special security clearance which will allow her to view classified info, trying on the role of policy maven, and even receiving her own “government-issued devices,” you’d have thought they we
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Ovarian Psycos: The L.A. Bicycle Crew for Women of Color On the east side of Los Angeles, a group of women are part of a bicycle crew that aims to confront injustice and redefine identity. They call themselves the Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade. This short excerpt from the new documentary Ovarian Psycos profiles Xela de la X, the group’s founder. She’s a mother, artist, and activist. A survivor of sexual abuse, she formed the crew to create a community o
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Becoming ‘Everyone’s Little Sister’ to Deal With Sexism A reader with a Ph.D. in physics has been working in the tech industry for many years, but she’s struggled to cope with the huge gender imbalance at the start-ups she’s worked for. She feels she can’t fully be herself—or a mother: When I entered the office for my interview, I saw every head in the glass-enclosed conference room pop up and look over at me. I’ve trained myself to have a sort of sma
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Video: Kom helt tæt på planters mikroskopiske bevægelserØstrigske forskere har udviklet et program, der kan spore mikroskopiske ting, mens de bevæger sig.
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'Spectacular-looking' endangered frog species discovered in Ecuador's cloud forestsIt's not every day someone gets to say, 'I've discovered a new species.' It's a claim that biologist Chris Funk can happily make. Funk and collaborators, who've spent years exploring the tropical climes of South America to study the region's dizzying biodiversity, have documented a new species of rainfrog they've named the Ecuadorian rainfrog (Pristimantis ecuadorensis).
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Minitablets help medicate picky catsOf all pets, cats are often considered the most difficult ones to medicate. Very small minitablets with flavors or flavor coatings can help cat owners commit to the treatment and make cats more compliant to it, while making it easier to regulate dosage and administer medication flexibly.
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The Planetary Society Has a Few Tips for the President Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society, offers an important 5-point plan for President Trump on space exploration and NASA's budget. Read More
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Everton urged to end StubHub ticket partnership by supporters trust• Trust fears fans can be exploited on the online ticket exchange • Club urged to seek fairer solution to secondary ticket sales The Everton Supporters Trust has urged the club to end their partnership with StubHub amid claims fans can be exploited on the online ticket exchange. Everton have been widely praised for a progressive ticketing policy that has meant season ticket prices are frozen and i
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Smartphone app could allow men to test their fertility at home Gadget designed to clip onto a smartphone able to detect abnormal sperm samples with 98% accuracy in trials Men may soon be able to measure their own sperm count and quality at home, using a smartphone app developed by scientists. In early tests the gadget, designed to clip onto a smartphone, detected abnormal sperm samples with an accuracy of 98%. Continue reading...
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Quarter of English state primary schools are 'ethnically segregated' ‘Significant fails’ in percentage of white British children attending local schools in some areas, according to study The government is being urged to tackle segregation in schools after research claimed that more than a quarter of all state primary schools across England and four in 10 state secondaries were ethnically segregated. The study, which uses a new measure of segregation, also claims t
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Lack of staffing, funds prevent marine protected areas from realizing full potentialMarine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full potential. Only 9 percent of MPAs reported having adequate staff.
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Use of mobile app reduces number of in-person follow-up visits after surgeryPatients who underwent ambulatory breast reconstruction and used a mobile app for follow-up care had fewer in-person visits during the first 30 days after the operation without affecting complication rates or measures of patient-reported satisfaction, according to a study.
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Light used to remotely control curvature of plasticsResearchers have developed a technique that uses light to get flat, plastic sheets to curve into spheres, tubes or bowls.
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Weight-bearing exercises promote bone formation in menOsteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide and is a serious public health concern, according to research. Now, newly published work is the first in men to show that long-term, weight-bearing exercises decrease sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, and increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth. These changes promote bone formation, increasing bone density.
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3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workersResearchers have unlocked the key to transforming microscopic nanorings into smart materials that perform work at human-scale.
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Apple paid no tax in New Zealand for at least a decade, reports say Investigation says company paid nothing to Inland Revenue Department because parent company registered in Australia Reports that Apple has not paid any tax in New Zealand for a decade have prompted experts to voice concerns that much-promised international crackdowns on the problem will fall short of the mark. An investigation by the New Zealand Herald found that Apple had paid nothing to the Inl
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Bravery and simple humanity have shown Westminster at its best | Jonathan Freedland The bastion of politics now has a human face, as vulnerable as the rest of us to an act of murderous violence There are certain places that cease to be places in the public imagination. They become shorthand for a loathed political establishment or distant, overmighty government. In America, that place is “Washington, DC”. For Eurosceptics, it’s “Brussels”. And in Britain, that reviled, imperial
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Shrine Over Jesus' Tomb in Danger of 'Catastrophic' CollapseThe shrine is built over the cave where Jesus was supposedly buried. Scientists say it could fail catastrophically without further repair.
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Too much structured knowledge hurts creativity, shows Rotman studyStructure organizes human activities and help us understand the world with less effort, but it can be the killer of creativity, concludes a study from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.
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New low-cost method to produce light-based lab-on-a-chip devices for fast medical testsA new fabrication process could make it easier and less expensive to incorporate optical sensing onto lab-on-a-chip devices. These devices integrate laboratory functions onto a plastic or glass 'chip' typically no more than a few square centimeters in size, allowing automated testing in the doctor's office or various types of chemical or biological analysis with portable instruments.
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Scientists identify a new way gut bacteria break down complex sugarsNew light has been shed on the functioning of human gut bacteria which could help to develop medicines in the future to improve health and well-being.
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Sinking of seal beach wetlands tied to ancient quakesWhen geologists went in search for evidence of ancient tsunamis along Southern California’s coastal wetlands, they found something else. Their discoveries have implications for seismic hazard and risk assessment in coastal Southern California.
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Salmon with side effects: Aquacultures are polluting Chile's rivers with a cocktail of dissolved organic substancesTasty, versatile, and rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids: salmon is one of the most popular edible fish of all. Shops sell fish caught in the wild, but their main produce is salmon from breeding farms which can pollute rivers, lakes and oceans. Just how big is the problem? Scientists are working to answer this question by examining the dissolved organic compounds which enter Chile’s rivers from
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Highlights doesn’t kid around when it comes to science and tech Tony Shaff, 44 Pages AUSTIN, Texas—If you ever attended a pediatric dentist or loved reading between the ages of two and 12, chances are good you've come across Highlights. The legacy kids' magazine turned 70 in the summer of 2016, and throughout the decades it has been a cultural constant. Everyone knows about hidden picture searches or the long-running Goofus and Gallant comic, but poetry from
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Scientists evade the Heisenberg uncertainty principleResearchers report the discovery of a new technique that could drastically improve the sensitivity of instruments such as magnetic resonance imagers (MRIs) and atomic clocks. The study reports a technique to bypass the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. This technique hides quantum uncertainty in atomic features not seen by the instrument, allowing the scientists to make very high precision measure
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Silence is golden: Suppressing host response to Ebola virus may help to control infectionThe Ebola virus causes a severe, often fatal illness when it infects the human body. Initially targeting cells of the immune system called macrophages, white blood cells that absorb and clear away pathogens, a new study has found a way to potentially 'silence' these Ebola virus-infected macrophages.
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Surprising new role for lungs: Making bloodUsing video microscopy in the living mouse lung, scientists have revealed that the lungs play a previously unrecognized role in blood production.
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First mutations in human life discoveredThe earliest mutations of human life have been observed by researchers. Analyzing genomes from adult cells, the scientists could look back in time to reveal how each embryo developed. The study shows that from the two-cell stage of the human embryo, one of these cells becomes more dominant than the other and leads to a higher proportion of the adult body.
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Molecular 'treasure maps' to help discover new materialsScientists have developed a new method which has the potential to revolutionise the way we search for, design and produce new materials.
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Sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both polesThe Arctic sea ice maximum extent and Antarctic minimum extent are both record lows this year. Combined, sea ice numbers are at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice in 1979.
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People flee parliament as gunshots ring out – video WARNING: some people may find the following footage distressing Eyewitness video captured by tourist Aaron Tsang shows people running away from the Houses of Parliament and then the sound of gunshots can be heard. A police officer was reportedly stabbed and the alleged assailant shot by armed police following an incident at Westminster. Parliament attack: man shot after police officer stabbed and
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The Mystery That Made Thor Unworthy Has Been Revealed A few years ago, an omnipotently powered Nick Fury spoke a single sentence to Thor. It was something so profoundly soul-stirring that his ability to wield Mjolnir was wrenched from him, and he became nothing more than the Odinson rather than the God of Thunder. Now we finally know what those words were. The Unworthy Thor series has been following the Odinson in the pursuit of a new hammer to clai
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Tracing aromatic molecules in the early universeA molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in the early universe, a University of California, Riverside-led study has found. That molecule is called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. On Earth it is also found in coal and tar. In space, it is a compone
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Dinosaur family tree poised for colossal shake-up 'Textbook-changing' analysis of dinosaur bones upends long-accepted relationships among major groups. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21681
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New study shakes the roots of the dinosaur family treeMore than a century of theory about the evolutionary history of dinosaurs has been turned on its head following the publication of new research. The work suggests that the family groupings need to be rearranged, redefined and renamed and also that dinosaurs may have originated in the northern hemisphere rather than the southern, as current thinking goes.
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Germany 1-0 England: international friendly – as it happened Lukas Podolski scored a belting goal in his last match for Germany to settle an enjoyable match against an impressive England 9.42pm GMT Peep peep! That was a decent night’s work for England, despite the scoreline. They lost to a screamer from the retiring Lukas Podolski but played some sophisticated football and were the better team for plenty of the game. The 3-4-2-1 system worked well, and All
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Why becoming a tax haven would be bad news for Britain Theresa May and Philip Hammond have warned the EU that if they don’t like the Brexit deal, they could turn the UK into a tax haven. The truth is that being ‘offshore’ means being unfair and undemocratic – and you still pay tax Most of us take democracy for granted, but you would have to think again if you lived in a tax haven. Singapore has had the same party in power since 1959 . Jersey, meanwhi
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Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter (Update)The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world.
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Brain 'rewires' itself to enhance other senses in blind peopleThe brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, as well as cognitive functions (such as memory and language) according to a new study.
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Tiller the Hun? Farmers in Roman Empire converted to Hun lifestyle -- and vice versaNew archaeological analysis suggests people of Western Roman Empire switched between Hunnic nomadism and settled farming over a lifetime. Findings may be evidence of tribal encroachment that undermined Roman Empire during 5th century AD, contributing to its fall.
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All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April 2017 Netflix is about to rain down on April with some nerd-friendly original content, but that’s coming at the cost of some of the best nerd-friendly classic TV. The Highlights Let’s get the bad news out first. Several classic series are leaving Netflix. From my probably incorrect memory, a few of these have been with Netflix since the start of streaming. Okay, here we go then, you ready? Because this
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T-Mobile moves the needle in its research lab to compete with larger rivalsFor a couple of minutes in a small, nondescript T-Mobile US conference room, the future of wireless is here.
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WPI team grows heart tissue on spinach leavesResearchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues and organs: how to establish a vascular system that delivers blood deep into the developing tissue. Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Arkansas State University-Jonesboro have successfully turned to plant
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A paper in JPSP explores paltering--when people mislead by making a truthful statement. submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
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Formula 1 starts this weekend, and we still don’t know who’s going to win Ferrari Good news, everyone: the 2017 Formula 1 season starts this weekend. As has become tradition, the first race of the year is in Melbourne, Australia, meaning those of us in Europe or North America can expect a late night or very early morning. This will be the first year under new management—with Liberty having purchased F1 from CVC, ousting Bernie in the process —and also the first year fo
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Gorsuch: Roe v. Wade Is the 'Law of the Land' Updated at 5:42 p.m. ET Democratic senators spent most of Tuesday’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing trying to pin down nominee Neil Gorsuch’s views on abortion, campaign-finance reform, gun rights, and a host of other contentious issues. They were largely unsuccessful. So in Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee session, they tried a new approach: warning Gorsuch about what they see as the co
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Call to give fathers allocated leave to improve uptake Parliamentary committee hears paternity leave has woeful take-up rate because many fathers fear damaging their careers Men should be given father-only parental leave to tackle the “very, very low” take-up rate, experts have told MPs. Dads who want to be more involved in their children’s lives fear damaging their careers and denting their family’s income if they ask for flexible hours or parental
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Nervous markets take fright at prospect of Trump failing to deliver | Larry Elliott US shares fell – with a knock-on effect elsewhere – as the new administration struggles to follow through on spending and tax cuts promises Shares, oil and the US dollar were all under pressure as global financial markets took fright at the prospect that Donald Trump would fail to deliver on his growth-boosting promises. In the most nervous conditions since the immediate aftermath of the presiden
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Howard Hodgkin's last painting completes portrait exhibition Artist’s career is framed in National Portrait gallery show, with first work and last one finished three months before his death Howard Hodgkin’s final work, completed three months before he died in March this year aged 84, has gone on display at the National Portrait gallery. Portrait of the Artist Listening to Music shows the painter grappling with his mortality and is one of the largest works
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Pope cautions youths about social media’s “false image of reality” Enlarge / Pope Francis holds his homily during his weekly audience Wednesday in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis is warning the world's youth to be wary of the "false image of reality" portrayed in social media and on reality television shows. In a written message the Vatican issued Tuesday, the pontiff cautioned followers not to let the Internet dilute the church's messa
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Forgiving Martin McGuinness is not an act of weakness but of power | Suzanne Moore There is something brutal and primal about Lord Tebbit’s honesty and pain. But it makes me think about the value of forgiveness As Martin McGuinness’s coffin is hoisted, the man remains completely unforgiven in many quarters. How do we talk of someone who ordered killings and then ordered them to stop? Does one thing cancel out the other? Clearly not for some: Norman Tebbit wakes up every day wit
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Endocrine Society experts issue Clinical Practice Guideline on hypothalamic amenorrheaFemale athletes and women who have eating disorders are prone to developing a condition called hypothalamic amenorrhea that causes them to stop menstruating. The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on ways to diagnose and treat this condition.
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Scientists discover urinary biomarker that may help track ALSA study in Neurology suggests that analyzing levels of the protein p75ECD in urine samples from people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may help monitor disease progression as well as determine the effectiveness of therapies. The study was supported by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), both part
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UC researchers help map future of precision medicine in Parkinson's diseaseTwo landmark publications with co-authors from the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute outline a transformative approach to defining, studying and treating Parkinson's disease. Rather than approaching Parkinson's disease as a single entity, the international cadre of researchers advocates targeting therapies to distinct 'nodes or clusters' of patients based on specific symptoms
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Words and experience matter to surrogates making end-of-life decisionsWords and experience matter to surrogates making end-of-life decisions.
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Epigenetic alteration a promising new drug target for heroin use disorderHeroin use is associated with excessive histone acetylation, an epigenetic process that regulates gene expression, and more years of drug use correlate with higher levels of hyperacetylation, according to research conducted at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
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Scientists identify a new way gut bacteria break down complex sugarsNew light has been shed on the functioning of human gut bacteria which could help to develop medicines in the future to improve health and well-being.
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It's a fish eat tree worldAn international team of scientists analyzed 147 northern lakes and found that many rely on nutrients from tree leaves, pine needles, and other land-grown plants to feed aquatic life. The study, published today in Science Advances, offers the most comprehensive analysis to-date on terrestrial subsidies to lake food webs.
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Molecular 'treasure maps' to help discover new materialsScientists at the University of Southampton working with colleagues at the University of Liverpool have developed a new method which has the potential to revolutionise the way we search for, design and produce new materials.
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Humans and smartphones may fail frequently to detect face morph photosResearchers at the University of York have demonstrated that both humans and smartphones show a degree of error in distinguishing face morph photos from their 'real' faces on fraudulent identity cards.
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New study shakes the roots of the dinosaur family treeMore than a century of theory about the evolutionary history of dinosaurs has been turned on its head following the publication of new research from scientists at the University of Cambridge and Natural History Museum in London. Their work suggests that the family groupings need to be rearranged, redefined and renamed and also that dinosaurs may have originated in the northern hemisphere rather th
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First mutations in human life discoveredThe earliest mutations of human life have been observed by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Analyzing genomes from adult cells, the scientists could look back in time to reveal how each embryo developed. Published in Nature today, the study shows that from the two-cell stage of the human embryo, one of these cells becomes more dominant than the other and
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Surprising new role for lungs: Making bloodUsing video microscopy in the living mouse lung, UC San Francisco scientists have revealed that the lungs play a previously unrecognized role in blood production.
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Lack of staffing, funds prevent marine protected areas from realizing full potentialMarine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full potential. Only 9 percent of MPAs reported having adequate staff.The findings are published in the journal Nature on March 22.
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Scientists evade the Heisenberg uncertainty principleICFO Researchers report the discovery of a new technique that could drastically improve the sensitivity of instruments such as magnetic resonance imagers (MRIs) and atomic clocks. The study, published in Nature, reports a technique to bypass the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. This technique hides quantum uncertainty in atomic features not seen by the instrument, allowing the scientists to make
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Tiller the Hun? Farmers in Roman Empire converted to Hun lifestyle -- and vice versaNew archaeological analysis suggests people of Western Roman Empire switched between Hunnic nomadism and settled farming over a lifetime. Findings may be evidence of tribal encroachment that undermined Roman Empire during 5th century AD, contributing to its fall.
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A rapid, automated and inexpensive fertility test for menScientists have developed a low-cost and easy-to-use smartphone attachment that can quickly and accurately evaluate semen samples for at-home fertility testing, providing a potentially helpful resource for the more than 45 million couples worldwide who are affected by infertility.
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NSF-funded IUPUI study of non-rainfall water in Namib Desert reveals unexpected originsIn a study conducted in one of the world's oldest and most biologically diverse deserts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis scientists explore the origins of water other than rainfall and are identifying multiple origins. The study, supported by the National Science Foundation, is the first to report that the ocean is not the sole source of life-sustaining fog and dew for numerous p
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Using a smartphone to screen for male infertilityInvestigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital set out to develop a home-based diagnostic test that could be used to measure semen quality using a smartphone-based device. New findings by the team indicating that the smartphone-based semen analyzer can identify abnormal semen samples based on sperm concentration and motility criteria with approximately 98 percent accuracy are published online on Ma
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Brain 'rewires' itself to enhance other senses in blind peopleThe brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, as well as cognitive functions (such as memory and language) according to a new study led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers.
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Huns and settlers may have cooperated on the frontier of Roman EmpireAnalysis of isotopes in bones and teeth from fifth-century cemeteries suggests that nomadic Huns and Pannonian settlers on the frontier of Roman Empire may have intermixed, according to a study published March 22, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Susanne Hakenbeck from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and colleagues.
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'Spectacular-looking' endangered frog species discovered in Ecuador's cloud forestsIt's not every day someone gets to say, 'I've discovered a new species.' It's a claim that Colorado State University biologist Chris Funk can happily make. Funk and collaborators, who've spent years exploring the tropical climes of South America to study the region's dizzying biodiversity, have documented a new species of rainfrog they've named the Ecuadorian rainfrog (Pristimantis ecuadorensis).
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Arctic ice falls to record winter low after polar 'heatwaves' Extent of ice over North pole has fallen to a new wintertime low, for the third year in a row, as climate change drives freakish weather The extent of Arctic ice has fallen to a new wintertime low, as climate change drives freakishly high temperatures in the polar regions. The ice cap grows during the winter months and usually reaches its maximum in early March. But the 2017 maximum was 14.4m sq
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Uefa president hints at luxury tax and transfer changes to rein in rich clubs• Aleksander Ceferin wants to maintain competitive balance within the sport • ‘Player hoarding, excessive talent concentration in few teams’ must be avoided The Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, believes European football should consider more restraints on spending, squad limits and changes to the transfer system to stop rich clubs from dominating. The Slovenian, who has been in charge of Europe
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Dubai World Cup favourite Arrogate is dirt version of Frankel, says trainer• Bob Baffert-trained colt given stall nine of 14 in $10m race • ‘It’s amazing Prince Khalid Abdullah would own two of best horses we’ve seen’ Bob Baffert, whose Arrogate is the favourite for the $10m Dubai World Cup on Saturday, said here on Wednesday his colt is “the dirt version of Frankel”, the brilliant champion who won all 14 of his races in England in the same green, white and pink colours
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The Curiosity Rover's Wheels Aren't Looking So Good Two treads, or grousers, on Curiosity’s left middle wheel are broken. In this image, a torn grouser can be seen at the top of the wheel. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) A routine check performed by NASA has uncovered two tears on the treads of the Mars Curiosity Rover’s left middle wheel. The damage isn’t unexpected, nor is it catastrophic, but it’s a reminder that this intrepid little explorer wo
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First dinosaurs may have been omnivores in the north hemisphereLargest shake-up of dinosaur family tree in 130 years puts T. rex in a group with herbivores and uproots what we thought we knew about the reptiles
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Shaking Up the Dinosaur Family TreeA Ph.D candidate and a computer program that took five minutes to run may upend the dinosaur classification system that has been used for more than a century.
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A Scholarly Sting Operation Shines a Light on ‘Predatory’ JournalsA group of researchers created a ruse to draw attention to the seamy side of open-access journals, some of which will publish just about anything for a fee.
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Radical shakeup of dinosaur family tree points to unexpected Scottish origins Cat-sized Scottish fossil proposed as candidate for common dinosaur ancestor in controversial study that could overthrow a century of dinosaur classification The most radical shakeup of the dinosaur family tree in a century has led scientists to propose an unlikely origin for the prehistoric beasts: an obscure cat-sized creature found in Scotland. The analysis, which has already sparked controver
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Can data save rhinos? How to attack wildlife crime at sourceBy the time surveillance technology catches a poacher, it's already too late. Now researchers are training a new generation of technology on the demand for endangered animals, not the supply
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A little less ET, a little more astrophysics, if you pleaseThe role of science is to rule out the boring and tedious before we embrace the extraordinary, like alien signals or "megastructures", says Geraint Lewis
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Old blood can be made young again and it might fight ageingA protein can boost blood stem cells, making them behave like those of younger people. Is it the key to harnessing young blood’s rejuvenating power?
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Robots could help children give evidence in child abuse casesEven trained police interviewers find it hard to stay neutral when talking to children who have been abused. Could robots help collect better evidence?
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Atomic clocks make best measurement yet of relativity of timeEinstein's relativity has survived another test, carried out using a network of synchronised atomic clocks in three European cities
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Female fish with bigger brains choose better matesColourful male guppies are healthier and better foragers. But using this information to pick a good mate requires female guppies to use more brainpower
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'Revolutionary' Study Shakes Up Dinosaur Family Tree | VideoA shake up to the dinosaur family tree suggests that ornithischian dinosaurs, such as stegosaurus, and theropod dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurs, are more closely related that previously thought.
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Anatomy analysis suggests new dinosaur family treeA new analysis rewrites the dinosaur family tree, splitting up long-recognized groups.
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Under the dead sea, warnings of dire droughtNearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on scales never recorded by humans—a possible warning for current times. Thick layers of crystalline salt show that rainfall plummeted to as little as a fifth of modern levels some 120,000 years ago, and again about 10,000 years ago. Today, the region is d
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Sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both polesArctic sea ice appears to have reached on March 7 a record low wintertime maximum extent, according to scientists at NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. And on the opposite side of the planet, on March 3 sea ice around Antarctica hit its lowest extent ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, a surprising tu
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Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plasticsResearchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional (2-D) plastic sheets to curve into three-dimensional (3-D) structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.
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Charitable giving: How do power and beliefs about equality impact donations?Are powerful, well-to-do people more charitable? It depends. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, wealthier people are more likely to donate to charity if they endorse social inequality while less wealthy people are more likely to make donations if they endorse greater equality.
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Her er dinosaurernes nye stamtræDen gamle tanke om, at dinosaurer kan opdeles i to hovedlinjer - fugleagtige eller reptilagtige - holder ikke, mener britiske forskere. Det er originalt og provokatorisk, mener ekspert, der forudser langvarig diskussion mellem palæontologer.
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A Smartphone Can Accurately Test Sperm Count Measuring the quality of those little swimmers usually requires a trip to the doctor. Researchers have come up with a smartphone accessory that would let men do that at home in less than five seconds. (Image credit: Hadi Shafiee/Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School)
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The secret of successful marine protected areas? People. Environment Shocking: the reserves only thrive when properly staffed and funded A new study finds that proper staffing is the key to high performing marine protected areas. Read on.
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Major shake-up suggests dinosaurs may have 'UK origin'Scientists reclassify dinosaurs, putting British fossils at the base of their family tree.
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House committee asks for documents on Michael Flynn's foreign contacts Request for details about former national security adviser’s dealings with foreign governments comes after reports he did not sign lobbying ethics pledge A House committee wants the White House and Trump administration officials to detail all the payments and contacts that former national security adviser Michael Flynn had with foreign government representatives spanning the past three years. The
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Congress Is About To Give Away Your Online Privacy Opinion: Lawmakers shouldn't revoke an FCC law that protects consumers' privacy. The post Congress Is About To Give Away Your Online Privacy appeared first on WIRED .
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Tiller the Hun? Farmers in Roman Empire converted to Hun lifestyle—and vice versaMarauding hordes of barbarian Huns, under their ferocious leader Attila, are often credited with triggering the fall of one of history's greatest empires: Rome.
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Scientists identify a new way gut bacteria break down complex sugarsNew light has been shed on the functioning of human gut bacteria which could help to develop medicines in the future to improve health and wellbeing.
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Lack of staffing, funds prevent marine protected areas from realizing full potentialMarine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full potential. Only 9 percent of MPAs reported having adequate staff. The findings are published in the journal Nature on March 22.
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Molecular 'treasure maps' to help discover new materialsScientists at the University of Southampton working with colleagues at the University of Liverpool have developed a new method which has the potential to revolutionise the way we search for, design and produce new materials.
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New study shakes the roots of the dinosaur family treeMore than a century of theory about the evolutionary history of dinosaurs has been turned on its head following the publication of new research from scientists at the University of Cambridge and Natural History Museum in London. Their work suggests that the family groupings need to be rearranged, re-defined and re-named and also that dinosaurs may have originated in the northern hemisphere rather
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Scientists evade the Heisenberg uncertainty principleICFO Researchers report the discovery of a new technique that could drastically improve the sensitivity of instruments such as magnetic resonance imagers (MRIs) and atomic clocks. The study, published in Nature, reports a technique to bypass the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. This technique hides quantum uncertainty in atomic features not seen by the instrument, allowing the scientists to make
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Study of non-rainfall water in Namib Desert reveals unexpected originsIn a study conducted in one of the world's oldest and most biologically diverse deserts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis scientists explore the origins of water other than rainfall and are identifying multiple origins. The study, supported by the National Science Foundation, is the first to report that the ocean is not the sole source of life-sustaining fog and dew for numerous p
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'Spectacular-looking' endangered frog species discovered in Ecuador's cloud forestsIt's not every day someone gets to say, "I've discovered a new species."
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It's a fish eat tree world: Study finds widespread support that lakes are fed by their watershedsMost of the planet's freshwater stores are found in the northern hemisphere, a region that is changing rapidly in response to human activity and shifting climatic trends. An international team of scientists analyzed 147 northern lakes and found that many rely on nutrients from tree leaves, pine needles, and other land-grown plants to feed aquatic life.
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Weight-bearing exercises promote bone formation in menOsteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide and is a serious public health concern, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Now, Pamela Hinton, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, has published the first study in men to show that long-term, weight-bearing exercises decrease sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, and increase IGF-1
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Under the Dead Sea, warnings of dire droughtNearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on scales never recorded by humans -- a possible warning for current times. Thick layers of crystalline salt show that rainfall plummeted to as little as a fifth of modern levels some 120,000 years ago, and again about 10,000 years ago.
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Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plasticsResearchers have developed a technique that uses light to get flat, plastic sheets to curve into spheres, tubes or bowls.
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Let's Go Places: Florida | Living the Jai Alaife (360 Video) The ball speed in jai alai is the fastest in the world of sports, with balls flying 180+ mph. Want to jump in the middle of the action? Join rookies Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young on their Florida tour in this thrilling 360 video experience. For more immersive experiences, head to http://DiscoveryVR.com or download the app for your iPhone or Android device. iPhone: http://apple.co/1Kl14X
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Coded 4chan Post Hinted at Westminster Attack a Day in Advance Image: screenshot via archive.4plebs.org Details are still emerging about an attack carried out near the UK’s Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. As officials try to determine the identity of a suspect who was shot by police, a 4chan thread from less than 24 hours earlier appears to announce the location of the attack that has claimed five lives so far. Shortly after the attack, 4chan users began
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The Brains of Blind People Really Are Wired to Enhance Other Senses Wiring diagram of the human brain, also known as the connectome. (Image: NIH/Laboratory of Neuro Imaging and Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Consortium of the Human Connectome Project) It’s often said that the loss of one sense improves the others. New research shows the dramatic extent to which this is true in blind people, and how their brains make new connections to boost hearing, smel
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Sting Operation Reveals Science's Insane Fake News Problem Image: Internet Archive Book Images /Wikimedia Commons If someone applied to a top position at a company, you’d hope a hiring manager would at least Google the applicant to ensure they’re qualified. A group of researchers sent phony resumes to 360 scientific journals for an applicant whose Polish name translated to “Dr. Fraud.” And 48 journals happily appointed the fake doctor to their editorial
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A 130-Year-Old Fact About Dinosaurs Might Be Wrong When I first read Matthew Baron ’s new dinosaur study, I actually gasped. For most of my life, I’ve believed that the dinosaurs fell into two major groups: the lizard-hipped saurischians, which included the meat-eating theropods like Tyrannosaurus and long-necked sauropodomorphs like Brontosaurus Yes, Brontosaurus . It’s a thing again. ; and the bird-hipped ornithischians, which included horned s
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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low - Again! | VideoOn March 7, 2017, the sea ice reached its wintertime extent and is officially the “lowest ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere,” according to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
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Chaos Theory May Help Predict Red Tides Chaos Theory May Help Predict Red Tides Harmful algal blooms could be linked in unexpected ways to water mixing and nutrient levels. LaJollaRedTide_topNteaser.jpg Red tide off the Scripps Institution of Oceanography pier Image credits: Alejandro Díaz via Wikimedia Commons Rights information: Public domain Earth Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:45 Gabriel Popkin, Contributor (Inside Science) -- It’s
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Study identifies brain cells involved in Pavlovian responseA new study has traced the Pavlovian response to a small cluster of brain cells -- the same neurons that go awry during Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and Tourette's syndrome. The research could one day help neuroscientists find new approaches to diagnosing and treating these disorders.
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“Startlingly effective” TV ads for testosterone helped lead to over-prescription Enlarge (credit: Getty | Marc Bruxelle ) With little evidence of health benefits, television advertisements for testosterone were very successful at persuading men to seek treatments for a questionable disorder , a new study in JAMA suggests. The potent commercials may have been a significant driver in the boom in testosterone use, which launched sales ten-fold in the US between 2000 and 2011. Th
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This Is Your Brain on GPS NavigationParts of the brain that are used to navigate and plan routes aren’t active when directions are fed to us.
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Shoe retailer Brantano goes into administration with 1,000 jobs at risk Leicestershire-based chain has suffered from rise in costs since post-EU referendum fall in sterling More than 1,000 jobs are at risk after shoe retailer Brantano collapsed into administration. The company has suffered from a rise in costs since the post-referendum fall in sterling amid a generally lacklustre UK footwear market. Continue reading...
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This Boring-Looking Thermostat Includes Most of the Features of a Nest for $75 Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat , $75 No, this Honeywell thermostat doesn’t look like a futuristic work of art like a Nest or Ecobee. But that’s easy to forgive when you realize that it still includes Wi-Fi, meaning you can program it from your phone, order it around with your Echo, and even program it with IFTTT recipes for just $75.
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Charitable giving: How do power and beliefs about equality impact donations?Are powerful, well-to-do people more charitable? It depends. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, wealthier people are more likely to donate to charity if they endorse social inequality while less wealthy people are more likely to make donations if they endorse greater equality.
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Sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both polesThe Arctic sea ice maximum extent and Antarctic minimum extent are both record lows this year. Combined, sea ice numbers are at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice in 1979.
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Liverpool gears up to celebrate Sgt Pepper's 50th birthday Three-week extravaganza across city planned with an event for each of the 13 tracks on the Beatles landmark album It was considerably more than 20 years ago today. Liverpool is preparing to celebrate the golden anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Beatles album released on 1 June 1967 and regularly voted the greatest album of all time. The 50th birthday of the pop music landma
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Holyrood suspends referendum debate after Westminster attacks MSPs complained as Scottish parliament remained sitting for more than an hour after incidents in London The Scottish parliament suspended its debate on a new independence referendum after MSPs complained it was still sitting more than an hour after the Westminster attacks. Ken Macintosh, Holyrood’s presiding officer – the equivalent of the UK parliament’s Speaker, told the chamber shortly before
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Footage shows car after crash into railings outside Parliament - video WARNING: some people may find the following footage distressing Video posted to Twitter shows a car that has crashed into the railings surrounding the Houses of Parliament in London. Earlier on Wednesday, a police officer was reportedly stabbed and the alleged assailant shot by armed police following an incident inside the security cordon at Westminster Parliament attack: man shot after police of
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Making 'mulch' ado of ant hillsAnts are hardworking and beneficial insects, research reveals. In the activities of their daily lives, ants help increase air, water flow, and organic matter in soil. The work done by ants even forms a type of mulch that helps hold water in the soil.
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Gene mutation may be linked to unexplained female infertilityResearchers have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility.
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Scientists follow seeds to solve ecological puzzleA four-year study of one rare and one common lupine growing in coastal dunes showed that a native mouse steals most of the rare lupines seeds while they are still attached to the plant. The mouse is a 'subsidized species,' given cover for nocturnal forays by European beachgrass, originally planted to stabilize the dunes.
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Non-invasive prostate cancer diagnosing, monitoringTechnology under development will provide a non-invasive approach for diagnosing prostate cancer and tracking the disease's progression. It could enable doctors to determine how cancer patients are responding to different treatments without needing to perform invasive biopsies.
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“Dig once” bill could bring fiber Internet to much of the US Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | tiero) Years in the making, a proposal to mandate the installation of fiber conduits during federally funded highway projects might be gaining some new momentum. If the US adopts a "dig once" policy, construction workers would install conduits just about any time they build new roads and sidewalks or upgrade existing ones. These conduits are plastic pipes that can
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Private Dives to Explore Titanic Shipwreck AnnouncedMore than 100 years after the RMS Titanic ran into an iceberg and sank, adventurers will be able to get a close-up look at the fabled shipwreck inside a deep-diving submersible.
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All I Want for Christmas Is You and other film ideas based on songs Mariah Carey’s overplayed festive anthem is being turned into an animated adventure. What would happen if Hollywood took more inspiration from music? There is going to be an All I Want for Christmas Is You film. That is to say, actual people with actually important jobs have decided to turn Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You into a full-length film that people actually get paid to mak
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Machine learning lets scientists reverse-engineer cellular control networksResearchers have used machine learning on the Stampede supercomputer to model the cellular control network that determines how tadpoles develop. Using that model, they reverse-engineered a drug intervention that created tadpoles with a form of mixed pigmentation never before seen in nature. They plan to use the method for cancer therapies and regenerative medicine.
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Upper part of Earth’s magnetic field reveals details of a dramatic pastSatellites have been mapping the upper part of the Earth magnetic field by collecting data for three years and found some amazing features about the Earth’s crust. The result is the release of highest resolution map of this field seen from space to date. This ‘lithospheric magnetic field’ is very weak and therefore difficult to detect and map from space. But with the Swarm satellites it has been p
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Scientists identify brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behaviorNeuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that responds to rewarding events. Scientists have long believed that the central amygdala, a structure located deep within the brain, is linked with fear and responses to unpleasant events, but the new study finds that most of the neurons here are involved in the reward circuit.
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Study suggests new way to prevent vision loss in diabetics, premature babiesA new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the eyes of diabetic mice has been discovered by researchers. Their study suggests that inhibiting this molecule may prevent similarly aberrant blood vessels from damaging the vision of not only diabetics, but also premature infants.
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'First in human' trial defines safe dosage for small molecule drug ONC201 for solid cancer tumorsA ‘first in human’ clinical trial examining the small molecule drug ONC201 in cancer patients with advanced solid tumors shows that this investigational drug is well tolerated at the recommended phase II dose. That’s according to investigators whose research also showed early signs of clinical benefit in patients with advanced prostate and endometrial cancers.
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Premature infants in NICUs do better with light touch, study affirmsWhen premature infants were given more 'supportive touch' experiences, including skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding, their brains responded more strongly to light touch, according to new research.
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Customer Service Chatbots Are About to Become Frighteningly RealisticA startup gives chatbots and virtual assistants realistic facial expressions and the ability to read yours.
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Feeling out of control: Do consumers make practical purchases or luxury buys?The common assumption about retail therapy is that it's all about indulging in things like pricey designer duds or the latest gadgets. But according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers are actually more likely to make practical purchases than splurge on luxury items when they feel less in control.
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Machine learning lets scientists reverse-engineer cellular control networksThe flow of information between cells in our bodies is exceedingly complex: sensing, signaling, and influencing each other in a constant flow of microscopic engagements. These interactions are critical for life, and when they go awry can lead to the illness and injury.
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Smog Will Choke Crops If Climate Plan Is ScrubbedSeveral U.S. states have adopted Obama’s Clean Power Plan, but legal threats to it could result in ongoing crop losses as smog accumulates -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Fight Over Tractors in America’s Heartland Comes Down to SoftwareSome farmers who own John Deere tractors are using black market code to get around software that restricts how they can repair their equipment.
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The Teaser for Netflix's Death Note Adaptation Is the Most Netflix Thing Ever Made I really, really wish there was something more interesting going on in the footage from Netflix’s adaptation of Death Note . Instead, it looks exactly like every other drama from Netflix: angsty leads, washed out colors, and the occasional flash of a CG effect. It not only doesn’t really stand out, it feels like it could take its place right next to the promos for any of Netflix’s Marvel shows an
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Ice in Ceres' shadowed craters linked to tilt historyDwarf planet Ceres may be hundreds of millions of miles from Jupiter, and even farther from Saturn, but the tremendous influence of gravity from these gas giants has an appreciable effect on Ceres' orientation. In a new study, researchers from NASA's Dawn mission calculate that the axial tilt of Ceres—the angle at which it spins as it journeys around the sun—varies widely over the course of about
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Feeling out of control: Do consumers make practical purchases or luxury buys?The common assumption about retail therapy is that it's all about indulging in things like pricey designer duds or the latest gadgets. But according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers are actually more likely to make practical purchases than splurge on luxury items when they feel less in control.
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Machine learning lets scientists reverse-engineer cellular control networksResearchers from Tufts University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County used machine learning on the Stampede supercomputer to model the cellular control network that determines how tadpoles develop. Using that model, they reverse-engineered a drug intervention that created tadpoles with a form of mixed pigmentation never before seen in nature. They plan to use the method for cancer the
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Silence is golden -- Suppressing host response to Ebola virus may help to control infectionThe Ebola virus causes a severe, often fatal illness when it infects the human body. Initially targeting cells of the immune system called macrophages, white blood cells that absorb and clear away pathogens, a new study has found a way to potentially 'silence' these Ebola virus-infected macrophages.The findings, which appear in the Journal of Virology, could lead to new treatment options for Ebola
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Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska The Senate voted Tuesday to lift a 2016 ban on certain hunting practices — like trapping and aerial shooting — on national wildlife refuges there. Now the bill heads to President Trump to be signed. (Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Consumption of 'cannibal drug' in adolescence has prejudicial effects on adulthoodConsumption of the synthetic drug MDPV – a powerful psychostimulant known as ‘cannibal drug’- in adolescence, can increase vulnerability of cocaine addiction during adulthood, according to a study carried out with laboratory animals.
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Gluten free rice-flour bread could revolutionize global bread production100% natural, 100% gluten free - get ready for the battle of the grain. Researchers have resolved the science behind a new bread-baking recipe. The method for making gluten-free bread uses rice-flour to produce bread with a similar consistency and volume to traditional wheat-flour loaves.
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Comet 67P full of surprises: Growing fractures, collapsing cliffs and rolling bouldersImages returned from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission indicate the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a very active place during its most recent trip through the solar system, says a new study.
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Paying for pain: What motivates tough mudders and other weekend warriors?Why do people pay for experiences deliberately marketed as painful? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers will pay big money for extraordinary—even painful—experiences to offset the physical malaise resulting from today's sedentary lifestyles.
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Lack of leisure: Is busyness the new status symbol?Long gone are the days when a life of material excess and endless leisure time signified prestige. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, Americans increasingly perceive busy and overworked people as having high status.
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Costly curves? Overweight consumers spend more when reminded of thinnessPopular media mirror Western culture's fixation with being thin. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, even subtle reminders of idealized bodies can encourage overweight consumers to overspend.
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The First Trailer for the Return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Is Cheesy in All the Right Ways Still: YouTube In the not-too-distant future (next month, to be exact), the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot comes to Netflix, and the first epic trailer has arrived. The Kickstarter-funded and now Netflix-supported series puts Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, and Baron Vaughn in the theater seats so they can take part in Kinga Forrester’s (Felicia Day) and Son of TV’s Frank’s (Patton Oswalt) evi
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Lack of leisure: Is busyness the new status symbol?Long gone are the days when a life of material excess and endless leisure time signified prestige. According to a new study, Americans increasingly perceive busy and overworked people as having high status.
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Self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cell createdResearchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with the first micro-scale self-sustaining cell, which generated power for 13 straight days through symbiotic interactions of two types of bacteria.
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Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage dropSolar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes.
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'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and moreMercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem scientists have created a sponge that can absorb mercury from a polluted water source within seconds.
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Pollination mystery unlocked by bee researchersBees latch on to similarly-sized nectarless flowers to unpick pollen – like keys fitting into locks, scientists have discovered.
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New Hope for the Saiga Antelope?The Saiga Antelope, which is currently threatened with extinction, used to be much more flexible in its habitat and food choices in the past than previously assumed, scientists have discovered. Based on carbon and nitrogen isotopes in the collagen from the antelopes’ bones, the scientists compared the diets of fossil versus modern-day Saiga. In their study, they reached the conclusion that today’s
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Tanning dependence linked to other addictive behaviors, new study findsDespite the known dangers of exposure to ultraviolet light, many people continue to sunbathe and use indoor tanning beds with some users exhibiting a dependence to tanning. A new study finds that such dependence is also associated with other addictive behaviors.
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This Nest Security Flaw Is Remarkably Dumb Image: Nest The internet has made it supremely easy to install connected security cameras wherever you want. Unfortunately for Nest, that easy connectivity makes it simple for hackers to disable its cameras with just a few keystrokes. And that’s a very bad feature for a security camera. Nest’s indoor and outdoor security camera as well as Dropcams and Dropcam Pros have serious-sounding vulnerabil
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CEO of Silicon Valley networking firm looks to futureAt least on the surface, networking products aren't the most exciting tech gadgets. But they're what make the internet - and all the devices, apps and services that communicate through it - work.
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Mathematicians Create Warped Worlds in Virtual RealityImmersive experience set to become accessible to all -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workersDartmouth researchers unlock the key to transforming microscopic nanorings into smart materials that perform work at human-scale.
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Paying for pain: What motivates tough mudders and other weekend warriors?Why do people pay for experiences deliberately marketed as painful? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers will pay big money for extraordinary -- even painful -- experiences to offset the physical malaise resulting from today's sedentary lifestyles.
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Costly curves? Overweight consumers spend more when reminded of thinnessPopular media mirror Western culture's fixation with being thin. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, even subtle reminders of idealized bodies can encourage overweight consumers to overspend.
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Flight Lab: Inside the Model Plane Shop Where NASA Flies the Future Here's where NASA tests the next generation of aircraft—and the wings that could fly on Mars. The post Flight Lab: Inside the Model Plane Shop Where NASA Flies the Future appeared first on WIRED .
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What’s the Point of Going to Space if You Don’t Make Booze? Here's how astronauts can make liquor without breaking the laws of physics. The post What's the Point of Going to Space if You Don't Make Booze? appeared first on WIRED .
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Endangered ibises benefit from joining egret flocksBirds benefit from flocking together -- even when they're not of a feather. According to a new study, China's endangered crested ibises benefit from joining forces with other, more visually-oriented bird species while searching for food.
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How reliable are traditional wildlife surveys?To effectively manage a wildlife species, one of the most basic things you need to know is how many of them are out there. However, it's almost never feasible to count every single individual -- so how do the results of wildlife surveys compare to true population size? A new study tests this using the results of more than thirty years of surveys of the Rocky Mountain population of sandhill cranes.
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People's romantic choices share characteristics, but for different reasonsThe people one dates share many similarities -- both physically and personality-wise -- a new study has found.
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Genetic assessment developed to determine risk for age-associated Alzheimer's diseaseAn international team of scientists has developed a novel genetic score that allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, based upon genetic information.
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Researchers close to identifying crucial gene for human cleft lip and palateA group of researchers has found that three siblings born with cleft lip and palate share a common gene mutation associated with the birth defect.
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Fledgling stars try to prevent their neighbors from birthing planetsStars don't have to be massive to evaporate material from around nearby stars and affect their ability to form planets, a new study suggests.
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Method speeds testing of new networking protocolsResearchers present a system for testing new traffic management protocols that requires no alteration to network hardware but still works at realistic speeds -- 20 times as fast as networks of software-controlled routers.
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How celebrity deals are shutting children's authors out of their own trade As Frank Lampard, George Galloway and Cara Delevingne land big-money book deals, established writers look on from the fringes – or turn away altogether Another day, another celebrity announces they are to “pen” a children’s book. Already this week, Jamie Lee Curtis has announced a “selfie-themed” tome, Chelsea Clinton a picture book about inspirational women and the Black Eyed Peas a graphic nove
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Love Actually: first trailer for Red Nose Day 2017 sequel released The follow-up to Richard Curtis’s romantic comedy reunites many of the film’s original cast, including Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley The first trailer for a charity follow-up to Love Actually has been unveiled. The 10-minute sequel to Richard Curtis’s romantic comedy will air as part of Red Nose Day this Friday . Many of the original cast, including Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth and L
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V. Narry Kim (IBS and SNU) 2: Tailing in the Regulation of microRNA and Beyond https://www.ibiology.org/ibioseminars/tailing-regulation-microrna-beyond.html Part 1: microRNA Biogenesis and Regulation: Narry Kim takes us through the steps in microRNA biogenesis and explains the importance of microRNAs in regulating protein-coding mRNAs. Part 2: Tailing in the Regulation of microRNA and Beyond: Modifications, such as uridylation, of the 3’ tail of both microRNAs and mRNAs can
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V. Narry Kim (IBS and SNU) 1: microRNA Biogenesis and Regulation https://www.ibiology.org/ibioseminars/microrna-biogenesis-regulation.html Part 1: microRNA Biogenesis and Regulation: Narry Kim takes us through the steps in microRNA biogenesis and explains the importance of microRNAs in regulating protein-coding mRNAs. Part 2: Tailing in the Regulation of microRNA and Beyond: Modifications, such as uridylation, of the 3’ tail of both microRNAs and mRNAs can reg
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V. Narry Kim (IBS and SNU) 1 (in Korean): microRNA Biogenesis and Regulation https://www.ibiology.org/ibioseminars/microrna-biogenesis-regulation-korean.html Part 1: microRNA Biogenesis and Regulation: Narry Kim takes us through the steps in microRNA biogenesis and explains the importance of microRNAs in regulating protein-coding mRNAs. Part 2: Tailing in the Regulation of microRNA and Beyond: Modifications, such as uridylation, of the 3’ tail of both microRNAs and mRNAs
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There Was Yet Another Ending Planned for Rogue One and It Was Absolutely Insane Cassian Andor almost did something incredible in an alternate ending for Rogue One. All Images: Disney Here’s a hint: it involved carbon freezing. As we all know, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story went through innumerable iterations; some of them you saw in trailers and on the big screen, others never made it that far. Recently, Rogue One ’s first writer Gary Whitta revealed an alternate, happier endi
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Can Old Prescription Drugs Provide New Treatments for Alcoholism? In The Drinkers , painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1890, three men and a child huddle around a table as they glug down whatever’s in the pitcher in front of them. Their faces are focused, stern. Standing together, they still seem lonely, lost in the blues and greens the Dutch artist used to color them. “They’re drinking because they’re unhappy,” says Adron Harris, the director of the Waggoner Cente
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Sale of Cambodian breast milk to mothers in US criticised by UN UN agency says trade puts babies of poor and vulnerable at risk of malnutrition as Cambodia moves to block further exports The UN children’s fund has strongly criticised the sale by a commercial company of breast milk donated by Cambodian mothers to women in the US, warning it could lead to the babies of poor and vulnerable women becoming malnourished. Unicef condemned the trade by Utah-based com
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England will not face New Zealand in autumn as Barbarians game is confirmed• Top two ranked sides in world will not meet until 2018 • RFU admits defeat in staging All Blacks match England’s hopes of a showdown with New Zealand later this year are over after the All Blacks opted to fulfil their planned fixture with the Barbarians on 4 November instead. The RFU has admitted defeat in attempting to bring forward a meeting between the world’s top two ranked sides, instead gi
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Elektronikforbud kan udgøre sikkerhedsrisikoLithium-ion-batterier kan skabe utilsigtede konsekvenser, hvis passagerenes elektronik havner i flyenes lastrum. Forbuddet kan dog være med til at forhindre terror, vurderer ekspert.
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Touches early in life may make a big impact on newborn babies’ brainsThe type and amount of touches a newborn baby gets in the first days of life may shape later responses to touch perception, a study suggests.
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Survival of the Great Barrier Reef Depends on Halting Warming |VideoAfter record temperatures and massive bleaching in 2016, scientists fear that the Great Barrier Reef has again experienced deadly coral bleaching. Researchers warn that the only way to save the Reef is to stop global warming.
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AI Investors Rack Up Massive Returns in Stock Market StudyA international team of researchers showed that artificial intelligence can make a killing on the stock market, and some real-world hedge funds are already trying it.
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Scientific discovery may change treatment of ParkinsonWhen monitoring Parkinson's disease, SPECT imaging of the brain is used for acquiring information on the dopamine activity. A new study shows that the dopamine activity observed in SPECT imaging does not reflect the number of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra, as previously assumed.
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New rare muscle disorder discoveredA new rare muscle disorder has been identified by researchers. This hereditary disease is caused by a defect in the BICD2 gene that manifests itself in altered cellular transport processes in skeletal muscle cells. Patients suffer from muscle weakness in the legs, an unsteady gait and permanent risk of stumbling. BICD2 had been known as a disease trigger, but only for disorders originating in the
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430 million-year-old fossil named in honor of Sir David AttenboroughA new 430 million-year-old fossil has been discovered by scientists, and has been named in honor of Sir David Attenborough. The discovery is a unique example of its kind in the fossil record, say the authors of a new report.
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Japanese company develops a solar cell with record-breaking 26%+ efficiency A solar cell with 26.3 percent efficiency. (credit: Photovoltaic & Thin Film Research Laboratories (Kaneka corporation)) Solar panels are cheaper than ever these days, but installation costs can still be considerable for homeowners. More efficient solar panels can recapture the cost of their installation more quickly, so making panels that are better at converting sunlight into electricity is a k
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Yet Another Reason Bees Are Screwed: Your Damn Almonds Image: Wikimedia Commons It’s no secret that bees have been having a really rough time: Just yesterday , the rusty-patched bumble became the first bee in the continental United States officially listed under the Endangered Species Act. But that’s the tip of the iceberg for our buzzy little friends, who unlike their asshole cousins—wasps—only want to pollinate plants with their fuzzy little bodies
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Israeli archaeologists unearth liquor bottles from first world war Hundreds of whisky and gin bottles found at remains of British army barracks near town of Ramle Archaeologists have unearthed hundreds of whisky and gin bottles at the remains of a first world war British army barracks in the centre of Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority said in a statement that the camp, near the town of Ramle, was used by an expeditionary force under Gen Edmund Allenby for
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Trump's Electronics Ban on Airplanes Makes Less Sense Every Day Image: Getty Here’s a riddle: If a Trump policy targets random locations in the Middle East, and nobody can explain it, does anybody really know what’s happening? It’s a tough riddle because it’s practically impossible to answer. Yet, this is our reality now. In a little less than 72 hours, the Trump administration’s ban on allowing electronic devices “larger than a smartphone” in the cabins of p
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Making 'mulch' ado of ant hillsResearch undertaken by scientists in China reveals that ants are hardworking and beneficial insects. In the activities of their daily lives, ants help increase air, water flow, and organic matter in soil. The work done by ants even forms a type of mulch that helps hold water in the soil.
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Study identifies brain cells involved in Pavlovian responseA UCLA study has traced the Pavlovian response to a small cluster of brain cells -- the same neurons that go awry during Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and Tourette's syndrome. The research could one day help neuroscientists find new approaches to diagnosing and treating these disorders.
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Scientists identify brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behaviorMIT neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that responds to rewarding events. Scientists have long believed that the central amygdala, a structure located deep within the brain, is linked with fear and responses to unpleasant events, but the new study finds that most of the neurons here are involved in the reward circuit.
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Diametric brain circuits switch feeding and drinking behaviors on and off in miceRIKEN-MIT scientists show that two opposing pathways within the amygdala, an important memory center, act to promote and suppress appetitive behaviors and also drive responses to fear-inducing stimuli.
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Nature conservation as a bridge to peace in the Middle EastLoss of biodiversity is a major challenge in today's world as is the quest for peace in regions engaged in conflict. But scientists writing in a Review published March 22 in Trends in Ecology & Evolution say that efforts to conserve natural resources present an opportunity to find common ground between communities at odds, building trust and renewed hope for peace.
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Now you can forget your railcard (once) without being charged a fortune Absent-minded travellers will no longer be made to buy the most expensive ticket. It’s a rare win in the UK’s labyrinthine rail-fare system A stony-faced inspector approaches, and passengers fumble in panic for their train tickets. It’s an everyday experience on Britain’s trains, but one disabled traveller’s battle over an extraordinary £400 “penalty” after failing to show his railcard has played
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Faster cellular signals could mean slower Wi-FiYou may soon see faster connections on your cellular service. But your Wi-Fi connection may pay the price.
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The 'time machine' that replicates three years of weather in three daysClimate change is wreaking havoc on the environment. While the main culprit is carbon emissions, urban heat islands—exacerbated by dark roofs and pavements—make the effect of global warming even worse on the urban dwellers.
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Making 'mulch' ado of ant hills: Ant hill mulch improves soil moistureAnts can be annoying little insects. In your home, they make army-like lines to any crumbs on your floor. In your home's frame, carpenter ants can do a job of eating away your walls. But what about outside? Do ants play a positive role in your yard? Your garden? What about in a farm field?
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Do Private School Vouchers Promote Segregation? With school-choice booster Betsy DeVos at the helm of the Department of Education, private-school vouchers are getting new life and plenty of renewed attention. Last Thursday, the Trump administration cemented vouchers’ official return by releasing its “America First” budget , which allocates $20 billion in annual funds, or about a third of the new education budget, to school-choice programs, inc
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Lab tests aren’t the answer for every science questionActing Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill discusses the value of observational science.
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Readers question supernova physicsStar-destroying neutrinos, heart-hugging robots and more in reader feedback.
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F1 season heralds fresh approach, new rules and a revived optimism | Giles RichardsWhatever happens at Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix there are already good reasons for fans to be excited about the future The waiting is over and Melbourne is abuzz with anticipation and the feeling, shared by Formula One fans across the world, that this is going to be a big weekend. Friday practice will be the first indicator of pace after the poker hands of testing in Barcelona; Saturday’s quali
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Wenger says contract talks with Sánchez and Özil are on hold at Arsenal• Arsenal manager says discussions will be held in the summer • Sánchez’s and Özil’s deals run out at the end of next season Arsène Wenger has said contract negotiations with Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil have been put on hold until the summer. The pair have just over a year remaining on their deals at Arsenal. Related: If Arsène Wenger stays we can expect a comedy of analogy errors | Marina Hyde
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José Mourinho thinks Premier League power is too divided, but is he right? | Paul WilsonFaced with the club missing out on Champions League football again, Manchester United’s manager makes the point that it is harder to buy success Does José Mourinho have a point about power being divided in the Premier League , or is the manager of Manchester United simply trying to get his excuses in early? United still have a job on their hands to crack the top four this season, let alone get bac
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England set to face Germany with Michael Keane in three-man defence• Keane in line to win first cap in reshaped backline with Cahill and Smalling • Jake Livermore also expected to start friendly in Dortmund Gareth Southgate is planning a bold change of system that is expected to see Michael Keane make his England debut against Germany on Wednesday as part of a new defensive formation featuring three centre-backs. England trained on Wednesday to prepare for the ga
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Will the Hyde Amendment go from rider to law? Forty years ago, the Hyde Amendment began as a single-sentence prohibition on Medicaid funding for abortion. Since then, it has provided the blueprint for expanded prohibitions. In an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association tracing the amendment’s history and impact, researchers say that the Hyde blueprint now has a renewed chance of becoming codified into law. Passed by the US
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Banning large electronics may make flying safer—but not for the reason you're thinking Aviation The recent restriction hints at a complex security situation A new travel regulation affecting 10 airports in the Middle East puts the focus on laptops, cameras, and other large electronics as possible explosives. Read on.
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Bird flu confirmed in 3 Southern states; poultry not at riskBird flu has now been confirmed in three Southern states, but officials say the nation's poultry supply isn't at risk.
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LinkedIn Picks a Losing Fight With Fake News [Updated] Image: LinkedIn blog Propagandists ramming verifiably false information into the eyeballs of credulous internet users—now dubbed “fake news”—is one of the most daunting, complicated issues facing social platforms today. Even the richest, most powerful tech companies with the brightest talent pools have yet to deploy anything resembling a solution. The great equalizer of the internet age is everyo
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10 weird little aliens you can find right here on Earth Animals The strangest creatures already live among us The weirdest creatures in the universe may already be here on Earth. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Insights pave way for solar cells and photodetectors based on tunable nanoparticlesSolar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes.
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AP Interview: Emirates defends security as laptop ban loomsThe president of Emirates, the Middle East's biggest airline, defended security measures at the carrier's Dubai hub on Wednesday and said the ban on personal electronics onboard U.S.-bound flights came without warning.
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Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, tooGoogle Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family—the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing.
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Nature conservation as a bridge to peace in the Middle EastLoss of biodiversity is a major challenge in today's world as is the quest for peace in regions engaged in conflict. But scientists writing in a Review published March 22 in Trends in Ecology & Evolution say that efforts to conserve natural resources present an opportunity to find common ground between communities at odds, building trust and renewed hope for peace.
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With Astronomy Rewind, citizen scientists bring zombie astrophotos back to lifeA new citizen-science project will rescue tens of thousands of potentially valuable cosmic images that are mostly dead to science and bring them fully back to life. Called Astronomy Rewind, the effort, which launches today (22 March 2017), will take photographs, radio maps, and other telescopic images that have been scanned from the pages of dusty old journals and place them in context in digital
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London terrorist attack: what we know so far With events unfolding rapidly at Westminster in and around the Houses of Parliament, here is what we know so far Events are unfolding rapidly in Westminster after a terrorist incident outside the Houses of Parliament. Here is what the Guardian has been able to confirm so far: Continue reading...
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House of Commons and Westminster Bridge attack – in pictures A police officer has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot in an incident that the Met is treating as terrorism Continue reading...
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Houses of Parliament attack: four dead including police officer Police officer dies from stab wounds and assailant shot Two people die on Westminster Bridge and at least 20 injured House of Commons suspended What we know so far Timeline: how the attack unfolded Attack on parliament: live updates Four people have died, including a police officer, and at least 20 people were injured in a major terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament, the Metropolitan pol
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Two Glimpses of a Grim Post-American Future As the United States under President Trump recedes from world leadership, things are not looking so good elsewhere on earth. Two new books—with similarly morbid titles—have arrived to warn of big trouble ahead for both the European Union and the emerging economies of Asia. The End of the Asian Century by Michael Auslin offers a point-by-point debunking of the “Asiaphoria” that gripped so many ima
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Drake's Playful More Life and the Limits of Ambition The title of Drake’s More Life comes from a Jamaican encouragement , and a lot of listeners might take it as a carpe diem or live long and prosper or another zap of inspiration. But you could read the phrase more darkly—as a reference to the drag of mortality, as a gripe at another day on this rock. Someone might sigh “more life” around big birthdays, or after big achievements. That thing your wh
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High-risk medical devices: IQWiG sees no potential in 6 of 8 casesOnly case series without informative value are available for most indications. A plausible mode of action is insufficient to attribute a potential.
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MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy for uterine fibroids has potentialIQWiG has attributed a potential for a benefit to a new treatment method according to §137e SGB V. A testing study has been initiated. Numerous other assessments had no consequences.
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Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage dropSolar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes.
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A lumbar support pillow for 78 percent off? I'd buy it. Gadgets Protect your back for less than $18 A lumbar support pillow for 78 percent off? I'd buy it. Read on.
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Researchers create self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cellInstead of oil, coal, or even solar energy, self-sustaining bacterial fuel cells may power the future.
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'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and moreMercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem, University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Sciences (CFANS) Professor Abdennour Abbas and his lab team created a sponge that can absorb mercury from a polluted water source within seconds. Thanks to the application of nanotechnology, the te
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The Hidden Breakthrough in Apple’s New Video App Clips is no mere Snapchat clone. The post The Hidden Breakthrough in Apple's New Video App appeared first on WIRED .
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AutoX Slaps $50 Webcams on a Car to Make It Drive Itself The startup wants to prove that driverless cars can be more affordable. The post AutoX Slaps $50 Webcams on a Car to Make It Drive Itself appeared first on WIRED .
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Nuclear-test films, smoking declines and five new particles The week in science: 17–23 March 2017. Nature 543 468 doi: 10.1038/543468a
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Boss of British Gas owner gets 40% pay rise as millions live in fuel poverty Centrica chief Iain Conn’s package leaps to £4.15m – enough to pay heating and lighting bills for nearly 4,000 customers The boss of British Gas’s parent company was handed a pay increase of nearly 40% last year, a raise Labour attacked as “astronomical” and a “kick in the teeth” for millions of families living in fuel poverty. Centrica chief executive Iain Conn’s remuneration jumped from £3.02m
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Hay Fever review – hate is love in Noël Coward's warped comedy Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh Dominic Hill’s production of this sharply observed play is at its best when mocking the social embarrassments of polite society Noël Coward’s silly, subversive 1925 comedy is the missing link between William Shakespeare and Edward Albee . Set in a country house on a humid and tempestuous June weekend, Hay Fever takes four singletons, subjects them to a midsummer night’s dr
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Here Is One Powerful Way the U.S. Could Boost Solar AdoptionA new report suggests that playing nice with China could be the key to success.
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Why Russia Has To Spend $350 Million Fixing Its Broken-Down Aircraft Carrier In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier during its mission in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Russia says it is withdrawing the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and some other warships from the waters off Syria as the first step in drawing down forces in Syria. (File, Russian Defe
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Today's Best Deals: Amazon Levi's Sale, Rubbermaid FreshWorks, Anker SoundBuds, and More Amazon’s one-day Levi’s sale , Crocs shoes (which aren’t all hideous!), and a Rubbermaid FreshWorks container lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Twelve South HiRise , $17 Twelve South’s HiRise is the most attractive smartphone stand you can buy, and the black model is down to an all-time low $17 today. Just note that
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Fiorucci: why the disco-friendly label is perfect for 2017 Associated with New York 70s cool, Fiorucci’s Lexington Avenue store was known as the ‘daytime Studio 54’ – but there’s no time like the present for a relaunch of this playful heritage brand In the late 70s, the Fiorucci store on New York’s Lexington Avenue was regularly referred to as the “daytime Studio 54 ”, partly for its clientele, which included Keith Haring, Calvin Klein and a young Marc J
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Earth's Magnetic Cocoon Mapped in Extreme DetailSatellites have provided a detailed view of the small but vitally important magnetic signals emitted by Earth's outer shell, known as the lithosphere, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
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Trump's Former Campaign Chairman's Tight Ties to Putin During Monday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a strange assertion. This is not unusual; in fact, Spicer makes strange assertions on such a regular basis that this one barely made a ripple outside of the press corps. James Comey had confirmed that morning that his FBI was investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to meddle in the presidential election.
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Researchers create self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cellInstead of oil, coal, or even solar energy, self-sustaining bacterial fuel cells may power the future.Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with the first micro-scale self-sustaining cell, which generated power for 13 straight days through symbiotic interactions of two types of bacteria.
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Metabolites of Resveratrol (Longevinex) pass through blood-ocular barriers in humansOn the heels of a study published last year that showed the red wine molecule resveratrol and its metabolites are found in human cerebrospinal fluid and therefore penetrate the blood-brain barrier, for the first time metabolites of the red wine molecule resveratrol have been detected in ocular tissues of humans as well. [Neurology Oct 2015; Journal Ophthalmology March 20, 2017]
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The Guardian

Late-night hosts on Ivanka Trump: 'The White House has lower standards than Nordstrom' Comics, including Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, discussed the president’s daughter and the ban on many electronic items from some flights Late-night hosts discussed the latest news coming from the White House on Tuesday, including Ivanka Trump’s new office and security clearance. Related: Late-night TV roundup: 'Trump lied on Twitter during a hearing about him lying on Twitter' Continue readin
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Flyv med på en 3D-rejse henover MarsTusindvis af Mars-billeder er blevet til fascinerende video af, hvordan en fiktiv flyvetur forbi planeten ser ud.
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TEDTalks (video)

Why civilians suffer more once a war is over | Margaret BourdeauxWar doesn't just kill people; it destroys the institutions that keep society running, like utilities, banks and hospitals. Physician and global health policy analyst Margaret Bourdeaux proposes a bold approach to post-conflict recovery that focuses on building strong, resilient health systems that protect vulnerable populations.
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The Guardian

Zootopia: Total Recall screenwriter alleges Disney stole idea for film Gary L Goldman says he twice pitched treatment to studio, but Disney says his claims on hit film are ‘unprincipled’ Disney are being sued by a Hollywood screenwriter, who claims the studio stole his idea for Zootopia . Gary L Goldman, whose script credits include Total Recall, Minority Report and Big Trouble in Little China has filed a federal lawsuit that accuses Disney of taking the animated fi
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The Guardian

A letter blowing the whistle on alleged police hacking shows we’re all at risk | Jenny JonesThe whistleblower lists damning claims of spying on innocent individuals by a secretive Scotland Yard unit. It’s now vital that we hold the police to account As the only Green party peer I receive a lot of post to my office in the House of Lords. Rarely, though, do I open letters like the one that has been revealed . The anonymous writer alleged that there was a secretive unit within Scotland Yard
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How atheist campaigner Madalyn Murray O’Hair became America's most-hated woman Melissa Leo stars in Netflix’s upcoming biopic of the contentious figure who was ridiculed and largely forgotten about – but who often talked sense This week, the film The Most Hated Woman in America comes to Netflix, with Melissa Leo playing Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the atheist who campaigned against the church’s influence in public and political life (the title comes from the headline on a 1964 i
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

The Cerberus Groundsnake is a Critically Endangered new species from EcuadorWith as many as 140 species, Atractus is the most diverse snake genus in the world, even though it can be found exclusively in Central and South America. However, these colubrid ground snakes seem largely under-researched, since there have been thirty-three species discovered in the last ten years only.
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New Books about Amnesia, Empathy, ADHD and the Placebo EffectScientific American Mind weighs in on recent titles from neuroscience and psychology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speedA research group has demonstrated that by changing only its parameter related to speed, a quadruped robot can spontaneously change its steps.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Surveiling the consumer for loyalty and profitSurveillance may be a dirty word when it comes to domestic politics, but understanding what interests the consumer and how technology may provide insights is a legitimate concern of retailers. Exactly which technologies yield the appropriate balance of potential profits and privacy can be a confounding dilemma. Marketing Professors J. Jeffrey Inman and Hristina Nikolova reviewed recent retail tech
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Fledgling stars try to prevent their neighbors from birthing planetsNewly formed stars are surrounded by a disc of dense gas and dust. This is called the protoplanetary disc, as material sticks together within it to form planets.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Accounting for sex differences in biomedical researchWhen it comes to health, a person's sex can play a role. More women in the U.S. have autoimmune diseases than men, for example, whereas boys are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder than girls. Yet biomedical research on disease and possible new treatments often studies only one sex. The cover story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Spreading rumors on Twitter and mistaking retweets for truthA new study of the believability of information received via Twitter and the intention to pass on a tweet—whether news or rumor—is influenced by the number of times the information has already been retweeted. Number of retweets can serve as a normative cue that leads a person to presume that an unverified rumor is true, increasing the likelihood that they will share it with others, according to th
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Sea urchin spines could fix bonesMore than 2 million procedures every year take place around the world to heal bone fractures and defects from trauma or disease, making bone the second most commonly transplanted tissue after blood. To help improve the outcomes of these surgeries, scientists have developed a new grafting material from sea urchin spines. They report their degradable bone scaffold, which they tested in animals, in t
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

NASA taking first steps toward high-speed space 'internet'NASA is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration of what could become the high-speed internet of the sky.
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The Guardian

Young girl steals Pope Francis's skullcap Blogger posts video of girl grabbing pontiff’s headgear, known as a zucchetto , before giving it back A young girl has been filmed stealing Pope Francis’s skullcap, known as a zucchetto, as he bent down to give her a kiss on the cheek. The footage was posted on Twitter on Wednesday by a blogger named Mountain Butorac : Continue reading...
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Enzyme Required for Mitochondrial Genome DestructionMitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.
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AMP issues best practice guidelines for next-generation sequencing-based oncology panel validationAMP has published consensus recommendations that will help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver better care for cancer patients
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'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and moreMercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem, University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Sciences (CFANS) Professor Abdennour Abbas and his lab team created a sponge that can absorb mercury from a polluted water source within seconds.
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Brief module effective in teaching hemorrhage control basics to staff in a large workplaceA medical team has developed a way to effectively provide a large group of people with basic knowledge and skills to locate and use bleeding control equipment to stop life-threatening bleeding in severely injured people.
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Use of mobile app reduces number of in-person follow-up visits after surgeryPatients who underwent ambulatory breast reconstruction and used a mobile app for follow-up care had fewer in-person visits during the first 30 days after the operation without affecting complication rates or measures of patient-reported satisfaction, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery.
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How does spousal suicide affect bereaved spouse mentally, physically?People bereaved by the suicide of a spouse were at increased risk for mental and physical disorders, suicidal behavior, death and adverse social events, according to a nationwide study based on registry data conducted in Denmark and published online by JAMA Psychiatry.
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Loss of spouse or partner to suicide linked to physical, mental disordersPeople who lose a partner to suicide are at increased risk for a number of mental and physical disorders, including cancer, depression, herniated discs and mood disorders than those in the general population, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
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Gizmodo

Jason Chaffetz Wants to Use Facial Recognition to Track Immigrants Photo: AP Hey, remember Congressman Jason Chaffetz, the guy who said poor people should stop buying so many dang iPhones if they want healthcare? Well, the dingus has done it again: During a congressional hearing about the government’s use of use of facial recognition technology on Wednesday, Chaffetz suggested using that same technology to track undocumented immigrants. It was easy to miss the c
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Gizmodo

You Can Watch the First Five Minutes of Ghost in the Shell Right Here Still: Paramount UK Whatever else might be true of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, it’s also true that the filmmakers have put as much of the budget on the screen as humanly possible. And as you can tell when you watch the film’s opening scene—available here and now for your viewing pleasure—it has paid off, at least in in the visuals department. While the scenes are highly reminiscent
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Popular Science

Get more from your Apple TV with these 7 tricks DIY Use Apple's black box like an expert Find out how to search smarter, connect other devices, customize the interface, chat to Siri, and more with your fourth-generation Apple TV device.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

How do metals interact with DNA?Since a couple of decades, metal-containing drugs have been successfully used to fight against certain types of cancer. The lack of knowledge about the underlying molecular mechanisms slows down the search for new and more efficient chemotherapeutic agents. Scientists have now developed a protocol that is able to detect how metal-based drugs interact with DNA.
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After the epigenome: The epitranscriptomeA new article explains that RNA also has its own spelling and grammar, just like DNA. These 'epigenetics of RNA' are called epitranscriptome.
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The Guardian

Tesco pulls Sol, Amstel and Tiger from shelves in Brexit price row Supermarket refuses to accept brewer Heineken’s price increases, which it blamed on the weak pound and the budget Fans of Heineken beers including Amstel, Sol and Kingfisher will not be able to find them in Tesco for the foreseeable future after the supermarket refused to accept price increases the brewer blamed on Brexit and the budget. Several of Heineken’s brands have been absent from Tesco sh
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EU's chief negotiator challenges Theresa May directly over Brexit talks Michel Barnier responds to PM’s claim she would be willing to walk away from talks by saying repercussions would be serious The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has challenged Theresa May directly over her claim that she would be willing to walk away from the negotiating table, saying that failure to reach a deal would have serious repercussions for the UK. In what he conceded were c
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The Atlantic

What Happens If Uber Fails? The thing about a market bubble is that you don’t really know how big it is until it pops. So it doesn’t pop, and doesn’t pop, and doesn’t pop, until one day it finally pops. And by then it’s too late. The dot-com collapse two decades ago erased $5 trillion in investments. Ever since, people in Silicon Valley have tried to guess exactly when the next tech bubble will burst, and whether the latest
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The Guardian

Germany to overturn convictions of gay men prosecuted after war Men who are still alive will get compensation for what they suffered under Paragraph 175 against homosexuality Germany’s cabinet has approved a bill to overturn the convictions of thousands of gay men who were prosecuted after the second world war. Gay men convicted between 1949 and 1969 who are still alive are expected to be given financial compensation for the suffering they endured under the l
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Ars Technica

Nintendo offering “simple fix” for disconnecting Switch controllers [Updated] Enlarge / The small bit of foam in the lower-right corner is apparently the only thing needed to make a Nintendo Switch left Joy-Con start working perfectly. (credit: Sean Hollister / CNet ) Update: Nintendo of America has issued the following statement to Ars Technica that seems to confirm much of what was shown in the original CNET report: There is no design issue with the Joy-Con controllers,
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The Guardian

Google unveils Android O, promising better battery life Developer preview version of new operating system released showcasing a suite of improvements Google has released the developer preview for the next version of its operating system (OS), Android O (which will eventually get a sweet-themed name to follow Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat). The new OS includes a suite of small improvements – and a few large ones – that will make life easier for Andr
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Ingeniøren

Ikoniske biler bliver nu elektrificeretRetrobølgen er nu også kommet til elbiler. Historiske biler bliver bygget i nye fortolkninger med batterier i stedet for fossilt brændstof. Senest er det to modeller, hvoraf den ene deler vandene, mens den anden har sin helt egen karakter, som snart vil tøffe rundt helt uden motorstøj.
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Gizmodo

15-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Sexually Assaulted on Facebook Live While 40 People Watched Image: AP Since it debuted nearly a year ago, Facebook Live has been rife with content moderation problems. The latest in a long line of horrific examples comes from Chicago, where the Associated Press reports that a missing 15-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by up to six people while about 40 people watched the stream. A police spokesperson told the AP that of those 40 viewers, “n
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Hospital or home? Guidelines to assess older people who have fallenGuidelines to help paramedics make the right decision for older people who have fallen are safe, cost-effective and help reduce further 999 calls, according to new research led by a team at Swansea University Medical School.
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Method speeds testing of new networking protocolsAt the Usenix Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation later this month, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory will present a system for testing new traffic management protocols that requires no alteration to network hardware but still works at realistic speeds -- 20 times as fast as networks of software-controlled routers.
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Research evaluates treatment of thyroid disease in pregnancyNew research indicates that universal screening for and subsequent treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism does not result in improved health outcomes for mothers or babies. The research was conducted through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network and has been published this month in the New England Journal o
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workersUsing advanced 3-D printing, Dartmouth College researchers have unlocked the key to transforming microscopic nanorings into smart materials that perform work at human-scale.
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The Guardian

'As countries go it really is the golden ticket': readers on living in Norway Norway recently overtook Denmark as the happiest country to live in according to a landmark survey. But what are the reasons for people’s happiness there? It’s official. The UN supported World Happiness Report delivered its verdict on Monday 20 March and Norway is the world’s happiest country to live in. Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende welcomed the announcement earlier this week: Continue
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The Guardian

Paddy Summerfield's best photograph: a girl reading a Christian book in the swinging 60s ‘A sexual revolution was happening – but it seemed to be taking place somewhere else’ I came across this girl in the Oxford University parks, lying in the summer sun reading a book. It was in the late-60s, not a laptop in sight. It was surprising to find an unshaven armpit, almost as shocking as pubic hair. It’s from The Oxford Pictures, my first photographic essay. It was very much a young man’s
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The Guardian

Plusnet fined £880,000 for charging more than 1,000 ex-customers Ofcom tells BT-owned broadband and landline provider there can be no excuses for charging users after they cancelled Plusnet, the BT-owned broadband and landline company, has been fined almost £900,000 by Ofcom for continuing to charge more than 1,000 customers even though they had cancelled their accounts. The telecoms regulator fined Plusnet £880,000 after an investigation found that the BT sub
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Gizmodo

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The Atlantic

London Attack: What We Know The latest on Thursday, March 23: —Metropolitan Police identified the attacker as Khalid Masood, 52 —Prime Minister Theresa May says the London attacker was British-born and known to authorities. —ISIS claimed responsibility; eight people have been arrested in connection with the attack. —Three people and the attacker were killed. At least 40 people were injured when the attacker drove a vehicle
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