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The Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks ::::: Just before the stroke of midnight on September 20, 2016, at the height of last year’s presidential election, the WikiLeaks Twitter account sent a private direct message to Donald Trump Jr., the Republican nominee’s oldest son and campaign surrogate. “A PAC run anti-Trump site putintrump.org is about to launch,” WikiLeaks wrote. “The PAC is a recycled pro-Iraq war PAC. We have guessed the passwor
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15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain Human well-being will be severely jeopardized by negative trends in some types of environmental harm, such as a changing climate, deforestation, loss of access to fresh water, species extinctions and human population growth, scientists warn in today's issue of BioScience , an international journal. The viewpoint article—"World Scientists' Warning to Humanity: A Second No
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Geologists uncover Antarctica’s fossil forests ::::: Prehistoric polar forests were built for survival, but were not hardy enough to live in ultra-high concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide. A geologist is studying the tree fossil record in Antarctica from a mass extinction 250 million years ago, looking for clues to how greenhouse gases affected plants -- then and now.
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Another reason to exercise: Protecting your sight ::::: People who engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity may be able to significantly lower their risk of glaucoma, according to new research.
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Extreme swings in blood pressure are just as deadly as having consistently high blood pressure ::::: Extreme ups and downs in systolic blood pressure may be just as deadly as having consistently high blood pressure, according to a new study.
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Trump, Breaking with Precedent, Won't Meet with American Nobel Recipients ::::: WASHINGTON—President Trump, breaking a tradition that stretches back nearly two decades, will not personally greet the eight American Nobel laureates this year before they travel to Sweden in December to receive their prizes. Not all the honorees are disappointed. Two American Nobel Prize winners, when contacted by STAT, indicated they would not have attended a White House event even if
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Is Mindfulness Wasted on the Young? ::::: Mindfulness is big business. The buzzword dominates health blogs worldwide; the benefits of meditation, particularly in the mindfulness tradition, are championed broadly, often without question. But not everyone is convinced of its charms. While there are certainly many well-studied applications of mindfulness, it might not be the silver bullet—as a gateway to world peace; as a cognitive cure-a
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Apparently, It's Time to Think About Next Year's iPhones Already ::::: Let me tell you something about the 2018 crop of iPhones: Apple’s gonna sell a bazillion of them! Why am I talking about next year’s iPhones, when most people haven’t had the opportunity to set eyes on the flashy $1000 iPhone X that just came out? Because KGI Securities is already looking ahead to next year’s lineup. OK, so you want to talk 2018 iPhones? Let’s talk 2018 iPhones. According to KGI
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Bitcoin Gold, the latest Bitcoin fork, explained ::::: reader comments 0 A new cryptocurrency called Bitcoin Gold is now live on the Internet. It aims to correct what its backers see as a serious flaw in the design of the original Bitcoin. There are hundreds of cryptocurrencies on the Internet, and many of them are derived from Bitcoin in one way or another. But Bitcoin Gold—like Bitcoin Cash, another Bitcoin spinoff that was created in August—is dif
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Gene prompts cells to store fat, fueling obesity ::::: Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: people are eating too much and exercising too little. But evidence is growing that at least some weight gain is predetermined. New research suggests variants in a gene called ankyrin-B could be causing millions of Americans to put on pounds through no fault of their own. The study shows that the gene causes fat cells to suck up glucose faster than
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Infants with extra fingers may receive non-evidence-based, complication-prone treatment ::::: The authors of a new study believe surgical excision is the more effective treatment option for polydactyly as it is completed in one visit, typically creates little scarring and rarely leaves painful or unsightly residual tissue.
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When water met iron deep inside the Earth, did it create conditions for life? ::::: Reservoirs of oxygen-rich iron between the Earth's core and mantle could have played a major role in Earth's history, including the breakup of supercontinents, drastic changes in Earth's atmospheric makeup, and the creation of life, according to recent work from an international research team published in National Science Review.
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Increased risk of vascular dementia in heart attack survivors ::::: It is well known that vascular dementia is triggered by factors such as stroke, but an extensive study from Aarhus University, Denmark, now shows that heart attack also is associated with increased risk -- by 35 per cent, in fact.According to Jens Sundbøll, who is behind the study, this can be an argument for more intensive preventive efforts.
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Exposure to thin-ideal media affect most, but not all, women: Results from the perceived ::::: ORANGE, Calif. - Chapman University has published research measuring women's perceptions of how media impacts their body image. Results showed that many women reported feeling worse about their bodies when shown media images of bikini or fashion models, compared to those shown images of paintings or products. Women reported the bikini/ fashion model images made them feel worse about the following
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Expanded networks, faculty mentorship bolster female undergrads' pursuit of geoscience ::::: To retain more undergraduate women in geoscience majors, a supportive network that includes faculty mentorship seems to be a key driver, according to a new study led by Colorado State University.
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High cognitive ability not a safeguard from conspiracies, paranormal beliefs ::::: IMAGE: Is skepticism toward unfounded beliefs just a matter of cognitive ability? Not according to new research by a University of Illinois at Chicago social psychologist. view more Credit: UIC The moon landing and global warming are hoaxes. The U.S. government had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks. A UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. Is skepticism toward these kinds of unfounded beli
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'Tobacco at a cancer summit': Trump coal push savaged at climate conference ::::: The Trump team was heckled and interrupted by a protest song at the UN’s climate change summit in Bonn on Monday after using its only official appearance to say fossil fuels were vital to reducing poverty around the world and to saving jobs in the US. While Donald Trump’s special adviser on energy and environment, David Banks, said cutting emissions was a US priority, “energy security, economic p
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Entanglement of Separate Nanomechanical Devices Heralds Quantum Internet ::::: The strange laws of quantum mechanics make it possible to send information from one part of the universe to another with perfect privacy. Eavesdroppers cannot spy on this communication, even in principle. So governments, the military, banks, and others are eagerly awaiting improvements in this kind of technology. Indeed, a basic version is already available. Current quantum communication systems
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Everything That Happened in Inhumans, for Those of You Who Wisely Stopped Watching After the Premiere ::::: Image: Still via Youtube . All other Images: Marvel Studios/ABC Eight episodes later, Inhumans ’ first season—and, between poor ratings and scathing reviews, potentially its last—has come to an end. Did you check out the pilot and immediately bail after seeing what Inhumans had to offer ( little in the way of good ideas ), and yet are curious to hear how it all panned out? We’re here to help. Whe
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Google cracks down on power-user apps that use Android’s accessibility API ::::: reader comments 2 Google is cracking down on apps that use Android's accessibility API. Even though the APIs have been around for years without any kind of rules about usage, Google has now started telling developers that using the accessibility API for anything other than helping users with disabilities will result in a ban from the Play Store. As first reported by Android Police , a number of a
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Cancer Researcher, Former AACR President Dies ::::: Donald Coffey, a longtime professor at Johns Hopkins University, discovered the nuclear matrix within cells and its role in DNA replication.
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Preorder and Save on a Minimalist Wallet That Doesn't Skimp On Space ::::: Preorder FOCX Wallet , $28 Continuing in the grand tradition of Kickstarter wallets, the FOCX Everyday Wallet packs a ton of cards into a clever, minimal package . The FOCX is basically split into two compartments: One that loads from either side, and another that loads from the top, with a pull-tab to get your cards back out. The idea is that your most-used cards and cash go into the former, whi
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Wouldn't it be great if eyedrops didn't spill out of your eyes? ::::: A new kind of eyedropper can deliver tiny droplets of medication, treating the eye more precisely than traditional eyedroppers, while reducing waste and avoiding dangerous side effects.
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Nano-targeting treatment for prostate cancer ::::: Metastatic or castrate-resistant prostate cancer can spread to the bone in certain patients. While several new treatments are available, they can have a difficult time reaching the bone and can result in missing the metastatic lesions. New research presented today at the 2017 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition seeks to address this challenge with
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Resist The Urge to Pet Boston Dynamics’ Newest Robodog ::::: GIF Sony recently announced that its robotic dog Aibo is back from the dead and will hit Japan early next year. But even a $1,700 robot toy can’t compare to the amazingly fluid motions of Boston Dynamics’ new and improved SpotMini , which looks like a genuine (yet still pretty frightening) replacement for your loyal golden retriever. Google sold Boston Dynamics to Softbank earlier this year. Now
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Can Scientists Figure Out Where Colliding Black Holes Come From? ::::: Simulation of colliding neutron stars, an image I picked because it looked cool (Image: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center /Flickr) When distant black holes ( or neutron stars ) collide, there’s a lot scientists can tell from the way they send gravitational waves rippling through space. That includes their masses, their distance, or how their spins line up with one another. But one question they’re
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Georgian Jars Hold 8,000-Year-Old Winemaking Clues ::::: A neolithic jar from Khramis Didi-Gora, Georgia. The country has long prided itself on its winemaking tradition. A new analysis of ancient Georgian jars confirms that tradition goes back 8,000 years. Courtesy of the Georgian National Museum hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the Georgian National Museum A neolithic jar from Khramis Didi-Gora, Georgia. The country has long prided itself on it
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Missouri attorney general investigating Google ::::: Missouri's attorney general announced Monday that his office is investigating Google for potential violations of the state's consumer-protection and antitrust laws.
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Peruvian farmer scores small win in court over German energy giant ::::: Peruvian farmer Saul Luciano Lliuya stands outside the higher regional court of Hamm, western Germany A Peruvian farmer won a small but significant legal victory Monday when a German court said his appeal against energy giant RWE, which he accuses of contributing to climate change that is threatening his Andean home, had merit. After hearing oral arguments from both sides, the higher regional cou
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Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water ::::: Chlorite dismutase is a unique oxygen-generating enzyme that degrades chlorite, an industrial pollutant found globally in groundwater, drinking water and soils. Research conducted at ORNL contributes to a comprehensive structural and biochemical analysis of the enzyme, paving the way for future environmental applications. Credit: Journal cover art reprinted with permission from ACS Catalysis , vo
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Molecular magnetism packs power with 'messenger electron' ::::: Atoms on adjacent molecules like this could be linked to form a long, magnetic chain, creating a new type of magnetic structure, says John Berry, a professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Credit: David Tenenbaum, UW-Madison Electrons can be a persuasive bunch, or at least, a talkative bunch, according to new work from John Berry's lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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The 2017 hurricane season is finally fading away. But what comes next? ::::: W e’re finally sailing through the waning days of 2017’s vicious hurricane season, which is poised to end just as it began: unnoticed. But these quiet days bookend the formation of 10 consecutive hurricanes over the Atlantic Ocean—storms that upended the lives of millions. An average year sees 12 named tropical storms, six of which go on to be hurricanes. Three of those hurricanes typically reach
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Study finds Texas's annual risk of extreme rainfall will rise from 1 to 18 percent ::::: “You’re rolling the dice every year,” says professor Kerry Emanuel. “And we believe the odds of a flood like Harvey are changing.” Pictured is an aerial view of Houston during the Hurricane Harvey flooding. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology As the city of Houston continues to recover and rebuild following the historic flooding unleashed by Hurricane Harvey, the region will also have t
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Suomi NPP finds Tropical Depression Haikui dissipating ::::: The final warning was issued on Tropical depression Haiku on Nov. 12 as it was dissipating due to strong vertical wind shear. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the storm as it was fading.
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Study could bring about strategies to increase 'good' cholesterol ::::: A UC -led team of researchers have landed on a predictive model for HDL. Credit: University of Cincinnati After decades of individual attempts to identify the structure of the main building block of HDL (high-density lipoproteins), the so-called "good" cholesterol that associates with protection from cardiovascular disease, a research team representing eight academic institutions across the U.S.
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'You're Just a Child ... No One Will Ever Believe You' ::::: An Alabama woman says that Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama, sexually assaulted her in 1977 outside the restaurant where she worked in Gadsden, Alabama. Beverly Young Nelson, who will turn 56 on Tuesday, said that when she was 16, Moore, a regular patron, offered her a ride home from work, then pulled his car around the back of the restaurant where he groped her, tried
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How Survivors of Mass Shootings 'Grieve in a Fishbowl' ::::: “It’s this horrible curiosity, like a car accident, where everybody has to slow down and look at it.” In Olivia Merrion’s short documentary Grieving in a Fishbowl , produced by the Glassbreaker Films initiative from The Center for Investigative Reporting, survivors of gun massacres recount how the media descended upon them in the wake of the tragedy. They were asked time and again what they saw,
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What Creature Made This Face in an MRI Machine? ::::: An image shared from an MRI facility on Twitter shows an alarmed-looking mystery creature that went through the scanner. Credit: Ben Inglis/Twitter When you're in charge of brain scans for a major research lab, you witness a lot of strange stuff. Ben Inglis, who manages the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility at the University of California, Berkeley Brain Imaging Center, has seen his fai
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Molecular magnetism packs power with 'messenger electron' ::::: IMAGE: Atoms on adjacent molecules like this could be linked to form a long, magnetic chain, creating a new type of magnetic structure, says John Berry, a professor of chemistry at... view more Credit: David Tenenbaum, UW-Madison MADISON - Electrons can be a persuasive bunch, or at least, a talkative bunch, according to new work from John Berry's lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water ::::: A new study sheds light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water supplies and improve water quality worldwide. An international team of researchers used neutron analysis at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, X-ray crystallography and other techniques to study chlorite dismutase, an enzyme that breaks down the environmental pollutant chlorite into
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Archaeologists find earliest evidence of winemaking ::::: Excavations in the Republic of Georgia have uncovered evidence of the earliest winemaking anywhere in the world. The discovery dates the origin of the practice to the Neolithic period around 6000 BC, pushing it back 600-1,000 years from the previously accepted date.
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Anatomy of a cosmic snake reveals structure of distant galaxies ::::: We have a fair understanding of star formation, from the interstellar matter to the diffuse clouds whose gravitational contraction gives birth to stars. But observations of distant galaxies have questioned this picture, the size and mass of these distant stellar nurseries exceeding that of their local counterparts. Astrophysicists have tackled this inconsistency and found the first answers thanks
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Study identifies tipping point for oyster restoration ::::: Underwater video footage of a healthy, high-relief oyster reef. Credit: A. Colden/Virginia Institute of Marine Science. We're all familiar with tipping points, when crossing what might seem a minor threshold can lead to drastically different outcomes—the Super Bowl favorite that falls to last place with injury to a single lineman, a tomato seedling that surges skyward the moment it tops the shado
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LA Cops Allegedly Film Themselves Planting Cocaine on Suspect With Their Own Body Cams ::::: Image: CBS2 Newly released body camera footage from a hit-and-run arrest in April appears to show two LAPD officers planting drugs in a suspect’s wallet, selectively filming only portions of the arrest to implicate the man for drug possession. Sam Levine, the suspect’s defense attorney, alleges that the officers staged the recovery of a baggie of drugs during his client’s arrest. As Levine told t
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Researchers camouflage an optical chip rendering it invisible ::::: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have achieved a breakthrough in manipulating light to render an object, such as an optical chip, invisible.
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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP finds Tropical Depression Haikui dissipating ::::: The final warning was issued on Tropical depression Haiku on Nov. 12 as it was dissipating due to strong vertical wind shear. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the storm as it was fading.
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UC-led study could bring about strategies to increase 'good' cholesterol ::::: After decades of individual attempts to identify the structure of the main building block of HDL (high-density lipoproteins), the so-called 'good' cholesterol that associates with protection from cardiovascular disease, a research team representing eight academic institutions across the US and Australia has come to agreement on a predictive model.
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Parental Medicaid expansion translates into preventive care for their children ::::: When low-income parents enroll in Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) state expansion program, their children have considerably better odds of receiving annual preventive care pediatrician visits. This 'spillover effect' demonstrates that the potential benefits of Medicaid expansion extend beyond the newly covered adults.
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Infants with extra fingers may receive non-evidence-based, complication-prone treatment ::::: The authors of the study believe surgical excision is the more effective treatment option as it is completed in one visit, typically creates little scarring and rarely leaves painful or unsightly residual tissue. They believe parents should be informed of their options prior to any procedure and understand the risks and benefits associated with each.
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How bacteria in the gut influence neurodegenerative disorders ::::: Humans have roughly as many bacterial cells in their bodies as human cells, and most of those bacteria live in the gut. New research released today reveals links between the gut microbiome -- the population of microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal tract -- and brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, including potential new ways to track and treat these diseases.
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Scalable clusters make HPC R&D easy as Raspberry Pi ::::: A quest to help the systems software community work on very large supercomputers without having to actually test on them has spawned an affordable, scalable system using thousands of inexpensive Raspberry Pi nodes.
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Largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation created to date ::::: A multi-disciplinary team has simulated the largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date.
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The unbelievable speed of electron emission from an atom ::::: In a unique experiment, researchers have clocked how long it takes for an electron to be emitted from an atom. The result is .00000000000000002 seconds, or 20 billionths of a billionth of a second. The researchers' stopwatch consists of extremely short laser pulses. Hopefully, the results will help to provide new insights into some of the most fundamental processes in nature.
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Seals, birds and humans compete for fish in the Baltic Sea ::::: In Sweden and in other parts of Europe there are concerns that seals and birds compete with humans for fish resources. For the Baltic Sea, an international study now shows that this competition is a reality.
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Risks for blood clot in a vein may rise with increased TV viewing ::::: Risk for blood clot in a vein was higher in those who reported watching TV 'very often' compared with those who reported watching TV 'never or seldom.'
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E-cigarette vapor slows heart rate in mice ::::: Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes, affect heart rhythm and cardiovascular function in mice, according to preliminary research.
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Low sodium-DASH diet combination dramatically lowers blood pressure in hypertensive adults ::::: A combination of reduced sodium intake and the DASH diet lowers blood pressure in adults with hypertension, according to preliminary research.
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Reduction in common heart hormone associated with improved outcomes and lower mortality ::::: Heart failure patients discharged from the hospital with a reduced level of a common hormone produced by the heart had significantly lower rates of readmission and lower death rates, according to a new study.
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He Doth Brotest Too Much ::::: Before Louis C.K. said, late last week, that “ these stories are true ,” he said that the stories were lies. During a 2016 interview with New York magazine : “I don’t care about that. That’s nothing to me. That’s not real.” During a 2017 interview with The New York Times , after the comedian Tig Notaro mentioned the rumors that had been circulating about him in an interview with The Daily Beast:
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Global Warming Really Did Make Hurricane Harvey More Likely ::::: Think of the Earth’s climate system as a pair of dice. You never know exactly how a roll will end. But some outcomes, like rolling a seven , are much more likely than others, like snake eyes. But when we warm the globe, we essentially load the dice to favor extreme outcomes, including some of the most unpleasant weather possible in the United States. A new study, rapidly conducted in September an
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President Trump's Latest Federal Judge Nominee is a Ghost-Hunting Horror Novelist ::::: Photos of President Trump’s judicial nominee Brett Talley posted to his horror website from the 2015 Halloween Ball at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts (BrettJTalley.com) Have you heard about Brett Talley? He’s the 36-year-old lawyer that President Trump chose to become a federal judge. And while Talley is getting a lot of heat for being unqualified , never once even trying a case , an
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Slow And Upbeat EPA Response To Hurricane Harvey Pollution Angers Residents ::::: "If I smell something out here, it's bad, and I can tell you during Harvey, it smelled real bad," said Juan Flores in Galena Park, Texas, about a leak that caused strong gasoline odors to waft through town. Frank Bajak/AP hide caption toggle caption Frank Bajak/AP "If I smell something out here, it's bad, and I can tell you during Harvey, it smelled real bad," said Juan Flores in Galena Park, Tex
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The Burden Of Concussion And Traumatic Brain Injury ::::: The Burden Of Concussion And Traumatic Brain Injury The vast majority of traumatic brain injuries are concussions. Researchers talk about the problem of these head injuries in sports. Web Content: Burden of a Concussion Video of Web Content: Burden of a Concussion Sports Monday, November 13, 2017 - 14:15 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside Science) -- In simple terms, a concussion is some form o
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Response after single treatment with canakinumab predicts which patients will benefit most ::::: A pre-specified analysis on CANTOS (Canakinumab Anti-inflammatory Thrombosis Outcomes Study) that identifies a simple, clinical method to define patient groups most likely to benefit from long-term canakinumab treatment.
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Effective therapy against glioblastoma by attacking telomeres ::::: Researchers have shown that it is possible to block the growth of human and murine glioblastoma in mouse models by blocking the TRF1 protein; an essential component of the telomere-protective complex. The study describes a new and promising way to combat this type of brain tumor by attacking its ability to regenerate and divide immortally.
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Next-generation optogenetic molecules control single neurons ::::: Researchers have developed a new optogenetic technique that allows them stimulate individual neurons with precise control over both the location and timing of the activation.
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Dry eye sufferers will soon have a drug-free solution ::::: A study of dry eye sufferers who inserted a handheld neurostimulator device in their nose to make their eyes produce more tears experienced significant relief from their disease.
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Supercomputing speeds up deep learning training ::::: Researchers used Stampede2 to complete a 100-epoch ImageNet deep neural network training in 11 minutes -- the fastest time recorded to date. Using 1600 Skylake processors they also bested Facebook's prior results by finishing a 90-epoch ImageNet training with ResNet-50 in 32 minutes. Given TACC's large user base and huge capacity, this capability will have a major impact across all fields of scien
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Improving the neuron factory: New modulator of stem cell identity found ::::: Since their discovery in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cells are a glimmer of hope for many diseases. But further research of the complex regulation of pluripotent stem cell identity revealed unexpected difficulties. Medical researchers have now found an efficient way to produce neurons from pluripotent stem cells.
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Texas' odds of Harvey-scale rainfall to increase by end of century ::::: CAMBRIDGE, MA -- As the city of Houston continues to recover and rebuild following the historic flooding unleashed by Hurricane Harvey, the region will also have to prepare for a future in which storms of Harvey's magnitude are more likely to occur. A new MIT study, published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , reports that as climate change progresses, the c
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Researchers identify hormone for treating sepsis ::::: IMAGE: Resistin (red, yellow, cyan) binds to Toll-like Receptor 4 (blue) and prevents lipopolysaccharide binding and pathogenesis. view more Credit: Nair lab, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A research team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside has discovered that the human protein resistin could be used to treat sepsis , the body's extreme and uncontrolled im
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We Are Still In: Local US Reps Stand for Climate Action in Bonn ::::: This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Deep schisms in the US over climate change are on show at the UN climate talks in Bonn—where two sharply different visions of America’s role in addressing dangerous global warming have been put forward to the world. Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement has created a v
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Can Russia 'Help' as Much as Trump Says It Can? ::::: Donald Trump has a message for the “haters and fools”—those who pounced on him when he suggested , aboard Air Force One this past weekend, that he placed greater faith in Vladimir Putin’s denials about interfering in the 2016 U.S. election than in the conclusions of the “political hacks” in his own intelligence agencies. “Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing,” T
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She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced. ::::: An RCN lawyer demanded she delete the post, claiming it was intellectual property theft. She complied, but the network filed a complaint with federal prosecutors who, in turn, opened a criminal investigation. The case, still pending, carries a possible fine of $300,000. “If they win,” she said. “I will be financially ruined.” It was around this time that employees at Educar’s offices began to com
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Trilobites: Wine From Prehistoric Georgia With an 8,000-Year-Old Vintage ::::: “Georgia had always suspected it had a Neolithic wine, there were several claims,” said David Lordkipanidze, the general director of the Georgian National Museum and an author on the paper. “But now there is real evidence.” More Reporting on Archaeology To uncork the mystery of the oldest wine, Dr. McGovern and his team searched the remains of two villages from the Neolithic era — or the last par
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Lawmakers demand investigation into FCC Chairman Ajit Pai ::::: Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai being interviewed at Fox Studios on November 10, 2017 in New York City. reader comments 0 Two Democratic lawmakers today called for an investigation into whether Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai "has taken actions to improperly benefit Sinclair Broadcast Group." The FCC has made several decision that benefit Sinclair, a broadcast station owner wit
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Stunning Video Is the First to Show CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time ::::: GIF Despite sounding like an off-brand breakfast cereal , the genetic engineering technique CRISPR has infiltrated the vocabulary of the general public, stoking fierce ethics debates, imaginative renderings of the future and even inspiring a novel and a J.Lo-backed TV series . That’s because CRISPR truly is amazing, allowing human beings to alter genetic code with a level of precision never befor
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Earliest evidence of winemaking: Team discovers 8,000-year-old wine production in ancient Middle East ::::: Excavations in the Republic of Georgia by the Gadachrili Gora Regional Archaeological Project Expedition (GRAPE), a joint undertaking between the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Georgian National Museum, have uncovered evidence of the earliest winemaking anywhere in the world. The discovery dates the origin of the practice to the Neolithic period around 6000 BC, pushing it back 600-1,000 ye
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Evidence of world's earliest winemaking uncovered by archaeologists ::::: A series of excavations in Georgia has uncovered evidence of the world’s earliest winemaking, in the form of telltale traces within clay pottery dating back to 6,000BC – suggesting that the practice of making grape wine began hundreds of years earlier than previously believed. While there are thousands of cultivars of wine around the world, almost all derive from just one species of grape, with t
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One Facebook ‘like’ is all it takes to target adverts, academics find ::::: Online ad campaigns created by academics in Britain and the US have targeted millions of people based on psychological traits perceived from a single “like” on Facebook – demonstrating, they say, the effect of “mass psychological persuasion”. More than 3.5 million people, mostly women in the UK aged 18-40, were shown online adverts tailored to their personality type after researchers found that s
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Why Startups Are Panicking About the GOP Tax Plan (But Maybe Shouldn’t) ::::: The internet loves a good outrage, even over something as mundane as taxes. Over the weekend, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs fumed at a provision in the Senate Republicans’ proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would affect the stock options are taxed. The change threatens to upend the way startups pay their employees, which has historically been a key advantage they have over their big tech
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Response after single treatment with canakinumab predicts which patients will benefit most ::::: A new analysis seeks to answer the question of which patients are likely to gain the greatest cardiovascular benefit when treated with the anti-inflammatory agent canakinumab. At the 2017 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Paul M. Ridker, MD, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Brigham and Women's Hospital, presented a pre-specified analysis on CANTOS (Can
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PCSK9 Inhibitor improves outcomes for patients with peripheral artery disease ::::: Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) are at high risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death. In addition, PAD patients can suffer major adverse limb events, such as acute limb ischemia - the equivalent of a heart attack in the leg - that can lead to limb loss. Managing PAD is challenging for patients and physicians alike - despite best available treatment including high-intens
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California birds nesting a week earlier than they did a century ago ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study suggests that many of the state's birds are adapting to rising temperatures by breeding earlier than they did a century ago. A comparison of nesting data recorded in the early 1900s with similar data today for more than 200 species of California birds shows that overall they are breeding five to 12 days earlier than they did 75 to 100 years ago. Earlier studi
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Photos of President Trump's Trip to Asia ::::: For the past 12 days, President Trump has been on a wide-ranging tour across Asia, visiting five nations for state visits and several international summit meetings. Accompanying the president were his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, a dozen or so aides, a contingent of secret service agents, a traveling White House press corps, and many others necessary to operate the many helicopters, motorcades
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Tipping point for oyster restoration ::::: Study shows that reefs built to reach a foot or more above the bottom develop into healthy, self-sustaining ecosystems, while those rebuilt at lower heights are quickly buried by sediment.
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Camouflaging an optical chip to render it invisible ::::: Researchers have achieved a breakthrough in manipulating light to render an object, such as an optical chip, invisible.
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Genes that hold the clues to bladder cancer and its treatment ::::: Scientists have discovered the 'genetic signatures' of the most common form of bladder cancer -- and it could open up the possibility of better-targeted treatment.
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New mechanisms discovered that bacteria use to protect themselves from antibiotics ::::: Researchers have identified new mechanisms used by bacteria to resist infection-fighting antibiotics.
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Omega-6 fatty acids do not promote low-grade inflammation ::::: The higher the serum linoleic acid level, the lower the CRP, according to a new study. Linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid.
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How bacteria get their groove: Mechanism behind flagellar motility ::::: Most motile bacteria move by the use of flagella. While the flagellar motor components have been identified, it remains unclear how they are assembled and activated. Researchers have now shown, through real-time imaging by high-speed atomic force microscopy, that the assembly of protein complexes into the motor proceeds through sodium ion-induced structural transitions.
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Older people with bowel disease receive older medicines ::::: Inflammatory bowel disease is common amongst older people and there are big differences in the choice of treatment for different age groups. Patients over the age of 60 often receive cortisone drugs instead of more modern medicines that target the immune system.
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Scientists: Maybe We Should Stop Ruining the Earth ::::: Image: NASA More than 15,000 scientists from 184 nations have penned an open letter to humanity, politely asking their fellow bipedal primates to maybe stop destroying the planet, if that’s chill. What a curious thought. “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice” is, as its name would suggest, a follow up to a similar notice issued in 1992 . Scientists have apparently been concerned
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More Than 15,000 Scientists Issue a “Warning to Humanity” ::::: More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have issued a warning: Mankind must take immediate action to reverse the effects of climate change, deforestation and species extinction before it’s too late. The warning, issued by the Alliance of World Scientists and published in the journal Bioscience , comes on the 25th anniversary of a similar warning from the Union of Concerned Scientists t
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Follow-up cholesterol testing reduces risk of reocurrence for heart attack, stroke patients ::::: If you have a heart attack or stroke, it's important to get your 'bad' cholesterol measured by your doctor on a follow up visit. Researchers have found that one step is significantly associated with a reduced risk of suffering another serious cardiovascular episode.
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Innovative genetic, cellular techniques help identify multiple disease targets ::::: Advances in the use of CRISPR-Cas9 and human induced pluripotent stem cell technologies to identify novel therapeutic targets for neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and addiction have been highlighted by researchers.
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Federal policy to reduce re-hospitalizations is linked to increased mortality rates ::::: Federal policymakers five years ago introduced the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program to spur hospitals to reduce Medicare readmission rates by penalizing them if they didn't. A new analysis, however, finds that the program may be so focused on keeping some patients out of the hospital that related death rates are increasing.
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High-efficiency building bloopers revealed ::::: Many researchers know that new high-efficiency buildings don't typically get used as intended. The numbers don't add up, and occupants can easily waste energy if they do not understand how to use the building.
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How to manage forest pests in the Anthropocene? Bring theory ::::: A survivor's guide to why forests around the world are being impacted by invasive pests and what can be done about it in an era of overwhelming human activity and climate change.
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Fuel cell X-ray study details effects of temperature and moisture on performance ::::: To find the right balance of moisture and temperature in a specialized type of hydrogen fuel cell, scientists have used X-rays to explore the inner workings of its components at tiny scales.
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Exposure to benzene during pregnancy: a pilot study raises concerns in British Columbia ::::: New research reveals that 29 pregnant women living near natural-gas hydraulic fracturing sites had a median concentration of a benzene biomarker in their urine that was 3.5 times higher than that found in women from the general Canadian population.
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VIMS study identifies tipping point for oyster restoration ::::: Study shows that reefs built to reach a foot or more above the bottom develop into healthy, self-sustaining ecosystems, while those rebuilt at lower heights are quickly buried by sediment.
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Big data resources presented at American Public Health Association meeting ::::: Although studies and surveys have shown that using information technology to analyze big health datasets and guide public health decisions can improve health equity, the majority of community health center leaders and staff report receiving little to no training in health informatics. Today at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate S
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Medicaid expansion under ACA linked to higher rate of smoking cessation ::::: PITTSBURGH, Nov. 13, 2017 - When low-income adults were newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than their counterparts in states that did not offer Medicaid expansion, according to a new analysis from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The findings, published online and scheduled for an upcoming i
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Philosophical critique exposes flaws in medical evidence hierarchies ::::: Immanuel Kant was famous for writing critiques. He earned his status as the premier philosopher of modern times with such works as Critique of Pure Reason , Critique of Practical Reason and Critique of Judgment . It might have been helpful for medical science if he had also written a critique of evidence. Scientific research supposedly provides reliable evidence for physicians to apply to treatin
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Ars Technica :::::
Amazon will run a multi-season Lord of the Rings prequel TV series ::::: Enlarge / These two wander around for a long time. reader comments 0 Amazon has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, and the Internet giant has already committed to a multi-season TV series rooted in author J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth setting. Both Amazon's own press release title ("Amazon to Adapt J.R.R. Tolkien's Globally Renowned Fantasy Novels... ") and earlier ru
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Security Firm Says Extremely Creepy Mask Cracks iPhone X's Face ID ::::: A video shows the Vietnam-based Bkav apparently bypassing the feature. Apple has touted the function as secure since it was unveiled in September. (Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Harder for T cells to fight cancer in absence of VEGF-A ::::: Contrary to what was previously believed, the immune system's cancer-killing T cells are more effective in a tumor's anoxic environment when they have access to growth factor VEGF-A. Researchers now show how the T cells not only survive in this oxygen-depleted micro-environment with the help of transcription factor HIF-1a but also become more effective at killing cancer cells inside it.
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How understanding photosynthesis informs solar energy, materials science, nanotechnology and photonics ::::: Scientists explore new methods to capitalize on Nature's light-harvesting secrets. Their new study outlines the design of a synthetic system for energy gathering, conversion and transport that may point the way to innovations in solar energy, materials science, nanotechnology and photonics.
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How well do we perceive other people's stress levels in the workplace ::::: A new study finds that people often project their own experiences with stress onto their colleagues and employees, causing miscommunication and, often, missed opportunities.
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Photopolymerization-triggered molecular motion for flexible liquid crystal display ::::: Scientists have developed a new dye-free photoalignment method that enables 2-D patterns of liquid crystals in one step by guiding nonpolarized light temporally and spatially on the photopolymerization process. This new method provides a pathway for the simple creation of highly functional organic materials such as flexible liquid crystal devices.
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Nw spin on old technique to engineer better absorptive materials ::::: A team bioengineers has taken a new look at an old tool to help characterize a class of materials called metal organic frameworks -- MOFs for short. MOFs are used to detect, purify and store gases, and could help solve some of the world's most challenging energy, environmental and pharmaceutical challenges -- they can even pull water molecules straight from the air to provide relief from drought.
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Deadly combination in neurodegenerative diseases revealed ::::: Aging is the key risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases, and accumulation of the protein TDP-43 in neurons is a pathological feature of frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. However, the specific effect of aging on the protein TDP-43 has not been investigated. Researchers have now found in mice that interneuron degeneration occurs upon aging, and TDP-43 accelerates age-dep
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New tool identifies headache patients at risk of aneurysms in emergency department ::::: A new tool to identify potentially fatal aneurysms in patients with headaches who seem otherwise well will help emergency departments to identify high-risk patients, improve survival rates and cut out unnecessary imaging, according to new research.
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Dengue immunity can protect against Zika virus ::::: Scientists have addressed the interplay between dengue and ZIKV infections. A new reports reveals that mice rendered immune to dengue show 'cross-protection' from subsequent Zika infection and then identifies specific types of immune T-cells capable of defending against both viruses. These revelations have profound implications for efforts to build a potent anti-Zika vaccine.
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Mapping functional diversity of forests with remote sensing ::::: Productivity and stability of forest ecosystems strongly depend on the functional diversity of plant communities. Researchers have developed a new method to measure and map functional diversity of forests at different scales -- from individual trees to whole communities -- using remote sensing by aircraft. Their work paves the way for future airborne and satellite missions to monitor global plant
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Epigenetic editing reveals surprising insights into early breast cancer development ::::: Changing the epigenetic code of a single gene is enough to cause a healthy breast cell to begin a chain reaction and become abnormal, according to new research.
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Dinosaur-Age Shark with 300 'Frilled' Teeth Caught in Deep Sea ::::: The frilled shark ( Chlamydoselachus anguineus ) is a rare, deep-water shark that sports rows of three-pointed holding teeth. (The above frilled shark was photographed in October 2004; it isn't the same one that was caught near Portugal.) Credit: Kelvin Aitken/VWPics/AP Forget about the minuscule odds of spotting Ahab's white whale: Sightings of the frilled shark, a so-called "living fossil" th
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The Idea of Creating a New Universe in the Lab Is No Joke ::::: Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist Andrei Linde at Stanford University. He had submitted a draft article entitled ‘Hard Art of the Universe Creation’ to the journal Nuclear Physics B . In it, he outlined the possibility of creating a universe in a laboratory: a whole new cosmos that m
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Texas Paid Hundreds of Thousands to Spy on Cellphones With Surveillance Planes ::::: Texas Army National Guard Camp Swift. (Photo: AP) Last year, military surveillance aircraft in Texas were outfitted with devices designed to spy on cellphones, including their location, numbers dialed, text messages and photos and even the content of their calls, The Texas Observer reports . The newspaper obtained documents between the Texas National Guard, the DEA and a Maryland-based company ca
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For Trump, the Interpersonal Is Political ::::: Man is a complex creature, and Donald Trump is no exception. The president is often willing to turn his ire on even his closest aides and allies, yet in other situations, he seems like he just wants to get along with everyone. During his trip to Asia, Trump’s comments about and with Vladimir Putin and Rodrigo Duterte produced predictable revulsion. Speaking about Russian interference in the 2016
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Eating regular variety of nuts associated with lower risk of heart disease ::::: People who regularly eat nuts, including peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts, have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease compared to people who never or almost never eat nuts, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology . The study is the largest to date looking at frequency of nut consumption in relation to incident c
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Amazon Is Reportedly Bringing Ad-Supported TV to Prime Video ::::: GIF GIF Sources: Amazon, Chevrolet Commercial interruptions just will not die. The birth of streaming television has given us a merciful respite from the mind-numbing ad breaks that finance broadcast TV. But you can’t keep a bad thing down, and Amazon is reportedly developing an ad-supported, free version of its popular Prime video service. Citing several “executives familiar with the conversatio
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This Smartwatch Is Powered by Body Heat, and That's Cool as Hell [Updated ::::: ] All photos: Andrew Liszewski/Gizmodo What if, instead of frantically trying to find a power outlet when your smartphone is about to die, you simply had to hold it in your hand and scroll through Instagram for a while? That’s the future the Matrix PowerWatch teases, because it’s able to charge itself using nothing but the warmth of your body. Unfortunately there’s a bit of a trade off I’ve noticed
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Judge Orders Facebook to Redact Info of Anti-Trump Activists Sought by Feds ::::: Photo: Getty A DC judge has ordered the Justice Department to limit the scope of three search warrants targeting Facebook accounts of anti-Trump activists who’ve drawn the federal government’s ire. The government was sharply criticized by privacy advocates after serving the dragnet warrants, two of which target political activists Lacy MacAuley and Legba Carrefour. A third warrant targeted the gr
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Some state-level policies really do curb energy sector emissions ::::: reader comments 14 Researchers studying state-level climate policy in the US confirm what high school teachers already know: if you make an assignment voluntary and offer no incentives for completing it, no one’s gonna do it. In an assessment of 17 climate and energy policies enacted by US states between 1990 and 2014, researchers from Emory University found that mandatory policies usually had a
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'I Believe the Women, Yes' ::::: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday became the highest-profile Republican to call on Roy Moore to drop out of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. Even more striking than McConnell urging Moore to leave the race is the way he framed his comments, focusing on the four women who have said Moore pursued them in their teens , including one, Leigh Corfman, who alleges he initiated sexual touc
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Bill Gates Invests $100 Million of Personal Money to Fight Alzheimer's ::::: By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment - a personal one and not part of Gates' philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Found
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Quanta Magazine :::::
Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes ::::: Intelligence is not a quality to attribute lightly to microbes. There is no reason to think that bacteria, slime molds and similar single-cell forms of life have awareness, understanding or other capacities implicit in real intellect. But particularly when these cells commune in great numbers, their startling collective talents for solving problems and controlling their environment emerge. Those
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Annoyed by floating specks in your vision? You may soon be able to zap them away ::::: New Orleans - Nov. 13, 2017 -- Millions of people who put up with seeing annoying specks drift through their field of vision may now have a safe, high-tech solution to their problem. A study of patients who had laser treatment to vaporize these flecks and spots known as floaters, showed a very low complication rate, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of
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Study finds racial disparities in gun-related eye trauma in the United States ::::: New Orleans - Nov. 13, 2017 -- A review of patients who suffered firearms-related eye trauma shows significant disparities in race, location, and circumstance, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Most of the victims survive, but suffer traumatic brain injury and require extensive rehabilitation. The researchers say
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Another reason to exercise: Protecting your sight ::::: People who engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity may be able to significantly lower their risk of glaucoma, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
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Why head and face pain causes more suffering ::::: Scientists have discovered why pain from the head and face can be more disruptive, and more emotionally draining, than pain elsewhere in the body. The team found that sensory neurons from the head and face are wired directly into one of the brain's principal emotional signaling hubs, while sensory neurons from the body are connected only indirectly. The results may pave the way toward more effecti
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In the fight against viral infection, spelling counts ::::: Scientists have discovered a peculiarity in the genetic code of HIV that might explain how this and other viruses evolved ways to dodge our immune system. The findings could make it possible to develop safer vaccines.
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Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies ::::: The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. Researchers show that breastfeeding might in fact increase the risk of developing hay fever and eczema, while not having any clear effect on the risk of asthma.
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Researchers fold a protein within a protein ::::: Scientists have demonstrated it is possible to fold a protein within an engineered protein shell. This is a fundamental breakthrough in synthetic biology with significant applications in the biologics and pharmaceutical sectors.
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Low chance of sudden cardiac arrest after sex ::::: A small percentage of sudden cardiac arrest events are related to sexual activity, but survival rates in those cases remain low, according to a new research. Despite these sexual activity related SCA events being witnessed by a partner, 'bystander' CPR was performed in only one-third of cases.
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Program to reduce hospital readmissions linked with increased risk of death among HF patients ::::: Implementation of a program designed to reduce hospital readmissions was associated with a reduction in the rate of readmissions, but also an increase in the rate of death among Medicare patients hospitalized with heart failure.
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Eating disorder treatments need to consider social, cultural implications of the illness ::::: People in treatment for eating disorders are poorly served when it comes to addressing the cultural aspects of eating problems, according to new research. This emerges as part of an overall set of findings that suggest contemporary eating disorder (ED) treatment in the UK pays little attention to the cultural contexts for eating problems, such as gender.
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People will desire something even more if you increase their focus on it ::::: The relationship between desire and attention was long thought to only work in one direction: when a person desires something, they focus their attention on it.
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Mirror image: Higher-quality pictures of biospecimens ::::: Researchers have improved the speed, resolution, and light efficiency of an optical microscope by switching from a conventional glass coverslip to a reflective, mirrored coverslip and applying new computer algorithms to process the resulting data.
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Landmark study may impact standard stroke treatment guidelines ::::: Standard guidelines for stroke treatment currently recommend clot removal only within six hours of stroke onset. But a milestone study shows that clot removal up to 24 hours after stroke led to significantly reduced disability for properly selected patients.
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Insomnia linked to alcohol-use among adolescents, study shows ::::: 'Parents, educators, and therapists should consider insomnia to be a risk marker for alcohol use, and alcohol use a risk marker for insomnia, among early adolescents,' writes Rutgers-Camden researcher Naomi Marmorstein in the study, published recently in the journal Addictive Behaviors.
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Cancer immunotherapy uses melanin against melanoma ::::: Researchers have developed a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model. The technique is applied via a transdermal patch.
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Amazon's New Lord of The Rings Series Will Feature 'Previously Unexplored Stories' ::::: Image: Alan Lee After weeks of reports and rumors about Amazon and Warner Bros. negotiating over the possibility of a Lord of the Rings television series, Amazon has finally announced that Frodo and the gang are definitely coming back. Today in a press release , Amazon Studios’ head of scripted series Sharon Tal Yguado expressed the company’s excitement at the idea of bringing audiences with an A
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Hackers say they broke Apple’s Face ID. Here’s why we’re not convinced ::::: reader comments 83 Security researchers say they used a $150 mask to break the Face ID facial recognition system that locks Apple's new iPhone X. The work may be a significant, it may be little more than a stunt with few real-world consequences, or it could possibly be something in the middle. So far, it's impossible to know because the researchers have evaded key questions about how they went ab
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2017 to see carbon emissions rise for the first time in years ::::: reader comments 4 For the last few years, global carbon dioxide emissions have done something surprising—they haven’t really gone up. The most optimistic among us may have felt there was a change in the wind, but it was too early to call this the peak of our emissions. And in fact it wasn't, as the preliminary analysis for 2017 shows that emissions will once again tick upward. Every year, a huge
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Left-brained: Study suggests conservative Democrats don't compute for liberal voters ::::: IMAGE: A new MRI study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln indicates self-identified liberals give more scrutiny to Democrats who deviate from the party line -- and are more likely to evaluate... view more Credit: Craig Chandler|University Communication|University of Nebraska-Lincoln Political partisans would like you to believe voters' heads will explode if faced with candidates crossing
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Ben-Gurion U. researchers camouflage an optical chip rendering it invisible ::::: The researachers showed that it is possible to bend the light around an object located on the cloak on an optical chip. The light does not interact with the object, thus resulting in the object's invisibility.
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Lyme Disease Is Slowly Spreading Across the US East Coast ::::: Average annual Lyme cases from 2008-2015, by county. Each dot represents one confirmed case. Image: CDC Lyme disease is the most common vectorborne disease in the United States, but it’s also mostly confined to a small swath of the country running down the eastern seaboard to the Mid Atlantic and along the Great Lakes. But while it was once thought that Lyme disease rarely occurred outside of the
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It's a Really Great Day to Buy Anything From Dyson ::::: 20% off all $25+ orders with code PSHOPEARLY For a limited time, Dyson’s eBay outlet is taking an extra 20% off any $25 order (maximum $50 discount) with promo code PSHOPEARLY, including vacuums, fans, and even hair dryers. Most of the wares here are refurbished, but they’re sold directly by Dyson ; this isn’t a sketchy third party situation. My pick is the V6 Absolute for $180 . I bought the V6
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When continents break it gets warm on Earth ::::: The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to have an impact on the amount of CO2 in the air, it depended solely on the interplay of geological and biological processes, the global carbon cycle. This study shows that the break-up of continents - also known as rifting -- contributed significantly to
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Breakthrough in fibrotic diseases that cause organ failure ::::: Scientists make a breakthrough discovery and show that the critical protein interleukin 11 (IL11) causes fibrosis and widespread organ damage.
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Stellar explosions and cosmic 'recipe' for nearby universe ::::: Thanks to an in-depth look into the composition of gas in the Perseus galaxy cluster, Japan's Hitomi mission has given scientists new insights into the stellar explosions that formed its chemical elements.
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Memory complaints and cognitive decline: Data from the GuidAge study ::::: A memory complaint, also called Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD), is a subjective disorder that appears to be relatively common, especially in elderly persons. The reports of its prevalence in various populations range from approximately 10% to as high as 88%, although it is generally thought that the prevalence of everyday memory problems lie within the range of 25% to 50%.
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Just 1 Cup of Coffee a Week May Lower Risk of Stroke & Heart Failure ::::: Drinking as little as one cup of coffee a week may lower your risk of stroke and heart failure, a new study suggests. The researchers analyzed information from 2,750 people who partcipated in the long-running Framingham Heart Study, who were followed for up to 34 years. The study tracked what participants ate as well as their cardiovascular health. The researchers found that, over the course of t
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Wolfing Down Meals May Lead to Weight Gain and Heart Woes ::::: If your mother ever warned you to slow down because you eat too fast, she now has at least one good reason to support her case: Wolfing down food can expand your waistline and take a toll on your heart, a new study from Japan suggests. Researchers found that people in Japan who were fast eaters were more likely to become obese than those who ate at a slower pace, according to the findings,
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The Bonn Climate Conference: What You Need to Know ::::: • Here are answers to the five biggest questions about Bonn , including: What’s the best-case scenario? And what might set off a fight? • Here are five world leaders, or sets of leaders, who are emerging as climate change champions as the United States disengages. Photo At the China pavilion of the climate change conference. Credit Sean Gallup/Getty Images Two years after Paris, the world is stil
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Sex unlikely to stop your heart—but if it does, your partner may let you die ::::: reader comments 0 Your next romp with a paramour may blow your mind, but it’s unlikely to stop your heart , according to research presented this weekend at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, California. That’s the good news. The bad news is that if you do suffer cardiac arrest from an amorous encounter, there’s a decent chance your partner will just let you croa
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First wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984 ::::: Researchers report the first sighting in 30 years of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois. The discovery may be a sign of hope for this state-endangered species, or the animal could be the last of its kind to have survived in Illinois without human intervention, the researchers say.
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Duo of titanic galaxies captured in extreme starbursting merger ::::: Astronomers have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive galaxies in the early universe.
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Electroshock therapy is actually still in use—and could help treat PTSD ::::: It’s a common misconception that electroshock therapy, portrayed in the latest season of "Stranger Things" as nearly torture, vanished from the doctor’s tool kit decades ago. But the treatment has been refined and well studied in the last few decades—patients go under general anesthesia, and the electric current is delivered with much more control—and it’s now considered a safe and effective trea
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Probiotics Shown to Alleviate Anxiety ::::: Our stomach is a fascinating place. With all the advancements being made in neuroscience, the complexities of digestion have not been well understood, the dark matter of our body’s galaxy. That is changing, quickly. emeran-mayer-on-depression-and-the-mind-gut-connection Part of the challenge is complexity: there are 100,000 times more microbes in your gut than humans on this planet, writes
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Research advances understanding of opioid addiction in face of public health crisis ::::: WASHINGTON, DC -- As the United States grapples with the devastating effects of an opioid epidemic, researchers are making progress in advancing our understanding of opioid addiction-related health issues, according to studies presented today at Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. App
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Urgent protection for the environment needed to safeguard human health ::::: We need to pay more attention to the health of the planet to save lives, and improve global health, now and in the future, Dr Samuel Myers will say at The Academy of Medical Sciences & The Lancet International Health Lecture1 today (Monday 13 November, 18:00-20:00). Dr Samuel Myers, Principal Research Scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Planetary Health Alli
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Trump Nominates Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary ::::: The former chief of Eli Lilly USA is picked to replace Tom Price, who stepped down in September amid a controversy over the abuse of taxpayer-funded travel.
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The Strongman in Plaid ::::: W hen Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, then Turkey’s prime minister, donned a blue plaid jacket after voting for himself in the country’s 2014 presidential election, people took notice. In Turkish politics, where starched formality and dark suits are the norm, the jacket stood out: It looked about a size too large, and its loud pattern sat awkwardly on his 6-foot frame. Garish blue plaid jackets have since
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What Makes Wagyu Beef Smell So Good? Science Explains ::::: Japanese Wagyu beef has a sweet, coconut-like aroma. Scientists found 16 compounds associated with the smell, 10 of which are newly associated with the meat. Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images Japanese Wagyu beef has a sweet, coconut-like aroma. Scientists found 16 compounds associated with the smell, 10 of which are newly associated with the
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Last Night's Star Trek: Discovery Was a Great Climax to a Show We Never Got ::::: All images: CBS. The midseason finale of Star Trek: Discovery, “Into the Forest I Go,” finally got this show to the place it should have been all season. Of course, in the process, it had to jettison a lot of character development it has been working on—but since it was mostly stuff that was bad, I’m perfectly happy letting them get away with it. This episode was the climax to a season that never
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Facebook launches Facebook Local, with some Yelp-like features ::::: Facebook on Friday launched a new app, Facebook Local. It gives users a single place to find restaurants, bars, cafes and nearby activities but also folds in friends' reviews of the places they might want to go.There are actually multiple things happening in the app. First, users can search for places and happenings, including events your friends might be attending.
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Abdominal aortic aneurysm linked to dysregulated tryptophan metabolism, study finds ::::: IMAGE: This is Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine at Georgia State University and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine view more Credit: Georgia State University ATLANTA--Researchers have found a link between dysregulated tryptophan metabolism and abdominal aortic aneurysm, a life-threatening vascular disease, accor
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How Louis C.K. Used Comedy as a Smokescreen ::::: In the days since the revelations about Louis C.K.’s harassment and sexual misconduct toward other comedians and colleagues (which he admitted to in a statement ), it’s been jarring to see how quickly much of the art he made has taken on a different, more disturbing, animus. His stand-up, which was always brutally frank and sexually explicit, openly referenced his compulsive masturbation habits .
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One Blasphemer’s New Admiration for Mormons ::::: Years before the South Park guys’ The Book of Mormon made a fortune by making fun of the unbelievable theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’s scripture, I was in the satirizing-Mormonism business myself. “Didn’t we all come to New York to escape Mormons?” says a character in my 1999 novel Turn of the Century . In my novel Heyday , set in the 1840s, the journalist character w
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Bill Clinton: A Reckoning ::::: The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. If every woman in America started talking about the things that happen during the course of an ordinary female life, it would never end. Nor is it the power of the men involved; history instructs us that for countless men, the ability to possess women sexually is not a spoil of power
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Gravitational waves from merging supermassive black holes will be spotted within 10 years ::::: New research predicts that gravitational waves generated by the merger of two supermassive black holes -- the strongest gravitational waves in the universe -- will be detected within 10 years. The study is the first to use real data, rather than computer simulations, to predict when such an observation will be made.
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James Webb Space Telescope early science observations revealed ::::: Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI) Astronomers around the world will have immediate access to early data from specific science observations from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which will be completed within the first five months of Webb's science operations. These observing programs were chosen from a Space Telescope Science Institute call for early release science proposals, and include
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America Just Can’t Match China’s Exploding Supercomputing Power ::::: Congressman Lamar Smith, who has relentlessly disputed the science behind climate change, now argues there may be ways to avoid the dangers of rising temperatures without overhauling America’s energy system. “As the climate continues to change, geoengineering… Read more Congressman Lamar Smith, who has relentlessly disputed the science behind climate change, now argues there may be ways to avoi
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Lyft takes Uber challenge north to Canada ::::: US ride-sharing startup Lyft said Monday it is launching next month in Toronto, the first city in what is expected to be an international expansion for the Uber rival.
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Next-generation optogenetic molecules control single neurons ::::: CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Researchers at MIT and Paris Descartes University have developed a new optogenetic technique that sculpts light to target individual cells bearing engineered light-sensitive molecules, so that individual neurons can be precisely stimulated. Until now, it has been challenging to use optogenetics to target single cells with such precise control over both the timing and location of
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Conservatives Destroying Keurigs Are Inadvertently Joining an Environmentalist Movement ::::: Over the last 24 hours, fans of the talk-show host Sean Hannity have taken to destroying Keurig coffee-pod machines. In what’s being called the “Keurig Smash Challenge,” many people have posted videos online of aggressive destruction. At least one person did so with a golf club. The challenge is metaphorical, as the coffee makers are small and fragile. And the performances are rather a protest of
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Are Humans Actually More 'Human' Than Robots? ::::: In a recent report , the Pew Research Center found that Americans are more worried than they are enthusiastic about automation technologies when it comes to tasks that rely on qualities thought to be unique to humans, such as empathy. They’re concerned that, in lacking certain sensibilities, robots are fundamentally limited in their ability to replace humans at those jobs; they don’t, according t
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AI tool quantifies power imbalance between female and male characters in Hollywood movies ::::: In the movie Frozen, only the princess Elsa is portrayed with high power and positive agency, according to a new analysis of gender bias in movies. Her sister, Anna, is portrayed with similarly low levels of agency and power as Cinderella, a movie character that debuted in 1950. Credit: University of Washington At first glance, the movie "Frozen" might seem to have two strong female protagonists—
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Scalable clusters make HPC R&D easy as Raspberry Pi ::::: The BitScope Pi Cluster Modules system creates an affordable, scalable, highly parallel testbed for high-performance-computing system-software developers. The system comprises five rack-mounted BitScope Pi Cluster Modules consisting of 3,000 cores using Raspberry Pi ARM processor boards, fully integrated with network switching infrastructure. Credit: Bitscope A quest to help the systems software
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Neuroethics Society Meeting: Ethical Consumer Neurotechnologies ::::: Karola Kreitmair The capabilities of neurotechnologies are revolutionizing the path of treatment and prevention for certain illnesses. As they continue to evolve, it’s become necessary for doctors and patients to consider the ethical quandaries that arise with the use of brain-interfacing devices. “We are at a place where we are unlocking more and more data about peoples’ brains and behaviors, an
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For Some, A Bit of Chocolate May Help Lower Risk of Heart Problems ::::: ANAHEIM, Calif. — Eating chocolate on a regular basis may reduce people's risk of heart problems, particularly among those with obesity, a large new study suggests. The study analyzed information from nearly 150,000 U.S. veterans who participated in the Million Veteran Program, a large study that tracks veterans and their health over time. Among these participants, the average age was 64 ye
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Researchers harness methane-consuming microbes for use in industrial applications ::::: White biofilms grow on mine tunnel walls as ancient groundwater seeps from holes in the bedrock almost a mile deep in the Sanford Underground Research Facility. Credit: University of Oklahoma A University of Oklahoma research team, led by OU Professor Lee Krumholz, is studying methane-consuming microbes from extreme environments that can be re-engineered for industrial applications, such as biode
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In the fight against viral infection, spelling counts ::::: A human cell (green) infected with HIV (red). Credit: Laboratory of Retrovirology at The Rockefeller University/Nature For millions of years, humans and viruses have engaged in a constant tug of war: as our cells evolve new ways to defend us from our viral enemies, these pathogens in turn acquire new traits to sidestep those defenses. Now, scientists have found that a key similarity between our g
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Duo of titanic galaxies captured in extreme starbursting merger ::::: Composite image of ADFS-27 galaxy pair. The background image is from ESA's Herschel Space Observatory. The object was then detected by ESO's Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment (APEX) telescope (middle image). ALMA (right) was able to identify two galaxies: ADFS-27N (for North) and ADFS-27S (for South). The starbursting galaxies are about 12.8 billion light-years from Earth and destined to merge into a
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The Lord Howe stick insect is officially back from the dead ::::: It’s a rare triumph when a species comes back from the dead. A new genetic analysis has officially established what many entomologists and conservation biologists hoped was true: The Lord Howe stick insect ( Dryococelus australis ) lives. Nicknamed “tree lobsters,” the dark-brown crawlers are nocturnal, flightless creatures that can grow up to 15 centimeters long . They feed on tea trees , which
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Uncovering a reversible master switch for development ::::: Scientists have identified a reversible 'master switch' on most developmental genes. The team unearthed this biological insight through studies in the fruit fly -- a powerful model organism for studying how human genes are organized and function.
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ACA program to reduce hospital readmissions not all it's cracked up to be ::::: ANN ARBOR--A federal program that has been shown to reduce hospital readmissions may not have been as successful as it appears, University of Michigan researchers report in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine . The researchers from the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and the School of Public Health , found that 63 percent of the
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Duo of titanic galaxies captured in extreme starbursting merger ::::: New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive galaxies in the early universe. These so-called hyper-luminous starburst galaxies are exceedingly rare at this epoch of cosmic history -- near the time when galaxies first formed -- and may represent one of the
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Scalable clusters make HPC R&D easy as Raspberry Pi ::::: IMAGE: The BitScope Pi Cluster Modules system creates an affordable, scalable, highly parallel testbed for high-performance-computing system-software developers. The system comprises five rack-mounted BitScope Pi Cluster Modules consisting of 3,000 cores... view more Credit: Bitscope LOS ALAMOS, N.M., November 13, 2017--A quest to help the systems software community work on very large super
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More adults use marijuana in states where it is legal ::::: Daily use of marijuana as well as past month rates rose for both men and women aged 26 and older in states with medical marijuana laws in effect. Marijuana use among those younger than 26 years old was generally unaffected by changes in the law.
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Harder for T cells to fight cancer in absence of VEGF-A ::::: Contrary to what was previously believed, the immune system's cancer-killing T cells are more effective in a tumour's anoxic environment when they have access to growth factor VEGF-A. In a study from Karolinska Institutet published in Cancer Cell , the researchers show how the T cells not only survive in this oxygen-depleted micro-environment with the help of transcription factor HIF-1a but also
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At-home vision monitoring app may improve patient care ::::: New Orleans - Nov. 12, 2017 -- Patients with age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy who used a mobile application to test their vision at home got comparable results to in-office vision testing, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The findings suggest that the smartphone app may help patients tak
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AI tool quantifies power imbalance between female and male characters in Hollywood movies ::::: IMAGE: In the movie Frozen, only the princess Elsa is portrayed with high power and positive agency, according to a new analysis of gender bias in movies. Her sister, Anna, is... view more Credit: University of Washington At first glance, the movie "Frozen" might seem to have two strong female protagonists -- Elsa, the elder princess with unruly powers over snow and ice, and her sis
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Regenerative medicine in society: Interdisciplinary perspectives ::::: Future Science Group (FSG) is excited to announce the release of a two-part Special Focus Issue of Regenerative Medicine entitled "Regenerative Medicine in Society: Interdisciplinary Perspectives". This expansive collection offers perspectives on key social, ethical, policy and regulatory issues across many areas of the rapidly evolving field of regenerative medicine. The Special Focus Issue ha
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Cellular network identified that 'short circuits' the antitumor effect of immunotherapies ::::: Wistar researchers discovered a novel form of crosstalk among tumor cells and other cell types in the tumor microenvironment, elucidating the mechanism of action of an immunotherapeutic strategy that inhibits tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and instructing a more effective use of this therapeutic approach. This work was published online in Cancer Cell.
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Genes that hold the clues to bladder cancer and its treatment ::::: Scientists have discovered the 'genetic signatures' of the most common form of bladder cancer - and it could open up the possibility of better-targeted treatment, according to research published today (13 November). The study looked at non-invasive bladder cancer tumours which form in the lining of the bladder and have not spread to the bladder muscle. According to the NHS, there are 10,000 new c
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The first effective therapy against glioblastoma by attacking telomeres ::::: The Telomere and Telomerase Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has shown that it is possible to block the growth of human and murine glioblastoma in mouse models by blocking the TRF1 protein; an essential component of the telomere-protective complex known as shelterin. The study, published in Cancer Cell , describes a new and promising way to combat this type of brain tum
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Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film ::::: GIF In preparation for this week’s UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, the Future of Life Institute has released a disturbing sci-fi short that shows what might happen if we fail to place an international moratorium on autonomous killing machines. Currently, drones employed by the US military require humans to stay in the loop, but with pending advances in artificial int
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Some Latinos believe science may negatively impact their kids' faith ::::: More than one-third of Latinos interviewed in a recent study believe science education may have a negative impact on the religious faith of their children, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University. The study examined the relationship between STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and religious faith from the perspective of blacks and Latinos, two groups t
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Researchers find first wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984 ::::: Researchers were surprised to find a rare, wild alligator snapping turtle in a creek in southern Illinois, the first found in the state since 1984. Credit: Eva Kwiatek Researchers report the first sighting in 30 years of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois. The discovery may be a sign of hope for this state-endangered species, or the animal could be the last of its kind to have survived
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The hidden cost of crime: Tanzanians pay as much as 7 percent to protect money from theft ::::: Credit: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences "Mobile money," a checking account attached to a mobile phone number, has revolutionized the financial lives of millions of people in many developing countries without access to a banking infrastructure. Using text messages or apps on consumer phones and in partnership with mom-and-pop retailers, who serve as cash-in and cash-o
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Poison-ivy an unlikely hero in warding off exotic invaders? ::::: Anna Freundlich, student co-author of the research paper in Biodiversity Data Journal , heading into a survey site. Credit: Chris Martine Dozens of studies have looked at the effects of Japanese knotweed on natural communities in Europe and North America. Yet Bucknell University professor Chris Martine still felt there was something important to learn about what the plant was doing along the rive
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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s initial $105 billion takeover offer ::::: reader comments 31 Last week, Broadcom made an unsolicited offer to buy Qualcomm, one of the biggest SoC and cellular modem manufacturers for smartphones. Qualcomm officially rejected the initial bid today, which was for $105 billion (it was originally reported to be around $130 billion). When reports first surfaced about the offer, it was known that Qualcomm wasn't happy with the deal. In a stat
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Could the AI Talent Shortage Be Eased If Tech Giants Learn to Share? ::::: Congressman Lamar Smith, who has relentlessly disputed the science behind climate change, now argues there may be ways to avoid the dangers of rising temperatures without overhauling America’s energy system. “As the climate continues to change, geoengineering… Read more Congressman Lamar Smith, who has relentlessly disputed the science behind climate change, now argues there may be ways to avoi
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Women in Tech Are Rising Higher in China Than in the U.S. ::::: I spent much of the summer of 2015 covering the absolute unraveling of Uber China, a multibillion-dollar effort that failed spectacularly. When Uber ultimately admitted defeat in 2016, Shonda Rhimes couldn’t have scripted the narrative better. This article is adapted from Lacy’s new book . Uber had devastated competitors in each market, and its Chinese competitor Didi Chuxing turned Uber’s game o
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An Astonishing Video Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time ::::: In June, several dozen scientists flew to Big Sky, Montana, to discuss the latest in CRISPR research. They had a lot to talk about, given that CRISPR—a tool that allows scientists to cut DNA to disable genes or insert new ones—is currently the hottest topic in biology, mentioned in the same breath as pronouncements like “changing the world” and “curing humanity of disease.” On the second day in B
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Gravitational waves from merging supermassive black holes will be spotted within 10 years, study predicts ::::: Galaxies of similar size to the Sombrero Galaxy may offer astronomers their first glimpse of a pair of supermassive black holes merging. This hat-shaped galaxy is large enough that its merging black holes would yield detectable gravitational waves, but not so large that the black holes would merge too quickly. Credit: NASA/Hubble Heritage Team Astronomers won't have to wait much longer for their
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Diagnosing supercomputer problems ::::: Sandia National Laboratories computer scientist Vitus Leung and a team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia and Boston University won the Gauss Award at the International Supercomputing conference for their paper about using machine learning to automatically diagnose problems in supercomputers. Credit: Randy Montoya A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Labo
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Report: Facebook Fact-Checking Is A Sham, According to Facebook Fact-Checkers ::::: Photo: Getty Facebook has been on a mission to stamp out the spread of misinformation and propaganda since last November, after reports first began to shed light on the role that social media played in the US election. But the fact-checkers the company has relied on don’t seem to have much faith in the tech giant’s plan to fix the mess it created. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg initially claimed th
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Researchers produce high grade rare earth concentrate from coal source ::::: University of Kentucky researchers recently produced nearly pure rare earth concentrates from Kentucky coal sources using a novel rare earth recovery process.
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Hitomi mission glimpses cosmic 'recipe' for the nearby universe ::::: The Perseus galaxy cluster, located about 240 million light-years away, is shown in this composite of visible light (green and red) and near-infrared images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Unseen here is a thin, hot, X-ray-emitting gas that fills the cluster. Credit: Robert Lupton and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Consortium Before its brief mission ended unexpectedly in March 2016, Japan's Hit
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Study on integrative medicine in military health finds extensive offerings, widespread use ::::: IMAGE: JACM provides observational, clinical, and scientific reports and commentary intended to help healthcare professionals, delivery organization leaders, and scientists evaluate and integrate therapies into patient care protocols and research strategies. view more Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, November 13, 2017-A new study evaluating the use of complementa
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In the fight against viral infection, spelling counts ::::: IMAGE: This is a a human cell (green) infected with HIV (red). view more Credit: Laboratory of Retrovirology at The Rockefeller University/Nature For millions of years, humans and viruses have engaged in a constant tug of war: as our cells evolve new ways to defend us from our viral enemies, these pathogens in turn acquire new traits to sidestep those defenses. Now, scientists have found
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Definitive global transfusion study supports patient safety, positive patient outcomes ::::: IMAGE: Lower thresholds for blood transfusions during cardiac surgery have proven to be safe and provide good patient outcomes compared to traditional thresholds, according to the largest research study ever performed... view more Credit: Courtesy of St. Michael's Hospital TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2017-- Lower thresholds for blood transfusions during cardiac surgery have proven to be safe and prov
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Supercomputing speeds up deep learning training ::::: Researchers from UC Berkeley, UC Davis and TACC used Stampede2 to complete a 100-epoch ImageNet deep neural network training in 11 minutes -- the fastest time recorded to date. Using 1600 Skylake processors they also bested Facebook's prior results by finishing a 90-epoch ImageNet training with ResNet-50 in 32 minutes. Given TACC's large user base and huge capacity, this capability will have a maj
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Some Latinos believe science may negatively impact their kids' faith ::::: More than one-third of Latinos interviewed in a recent study believe science education may have a negative impact on the religious faith of their children, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University. The study examined the relationship between STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and religious faith from the perspective of blacks and Latinos, two groups t
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Dyrk fitness på vej til arbejde i fremtidens tog ::::: Spillekonsoller, fitness og legeområder. Det er nogle af de faciliteter, der skal være i Deusche Bahn's såkaldte Ideenzug (Idétog). Det statsejede selskab har netop offentliggjort deres ambitioner for et højteknologisk tog, der skal kunne konkurrere mod selvkørende biler i fremtiden. Læs også: Selvkørende biler bliver virkelighed på tyske veje Som navnet antyder, er toget stadig i idéfasen. Desig
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Here’s More Of What May Be America’s New Mail Truck ::::: Photo credit: Brian Williams/Spiedbilde Some big, mean “sports car” debuted Sunday , with 750 horsepower and a large rear wing. We Americans feel obligated to care about that kind of thing, since it has a Chevy badge and eats asphalt for a snack. But we know what you’ve really been looking forward to: the next USPS mail truck. Here’s what may be it. Mail, if we’re honest here, is one of the best
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This Man Was Einstein and Bohr's Relationship Counselor ::::: In 1927, when Albert Einstein began his famous series of battles at the Solvay Conference in Brussels with Danish physicist Niels Bohr over the meaning of quantum mechanics, John Wheeler was just a teenager. Quantum mechanics is the physical description of how atoms behave. Unlike classical Newtonian physics, it involves instantaneous transitions, set by probabilistic rules rather than exact, mec
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Autism-Related Movement Problems Persist until Adulthood ::::: Young adults with autism have an unusual gait and problems with fine motor skills. Researchers presented the unpublished findings today at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Motor problems such as clumsiness, toe-walking and altered gait are well documented in autism . But most studies have been limited to children or have included adults only as part of a br
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The Evolution of Data Leaks ::::: Equifax aside, companies are doing better at securing their info. But the phishers keep coming.
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Engineering non-immune cells to kill cancer cells ::::: Researchers have reprogrammed normal human cells to create designer immune cells capable of detecting and destroying cancer cells.
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Experts call for ethics rules to protect privacy, free will, as brain implants advance ::::: Neuroscientists call for ethical guidelines to cover the evolving use of computer hardware and software to enhance or restore human capabilities.
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Annual influenza vaccination does not prevent natural immunity ::::: Earlier studies have suggested that having repeated annual influenza vaccination can prevent natural immunity to the virus, and potentially increase the susceptibility to influenza illness in the event of a pandemic, or when the vaccine does not 'match' the virus circulating in the community. But now, researchers at the Influenza Center in Bergen have published a study, which concludes that annual
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Urban trees are growing faster worldwide ::::: Trees in metropolitan areas have been growing faster than trees in rural areas worldwide since the 1960s. This has been confirmed for the first time by a study on the impact of the urban heat island effect on tree growth. The analysis shows that the growth of urban trees has already been exposed to changing climatic conditions for longer, which is just beginning to happen for trees in rural areas.
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Uber Board Members Put Aside Differences to Accept Giant Sack of Investment Cash ::::: Photo: Getty Uber has struck a multi-billion dollar deal led by investment companies Softbank and Dragoneer. The agreement will not only give SoftBank a major stake in Uber—it is looking to buy up at least 14% of the company—but it will help put a rest to one of the many ongoing battles for new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. According to the New York Times , the terms of the agreement include suspending
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Monday's Best Deals: Contigo Travel Mugs, JBL Speakers, Charging Accessories, and More ::::: Contigo travel mugs , JBL speakers , your favorite charging gear , and more are all part of today’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker makes basically all of our readers’ favorite charging gear , and a bunch of it is on sale today for 20% off or more, no promo codes required. The PowerPort 2 can charge two devices simultaneously at
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The hidden cost of crime: Tanzanians pay as much as 7 percent to protect money from theft ::::: Key Takeaways: Mobile money is usually seen as an effective way to send money and a particularly valuable tool to improve financial inclusion in developing countries. The paper highlights a novel value for mobile money, a means to protect your money from robbers and thieves (i.e., theft insurance.) Consumers in Tanzania pay as much 7 percent to use mobile money to protect cash from street robberi
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Gravitational waves from merging supermassive black holes will be spotted within 10 years ::::: New York City -- Astronomers won't have to wait much longer for their first glimpse of one of the biggest types of unions in the cosmos. New research published November 13 in Nature Astronomy predicts that gravitational waves generated by the merger of two supermassive black holes will be detected within 10 years. The study is the first to use real data, rather than computer simulations, to predi
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Parkinson's disease: A looming pandemic ::::: New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson's disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions. In a commentary appearing today in the journal JAMA Neurology , University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Ray Dorsey, M.D. and Bastiaan Bloem, M.D., Ph.D., with Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, argue that the medical community must be mobilized to respond to
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Poison ivy an unlikely hero in warding off exotic invaders? ::::: The invasive Japanese knotweed causes much more severe damage to floodplain forests along the Susquehanna River, Pa., USA, than previously thought, report Bucknell University biology professor Chris Martine and his two student co-authors. Furthermore, in their paper in the open-access Biodiversity Data Journal, the researchers point to a key role for the often-maligned poison-ivy as a native speci
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Hitomi mission glimpses cosmic 'recipe' for the nearby universe ::::: IMAGE: The Perseus galaxy cluster, located about 240 million light-years away, is shown in this composite of visible light (green and red) and near-infrared images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.... view more Credit: Robert Lupton and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Consortium Before its brief mission ended unexpectedly in March 2016, Japan's Hitomi X-ray observatory captured except
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Russia has a plan to compete with SpaceX—but it has a flaw ::::: Enlarge / A Soyuz rocket launches from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. NASA reader comments 8 As recently as 2013, Russia's venerable fleet of rockets commanded nearly half of the global share of the commercial launch market. Since then, the emergence of other players, most notably SpaceX, has considerably shrunk the once-dominant Russian position. This year, although Russia has made 17 successful orbital
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15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends ::::: Human well-being will be severely jeopardized by negative trends in some types of environmental harm, such as a changing climate, deforestation, loss of access to fresh water, species extinctions and human population growth, scientists warn.
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What can Twitter reveal about people with ADHD? ::::: People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder tend to tweet using words like 'hate' or 'disappointed,' messages related to lack of focus, self-regulation, intention and failure and expressions of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion, according to recent research. Better understanding this condition can help clinicians more effectively treat patients.
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A genus of European paper wasps revised for the first time using integrative taxonomy ::::: The European and Mediterranean species of the paper wasp genus Polistes were recently revised. For the first time for this group, scientists applied an integrative taxonomic approach which combines traditional morphological methods with DNA barcoding. As a result, the researchers were able to identify a new species from Morocco.
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Man Hilariously Reviews the Annoying Water Machine at His Office ::::: Image: YouTube It’s nice to have a job, and it’s nice to work in an office. Yet, as average guy Frank May expresses in a new YouTube video , the workplace comes with frustrations, too. In May’s case, it’s a too-fancy water machine that costs his company $1,000 a year and does nothing right. The machine in question is the latest gadget from Ion, an American company that sells the service of on-dem
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Bispeengbuen skåret til – nu kun 1,3 milliarder kroner ::::: En ny business-case fra Rambøll beregner nu prisen for en nedgravning af Bispeengbuen til kun 1,3 milliarder kroner. Tunnelen bliver dog heller ikke mere end 800 meter lang.
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New Fossil Reinforces Claims that Mammals Diversified Before Dinosaurs Died ::::: New Fossil Reinforces Claims that Mammals Diversified Before Dinosaurs Died Mouse-sized mammal had gliding membranes and a unique inner ear. Gliding-Mammal.jpg Image credits: Shi Ai-juan, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Rights information: This image may be used by news outlets to accompany this Inside Science story, with credit giv
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Exoplanets Lurking in Dusty Disks Reveal Their Secrets ::::: A disk of gas and dust around a star some 450 light-years from Earth had astronomers puzzled. When observations of the star HL Tauri revealed a glowing disk split by crisp bands, some assumed unseen planets were carving out paths as they orbited. But new simulations suggest a more complex picture. Those gaps may actually result from gravitational tugs of planets elsewhere in the disk, even outsid
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31 ways to optimize your smartphone ::::: Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones , and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, tricks that'll keep your phone primed for any situation. Switch phones without losing anything A new smartphone model—from Google , Apple , or
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Double-duty textile could warm or cool ::::: A new reversible fabric keeps skin a comfortable temperature whatever the weather, without expending effort or energy.
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Learning from photosynthesis ::::: Seen in grey, the DNA DX-tile forms a scaffolding allowing for the precise placement of dye molecule chromophores, which self-assemble on the scaffold in characteristic J configurations, seen in green.Blue and red chromophores represent donor and acceptor molecules, respectively. Credit: The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University The green sulfur bacterium makes its home in the chilly wa
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Of Course the Internet Named This Australian Boat 'Ferry McFerryface' ::::: Image: AP Australia’s most populous city is getting a new fleet of inner harbor ferries, one of which, due to an online naming poll, will be Ferry McFerryface. Why should we have expected any less? The internet’s commitment to the [thing]y Mc[thing]face construction has been steadfast so far, beginning in 2016 with a British research vessel dubbed—under similar polling circumstances —Boaty McBoat
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Researchers find first wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984 ::::: IMAGE: Researchers were surprised to find a rare, wild alligator snapping turtle in a creek in southern Illinois, the first found in the state since 1984. view more Credit: Photo by Eva Kwiatek CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Researchers report the first sighting in 30 years of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois. The discovery may be a sign of hope for this state-endangered species, or the
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Experts call for ethics rules to protect privacy, free will, as brain implants advance ::::: The convergence of artificial intelligence and brain-computer interfaces may soon restore sight to the blind, allow the paralyzed to move robotic limbs and cure any number of brain and nervous system disorders. But without regulation, this flurry of innovation spells trouble for humanity, warns a team of researchers led by Columbia University neuroscientist Rafael Yuste and University of Washingt
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Your stress and mine ::::: A new Tel Aviv University study finds that people often project their own experiences with stress onto their colleagues and employees, causing miscommunication and, often, missed opportunities. "This study is the first to show that our own psychological mindset determines how we judge other peoples' responses to stress -- specifically, whether we perceive stress as positive or negative," said pri
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Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies ::::: The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. In a recent study, Uppsala University researchers show that breastfeeding might in fact increase the risk of developing hay fever and eczema, while not having any clear effect on the risk of asthma. The results have been published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology . Your risk
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No cardiovascular disease reduction with intensive blood pressure lowering treatment ::::: IMAGE: This is Dr. Mattias Brunström, researcher at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University and lead author. view more Credit: Umeå University Blood pressure lowering treatment does not reduce death or cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals with a systolic blood pressure below 140. This is shown in a systematic review and meta-analysis from Umeå Univers
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Learning from photosynthesis ::::: IMAGE: Hao Yan is the Director of the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry and Milton D. Glick Distinguished Professor,... view more Credit: The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University The green sulfur bacterium makes its home in the chilly waters of the Black Sea. To eek out its lonel
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Scientists make a major breakthrough to treat fibrotic diseases that cause organ failure ::::: Scientists at Duke-NUS and National Heart Centre Singapore make a breakthrough discovery and show that the critical protein interleukin 11 (IL11) causes fibrosis and widespread organ damage
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Zipping DNA ::::: What do you do if you have a large document or a high-resolution image that is too big to send via email? You simply zip it to a more manageable size using a suitable software. "Instead of sending the information 'white-white-white-white-white-...' for every single pixel on a white line, only the message 'white 1,000 times' is transmitted," explains Kobi Benenson, Head of the Synthetic Biology Gr
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'Mini liver tumors' created in a dish for the first time ::::: Scientists have created mini biological models of human primary liver cancers, known as organoids, in the lab for the first time. In a paper published today in Nature Medicine , the tiny laboratory models of tumours were used to identify a new drug that could potentially treat certain types of liver cancer. Primary liver cancer is the second most lethal cancer worldwide. To better understand the
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The anatomy of a cosmic snake reveals the structure of distant galaxies ::::: IMAGE: The Cosmic Snake is the image of a distant galaxy, deflected by a strong gravitational lens. view more Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, A.Cava We have a fair understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that regulate star formation in galaxies, from the interstellar matter to the diffuse clouds distributed in space, whose gravitational contraction leads to the birth of stars within large ste
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Engineering non-immune cells to kill cancer cells ::::: ETH researchers have reprogrammed normal human cells to create designer immune cells capable of detecting and destroying cancer cells.
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Obesity during pregnancy may lead directly to fetal overgrowth, NIH study suggests ::::: Obesity during pregnancy--independent of its health consequences such as diabetes--may account for the higher risk of giving birth to an atypically large infant, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their study appears in JAMA Pediatrics . "Our results underscore the importance of attaining a healthy body weight before pregnancy," said the study's lead author, Cuilin Zha
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When continents break it gets warm on Earth ::::: The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to have an impact on the amount of CO2 in the air, it depended solely on the interplay of geological and biological processes, the global carbon cycle. A recent study, headed by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam, shows that the bre
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Brain structure, cognitive function in treated HIV-positive individuals ::::: Bottom Line: Adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and good viral suppression on combination antiretroviral therapy had poorer cognition and reduced brain thickness and volume on magnetic resonance imaging than adults without HIV, but changes over time in cognitive performance and brain structure were similar between the two groups over two years. Why The Research Is Interesting: Treatme
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Did prolonged breastfeeding reduce risk of asthma, atopic eczema in adolescents? ::::: A breastfeeding program appeared to reduce the development of atopic eczema (an allergic skin response) but not asthma and lung function among children at age 16.
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Researchers rethink how 'beige' fat cells burn calories ::::: It has been known for decades that low temperatures can trigger specialized fat cells to burn energy to produce heat, but in a new study, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a new heat-producing pathway in fat cells that works by burning excess blood glucose, suggesting a potential new approach to treating metabolic disorders such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. The findings, published N
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CRISPR-carrying nanoparticles edit the genome ::::: IMAGE: In a new study, MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system and specifically modify genes, eliminating the need to use viruses for delivery. view more Credit: MIT News CAMBRIDGE, MA -- In a new study, MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system and specifically modify genes in mice. Th
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Biocatalysts are a bridge to greener, more powerful chemistry ::::: ANN ARBOR -- New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute is building a bridge from nature's chemistry to greener, more efficient synthetic chemistry. Researchers in the lab of Alison Narayan analyzed biocatalysts evolved by nature for their effectiveness in a variety of synthetic chemical reactions. The results, scheduled for publication Nov. 13 in Nature Chemistry , open
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Breastfed babies are less likely to have eczema as teenagers, study shows ::::: Babies whose mothers had received support to breastfeed exclusively for a sustained period from birth have a 54% lower risk of eczema at the age of 16, a new study led by researchers from King's College London, Harvard University, University of Bristol and McGill University shows. The study, which is published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics , examined m
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Why head and face pain causes more suffering ::::: IMAGE: Sensory neurons from the head and face (green) are wired directly into one of the brain's primary emotional signaling hubs, called the parabrachial nucleus (PBL). Pain in the head or... view more Credit: Courtesy of Fan Wang, Duke University DURHAM, N.C. -- Hate headaches? The distress you feel is not all in your -- well, head. People consistently rate pain of the head, face, eyeballs,
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Secret alter ego of well-known protein fights leaky blood vessels ::::: (BOSTON) -- With every heartbeat, a gallon and a half of blood pulses through the body's network of veins and arteries. The force of that blood flow helps keep the cells that line the blood vessels, called endothelial cells, healthy; when blood flow is disrupted, such as during surgical procedures or a stroke, the vessels start to leak, which can cause a host of inflammatory responses that lead t
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CMU software assembles RNA transcripts more accurately ::::: PITTSBURGH -- Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a more accurate computational method for reconstructing the full-length nucleotide sequences of the RNA products in cells, called transcripts, that transform information from a gene into proteins or other gene products. Their software, called Scallop, will help scientists build a more complete library of RNA trans
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Researchers Build a Cancer Immunotherapy Without Immune Cells ::::: A team has engineered two stem cell lines into 'synthetic T cells' that destroy breast cancer cells in vitro.
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The Atlantic :::::
Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust ::::: Mark Harris says funeral directors talk about it all the time. More and more people are growing tired of traditional funeral services and opting for something a little more creative. “It’s getting more difficult to offer the cookie-cutter send-off,” explains Harris, the author of Grave Matters , which examines how people have started to think, er, outside the box about death. And so, Harris wasn’
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The NSA Should Delete Its Trove of Data on Americans ::::: Fifteen months ago, a group called the Shadow Brokers began to taunt the National Security Agency with proof of an extraordinary breach: By unknown means, operatives had infiltrated its operations and stolen its most potent cyber weapons. Developed by the U.S. government to penetrate or attack adversaries, those weapons were then used to attack millions of innocents worldwide. Future attacks are
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How social stress makes your brain vulnerable to depression ::::: Changes in your brain can be brought on by stressful situations Gordon Spooner/Plainpicture By Andy Coghlan Social stress can trigger changes in the brain that open the door to depression. Experiments in human brains and mice suggest that experiences such as bullying make the blood-brain barrier leaky, letting inflammation into the brain and altering mood. Anything that threatens your sense o
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Tinfoil hat for your router stops bad guys snooping your Wi-Fi ::::: By Richard Gray It should be known as the Wi-Fi dance, practiced by frustrated laptop, tablet and smartphone users wafting their devices in the air in the hope of picking up an elusive wireless signal in their home. Meanwhile, anyone passing by on the street outside can easily pick up the network. Now there may be a quick and relatively easy solution to these Wi-Fi woes. Researchers at Dartmo
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Global Carbon Emissions Are Rising Again after 3 Flat Years ::::: Global carbon dioxide emissions are on the rise again after three years of little to no growth, dashing hopes that they had peaked for good. According to the latest report from the Global Carbon Project, a group of scientists who track the amount of carbon emitted by human activity, 2017 will see a 2 percent increase in the burning of fossil fuels, after nearly no growth in 2014, 2015 or 2016
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Scientists Propose Downsizing Next Big Particle Collider ::::: CLIC, a CERN Linear Collider test facility (Image: CERN) An international committee devoted to the future of particle accelerators has recommended that scientists halve the energy of the next big collider, according to a statement issued last week. The decision comes at a time when scientists worry they may not find any more new particles with the world’s present-day largest particle collider, th
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Uncovering a reversible master switch for development ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a paper published in Genes & Development , BWH principal investigator Mitzi Kuroda, PhD, and her team identified a reversible "master switch" on most developmental genes. The team unearthed this biological insight through studies in the fruit fly —a powerful model organism for studying how human genes are organized and function. The human genome contains billions of D
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The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us ::::: The full genetic sequences of Ms. Michelson, Mr. Harris and Ms. Morano are among some three dozen genomes of North American, Caribbean and European supercentenarians being made available this week by a nonprofit called Betterhumans to any researcher who wants to dive in . A few additional genomes come from people who died at 107, 108 or 109. If unusual patterns in their three billion pairs of A’s
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Study explores how Scotland and Northern Ireland can fulfil aspirations post-Brexit ::::: Significant changes to both the current UK and European Union (EU) constitutional frameworks are "almost unavoidable" in order to accommodate the very different aspirations of Scotland and Northern Ireland post-Brexit.
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Combating Trump administration threat to environmental justice data: A progress report ::::: Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) was formed in November 2016 to respond to the threat posed by the new Trump Administration to environmental data, environmental policies, and federal environmental agencies. EDGI needs to move beyond its largely reactive approach of documenting, monitoring, and analyzing environmental data and relat
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Researchers put new spin on old technique to engineer better absorptive materials ::::: University of Illinois bioengineers, from left, Ayanjeet Ghosh, professor Rohit Bhargava, Prabuddha Mukherjee and Sanghamitra Deb are using an updated infrared imaging technique to better examine and optimize a group of materials that could help solve some of the world's most challenging energy, environmental and pharmaceutical challenges. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer A team of University of Illinoi
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Breastfeeding could reduce eczema risk in children, new research suggests ::::: Breastfeeding could reduce the risk of eczema in children, according to new research into the impact of programmes designed to support new mothers in feeding their babies. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that babies should be fed just breast milk for six months to help protect them from infection, prevent allergies and provide nutrients and energy. But many women abandon the practi
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Jobs and Robots: Bracing for Technological Disruptions to Come ::::: The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation , an online publication covering the latest research. Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth . Responses to these developments have focused on what to do to ensure that robots don’t steal jobs. Bill Gates, for example,
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Driving the conversation: FSU researcher finds media impacts public expression ::::: The five-year study, scheduled for publication in the journal Science on Nov. 10, demonstrates that the news media causes Americans to take public stands on issues, join national policy conversations and express themselves publicly more often than they would otherwise.
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What can Twitter reveal about people with ADHD? ::::: What can Twitter reveal about people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD? Quite a bit about what life is like for someone with the condition, according to findings published by University of Pennsylvania researchers Sharath Chandra Guntuku and Lyle Ungar in the Journal of Attention Disorders . Twitter data might also provide clues to help facilitate more effective treatments.
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Researchers put new spin on old technique to engineer better absorptive materials ::::: IMAGE: University of Illinois bioengineers, from left, Ayanjeet Ghosh, professor Rohit Bhargava, Prabuddha Mukherjee and Sanghamitra Deb are using an updated infrared imaging technique to better examine and optimize a group... view more Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A team of University of Illinois bioengineers has taken a new look at an old tool to help characterize
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Combating Trump administration threat to environmental justice data: A progress report ::::: IMAGE: Environmental Justice encompasses study and debate on a broad range of environmental inequalities at the local, national, and global level tied to social, health, and economic equity. view more Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, November 13, 2017--The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) was formed in November 2016 to respond to the threat pos
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Study explores how Scotland and Northern Ireland can fulfil aspirations post-Brexit ::::: Significant changes to both the current UK and European Union (EU) constitutional frameworks are "almost unavoidable" in order to accommodate the very different aspirations of Scotland and Northern Ireland post-Brexit. In the referendum of June 2016, people in England and Wales voted to leave the EU, while those in Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain. There has since been debate about h
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Uncovering a reversible master switch for development ::::: In a paper published in Genes & Development , BWH principal investigator Mitzi Kuroda, PhD, and her team identified a reversible "master switch" on most developmental genes. The team unearthed this biological insight through studies in the fruit fly --a powerful model organism for studying how human genes are organized and function. The human genome contains billions of DNA "letters," that can on
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Urban trees are growing faster worldwide ::::: Trees in metropolitan areas have been growing faster than trees in rural areas worldwide since the 1960s. This has been confirmed for the first time by a study on the impact of the urban heat island effect on tree growth headed by the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The analysis conducted by the international research team also shows that the growth of urban trees has already been exposed t
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CMU software assembles RNA transcripts more accurately ::::: A hairpin loop from a pre-mRNA. Highlighted are the nucleobases (green) and the ribose-phosphate backbone (blue). Note that this is a single strand of RNA that folds back upon itself. Credit: Vossman/ Wikipedia Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a more accurate computational method for reconstructing the full-length nucleotide sequences of the RNA products in ce
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CRISPR-carrying nanoparticles edit the genome ::::: In a new study, MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system and specifically modify genes, eliminating the need to use viruses for delivery. Credit: MIT In a new study, MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system and specifically modify genes in mice. The team used nanoparticles to carry the CRIS
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Zipping DNA ::::: A depiction of the double helical structure of DNA. Its four coding units (A, T, C, G) are color-coded in pink, orange, purple and yellow. Credit: NHGRI ETH researchers have developed a method that allows large amounts of genetic information to be compressed and then decompressed again in cells. This could aid in the development of new therapies. What do you do if you have a large document or a h
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Engineering non-immune cells to kill cancer cells ::::: The artificial T-cell recognises a tumour cell and docks to it. In the process, antenna proteins bend, which triggers a chain reaction. This leads to the killing of the tumor cell. Credit: ETH Zurich T-cells are one of the immune system's major weapons. They detect the body's cells infected with a virus and trigger their ablation, effectively killing the virus. T-cells cannot do the same with can
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Biocatalysts are a bridge to greener, more powerful chemistry ::::: New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute is building a bridge from nature's chemistry to greener, more efficient synthetic chemistry. Researchers in the lab of Alison Narayan analyzed biocatalysts evolved by nature for their effectiveness in a variety of synthetic chemical reactions. The results, scheduled for publication Nov. 13 in Nature Chemistry , open the door to
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When continents break it gets warm on Earth ::::: The East African Rift System is currently the largest in the world. Yet, the global rift network 130 and 50 million years ago was more than 5 times longer. Credit: Brune, Nasa WorldWind The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to have an impact on the amount of CO2 in the air, it depended solely
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Congratulations to EA for Posting the Most Hated Comment in Reddit History ::::: Image: AP While Reddit sometimes overstates its value as a space for authentic conversations online, the massive community-driven website has served as a kind of town hall where everyone from everyone from Elon Musk and Barack Obama to a dildo manufacturer have responded to questions from completely un-vetted strangers. Sometimes it goes well. For Electronic Arts, the new owner of the most hated
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What I learned serving time for a crime I didn't commit | Teresa Njoroge ::::: In 2011, Teresa Njoroge was convicted of a financial crime she didn't commit -- the result of a long string of false accusations, increasing bribe attempts and the corrupt justice system in her home in Kenya. Once incarcerated, she discovered that most of the women and girls locked up with her were also victims of the same broken system, caught in a revolving door of life in and out of prison due
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EU holder hånden over bilindustriens laboratorietest ::::: I flere år har man kendt til de europæiske bilproducenters fusk med CO2-udledning – i hvert fald siden medier verden over dækkede ‘Dieselgate’, hvor Volkswagen blev afsløret i at snyde med NOx-udledningen fra deres biler i USA. Men det er langtfra kun udledningen af NOx, som bilgiganterne fifler med. Således er det alment kendt i branchen, at CO2-udledningen på veje ligger højere, end de tal prod
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Bad news: Global emissions rising again ::::: Global carbon emissions are on the rise again in 2017 after three years of little to no growth. Global emissions from all human activities will reach 41 billion tons in 2017, following a projected 2 percent rise in burning fossil fuels. It was hoped that emissions might soon reach their peak after three stable years, so this is unwelcome news.
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Genetic engineering mechanism visualized ::::: Researchers report the visualization of the dynamics of 'molecular scissors' -- the main mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic-engineering technique.
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Researchers create largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date ::::: Using LRZ's SuperMUC supercomputer, a joint research team from the Technical University of Munich and Ludwigs-Maximilians-Uni Munich were able to create the largest multiphysics simulation of an earthquake and tsunami. This image shows rupture propagation and the resulting seismic wave field during 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. Credit: C. Uphoff, S.Rettenberger, M. Bader, Technical University
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Researchers fold a protein within a protein ::::: Illustration of a protein of interest (POI) inside a 24-subunit Archeoglobus fulgidus ferritin exoshell, which is 12 nanometres in diameter (only half of the shell is shown). Credit: Dr Chester L. Drum A team from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) has invented a fundamentally new way of folding and protecting recombinant proteins. Sourced from the rapidly expanding field of s
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US to defend fossil fuels at UN climate meeting ::::: The Trump administration will host an event called "The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation" at UN climate talks in Germany The White House will host an event defending fossil fuel use Monday at UN climate talks in Germany, in a move blasted by green energy campaigners and conference president Fiji. The meeting will be addressed by President Don
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7 Handy Google Assistant Tricks You Didn't Know About ::::: Image: Gizmodo Google Assistant is keen on taking as big a role in your life as possible, and to that end Google keeps pouring new features into the app, whether it’s on your phone, your dinky smart speaker, your Pixelbook , or your Nvidia Shield . Here are 7 capabilities that the Assistant has been given that you might not have made use of yet—we’ve specifically tested them on phones, but they s
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Hair cortisol levels predict which mothers are more likely to suffer postpartum depression ::::: Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR), who belong to the Brain, Mind and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC, from its abbreviation in Spanish) and the Faculty of Psychology, have proven that cortisol levels (a steroid hormone secreted as a response to stress) present in the hair of pregnant women during the first or third trimesters of pregnancy may indicate which of them are more likely
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Cholera: The link between the world's major outbreaks leads to better control strategies ::::: IMAGE: This is a water source in Ghana. view more Credit: Institut Pasteur Researchers at the Institut Pasteur and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with several other international institutions, recently published two studies tracing the history of cholera outbreaks in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean from the last 60 years. Genomic analysis of more than 1,200 st
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Researchers create largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date ::::: IMAGE: Using LRZ's SuperMUC supercomputer, a joint research team from the Technical University of Munich and Ludwigs-Maximilians-Uni Munich were able to create the largest multiphysics simulation of an earthquake and tsunami.... view more Credit: C. Uphoff, S.Rettenberger, M. Bader, Technical University of Munich. E. Madden, T. Ulrich, S. Wollherr, A. Gabriel, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität.
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Dry eye sufferers will soon have a drug-free solution ::::: New Orleans - Nov. 12, 2017 -- A study of dry eye sufferers who inserted a handheld neurostimulator device in their nose to make their eyes produce more tears experienced significant relief from their disease, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The device gives patients a new, drug-free alternative to lubricating
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Researchers fold a protein within a protein ::::: IMAGE: This is an illustration of a protein of interest (POI) inside a 24-subunit Archeoglobus fulgidus ferritin exoshell, which is 12 nanometres in diameter (only half of the shell is shown).... view more Credit: Dr Chester L. Drum A team from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) has invented a fundamentally new way of folding and protecting recombinant proteins. Sourced
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Sex poses little risk of triggering sudden cardiac arrest ::::: Worried whether your heart health is strong enough for sex? A new study may lay your fears to rest: The risk that sex would trigger a sudden cardiac arrest is exceedingly small.
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The unbelievable speed of electron emission from an atom ::::: In a unique experiment, researchers have clocked how long it takes for an electron to be emitted from an atom. The result is 0.000 000 000 000 000 02 seconds, or 20 billionths of a billionth of a second. The researchers' stopwatch consists of extremely short laser pulses. Hopefully, the results will help to provide new insights into some of the most fundamental processes in nature. Researchers fr
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Exploring the neural mechanisms behind social decision-making, cooperation, and aggression ::::: WASHINGTON, DC -- Humans, primates, and many other animals are innately social, spending much of their lifetimes in the presence of other individuals, but little is known about the neural mechanisms that generate social behaviors. Recent advances offer insight into neural circuits and mechanisms that underlie social decision-making, cooperation, and aggression. The studies are being presented at
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Trillions of Flies Can’t All Be Bad ::::: Her life among flies involves both museum work and field research. For her, this is a dream job. She recalled the first time she went behind the scenes at the museum, as a student, before she actually worked there. “I’d been let into a building that had 34 million insects. I said, ‘Oh hello, I quite like you.’” Dr. McAlister’s fascination began in childhood. “I used to catch the fleas off the cat
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Stephen Hawking Warns: Humanity May Have Less Than 600 Years to Leave Earth ::::: Earth may be uninhabitable just a few centuries from now, so humanity should prepare to spread out into the cosmos, Stephen Hawking has advised. Credit: Flickr/NASA HQ PHOTO If humanity doesn't become a truly spacefaring species in the next five centuries or so, we may well go extinct, Stephen Hawking said, according to media reports. During a video presentation Sunday (Nov. 5) at the Tence
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Now you see me! New insect mimics dead leaves -- but sings loud enough for humans to hear ::::: A new species of bushcricket which mimics dead leaves to the point of near invisibility and sings so loud humans can hear it has been examined for the first time using advanced technologies to reveal unusual acoustic properties of its wings. Scientists investigating the newly-described species, named Typophyllum spurioculis, found that when the males sing the entire wing resonates at the frequency
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Biologists create beetle with functional extra eye ::::: The creation of three-eyed beetles through a new technique will provides scientists a new way to investigate the genetic mechanisms behind the evolutionary emergence of new physical traits.
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Ancient life form discovered in remote Tasmanian valley ::::: Scientists have uncovered rare, living stromatolites deep within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
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Ancient life form discovered in remote Tasmanian valley ::::: Stromatolites were found as part of a unique and unexpected ecosytem in Tasmania's south west. Credit: Rolan Eberhard (DPIPWE) A team of Tasmanian researchers has uncovered rare, living stromatolites deep within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The researchers from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE) and the University of Tasmania made the discov
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A genus of European paper wasps revised for the first time using integrative taxonomy ::::: Female of the paper wasp species Polistes dominula on its nest. Credit: Gerd Reder The European and Mediterranean species of the paper wasp genus Polistes were recently revised by scientists at the SNSB-Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM). For the first time for this group scientists applied an integrative taxonomic approach which combines traditional morphological methods with modern DNA ba
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CO2 Emissions Are Expected to Rise by 2 Percent This Year ::::: Congressman Lamar Smith, who has relentlessly disputed the science behind climate change, now argues there may be ways to avoid the dangers of rising temperatures without overhauling America’s energy system. “As the climate continues to change, geoengineering… Read more Congressman Lamar Smith, who has relentlessly disputed the science behind climate change, now argues there may be ways to avoi
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Biologists create beetle with functional extra eye ::::: The creation of three-eyed beetles through a new technique developed at IU provides scientists a new way to investigate the genetic mechanisms responsible for the evolutionary emergence of new physical traits. Credit: Eduardo Zattara On "Game of Thrones," a three-eyed raven holds the secrets of the past, present and future in a vast fantasy kingdom. But for real-world biologists, a "three-eyed be
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Photopolymerization-triggered molecular motion for flexible liquid crystal display ::::: A represents the molecular alignment through conventional photoalignment methods. B represents the molecular alignment achieved through the currently reported scanning wave photopolymerization method. Credit: Atsushi Shishido, Tokyo Institute of Technology With current 2D techniques, one typically irradiates a liquid crystal film that contains added photoresponsive dye molecules, with uniform pol
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280-Character Tweets Make Tetris Possible on Twitter ::::: Image Source: Tetris box art The arrival of the new 280-character limit on Twitter has made the social media network a lot harder to quickly scan and just further proves that words in tweets are useless. So, how should we all use this multi-billion dollar platform now? One imaginative developer has shown us all how to play Tetris, and it seems like the perfect way to forget about all the Nazis. G
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A little bit of stress keeps aging cells robust ::::: A little stress can be good for cellular health, find molecular biologists. The work will help researchers better understand the molecular mechanisms that drive aging and risk for age-associated degenerative diseases. In a genetic study of the transparent roundworm C. elegans , the research team found that signals from mildly stressed mitochondria (the cellular source of energy) prevent the failu
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Exercise increases brain size, new research finds ::::: AUSTRALIA, Sydney - November 13, 2017 - Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found. In a first of its kind international collaboration, researchers from Australia's National Institute of Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney University and the Division of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Manchester in
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Photopolymerization-triggered molecular motion for flexible liquid crystal display ::::: IMAGE: A represents a schematic illustration of the desired patterns of alignment. B represents irradiated light patterns of expanding toroid shapes, periodic dots, and the words Tokyo Tech. C represents... view more Credit: Atsushi Shishido, Tokyo Institute of Technology With current 2D techniques, one typically irradiates a liquid crystal film that contains added photoresponsive dye
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Scientists update their 'warning to humanity' on its 25th anniversary ::::: IMAGE: The planet Earth, photographed Dec. 7, 1972, during the Apollo 17 mission. view more Credit: NASA Scientists have long engaged the public and leaders on crucial matters of environmental stewardship. In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists, along with more than 1700 signatories, issued the " World Scientists' Warning to Humanity ," in which they argued that human impacts on the natur
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How #ScientistsWarningtoHumanity signed up 15,000 scientists ::::: IMAGE: The letter to scientists to sign the paper was re-Tweeted across the globe. view more Credit: Sourced from University of Sydney Twenty five years ago, a majority of the world's living Nobel Laureates united to sign a warning letter about the Earth; today, scientists have taken grassroots action, with a scorecard - created in the United States and seeded in Australia going vir
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15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends ::::: CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Human well-being will be severely jeopardized by negative trends in some types of environmental harm, such as a changing climate, deforestation, loss of access to fresh water, species extinctions and human population growth, scientists warn in today's issue of BioScience , an international journal. The viewpoint article -- "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice
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When Will We Have Designer Babies? ::::: Illustration: Chelsea Beck/GMG Within 20 to 40 years, sex will no longer be the preferred method of reproduction. Instead, half the population with decent health care will–no shitting you– have eggs grown from human skin and fertilized with sperm, then have the entire genome of about 100 embryo samples sequenced, peruse the highlights, and pick the best model to implant. At least that’s what Stan
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Jezebel Gal Gadot Will Not Play Wonder Woman Again Unless Brett Ratner Is Gone | Deadspin It Is Uns ::::: Jezebel Gal Gadot Will Not Play Wonder Woman Again Unless Brett Ratner Is Gone | Deadspin It Is Unsafe To Be A Colts Quarterback | The Root Tenn. Teacher Suspended After Video Posted to Social Media Shows Hijab Being Removed From Student’s Head | Splinter Trump Laughs Right Along as Philippines President Duterte Calls Reporters ‘Spies’ | Earther Tribes Across the Midwest Are Gearing up for a Big
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Studies Yield Clues to Roots of Gulf War Illness ::::: Presentations at the Society for Neuroscience meeting point to changes in neurons and connectivity between brain regions as potential components of the enigmatic condition.
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Image of the Day: Butterfly Wing Scents ::::: In Heliconius butterflies, researchers discover the importance of a male wing structure in female choice.
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Ray Kurzweil on Turing Tests, Brain Extenders, and AI Ethics ::::: Inventor and author Ray Kurzweil, who currently runs a group at Google writing automatic responses to your emails in cooperation with the Gmail team, recently talked with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson at the Council on Foreign Relations. Here’s an edited transcript of that conversation. Nicholas Thompson: Let’s begin with you explaining the law of accelerating returns, which is one of t
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Lab mice's ancestral 'Eve' gets her genome sequenced ::::: Anne Chadwick Williams/Sacramento Bee/ZUMA Press/Alamy The genomes of lab mice can shift in subtle and unpredictable ways over generations of breeding. Adam and Eve, a pair of black mice, lived for less than two years and never left their home at the Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Bar Harbor, Maine. But their progeny have spread around the globe: the pair’s living descendants, which likely number in
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Android Will Finally Show You Which Apps Are Draining Your Battery ::::: GIF Image: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Soon, Android will finally let you monitor which apps use the most battery life on your phone. If you’re confused and thought you already had this functionality, you might be right! Some Android skins, like the one on the Galaxy S8, and some apps, like Greenify , already make it possible to detect which applications are draining your phone’s battery. However, in
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Stuff Every Stocking With Discounted Anker Charging Gear ::::: Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here for more. Anker makes basically all of our readers’ favorite charging gear , and a bunch of it is on sale today for 20% off or more, no promo codes required. Readers have purchased more than 10 million products through links on our network sinc
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Annual influenza vaccination does not prevent natural immunity ::::: IMAGE: This is a picture of researcher working with vaccines. view more Credit: University of Bergen Earlier studies have suggested that having repeated annual influenza vaccination can prevent natural immunity to the virus, and potentially increase the susceptibility to influenza illness in the event of a pandemic, or when the vaccine does not "match" the virus circulating in the commu
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Memory: Recognizing images seen briefly ten years previously ::::: Recalling the names of old classmates 50 years after graduation or of favorite childhood television series illustrates the amazing abilities of human memory. Emotion and repeated exposure are both known to play a role in long-term memorization, but why do we remember things that are not emotionally charged and have only been seen or experienced a few times in the past? To answer this question, sc
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Heart attack test could help patients across the globe, experts say ::::: A low-cost, rapid blood test that spots whether people are at risk of a heart attack could improve the treatment of people with chest pain at emergency departments around the world, a study led by the University of Edinburgh suggests.
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Seals, birds and humans compete for fish in the Baltic Sea ::::: In Sweden and in other parts of Europe there are concerns that seals and birds compete with humans for fish resources. For the Baltic Sea, an international study now shows that this competition is a reality. "Because fish is nutrient-rich food and angling provides valuable recreation, the increased populations of seals and fish-eating birds in the Baltic have resulted in a sometimes c
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Urbanization may have a positive effect on the soils ::::: IMAGE: Soil scientist from RUDN University (Russia) and his colleagues modeled how the expansion of the boundaries of the city of Moscow would affect the rural landscape in the next 30... view more Credit: Vyacheslav Vasenev Soil scientist from RUDN University (Russia) and his colleagues modeled how the expansion of the boundaries of the city of Moscow would affect the rural landscape in th
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Record high CO2 emissions delay global peak ::::: Global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels have risen again after a three year hiatus, according to new figures from the Global Carbon Project (GCP). The alarming projection for 2017 is revealed in a new report by the GCP - co-authored by many of the world's leading climate scientists including Professors Pierre Friedlingstein, Stephen Sitch, Richard Betts and Andrew Watson fr
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PharmaMar presents positive results from a Phase II study of PM1183 in Ewing's sarcoma ::::: In abstract #2768194 entitled "Efficacy and safety of lurbinectedin (PM1183) in Ewing Sarcoma: results from a Phase 2 study" the efficacy and safety results from the Phase II basket trial were presented, in which a group of patients with this type of advanced sarcoma, that hadn´t received more than 2 prior chemotherapeutic treatment in metastatic disease, were included. The study is ongoing, alth
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Lobachevsky University scientists create a prototype neural network based on memristors ::::: IMAGE: This is the prototype of an artificial neural network based on a hybrid analog-digital electronic circuit and a memristive chip. view more Credit: Elena Emel'janova Lobachevsky University scientists under the supervision of Alexey Mikhailov, Head of the UNN PTRI Laboratory of Thin Film Physics and Technology, are working to develop an adaptive neural interface that combines, on t
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Now you see me! New insect mimics dead leaves -- but sings loud enough for humans to hear ::::: IMAGE: Pictured are two of the new species of bushcricket, Typophyllum spurioculis , displaying their necrotic-looking wings as they walk along a leaf. view more Credit: Andrew Baker A new species of bushcricket which mimics dead leaves to the point of near invisibility and sings so loud humans can hear it has been examined for the first time using advanced technologies to reveal th
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Monopole current offers way to control magnets ::::: Using numerical simulations, the group showed how a magnetic field could be used to control the properties of north and south poles, which are fractionalized from magnetic moments of electrons, on a frustrated magnet called a quantum spin ice.
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Bluetooth-vibrator optog under sex: Producenten kalder det ‘en lille bug’ ::::: En reddit-bruger kaldet ‘tydoctor’ opdagede, at den app, der skulle fungere som fjernbetjening til partnerens Lovense-vibrator, optog, når vibratoren var tændt. Efter nærmere undersøgelser fandt reddit-brugeren en seks minutter lang lydfil. Filen, 'tempSoundPlay.3gp', viste sig at være en fuld optagelse af den sidste gang, reddit-brugeren brugte den trådløse vibrator på sin kæreste. »Appen havde
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Exclusive: Brain implant boosts human memory for the first time ::::: It’s all starting to take shape Lea Paterson/Science Photo Library By Jessica Hamzelou A “memory prosthesis” brain implant has enhanced human memory for the first time. The device is comprised of electrodes implanted in the brain, and is designed to mimic the way we naturally process memories, and can boost performance on memory tests by up to 30 per cent. A similar approach may work for enha
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A brief, 20,000-year history of timekeeping ::::: O ver millennia, humankind’s time-tracking has grown increasingly precise. Sundials divided days into hours. Clocks broke hours into quarters and ­minutes, and finally minutes into seconds. As timepieces evolved, so did scientists’ need for ever-more-exact tickers. They developed devices that relied not on Earth’s wobbly ­rotation, but on microscopic atomic movements. At the heart of it all is an
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A genus of European paper wasps revised for the first time using integrative taxonomy ::::: IMAGE: This is a female of the paper wasp species Polistes dominula on its nest. view more Credit: Gerd Reder The European and Mediterranean species of the paper wasp genus Polistes were recently revised by scientists at the SNSB-Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM) . For the first time for this group scientists applied an integrative taxonomic approach which combines traditional morp
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Remove toxic derivatives of phenol from water? Now that's really easy! ::::: IMAGE: Researchers from RUDN University (Russia) have come up with a new method to convert titanium nanoparticles into an efficient substance capable of removing toxic phenol from water, even in visible... view more Credit: Yahya Absalan Researchers from RUDN University (Russia) have come up with a new method to convert titanium nanoparticles into an efficient substance capable of removing
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Older people with bowel disease receive older medicines ::::: Inflammatory bowel disease is common amongst older people and there are big differences in the choice of treatment for different age groups. Patients over the age of 60 often receive cortisone drugs instead of more modern medicines that target the immune system. This according to a large registry study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in Gastroenterology . Inflammatory bowel disea
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Genetic engineering mechanism visualized ::::: IMAGE: Fluctuations of the nuclease domain are indicated by magenta arrows. The cleavage products released from Cas9-RNA are indicated by blue arrows. view more Credit: Kanazawa University One of the techniques used in genetic engineering -- the process of artificially modifying the genome of a living organism -- involves the so-called CRISPR-Cas9 nuclease system. Using this system, a c
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Distributed cooperative anti-disturbance control of multi-agent systems: An overview ::::: Disturbance exists everywhere in most real networks and systems, which in most cases have a negative effect on the system performance. Disturbance can be modeled from environment interference, measurement noise, friction, load variation of mechanical and electrical systems, and so on. With the rapid development of modern engineering systems, high-precision control has become a priority, which mak
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How bacteria get their groove: Mechanism behind flagellar motility ::::: IMAGE: This image shows real-time imaging of Na + -induced structural transitions of the MotPS complex by HS-AFM. view more Credit: Osaka University Osaka - Bacteria swim in many different ways, and the motors that drive their swimming are widely varied, implying an adaptive response to an environment. One of the most commonly identified of such motors is flagella. Although providin
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New study backs up earlier findings -- Omega-6 fatty acids do not promote low-grade inflammation ::::: The higher the serum linoleic acid level, the lower the CRP, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid. The findings were published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition . It has been speculated that a high intake of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids may increase the risk of several chronic dise
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Ludwig scientists share findings at 2017 Society for Neuro-oncology Annual Meeting ::::: NOVEMBER 13, 2017, NEW YORK - Ludwig Cancer Research has released the scope of its participation at this year's Annual Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology in San Francisco, California, November 16-19. Research by Ludwig scientists will be presented in sunrise, plenary and concurrent sessions. Ludwig scientists will share new insights on cancer cell metabolism and resistanc
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World's largest clinical specialty database yields critical insights ::::: New Orleans - Nov. 11, 2017 --The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced key milestones and clinical insights from studies powered by its clinical database. The IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research In Sight) has amassed more than 41.2 million unique patients in its database, representing 166.2 million patient visits, covering 11 percent of the U.S. population. It is the largest clinica
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Ancient life form discovered in remote Tasmanian valley ::::: A team of Tasmanian researchers has uncovered rare, living stromatolites deep within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The researchers from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE) and the University of Tasmania made the discovery during a survey of peat-bound karstic wetlands - an unusual type of swamp which occurs only in peaty soils underlain by lim
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Indiana University biologists create beetle with functional extra eye ::::: IMAGE: The creation of three-eyed beetles through a new technique developed at IU provides scientists a new way to investigate the genetic mechanisms responsible for the evolutionary emergence of new physical... view more Credit: Photo by Eduardo Zattara On "Game of Thrones," a three-eyed raven holds the secrets of the past, present and future in a vast fantasy kingdom. But for real
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Experts meet at UN Geneva to discuss, define 'killer robots' ::::: Government experts, advocacy groups and academics from scores of countries are kicking off a weeklong conference focusing on lethal autonomous weapons systems—colloquially known as "killer robots"—amid rising concerns that human decision-making could be stripped from military action.
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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103 billion offer ::::: In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, file photo, visitors look at a display booth for Qualcomm at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. On Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, Qualcomm said they are rejecting an unsolicited offer from Broadcom, saying that the proposal is significantly undervalued and that a tie-up between the massive chipmakers would face substantial regulatory resistance. (AP
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Um, Uh, Huh? Are These Words Clues To Understanding Human Language? ::::: Rawpixel/Getty Images/iStockphoto Rawpixel/Getty Images/iStockphoto Has anyone — a parent, teacher, or boss — told you to purge the words "um" and "uh" from your conversation? When these words creep into our narrative as we tell a story at home, school, or work, it's natural to feel that we can do better with our speech fluency. In How We Talk: The Inner Workings of Conversation , hitting shelves
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This reversible fabric is like personal heat and A/C ::::: A reversible fabric keeps skin a comfortable temperature whatever the weather—and could save energy by keeping us away from the thermostat. As reported in Science Advances , the double-sided fabric is based on the same material as everyday kitchen wrap and can offer warmth or cooling depending on which side faces out. “Why do you need to cool and heat the whole building? Why don’t you cool and he
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To Feed the World, We Should Rejigger Our Crops ::::: Congressman Lamar Smith, who has relentlessly disputed the science behind climate change, now argues there may be ways to avoid the dangers of rising temperatures without overhauling America’s energy system. “As the climate continues to change, geoengineering… Read more Congressman Lamar Smith, who has relentlessly disputed the science behind climate change, now argues there may be ways to avoi
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Bright and shining molecules for OLEDs and new drugs ::::: IMAGE: This is a photograph of solutions of synthesized thiophene derivatives in dioxane in daylight and irradiation with a UV lamp with an excitation wavelength of 380 nm. view more Credit: Nataliya Belskaya, Professor, UrFU Institute of Chemical Engineering Chemists from Ural Federal University (UrFU, Ekaterinburg) have suggested a new technique for synthesizing thiophene derivatives and
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The pros and cons of large ears ::::: Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have compared how much energy bats use when flying, depending on whether they have large or small ears. Large ears increase air resistance, meaning that long-eared bats are forced to expend more energy than species with small ears. On the plus side, large ears generate more lift and provide better hearing. Good hearing is a prerequisite for bats' ability t
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Harmful effects of stress on the brain and promising approaches for relief ::::: WASHINGTON, DC -- Stress can have numerous harmful effects on the mind and body, both immediately and over long periods of time. New research reveals mechanisms by which stress exacts its toll throughout the body, from the brain to the male reproductive system, and points to potential paths for reducing the negative effects of stress. The studies were presented at Neuroscience 2017, the annual me
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Fuel cell X-ray study details effects of temperature and moisture on performance ::::: To find the right balance of moisture and temperature in a specialized type of hydrogen fuel cell, Berkeley Lab scientists have used X-rays to explore the inner workings of its components at tiny scales.
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Deadly combination in neurodegenerative diseases revealed ::::: Aging is the key risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases, and accumulation of the protein TDP-43 in neurons is a pathological feature of frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. However, the specific effect of aging on the protein TDP-43 has not been investigated. Japanese researchers have now found in mice that interneuron degeneration occurs upon aging, and TDP-43 accelerate
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How Veterans Can Help Bridge the Civil-Military Divide ::::: One day in August 2014, I felt my phone buzz in my pocket. A news alert tersely stated that an American journalist, James Foley, had been beheaded by militants from the Islamic State, which had swarmed through northern Iraq just two months prior. Service members and veterans looked on with horror as Islamic State fighters committed atrocities and overran bases which had once housed tens of thousa
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Stor nordisk pris går til demensforsker Gunhild Waldemar ::::: Nordisk Medicinpris 2017 tildeles i år professor Gunhild Waldemar, Københavns Universitet, og professor Kaj Blennow, Göteborgs Universitet for hver deres forskning i demenssygdomme.
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Updates on Glass, Captain Marvel, Daredevil and More ::::: No, we don’t have our first look at Alden Ehrenreich’s Solo costume. Ben Mendelsohn discusses those villainous Captain Marvel rumors. The worlds of Split and Unbreakable collide in new footage from the set of Glass . Plus, what’s to come on Star Trek: Discovery and more Justice League footage. Spoilers now! Solo: A Star Wars Story A tweet, of all things, of a theater chain promotion cup from Ariz
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Astronomers discover radio emission from a symbiotic X-ray binary ::::: VLA 9 GHz image of GX 1+4. The black cross shows the most accurate position of GX 1+4, from 2MASS (nearinfrared), which is accurate to 0.1 arcsec. The half-power contour of the synthesized beam is shown in the bottom left corner. Credit: Van den Eijnden et al., 2017. (Phys.org)—Using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), an international group of researchers has detected radio emissions from
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Antarctica's warm underbelly revealed ::::: Image copyright BAS Image caption Hotspots are located under West Antarctica; in contrast, the East is broadly relatively cold This is the best map yet produced of the warmth coming up from the rocks underneath the Antarctic ice sheet. This "geothermal heat flux" is key data required by scientists in order to model how the White Continent is going to react to climate change. If the rockbed's temp
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Efter flere års pause: CO2-udledningen stiger igen ::::: Selv om CO2-udledningerne har været stagneret de seneste tre år, er de nu begyndt at stige igen. Dermed er vi endnu ikke nået det globale ‘peak’ i CO2-udledning.
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Review: Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2017) ::::: It happens to every parent. Maybe you’re on the treadmill after work and realize that you’re singing the Chuggington theme song while running. Or you’re at a dinner party, engaging in fluid discourse on the world-building in Zootopia versus Kung Fu Panda . Your family has become a hive mind. Whatever media your children consume, you also consume—and not only is this not a bad thing, it is also pr
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Fuel cell X-ray study details effects of temperature and moisture on performance ::::: An X-ray study revealed the size and distribution of tiny pockets of water in fibrous fuel-cell components at different temperatures. Credit: Berkeley Lab Like a well-tended greenhouse garden, a specialized type of hydrogen fuel cell - which shows promise as a clean, renewable next-generation power source for vehicles and other uses - requires precise temperature and moisture controls to be at it
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Midtjyske læger slår alarm over for forbud mod sponsorkurser ::::: Det midtjyske forbud mod sponsoreret kompetenceudvikling er hverken gennemtænkt eller nødvendig, mener regionens læger. De advarer i et brev til regionsledelsen om, at forbuddet vil give store problemer og komme til at gå ud over patientbehandlingen.
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Udledning af drivhusgasser slår rekord i 2017 ::::: I tre år har verdens udledning af drivhusgasser ligget på stort set samme niveau. Men den er langt fra toppet. Tværtimod kommer den i år til at stige med to procent. Det viser en ny rapport fra Global Carbon Project, der blev udgivet i forbindelsen med klimatopmødet i Bonn i dag mandag. Her er 200 nationer samlet for at diskutere Paris-aftalen fra 2015. Tiden er ved at løbe ud for vores mulighede
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Kronik: Klimahovedstad København er en misforståelse ::::: Biomasse Klima
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German court hears Peruvian farmer's climate change appeal ::::: Peruvian farmer Saul Luciano Lliuya, seen talking with his lawyer Roda Verheyen, wants RWE to help fund flood defences for his northern community and reimburse him for money he has spent on protective measures A German court began hearing an appeal Monday by a Peruvian farmer who accuses energy giant RWE of contributing to climate change that is threatening his home and livelihood in the Andes. S
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Watchdog warns of 'high risk' digital currency offers ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain A European financial markets watchdog warned Monday of the risks to investors of putting money in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), and to firms of stepping over the line of legality. The Paris-based European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), an independent EU body, said it had observed "rapid growth" in ICOs and "is concerned that investors may be unaware of the hig
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Billionaire Jack Ma Stars In A Martial Arts Short Film ::::: GIF [GIF: Jet Li | Facebook ] Worth over $47 billion, Jack Ma is the richest man in Asia . He’s the 18th richest one in the world. He’s also making his martial arts movie debut. Titled Gong Shou Dao (The Art of Attack and Defence), the 20-plus minute short film is being shown in full for free online. As Asia One points out, longtime tai chi practitioner Ma uses the martial art to take on famed st
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Death-defying supernova kept exploding over 50 years ::::: Researchers say they’ve observed a star that exploded multiple times over more than 50 years. Supernovae, the explosions of stars, have been observed by the thousands. And in all cases, the transient astronomical events signaled the death of those stars. The researchers’ observations challenge existing theories on these cosmic catastrophes. An artist’s impression of a supernova. (Credit: NASA/ ES
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People Are Dying Because of Ignorance, not Because of Opioids ::::: Recently, driven largely by opioid-related deaths—predominantly of our white sisters and brothers—President Donald Trump proclaimed that the opioid problem was now a national emergency. He vowed to “spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis” because “it is a serious problem the likes of which we have never had.” This is false. Beginning in the late 1960s, th
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Is the British art of understatement ever so slightly dying out? ::::: Name: understatement. Age: not all that new. Appearance: rather splendid. Wait, does that mean you like understatement, or you don’t? It’s hard to tell, isn’t it? That’s the beauty of understatement. It implies that the speaker is only hinting at their passionate feelings. Or that they don’t feel very much. Yes, or that. But we British can usually tell. We’re not allowed to have passionate feelin
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Læger udskriver mindre antibiotika ::::: Antibiotikaforbruget blandt børn og unge er faldet markant, men for at sikre, at antibiotikaen virker, når der er behov for den, opfordrer en ny kampagne til at gøre op med overflødig antibiotika.
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Why Can't Addicts Just Quit? ::::: SEATTLE—Mere blocks from the tourists swarming Pike Place Market, Stacy Lenny pointed out the tradecraft of some of her drug-dealing clients: “There’s Todd with a wheelchair—that’s good camo for a drug hustle,” she said, nodding toward one man sitting on the corner and dealing crack out of his motorized scooter. “Missy has a lot of drugs in that bag,” she said, about another woman passing by. A 5
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The Weird, Wooden Future of Skyscrapers ::::: The first thing you notice when you walk into the office of Lever Architecture, in Portland, Oregon, is the smell: fresh, sweet, and vaguely Christmassy. That’s because Albina Yard, the year-old building that houses the office, was built out of fragrant Douglas fir. “It’s a space people immediately respond to on an emotional level,” says Thomas Robinson [1] , Lever’s founder and the building’s ar
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Futurity.org :::::
Post-9/11 U.S. war costs will soon top $5.6 trillion ::::: By the end of fiscal year 2018, the cost to the United States of all post-9/11 wars will exceed $5.6 trillion, a new report finds. The average American taxpayer has spent $23,386 on these wars since 2001, the report finds. “The US wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and the increased spending on homeland security and the departments of defense, state and veterans affairs since the 9/1
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How Andy Weir Scienced the Lunar Colony in His New Book *Artemis* ::::: In Elon Musk’s fever dreams, we’re already looping around the moon in spaceships. And possibly even vacationing in an elaborate lunar colony like the one Andy Weir imagines in his new novel, Artemis . Being Weir—he of the meticulously researched space-survival thriller The Martian —you know he just had to science the shit out of it. On picking a setting that’s more realistic than Mars: “I wanted
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Popular Science :::::
It takes six months to lose all your holiday weight. Here’s how to avoid gaining it instead. ::::: Look, we all eventually succumb to the tantalizing aroma of warm stuffing; so savory and soft with just a hint of crunch. And even if stuffing’s not your thing—though frankly, if it isn’t, you’re just making it wrong—then some other holiday treat will inevitably meet your lips. The season is filled with food, and our bellies are always a little rounder for it. While we’re gaining weight, it feels
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It’s time for the November Scythe Marathon! ::::: As usual for November, marathon time has rolled around a tad early to accommodate Thanksgiving here in the US. But who’s complaining? Everyone loves a marathon! Starting at 8 AM EST on 11/15 , you’ll have 24 hours to grow and complete one single cell. Since we’re in between major competitions, this is a Scythe Marathon! Woohoo! Bonuses for Normal Play Trace 20 cubes – 2,000 point bonus Trace 50 c
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Ingeniøren :::::
Feltbussens dage er talte ::::: Det har været sagt i mange år, men nu skulle dødsklokkernes ringen kunne høres vidt omkring: Feltbussen er på vej ud, og industriel ethernet er den nye konge på bjerget. Det er situationen, sådan som Morten Jørgensen fra firmaet Elkas ser det. Firmaet, der beskæftiger sig med industriel automation, tæller store danske virksomheder som Novo og Rockwool blandt sine kunder. I dag eksisterer de to te
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
New insect species mimics dead leaves for camouflage ::::: Female on a leaf. Credit: Andrew Baker A new species of bushcricket which mimics dead leaves to the point of near invisibility and sings so loud humans can hear it has been examined for the first time using advanced technologies to reveal the unusual acoustic properties of its wings. Scientists investigating the newly-described species, named Typophyllum spurioculis in reference to the vivid oran
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab :::::
Nanogødning skal markant reducere landbrugets fosforudledning ::::: 13. november 2017 Nanogødning skal markant reducere landbrugets fosforudledning MILJØ Landbrug og vandmiljø kan se frem til en markant reduktion i fosforudledningen, når et nyt forskningssamarbejde vil komme overgødskning i landbruget til livs ved hjælp af nanoteknologi. Innovationsfonden investerer 14. mio. kr. i projektet. Hvedeplanterne tager en rødlig farve, når de mangler fosfor. Fosfor
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Graphene tests set for zero-G flight ::::: Dr Meganne Christian (CNR). Credit: Graphene Flagship/CNR After a long summer of hard work in the laboratories, researchers in the Graphene Flagship are ready for two experiments this week, testing graphene technologies for space-related applications in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). Two teams of researchers will explore the benefits of graphene as a light-propulsion material
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Seals, birds and humans compete for fish in the Baltic Sea ::::: Credit: Karl Lundström In Sweden and in other parts of Europe there are concerns that seals and birds compete with humans for fish resources. For the Baltic Sea, an international study now shows that this competition is a reality. "Because fish is nutrient-rich food and angling provides valuable recreation, the increased populations of seals and fish-eating birds in the Baltic have resulted in a
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
The unbelievable speed of electron emission from an atom ::::: In a unique experiment, researchers have clocked how long it takes for an electron to be emitted from an atom. The result is 0.000 000 000 000 000 02 seconds, or 20 billionths of a billionth of a second. The researchers' stopwatch consists of extremely short laser pulses. Hopefully, the results will help to provide new insights into some of the most fundamental processes in nature. Researchers fr
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Fossil fuel emissions hit record high after unexpected growth—Global Carbon Budget 2017 ::::: After a brief plateau, 2017’s emissions are forecast to hit a new high. Credit: Global Carbon Project, Author provided Global greenhouse emissions from fossil fuels and industry are on track to grow by 2% in 2017, reaching a new record high of 37 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, according to the 2017 Global Carbon Budget , released today. The rise follows a remarkable three-year period during wh
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Monopole current offers way to control magnets ::::: In work published in Physical Review Letters , scientists from RIKEN in Japan have discovered interesting new magnetic properties of a type of materials known as "quantum spin ice." These materials demonstrate interesting properties as they behave as "frustrated magnets"—systems that can settle into various magnetic states because of their special geometry. One important property of these materia
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Researchers describe mechanism behind flagellar motility ::::: Fig. 1. Schematic diagram of the bacterial flagellar motor and a typical AFM image of purified MotPS complex. Credit: Osaka University Bacteria swim in many different ways, and the motors that drive their swimming are widely varied, implying an adaptive response to an environment. One of the most commonly identified of such motors is flagella. Although providing motility is a primary feature of f
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds :::::
Archaeologists say human-evolution study used stolen bone ::::: Marc Steinmetz The Untermassfeld site in Germany has yielded more than 14,000 large animal fossils dating from between 900,000 and 1.2 million years ago. Serious concerns have surfaced about three research papers claiming evidence for one of the earliest human occupations of Europe. In an extraordinary letter posted to the bioRxiv.org preprint server on 31 October 1 , archaeologists allege that t
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Scientists to brief UNFCCC's Patricia Espinosa on climate tipping points ::::: What: This Earth statement will be officially launched at a briefing event with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa. Organized by Future Earth and the Earth League. When: Mon, 13 Nov 2017, 1330 CET Where: Conference Room 1 (Bula Zone), Bonn COP23 conference BONN, Nov 13 - As global temperatures climb higher, Earth is approa
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Gizmodo :::::
Keep Drinks Hot All Winter With These Contigo Travel Mugs, Just $7-$9 Today ::::: Contigo SnapSeal Byron Travel Mugs , $7-$9 Contigo’s Autoseal West Loop travel mugs are a longtime reader favorite , but the similar SnapSeal Byron is marked down to all-time low prices , today only on Amazon. You get to choose from 16, 20, and 24 oz. models in for this deal , in a variety of colors. When we post deals on these mugs, it’s usually the West Loop model, but the Byron’s a little bit
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Ars Technica :::::
A history of the Amiga, part 11: Between an Escom and a Gateway ::::: reader comments 52 History of the Amiga View more stories Commodore International declared itself insolvent on April 29, 1994 under Chapter 7 of US bankruptcy law. Ordinarily, this would have been followed immediately by an auction of all the company’s assets. However, Commodore’s Byzantine organizational structure—designed to serve as a tax shelter for financier Irving Gould—made this process fa
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A simple soak for a solar tune-up ::::: Remote doping of colloidal quantum-dot solar cells by altering their light-harvesting (left) or hole-transporting layer (right). Credit: KAUST The performance of solar cells that consist of semiconductor nanoparticles surrounded by ligand molecules is now easier to control. Researchers from KAUST have developed a method that enhances the ability of these colloidal quantum dot (CQD) solar cells to
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Soil study lends clues to ancient climate ::::: Credit: Matt Joeckel Research led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Matt Joeckel of the Conservation and Survey Division, Nebraska's geological survey, is furthering understanding of environmental conditions on land during the age of dinosaurs. In a new study published in the November edition of Sedimentary Geology , Joeckel outlines the findings of a multi-year project that mapped ancient
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Microscopic membrane could fight gum disease ::::: Periodontitis – an advanced form of gum disease that breaks down tissue and bones housing the teeth – affects more than 70 percent of adults aged 65 and older. Engineers have devised various ways to combat the issue, one of which involves covering the gums with microscopic membranes that can halt the advance of bacteria and promote the regrowth of healthy tissue or bone.
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Scientific American Content: Global :::::
Drones Peer inside a Volcano ::::: Volcán de Fuego lives up to its name. Not only does Guatemala's “Volcano of Fire” blast columns of ash skyward several times every hour, it also becomes a true inferno about once a month, when larger eruptions hurl menacing lava and debris down its slopes. This cyclic behavior is intensifying, making scientists wonder if a more explosive eruption is imminent. In a massive 1974 outburst the mounta
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Why is it nice to be nice? Solving Darwin's puzzle of kindness ::::: World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.
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The Atlantic :::::
The Very Bad Arguments for Killing the Estate Tax ::::: The estate tax, which the House GOP bill would repeal and the Senate GOP bill would cut , is a microcosm of a long economic debate in the United States. One must emphasize here the prefix micro in microcosm . Revenues from the estate tax, which only applies to inheritances worth more than $5.5 million, will account for about $20 billion this year in federal revenues. That’s approximately one-half
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25 Amazing Gifts Under $25, From Puzzles and Games to Everyday Gadgets ::::: From coffee and games to headphones and gadgets, here's a selection of gifts for the inexpensive end of the holiday list.
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Get Lost in This Visualization of Interconnected Global Issues ::::: The best sources of information are organized according to what you want to know and how you wish to know it. Want some fresh perspective on humanity's place in the tree of life? I recommend the Hillis Plot , a circular map of evolutionary relationships between thousands of animal, botanical, and microbial species. If it's straight news you crave (RIP Google Reader), I use Feed.ly, personally, bu
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Three ways robots can save lives in war ::::: Military robots are not all bad. Sure, there are risks and downsides of weaponised artifical intelligence (AI), but there are upsides too. Robots offer greater precision in attacks, reduced risk of collateral damage to civilians, and reduced risk of "friendly fire". AI weapons are not being developed as weapons of mass destruction. They are being developed as weapons of precise destruction. In
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Feathers have their own scents, and predators know it ::::: In the holey battle of Aussie bushlands, smelly birds get their feathers ruffled. Crimson rosellas are colourful and cute parrots, native to eastern and south eastern Australia. They are also very smelly birds. "They smell like an old jumper, which has been drenched in really cheap and old perfume," says Dr Milla Mihailova, a former doctoral student at Deakin University's Centre for Integrative
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Semiconductors with an aligned interface ::::: Knowledge of the bandgap and band alignment of aluminum-nitride-based semiconductors is key to designing energy-efficient optical and power devices. Credit: KAUST The electronic characteristics of an interface between two wide bandgap semiconductors are determined by researchers at KAUST: an insight that will help improve the efficiency of light-emitting and high-power electronic devices. Semicon
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Sunny solution for killing E. coli ::::: Nada Al-Jassim and coworkers conducted experiments to verify whether solar irradiation can be used to kill E.coli strains in wastewater. Credit: KAUST Increasingly virulent strains of Escherichia coli are circulating in wastewater around the world, and the race is on to find novel treatment processes that could help reduce the spread of these pathogens. KAUST researchers examined how three strain
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Cholera pandemics are fueled by globe-trotting bacterial strains ::::: Cholera strains behind worldwide outbreaks of the deadly disease over the last five decades are jet-setters rather than homebodies. It had been proposed that these cholera epidemics were homegrown, driven by local strains of Vibrio cholerae living in aquatic ecosystems. But DNA fingerprints of the V. cholerae strains behind recent large outbreaks in Africa and Latin America were more closely rela
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Research sheds new light on how organisms use energy in a crowd ::::: A colonial marine invertebrate Bugula neritina, used as a model organism by researchers within the Centre for Geometric Biology. Credit: Amy Hooper Monash scientists have uncovered new and surprising discoveries about how organisms can regulate energy use when their numbers increase. The research was led by the Monash Centre for Geometric Biology in the School of Biological Sciences and published
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A lipid's role in cell division ::::: Proper cell division is a basic process critical to cell survival. A ring composed of actin filaments and myosin motor proteins pinches the cell apart, producing two daughter cells with equal amounts of cellular components.
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Live Science :::::
Shortest Abstract for Scientific Paper Surfaces on Twitter ::::: A screenshot of the 1974 paper shows the super-short abstract. Credit: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Sometimes, you follow the strict, formal rules of expression in your profession. And sometimes you wing it, just because you can. In 1974, a pair of seismologists writing for the Bulletin of the Seismological Societ of America did something just because they could. They wr
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Researchers take next step toward fusion energy ::::: Credit: Texas A&M University Fusion is the process that powers the sun, harnessing it on Earth would provide unlimited clean energy. However, researchers say that constructing a fusion power plant has proven to be a daunting task, in no small part because there have been no materials that could survive the grueling conditions found in the core of a fusion reactor. Now, researchers at Texas A&M Un
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Scientific American Content: Global :::::
Repair or Renovate? Puerto Rico Faces Stark Power Grid Options ::::: It has been 68 days since Hurricane Irma took down much of Puerto Rico’s aging power grid and 54 days since Hurricane Maria finished the job, leaving nearly all 3.4 million residents without electricity. The island’s state-owned utility company, the U.S. government and workers on loan from other utilities are installing new poles, lines and power distribution circuits to replace those blown away
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Live Science :::::
15 Far-Out Facts About Area 51 ::::: Area 51. The name conjures an aura of secrecy, mystery, and of course, extraterrestrial happenings. Here's a look at some of the strangest facts about the spot.
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Live Science :::::
Letters from Ernest Hemingway Reveal How Author Dealt with Fame ::::: This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights . When he published " The Sun Also Rises " in 1926, Ernest Hemingway was well-known among the expatriate literati of Paris and to cosmopolitan literary circles in New York and Chicago. But it was " A Farewell to Arms ," published in October 192
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Urbanization may have a positive effect on soil ::::: Soils and the city. Credit: Vyacheslav Vasenev A soil scientist from RUDN University (Russia) and his colleagues modeled how the expansion of the boundaries of the city of Moscow would affect the rural landscape in the next 30 years. Scientists came to an unexpected conclusion: Urbanization can have a positive impact on the stocks of organic carbon in the soil. The results of the study are presen
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New facades enhance energy efficiency of buildings ::::: Diagram of the facade functioning in summer (left) and winter (right). Credit: Jaime Santa Cruz and César Porras Recently, two researchers from UPM have developed a ventilated façade with a double chamber and flow control device that significantly saves energy in buildings. This sustainable, efficient solution can be applied in both renovations and new buildings due to its simplicity. The facade
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Customers who pay for their purchases by card are less likely to remember the precise amount paid ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain The transparency of spending money depends on the mode of payment used: cash, single-function cards that offer only a payment function, or multifunctional cards which may also include bonus programmes, user identification or other functions. A recent study has shown that the recall accuracy associated with the act of paying is lower for both card formats than it is for c
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New Scientist - News :::::
Why people ruin others’ lives by exposing all their data online ::::: By Timothy Revell “I’ve spoken to people that have had websites set up in their name requesting child pornography, their bank accounts hacked and money stolen from their account, and their employer phoned and told they were alcoholics,” says Amy Binns at University of Central Lancashire. Some women have had profiles set up soliciting violent sex with strangers. All these people were doxed – t
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New Scientist - News :::::
Your data is too valuable and sensitive to dish out for free ::::: Your data may really be yours Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Somerset House IF SOMEBODY from a shop you occasionally visited phoned and asked what you had been doing for the past month, would you tell them? Almost certainly not. Yet often without thinking we allow technology companies to track and collect such data. Everything from your movements to what you have been buying, watching, rea
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The Atlantic :::::
Keith Ellison Believes Democrats Will Take Back the House and Senate ::::: Keith Ellison has a prediction. The deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee believes that Democrats will win back not just the House of Representatives in 2018, but the Senate as well. “We’re going to take the House and we’re going to take the Senate,” the Minnesota congressman told me during a recent interview, following Democratic victories in the New Jersey and Virginia governors’ ra
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NYT > Science :::::
Floating Cities, No Longer Science Fiction, Begin to Take Shape ::::: Earlier this year, the government of French Polynesia agreed to let the Seasteading Institute begin testing in its waters. Construction could begin soon, and the first floating buildings — the nucleus of a city — might be inhabitable in just a few years. “If you could have a floating city, it would essentially be a start-up country,” said Joe Quirk, president of the Seasteading Institute. “We can
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Chemists convert titanium nanoparticles into an efficient weapon against pollution ::::: The new method Credit: Yahya Absalan Researchers from RUDN University (Russia) have come up with a new method to convert titanium nanoparticles into an efficient substance capable of removing toxic phenol from water, even in visible light. The results of the study are reported in the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics . "Environmental pollution is arguably one of the greatest
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Researchers identify the inner workings of cellular calcium pumps ::::: Credit: Aarhus University Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) combines laser light and ultra-sensitive cameras that send signals into an individual molecule. This signal spreads to the other colour molecule on the pump, which begins to transmit light of another colour. The group focuses on the relationship between the different colours, which is registered in a specially built light microsco
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Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 330 ::::: In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, relatives weep over the body of an earthquake victim, in Sarpol-e-Zahab, western Iran, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Authorities reported that a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Iraq-Iran border region on Monday and killed more than three hundred people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as
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Techtopia #26: Så (u)sikre er partiernes hjemmesider i valgkampen ::::: Podcast: Sikkerhedseksperten Keld Norman tjekker de politiske partiers hjemmesider i den kommunale valgkamp.
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Mapping functional diversity of forests with remote sensing ::::: Diversity in physiological traits (leaf chlorophyll, carotenoids and water content) of the forest as functional richness at a radial neighborhood of 90 m. Credit: University of Zurich Productivity and stability of forest ecosystems strongly depend on the functional diversity of plant communities. University of Zurich researchers have developed a new method to measure and map functional diversity
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Green roofs to reduce the effects of climate change ::::: Green roof. Credit: University of Seville Researchers from the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Seville have published a study in which they indicate that it would be necessary to have between 207 and 740 hectares of green roofs to reduce the effects of climate change in relation to the maximum temperature rises of between 1.5 and 6 ºC that are estimated fo
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Improving the neuron factory—new modulator of stem cell identity found ::::: A population of neurons made of human embryonic stem cells after reducing CSDE1 levels . The neurons are stained in green, the nucleus is blue. Credit: CECAD Cologne Since their discovery in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cells are a glimmer of hope for many diseases. But further research of the complex regulation of pluripotent stem cell identity is unexpectedly difficult. A team of researchers
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Diagonal methods for expensive global optimization ::::: The division of hypercubes. Credit: Alina Poljanina The goal of global optimization is essentially to search for optimal solutions in various areas of human activity. The principal advantage of the diagonal approach compared to other methods is its speed. Russian scientists from Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod have improved the method of global optimization by offering a so-called
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Ingeniøren :::::
Ugens job: Ørsted, Sweco og flere kommuner søger ingeniører ::::: VVS-ingeniører MT Højgaard A/S Ambitiøs og passioneret forsknings- og udviklingsleder Maskinmesterskolen København Asset Partner til sikring af vore aktivers samlede værdiskabelse Ørsted Project Manager Bloom ApS Ingeniører eller lignende til udviklingen af reguleringen af byggeri Trafik-, Bygge- og boligstyrelsen Sourcing Contract Manager Ørsted QA Manager til state-of-the-art produktionsmiljø C
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ANALYSE: Signalkaos vender jernbanens planer på hovedet – ekstraregning venter ::::: En af grundene til, at Danmark har så travlt med at indføre nye ERTMS-signaler på jernbanen, er politikernes og DSB’s ønske om at sende de skandaleramte IC4-tog hen, hvor peberet gror, og hurtigst muligt erstatte dem med nye eltog. Det kræver strøm, som stadig mangler på en del strækninger: først og fremmest fra Fredericia til Aalborg, fra Roskilde til Kalundborg og fra Ringsted til Nykøbing Fals
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Dagens Medicin :::::
Fælles nordisk værtskandidat til EMA vil øge chancerne ::::: Vi havde stået stærkere i Norden, hvis vi havde et fælles nordisk bud på en kandidat til EMA-værtsskabet, lyder det fra både dansk og svensk side.
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An electronic converter that improves the electrical power output of larger wind turbines ::::: An electronic converter developed by the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre enables the energy produced by larger wind turbines (of up to 6.6 kilovolts) to be inserted into the power grid. These devices cut energy losses and can operate with a higher output, like that of the turbines currently being deployed, offshore ones in particular. The power of wind turbines is growing, and increasingly
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Creating unique constructions from metal membranes ::::: The cycle track 'Krylatskoye' -- sports facility in Moscow, in the Krylatskoye district. Credit: Sergey Krivoshapko RUDN University Professor Sergey Krivoshapko has assimilated information about metal membrane suspended roofs to allow designing buildings with large spans. These structures are used in the construction of sports complexes, airports and some other buildings. He has published an op-e
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Factors in the fabrication of heterojunctions of 2-D materials through CVD ::::: The distribution of elements of different 2-D materials. Credit: ©Science China Press 2-D materials have special lattice structures. Atoms in the same layer are usually bound by a covalent bond, while the force between layers is van der Waals coupling. They have super-clean surfaces without any dangling bonds. Thus, the design of heterojunctions is more flexible when 2-D materials are utilized to
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Ingeniøren :::::
Folkekirken sender mails med persondata uden kryptering ::::: Når præster sender e-mails til borgerne, der indeholder personfølsomme data, er det på kant med loven, fordi folkekirkens mailsystem ikke er krypteret. Det skriver Kristeligt Dagblad . Det nuværende mailsystem lever derfor ikke op til Datatilsynets krav for at sende personfølsomme oplysninger. Grundlæggende vil informationer om tilhørsforhold til kirken, eksempelvis ved dåb, konfirmation eller be
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GRAFIK: Verdens højeste vindmølle producerer strøm - også i vindstille ::::: Det andet link på tegningen virker ikke ! Det første link på tegningen: http://www.mbrenewables.com/ virker, OG man kan vælge engelsk hvis ønsket. Dvs. Max Bögl Wind AG. De tre effekter på tegningens reversible turbiner betyder, at der kan leveres tre forskellige modeller. Vindmøllernes effekt 13-14 MW er mindre end pumpeeffekten. Der er ikke på hjemmesiden en nærmere omtale af effekt og energipr
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Undersøgelse: Kun terrorisme er vigtigere end klimaforandringer ::::: Lige nu er klimakonferencen COP23 godt i gang i Bonn i Tyskland. Her skal de sidste dele af Paris-aftalen fra 2015 forhandles på plads. En aftale, som skal reducere CO2-udledningen og sikre, at den globale gennemsnitstemperatur ikke stiger med mere end 1,5 grader i forhold til niveauet før industrialiseringen. Det politiske system er bagefter befolkningen. Brian Vad Mathiesen, professor i energip
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Epigenetic editing reveals surprising insights into early breast cancer development ::::: Changing the epigenetic code of a single gene is enough to cause a healthy breast cell to begin a chain reaction and become abnormal, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The findings could lead to earlier cancer diagnosis and the potential for new therapeutics in the form of gene editing. Epigenetic changes are a hallmark of cancer, but up until now, it has not been k
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Mirror image: Researchers create higher-quality pictures of biospecimens ::::: IMAGE: The images obtained by the combination of the new coverslip and computer algorithms show clearer views of small structures. view more Credit: Yicong Wu, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Chicago improved the speed, resolution, and light efficiency of an optical microscope by switchi
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Improving the neuron factory -- new modulator of stem cell identity found ::::: IMAGE: A population of neurons made of human embryonic stem cells after reducing CSDE1 levels . The neurons are stained in green, the nucleus is blue. view more Credit: CECAD Cologne Since their discovery in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cells are a glimmer of hope for many diseases. But further research of the complex regulation of pluripotent stem cell identity revealed unexpected difficul
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Mapping functional diversity of forests with remote sensing ::::: Ecological studies have demonstrated positive relationships between plant diversity and ecosystem functioning. Forests with higher functional diversity are generally more productive and stable over long timescales than less diverse forests. Diverse plant communities show increased resource use efficiency and utilization, enhanced ecosystem productivity and stability and can better cope with chang
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Dengue immunity can protect against Zika virus ::::: IMAGE: Zika virus has spread to many countries where dengue virus is endemic. view more Credit: La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology LA JOLLA, CA -- Manifestations of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection differ drastically. Sometimes they are catastrophic, most notably when they cause microcephaly in some babies born to infected mothers. At other times, they are mild and fleeting, suggesting
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New mechanisms discovered that bacteria use to protect themselves from antibiotics ::::: Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria evolve mechanisms to withstand the drugs which are used to treat infections. The team of experts at the University's Institute of Microbiology and Infection focussed their research on E. coli , which can cause urinary and blood stream infections. Using novel experimental approaches, involving whole genome DNA sequencing never previously applied in th
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds :::::
High-jumping beetle inspires agile robots ::::: Brian L. Stauffer Click beetles have a hinged body that can propel them to great heights. A beetle that can launch itself spectacularly into the air after falling on its back — flipping right side up without having to use its legs — could inspire a new generation of smart robots. Imagine a rescue robot vaulting its way through a disaster zone riddled with obstacles, or a planetary robot extricati
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Ars Technica :::::
VC firm, Uber ex-CEO put lawsuit on hold so investment deal can go ahead ::::: Enlarge / SoftBank Group Corp Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, February 8, 2017. Son has spearheaded the new round of investment in Uber. reader comments 9 On Sunday, Uber’s board of directors formalized a new arrangement that enables SoftBank and the Dragoneer Investment Group to purchase at least 14 percent of the ride-hailing startup. The move expands u
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
New mechanisms discovered that bacteria use to protect themselves from antibiotics ::::: Escherichia coli. Credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria evolve mechanisms to withstand the drugs which are used to treat infections. The team of experts at the University's Institute of Microbiology and Infection focussed their research on E. coli , which can cause urinary and blood stream infections. Using novel experimental approaches, invol
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Mirror image: Researchers create higher-quality pictures of biospecimens ::::: The images obtained by the combination of the new coverslip and computer algorithms show clearer views of small structures. Credit: Yicong Wu, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Chicago improved the speed, resolution, and light efficiency of an optical microscope by switching from a conventional glas
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The Atlantic :::::
The Prime Minister of Lebanon's Unnerving Interview ::::: In the Middle East, the parlor game of the moment is guessing whether Saad Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister—or is it ex-prime minister?—is literally, or only figuratively, a prisoner of his Saudi patrons. In a stiff interview from an undisclosed location in Riyadh on Sunday, Hariri did little to allay concerns that he’s being held hostage by a foreign power that is now writing his speeches and se
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Science : NPR :::::
Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain ::::: Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images The goal is simple: a drug that can relieve chronic pain without causing addiction. But achieving that goal has proved difficult, says Edward Bilsky , a pharmacologist who serves as the provost and chief academic officer at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Wash. "We know a lot more about pain and addiction than
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Climate change imperils one in four natural heritage sites: report ::::: Among the ecosystems most threatened by global warming are coral reefs which bleach as oceans heat up Climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands—nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report said Monday. The number of sites at risk has grown to 62 from 35 in 2014, when one in seven were listed, according to the In
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Ingeniøren :::::
Sådan fastholder Danmark sin digitale førerpositon ::::: Danmark og otte andre nordeuropæiske lande har udsigt til en vækst i BNP og et fald i arbejdsløsheden frem mod 2030, i takt med at de øger digitalisering og automatisering. Det fremgår af en rapport fra konsulenthuset McKinsey. Men selvom Danmark lige nu er en af frontløberne i digitaliseringskapløbet, skal vi sammen med de øvrige otte lande; Belgien, Estland, Finland, Holland, Irland, Luxembourg
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Ingeniøren :::::
Slagsmål om mobilbetaling: Hvem har skylden? ::::: Er det dem, der laver terminalen, eller dem der laver betalingsappen, der skal sørge for, at brugere har kontrol over betalingen? https://www.version2.dk/artikel/terminaludbydere-uenige-haandtering-apple-pay-kaos-loeber-deres-ansvar-1082513 Version2
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Viden :::::
Greenpeace og juraprofessor vildt uenige om klima-retssager ::::: Når Greenpeace og den norske regering i morgen tørner sammen i en retssal i Oslo, er det et af efterhånden mange internationale eksempler på, at miljøorganisationer prøver at bruge jura til at få politikerne til at makke ret og reducere udledningen af drivhusgasser. Det sker med et argument om, at stater og regeringer af hensyn til både nuværende og kommende generationer er forpligtet til at over
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Dagens Medicin :::::
12 vil være med i hospitalsledelsen på Aarhus Universitetshospital ::::: I løbet af november forventes det, at der kan sættes navn på den femte direktør på Aarhus Universitetshospital. Fire har været til samtale.
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds :::::
World’s carbon emissions set to spike by 2% in 2017 ::::: Kevin Frayer/Getty China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is trying to reduce its reliance on coal. Humanity’s carbon emissions are likely to surge by 2% in 2017, driven mainly by increased coal consumption in China, scientists reported on 13 November 1–3 . The unexpected rise would end a three-year period in which emissions remained flat despite a growing global economy. Researc
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New Scientist - News :::::
Bad news: Carbon emissions have suddenly started rising again ::::: What’s the price? Qilai Shen/Panos Pictures By Michael Le Page If the world does not do more to limit greenhouse gas emissions soon, the final slender hope of preventing global temperature rise being much above 2°C will slip away. Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry are set to rise sharply this year, after remaining stable for the past three years. “This is really not good
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News :::::
Global emissions inching up after years of flat growth ::::: Policymakers at this week's international climate negotiations in Germany meet amid sobering news that gives their work new urgency. After three years of flat growth, global fossil fuel emissions are rising again, according to a series of reports from the Global Carbon Project, a group chaired by Stanford scientist Rob Jackson. "This year's result is discouraging, but I remain hopeful," said Ja
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News :::::
Global carbon dioxide emissions projected to rise after three stable years ::::: IMAGE: This is key data from the 2017 global carbon budget. view more Credit: Future Earth/Global Carbon Project By the end of 2017, global emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels and industry are projected to rise by about 2% compared with the preceding year, with an uncertainty range between 0.8% and 3%. The news follows three years of emissions staying relatively flat. That's the c
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News :::::
Record high CO2 emissions delay global peak ::::: IMAGE: An infographic showing the 2017 Global Carbon Budget. view more Credit: University of East Anglia Global carbon emissions are on the rise again in 2017 after three years of little-to-no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Global Carbon Project. It was previously hoped that emissions might soon reach their peak after three stable years, so the new p
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Global carbon dioxide emissions projected to rise after three stable years ::::: Key data from the 2017 global carbon budget. Credit: Future Earth/Global Carbon Project By the end of 2017, global emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels and industry are projected to rise by about 2% compared with the preceding year, with an uncertainty range between 0.8% and 3%. The news follows three years of emissions staying relatively flat. That's the conclusion of the 2017 Global Ca
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BBC News - Science & Environment :::::
First CO2 rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets ::::: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Consumption of coal has grown once again in China after three years of decline Global emissions of CO2 in 2017 are projected to rise for the first time in four years, dashing hopes that a peak might soon be reached. The main cause of the expected growth has been greater use of coal in China as its economy expanded. Researchers are uncertain if the rise i
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Science-Based Medicine :::::
Why do some women refuse treatments for their breast cancer? ::::: Adjuvant therapy after surgery, such as chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and radiation therapy, has contributed to a 39% decrease in breast cancer mortality since 1989. Unfortunately, a significant number of women decline evidence-based adjuvant therapy. A recent study suggests that distrust of the medical system plays a significant role in such refusal.
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Dagens Medicin :::::
Mahler-prisvinder har sat den døende patient på dagsordenen ::::: LÆGEDAGE. Praktiserende læge Anna Weibull er årets modtager af Halfdan Mahler-prisen. Hun har dedikeret en lang karriere til at forbedre palliation i almen praksis ved hele tiden at finde nye redskaber, som kan skabe tryghed i situationen for både patienten, de pårørende og lægen.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Fuel removal device installed at meltdown-hit Fukushima reactor ::::: The meltdown was the worst nuclear disaster since Fukushima Workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have installed a device to remove nuclear fuel from a meltdown-hit reactor nearly seven years after the crisis was sparked by a tsunami, a spokesman said Monday. The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), said it started putting a crane on the roof of unit No.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Weed-killer prompts angry divide among US farmers ::::: When it comes to the herbicide dicamba, farmers in the southern state of Arkansas are not lacking for strong opinions. "Farmers need it desperately," said Perry Galloway. "If I get dicamba on (my products), I can't sell anything," responded Shawn Peebles. The two men know each other well, living just miles apart in the towns of Gregory and Augusta, in a corner of the state where cotton and so
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Parents angry as Delhi schools reopen despite smog ::::: Indian schoolgirls walk to school in Amritsar after three days off due to severe smog Angry parents accused Delhi authorities on Monday of "playing with children's health" as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels. Doctors declared a public health emergency last week when choking smog descended on the capital and elsewhere in northern India, prompting authorities
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Uber seals multibillion-dollar investment from Softbank ::::: In this July 20, 2017, file photo, SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son, left, speaks during a SoftBank World presentation at a hotel in Tokyo. Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has reached a deal with Uber to invest billions in the ride-hailing giant. Uber Technologies Inc. confirmed the investment in a statement Sunday, Nov. 12, without giving details. (AP Photo/Sh
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Dagens Medicin :::::
Praktiserende læger får en vigtig rolle for fremtidens teknologi ::::: LÆGEDAGE. Det er svært at bevare overblikket over teknologiens udvikling., men det gør det sørme også endnu mere spændende at være praktiserende læge, mener praktiserende læge og forsker Jens Søndergaard, der på Lægedage skal diskutere teknologiens muligheder og udfordringer i almen praksis.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
How to manage forest pests in the Anthropocene? Bring theory. ::::: Coming to a forest near you? Dendroctonus frontalis , one of a host of pests whose distributions are changing in the Anthropocene. Credit: Erich Vallery, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service. A set of fundamental tactics ranging from the theoretical to the practical can be used to combat the challenges brought on by pests in rapidly changing forests, according to a research paper from D
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
High-efficiency building bloopers revealed through occupant studies ::::: A study by Washington State University found residents of high-efficiency buildings often waste energy--in this case, by taping over a vent--if they don't understand how to use the building. Credit: Washington State University Many researchers know that new high-efficiency buildings don't typically get used as intended. The numbers don't add up, and occupants can easily waste energy if they do no
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Science | The Guardian :::::
Sí, seniors: the Chilean city with grand plans to be the best place to grow old ::::: Imagine a city that allows you to live your final years with grace and dignity. Where, if you’re alone and facing challenges but still physically and mentally independent, you can move into an apartment complex with a supervisor to provide support and organise workshops and gatherings in a community room. Where there’s an affordable transport system adapted to your needs, along with well-lit and
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Dagens Medicin :::::
PLO fylder 50: »Vi skal ikke være naive og tro, at vi nødvendigvis er her om 50 år« ::::: LÆGEDAGE. Praktiserende Lægers Organisation fylder 50 år på Lægedage 2017, og det giver en særlig anledning til at tænke over både fortidens fremskridt og fremtidens udfordringer, mener formand Christian Freitag.
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