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California’s Plastic Bag Ban Appears to Be Kicking Some Major Ass ::::: Image: AP Either California’s first-in-the-nation plastic bag ban is working really well or volunteer litter hunters are suddenly doing a horrible job. Last November, California voters passed Proposition 67, upholding a ban on single-use plastic bags passed by the state’s lawmakers in 2014. A year later, preliminary data from thousands of volunteers who collected trash during California’s Coastal
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Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts ::::: The study drew on survey data from half a million U.S. teenagers from 2010 to 2015. martin-dm/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption martin-dm/Getty Images The study drew on survey data from half a million U.S. teenagers from 2010 to 2015. martin-dm/Getty Images A study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Psychological Science finds that increased time spent with popular electronic device
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The First Trailer For Deadpool 2 Is Hidden in a Bizarre Tribute to Bob Ross ::::: GIF Our first look at Deadpool 2 in action is finally here. But you’re going to have to get through a totally weird, and pretty hilarious, skit to get to it. Ryan Reynolds has just dropped the first footage from Deadpool 2 , but at first you might not realize it. Because the video starts—and goes on for an alarming amount of time—as an extended skit where Reynolds, in character as Deadpool, is...
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Cards Against Humanity Sells Out Promotion to Screw Up Donald Trump's Border Wall in First Day ::::: Photo: AP Cards Against Humanity, the nerd-beloved party game which asks players to respond to a variety of Mad Lib-style prompts with extremely offensive words and phrases , is famous for promotions like selling unsuspecting fans boxes of literal shit . This year, it’s upping the ante (and paying for goodwill with well-meaning liberals who might otherwise feel bad about playing it) with a six-pa
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A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life ::::: The magnitude of the wobbles indicates that the planet is at least 1.35 times the mass of Earth but could easily be twice the mass of Earth. Astronomers’ instruments are not yet sensitive enough to spot Earth-size planets in Earthlike orbits around stars similar to our sun. It is easier to detect Earth-size planets around dimmer and cooler stars known as red dwarfs, which are the most common type
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Potentially habitable world found just 11 light years away ::::: A potentially habitable world, termed Ross 128 b, has been discovered just 11 light years away. It is roughly Earth-sized and orbits its parent star once every 9.9 days. Astronomers calculate that its surface temperature could lie somewhere between –60° and 20°, making it temperate and possibly capable of supporting oceans, and life. The world was found by a team of European and South American as
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An Alabama Robocall Invokes Ugly Tropes ::::: Alabama’s Senate race received an ugly new wrinkle on Tuesday night, thanks to an apparent series of robocalls that seemed to be designed to fan resentments—of the press, of Northerners, and perhaps of Jewish reporters. Local news station WKRG reported that one of its viewers received a robocall from a man impersonating a Washington Post reporter. In it, the man offers to pay women thousands of d
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The GOP's High-Risk Move to Whack Obamacare in Its Tax Bill ::::: Updated on November 14 at 5:09 p.m. ET Republicans are taking another run at the Affordable Care Act as part of their overhaul of the tax code. Bowing to pressure from President Trump, Senate leaders announced on Tuesday afternoon that they would add the repeal of Obamacare’s individual insurance mandate to the far-reaching tax bill they unveiled last week. It’s a high-risk, high-reward maneuver
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Sessions: 'I've Always Told the Truth' ::::: It was three hours into his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee that the questions finally seemed to get to Jeff Sessions. Hakeem Jeffries, a New York Democrat, was pressing the attorney general on discrepancies between his past testimony about Trump campaign contacts with Russia and his current story. Jeffries asked Sessions about his frequent statements that he could not recall certa
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The Housing First approach to homelessness | Lloyd Pendleton ::::: What do you think would happen if you invited an individual with mental health issues who had been homeless for many years to move directly from the street into housing? Loyd Pendleton shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness -- providing the displaced with short-term assistance to find permanent housing quickly and without conditions -- and how it
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Russian 'Proof' That the US Is Helping ISIS Is Actually From a Video Game ::::: GIF Russia’s Ministry of Defense released startling visual proof this morning that the United States military is assisting ISIS. The only problem with Russia’s claims? The photographic “evidence” actually came from a video game. Russia’s MoD posted the claims on Facebook and Twitter , saying that the images showed the US had “categorically refused to carry out airstrikes against Daesh [ISIS] terr
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Engineers create stable plasma ring in open air ::::: A torus of plasma, viewed from above. The ring is created by a jet of water striking a crystal plate. Credit: Mory Gharib/Caltech For the first time, engineers at Caltech have created a stable ring of plasma in open air—essentially capturing lightning in a bottle, but without the bottle. Matter can exist in four distinct phases: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma . Plasmas are made of charged particl
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OnePlus Phones Have an Unfortunate Backdoor Built In ::::: OnePlus smartphones have developed a bit of a cult following, thanks to a combination of design and affordability that few other Android handsets match. But OnePlus has also experienced some notable privacy and security issues, including a recent admission that it was collecting a sketchy amount of user data on its corporate servers. Now, a French security researcher has published evidence that n
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Why Highly Intelligent People Make the Worst Leaders ::::: What qualities define a good leader? Is it vision, the ability to understand and negotiate with people, drive, an expectation of excellence, or a stunningly brilliant intellect? A new study finds that the last one may actually be a hindrance. Those who are exceedingly intelligent, while still some of the top producers, don’t necessarily make the best leaders , it finds. Researchers at the Unive
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Hurricane Damage To Manufacturers In Puerto Rico Affects Mainland Hospitals, Too ::::: MedStar Health clinic in Washington, D.C. An affiliated Medstar hospital is just one of many facilities throughout the U.S. that have been hit with shortages of certain medications because of recent hurricane damage to manufacturers in Puerto Rico. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images MedStar Heal
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Rotten Tomatoes Will Piss Everyone Off by Delaying Justice League Rating ::::: Image source: DC Having just weathered a news cycle that saw Hollywood execs attacking the movie review aggregation service for allegedly hurting box office receipts , Rotten Tomatoes has chosen a strange time withhold the score for this week’s Justice League . But that’s just what it’s doing—and no one is going to be happy. On Tuesday, Rotten Tomatoes informed the press that the score for the la
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A Radioactive Cloud Wafts Over Europe, With Russia as Chief Suspect ::::: “One of the countries in the eastern part of the European Union” was more likely to be the source, Rosatom added, noting high radiation levels over Italy, Romania and Ukraine. Nonetheless, the presence of the little-known substance raised unease that a threat to European health might be building — hardly surprising in light of the West’s broad palette of other worries about Russia’s intentions, i
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Inside Artificial Intelligence's First Church ::::: Anthony Levandowski makes an unlikely prophet. Dressed Silicon Valley-casual in jeans and flanked by a PR rep rather than cloaked acolytes, the engineer known for self-driving cars—and triggering a notorious lawsuit—could be unveiling his latest startup instead of laying the foundations for a new religion. But he is doing just that. Artificial intelligence has already inspired billion-dollar comp
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280-Million-Year-Old Fossil Forest Discovered in … Antarctica ::::: A 280-million-year-old tree stump still attached to its roots in Antarctica. Plants grew on what is today the iciest continent from 400 million to 14 million years ago. Understanding ancient polar forests might help researchers develop predictions about how trees will react as man-made climate change warms the globe. Credit: Erik Gulbranson Antarctica wasn't always a land of ice. Millions of ye
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Andy Weir Spent a Year Creating a City on the Moon Before Even He Even Started Writing Artemis ::::: Andy Weir, author of The Martian and Artemis. Image: Random House/Aubrie Pick Humans do not yet live on the moon, but author Andy Weir has a pretty good idea of how people could—and would—make their homes and live their lives there. He also has a pretty good grasp of how people could pull off a heist there, too. He lays it all out in Artemis , the highly anticipated follow-up to his hugely succes
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Last Year, Social Media Was Used to Influence Elections in at Least 18 Countries ::::: Why This New Quantum Computing Startup Has a Real Shot at Beating Its Competition A startup called Quantum Circuits plans to compete with the likes of IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Intel to bring quantum computing out of the lab and into the wider world. There’s one good reason to think it might be able to beat them all. That’s because… Read more A startup called Quantum Circuits plans to compete
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Oceans May Host Next Wave Of Renewable Energy ::::: Belinda Batten of Oregon State University stands in front of a wave energy generator prototype. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption toggle caption Jeff Brady/NPR Belinda Batten of Oregon State University stands in front of a wave energy generator prototype. Jeff Brady/NPR Think renewable energy and the wind and sun come to mind. But some day it may be possible to add ocean energy to that list. The fledgl
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Nearby planet is 'excellent' target in search for life ::::: Image copyright ESO / M. Kornmesser Image caption Artwork: Ross 128 b might be a target in the search for extra-terrestrial life Astronomers have found an Earth-sized planet with mild temperatures that's also relatively close to our Solar System. The properties of this newly discovered planet - called Ross 128 b - make it a target in the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos. At just 11 light-y
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In a Major First, Scientists Edit DNA Within the Human Body ::::: Image: Flickr For the first time in history, scientists have edited the DNA inside of a patient’s body, in an attempt to cure a genetic disorder by permanently changing the human genome. The news, reported Wednesday by the Associated Press , represents a major landmark in science. Therapies that aim to treat disease by altering a patient’s genetics have made strides over the past year, but until
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These spiders may have the world’s fastest body clocks ::::: WASHINGTON, D.C. — If it takes you a while to recover from a few lost hours of sleep, be grateful you aren’t an orb weaver. Three orb-weaving spiders — Allocyclosa bifurca , Cyclosa turbinata and Gasteracantha cancriformis — may have the shortest natural circadian rhythms discovered in an animal thus far, researchers reported November 12 at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting. Most anim
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FCC’s latest gift to telcos could leave Americans with worse Internet access ::::: reader comments 0 The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday on a plan that, according to Chairman Ajit Pai, will strip away regulations that prevent telcos from upgrading their networks. But in doing so, the Republican-controlled FCC plans to eliminate a requirement that telcos provide Americans with service at least as good as the old copper networks that provide phone service and
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Connecticut Lawsuit Is the First to Claim Elephants as Legal Persons ::::: Photo: AP Yesterday, the Nonhuman Rights Project filed a petition on behalf of three elephants being kept at a Connecticut zoo. The suit demands that the court recognize these animals as “legal persons” and release them to sanctuary, but given that the same legal team failed to secure similar personhood rights for chimps in New York, it’s not immediately clear how successful the new effort will b
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Scientists make first ever attempt at gene editing inside the body ::::: Scientists have tried editing a gene inside the body for the first time, in a bold attempt to tackle an incurable a disease by permanently changing a patient’s DNA. On Monday in California, 44-year-old Brian Madeux intravenously received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot. “It’s kind of humbling to be the first to test this,” said Madeux, w
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Konsulentregningen løb løbsk: Banedanmark bruger 4,4 milliarder på at styre signalprojektet ::::: Da Banedanmark sidste år måtte erkende, at det kom til at koste fire milliarder kroner ekstra at rulle de nye signaler ud langs den nye jernbane, skyldtes det først og fremmest, at regningen til eksterne konsulenter var løbet løbsk. Det viser en aktindsigt i den rapport, som konsulentfirmaet KPMG sidste år udarbejdede for Banedanmark. Rapporten afslørede, at signalprojektet var både forsinket og
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CompuServe Forums, RIP ::::: Enlarge / CompuServe brought millions of Americans "online" for the first time—before AOL and the Internet stomped it down. Now AOL is killing off CompuServe's venerable forums. reader comments 82 In the 1980s and early 1990s, before America Online CDs clogged America's mailboxes and the word "Internet" had yet to be spoken by nearly anyone outside the tech world, CompuServe was the Internet for
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Justice League Isn't Great, But It Sets Up Great Things to Come ::::: Zack Snyder’s Justice League is both the best and worst of everything we’ve seen from the Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe movies. There are plenty of things to like, and about an equal number to dislike. But ultimately, its good things bumped up against the bad enough to leave me with hope and excitement for what’s to come. Taking place after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , J
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Alabama Robocalls Are Allegedly Spreading Twitter-Fueled Roy Moore Conspiracy Theories ::::: Photo: AP Over the course of the past week, Republican candidate Roy Moore’s already contentious campaign to win the Alabama senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Session went full garbage fire over allegations he molested children decades ago. Moore refused to back down, endorsing a Twitter-fueled conspiracy theory the Washington Post paid women to fabricate the allegations and promoting
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Cave Lion Mummy May Not Be What It Seems ::::: A Russian man hunting for mammoth tusks in Eastern Siberia made an unexpected discovery in September: the incredibly furry, slightly squished mummy of a cat from the last ice age. Scientists are celebrating the rare discovery, but they're not certain on one major point — whether the mummy is a cave lion cub or a lynx kitten, paleontologists told Live Science. If the kitten is a lynx, it wou
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Placebo Myths Debunked ::::: Placebo treatments are often sold as magical mind-over-matter healing effects, but they are mostly just illusions and non-specific effects.
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Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air ::::: Image copyright CLIMEWORKS Image caption The Climeworks installation sits on top of a recycling facility which provides heat to help run the system UN climate negotiators are meeting in Bonn amid a welter of reports indicating that concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have broken records, while international attempts to curb greenhouse gases are not doing enough to avoid dangerous l
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Hori's Portable Gaming Monitor Isn't Pretty, But It Works ::::: When there’s no usable television in sight or your eyes just aren’t good enough to share the Nintendo Switch’s 6.2 inch screen with a friend, a portable gaming monitor is a nice thing to have around. I’ve spent the past couple of weeks fiddling with Hori’s aptly-named Universal HD Gaming monitor, a 15.6 inch 720p LCD monitor that comes with its own leatherette carrying case/stand. It kind of look
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An Earth-Sized Exoplanet in Our Cosmic Neighborhood ::::: Discovering an exoplanet isn’t what it used to be. Since the first detection of a planet around another star in 1995, astronomers have found thousands more, thanks in large part to the Kepler Space Telescope, which—truly an overachiever—has discovered nearly 5,000 potential worlds and verified about half of them. Even the discovery of the most exciting kind of exoplanet—an Earth-sized world orbit
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A New Take-Home Exhibit From the Museum of Science Fiction Celebrates the Women of Scifi ::::: Cover art by Julie Dillon We first told you about it a year ago —and now, after a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, the finished product is here: Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction . It’s a collection of new and reprinted works, framed as a take-home exhibit from the Museum of Science Fiction. This is a killer collection, put together by a team under the di
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Sean Hannity Settles Keurig Controversy in Dumbest Way Possible ::::: Image: AP / Keurig / Gizmodo Lovers of wasteful coffee and conservative news can sleep easy tonight, because Sean Hannity just resolved the explosive conflict between his fans and Keurig. Hannity said in a blog post that he “accept[s] the apology of the Keurig CEO” and will be giving away 500 Keurig machines “as a thank you for always standing by me.” And with that, we have a senseless conclusion
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We found our galactic twin 180 million light years away ::::: Like looking in a mirror ESO/C. Malin By Ken Croswell We’ve seen ourselves in the heavens. A giant spiral galaxy 180 million light years from Earth not only resembles the Milky Way but also boasts a pair of interacting galaxies that look like our galaxy’s two brightest satellites. At least 50 galaxies orbit the Milky Way. Most have run out of gas because they’ve spent more time close enough t
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Haze keeps Pluto cool by kicking heat out to space ::::: Blame Pluto’s haze for the dwarf planet’s unexpected chilliness. Clusters of hydrocarbons in the atmosphere radiate heat back into space, keeping the dwarf planet cool, a new study suggests. Pluto may be the only world in the solar system whose atmospheric temperature is controlled by solid particles , rather than gas, researchers report in the Nov. 16 Nature . Most planets’ temperatures are set
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Disparities in exposure to toxins may drive higher diabetes rates in minorities ::::: Unequal exposure to environmental pollutants acting as endocrine-disrupting chemicals is an under-recognized risk factor that may play a key role in driving the higher rates of diabetes among minority and low-income populations, according to a new article.
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Saving cavendish: Panama disease-resistant bananas ::::: Researchers have developed and grown modified Cavendish bananas resistant to the devastating soil-borne fungus Fusarium wilt tropical race 4 (TR4), also known as Panama disease.
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Trapping and manipulating electrons with sound waves ::::: Scientists have investigated a new way of building a cage for electrons.
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Carmakers: Simple, rapid determination of cable properties ::::: Trying to fit all the necessary cables into a car is anything but an easy task. Simulations can be helpful, but the properties of each cable need to be precisely defined up front. The automated MeSOMICS measurement system enables carmakers, for the first time, to define these parameters simply and rapidly, without having to call on outside experts: a solution that saves time and money.
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The Curious Case Of The 'EA Game Dev' Who Said He Received Death Threats ::::: Earlier this week, a man with “Game Dev @EA” in his Twitter profile wrote that he had received death threats from angry Star Wars Battlefront II fans. His story was covered by news outlets like USA Today , the BBC , and Yahoo . Vice wrote an editorial about it , CNBC ran a headline about it , and the tweet was retweeted by hundreds of people. There’s just one lingering question: Does he actually
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'Then What Happens?': Congress Questions the President's Authority to Wage Nuclear War ::::: The Harvard law professor Roger Fisher once proposed placing nuclear codes in a capsule and implanting that capsule in the chest of a presidential aide (“George”) who always carries a butcher knife, so that the only way for the American president to nuke millions of faraway people is to kill one innocent human being with his own hands. On Tuesday, for the first time in 41 years , a congressional
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How One Man Escaped the 'Hell' of Darfur ::::: “The whole world knows about the problems in Darfur,” says Nouri, a recently resettled refugee, in Kristian Engelsen’s moving short film. “My life was in danger. Many in my family died. So I had to run away.” Now, Nouri lives in Norway, a country he describes as “another planet.” Gorgeously shot on 16mm film, Nowhere is a poignant portrait of a man who traded war and torture for a strange land. T
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How 15-Minute Boredom Sessions Can Help You Manage Stress and Emotions ::::: If you want to know the state of a nation, we generally look no further than online. A proper portrait, that does not yield. Look, instead, at the line in front of you, waiting for a cappuccino or to pay for groceries. Look into the cars surrounding you at a red light. Look around anywhere in the public space, except at your phone. Then you’ll get a sense of where our heads are at. Our heads
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At Least 400 Science Articles Cite Nonexistent ‘Phantom’ Study ::::: Image: Ryan F. Mandelbaum/Screenshot Did you actually read all the works you cited in your high school and college papers? If not, you’re probably not the only one. Because a non-existent paper seems to have been cited over four hundred times by supposedly reputable research. Leiden University professor Pieter Kroonenberg found the “phantom reference” in a nonexistent journal while hunting for an
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Colorado River's connection with the ocean was a punctuated affair ::::: The Colorado River's initial trip to the ocean didn't come easy, but its story has emerged from layers of sediment preserved within tectonically active stretches of the waterway's lower reaches. University of Oregon researchers theorize that the river's route off the Colorado Plateau was influenced by tectonic deformation and changing sea levels that produced a series of stops and starts between r
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What counts as 'nature'? It all depends ::::: University of Washington psychology professor Peter Kahn describes 'environmental generational amnesia' as the idea that each generation perceives the environment into which it's born, no matter how developed, urbanized or polluted, as the norm. And so what each generation comes to think of as 'nature' is relative, based on what it's exposed to. Kahn argues that more frequent and meaningful intera
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New study underpins the future of Person Centred Care ::::: As health delivery moves away from disease-based models to person centred delivery, a study led by Dr Helen Lloyd at the University of Plymouth addresses the development of a new practical tool to support organisations and practitioners in delivering this new approach
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Manganese-based MRI contrast agent may be safer alternative to gadolinium-based agents ::::: A team of Massachusetts General Hospital researchers has developed a manganese-based magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent, a potential alternative to gadolinium-based agents, which carry significant health risks for some patients
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November/December 2017 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet ::::: November/December 2017 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet
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The rhetorical signature of Donald J. Trump ::::: Here we argue not simply that Trump's norm-shattering rhetoric deviates from that of his predecessors but also that his discursive patterns constitute a double-edged rhetorical identity or signature. This rhetorical signature both certified Trump's authenticity as a change candidate to a constituency eager for the disruption of politics as usual and now complicates his ability to govern in a polit
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Stem cells fail to alleviate peripheral artery disease ::::: CHICAGO --- A stem cell therapy did not improve walking ability in people with peripheral artery disease, although exercise did lead to significant improvements, according to the results of a new Northwestern Medicine clinical trial. The study, which will be published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), was led by Dr. Mary McDermott, the Jeremiah Stamler Professor
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With so much behind-the-scenes Samsung drama, NBC may make a TV series ::::: Enlarge / Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong didn't have a good year, and that may soon help inspire a new TV series. Bloomberg via Getty Images reader comments 0 Sleepy Hollow showrunner Albert Kim will work on an untitled family drama for NBC featuring a cast almost entirely of Asian actors, The Hollywood Reporter reported today. Even though no pilot order has been made yet, the announcement carries sig
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Save on a New PC, TV, or Rock Out to Amazon Music With These Deals ::::: With Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching, it's not a bad time to finally get that new TV or desktop PC you've wanted. When your family comes to stay over, they'll have no reason to complain that your TV set is too small or that your janky old Windows box is a slow piece of trash. Plus, we have a streaming music deal from Amazon that'll keep fresh tunes flowing for your festive ga
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GUIDE Sådan sikrer du dine internet-konti på 2 minutter ::::: Har du, eller nogen du kender, fået overtaget en Facebook- eller Gmail-konto af nettyve? Så ved du også, at det kan være så godt som umuligt at få kontoen tilbage igen. Heldigvis findes der en super simpel - og ganske gratis - løsning, der kan sikre, at det ikke sker. Det kaldes to-faktor-godkendelse, men bliver også kaldt to-trins-login, to-trins-bekræftelse og to-trins verifikation. Konceptet k
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10 tip til at undgå nettets identitetstyve ::::: kl. 18.31 “Det er meget vigtigt, du opdaterer dine oplysninger, hvis du ikke vil miste din konto. Klik her for at logge ind.” Er det en formulering, du er stødt på i en email, har du formentlig været udsat for et af de mest klassiske forsøg på identitetstyveri på nettet - det der også kaldes phishing. Ordet phishing dækker over, at nogen prøver at lokke dine personlige oplysninger ud af dig. Det
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Amazon's First Whole Foods Deal for Prime Members Is a Coupon With an FAQ ::::: Image: AP / Amazon When it acquired Whole Foods in August, Amazon said that Prime members would eventually get “special savings and in-store benefits” at the grocery stores, and the company just announced the first one: It’s for turkey! For Thanksgiving! A whole 20 percent off (non-organic) birds! If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, all you have to do is pull up a special coupon on Amazon’s websi
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Is There Any Way to Be an Ethical Moviegoer in the Post-Weinstein Era? ::::: Millions of Americans have, in recent weeks, discovered that their favorite movies and shows were made by men now accused of sexual assault or harassment. This presents a dilemma for those who would prefer to watch art by people who haven’t built their careers on the sexual exploitation of those around them. But how can moviegoers avoid supporting such institutions and individuals? Not easily. Ri
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Filling intercropping info gap ::::: In some parts of Africa, farmers intercrop sorghum -- a grain -- and peanuts. But they face a major information gap. There hasn't been much research on optimal levels of fertilizer use for intercropping sorghum and peanuts in these areas. A new study has filled this information gap. Researchers have developed a method to help farmers determine how much fertilizer to apply when intercropping.
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Russian military cites game screenshot as “evidence” of US ISIS support ::::: reader comments 0 Fig. 1: The now-deleted image used in Russian social media posts alleging US support of ISIS. Fig. 2: The uncropped source image from an online trailer for AC-130 Gunship Simulator . In now-deleted social media images, the Russian Ministry of Defense used what is almost certainly a screenshot from a mobile game as part of its supposed evidence that the United States military was
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Serious health risks associated with energy drinks ::::: A review of the advertised benefits, nutritional content and public health effects of energy drinks finds their advertised short-term benefits can be outweighed by serious health risks. The study also highlights the worrying trend of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. To curb this growing public health issue, policy makers should regulate sales and marketing towards children and adolescents and se
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Head injury does not worsen drinking behavior in heavy drinkers ::::: Head injury, which often damages brain regions overlapping with those involved in addictive behaviors, does not worsen drinking behavior in people with heavy alcohol use, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. The study also found that combining head injury with heavy alcohol use did not further alter the structure or function of the b
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Hunt for dark matter is narrowed by new University of Sussex research ::::: Results disprove existence of a type of light axion.
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Floating droplets ::::: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A drop or two of cold cream in hot coffee can go a long way toward improving one's morning. But what if the two liquids didn't mix? MIT scientists have now explained why under certain conditions a droplet of liquid should not coalesce with the liquid surface below. If the droplet is very cold, and the bath sufficiently hot, then the droplet should "levitate" on the bath's surf
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NASA measures Haikui's remnant rainfall over southern Vietnam ::::: The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided data on rainfall over Vietnam from the remnants of former Tropical Storm Haikui.
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After cooking, biofortified corn and eggs retain nutrient needed to prevent blindness ::::: Fortified and biofortified foods are at the forefront of efforts to combat vitamin A deficiency worldwide. But little is known about what influence processing may have on the retention of vitamin A precursors in these foods. Now in a study appearing in ACS Omega, scientists report that a high percentage of these healthful substances -- in some cases, almost all -- can survive cooking, depending on
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Wine 'legs' and minibot motors (video) ::::: As any wine enthusiast knows, the "legs" that run down a glass after a gentle swirl of vino can yield clues about alcohol content. Interestingly, the physical phenomenon that helps create these legs can be harnessed to propel tiny motors to carry out tasks on the surface of water. Scientists demonstrate the motors in a report in ACS' journal Langmuir . Miniature robots in water have been shown to
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Cell therapy improves heart function, upper limb strength in duchenne muscular dystrophy ::::: IMAGE: "This is the first trial to test cell therapy to treat heart disease in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, " said Ronald G. Victor, MD, associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart... view more Credit: Cedars-Sinai LOS ANGELES (Nov. 15, 2017) - After boys and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy received cardiac progenitor cell infusions, medical tests indicated tha
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Pine and poplar wood improve sunlight-driven water purification ::::: IMAGE: This is the solar steam device being tested in the Hu Lab. view more Credit: University of Maryland Engineers at the University of Maryland have found that porous types of wood from trees like poplar and pine can greatly increase the efficiency of water-to-steam conversion under sunlight. The findings, published November 15 in the journal Joule , could be used in a simple and
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Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination ::::: Modern solar cells, which use energy from light to generate electrons and holes that are then transported out of semiconducting materials, have existed for over 60 years. Little attention has been paid, however, to the promise of using light to drive the transport of oppositely charged protons and hydroxides obtained by dissociating water molecules. Researchers report such a design, which has prom
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Chimp study reveals how brain's structure shaped our evolution ::::: Chimpanzee brains may be more different from those of humans than was previously thought, according to new research that sheds light on our evolution.
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New light on pathogen cooperation ::::: New approaches are needed to control the spread of epidemic diseases, according to the developers of a new model of the way pathogens can 'cooperate'. Their study examined the ways two pathogens work together, finding that cooperativity between contagion processes is likely to make the spread of contagious infections more severe.
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Developing a new vaccination strategy against AIDS ::::: Infection researchers have tested a new vaccination strategy against the HIV-related simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in rhesus monkeys. For this, the researchers used a vaccine that consisted of two components.
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Study asks neurosurgeons: How old is too old to perform brain surgery? ::::: People sometimes joke that easy tasks are “not brain surgery.” But what happens when it actually is brain surgery? How old is too old to be a neurosurgeon? Most neurosurgeons disagreed with an absolute age cutoff, but half favored additional testing for neurosurgeons 65 and older.
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The First Man to Have His Genes Edited Inside His Body ::::: Updated at 12:37 pm On Monday, 44-year-old Brian Madeux spent three hours hooked up to an IV and made scientific history. The clear liquid that dripped into his arm set off a chain of events that is supposed to end with the precise insertion of a gene that Madeux has lacked since birth into the DNA of his liver cells. With that, he might be cured of Hunter syndrome , a genetic disorder that cause
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Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination ::::: Artist's rendition of bipolar-membrane design for ionic electricity generation. Credit: William White Modern solar cells, which use energy from light to generate electrons and holes that are then transported out of semiconducting materials and into external circuits for human use, have existed in one form or another for over 60 years. Little attention has been paid, however, to the promise of usi
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New Firefox Defaults to Google, Ends Friendship With Yahoo ::::: Image: Gizmodo Mozilla’s new Firefox Quantum browser launched on Wednesday, and there’s a lot to like about it. One change you might notice right away is that it now defaults to the Google search engine instead of Yahoo. Mozilla is framing this as doing the right thing for its users, but in reality, it may just be taking advantage of a really bad deal that Yahoo signed. Firefox Quantum is Mozilla
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How Asian nomadic herders built new Bronze Age cultures ::::: Nomadic herders living on western Asia’s hilly grasslands made a couple of big moves east and west around 5,000 years ago. These were not typical, back-and-forth treks from one seasonal grazing spot to another. These people blazed new trails. A technological revolution had transformed travel for ancient herders around that time. Of course they couldn’t make online hotel reservations. Trip planner
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Key to unlock blocked differentiation in microRNA-deficient embryonic stem cells ::::: Scientists have partly solved a long-unanswered basic question about stem cells -- why are pluripotent stem cells that have mutations to block the production of microRNAs unable to differentiate?
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How to keep cows happy ::::: New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down and not using dogs and electric prods can dramatically reduce the stress cattle experience.
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E-cigarettes are more likely to be used by alcohol drinkers and former cigarette smokers ::::: Electronic cigarettes are more frequently used by people who recently quit smoking and alcohol drinkers.
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Soft magnetic material characterizations get a harder look ::::: In motors, generators and similar electric machines, the electrical current that powers them generates magnetic fields that magnetize some of the metallic components.
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Doctors Cut Into Mom's Womb to Repair Baby's Spinal Cord Defect ::::: Father Romeo Crisostomo and mother Romeila Son sit with their healthy daughter, Eiko, who had surgery as a fetus to correct a spinal defect. Credit: The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Doctors in Canada performed a life-altering surgery on a fetus still developing inside its mother's womb to correct a spinal defect that would have led to spina bifida, according to news reports. Spina
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Water baths as good as bleach baths for treating eczema ::::: CHICAGO --- For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. But a new Northwestern Medicine study found no difference in the effectiveness of a bleach bath compared to regular water baths. In addition, bleach baths can cause stinging and burning of skin, and occasionally even trigger
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Amazon's recovery from forest losses limited by climate change ::::: Deforested areas of the Amazon Basin have a limited ability to grow new trees because of changes in climate, according to a study.
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Parent-supplied photos allow pediatric dermatology diagnoses with no office visit in most cases ::::: Using smartphone cameras, parents can reliably take high-quality photographs of their child's skin condition to send to a dermatologist for diagnosis. This finding suggests that direct-to-patient dermatology can accurately provide pediatric dermatology care.
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UTEP team advances in developing vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis ::::: IMAGE: This photo shows Katja Michael, Ph.D., Eva Iniguez, Rosa Maldonado, Ph.D., and Igor Almeida, Ph.D. view more Credit: J.R. Hernandez/UTEP Communications A research team at The University of Texas at El Paso is one step closer to developing an effective human vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis, a tropical disease found in Texas and Oklahoma, and affecting some U.S. troops stationed in
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Targeting cancer without destroying healthy T-cells ::::: A unique approach to targeting the abnormal T-cells that cause T-cell lymphomas could offer hope to patients with the aggressive and difficult-to-treat family of cancers, finds a study involving researchers from Cardiff University. The team of researchers, working with biopharmaceutical company Autolus Ltd, have discovered a method of targeting the cancer without destroying healthy T-cells, ess
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Editorial: Use big tobacco's Nov 26 corrective statements to reduce smoking ::::: IMAGE: On Nov. 26 tobacco companies must issue statements admitting that cigarette smoking kills. view more Credit: ATS Nov. 15, 2017--The court-ordered publication of "corrective statements" by major U.S. tobacco companies later this month should serve as a reminder that tobacco addiction remains a major health problem in the country and that Big Tobacco has a long history of marketing pra
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Top U.S. Officials Cancel Visits to Global Climate Talks ::::: BONN, Germany—The United States won't have its top two negotiators at the international climate conference here as the talks enter a crucial period in their final days. State Department Office of Global Change Director Trigg Talley had to leave the talks early this week due to a family emergency, and yesterday, the State Department announced that Undersecretary for Political Affairs Tom Shann
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Wednesday's Best Deals: Bowflex Weights, JBL Speakers, Calphalon Cookware, and More ::::: Check out deals on Bowflex adjustable weights , JBL waterproof Bluetooth speakers , a Calphalon cookware set , and many more. Praise the deal gods (and the Kinja product team), you can now jump between categories in this post using these links below. You’ll see the navigation controls at the top of each section. Jump To: Tech | Home | Lifestyle | Media | Gaming | More Deals Jump To: Home | Lifest
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African scientists get their own open-access publishing platform ::::: Africa’s academy of science has announced that it will launch an open-access publishing platform early next year — the first of its kind aimed exclusively at scientists on the continent. The platform, called AAS Open Research and announced by the Kenya-based African Academy of Sciences on 15 November, is being created with the London-based open-access publisher F1000, adopting the model of its F1
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Robert Mugabe's Inner Circle Implodes ::::: Robert Mugabe, the only head of state that Zimbabwe has ever known in its 37-year existence, is this morning under house arrest. Although the military insists this is not a coup, it has all the hallmarks of one: The army controls the television station and the airport, and have confined the president and his family to their mansion. Unconfirmed reports suggest that leaders of one faction of the Z
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Watch This Dancer Perform a Flawlessly Choreographed Routine With a Giant Robotic Arm ::::: GIF Taiwanese dancer Huang Yi also happens to be a talented engineer and inventor. The two disciplines don’t seem like they’d naturally go together, but Yi recently gave a TED Talk performance where he danced alongside a perfectly choreographed Kuka robotic arm that he programmed himself. Humans already work alongside robots in factories and other industrial settings, but this performance by Yi i
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Two-thirds of children with concussions not receiving medical follow-ups ::::: TORONTO, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - In a study that looked at data over a 10-year period, York University researchers, in collaboration with Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), found that more than two-thirds of youth and children with an acute concussion do not seek medical follow-up or clearance as recommended by current i
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Pulling iron out of waste printer toner ::::: Someday, left-over toner in discarded printer cartridges could have a second life as bridge or building components instead of as trash, wasting away in landfills and potentially harming the environment. One group reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that they have devised a method to recycle the residual powder in "empty" cartridges into iron using temperatures that are compatible w
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Chimp study reveals how brain's structure shaped our evolution ::::: The pattern of asymmetry in human brains could be a unique feature of our species and may hold the key to explaining how we first developed language ability, experts say. Findings are based on brain scans of humans and previously collected data from chimpanzees. They could help scientists understand how our brains evolved and why asymmetry is vital to human development. The study explores the phe
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Researchers take next step toward fusion energy ::::: IMAGE: In nanocomposite solids, materials made of stacks of thick metal layers, rather than making bubbles, helium forms long channels, resembling veins in living tissues. view more 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
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China Fires Up Next-Generation Neutron-Science Facility ::::: China is revving up its next-generation neutron generator and will soon start experiments there. That will lift the country into a select group of nations with facilities that produce intense neutron beams to study the structure of materials. The China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) in Dongguan, a 2.2-billion-yuan (US$331-million) centre, will allow the country’s growing pool of top-notch p
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Tech Illiteracy Will Get You Fired Long Before Automation Does ::::: Google has a vision for a world full of cheap and tiny smart devices—and it hopes its software will power them all. A couple of years back, Google launched an open-source machine learning software library called TensorFlow. It's since exploded in popularity,… Read more Google has a vision for a world full of cheap and tiny smart devices—and it hopes its software will power them all. A couple
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Developing Brains at High Risk from Early Alcohol Use ::::: Guest blog by Brenda Patoine Underage drinking is a significant public health problem in the United States. While rates of underage drinking have declined steadily in the past decade or so, the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that among US youth 12 to 20 years old surveyed about their alcohol use in the past 30 days, 20% reported drinking alcohol and 13% reported binge
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The Ignorance of Mocking Mormonism ::::: “What the Mormons do, seems to be excellent,” according to Charles Dickens’s 19th-century journal Household Words , “what they say, is mostly nonsense.” Since the days of Dickens, Mormons have been occasionally portrayed as virtuous despite their “strange” beliefs. Yet, those who study Mormonism closely often come to appreciate that distinct Latter-day Saint behavior is strongly tethered to disti
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Robert Mugabe: When a Leader Overstays His Welcome ::::: Robert Mugabe’s house arrest by Zimbabwe’s military effectively ends his unshaken 37-year grip on the country, whether or not the military technically restores him to office. Over the period of his rule, Mugabe established a legacy as a charismatic leader whose promise in the era after independence in 1980 was matched only by his lust for power and wealth, which turned what was once one of Africa
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How NASA engineers mourn the death of a spacecraft ::::: They called it a wake, but the loved one they had come to mourn wasn't a person. It was the Cassini spacecraft, the robotic explorer that had spent the last 13 years unlocking the mysteries of Saturn, its rings and its many moons. Soon after Cassini vaporized like a shooting star in the Saturnian sky, about 175 members of the mission's engineering team gathered in an airy banquet room at the La
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Tesla Acknowledges Alleged Racist Behavior At Company While Defending Elon Musk ::::: Image: Tesla On Monday, a Tesla worker filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that black employees were subjected to a “hotbed” of “racist behavior” at the company. The suit also quoted a May email from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who told employees, among other things, to “be thick-skinned.” Late Tuesday, Tesla fired back in a blog titled “Hotbed of Misinformation.” Among other things, the blog a
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New Planet on the Block May Be Habitable ::::: A newfound exoplanet may be one of the best bets to host alien life ever discovered—and it's right in Earth's backyard, cosmically speaking. Astronomers have spotted a roughly Earth-mass world circling the small, dim star Ross 128, which lies just 11 light-years from the sun . The planet, known as Ross 128b, may have surface temperatures amenable to life as we know it, the researchers announc
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Are multiple H-coils needed to accurately measure magnetic field strengths? ::::: Is more always better? Researchers sought to find out if that was the case for measuring magnetic field strengths. A new article examines whether a double H-coil method or a single H-coil method is a more accurate way to measure magnetic field strength.
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Heat-not-burn tobacco products may be 'not so hot' at protecting blood vessel function ::::: Heat-not-burn devices may eliminate users' exposure to tobacco smoke, but the vapor they produce has the same negative impact on blood vessel function as smoking, according to a preliminary animal study.
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People with certain blood types are at increased risk of heart attack during periods of pollution ::::: Individuals who have A, B, or AB blood types have an elevated risk of having a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, compared to those with the O blood type, according to new research.
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Shape-shifting agent targets harmful bacteria in the stomach ::::: A new shape-shifting polymer can target and kill Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the stomach without killing helpful bacteria in the gut. Such a treatment could improve the digestive health of billions of people worldwide who contract H. pylori infections. The antimicrobial agent morphs into a bacterial hole-puncher in the stomach's acidic environment and reverts to an amorphous, inactive structur
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Killer superbugs: Is the answer within our bodies' natural defenses? ::::: Researchers have discovered that treatment for the antibiotic resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within our bodies' natural defenses.
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Study in mice finds dietary levels of genistein may adversely affect female fertility ::::: A new study of mice raises concerns about the potential impact that long-term exposure to genistein prior to conception may have on fertility and pregnancy.
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Parents help shape how much pain preschoolers feel after vaccination ::::: New research has found that the amount of distress and pain felt by a preschooler during a vaccination is strongly related to how to their parents help them cope before and during an appointment.
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Defects in cell's 'waste disposal system' linked to Parkinson's ::::: Research points at a group of lysosomal storage disorder genes as potential major contributors to the onset and progression of Parkinson's disease.
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An atlas of the heart: Proteome of the human heart mapped for the first time ::::: A healthy heart beats about two billion times during a lifetime - thanks to the interplay of more than 10,000 proteins. Researchers have now determined which and how many proteins are present in each type of cardiac cell. In doing so, they compiled the first atlas of the healthy human heart, known as the cardiac proteome.
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How the military fights climate change | David Titley ::::: Military leaders have known for millennia that the time to prepare for a challenge is before it hits you, says scientist and retired US Navy officer David Titley. He takes us from the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria to the icy shores of Svalbard to show how the military approaches the threat of climate change, in a refreshingly practical, nonpartisan take on climate preparedness. "The ice doesn'
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Numenta publishes a new theory of how the brain transforms sensations into mental objects ::::: In 'A Theory of How Columns in the Neocortex Enable Learning the Structure of the World,' published in Frontiers in Neural Circuits, Numenta researchers propose a new theory for how the brain learns models of objects through movement. The paper introduces a missing ingredient to sensory input processing: a location signal relative to the object being sensed. An accompanying repository containing t
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NUS researchers identify potential mediator for social memory formation ::::: Singapore, 15 November 2017 - Research by a group of scientists at the Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS Medicine) have discovered that a tiny brain region plays a critical role in the formation of social memory and interaction. The hippocampus, a horseshoe-shaped brain region well known for its role in the formation of memory, also a
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Intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes can have adverse effects ::::: The common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality, finds a study by Cardiff University.
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Nanomaterials ::::: As LMU physicists demonstrate in a new study, the optical and photocatalytic properties of so-called carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the positions of nitrogen atoms introduced into their structure. Thanks to their unusual optical properties, carbon particles with diameters on the order of a few nanometers - so-called C-dots - show great promise for a wide range of technological
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FIREBIRD II and NASA mission locate whistling space electrons' origins ::::: IMAGE: The Van Allen Belts, shown in green in this illustration, are concentric doughnut-shaped belts filled with charged particles, trapped by Earth's magnetic field. view more Credit: Tony Phillips/NASA Scientists have long known that solar-energized particles trapped around the planet are sometimes scattered into Earth's upper atmosphere where they can contribute to beautiful auroral dis
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Off track: How storms will veer in a warmer world ::::: The dry, semi-arid regions are expanding into higher latitudes, and temperate, rainy regions are migrating poleward. In a paper that that was recently published in Nature Geoscience, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers provide new insight into this phenomenon by discovering that mid-latitude storms are steered further toward the poles in a warmer climate.
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Three-dimensional nanomagnets for the computer of tomorrow ::::: Since the late 60's electronic devices have stored and transmitted information (bits) in two-dimensional circuits. Now, researchers at the University of Cambridge have been able to break this barrier by creating a nanoscale magnetic circuit capable of moving information along the three dimensions of space. This breakthrough could lead to an important increase in storage and processing capacities o
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Developing a new vaccination strategy against AIDS ::::: According to the WHO, there are currently more than 36 million people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and a further 2.4 million become infected every year. Despite all the medical treatment success against the virus, an efficacious vaccine is of utmost importance. Infection researchers from the German Primate Center (DPZ) - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research have in coope
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Volatility surprises arise in removing excess hydrogen ::::: IMAGE: These are simulated crystal structures of virgin-DEB and T4H-DEB (chemically known as 1,4-distyrylbenzene, a trans-isomer of DEB intermediate product after the capture of first 4 atomic hydrogen with 2 CH... view more Credit: The simulation was performed by Hom Sharma. Artistic rendering of the image was done by Alexandria Holmberg Diaz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. WASHIN
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'MythBusters' Returns, with New Hosts and Sword-Swinging Robots ::::: Jon Lung and Brian Louden gleefully take up the "MythBusters" mantle as the show's new hosts. Credit: Courtesy of Science Channel "MythBusters," the long-running and much-beloved television show that delighted in using science and engineering to explode long-held urban legends and pop culture myths — sometimes literally — returns to TV screens with a bang. The new series debuts on the Scien
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FIREBIRD II and NASA mission locate whistling space electrons' origins ::::: The Van Allen Belts, shown in green in this illustration, are concentric doughnut-shaped belts filled with charged particles, trapped by Earth's magnetic field. Credit: Tony Phillips/NASA Scientists have long known that solar-energized particles trapped around the planet are sometimes scattered into Earth's upper atmosphere where they can contribute to beautiful auroral displays. Yet for decades,
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Researchers tune optical and photocatalytic properties of C-dots ::::: Cuvette with blue-luminescent carbon dots. Credit: S. Bhattacharyya As Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich physicists demonstrate in a new study, the optical and photocatalytic properties of so-called carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the positions of nitrogen atoms introduced into their structure. Thanks to their unusual optical properties, carbon particles with diameters on t
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It’s About to Get Way, Way Easier to Put AI Everywhere ::::: Google has a vision for a world full of cheap and tiny smart devices—and it hopes its software will power them all. A couple of years back, Google launched an open-source machine learning software library called TensorFlow. It's since exploded in popularity, to the point where it’s now used by the likes of Airbnb, eBay, Uber, Snapchat, and Dropbox to power their AI development. Its appeal is ob
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This kit could keep you alive in the wilderness ::::: This story was originally published on FieldandStream.com . You’re going to die someday, but not today—not if you have the Seventy2 survival system . That’s the promise Uncharted Supply Co. is making with its new go bag, which is designed to have enough supplies to keep a missing person alive for 72 hours in the wild. Their thinking is that since most lost persons are recovered within three days,
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Photomosaic technology finds order in chaos of coral reefs ::::: Scientists have created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef at Palmyra Atoll using advanced imaging and digitization technology.
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Children's exposure to secondhand smoke may be vastly underestimated by parents ::::: A new study suggests that parents who smoke mistakenly rely on their own physical senses to gauge the presence of tobacco smoke in the air.
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Shifting presence of North Atlantic right whales tracked with passive acoustics ::::: A new study confirms what marine mammal researchers have suspected for a while: right whales use nearly the entire eastern seaboard during the winter, and they move around a lot more than was previously thought. How long they spend in some areas of their range has also changed in recent years.
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Improving clinical trials with machine learning ::::: Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that would be missed entirely by conventional statistical tests, finds a new study.
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The Internet’s favorite car of 2018 is the Kia Stinger GT, and it’s good ::::: Enlarge / The 2018 Kia Stinger GT. Jonathan Gitlin reader comments 0 Every year there will be one or two new cars that generate a whole lot of buzz. Cars that generate hype . Cars that people who post on Internet forums salivate over. I'm not talking hand-built exotica with 600 horsepower and six-digit price tags; that kind of unobtanium might make for good desktop wallpaper or bedroom posters bu
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The Place Where All the Bigfoot Believers Unite ::::: A guide to the wildlife of northern California will invariably include black bears, mule deer, maybe some spotted owls. What won't you find? Sasquatches. These legendary, bipedal apes are—according to most scientists—mere folklore. But that doesn’t keep a tight-knit community of believers from fervently arguing they’re real. "They call themselves 'Bigfooters,'" says David Williams , who documente
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Model sheds new light on pathogen cooperation ::::: Credit: Institute of Physics New approaches are needed to control the spread of epidemic diseases, according to the developers of a new model of the way pathogens can 'cooperate'. Their study examined the ways two pathogens work together, finding that cooperativity between contagion processes is likely to make the spread of contagious infections more severe. Writing in the New Journal of Physics
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Amazon Employees Use Pikachu to Test Automated Grocery Store, Which Is a Weird Thing to Do ::::: GIF Image: Amazon / Gizmodo Amazon is still struggling to get its automated grocery store, Amazon Go , to function right. Who knew it would be so hard to build a brick-and-mortar store with sensors and gadgets instead of cashiers? But in a recent test of the company’s experimental Seattle store, some of Jeff Bezos’ employees got a little weird. They dressed up in Pikachu costumes to go shopping.
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A.I. Will Serve Humans—But Only About 1% of Them ::::: It doesn’t have to be this way, but for now it is: AI’s primary purpose is to maximize profits. For all of the predictions of its benefits to society, right now, that’s just window-dressing—a pie-in-the-sky vision of a world we don’t actually inhabit. While some like Elon Musk issue dire warnings against finding ourselves beneath the silicon thumbs of robot overlords, the fact is we’re already un
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In Earth's Backyard: Newfound Alien Planet May Be Good Bet for Life ::::: A newfound exoplanet may be one of the best bets to host alien life ever discovered — and it's right in Earth's backyard, cosmically speaking. Astronomers have spotted a roughly Earth-mass world circling the small, dim star Ross 128, which lies just 11 light-years from the sun . The planet, known as Ross 128b, may have surface temperatures amenable to life as we know it, the researchers
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Volatility surprises arise in removing excess hydrogen ::::: Simulated crystal structures of virgin-DEB and T4H-DEB (chemically known as 1,4-distyrylbenzene, a trans-isomer of DEB intermediate product after the capture of first 4 atomic hydrogen with 2 CH bonds on opposing sides of the carbon chain). The top left and top right structures correspond to side view and top view of virgin DEB, respectively. The middle right, bottom right and bottom left structu
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Model sheds new light on pathogen cooperation ::::: New approaches are needed to control the spread of epidemic diseases, according to the developers of a new model of the way pathogens can 'cooperate'. Their study examined the ways two pathogens work together, finding that cooperativity between contagion processes is likely to make the spread of contagious infections more severe. Writing in the New Journal of Physics , the researchers from Shaanx
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Children's exposure to secondhand smoke may be vastly underestimated by parents ::::: Four out of 10 children in the US are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to the American Heart Association. A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that parents who smoke mistakenly rely on their own physical senses to gauge the presence of tobacco smoke in the air. "This reliance on their own physical sensory perceptions leads to misconceptions of when and where children are exposed to toba
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Only the iPhone X Got Animoji, But Could It Work On Other iPhones? [Correction ::::: ] Image: Harrison Weber/Gizmodo The $1,000 iPhone X has the best tech Apple could put in a phone. It let the company remove Touch ID and replace it with a 3D sensor that shoots out thousands of little infrared dots so you can unlock your phone with your face. It’s also the tech behind Apple’s Animoji, the iMessage app that lets you make and share cute animated faces—or so we thought. The iPhone X u
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Styring ved hjælp af hjernebølger er rykket et stort skridt nærmere ::::: Med en ny metode har et forskerteam ved DTU fundet en genvej til at oplære systemer til at skabe bestemte hjernebølger, som kan bruges til f.eks. at styre en kørestol eller slukke lyset.
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Take a fantastic 3-D voyage through the brain with new immersive virtual reality system ::::: A new immersive virtual reality (VR) experience now offers a unique way to visualize and interact with large volumes of 3-D anatomical brain data. The system has applications in neurotechnology development, research and surgeon training.
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Generous people give in a heartbeat ::::: Altruistic people are said to be 'kind hearted' -- and new research shows that generous people really are more in touch with their own hearts. The study has found a possible physiological reason why some people are more charitable than others.
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Closest temperate world orbiting quiet star discovered ::::: A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the solar system by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood tha
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Gobbling your food may harm your waistline and heart ::::: People who eat slowly are less likely to become obese or develop metabolic syndrome, a cluster of heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk factors, according to preliminary research.
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Vitamin D linked with better live birth rates in women undergoing assisted reproduction ::::: Researchers are calling for a randomized clinical trial to be carried out to investigate the potential role of vitamin D supplementation in improving live birth rates following assisted reproduction treatment (ART). This follows a review and meta-analysis that shows a strong link between low vitamin D concentrations in women and lower live birth rates after ART compared to women who have the right
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A Cheerful Facade Can't Save Justice League ::::: Maybe Batman just needed to have a few friends around. Through the years, there have been so many movies about the caped hero lurking in his mansion and fighting crime—from the baroque silliness of Tim Burton’s films, to the overt cartoonishness of Joel Schumacher’s, to the thudding realism of Christopher Nolan’s. In Zack Snyder’s Justice League , the grumpy orphaned billionaire (Ben Affleck) get
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Watch NASA’s Mars 2020 Parachute Unfurl at Supersonic Speeds ::::: GIF Credit: NASA/JPL In preparation for NASA’s next robotic mission to Mars, the space station has performed a successful test of a special parachute that’s designed to withstand the intense speeds involved during an atmospheric descent. The test, called the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment, or ASPIRE, is a prelude to the real thing where NASA will use the supersonic pa
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Visual perception of summary statistics not following mathematical rules ::::: Cognitive psychologists of the Higher School of Economics have experimentally demonstrated that people are capable of estimating the mean size of visible objects and their approximate number simultaneously, showing for the first time that these two cognitive processes are independent of each other and do not follow the rules of mathematical statistics. The results of this experiment, published in
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Single men 'less likely' to participate in bowel screening ::::: IMAGE: This is Dr Elaine Douglas. view more Credit: University of Stirling Single men are significantly less likely to participate in bowel screening tests compared to those who live with a partner, according to a new University of Stirling study. The findings are among the first to emerge from a pioneering study, Healthy Ageing in Scotland (HAGIS), which has collated comprehensive data
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Counterfeits and product piracy can be prevented by security features, such as printed 3-D microstructures ::::: IMAGE: Counterfeits and product piracy can be prevented by security features, such as printed 3-D microstructures, on products or packagings. view more Credit: Photo: Frederik Mayer/KIT Security features are to protect bank notes, documents, and branded products against counterfeiting. Losses caused by product forgery and counterfeiting may be enormous. According to the German Engineering A
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Oncotarget: Researchers identify potential therapeutic target in aggressive breast cancer cells ::::: An especially aggressive breast cancer cell can respond to hormone therapy if they express a specific protein known as estrogen receptor beta, according to research published in Oncotarget.
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Direct evidence of the GC-NSF(a) hypothesis on creation of an entirely new gene/protein ::::: The hypothesis assumes that an entirely new gene is produced from the non-stop frame on the antisense strand of a GC-rich gene after gene duplication, followed by the accumulation of base substitutions to produce a mature novel GC-rich gene.
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Staff satisfaction affects company performance ::::: Companies with high levels of staff satisfaction perform better financially, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study examined the effect of staff satisfaction on corporate performance using employees' online reviews of where they work. Writing in the journal Economic Letters , the researchers from Norwich Business School say that firms rated highly by their c
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Scientists use photomosaic technology to find order in the chaos of coral reefs ::::: Coral reef researchers canvas a reef in Palmyra. The images taken will be stitched into a 3-D photo mosaic to further study and analyze the reef. Credit: Stefani Gordon In a study published recently in Coral Reefs , scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef at Palmyra Atoll, and made surprising discoveries
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There's more than one way to build a tree, 374m-year-old fossils reveal | Susannah Lydon ::::: In the world of knee-high land plants 400m years ago , the battle to grow tall was won by plants which found biomechanical solutions to fight gravity. Vascular plants had already evolved a plumbing system, allowing them to transport water, and the food produced by photosynthesis, around the plant. The water-conducting cells in the xylem – dead, hollow and stiffened by the polymer lignin – also af
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You Need to Deal With Your Digital Legacy Right Now ::::: It used to be that when someone died, their executor would follow a standard roadmap to settle their estate: clean out the house, go through the file cabinets, and file a tax return at the end of the year. Now this wasn’t exactly easy —handling the administration after a loved one’s death can be emotionally and logistically brutal—but at least everything you were dealing with was tangible . Nowad
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Intentional teaching makes the biggest impact on early childhood outcomes ::::: High quality preschool is one of the most effective means of preparing all children to succeed in school. This review of research indicates the need to expand our definitions of quality.
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Consuming nuts strengthens brainwave function ::::: A new study has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions.
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X-rays reveal biting truth about parrotfish teeth: Interwoven crystal structure key to coral-crunching ability ::::: A new study has revealed a chain mail-like woven microstructure that gives parrotfish teeth their remarkable ability to chomp on coral all day long - the structure could serve as a blueprint for designing ultra-durable synthetic materials.
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Electric trucks emerging but still have a long haul ::::: Electric trucks are having a moment in the spotlight, but they won't replace diesel-powered trucks in big numbers until they overcome costs and other limitations.
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Storing mine waste—safety is no accident UN finds ::::: Diagram of waste generation by economic activities and households. Credit: Kristina Thygesen A United Nations report just launched says mining companies can simply reduce environmental destruction and death by changing the way they store and manage mine waste. The report, by UN Environment and GRID-Arendal, calls for mining companies around the world to be bold and examine and change the way they
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How to keep cows happy ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain Corrals are used on livestock farms around the world to round up the animals when they need to be weighed or vaccinated. New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down and not using dogs and electric prods can dramatically reduce the stress cattle experience. Maria Lúcia Pereira Lima of the Instit
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How to Lower Your Blood Pressure ::::: It will be higher in the daytime than at night. For some people, blood pressure will be higher if it is taken in the presence of a doctor. That’s why the new guidelines say doctors should measure a patient’s blood pressure two or more times and on two or more occasions. The average of those measurements will give the doctor some idea whether your blood pressure is too high. So what happens then?
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Scripps scientists use photomosaic technology to find order in the chaos of coral reefs ::::: In a study published recently in Coral Reefs , scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef at Palmyra Atoll, and made surprising discoveries around coral spatial ecology. The scientists, led by graduate student Clinton Edwards, canvassed more than 17,000 square feet of reef, and 44,008 coral colonies, taking
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Staff satisfaction affects company performance ::::: Companies with high levels of staff satisfaction perform better financially, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study examined the effect of staff satisfaction on corporate performance using employees' online reviews of where they work. Writing in the journal Economic Letters, the researchers from Norwich Business School say that firms rated highly by their cu
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How to keep cows happy ::::: New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down and not using dogs and electric prods can dramatically reduce the stress cattle experience. Maria Lúcia Pereira Lima of the Instituto de Zootecnia Sertãozinho in Brazil is the lead author of this study in Springer's journal Tropical Animal Health and Production.
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Quality of care for older Texas patients with colon cancer on the rise, still room for improvement ::::: IMAGE: This is Hui Zhao, Ph.D. view more Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center HOUSTON -- Research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center finds adherence to surgical treatment guidelines has improved significantly among older Texas patients with colon cancer since 2001, while adherence to chemotherapy guidelines has remained largely unchanged. The study, published today in Can
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Disparities in exposure to toxins may drive higher diabetes rates in minorities ::::: Unequal exposure to environmental pollutants acting as endocrine-disrupting chemicals is an under-recognized risk factor that may play a key role in driving the higher rates of diabetes among minority and low-income populations, according to a new article in the journal Diabetes Care . Endocrine-disrupting chemicals interfere with the body's ability to produce or respond to hormones. Many of thes
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New Intergalactic Discovery Could Be Biggest Supernova Ever ::::: Image: Brian Monroe /NASA The Earth, the Sun, Andromeda galaxy, they’ve all been around for as long as you can remember and as long as humanity has been around. So when a new light suddenly shows up in the distance, it’s a weird occurrence. But a newly detected explosion could be one of the weirdest—and it’s not the only one. An international team of scientists is reporting a new kind of explosio
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Heavy metal found in meteoroids kills cancer cells ::::: Iridium—the world’s second densest metal—can kill cancer cells by filling them with a deadly version of oxygen, while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. “It’s certainly now time to try to make good medical use of the iridium delivered to us by an asteroid 66 million years ago!” First discovered in 1803, iridium gets its name comes from the Latin for “rainbow.” Hard, brittle, and yellow, the metal c
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Amazonian streams found teeming with fish species are lacking protection ::::: Hundreds of thousands of Amazonian streams are teeming with highly diverse populations of fish species, a new study reveals.
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'Left-handed' fish and asymmetrical brains ::::: Biologists have discovered the relationship between “handedness”, brain structure and genes in extremely specialized cichlid fish.
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Flower attracts insects by pretending to be a mushroom ::::: The mysterious flowers of Aspidistra elatior are found on the southern Japanese island of Kuroshima. Until recently, scientists thought that A. elatior had the most unusual pollination ecology among all flowering plants, being pollinated by slugs and amphipods. However, direct observation of their ecosystem has revealed that they are mainly pollinated by fungus gnats, probably thanks to their rese
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Tech Illiteracy Will Get You Fired Before Automation Does ::::: Why This New Quantum Computing Startup Has a Real Shot at Beating Its Competition A startup called Quantum Circuits plans to compete with the likes of IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Intel to bring quantum computing out of the lab and into the wider world. There’s one good reason to think it might be able to beat them all. That’s because… Read more A startup called Quantum Circuits plans to compete
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The Atlantic :::::
Poland and the Uncontrollable Fury of Europe's Far Right ::::: In Poland, last weekend’s independence day celebrations mutated into perhaps the ugliest international congregation of the extreme right seen in Europe in recent times. The grotesque procession of militant nationalists, white supremacists, and radical Islamophobes included Poland’s National-Radical Camp, the National Movement, and the All Polish Youth, as well as the deputy chairperson of Jobbik,
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Sød musik skal redde snorkeres parforhold ::::: Sover du ved siden af en, der storsnorker? Eller bor du tæt på en støjende vej? Så kan det være svært at få en ordentlig nats søvn. Det vil det amerikanske firma Bose, som i dag nok er bedst kendt for sine støjdæmpende høretelefoner, nu forsøge at lave om på. Firmaet har udviklet en såkaldt noise-masking sleepbud , der er tænkt til at have i ørene, mens du sover. En dims i øret med sød musik skal
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MariaDB coming to Azure, as Microsoft joins the MariaDB Foundation ::::: reader comments 23 NEW YORK CITY: On the first day of its Connect developer conference, Microsoft announced that it is joining the MariaDB Foundation, the group that oversees the development of the MariaDB database. Connect is Microsoft's other annual developer conference. The big conference, Build, takes place each spring and covers the breadth of Microsoft-related development, from Windows to A
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Visual Studio Live Share gives you pair programming without the shared keyboards ::::: With Live Share (here in Visual Studio Code) you can see what the other person is looking at, from the comfort of your own IDE. Microsoft reader comments 19 NEW YORK—Decades after introducing IntelliSense, the code completion and information features that transform Visual Studio into something more than just a text editor, Microsoft is introducing something that it claims is just as exciting: Liv
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Watch This Neural Network Generate an Infinite Number of Totally Unique Anime Characters ::::: GIF Last month Nvidia revealed its work on using competing neural networks to generate random, but convincing, photos of non-existent celebrities. A website called MakeGirlsMoe does almost the same thing, but instead of celebs, it churns out never-ending headshots of anime characters. Nvidia’s photo-realistic celebrities require a bit of graphical horsepower to generate, but if you head on over t
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Upgrade to Really Good Pots and Pans, Just In Time For Thanksgiving ::::: Calphalon Tri-Ply 13-Piece Cookware Set , $195 after $85 coupon Still using the $10 pots and pans you bought at Walmart freshman year of college? Do yourself a favor and upgrade to this complete tri-ply set from Calphalon for just $195 (after clipping the $85 coupon), an all-time low, and the first time we’ve seen it under $200. If you aren’t familiar with tri-ply cookware, it basically sandwiche
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'Leaf Wonder' In A World Of Changing Forests ::::: Denis Tangney Jr./Getty Images Denis Tangney Jr./Getty Images In Autumn, the receptors in our primate eyes revel in the red and gold of trees. Our ability to perceive red color is an oddity, one shared by our cousins the Old World monkeys and apes, but not by most other mammals. Evolution endowed our ancestors with an extra type of light-sensing cone cell that helped them see fruit and edible you
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Listening for gravitational waves using pulsars ::::: When galaxies collide, their central black holes tend to spiral toward each other, releasing gravitational waves in their cosmic dance. To explore this uncharted area of gravitational wave science, researchers look a natural experiment in the sky called a pulsar timing array. Pulsars are dense remnants of dead stars that regularly emit beams of radio waves, which is why some call them "cosmic ligh
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Cures and scientific breakthroughs happen through collaboration, new study confirms ::::: Basic research can lead to cures, drugs and other scientific breakthroughs through collaboration, confirms a new study in Heliyon. Understanding the extent of the collaboration that leads to breakthroughs could help research institutions plan and evaluate their own collaborative efforts.
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Tapeworm drug fights prostate cancer ::::: IMAGE: Karl-Henning Kalland's research group has done experiments with hundreds of drugs to fight cancer. view more Credit: Kim E. Andreassen Cancer researchers at the University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway have in the recent years experienced with hundreds of known drugs, to see how they influence cancer cells. Recently they found that a substance in medicine against parasites like Giardia a
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Study asks neurosurgeons: How old is too old to perform brain surgery? ::::: ROCHESTER, Minn. -- People sometimes joke that easy tasks are "not brain surgery." But what happens when it actually is brain surgery? How old is too old to be a neurosurgeon? In a new Mayo Clinic Proceedings study , most neurosurgeons disagreed with an absolute age cutoff, but half favored additional testing for neurosurgeons 65 and older. Some professions, including commercial pilots, FBI agent
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Flower attracts insects by pretending to be a mushroom ::::: IMAGE: Figure 2: This is an Aspidistra elatior flower blooming half-buried in the earth. view more Credit: Kobe University The mysterious flowers of Aspidistra elatior are found on the southern Japanese island of Kuroshima. Until recently, scientists thought that A. elatior has the most unusual pollination ecology among all flowering plants, being pollinated by slugs and amphipods. Ho
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Bigotry against indigenous people means we're missing a trick on climate change ::::: P rejudice against indigenous people is visible and ingrained in cultures everywhere, from US football team names (the Washington Redskins for example) to Hindu folk tales where the forest peoples are rakshasas , or demons. But it’s arguable that these prejudices also influence our science and policy. Take, for example, the specialised method of rotational farming used by many indigenous farmers
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Popular Science :::::
17 gadgets and apps to make your dumb car smarter ::::: You don't have to wait for self-driving cars to upgrade your experience behind the wheel. You don't even have to buy an expensive new luxury vehicle. Instead, add some 21st-century intelligence to your drive with a few smart gadgets and apps. These devices can log the miles you've driven, improve your parking, spot engine problems before they get serious, and more. Best of all, none of them will
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Our First Solid Evidence For What Climate Change Did to Hurricane Harvey ::::: Photo Courtesy MIT Hurricane Harvey appears to be just the beginning of what’s to come for Houston, and Texas as a whole. That’s according to a study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . The relationship between climate change and hurricanes is a tricky one. We know that, generally, storms are more intense when the air is warmer, and their impacts on co
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Shifting presence of North Atlantic right whales tracked with passive acoustics ::::: North Atlantic right whales photographed by the NEFSC aerial survey team in May 2016. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Tim Cole, NEFSC A new study confirms what marine mammal researchers have suspected for a while: right whales use nearly the entire eastern seaboard during the winter, and they move around a lot more than was previously thought. How long they spend in some areas of their range has also chan
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Chemical that ripens bananas has another big job ::::: Ethylene is one of the keys to maintaining a plant’s circadian rhythm, researchers find. Ethylene, known as the “aging hormone,” is best known for promoting fruit ripening, but it also has important roles in plant growth and responses to pathogens or other stresses. Plants release ethylene as a gas, which is why putting a yellow banana next to an avocado can help it ripen faster. “Ethylene gas is
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RUDN University scientists found a new cascade reaction ::::: IMAGE: These are the 1,5-diabicyclo [3.2.1]octanes obtained in this work view more Credit: Vitaly Osyanin Chemists from RUDN University have developed a new chemical reaction to synthesize a whole class of yet unexplored substances - diazabicyclo[3.2.1]octanes. These compounds drug development. The new goal is to confirm the biological activity of the substances obtained. The paper was publ
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Shifting presence of North Atlantic right whales tracked with passive acoustics ::::: A new study confirms what marine mammal researchers have suspected for a while: right whales use nearly the entire eastern seaboard during the winter, and they move around a lot more than was previously thought. How long they spend in some areas of their range has also changed in recent years. The findings, published in Nature Scientific Reports , were based on passive acoustic monitoring. Using
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Filling intercropping info gap ::::: Intercropping of sorghum and groundnut with three rows of groundnut between every two rows of sorghum in the Sahel of West Africa. Growing two crops together results in higher productivity compared with producing sole crops with less chance of complete crop failure. Credit: Charles Wortmann. Two crops or one? Sometimes, growing two crops simultaneously on the same piece of land - called intercrop
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Scientists team up on study to save endangered African Penguins ::::: The endangered African Penguin calls South Africa home. Credit: Renata Hurtado With less than 25,000 breeding pairs in existence today, it is an uphill battle for the African Penguin, which calls South Africa home. The 60 percent drop in their population since 2001 has put them on the endangered species list by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. In some South African colonies, th
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X-rays reveal the biting truth about parrotfish teeth: Interwoven crystal structure is key to coral-crunching ability ::::: So, you thought the fictional people-eating great white shark in the film "Jaws" had a powerful bite.
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Public—and researchers—skeptical to climate engineering ::::: Anders Hansson, Senior Lecturer at Linkoping University. Credit: Anna Nilsen/ Linkoping University What does the general public know about climate engineering, and what do they think about what they know? These were questions asked by researchers from Linköping University, together with researchers from Japan, the US and New Zealand. With the Paris Agreement, the countries of the world agreed tha
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Få en uforpligtende online snak med en potentiel arbejdsgiver ::::: Fra vores egen verden: Egentlig er du vældig godt tilfreds med dit arbejde og desuden er det umuligt at hive en dag ud af kalender for at gå på jobmesse. På den anden side kunne det være interessant at høre lidt om hvilke vilkår og opgaver, andre arbejdsgivere kan tilbyde dig. Hvis ovenstående signalementet passer på dig, så var det måske en idé at tage med på Mediehuset Ingeniørens (MI) online j
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New software can pinpoint hate groups' radicalization sites ::::: A UConn Stamford business professor has developed software that can comb the internet, including the dark web, and identify radical, violent content. Credit: Shutterstock Photo A fascinating trait of mass murderers and terrorists is that they often leave a lengthy manifesto detailing the impetus for their actions. Those diatribes are like gold to UConn operations and information management profes
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Hunt for dark matter is narrowed by new research ::::: Michał Rawlik of ETH Zürich and Nicholas Ayres of Sussex Uni. Credit: University of Sussex Scientists at the University of Sussex have disproved the existence of a specific type of axion - an important candidate 'dark matter' particle - across a wide range of its possible masses. The data were collected by an international consortium, the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment (nEDM) Collaboration, whose
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Data mining approach reveals collaborations are the key for pharmaceutical breakthroughs ::::: The above image, Fig. 2 from the paper, was generated using Cytoscape, an Open Source tool funded by the US National Institute of Health (NIH). Credit: Elsevier Basic research can lead to cures, drugs and other scientific breakthroughs through collaboration, confirms a new study in Heliyon ( www.heliyon.com/ ). Understanding the extent of the collaboration that leads to breakthroughs could help r
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Three-dimensional nanomagnets for the computer of tomorrow ::::: Fabrication process of the new 3D nanomagnets: Using a gas injector and an electron microscope a scaffold is 3D printed onto a Silicon substrate (steps 1 and 2). Magnetic material is deposited over the whole ensemble (green, step 3). Magnetic information is then read from the substrate and the nanostructure independently by using a laser (red, step 4). Credit: Dédalo Sanz-Hernández Since the late
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3-D microprinting—security for products, passports, and money ::::: Counterfeits and product piracy can be prevented by security features, such as printed 3D microstructures, on products or packagings. Credit: Frederik Mayer/KIT Security features are to protect bank notes, documents, and branded products against counterfeiting. Losses caused by product forgery and counterfeiting may be enormous. According to the German Engineering Association, the damage caused i
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Making road traffic greener by boosting car-sharing and improving road quality ::::: Credit: Shutterstock Uneven road surfaces cause breaking and variable speeds both of which increase emissions, while low car occupancy rates mean duplicated journeys. An EU project is combining data from trip-sharing communities and phone sensors for feedback on road quality to make road travel greener. Passenger cars account for 73.7 percent of total intra-EU passenger transport, with an average
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The good news about plastic waste ::::: Credit: vchal/Shutterstock.com Waste plastics contaminate our food, water and air. Many are calling for a global ban on single-use plastics because throwing them "away" often means into our river systems and then into the world's oceans . Take the UK's single-use plastic bottles: it's estimated that 35m are used – and discarded – each day, but only 19m are recycled. The 16m bottles that aren't re
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Why chemo is so good at stopping testicular cancer ::::: Researchers have wondered why testicular cancer is so responsive to chemotherapy, even after it metastasizes. Now they have an answer. The key to this success appears to lie in the cancer’s stem cells, which are more sensitive to chemotherapy than stem cells found in other types of cancer. Scientists say defining why testicular cancers are so susceptible to chemotherapy could eventually provide i
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RUDN University chemists suggest a new way to synthesize steroid analogs ::::: IMAGE: This is a intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction discussed in the research view more Credit: FedorZubkov Scientists from RUDN University and the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv have found a way to produce aromatic rings in organic compounds in three stages. These stages proceed successively in one-pot conditions and at room temperature. Now analogues of hormones, steroids, some
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Public -- and researchers -- skeptical to climate engineering ::::: IMAGE: This is Anders Hansson, Senior Lecturer at Linkoping University. view more Credit: Anna Nilsen/ Linkoping University What does the general public know about climate engineering, and what do they think about what they know? These were questions asked by researchers from Linköping University, together with researchers from Japan, the US and New Zealand. With the Paris Agreement, the
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'Left-handed' fish and asymmetrical brains ::::: IMAGE: These are cichlids of the Perissodus microlepis species endemic to Lake Tanganyika in Africa. view more Credit: University of Konstanz To humans, being right-handed or left-handed plays an important role. The majority favours the right side of their bodies, while only about three per cent of people innately use both hands equally well. Preferring one side of the body over another
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Scientists team up on study to save endangered African penguins ::::: With less than 25,000 breeding pairs in existence today, it is an uphill battle for the African Penguin, which calls South Africa home. The 60 percent drop in their population since 2001 has put them on the endangered species list by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. In some South African colonies, the drop in population has been as high as 80 percent. Competition with fisheries
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Filling intercropping info gap ::::: IMAGE: Intercropping of sorghum and groundnut with three rows of groundnut between every two rows of sorghum in the Sahel of West Africa. Growing two crops together results in higher productivity... view more Credit: Charles Wortmann. Two crops or one? Sometimes, growing two crops simultaneously on the same piece of land - called intercropping - can benefit farmers. But it needs careful
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X-rays reveal the biting truth about parrotfish teeth ::::: So, you thought the fictional people-eating great white shark in the film "Jaws" had a powerful bite. But don't overlook the mighty mouth of the parrotfish - its hardy teeth allow it to chomp on coral all day long, ultimately chewing and grinding it up through digestion into fine sand. That's right: Its "beak" creates beaches. A single parrotfish can produce hundreds of pounds of sand each year.
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Have scientists found a secret chord for happy songs? ::::: In the BBC radio comedy show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, panellists are sometimes asked to sing "one song to the tune of another". Hilarious results ensue when the words of one song fit the rhythm and metre of the other but they have completely different sentiments: Jabberwocky and Jerusalem, for example. The game works because audiences recognise the disconnect between the sentiment of the lyrics
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Can we really halt the coral reef catastrophe? ::::: A vanishing world. Credit: BBC The third episode of the BBC's Blue Planet II spectacularly described a series of fascinating interactions between species on some of the most pristine reefs in the world. These reefs, analogous to bustling cities, are powered by sunlight, and provide space and services for a wealth of marine life. Competition is rife, as exemplified by the ferocious jaws of the met
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Astronomers find an Earth-size world just 11 light years away ::::: Enlarge / Artist’s impression of the planet Ross 128 b. ESO reader comments 27 Astronomers have discovered a planet 35 percent more massive than Earth in orbit around a red dwarf star just 11 light years from the Sun. The planet, Ross 128 b, likely exists at the edge of the small, relatively faint star's habitable zone even though it is 20 times closer to its star than the Earth is to the Sun. Th
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For the First Time, Gene Editing Is Taking Place Inside the Human Body ::::: Why This New Quantum Computing Startup Has a Real Shot at Beating Its Competition A startup called Quantum Circuits plans to compete with the likes of IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Intel to bring quantum computing out of the lab and into the wider world. There’s one good reason to think it might be able to beat them all. That’s because… Read more A startup called Quantum Circuits plans to compete
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Man Receives First In Vivo Gene-Editing Therapy ::::: The 44-year-old patient has Hunter syndrome, which doctors hope to treat using zinc finger nucleases.
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The Next Generation of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation ::::: New techniques for activating or suppressing neural activity by zapping the skull's surface allow researchers to target smaller and deeper areas of the brain.
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How Driverless Cars Will Change the Feel of Cities ::::: It’s 6 p.m. in Tempe, Arizona and pitch-black outside. I’m standing in the middle of a five-lane thoroughfare, among a group of people too numerous for the narrow median. We got trapped here after a brigade of left-turning cars preempted our passage—that’s a thing that happens in cities like this one, designed for automobiles over pedestrians. An SUV pulls up as we cower inches away, waiting for
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Man-made fibres and plastic found in the deepest living organisms ::::: Credit: Newcastle University A study, led by Newcastle University's Dr Alan Jamieson, has uncovered evidence that not only have plastics now reached the deepest chasms of our oceans but they are being ingested by the animals that live there. Revealing their findings today as part of Sky Ocean Rescue - a campaign to raise awareness of how plastics and pollution are affecting our seas - the team te
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12 Useful Web Tools You Didn't Know About ::::: Image: Firefox Google isn’t the only company creating useful apps for the web. There are plenty of great online resources not made in Mountain view, provided you know where to look. Here are 12 of our favorite online apps and websites that are worth collecting in your browser’s bookmarks, ready to go at a moment’s notice, to convert files, enhance photos, make GIFs, pick colors, transfer document
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One big wire change from 1997 still helping chips achieve tiny scale ::::: Credit: IBM The IT state-of-the-art 20 years ago was rapidly ending, and we – and I mean everyone in the industry that made a device with a chip inside of it – needed something new to keep up with the demand for ever-faster, better electronics. These were the days of laptops with 233 MHz speeds, and Deep Blue was exploring a mere 200 million possible chess positions per second. Without one elemen
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First detailed simulation of 2004 megathrust earthquake ::::: Under Sumatra, the oceanic tectonic plate is descending below the continental plate. The complex geological structure of the layers of rock, combined with the splay faults, results in highly complicated rupture processes during an earthquake. Credit: Gabriel/Bader Scientists in Munich have completed the first detailed simulation of the Sumatra earthquake that triggered a devastating tsunami on th
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Microscopic structures for vibration-resistant plugs ::::: Various surface structures can be created with laser beams. Credit: Vienna University of Technology Everyone has probably had a problem with loose contacts at some point. Electronic equipment malfunctioning is often caused by poor plug connections. In particular in the automotive industry, where electronics are increasingly being used, the quality of plug contacts plays a pivotal role – and this
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Dangers of mine waste highlighted in U.N. report ::::: A new United Nations (U.N.) Environment report that calls for international action to make the storage of mine waste more secure, has been lead-edited by a Murdoch University researcher. Charles Roche from the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability also contributed to the report , which highlights several recent mining waste disasters resulting in dozens of deaths and long-lasting
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The challenge of estimating Alaska's soil carbon stocks ::::: Opening a pit to observe and sample the soil profile of the rim and trough in a low-centered ice-wedge polygon on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska. Credit: Julie Jastrow, Argonne National Laboratory Predicting how carbon in the soil changes when permafrost changes isn't easy. Alaska's diverse terrain makes it difficult to optimize the placement of data-gathering sites. Researchers used a geospa
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Jason Momoa Confirms an Intriguing Link Between Aquaman's Justice League Backstory and Man of Steel ::::: Supergirl casts a member of a cosmic DC race. Poe Dameron goes drifting in a new Last Jedi TV spot. You’re getting a little less Orville than expected this season. Plus, the first look at Rampage , more Happy! clips, and gruesome new Gotham footage. Behold, spoilers! Justice League Jason Momoa confirms that part of Aquaman’s backstory is that he rescued Superman from drowning in Man of Steel duri
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Visiting the doctor for low back pain? Expect something different now... ::::: If you visit your family doctor with low back pain (LBP), you may be surprised at the treatment options they suggest now. Recent changes to major international guidelines for the management of LBP mean that general practitioners (GP) are now unlikely to recommend pain medicines which were previously the go-to treatment. Instead of pain medicines, GPs might suggest non-medicinal approaches includin
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Scientific American Content: Global :::::
Bacteria Gang Together in Killer Biofilms, but Scientists Can Disrupt Gang Communications ::::: Bacteria Gang Together in Killer Biofilms, but Scientists Can Disrupt Gang Communications Biofilms—3-D mats of bacteria—kill as many people as cancer does and fight off antibiotics. Now scientists are turning biofilms' own weapons against them I love Yellowstone National Park. This is a preview. Make a selection below to access this issue.Already have access? Sign in . More in the November 2017 i
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New Weapons in Humanity's War on Mosquitoes ::::: Mosquitoes are not just a nuisance—they spread devastating diseases, including malaria and Zika virus, which have triggered global health crises. In 2015 alone, malaria struck about 212 million people and killed an estimated 429,000, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Wealthy nations such as the U.S. have effective mosquito-control measures in place, but many developing countries cannot affo
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Spain awarded 1.6 bln euros over Prestige oil spill ::::: The Prestige tanker ran into trouble in rough seas in November 2002. Six days later, damaged and adrift, it broke in two and sank off the coast of Galicia A court awarded the Spanish state 1.6 billion euros ($1.9 billion) in damages on Wednesday over the 2002 Prestige oil spill, one of Europe's worst environmental disasters. The court in the northwestern Spanish city of A Coruna also said the reg
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Trump pullout from climate pact means even hotter world: study ::::: If the US abandons its goals, temperatures will rise by 3.2 C by the end of the century US President Donald Trump's pullout from the Paris Agreement will push up global temperatures nearly half a degree Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100, according to a report released Wednesday at UN climate talks in Bonn. If all countries—including the United States—honour carbon-cutting pledges under the
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Intentional teaching makes the biggest impact on early childhood outcomes ::::: Effective learning opportunities often include some whole group instruction and more time in small groups, learning centers, and computer work. Credit: Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute photo archives. A comprehensive review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests that the instructional practices of preschool teachers have the largest imp
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The effect of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's dry forests ::::: Caribbean tropical forests are subject to hurricane impacts of great variability. In addition to natural storm incongruity, climate change can alter storm formation, duration, frequency, and intensity. Scientists assessed the impacts of storms of different intensities and frequencies on tropical dry forests. This is the first attempt to model hurricane effects for dry forests in Puerto Rico—a uniq
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Ny jernbaneskandale under udvikling: Signaludskiftning først færdig i 2030 ::::: Danmarks største jernbaneprojekt bliver forsinket med yderligere syv år og ramt af ekstraregning på yderligere 2,8 milliarder kroner.
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Researchers report novel collision-based computing technique ::::: Researchers have published a paper that demonstrations the first laboratory experiment to use liquid marbles to create collision-based computation in research.
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How the speed of foliage decomposition influences carbon levels ::::: Detailed shot of a soil horizon studied to examine litter decay. Credit: John Bryan Curtis In one of the few such studies, scientists examined how dead leaves, roots, and other plant litter decay over a decade. The team used stable isotope labels to trace plant litter-derived carbon and nitrogen as the litter decomposed and formed soil, specifically the fraction of soil called organic matter, whi
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'Left-handed' fish and asymmetrical brains ::::: Cichlids of the Perissodus microlepis species endemic to Lake Tanganyika in Africa. Credit: University of Konstanz To humans, being right-handed or left-handed plays an important role. The majority of people are right-handed, while only about 3 percent of people innately use both hands equally well. Preferring one side of the body over another is not unique to humans: the phenomenon occurs in the
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Researchers observe positive trend in global ozone recovery ::::: Negative ozone trends in the upper stratosphere before 1997 (a) and positive trends after 1997 are observed (B). Shaded areas show regions where the trends are statistically significant. Credit: FMI Climate scientists studying three decades of ozone measurements from seven satellites see a positive trend in global recovery thanks to international efforts to curb ozone-depleting substances. The pa
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Bookmaker: EMA til Danmark giver pengene 11 gange igen ::::: Anerkendt bookmaker vurderer, at Milano, Bratislava og Lille er de mest sandsynlige vindere af værtskabet for Det Europæiske Lægemiddelagentur, EMA.
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Subsidizing coal and nuclear power could drive customers off the grid ::::: Solar home designed by University of Maryland students for the Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon. Credit: DOE Solar Decathlon Within the next month, energy watchers expect the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to act on an order from Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would create new pricing rules for certain power plants that can store fuel on site to support grid resilience. This in
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Supercomputer simulates dynamic magnetic fields of Jupiter, Earth, Sun ::::: As the Juno space probe approached Jupiter in June last year, researchers with the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics' Dynamo Working Group were starting to run simulations of the giant planet's magnetic field on one of the world's fastest computers. While the timing was coincidental, the supercomputer modeling should help scientists interpret the data from Juno, and vice versa. "Even w
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Flower attracts insects by pretending to be a mushroom ::::: Figure 1: The forest floor of Kuroshima covered in Aspidistra elatior plants . Credit: Kobe University The mysterious flowers of Aspidistra elatior are found on the southern Japanese island of Kuroshima. Until recently, scientists thought that A. elatior has the most unusual pollination ecology among all flowering plants, being pollinated by slugs and amphipods. However, direct observation of the
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Chimps found to use arm and mouth expressions to convey distance ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers working at the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University has found evidence that chimps are able to use gestures to convey distance to a person. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters , the group describes experiments they carried out with chimps in a confined location, what they found and what their findings m
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Futurity.org :::::
This protein is behind heart-scarring fibrosis ::::: A protein known as interleukin 11 (IL11) is responsible for fibrosis and causes organ damage, new research suggests. Another protein, known as transforming growth factor beta 12 (“TGFB1”), has long been known to be the major cause of fibrosis and scarring of body organs, but treatments based around switching off the protein have severe side effects. “The discovery that IL11 is a critical fibrotic
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Mutated frog gene repels predators ::::: Andrés Posso-Terranova’s quest was to find evolutionary secrets of Colombian dart frogs. Credit: University of Saskatchewan Post-doctoral researcher Andrés Posso-Terranova and his former supervisor José Andrés have found evidence that a single gene called MC1R controls the deep black color on the skin of these poisonous frogs. The researchers have found that the disruption of the gene is responsi
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Spare parts go digital—a boost for the industrial spare parts business ::::: Credit: Aalto University Currently, 5 percent of spare parts could be stored in digital warehouses. This would make parts more quickly and easily available, while creating considerable cost savings. Digitalisation will also enable individual customisation and an increase in the intelligence of parts. A two-year project involving companies, and led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and
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Hope for dogs with most common cardiorespiratory disease ::::: Dr Uechi and Dr Niek Beijerink prepare Prince for the surgery. Credit: University of Sydney Open-heart surgery to address the most common cardiorespiratory disease in dogs has been performed for the first time in Australia, at the University of Sydney's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Every year mitral valve disease (MVD) kills thousands of dogs in Australia, and millions worldwide. There is no cur
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Aarhus får sin første professor i sundhedsfremme ::::: Med ansættelsen af Helle Terkildsen Maindal som professor i sundhedsfremme satser Aarhus Universitet på at skabe forandring og bedre vilkår for sundhed.
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Facebook wants your nude photos to prevent 'revenge porn' – here's why you should be sceptical ::::: Credit: Shutterstock Facebook's latest attempt to tackle the non-consensual sharing of sexual pictures (often known as "revenge porn") appeared so wrong-headed that at first it seemed like a joke. But the social network has made clear its system of asking users to send in explicit images that they don't want to appear on the site is a real pilot programme being tested in Australia. Facebook's mot
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Intentional teaching makes the biggest impact on early childhood outcomes ::::: IMAGE: Effective learning opportunities often include some whole group instruction and more time in small groups, learning centers, and computer work. view more Credit: Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute photo archives. A comprehensive review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests that the instructional practices of preschool teache
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Take a fantastic 3-D voyage through the brain with new immersive virtual reality system ::::: A new immersive virtual reality (VR) experience now offers a unique way to visualize and interact with large volumes of 3-D anatomical brain data. The system, developed by researchers from the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering and the University of Geneva, has applications in neurotechnology development, research and surgeon training. A poster describing the system will be presented on Wedn
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Tesla's Electric Truck Is Coming—And So Are Everyone Else's ::::: On Thursday, Elon Musk will unveil Tesla's latest creation: a semi truck. Not as sexy as an affordable electric car, perhaps, but an electric truck will have more impact on Musk's larger mission, which is to make the world's transportation infrastructure more sustainable. It sounds ludicrous at first. Tesla may have done a good job proving that electric cars can be fast and fun, but even the long
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15 Gifts for Apple Fans, iPhone and Mac Accessories ::::: Kayla LaCour Women Engineers On the Rampant Sexism of Silicon Valley echo esc_html( wired_get_the_byline_name( $related_video ) ); ?>
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Hæstorp: Stop for sponsoreret efteruddannelse duer ikke i Hovedstaden ::::: Region Hovedstaden bør tage imod industriens vilje til at bidrage til lægers efteruddannelse med åbne arme. Armslængden kan sikres ved at kræve, at det er regionen frem for lægerne, der modtager pengene.
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Five new jobs for humans if robots take over the world ::::: By now you've probably heard how robots are going to take over our jobs. And how this will leave future generations with plenty of time on their hands to take up hobbies and pursue creative interests. All while our robot friends spend their days doing the lion's share of the work needed to make the world run.
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Chimps can gesticulate with the best of them ::::: Pointing seems pretty basic. You’ve probably been doing it since you were a baby . But not every animal is as gesturally gifted as you. Just look at cats : you can point at a bird all you want, but the cat’s not going to look if it hasn’t already noticed its potential prey. And that’s not just because felines are ornery creatures that want to prove they’re too good for us. It’s because gestures l
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Pioneers Of High-Quality Near Beer Are Banking On Non-Drinking Binges ::::: One near-beer pioneer is Heineken, which launched alcohol-free Heineken 0.0 this summer in Europe and Israel. Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty Images One near-beer pioneer is Heineken, which launched alcohol-free Heineken 0.0 this summer in Europe and Israel. Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty Images Jeff Stevens decided to give up alcohol when he was 24. He
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The Atlantic :::::
The Case Against Hating This Headline ::::: The case for trailer parks ? They’re a cheap, energy-efficient path to homeownership. The case for Facebook ’s success? It has nothing to do with MySpace. For pickled onions ? Well, they’re delicious. Over the years, The Atlantic ’s writers have argued the merits of things and ideas both silly and serious—and also made the case against things, like performance reviews , breastfeeding , and Modest
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Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change ::::: There’s a wrinkle in how the United States talks about climate change in 2017, a tension fundamental to the issue’s politics but widely ignored. On one hand, Democrats are the party of climate change. Since the 1990s, as public belief in global warming has become strongly polarized, the Democratic Party has emerged as the advocate of more aggressive climate action. The most recent Democratic pres
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Researchers explore how atoms align in magnetic materials ::::: The atoms inside materials are not always perfectly ordered, as usually depicted in models. In magnetic, ferroelectric (or showing electric polarity) and alloy materials, there is competition between random arrangement of the atoms and their desire to align in a perfect pattern. The change between these two states, called a phase transition, happens at a specific temperature.
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Moving from protecting health to protecting the environment ::::: Disposing of nuclear weapons production waste is important to national security. Knowing how technetium and other isotopes behave at subsurface storage sites is vital. Previous studies of radionuclide mobility have been limited to after-the-fact destructive sampling of the soil. This study adapted two well-known medical imaging techniques to perform non-destructive analysis. SPECT (single-photon e
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Scientist calls on public to help 'unlock' genes of threatened bat species ::::: The endangered barbastelle bat. Credit: Antton Alberdi A University of Southampton scientist is calling on the public's help in her bid to unlock the genetic secrets of an endangered bat species. Dr Orly Razgour is championing the barbastelle bat as part of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's 25 Genomes project, a scheme to 'map' the genes of 25 UK species to mark the research organisation's 25
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Science | The Guardian :::::
Tomorrow's technology: from asteroid mining to programmable matter – Science Weekly podcast ::::: Ian Sample looks to the future and asks what might the technologies of tomorrow look like? And how might they change our world? Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter In 1974, science fiction writer and futurist Arthur C Clarke went on Australian television and was asked to predict the future. He came up w
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Stretching to perfection of 2-D semiconductors ::::: Semiconducting films are grown on different substrates at high temperatures and then rapidly cooled to induce deformation. This process can be used to controllably modify the films’ electronic properties. If the substrate (blue) contracts the same as the semiconductor film, then the material is not stretched or compressed (referred to as having “no strain”). When the substrate (green) contracts m
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Simple is beautiful in quantum computing ::::: Quantum computers use electron spin orientation at a defect site in diamond to store information. The electron spin can be up (+1), down (-1), or anything in between. The spin (left, red arrow) is represented as a vector on a sphere. To change the spin from Position 1 to 2 normally requires two separate optical pulses. However, here a particular single pulse has accomplished the same electronic t
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The Guardian's Science Weekly :::::
Tomorrow's technology: from asteroid mining to programmable matter – Science Weekly podcast ::::: Ian Sample looks to the future and asks what might the technologies of tomorrow look like? And how might they change our world?
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Futurity.org :::::
Diabetes during pregnancy ups future risk for mom—and dad ::::: If women have diabetes, high blood pressure, or both during pregnancy, they have a higher risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease later in life, researchers report. The study doesn’t end with the mother’s risks. The father’s risks also rise if the mother has one gestational condition and rises even higher if she has both. “Knowing this will allow physicians to identify
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VIDEO: Her giver trafikminister virkeligheden skylden for problemer med signalprogram ::::: Efter fem måneders granskning ligger rapporten om den landsdækkende signaludskiftning fra konsulenthuset Deloitte nu klar. Folketingets transportpolitikere mødes i dag i Transport-, Bygnings- og Boligministeriet for at få forelagt resultaterne, og politikerne er forberedt på dårligt nyt. Transportminister Ole Birk Olesen (LA) har allerede i slutningen af november oplyst udvalget om, at afrapporte
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How the technology behind virtual currencies can build global health equity ::::: Around the globe, a staggering $455 billion intended for health care is lost every year to fraud or misuse. Much of this abuse occurs in developing countries, where the loss of funds can have devastating consequences for health and development.
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Monoterpene measures how certain forests respond to heat stress ::::: Monoterpenes are released in nature and have orders of magnitude differences in their biological activities and chemical reactivities. In tropical forests, these chemicals could be an indicator of plant’s response at a cellular and ecosystem level to elevated temperatures. Credit: US Department of Energy In the tropics, forests consume large amounts of carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Eleva
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Flertallet af Region Sjællands praksiskonsulenter er opsagt ::::: Tre ud af fire praksiskonsulenter er blevet opsagt i Region Sjælland, oplyser PLO Sjælland. Det skyldes ændringer i konsulenternes kontrakter.
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Praksiskonsulent: »Der har aldrig været så meget brug for os som nu« ::::: Det er trist, at Region Sjælland ikke har været mere lydhør over for PLO i processen omkring praksiskonsulenternes ændrede kontrakter, mener tidligere praksiskonsulent.
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Bowflex's Insanely Popular Adjustable Dumbbells Are Cheaper Than They've Been In Months ::::: Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair) , $220 Thousands of our readers have bought Bowflex’s adjustable SelectTech dumbbells , and you can put them in your own home gym today for $220, the best price since Amazon and Walmart got into a bizarre automated price war earlier in the year. That’s a decent chunk of change, but they barely take up any space, each dumbbell can go up to 52.5 pounds
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Alloys from the laser printer ::::: These small sized samples are made out of oxide dispersion strengthened titanium aluminides and have been made as part of the PhD-work. Credit: Empa In the future, new designer alloys for aerospace applications can be manufactured using the 3-D laser melting process (Additive Manufacturing). Pioneering work in this field was provided by Empa researcher Christoph Kenel, who works today at Northwes
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California's progressive policies don't hurt jobs, economy, study finds ::::: Research from UC Berkeley's Center for Labor Research and Education measuring the impacts of numerous progressive California policies enacted over the last six years finds no negative effects on employment and economic growth. This is despite conservative critics' predictions that policies addressing workers' rights, environmental issues, safety net programs and taxes would hurt jobs and the econ
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Puerto Rico struggles to assess hurricane’s health effects ::::: Mario Tama/Getty Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico in mid-September, disrupted water supplies in some areas. Nightfall sets a hard deadline for a team of public-health researchers in Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria hit on 20 September, leaving large swathes of the island without a reliable power supply, the scientists have rushed home each night to avoid being in the streets after dark. M
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Exploring the environmental impact of conflict ::::: A multi-disciplinary team of academics, led by the University of Bristol, is investigating the long-term environmental and social impact of conflict in dryland environments.
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Study sheds new light on krill larvae survival ::::: Sea ice plays an essential role in protecting krill larvae from predation. Credit: Ulrich Freier @ AWI An international study involving British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists has shed light on how the larvae of Antarctic krill – small shrimp-like crustaceans – use sea ice to ensure their successful development and survival through winter in Antarctica. The paper is published this week in the j
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LG V30 review: Good hardware design marred by bad camera, software ::::: reader comments 0 The LG V30. Those are some slim bezels. Ron Amadeo The back. Ron Amadeo The corners of the display are curved, and unlike the G6, these are smooth and pleasing to look at. Ron Amadeo The bottom bezel is super slim, clean, and logoless. Ron Amadeo Two cameras, one normal, one with a wide angle lens. LG is making a big deal about the f1.6 aperture. Ron Amadeo The bottom of the bac
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So, what's the problem with 'so'? | David Shariatmadari ::::: A nother day, another linguistic bugbear held up for ridicule. This time, it’s the harmless, modest, blink-and-you-miss-it word “so”. What has this innocent syllable done to offend the British public? If you have been struggling to get through to the BBC recently it’s because their switchboard has been jammed with complaints about it. Here’s Robert from Wakefield: “I have been increasingly irrita
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Astronomers discover new type of cosmic explosion ::::: Artist's impression of a supermassive black hole. Credit: University of Southampton An international team of astronomers, including a University of Southampton expert, has discovered a new type of explosion in a distant galaxy. The explosion, called PS1-10adi, seems to prefer active galaxies that house supermassive black holes consuming the gas and material around them. Using telescopes on La P
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The 20 Most Mysterious Shipwrecks Ever ::::: Aaron Burr, the third vice president of the United States, is most famous for killing former treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton in a duel. But Burr's life was marred by another death. His daughter, Theodosia, disappeared at sea at the age of 29, along with the rest of the passengers and crew on schooner called the Patriot . The Patriot was traveling from Charleston, South Carolina, to New York
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Study finds asthma and food allergies predictable at age 1 ::::: Hamilton, ON, November 15, 2017 -- Children at one year old who have eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) and are sensitized to an allergen are seven times more likely than other infants to develop asthma, and significantly more likely to have a food allergy by age three. This new finding from the Canadian CHILD Study will help doctors better predict which children will develop asthma and allergies,
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Study explains how droplets can 'levitate' on liquid surfaces ::::: Visualization of vortices in a drop of silicone oil sitting on a warm bath. The temperature difference generates a recirculating flow that is visualized by shining a green laser light on fluorescent particles that are added as passive tracers within the drop. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology A drop or two of cold cream in hot coffee can go a long way toward improving one's morning. B
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Antibiotic discovery in the abyss ::::: The deep ocean is one of the most ‘extreme’ environments on Earth, and microorganisms that live there could hold the key to fighting AMR. Credit: University of Bristol Combining the innovations of synthetic biology with robotic environmental sampling, a team of University of Bristol researchers are travelling to some of the most 'extreme' environments on Earth, including Atlantic depths of 4.5km,
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Video: Pricing carbon emissions ::::: 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 ...
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New index shows human-induced global warming is happening faster than ever ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain Human-induced global warming is happening faster than ever and accelerating, according to a new measurement index developed by an international team that includes the Director of Victoria University of Wellington's New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute, Professor Dave Frame. The researchers' real-time Global Warming Index will be updated continuously on the websi
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Porpoises twist laws of physics to aim their focused sonar beams ::::: It’s all in their heads Stephen Frink Collection/Alamy Stock Photo By Sam Wong PORPOISES have the combination of acoustic controls built into their heads to thank for their ability to focus a directed beam of sonar on prey. The bone, air and tissues in their skulls behave like a metamaterial, a material designed to defy the normal laws of physics. These sea mammals can convert non-directional
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Why we should build AI that sometimes disobeys our commands ::::: Would an AI-controlled weapon attack civilians? Bloomberg/Getty The future of human-AI interactions is set to get fraught. With the push to incorporate ethics into artificial intelligence systems, one basic idea must be recognised: we need to make machines that can say “no” to us. Not just in the sense of not responding to an unrecognised command, but also as the ability to recognise, in cont
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Politikernes møde om signalkaos trækker ud - konklusioner forsinket ::::: Tv-kameraerne er sat op i et mødelokale i Transportministeriet, men politikernes møde om problemerne for Banedanmarks signalprojekt trækker foreløbig ud. Mødet skulle være slut kl. 13, men diskussionerne fortsætter. Transportministeriet holder konklusionerne tæt til kroppen, og det er endnu uklart, om transportminister Ole Birk Olesen (LA) selv vil præsentere konklusionerne fra den rapport, som ko
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The NFL Is Making Colin Kaepernick’s Collusion Case for Him ::::: On October 15, Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the National Football League. It alleged that team owners had colluded to keep him out of uniform, not because of his athletic performance, but because of his decision to protest acts of police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. The move gave official procedure to a politically infused conflict that had
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The Club Where You Bare Your Soul to Strangers ::::: It’s a Sunday evening in Austin, Texas, in a calm gray room the perfect size and shape for a circle of around 30 adults. It’s a fairly diverse group, though there are more men than women here. Most of the guests look about 30 or younger, and a majority seem to already know each other. Right now, I know nothing else about the people I will spend the next three hours with, but I’m expecting I will
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Just Google It: A Short History of a Newfound Verb ::::: A brand reaches its apotheosis when it slips into the vernacular as a generic noun—Band-Aid, Kleenex, even Dumpster. Anyone else’s dad still say “Dempster Dumpster,” for the brothers who patented it in 1939, and alas, aren’t around now to copyright Dempster Dumpster Fire? To become a verb is even less common. “To Hoover” for “to vacuum” comes to mind. “To Skype,” meaning to make a video call, sho
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Chemists suggest a new way to synthesize steroid analogs ::::: Intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction discussed in the research. Credit: Fedor Zubkov Scientists from RUDN University and the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv have found a way to produce aromatic rings in organic compounds in three stages. These stages proceed successively in one-pot conditions and at room temperature. Now analogues of hormones, steroids, some sugars, terpenes and other comp
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Dagens Medicin :::::
Rigsrevisionen undersøger om Hovedstaden har testet Sundhedsplatformen før hjemkøb ::::: Folketingets vagthund har iværksat en undersøgelse af Region Hovedstadens hjemkøb af det nye IT-system Sundhedsplatformen for at belyse, om regionen har gjort sit forarbejde ordentligt. Undersøgelsen sker ifølge IT-professor på begrundet mistanke.
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Latest Headlines | Science News :::::
Coconut crabs are a bird’s worst nightmare ::::: Imagine you’re a red-footed booby napping on a not-quite-high-enough branch of a tree. It’s nighttime on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and you can’t see much of what’s around you. Then, out of the darkness comes a monster. Its claw grabs you, breaking bones and dragging you to the ground. You don’t realize it yet, but you’re doomed. The creature breaks more of your bones. You strug
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Medieval treasure unearthed at the Abbey of Cluny ::::: Signet ring with intaglio. Credit: Alexis Grattier-Université Lumière Lyon 2 In mid-September, a large treasure was unearthed during a dig at the Abbey of Cluny, in the French department of Saône-et-Loire: 2,200 silver deniers and oboles, 21 Islamic gold dinars, a signet ring,1 and other objects made of gold. Never before has such a large cache of silver deniers been discovered. Nor have gold coi
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NASA's Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test ::::: A 58-foot-tall Black Brant IX sounding rocket launches from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Oct. 4. This was the first test of the Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment, or ASPIRE. Credit: NASA/Wallops Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover m
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Viden :::::
Ild i ræven: Gammel browser får ny tophastighed ::::: Hvilken browser skal man bruge? Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Cliqz eller måske Firefox? Der er i hvert fald nok at vælge imellem. Firefox er fra at være en af de mest brugte browsere på nettet for år tilbage, faldet et godt stykke med af popularitetslisten. Særligt Googles Chrome-browser har spist store markedsandele fra Firefox. Men nu forsøger organisationen Mozilla, der står bag Fi
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Neutron star with strong magnetic field may still launch jets ::::: Artist's impression of the launching of a jet by a neutron star. Gas, stripped from the normal star in the background, first spirals towards the neutron star before being expelled in a powerful stream of plasma. Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss An international team of astronomers led by the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) suspects that neutron stars with a strong magnetic field can still launc
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Russian chemists developed a way to synthesize drugs from renewable precursors ::::: The novel simple synthetic pathway to obtain benzofurans from salicyl alcohols and N-tosylfurfurylamine. Credit: Igor Trushkov Scientists of RUDN University and their Russian colleagues have developed a new approach to the synthesis of benzofurans from cheap raw materials. Original furans can be produced from wastes of agriculture and woodworking industry, such as sawdust, cobs and other by-produ
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High speed video recording precisely measures blood cell velocity ::::: Nailfold capillary network obtained by new system. Credit: Igor Gurov Scientists from ITMO University created a high-speed video capillaroscopy system that enables direct measurement of red blood cell velocity. Coupled with sophisticated software, the system can improve the accuracy of vascular condition assessment. Such a system could be useful for monitoring the efficiency of certain therapies.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Scientists synthesize analogues of substances used in pharmaceuticals ::::: X-ray diffraction analysis of one of the compounds described in the article. Credit: Tatiana Borisova RUDN University chemists have synthesized new isoquinoline derivatives. Due to their biological activity, these compounds have applications in new drugs, including antispasmodics and bactericidal agents. Additionally, in the future, they could contribute to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. T
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Scientific American Content: Global :::::
Scientists Unearth Revealing Details about the World's Biggest Mud Volcano ::::: In May 2006 boiling mud, gas, water and rock started gushing out of the ground in northeastern Java, one of the islands in the Indonesian archipelago. The massive mud volcano—nicknamed “ Lusi ”—has continued to spew its hot contents even today, more than 11 years later. Experts say Lusi is the largest mud volcano in the world, now covering seven square kilometers of land. Since 2006 Lusi has disl
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Scientific American Content: Global :::::
A Bolt from the Brown: Why Pollution May Increase Lightning Strikes ::::: In Greek mythology, Zeus had dominion over the creation of lightning. Thousands of years later humans have begun to assume that role. Scientists have already linked aerosol emissions to increases in lightning over areas of the Amazon prone to forest fires ( pdf ) as well as regions of China with thick air pollution. The clearest example yet of humanity’s influence on atmospheric electrostatic dis
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Scientists report a new cascade reaction ::::: Chemists from RUDN University have developed a new chemical reaction to synthesize a whole class of yet unexplored substances – diazabicyclo[3.2.1]octanes. These compounds are used in drug development. The new goal is to confirm the biological activity of the substances obtained. The paper was published in the Journal of Fluorine Chemistry.
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Extradition hearing for Russian cybercrime suspect postponed ::::: Greece's Supreme Court has postponed until December an extradition hearing for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, wanted in the United States on charges of laundering $4 billion worth of bitcoin.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Closest temperate world orbiting quiet star discovered ::::: This artist's impression shows the temperate planet Ross 128 b, with its red dwarf parent star in the background. This planet, which lies only 11 light-years from Earth, was found by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive
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Nu skal briterne holde for rødt på motorvejen ::::: Nye trafiklys skal lette køerne på britiske motorvejestrækninger, hvor flere motorveje fletter sammen.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News :::::
Closest temperate world orbiting quiet star discovered ::::: IMAGE: This artist's impression shows the temperate planet Ross 128 b, with its red dwarf parent star in the background. This planet, which lies only 11 light-years from Earth, was found... view more Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser A team working with ESO's High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher ( HARPS ) at the La Silla Observatory in Chile has found that the red dwarf star Ross 128 is or
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10-årig låser mors iPhone X op - viser svaghed i softwaren ::::: »Der er ingen chance for, at du får adgang til den her telefon.« Sådan sagde Sana Sherwani til sin søn, da han prøvede at låse den nye iPhone X op. Den var nemlig lige blevet sat op til ansigtsgenkendelse, som - som bekendt - skal sikre, at det udelukkende er ejeren af telefonen, som kan låse den op. Men det gjorde den 10-årige søn faktisk. Det skriver Wired . VIDEO Naturligvis skal man lede læng
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The Atlantic :::::
Is Combatting Sexual Abuse Becoming a Partisan Issue? ::::: For a moment there, it looked as though the public conversation about sexual harassment and assault might escape political polarization by virtue of the plague’s depressing ubiquity. Fox News founder Roger Ailes was a pig, but so, it turned out, is Hollywood producer and Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein. There was little to gain by quibbling over whether Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly or Eric Bolling i
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The Atlantic :::::
How Alabama's Election Laws Keep Moore on the Ballot ::::: Why can’t Alabamians be rid of Roy Moore? The abundance of allegations against the Republican nominee for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat are damning. There’s the November 9 allegation from Leigh Corfman in The Washington Post that Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court judge, sexually abused her when she was 14. There are allegations from several other women around Gadsden, Alabama, that Moor
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When Hate Speech Is Soundtracked to Music You Wrote ::::: The video “ ‘70 youths of African appearance’ rampage through Fair etc etc etc ” opens with a graphic of a bearded man in sunglasses with a cigar hanging out of his mouth. A name flashes on screen: Colin Flaherty. Flaherty is a prolific YouTuber and writer who chronicles violence by African Americans, which, he claims, is a much greater social problem than violence against African Americans. Quic
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Facebook Live Is the New QVC ::::: It’s not Tracie Reeves’s thick Tennessee twang that hooks viewers into the two-hour-long shows she broadcasts via Facebook Live, six times a week. “I don't know how they listen to my voice,” Reeves confides. “I’ve tried to watch the videos back. Can’t do it. I’m absolutely one of the most annoying people that I’ve ever heard.” Yet 25,000 Facebook fans tune in to watch Reeves—a bubbly, relatable y
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Should We Teach Facial Recognition Technology About Race? ::::: Tech companies are eyeing the next frontier: the human face. Should you desire, you can now superimpose any variety of animal snouts onto a video of yourself in real time. If you choose to hemorrhage money on the new iPhone X, you can unlock your smartphone with a glance. At a KFC location in Hangzhou, China, you can even pay for a chicken sandwich by smiling at a camera. And at least one in four
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Artificial Intelligence Is Now Your Coworker ::::: Last fall, Google Translate rolled out a new-and-improved artificial intelligence translation engine that it claimed was, at times, “nearly indistinguishable” from human translation. Jost Zetzsche could only roll his eyes. The German native had been working as a professional translator for 20 years, and he’d heard time and time again that his industry would be threatened by advances in automation
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How a Microsoft Team Called the 'Time Lords' Watches the Clocks on Every Windows PC ::::: In October 2015, the Turkish government made the last-minute decision not to observe daylight saving time; the stated reason was to allow more daylight during voting hours during the election, a week away. Muted chaos ensued. The Turkish people, at first unsure what time it was, risked missed flights and other calamities. Spared from the confusion: Windows PCs, for which Microsoft had made a fix
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The GOP Tax Plan Isn't the Overhaul Tech Needs ::::: In the Silicon Valley storybook, the stock option is a kind of magic talisman. Options carry tiny startups aloft by motivating founders to superhuman levels of exertion in pursuit of colossal payouts. They give everyday employees of these companies a power-up, too—a feeling of ownership and a chance to cash out and buy a house or send a kid to college. They cast a spell of unity, aligning the int
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Gizmodo :::::
Scientists Discover Nearby Planet That May Have the Best Prospects for Life Yet ::::: Image: ESO/M. Kornmesser When scientists discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting our closest star, Proxima Centauri b, Gizmodo said it could have been the discovery of the century . But today, scientists are announcing a new exoplanet only 11 light years away that could be even more important. A team of European scientists named their planet Ross 128 after the star it orbits, Ross 128. It has a
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Live Science :::::
Can Young Blood Really Help Treat Alzheimer's? ::::: Injecting the blood plasma of healthy young people into people with Alzheimer's disease appears to be safe, and the practice may even lead to small improvements in daily functioning in Alzheimer's patients, a new small trial suggests. But not all experts are lining up behind this technique, and instead argue that the science simply isn't there yet to support it. It sounds a little (OK,
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Ingeniøren :::::
Replik: Biomasse er godt for klimaet – også i København ::::: Jacob Sørensen fra NOAH sætter d. 13/11 her i Ingeniøren spørgsmålstegn ved, om det er en grøn løsning for København at bruge træflis og træpiller fra bæredygtigt drevet skov. Den bekymring vil vi gerne adressere, så vi undgår misforståelser. Kraftvarmeværker på bæredygtig biomasse gør de store byer i Danmark fri af kul. Kul er et fossilt brændsel, der graves op af jorden og udleder store mængder
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
Essential quantum computer component downsized by two orders of magnitude ::::: The new nonreciprocal device acts as a roundabout for photons. Here, arrows show the direction of photons propagation. Credit: IST Austria/ Birgit Rieger Qubits, or quantum bits, are the key building blocks at the heart of every quantum computer. In order to perform a computation, signals are directed to and from qubits. However, qubits are extremely sensitive to interference from their environme
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Voice impersonators can fool speaker recognition systems ::::: Skilful voice impersonators are able to fool state-of-the-art speaker recognition systems, as these systems generally aren't efficient in recognising voice modifications, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. The vulnerability of speaker recognition systems poses significant security concerns. Mobile devices are increasingly equipped with applications that function wit
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News :::::
Generous people give in a heartbeat -- new study ::::: Altruistic people are said to be "kind hearted" - and new research published in the journal Scientific Reports shows that generous people really are more in touch with their own hearts. The study, carried out at Anglia Ruskin University and Stockholm University, is the first to find a possible physiological reason why some people are more charitable than others. Participants were asked to tak
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The Atlantic :::::
Could Never Trump Republicans Have Helped More? ::::: After the Virginia special election, conservative pundits began blaming Never Trump Republicans, those of us who who refused to support candidate Donald Trump or serve in his administration, for the chaotic, erratic, and contradictory policies it has produced. They accuse those of us who broke with Trump of throwing in our lot with the Democratic party, as Senator Jeff Flake is doing in the Alaba
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Togsignalernes skæbnedag: Transportminister har bestilt plan for at droppe dansk sololøb ::::: Når Folketingets transportpolitikere i dag mødes i Transport-, Bygnings- og Boligministeriet for at få forelagt resultaterne af konsulenthuset Deloittes granskning af det problemplagede signalprogram, bliver de efter planen også præsenteret for et udspil til, hvordan projektet kan sættes i bero i flere år. Formålet er at undgå, at Danmark bliver frontløber på det store fælleseuropæiske signalsyst
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
This bird is too sexy for Facebook ::::: The quintessentially British holiday scene of a Christmas card featuring a robin redbreast in the snow was blocked from sale by Facebook after it was deemed too risqué. Jackie Charley, the artist behind the picture, posted the image—as well as others of a squirrel and a stag—on her Facebook page late last month along with the description "making history." "Hilariously, Facebook has blocked my C
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Cykeldatabase skal stoppe cykeltyverier i Vancouver ::::: En amerikansk-canadisk opfindelse kan være løsningen på at opklare og undgå cykeltyverier, ved at lade borgere gå sammen om at finde hinandens cykler. Det er den tidligere Microsoft-medarbejder og Xbox-udvikler James Allard, der har opfundet endatabase med tilhørende app under navnet ’Project 529’, skriver The Guardian . Gennem app’en 529 Garage kan man registrere sin cykel, ved at indtaste forsk
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Facebook tells FEC it supports campaign advertising transparency ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain Facebook says it supports policy measures that promote transparency in online campaign advertising, according to a comment filed with the Federal Election Commission. The company fought for years for blanket exemptions from the FEC from the political advertising disclosure rule - a position that has come under fire since it was revealed that Russia bought ads on the soci
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily :::::
In bee decline, fungicides emerge as improbable villain ::::: When a team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes in land use, geography or insecticides. Instead, they found a shocker: fungicides, commonly thought to have no impact.
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Security company says a mask fooled Face ID on iPhone X ::::: Less than a week after the Apple iPhone X went on the market, a cybersecurity firm said it had already defeated the new phone's vaunted face recognition system using a $150 mask made on a 3-D printer. "Apple Face ID is not an effective security measure," a Vietnam-based cybersecurity firm, Bkav, said in a statement and video on its website. But U.S. security experts aren't as quick to dismiss t
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Amazon is bringing 'The Lord of the Rings' to the small screen ::::: A "Lord of the Rings" TV series is coming to Amazon. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant announced Monday that is has acquired the global television rights to J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels. It has given a multiple-season commitment to a TV adaptation slated to debut on its streaming service. The series will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, book pu
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Improving clinical trials with machine learning ::::: Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that would be missed entirely by conventional statistical tests, finds a new UCL study published in Brain . "Current statistical models are too simple. They fail to capture complex biological variations across people, discarding them as mere noise.
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Organic agriculture can help feed world, but only if we eat less meat and stop wasting food ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain Agriculture could go organic worldwide if we slashed food waste and stopped using so much cropland to feed livestock, a new study finds. The analysis, published in the journal Nature Communications , shows that it will take several strategies operating at once to feed the growing human population in a more sustainable way - and some of those strategies may require people
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Science | The Guardian :::::
Am I a narcissist? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Anouchka Grose ::::: I nevitably, yes. The question is, how deep is your love? Narcissism is seen by some as a matter of layering. For Freud , there is primary and secondary narcissism – primary narcissism meaning the drive for self-preservation, and secondary narcissism meaning seeing yourself as if from the outside and thinking, you are great. You’re pretty much born with the first one (although it can get eroded),
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Science | The Guardian :::::
I'm a pacifist, so why don't I support the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots? ::::: T he Campaign to Stop Killer Robots has called on the UN to ban the development and use of autonomous weapons : those that can identify, track and attack targets without meaningful human oversight. On Monday, the group released a sensationalist video , supported by some prominent artificial intelligence researchers, depicting a dystopian future in which such machines run wild. I am gratified that
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5.4 quake shakes southeast South Korea, tremor felt in Seoul ::::: A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook South Korea's southeastern coast on Wednesday afternoon, but no casualties were immediately reported. People evacuated buildings near the epicenter and the shaking was felt in Seoul.
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US says North Korean malware lurking in computer networks ::::: US authorities said Tuesday malware developed in North Korea is still lurking in many computer networks, giving hackers backdoor access to government, financial, automotive and media organizations. An alert issued by the Department of Homeland Security warned of surreptitious activity by the so-called "Hidden Cobra" hacker group, also known by the name "Lazarus." US officials earlier this year
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'Social media suicide' in spotlight after Japan 'Twitter killer' ::::: Takahiro Shiraishi is suspected of luring his victims via social media The grisly beheading of nine young people lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts has sparked debate about the use of social media in Japan, which has one of the world's highest suicide rates. The suspect, Takahiro Shiraishi, dubbed the "Twitter killer", reportedly lured his victims—aged between 15
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Finding a key to unlock blocked differentiation in microRNA-deficient embryonic stem cells ::::: Rui Zhao. Credit: UAB The more than 200 different types of human cells have the same DNA but express different ensembles of genes. Each cell type was derived from embryonic stem cells, which are called pluripotent stem cells because they can differentiate to all those different cell fates. One very active area of biology is cells that mimic these fountainhead embryonic stem cells , cells that are
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Saving Cavendish: Team grows world-first Panama disease-resistant bananas ::::: The RGA2-3 modified Cavendish in the Northern Territory field trial. Credit: QUT QUT researchers have developed and grown modified Cavendish bananas resistant to the devastating soil-borne fungus Fusarium wilt tropical race 4 (TR4), also known as Panama disease. In a world-first GM field trial conducted in heavily TR4-infested soil, one Cavendish line transformed with a gene taken from a wild ban
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Science | The Guardian :::::
No 'lost tribes' or aliens: what ancient DNA reveals about American prehistory ::::: G enetics research has transformed our understanding of human history, particularly in the Americas. The focus of the majority of high profile ancient DNA papers in recent years has been on addressing early events in the initial peopling of the Americas . This research has provided details of this early history that we couldn’t access though the archeological record. Collectively, genetics studie
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Nye retningslinjer for cookie-brug: Borgerne skal være trygge ved offentlige hjemmesider ::::: Digitaliseringsstyrelsen og Erhvervsstyrelsen står bag et nyudgivet sæt retningslinjer for kommuner og andre offentlige institutioners anvendelse af cookies. Ifølge en meddelelse på Erhvervsstyrelsens hjemmeside, så er formålet med retningslinjerne, at borgerne trygt skal kunne bruge alle offentlige myndigheders hjemmesider. Et kig i retningslinjerne viser, at fokus blandt andet er på brugen af t
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Åbning af Aarhus Letbane udskudt på ubestemt tid ::::: De nye tog fra tyske Stadler vil også i de kommende uger glide rundt tomme og uden passagerer på Danmarks første letbane i Aarhus. Letbane-selskabet med Aarhus Kommune og Region Midtjylland som hovedejere har endnu en gang udskudt åbningen af banen. Det sker, efter at letbanen måtte aflyse åbningsfesten for små to måneder siden – efter at kransekagen var købt til den helt store åbningsfest i den
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News :::::
Combined resistance to multiple antibiotics: A growing problem in the EU ::::: On the occasion of the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is releasing its latest EU-wide data on antibiotic resistance, as well as its guidance on prevention and control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). In 2016, combined resistance to several antibiotic groups continued to increase for Escherichia coli and Acinet
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Gizmodo :::::
Spider-Man Is Always Outside Your Window With This New Poster ::::: All Images: Grey Matter Sometimes the best posters come from a simple idea—like this one, which is shaped like a window with the coolest thing ever outside. That’s the idea behind a new poster from Grey Matter Art and artist Andy Fairhurst. He’s created a poster that’s basically a comic fan’s fantasy come true. Imagine you lived in New York City and, outside, you saw Spider-Man swinging by, about
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Study finds consuming nuts strengthens brainwave function ::::: IMAGE: Pistachios are among the nuts the improve brain function. view more Credit: Loma Linda University Health A new study by researchers at Loma Linda University Health has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions. An abstract of the study -- which was presented in the nut
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African-American women with type 2 diabetes may have higher risk for ER-neg breast cancer ::::: Bottom Line: Among African-American women, those with type 2 diabetes may have a higher risk of developing estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Author: Julie R. Palmer, ScD, associate director of Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center, professor of epidemiology at
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Type 2 diabetes associated with risk of aggressive breast cancer in black women ::::: (Boston)-- African American women with type 2 diabetes (often referred to as adult-onset diabetes) are at a greater risk for developing breast cancer. The findings appear in the journal Cancer Research . Evidence has emerged in recent years that the two major subtypes of breast cancer--estrogen receptor positive (ER+) and estrogen receptor negative (ER-) breast cancer--differ in some causes. Thus
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New study examines value of routine laboratory screenings for children entering foster care ::::: CINCINNATI -- Routine laboratory screening recommended for children entering foster care carries high costs and questionable medical benefits. A new study, published online in Pediatrics , suggests that targeted screening may be a more clinically meaningful approach and reduce costs. "In the context of high-value, cost-conscious care, evaluating medical practice is important and necessary," says
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An Alzheimer's treatment would tax the US health care system ::::: IMAGE: The flow of how an Alzheimer's treatment would get to patients after approval. view more Credit: RAND Corp. The U.S. health care system lacks the capacity to rapidly move a treatment for Alzheimer's disease from approval into wide clinical use, a shortcoming that could leave millions of people without access to transformative care if such a breakthrough occurs, according to a new RAND
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Worried About Robots Taking Your Job? Learn Spreadsheets ::::: Musing on the future of the economy earlier this year, Bill Gates warned of smart machines replacing human workers and suggested a tax on robots . A new study of how technology is changing American jobs suggests workers are most immediately challenged by more common technology that Gates himself bears much responsibility for, such as Microsoft Office. The new study from the Brookings Institution
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New on MIT Technology Review :::::
UK Biobank Supercharges Medicine with Gene Data on 500,000 Brits ::::: The long-anticipated release of genetic and health data on 500,000 British people last summer by a public consortium in the U.K. is generating a shock wave of genetic discoveries that could speed the development of new drugs and tests, scientists say. The data from the UK Biobank hit in July, after scientists in charge of 406 different projects had the chance to download several terabytes of data
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Virksomhed hylder ansattes viden som vigtigste aktiv ::::: Medarbejdernes viden er vores vigtigste aktiv. Sådan lyder det ofte i skåltaler, men hos ingeniørvirksomheden NNE bliver det ikke ved snakken. Her er det en del af strategien at pleje og forbedre medarbejdernes kompetencer for at holde virksomhedens aktiver i topform, fortæller Iben Schmidt Helbirk, Corporate Vice President, People & Communication: Peak-programmet Peak, Pharma Engineering Advance
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Live Science :::::
Facts About Chromium ::::: Known for its silver, shiny appearance, chromium is used to coat cars, stoves and other appliances to protect them from corrosion and to improve their looks. Chromium's high melting point and stable structure also make it useful in the textile and refractory industries. When combined with other elements, chromium makes vibrant colors and is used as a dye, which is what originally earned it its
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Gizmodo :::::
Bloomberg Is Starting a '24-Hour Social News Network' Based on Twitter ::::: Photo: AP Twitter has not exactly survived the last few months with a sterling reputation, in between continued controversy over its failure to adequately address rampant harassment , allegations it sold political ads to Russian foreign agents, and most recently news it had verified the account of neo-Nazi Charlottesville organizer Jason Kessler . Then there’s Twitter’s, uh, presidential problem,
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The Atlantic :::::
Roy Moore Tests the Limits of Bannon's 'Season of War' ::::: Back in September, Roy Moore’s Republican senatorial primary win over Luther Strange seemed like a good early sign for Steve Bannon’s “season of war” against the Republican establishment. Bannon and his website Breitbart News had gone all-in on the Alabama race, flooding the zone with pro-Moore coverage, and Bannon had campaigned for him in person. And Moore emerged victorious even though Preside
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NYT > Science :::::
Why China Wants to Lead on Climate, but Clings to Coal (for Now) ::::: Experts say China has compelling domestic reasons to get out of coal — eventually. Chinese leaders face acute domestic political pressure to curb air pollution, and so it’s in the government’s interest to phase out coal. Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions. We know. Global warming is daunting. So here’s a place to start: 17 often-asked questions with some straightforwar
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Get Two Sets of LED Copper Wire String Lights for $5 ::::: 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. Add about 40 feet of LED string lights into your life for just $5 with code NGEOJPAK. They plug in via USB port so you can take advantage of those USB wall ports you’ve been buying (or buy some more for $14 with code ICWALL77). This i
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Green planet ::::: Image copyright Dubai Media Office Image caption UAE's planned Mars domes are intended as a dress rehearsal for growing food on Mars itself One thing you can't accuse the United Arab Emirates of lacking is vision. First they unveiled plans to launch a Mars probe. Then it was an ambition to colonise the Red Planet. Now the UAE has a new aim - to grow palm trees and lettuce there. The space sector
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It's (not) complicated: 'Friends of friends' relationships may be simpler than they seem ::::: IMAGE: This is a social network between simulated individuals. The circles denote individuals and the black lines show interactions between them. The red circles denote those which mainly interact with their... view more Credit: Oxford University Not only are immediate friendships an important aspect of our life, but so are our extended acquaintances and friends' of friends connections, acc
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Should we try to fix global warming with fake volcanic eruptions? TBD. ::::: With heat-trapping carbon emissions on the rise again , researchers are looking for ways to turn down the thermostat while humanity gets itself under control. One potential solution? Try to copy volcanic eruptions. But in addition to adjusting the temperature, such practices could change the frequency of hurricanes, or the location of droughts. When explosive volcanic eruptions occur—like the one
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Very Smart Brothas How, if You’re a Man, to Deal With the Fact That You’re Probably Trash | Adequate ::::: Very Smart Brothas How, if You’re a Man, to Deal With the Fact That You’re Probably Trash | Adequate Man A Tribute To Shitty Sports Talk Radio Callers | Jezebel Poor Pam Beesly | Splinter The Complicated Racial Legacy Of MTV’s Cult Classic Clone High | Earther California’s Plastic Bag Ban Appears to Be Kicking Some Major Ass |
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Futurity.org :::::
Influence within groups can stifle the truth ::::: New research clarifies how a powerful individual can convince a group of people to disregard a statement of fact—no matter how strong the supporting scientific evidence—and instead take up a false position. Researchers analyzed the conditions under which group discussion reaches consensus and propagates either true or false positions depending on the group’s influence system. Their findings appea
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Ars Technica :::::
Deep breath: Hyperloop-related Arrivo chooses Denver, but tickets to ride far off ::::: reader comments 37 Artist's rendering of downtown Denver with Arrivo. Arrivo hopes to make its system central to a metropolitan area. It's not looking to connect more distant cities like Hyperloop One. Arrivo Artist's rendering of the maglev system Arrivo would use. Arrivo Four pods would be used to transport people, cars, and goods. Arrivo This one appears to be going quite fast according to the
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Trump team looks for alternative approaches to Paris pact ::::: Image caption Mr Banks says there is a need to involve economic and energy advisers in talks President Trump's special adviser on climate says that the US is seeking ways of continuing to be part of international climate discussions. George David Banks said that US was considering reviving the Major Economies Meeting (MEM). The Bush-era forum allowed the US to remain in climate discussions even w
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Former Time Warner CEO and Investment Head Launch New VC Firm ::::: In January, Rachel Lam retired from her longtime role as head of investments at Time Warner’s venture-capital arm, where she worked from 2003 to 2016. Less than a year later, she’s back investing in startups. Lam has teamed up with Richard Parsons, former Time Warner CEO, to launch a new venture-capital firm, WIRED has learned. The firm is called Imagination Capital . Lam and Parsons plan to inve
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Study Finds Competing Opioid Treatments Have Similar Outcomes ::::: There is significant money at stake. Under a law passed by Congress in 2016, the Trump administration is sending $1 billion to states to deal with the epidemic over the next two years, with directions to prioritize so-called medication assisted treatment. Mr. Trump’s opioid commission recently implored Congress to swiftly appropriate more money. Suboxone, made by Indivior, is the older, cheaper,
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
It's (not) complicated: 'Friends of friends' relationships may be simpler than they seem ::::: Social network between simulated individuals. The circles denote individuals and the black lines show interactions between them. The red circles denote those which mainly interact with their own group members and the blue circles show those which mainly interact with others. Credit: Oxford University Not only are immediate friendships an important aspect of our life, but so are our extended acqua
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'Climate change is bad...it affects everything' ::::: People in Vunidogoloa had to move 2km (1.24m) inland, and say climate change is to blame.
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Futurity.org :::::
In movie scripts, men have more power and control ::::: Using machine-based learning, researchers have analyzed the language in nearly 800 movie scripts and found subtle but widespread gender bias in the portrayals of male and female characters. “…men systematically have more power and agency in the film script universe.” At first glance, the movie Frozen might seem to have two strong female protagonists—Elsa, the elder princess with unruly powers ove
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Obesity association reacts to discrimination regarding surgery basis of body mass index ::::: The UK charity "Association for the Study of Obesity" (ASO) is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of obesity. The ASO accepts that economic pressures influence the funding of treatment in the modern NHS. It must also be acknowledged that as the annual Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Health at a Glance report shows, the UK has the highest obesity rate in western
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In bee decline, fungicides emerge as improbable villain ::::: When a Cornell-led team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes in land use, geography or insecticides. Instead, they found a shocker: fungicides, commonly thought to have no impact. "Insecticides work; they kill insects. Fungicides have been largely overlooked because t
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Vitamin D linked to better live birth rates in women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment ::::: Researchers are calling for a randomised clinical trial to investigate the potential role of vitamin D supplementation in improving live birth rates following assisted reproduction treatment (ART). This follows a review and meta-analysis published today in Human Reproduction , which shows a strong link between low vitamin D concentrations in women and lower live birth rates after ART compared to
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Vitamin D linked with better live birth rates in women undergoing assisted reproduction ::::: Researchers are calling for a randomised clinical trial to be carried out to investigate the potential role of vitamin D supplementation in improving live birth rates following assisted reproduction treatment (ART). This follows a review and meta-analysis published today (Wednesday) in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world's leading reproductive medicine journals, that shows a strong link betw
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Ars Technica :::::
University could lose millions from “unethical” research backed by Peter Thiel ::::: Enlarge / Peter Thiel is serious. reader comments 130 Questionable herpes vaccine research backed by tech heavyweight Peter Thiel may have jeopardized $15 million in federal research funding to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. That’s according to documents obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request by The State Journal Register . In August, Kaiser Health News reported that T
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Futurity.org :::::
Gene variants may make obesity ‘all but inevitable’ ::::: New evidence shows that at least some of the weight gain that plagues modern humans is predetermined. Variants in a gene called ankyrin-B—which millions of Americans carry—could cause people to put on pounds, according to a new study with mice. “In current times, where food is plentiful, ankyrin-B variants could be fueling the obesity epidemic.” Gene variation causes fat cells to suck up glucose
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Science | The Guardian :::::
Brexit threatens UK's reputation for scientific research, watchdog says ::::: Britain risks losing its reputation as a scientific research powerhouse as a result of Brexit , the head of parliament’s spending watchdog has warned. The government wants a Brexit deal on science and research, says Jo Johnson Meg Hillier, the chair of the public accounts select committee, said the government was “sorely lacking” in the leadership needed to maintain Britain’s position in areas su
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
In bee decline, fungicides emerge as improbable villain ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain When a Cornell-led team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes in land use, geography or insecticides. Instead, they found a shocker: fungicides, commonly thought to have no impact. "Insecticides work; they kill insects. Fungicides have been
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The Atlantic :::::
The Atlantic Daily: An Existential Threat ::::: What We’re Following Campaign Communications: Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his previous comments about the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia, stating that he had misremembered the conversations, which were described by two former campaign aides, that called his confirmation-hearing testimony into question. And Julian Assange responded to The Atlantic ’s report on the correspondence
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Opioid treatment drugs have similar outcomes once patients initiate treatment ::::: A study comparing the effectiveness of two pharmacologically distinct medications used to treat opioid use disorder - a buprenorphine/naloxone combination and an extended release naltrexone formulation - shows similar outcomes once medication treatment is initiated. Among active opioid users, however, it was more difficult to initiate treatment with the naltrexone. Study participants were depende
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Introduction is different, but top medications for opioid addiction equally effective ::::: With opioid addiction officially declared a public health emergency in the U.S., medical intervention to treat the illness is increasingly important in responding to the epidemic. Now, a new study concludes that two of the top medications available for outpatient, office-based treatment, once initiated, are equally safe and effective in curtailing opioid use, relapse, treatment drop-out and overd
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Gizmodo :::::
Equifax Seized 138 Scammy Lookalike Domains Instead of Just Changing Its Dumb 'Security' Site ::::: Former CEO of Equifax Richard Smith testifies during a hearing before Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee November 8, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Late last month, Equifax secured control over 138 domains mimicking a website that the company launched in September in the wake of its massive data breach. Subject to a cybersquatting comp
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The Best Black Friday 2017 Deals You Can Buy At Home ::::: Black Friday, Black November, Pre-Black Friday, Cyber Monday… The buzzwords for November’s big holiday sales are as plentiful as stuffing on Thanksgiving. And we’d like you to enjoy that Thanksgiving dinner. Instead of getting shoved around at your local big box store just to save $20, hop on your PC! We here on WIRED's Gear team have found some of the absolute best tech deals online before, duri
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Live Science :::::
Photos: Is Ice Age Cat Mummy a Lion or a Lynx? ::::: A man hunting for mammoth tusks in Eastern Siberia came across an unexpected find in the permafrost: the mummy of a cat that lived during the last ice age. It's not yet clear whether the ancient kitty is a cave lion or a Eurasian lynx, but the cat's body proportions and coat markings indicate that it's probably a lynx, said Olga Potapova, the collections curator and manager at the Mammoth Site of
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Popular Science :::::
These are the world's most powerful supercomputers ::::: Twice a year, an organization called the TOP500 publishes a list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. It is a ranking of the most powerful machines in the world—mammoth installations with names like Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe-2. Those are both Chinese computers, and the former is the world’s fastest. The most recent version of the list came out on Monday, and the top five supercomputers hail
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Watch The Misfits Make A Deal On A '62 Shortbed | Misfit Garage ::::: #MisfitGarage | Wednesdays 9p Tom takes a walk down memory lane when he and Thomas visit KC's paint shop to check out a 1962 shortbed Truck. Full episodes streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/misfit-garage/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misfitgarage https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https
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Gizmodo :::::
Uber Lawsuit Lists Actionable Changes Uber Could Make to Prevent Sexual Assault ::::: Photo: Getty On Tuesday, two anonymous women filed a lawsuit against Uber on behalf of individuals who have experienced “rape, sexual assault, physical violence, and gender-motivated harassment” by Uber drivers. The lawsuit states that both women were sexually assaulted by their Uber drivers, and accuses Uber of creating a system that fails at both preventing and handling these incidents of sexua
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Popular Science :::::
The skyscrapers of the future could be built with the garbage of today ::::: The home of the future won’t look like The Jetsons . It won’t come equipped with a flying car or a robot maid. While it will deploy a slate of clean-energy technologies that the cartoon’s creators couldn’t have imagined — solar windows , lithium-air batteries , artificial intelligence — it will be made largely from wood and used materials, like recycled cement and carpet. Experts say these techno
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NYT > Science :::::
Peter Sands Named Head of Global Disease-Fighting Agency ::::: When the Global Fund began, its many creators — including United Nations Secretary- General Kofi Annan — envisioned it raising and spending at least $8 billion a year . But the launch in 2002 was overshadowed by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and some donors cut back after the 2008 recession, so the fund has struggled to raise even half that much annually. The United States is by far the largest don
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The 10 Best Deals of November 14, 2017 ::::: We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals , but these were our ten favorites today. Head over to our main post for more deals, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to never miss a chance to save. You can also join our Kinja Deals Community Facebook group to connect with your fellow deal hunters. #1: Luminoodles Luminoodle $15-$22 with code M89UHFGT HDTV bias lights are nothing new
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The Atlantic :::::
CityLab Will Be Exclusive Media Partner for Inaugural SXSW Cities Summit in Spring 2018 ::::: CityLab , the cities-focused sister site of The Atlantic, will be the exclusive media partner for South by Southwest’s first ever Cities Summit on March 12-13, 2018, in Austin, Texas. SXSW announced the partnership in a post published today. CityLab general manager Robert Bole shares more details in the following statement: CityLab is very pleased to be the exclusive media partner with SXSW for t
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Futurity.org :::::
Prices from our past affect what we’ll pay for new stuff ::::: The value of products we’ve seen in the recent past influences how much people say they’ll pay for other items, a new study suggests. “How people value an item is not a simple function of that item alone…” The study shows that when we come across low-valued items, we’re willing to pay more for products we later face; by contrast, when we see high-valued items, we’ll pay less for products we view
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Gizmodo :::::
It's Impossible to Distinguish Night From Day in This Cleverly Layered Timelapse of New York ::::: GIF GIF: Vimeo Your typical New York timelapse follows the city as it progresses from the sunlit day, to the twinkling windows of skyscrapers at night, and right on through until morning when the sun rises back into the sky. But filmmaker Julian Tryba throws that timeline out the window, with this bizarre timelapse of the Big Apple where night and day intermingle. In “ NYC Layer-Lapse ,” the only
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New on MIT Technology Review :::::
International Space Station gets out-of-this-world requirements management ::::: NASA vendors are piloting IBM Rational DOORS for highly efficient traceability and collaboration from documents to data
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News :::::
Finding a key to unlock blocked differentiation in microRNA-deficient embryonic stem cells ::::: IMAGE: This is Rui Zhao. view more Credit: UAB BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The more than 200 different types of human cells have the same DNA but express different ensembles of genes. Each cell type was derived from embryonic stem cells, which are called pluripotent stem cells because they can differentiate to all those different cell fates. One very active area of biology is cells that mimic thes
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Saving Cavendish: QUT grows world-first Panama disease-resistant bananas ::::: QUT researchers have developed and grown modified Cavendish bananas resistant to the devastating soil-borne fungus Fusarium wilt tropical race 4 (TR4), also known as Panama disease. In a world-first GM field trial conducted in heavily TR4-infested soil, one Cavendish line transformed with a gene taken from a wild banana remained completely TR4 free, while three others showed robust resistance. Th
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From southeast Asia to the sewers: Study determines new geographical origins of brown rats ::::: IMAGE: A new study, published in the advanced online edition of the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution , has revealed that brown rats originally migrated 'Out of Asia' from southern East Asia... view more Credit: Kunming Institute of Zoology When it comes to rats, even scientists can get caught up in the blame game. For you see, in the case of the most common, the brown rat, its spec
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Does clinical evaluation plus noninvasive cardiac testing improve outcomes? ::::: Bottom Line: Ordering coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) or stress testing for patients with chest pain in the emergency department appeared to prolong their stay and increase use of hospital resources without benefit if the patients' history and physical exam, ectrocardiogram (ECG) and blood testing were already normal. Why The Research Is Interesting: CCTA is a noninvasive imaging
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The Atlantic :::::
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Jeff’s Concessions ::::: Today in 5 Lines During his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his past statements about Russia and the Trump campaign. When asked about the sexual-misconduct allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Sessions said he has “no reason to doubt” Moore’s accusers. In another House hearing, two female lawmakers accused sitting male
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An Interactive Whitepaper: Continuous engineering for the Internet of Things ::::: The hype around the Internet of Things is now rapidly giving way to the reality of implemented products and services. Analyst firm IDC predicts that the worldwide IoT market spend will grow from approximately USD 690 billion in 2015 to USD 1.46 trillion in 2020 with a compound annual growth rate of 16.1 percent. The installed base of IoT endpoints will grow from 12.1 billion in 2015, exceeding 30
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cognitive science :::::
Cognitive Training Enhances Innovative Thinking and Brain Networks in Older Adults - "Researchers have demonstrated in a pilot study that cognitive training improves innovative thinking, along with corresponding positive brain changes, in healthy adults over the age of 55" ::::: I wish I had something meaningful to say about this... But I'd have to read it... Which means it would have to open... Which it isn't.
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Dana Foundation :::::
Paula Croxson Receives SfN Science Educator Award ::::: Paula Croxson (photo: Veronica Szarejko) Each year, the Society for Neuroscience recognizes outstanding neuroscientists who have strongly added to public education and awareness about the field. The Dana Foundation sponsors these awards. This year’s award was presented to Paula Croxson , D.Phil., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, during the society’s annual meeting, in Washington, D
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New on MIT Technology Review :::::
IBM Watson Video Series - Cognitive Manufacturing ::::: By using data and predictive analytics, it’s possible to improve the manufacturing process from the supply chain through to production
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Ars Technica :::::
Family of man who dies after Taser incident gets $5.5 million verdict ::::: reader comments 1 The parents of a 39-year-old who died in a Christmas Eve confrontation with the Los Angeles Police Department in 2014 was awarded $5.5 million by a federal jury on Monday, KPCC radio reports . KPCC reports that LAPD officers "hit the man with their batons and fists, pepper sprayed and restrained him." An officer also stunned the man with a Taser six times in a row. He suffered a
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The Atlantic :::::
Atlantic Media / Allstate Regional Renewal Poll of Puget Sound Area Shows Optimism, Concern Over Rapid Growth ::::: SEATTLE (November 14, 2017) – Half of residents believe the Puget Sound area is growing into a “world class” region in terms of economic opportunities and quality of life, according to a new Atlantic Media/Allstate Regional Renewal Poll released today. The broader outlook among Puget Sound area residents is even more bright, with 69 percent saying the region is moving in a positive direction, des
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories :::::
From southeast Asia to the sewers: Study determines new geographical origins of brown rats ::::: A new study, published in the advanced online edition of the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution , has revealed that brown rats originally migrated 'Out of Asia' from southern East Asia about 3,600 years ago, rapidly spreading, first into the Middle East, and then to Europe and Africa. Credit: Kunming Institute of Zoology When it comes to rats, even scientists can get caught up in the blame g
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Live Science :::::
Trying to Stand More at Work? Here's How Many More Calories You'll Burn ::::: ANAHEIM, Calif. — From the Apple Watch to standing desks, a number of products today attempt to get users to stand more and sit less . But exactly how many more calories do you burn when you stand instead of sitting down, and can this help you lose weight? A new study set out to answer these questions by analyzing data from nearly 50 previous studies on the topic. The studies included more
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How to Hoist Yourself Out of a Hole With Physics ::::: No one can deny that there are some great physics videos out there in the wild internet. Today, I found this one floating around—featuring what appears to be a worker that needs to get out of a cone-shaped hole. Oh sure, he could possibly climb up the side or maybe even use a rope as an assist. But no. This guy studied his physics. He knows a great trick to get out of this hole—by running in circ
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USDA Buys Animals from Farm It Reported for Animal Welfare Abuses ::::: The federal agency has so far not taken any enforcement action against Ruby Fur Farm.
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Gadgets, comfort, luggage: A gift guide for travelers ::::: This undated image from the Flight 001 travel store shows the company's mini-bar kit, with tiny glass bottles and metal flasks for storing your favorite alcohol-and-mixer ingredients for cocktails on the road. The portable happy hour also includes a funnel, stir spoon and cocktail recipe booklet. (Flight 001 via AP) What's in your bag when you take a trip? What gadgets, tools and comfort items ar
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds :::::
China fires up next-generation neutron-science facility ::::: Jin Liwang/Xinhua via ZUMAPRESS Engineers work on an instrument at the China Spallation Neutron Source in Dongguan. China is revving up its next-generation neutron generator and will soon start experiments there. That will lift the country into a select group of nations with facilities that produce intense neutron beams to study the structure of materials. The China Spallation Neutron Source (CSN
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New on MIT Technology Review :::::
IBM Watson Video Series - Watson Data Platform ::::: As connectivity increases the capabilities of IoT products and services, it also increases their complexity. How can you transform your IoT development to make the most of all of the IoT's potential? Consider the following common challenges: Do you have the in-house skills and knowledge to effect transformation from a traditional mechanical or electrical product manufacturer to a software-intensi
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News :::::
Aggressive testing provides no benefit to patients in ER with chest pain ::::: Patients who go to the emergency room (ER) with chest pain often receive unnecessary tests to evaluate whether they are having a heart attack, a practice that provides no clinical benefit and adds hundreds of dollars in health-care costs, according to a new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Specifically, computed tomography (CT) scans and cardiac str
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New Technologies Are Coming to Trucking, and Truckers Are Nowhere Near Ready ::::: Why This New Quantum Computing Startup Has a Real Shot at Beating Its Competition A startup called Quantum Circuits plans to compete with the likes of IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Intel to bring quantum computing out of the lab and into the wider world. There’s one good reason to think it might be able to beat them all. That’s because… Read more A startup called Quantum Circuits plans to compete
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Big Think :::::
Is Spirituality Our Natural Inclination or Is It Learned? ::::: There’s a trend in sociology within the last century or so, arguing for or against what’s known as the Intuitive Belief Hypothesis . While psychology has been contributing to the debate only for the last two decades. The thinking is that religious thought is intuitive, non-analytical, and so our natural thought pattern . As we get more analytical we get less religious, the hypothesis states. Th
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Live Science :::::
A Breathtaking New GIF Shows CRISPR Chewing Up DNA ::::: A still from the GIF that shows CRISPR in action. Credit: Twitter CRISPR is the set of molecular scissors that's changing the world. It's an enzyme that cuts DNA, and scientists figured out in 2012 that they could deploy it for cheap, effective gene editing: Just tag the CRISPR molecule with a bit of RNA (a slim sliver of genetic material that sticks to DNA) to guide it, and it can cut out and
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily :::::
Zwicky Transient Facility sees 'first light' ::::: A new robotic camera that can capture hundreds of thousands of stars and galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image -- an event astronomers refer to as 'first light.' The camera is the centerpiece of a new automated sky survey called the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF).
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily :::::
Global birth season study links environment with disease risk ::::: A new study sheds light on connections between birth month and risk for certain diseases.
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Study settles prehistoric puzzle, confirms modern link of carbon dioxide and global warming ::::: Fossil leaves from Africa resolve a prehistoric climate puzzle and confirm the link between carbon dioxide and global warming. Research previously found conflicting data on high carbon levels and its link to climate change about 22 million years ago. But a new study found the link existed then as now. The finding sheds light on recent and future increases in atmospheric carbon and its impact on ou
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Save 25% On a Flashlight, Lantern, and Electric Arc Lighter All Rolled Into One ::::: Power Practical Sparkr , $45 with code JXRW4K5Q The ultimate gift for the person who has everything is 25% off for the first time ever today with promo code JXRW4K5Q. Power Practical’s Sparkr is a 400 lumen flashlight, an LED camping lantern, and a badass plasma lighter all rolled into one. I suspect you’re most interested in the third item on that list, so let’s dive in: Advertisement Just press
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The Atlantic :::::
Life Without Guts ::::: In February 1977, the Alvin —a submersible big enough for three people, provided none of them stretched out their arms—dove to the bottom of the ocean, just north of the Galapagos Islands. The scientists who had crammed themselves into the sub were expecting to find hydrothermal vents—hypothetical sites where superheated water belched forth from the Earth’s interior. And they succeeded. But to th
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Popular Science :::::
From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice? ::::: W orld 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. Of course, even without the encouragement of an international awareness day, kindness and selflessness are widespread among both humans and animals.
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Medicaid coverage for methadone improves treatment for opioid use disorder in pregnancy ::::: November 14, 2017 - Pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) are more likely to receive evidence-based treatment with an "opioid agonist"--usually methadone--in states where those medications are covered by Medicaid, reports a study in the December issue of Medical Care , published by Wolters Kluwer . "Our findings suggest that Medicaid coverage of methadone maintenance should be considere
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily :::::
Combating devastating amphibian disease ::::: Amphibian chytridiomycosis, caused by infection with the Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis fungus, is the most devastating vertebrate disease on record.
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Aspirin can prevent heart attacks after noncardiac surgery in patients with prior PCI ::::: A new study has found that perioperative aspirin can prevent heart-related complications after major noncardiac surgery in patients with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) such as an angioplasty or stent. The study found that for every 1,000 patients with PCI, giving them aspirin at the time of noncardiac surgery would prevent 59 heart attacks and cause eight major bleeding events.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily :::::
Workplace bullying, violence are risk factors for type 2 diabetes, new research reveals ::::: Workplace bullying and violence may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, for both men and women, according to new research.
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Live Science :::::
How Your Brain Wiring Drives Social Interactions ::::: WASHINGTON — Humans and many other animals express a range of social behaviors, from cooperation to aggression. But as innate as these behaviors may be, little is known about which brain regions control them. But now, new tools can probe the brains of living animals while they are engaged in social interactions, providing insights into how the brain controls certain behaviors. These too
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