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Title&text-of-the-news: The 10 Best Deals of November 16, 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: Early Black Friday Roomba Deals iRobot Roomba 690 , $275 Our readers have bought t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Report suggests association between coffee and up to 70 percent reduced risk of liver disease ::::: 17th November 2017 - A new roundtable report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) on 'Looking after the liver: coffee, caffeine and lifestyle factors' highlights the potential role of coffee consumption in reducing the risk of liver diseases such as liver cancer and cirrhosis. Roundtable delegates including academics, media medics and representatives from national live
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Title&text-of-the-news: Microsoft and GitHub team up to take Git virtual file system to macOS, Linux ::::: reader comments 0 One of the more surprising stories of the past year was Microsoft's announcement that it was going to use the Git version control system for Windows development . Microsoft had to modify Git to handle the demands of Windows development but said that it wanted to get these modifications accepted upstream and integrated into the standard Git client. That plan appears to be going w
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Title&text-of-the-news: Google Pixel Buds review: the best wireless headphones I've ever wanted to throw in the river ::::: I’m OK with the idea of headphones jacks going away on smartphones. It’s not ideal, but it’s clearly the future and the sooner everyone embraces wireless headphones--or slides sadly into a life dependent on dongles--the smoother the transition will go. Buttons, however, still have a place on gadgets, despite manufacturers’ quests to turn everything to touch. In fact, if Google’s new Pixelbud head
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Title&text-of-the-news: Breaking Rad: The story behind “Rad Scientist” ::::: Breaking Rad: The story behind “Rad Scientist” Posted by Margot Wohl on November 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | Leave a comment A year and change ago, I decided to start making podcasts – those on demand audio files that our parents and grandparents have trouble finding. I wanted to produce audio stories that capture the amazing science happening in the San Diego area. And I wanted these stories to
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Title&text-of-the-news: Watch the Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Do a Backflip. Yes, a Backflip ::::: Atlas, the hulking humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics , now does backflips. I’ll repeat that. It’s a hulking humanoid that does backflips. Check out the video below, because it shows a hulking humanoid doing a backflip. And that’s after it leaps from platform to platform, as if such behavior were becoming of a bipedal robot. VIDEO To be clear: Humanoids aren’t supposed to be able to do this. It'
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Title&text-of-the-news: Watch an Artist Instantly Create a Mirror With Liquid Silver Nitrate ::::: GIF Gif source: Instagram / Dave Smith Although mirrors have been around for thousands of years, a German chemist named Justus von Liebig made a breakthrough that would make the modern manufacture of them possible. Add some sugar to ammoniated silver nitrate, pour it onto glass, and blammo: you’ve got yourself a mirror. It’s slightly more complicated than that, if only because silver nitrate is h
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Title&text-of-the-news: Bryozoans: Fossil fills missing evolutionary link ::::: Scientists recently announced the discovery of a missing evolutionary link -- a fossil of the first known member of the modern bryozoans to grow up into a structure.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Unlocking the secrets of Ebola ::::: Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. The results come from one of the most in-depth studies ever of blood samples from patients with Ebola. Researchers found 11 biomarkers that distinguish fatal infections from non-fatal ones and two that, when screened for early upon symptom onset, acc
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Title&text-of-the-news: Cross off that 'to do' list, study shows all daily activity can prolong life ::::: That 'to do' list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits. The study found women over age 65 who engaged in regular light physical activity had a reduction in the risk of mortality.
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Title&text-of-the-news: New and Improved Organoids Better Resemble Human Brains ::::: More-sophisticated structures lend new insight into how Zika attacks the developing brain.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Noninvasive brain imaging shows readiness of trainees to perform operations ::::: IMAGE: In this rendering, spatial maps of functional activation with respect to varying degrees of training levels during the ex-vivo transfer task. Spatial maps cover specific regions including the prefrontal cortex,... view more Credit: Image courtesy of Arun Nemani Troy, N.Y. -- While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (
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Title&text-of-the-news: NSF-supported scientists present research ::::: IMAGE: Scientists study Northern California's Eel River watershed at one of NSF's nine CZO sites. view more Credit: Lobsang Wangdu, UCNRS Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories at this link . The thin veneer of Earth's surface that stretches from the top of the forest canopy to the base of bedrock is known as the "critical zone." It's where fresh water flows,
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Title&text-of-the-news: Detailed view of immune proteins could lead to new pathogen-defense strategies ::::: Biologists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley used cryo-EM to resolve the structure of a ring of proteins used by the immune system to summon support when under attack, providing new insight into potential strategies for protection from pathogens. The researchers captured the high-resolution image of a protein ring, called an inflammasome, as it was bound to flagellin, a protein from the whiplike tai
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Title&text-of-the-news: New therapy lessens impact of mistreatment at a young age ::::: IMAGE: University of Delaware Associate Prof. Tania Roth (left) and graduate student Tiffany Doherty are finding evidence that certain drugs could address epigenetic brain dysfunction caused by early-life adversity. view more Credit: University of Delaware/ Evan Krape Everyone has challenges of one kind or another. But research shows that mistreatment at an early age can have long-lasting and
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Title&text-of-the-news: Could this protein protect people against coronary artery disease? ::::: IMAGE: Patients with no obstructed blood flow in the coronary arteries had higher levels of CXCL5 (blue) compared to patients with moderate levels (green) or lower levels (yellow) of CXCL5, who... view more Credit: Schisler lab, UNC School of Medicine CHAPEL HILL, NC - The buildup of plaque in the heart's arteries is an unfortunate part of aging. But by studying the genetic makeup of people w
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Title&text-of-the-news: A new way to store thermal energy ::::: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel -- such as wood, brush or dung -- that is collected with significant time and effort. Now, a new chemical composite developed by researchers at MIT could provide an alternative. It could be used to sto
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Title&text-of-the-news: New method analyzes corn kernel characteristics ::::: An ear of corn averages about 800 kernels. A traditional field method to estimate the number of kernels on the ear is to manually count the number of rows and multiply by the number of kernels in one length of the ear. With the help of a new imaging machine developed at the University of Illinois breeders can learn the number of kernels per ear, plus a lot more information than can be manually obs
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Title&text-of-the-news: A new test to measure the effectiveness of CF drugs ::::: CHAPEL HILL, NC - UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model of the infection- and inflammation-plagued airways of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The model, described in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , includes primary bronchial epithelial cells from CF patients as well as infectious/inflammatory factors normally found in the CF airwa
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Title&text-of-the-news: NSF makes new awards to advance Science of Learning ::::: IMAGE: The Science of Learning investigates questions across many scientific disciplines and scales, from how cellular mechanisms and brain systems affect learning to the roles played by society and culture. view more Credit: John Consoli, University of Maryland; John C. Williams, Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab, Marquette University; Diane Quinn; SciGirls, Twin Cities Publ
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Title&text-of-the-news: Supercentenarian DNA May Hold the Ultimate Secret to Longevity ::::: Better food, healthcare, working conditions, and safety protocols have allowed humans to live longer and healthier than ever before. In most developed countries today, the average lifespan is 80 years, while in 1906, a little more than 100 years ago, it was 48. Projections moving forward look so good that there’s a debate in the medical community on whether or not we can increase human longevity
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Title&text-of-the-news: This Mysterious Sound Drives Some to Insanity, Suicide ::::: The New Mexico town of Taos is artsy and picturesque, bringing in tons of tourists each year for its pueblo, arts festival, and other trappings. The town has had several celebrity residents including Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence, Julia Roberts, and Dennis Hopper. But there is a dark phenomenon underlying this eclectic desert oasis, a mysterious sound that only a handful can hear, and a small few
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Title&text-of-the-news: Paying for Poison: The FDA Needs More Authority to Ban Toxic Cosmetics and Supplements ::::: Clinical trials for new pharmaceuticals are extensive. Research and discovery leads to pre-clinical tests, which then goes through three trial phases, requiring thousands of participants. Once submitted the FDA review process is the next hurdle. Of the thousands of drugs that begin the research phase, only 12 percent even reach Phase 1. The entire process takes an average of ten years at a cost
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Title&text-of-the-news: The FCC Votes to Abandon Rural and Low-Income Americans ::::: Photo: Getty On Thursday, the current FCC commission continued its campaign to loosen protections for consumers while doing the bidding of major corporations. The five-person commission voted on numerous items today, and there’s not a whole lot of good news. Anyone watching the mind-numbing arguments for each item on the FCC commissions agenda today could easily walk away thinking that all of the
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Title&text-of-the-news: Unlocking the secrets of Ebola ::::: Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. The results come from scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and their colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the University of Tokyo and the University of
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Title&text-of-the-news: Cross off that 'to do' list, study shows all daily activity can prolong life ::::: IMAGE: A recent study at UC San Diego School of Medicine reports that light physical lowers mortality risks for women age 65 and older. view more Credit: JAGS That "to do" list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geri
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Title&text-of-the-news: Neuroscience research provides evidence the brain is strobing not constant ::::: It's not just our eyes that play tricks on us, but our ears. That's the finding of a landmark Australian-Italian collaboration that provides new evidence that oscillations, or 'strobes', are a general feature of human perception.While our conscious experience appears to be continuous, the University of Sydney and Italian universities study suggests that perception and attention are intrinsically r
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Title&text-of-the-news: New Study Finds 'Nationwide Failure' of Body Camera Policies to Protect Civil Rights ::::: Photo: AP Body cameras have been seen as an elegant solution to the complex problem of police brutality, but a new survey of 75 police departments across the US found that the policies governing them have, as a whole, failed to foster transparency, protect privacy, or defend civil rights. “ Police Body Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard ,” a yearly report released by Upturn and the Leadership Confe
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Title&text-of-the-news: On the origins of star stuff: Shedding new light on origin of anti-matter ::::: Astronomers have used a high-altitude observatory in Mexico to better understand where gamma rays come from. More than 300 massive water tanks sit waiting at the site for cascades of particles initiated by high-energy packets of light called gamma rays -- many of which have more than a million times the energy of a dental X-ray. When these gamma rays smash into the upper atmosphere, they blast apa
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Title&text-of-the-news: Passenger pigeon genome shows effects of natural selection in a huge population ::::: The passenger pigeon is famous for the enormity of its historical population and for its rapid extinction in the face of mass slaughter by humans. Yet it remains a mystery why the species wasn't able to survive in a few small populations. One theory, consistent with the findings of a new study, suggests that passenger pigeons were well adapted to living in huge flocks, but poorly adapted to living
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Title&text-of-the-news: Video: An Interspecies Flying Lesson ::::: Would you be curious and excited if, out on a walk near your home, you came face-to-face with a young owl, not yet a confident flyer? Mountain gorilla Rafiki, at age 11, certainly was — as we see in this short video clip that surfaced online earlier this year on YouTube's Wild Things channel. It's from a documentary shot in the 1990s in the Virunga Mountains of Central Africa's Democratic Republi
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Title&text-of-the-news: New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone ::::: Enlarge / All you really have to do is set your DNS to 9.9.9.9. reader comments 41 The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)—an organization founded by law enforcement and research organizations to help reduce cyber-crime—has partnered with IBM and Packet Clearing House to launch a free public Domain Name Service system. That system is intended to block domains associated with botnets, phishing attacks, an
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Title&text-of-the-news: 'Living Fossils' of Earth’s Oldest Life-Forms Found in Tasmania ::::: These distinctive wavy globs are a modern-day version of Earth's oldest known life. Stromatolites, microbial mats that thrive on sunlight, have been discovered in Tasmania for the first time. Stromatolites first evolved around 3.5 billion years ago, and they're rare today. Most live in highly salty marine environments, which makes the Tasmania specimens even more special. They live in freshwater.
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: A Taxing Day ::::: Today in 5 Lines The House voted to approve the Republican tax bill. Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, accused Minnesota Senator Al Franken of forcibly kissing and groping her in 2006. In response, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, along with a number of Democrats, called for a review of the allegations by the Senate Ethics Committee. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said the party will
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Title&text-of-the-news: Automation May Take Your Job Away, But It Might Just Create a New One for You, Too ::::: A hardware safeguard in Amazon’s recently launched while-you’re-out delivery service turns out to have a big hole. And, well—let’s just say you probably should have seen this coming. Amazon Key uses a smart lock and cloud-based security camera in order to allow delivery staff to drop parcels inside a home while a customer is out. The driver requests access via Amazon, but the customer can watch
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Title&text-of-the-news: Multiplayer Video Games: Link Between Skill and Intelligence Discovered - "In a new study, researchers note a correlation between skill in action strategy games, like DOTA2, and high IQ. The correlation is similar to that seen between intelligence and ability in more traditional games like chess." ::::: submitted by /u/Lightfiend [link] [comments]
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Title&text-of-the-news: What Mark Learned ::::: Image: AP As personal goal that many interpreted as a trial balloon for a presidential campaign, Mark Zuckerberg has spent the last year traveling to all 50 states. He’s done now, and he’s posting about it. The Facebook founder sure learned a lot from his covertly-arranged jaunt into the lives of others. A ( heavily-edited ) transcript of Zuckerberg’s post-mortem with University of Kansas provost
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Title&text-of-the-news: New tool predicts risk of heart attack in older surgery patients ::::: IMAGE: Dr. Rami Alrezk and colleagues developed a new tool that can help better predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. view more Credit: Dr. Rami Alrezk FINDINGS A tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools. By
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Title&text-of-the-news: Fossil that fills missing evolutionary link named after UChicago professors ::::: IMAGE: University of Chicago Profs. Susan Kidwell and David Jablonski with the Jablonskipora kidwellae fossil, a tiny marine creature named after them. view more Credit: Jean Lachat/University of Chicago Lurking in oceans, rivers and lakes around the world are tiny, ancient animals known to few people. Bryozoans, tiny marine creatures that live in colonies, are "living fossils"--their
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Title&text-of-the-news: Hot and bothered ::::: To date, most empirical evidence on climate change impacts have focused on the agricultural sector. Little is known about the effects on, say, manufacturing in, say, China, which is in many ways "the factory of the world." In a new paper published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management , UC Santa Barbara researchers shows that climate change will dramatically lower output for th
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Barnum Effect - Why People Believe In Astrology And Psychics ::::: A community for those who are interested in the mind, brain, language and artificial intelligence. Want to know more? Take a look at our reading list here. If you have any suggestions for further inclusions, post them here .
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Title&text-of-the-news: Feathers Help This Bird Sound the Alarm ::::: Feathers are not just for flight . They keep birds warm, become part of their nests, and help them attract mates . And for one Australian bird, feathers even help produce an important sound—an alarm. “People had long noticed that these birds produced these loud whistles.” Trevor Murray, a postdoctoral researcher at the Australian National University. “My supervisor Rob Magrath in coll
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study says homeowners shouldn't count on property appreciation creating wealth ::::: IMAGE: Ken Johnson, Ph.D., co-author, real estate economist at FAU's College of Business and co-developer of the Beracha, Hardin and Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index. view more Credit: Florida Atlantic University The American Dream of homeownership as the path to creating wealth may be due for a revision. A new study by faculty at Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and th
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Title&text-of-the-news: Tezos, a cryptocurrency that raised $232 million in July, is in crisis ::::: reader comments 29 Tezos, a blockchain technology project that made headlines in July by raising $232 million, has been hit with its second class-action lawsuit in less than a month. It's the latest blow for the project's founders, husband-and-wife team Arthur and Kathleen Breitman. The Breitmans promised to build a blockchain with a revolutionary new governance model that would avoid the kind of
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Title&text-of-the-news: This Gene-Editing Tech Might Be Too Dangerous To Unleash ::::: To get to work in the morning, Omar Akbari has to pass through a minimum of six sealed doors, including an air-locked vestibule. The UC Riverside entomologist studies the world’s deadliest creature: the Aedes aegypti mosquito, whose bite transmits diseases that kill millions each year. But that’s not the reason for all the extra security. Akbari isn’t just studying mosquitoes—he’s re-engineering
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Title&text-of-the-news: I Give Up, I Like Nibiru Doomsday Stories Now ::::: Image: Screenshots/Ryan F. Mandelbaum A planet whole solar system is going to destroy the Earth during September October , uh, any time now, if the usual doomsday conspiracy people are to be believed. And if you’re hoping to survive this calamity, you should probably know what’s going on. A few months ago, I wrote that you should stop wasting my time with this Planet X/Nibiru doomsday conspiracy
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kræftplan har for lidt fokus på forebyggelse ::::: Der slås mange gode takter an i den nye Kræftplan 4, men Sundhedsstyrelsens direktør, Søren Brostrøm, havde gerne set, at der i planen var afsat flere ressourcer til forebyggelse, lød det på Dagens Medicins årlige kræftkonference i sidste uge.
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Title&text-of-the-news: What countries' constitutions reveal about how societies evolve ::::: Bettmann/Getty The right to form unions usually came before child labour protections in a country's constitution. Timing can be everything when it comes to successfully expanding constitutional rights. Now, a study 1 looking at how constitutions around the world have evolved has revealed patterns that could help people predict the best moment to introduce such changes. Amendments are generally in
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Title&text-of-the-news: Lava or not, exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely to have atmosphere ::::: The super-Earth exoplanet 55 Cancri e, depicted with its star in this artist's concept, likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth's but with ingredients that could be similar to those of Earth's atmosphere. Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the p
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Title&text-of-the-news: New Deadpool 2 trailer is delightfully insane and contains zero spoilers ::::: It's a trailer! No, it's an avant-garde satire! No, it's an extended joke about masturbation! Wait, what? At last, Deadpool has given us the answer to the age-old question of how you tell fans everything about a new movie without actually telling them anything that happens in the movie. That's right—this is a completely spoiler-free trailer for Deadpool 2 , in which all you'll do is watch Deadpoo
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Title&text-of-the-news: Trump Administration Lifts Ban on Imports of Elephant Hunting Trophies ::::: (Reuters) - Conservation groups on Thursday decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies. The move triggered protests from conservation groups and a frenzy on social media from opponents who posted pictures of Trump sons Donald Jr. and Eric, who are avi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Verizon online unit cutting 'less than 4%' of workforce ::::: Verizon's online unit Oath—which includes the AOL and recently acquired Yahoo brands—is cutting several hundred jobs as part of a reorganization, a source familiar with the move said Thursday. The reductions represent "less than four percent" of the Oath global workforce of an estimated 12,000, according to the source. The move represents a second round of cuts at Oath since the $4.5 billion ac
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Title&text-of-the-news: Tesla to enter trucking business with new electric semi ::::: After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs—and, more recently, solar panels—Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company will unveil its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Black Friday Deals: Best Gifts for Science Geeks ::::: The holidays are approaching and stores are already breaking out the festive decorations. Even Amazon is gearing up for the shopping season. Here's a look at some of Live Science's favorite Amazon Black Friday deals for that science geek in your life, from a curious child to a spouse who can't get enough of the Discovery Channel. Check back for updates as Amazon releases more deals and our staf
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Best Philips Wake-Up Light Is On Sale, and Ready to Transform Your Mornings ::::: Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light , $99 after $20 coupon Phillips’ insanely popular Wake-Up Light is here to change your life. This is the best model in the lineup, and includes an FM radio and five different natural sounds to wake up to. Grab it right now on Amazon for $99 after clipping the $20 coupon, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen. Unlike an unsympathetic traditional alarm clock, the Phili
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Title&text-of-the-news: Udvikling af nye antibiotika er dyrt og kompliceret ::::: Forestil dig, at du får lungebetændelse, men at pencillinen ikke virker. Antibiotika er et vigtigt våben mod sygdomme, men stadig flere bakterier bliver resistente over for de typer antibiotika, vi har i dag. De multiresistente bakterier dræber hvert år 700.000 mennesker på verdensplan - og hvis ikke udviklingen ændres, vil 10 millioner mennesker årligt kunne dø af infektioner som følge af de sej
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Title&text-of-the-news: Sorry, poor people: The FCC is coming after your broadband plans ::::: Enlarge / This never goes fast enough. reader comments 51 Poor people may soon find it more difficult to purchase subsidized broadband plans, and many of them could even be forced to find new carriers. That's thanks to changes pushed through today by the Federal Communications Commission's Republican majority. The FCC voted 3-2 to scale back the federal Lifeline program that lets poor people use
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Title&text-of-the-news: A More Conciliatory Tone on Climate from the U.S. at Global Talks ::::: But because the Trump administration cannot officially exit the Paris climate agreement until 2020, it also sent a small State Department team to negotiate details of international climate policy, like greater transparency for emissions reporting from China and India. Environmentalists here said they found Ms. Garber’s message confusing, and a sign of the awkward tightrope that America’s diplomat
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Title&text-of-the-news: A fatal disease is spreading among U.S. deer, but there may be a new way to detect it ::::: Human beings are generally okay with buck heads. We hang them on our walls, set bouquets on them and stick them in bowties . But when it comes to testing these cervids for signs of fatal disease, some people would rather avoid decapitation entirely. So Claudio Soto , a neurology researcher at McGovern Medical School, created a blood test for chronic wasting disease (CWD), an untreatable deer ailm
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Title&text-of-the-news: A New Algorithm Can Spot Pneumonia Better Than a Radiologist ::::: A hardware safeguard in Amazon’s recently launched while-you’re-out delivery service turns out to have a big hole. And, well—let’s just say you probably should have seen this coming. Amazon Key uses a smart lock and cloud-based security camera in order to allow delivery staff to drop parcels inside a home while a customer is out. The driver requests access via Amazon, but the customer can watch
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Title&text-of-the-news: A New Gene-Editing Therapy Would Benefit Kids Most—Here’s Why They Won’t Get It Yet ::::: A patient in the U.S. has become the first person to receive an injection of an experimental therapy meant to edit a genetic error in his DNA . The use of gene editing to correct cells in the body represents a medical milestone, but the case also points to a troubling medical dilemma. The patient, Brian Madeux, 44, of Arizona, is part of a clinical trial testing a gene-editing approach for Hunter
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Title&text-of-the-news: Dealmaster: Get a 15-inch Dell laptop with a 512GB SSD for $580 ::::: Staff — Dealmaster: Get a 15-inch Dell laptop with a 512GB SSD for $580 Plus deals on Bose noise-cancelling headphones, Roombas, and more laptops. Ars Staff - Nov 16, 2017 8:32 pm UTC reader comments 0 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains , we have another round of deals to share. We're in a bit of a "calm before the storm" mode with Black Friday a week away, but today's li
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Title&text-of-the-news: Huawei's Mate 10 Pro Is a Valiant Attempt to Slay the iPhone With AI Smarts ::::: All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo A few months ago, Huawei passed Apple to become the second largest smartphone maker in the world, (Samsung’s number one). Yet you don’t see Huawei ads on TV in the United States, and its phones are seldom sold in any of the big carrier stores. Even when they are, they are often hidden behind a bigger brands like on the Nexus 6P. Shit, most Americans can’t even s
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Title&text-of-the-news: Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: sweet overkill for your stick figure drawings ::::: I wrote the first draft of this Microsoft Surface Book 2 review with the Surface Pen in a program called OneNote. The vast majority of it is unreadable, mostly thanks to my terrible handwriting, which resembles the panicked scrawl of a fifth grader trying to finish homework he forgot to do before the teacher comes around to check it. What is it? Parsing the Microsoft hardware landscape can be tri
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Title&text-of-the-news: Black Friday Deals: Amazon's Best Science Toys for Kids ::::: If you have a little paleontologist, a star-gazer or a budding chemist, one of these science-inspired toys may be right for your child. Here's a look at some of the best Amazon Black Friday deals. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit: Baking soda volcano? Check. Magic, color-changing material? Check. Safe, kid-friendly materials? Check. This kit contains 11 classic experime
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Title&text-of-the-news: Revenge Porn Is Finally Criminalized In New York City ::::: “Council Member Lancman holds press conference to call for criminalizing revenge porn.” (Image: Rory Lancman / Flickr) On Thursday, New York City voted to criminalize revenge porn. That means the nonconsensual dissemination of intimate photos and videos online is now a misdemeanor offense in the city and is punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail. The legislation was introduced las
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Title&text-of-the-news: Arecibo telescope wins reprieve from US government ::::: Xavier Garcia/Bloomberg/Getty The massive dish of the Arecibo radio telescope measures 305 metres across. Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the people who operate one of the world’s pre-eminent radio telescopes — at the Arecibo Observatory, on the northwestern part of the island — are still without reliable water, electricity, and phone service at their homes. But th
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Title&text-of-the-news: Senator urges ad blocking by feds as possible remedy to malvertising scourge ::::: Enlarge / It's a federal style. reader comments 0 A US Senator trying to eradicate the Internet scourge known as malvertising is proposing that all federal agencies block ads delivered to worker computers unless advertisers can ensure their networks are free of content that contains malicious code. In a letter sent today , Oregon Senator Ron Wyden asked White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob J
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Title&text-of-the-news: Applying traffic rule exemptions helps emergency vehicles reach patients faster ::::: Rapid response (emergency) vehicles can halve the average time it takes to reach a critically injured patient if they apply traffic rule exemptions, which allow them to exceed speed limits, bypass road signs, and pass through red lights, reveals research.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Health, social care spending cuts linked to 120,000 excess deaths in England ::::: The squeeze on public finances since 2010 is linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England, with the over-60s and care home residents bearing the brunt, reveals a first study of its kind.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Replace or wait? Study says swap all incandescent bulbs now, but hold on to CFLs ::::: LED light bulbs are getting cheaper and more energy efficient every year. So, does it make sense to replace less-efficient bulbs with the latest light-emitting diodes now, or should you wait for future improvements and even lower costs?
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Title&text-of-the-news: Weak links in US power grid vulnerable in event of catastrophe ::::: By Aylin Woodward In July 2012 India experienced the largest power outage in history. More than 620 million people were left without electricity after a transmission line in the northern part of the country failed, buckling under too much electrical load. Nearby power lines that took up the slack also failed, and lights across 22 Indian states went out. All power grids are at risk of this rar
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gene drives can beat pests, but we can’t afford any mistakes ::::: Possums are protected in Australia but reviled in New Zealand Thorsten Milse /Robert Harding/Getty Pest control can sometimes get out of hand. In 1995, Australia was testing the deadly calicivirus for controlling rabbits on an island. Somehow the virus escaped and spread across the entire country. New Zealand, which also has a serious rabbit problem, decided not to introduce the virus. But a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Dark matter may be the source of antimatter streaming past Earth ::::: The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-ray Observatory in Mexico Jordan A. Goodman By Shannon Hall A baffling number of antimatter particles stream past Earth, but where they come from has been a mystery for almost a decade. Now a team has killed one of the leading hypotheses, increasing the likelihood of an explanation that relies on dark matter, the as-yet-unseen substance that makes up 27
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why we should celebrate Scotland’s minimum alcohol price plan ::::: Strong ciders in Scotland are about to shoot up in price Jane Barlow/PA Images Scotland will become the first country in the world to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol after its government won a long legal battle yesterday. The aim is to reduce deaths and disease associated with heavy drinking and the huge pressure this puts on public services. The policy, likely to take effect early nex
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Title&text-of-the-news: What’s the best way to scare an elephant? Use an AI scarecrow ::::: He’s on your farm, eating your crops Michael Nichols/National Geographic/Getty By David Hambling When you think of agricultural pests, elephants are probably near the bottom of the list. But they do an enormous amount of damage to nut and banana plantations precisely because they are too big, tough and smart to scare off once they start eating. Now, Australian researchers have developed an AI
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Title&text-of-the-news: Algae material makes pollution-fighting particle less toxic ::::: A nanoparticle that can help clean water of cadmium becomes toxic once taking in the metal. But research finds that organic matter, in this case from algae, reduces that toxicity. Nanotechnology plays an important role in removing toxic chemicals found in the soil. Currently more than 70 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund sites are using or testing nanoparticles to remove or degrade
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Title&text-of-the-news: Current CRISPR gene drives are too strong for outdoor use, studies warn ::::: Gene-editing tools heralded as hope for fighting invader rats, malarial mosquitoes and other scourges may be too powerful to use in their current form, two new papers warn. Standard forms of CRISPR gene drives, as the tools are called, can make tweaked DNA race through a population so easily that a small number of stray animals or plants could spread it to new territory, predicts a computer simul
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Title&text-of-the-news: What If a 9.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hit Seattle? ::::: In preparation for the BIG ONE — the mighty 9.0-magnitude earthquake that's expected to lay waste to the Pacific Northwest — geophysicists have created 50 virtual simulations to see how such a quake could rattle the region. The simulations don't paint a pretty picture for Seattle or the coastal areas of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Northern California, but the locations of some
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why This Viral Painting-Restoration Video Gives Experts the Chills ::::: A viral video showing hundreds of years of varnish being wiped off a centuries-old painting has horrified experts in the field. The short video was posted on Twitter by the art dealer Philip Mould, who hosts the BBC TV show "Fake or Fortune?" and was involved in the cleaning process, according to statements he's made to other news organizations. The clip shows someone glopping a gel-like su
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Title&text-of-the-news: Democrats Embrace Ethics Committee Inquiry for Senator Franken ::::: Let the Ethics Committee decide. That’s the message Senate Democrats sent Thursday in response to a report that one of their own, Minnesota lawmaker Al Franken, forcibly kissed and groped a woman in 2006. On Thursday morning, KABC news anchor Leeann Tweeden wrote in a post on her Los Angeles radio station’s website that Franken kissed her against her will while rehearsing a skit during a 2006 USO
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Title&text-of-the-news: North Korea Is Only a Threat if the U.S. Keeps Provoking Kim Jong-un ::::: North Korea has a long history of making bellicose threats that defy global norms. So does that mean the country's leaders are irrational, and will act irrationally? In 1994, the North Korea threatened to turn neighboring Seoul into a “sea of fire.” When President George W. Bush deemed the Hermit Kingdom part of the “axis of evil” in 2002, Pyongyang claimed it would “mercilessly wipe out the
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Title&text-of-the-news: Charlie Rose on the Cerebrum Podcast ::::: Interviewing one of the legendary interviewers in broadcasting history can be a nerve-wracking, intimidating experience. A few minutes into the conversation with Charlie Rose, however, I felt like I was conversing with an old friend. Dana Foundation Chairman and President Edward Rover (left) and Nobel laureate and Vice Chairman of DABI Eric Kandel (center) present the Dana Public Outreach Award t
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Open-Source Driving Simulator That Trains Autonomous Vehicles ::::: Self-driving cars are set to revolutionise transport systems the world over. If the hype is to be believed, entirely autonomous vehicles are about to hit the open road. The truth is more complex. The most advanced self-driving technologies work only in an extremely limited set of environments and weather conditions. And while most new cars will have some form of driver assistance in the coming ye
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Title&text-of-the-news: Counting the carbon cost of forest destruction ::::: The world's forests shrank by 3 % between 1990 and 2015. Credit: Pixabay/ Free-Photos The world is losing its trees, but at what cost? Better estimates of deforestation and degradation could shed light on the amount of CO2 emitted, refine climate models and help developing countries better manage their forests. Forests cover about 30% of the world, according to World Bank estimates , and they act
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Title&text-of-the-news: Art project lights up iconic 85-year-old Dutch dyke ::::: Dutch artists unveiled a design and light show Thursday to highlight one of the country's landmark engineering projects, built more than 80 years ago as part of The Netherlands' famed sea defences. As daylight faded, the art project to celebrate the Afsluitdijk—a bridge which runs 32 kilometres (20 miles) across a gulf in the northern Netherlands—was lit up by the lights of passing cars driving a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Defining the danger zone: New mapping software makes live-fire training safer ::::: Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeff Wright uses the Office of Naval Research TechSolutions-sponsored KILSWITCH Surface Danger Zone tool to plan live-fire training for next year's Cobra Gold military exercise at Ban Chan Khrem Royal Thai Naval Base in Thailand. Credit: Office of Naval Research/Released To better protect warfighters during live-fire training, the Office of Naval Research's (O
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Title&text-of-the-news: NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth ::::: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these images of an X-class flare on Feb. 15, 2011. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO When our Sun erupts with giant explosions—such as bursts of radiation called solar flares—we know they can affect space throughout the solar system as well as near Earth. But monitoring their effects requires having observatories in many places with many per
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Title&text-of-the-news: AI Experts Say ICE's Predictive 'Extreme Vetting' Plan Is 'Tailor-Made for Discrimination' ::::: Photo: AP An alliance of more than 50 civil liberties groups and more than 50 individual AI experts sent dual letters to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday, calling for the end of a plan to screen immigrants with predictive “extreme vetting” software. In a separate petition also launched today, several groups specifically urged IBM not to help build the extreme vetting tool. Th
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Title&text-of-the-news: Surface Book 2 review: Monster performance, but lightning hasn’t struck twice ::::: Enlarge / The 15-inch Surface Book 2. Peter Bright reader comments 88 Introduced a little over two years ago, Microsoft's Surface Book was the hybrid laptop that I had long hoped the company would build . Like the Surface Pro, it worked as a true standalone tablet, but it had the all-important stiff hinge, making it suitable for use on your lap in a way that the Surface Pro's kickstand and Type C
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Title&text-of-the-news: Stress can lead to risky decisions ::::: Making decisions that require weighing pros and cons of two choices is dramatically affected by chronic stress, neuroscientists have discovered. In a study of rats and mice, they found stressed animals were far likelier to choose high-risk, high-payoff options. They also found that impairments of a specific brain circuit underlie this abnormal decision making.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kill switches for engineered microbes gone rogue ::::: Stable autonomous kill switches ensure biocontainment of living microbes designed as devices for medicine or the environment. New research outlines two new types of kill switches that address these challenges. The new kill switches are self-sufficient and highly stable in bacterial populations that evolve, and they last over many generations. They can ensure that only bacteria with intact syntheti
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Title&text-of-the-news: Some sugars are good for you, engineers discover ::::: A new use for sugar has been uncovered, which can aid healing and encourage blood vessel formation, say scientists. This would help tackle the increasing number of non-healing skin wounds associated with age, poor blood supply and diabetes. The breakthrough research could save money for health service providers in the UK and overseas, say the authors.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Lower cost, higher quality primary care practices are distinguished by six attributes ::::: Six attributes of primary care delivery are associated with high value, according to a new study: decision support for evidence-based medicine, risk-stratified care management, careful selection of specialists, coordination of care, standing orders and protocols, and balanced physician compensation.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Heavy drinking, smoking linked to visible signs of aging ::::: Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical aging, and looking older than one's years, suggests research.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after stroke ::::: Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why Did The Passenger Pigeon Go Extinct? The Answer Might Lie In Their Toes ::::: Martha (right), the last known passenger pigeon, died in 1914. Her preserved body is now on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP Martha (right), the last known passenger pigeon, died in 1914. Her preserved body is now on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washin
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Title&text-of-the-news: Math at the Met ::::: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City—known worldwide and hereinafter as "the Met"—is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the ten largest in the world. Founded in 1870, it holds two million works of art, from antiquity to today, from all around the world. We propose here a guided tour of the Met's hidden math. The Met's collections include works of art with surpr
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Title&text-of-the-news: A new way to reduce surgery complications stemming from high blood sugar ::::: PHILADELPHIA (Nov.16, 2017) - Researchers identified a new way to lower the risk of complications after joint surgery, using a simple blood test. Patients with diabetes are more likely to need joint replacement surgery but also have a greater risk of serious complications after surgery, including heart attack, stroke, and wound infections, because of their underlying diabetes. Current guidelines
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Title&text-of-the-news: Defining the danger zone: New mapping software makes live-fire training safer ::::: IMAGE: Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeff Wright uses the Office of Naval Research TechSolutions-sponsored KILSWITCH Surface Danger Zone tool to plan live-fire training for next year's Cobra Gold military... view more Credit: (Photo: Office of Naval Research/Released) ARLINGTON, Va.--To better protect warfighters during live-fire training, the Office of Naval Research's (ONR) TechSolut
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Title&text-of-the-news: Redefining obesity in postmenopausal women ::::: CLEVELAND, Ohio (November 15, 2017)--There is no doubt the prevalence of obesity has increased significantly across all age groups, creating greater health risks. What exactly constitutes obesity, however, is subject to debate, especially for postmenopausal women who have a different body composition than younger women. A study published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North Americ
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Title&text-of-the-news: Research reveals biological mechanism of a leading cause of childhood blindness ::::: IMAGE: Konark Mukherjee led a research team that has unveiled the pathology underlying optic nerve hypoplasia, a leading cause of childhood blindness. view more Credit: David Hungate, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have revealed the pathology of cells and structures stricken by optic nerve hypoplasia, a leading cau
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Title&text-of-the-news: One health researchers identify hot spots of tick-borne diseases in Mongolia ::::: IMAGE: Dr. von Fricken is pictured on-site in Mongolia. view more Credit: Duke One Health Team Given the critical role livestock play in Mongolia, transmission of tick-borne diseases can have very real health and economic implications for livestock and the herders that tend to them. Dr. Michael von Fricken explored this association using a multidisciplinary One Health research approach, w
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Title&text-of-the-news: NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth ::::: When our Sun erupts with giant explosions -- such as bursts of radiation called solar flares -- we know they can affect space throughout the solar system as well as near Earth. But monitoring their effects requires having observatories in many places with many perspectives, much the way weather sensors all over Earth can help us monitor what's happening with a terrestrial storm. By using multiple
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Title&text-of-the-news: Australia and the Global Spread of Same-Sex Marriage ::::: This year’s vote in Australia in favor of same-sex marriage will ultimately make the country the 26th in the world to legalize such unions. The worldwide trend began nearly two decades ago when the Netherlands voted in 2000 in favor of letting same-sex couples marry; most recently, Germany became the latest country to pass same-sex marriage legislation this summer. While the legalization of same-
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Title&text-of-the-news: Preventing Concussions: Helmets, Mouthguards and Military Spending ::::: Preventing Concussions: Helmets, Mouthguards and Military Spending How new and improved sports protection equipment could help in concussion prevention. Preventing Concussions: Helmets, Mouthguards and Military Spending Video of Preventing Concussions: Helmets, Mouthguards and Military Spending Sports Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 14:30 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside Science) -- Benjamin Fr
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Title&text-of-the-news: Trilobites: A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird’s Extinction ::::: But passenger pigeons were so plentiful and so mobile that beneficial genetic mutations spread and detrimental ones disappeared very quickly throughout their population. This caused a loss in overall genetic diversity, which meant less raw material for adapting to human-induced change. It’s “totally the opposite of what you would expect,” Dr. Fritz said. In the new study, a team of evolutionary b
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Title&text-of-the-news: Next generation astronomical survey to map the entire sky ::::: This artist’s impression shows a cutaway view of the parts of the Universe that SDSS-V will study. SDSS-V will study millions of stars to create a map of the entire Milky Way. Farther out, the survey will get the most detailed view yet of the largest nearby galaxies like Andromeda in the Northern Hemisphere and the Large Magellanic Cloud in the Southern hemisphere. Even farther out, the survey wi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Images of strange solar system visitor peel away some of the mystery ::::: Images of an interloper from beyond the solar system — an asteroid or a comet — were captured on Oct. 27 by the 3.5-meter WIYN Telescope on Kitt Peak, Ariz. Credit: WIYN OBSERVATORY/RALF KOTULLA A strange visitor, either asteroid or comet, zipping through our solar system at a high rate of speed is giving astronomers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to examine up close an object from somewhere
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Title&text-of-the-news: Bacterium in a beetle makes it a leaf-eater ::::: A leaf-eating beetle has evolved a symbiotic relationship that allows the insect to break down pectin. The findings on the novel function of the bacterium, which has a surprisingly tiny genome -- much smaller than previous reports on the minimum size required for an organism not subsisting within a host cell.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Ancient enzyme could boost power of liquid biopsies to detect and profile cancers ::::: Researchers are developing a new tool for liquid biopsy that can detect RNA biomarkers from cancer cells in a patient's blood much more accurately and completely than other existing methods. This could soon provide doctors with a more complete picture of an individual's disease, improving their chances of finding the best treatment, while also sparing patients the pain, inconvenience and long wait
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Title&text-of-the-news: How the songbird changes its tune ::::: Researchers have shown how the Bengalese finch, a domesticated songbird, can learn to tweak its song in specific ways depending on context, which could shed light on how the human brain learns to apply different rules depending on the situation, and have implications for understanding human language and movement disorders.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Screening programs unlikely to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in competitive athletes ::::: Screening programs for cardiac conditions are not an effective way to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in competitive sport, and may prevent healthy athletes from participating, a new study suggests.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows ::::: A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of the snowiest places in the Eastern US and experiences some of the most intense snowstorms in the world. This largely rural region, just east of Lake Ontario, gets an average of 20 feet of snow a year, and a new report explains why.
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Title&text-of-the-news: First transcatheter implant for diastolic heart failure successful ::::: A new device, proven safe and effective, has been developed to treat diastolic heart failure.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Discontinuity of care puts older patients at higher risk of emergency hospitalization ::::: Discontinuity of care puts older patients at higher risk of emergency hospitalization.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amazon Key flaw makes entering your home undetected a possibility ::::: reader comments 0 Security research firm Rhino Security Labs found a vulnerability in the Amazon Key in-home delivery service's security procedures that could allow either the courier or even a savvy and malicious bystander to enter your home undetected after the delivery is completed. Amazon has promised to change how Key works in order to make it easier for you to tell when something unusual is
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Title&text-of-the-news: Women-run start-ups hampered by bias among male investors: study ::::: A new study is highlighting one possible reason women aren't making more headway in Silicon Valley: men prefer to invest in companies run by other men. With men making up 90 percent of venture capitalists, that preference is a bottleneck that keeps women out of the ranks of tech entrepreneurs. The study's authors, Michael Ewens of Caltech and Richard Townsend of UC San Diego, analyzed nearly 18,0
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Title&text-of-the-news: FCC weakens limits on owning newspapers, TV stations ::::: Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, the infrastructural damage remains evident—today, FEMA estimates that only 41 percent of the island has had power restored. But the impact on human behavior ...
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Title&text-of-the-news: Excess antielectrons aren’t from nearby dead stars, study says ::::: New observations of the whirling cores of dead stars have deepened the mystery behind a glut of antimatter particles raining down on Earth from space. The particles are antielectrons, also known as positrons, and could be a sign of dark matter — the exotic and unidentified culprit that makes up the bulk of the universe’s mass. But more mundane explanations are also plausible: Positrons might be s
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Title&text-of-the-news: Using social media big data to combat prescription drug crisis ::::: Researchers conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse. Their study found that with proper research methods and attention to privacy and ethical issues, social media big data can reveal important information concerning drug abuse, such as user-report
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Title&text-of-the-news: New physical model explains the origin of Earth's water ::::: Equipped with Newton's law of universal gravitation (published in Principia 330 years ago) and powerful computational resources (used to apply the law to more than 10,000 interacting bodies), a young Brazilian researcher and his former postdoctoral supervisor have just proposed a new physical model to explain the origin of water on Earth and the other Earth-like objects in the Solar System. And
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Title&text-of-the-news: Women-run start-ups hampered by bias among male investors, Caltech study finds ::::: A new study is highlighting one possible reason women aren't making more headway in Silicon Valley: men prefer to invest in companies run by other men. With men making up 90 percent of venture capitalists, that preference is a bottleneck that keeps women out of the ranks of tech entrepreneurs. The study's authors, Michael Ewens of Caltech and Richard Townsend of UC San Diego, analyzed nearly 18,0
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Title&text-of-the-news: New imaging technique peers inside living cells ::::: To undergo high-resolution imaging, cells often must be sliced and diced, dehydrated, painted with toxic stains, or embedded in resin. For cells, the result is certain death. But if researchers can only view the inner workings of dead cells, they're only seeing part of the story. They cannot monitor living cells' dynamic real-time processes, such as metabolic reactions or responses to diseases or
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Title&text-of-the-news: Workplace sexual harassment 'a chronic problem,' says APA president ::::: WASHINGTON -- Sexual harassment in the workplace is a pervasive, chronic problem that can cause enduring psychological harm, according to the president of the American Psychological Association. "Sexual harassment in the workplace is a significant occupational health psychology problem," said APA President Antonio E. Puente, PhD. "Psychological research has offered understanding into the causes o
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Title&text-of-the-news: Nearby pulsars shed light on the antimatter puzzle ::::: There are too many high-energy positrons in the cosmic rays reaching the Earth. These positrons (particles that are antimatter equivalents of electrons) could be being produced by pulsars in our vicinity. The most recent measurements from the HAWC Observatory in Mexico have practically excluded this possibility, strengthening the competing and much more exotic hypothesis concerning the origin of t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Old World monkeys could be key to a new, powerful rheumatoid arthritis therapy ::::: IMAGE: This is Michael Selsted, MD, PhD. view more Credit: Keck School of Medicine of USC LOS ANGELES - In the quest for a new and more effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC looked to a primate that mostly roams the land in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. It was a particular peptide only found in Old World monkeys, called θ-def
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Title&text-of-the-news: How Snapdragons keep their colour: Signposting trick reveals evolutionary mechanism ::::: A study of the colour patterns among wild flowers in a mountain valley has yielded a clue about how nature controls fundamental evolutionary change in all species. The team from the John Innes Centre who study snapdragons ( Antirrhinum majus ) uncovered a new evolutionary "trick" that favours colour schemes which signposts a flower's entry point most clearly to pollinating bees. A paper published
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study raises possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika virus ::::: IMAGE: In this photo, Zika virus infection kills non-human primate epithelial cells. White gaps in the image show where Zika virus has disrupted a layer of healthy cells. Researchers analyzed infection... view more Credit: Cincinnati Children's CINCINNATI - Birth defects in babies born infected with Zika virus remain a major health concern. Now, scientists suggest the possibility that some wo
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Title&text-of-the-news: A new window into electron behavior ::::: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- For the first time, physicists have developed a technique that can peer deep beneath the surface of a material to identify the energies and momenta of electrons there. The energy and momentum of these electrons, known as a material's "band structure," are key properties that describe how electrons move through a material. Ultimately, the band structure determines a material's
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Title&text-of-the-news: How the immune system identifies invading bacteria ::::: The body's homeland security unit is more thorough than any airport checkpoint. For the first time, scientists have witnessed a mouse immune system protein frisking a snippet of an invading bacterium. The inspection is far more extensive than researchers imagined: the immune system protein, similar to those in humans, scans the bacterial protein in six different ways, ensuring correct identificat
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Title&text-of-the-news: Influx of earth-bound positrons must have exotic origin, study suggests ::::: The excess positrons arriving at Earth must have a more exotic origin than nearby pulsars, report researchers. Their results are based on observations from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) gamma-ray observatory in Mexico, which detects the shower of particles created when high-energy gamma rays smash into Earth's atmosphere. To date, several cosmic ray detectors have found more positrons
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Title&text-of-the-news: An update on the road to better plastics for a sustainable future ::::: Three Perspectives and an Editorial highlight issues and advances in developing plastics that are more sustainable and easier to recycle.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Passenger pigeon case study: How even large, stable populations may be at risk for extinction ::::: A new study on passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) genomics suggests that even species with large and stable populations can be at risk of extinction if there's a sudden environmental change.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Identified: Power grid links vulnerable to cascading failures ::::: In North America, a small set of vulnerable patches within large power grid networks is disproportionately responsible for costly cascading power failures, a new study finds. These vulnerable components, the authors say, are typically geographically close and are often located near densely populated areas. Sometimes a power failure can be fairly local, but other times, a seemingly identical initi
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Title&text-of-the-news: High-altitude observatory sheds light on origin of excess anti-matter ::::: IMAGE: The HAWC Observatory, perched next to a volcano at an altitude of 13,500 feet, uses its 300 massive water tanks to scoop up the products of high-energy particle collisions happening... view more Credit: Jordan Goodman A mountaintop observatory in Mexico, built and operated by an international team of scientists, has captured the first wide-angle view of gamma rays emanating from two ra
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Title&text-of-the-news: Passenger pigeon genome shows effects of natural selection in a huge population ::::: The passenger pigeon is famous for the enormity of its historical population and for its rapid extinction in the face of mass slaughter by humans. Yet it remains a mystery why the species wasn't able to survive in a few small populations. One theory, consistent with the findings of a new study published in Science, suggests that passenger pigeons were well adapted to living in huge flocks, but poo
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Title&text-of-the-news: On the origins of star stuff: HAWC collaboration sheds light on origin of anti-matter ::::: A mountaintop observatory about four hours east of Mexico City, built and operated by an international team of scientists, has captured the first wide-angle view of gamma rays emanating from two rapidly spinning stars. The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory offers perspective on the very high energy light streaming from our stellar neighbors and casts serious doubt on one
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Title&text-of-the-news: Progression from infection to pulmonary tuberculosis follows distinct timeline ::::: Researchers have uncovered a sequence of biological processes that occur in humans infected with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis as the infection progresses to pulmonary tuberculosis, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Prior asymptomatic zika infection protects against reinfection in pregnant mice ::::: IMAGE: In this photo, Zika virus infection kills non-human primate epithelial cells. White gaps in the image show where Zika virus has disrupted a layer of healthy cells. Researchers analyzed infection... view more Credit: Turner LH, et al. (2017) Protective antibodies from prior asymptomatic Zika infection defend against reinfection during pregnancy in mice, according to new research publish
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Title&text-of-the-news: New model estimates odds of events that trigger sudden cardiac death ::::: A new computational model of heart tissue allows researchers to estimate the probability of rare heartbeat irregularities that can cause sudden cardiac death. The model, developed by Mark Walker and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY, is presented in PLOS Computational Biology . An increased risk of sudden cardiac death is associated with s
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Title&text-of-the-news: Chance discovery of forgotten 1960s 'preprint' experiment ::::: Researchers in physics and mathematics have long used 'preprints' -- preliminary versions of their scientific findings published on internet servers for anyone to read. In 2013, similar services were launched for biology, but following a chance discovery, Matthew Cobb, a scientist and historian at the University of Manchester, has unearthed a long-forgotten experiment in biology preprints that too
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gene drive technologies for ecosystem conservation: Use with care! ::::: IMAGE: Gene drive systems distort the rule that there is a 50:50 chance of a gene copy being passed on. This promotes the inheritance of a particular copy of a gene... view more Credit: Kevin Esvelt Scientists working in the vanguard of new genetic technologies have issued a cautionary call to ensure that possible applications in conservation will only affect local populations. In an article
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Title&text-of-the-news: Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment ::::: Paralyzed rats implanted with engineered tissue containing human stem cells were able to walk independently and regained sensory perception in their hind legs and tail. The implanted rats also show some degree of healing in their spinal cords. The research demonstrates the great potential of stem cells to treat spinal cord injury.
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Title&text-of-the-news: New imaging technique peers inside living cells ::::: A schematic illustration of Shekhawat and Dravid's ultrasound bioprobe. Credit: Northwestern University To undergo high-resolution imaging, cells often must be sliced and diced, dehydrated, painted with toxic stains, or embedded in resin. For cells, the result is certain death. But if researchers can only view the inner workings of dead cells, they're only seeing part of the story. They cannot mo
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Title&text-of-the-news: Skip the Switch and Play This Cardboard Version of Super Mario You Can Build Yourself ::::: GIF Still having a hard time finding a Nintendo Switch? The hunt’s only going to get harder now that the holidays are here, but why add to your pre-Christmas stresses when you can just build your own playable version of Super Mario out of cardboard , and save yourself hundreds of dollars? In addition to cardboard, a hot glue gun, a couple of electric motors, and a bunch of wire, you’ll also need
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Title&text-of-the-news: Interstellar Message Beamed to Nearby Exoplanet ::::: If there are any intelligent aliens in the GJ 273 system, they can expect to hear from us about a dozen years from now. Last month, scientists and artists beamed a message to GJ 273, a red dwarf also known as Luyten's star that lies 12.36 light-years from Earth, project team members revealed today (Nov. 16). Luyten's star hosts two known planets, one of which, GJ 273b, may be capable of suppo
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Title&text-of-the-news: Meet the Chinese Robot Destined to Dance in Millions of Living Rooms ::::: Baidu announced a smart speaker and a cute-looking interactive home robot at an event in Beijing today. Jesse Lyu, general manager of Baidu’s Intelligent Hardware Unit, preceded his product launch presentation at the Baidu World conference with a tribute to the iPhone. He noted that every smartphone that went on the market after it looked pretty much the same, and that’s because the iPhone was th
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Title&text-of-the-news: Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say ::::: His regret arises from a study that he and his colleagues published on Thursday on the preprint bioRxiv server. They created a detailed mathematical model describing what happens following the release of Crispr-altered organisms. And they discovered an unacceptable risk : Altered genes might spread to places where the species isn’t invasive at all, but a well-established part of the ecosystem. Dr
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Title&text-of-the-news: Plastik fundet i dybhavsdyr på 11 kilometers dybde ::::: Herhjemme i Danmark er der fundet mikroplastik i både drikkevand og jorden . Mængden af plastik på den arktiske havbund er vokset mere end 50 procent på 12 år . I starten af året fandt biologer 30 plastikposer i maven på en strandet hval i Norge. Nu har et hold forskere fundet plastik i fordøjelsessystemet på skaldyr i de dybeste dele af Stillehavet - helt ned til 10.890 meters dybde. - Det er et
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Title&text-of-the-news: New Model Warns About CRISPR Gene Drives in the Wild ::::: As the revolutionary CRISPR technology for modifying genomes has taken off in recent years, one daring potential application has caught the attention of conservation scientists, policymakers, public health workers and others: It could be used to create so-called gene drives to eliminate or control unwanted species. Experts debating the wisdom or perils of that approach have often reached very dif
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Title&text-of-the-news: The 4 Reasons Why 2017 Is a Tipping Point for Retail ::::: When Warby Parker was founded in 2010, the pitch was simple: Don’t buy expensive designer eyeglasses in stores; buy cheaper ones on the internet. It was a good pitch. It was also a financial necessity: The founders had no outside capital and it was far cheaper to build a national brand online than to open a dozen storefronts in malls across the country with debt. But as Warby Parker grew to becom
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Title&text-of-the-news: What DNA Says About the Extinction of America’s Most Common Bird ::::: On September 1, 1914, an old, trembling passenger pigeon named Martha died at Cincinnati Zoo. With her demise, her entire species slid into extinction. But in many ways, the species was already gone, for a solitary passenger pigeon is almost not a passenger pigeon at all. This is an animal that existed in gestalt. Its essence was in the flock. Passenger pigeons were once the most abundant bird in
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Title&text-of-the-news: New Zealand’s War on Rats Could Change the World ::::: T he first thing that hit me about Zealandia was the noise. I was a 15-minute drive from the center of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, but instead of the honks of horns or the bustle of passersby, all I could hear was birdsong. It came in every flavor—resonant coos, high-pitched cheeps, and alien notes that seemed to come from otherworldly instruments. Much of New Zealand, including natio
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Life-Changing Act of Saying Hello ::::: William Cromartie is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station agent who finds meaning through the simple act of saying hello. Every day, William greets 4,000 Oakland commuters—fist-bumping, shaking hands, and hugging people from all walks of life. The UC Berkeley graduate and former entrepreneur thinks it's the best job in the world. In Agent of Connection , a short documentary by Ivan Cash, Croma
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why It's Difficult for Former Inmates to Become Lawyers ::::: In August 2014, 15 months after she left prison, Tarra Simmons began her law degree at Seattle University. Just before she graduated this past summer, demoralizing news arrived: Her application to the Washington state bar had been rejected because of her past criminal convictions, and she wouldn’t be allowed to take the bar exam. “Individuals serve time incarcerated. One would think once they’d d
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Title&text-of-the-news: Environmental factors may trigger lupus onset and progression ::::: While genetics play a role in the development of Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can attack any organ system in the human body, so do environmental triggers, such as particulates in air pollution and ultraviolet light, explains Gaurav Gulati, MD, a physician-researcher at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. "The tough part about Lupus is that treatment options remain
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Title&text-of-the-news: Computer program finds new uses for old drugs ::::: Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a computer program to find new indications for old drugs. The computer program, called DrugPredict, matches existing data about FDA-approved drugs to diseases, and predicts potential drug efficacy. In a recent study published in Oncogene , the researchers successfully translate
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Title&text-of-the-news: Finding Majoranas ::::: UC Santa Barbara scientists are on the cusp of a major advance in topological quantum computing. In a paper that appears in the journal Nature , Chris Palmstrøm, a UCSB professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials, and colleagues describe a method by which "hashtag"- shaped nanowires may be coaxed to generate Majorana quasiparticles. These quasiparticles are exotic states t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Beyond plastic waste ::::: Please log in to add an alert for this article.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Livestock drove ancient Old World inequality ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: A change of mind ::::: Summary Doctors routinely assess a patient’s risk of heart attack, various cancers, and diabetes, often intervening to slow or stop disease before it strikes. But preventing psychiatric conditions, from anxiety to depression to schizophrenia, has received scant attention. But in recent years, brain specialists have refined their ability to anticipate who’s at highest risk of psychosis—a defining
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Title&text-of-the-news: Curtailing cascading failures ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Evolution of neurovirulent Zika virus ::::: Summary In 2015, Zika virus (ZIKV) became headline news after its association with fetal microcephaly (severely reduced head circumference) in Brazil and was declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) ( 1 ). However, ZIKV was not new, it was first isolated from the Zika forest, Uganda in 1947 ( 2 ). ZIKV incited little interest compared to other flaviviruses, such a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Advancing dengue vaccine development ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: The promise of plastics from plants ::::: Summary Polymers protect us from the elements, increase the fuel efficiency of cars, protect food from pathogens, help cure disease, and enable renewable-energy technologies. To promote, foster, and enable a sustainable society, we need polymers. Yet polymers can also create serious environmental challenges. Nearly all plastic packaging produced—more than 80 billion kg annually—originates from fo
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Title&text-of-the-news: The future of plastics recycling ::::: Summary The environmental consequences of plastic solid waste are visible in the ever-increasing levels of global plastic pollution both on land and in the oceans. But although there are important economic and environmental incentives for plastics recycling, end-of-life treatment options for plastic solid waste are in practice quite limited. Presorting of plastics before recycling is costly and t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Designed to degrade ::::: Summary Around 50 years ago, interest arose in making plastics that can degrade in the environment ( 1 ). Since then, a stream of research efforts has chased the dream of environmentally friendly materials that disappear without leaving behind fragments or harmful products. Such environmentally degradable plastics are, however, difficult to produce in practice. Durability is one of the requiremen
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Title&text-of-the-news: Racing for academic glory and patents: Lessons from CRISPR ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Response to Comment on "The extent of forest in dryland biomes" ::::: Griffith et al . do not question the quality of our analysis, but they question our results with respect to the definition of forest we employed. In our response, we explain why the differences we report result from a difference of technique and not of definition, and how anyone can adapt—as we did—our data set to any forest definition and tree cover threshold of interest.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Etching silicon nanotubes ::::: Silicon nanotowers made using multiple-patterning nanosphere lithography PHOTO: X. XU ET AL., ACS NANO 11 , 10384 (2017) Arrays of silicon nanotubes have many potential applications, including for solar-energy harvesting, photonics, and biological processes such as drug delivery. Xu et al. show how rounds of etching with polystryrene (PS) nanosphere templates can create periodic arrays of silicon
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Title&text-of-the-news: What brings PRC2 to chromatin? ::::: Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), an essential epigenetic regulator, silences gene expression by methylating histone H3. DNA, protein, and RNA have all been previously proposed to recruit PRC2 to chromatin. Using biochemistry and single-molecule imaging, respectively, Wang et al. and Choi et al. show that protein-free DNA predominantly contributes to PRC2's affinity with chromatin in test tub
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Title&text-of-the-news: Be honest ::::: Fake signals of aggression are policed and punished among fish. PHOTO: BLICKWINKEL/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO Signals of quality and intent are common among animals, but there is much debate about how the honesty of these signals is maintained. Generally, it has been concluded that honesty in the signaling of quality is inherent—for example, the production of color can be costly, so bright colors must hon
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Title&text-of-the-news: Unusual macrophages contribute to obesity ::::: The role of macrophages in the regulation of norepinephrine (NE)-mediated thermogenesis has been a topic of much recent debate. Pirzgalska et al. report a specialized subset of CX 3 CR1 + sympathetic nerve-associated macrophages (SAMs) in adipose tissue. SAMs display dynamic dendritiform processes but are closer to macrophages than microglia in their gene expression profile. However, SAMs uniquel
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Title&text-of-the-news: Mitochondria help in dead cell clearance ::::: When cells in our body die, it is important that they are cleared from the system so that they do not cause inflammation or further death among neighboring cells. Dead cells are cleaned up by phagocytic cells such as macrophages. Wang et al. studied the mechanisms involved as macrophages take up and degrade multiple cell corpses from the circulation. Interestingly, they found that the macrophages
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Title&text-of-the-news: Brush with care ::::: Many commercial toothpastes contain the antimicrobial compound triclosan, which helps to reduce plaque and gum bleeding. Han et al. show that the nylon brushes and elastomer plastic of the toothbrush head absorb triclosan from the toothpaste during brushing and release it again during brushing with triclosan-free toothpaste. Similar effects were seen for other chemicals in the toothpastes. Given
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Title&text-of-the-news: Bombardment-driven early tectonics ::::: Earth's early history 4 billion years ago was dominated by impact cratering. The impacts delivered energy to Earth, but now O'Neill et al. suggest that they may also have driven surface tectonics. Simulations show that large impacts produced enough heat to induce the mantle to upwell, driving local crustal subduction. This may help explain why there is an abundance of the mineral zircon found in
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Title&text-of-the-news: The structural basis of flagellin detection by NAIP5: A strategy to limit pathogen immune evasion ::::: Robust innate immune detection of rapidly evolving pathogens is critical for host defense. Nucleotide-binding domain leucine-rich repeat (NLR) proteins function as cytosolic innate immune sensors in plants and animals. However, the structural basis for ligand-induced NLR activation has so far remained unknown. NAIP5 (NLR family, apoptosis inhibitory protein 5) binds the bacterial protein flagelli
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Title&text-of-the-news: Photoionization in the time and frequency domain ::::: Ultrafast processes in matter, such as the electron emission after light absorption, can now be studied using ultrashort light pulses of attosecond duration (10 –18 seconds) in the extreme ultraviolet spectral range. The lack of spectral resolution due to the use of short light pulses has raised issues in the interpretation of the experimental results and the comparison with theoretical calculati
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Title&text-of-the-news: Arbitrary spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion of light ::::: Optical elements that convert the spin angular momentum (SAM) of light into vortex beams have found applications in classical and quantum optics. These elements—SAM-to–orbital angular momentum (OAM) converters—are based on the geometric phase and only permit the conversion of left- and right-circular polarizations (spin states) into states with opposite OAM. We present a method for converting arb
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Title&text-of-the-news: Full momentum- and energy-resolved spectral function of a 2D electronic system ::::: The single-particle spectral function measures the density of electronic states in a material as a function of both momentum and energy, providing central insights into strongly correlated electron phenomena. Here we demonstrate a high-resolution method for measuring the full momentum- and energy-resolved electronic spectral function of a two-dimensional (2D) electronic system embedded in a semic
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Title&text-of-the-news: Tunable excitons in bilayer graphene ::::: Excitons, the bound states of an electron and a hole in a solid material, play a key role in the optical properties of insulators and semiconductors. Here, we report the observation of excitons in bilayer graphene (BLG) using photocurrent spectroscopy of high-quality BLG encapsulated in hexagonal boron nitride. We observed two prominent excitonic resonances with narrow line widths that are tunabl
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Title&text-of-the-news: Extended gamma-ray sources around pulsars constrain the origin of the positron flux at Earth ::::: The unexpectedly high flux of cosmic-ray positrons detected at Earth may originate from nearby astrophysical sources, dark matter, or unknown processes of cosmic-ray secondary production. We report the detection, using the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC), of extended tera–electron volt gamma-ray emission coincident with the locations of two nearby middle-aged pulsars (Geminga and
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Title&text-of-the-news: Compacted dimensions and singular plasmonic surfaces ::::: In advanced field theories, there can be more than four dimensions to space, the excess dimensions described as compacted and unobservable on everyday length scales. We report a simple model, unconnected to field theory, for a compacted dimension realized in a metallic metasurface periodically structured in the form of a grating comprising a series of singularities. An extra dimension of the grat
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Title&text-of-the-news: Catalytic molten metals for the direct conversion of methane to hydrogen and separable carbon ::::: Metals that are active catalysts for methane (Ni, Pt, Pd), when dissolved in inactive low–melting temperature metals (In, Ga, Sn, Pb), produce stable molten metal alloy catalysts for pyrolysis of methane into hydrogen and carbon. All solid catalysts previously used for this reaction have been deactivated by carbon deposition. In the molten alloy system, the insoluble carbon floats to the surface
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Title&text-of-the-news: State-to-state chemistry for three-body recombination in an ultracold rubidium gas ::::: Experimental investigation of chemical reactions with full quantum state resolution for all reactants and products has been a long-term challenge. Here we prepare an ultracold few-body quantum state of reactants and demonstrate state-to-state chemistry for the recombination of three spin-polarized ultracold rubidium (Rb) atoms to form a weakly bound Rb 2 molecule. The measured product distributio
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Title&text-of-the-news: Evolution of flower color pattern through selection on regulatory small RNAs ::::: Small RNAs (sRNAs) regulate genes in plants and animals. Here, we show that population-wide differences in color patterns in snapdragon flowers are caused by an inverted duplication that generates sRNAs. The complexity and size of the transcripts indicate that the duplication represents an intermediate on the pathway to microRNA evolution. The sRNAs repress a pigment biosynthesis gene, creating a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Antibody-dependent enhancement of severe dengue disease in humans ::::: Too much or too little—better than some Dengue fever is caused by a mosquito-transmitted flavivirus resembling Zika virus. Both viruses can cause severe diseases in humans with catastrophic sequelae. It has been suspected in humans, and shown in animal models, that the host's immune responses can make disease worse. Katzelnick et al. examined data from a long-term study of Nicaraguan children exp
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Title&text-of-the-news: A single mutation in the prM protein of Zika virus contributes to fetal microcephaly ::::: Zika virus (ZIKV) has evolved into a global health threat because of its unexpected causal link to microcephaly. Phylogenetic analysis reveals that contemporary epidemic strains have accumulated multiple substitutions from their Asian ancestor. Here we show that a single serine-to-asparagine substitution [Ser 139 ->Asn 139 (S139N)] in the viral polyprotein substantially increased ZIKV infectivity
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Title&text-of-the-news: Atomic model for the dimeric FO region of mitochondrial ATP synthase ::::: Mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthase produces the majority of ATP in eukaryotic cells, and its dimerization is necessary to create the inner membrane folds, or cristae, characteristic of mitochondria. Proton translocation through the membrane-embedded F O region turns the rotor that drives ATP synthesis in the soluble F 1 region. Although crystal structures of the F 1 region have i
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Title&text-of-the-news: Metabolic recycling of ammonia via glutamate dehydrogenase supports breast cancer biomass ::::: Ammonia is a ubiquitous by-product of cellular metabolism; however, the biological consequences of ammonia production are not fully understood, especially in cancer. We found that ammonia is not merely a toxic waste product but is recycled into central amino acid metabolism to maximize nitrogen utilization. In our experiments, human breast cancer cells primarily assimilated ammonia through reduct
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Title&text-of-the-news: Structural basis of bacterial transcription activation ::::: In bacteria, the activation of gene transcription at many promoters is simple and only involves a single activator. The cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate receptor protein (CAP), a classic activator, is able to activate transcription independently through two different mechanisms. Understanding the class I mechanism requires an intact transcription activation complex (TAC) structure at a high r
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Title&text-of-the-news: Natural selection shaped the rise and fall of passenger pigeon genomic diversity ::::: The extinct passenger pigeon was once the most abundant bird in North America, and possibly the world. Although theory predicts that large populations will be more genetically diverse, passenger pigeon genetic diversity was surprisingly low. To investigate this disconnect, we analyzed 41 mitochondrial and 4 nuclear genomes from passenger pigeons and 2 genomes from band-tailed pigeons, which are p
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Title&text-of-the-news: New Products ::::: Summary A weekly roundup of information on newly offered instrumentation, apparatus, and laboratory materials of potential interest to researchers.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Science in 17 syllables ::::: One Christmas, my aunt Barbara gave me a poetry book. Nestled among the pages of verse was a single haiku. For those as unfamiliar as I was, haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry presented in the West across three lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Haiku are quick to consume, but they linger in the mind. Frequently, they concern the natural world—one famous haiku describes a frog jumpin
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Title&text-of-the-news: Comment on "The extent of forest in dryland biomes" ::::: Bastin et al . (Reports, 12 May 2017, p. 635) infer forest as more globally extensive than previously estimated using tree cover data. However, their forest definition does not reflect ecosystem function or biotic composition. These structural and climatic definitions inflate forest estimates across the tropics and undermine conservation goals, leading to inappropriate management policies and pra
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Title&text-of-the-news: Small vulnerable sets determine large network cascades in power grids ::::: The understanding of cascading failures in complex systems has been hindered by the lack of realistic large-scale modeling and analysis that can account for variable system conditions. Using the North American power grid, we identified, quantified, and analyzed the set of network components that are vulnerable to cascading failures under any out of multiple conditions. We show that the vulnerable
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Title&text-of-the-news: Erratum for the Report "Experimental measurement of binding energy, selectivity, and allostery using fluctuation theorems" by J. Camunas-Soler, A. Alemany, F. Ritort ::::: In the Report “Experimental measurement of binding energy, selectivity, and allostery using fluctuation theorems,” owing to a mistake in plot representation, two panels in Figs. 1D and 2C were repeated. The figures have been corrected online. In addition, the sign of the work in all plotted work distributions for the B-U transitions in Fig. 1D (magenta histograms) was found to be inverted and cha
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Title&text-of-the-news: Erratum for the Report "Biological fabrication of cellulose fibers with tailored properties" by F. Natalio, R. Fuchs, S. R. Cohen, G. Leitus, G. Fritz-Popovski, O. Paris, M. Kappl, H.-J. Butt ::::: An Editorial Expression of Concern was posted on 14 September 2017 ( http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6357/1248.1 ), once the editors were informed of errors in the labeling and description of the control experiments described in figs. S1 and S2. In particular, in fig. S1, carmine should have been kermesic acid, and in the caption of fig. S2, carmine should have been carminic acid. After
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Title&text-of-the-news: Loci associated with skin pigmentation identified in African populations ::::: Despite the wide range of skin pigmentation in humans, little is known about its genetic basis in global populations. Examining ethnically diverse African genomes, we identify variants in or near SLC24A5 , MFSD12 , DDB1 , TMEM138 , OCA2 , and HERC2 that are significantly associated with skin pigmentation. Genetic evidence indicates that the light pigmentation variant at SLC24A5 was introduced int
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Title&text-of-the-news: Self-assembling peptide semiconductors ::::: Semiconductors are central to the modern electronics and optics industries. Conventional semiconductive materials bear inherent limitations, especially in emerging fields such as interfacing with biological systems and bottom-up fabrication. A promising candidate for bioinspired and durable nanoscale semiconductors is the family of self-assembled nanostructures comprising short peptides. The high
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Title&text-of-the-news: Scientists invent technique to map energy and momentum of electrons beneath a material's surface ::::: Measured spectra. Credit: Science (2017). 10.1126/science.aam7073 For the first time, physicists have developed a technique that can peer deep beneath the surface of a material to identify the energies and momenta of electrons there. The energy and momentum of these electrons, known as a material's " band structure ," are key properties that describe how electrons move through a material. Ultimat
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Title&text-of-the-news: High-altitude observatory sheds light on origin of excess anti-matter ::::: The HAWC Observatory, perched next to a volcano at an altitude of 13,500 feet, uses its 300 massive water tanks to scoop up the products of high-energy particle collisions happening in the upper atmosphere. Credit: Jordan Goodman A mountaintop observatory in Mexico, built and operated by an international team of scientists, has captured the first wide-angle view of gamma rays emanating from two r
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Title&text-of-the-news: Chance discovery of forgotten 1960s 'preprint' experiment ::::: 'Preprints' have long been used as a way for scientists to share their work prior to publication, however, they have not been without opposition. Credit: Finn Årup Nielsen, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064841 and OpenClipart-Vectors, Pixabay For years, scientists have complained that it can take months or even years for a scientific discovery to be published, because of the slowness of peer review.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Passenger pigeon genome shows effects of natural selection in a huge population ::::: A female and male Passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) mount from the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum. Credit: Brian Boyle, MPA, FPPO photo copyright ROM The passenger pigeon is famous for the enormity of its historical population in North America (estimated at 3 to 5 billion) and for its rapid extinction in the face of mass slaughter by humans. Yet it remains a mystery why the speci
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gene drive technologies for ecosystem conservation: Use with care ::::: Gene drive systems distort the rule that there is a 50:50 chance of a gene copy being passed on. This promotes the inheritance of a particular copy of a gene from the parent to offspring. When coupled to a genetic trait that affects an individual's survival or ability to reproduce, it becomes a powerful tool that can be used for population control or even local elimination. Credit: Kevin Esvelt S
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Title&text-of-the-news: How Snapdragons keep their colour: Signposting trick reveals evolutionary mechanism ::::: Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) in the curious Hybrid Zone in the Pyranees. Credit: Professor Enrico Coen A study of the colour patterns among wild flowers in a mountain valley has yielded a clue about how nature controls fundamental evolutionary change in all species. The team from the John Innes Centre who study snapdragons ( Antirrhinum majus ) uncovered a new evolutionary "trick" that favours
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Title&text-of-the-news: LIGO and Virgo announce the detection of a black hole binary merger from June 8, 2017 ::::: Black Holes Discovered by LIGO. LIGO and Virgo have detected a range of stellar mass black holes. On the low-mass end, sources like the recently announced GW170608, and also GW151226, have masses comparable to those observed in x-ray binaries. The sources GW150914, GW170104, and GW170814 point to a higher-mass population that was not observed prior to these gravitational-wave detections. This fig
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Title&text-of-the-news: Mysterious New Results Can't Explain Why So Much Antimatter Hits Earth ::::: Image: HAWC New observations of nearby pulsars—lighthouse-like neutron stars beaming energy—seem to have deepened a mystery that’s been bugging scientists for around a decade. The Earth is being hit with too much antimatter from outer space, and no one is sure why. Super high-energy radiation from outer space bombards this planet daily. These “cosmic rays” can have energies as high as the particl
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Title&text-of-the-news: Genetically Engineering the Natural World, it Turns Out, Could Be a Disaster ::::: A Takahe, a native New Zealand flightless bird which is threatened with extinction, seeks out food at the Zealandia wildlife sanctuary in Wellington, New Zealand. (Image: AP) For the native species of New Zealand, European settlement was particularly cruel. The country has no endemic land predators, so many of its birds evolved without the typical avian aptitude for flight. Then came Western sett
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Title&text-of-the-news: Your Roomba's Also a Half-Decent Nanny ::::: GIF Need to run downstairs to fetch the laundry? Or maybe there’s a phone call you just have to take? Life with a baby can make even the smallest chores feel like a herculean task if you don’t have a nanny. But it turns out, if you keep your floors clean using a robot , maybe you do have a nanny and just didn’t realize it. The mileage on this new parent lifehack will vary depending on how comfort
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Title&text-of-the-news: Through a Gas, Darkly: Scientists Trace the Origins of Earth's Antimatter ::::: For the past decade or so scientists have noticed Earth is being bombarded with far more antimatter than expected. Now they are closing in on this strange bombardment’s source, tentatively linking it with the enigmatic dark matter thought to make up roughly five sixths of all matter in the universe. Every particle of normal matter has an antimatter counterpart, equal in mass but opposite in c
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Title&text-of-the-news: Europe sets priorities for hunting cosmic particles ::::: KM3NeT The KM3NeT neutrino telescope is deploying arrays of light sensors deep in the Mediterranean Sea. Neutrinos, dark matter and γ-rays top European physicists’ wish list for the next decade of efforts to catch high-energy particles from space. The priorities are laid out in a roadmap for 2017–26, posted online last month by a group of funding agencies from fourteen European countries, ahead o
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Title&text-of-the-news: Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher ::::: On May 8th, 2017, an asteroid swung past Earth on its way towards the sun. This Near Earth Object (NEO), known as 2017 HX4, measures between 10 and 33 meters (32.8 and 108 feet) and made its closest approach to Earth at 11:58 ...
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amazon's Running an Insanely Good Deal On Sony's Premium Noise-Cancelling Headphones ::::: Sony MDR1000X Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones , $228 Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Black Friday, but if you were holding out for noise cancelling models, Amazon’s rewarding your patience today with the biggest discount ever on the top-of the line MDR1000x . These headphones have all the features you’d expect in a good pair of Bluetooth headphones these
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Title&text-of-the-news: Nano-'hashtags' could be the key to generating the highly sought Majorana quasiparticle ::::: Deterministic growth of InSb nanowire networks. Credit: University of California - Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara scientists are on the cusp of a major advance in topological quantum computing. In a paper that appears in the journal Nature , Chris Palmstrøm, a UCSB professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials, and colleagues describe a method by which "hashtag"- shaped nanowi
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Title&text-of-the-news: US 'committed' to emissions cuts, on its own terms: official ::::: The United States remains "committed to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions," said Acting Assistant Secretary of State Judith Garber The Trump administration is "committed" to limiting greenhouse gas emissions, but in ways that do not threaten energy security or market competitiveness, a US official told a UN climate conference in Bonn Thursday. The United States remains "committed to mitigating
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Title&text-of-the-news: Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids ::::: Opioid pain relievers can be extremely effective in relieving pain, but can carry a high risk of addiction and ultimately overdose when breathing is suppressed and stops. Scientists have discovered a way to separate these two effects -- pain relief and breathing -- opening a window of opportunity to make effective pain medications without the risk of respiratory failure. The research, published to
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Title&text-of-the-news: Bacteria in a beetle makes it a leaf-eater ::::: A leaf-eating beetle has evolved a symbiotic relationship with bacteria that allows the insect to break down pectin -- part of a plant's cell wall that is indigestible to most animals. The journal Cell published the findings on the novel function of the bacterium, which has a surprisingly tiny genome -- much smaller than previous reports on the minimum size required for an organism not subsisting
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Title&text-of-the-news: Even at 36,000 Feet Deep, Ocean Creatures Have Plastic in Their Guts ::::: Scientists collected amphipods from the Mariana Trench and other deep-sea trenches, finding they had man-made fibers in their guts. Credit: Newcastle University No spot in the ocean has escaped the rain of plastic pollution. Not even the bottom of the Mariana Trench . A new study finds that crustaceans dwelling at the bottom of the 36,000-foot-deep (10,970 meters) trench have microplastics
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Title&text-of-the-news: SpaceX poised to launch secretive Zuma mission ::::: This image obtained from SpaceX shows the company's Falcon 9 rocket carrying the US Air Force's unmanned X-37B drone lifting off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on September 7, 2017 SpaceX is poised to launch on Thursday a secretive payload known as Zuma for the US government, though the nature of the mission and the agency behind it remain a mystery. The launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket is schedul
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gene discovery may halt worldwide wheat epidemic ::::: UC Davis wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky and his team have identified a gene that enables resistance to a strain of stem rust. Credit: UC Davis University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is hampering wheat production throughout Africa and Asia and threatening food security worldwide.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Production timings could stem illegal wildlife laundering ::::: The legal trade in captive bred animals and artificially propagated plants is often used by criminals to launder illegally collected wildlife. In many cases this is an easy way to bypass wildlife trade regulations as it can be very difficult for both buyers and customs officers to tell whether an item is of wild-origin. However, new research by Dr Dave Roberts in the School of Anthropology and Co
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Title&text-of-the-news: Companies are realizing that renewable energy is good for business ::::: The conservative city of Georgetown, Texas runs on renewable energy. After all, wind and solar power are more predictable and easier to budget than oil and gas . Clean power pushes may be associated with more left-leaning cities, but Republican mayor Dale Ross called the switch to renewables a no-brainer. On November 14, Joe Brown, editor in chief of Popular Science, and Ali Velshi, anchor at MSN
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Title&text-of-the-news: Google, Facebook join news organizations in 'Trust Project' ::::: Major online platforms have joined news organizations in a project aimed at identifying trustworthy news sources Google, Facebook and other tech firms joined global news organizations Thursday in an initiative aimed at identifying "trustworthy" news sources, in the latest effort to combat online misinformation. Microsoft and Twitter also agreed to participate in the "Trust Project" with some 75 n
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Title&text-of-the-news: Twitter to remove 'verification badge' from some accounts ::::: Twitter removed the verification badge from white nationalist Richard Spencer, who popularized the term "alt-right," as part of a new policy on authenticated accounts Twitter is changing its policy on "verified" accounts, reserving the right to remove the blue badges from users who violate the online platform's terms of service. The move came a week after Twitter launched a review of its policy f
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Title&text-of-the-news: Panama's pre-Hispanic golden artifacts stored out of sight ::::: In this May 7, 2016 photo, pottery pieces discovered at El Cano archaeologic site are displayed at the Fundacion el Caño, in Panama City, Panama. The pottery pieces were found in extensive pre-Columbian graves, some containing remains of as many as 42 people, starting in 2006 at El Cano. The elaborate tombs were constructed between 900 and 1020 AD by a largely unknown culture in an archaeological
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Title&text-of-the-news: Can a common ingredient in laundry detergent help advance diabetes research? ::::: Two oxygen-producing compounds - including one that boosts performance in some laundry detergents - might one day play a key role in helping scientists successfully build a bioartificial pancreas in the lab to cure type 1 diabetes. Reporting in Biomaterials Science , researchers from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine found that the extra oxygen provided by these compounds improved t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Al Gore til DR om klimaforandringer: 'Vi kan stadig nå at slå bak' ::::: - Vi har stadig tid til at sætte klimaforandringerne i bakgear og stoppe dem fra at blive værre. Optimismen er ikke til at tage fejl af. På trods af en årelang kamp for at råbe - ikke højest, men stadig mere indtrængende - virker det som om, at den tidligere amerikanske vicepræsident og præsidentkandidat - nu dokumentarist, foredragsholder og klimaforkæmper, Al Gore, aldrig giver op. Hør Al Gore
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Title&text-of-the-news: The stacked color sensor: True colors meet minimization ::::: Red-sensitive, blue-sensitive and green-sensitive color sensors stacked on top of each other instead of being lined up in a mosaic pattern -- this principle could allow image sensors with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity to light to be created. However, up to now, the reality hasn't quite met expectations. Researchers have now developed a sensor prototype that absorbs light almost optimall
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Title&text-of-the-news: Ceria nanoparticles: It is the surface that matters ::::: Exhaust gas cleaning of passenger cars, power generation from sunlight, or water splitting: In the future, these and other applications may profit from new findings relating to ceria. Scientists have studied ceria nanoparticles with the help of probe molecules and a complex ultrahigh vacuum-infrared measurement system and obtained partly surprising new insights into their surface structure and che
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Title&text-of-the-news: Scientists present a novel method to directly and rapidly destroy any protein in any kind of cell ::::: Trim-Away directly and rapidly destroys a fluorescent protein (blue) in an egg cell. The images show the cell before introduction of antibodies directed against the protein and 10, 30, and 60 minutes thereafter (from left). The protein amount is reduced by half within nine minutes. Credit: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology/ Dean Clift In our bodies, proteins carry out almost all essential proce
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Title&text-of-the-news: Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment ::::: Engineered tissue containing human stem cells has allowed paraplegic rats to walk independently and regain sensory perception. The implanted rats also show some degree of healing in their spinal cords. The research, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience , demonstrates the great potential of stem cells -- undifferentiated cells that can develop into numerous different types of cells -- to treat s
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Title&text-of-the-news: New motion sensors a major step toward low-cost, high-performance wearable technology ::::: Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Production timings could stem illegal wildlife laundering ::::: Production timings for artificially propagated plants and animals could help flag items offered for sale before they should legally be available.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gene discovery may halt worldwide wheat epidemic ::::: IMAGE: UC Davis wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky and his team have identified a gene that enables resistance to a strain of stem rust. view more Credit: UC Davis University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is hampering wheat production throughout Africa and Asia and threatenin
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Title&text-of-the-news: Groundwater recharge in the American west under climate change ::::: Dick Thompson, lead hydrologist for the recharge unit of Tucson Water, talks to a University of Arizona hydrology class. The pond in the background is filled with Central Arizona Project water that Tucson Water is using to recharge the region's groundwater. Credit: Martha Whitaker, University of Arizona Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences Groundwater recharge in the Western U.S. will
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kill switches for engineered microbes gone rogue ::::: The growth of an E. coli strain with the temperature-sensitive "Cryodeath" kill switch integrated into its genome. At 37°C, the kill switch is kept OFF, allowing the bacteria to grow at four different dilutions (the lowest on the most left and the highest on the most). However, at 22°C, it is turned ON, rapidly killing the bacteria at the same dilutions. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard Universi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Human evolution was uneven and punctuated, suggests new research ::::: Interior view of the cave and excavation trench as of the end of the 2012 field season. Credit: João Zilhão Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia - what is now Spain - long after they had died out everywhere else, according to new research published in Heliyon . The authors of the study, an international team from Portuguese, Spanish, Catalonian, Ger
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Title&text-of-the-news: Groundwater depletion could be significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide ::::: A water supply system releasing water into a field. Credit: USDA NRCS Humans may be adding large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by using groundwater faster than it is replenished, according to new research. This process, known as groundwater depletion, releases a significant amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that has until now been overlooked by scientists in calculating c
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 Gaming Deals ::::: We’ve already published our favorite Black Friday deals for 2017 , but we’re making some topic-specific guides to help you navigate the immense number of deals going on over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are a lot of excellent gaming deals going on, and we’ve gathered some of the best right here, all available online so you don’t have to traipse around in the cold on Thanksgiving weekend t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Could we predict La Niña drought years in advance? ::::: Scientists' ability to predict the strength and duration of droughts caused by La Niña -- a recurrent cooling pattern in the tropical Pacific Ocean -- has been significantly improved thanks to new research. Their findings, which predict that the current La Niña is likely to stretch into a second year, could help scientists know years in advance how a particular La Niña event is expected to evolve.
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Title&text-of-the-news: How a tiny sea animal feeds itself, and the ocean ::::: Dime-sized ocean organisms thought to graze on any particles in their path are actually picky eaters, and their food-filtering process may be vital to how organic materials are distributed from surface waters to the ocean floor, report investigators.
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Title&text-of-the-news: 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 new paper, 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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Title&text-of-the-news: The stacked color sensor ::::: Original image (left) and corresponding portrayal of the red, green and blue regions, and a composite image. Credit: Empa Red-sensitive, blue-sensitive and green-sensitive color sensors stacked on top of each other instead of being lined up in a mosaic pattern – this principle could allow image sensors with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity to light to be created. However, so far, the real
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kaspersky blames NSA hack on infected Microsoft software ::::: The Moscow headquarters of Kaspersky Lab, which the US has alleged has links to Russian intelligence Embattled computer security firm Kaspersky Lab said Thursday that malware-infected Microsoft Office software and not its own was to blame for the hacking theft of top-secret US intelligence materials. Adding tantalizing new details to the cyber-espionage mystery that has rocked the US intelligence
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Title&text-of-the-news: Your Guide to Steppenwolf, the Villain of Justice League, and DC's Other 'New Gods' ::::: Image: DC Comics. Death of the New Gods #1 cover art by Jim Starlin, Matt Banning, and Jeromy Cox. Justice League finally hits theaters this week, and while its villain, Steppenwolf, is not the big bad many were expecting when the movie was first revealed, he opens up the gateway to a whole new corner of DC Comics canon: Jack Kirby’s legendary Fourth World and its New Gods. Here’s a spoiler-free
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Title&text-of-the-news: Frederick Kurzer obituary ::::: My friend Frederick Kurzer, who has died aged 95, was reader in chemistry at the Royal Free hospital school of medicine and a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry for more than 70 years. The son of Jacques Kurzer, a dealer in oriental rugs, and his wife, Rosa (nee Löwy), Frederick was born in the spa town of Carlsbad (now Karlovy Vary) in the German-speaking area of what was then Czechoslovak
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Title&text-of-the-news: NIST's next-generation atomic clocks may support official timekeeping ::::: NIST physicist Judah Levine with the NIST time scale, an array of hydrogen masers (microwave versions of lasers) that maintains official US civilian time. NIST atomic clocks are used to calibrate the time scale. Credit: Burrus/NIST For more than a decade, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been unveiling experimental next-generation atomic clocks. These clocks, based on
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Title&text-of-the-news: Can a common ingredient in laundry detergent help advance diabetes research? ::::: WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - November 16, 2017 - Two oxygen-producing compounds - including one that boosts performance in some laundry detergents - might one day play a key role in helping scientists successfully build a bioartificial pancreas in the lab to cure type 1 diabetes. Reporting in Biomaterials Science , researchers from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine found that the extra oxy
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Title&text-of-the-news: NIST scientists discover how to switch liver cancer cell growth from 2-D to 3-D structures ::::: IMAGE: Using different surface coatings in the team's experimental microfluidic environment (left) permitted live cancer cells to rapidly attach to an hCAM-coated section (right, left side) but not to those coated... view more Credit: Reyes-Hernandez and Bhadriraju/NIST Paving the way for testing experimental drugs in more realistic environments, scientists at the National Institute of St
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Title&text-of-the-news: To trim away a protein ::::: In our bodies, proteins carry out almost all essential processes, and protein malfunction causes many diseases. To study the function of a protein, researchers remove it from the cell and subsequently analyze the consequences. The two methods they could typically use currently are genome editing by CRISPR/Cas, and RNA interference. They act on the level of DNA or RNA, respectively. However, their
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study: For older women, every movement matters ::::: Women who engaged in 30 minutes per day of light physical activity had a 12 percent lower risk of death, while women did a half-hour each day of moderate to vigorous activity had a 39 percent lower mortality risk.
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Title&text-of-the-news: OnePlus 5T hands-on—OnePlus offers $800 design at a $499 price ::::: reader comments 0 The OnePlus 5T. Check out those slim bezels. Ron Amadeo Here's the 5T (left) compared to the OnePlus 5 (right). It's a big improvement, packing more screen into the same size body. Ron Amadeo The fingerprint reader moves to the back. Ron Amadeo Other than the fingerprint reader, the back looks just like the OnePlus 5. Ron Amadeo In the top bezel, you can see a few sensors hidden
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Title&text-of-the-news: Periodic Table of Exoplanets Neatly Classifies Over 3,700 Known Worlds ::::: Image: Planetary Habitability Laboratory/University of Puerto Rico at Aricebo Astronomer Abel Méndez‏ from the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico has put together a Periodic Table of Exoplanets, where each of the 3,700 confirmed exoplanets is slotted into its own discrete category—including planets that could harbor life. Since the discovery of the first exoplanet
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Title&text-of-the-news: Can Soccer-Playing Robots Kick It? Yes They Can! ::::: The world may not agree 100 percent on what to call it, but we can all agree that soccer/football is indeed the Beautiful Game. Not just from an individual athleticism standpoint, but also the teamwork: Soccer is a lovely ballet, only with more kicking and tripping and hooliganism. Which makes the robots of the RoboCup all the more impressive. They look a bit like mini Daleks , but they’re way mo
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Title&text-of-the-news: New research could predict La Nina drought years in advance ::::: The La Niña weather pattern can cause droughts in the southern United States, including parts of eastern Texas. Credit: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Two new studies from The University of Texas at Austin have significantly improved scientists' ability to predict the strength and duration of droughts caused by La Niña - a recurrent cooling pattern in the tropical Pacific Oc
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Title&text-of-the-news: Videnskabens største problem er ikke svindel, men sjusk og slendrian ::::: Problemet med, at mange videnskabelige resultater ikke kan efterprøves eller verificeres, har nået et omfang, så den såkaldte reproducerbarhedskrise har fået sin egen wikipedia-artikel . Jeg har tidligere i en lang række artikler omtalt denne krise. Problemet har også fået politikernes og myndighedernes opmærksomhed, så i denne uge havde Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet indkaldt til en konfe
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Title&text-of-the-news: 280-Million-Year-Old Fossil Forest Discovered in Antarctica ::::: Antarctica wasn't always a land of ice. Millions of years ago, when the continent was still part of a huge Southern Hemisphere landmass called Gondwana, trees flourished near the South Pole. Now, newfound, intricate fossils of some of these trees are revealing how the plants thrived — and what forests might look like as they march northward in today's warming world. "Antarctica preserves
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Title&text-of-the-news: Google Maps adds color to help you hone in on points of interest ::::: reader comments 33 The new points of interest (POIs) on Google Maps. The POIs are color-coded now. A few of the color-coded icons. Personal icons still have their own color scheme. Google is rolling out a new look for Points of Interest (POI) on Google Maps. These are the little business location icons that pop up when you're browsing the map or viewing search results. Google says it has updated
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Title&text-of-the-news: What Is a Normal Heart Rate? ::::: Heart rate, also known as pulse, is the number of times a person's heart beats per minute. Normal heart rate varies from person to person, but a normal range for adults is 60 to 100 beats per minute, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, a normal heart rate depends on the individual, age, body size, heart conditions, whether the person is sitting or moving, medication use and even air temperatur
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Title&text-of-the-news: Researchers use 3-D printers to turn century-old theory into complex schwarzites ::::: A schwarzite created on a 3-D printer by materials scientists at Rice University makes real a mathematical theory formed more than 100 years ago. The curved surface repeats throughout the structure, which showed excellent strength and deformation characteristics in tests at Rice. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Rice University engineers are using 3-D printers to turn structures that have unti
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kevlar-based artificial cartilage mimics the magic of the real thing ::::: The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces on our bodies. Synthetic materials couldn't match it -- until "Kevlartilage" was developed.
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Title&text-of-the-news: 'Wooden shoe' rather wear sneakers? ::::: Bio-archeologists have discovered a pattern of unusual bone chips in the feet of clog-wearing 19th-Century Dutch farmers -- injuries that offer clues to the damage we may unwittingly be causing to our own feet.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Groundwater depletion could be significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide ::::: WASHINGTON D.C. -- Humans may be adding large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by using groundwater faster than it is replenished, according to new research. This process, known as groundwater depletion, releases a significant amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that has until now been overlooked by scientists in calculating carbon sources, according to the new study. The stud
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Title&text-of-the-news: UT Dallas study tackles the divide over NFL players' protests ::::: IMAGE: This is Dr. Alex Piquero. view more Credit: UT Dallas Support for NFL players' protests during the national anthem divided sharply along racial lines in a new survey of college students by UT Dallas researchers. Nearly all -- 90 percent -- of black respondents supported kneeling during the national anthem. Only 38 percent of non-black respondents did. In addition, 100 perce
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Title&text-of-the-news: Can brain training reduce dementia risk? Despite new research, the jury is still out ::::: More than 30 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s disease, and while researchers are pushing hard to find a cure, their efforts so far have met with failure . With no effective treatment on the horizon, prevention has become the only game in town. But what can be done to reduce the risk of dementia, now the leading cause of death in England and Wales? In research published on Thursday ,
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Title&text-of-the-news: Remembering Lil Peep ::::: If you were going to bet on the young musicians most likely to soon be superstars, until yesterday, a lot of smart money would have been on Lil Peep. The rising trend on the Billboard Hot 100 is a woozy-slow mutation of rap, obsessed with drugs, emotionally open but still marked by macho posturing. Gustav Åhr, the Long Island–raised 21-year-old who went by Lil Peep, spiked that brew with the catc
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Title&text-of-the-news: KAL's cartoon ::::: The coup in Zimbabwe The army sidelines Robert Mugabe, Africa’s great dictator The world should learn from his misrule, and help Zimbabwe recover from it
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Title&text-of-the-news: Business this week ::::: General Electric announced a long-awaited turnaround plan. The conglomerate is to refocus its business on three core areas—power, aerospace and health care—and to retreat from other industries, such as transportation and lighting. It wants to sell $20bn-worth of assets. But the plan, coupled with only the third dividend cut in GE’s 125-year history, did not go down well with investors, who pushed
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Title&text-of-the-news: Politics this week ::::: The army took control of Zimbabwe , insisting that its coup was not a coup. The generals wanted to stop Robert Mugabe, the country’s 93-year-old dictator, from passing power to his shopaholic wife, Grace. The most likely person to end up in charge is Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked as vice-president earlier this month. See article . Upgrade your inbox Receive our Daily Dispatch and Editors' Pi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Watch SpaceX's Top Secret Zuma Mission Launch ::::: Update: SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch has been delayed until at least Friday evening, with a launch window opening at 8 pm Eastern. Usually, when a SpaceX thing unexpectedly goes boom, it grounds the company for months and raises questions about safety and reliability. On Sunday, November 5, SpaceX was preparing for an experimental engine test at its facility in McGregor, Texas when a propellant leak
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Title&text-of-the-news: New DNS Service Launched by IBM Vows to Keep Your Browsing Habits Secret ::::: A new online service was launched Thursday morning to keep your browsing habits out of the hands of marketers and help you automatically avoid millions of malicious websites. The new Domain Name System (DNS) service offered by Quad9—a nonprofit founded by IBM Security, Packet Clearing House (PCH), and The Global Cyber Alliance—is free to use and takes only a minute to set up. Quad9's DNS prom
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Title&text-of-the-news: Hazy Skies Cool Down Pluto ::::: Pluto’s atmosphere is even more bone-chillingly cold than one might expect 5 billion kilometres from the Sun. New research suggests that’s because of the smog that envelops the dwarf planet . “Haze is responsible for all the atmospheric cooling,” says Xi Zhang, a planetary scientist at the University of California in Santa Cruz. He and his colleagues describe the findings in the 16 November i
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Atlantic Names Liz Lorenzoni and Ryan McRae Vice Presidents of Advertising Partnerships ::::: Washington, D.C.; (November 16, 2017)— The Atlantic Publisher and SVP Hayley Romer announced today two key leadership positions: Ryan McRae is joining the company as Vice President, Advertising Partnerships, where he will head The Atlantic’s New York City-based sales team and sales efforts on the east coast and the United Kingdom. He will be based in New York. Liz Lorenzoni , who is based in Chic
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study shows codeine prescribed to children despite FDA warning against it ::::: A new study shows as many as one in 20 children were still receiving codeine to treat pain after tonsil and adenoid surgery, two years after federal regulators warned doctors that prescribing the opioid to kids after the routine surgeries could be fatal. The research from the University of Chicago Medicine, the University of Michigan and Harvard University was published Thursday in the journal Pe
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Title&text-of-the-news: Human evolution was uneven and punctuated, suggests new research ::::: IMAGE: Interior view of the cave and excavation trench as of the end of the 2012 field season. view more Credit: Credit: João Zilhão London, Nov. 16, 2017 - Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia - what is now Spain - long after they had died out everywhere else, according to new research published in Heliyon . The authors of the study, an inter
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Title&text-of-the-news: David Bowie & the art of slow innovation: A new strategy for global precision medicine ::::: IMAGE: OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology addresses the latest advances at the intersection of postgenomics medicine, biotechnology and global society, including the integration of multi-omics knowledge, data analyses and modeling,... view more Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, November 16, 2017--With what strategies should developing countries invest in for em
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why do employees cheat? Too much pressure ::::: IMAGE: Marie Mitchell and her co-authors found that when employees feel their job depends on meeting high benchmarks, some fudge results in order to stay employed. view more Credit: UGA It can happen in the branch office or the boardroom. Volkswagen did it to pass emissions tests. Wells-Fargo did it to squeeze more profits from their customers. Some school districts have it done it to boost t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Spanking linked to increase in children's behavior problems ::::: Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavior problems at age 6 and age 8 relative to children who have never been spanked, according to new findings in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The study , which uses a statistical technique to approximate random assignment, indicates that this increase in behavior pro
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Title&text-of-the-news: Researchers find diffusion plays unusual signaling role in drosophila embryos ::::: IMAGE: Diffusion causes the signal (Dorsal proteins; green) to concentrate on the ventral (lower) side of the embryo over time. Left side: Cross section of young embryo, 1-1.5 hrs old, with... view more Credit: Greg Reeves, North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that diffusion plays an unexpected role in cell differentiation during the earl
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Title&text-of-the-news: Math gets real in strong, lightweight structures ::::: IMAGE: From left, Rice University researchers Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, Peter Owuor, Pulickel Ajayan and Robert Vajtai hold samples of 3-D printed schwarzites, porous blocks based on complex mathematical... view more Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University HOUSTON - (Nov. 16, 2017) - Rice University engineers are using 3-D printers to turn structures that have until
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Title&text-of-the-news: New painkillers reduce overdose risk ::::: Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed new opioid pain relievers that reduce pain on par with morphine but do not slow or stop breathing -- the cause of opiate overdose.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kill switches for engineered microbes gone rogue ::::: Pam Silver's research team reports in Molecular Cell two new types of kill switches that address these challenges. The new kill switches are self-sufficient and highly stable in bacterial populations that evolve, and they last over many generations. They can ensure that only bacteria with intact synthetic gene circuits survive, or confine bacteria to a target environment at 37°C (body temperature)
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study reveals how the songbird changes its tune ::::: Researchers at UC San Francisco have shown how the Bengalese finch, a domesticated songbird, can learn to tweak its song in specific ways depending on context, which could shed light on how the human brain learns to apply different rules depending on the situation, and have implications for understanding human language and movement disorders. The study, published November 16, 2017, in Neuron , sh
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Title&text-of-the-news: In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola ::::: IMAGE: Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of pathobiological sciences at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, meets with Ekundayo Thompson, vice chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone, while in the African nation... view more Credit: Kawaoka Lab/University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis. -- In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in
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Title&text-of-the-news: Stress can lead to risky decisions ::::: MIT neuroscientists have discovered making decisions that require weighing pros and cons of two choices is dramatically affected by chronic stress. In a study of rats and mice, they found stressed animals were far likelier to choose high-risk, high-payoff options. They also found that impairments of a specific brain circuit underlie this abnormal decision making.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Yale team's advance allows gene editing with surgical precision ::::: Yale researchers report they have created a more precise and efficient technology to edit the genomes of living organisms, an ability that is transforming medicine and biotechnology. The new method, described Nov. 16 in the journal Cell , eliminates some of the drawbacks of genome editing technologies, which enables scientists to insert or eliminate genes within DNA. "You can think of existing te
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Title&text-of-the-news: Molecular guardian defends cells, organs against excess cholesterol ::::: Key Takeaways: Nrf1 acts as a molecular guardian, helping to maintain cholesterol levels within a safe, narrow range This protein acts within cells and both directly senses and responds to an increase in cholesterol by launching protective countermeasures Nrf1 could form a potential new therapeutic target in diseases where cholesterol metabolism is disrupted Boston, MA - A team of researche
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Title&text-of-the-news: Ancient enzyme could boost power of liquid biopsies to detect and profile cancers ::::: IMAGE: An ancient bacterial enzyme (grey) crawls along a tangled strand of RNA (orange), creating a complimentary strand of DNA (blue). Lambowitz and his team think this enzyme -- called GsI-IIC... view more Credit: Jennifer Stamos/Univ. of Texas at Austin Scientists are developing a set of medical tests called liquid biopsies that can rapidly detect the presence of cancers, infectious dise
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Title&text-of-the-news: Microbial resident enables beetles to feed on a leafy diet ::::: Thistle tortoise beetles outsource the job of breaking down plant cell walls to a symbiotic bacterium. The genome of this bacterium is the smallest ever sequenced of any organism living outside a host cell. It contains genes that are responsible for the production of pectinases, enzymes that break down pectin. The production of pectinases is the primary function of these bacteria. Without bacteria
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Title&text-of-the-news: Lava or not, exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely to have atmosphere ::::: Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. Now, a new analysis finds this planet likely has an atmosphere whose ingredients could be similar to those of Earth's atmosphere, but thicker.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Meet 'Oumuamua, the First-Ever Asteroid from Another Star ::::: We now know what to call the mysterious object from interstellar space that zoomed past Earth last month. The interloper—the first known interstellar body observed within our own solar system—has been named 'Oumuamua, which means "a messenger from afar arriving first" in Hawaiian, representatives of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced yesterday (Nov. 14). The IAU also app
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Title&text-of-the-news: Dallara will build its first road car—and we want one! ::::: reader comments 38 This is the Dallara Stradale. Dallara It's a lightweight sports car with 400hp. And I want to drive one! Dallara It's made from carbon fiber, just like all the Dallara racing cars that compete in Formula E, IndyCar, IMSA, and even F1. Dallara The first car was given to Dallara's founder and CEO, Giamapaolo Dallara, on his 81st birthday. Dallara It's cozy in there. Dallara An ex
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Title&text-of-the-news: Scientists Levitate Water Droplets, Figure Out What Drives 'Magical' Behavior ::::: A camera captures a drop of oil levitating during an experiment at MIT. Credit: MIT Even as physicists use big, expensive experiments to uncover huge gravitational waves and tiny hadrons , they can still answer questions about the thoroughly mundane. For example — Why do droplets of cold milk bounce on the surface of hot coffee before sinking? Why do teensy spheres of water skitter across the s
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Title&text-of-the-news: OnePlus Heads Toward the All-Screen Phone Future With the New 5T ::::: Want an easy way to get a straightforward, no-nonsense look at the state of the art in smartphones? Just check out whatever's new from OnePlus. The Chinese company quietly takes all the best mainstream tech it can find, sticks it in a chassis, and sells it on its website. It's never the first to experiment with wild new ideas, opting instead to wait for things to be a little more mature and a lit
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Title&text-of-the-news: Fem dimser der lokker hackere ind i børneværelset ::::: Markedet for apparater og dimser, der ikke er smartphones og computere, men som alligevel har en eller anden form for adgang til internettet, vokser støt. Producenter af legetøj og andre børneprodukter er også hoppet på bølgen og forbinder både bamser, dukker, ure og babyalarmer til internettet i stor stil. Men med internetforbindelsen kommer også en potentiel adgang for hackere. Her kan du læse
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Title&text-of-the-news: 8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free ::::: The idea of continuing to learn new things after leaving school is an attractive one, but one that can seem daunting. Finding both the time and the proper resources to learn something new can prove difficult, and leave us with unsatisfied curiosity. Even if we find a class we might be interested in, the cost can be prohibitive. So, to help you curious cats out, we present 8 online classes from Ya
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Title&text-of-the-news: A Device to Increase Human Memory Has Been Implanted, and It Works ::::: It's a matter of some debate exactly how many neurons we have in our brains, though it's somewhere in the millions, billions, or trillions. You'd think with all the possible connections in there, we'd have enough storage available to remember everything we ever experience. Alas, it's not so. Sure, you remember all those song lyrics, but where are your keys? For many, though, it's much more than a
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Title&text-of-the-news: When vegetables are closer in price to chips, people eat healthier, Drexel study finds ::::: When healthier food, like vegetables and dairy products, is pricier compared to unhealthy items, like salty snacks and sugary sweets, Americans are significantly less likely to have a high-quality diet, a new Drexel University study found. The research, led by David Kern, PhD, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health, and Amy Auchincloss, PhD, an associate professor
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Title&text-of-the-news: Listening to the patient's voice: A more patient-centered approach to medication safety ::::: IMAGE: Regenstrief Institute investigator Joy Lee is a health services researcher interested in the patient-provider relationships. Her work concentrates on patient-physician electronic communication as a tool in improving chronic disease management... view more Credit: Regenstrief Institute INDIANAPOLIS -- Communication between patients and clinicians that is patient-centered, taking into ac
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Title&text-of-the-news: Secrets of succulents' water-wise ways revealed ::::: IMAGE: This is Kalanchoë fedtschenkoi . view more Credit: Dr James Hartwell Plant scientists at the University of Liverpool have revealed new insights into the mechanisms that allow certain plants to conserve water and tolerate drought. The research, which is published in The Plant Cell , could be used to help produce new crops that can thrive in previously inhospitable, hot and dry regions
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Title&text-of-the-news: Naturally occurring molecule may help prevent and treat atherosclerosis and gum disease ::::: (Boston)-- Resolvin E1, a molecule produced naturally in the body from an omega -3 fish oil, topically applied on gum tissues not only prevents and treats gum disease as previously shown (Hasturk et al 2006 and 2007), but also decreases the likelihood for advanced arterial atherosclerotic plaques to rupture and form a dangerous thrombus or blood clot. The findings, which appear in the journal Cur
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Title&text-of-the-news: Russian scientist determined the normal content of boron in the human body ::::: IMAGE: Top: Hair boron frequency distribution in men (black) and women (grey). Bottom: whole blood boron frequency distribution in men (black) and women (grey) view more Credit: Andrei R. Grabeklis Researcher from the RUDN University (Russia), together with his colleagues from Croatia, determined the range of reference values for boron in the tissues of human body. This study will provide a b
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Title&text-of-the-news: UNN scientists are studying the problem of modeling the cognitive dissonance phenomenon ::::: Lobachevsky University (UNN) scientists, Associate Professor of the History and Theory of International Relations Department Alexander Petukhov and Head of the Department of Psychophysiology Sofya Polevaya, are studying the modeling of the cognitive dissonance phenomenon. They rely on the theory of information images and a mathematical model developed on the basis of this theory. The proposed the
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Title&text-of-the-news: We're in a post-truth world with eroding trust and accountability. It can't end well | Nick Enfield ::::: W e often defer to others’ expertise, and for good reason. The entire edifice of modern society only exists thanks to the division of labour, from construction to machine operation to medical treatment. The system works as long as we have trust in others’ knowledge, skills and intentions. This trust is often tested, most notably of late in relation to those who specialise in politics. People-powe
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Title&text-of-the-news: Here Are the 3 Biggest Upgrades on the New OnePlus 5T ::::: As the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X push phone prices higher than they’ve ever been before, the line between flagship and midrange phones have become so blurry that those terms don’t mean much anymore. But now, OnePlus is back with an upgraded version of the OnePlus 5, and it might help us rebalance this equation. Instead of starting from scratch, OnePlus took a look at the biggest smartphones tren
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Title&text-of-the-news: Team's advance allows gene editing with surgical precision ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain Yale researchers report they have created a more precise and efficient technology to edit the genomes of living organisms, an ability that is transforming medicine and biotechnology. The new method, described Nov. 16 in the journal Cell , eliminates some of the drawbacks of genome editing technologies, which enables scientists to insert or eliminate genes within DNA. "Yo
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Title&text-of-the-news: Microbial resident enables beetles to feed on a leafy diet ::::: As its name suggests, the thistle tortoise beetle ( Cassida rubiginosa ) feeds on thistle leaves. Its favorite food plant is the field thistle, a dreaded weed in agriculture worldwide. The thistle tortoise beetle, which is considered an important herbivore of the thistles, is used in biological control of the weed. Credit: Hassan Salem, Emory University. An international team including researcher
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Title&text-of-the-news: Two brain regions interact to help finches know when and how to tailor their songs for specific situations ::::: Bengalese finches. Credit: Brainard Lab / UCSF Researchers at UC San Francisco have shown how the Bengalese finch, a domesticated songbird, can learn to tweak its song in specific ways depending on context, which could shed light on how the human brain learns to apply different rules depending on the situation, and have implications for understanding human language and movement disorders. The stu
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Title&text-of-the-news: Seas Do Not Rise Evenly--It Matters Which Glaciers Melt ::::: New York City's sea level is likely to be most heavily influenced by ice melt in northeastern Greenland. Sydney may be strongly affected by shrinking glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula and around the Amundsen Sea. Ice loss from world's melting glaciers presents a major concern in the form of global sea-level rise—it's one of the most well-established facts about climate change. But where exa
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Title&text-of-the-news: Someone Spent Almost Half a Billion Dollars on a Possibly Inauthentic da Vinci Painting ::::: Photo: Getty On Wednesday, auction records were shattered when an anonymous buyer spent $450.3 million to be the proud owner of a “long lost” painting “by” Leonardo da Vinci. The thing is, it may not have even been painted by Leonardo, it’s in terrible shape, it’s not especially good, and in the financial world of art, none of that matters. Christie’s auction house has been hyping the emergence o
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Title&text-of-the-news: Blockchains Use Massive Amounts of Energy—But There’s a Plan to Fix That ::::: It’s a staple of any argument over whether Bitcoin has a long-term future: “Yeah, super cool that it eliminates the need for a trusted authority when exchanging value. But do you realize how much energy it uses?” It’s true. Bitcoin guzzles about as much electricity annually as all of Nigeria. Ethereum gulps electrons too, as do most other cryptocurrencies. As bad as that sounds, though, there’s r
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Title&text-of-the-news: Renaissance of the iron-air battery ::::: Iron-air batteries promise a considerably higher energy density than present-day lithium-ion batteries. Their main constituent -- iron -- is an abundant and therefore cheap material. Scientists have now successfully observed with nano-scale precision how deposits form at the iron electrode during operation.
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Title&text-of-the-news: More than a numbers game: New technique gauges microbial communities by biomass ::::: New technique provides deeper look at microbial communities by assessing their biomass.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Discovery of a promising medication for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) ::::: A drug used to treat schizophrenia has the potential to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no effective cure. After six years of research on several animal models and a few patients, researchers discovered that pimozide stabilizes the disease in the short term. A clinical trial must confirm the efficacy and sa
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Title&text-of-the-news: 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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Title&text-of-the-news: 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 new study.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Thursday's Best Deals: Yamaha Sound Bar, Dash Cam, Pressure Washer, and More ::::: Yamaha home theater gear , a $38 dash cam , a discounted pressure washer , and more are all part of today’s best deals. 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 | Lifestyle |
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Title&text-of-the-news: The FDA Wants To Bring Cell Therapies to Market Much Faster ::::: Image: Getty Images With the advent of modern technologies, the field of regenerative medicine has truly begun to approach its full potential. Case in point: In recent months, the Food and Drug Administration has approved cutting edge treatments that genetically modify cells in order to treat devastating diseases. On Thursday, the agency announced a plan intended to speed up the approval process
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Title&text-of-the-news: Colliding black holes are reported for a fifth time ::::: In the Nov. 25 SN : Charting lumpy space, Bronze Age movers and shakers, T. rex ’s slasher arms, gene editor corrects typos, the Great Pyramid hides a void, mosses chronicle Arctic warming, an itty-bitty insect-inspired robot and more.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why a female fly will ruin your drink, but a male is fine ::::: Fruity but with a hint of pheromone Gustav Gonget / G&B Images / Alamy Stock Photo By Jasmin Fox-Skelly A single fly falling into your glass of wine may be enough to ruin it. We’re able to sense tiny quantities of a pheromone released by female fruit flies, and just one nanogram is enough to give a drink an unpleasant smell and taste. Drosophila melanogaster females produce a pheromone to att
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Title&text-of-the-news: New treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb ::::: Archaeologists have examined embossed gold applications from the sensational find of 1922. The motifs indicate surprising links between the Levant and the Egypt of the pharaohs.
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Title&text-of-the-news: New procedures for DNA stability ::::: In eukaryotic cells the proximity of the genes to the nuclear pores, which are found in the nuclear membrane, contributes to maintaining the integrity of the genome. This is due to the fact that the anchoring of DNA to the pore during transcription avoids the formation of DNA-RNA hybrids, which are a natural source of DNA breaks and genome instability.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis: Advances in development ::::: A research team is one step closer to developing an effective human vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis. During the team's more than four years of research, they discovered a vaccine formulation that resulted in a 96 percent decrease in the lesions caused by the illness and showed an 86 percent protection rate from the disease in mice.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Space missions locate whistling space electrons' origins ::::: Plasma waves in space are likely responsible for accelerating high-energy particles into Earth's atmosphere, new research shows.
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Title&text-of-the-news: NIST's next-generation atomic clocks may support official timekeeping ::::: IMAGE: NIST physicist Judah Levine with the NIST time scale, an array of hydrogen masers (microwave versions of lasers) that maintains official US civilian time. NIST atomic clocks are used to... view more Credit: Burrus/NIST For more than a decade, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been unveiling experimental next-generation atomic clocks. These clocks, based on y
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Title&text-of-the-news: Groundwater recharge in the American west under climate change ::::: IMAGE: Dick Thompson, lead hydrologist for the recharge unit of Tucson Water, talks to a University of Arizona hydrology class. The pond in the background is filled with Central Arizona Project... view more Credit: Martha Whitaker, University of Arizona Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences Groundwater recharge in the Western U.S. will change as the climate warms--the dry southern re
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Title&text-of-the-news: Ceria nanoparticles: It is the surface that matters ::::: IMAGE: The surface of bar-shaped ceria nanoparticles is comparable with the rock formations of Monument Valley -- it has a number of edges, corners, and facets. view more Credit: Photo: Alessandro Trovarelli/University of Udine Exhaust gas cleaning of passenger cars, power generation from sunlight, or water splitting: In the future, these and other applications may profit from new findings re
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study shows therapy improves quality of life in people who have sleep apnea ::::: IMAGE: A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy improves quality of life measures in people who have obstructive sleep apnea. view more Credit: American Academy of Sleep Medicine DARIEN, IL - Nov. 16, 2017 - A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy improves quality of life measures in people who have obstructive sleep apnea. Results show that there
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Title&text-of-the-news: School exacerbates feelings of being 'different' in pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions ::::: Negative school experiences can have harmful long term effects on pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions, a new study in the journal Autism reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey have discovered that experiences of social and emotional exclusion in mainstream schools can adversely affect how pupils with autism view themselves, increasing their risk of developing low self-esteem, a poo
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Title&text-of-the-news: The stacked color sensor ::::: The human eye has three different types of sensory cells for the perception of colour: cells that are respectively sensitive to red, green and blue alternate in the eye and combine their information to create an overall coloured image. Image sensors, for example in mobile phone cameras, work in a similar way: blue, green and red sensors alternate in a mosaic-like pattern. Intelligent software alg
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Title&text-of-the-news: Newly found immune defence could pave way to treat allergies ::::: Scientists have made a fundamental discovery about how our body's immune system clears harmful infections. Researchers have identified a previously unknown mechanism by which the responses of key cells of the immune system are regulated. The finding could inform research into improved treatments for allergies or chronic inflammatory diseases, such as lung and liver fibrosis, researchers say. Scie
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Title&text-of-the-news: New research could predict La Niña drought years in advance ::::: Two new studies from The University of Texas at Austin have significantly improved scientists' ability to predict the strength and duration of droughts caused by La Niña - a recurrent cooling pattern in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Their findings, which predict that the current La Niña is likely to stretch into a second year, could help scientists know years in advance how a particular La Niña even
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Title&text-of-the-news: Large decrease in age-related macular degeneration in baby boomers compared to previous generations ::::: Bottom Line: The risk of developing age-related macular degeneration is much less in the Baby Boom (1946-1964) and later generations than in earlier generations, for unclear reasons. Why The Research Is Interesting: Because of increased life expectancy and an increase in the elderly population with aging of the Baby Boom generation , large numbers of adults are expected to develop age-related mac
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Title&text-of-the-news: Oracle rushes out 5 patches for huge vulnerabilities in PeopleSoft app server ::::: reader comments 3 Oracle issued a set of urgent security fixes on Tuesday that repair vulnerabilities revealed today by researchers from the managed security provider ERPScan at the DeepSec security conference in Vienna, Austria. The five vulnerabilities include one dubbed "JoltandBleed" by the researchers because of its similarity to the HeartBleed vulnerability discovered in OpenSSL in 2014. Jo
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Title&text-of-the-news: Nations Join Global Alliance to Phase Out Coal by 2030 ::::: BONN, Germany (Reuters) - At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn said on Thursday. Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Chile, Mexico and the Marshall Islands have joined the Powering Past Coal Allian
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Title&text-of-the-news: Species in the north are more vulnerable to climate change ::::: For the first time, researchers have proposed the hypothesis that animals that live in climate zones at a safe distance from both the poles as well as the tropics have the most to gain from acclimating to changes in climate. The findings contradict previous research in the field.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Smart, ultra-thin microfibre sensor for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis ::::: A soft, flexible and stretchable microfibre sensor has been developed for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. The novel sensor is highly sensitive and ultra-thin with a diameter of a strand of human hair. It is also simple and cost-effective to mass produce.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls ::::: Phone companies will have greater authority to block questionable calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Improved diagnostics fail to halt the rise of tuberculosis ::::: Beawiharta/Reuters Newly diagnosed tuberculosis patients are treated at a clinic in Jakarta, Indonesia. Seven years ago, the global community of researchers, health-care workers and activists battling tuberculosis was euphoric. A landmark 2010 trial showed that a new genetic test was highly effective at diagnosing TB, prompting hopes that countries could soon finally control the disease, which ki
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Title&text-of-the-news: Researchers develop smart, ultra-thin microfibre sensor for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis ::::: A research team led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck (standing) from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering has developed a soft, flexible and stretchable microfibre sensor for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. The sensor can measure pulse waveform in real-time, and the information can be used to determine one's heart rate, blood pressure and stiffness in b
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Title&text-of-the-news: Like Humans, Chimps Try Harder to Warn Unaware Pals ::::: Scientists found that chimps will warn their fellows more persistently when they appear unaware of a threat. Credit: Duncan McKay/Alamy If you saw someone step into the street, oblivious to a car speeding toward them, you might yell or wave your arms to get their attention and let them know that they were in danger. And now, scientists have discovered that chimpanzees perform similarly exag
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why are minorities underrepresented in genetic cancer studies? ::::: Socio-cultural and clinical factors as well as healthcare processes were important drivers of a woman's willingness to provide saliva specimens for future cancer research. This is according to Vanessa B. Sheppard of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine, lead author of a study in Springer's Journal of Cancer Survivorship . The study shows that women who had earlier-stage, less agg
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Title&text-of-the-news: 'The Brazilian Zika outbreak could end soon' ::::: In 2016, news about the Zika virus in Brazil made the headlines in Europe for the first time. With approximately 65 million people affected, it is one of the largest epidemics in the last few years. The Olympics additionally fuelled fears that the virus could spread globally. When the first cases of newborns with microcephaly, i.e. malfor-mations of the brain, were observed in connection to Z
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Title&text-of-the-news: A study proposes to elaborate the term 'parental abuse by children' ::::: Sandra Jiménez Arroyo, researcher at the University of Granada (UGR), explains the necessity of analyzing this kind of violence, which is the fourth most common crime committed by children, taking a gender perspective.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Methodologies in orthodontic pain management: A review ::::: Patients experience pain and discomfort during active orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. It can vary from person to person and is influenced by certain factors such as age, gender, previous pain experiences, stress or anxiety, and type of appliance.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Tooth cavities can be fought 'naturally' ::::: A new discovery may one day lead to natural anti­cavity products, researchers report. The scientists from West China School of Stomatology and Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam have figured out the main active ingredient of Galla Chinensis, a natural herb, and further improved its anti-caries efficacy. The finding is published in The Open Dentistry Journal . To maintain a healthy mouth,
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Title&text-of-the-news: NUS researchers develop smart, ultra-thin microfibre sensor for real-time healthcare monitoring and ::::: A research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a soft, flexible and stretchable microfibre sensor for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. The novel sensor is highly sensitive and ultra-thin with a diameter of a strand of human hair. It is also simple and cost-effective to mass produce. Wearable and flexible technology has gained significant interest in recent
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Title&text-of-the-news: Andalusian experts discover new procedures for DNA stability ::::: IMAGE: The researcher Andres Aguilera. view more Credit: University of Seville Researchers from the University of Seville at the Andalusian Centre for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (Centro Andaluz de Biología Molecular y Medicina Regenerativa - Cabimer) have discovered that in eukaryotic cells the proximity of the genes to the nuclear pores, which are found in the nuclear membra
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Title&text-of-the-news: Species in the north are more vulnerable to climate change ::::: Acclimation means the ability of both animals and plants to adjust their physiology when it gets hotter or colder. In this way, individual organs are able to interact effectively and various processes in the body function optimally in varying conditions. The common perception has long been that animals and plants that live near the Earth's poles are best at acclimating. This assumption was base
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Title&text-of-the-news: Climate change impacts already locked in -- but the worst can still be avoided ::::: Some impacts of global warming - such as sea level rise and coastal flooding - are already locked in and unavoidable, according to a major research project. Global temperatures have already risen by around 1°C, and a further 0.5°C warming is expected. The full impacts of current warming have not yet been seen, since ice sheets and oceans take many decades to fully react to higher temp
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Title&text-of-the-news: Stop the Chitchat. Bots Don’t Need to Sound Like Us ::::: Bert Brautigam is sick of having conversations with his devices. Like many of us, Brautigam, who works for the design firm Ziba, uses voice assistants like Google’s phone AI or Amazon’s Alexa. The theory is that voice commands make life more convenient. But these assistants are scripted to emulate every­day conversation. And everyday conversation is filled with little pauses and filler words, the
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Title&text-of-the-news: Down and dirty: Cleaning Okinawan pig farm wastewater with microbial fuel cells ::::: MFCs in the OIST Biological Systems Unit lab containing treated and untreated wastewater from the Okinawa Prefecture Livestock and Grassland Research Center. Credit: OIST One of the greatest threats to the environment today is wastewater left over from production activities. Agricultural practices, such as pig farming, produce a large amount of wastewater containing organic contaminants, malodoro
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Title&text-of-the-news: My Brain Refuses to Believe These Are Clouds and Not the Ocean ::::: GIF GIF: YouTube Through the lens of a talented photographer, familiar scenes can be turned on their heads, fooling your eyes into seeing something completely different. In this video, it looks like Lars Leber captured the ocean as waves churned up a blanket of sea foam, but in reality it’s a long timelapse of clouds slowly rolling through Colorado Springs. It’s a scene that people who fly on a r
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Title&text-of-the-news: What Is Mycoprotein? ::::: What Is Mycoprotein? Mycoprotein is a plant-based source of protein you might not have heard much about. Here's the 411 on this alternative protein source Credit: Bartosz Luczak Getty Images Advertisement Becca writes: "I'd love to hear your thoughts on mycoprotein. I've been using it as a chicken substitute but I don't know much about it." “Myco” refers to things related to fungi but m
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Title&text-of-the-news: New Quay Journal: A Cliff-Edge Town Visited by Poets, Dolphins — and Octopuses ::::: Moray Firth in Scotland might beg to differ, but New Quay is certainly one of the two best places, according to marine biologists. “You never get tired of seeing them,” Mr. Stones said. There were three adults and two calves, one a newborn. He said the newborn seemed to still be learning how to swim properly, and it breached awkwardly. Local watchers later said its mother may have been a famous c
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Title&text-of-the-news: This weather pattern could complicate your Thanksgiving travel ::::: Last weekend, a big chunk of the United States got slammed with frigid weather . And there won’t be much of a reprieve. Unseasonably cold temperatures and possible storms will return to the Midwest and eastern states ahead of Thanksgiving. The weather pattern responsible for this mischief is called a Greenland block. It happens when atmospheric pressure builds over Greenland and forces the jet st
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Title&text-of-the-news: Algorithm outdoes radiologists at spotting pneumonia in X-rays ::::: A new algorithm called ChexNet can diagnose pneumonia from chest X-rays, researchers report. The algorithm can diagnose up to 14 types of medical conditions and is able to diagnose pneumonia better than expert radiologists working alone. “Interpreting X-ray images to diagnose pathologies like pneumonia is very challenging, and we know that there’s a lot of variability in the diagnoses radiologist
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Title&text-of-the-news: Veni vidi vici: How natural killer cells conquer the superbug Klebsiella ::::: The inappropriate or excessive use of anti-microbial agents in past decades has propelled the emergence and spread of multidrug resistant microbial pathogens. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the European Medicines Agency, each year about 25.000 patients in the EU die from infections with multidrug-resistant bacteria. Globally, 700.000 people per year die du
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Title&text-of-the-news: Down and dirty: Cleaning Okinawan pig farm wastewater with microbial fuel cells ::::: IMAGE: A pig at the Okinawa Prefectural Livestock and Grassland Research Center. view more Credit: Okinawa Prefectural Livestock and Grassland Research Center One of the greatest threats to the environment today is wastewater left over from production activities. Agricultural practices, such as pig farming, produce a large amount of wastewater containing organic contaminants, malodo
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Title&text-of-the-news: Renaissance of the iron-air battery ::::: IMAGE: Gravimetric and volumetric energy densities of various metal-air battery systems in comparison with Li-ion batteries and conventional gasoline. view more Credit: Forschungszentrum Jülich / H. Weinrich Iron-air batteries promise a considerably higher energy density than present-day lithium-ion batteries. In addition, their main constituent - iron - is an abundant and therefore c
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Title&text-of-the-news: Use Your AirPods Case As an On-the-Go iPhone Stand ::::: If you own a pair of AirPods , you’ve been carrying around a smartphone stand without even realizing it. It turns out that the wireless earbuds case is also the perfect shape for propping up your iPhone when you want to kick back and watch a video. The unexpected feature was discovered by app developer Omar Elfanek, who shared the realization on Twitter with a quick GIF as evidence: According to
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Title&text-of-the-news: One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion ::::: There are at least 1,215 historic coastal landfill sites in England, mostly clustered around estuaries with major cities, including Liverpool, London, and Newcastle on Tyne. An investigation by researchers finds that 122 sites are at risk of starting to erode into coastal waters by 2055 if not adequately protected.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Afløser for OLED er kommet et vigtigt skridt videre ::::: LEC står for Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells og spås at blive afløser for OLED ikke mindst på bøjelige overflader. Hidtil har det dog ikke været muligt at få den tynde plastfilm til at udsende tilstrækkeligt med lys ved et lavt energiforbrug. Men nu har forskere ved Umeås Universitet og det svenske firma LunaLec fundet en metode, hvorved de kan øge lysstyrken uden at øge energiforbruget. LEC
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Title&text-of-the-news: New technology converts biomass into 'coal' ::::: Credit: University of Nottingham The University of Nottingham is partnering with the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) and CPL Industries to produce a commercial scale facility capable of converting biomass into next-generation solid fuels with coal-like properties. The new facility is being supported by the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) – an Innovate UK funded initiative which works with the
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Title&text-of-the-news: UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal ::::: Image copyright Getty Images The UK and Canada have launched a global alliance of 20 countries committed to phasing out coal for energy production. Members including France, Finland and Mexico, say they will end the use of coal before 2030. Ministers hope to have 50 countries signed up by the time of the next major UN conference in Poland next year. However some important coal consuming nations,
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Title&text-of-the-news: Colombia zoo gives trafficked elephant root canal surgery ::::: The procedure took 30 people three hours to complete. Tantor had been rescued from a ranch in Colombia.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Deadspin American Soccer Needs To Burn To The Ground | The Root Rep. ::::: Deadspin American Soccer Needs To Burn To The Ground | The Root Rep. Karen Bass Ate Jeff Sessions for Lunch and It Was Delicious | Splinter When Your Childhood Gender Transition Is in Google Searches Forever | The Slot Woman Claims Roy Moore Called Her High School to Ask Her Out | Earther What If We Tried to Feed the Entire World With Organic Food? |
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Title&text-of-the-news: AMP Iissues consensus guideline recommendations for NGS bioinformatics pipelines ::::: BETHESDA, Md. -- Nov. 16, 2017 -- The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, non-profit molecular diagnostics professional society, today published 17 consensus recommendations to help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver better patient care. The report, "Standards and Guidelines for Validating Next Generation Sequencing Bio
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Title&text-of-the-news: Midwifery care at hospitals is associated with fewer medical interventions ::::: IMAGE: Laura Attanasio at UMass Amherst and colleagues analyzed hospital-level data reported in New York State over one year and found that women who gave birth at hospitals with a larger... view more Credit: UMass Amherst AMHERST, Mass. - In a new, hospital-level analysis by health policy researcher Laura Attanasio at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Katy Kozhimannnil at the Unive
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Title&text-of-the-news: Stopping the dengue threat ::::: IMAGE: Dengue is spread by two special of mosquito of the Aedes type and transmitted by a mosquito bite from an infected human to a non-infected human. view more Credit: N/A Improved disease surveillance needed to prevent dengue threat Social factors linked to trends in dengue outbreaks Overseas and interstate travellers pose threat in transmission of dengue across Australia Rainwater tank
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Title&text-of-the-news: Spinning cylinders to recreate nature's patterns ::::: Some of nature's most exquisite patterns; leaves around a plant's stem, scales on a pine cone, and the tail of some viruses, consist of small objects decorating a cylindrical chassis with a specific pattern. Nature's preferred method of building is through self-assembly, the process in which individual components autonomously and spontaneously organize into ordered structures. Taking inspiration
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why cuteness wins over neediness when making charitable donations ::::: Show me the money. Credit: Shutterstock What is the most important factor you consider before choosing where you might make a donation to charity? Most people I ask reply, understandably, that the neediness of the recipient is key. But the choices donors actually make suggest that the neediest recipients are often allocated a disproportionally small share of charitable giving. Universities in the
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Title&text-of-the-news: Jump Your Car Battery and Inflate Your Tires With These Discounted Stanley Compressors ::::: 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. We see our fair share of deals on air compressors and car battery jump starters, but these discounted Stanley gadgets can do both . I’ve had one in my trunk for years, and it’s saved me from a dead battery on more than one occasion. P
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Title&text-of-the-news: Trump Rails against Drug Industry, but Turns to Its Ranks to Fill Administration ::::: WASHINGTON—President Trump has vilified the pharmaceutical industry and made bold promises to lower prescription drug prices. But when it comes to staffing the health care agencies empowered to oversee those efforts, he has turned regularly to the pharmaceutical industry. His Food and Drug Administration chief, Scott Gottlieb, was a longtime industry investor and adviser to major players li
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study shows how a tiny sea animal feeds itself and the ocean ::::: Credit: University of Oregon Dime-sized ocean organisms thought to graze on any particles in their path are actually picky eaters, and their food-filtering process may be vital to how organic materials are distributed from surface waters to the ocean floor. Those conclusions come from three studies, which involved scuba diving in different locations and high-speed videography in the lab, by a UO
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Title&text-of-the-news: Phone-Chip Designer Tackles 'Industrial' Internet of Things ::::: Masayoshi Son, founder and CEO of SoftBank Group, has a lot of crazy ideas. He believes robots with IQs above 10,000 will outnumber humans in 30 years. He considered taking SoftBank private in what would have been the largest leveraged buyout of all time. He raised $45 billion for an investment fund in 45 minutes. He wants to launch a second, record-breaking Vision Fund before even closing his fi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Volkswagen wants to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles a year in China by 2025 ::::: Enlarge / The I.D. Crozz and I.D. Buzz EVs are coming soon. (credit: Volkswagen Group) Volkswagen Group is getting ready to significantly expand its electric vehicle portfolio in China over the next few years. The company plans to launch 15 “new energy vehicles”—plug-in hybrid EVs and battery EVs—by 2020, according to a report in Reuters . Jochem Heizmann, CEO of VW Group’s operations in China, a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Lullabies May be Product of Battle Between Parents and Babies ::::: Lullabies May be Product of Battle Between Parents and Babies New theory views lullabies as a signal to babies that parents are giving all they can. Baby-in-crib.jpg Image credits: Joana Lopes via Shutterstock Culture Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 09:45 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- Picture a mother softly singing to her baby. The image probably doesn't make you think of struggle
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Title&text-of-the-news: All signs point to December vote to kill net neutrality rules, reports say ::::: Enlarge / Protestors object to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to eliminate net neutrality rules before Pai's appearance at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC on May 5, 2017. reader comments 3 The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on whether to overturn its own net neutrality rules next month. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will unveil his final proposal next week, setti
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Student Who Challenged My Teaching On Race ::::: This is the latest installment in a podcast called What My Students Taught Me. Each episode features a teacher reflecting on a particularly challenging student, whenever possible in counterpoint with the student’s version of the same events. Listen to previous installments here or subscribe on iTunes . At first, the Philadelphia high-school student Valentina Love Salas was not exactly excited abo
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Title&text-of-the-news: These tests can’t really say how fast you’re aging ::::: Whether it’s an online quiz, a $300 chromosome test, or an $800 blood panel, a lot of people seem to be interested in whether they’re aging faster or slower than their chronological age would suggest. Unfortunately, they’re just going to have to wait and see. A head-to-head comparison of 11 different measures of aging, including blood and chromosome tests like those on the market, finds that they
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Title&text-of-the-news: The blockchain does not eliminate the need for trust ::::: Central authorities are still important to create legitimacy in a cryptocurrency. Credit: Shutterstock A common idea about the blockchain, the technology that powers Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is that it can " create trust ", or allow two parties to make a transaction " without relying on trust ". If true, this means we could create a world without a trusted "man in the middle". We could
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Title&text-of-the-news: Image: Autumn fireball ::::: Credit: Ollie Taylor On 14 November 2017 at about 16:45 GMT a football-sized meteoroid entered Earth's atmosphere about 50 km northeast of Darmstadt, Germany. It created a bright fireball in the sky, which was seen by thousands of people in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg, and was reported widely by media. This remarkable image was taken by Ollie Taylor, a photographer from D
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Title&text-of-the-news: Satspuljestøtte til bæltefrie afdelinger ophører næste år ::::: Satspuljeprojekt, der skal nedbringe brugen af bæltefiksering i psykiatrien, udløber ved årsskiftet. Afdelinger, der har været med i projektet, er ærgerlige over, at den succesfulde indsats ikke fremover får støtte.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Devs promise to change Battlefront II until players are happy ::::: Enlarge / Artist's conception of DICE developers rushing in to answer Reddit questions amid microtransaction furor. reader comments 45 Amid a still-roiling controversy over perceived "pay-to-win" microtransaction design in Star Wars: Battlefront II —which now includes an EA spokesperson post that became the most-downvoted comment in Reddit history —game developer DICE offered three high-ranking d
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Title&text-of-the-news: How to set up voice dictation on your computer and save your aching fingers ::::: Typing can cause a serious health problem: Repetitive Strain Injury, or RSI, affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. Whether you're worried about damage or just want to give your fingers a break, voice dictation can help. Thanks to steady improvements in voice recognition tools, having a computer interpret your spoken text is no longer the exercise in frustration it once was. In fact,
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Title&text-of-the-news: Uninsured heart attack, stroke patients face ‘catastrophic’ costs ::::: Heart attack and stroke patients without medical insurance face “devastating” health care costs that can bankrupt them, research shows.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Fracture swarms on Mars ::::: Sirenum Fossae perspective view. Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet's crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity. The fractures in the Sirenum Fossae region in the southern hemisphere were imaged by ESA's Mars Express in March. They extend for thousands of kilometres in length, far beyond the boundaries of thi
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Title&text-of-the-news: How will La Niña affect winter in the U.S.? ::::: What does a La Niña winter mean for you? Credit: vagueonthehow via Flickr CC Forecasters are expecting another La Niña winter for the 2017-2018 season. La Niña (which means "little girl" in Spanish) disrupts large-scale climate patterns that can influence water availability, food production, human health, and extreme weather events around the globe. So what exactly is La Niña, and what might she
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Title&text-of-the-news: Walmart lifts profit outlook on strong third-quarter results ::::: In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, file photo, customers walk out of a Walmart store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports earnings, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File) Walmart raised its annual profit outlook Thursday after the world's largest retailer reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street projections. The report shows that Walmart's aggressive disco
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Title&text-of-the-news: Nyt kort viser den europæiske luftforurening lige nu ::::: De aarhusianere, der vågnede tidligt i morges, stod op til et acceptabelt niveau af forurening. Imens måtte beboere i København, Paris og Prag indånde lettere forurenet luft ved daggry. Det afslører et nyt interaktivt kort over forureningen i EU, som giver borgere mulighed for at tjekke luftkvaliteten i deres hjemby, inden de træder ud af døren. Det Europæiske Miljøagentur (EEA) og EU-Kommissione
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Title&text-of-the-news: To transfer genetic info using DNA, just ‘zip’ it ::::: Researchers have created a method for transferring large amounts of genetic information into a cell by compressing DNA, then having it decompress once inside the target cell. What do you do if you have a large document or a high-resolution image that is too big to send via email? You simply “zip” it to a more manageable size using suitable software. “Instead of sending the information ‘white-whit
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Title&text-of-the-news: Watch: Cuts and dunks don’t stop new lithium-ion battery ::::: A new bendable lithium-ion battery prototype continues delivering electricity even when cut into pieces, submerged in water, or struck with force. “We are very encouraged by the feedback we are receiving,” says Jeffrey P. Maranchi, manager of the materials science program at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. “We are not that far away from testing in the field.” As reported in Advanced
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Title&text-of-the-news: Interactive map shows air quality in real time across Europe ::::: Air pollution remains the single largest environmental cause of premature death in urban Europe An interactive map that makes it possible to check air quality in real time across Europe, where air pollution has been linked to hundreds of thousands of premature deaths every year, went live on Thursday. Dubbed the " European Air Quality Index " and launched by the European Environment Agency (EEA)
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Title&text-of-the-news: Donkeys need more protection from winter than horses ::::: Donkeys are not as able to keep warm in the UK’s cold, damp winters. Credit: University of Portsmouth Donkeys are not as able to keep warm as horses in the UK's cold, damp winters, according to a new study. The study, by scientists at the Universities of Portsmouth and Canterbury Christ Church University, recommends the animals are given extra winter protection . The study was funded by the Don
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Title&text-of-the-news: Researchers find diffusion plays unusual signaling role in Drosophila embryos ::::: Diffusion causes the signal (Dorsal proteins; green) to concentrate on the ventral (lower) side of the embryo over time. Left side: Cross section of young embryo, 1-1.5 hrs old, with uniform amounts of Dorsal protein spread throughout the embryo. Right side: Cross section of older embryo, 2.5 hrs old, with Dorsal protein concentrated on the ventral (lower) side. Credit: North Carolina State Unive
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study finds high-pressure expectations lead to unethical behavior ::::: Marie Mitchell, a professor of management in the Terry College of Business, co-authored a study that explains why employees who face social exclusion partake in "some pretty unsavory behaviors.". Credit: University of Georgia It can happen in the branch office or the boardroom. Volkswagen did it to pass emissions tests. Wells-Fargo did it to squeeze more profits from their customers. Some school
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Title&text-of-the-news: The FDA Has Blessed Its First Medical Device to Tackle Opioid Withdrawal ::::: 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 has 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
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Title&text-of-the-news: Greece in mourning, several still missing in deadly flood ::::: Greece's civil protection authority said heavy rainfall was complicating search and rescue efforts in Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, the semi-rural areas west of Athens submerged for a second day in reddish torrents Greece was in mourning Thursday as rescue crews tried to locate several people missing in a flood that killed 15 people near the capital, as rain continued to fall. Authorities said
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Title&text-of-the-news: 'Fake news' becomes a business model: researchers ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cyber criminals have latched onto the notion of "fake news" and turned it into a profitable business model, with services starting at under $10, security researchers said Thursday. The online security firm Digital Shadows released a report highlighting services aimed at creating bogus media websites, fake reviews and social media "bots" or automated accounts to promote o
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Title&text-of-the-news: Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress ::::: Baidu co-founder and chief executive Robin Li speaks during the annual Baidu World Technology Conference Chinese web giant Baidu unveiled Thursday a smart speaker model and plans for a self-driving mini-bus, its latest foray into the hyper-competitive field of artificial intelligence. Baidu will collaborate with bus manufacturer King Long to develop and produce the first model of a fully autonomo
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Title&text-of-the-news: Navy efforts to protect whales have limited effect ::::: Humpback whale tale. Credit: University of St Andrews Naval efforts to protect endangered whales by gradually increasing the noise levels of sonar have limited benefit, researchers at the University of St Andrews have found. The process of slowly raising the noise level of sonar – known as "ramp-up" – was adopted by several European navies, and geophysical explorers who use airguns to search for
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Title&text-of-the-news: Species in the north are more vulnerable to climate change ::::: For the first time, researchers have proposed the hypothesis that animals that live in climate zones at a safe distance from both the poles as well as the tropics have the most to gain from acclimating to changes in climate. The findings contradict previous research in the field. Acclimation means the ability of both animals and plants to adjust their physiology when it gets hotter or colder. In
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Title&text-of-the-news: Researchers stimulate blood vessel formation with sugar ::::: Academics from the University of Sheffield and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan have discovered that sugar can, in fact, be good for you following breakthrough research. The research, conducted by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the School of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sheffield and the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedic
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Title&text-of-the-news: High-performance OLED microdisplays for next-generation smart glasses ::::: Credit: Uwe Vogel A consistent trend across the tech sector is the one-upmanship of increasingly high screen resolution and larger display size. Yet, the fact that the former increases faster than the latter means that manufacturers must achieve ever-higher pixel density. Large OLED microdisplays developed under the LOMID project could help solve that problem, thereby providing Europe with a comp
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Title&text-of-the-news: Image stabilization in vertebrates depends on contrast between objects ::::: African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis). Credit: AG Straka Contrast has an impact on the optokinetic reflex, which enables us to clearly perceive the landscape from a moving train. LMU researchers have now shown that visual features that modulate this ability are encoded in the retina. When we gaze out the window of a moving train, our eye muscles are constantly at work, stabilizing the gaze in orde
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Title&text-of-the-news: Clothing fabric keeps you cool in the heat ::::: In the thermal regulation textile, the highly aligned nanofibers act as efficient heat transfer pathways. Credit: Gao et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society (Phys.org)—Researchers have designed a thermal regulation textile that has a 55% greater cooling effect than cotton, which translates to cooler skin temperatures when wearing clothes made of the new fabric. The material can be fabricated usin
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Title&text-of-the-news: Climate change impacts already locked in – but the worst can still be avoided ::::: An artwork commissioned as part of the HELIX project. Credit: Erica Nockalls Some impacts of global warming – such as sea level rise and coastal flooding – are already locked in and unavoidable, according to a major research project. Global temperatures have already risen by around 1°C, and a further 0.5°C warming is expected. The full impacts of current warming have not yet been seen, since ice
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Title&text-of-the-news: Researcher sketches a path toward quantum computing ::::: Professor Margaret Martonosi answers questions about her recent article in Nature in which she and colleagues sketch the future of quantum computing. Credit: David Kelly Crow As new devices move quantum computing closer to practical use, the journal Nature recently asked Princeton computer scientist Margaret Martonosi and two colleagues to assess the state of software needed to exploit this power
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Title&text-of-the-news: Researchers study the surfaces of ceria nanoparticles ::::: At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), scientists have studied ceria nanoparticles with the help of probe molecules and a complex ultrahigh vacuum-infrared measurement system and obtained new insights into their surface structure and chemical activity. Their work is reported in three articles published in the journal Angewandte Chemie . Cerium oxides, compounds of oxygen and the rare-earth m
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Title&text-of-the-news: Research reveals gender inequity in tax and welfare systems ::::: Credit: Australian National University New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has provided the first in-depth look for 30 years at gender inequity Australia's tax and welfare systems, revealing the key factors contributing to Australia's gender pay gap. The results also revealed that women make up less than one quarter of the top 10 percent of income earners in Australia and t
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Title&text-of-the-news: GPs trained in compression ultrasonography accurately diagnose deep vein thrombosis ::::: General practitioners trained in compression ultrasonography have excellent accuracy and agreement in diagnosing symptomatic proximal deep vein thrombosis. In a study of more than 1,000 outpatients with clinically suspected deep vein thrombosis, diagnosis was performed by physician experts in vascular ultrasonography and GPs trained in the technique. Expert physicians diagnosed deep vein thrombos
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Title&text-of-the-news: A structural clue to attacking malaria's 'Achilles heel' ::::: LA JOLLA, Calif. - Nov. 15, 2017 - Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and PATH's Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) have shed light on how the human immune system recognizes the malaria parasite though investigation of antibodies generated from the RTS,S malaria vaccine--work that could boost the development of a more potent vaccine against the global killer. In a study publishe
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Title&text-of-the-news: Intervention becomes first to successfully reduce risk of dementia ::::: IMAGE: The brain training exercise pushes a user to progressively improve visual speed of processing with attentional demands both at the center of gaze and periphery. view more Credit: Posit Science TAMPA, Fla (Nov. 14, 2017)- Computerized brain-training is now the first intervention of any kind to reduce the risk of dementia among older adults. The breakthrough results from a randomized con
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Title&text-of-the-news: Discovery of a promising medication for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) ::::: Montréal, November 16, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Montréal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) at the University of Calgary have discovered a medication that could make it possible to treat individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease. An article published today in JCI Insight concludes that pimozide was fou
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Title&text-of-the-news: What is Zuma? Mystery surrounds the payload SpaceX is launching [Updated ::::: ] Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket and Zuma have gone vertical on Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX reader comments 117 2pm ET Thursday update : The launch has been postponed a day, until Friday. The launch window opens at 8pm ET. No immediate reason was given for the delay. Original post : Since earning certification from the Air Force to launch national security payloads—typically spy satellit
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Title&text-of-the-news: Brain training game linked to lower dementia risk a decade later ::::: Can certain types of mental activity protect against dementia? Francisco Martinez / Alamy Stock Photo By Mallory Locklear Could a computer brain-training program be the first effective tool for preventing dementia ? The results from a decade-long study of over a thousand people suggests it might be. Approximately 47 million people have dementia worldwide, but there are no known interventions
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Title&text-of-the-news: Volunteers use 3-D imaging to map shipwrecks ::::: Did you know there are over 600 shipwrecks in the Swan River and off the coast of WA? A group of volunteers in Perth have been working with the WA Museum since 1974 to help with mapping and inspecting them. MAAWA (the Maritime Archaeological Association of Western Australia) provides members with the opportunity to dive on shipwrecks. They have the opportunity to participate in research and man
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Title&text-of-the-news: Researchers create 3-D cell arrays for more realistic experimental biological environments ::::: Confocal microscopy image of liver cells growing in three dimensions. Credit: Reyes-Hernandez and Bhadriraju/NIST Paving the way for testing experimental drugs in more realistic environments, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered how to make tiny colonies of cells grow in useful new ways inside petri dishes. The research team's discoveries might h
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Title&text-of-the-news: How Silicon Valley industry polluted the sylvan California dream ::::: Aerial view of San Jose, California, 2016. Credit: Gordon-Shukwit, CC BY-NC-ND On Labor Day 1956, a caravan of moving trucks wound their way into Santa Clara County, just south of San Francisco, carrying the possessions of 600 families and equipment for the missile and space labs of the Lockheed Corporation. One month later, Lockheed's Sunnyvale campus opened for business. Many of the arriving fa
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Title&text-of-the-news: After Iran-Iraq earthquake, seismologists work to fill in fault map of the region ::::: Recorded earthquakes in the region are marked with gray circles. Major fault lines are in blue, with the Nov. 12 epicenter marked by a star. Credit: Amir Salaree, CC BY-ND With a magnitude of 7.3 , the Nov. 12, 2017 earthquake that shook the border region between Iran and Iraq is among the largest ever recorded in this area. Seismologists know it resulted from the pressure built up between the co
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Title&text-of-the-news: Det skal du vide, når du køber tech til børn ::::: Faldende priser og nye typer gadgets gør, at teknologi rettet mod børn er noget flere og flere forældre overvejer. Men langt fra alle dimser på markedet kommunikerer sikkert og den utilstrækkelig eller direkte manglende sikkerhed er problematisk. GPS-uret Gator 2 er det seneste grelle eksempel på usikker teknologi rettet mod børn. Urproducenten har nemlig ikke indbygget sikkerhed af nogen art, hv
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Title&text-of-the-news: »Så kan man jo ringe 112« ::::: Primærsektoren kan godt overveje, om ikke gærdet kan løftes lidt op, så 112 reserveres til det, som det er beregnet til – og ikke den gråzone af patienter der unødigt kontakter 112.
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Title&text-of-the-news: CAM use leads to delays in appropriate, effective arthritis therapy ::::: Several weeks ago I summarized the evidence that demonstrates that when you delay cancer chemotherapy and substitute alternative medicine, you die sooner . Thank you to the tireless Edzard Ernst , who identified non-cancer evidence that demonstrates how choosing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) instead of real medicine, can cause harm. In this case, the example is early inflammatory a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Filtration of nanoparticles from traffic should become a key criterion of building ventilation ::::: Air filters that efficiently expel nanoparticles should be adopted in buildings. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Tampere University of Technology (TUT) have developed a comparison technique which has detected marked differences between the nanoparticle-capturing performance of air filters. Vehicles create harmful emissions which enter indoor air unless they are filtered out. Nanopart
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Title&text-of-the-news: Spinning cylinders to recreate nature's patterns ::::: Figure 1: Computer generated images show the placement of particles before and after a controlled rotation is added (a) and indicate some of the structures made with single particles and mixed particles (b). Shapes can be made permanent by solidifying the liquid solution (c, d). Credit: Institute for Basic Science Some of nature's most exquisite patterns; leaves around a plant's stem, scales on a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Black Holes Slamming Together Officially 'Routine' ::::: The LIGO beam pipe (Image: Flickr user Tobin ) Well, this is it. We’ve finally gotten to the point where observing two black holes slamming together, possibly the most way-out physics-based idea one could wrap their head around, has become “ routine. ” How did we get here? The LIGO Scientific Collaboration has announced the observation of another pair of colliding black holes from June 8, 2017. B
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Title&text-of-the-news: As electronics shrink, add wrinkles to pillared graphene? ::::: Pillared graphene would transfer heat better if the theoretical material had a few asymmetric junctions that caused wrinkles, report engineers. Materials scientist Rouzbeh Shahsavari of Rice University and alumnus Navid Sakhavand first built atom-level computer models of pillared graphene—sheets of graphene connected by covalently bonded carbon nanotubes—to discover their strength and electrical
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Title&text-of-the-news: What’s worse? Doctors who believe homeopathy or just use it for placebo effect ::::: Enlarge / Doctor giving homeopathy to a child. reader comments 120 It’s hard to predict which would be more disconcerting: finding out that your doctor believes in notions that defy basic science—like, the pseudoscientific doctrine of homeopathy —or that they’ll prescribe you something they know doesn’t work in hopes you’ll be tricked into believing you’re better—achieving nothing more than a pla
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Title&text-of-the-news: Regionsrådet træffer politiske valg med åbne øjne ::::: Nedlæggelsen af fertilitetsklinikken på Aarhus Universitetshospital i 2015 blev truffet som led i omfattende besparelser. Ansvaret skal vi ikke tørre af på de embedsmænd, vi fik råd fra undervejs. Svar på indlæg fra Jacob Ingerslev.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Nyt batteri kan oplades på ét minut og give 800 km rækkevidde ::::: Forskere fra Fisker har netop indsendt en patentansøgning på et batteri, som er i stand til at give en elbil en rækkevidde på 800 km på et minuts opladning. Dansk batteriforsker kalder det for lidt af en julegave, hvis det virkelig kan passe.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Even More Rumors About Ben Affleck's Future as Batman ::::: Disney’s Prince Charming movie has found a director. Daisy Ridley talks the challenges of facing Snoke for Star Wars: The Last Jedi . Fear the Walking Dead adds another regular. Plus, when to expect the return of The X-Files , new Legends of Tomorrow footage, and a first look at Mon-El’s return and Saturn Girl’s debut on Supergirl . Spoilers, away! Batman According to Collider’s John Campea (the
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Title&text-of-the-news: Chimps in the wild modify warnings based on what others in their group already know, study finds ::::: Chimps are highly social animals. They only pass on information to their conspecifics, which they believe the latter are unaware of. Credit: C. Hobaiter (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Germany, Uganda, the U.K. and Switzerland has found via experimentation that wild chimps are aware of what other chimps know and behave accordingly. In their paper published
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Littler Fire Engine That Could Make Cities Safer ::::: In theory, creating a safer street should be easy : Make life harder for cars and easier for people. That means lowering the speed limit, building speed bumps, traffic circles, and bulb-outs , which narrow roads and force drivers to be more cautious, and creating special, separated spaces in the street for drivers, cyclists , and walkers. Firefighters, though—they just want to get where they're g
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Title&text-of-the-news: 'The Punisher' Is Releasing at the Worse Time Ever—Just Like Every Other Time ::::: Just days before this year's New York Comic Con, Marvel and Netflix cancelled their panel for The Punisher . The mass shooting in Las Vegas a few days prior had left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured and "it wouldn't be appropriate" for the violent, gun-heavy show to participate in the convention at that time, the companies said in a statement. Tomorrow, a little more than a month after NY
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Title&text-of-the-news: Microsoft’s Giant Surface Book 2 Is Very Powerful, Very Fast, Very Pretentious ::::: All photos: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Typing at work on Microsoft’s new 15-inch Surface Book 2 , I can’t shake the feeling that this thing’s not for me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a powerful laptop, it’s beautiful, and the workspace its giant screen affords made me completely forget I wasn’t seated at my desk with my usual 34-inch extra-wide display. So sure, the thing is for me, in the way that a very ex
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Title&text-of-the-news: How do you find a star cluster? Easy, simply count the stars ::::: Gaia's first sky map. Credit: ESA/Gaia/DPAC. Acknowledgement: A. Moitinho & M. Barros (CENTRA – University of Lisbon), on behalf of DPAC In the latter years of the 18th century, astronomers William and Caroline Herschel began to count stars. William called the technique "star gauging" and his aim was to determine the shape of our Galaxy. Ever since 1609, when Galileo lifted his telescope to the m
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Title&text-of-the-news: Double emulsions in skim milk using minimal food-grade emulsifiers for low-fat cheese ::::: Researchers are producing low fat cheddar that tastes just like the real stuff. Credit: Steven Lilley/Flickr For many of us, a cheese platter after a nice meal is a guilty pleasure. But new research into fat displacement technology, known as double emulsions, could reduce the amount of fat in cheese , while tricking our tongues into thinking we are still eating something with a full fat, creamy f
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Title&text-of-the-news: Has the Mental Health Act had its day? ::::: Patients with a 'mental disorder' in England and Wales can be detained and treated against their will under the Mental Health Act (MHA). The United Nations has said the UK should repeal legislation authorising compulsory treatment in healthcare.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Vince Carter and the Slam Dunk’s Day of Reckoning ::::: To dunk is to tempt fate. It is a combustible mixture of elements inclined toward destruction: a high rate of speed, a defiance of physical laws, the unrestrained ego. It is ephemeral—you go up, you come right back down—yet over that brief flight time, an eternity spawns in a second. Through this natural transcendence, dunks have a way of living forever. The dunk has persevered since it came aliv
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Title&text-of-the-news: We've found an exo-planet with an extraordinarily eccentric orbit ::::: An artist’s impression of the exoplanet in close orbit to a star. Credit: ESA, NASA, G. Tinetti (University College London, UK & ESA) and M. Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble) The discovery of a planet with a highly elliptical orbit around an ancient star could help us understand more about how planetary systems form and evolve over time. The new planet, HD76920b, is four times the mass of Jupiter, and can
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Title&text-of-the-news: Treating Toxins with Tree Microbes ::::: Groundwater pollution might have a new nemesis: trees with a boosted microbiome. Scientists recently harvested a particularly effective strain of toxin-degrading bacteria from a specific poplar tree and transferred it to others. This improved the trees’ natural ability to break down the carcinogen trichloroethylene (TCE)—an industrial solvent that has leached into underground sources near waste s
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Title&text-of-the-news: Beautiful Physics: The Search for New Particles at LHCb ::::: Beautiful Physics: The Search for New Particles at LHCb The Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment has seen hints of new particles that may point the way toward a higher theory of physics It is unusual for TV news to open with a story about physics, but it happened on July 4, 2012, when all around the world stations chose to devote prime time to breaking news from Geneva: a search of almost 50 y
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Title&text-of-the-news: Hovedstadslæger: Sundhedsplatformen har givet mindre tid til patienterne ::::: Fire ud af fem læger i hovedstaden siger, at de har fået mindre tid til patienterne efter Sundhedsplatformens indførsel, viser undersøgelse.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Porpoises found to shift forehead tissue to fine-tune sonar signals ::::: The Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is one of six species of porpoise. Credit: Erik Christensen/Wikipedia. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers in China has solved the mystery of how porpoises are able to locate tiny prey using sonar with wavelengths that seem too large to be of much use in such applications. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Applied , the group explains stu
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Title&text-of-the-news: A simple technique for mass producing ultrathin, high-quality molybdenum trioxide nanosheets ::::: Transparent flexible electronics based on 2D materials. Credit: A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering Molybdenum trioxide (MoO 3 ) has potential as an important two-dimensional (2-D) material, but its bulk manufacture has lagged behind that of others in its class. Now, researchers at A*STAR have developed a simple method for mass producing ultrathin, high-quality MoO 3 nanosheets
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Title&text-of-the-news: Low-energy X-rays surprisingly effective at killing bacterial spores, offering improved sterilization techniques ::::: Precision Measurements Group members (Derrick Yong in front row, fourth from left and co-first author Ha Thi Mai Hoa in front row fifth from right). Credit: A*STAR Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology Low-energy X-rays are able to sterilize materials, offering a potentially cheap and effective alternative to current techniques, A*STAR researchers have shown. The effect of the X-rays on
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Title&text-of-the-news: Small changes to a surfactant's structure influence its ability to encapsulate oily molecules ::::: A surfactant (shown in red, yellow and turquoise) with a 14-carbon ‘tail’ forms an undulating layer between water (colorless) and decane (green), which develops into buds (middle) and then free micelles (lower). Credit: American Chemical Society The properties of surfactants, substances that lower the surface tension of a liquid, can be fine-tuned by tweaking their molecular structure, according
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Title&text-of-the-news: Meteorite's origins point to possible undiscovered asteroid ::::: The Bunburra Rockhole meteorite was discovered in Australia. Credit: Imperial College London A new analysis of a meteorite called Bunburra Rockhole has revealed that the rock originated from a previously unknown parent asteroid, allowing scientists to understand the geology of the parent body. The parent body was differentiated, meaning that it was large enough to separate into a core, mantle and
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Title&text-of-the-news: Secrets of succulents' water-wise ways revealed ::::: Kalanchoë fedtschenkoi. Credit: Dr James Hartwell Plant Scientists at the University of Liverpool have revealed new insights into the mechanisms that allow certain plants to conserve water and tolerate drought. The research, which is published in The Plant Cell , could be used to help produce new crops that can thrive in previously inhospitable, hot and dry regions across the world. Drought res
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Title&text-of-the-news: Prisen på kopimedicin er for høj ::::: 16. november 2017 Prisen på kopimedicin er for høj MEDICINPRISER Forskere fra Økonomisk Institut analyserede priser på receptpligtig kopimedicin og opdagede 3.000 markante prishop på netop de produkter, der ellers lige havde vundet de offentlige budrunder om at være billigst. Prisstigningerne går ud over både patienter og de i forvejen pressede sundhedsbudgetter, mens medicinalvirksomhederne i pe
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Title&text-of-the-news: Magnetic skyrmions found to hold the potential of storing electronic data ::::: Magnetic whorls. A target skyrmion is a pattern of spins in a material (gray disks) that includes two components (shown below each disk): a “normal” circular skyrmion (middle level) and a ring of spins that produces an opposing magnetic field (bottom level). The pattern comes in two states, “down” (left) and “up” (right). Credit: Physics (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from the U.S.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Image of the Day: The Last Sloth ::::: An artist's impression suggests what the Caribbean may have looked like before humans arrived.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kronik: Hvor er cost-benefit-analyserne i klimatilpasningen? ::::: Ulrik Højbjerre er formand for IDAs spildevandskomité Jeg ved godt, at det jeg skriver om lidt, lyder som en frase, nemlig den velkendte replik: »Alle taler om vejret, men ingen gør noget ved det«. Når jeg alligevel indleder med citatet, er det fordi, jeg synes, at vejret får rigtig meget ‘taletid’ i medierne. Ikke mindst i tv-aviserne, hvor ganske megen sendetid er reserveret vejrudsigt og vejrv
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Title&text-of-the-news: Seals and our shores ::::: Credit: PlanetEarth Online Scottish legend is full of tall tales of selkies, the mythical and beautiful seal-folk who shed their skins to become people, leaving sea for shore. Such popular, lasting stories show how important seals were to remote coastal communities across Scotland in the past. Marine mammals were a vital source of food and of oil, for heat and light, which islanders, in particula
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Title&text-of-the-news: Bitcoin does not dominate the cryptocurrency market: study ::::: Credit: City University London The first complete study of the entire cryptocurrency market between 2013 and 2017 has concluded that no cryptocurrency has shown a strong selective advantage over the other and that all cryptocurrencies face an uncertain fate. Led by City, University of London and involving Dr Andrea Baronchelli, Laura Alessandretti and Abeer ElBahrawy, the study—which is published
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Title&text-of-the-news: 50 years ago, artificial limbs weren’t nearly as responsive ::::: In the Nov. 25 SN : Charting lumpy space, Bronze Age movers and shakers, T. rex ’s slasher arms, gene editor corrects typos, the Great Pyramid hides a void, mosses chronicle Arctic warming, an itty-bitty insect-inspired robot and more.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why 'how I afforded a house' articles are misleading – and bad psychologically ::::: Life in the modern world is hard. Even without all the Nazis and climate change , there are still countless things to pile on the stress. Obviously, those of us in the first world have it much better than those elsewhere ; our lives aren’t one long gruelling struggle for survival, we have things very easy on that front. But that’s not quite how the brain works. Our normal lives, no matter how obj
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study tackles the divide over NFL players' protests ::::: Support for NFL players' protests during the national anthem divided sharply along racial lines in a new survey of college students by UT Dallas researchers. Nearly all—90 percent—of black respondents supported kneeling during the national anthem. Only 38 percent of non-black respondents did. In addition, 100 percent of black respondents believed that the NFL should not punish players who prote
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Title&text-of-the-news: One in 10 young adults experience homelessness during one year ::::: A groundbreaking study released Nov. 15 by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago reveals one in 10 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25, and at least one in 30 adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17, experience some form of homelessness over the course of a year. This study captures youth homelessness broadly, including situations such as sleeping on the streets, in shelters, running
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Title&text-of-the-news: 'Routine' detection of space ripples ::::: Image caption Comparison of black hole mergers seen by the laser interferometers. LVT151012 probably was a real event but it did not have the required confidence to be fully declared a formal detection Gravitational waves have been picked up from another black hole merger. It is the fifth time such an event has been validated, and the sixth occasion overall that ripples in space-time have been de
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Title&text-of-the-news: Facebook’s Russia Problem Proves Feds Are Missing the Point ::::: An ad featuring a strapping Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) proffered a sketch book for users to “color your hero.” A post from South United invited followers to click a billowing Confederate flag. An invitation advertised an anti-Clinton rally to counter “anti-constitutional propaganda.” Each were recently revealed by lawmakers as Facebook fronts for the Russia-affiliated Internet Research Ag
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Title&text-of-the-news: Autonome droner og køretøjer skal boltre sig i nyt kæmpe-telt på DTU ::::: DTU har udnyttet det gigantiske telt, der egentlig var mening skulle bruges som overdækning til opførelsen af en ny bygning det veterinære beredskab. Det gik i stedet til Statens Seruminstitut og KU, og da teltet alligevel var stillet op og lejeperioden betalt, har DTU nu valgt at bruge det til noget andet. Foreløbig regner DTU med, at testfaciliteten kan blive stående i 6 til 12 måneder, før tel
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Title&text-of-the-news: Race for quantum supremacy hits theoretical quagmire ::::: Quantum supremacy might sound ominously like the denouement of the Terminator movie franchise, or a misguided political movement. In fact, it denotes the stage at which the capabilities of a quantum computer exceed those of any available classical computer. The term, coined in 2012 by quantum theorist John Preskill at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena 1 , has gained cachet because
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Title&text-of-the-news: How to see the atmosphere ::::: How can you see the atmosphere? The answer is blowing in the wind. Tiny particles, known as aerosols, are carried by winds around the globe. This visualization uses data from NASA satellites combined with our knowledge of physics and meteorology to track three aerosols: dust, smoke, and sea salt.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Minority students' disabilities less likely to be identified in U.S. schools ::::: Credit: OJO Images/iStock.com Three Penn State researchers and their colleague replicated an earlier but provocative study that found that minority children are less likely to be identified as having disabilities as they attend U.S. schools. Penn State's Paul Morgan, director of the Center for Educational Disabilities Research, Population Research Institute (PRI) affiliate, and professor of educa
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Title&text-of-the-news: Research reveals microbial threat to key nutrient ::::: Researchers have identified a strain of E. coli that could consume enough choline, a key nutrient in a range of metabolic processes, to cause a deficiency in their hosts regardless of diet. Credit: luismmolina/iStock For the most part, scientists think of the trillions of microbes that call the human gut home as allies—after all, they've been shown to aid the body in synthesizing key vitamins and
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Title&text-of-the-news: Using polymeric membranes to clean up industrial separations ::::: Zachary Smith is the Joseph R Mares (1924) Career Development Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering. Credit: David Sella There are scores of promising technologies under development that can reduce energy consumption or capture carbon in fields including biotech, computer science, nanotechnology, materials science, and more. Not all will prove feasible, but with a little funding and nurturi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Chopin's Pickled Heart Reveals Cause of His Death ::::: Chopin's heart has remained in a crypt at the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw, Poland, since 1945. Credit: David Stanek , CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Polish composer Frédéric Chopin has had a strange afterlife. He died and was buried in Paris in 1849. But in a romantic gesture to his homeland, his heart was put in a glass jar and smuggled into Warsaw, then under the rule of Imperial Russia. Strangely enoug
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Title&text-of-the-news: Algorithm better at diagnosing pneumonia than radiologists ::::: Radiologist Matthew Lungren, left, meets with graduate students Jeremy Irvin and Pranav Rajpurkar to discuss the results of detections made by the algorithm. Credit: L.A. Cicero/Stanford News Service Stanford researchers have developed a deep-learning algorithm that evaluates chest X-rays for signs of disease. Stanford researchers have developed an algorithm that offers diagnoses based off chest
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Title&text-of-the-news: Optically tunable microwave antennas for 5G applications ::::: Simulated surface currents on a slotted microstrip patch with illumination of a silicon superstrate. Credit: University of Bristol Multiband tunable antennas are a critical part of many communication and radar systems. New research by engineers at the University of Bristol has shown significant advances in antennas by using optically induced plasmas in silicon to tune both radiation patterns and
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Title&text-of-the-news: Game theory harnessed for cybersecurity of large-scale nets ::::: A Purdue University team displays hardware related to research to improve cybersecurity for large-scale systems like the power grid and autonomous military defense networks. From left are Timothy Cason, a professor of economics in the Krannert School of Management, graduate student Aritra Mitra, Shreyas Sundaram, an assistant professor in Purdue’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, gr
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Title&text-of-the-news: Primodos pregnancy test report criticised as 'whitewash' by MPs ::::: MPs have attacked a report into controversial hormone pregnancy tests including Primodos as “a whitewash, an injustice, a betrayal”. Campaigners believe the drugs caused serious disabilities in babies, but a report by an expert working group set up by the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) concluded there was no “causal association” between the disabilities and Primodos . Campaigners said the in
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Title&text-of-the-news: Are petite poplars the future of biofuels? Studies say yes ::::: Woodchips and leaves from young poplar trees. Credit: Chang Dou/University of Washington In the quest to produce affordable biofuels, poplar trees are one of the Pacific Northwest's best bets—the trees are abundant, fast-growing, adaptable to many terrains and their wood can be transformed into substances used in biofuel and high-value chemicals that we rely on in our daily lives. But even as res
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amazonian streams found teeming with fish species are lacking protection ::::: Credit: Cecília Gontijo Leal Hundreds of thousands of Amazonian streams are teeming with highly diverse populations of fish species, a new study reveals. Scientists have found that small streams, in areas of the eastern Brazilian Amazon that are a mixture of forest and farmland, contain fauna new to science, as well as very rare species. The team from Lancaster University and the Sustainable Am
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Title&text-of-the-news: The calving of a massive iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf ::::: Credit: Joshua Stevens using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey A lot happened on the Antarctic Peninsula under the cloak of the 2017 polar night—most notably, the calving of a massive iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf. At the time (July), scientists had to rely on thermal imagery and radar data to observe the break and to watch the subsequent motion of the ice. By August, scientists
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Title&text-of-the-news: A familiar-looking messenger from another solar system ::::: U1 spotted whizzing through the Solar System in images taken with the WIYN telescope. The faint streaks are background stars. The green circles highlight the position of U1 in each image. In these images U1 is about 10 million times fainter than the faintest stars visible with the naked eye. Credit: R. Kotulla (University of Wisconsin) & WIYN/NOAO/AURA/NSF The visit of the interstellar interloper
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Title&text-of-the-news: Our living planet shapes the search for life beyond Earth ::::: Left, an image of Earth from the DSCOVR-EPIC camera. Right, the same image degraded to a resolution of 3 x 3 pixels, similar to what researchers will see in future exoplanet observations. Credit: NOAA/NASA, Stephen Kane As a young scientist, Tony del Genio of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City met Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of Pluto. "I thought, 'Wow, this is a one-ti
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Title&text-of-the-news: Technique uses solar thermal energy to split H2O and CO2 for jet fuel ::::: The scientists performed 295 consecutive cycles in a 4 kW solar reactor during the SOLAR-JET project, yielding 700 standard liters of syngas. Credit: SolarPACES Scientists with the SOLAR-JET Project have demonstrated a novel process to make kerosene, the jet fuel used by commercial airlines. The technique uses a high-temperature thermal solar reactor to create syngas. Shell Global Solutions in Am
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Title&text-of-the-news: Micro-spectroscopy opens new routes for diagnostics ::::: Just as mechanical properties and chemical compositions of materials are of fundamental importance in buildings, the cells that comprise every living organism have different properties and shapes depending on their function and state. Uncontrolled modifications in cell elasticity, or in the elasticity of any biological tissue in general, are symptoms and effects of pathologies—hardened coronary ar
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Title&text-of-the-news: A polymer 'love hormone' sensor for the early detection of autism ::::: Small amounts of oxytocin, one of the biomarkers of autism, can be detected by a new chemical sensor, designed and fabricated at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Credit: IPC PAS, Grzegorz Krzyzewski Is it possible to detect features of autism at birth? At the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, researchers ha
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amazon Key Flaw Could Let Rogue Deliverymen Disable Your Camera ::::: When Amazon launched its Amazon Key service last month, it also offered a remedy for anyone—realistically, most people—who might be creeped out that the service gives random strangers unfettered access to your home . That security antidote? An internet-enabled camera called Cloud Cam , designed to sit opposite your door and reassuringly record every Amazon Key delivery. But now security researche
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Title&text-of-the-news: The FCC Says Local Media is Thriving. That's Not So Clear. ::::: With a few exceptions, it's against federal regulations for your local television station to buy your local newspaper. Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on a proposal to change those rules. Since 1975, the commission has generally barred organizations from owning both a newspaper and a full-power radio or television station in the same market to protect what it calls "view
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why Beetles Fly Like Superman ::::: Beetles may not look like superheroes, but they sure fly like them. Unlike other winged insects, beetles soar with their legs outstretched, a posture that helps them maneuver and turn, a new study finds. Insects such as dragonflies and moths reduce drag during flight by pressing their forelegs against their bodies. But even the largest beetle species, including the flour beetle Mecynorhina to
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Title&text-of-the-news: TÆT PÅ Stil spørgsmål: Hvad kan jeg selv gøre for klimaet i min dagligdag? ::::: TÆT PÅ Hvad kan du selv gøre for at forbedre klimaet? 16/11/2017 Skal man undgå de menneskeskabte klimaforandringer, er det ikke nok med store vindmøller og elbiler. Vi skal hver især ændre på vores vaner - og faktisk er der flere mindre ting, man selv kan gøre i hverdagen for at hjælpe den grønne udvikling. Michael Minter fra klimatænketanken Concito er ekspert på området, og klokken 13 sidder h
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Title&text-of-the-news: Orcas vs great white sharks: in a battle of the apex predators who wins? ::::: The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias , is considered the most voracious apex predator in temperate marine ecosystems worldwide, playing a key role in controlling ecosystem dynamics. As a result, it is difficult to imagine a great white as prey. And yet, earlier this year the carcasses of five great whites washed ashore along South Africa’s Western Cape province. Ranging in size from 2.7
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Title&text-of-the-news: Regeringen vil skrotte kul til elproduktion i 2030 ::::: Kul skal være helt udfaset af Danmarks elforsyning inden 2030. Det vil regeringen officielt meddele i dag på klimatopmødet COP23 i Bonn, hvor man har valgt at gå med i en koalition af lande, der vil udfase kul fra elproduktionen. - Prisen på vedvarende energi rasler ned, og vi er nået til et punkt, hvor nye havvindmølleparker er billigere end nye kulkraftværker i Danmark. Kul er stærkt forurenede
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Title&text-of-the-news: Implementering af it-systemer kræver mere end teknisk snilde ::::: Det var med nød og næppe, at Rasmus Steiniche sidste år blev optaget på MMT (Master of Management in Technology)-uddannelsen ved Aalborg Universitet. Den kun 28-årige civilingeniør havde nemlig svært ved at leve op til studiets krav om erhvervs- og ledelseserfaring, og det var ved at koste ham en plads på holdet: Nye jobtilbud hver uge. Tjek Jobfinder. »Jeg havde lige præcis erfaring nok, hvis ma
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Title&text-of-the-news: Danske forskere undersøger: Kan immunsystemet selv bekæmpe kræft? ::::: Når kroppen bliver angrebet af en infektion eller virus, går vores immunforsvar straks i arbejde for at bekæmpe sygdommen. Immunforsvarets formidable evne benytter man blandt andet i immunterapi til kræftbehandling, hvor man laver en genetisk manipulation af en patients T-celler (kroppens dræberceller mod infektioner), som får dem til at genkende og angribe et protein på overfladen af kræftceller
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Title&text-of-the-news: METI's First Message Is a Music Lesson for Aliens ::::: Tromsø, Norway is usually a destination for northern lights lovers—tourists and scientists alike. But on October 16, the small city north of the Arctic Circle took on a new cosmic role. A radio telescope in the city, a hotspot for aurora investigators, became the origin point of a transmission aimed at the exoplanet GJ 273b, a potentially habitable world just over 12 light years from Earth. Or re
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Dark Side of 'Replay Sessions' That Record Your Every Move Online ::::: When internet users visit Walgreens.com, a software company may record every keystroke, mouse movement and scroll, potentially exposing medical conditions such as alcohol dependence, or the names of drugs a user has been prescribed, according to Princeton researchers. Companies like Walgreens deploy these analytics-software providers to see how people use their website or to identify broken or co
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Title&text-of-the-news: Inside the Race to Build a Brain-Machine Interface—and Outpace Evolution ::::: In an ordinary hospital room in Los Angeles, a young woman named Lauren Dickerson waits for her chance to make history. She’s 25 years old, a teacher’s assistant in a middle school, with warm eyes and computer cables emerging like futuristic dreadlocks from the bandages wrapped around her head. Three days earlier, a neurosurgeon drilled 11 holes through her skull, slid 11 wires the size of spaghe
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study casts doubt on whether adult brain’s memory-forming region makes new cells ::::: In stark contrast to earlier findings, adults do not produce new nerve cells in a brain area important to memory and navigation, scientists conclude after scrutinizing 54 human brains spanning the age spectrum. The finding is preliminary. But if confirmed, it would overturn the widely accepted and potentially powerful idea that in people, the memory-related hippocampus constantly churns out new n
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Title&text-of-the-news: Can Seattle Handle Its Own Growth? ::::: SEATTLE—If it didn’t rain here so much, the city might consider adopting a new motto: The future’s so bright we have to wear shades. Seattle exemplifies the powerful current of economic vitality that is transforming many of the nation’s largest cities as they connect more deeply to the digital economy and global markets. Over the past decade, Seattle has added 220,000 jobs, an increase of nearly
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Media-or-journal: Dagens Medicin :::::
Title&text-of-the-news: Ny metode skal skåne mave-tarm-kræftpatienter for lækager ::::: Forskere fra Rigshospitalet har udviklet en metode, der objektivt kan måle blodforsyningen til det væv, der skal sys sammen, efter at mave-tarm-kræftpatienter har fået fjernet deres tumor. Forventningen er, at metoden vil skåne mange patienter for de alvorlige lækager, der ikke sjældent opstår som følge af det kirurgiske indgreb.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Mærsk halvandet år om at håndtere radioaktivt affald ::::: Mærsk har været halvandet år om at få styr på 450 tons lavradioaktivt affald, som står nær havnen i Esbjerg. Det skriver Danmarks Radio . Sundhedsstyrelsen gav den 15. juli 2016 Mærsk Oil otte påbud om, at oliefirmaet ikke opbevarede det radioaktive affald sikkert. Blandt andet viser billeder, at tønderne, hvori affaldet blev opbevaret, ofte var rustne eller gennemtærede. Udsættelse efter udsætte
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Title&text-of-the-news: Hovedstaden overvejer at droppe støtte til sammenslutning af kræftafdelinger ::::: Embedsmænd i Region Hovedstaden foreslår at trække den økonomiske støtte til SKA, Sammenslutningen af Kræftafdelinger i Østdanmark. Region Sjælland er klar til at tage over.
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Title&text-of-the-news: U.N. Climate Projects, Aimed at the Poorest, Raise Red Flags ::::: “There’s little enough, as it is, of public funds for climate, and so much of it is going toward sweetening returns for the private sector,” said Lidy Nacpil , coordinator of the Asian People’s Movement on Debt and Development and another observer on the fund’s board. The fund’s growing pains reflect the competing pressures — from its donors, from the private sector, and from the countries it is
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Media-or-journal: EurekAlert! - Breaking News :::::
Title&text-of-the-news: More than a numbers game: New technique gauges microbial communities by biomass ::::: IMAGE: Researchers devise a new way to gain insight into microbial communities, like those in alkaline soda lakes. view more Credit: Photo courtesy of Manuel Kleiner. A new technique devised by researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Calgary provides a more in-depth look at the composition of and activity within microbial communities - the microscopic life withi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Genomic study explores evolution of gentle 'killer bees' in Puerto Rico ::::: IMAGE: From left, Gene Robinson, Arian Avalos, Matthew Hudson and their colleagues found genomic signatures associated with the evolution of gentle behavior in Puerto Rico's Africanized honey bees. view more Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A genomic study of Puerto Rico's Africanized honey bees - which are more docile than other so-called "killer bees" - reveals that t
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Media-or-journal: Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories ::::: Number-showing-popularity:4
Title&text-of-the-news: Kaspersky Lab releases report into upload of NSA documents ::::: Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kasperksy Lab is releasing new details about how its software uploaded classified U.S. documents several years ago. The incident is at the center of a controversy over whether the company's popular anti-virus really works as described.
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Media-or-journal: Ars Technica ::::: Number-showing-popularity:12
Title&text-of-the-news: Feds indict AlphaBay’s alleged PR man ::::: Enlarge / Andrew McCabe (front), then US acting director of the FBI, attends a press conference at the Department of Justice on July 20, 2017. The world's then-largest "dark market" on the Internet, AlphaBay, was shut down, DOJ officials said on that date. (credit: Xinhua/Ting Shen via Getty Images) A 24-year-old man from Illinois has been accused by federal prosecutors of being the spokesman for
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kaspersky: Yes, we obtained NSA secrets. No, we didn’t help steal them ::::: reader comments 89 For almost two months in 2014, servers belonging to Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab received confidential National Security Agency materials from a poorly secured computer located in the United States that stored the files, most likely in violation of US laws, company officials said. The classified source code, documents, and executable binaries were stored on a computer that used a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Genomic study explores evolution of gentle 'killer bees' in Puerto Rico ::::: From left, Gene Robinson, Arian Avalos, Matthew Hudson and their colleagues found genomic signatures associated with the evolution of gentle behavior in Puerto Rico's Africanized honey bees. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer A genomic study of Puerto Rico's Africanized honey bees - which are more docile than other so-called "killer bees" - reveals that they retain most of the genetic traits of their Afri
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Title&text-of-the-news: More than a numbers game: New technique gauges microbial communities by biomass ::::: Researchers devise a new way to gain insight into microbial communities, like those in alkaline soda lakes. Credit: Manuel Kleiner. A new technique devised by researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Calgary provides a more in-depth look at the composition of and activity within microbial communities - the microscopic life within our bodies and all around us. Rather
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Media-or-journal: The Atlantic ::::: Number-showing-popularity:500+
Title&text-of-the-news: 'It's a Mistake to Underestimate China' ::::: BEIJING—At the recent APEC CEO Summit in Vietnam, President Donald Trump said the United States would refocus its existing development efforts in Asia toward infrastructure investment that promotes economic growth. While the room was full of hundreds of corporate and government officials from the region and around the world, Trump was delivering his remarks to an audience of one: China. “We are …
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Media-or-journal: Viden ::::: Number-showing-popularity:85
Title&text-of-the-news: Dit password stinker! - passwordgeneratoren hjælper dig til et nyt ::::: Da softwarefirmaet Adobe - dem der står bag Photoshop - blev hacket for nogle år siden, kom det frem, hvilke kodeord danskerne brugte mest på deres tjeneste. Og vi var ikke særligt opfindsomme - i hvert fald ikke dengang. De meste udbredte kodeord var ‘123456’, ‘password’ og navne som ‘christian’ og ‘mikkel’. Så lad vær med at bruge dem. Hacking Er du nysgerrig på hacking? Måske har du allerede t
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Media-or-journal: Dagens Medicin :::::
Title&text-of-the-news: Medicinrådet: Lille klinisk merværdi ved brug af Opdivo til blærekræft ::::: Vurderingsrapport for Opdivo er kritisk over for lægemidlets kliniske merværdi til behandling af blærekræft og vurderer evidens for kvalitet af effekten til at være ‘meget lav’.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Medicinrådet: Vigtig klinisk merværdi ved brug af Keytruda til blærekræft ::::: Immunterapi-produktet Keytruda fra MSD har en vigtigt klinisk merværdi som 2.-linjebehandling til patienter med blærekræft, vurderer Medicinrådet.
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Secret to Strong AI ::::: A community for those who are interested in the mind, brain, language and artificial intelligence. Want to know more? Take a look at our reading list here. If you have any suggestions for further inclusions, post them here .
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Title&text-of-the-news: Indonesia smugglers stuffed exotic birds in pipes: police ::::: There is large-scale illegal trading of birds in Indonesia, which sees them sold in giant avian markets in the country's major cities, or smuggled abroad Smugglers who allegedly stuffed 125 exotic birds into drain pipes have been arrested in Indonesia, officials said Thursday, as part of a bid to clamp down on a lucrative illegal trade in wildlife. Four men have been charged after 41 endangered w
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Title&text-of-the-news: Trods faglig kritik: Folketinget ser ud til at favorisere anlæg til bioethanol ::::: Det ligner en tidlig julegave fra regeringens erhvervspakke til bioraffinaderiet i Maabjerg. Men andengenerations bioethanol er en dårlig prioritering, mener ekspert fra Aalborg Universitet.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Rigsrevision retter skarp kritik mod regioners beskyttelse af patientdata ::::: Region Syddanmark forsømmer at beskytte it-systemer, der indeholder sundhedsdata om borgerne, mod hacking og andre cyberangreb. Det viser fremgår af en ny beretning fra Rigsrevisionen. Samtlige 27.000 medarbejdere i Region Syddanmark har nemlig lokaladministratorrettigheder, dvs. særlige rettigheder og dermed fuld adgang til og kontrol med it-systemerne. I kombination med en 'mangelfuld' styring
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Title&text-of-the-news: Reversing opioid overdose: Concentrated naloxone nasal spray as good as injection ::::: A new study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that a concentrated 2mg intranasal naloxone spray delivers naloxone as effectively, over the critical first 15 minutes, as the standard 0.4mg intramuscular (IM) naloxone injection. The 2mg spray also maintains blood levels of naloxone more than twice as high as the 0.4mg IM levels for two hours after administration. It should the
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Title&text-of-the-news: WHO advarer mod global resistens: 10 millioner risikerer at dø hvert år ::::: Lidt snue og ondt i halsen skal ikke få lægerne til automatisk at skrive en recept på antibiotika. Og landbruget skal ikke bruge forebyggende antibiotika blandt husdyr. For meget unødig antibiotika er nemlig med til at øge resistensen mod antibiotika. Og det er en af de største trusler mod global sundhed, fødevaresikkerhed og udvikling i dag. Derfor har verdenssundhedsorganisationen WHO udnævnt d
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Title&text-of-the-news: Cyanobacterial studies examine cellular structure during nitrogen starvation ::::: Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and ORNL are using neutrons to study what happens when cyanobacteria cell samples (pictured) are starved for nitrogen. They are especially interested in how this process affects phycobilisomes, large antenna protein complexes in the cells that harvest light for photosynthesis. A better understanding of this natural phenomenon could lead to impro
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Title&text-of-the-news: Ghost village perched in Jerusalem's hills may soon vanish ::::: Yacoub Odeh, a 77-year-old Palestinian, sits by old houses in the ghost village of Lifta, whose Palestinian inhabitants fled during fighting in the 1948 war surrounding the creation of Israel Near the stone ruins of the home where he says he lived as a boy, Yacoub Odeh laments that his native village on Jerusalem's hillside may soon be transformed forever. "I want to come back to my home, to my h
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Title&text-of-the-news: Climate change and neglect threaten Senegal's Saint Louis ::::: Senegal is suffering the effects of climate change The echo of Koranic verse from a religious school in Senegal's Saint-Louis is familiar, but just metres down the beach classes have fallen silent in another building abandoned to the ravages of climate change. Listed in 2000 as a UNESCO world heritage site, Saint Louis has fallen into disrepair, and without urgent intervention more than 300 years
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Title&text-of-the-news: Pakistan indifferent as smog kills more people than militancy ::::: Pakistan is ranked third in the world for the number of deaths caused by pollution The toxic smog that has covered parts of Pakistan for weeks has exposed official torpor over rampant pollution that has killed thousands more people than have died in years of militancy. The polluted air that has lingered in Islamabad in recent days was finally dispelled by rain this week, bringing the surrounding
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Title&text-of-the-news: Google's Missouri problem mirrors woes in EU ::::: The US state of Missouri is following the lead of European antitrust watchdogs in examinging Google's business practices As an aggressive antitrust investigation plays out in Europe against Google, its practices have drawn comparatively little scrutiny from regulators on the US side of the Atlantic. But the midwest state of Missouri wants to change that. The state's Attorney General Josh Hawley h
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen ::::: In this Oct. 30, 2017, photo, workers of Toyota Motor Corp. set hydrogen-stored tanks, in yellow, to be placed into a Mirai fuel cell vehicle at the automaker's Motomachi plant, in Toyota, western Japan. Toyota is banking on a futuristic "electrification" auto technology called hydrogen fuel cells for its zero-emissions option. The Associated Press got a tour of Toyota's Motomachi plant that asse
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Title&text-of-the-news: Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it ::::: Algae floats in the water at the Maumee Bay State Park marina in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Pungent, ugly and often-toxic algae is spreading across U.S. waterways, even as the government spends vast sums of money to help farmers reduce fertilizer runoff that helps cause it. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his
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Title&text-of-the-news: One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion ::::: Trial pit in Hadleigh Marsh embankmen. Credit: James Brand Coastal erosion may release waste from ten per cent of England's historic coastal landfills in the next forty years, according to research from Queen Mary University of London and the Environment Agency. There are at least 1,215 historic coastal landfill sites in England, mostly clustered around estuaries with major cities, including Live
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Media-or-journal: Dagens Medicin :::::
Title&text-of-the-news: Sådan bliver du klog på din nye overenskomst ::::: LÆGEDAGE. Den nye og længe ventede overenskomst for praktiserende læger er mere omfattende end forgængeren. Kurser på Lægedage hjælper den enkelte læge med at forstå vilkårene.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Tre regioner får hug for sikkerhed omkring persondata ::::: Region Syddanmark, Region Midtjylland og Region Hovedstaden har ikke en tilfredsstillende beskyttelse af adgangen til it-systemer og sundhedsdata. Det konkluderer Statsrevisorerne på baggrund af en beretning fra Rigsrevisionen. - Hermed er der risiko for, at følsomme og fortrolige persondata kommer i hænderne på uvedkommende eller ikke er pålidelige og tilgængelige, når der er brug for dem, skriv
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Title&text-of-the-news: Entreprenørfirma om ulykken på Kystbanen: Vi fik grønt lys til at overskride sikkerhedsgrænserne ::::: LM Gruppen er i gang med at lægge fiberrør langs jernbanen og fik grønt lys til at overskride sikkerhedsafstanden af Banedanmark. En ansat er fritstillet, og flere undersøgelser i gang.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Smarte ure til børn fyldt med sikkerhedshuller ::::: I sidste måned meldte det norske svar på Forbrugerrådet (Forbrukerrådet) en række producenter af GPS-overvågningsure til børn til det norske Datatilsyn. Urene har alvorlige IT-sikkerhedsproblemer, som blandt andet gør det muligt for fremmede at tage kontrol med nogle af urenes funktioner. Læs også: Eksperter: Alvorlige sikkerhedshuller i alle wi-fi-netværk Urenes mangler er dokumenteret i en anal
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Media-or-journal: Big Think ::::: Number-showing-popularity:200+
Title&text-of-the-news: In Which Countries Should You Tip, and How Much? ::::: Tip a Japanese waiter, and they'll be insulted. Don't tip an American one, and you'll get the same result. A gratuity, the amount paid on top of the actual bill, is typically paid directly to restaurant and bar staff, taxi drivers, hotel workers and other service personnel. Although essentially a voluntary appreciation of the quality of services rendered, tipping has become customary or eve
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Title&text-of-the-news: The deferred promise of Islamic-world science ::::: L ast week, almost 3,000 scientists and policymakers from 120 countries gathered on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan for the 2017 World Science Forum . It was a landmark moment for Jordanian science, and a tribute to the leadership of Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan , president of Jordan’s Royal Scientific Society, who is in the vanguard of a new generation of leaders championing science and i
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Title&text-of-the-news: Brugernes gode klimaråd: Lokale grøntsager, solceller på taget og ferie på ladcykel ::::: Mindre kød, mere genbrug, færre flyrejser og køb af varer, der er blevet produceret i lokalområdet. Det er nogle af de mest populære kneb, dr.dk’s brugere gør brug af for at reducere deres egne klimaaftryk. Få svar på dine klimaspørgsmål klokken 13.00 Hvad kan du selv gøre for at begrænse dit forbrug af drivhusgasser? Klokken 13.00 sidder Michael Minter, der er sekretariatsleder i klimatænketanke
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Media-or-journal: Dagens Medicin :::::
Title&text-of-the-news: Screening i almen praksis kan opspore patienter med hjerteflimmer ::::: Dansk forskere viser, at praktiserende læger ved hjælp af en simpel screeningsmetode kan afsløre uopdaget flimren i hjertets forkammer.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Unge sårbare patienter giver grå hår i praksis ::::: LÆGEDAGE. At finde den rette hjælp til utilpassede unge kræver stor indsigt i de kommunale tilbud på området. På Lægedage kan man blive bedre rustet til opgaven, så den unge ikke bliver væk.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Otte kommuner vil etablere ny uddannelse til sygeplejersker ::::: En avanceret klinisk sygeplejerske skal spille en ny rolle og have flere beføjelser. Det er formålet mede en ny sygeplejerske stilling, som otte kommuner vil lave en kandidatuddannelse til.
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Media-or-journal: Science | The Guardian ::::: Number-showing-popularity:500+
Title&text-of-the-news: Thousands to benefit as 'breakthrough' breast cancer drugs approved for NHS use ::::: Thousands of women with previously untreatable breast cancer will have access to two “breakthrough” drugs that have been approved for NHS use. The drugs, called palbociclib and ribociclib, have been shown to slow the progression of advanced cancer by at least 10 months and can delay the need for chemotherapy, giving women the chance to live a normal life for longer. In new draft guidance, the Nat
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Media-or-journal: Ingeniøren ::::: Number-showing-popularity:45
Title&text-of-the-news: Dansk open source-system skal beskytte bibliotekspc'er mod lyssky besøgende ::::: Aarhus Kommune har for at sikre borgerne på offentlige maskiner skabt deres eget sikkerhedssystem, der er en blanding af open source-software og skræddersyede kabinetter. Find OS2borgerPC på GitHub: OS2borgerPC består grundlæggende af to komponenter: Et grundimage aktuelt baseret på Ubuntu distributionen 12.04, som kan installeres på borgerPC'ere lokalt via USB stick eller via netværk. Kildekode:
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Media-or-journal: EurekAlert! - Breaking News ::::: Number-showing-popularity:10
Title&text-of-the-news: Micro-spectroscopy opens new routes for diagnostics ::::: Just like mechanical properties and chemical compositions of materials are of fundamental importance in buildings, the cells that build up every living organism have different properties and shapes depending on their function and state. Uncontrolled modifications in the cells elasticity, or in the elasticity of any biological tissues in general, are symptoms and effects of pathologies: hardened c
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Title&text-of-the-news: Black box warning slows, but doesn't stop, codeine for kids after tonsil removal ::::: ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Despite an FDA black box warning against prescribing children codeine following tonsil and adenoid removal, 1 in 20 children undergoing these surgeries continued to receive the opioid, a new study suggests. The FDA issued a warning regarding the significant safety risks of codeine use by children undergoing a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy in 2013. While the move substantially
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Media-or-journal: Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories ::::: Number-showing-popularity:6
Title&text-of-the-news: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague ::::: Charter boat captain Dave Spangler holds a sample of algae from Maumee Bay in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Scientists estimate about 85 percent of the Maumee's phosphorus, which promotes algal growth, comes from croplands and livestock operations. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, stream
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Media-or-journal: New on MIT Technology Review ::::: Number-showing-popularity:400+
Title&text-of-the-news: This AI Learns Your Fashion Sense and Invents Your Next Outfit ::::: Artificial intelligence might just spawn a whole new style trend: call it “predictive fashion.” In a paper published on the ArXiv , researchers from the University of California, San Diego, and Adobe have outlined a way for AI to not only learn a person’s style but create computer-generated images of items that match that style. The system could let retailers create personalized pieces of clothin
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Media-or-journal: The Atlantic ::::: Number-showing-popularity:300+
Title&text-of-the-news: A Bizarre Night in the Roy Moore Scandal ::::: Even as Roy Moore’s campaign publicly denounced the claim of one accuser, two more women came forward. The latest turn in the Alabama Senate special election came in a press conference Wednesday afternoon, when Moore’s attorney Phillip L. Jauregui attempted to cast doubt on the claims of Beverly Young Nelson, who said on Monday that Moore signed her high-school yearbook and then later sexually as
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Media-or-journal: Ingeniøren ::::: Number-showing-popularity:1
Title&text-of-the-news: Disse virksomheder har flest ledige job lige nu ::::: It-firmaerne dominerer i toppen af månedens liste over de virksomheder, der har det største behov for arbejdskraft på Jobfinder. Således har 3Shape indtaget en hidtil uset førsteplads i denne top 15 efterfulgt af Netcompany, der holder sig i til en topplacering, som de har bevaret i mange måneder i træk. Men it-virksomheden med fokus på tandlægebranchen, er ikke den eneste overraskelse i november
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Media-or-journal: Ingeniøren :::::
Title&text-of-the-news: Spøgelsesbane: Signalkaos udsætter åbningen af Ringstedbanen ::::: Danmarks første nye jernbane i en generation, strækningen mellem København og Ringsted, bliver bygget til budgettet på ni milliarder kroner og til tiden, så den står færdig i december næste år. Der er kun ét problem: Til den tid er der ingen tog til at køre på banen. Derfor besluttede transportpolitikerne på Banedanmarks opfordring onsdag at lade den nye jernbane stå tom hen i det første halve år
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Title&text-of-the-news: Daisy Ridley Loves Porgs... Rey, Not So Much ::::: Image: A porg, utterly devastated after hearing Rey doesn’t care for its kind. Disney/Lucasfilm. In what is probably the saddest piece of The Last Jedi news we’ll actually get before the movie drops, ladies and gentlemen, I regret to inform you: Rey, the new hero of the Star Wars saga, has no time for porgs. Speaking to USA Today , Daisy Ridley confirmed this shocking— shocking —news, because whe
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Title&text-of-the-news: Vaping 'no better' than smoking when surgery is needed ::::: Many proponents of vaping argue that it's a healthy alternative to tobacco cigarettes; however, when it coming to surgery and interacting with anesthesia, neither is safe.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Aging tests yield varying results ::::: A lot of people seem willing to spend hundreds to find out whether they're aging faster or slower than their chronological age would suggest. Unfortunately, they're just going to have to wait and see. A head-to-head comparison of 11 different measures of aging, including blood and chromosome tests like those being sold commercially, has found that they don't agree with one another on how fast a gi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Potential cell receptors to reduce antibiotic resistance identified ::::: The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with compromised immune systems, is difficult. A new study has identified certain chemical receptors in cells that could deceive the bacteria and improve patient response to drugs.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Multiplayer video games: Skill at game and intelligence linked ::::: A link between young people's ability to perform well at two popular video games and high levels of intelligence has been uncovered.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Does this one gene fuel obesity? ::::: Variants in a gene called ankyrin-B -- carried by millions of Americans -- could cause people to put on pounds through no fault of their own, new research demonstrates.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Engineering the gut microbiome with 'good' bacteria may help treat Crohn's disease ::::: Researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn's disease. The new study suggests that wiping out a significant portion of the bacteria in the gut microbiome, and then re-introducing a certain type of 'good' bacteria that lacks this enzyme, known as urease, may be an effective approach to better treat these diseases.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Cyanobacterial studies examine cellular structure during nitrogen starvation ::::: Researchers are using neutrons to study what happens when cyanobacteria cell samples are starved for nitrogen. They are especially interested in how this process affects phycobilisomes, large antenna protein complexes in the cells that harvest light for photosynthesis.
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Title&text-of-the-news: 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 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 of electronic devices over those
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Title&text-of-the-news: How Optogenetics May Pave a Radically New Way to Curing Brain Disorders ::::: New research in life sciences promises to not only paint the fullest picture ever of how the human brain works, but also offers a potential way to influence it with great accuracy. If only we could see exactly how the neurons in our brain affect behavior, we could cure psychological illnesses and disorders like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Such is the ultimate vision of the study’s co-author E
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Title&text-of-the-news: Singapore welcomes rare blue macaw parrots ::::: Singapore and Brazil are working together to bring two blue macaw species back from near-extinction.
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Title&text-of-the-news: What Is Turmeric? ::::: Turmeric, an ingredient in most curries and mustards, has a nearly 4000-year history of use as more than just a spice. Turmeric's deep-orange pigment has been used as a dye, and both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine traditions use turmeric in treatments. Turmeric has also held a place in religious ceremonies across India for thousands of years. Today, supplement makers say turmeric may be use
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Title&text-of-the-news: New dye gives scientists a clearer insight into the brain ::::: Researchers have designed a new dye that can be used to observe the electrical activity of neurons in the brain and could lead to finding a new and more efficient way of treating neurological diseases.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Public – and researchers – skeptical about climate engineering ::::: What does the general public know about climate engineering, and what do they think about what they know? These were questions asked by researchers.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Brexit and policy restrictions on immigration could worsen GP workforce crisis ::::: Difficulties in replacing a fifth of the general practice workforce in England after Brexit will primarily threaten healthcare in more deprived areas, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine . 21.1 per cent of General Practitioners (GPs) employed in English primary care are doctors who qualified outside the UK (4.1% in the EEA and 17% elsewhere). These non-UK qualif
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Title&text-of-the-news: Which cities could suffer as ice melts? ::::: A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Teenage depression linked to father's depression ::::: Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves, finds a new study.
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Original Gimli Has a Theory About Why Amazon Is Rebooting Lord of the Rings ::::: Image: New Line Cinema Amazon’s quest to become the one streaming service to rule them all has led it to greenlight a rebooted Lord of the Rings series. At least one of the actors from Peter Jackson’s Tolkien films—John Rhys-Davies, who played Gimli the dwarf—has some strong feelings about that. While Amazon has produced shows based on preexisting works before, the decision to go forward with Lor
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Title&text-of-the-news: Pluto is way cooler than it should be, and now we might know why ::::: It was a lazy, hazy, crazy day on Pluto when a spacecraft from Earth flew by at a blistering speed of 31,000 miles per hour two years ago. New Horizons took a bunch of snapshots, made some quick measurements of Pluto’s atmosphere, and sent them all back here, giving planetary scientists their first up-close look of the distant dwarf planet. One of the more bizarre things they found was that the h
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Title&text-of-the-news: Are petite poplars the future of biofuels? Studies say yes ::::: Scientists are trying to make poplar a viable competitor in the biofuels market by testing the production of younger poplar trees that could be harvested more frequently — after only two or three years — instead of the usual 10- to 20-year cycle.
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Title&text-of-the-news: How cells filter status updates ::::: Social media have become an indispensable part of our everyday life. We use them constantly to screen the latest news and share pre-selected information. The cells in our body do a similar thing. Information is pre-selected and transmitted to the immune system in order to fight against unwelcome invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, parasites or cancer. This pre-selection occurs by means of a highl
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Vulnerabilities Equities Process Still Has Issues Even After Added Transparency ::::: Governments rely on flaws in software, hardware, and encryption protocols for espionage and assorted intelligence gathering. And what makes that cyber-sneaking possible are technical flaws that governments find and keep to themselves. But in the United States, the practice of withholding vulnerabilities such that they can’t be fixed has drawn increasing controversy—especially because of real-worl
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Title&text-of-the-news: Biocatalysts could be powerful tools for chemists ::::: New research is building a bridge from nature’s chemistry to greener, more efficient synthetic chemistry. Researchers analyzed biocatalysts evolved by nature for their effectiveness in a variety of synthetic chemical reactions. The results, published in Nature Chemistry , open the door to promising practices for chemists, pointing to not only more efficient but also more powerful tools for chemis
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Title&text-of-the-news: This ‘ruler’ measures muscle filaments perfectly ::::: Researchers have found definitive proof that a protein called titin acts as a “ruler” for thick filaments, the proteins that make muscles contract. Throughout the muscles of the heart and body, the thick filaments have precise, uniform lengths. Scientists have long speculated that titin measures thick filaments, but no one, until now, had been able to provide evidence to support their theories. “
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Title&text-of-the-news: ‘Intentional’ teaching has big impact on preschoolers ::::: The instructional practices of preschool teachers may have the largest effect on young children’s social and academic skills, a new review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests. The comprehensive review helps untangle a complicated knot of factors that affect young children. “High quality preschool is one of the most effective means of preparing all
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Title&text-of-the-news: One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion ::::: There are at least 1,215 historic coastal landfill sites in England, mostly clustered around estuaries with major cities, including Liverpool, London, and Newcastle on Tyne. An investigation by researchers, published today (Thursday Nov. 16) in WIREs Water finds that 122 sites are at risk of starting to erode into coastal waters by 2055 if not adequately protected.
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Title&text-of-the-news: November Scythe Marathon: Results ::::: Splendid, magnificent work, Eyewirers! You completed this marathon in 10 hours 37 minutes. A round of applause for all of you! And be sure to join us next week after Happy Hour when we will rename the cell according to your votes.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Twitter: Our blue check marks aren’t just about “verification” ::::: Twitter / Sam Machkovech reader comments 22 A Twitter rules update rolled out on Wednesday to address the site's "verification" system , and it attached a new set of standards to any user whose account receives a "blue check mark." Twitter's "verification" system is used to confirm accounts of celebrities and other accounts of "public interest." However, the feature has long straddled a blurry li
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Title&text-of-the-news: Material with helium ‘veins’ paves way for fusion reactors ::::: Researchers have discovered a method for making materials that could be useful in future fusion reactors. Fusion is the process that powers the sun, and harnessing it on Earth would provide unlimited clean energy. However, researchers say that constructing a fusion power plant has proven to be a daunting task, in no small part because there have been no materials that could survive the grueling c
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Title&text-of-the-news: Teenage depression linked to father's depression ::::: Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. While the link between mothers' depression and depression in their children is well-established, the new Lancet Psychiatry study is the first to find an association between depression in fathers and their teenaged children, independent of wh
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Title&text-of-the-news: Pharmacoscopy improves therapy for relapsed blood cancer in a first clinical trial ::::: IMAGE: These are patient cells imaged by pharmacoscopy. view more Credit: CeMM/Gregory Vladimer Researchers at CeMM and the Medical University of Vienna presented a preliminary report in Lancet Hematology on the clinical impact of an integrated ex vivo approach termed pharmacoscopy. The procedures measure single-cell drug responses of millions of individual cells to hundreds of poss
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Title&text-of-the-news: Applying traffic rule exemptions helps emergency vehicles reach patients faster ::::: Rapid response (emergency) vehicles can halve the average time it takes to reach a critically injured patient if they apply traffic rule exemptions, which allow them to exceed speed limits, bypass road signs, and pass through red lights, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal . On average, these emergency vehicles were able to reduce their response time by 14 minutes than
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Title&text-of-the-news: Heavy drinking and smoking linked to visible signs of aging ::::: Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical ageing, and looking older than one's years, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health . Light to moderate drinking was not associated with biological ageing, the findings showed. But nor was it linked to the slowing of the visible ageing process as there was no difference in the prevalenc
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Title&text-of-the-news: Health and social care spending cuts linked to 120,000 excess deaths in England ::::: The squeeze on public finances since 2010 is linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England, with the over 60s and care home residents bearing the brunt, reveals the first study of its kind, published in the online journal BMJ Open . The critical factor in these figures may be changes in nurse numbers, say the researchers, who warn that there could be an additional toll of up to 100 deaths e
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Atlantic Daily: Not for Lack of Trying ::::: What We’re Following Zimbabwe’s Crisis: Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe, has been placed under house arrest by the country’s military in an apparent coup. Mugabe, who is 93, has refused for decades to cede political power; in the days before his ouster, he fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, prompting Mnangagwa’s supporters in the military to retaliate. Now, Zimbabwe may have
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Title&text-of-the-news: Where a leaf lands and lies influences carbon levels in soil for years to come ::::: Whether carbon comes from leaves or needles affects how fast it decomposes, but where it ends up determines how long it's available.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Contribution statements and author order on research studies still leave readers guessing ::::: Although many scientific journals try to provide more details about author contributions by requiring explicit statements, such contribution statements get much less attention than authorship order, according to new findings.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Does Uber's Fired Self-Driving Car Guru Really Believe This Shit? ::::: Photo: Getty Anthony Levandowski is the artificial intelligence whiz at the heart of the nasty legal dispute between Waymo and Uber. Following his unceremonious firing from Uber, he’s been keeping himself busy by founding a church based on the idea of worshipping a future AI deity. As he shares more details about his philosophy, we have to ask: Is this guy for real? Backchannel first reported on
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Title&text-of-the-news: What is the computational power of the universe? ::::: Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult for a computer -- even if we built a computer larger than a planet? Physicist Stephen Jordan reflects on this question in a new NIST video, along with a scientific paper that considers one particular tough problem the universe might answer.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why Religion Is Not Going Away and Science Will Not Destroy It ::::: In 1966, just over 50 years ago, the distinguished Canadian-born anthropologist Anthony Wallace confidently predicted the global demise of religion at the hands of an advancing science: ‘belief in supernatural powers is doomed to die out, all over the world, as a result of the increasing adequacy and diffusion of scientific knowledge’. Wallace’s vision was not exceptional. On the contrary, the mo
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: ‘Release the Yearbook’ ::::: Today in 5 Lines In his first public address since returning from Asia, President Trump said “America is back and the future has never looked brighter.” During a press conference, the attorney for Roy Moore attempted to discredit a recent allegation against the Alabama Senate candidate. Richard Cordray announced he will step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Senators clash
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Title&text-of-the-news: Meditate with a Buddhist Monk | Hanoi, Vietnam 360 VR Video | Discovery TRVLR ::::: Subscribe to Discovery VR for NEW EPISODES Every Friday - Tuesday: https://goo.gl/bnzvkQ Open yourself to enlightenment with a Buddhist monk and his Wing Chun masters. A Buddhist monk shares secrets from his ancient learnings during a walk through this local monastery. Discovery TRVLR takes you to meet Hoang Hua, an enlightened guru in Hanoi, Vietnam. Enter the Thao Sach monastery, and join Hoang
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Title&text-of-the-news: The 10 Best Deals of November 15, 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: Diamondclean Toothbrush Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9300 [White], $140 after $30
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Title&text-of-the-news: This is the motorcycle you need to escape the apocalypse ::::: The apocalypse. End of days. All of the world’s might has mixed and tumbled in political winds to create a nuclear sharknado of destruction and a biblical, Brillo-pad cleansing. The sky burned and the oceans turned black. Now it’s overcast almost every day. I survived, probably because I was wearing an armadillo vest that protected me from all harm. Plus, I had a mohawk on my helmet, which killed
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Title&text-of-the-news: Screening programs unlikely to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in competitive athletes ::::: IMAGE: This is Dr. Paul Dorian, cardiologist at St. Michael's Hospital and lead author of the study. view more Credit: Courtesy of St. Michael's Hospital TORONTO, November 15, 2017--Screening programs for cardiac conditions are not an effective way to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in competitive sport, and may prevent healthy athletes from participating, a new study suggests. More than 80 p
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Title&text-of-the-news: Academics Criticize University of Rochesters Handling of Sexual Harassment Case ::::: An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won't encourage students to pursue education or careers there.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Put Space Cat on a Pedestal ::::: Animal astronauts have included monkeys, dogs, mice, and even fruit flies. Most are fondly remembered, except maybe the flies. Laika the dog has a monument in her honor in Moscow. Ham the chimpanzee is buried with a proper plaque at The International Space Hall Of Fame in New Mexico. So where is the love for Félicette? That’s what Matthew Serge Guy wants to know. He’s a creative director at t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Metal 3D Printing is, Finally, Overcoming its Limitations ::::: 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 has 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
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Title&text-of-the-news: Here's Why a Man's Arm Looks Like Popeye's ::::: He might not be a sailor or have a girlfriend named Olive Oyl, but a man in Japan did share something in common with the cartoon character named Popeye — a bulging biceps in his left upper arm, a new report of the man's case reveals. The 79-year-old man's visible bulge in the middle of his left upper arm, known medically as a "Popeye sign" or Popeye deformity, was not obtained after downing
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Title&text-of-the-news: An internal fountain of youth: Why these Amish live longer and healthier ::::: First genetic mutation discovered to protect against multiple aspects of aging in humans Amish carrying the mutation live more than 13 percent longer to 85 years old instead of 75 for those who don't carry the mutation Longevity drug developed from this research is being tested in humans Closely related form of drug being developed as topical treatment for baldness CHICAGO --- The first genetic m
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Title&text-of-the-news: Lower cost, higher quality primary care practices are distinguished by six attributes ::::: Six attributes of primary care delivery are associated with high value, according to a new study: decision support for evidence-based medicine, risk-stratified care management, careful selection of specialists, coordination of care, standing orders and protocols, and balanced physician compensation. The findings are the result of a mixed methods study of diverse primary care practices that are we
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Title&text-of-the-news: Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows ::::: Snowblowing tractors helped scientists in their snow research on New York's Tug Hill Plateau. Credit: University of Utah A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of the snowiest places in the Eastern U.S. and experiences some of the most intense snowstorms in the world. This largely rural regio
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Title&text-of-the-news: Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows ::::: IMAGE: Why does New York's Tug Hill Plateau get so much snow? Scientists faced blizzards to find out. view more Credit: University of Utah A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of the snowiest places in the Eastern U.S. and experiences some of the most intense snowstorms in the
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Title&text-of-the-news: Desert solar to fuel centuries of air travel ::::: IMAGE: Diagram of the chemical process for concentrated solar splitting of H 2 O / CO 2 from Philipp Furler's presentation at the 23rd SolarPACES Annual Conference. view more Credit: Philipp Furler Scientists with the SOLAR-JET Project have demonstrated the first-ever entire process to make kerosene, the jet fuel used by commercial airlines, using a high-temperature thermal solar reactor to c
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Title&text-of-the-news: Feds charge man they say worked for 'darknet' marketplace ::::: An Illinois man who federal prosecutors say worked as a spokesman for a "darknet" marketplace for illicit internet commerce has been charged in Atlanta. Authorities have said AlphaBay was the internet's largest darknet site—trading in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods, among other things—before it was taken down through an international law enforcement effort in July. Federal prosec
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Title&text-of-the-news: Trilobites: Chimps Tailor Alarms to What Other Chimps Know ::::: One of the biggest problems in studying animal communication is figuring out whether the animals know what they are doing. A bird may screech and another bird may understand that the screech is a response to danger. But that doesn’t prove the screecher intended to warn others. It might have been a predictable but involuntary response to something scary, like a scream at a horror movie. So scienti
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Title&text-of-the-news: Video of four bobcats in suburban area shows healthy population ::::: Vermont's top wildlife official says an amateur video of four bobcats frolicking in a suburban neighborhood shows that the state's population of the normally elusive animals is healthy.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after stroke ::::: MINNEAPOLIS - Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study published in the November 15, 2017, online issue of Neurology ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Virtual reality training may be a motivating alternative for people to use as a supplement to their standard therapy
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Title&text-of-the-news: US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years ::::: At first glance, the movie "Frozen" might seem to have two strong female protagonists—Elsa, the elder princess with unruly powers over snow and ice, and her sister, Anna, who spends much of the film on a quest to save their ...
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study finds potential cell receptors to reduce antibiotic resistance ::::: Gram-stained P. aeruginosa bacteria (pink-red rods) Credit: Wikipedia The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with compromised immune systems, is difficult. A new study from UT has identified certain chemical receptors in cells that could deceive
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Title&text-of-the-news: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are the near-instant remakes we deserve ::::: Enlarge / New stories, like the one involving the Pokémon-absorbing Necrozma, arrive very late in these new versions. reader comments 4 The 3DS ought to be winding down by now. The Switch is far from a complete failure , at least for the time being, and Nintendo has already begun to push its biggest and brightest franchises onto the new hardware. Pokémon, the international catch-and-battle craze
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability ::::: A new review article presents evidence that argues for a more nuanced approach to the design of global-change experiments -- one that acknowledges and purposefully incorporates the variability inherent in nature.
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Title&text-of-the-news: When Your Childhood Gender Transition Is in Google Searches Forever ::::: Credit: Angelica Alzona/GMG You wouldn’t guess Wayne Maines’ story by looking at him. The brewpub we’re sitting in has just opened and there aren’t many lunch customers even though it’s tourist season in Portland, ME. Dressed in a button-up shirt, Maines eyes me and my voice recorder cautiously as we chat. He tells me about trying to get his kids into hunting and sports when they were younger, to
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Title&text-of-the-news: This AI Chef Wants to Put You on an Environmentally Conscious Diet ::::: 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 has 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
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability ::::: Drops in pH signal more acidic waters, which can hinder a coral's ability to build its skeleton, while extreme warmth can make it expel the photosynthetic algae that provide much of its food energy. Credit: Emily Rivest. Scientists typically make every effort to keep all factors but one constant when doing an experiment. Global-change scientists might move a coral from a reef to an aquarium whose
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Title&text-of-the-news: What is the computational power of the universe? ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult even for a planet-sized computer to solve? In this video, The Computational Power of the Universe , National Institute of Standards and Technology physicist Stephen Jordan asks, "What if we consider the cosmos to be the output of a 13.7-billion-year computation?" After all, computers crunch numb
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Title&text-of-the-news: Google’s Pixel Buds Translate a Great Idea into Horrible Design ::::: When I was learning Spanish in high school in the late ’90s, I had a then-high-tech tool: a pocket-sized electronic Spanish-English dictionary, with a tiny keyboard for typing in words and a pixelated one-line display that showed translations. It was helpful for looking up the occasional word, but my little dictionary couldn’t translate more than one at a time; no way would it have helped me carr
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Title&text-of-the-news: Salt pond in Antarctica, among the saltiest waters on Earth, is fed from beneath ::::: The liquid in Don Juan Pond is almost 45 percent salts by weight. It is in Wright Valley, one of the Antarctic valleys where the air is very cold and dry. Credit: Pierre Roudier/Flickr At the base of the Transantarctic Mountains lies a geological oddity. Don Juan Pond is one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet, filled with a dense, syrupy brine rich in calcium chloride that can remain l
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Title&text-of-the-news: Protein synthesis machinery from bacterial consortia in one shot ::::: These E. coli bacteria tagged with different colors produced different mixtures of proteins. Together, the bacterial consortium makes all the proteins needed for mRNA translation/protein synthesis. The new method developed at UC Davis could speed development of cell-free biological systems. Credit: Fernando Villarreal, UC Davis A new technique developed at UC Davis may have broken the barrier to
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Title&text-of-the-news: UT study IDs potential cell receptors to reduce antibiotic resistance ::::: The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with compromised immune systems, is difficult. A new study from UT has identified certain chemical receptors in cells that could deceive the bacteria and improve patient response to drugs. The study was publ
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study finds higher rates of sexual violence among bisexual women ::::: While sexual harassment and sexual violence have been pervasive problems for women over the course of history, a recent study has uncovered that bisexual women specifically experience sexual violence more often than straight and lesbian women. In fact, 50% of bisexual women have experienced rape at one point of their lifetime while within the United States, approximately 75% report experiencing s
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Title&text-of-the-news: Aging tests yield varying results ::::: DURHAM, N.C. -- Whether it's an on-line quiz, a $300 chromosome test or an $800 blood panel, a lot of people seem to be interested in whether they're aging faster or slower than their chronological age would suggest. Unfortunately, they're just going to have to wait and see. A head-to-head comparison of 11 different measures of aging, including blood and chromosome tests like those being sold com
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Title&text-of-the-news: Salt pond in Antarctica, among the saltiest waters on Earth, is fed from beneath ::::: IMAGE: Jonathan Toner in Antarctica doing field work toward his UW doctorate. view more Credit: Ronald Sletten/University of Washington At the base of the Transantarctic Mountains lies a geological oddity. Don Juan Pond is one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet, filled with a dense, syrupy brine rich in calcium chloride that can remain liquid to minus 50 degrees Celsius, fa
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Title&text-of-the-news: How Do Doctors Define Concussion? ::::: How Do Doctors Define Concussion? Concussions are "functional" injuries -- not something seen in a brain scan or a blood draw but in myriad symptoms arising from altered circuitry in the brain. How Do Doctors Define Concussion? Video of How Do Doctors Define Concussion? Sports Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 15:45 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside Science) -- What is a concussion? The precise d
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why these Amish live longer and healthier: An internal ‘Fountain of Youth’ ::::: The first genetic mutation that appears to protect against multiple aspects of biological aging in humans has been discovered in an extended family of Old Order Amish living in the vicinity of Berne, Indiana, report scientists. An experimental “longevity” drug that recreates the effect of the mutation is now being tested in human trials to see if it provides protection against some aging-related i
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Title&text-of-the-news: 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 scientists report that a high percentage of these healthful substances -- in some cases, almost all -- can survive cooking, depending on the preparation method.
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Title&text-of-the-news: 3D microprinting counterfeit protection for products, passports, and money ::::: Security features are to protect bank notes, documents, and branded products against counterfeiting. Losses caused by product forgery and counterfeiting may be enormous. Researchers now propose to use printed 3D microstructures instead of 2D structures, such as holograms, to improve counterfeit protection.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Asthma and food allergies predictable at age 1, study finds ::::: Using data from more than 2,300 children from across Canada participating in the CHILD Study, the researchers evaluated the presence of AD and allergic sensitization at age one. When the children were three years of age, the researchers performed a clinical assessment to determine the presence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergy and AD.
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Title&text-of-the-news: IBM Watson Video Series - Watson Data Platform ::::: To continue reading this article, please exit incognito mode or log in . Not an Insider? Subscribe now for unlimited access to online articles. Subscribe today
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Title&text-of-the-news: Take Your Pick of Two Early Black Friday Roomba Deals ::::: iRobot Roomba 690 , $275 Our readers have bought thousands of entry-level Roomba 650s, but today we’ve spotted an all-time low price on the upgraded 690 , which adds a few much-needed features. As far as vacuuming performance goes, this should be essentially identical to the 650; the difference all comes down to connectivity. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to schedule and start the Roomba from anywher
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Title&text-of-the-news: 4,000-Year-Old Prenup Mentions Infertility, Surrogacy and Divorce ::::: Kim Kardashian made headlines recently for using a surrogate to carry her unborn child, but the practice of surrogacy — albeit in a different form — is much, much older, dating back at least 4,000 years, a new study finds. Surrogacy in modern times often refers to the practice of a fertilized embryo from a couple being implanted and carried to term in another woman's womb. But, thousands of
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kevlar-based artificial cartilage mimics the magic of the real thing ::::: ANN ARBOR--The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces on our bodies. Synthetic materials couldn't match it -- until "Kevlartilage" was developed by researchers at the University of Michigan and Jiangnan University. "We know that we consist mostly of water -- all life does -- and yet our bodies have a lot of structural sta
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Title&text-of-the-news: First transcatheter implant for diastolic heart failure successful ::::: IMAGE: Next to a dime for perspective, this small wire device is designed to hold open a surgically created hole in the heart of diastolic heart failure patients. view more Credit: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Results presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions and published in Circulation show that a new device designed to treat diastolic
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Title&text-of-the-news: Hawaiian Airlines Seals New Time Capsule With Over 100 Items for the Year 2079 ::::: Photo: Provided by Hawaiian Airlines We’ve looked at a lot of different time capsules over the years . And quite frankly, most are incredibly boring. But they don’t have to be. There are two ways to combat the scourge of Boring Capsules. The first method to ensure that future generations won’t be bored to tears by your capsule creation is to include one extremely expensive and interesting item. F
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Title&text-of-the-news: Trickle-Down Safety: Sports Concussions ::::: Trickle-Down Safety: Sports Concussions New protocols, more societal recognition and advances in understanding and managing concussion have improved safety at all levels of sports. Trickle-Down Safety: Sports Concussions Video of Trickle-Down Safety: Sports Concussions Sports Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 15:15 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside Science) -- Memory. It's what keeps sports fans
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Title&text-of-the-news: White House Reveals How and When the US Keeps Security Flaws Secret ::::: Aerial photograph of the National Security Agency. (Photo: Trevor Paglen ) The White House on Wednesday revealed a 14-page document outlining the process the US government uses to determine how and when it tells private companies about security flaws; or conversely, under what circumstances it refrains from doing so. It is known as the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP). The purpose of the pr
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Title&text-of-the-news: Cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes? ::::: Type 1 diabetes has been successfully reveresed in a mouse model by infusing blood stem cells pre-treated to produce more of a protein called PD-L1, which is deficient in mice (and people) with type 1 diabetes. The cells curbed the autoimmune reaction in cells from both mice and humans and reversed hyperglycemia in diabetic mice.
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Title&text-of-the-news: 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. The study also found that combining head injury with heavy alcohol use did not further alter the structure or function of the brain.
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Title&text-of-the-news: 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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Title&text-of-the-news: What counts as 'nature'? It all depends ::::: A psychology professor 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. He argues that more frequent and meaningful interactions with nature can enhance our c
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Title&text-of-the-news: Lunera turns lights into an “ambient cloud” of distributed Linux servers ::::: Enlarge / We'll keep the cloud on for you. reader comments 1 The Internet of Things is a powerful concept, especially in the industrial world—but it's also full of potential security disasters and hidden computing and networking costs. But what if all you had to do to create a secure network of distributed Linux systems—complete with location awareness and custom application support capable of su
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Title&text-of-the-news: At U.N. Climate Conference, Treading Lightly Around the Americans ::::: “What is to be gained?” he asked. “The reaction to the U.S. decision was loud and clear from every world leader, so to then go on and on is very unproductive.” Diplomats are pulling their punches behind the scenes, too. In private negotiating sessions, career State Department staffers have been making headway on technical issues to strengthen the Paris accord. A White House official said none of
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Title&text-of-the-news: Clarivate Ranks Most-Cited Researchers of 2017 ::::: China shows the biggest increase of any country in the number of scientists listed since last year, while cancer genomics emerges as one of the more dominant fields.
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Title&text-of-the-news: American Horror Story: Cult's Angry Women ::::: This article contains spoilers through the entire seventh season of American Horror Story: Cult . To be fair to American Horror Story: Cult , the seventh season of FX’s anthology series was conceived, written, filmed, and edited before the Harvey Weinstein revelations opened the floodgates on half a century of female fury. The show’s topical references are pink pussyhats and The Handmaid’s Tale ,
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Title&text-of-the-news: Microbial ecosystem at Laguna La Brava may contain novel microorganisms ::::: An investigation of the microbial environment at Laguna La Brava in Chile may suggest that novel microorganisms might be at work in the absence of cyanobacteria, according to a new study.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Count your blessings: Quantitative microbiome profiling ::::: Until now, sequencing-based gut microbiota research has been describing such dysbiotic states in terms of proportional shifts in microbiome composition. However, when it comes to the bacterial content of your bowels and how it relates to your health, not only percentages matter, but also numbers count, report investigators.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Next step toward fusion energy ::::: Fusion is the process that powers the sun, and harnessing it on Earth would provide unlimited clean energy. Researchers say that constructing a fusion power plant has proven to be a daunting task because there have been no materials that could survive the grueling conditions found in the core of a fusion reactor. Now, researchers have discovered a way to make materials that may be suitable for use
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Title&text-of-the-news: Pine and poplar wood improve sunlight-driven water purification ::::: Engineers 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 could be used in a simple and inexpensive biodegradable device for water purification.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Volatility surprises arise in removing excess hydrogen ::::: Sometimes during catalytic hydrogenation, the partially hydrogenated products become volatile, melting and evaporating away before they can bind to more hydrogen atoms. Now, researchers have explored how and why this volatility varies during hydrogenation, suggesting that a previously underappreciated effect from carbon-hydrogen bonds is the main culprit. The new analysis can help chemists identif
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Title&text-of-the-news: Tuning the optical, photocatalytic properties of so-called carbon dots ::::: 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, physicists have demonstrated in a new study.
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Title&text-of-the-news: 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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Title&text-of-the-news: Manganese-based MRI contrast agent may be safer alternative to gadolinium-based agents ::::: Researchers have 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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Title&text-of-the-news: Water baths as good as bleach baths for treating eczema ::::: For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. But a new 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 asthma flare-ups in patients.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Floating droplets: How droplets can 'levitate' on liquid surfaces ::::: How to levitate your coffee creamer: A study explains how droplets can 'float' on liquid surfaces.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Google Fiber now sells $55-per-month gigabit Internet (in one city) ::::: Enlarge / A Google Fiber installation box in Kansas City, Kansas. reader comments 37 Google Fiber's gigabit Internet service has consistently been priced at $70 a month since it launched in 2012, but it's now available for just $55 in the ISP's latest city. Google Fiber in San Antonio, Texas comes in just one speed tier , offering 1Gbps download and upload speeds at the rate of $55 a month. Googl
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability ::::: IMAGE: Drops in pH signal more acidic waters, which can hinder a coral's ability to build its skeleton, while extreme warmth can make it expel the photosynthetic algae that provide much... view more Credit: © Emily Rivest. Scientists typically make every effort to keep all factors but one constant when doing an experiment. Global-change scientists might move a coral from a reef to an aq
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Title&text-of-the-news: Protein synthesis machinery from bacterial consortia in one shot ::::: IMAGE: These E. coli bacteria tagged with different colors produced different mixtures of proteins. Together, the bacterial consortium makes all the proteins needed for mRNA translation/protein synthesis. The new method developed... view more Credit: Fernando Villarreal, UC Davis A new technique developed at UC Davis may have broken the barrier to rapid assembly of pure protein synthesis mach
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Title&text-of-the-news: What is the computational power of the universe? ::::: Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult for a computer - even if we built a computer larger than a planet? Physicist Stephen Jordan reflects on this question in a new video by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), along with a new scientific paper that considers one particular tough problem the universe might answer. In The Computational P
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Title&text-of-the-news: A polymer 'love hormone' sensor for the early detection of autism ::::: IMAGE: Small amounts of oxytocin, one of the biomarkers of autism, can be detected by a new chemical sensor, designed and fabricated at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish... view more Credit: IPC PAS, Grzegorz Krzyzewski A polymer 'love hormone' sensor for the early detection of autism Is it going to be possible to detect features of autism at birth? At the Institute of Physi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Eufy Genie review: the cheapest way to get Alexa in your home ::::: The Genie is basically a low-cost Echo Dot, minus a few key features. Testing Unlike the Echo Dot, the Genie doesn't come preloaded with your Amazon account information. You also need to download the EufyHome app to complete the setup process. Once you've plugged in the unit and fired up the app, you can add the Genie to your list of Eufy devices, connect to a temporary Wi-Fi network created by t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Molecular pathway offers treatment targets for pulmonary fibrosis, related conditions ::::: Scientists have identified a molecular pathway that appears to be critical to the development of fibrosis -- scarring and excessive tissue deposition that result from abnormal healing responses and can compromise the function of vital organs.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Wider sampling of tumor tissues may guide drug choice, improve outcomes ::::: By focusing on genetic variations within a primary tumor, differences between the primary and a metastatic tumor, and additional diversity from tumor DNA in the blood stream, physicians can make better treatment choices for patients with gastric and esophageal adenocarcinoma. This study challenges current guidelines and supports evaluation of metastatic lesions and circulating tumor DNA.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Linking heart attack damage to the spleen and kidney, an integrated study of heart failure ::::: Researchers have published a functional and structural compendium of the simultaneous changes taking place in the heart, spleen and kidneys in mice during the period of acute heart failure immediately following a heart attack and during the longer period of chronic heart failure that comes next.
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Title&text-of-the-news: New study underpins the future of Person Centred Care ::::: As health delivery moves away from disease-based models to person centered delivery, a new study addresses the development of a new practical tool to support organizations and practitioners in delivering this new approach
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Title&text-of-the-news: 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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Title&text-of-the-news: Humans Have Cracked the Secrets of Uncrackable Parrotfish Teeth ::::: An inset on this image of a parrotfish shows the microscopic crystal structure of its beak. Credit: Shutterstock Have you ever dug your feet into the warm, soft surface of a white sand beach? Felt the fine, dry grains slide pleasurably between your toes? Thank a parrotfish. Specifically, thank it for its poop. Most of the sand on just about every white beach in the world is the product of gener
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Title&text-of-the-news: This Is the Best Gaming Controller You Can Buy ::::: I resisted the urge to fling the controller across the room as I tried, once again, to beat the first damn level of Cuphead . I’d been making my attempts using what is currently one of the best PC game controllers to date, the Microsoft Xbox One Elite . But it wasn’t happening. Then I switched over to Razer’s ridiculously-named Wolverine Ultimate. The buttons on the Razer controller seemed to hav
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Title&text-of-the-news: The brain’s helper cells have a hand in learning fear ::::: In the Nov. 25 SN : Charting lumpy space, Bronze Age movers and shakers, T. rex ’s slasher arms, gene editor corrects typos, the Great Pyramid hides a void, mosses chronicle Arctic warming, an itty-bitty insect-inspired robot and more.
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Title&text-of-the-news: A delicate crossing: Controller developed to open the blood-brain barrier with precision ::::: Researchers are investigating a way to temporarily loosen the blood-brain barrier to deliver drugs with the assistance of microbubbles. In a new advancement, they have developed a system in preclinical models that offers a finer degree of control - and, therefore, safety -- in opening the barrier.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Pacific Island countries could lose 50 -- 80% of fish in local waters under climate change ::::: Many Pacific Island nations will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species in their waters by the end of the 21st century if climate change continues unchecked, finds a new study. This area of the ocean is projected to be the most severely impacted by aspects of climate change.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Structure and origins of glacial polish on Yosemite's rocks ::::: The glaciers that carved Yosemite Valley left highly polished surfaces on many of the region's rock formations. These smooth, shiny surfaces, known as glacial polish, are common in the Sierra Nevada and other glaciated landscapes. Geologists have now taken a close look at the structure and chemistry of glacial polish and found that it consists of a thin coating smeared onto the rock as the glacier
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Title&text-of-the-news: Dead whale surprises swimmers at iconic Rio beach ::::: Some touched its jaw bones, which had come loose and lay on the damp sand The decomposing body of a dead humpback whale surprised swimmers when it washed up on Rio de Janeiro's iconic Ipanema beach Wednesday. Curious onlookers approached a cordon to take photographs of the humpback, whose 14-meter (45 feet) long carcass gave off a putrid stench as it lay exposed to the sun. Some touched its jaw
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Title&text-of-the-news: GM says next-gen electric cars will cost less, go farther ::::: General Motors is telling investors its next generation of electric vehicles will cost the company 30 percent less than current ones, making them profitable after the new version debuts in 2021. CEO Mary Barra made the forecast at the Barclay's Global Automotive Conference in New York on Wednesday. Despite the announcement, GM shares fell with the broader markets, dropping 7 cents to $42.93 in mi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Fossil fuel investment spells 'unsustainable future': UN chief ::::: Continued investment in fossil fuel would deliver "an unsustainable future", UN chief Antonio Guterres warned, saying time was running out to prevent calamitous climate change caused by atmosphere-fouling emissions Continued investment in fossil fuel would deliver "an unsustainable future", UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday, saying time was running out to prevent calamitous climate chang
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Title&text-of-the-news: Data Links Nevada Gun Shows to Violence in California ::::: The Big Show Journal is no ordinary gun magazine. The print periodical, which appears on newsstands nationwide six times a year, is also, according to its website, "America’s most interesting gun and knife magazine" and "America’s most accurate and complete gun and knife show calendar." Gun enthusiasts may dispute the former claim—but the latter is less subjective than you might think In fact, Th
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Title&text-of-the-news: Multiplayer video games: Researchers discover link between skill and intelligence ::::: Researchers at the University of York have discovered a link between young people's ability to perform well at two popular video games and high levels of intelligence. Studies carried out at the Digital Creativity Labs (DC Labs) at York found that some action strategy video games can act like IQ tests. The researchers' findings are published today in the journal PLOS ONE . The York researchers st
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Title&text-of-the-news: Engineering the gut microbiome with 'good' bacteria may help treat Crohn's disease ::::: PHILADELPHIA - Penn Medicine researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn's disease. The new study, published online this week in Science Translational Medicine , suggests that wiping out a significant portion of the bacteria in the gut microbiome, and then re-introducing a certain type of "good" bacteria that lacks this enzyme, known a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study of Amish suggests mutation linked to longer life span ::::: A particular mutation identified among Old Order Amish in Indiana is associated with a longer life span, improved metabolism and a lower occurrence of diabetes, according to a new study. The findings demonstrate the utility of studying mutations in populations with geographic and genetic isolation, and shed light on a novel therapeutic target for aging. Aging remains one of the most challenging b
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Title&text-of-the-news: Tipping the balance: How one strain of bacteria affects its neighbors in Crohn's disease ::::: A new study suggests a single strain of bacteria can reconfigure entire communities of microbes that make up the gut microbiota. The findings hint that preventing gut microbial communities from being thrown out of balance by the activities of a few specific bacteria might pave the way for promising treatment options for inflammatory bowel diseases. In healthy individuals, a diverse array of intes
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Title&text-of-the-news: Contribution statements and author order on research studies still leave readers guessing ::::: IMAGE: This chart depicts research findings. view more Credit: Georgia Tech Few discussions can be more awkward for a team of academic researchers than the one about whose name should be listed first, last, or even included at all as an author on a publication of research findings. Although many scientific journals try to provide more details about author contributions by requiring expl
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Title&text-of-the-news: Cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes? ::::: IMAGE: In type 1 diabetes, autoreactive T-cells attack insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas (frame 1). Fiorina and colleagues showed that the network of genetic regulatory factors controlling production of... view more Credit: Andrea Panigada/Nancy Fliesler Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have successfully reversed type 1 diabetes in a mouse model by infusing blood stem cel
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Title&text-of-the-news: Microbial ecosystem at Laguna La Brava may contain novel microorganisms ::::: IMAGE: Site location and images showing systems studied. (A) Aerial view of Laguna La Brava indicating the sampling sites. (B) Aerial view of NLM (scale bar 5m). (C) Aerial view of microbialite... view more Credit: Farias et al (2017) An investigation of the microbial environment at Laguna La Brava in Chile may suggest that novel microorganisms might be at work in the absence of cyanobacteri
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Title&text-of-the-news: Immune Checkpoint Found Lacking in Type 1 Diabetes ::::: Boosting levels of a the immunosuppressive protein PD-L1 in blood stem cells halts diabetes in a mouse model of the disease.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Agricultural groups challenge California weed-killer warning ::::: A coalition of a dozen national and Midwestern agricultural groups sued on Wednesday to try to overturn a California decision that could result in labels warning that the popular weed-killer Roundup can cause cancer. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Sacramento, California, seeks an injunction barring the state from enforcing what the suit describes as a "false" and "misleading" warning . It
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Title&text-of-the-news: Genome of wheat ancestor sequenced ::::: Sequencing the bread wheat genome has long been considered an almost insurmountable task, due to its enormous size and complexity. Now, scientists have come a step closer to solving the puzzle by sequencing the genome of a wild ancestor of bread wheat known as Aegilops tauschii, a type of goatgrass.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gut microbes can protect against high blood pressure ::::: Microbes living in your gut can help protect against the effects of a high-salt diet, according to a new study.
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Title&text-of-the-news: How People Came to Believe Blueberries Are the Healthiest Fruit ::::: Jim, I don’t like blueberries. Sometimes when I tell people that, they say, “but they have antioxidants!” If I never eat blueberries, will my life be shorter, or more oxidized than a blueberry lover? Asking for a friend, Jaime Jaime, I was expecting that my answer would be a simple no, don’t worry about it. And it still is, but the reason is a lot more interesting than I imagined. In looking at t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Delhi's Toxic Sky ::::: Toward the end of autumn, parts of northern India and Pakistan are frequently covered by a thick smog caused by a temperature inversion that traps smoke from burning crops, dust, and emissions from factories and vehicles—intensifying some of the worst air pollution in the world. This year the air quality has been particularly poor, causing flights to be cancelled, schools to be closed, and medica
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study reveals structure and origins of glacial polish on Yosemite's rocks ::::: Glacial polish reflects sunlight at Pothole Dome in Yosemite National Park, California. The granitic bedrock here was polished by glacier sliding during the Last Glacial Maximum. UCSC researchers found that glacial polish forms by the accretion of a thin coating layer on top of glacially abraded surfaces. Credit: Shalev Siman-Tov The glaciers that carved Yosemite Valley left highly polished surfa
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Title&text-of-the-news: Twitter Asked Tony Hawk How to Do a 540 McTwist. Tony Hawk Answered ::::: security How One Woman's Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her Author: Brooke Jarvis Brooke Jarvis
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Title&text-of-the-news: Playing SteamVR in Microsoft Mixed Reality Is a Bummer ::::: In an infamous Twitter meme that misquotes Alan Moore’s Watchmen , Dr. Manhattan, naked, blue, and seated in a crater alone on Mars, says: “I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.” He’s a perfect candidate for Windows 10 Mixed Reality, Microsoft approach to virtual reality, that, starting today, is compatible with SteamVR. Players start off in C
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Title&text-of-the-news: Colorado River's connection with the ocean was a punctuated affair ::::: Bioclastic limestone and cross-bedded conglomerate are visible in exposed rocks at Marl Wash in the Bouse Formation, south of Blythe, California. The wash was named by geologists studying the deposits. The sedimentary structures preserve a record of deposition by strong tidal currents at the north end of the Gulf of California about 6 million years ago, prior to arrival of the Colorado River and
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Title&text-of-the-news: Pacific Island countries could lose 50 - 80% of fish in local waters under climate change ::::: Pacific Island nations are highly dependent on fisheries as a food source and for employment. Credit: Quentin Hanich. Many Pacific Island nations will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species in their waters by the end of the 21st century if climate change continues unchecked, finds a new Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program study published in Marine Policy . This area of the ocean is projected to be
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Title&text-of-the-news: Microbial ecosystem at Laguna La Brava may contain novel microorganisms ::::: Site location and images showing systems studied.(A) Aerial view of Laguna La Brava indicating the sampling sites. (B) Aerial view of NLM (scale bar 5m). (C) Aerial view of microbialite site. (D) Detail of B, showing NLM (scale bar 0.5m). (E) Top view showing detail of pink mat (PM; scale bar 0.1m). (F) View of black mat (BM, scale bar 0.5m). (G) View from the side of Distichlis spicata (Graminea
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Title&text-of-the-news: Contribution statements and author order on research studies still leave readers guessing ::::: This chart depicts research findings. Credit: Georgia Tech Few discussions can be more awkward for a team of academic researchers than the one about whose name should be listed first, last, or even included at all as an author on a publication of research findings. Although many scientific journals try to provide more details about author contributions by requiring explicit statements , such cont
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gut bacteria are sensitive to salt: Link to autoimmune disease and hypertension ::::: Common salt reduces the number of certain lactic acid bacteria in the gut of mice and humans, according to a new study. This has an impact on immune cells which are partly responsible for autoimmune diseases and hypertension. Probiotics ameliorate the symptoms of disease in mice.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Rising inequality charted across millennia ::::: Researchers have found that the arc of prehistory bends towards economic inequality. In the largest study of its kind, the researchers saw disparities in wealth mount with the rise of agriculture, specifically the domestication of plants and large animals, and increased social organization.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Potential mediator for social memory formation ::::: The ability to form long-term social memories is essential for remembering faces and developing social bonds. Scientists have now discovered that the tiny CA2 region in the hippocampus is involved in the linking up of memory fragments (consolidation) to form long-term memories, and that a neuropeptide, substance P, is involved in this process. Since CA2 is responsible for social memory, this findi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Digital pille fortæller lægerne, når den er spist ::::: Det bliver efterhånden mere normalt med hverdagsprodukter, der rummer GPS- eller andre sporingssystemer. Nu har USA's føderale fødevare- og lægemiddelmyndighed godkendt den første digitale pille med en sensor, der kan fortælle lægerne, hvor og hvornår patienten spiser pillen. Læs også: 10 teknologier der skræmte os fra vid og sans Det er japanske Otsuka Pharmaceutical, der sammen med Proteus Digi
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Title&text-of-the-news: A delicate crossing: Controller developed to open the blood-brain barrier with precision ::::: The blood-brain barrier - the semi-permeable membrane that surrounds the brain - offers important protection for a delicate organ, but in some cases, clinicians need to get past the barrier to deliver vital drugs to treat the brain. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital are investigating a way to temporarily loosen the blood-brain barrier to deliver drugs with the assistance of microbubbles
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Title&text-of-the-news: Genome of wheat ancestor sequenced ::::: Aegilops tauschii , a type of goatgrass and a wild ancestor of bread wheat. Credit: (Patrick McGuire / UC Davis) Sequencing the bread wheat genome has long been considered an almost insurmountable task, due to its enormous size and complexity. Yet it is vitally important for the global food supply, providing more than 20 percent of the calories and 23 percent of the protein consumed by humans. No
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amazon's recovery from forest losses limited by climate change ::::: Uncontacted indigenous tribe in the brazilian state of Acre. Credit: Gleilson Miranda / Governo do Acre / Wikipedia Deforested areas of the Amazon Basin have a limited ability to recover because of recent changes in climate, a study shows. Limited growth in a drier climate has restricted the amount of carbon that new trees can lock away from the atmosphere, reducing their ability to counteract th
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amazon's Running Massive Discounts on the Best Toothbrushes You Can Buy ::::: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9300 [White], $140 after $30 coupon Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9300 [Pink], $153 after $30 coupon Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9300 [Black], $153 after $30 coupon The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean attempts to fix the biggest problem with every other electric toothbrush: The person operating it . I know people are skeptical about Bluetooth-connected apps for devic
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Title&text-of-the-news: Chimp study reveals how brain's structure shaped our evolution ::::: Credit: CC0 Public Domain 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.
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Title&text-of-the-news: What counts as 'nature'? It all depends ::::: The environment we grow up with informs how we define “nature,” UW psychology professor Peter Kahn says. Encounters with truly wild places inspire people to preserve them. Credit: University of Washington Think, for a moment, about the last time you were out in nature. Were you in a city park? At a campground? On the beach? In the mountains? Now consider: What was this place like in your parents'
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Title&text-of-the-news: Disruption, demonization, deliverance, and norm destruction: The rhetorical signature of Donald J. Trump ::::: Donald Trump at a rally in Phoenix, AZ, on August 31, 2016. Credit: Gage Skidmore. "During his first 100 days as the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump launched Twitter attacks against 'Fake Tears Chuck Schumer,' members of the Republican Freedom Caucus, and a district court judge; accused his predecessor of 'wiretapping' his phone, though there was no evidence for the claim; an
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Title&text-of-the-news: Off track: How storms will veer in a warmer world ::::: Five storms traveling around the South Pole. Credit: NASA Under global climate change, the Earth's climatic zones will shift toward the poles. This is not just a future prediction; it is a trend that has already been observed in the past decades. The dry, semi-arid regions are expanding into higher latitudes, and temperate, rainy regions are migrating poleward. In a paper that that was recently p
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Title&text-of-the-news: Linking heart attack damage to the spleen and kidney, an integrated study of heart failure ::::: IMAGE: This is Ganesh Halade. view more Credit: UAB BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Heart failure after a heart attack is a global epidemic leading to chronic heart failure pathology. About 6 million people in the United States and 23 million worldwide suffer from this end-stage disease. Ganesh Halade, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says researchers not only need to look at events in
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study reveals structure and origins of glacial polish on Yosemite's rocks ::::: IMAGE: Glacial polish reflects sunlight at Pothole Dome in Yosemite National Park, California. The granitic bedrock here was polished by glacier sliding during the Last Glacial Maximum. UCSC researchers found that... view more Credit: Shalev Siman-Tov The glaciers that carved Yosemite Valley left highly polished surfaces on many of the region's rock formations. These smooth, shiny surfaces, k
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Title&text-of-the-news: Discontinuity of care puts older patients at higher risk of emergency hospitalization ::::: Older patients who experience more discontinuity of care in general practice are at higher risk of emergency hospital admissions. In a UK study of 10,000 randomly selected patients over age 65, medical records were linked with hospital episode statistics. The study used two research approaches: a prospective cohort approach to assess the general impact of continuity of care on emergency admission
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Title&text-of-the-news: Molecular pathway offers treatment targets for pulmonary fibrosis, related conditions ::::: A study led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto has identified a molecular pathway that appears to be critical to the development of fibrosis - scarring and excessive tissue deposition that result from abnormal healing responses and can compromise the function of vital organs. In their report that has received advance online publ
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Title&text-of-the-news: Too Many Zzs? 9 Hours of Sleep May Raise Heart Risk in Older Women ::::: ANAHEIM, Calif. — Getting too much sleep may increase the risk for heart disease in older women, early research suggests. In a new study, researchers analyzed information from more than 3,000 older women in the United States who wore a fitness tracker-like device called an ActiGraphic, which measures activity as well as sleep, for one week. Participants were 78 years old on average, and rep
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Title&text-of-the-news: AI Can Be Made Legally Accountable for Its Decisions ::::: Artificial intelligence is set to play a significantly greater role in society. And that raises the issue of accountability. If we rely on machines to make increasingly important decisions, we will need to have mechanisms of redress should the results turn out to be unacceptable or difficult to understand. But making AI systems explain their decisions is not entirely straightforward. One problem
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Title&text-of-the-news: 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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Title&text-of-the-news: Wine 'legs' and minibot motors ::::: Credit: American Chemical Society 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
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Title&text-of-the-news: Pulling iron out of waste printer toner ::::: Credit: American Chemical Society 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
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Title&text-of-the-news: Deadspin Nev Schulman Wants Nothing To Do With Deadspin | Jezebel We Have Gwen Stefani to Blame for ::::: Deadspin Nev Schulman Wants Nothing To Do With Deadspin | Jezebel We Have Gwen Stefani to Blame for Blake Shelton Being People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive | Earther Our First Solid Evidence For What Climate Change Did to Hurricane Harvey | Splinter Transgender Soldier’s Surgery Paid For By Pentagon Despite Trump’s Ban | The Root Did Y’all’s Dotard President Just Tweet Condolences About the Wrong
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Lust in the Heart of Rolling Stone ::::: In 1975, Led Zeppelin finally gave an interview to Rolling Stone . The band had frozen out the magazine after its critics panned Jimmy Page’s “weak, unimaginative songs” and Robert Plant’s “strained and unconvincing shouting,” but the freelancer Cameron Crowe, still a teenager, was able to break back in. Crowe’s editor, the Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, gave him some guidelines for the inter
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Title&text-of-the-news: A Visual Guide to the Search for Exoplanets ::::: A Visual Guide to the Search for Exoplanets This infographic highlights the diversity of our closest stellar neighbors and the planets they host Advertisement This week, scientists using instruments at the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla facility in Chile reported finding an Earth-sized planet orbiting Ross 128, a red dwarf star residing a mere 11 light years from our solar system. What
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Title&text-of-the-news: Heading a soccer ball might hurt women's brains more than men's ::::: Repeatedly putting your head in the path of a fast-moving projectile isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time, but it’s par for the course for soccer players. They might hurl their foreheads toward the soccer ball dozens of times during a single practice or game. But playing with your head can hurt your brain . The technique known as "heading" causes damage to the brain's white matter, and it does mo
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Title&text-of-the-news: After cooking, biofortified corn and eggs retain nutrient needed to prevent blindness ::::: Credit: American Chemical Society 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
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Title&text-of-the-news: Pluto's hydrocarbon haze keeps dwarf planet colder than expected ::::: The gas composition of a planet's atmosphere generally determines how much heat gets trapped in the atmosphere. For the dwarf planet Pluto, however, the predicted temperature based on the composition of its atmosphere was much higher than actual measurements taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft in 2015. A new study proposes a novel cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles to account for P
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Title&text-of-the-news: Pacific Island countries could lose 50 -- 80% of fish in local waters under climate change ::::: IMAGE: Pacific Island nations are highly dependent on fisheries as a food source and for employment. view more Credit: Image by Quentin Hanich. Many Pacific Island nations will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species in their waters by the end of the 21st century if climate change continues unchecked, finds a new Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program study published in Marine Policy . This a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Genome of wheat ancestor sequenced ::::: IMAGE: This is Aegilops tauschii , a type of goatgrass and a wild ancestor of bread wheat. view more Credit: (Patrick McGuire / UC Davis) Sequencing the bread wheat genome has long been considered an almost insurmountable task, due to its enormous size and complexity. Yet it is vitally important for the global food supply, providing more than 20 percent of the calories and 23 percent of the p
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Title&text-of-the-news: Wider sampling of tumor tissues may guide drug choice, improve outcomes ::::: IMAGE: cfDNA analysis using a commercial assay from Guardant Health to explore the variations within each patient. view more Credit: Guardant Health, see video at https:/ / vimeo. com/ 206624211 A new study focused on describing genetic variations within a primary tumor, differences between the primary and a metastatic branch of that tumor, and additional diversity found in tumor DN
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Title&text-of-the-news: Text message reminders increase rates of influenza vaccination ::::: Text message reminders are a low-cost effective strategy for increasing rates of influenza vaccination. A randomized controlled trial in Western Australia identified patients who were at high risk of serious influenza illness and had a mobile phone number on record in their physician's office. Among 12,354 eligible patients, half were randomly assigned to an intervention group, which received a v
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Title&text-of-the-news: New guidelines issued for diagnosis and care of LAM, a rare lung disease ::::: IMAGE: The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published additional clinical practice guidelines regarding four specific questions related to the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and management... view more Credit: ATS Nov. 15, 2017 -- The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published addition
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gut bacteria are sensitive to salt ::::: IMAGE: This is Dr Nicola Wilck at the lab bench. view more Credit: Müller lab, MDC Common salt reduces the number of certain lactic acid bacteria in the gut of mice and humans according to a study published in Nature by Berlin's Max Delbrück Center and Charité. This has an impact on immune cells which are partly responsible for autoimmune diseases and hypertension. Probiotics ameliorate the sympt
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Title&text-of-the-news: Count your blessings: Quantitative microbiome profiling ::::: A broad range of metabolic and inflammatory diseases is associated with alterations in gut microbiota composition and metabolic potential. Until now, sequencing-based gut microbiota research has been describing such dysbiotic states in terms of proportional shifts in microbiome composition. However, when it comes to the bacterial content of your bowels and how it relates to your health, not only
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gut microbes can protect against high blood pressure ::::: CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Microbes living in your gut may help protect against the effects of a high-salt diet, according to a new study from MIT. The MIT team, working with researchers in Germany, found that in both mice and humans, a high-salt diet shrinks the population of a certain type of beneficial bacteria. As a result, pro-inflammatory immune cells called Th-17 cells grow in number. These immune c
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Title&text-of-the-news: Pluto's hydrocarbon haze keeps dwarf planet colder than expected ::::: IMAGE: An artist's impression of the view of the moon Charon through Pluto's atmospheric haze layers above the mountain landscape of bedrock water ice covered partially with deposition of dark, reddish... view more Credit: X. Liu The gas composition of a planet's atmosphere generally determines how much heat gets trapped in the atmosphere. For the dwarf planet Pluto, however, the predic
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Title&text-of-the-news: Researchers chart rising inequality across millennia ::::: PULLMAN, Wash.--Researchers at Washington State University and 13 other institutions have found that the arc of prehistory bends towards economic inequality. In the largest study of its kind, the researchers saw disparities in wealth mount with the rise of agriculture, specifically the domestication of plants and large animals, and increased social organization. Their findings, published this wee
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Title&text-of-the-news: In science, some big risks are worth the rewards ::::: At the end of my previous Editor’s Note ( SN: 11/11/17, p. 2 ), I wrote about one of the great discoveries of the 1920s . By studying distant nebulae, Edwin Hubble found that our galaxy is not alone in the universe. Instead, it is one of an amazing multitude of “island universes.” When I wrote those words, I had no idea that just a couple of weeks later, I would get to visit the impressive instru
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Title&text-of-the-news: Readers inspired by SN 10 scientists’ research ::::: Wanting more For the third year in a row, Science News profiled 10 early- and mid-career i­nnovators who are transforming their fields in “ The SN 10: Scientists to watch ” ( SN: 10/14/17, p. 16 ) . The profiles left some readers inspired, intrigued and wanting to know more about these scientists’ research. “Really enjoying these portraits, thanks, SN!” online reader Maia commented on the profile
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Title&text-of-the-news: Image of the Day: Eyes from the Deep ::::: Scientists have discovered a new type of eye cell in a deep-sea fish species.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate science ::::: Image copyright Getty Images French president Emmanuel Macron says that Europe will cover any shortfall in funding for global climate body, the IPCC. The scientific organisation has faced uncertainty since President Donald Trump outlined plans earlier this year to cut US funding. The UK government also pledged to double their IPCC contribution. Speaking at UN talks in Bonn, Mr Macron said that cl
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amish gene can make them live 10 years longer and avoid diabetes ::::: Protected against ageing? By Andy Coghlan A gene variant that arose decades ago in an Amish group seems to be enough to make people live ten years longer, as well as making them less likely to develop diabetes . The gene is called SERPINE1 , and is known to make a protein that promotes ageing, known as PAI-1. But a faulty variant of this gene arose six generations ago in an Amish group, causi
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Title&text-of-the-news: A layer of haze keeps Pluto’s atmosphere extremely cold ::::: A sooty sky keeps Pluto cold NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Andy Coghlan It’s cold to start with, all that way from the sun. But at -203°C, the observed temperature of Pluto’s atmosphere is around 30 degrees colder than it should be theoretically. Now, the puzzle of why it’s colder than expected has been solved, and it comes down to the previously unappreciated shielding effects of
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Title&text-of-the-news: Spiders reset body clocks to avoid 5-hour jet-lag every day ::::: A Black Widow spider (Latrodectus mactans) with its prey Stephen Dalton/Minden Pictures/Getty By Viviane Callier Some species of spider have such short biological clocks that it’s like they are jetlagged by more than five hours every morning. Somehow, they seem to feel no ill effects. Small orb-weaver spiders are the most common kind of spiders that make a circular web. They become active dur
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Title&text-of-the-news: We’ve just found a nearby exoplanet that could be right for life ::::: A quiet star could let life flourish here ESO/M. Kornmesser By New Scientist staff and Press Association A newly discovered planet orbiting a nearby star could be the closest world to Earth that offers a comfortable home for life . The Earth-sized planet, named Ross 128b, is just 11 light years away and thought to have a relatively mild climate with temperatures ranging between an icy -60°C a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Hunt for dark matter is narrowed ::::: Scientists have disproved the existence of a specific type of axion -- an important candidate 'dark matter' particle -- across a wide range of its possible masses.
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Title&text-of-the-news: 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. 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 roughly 6.3 and 4.8 mi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Use big tobacco's Nov 26 corrective statements to reduce smoking ::::: The court-ordered publication of 'corrective statements' by major US 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 practices aimed at hooking a new generation on a lethal product, according to a new article.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Two-thirds of children with concussions not receiving medical follow-ups ::::: More than two-thirds of youth and children with an acute concussion do not seek medical follow-up or clearance as recommended by current international concussion guidelines, a study that looked at data over a 10-year period has concluded.
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Title&text-of-the-news: If sitting is the new smoking, should employers be held liable? ::::: Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time to a number of health issues, including increased high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat and cholesterol. They also warn that prolonged sitting increases the risk of cardiovascular problems and cancer. What does this mean for organizations whose employees end up sitting for at least eight hours a day? Should they be held liab
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Title&text-of-the-news: Social identity threat and religion in the US ::::: When people feel targeted because of their religious identity, they can experience a psychological threat that may undermine psychological well-being and increase prejudice toward other groups, according to a new study.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Pressure grows on FCC to kill state consumer protection laws ::::: Getty Images | Andrew Brookes reader comments 38 The broadband industry is stepping up its attack on states that dare to impose privacy or net neutrality rules on Internet service providers. Mobile industry lobby group CTIA urged the Federal Communications Commission to preempt state laws on privacy and net neutrality in a recent meeting and filing . Comcast and Verizon had already asked the FCC
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Title&text-of-the-news: Hazy skies cool down Pluto ::::: NASA/JHU-APL/SwRI The temperature of Pluto's atmosphere is only about 70 degrees Celsius above absolute zero. Pluto’s atmosphere is even more bone-chillingly cold than one might expect 5 billion kilometres from the Sun. New research suggests that’s because of the smog that envelops the dwarf planet . “Haze is responsible for all the atmospheric cooling,” says Xi Zhang, a planetary scientist at th
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Title&text-of-the-news: SSTL to build Canadian satellite constellation ::::: Image copyright DEIMOS IMAGING/AN URTHECAST COMPANY Image caption Brazilian fields: There is a growing market in imagery to assist farmers The Canadian UrtheCast company has formally placed a contract with UK firm SSTL to build its UrtheDaily Earth observation (EO) constellation. This network of spacecraft, due to launch in 2020, will image the entire global landmass (not including Antarctica) ev
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amazon launches Alexa, Echo, and Prime Music in Canada today ::::: Enlarge / The new $100 Amazon Echo. Valentina Palladino reader comments 43 It has been a while coming. Amazon launched its Alexa virtual assistant and smart device platform in Canada today. In tandem with Alexa, Amazon is now shipping three devices there—the Echo Dot, the Echo, and the Echo Plus. Amazon expects 10,000 skills to be available to Canadian users this year, "including skills from Air
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Title&text-of-the-news: Our Savior Mazda Thinks Big Screens In Cars Are Bad ::::: It has been said on this very website that big, dominating infotainment screens are terrible, ugly and a pain in the ass. They effectively block your view and the design is usually lazy: stuck on top of everything like an afterthought. Mazda is sick of this shit. During the Tokyo Motor Show a few weeks ago, Mazda unveiled the stunning Vision Coupe Concept , which blew us away with its looks. And
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Title&text-of-the-news: Decapitated Male Mantis Still Fucks ::::: GIF Credit: Deep Look/YouTube During sex, female praying mantises have a tendency to kill their partners with a decapitating cutting blow that would make a samurai proud. But as this shocking new video shows, just because a male doesn’t have a head doesn’t mean he still can’t get it on. The entirety of this gorgeous new Deep Look video about praying mantises is worth watching, but the nasty busin
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Title&text-of-the-news: Trump to let Americans import ivory and hunting trophies again ::::: An elephant head with ivory tusks and other hunting trophies in a taxidermy store in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Robert Caputo/Getty By Adam Popescu Donald Trump’s administration is reversing a ban on the imports of elephant trophies—including ivory—from two African nations. The practice was previously banned in 2014 by the Obama administration. This U-turn applies to the taxidermied heads and tusks
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Title&text-of-the-news: To think critically, you have to be both analytical and motivated ::::: reader comments 120 In a world where accusations of "fake news" are thrown around essentially at random, critical thinking would seem to be a must. But this is also a world where the Moon landings are viewed as a conspiracy and people voice serious doubts about the Earth's roundness. Critical thinking appears to be in short supply at a time we desperately need it. One of the proposed solutions to
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Title&text-of-the-news: WATCH: The Hurricane Season, As Shown By Salt, Smoke And Dust ::::: VIDEO NASA Goddard YouTube Hurricane Harvey as a ball of swirling sea salt. Hurricane Irma scooping up the sands of the Sahara. Hurricane Ophelia, bizarrely, taking smoke from Portugal and pulling it up to the coast of Ireland. A new visualization from NASA shows the hurricanes from 2017 season from a new perspective — that is, their impact on particles carried in the wind. The video pulls from s
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Title&text-of-the-news: 'Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent' ::::: Updated on November 16 at 12:54 p.m. Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles radio host and former model, says Senator Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, kissed her against her will and groped her during a 2006 USO trip to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In a post on the website of KABC , where she is a morning anchor, Tweeden writes that she was in a skit with Franken in which his character tried to kiss he
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Title&text-of-the-news: Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Reported In South Dakota ::::: A protest sign sits in the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, in Silver Creek, Neb. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Nati Harnik/AP A protest sign sits in the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, in Silver Creek, Neb. Nati Harnik/AP TransCanada, the company that owns and operates the Keystone Pipeline, says that an estimated 210,000 gallons, or 5000 barrels, of oil have sp
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Title&text-of-the-news: I don't want children -- stop telling me I'll change my mind | Christen Reighter ::::: One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn't kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she'd change her mind. In this powerful talk, she shares her story of seeking sterilization -- and makes the case that motherhood is an extension of womanhood, not the
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Title&text-of-the-news: Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later ::::: Image copyright Anand Bora/Sanctuary Nature Foundation Image caption Villagers and forest guards rescued the leopard by dropping a bed into the well and then pulling it out Around 8 am on July 19, 2012, Anand Bora received a phone call saying a leopard was trapped in a well in a nearby tribal village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Mr Bora was used to these phone calls - a teacher by
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Title&text-of-the-news: Free-fall experiment could test if gravity is a quantum force ::::: So far, our search for quantum gravity has fallen short Manuela Schewe-Behnisch/EyeEm/Getty By Anil Ananthaswamy Despite decades of effort, a theory of quantum gravity is still out of grasp. Now a group of physicists have proposed an experimental test of whether gravity is quantum or not, to settle questions about the force’s true nature. The search for quantum gravity is an effort to reconci
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Title&text-of-the-news: Choosy Eggs May Pick Sperm for Their Genes, Defying Mendel’s Law ::::: In the winner-takes-all game of fertilization, millions of sperm race toward the egg that’s waiting at the finish line. Plenty of sperm don’t even make it off the starting line, thanks to missing or deformed tails and other defects. Still others lack the energy to finish the long journey through the female reproductive tract, or they get snared in sticky fluid meant to impede all but the stronges
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Title&text-of-the-news: Tokyo Train Company Issues Apology For 20-Second Early Departure ::::: Photo: Wikipedia This will certainly blow the minds of American mass transit riders. On Tuesday, a train on the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company’s Tsukuba Express line in the Tokyo-area, left a station 20 seconds earlier than it’s supposed to, according to JapanToday.com . So Tsukuba Express management issued an apology. No, really, they were deeply sorry . On weekday mornings, the train’s
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Title&text-of-the-news: Donald Trump Is Thirsty for Respect ::::: President Trump returned from a 12-day trip to Asia Tuesday carrying little except some souvenirs and a sense of umbrage. Wednesday afternoon, he stepped to a lectern in the White House and showed the nation what he brought home with him. Trump’s speech, delivered formally, from a teleprompter, was confusing. The president had tweeted that the nation could expect a “ major statement ” upon his re
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Title&text-of-the-news: We just sent a message to try to talk to aliens on another world ::::: Waiting on a reply Danielle Futselaar/METI By Dan Falk Are you there, aliens? It’s us, Earth. Astronomers have sent a radio message to a neighbouring star system – one of the closest known to contain a potentially habitable planet – and it’s nearby enough that we could receive a reply in less than 25 years. “I think that’s an unlikely outcome, but it would be a welcome outcome,” said Douglas
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Title&text-of-the-news: Archaeologist uncovers rich history at Bradford's lost football ground ::::: I n his 40-year career as an archaeologist, Jason Wood has travelled the world, searching for Roman remains in Jordanian citadels and helping to restore royal palaces in Nepal. But his recent project was a little less exotic, digging up a patch of grass by some woods in Bradford . Ever since he was a small boy, Wood had been thinking about the site on Horton Park Avenue, across the road from the
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why the U.S. Fails at Worker Training ::::: When asked about Donald Trump’s June 2017 executive order calling for the expansion of apprenticeships, Anthony Carnevale says it’s just “good PR.” Carnevale—the research professor and director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce —believes the high costs of apprenticeships and the U.S.’s dark past with job training will stymie the effort, which aims to help people f
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Title&text-of-the-news: Donald Trump Jr.'s Messages With WikiLeaks Point to Campaign-Finance Violations ::::: Donald Trump Jr.’s private Twitter correspondence with WikiLeaks adds significant detail to the emerging picture of a political alliance between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016. It provides evidence of criminal violations of federal campaign-finance rules , which prohibit foreign spending in U.S. elections. The prohibition has a broad sweep. It disallows contributions, donations, or “anythi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS Robot Is Now a Backflipping Cyborg Supersoldier ::::: GIF 10 minutes ago, I was cautiously optimistic that one day we’d live and work side-by-side with robots in perfect harmony. Then Boston Dynamics posted a video of its ATLAS humanoid robot performing incredible jumps and backflips , and now I’m ready to go find a cave somewhere and hide. We haven’t seen much of ATLAS since Google sold Boston Dynamics to Softbank, aside from a few bloopers that ga
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Title&text-of-the-news: Long-Lost Da Vinci Painting Fetches Historic $450 Million, Obliterating Records ::::: A painting by Leonardo da Vinci that preserves the artist's own handprints sold for more than $450 million at auction tonight (Nov. 15), "obliterating the previous world record for the most expensive work of art at auction," according to Christie's Auction House. Christie's presented the painting, which depicts Jesus Christ holding up one hand in blessing while cradling a crystal orb in the
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Title&text-of-the-news: Rare genetic mutation found in Amish community could combat ageing ::::: The discovery of a rare genetic mutation that prolongs human life has raised hopes for new treatments to combat ageing and prevent age-related disorders from heart disease to dementia. Researchers spotted the mutation in an Amish population in Indiana where carriers were found to have better metabolic health, far less diabetes, and tended to live a decade longer than others in the community. Inte
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kevlar-based artificial cartilage mimics the magic of the real thing ::::: The artificial cartilage is very flexible yet resistant to tearing. Credit: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces on our bodies. Synthetic materials couldn't match it—until "Kevlartilage" was developed by researchers at the University of Michigan and Jiangnan
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amazon's Last Mile ::::: Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on the company’s own Uber-like platform. Though it’s deployed in dozens of cities and associated with one of the world’s biggest companies, government agencies and customers alike are nearly oblivious to the program’s existence. In terms of size, efficie
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Title&text-of-the-news: Metal 3-D Printing Is, Finally, Overcoming Its Limitations ::::: 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 has 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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Title&text-of-the-news: Spanking linked to increase in children's behavior problems ::::: Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavior problems at age 6 and age 8 relative to children who have never been spanked, according to new findings. The study, which uses a statistical technique to approximate random assignment, indicates that this increase in behavior problems cannot be attributed to various characteristics of the child, the parents, or t
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Title&text-of-the-news: From Cattle To Capital: How Agriculture Bred Ancient Inequality ::::: Archaeologists say early civilizations in North and Central America were more egalitarian than the societies of Eurasia — and they think it's because early Americans didn't have cattle or horses. (Image credit: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
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Title&text-of-the-news: Press print ::::: Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Swedish firm Cellink can print human ears and noses Erik Gatenholm grins widely as he presses the start button on a 3D printer, instructing it to print a life-size human nose. It sparks a frenzied 30-minute burst of energy from the printer, as its thin metal needle buzzes around a Petri dish, distributing light blue ink in a carefully pro
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Title&text-of-the-news: Everything We Know About the Truck Tesla Will Unveil Tonight ::::: More than an automaker or an energy company, Tesla is a hype machine. What other company can make a live crowd ooh and ahh over at-home battery storage , or line up hundreds of thousands of pre-orders for a sedan? But even for Elon Musk, making a big rig sexy and desirable is a stretch. However, with his usual hyperbole, that’s exactly what he’s promising to do, and while he’s at it, he's going t
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Title&text-of-the-news: 'It Was Clearly Intended to Be Funny but Wasn't' ::::: The picture the radio host Leeann Tweeden included with her story about Al Franken, U.S. Senator from Minnesota, kissing and groping her without her consent on a 2006 USO tour is straightforwardly damning. Tweeden, wearing a helmet and a flak jacket, sits sleeping on a plane during a 36-hour trip from Afghanistan to Los Angeles. Franken (at the time a radio-show host, famed for his years working
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Title&text-of-the-news: Republicans Slap an Expiration Date on Middle-Class Tax Cuts ::::: Updated on November 15 at 4:13 p.m. ET President Trump and congressional Republicans have repeatedly insisted that the top priority of their tax reform is delivering relief to the middle class. But under a significant change to the Senate’s plan announced late Tuesday night, that relief for most people will now only be temporary, and millions of middle-class families could actually see a tax incr
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Title&text-of-the-news: A Major Step Forward for the Republican Tax Bill ::::: Updated on November 16 at 2:20 p.m. ET House Republicans on Thursday approved legislation overhauling the U.S. tax code, slashing rates for corporations while more modestly cutting taxes for individuals, and scaling back a host of popular deductions and exemptions. And they did it without so much as a hint of drama. The party-line, 227-205 vote is a victory for President Trump and House Speaker P
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Title&text-of-the-news: How dad’s stress changes his sperm ::::: In the Nov. 25 SN : Charting lumpy space, Bronze Age movers and shakers, T. rex ’s slasher arms, gene editor corrects typos, the Great Pyramid hides a void, mosses chronicle Arctic warming, an itty-bitty insect-inspired robot and more.
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Title&text-of-the-news: How my dad's dementia changed my idea of death (and life) | Beth Malone ::::: With warmth and grace, Beth Malone tells the deeply personal story of her dad's struggle with frontotemporal lobe dementia, and how it changed how she thinks about death (and life). A moving talk about a daughter's love -- and of letting go and finding peace.
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Title&text-of-the-news: As Climate Negotiators Debate Nations' Pledges, Scientists Worry It's Not Enough ::::: Climate conference attendees in Bonn, Germany, see a representation of Earth's climate trends. Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images Climate conference attendees in Bonn, Germany, see a representation of Earth's climate trends. Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images Governments are wrapping up a meeting in Bonn, Germany, to figure out how to implement a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amazon Key Lets Delivery People into Your House—and It Just Got Hacked ::::: A key hardware safeguard in Amazon's recently launched while-you’re-out delivery service has been hacked. And, well—less just say you probably should have seen this coming. Amazon Key uses a smart lock and cloud-based security camera in order to allow delivery staff to drop parcels inside a home while a customer is out. The driver requests access via Amazon, but the customer can watch footage f
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Title&text-of-the-news: Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts? ::::: Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Which cities might suffer as the ice melts A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists. It looks at the Earth's spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be "redistributed" globally. "This provides, for each city, a picture of which glaciers, ice sheet
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Title&text-of-the-news: Twitter Might Be Removing Verification From a Whole Lot of Accounts Soon [Update: Far-Right Purge Begins ::::: ] Image: Gizmodo Late Wednesday, the official Twitter Support account announced big changes to the murky rules concerning which accounts get verified with a bright blue check mark on the site, and which don’t. The new guidelines come just a week after it verified Jason Kessler, the organizer behind August’s deadly neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. After facing widespread criticism for ve
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Title&text-of-the-news: Stop pretending that all Americans could ever go vegan ::::: There are five times as many lapsed vegans and vegetarians in the U.S. as there are practicing ones. Five times. Most people—84 percent, to be precise—abandon their attempt at a plant-based diet, and more than half of those lapses occur within a year or less. A third of the quitters don’t make it three months. Far be it from any of us to judge those people. Going vegetarian is tough, and going ve
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Title&text-of-the-news: Even a little activity may lower older women’s death risk ::::: Older women who engage in light physical activity, even as light as doing household chores, each day may have a lower risk of death, researchers report. “Doing something is better than nothing, even when at lower-than-guideline recommended levels of physical activity.” In the study of more than 6,000 white, African-American, and Hispanic women ages 63 to 99 in the United States, researchers found
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why do employees cheat? Too much pressure ::::: When employees feel their job depends on meeting high benchmarks, some fudge results in order to stay employed, according to a new study.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Neurobiology: Fixated on food? ::::: Contrast has an impact on the optokinetic reflex, which enables us to clearly perceive the landscape from a moving train. Researchers have now shown that visual features that modulate this ability are encoded in the retina.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Air quality atlas for Europe: Mapping the sources of fine particulate matter ::::: The European Commission published today an Air Quality Atlas for Europe. This new publication produced by the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) helps to pave the way for targeted air quality measures by mapping the origins of fine particulate matter in Europe's largest cities.
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Media-or-journal: The Atlantic ::::: Number-showing-popularity:100+
Title&text-of-the-news: 200,000 Gallons of Oil Spill From the Keystone Pipeline ::::: The Keystone pipeline was temporarily shut down on Thursday, after leaking about 210,000 gallons of oil into Marshall County, North Dakota, during an early-morning spill. TransCanada, the company which operates the pipeline, said it noticed a loss of pressure in Keystone at about 5:45 a.m. According to a company statement , workers had “completely isolated” the section and “activated emergency pr
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Atlantic Daily: Help Shape the World ::::: What We’re Following New Allegations: The radio host Leeann Tweeden has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota of kissing her against her will in 2006, and released a disturbing photo in which Franken is shown grabbing at her breasts as she sleeps on a flight. Franken initially responded to the photo by stating, “It was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t.” He joins a list of come
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Title&text-of-the-news: FDA Approves First 'Digital' Pill: How Does It Work? ::::: A new "digital pill" can tell doctors whether a patient has taken his or her medicine. The pill, which was approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 13, sends a signal to a wearable sensor when a patient has taken the medication, and that information is then sent to a doctor's office. The whole system is called Abilify MyCite, and consists of the pill, the wearable sensor and a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kevlar and water make artificial cartilage super strong ::::: Researchers have created a new kind of artificial cartilage using Kevlar, the same material in bulletproof body armor. The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces on our bodies. Synthetic materials couldn’t match it—until researchers created the new “Kevlartilage.” “We know that we consist mostly of water—all life does—and
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Title&text-of-the-news: Women-run start-ups hampered by bias among male investors, study finds ::::: Researchers examined data for nearly 18,000 start-ups and found that companies started by women have a harder time finding funding because male investors prefer companies started by men.
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Title&text-of-the-news: How the immune system identifies invading bacteria ::::: Never-before-seen images of mouse immune system proteins and bacterial bits reveal an inspection strategy that identifies pathogens.
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Media-or-journal: Big Think ::::: Number-showing-popularity:14
Title&text-of-the-news: Bragging Rights: When Beating Your Own Drum Helps (Or Hurts) ::::: Social observers are particularly attuned to braggadocio . What do you think of a person who claims to be a better driver, performer or lover than average? Is this person better described as confident or cocky; self-important or honest? Would you put your health or safety in their hands? And what about the opposite type of person, who claims to be worse than others? Would you hire this person for
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Title&text-of-the-news: People with unclogged arteries have more of this protein ::::: Researchers have found that older adults with unclogged, healthy arteries have much higher levels of a protein called CXCL5. This finding potentially reveals the genetic basis for coronary artery disease (CAD) and offers a target for therapies and drugs to fight the disease. “CXCL5 looks to be protective against CAD, and the more CXCL5 you have, the healthier your coronary arteries are,” says Jon
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Title&text-of-the-news: It's a New Golden Age for Corruption ::::: Federal prosecutors didn’t have a great day on Thursday. In Newark, New Jersey, a judge declared a mistrial in the case of Senator Bob Menendez, the Democrat who was accused of taking gifts from a donor in exchange for government favors. The jury was deadlocked, though one member said 10 of the 12 jurors were in favor of acquittal. Meanwhile, a short train ride away in Manhattan, another federal
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Title&text-of-the-news: What’s Next for Federal Corruption Cases After Bob Menendez? ::::: A New Jersey jury handed federal prosecutors a serious defeat on Thursday by deadlocking on whether to convict Democratic Senator Bob Menendez after a nine-week bribery trial, an outcome that could signal a rough road ahead for federal efforts to prove public corruption. At the heart of the case was Menendez’s relationship with Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida ophthalmologist and frequent donor
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Title&text-of-the-news: Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So the U.S. Is Experimenting. ::::: So the administration plans to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into the two other approaches, both of which are still in the experimental stage. The first involves stepped-up cyberattacks and other sabotage that would interfere with missile launches before they occur — what the Pentagon calls “left of launch.” The second is a new approach to blowing up the missiles in the “boost phase,” when
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Title&text-of-the-news: The 10 Best Deals of November 16, 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: Early Black Friday Roomba Deals iRobot Roomba 690 , $275 Our readers have bought t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Report suggests association between coffee and up to 70 percent reduced risk of liver disease ::::: 17th November 2017 - A new roundtable report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) on 'Looking after the liver: coffee, caffeine and lifestyle factors' highlights the potential role of coffee consumption in reducing the risk of liver diseases such as liver cancer and cirrhosis. Roundtable delegates including academics, media medics and representatives from national live
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Title&text-of-the-news: Microsoft and GitHub team up to take Git virtual file system to macOS, Linux ::::: reader comments 0 One of the more surprising stories of the past year was Microsoft's announcement that it was going to use the Git version control system for Windows development . Microsoft had to modify Git to handle the demands of Windows development but said that it wanted to get these modifications accepted upstream and integrated into the standard Git client. That plan appears to be going w
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Title&text-of-the-news: Google Pixel Buds review: the best wireless headphones I've ever wanted to throw in the river ::::: I’m OK with the idea of headphones jacks going away on smartphones. It’s not ideal, but it’s clearly the future and the sooner everyone embraces wireless headphones--or slides sadly into a life dependent on dongles--the smoother the transition will go. Buttons, however, still have a place on gadgets, despite manufacturers’ quests to turn everything to touch. In fact, if Google’s new Pixelbud head
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Title&text-of-the-news: Breaking Rad: The story behind “Rad Scientist” ::::: Breaking Rad: The story behind “Rad Scientist” Posted by Margot Wohl on November 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | Leave a comment A year and change ago, I decided to start making podcasts – those on demand audio files that our parents and grandparents have trouble finding. I wanted to produce audio stories that capture the amazing science happening in the San Diego area. And I wanted these stories to
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Title&text-of-the-news: Watch the Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Do a Backflip. Yes, a Backflip ::::: Atlas, the hulking humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics , now does backflips. I’ll repeat that. It’s a hulking humanoid that does backflips. Check out the video below, because it shows a hulking humanoid doing a backflip. And that’s after it leaps from platform to platform, as if such behavior were becoming of a bipedal robot. VIDEO To be clear: Humanoids aren’t supposed to be able to do this. It'
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Title&text-of-the-news: Watch an Artist Instantly Create a Mirror With Liquid Silver Nitrate ::::: GIF Gif source: Instagram / Dave Smith Although mirrors have been around for thousands of years, a German chemist named Justus von Liebig made a breakthrough that would make the modern manufacture of them possible. Add some sugar to ammoniated silver nitrate, pour it onto glass, and blammo: you’ve got yourself a mirror. It’s slightly more complicated than that, if only because silver nitrate is h
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Title&text-of-the-news: Bryozoans: Fossil fills missing evolutionary link ::::: Scientists recently announced the discovery of a missing evolutionary link -- a fossil of the first known member of the modern bryozoans to grow up into a structure.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Unlocking the secrets of Ebola ::::: Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. The results come from one of the most in-depth studies ever of blood samples from patients with Ebola. Researchers found 11 biomarkers that distinguish fatal infections from non-fatal ones and two that, when screened for early upon symptom onset, acc
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Title&text-of-the-news: Cross off that 'to do' list, study shows all daily activity can prolong life ::::: That 'to do' list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits. The study found women over age 65 who engaged in regular light physical activity had a reduction in the risk of mortality.
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Title&text-of-the-news: New and Improved Organoids Better Resemble Human Brains ::::: More-sophisticated structures lend new insight into how Zika attacks the developing brain.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Noninvasive brain imaging shows readiness of trainees to perform operations ::::: IMAGE: In this rendering, spatial maps of functional activation with respect to varying degrees of training levels during the ex-vivo transfer task. Spatial maps cover specific regions including the prefrontal cortex,... view more Credit: Image courtesy of Arun Nemani Troy, N.Y. -- While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (
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Title&text-of-the-news: NSF-supported scientists present research ::::: IMAGE: Scientists study Northern California's Eel River watershed at one of NSF's nine CZO sites. view more Credit: Lobsang Wangdu, UCNRS Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories at this link . The thin veneer of Earth's surface that stretches from the top of the forest canopy to the base of bedrock is known as the "critical zone." It's where fresh water flows,
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Title&text-of-the-news: Detailed view of immune proteins could lead to new pathogen-defense strategies ::::: Biologists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley used cryo-EM to resolve the structure of a ring of proteins used by the immune system to summon support when under attack, providing new insight into potential strategies for protection from pathogens. The researchers captured the high-resolution image of a protein ring, called an inflammasome, as it was bound to flagellin, a protein from the whiplike tai
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Title&text-of-the-news: New therapy lessens impact of mistreatment at a young age ::::: IMAGE: University of Delaware Associate Prof. Tania Roth (left) and graduate student Tiffany Doherty are finding evidence that certain drugs could address epigenetic brain dysfunction caused by early-life adversity. view more Credit: University of Delaware/ Evan Krape Everyone has challenges of one kind or another. But research shows that mistreatment at an early age can have long-lasting and
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Title&text-of-the-news: Could this protein protect people against coronary artery disease? ::::: IMAGE: Patients with no obstructed blood flow in the coronary arteries had higher levels of CXCL5 (blue) compared to patients with moderate levels (green) or lower levels (yellow) of CXCL5, who... view more Credit: Schisler lab, UNC School of Medicine CHAPEL HILL, NC - The buildup of plaque in the heart's arteries is an unfortunate part of aging. But by studying the genetic makeup of people w
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Title&text-of-the-news: A new way to store thermal energy ::::: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel -- such as wood, brush or dung -- that is collected with significant time and effort. Now, a new chemical composite developed by researchers at MIT could provide an alternative. It could be used to sto
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Title&text-of-the-news: New method analyzes corn kernel characteristics ::::: An ear of corn averages about 800 kernels. A traditional field method to estimate the number of kernels on the ear is to manually count the number of rows and multiply by the number of kernels in one length of the ear. With the help of a new imaging machine developed at the University of Illinois breeders can learn the number of kernels per ear, plus a lot more information than can be manually obs
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Title&text-of-the-news: A new test to measure the effectiveness of CF drugs ::::: CHAPEL HILL, NC - UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model of the infection- and inflammation-plagued airways of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The model, described in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , includes primary bronchial epithelial cells from CF patients as well as infectious/inflammatory factors normally found in the CF airwa
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Title&text-of-the-news: NSF makes new awards to advance Science of Learning ::::: IMAGE: The Science of Learning investigates questions across many scientific disciplines and scales, from how cellular mechanisms and brain systems affect learning to the roles played by society and culture. view more Credit: John Consoli, University of Maryland; John C. Williams, Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab, Marquette University; Diane Quinn; SciGirls, Twin Cities Publ
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Title&text-of-the-news: Supercentenarian DNA May Hold the Ultimate Secret to Longevity ::::: Better food, healthcare, working conditions, and safety protocols have allowed humans to live longer and healthier than ever before. In most developed countries today, the average lifespan is 80 years, while in 1906, a little more than 100 years ago, it was 48. Projections moving forward look so good that there’s a debate in the medical community on whether or not we can increase human longevity
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Title&text-of-the-news: This Mysterious Sound Drives Some to Insanity, Suicide ::::: The New Mexico town of Taos is artsy and picturesque, bringing in tons of tourists each year for its pueblo, arts festival, and other trappings. The town has had several celebrity residents including Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence, Julia Roberts, and Dennis Hopper. But there is a dark phenomenon underlying this eclectic desert oasis, a mysterious sound that only a handful can hear, and a small few
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Title&text-of-the-news: Paying for Poison: The FDA Needs More Authority to Ban Toxic Cosmetics and Supplements ::::: Clinical trials for new pharmaceuticals are extensive. Research and discovery leads to pre-clinical tests, which then goes through three trial phases, requiring thousands of participants. Once submitted the FDA review process is the next hurdle. Of the thousands of drugs that begin the research phase, only 12 percent even reach Phase 1. The entire process takes an average of ten years at a cost
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Title&text-of-the-news: The FCC Votes to Abandon Rural and Low-Income Americans ::::: Photo: Getty On Thursday, the current FCC commission continued its campaign to loosen protections for consumers while doing the bidding of major corporations. The five-person commission voted on numerous items today, and there’s not a whole lot of good news. Anyone watching the mind-numbing arguments for each item on the FCC commissions agenda today could easily walk away thinking that all of the
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Title&text-of-the-news: Unlocking the secrets of Ebola ::::: Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. The results come from scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and their colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the University of Tokyo and the University of
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Title&text-of-the-news: Cross off that 'to do' list, study shows all daily activity can prolong life ::::: IMAGE: A recent study at UC San Diego School of Medicine reports that light physical lowers mortality risks for women age 65 and older. view more Credit: JAGS That "to do" list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geri
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Title&text-of-the-news: Neuroscience research provides evidence the brain is strobing not constant ::::: It's not just our eyes that play tricks on us, but our ears. That's the finding of a landmark Australian-Italian collaboration that provides new evidence that oscillations, or 'strobes', are a general feature of human perception.While our conscious experience appears to be continuous, the University of Sydney and Italian universities study suggests that perception and attention are intrinsically r
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Title&text-of-the-news: New Study Finds 'Nationwide Failure' of Body Camera Policies to Protect Civil Rights ::::: Photo: AP Body cameras have been seen as an elegant solution to the complex problem of police brutality, but a new survey of 75 police departments across the US found that the policies governing them have, as a whole, failed to foster transparency, protect privacy, or defend civil rights. “ Police Body Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard ,” a yearly report released by Upturn and the Leadership Confe
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Title&text-of-the-news: On the origins of star stuff: Shedding new light on origin of anti-matter ::::: Astronomers have used a high-altitude observatory in Mexico to better understand where gamma rays come from. More than 300 massive water tanks sit waiting at the site for cascades of particles initiated by high-energy packets of light called gamma rays -- many of which have more than a million times the energy of a dental X-ray. When these gamma rays smash into the upper atmosphere, they blast apa
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Title&text-of-the-news: Passenger pigeon genome shows effects of natural selection in a huge population ::::: The passenger pigeon is famous for the enormity of its historical population and for its rapid extinction in the face of mass slaughter by humans. Yet it remains a mystery why the species wasn't able to survive in a few small populations. One theory, consistent with the findings of a new study, suggests that passenger pigeons were well adapted to living in huge flocks, but poorly adapted to living
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Title&text-of-the-news: Video: An Interspecies Flying Lesson ::::: Would you be curious and excited if, out on a walk near your home, you came face-to-face with a young owl, not yet a confident flyer? Mountain gorilla Rafiki, at age 11, certainly was — as we see in this short video clip that surfaced online earlier this year on YouTube's Wild Things channel. It's from a documentary shot in the 1990s in the Virunga Mountains of Central Africa's Democratic Republi
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Title&text-of-the-news: New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone ::::: Enlarge / All you really have to do is set your DNS to 9.9.9.9. reader comments 41 The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)—an organization founded by law enforcement and research organizations to help reduce cyber-crime—has partnered with IBM and Packet Clearing House to launch a free public Domain Name Service system. That system is intended to block domains associated with botnets, phishing attacks, an
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Title&text-of-the-news: 'Living Fossils' of Earth’s Oldest Life-Forms Found in Tasmania ::::: These distinctive wavy globs are a modern-day version of Earth's oldest known life. Stromatolites, microbial mats that thrive on sunlight, have been discovered in Tasmania for the first time. Stromatolites first evolved around 3.5 billion years ago, and they're rare today. Most live in highly salty marine environments, which makes the Tasmania specimens even more special. They live in freshwater.
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: A Taxing Day ::::: Today in 5 Lines The House voted to approve the Republican tax bill. Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, accused Minnesota Senator Al Franken of forcibly kissing and groping her in 2006. In response, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, along with a number of Democrats, called for a review of the allegations by the Senate Ethics Committee. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said the party will
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Title&text-of-the-news: Automation May Take Your Job Away, But It Might Just Create a New One for You, Too ::::: A hardware safeguard in Amazon’s recently launched while-you’re-out delivery service turns out to have a big hole. And, well—let’s just say you probably should have seen this coming. Amazon Key uses a smart lock and cloud-based security camera in order to allow delivery staff to drop parcels inside a home while a customer is out. The driver requests access via Amazon, but the customer can watch
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Title&text-of-the-news: Multiplayer Video Games: Link Between Skill and Intelligence Discovered - "In a new study, researchers note a correlation between skill in action strategy games, like DOTA2, and high IQ. The correlation is similar to that seen between intelligence and ability in more traditional games like chess." ::::: submitted by /u/Lightfiend [link] [comments]
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Title&text-of-the-news: What Mark Learned ::::: Image: AP As personal goal that many interpreted as a trial balloon for a presidential campaign, Mark Zuckerberg has spent the last year traveling to all 50 states. He’s done now, and he’s posting about it. The Facebook founder sure learned a lot from his covertly-arranged jaunt into the lives of others. A ( heavily-edited ) transcript of Zuckerberg’s post-mortem with University of Kansas provost
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Title&text-of-the-news: New tool predicts risk of heart attack in older surgery patients ::::: IMAGE: Dr. Rami Alrezk and colleagues developed a new tool that can help better predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. view more Credit: Dr. Rami Alrezk FINDINGS A tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools. By
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Title&text-of-the-news: Fossil that fills missing evolutionary link named after UChicago professors ::::: IMAGE: University of Chicago Profs. Susan Kidwell and David Jablonski with the Jablonskipora kidwellae fossil, a tiny marine creature named after them. view more Credit: Jean Lachat/University of Chicago Lurking in oceans, rivers and lakes around the world are tiny, ancient animals known to few people. Bryozoans, tiny marine creatures that live in colonies, are "living fossils"--their
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Title&text-of-the-news: Hot and bothered ::::: To date, most empirical evidence on climate change impacts have focused on the agricultural sector. Little is known about the effects on, say, manufacturing in, say, China, which is in many ways "the factory of the world." In a new paper published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management , UC Santa Barbara researchers shows that climate change will dramatically lower output for th
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Barnum Effect - Why People Believe In Astrology And Psychics ::::: A community for those who are interested in the mind, brain, language and artificial intelligence. Want to know more? Take a look at our reading list here. If you have any suggestions for further inclusions, post them here .
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Title&text-of-the-news: Feathers Help This Bird Sound the Alarm ::::: Feathers are not just for flight . They keep birds warm, become part of their nests, and help them attract mates . And for one Australian bird, feathers even help produce an important sound—an alarm. “People had long noticed that these birds produced these loud whistles.” Trevor Murray, a postdoctoral researcher at the Australian National University. “My supervisor Rob Magrath in coll
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study says homeowners shouldn't count on property appreciation creating wealth ::::: IMAGE: Ken Johnson, Ph.D., co-author, real estate economist at FAU's College of Business and co-developer of the Beracha, Hardin and Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index. view more Credit: Florida Atlantic University The American Dream of homeownership as the path to creating wealth may be due for a revision. A new study by faculty at Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and th
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Title&text-of-the-news: Tezos, a cryptocurrency that raised $232 million in July, is in crisis ::::: reader comments 29 Tezos, a blockchain technology project that made headlines in July by raising $232 million, has been hit with its second class-action lawsuit in less than a month. It's the latest blow for the project's founders, husband-and-wife team Arthur and Kathleen Breitman. The Breitmans promised to build a blockchain with a revolutionary new governance model that would avoid the kind of
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Title&text-of-the-news: This Gene-Editing Tech Might Be Too Dangerous To Unleash ::::: To get to work in the morning, Omar Akbari has to pass through a minimum of six sealed doors, including an air-locked vestibule. The UC Riverside entomologist studies the world’s deadliest creature: the Aedes aegypti mosquito, whose bite transmits diseases that kill millions each year. But that’s not the reason for all the extra security. Akbari isn’t just studying mosquitoes—he’s re-engineering
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Title&text-of-the-news: I Give Up, I Like Nibiru Doomsday Stories Now ::::: Image: Screenshots/Ryan F. Mandelbaum A planet whole solar system is going to destroy the Earth during September October , uh, any time now, if the usual doomsday conspiracy people are to be believed. And if you’re hoping to survive this calamity, you should probably know what’s going on. A few months ago, I wrote that you should stop wasting my time with this Planet X/Nibiru doomsday conspiracy
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kræftplan har for lidt fokus på forebyggelse ::::: Der slås mange gode takter an i den nye Kræftplan 4, men Sundhedsstyrelsens direktør, Søren Brostrøm, havde gerne set, at der i planen var afsat flere ressourcer til forebyggelse, lød det på Dagens Medicins årlige kræftkonference i sidste uge.
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Title&text-of-the-news: What countries' constitutions reveal about how societies evolve ::::: Bettmann/Getty The right to form unions usually came before child labour protections in a country's constitution. Timing can be everything when it comes to successfully expanding constitutional rights. Now, a study 1 looking at how constitutions around the world have evolved has revealed patterns that could help people predict the best moment to introduce such changes. Amendments are generally in
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Title&text-of-the-news: Lava or not, exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely to have atmosphere ::::: The super-Earth exoplanet 55 Cancri e, depicted with its star in this artist's concept, likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth's but with ingredients that could be similar to those of Earth's atmosphere. Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the p
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Title&text-of-the-news: New Deadpool 2 trailer is delightfully insane and contains zero spoilers ::::: It's a trailer! No, it's an avant-garde satire! No, it's an extended joke about masturbation! Wait, what? At last, Deadpool has given us the answer to the age-old question of how you tell fans everything about a new movie without actually telling them anything that happens in the movie. That's right—this is a completely spoiler-free trailer for Deadpool 2 , in which all you'll do is watch Deadpoo
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Title&text-of-the-news: Trump Administration Lifts Ban on Imports of Elephant Hunting Trophies ::::: (Reuters) - Conservation groups on Thursday decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies. The move triggered protests from conservation groups and a frenzy on social media from opponents who posted pictures of Trump sons Donald Jr. and Eric, who are avi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Verizon online unit cutting 'less than 4%' of workforce ::::: Verizon's online unit Oath—which includes the AOL and recently acquired Yahoo brands—is cutting several hundred jobs as part of a reorganization, a source familiar with the move said Thursday. The reductions represent "less than four percent" of the Oath global workforce of an estimated 12,000, according to the source. The move represents a second round of cuts at Oath since the $4.5 billion ac
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Title&text-of-the-news: Tesla to enter trucking business with new electric semi ::::: After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs—and, more recently, solar panels—Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company will unveil its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Black Friday Deals: Best Gifts for Science Geeks ::::: The holidays are approaching and stores are already breaking out the festive decorations. Even Amazon is gearing up for the shopping season. Here's a look at some of Live Science's favorite Amazon Black Friday deals for that science geek in your life, from a curious child to a spouse who can't get enough of the Discovery Channel. Check back for updates as Amazon releases more deals and our staf
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Best Philips Wake-Up Light Is On Sale, and Ready to Transform Your Mornings ::::: Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light , $99 after $20 coupon Phillips’ insanely popular Wake-Up Light is here to change your life. This is the best model in the lineup, and includes an FM radio and five different natural sounds to wake up to. Grab it right now on Amazon for $99 after clipping the $20 coupon, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen. Unlike an unsympathetic traditional alarm clock, the Phili
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Title&text-of-the-news: Udvikling af nye antibiotika er dyrt og kompliceret ::::: Forestil dig, at du får lungebetændelse, men at pencillinen ikke virker. Antibiotika er et vigtigt våben mod sygdomme, men stadig flere bakterier bliver resistente over for de typer antibiotika, vi har i dag. De multiresistente bakterier dræber hvert år 700.000 mennesker på verdensplan - og hvis ikke udviklingen ændres, vil 10 millioner mennesker årligt kunne dø af infektioner som følge af de sej
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Title&text-of-the-news: Sorry, poor people: The FCC is coming after your broadband plans ::::: Enlarge / This never goes fast enough. reader comments 51 Poor people may soon find it more difficult to purchase subsidized broadband plans, and many of them could even be forced to find new carriers. That's thanks to changes pushed through today by the Federal Communications Commission's Republican majority. The FCC voted 3-2 to scale back the federal Lifeline program that lets poor people use
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Title&text-of-the-news: A More Conciliatory Tone on Climate from the U.S. at Global Talks ::::: But because the Trump administration cannot officially exit the Paris climate agreement until 2020, it also sent a small State Department team to negotiate details of international climate policy, like greater transparency for emissions reporting from China and India. Environmentalists here said they found Ms. Garber’s message confusing, and a sign of the awkward tightrope that America’s diplomat
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Title&text-of-the-news: A fatal disease is spreading among U.S. deer, but there may be a new way to detect it ::::: Human beings are generally okay with buck heads. We hang them on our walls, set bouquets on them and stick them in bowties . But when it comes to testing these cervids for signs of fatal disease, some people would rather avoid decapitation entirely. So Claudio Soto , a neurology researcher at McGovern Medical School, created a blood test for chronic wasting disease (CWD), an untreatable deer ailm
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Title&text-of-the-news: A New Algorithm Can Spot Pneumonia Better Than a Radiologist ::::: A hardware safeguard in Amazon’s recently launched while-you’re-out delivery service turns out to have a big hole. And, well—let’s just say you probably should have seen this coming. Amazon Key uses a smart lock and cloud-based security camera in order to allow delivery staff to drop parcels inside a home while a customer is out. The driver requests access via Amazon, but the customer can watch
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Title&text-of-the-news: A New Gene-Editing Therapy Would Benefit Kids Most—Here’s Why They Won’t Get It Yet ::::: A patient in the U.S. has become the first person to receive an injection of an experimental therapy meant to edit a genetic error in his DNA . The use of gene editing to correct cells in the body represents a medical milestone, but the case also points to a troubling medical dilemma. The patient, Brian Madeux, 44, of Arizona, is part of a clinical trial testing a gene-editing approach for Hunter
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Title&text-of-the-news: Dealmaster: Get a 15-inch Dell laptop with a 512GB SSD for $580 ::::: Staff — Dealmaster: Get a 15-inch Dell laptop with a 512GB SSD for $580 Plus deals on Bose noise-cancelling headphones, Roombas, and more laptops. Ars Staff - Nov 16, 2017 8:32 pm UTC reader comments 0 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains , we have another round of deals to share. We're in a bit of a "calm before the storm" mode with Black Friday a week away, but today's li
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Title&text-of-the-news: Huawei's Mate 10 Pro Is a Valiant Attempt to Slay the iPhone With AI Smarts ::::: All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo A few months ago, Huawei passed Apple to become the second largest smartphone maker in the world, (Samsung’s number one). Yet you don’t see Huawei ads on TV in the United States, and its phones are seldom sold in any of the big carrier stores. Even when they are, they are often hidden behind a bigger brands like on the Nexus 6P. Shit, most Americans can’t even s
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Title&text-of-the-news: Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: sweet overkill for your stick figure drawings ::::: I wrote the first draft of this Microsoft Surface Book 2 review with the Surface Pen in a program called OneNote. The vast majority of it is unreadable, mostly thanks to my terrible handwriting, which resembles the panicked scrawl of a fifth grader trying to finish homework he forgot to do before the teacher comes around to check it. What is it? Parsing the Microsoft hardware landscape can be tri
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Title&text-of-the-news: Black Friday Deals: Amazon's Best Science Toys for Kids ::::: If you have a little paleontologist, a star-gazer or a budding chemist, one of these science-inspired toys may be right for your child. Here's a look at some of the best Amazon Black Friday deals. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit: Baking soda volcano? Check. Magic, color-changing material? Check. Safe, kid-friendly materials? Check. This kit contains 11 classic experime
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Title&text-of-the-news: Revenge Porn Is Finally Criminalized In New York City ::::: “Council Member Lancman holds press conference to call for criminalizing revenge porn.” (Image: Rory Lancman / Flickr) On Thursday, New York City voted to criminalize revenge porn. That means the nonconsensual dissemination of intimate photos and videos online is now a misdemeanor offense in the city and is punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail. The legislation was introduced las
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Title&text-of-the-news: Arecibo telescope wins reprieve from US government ::::: Xavier Garcia/Bloomberg/Getty The massive dish of the Arecibo radio telescope measures 305 metres across. Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the people who operate one of the world’s pre-eminent radio telescopes — at the Arecibo Observatory, on the northwestern part of the island — are still without reliable water, electricity, and phone service at their homes. But th
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Title&text-of-the-news: Senator urges ad blocking by feds as possible remedy to malvertising scourge ::::: Enlarge / It's a federal style. reader comments 0 A US Senator trying to eradicate the Internet scourge known as malvertising is proposing that all federal agencies block ads delivered to worker computers unless advertisers can ensure their networks are free of content that contains malicious code. In a letter sent today , Oregon Senator Ron Wyden asked White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob J
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Title&text-of-the-news: Applying traffic rule exemptions helps emergency vehicles reach patients faster ::::: Rapid response (emergency) vehicles can halve the average time it takes to reach a critically injured patient if they apply traffic rule exemptions, which allow them to exceed speed limits, bypass road signs, and pass through red lights, reveals research.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Health, social care spending cuts linked to 120,000 excess deaths in England ::::: The squeeze on public finances since 2010 is linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England, with the over-60s and care home residents bearing the brunt, reveals a first study of its kind.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Replace or wait? Study says swap all incandescent bulbs now, but hold on to CFLs ::::: LED light bulbs are getting cheaper and more energy efficient every year. So, does it make sense to replace less-efficient bulbs with the latest light-emitting diodes now, or should you wait for future improvements and even lower costs?
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Title&text-of-the-news: Weak links in US power grid vulnerable in event of catastrophe ::::: By Aylin Woodward In July 2012 India experienced the largest power outage in history. More than 620 million people were left without electricity after a transmission line in the northern part of the country failed, buckling under too much electrical load. Nearby power lines that took up the slack also failed, and lights across 22 Indian states went out. All power grids are at risk of this rar
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gene drives can beat pests, but we can’t afford any mistakes ::::: Possums are protected in Australia but reviled in New Zealand Thorsten Milse /Robert Harding/Getty Pest control can sometimes get out of hand. In 1995, Australia was testing the deadly calicivirus for controlling rabbits on an island. Somehow the virus escaped and spread across the entire country. New Zealand, which also has a serious rabbit problem, decided not to introduce the virus. But a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Dark matter may be the source of antimatter streaming past Earth ::::: The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-ray Observatory in Mexico Jordan A. Goodman By Shannon Hall A baffling number of antimatter particles stream past Earth, but where they come from has been a mystery for almost a decade. Now a team has killed one of the leading hypotheses, increasing the likelihood of an explanation that relies on dark matter, the as-yet-unseen substance that makes up 27
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why we should celebrate Scotland’s minimum alcohol price plan ::::: Strong ciders in Scotland are about to shoot up in price Jane Barlow/PA Images Scotland will become the first country in the world to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol after its government won a long legal battle yesterday. The aim is to reduce deaths and disease associated with heavy drinking and the huge pressure this puts on public services. The policy, likely to take effect early nex
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Title&text-of-the-news: What’s the best way to scare an elephant? Use an AI scarecrow ::::: He’s on your farm, eating your crops Michael Nichols/National Geographic/Getty By David Hambling When you think of agricultural pests, elephants are probably near the bottom of the list. But they do an enormous amount of damage to nut and banana plantations precisely because they are too big, tough and smart to scare off once they start eating. Now, Australian researchers have developed an AI
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Title&text-of-the-news: Algae material makes pollution-fighting particle less toxic ::::: A nanoparticle that can help clean water of cadmium becomes toxic once taking in the metal. But research finds that organic matter, in this case from algae, reduces that toxicity. Nanotechnology plays an important role in removing toxic chemicals found in the soil. Currently more than 70 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund sites are using or testing nanoparticles to remove or degrade
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Title&text-of-the-news: Current CRISPR gene drives are too strong for outdoor use, studies warn ::::: Gene-editing tools heralded as hope for fighting invader rats, malarial mosquitoes and other scourges may be too powerful to use in their current form, two new papers warn. Standard forms of CRISPR gene drives, as the tools are called, can make tweaked DNA race through a population so easily that a small number of stray animals or plants could spread it to new territory, predicts a computer simul
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Title&text-of-the-news: What If a 9.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hit Seattle? ::::: In preparation for the BIG ONE — the mighty 9.0-magnitude earthquake that's expected to lay waste to the Pacific Northwest — geophysicists have created 50 virtual simulations to see how such a quake could rattle the region. The simulations don't paint a pretty picture for Seattle or the coastal areas of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Northern California, but the locations of some
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why This Viral Painting-Restoration Video Gives Experts the Chills ::::: A viral video showing hundreds of years of varnish being wiped off a centuries-old painting has horrified experts in the field. The short video was posted on Twitter by the art dealer Philip Mould, who hosts the BBC TV show "Fake or Fortune?" and was involved in the cleaning process, according to statements he's made to other news organizations. The clip shows someone glopping a gel-like su
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Title&text-of-the-news: Democrats Embrace Ethics Committee Inquiry for Senator Franken ::::: Let the Ethics Committee decide. That’s the message Senate Democrats sent Thursday in response to a report that one of their own, Minnesota lawmaker Al Franken, forcibly kissed and groped a woman in 2006. On Thursday morning, KABC news anchor Leeann Tweeden wrote in a post on her Los Angeles radio station’s website that Franken kissed her against her will while rehearsing a skit during a 2006 USO
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Title&text-of-the-news: North Korea Is Only a Threat if the U.S. Keeps Provoking Kim Jong-un ::::: North Korea has a long history of making bellicose threats that defy global norms. So does that mean the country's leaders are irrational, and will act irrationally? In 1994, the North Korea threatened to turn neighboring Seoul into a “sea of fire.” When President George W. Bush deemed the Hermit Kingdom part of the “axis of evil” in 2002, Pyongyang claimed it would “mercilessly wipe out the
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Title&text-of-the-news: Charlie Rose on the Cerebrum Podcast ::::: Interviewing one of the legendary interviewers in broadcasting history can be a nerve-wracking, intimidating experience. A few minutes into the conversation with Charlie Rose, however, I felt like I was conversing with an old friend. Dana Foundation Chairman and President Edward Rover (left) and Nobel laureate and Vice Chairman of DABI Eric Kandel (center) present the Dana Public Outreach Award t
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Open-Source Driving Simulator That Trains Autonomous Vehicles ::::: Self-driving cars are set to revolutionise transport systems the world over. If the hype is to be believed, entirely autonomous vehicles are about to hit the open road. The truth is more complex. The most advanced self-driving technologies work only in an extremely limited set of environments and weather conditions. And while most new cars will have some form of driver assistance in the coming ye
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Title&text-of-the-news: Counting the carbon cost of forest destruction ::::: The world's forests shrank by 3 % between 1990 and 2015. Credit: Pixabay/ Free-Photos The world is losing its trees, but at what cost? Better estimates of deforestation and degradation could shed light on the amount of CO2 emitted, refine climate models and help developing countries better manage their forests. Forests cover about 30% of the world, according to World Bank estimates , and they act
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Title&text-of-the-news: Art project lights up iconic 85-year-old Dutch dyke ::::: Dutch artists unveiled a design and light show Thursday to highlight one of the country's landmark engineering projects, built more than 80 years ago as part of The Netherlands' famed sea defences. As daylight faded, the art project to celebrate the Afsluitdijk—a bridge which runs 32 kilometres (20 miles) across a gulf in the northern Netherlands—was lit up by the lights of passing cars driving a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Defining the danger zone: New mapping software makes live-fire training safer ::::: Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeff Wright uses the Office of Naval Research TechSolutions-sponsored KILSWITCH Surface Danger Zone tool to plan live-fire training for next year's Cobra Gold military exercise at Ban Chan Khrem Royal Thai Naval Base in Thailand. Credit: Office of Naval Research/Released To better protect warfighters during live-fire training, the Office of Naval Research's (O
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Title&text-of-the-news: NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth ::::: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these images of an X-class flare on Feb. 15, 2011. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO When our Sun erupts with giant explosions—such as bursts of radiation called solar flares—we know they can affect space throughout the solar system as well as near Earth. But monitoring their effects requires having observatories in many places with many per
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Title&text-of-the-news: AI Experts Say ICE's Predictive 'Extreme Vetting' Plan Is 'Tailor-Made for Discrimination' ::::: Photo: AP An alliance of more than 50 civil liberties groups and more than 50 individual AI experts sent dual letters to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday, calling for the end of a plan to screen immigrants with predictive “extreme vetting” software. In a separate petition also launched today, several groups specifically urged IBM not to help build the extreme vetting tool. Th
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Title&text-of-the-news: Surface Book 2 review: Monster performance, but lightning hasn’t struck twice ::::: Enlarge / The 15-inch Surface Book 2. Peter Bright reader comments 88 Introduced a little over two years ago, Microsoft's Surface Book was the hybrid laptop that I had long hoped the company would build . Like the Surface Pro, it worked as a true standalone tablet, but it had the all-important stiff hinge, making it suitable for use on your lap in a way that the Surface Pro's kickstand and Type C
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Title&text-of-the-news: Stress can lead to risky decisions ::::: Making decisions that require weighing pros and cons of two choices is dramatically affected by chronic stress, neuroscientists have discovered. In a study of rats and mice, they found stressed animals were far likelier to choose high-risk, high-payoff options. They also found that impairments of a specific brain circuit underlie this abnormal decision making.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Kill switches for engineered microbes gone rogue ::::: Stable autonomous kill switches ensure biocontainment of living microbes designed as devices for medicine or the environment. New research outlines two new types of kill switches that address these challenges. The new kill switches are self-sufficient and highly stable in bacterial populations that evolve, and they last over many generations. They can ensure that only bacteria with intact syntheti
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Title&text-of-the-news: Some sugars are good for you, engineers discover ::::: A new use for sugar has been uncovered, which can aid healing and encourage blood vessel formation, say scientists. This would help tackle the increasing number of non-healing skin wounds associated with age, poor blood supply and diabetes. The breakthrough research could save money for health service providers in the UK and overseas, say the authors.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Lower cost, higher quality primary care practices are distinguished by six attributes ::::: Six attributes of primary care delivery are associated with high value, according to a new study: decision support for evidence-based medicine, risk-stratified care management, careful selection of specialists, coordination of care, standing orders and protocols, and balanced physician compensation.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Heavy drinking, smoking linked to visible signs of aging ::::: Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical aging, and looking older than one's years, suggests research.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after stroke ::::: Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why Did The Passenger Pigeon Go Extinct? The Answer Might Lie In Their Toes ::::: Martha (right), the last known passenger pigeon, died in 1914. Her preserved body is now on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP Martha (right), the last known passenger pigeon, died in 1914. Her preserved body is now on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washin
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Title&text-of-the-news: Math at the Met ::::: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City—known worldwide and hereinafter as "the Met"—is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the ten largest in the world. Founded in 1870, it holds two million works of art, from antiquity to today, from all around the world. We propose here a guided tour of the Met's hidden math. The Met's collections include works of art with surpr
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Title&text-of-the-news: A new way to reduce surgery complications stemming from high blood sugar ::::: PHILADELPHIA (Nov.16, 2017) - Researchers identified a new way to lower the risk of complications after joint surgery, using a simple blood test. Patients with diabetes are more likely to need joint replacement surgery but also have a greater risk of serious complications after surgery, including heart attack, stroke, and wound infections, because of their underlying diabetes. Current guidelines
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Title&text-of-the-news: Defining the danger zone: New mapping software makes live-fire training safer ::::: IMAGE: Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeff Wright uses the Office of Naval Research TechSolutions-sponsored KILSWITCH Surface Danger Zone tool to plan live-fire training for next year's Cobra Gold military... view more Credit: (Photo: Office of Naval Research/Released) ARLINGTON, Va.--To better protect warfighters during live-fire training, the Office of Naval Research's (ONR) TechSolut
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Title&text-of-the-news: Redefining obesity in postmenopausal women ::::: CLEVELAND, Ohio (November 15, 2017)--There is no doubt the prevalence of obesity has increased significantly across all age groups, creating greater health risks. What exactly constitutes obesity, however, is subject to debate, especially for postmenopausal women who have a different body composition than younger women. A study published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North Americ
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Title&text-of-the-news: Research reveals biological mechanism of a leading cause of childhood blindness ::::: IMAGE: Konark Mukherjee led a research team that has unveiled the pathology underlying optic nerve hypoplasia, a leading cause of childhood blindness. view more Credit: David Hungate, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have revealed the pathology of cells and structures stricken by optic nerve hypoplasia, a leading cau
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Title&text-of-the-news: One health researchers identify hot spots of tick-borne diseases in Mongolia ::::: IMAGE: Dr. von Fricken is pictured on-site in Mongolia. view more Credit: Duke One Health Team Given the critical role livestock play in Mongolia, transmission of tick-borne diseases can have very real health and economic implications for livestock and the herders that tend to them. Dr. Michael von Fricken explored this association using a multidisciplinary One Health research approach, w
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Title&text-of-the-news: NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth ::::: When our Sun erupts with giant explosions -- such as bursts of radiation called solar flares -- we know they can affect space throughout the solar system as well as near Earth. But monitoring their effects requires having observatories in many places with many perspectives, much the way weather sensors all over Earth can help us monitor what's happening with a terrestrial storm. By using multiple
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Title&text-of-the-news: Australia and the Global Spread of Same-Sex Marriage ::::: This year’s vote in Australia in favor of same-sex marriage will ultimately make the country the 26th in the world to legalize such unions. The worldwide trend began nearly two decades ago when the Netherlands voted in 2000 in favor of letting same-sex couples marry; most recently, Germany became the latest country to pass same-sex marriage legislation this summer. While the legalization of same-
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Title&text-of-the-news: Preventing Concussions: Helmets, Mouthguards and Military Spending ::::: Preventing Concussions: Helmets, Mouthguards and Military Spending How new and improved sports protection equipment could help in concussion prevention. Preventing Concussions: Helmets, Mouthguards and Military Spending Video of Preventing Concussions: Helmets, Mouthguards and Military Spending Sports Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 14:30 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside Science) -- Benjamin Fr
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Title&text-of-the-news: Trilobites: A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird’s Extinction ::::: But passenger pigeons were so plentiful and so mobile that beneficial genetic mutations spread and detrimental ones disappeared very quickly throughout their population. This caused a loss in overall genetic diversity, which meant less raw material for adapting to human-induced change. It’s “totally the opposite of what you would expect,” Dr. Fritz said. In the new study, a team of evolutionary b
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Title&text-of-the-news: Next generation astronomical survey to map the entire sky ::::: This artist’s impression shows a cutaway view of the parts of the Universe that SDSS-V will study. SDSS-V will study millions of stars to create a map of the entire Milky Way. Farther out, the survey will get the most detailed view yet of the largest nearby galaxies like Andromeda in the Northern Hemisphere and the Large Magellanic Cloud in the Southern hemisphere. Even farther out, the survey wi
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Title&text-of-the-news: Images of strange solar system visitor peel away some of the mystery ::::: Images of an interloper from beyond the solar system — an asteroid or a comet — were captured on Oct. 27 by the 3.5-meter WIYN Telescope on Kitt Peak, Ariz. Credit: WIYN OBSERVATORY/RALF KOTULLA A strange visitor, either asteroid or comet, zipping through our solar system at a high rate of speed is giving astronomers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to examine up close an object from somewhere
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Title&text-of-the-news: Bacterium in a beetle makes it a leaf-eater ::::: A leaf-eating beetle has evolved a symbiotic relationship that allows the insect to break down pectin. The findings on the novel function of the bacterium, which has a surprisingly tiny genome -- much smaller than previous reports on the minimum size required for an organism not subsisting within a host cell.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Ancient enzyme could boost power of liquid biopsies to detect and profile cancers ::::: Researchers are developing a new tool for liquid biopsy that can detect RNA biomarkers from cancer cells in a patient's blood much more accurately and completely than other existing methods. This could soon provide doctors with a more complete picture of an individual's disease, improving their chances of finding the best treatment, while also sparing patients the pain, inconvenience and long wait
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Title&text-of-the-news: How the songbird changes its tune ::::: Researchers have shown how the Bengalese finch, a domesticated songbird, can learn to tweak its song in specific ways depending on context, which could shed light on how the human brain learns to apply different rules depending on the situation, and have implications for understanding human language and movement disorders.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Screening programs unlikely to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in competitive athletes ::::: Screening programs for cardiac conditions are not an effective way to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in competitive sport, and may prevent healthy athletes from participating, a new study suggests.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows ::::: A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of the snowiest places in the Eastern US and experiences some of the most intense snowstorms in the world. This largely rural region, just east of Lake Ontario, gets an average of 20 feet of snow a year, and a new report explains why.
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Title&text-of-the-news: First transcatheter implant for diastolic heart failure successful ::::: A new device, proven safe and effective, has been developed to treat diastolic heart failure.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Discontinuity of care puts older patients at higher risk of emergency hospitalization ::::: Discontinuity of care puts older patients at higher risk of emergency hospitalization.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amazon Key flaw makes entering your home undetected a possibility ::::: reader comments 0 Security research firm Rhino Security Labs found a vulnerability in the Amazon Key in-home delivery service's security procedures that could allow either the courier or even a savvy and malicious bystander to enter your home undetected after the delivery is completed. Amazon has promised to change how Key works in order to make it easier for you to tell when something unusual is
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Title&text-of-the-news: Women-run start-ups hampered by bias among male investors: study ::::: A new study is highlighting one possible reason women aren't making more headway in Silicon Valley: men prefer to invest in companies run by other men. With men making up 90 percent of venture capitalists, that preference is a bottleneck that keeps women out of the ranks of tech entrepreneurs. The study's authors, Michael Ewens of Caltech and Richard Townsend of UC San Diego, analyzed nearly 18,0
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Title&text-of-the-news: FCC weakens limits on owning newspapers, TV stations ::::: Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, the infrastructural damage remains evident—today, FEMA estimates that only 41 percent of the island has had power restored. But the impact on human behavior ...
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Title&text-of-the-news: Excess antielectrons aren’t from nearby dead stars, study says ::::: New observations of the whirling cores of dead stars have deepened the mystery behind a glut of antimatter particles raining down on Earth from space. The particles are antielectrons, also known as positrons, and could be a sign of dark matter — the exotic and unidentified culprit that makes up the bulk of the universe’s mass. But more mundane explanations are also plausible: Positrons might be s
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Title&text-of-the-news: Using social media big data to combat prescription drug crisis ::::: Researchers conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse. Their study found that with proper research methods and attention to privacy and ethical issues, social media big data can reveal important information concerning drug abuse, such as user-report
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Title&text-of-the-news: New physical model explains the origin of Earth's water ::::: Equipped with Newton's law of universal gravitation (published in Principia 330 years ago) and powerful computational resources (used to apply the law to more than 10,000 interacting bodies), a young Brazilian researcher and his former postdoctoral supervisor have just proposed a new physical model to explain the origin of water on Earth and the other Earth-like objects in the Solar System. And
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Title&text-of-the-news: Women-run start-ups hampered by bias among male investors, Caltech study finds ::::: A new study is highlighting one possible reason women aren't making more headway in Silicon Valley: men prefer to invest in companies run by other men. With men making up 90 percent of venture capitalists, that preference is a bottleneck that keeps women out of the ranks of tech entrepreneurs. The study's authors, Michael Ewens of Caltech and Richard Townsend of UC San Diego, analyzed nearly 18,0
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Title&text-of-the-news: New imaging technique peers inside living cells ::::: To undergo high-resolution imaging, cells often must be sliced and diced, dehydrated, painted with toxic stains, or embedded in resin. For cells, the result is certain death. But if researchers can only view the inner workings of dead cells, they're only seeing part of the story. They cannot monitor living cells' dynamic real-time processes, such as metabolic reactions or responses to diseases or
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Title&text-of-the-news: Workplace sexual harassment 'a chronic problem,' says APA president ::::: WASHINGTON -- Sexual harassment in the workplace is a pervasive, chronic problem that can cause enduring psychological harm, according to the president of the American Psychological Association. "Sexual harassment in the workplace is a significant occupational health psychology problem," said APA President Antonio E. Puente, PhD. "Psychological research has offered understanding into the causes o
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Title&text-of-the-news: Nearby pulsars shed light on the antimatter puzzle ::::: There are too many high-energy positrons in the cosmic rays reaching the Earth. These positrons (particles that are antimatter equivalents of electrons) could be being produced by pulsars in our vicinity. The most recent measurements from the HAWC Observatory in Mexico have practically excluded this possibility, strengthening the competing and much more exotic hypothesis concerning the origin of t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Old World monkeys could be key to a new, powerful rheumatoid arthritis therapy ::::: IMAGE: This is Michael Selsted, MD, PhD. view more Credit: Keck School of Medicine of USC LOS ANGELES - In the quest for a new and more effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC looked to a primate that mostly roams the land in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. It was a particular peptide only found in Old World monkeys, called θ-def
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Title&text-of-the-news: How Snapdragons keep their colour: Signposting trick reveals evolutionary mechanism ::::: A study of the colour patterns among wild flowers in a mountain valley has yielded a clue about how nature controls fundamental evolutionary change in all species. The team from the John Innes Centre who study snapdragons ( Antirrhinum majus ) uncovered a new evolutionary "trick" that favours colour schemes which signposts a flower's entry point most clearly to pollinating bees. A paper published
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Title&text-of-the-news: Study raises possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika virus ::::: IMAGE: In this photo, Zika virus infection kills non-human primate epithelial cells. White gaps in the image show where Zika virus has disrupted a layer of healthy cells. Researchers analyzed infection... view more Credit: Cincinnati Children's CINCINNATI - Birth defects in babies born infected with Zika virus remain a major health concern. Now, scientists suggest the possibility that some wo
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Title&text-of-the-news: A new window into electron behavior ::::: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- For the first time, physicists have developed a technique that can peer deep beneath the surface of a material to identify the energies and momenta of electrons there. The energy and momentum of these electrons, known as a material's "band structure," are key properties that describe how electrons move through a material. Ultimately, the band structure determines a material's
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Title&text-of-the-news: How the immune system identifies invading bacteria ::::: The body's homeland security unit is more thorough than any airport checkpoint. For the first time, scientists have witnessed a mouse immune system protein frisking a snippet of an invading bacterium. The inspection is far more extensive than researchers imagined: the immune system protein, similar to those in humans, scans the bacterial protein in six different ways, ensuring correct identificat
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Title&text-of-the-news: Influx of earth-bound positrons must have exotic origin, study suggests ::::: The excess positrons arriving at Earth must have a more exotic origin than nearby pulsars, report researchers. Their results are based on observations from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) gamma-ray observatory in Mexico, which detects the shower of particles created when high-energy gamma rays smash into Earth's atmosphere. To date, several cosmic ray detectors have found more positrons
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Title&text-of-the-news: An update on the road to better plastics for a sustainable future ::::: Three Perspectives and an Editorial highlight issues and advances in developing plastics that are more sustainable and easier to recycle.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Passenger pigeon case study: How even large, stable populations may be at risk for extinction ::::: A new study on passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) genomics suggests that even species with large and stable populations can be at risk of extinction if there's a sudden environmental change.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Identified: Power grid links vulnerable to cascading failures ::::: In North America, a small set of vulnerable patches within large power grid networks is disproportionately responsible for costly cascading power failures, a new study finds. These vulnerable components, the authors say, are typically geographically close and are often located near densely populated areas. Sometimes a power failure can be fairly local, but other times, a seemingly identical initi
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Title&text-of-the-news: High-altitude observatory sheds light on origin of excess anti-matter ::::: IMAGE: The HAWC Observatory, perched next to a volcano at an altitude of 13,500 feet, uses its 300 massive water tanks to scoop up the products of high-energy particle collisions happening... view more Credit: Jordan Goodman A mountaintop observatory in Mexico, built and operated by an international team of scientists, has captured the first wide-angle view of gamma rays emanating from two ra
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Title&text-of-the-news: Passenger pigeon genome shows effects of natural selection in a huge population ::::: The passenger pigeon is famous for the enormity of its historical population and for its rapid extinction in the face of mass slaughter by humans. Yet it remains a mystery why the species wasn't able to survive in a few small populations. One theory, consistent with the findings of a new study published in Science, suggests that passenger pigeons were well adapted to living in huge flocks, but poo
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Title&text-of-the-news: On the origins of star stuff: HAWC collaboration sheds light on origin of anti-matter ::::: A mountaintop observatory about four hours east of Mexico City, built and operated by an international team of scientists, has captured the first wide-angle view of gamma rays emanating from two rapidly spinning stars. The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory offers perspective on the very high energy light streaming from our stellar neighbors and casts serious doubt on one
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Title&text-of-the-news: Progression from infection to pulmonary tuberculosis follows distinct timeline ::::: Researchers have uncovered a sequence of biological processes that occur in humans infected with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis as the infection progresses to pulmonary tuberculosis, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Prior asymptomatic zika infection protects against reinfection in pregnant mice ::::: IMAGE: In this photo, Zika virus infection kills non-human primate epithelial cells. White gaps in the image show where Zika virus has disrupted a layer of healthy cells. Researchers analyzed infection... view more Credit: Turner LH, et al. (2017) Protective antibodies from prior asymptomatic Zika infection defend against reinfection during pregnancy in mice, according to new research publish
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Title&text-of-the-news: New model estimates odds of events that trigger sudden cardiac death ::::: A new computational model of heart tissue allows researchers to estimate the probability of rare heartbeat irregularities that can cause sudden cardiac death. The model, developed by Mark Walker and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY, is presented in PLOS Computational Biology . An increased risk of sudden cardiac death is associated with s
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Title&text-of-the-news: Chance discovery of forgotten 1960s 'preprint' experiment ::::: Researchers in physics and mathematics have long used 'preprints' -- preliminary versions of their scientific findings published on internet servers for anyone to read. In 2013, similar services were launched for biology, but following a chance discovery, Matthew Cobb, a scientist and historian at the University of Manchester, has unearthed a long-forgotten experiment in biology preprints that too
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gene drive technologies for ecosystem conservation: Use with care! ::::: IMAGE: Gene drive systems distort the rule that there is a 50:50 chance of a gene copy being passed on. This promotes the inheritance of a particular copy of a gene... view more Credit: Kevin Esvelt Scientists working in the vanguard of new genetic technologies have issued a cautionary call to ensure that possible applications in conservation will only affect local populations. In an article
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Title&text-of-the-news: Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment ::::: Paralyzed rats implanted with engineered tissue containing human stem cells were able to walk independently and regained sensory perception in their hind legs and tail. The implanted rats also show some degree of healing in their spinal cords. The research demonstrates the great potential of stem cells to treat spinal cord injury.
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Title&text-of-the-news: New imaging technique peers inside living cells ::::: A schematic illustration of Shekhawat and Dravid's ultrasound bioprobe. Credit: Northwestern University To undergo high-resolution imaging, cells often must be sliced and diced, dehydrated, painted with toxic stains, or embedded in resin. For cells, the result is certain death. But if researchers can only view the inner workings of dead cells, they're only seeing part of the story. They cannot mo
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Title&text-of-the-news: Skip the Switch and Play This Cardboard Version of Super Mario You Can Build Yourself ::::: GIF Still having a hard time finding a Nintendo Switch? The hunt’s only going to get harder now that the holidays are here, but why add to your pre-Christmas stresses when you can just build your own playable version of Super Mario out of cardboard , and save yourself hundreds of dollars? In addition to cardboard, a hot glue gun, a couple of electric motors, and a bunch of wire, you’ll also need
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Title&text-of-the-news: Interstellar Message Beamed to Nearby Exoplanet ::::: If there are any intelligent aliens in the GJ 273 system, they can expect to hear from us about a dozen years from now. Last month, scientists and artists beamed a message to GJ 273, a red dwarf also known as Luyten's star that lies 12.36 light-years from Earth, project team members revealed today (Nov. 16). Luyten's star hosts two known planets, one of which, GJ 273b, may be capable of suppo
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Title&text-of-the-news: Meet the Chinese Robot Destined to Dance in Millions of Living Rooms ::::: Baidu announced a smart speaker and a cute-looking interactive home robot at an event in Beijing today. Jesse Lyu, general manager of Baidu’s Intelligent Hardware Unit, preceded his product launch presentation at the Baidu World conference with a tribute to the iPhone. He noted that every smartphone that went on the market after it looked pretty much the same, and that’s because the iPhone was th
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Title&text-of-the-news: Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say ::::: His regret arises from a study that he and his colleagues published on Thursday on the preprint bioRxiv server. They created a detailed mathematical model describing what happens following the release of Crispr-altered organisms. And they discovered an unacceptable risk : Altered genes might spread to places where the species isn’t invasive at all, but a well-established part of the ecosystem. Dr
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Title&text-of-the-news: Plastik fundet i dybhavsdyr på 11 kilometers dybde ::::: Herhjemme i Danmark er der fundet mikroplastik i både drikkevand og jorden . Mængden af plastik på den arktiske havbund er vokset mere end 50 procent på 12 år . I starten af året fandt biologer 30 plastikposer i maven på en strandet hval i Norge. Nu har et hold forskere fundet plastik i fordøjelsessystemet på skaldyr i de dybeste dele af Stillehavet - helt ned til 10.890 meters dybde. - Det er et
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Title&text-of-the-news: New Model Warns About CRISPR Gene Drives in the Wild ::::: As the revolutionary CRISPR technology for modifying genomes has taken off in recent years, one daring potential application has caught the attention of conservation scientists, policymakers, public health workers and others: It could be used to create so-called gene drives to eliminate or control unwanted species. Experts debating the wisdom or perils of that approach have often reached very dif
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Title&text-of-the-news: The 4 Reasons Why 2017 Is a Tipping Point for Retail ::::: When Warby Parker was founded in 2010, the pitch was simple: Don’t buy expensive designer eyeglasses in stores; buy cheaper ones on the internet. It was a good pitch. It was also a financial necessity: The founders had no outside capital and it was far cheaper to build a national brand online than to open a dozen storefronts in malls across the country with debt. But as Warby Parker grew to becom
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Title&text-of-the-news: What DNA Says About the Extinction of America’s Most Common Bird ::::: On September 1, 1914, an old, trembling passenger pigeon named Martha died at Cincinnati Zoo. With her demise, her entire species slid into extinction. But in many ways, the species was already gone, for a solitary passenger pigeon is almost not a passenger pigeon at all. This is an animal that existed in gestalt. Its essence was in the flock. Passenger pigeons were once the most abundant bird in
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Title&text-of-the-news: New Zealand’s War on Rats Could Change the World ::::: T he first thing that hit me about Zealandia was the noise. I was a 15-minute drive from the center of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, but instead of the honks of horns or the bustle of passersby, all I could hear was birdsong. It came in every flavor—resonant coos, high-pitched cheeps, and alien notes that seemed to come from otherworldly instruments. Much of New Zealand, including natio
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Title&text-of-the-news: The Life-Changing Act of Saying Hello ::::: William Cromartie is a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station agent who finds meaning through the simple act of saying hello. Every day, William greets 4,000 Oakland commuters—fist-bumping, shaking hands, and hugging people from all walks of life. The UC Berkeley graduate and former entrepreneur thinks it's the best job in the world. In Agent of Connection , a short documentary by Ivan Cash, Croma
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Title&text-of-the-news: Why It's Difficult for Former Inmates to Become Lawyers ::::: In August 2014, 15 months after she left prison, Tarra Simmons began her law degree at Seattle University. Just before she graduated this past summer, demoralizing news arrived: Her application to the Washington state bar had been rejected because of her past criminal convictions, and she wouldn’t be allowed to take the bar exam. “Individuals serve time incarcerated. One would think once they’d d
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Title&text-of-the-news: Environmental factors may trigger lupus onset and progression ::::: While genetics play a role in the development of Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can attack any organ system in the human body, so do environmental triggers, such as particulates in air pollution and ultraviolet light, explains Gaurav Gulati, MD, a physician-researcher at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. "The tough part about Lupus is that treatment options remain
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Title&text-of-the-news: Computer program finds new uses for old drugs ::::: Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a computer program to find new indications for old drugs. The computer program, called DrugPredict, matches existing data about FDA-approved drugs to diseases, and predicts potential drug efficacy. In a recent study published in Oncogene , the researchers successfully translate
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Title&text-of-the-news: Finding Majoranas ::::: UC Santa Barbara scientists are on the cusp of a major advance in topological quantum computing. In a paper that appears in the journal Nature , Chris Palmstrøm, a UCSB professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials, and colleagues describe a method by which "hashtag"- shaped nanowires may be coaxed to generate Majorana quasiparticles. These quasiparticles are exotic states t
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Title&text-of-the-news: 'Biased opioids could yield safer pain relief ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: A change of mind ::::: Summary Doctors routinely assess a patient’s risk of heart attack, various cancers, and diabetes, often intervening to slow or stop disease before it strikes. But preventing psychiatric conditions, from anxiety to depression to schizophrenia, has received scant attention. But in recent years, brain specialists have refined their ability to anticipate who’s at highest risk of psychosis—a defining
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Title&text-of-the-news: Curtailing cascading failures ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Evolution of neurovirulent Zika virus ::::: Summary In 2015, Zika virus (ZIKV) became headline news after its association with fetal microcephaly (severely reduced head circumference) in Brazil and was declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) ( 1 ). However, ZIKV was not new, it was first isolated from the Zika forest, Uganda in 1947 ( 2 ). ZIKV incited little interest compared to other flaviviruses, such a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Advancing dengue vaccine development ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Skin color variation in Africa ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: The promise of plastics from plants ::::: Summary Polymers protect us from the elements, increase the fuel efficiency of cars, protect food from pathogens, help cure disease, and enable renewable-energy technologies. To promote, foster, and enable a sustainable society, we need polymers. Yet polymers can also create serious environmental challenges. Nearly all plastic packaging produced—more than 80 billion kg annually—originates from fo
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Title&text-of-the-news: The future of plastics recycling ::::: Summary The environmental consequences of plastic solid waste are visible in the ever-increasing levels of global plastic pollution both on land and in the oceans. But although there are important economic and environmental incentives for plastics recycling, end-of-life treatment options for plastic solid waste are in practice quite limited. Presorting of plastics before recycling is costly and t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Designed to degrade ::::: Summary Around 50 years ago, interest arose in making plastics that can degrade in the environment ( 1 ). Since then, a stream of research efforts has chased the dream of environmentally friendly materials that disappear without leaving behind fragments or harmful products. Such environmentally degradable plastics are, however, difficult to produce in practice. Durability is one of the requiremen
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Title&text-of-the-news: Racing for academic glory and patents: Lessons from CRISPR ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Response to Comment on "The extent of forest in dryland biomes" ::::: Griffith et al . do not question the quality of our analysis, but they question our results with respect to the definition of forest we employed. In our response, we explain why the differences we report result from a difference of technique and not of definition, and how anyone can adapt—as we did—our data set to any forest definition and tree cover threshold of interest.
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Title&text-of-the-news: How the snapdragon chooses its color ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Resetting the clock on photoemission ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Too much or too little--better than some ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: MSC sacrifice for immunosuppression ::::: AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Etching silicon nanotubes ::::: Silicon nanotowers made using multiple-patterning nanosphere lithography PHOTO: X. XU ET AL., ACS NANO 11 , 10384 (2017) Arrays of silicon nanotubes have many potential applications, including for solar-energy harvesting, photonics, and biological processes such as drug delivery. Xu et al. show how rounds of etching with polystryrene (PS) nanosphere templates can create periodic arrays of silicon
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Title&text-of-the-news: What brings PRC2 to chromatin? ::::: Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), an essential epigenetic regulator, silences gene expression by methylating histone H3. DNA, protein, and RNA have all been previously proposed to recruit PRC2 to chromatin. Using biochemistry and single-molecule imaging, respectively, Wang et al. and Choi et al. show that protein-free DNA predominantly contributes to PRC2's affinity with chromatin in test tub
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Title&text-of-the-news: Be honest ::::: Fake signals of aggression are policed and punished among fish. PHOTO: BLICKWINKEL/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO Signals of quality and intent are common among animals, but there is much debate about how the honesty of these signals is maintained. Generally, it has been concluded that honesty in the signaling of quality is inherent—for example, the production of color can be costly, so bright colors must hon
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Title&text-of-the-news: Unusual macrophages contribute to obesity ::::: The role of macrophages in the regulation of norepinephrine (NE)-mediated thermogenesis has been a topic of much recent debate. Pirzgalska et al. report a specialized subset of CX 3 CR1 + sympathetic nerve-associated macrophages (SAMs) in adipose tissue. SAMs display dynamic dendritiform processes but are closer to macrophages than microglia in their gene expression profile. However, SAMs uniquel
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Title&text-of-the-news: Mitochondria help in dead cell clearance ::::: When cells in our body die, it is important that they are cleared from the system so that they do not cause inflammation or further death among neighboring cells. Dead cells are cleaned up by phagocytic cells such as macrophages. Wang et al. studied the mechanisms involved as macrophages take up and degrade multiple cell corpses from the circulation. Interestingly, they found that the macrophages
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Title&text-of-the-news: Brush with care ::::: Many commercial toothpastes contain the antimicrobial compound triclosan, which helps to reduce plaque and gum bleeding. Han et al. show that the nylon brushes and elastomer plastic of the toothbrush head absorb triclosan from the toothpaste during brushing and release it again during brushing with triclosan-free toothpaste. Similar effects were seen for other chemicals in the toothpastes. Given
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Title&text-of-the-news: Bombardment-driven early tectonics ::::: Earth's early history 4 billion years ago was dominated by impact cratering. The impacts delivered energy to Earth, but now O'Neill et al. suggest that they may also have driven surface tectonics. Simulations show that large impacts produced enough heat to induce the mantle to upwell, driving local crustal subduction. This may help explain why there is an abundance of the mineral zircon found in
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Title&text-of-the-news: The structural basis of flagellin detection by NAIP5: A strategy to limit pathogen immune evasion ::::: Robust innate immune detection of rapidly evolving pathogens is critical for host defense. Nucleotide-binding domain leucine-rich repeat (NLR) proteins function as cytosolic innate immune sensors in plants and animals. However, the structural basis for ligand-induced NLR activation has so far remained unknown. NAIP5 (NLR family, apoptosis inhibitory protein 5) binds the bacterial protein flagelli
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Title&text-of-the-news: Photoionization in the time and frequency domain ::::: Ultrafast processes in matter, such as the electron emission after light absorption, can now be studied using ultrashort light pulses of attosecond duration (10 –18 seconds) in the extreme ultraviolet spectral range. The lack of spectral resolution due to the use of short light pulses has raised issues in the interpretation of the experimental results and the comparison with theoretical calculati
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Title&text-of-the-news: Arbitrary spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion of light ::::: Optical elements that convert the spin angular momentum (SAM) of light into vortex beams have found applications in classical and quantum optics. These elements—SAM-to–orbital angular momentum (OAM) converters—are based on the geometric phase and only permit the conversion of left- and right-circular polarizations (spin states) into states with opposite OAM. We present a method for converting arb
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Title&text-of-the-news: Full momentum- and energy-resolved spectral function of a 2D electronic system ::::: The single-particle spectral function measures the density of electronic states in a material as a function of both momentum and energy, providing central insights into strongly correlated electron phenomena. Here we demonstrate a high-resolution method for measuring the full momentum- and energy-resolved electronic spectral function of a two-dimensional (2D) electronic system embedded in a semic
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Title&text-of-the-news: Tunable excitons in bilayer graphene ::::: Excitons, the bound states of an electron and a hole in a solid material, play a key role in the optical properties of insulators and semiconductors. Here, we report the observation of excitons in bilayer graphene (BLG) using photocurrent spectroscopy of high-quality BLG encapsulated in hexagonal boron nitride. We observed two prominent excitonic resonances with narrow line widths that are tunabl
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Title&text-of-the-news: Extended gamma-ray sources around pulsars constrain the origin of the positron flux at Earth ::::: The unexpectedly high flux of cosmic-ray positrons detected at Earth may originate from nearby astrophysical sources, dark matter, or unknown processes of cosmic-ray secondary production. We report the detection, using the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC), of extended tera–electron volt gamma-ray emission coincident with the locations of two nearby middle-aged pulsars (Geminga and
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Title&text-of-the-news: Compacted dimensions and singular plasmonic surfaces ::::: In advanced field theories, there can be more than four dimensions to space, the excess dimensions described as compacted and unobservable on everyday length scales. We report a simple model, unconnected to field theory, for a compacted dimension realized in a metallic metasurface periodically structured in the form of a grating comprising a series of singularities. An extra dimension of the grat
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Title&text-of-the-news: Catalytic molten metals for the direct conversion of methane to hydrogen and separable carbon ::::: Metals that are active catalysts for methane (Ni, Pt, Pd), when dissolved in inactive low–melting temperature metals (In, Ga, Sn, Pb), produce stable molten metal alloy catalysts for pyrolysis of methane into hydrogen and carbon. All solid catalysts previously used for this reaction have been deactivated by carbon deposition. In the molten alloy system, the insoluble carbon floats to the surface
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Title&text-of-the-news: State-to-state chemistry for three-body recombination in an ultracold rubidium gas ::::: Experimental investigation of chemical reactions with full quantum state resolution for all reactants and products has been a long-term challenge. Here we prepare an ultracold few-body quantum state of reactants and demonstrate state-to-state chemistry for the recombination of three spin-polarized ultracold rubidium (Rb) atoms to form a weakly bound Rb 2 molecule. The measured product distributio
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Title&text-of-the-news: Evolution of flower color pattern through selection on regulatory small RNAs ::::: Small RNAs (sRNAs) regulate genes in plants and animals. Here, we show that population-wide differences in color patterns in snapdragon flowers are caused by an inverted duplication that generates sRNAs. The complexity and size of the transcripts indicate that the duplication represents an intermediate on the pathway to microRNA evolution. The sRNAs repress a pigment biosynthesis gene, creating a
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Title&text-of-the-news: Antibody-dependent enhancement of severe dengue disease in humans ::::: Too much or too little—better than some Dengue fever is caused by a mosquito-transmitted flavivirus resembling Zika virus. Both viruses can cause severe diseases in humans with catastrophic sequelae. It has been suspected in humans, and shown in animal models, that the host's immune responses can make disease worse. Katzelnick et al. examined data from a long-term study of Nicaraguan children exp
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Title&text-of-the-news: A single mutation in the prM protein of Zika virus contributes to fetal microcephaly ::::: Zika virus (ZIKV) has evolved into a global health threat because of its unexpected causal link to microcephaly. Phylogenetic analysis reveals that contemporary epidemic strains have accumulated multiple substitutions from their Asian ancestor. Here we show that a single serine-to-asparagine substitution [Ser 139 ->Asn 139 (S139N)] in the viral polyprotein substantially increased ZIKV infectivity
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Title&text-of-the-news: Atomic model for the dimeric FO region of mitochondrial ATP synthase ::::: Mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthase produces the majority of ATP in eukaryotic cells, and its dimerization is necessary to create the inner membrane folds, or cristae, characteristic of mitochondria. Proton translocation through the membrane-embedded F O region turns the rotor that drives ATP synthesis in the soluble F 1 region. Although crystal structures of the F 1 region have i
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Title&text-of-the-news: Metabolic recycling of ammonia via glutamate dehydrogenase supports breast cancer biomass ::::: Ammonia is a ubiquitous by-product of cellular metabolism; however, the biological consequences of ammonia production are not fully understood, especially in cancer. We found that ammonia is not merely a toxic waste product but is recycled into central amino acid metabolism to maximize nitrogen utilization. In our experiments, human breast cancer cells primarily assimilated ammonia through reduct
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Title&text-of-the-news: Structural basis of bacterial transcription activation ::::: In bacteria, the activation of gene transcription at many promoters is simple and only involves a single activator. The cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate receptor protein (CAP), a classic activator, is able to activate transcription independently through two different mechanisms. Understanding the class I mechanism requires an intact transcription activation complex (TAC) structure at a high r
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Title&text-of-the-news: Natural selection shaped the rise and fall of passenger pigeon genomic diversity ::::: The extinct passenger pigeon was once the most abundant bird in North America, and possibly the world. Although theory predicts that large populations will be more genetically diverse, passenger pigeon genetic diversity was surprisingly low. To investigate this disconnect, we analyzed 41 mitochondrial and 4 nuclear genomes from passenger pigeons and 2 genomes from band-tailed pigeons, which are p
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Title&text-of-the-news: New Products ::::: Summary A weekly roundup of information on newly offered instrumentation, apparatus, and laboratory materials of potential interest to researchers.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Science in 17 syllables ::::: One Christmas, my aunt Barbara gave me a poetry book. Nestled among the pages of verse was a single haiku. For those as unfamiliar as I was, haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry presented in the West across three lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Haiku are quick to consume, but they linger in the mind. Frequently, they concern the natural world—one famous haiku describes a frog jumpin
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Title&text-of-the-news: Comment on "The extent of forest in dryland biomes" ::::: Bastin et al . (Reports, 12 May 2017, p. 635) infer forest as more globally extensive than previously estimated using tree cover data. However, their forest definition does not reflect ecosystem function or biotic composition. These structural and climatic definitions inflate forest estimates across the tropics and undermine conservation goals, leading to inappropriate management policies and pra
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Title&text-of-the-news: Small vulnerable sets determine large network cascades in power grids ::::: The understanding of cascading failures in complex systems has been hindered by the lack of realistic large-scale modeling and analysis that can account for variable system conditions. Using the North American power grid, we identified, quantified, and analyzed the set of network components that are vulnerable to cascading failures under any out of multiple conditions. We show that the vulnerable
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Title&text-of-the-news: Erratum for the Report "Experimental measurement of binding energy, selectivity, and allostery using fluctuation theorems" by J. Camunas-Soler, A. Alemany, F. Ritort ::::: In the Report “Experimental measurement of binding energy, selectivity, and allostery using fluctuation theorems,” owing to a mistake in plot representation, two panels in Figs. 1D and 2C were repeated. The figures have been corrected online. In addition, the sign of the work in all plotted work distributions for the B-U transitions in Fig. 1D (magenta histograms) was found to be inverted and cha
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Title&text-of-the-news: Erratum for the Report "Biological fabrication of cellulose fibers with tailored properties" by F. Natalio, R. Fuchs, S. R. Cohen, G. Leitus, G. Fritz-Popovski, O. Paris, M. Kappl, H.-J. Butt ::::: An Editorial Expression of Concern was posted on 14 September 2017 ( http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6357/1248.1 ), once the editors were informed of errors in the labeling and description of the control experiments described in figs. S1 and S2. In particular, in fig. S1, carmine should have been kermesic acid, and in the caption of fig. S2, carmine should have been carminic acid. After
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Title&text-of-the-news: Loci associated with skin pigmentation identified in African populations ::::: Despite the wide range of skin pigmentation in humans, little is known about its genetic basis in global populations. Examining ethnically diverse African genomes, we identify variants in or near SLC24A5 , MFSD12 , DDB1 , TMEM138 , OCA2 , and HERC2 that are significantly associated with skin pigmentation. Genetic evidence indicates that the light pigmentation variant at SLC24A5 was introduced int
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Title&text-of-the-news: Self-assembling peptide semiconductors ::::: Semiconductors are central to the modern electronics and optics industries. Conventional semiconductive materials bear inherent limitations, especially in emerging fields such as interfacing with biological systems and bottom-up fabrication. A promising candidate for bioinspired and durable nanoscale semiconductors is the family of self-assembled nanostructures comprising short peptides. The high
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Title&text-of-the-news: Scientists invent technique to map energy and momentum of electrons beneath a material's surface ::::: Measured spectra. Credit: Science (2017). 10.1126/science.aam7073 For the first time, physicists have developed a technique that can peer deep beneath the surface of a material to identify the energies and momenta of electrons there. The energy and momentum of these electrons, known as a material's " band structure ," are key properties that describe how electrons move through a material. Ultimat
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Title&text-of-the-news: High-altitude observatory sheds light on origin of excess anti-matter ::::: The HAWC Observatory, perched next to a volcano at an altitude of 13,500 feet, uses its 300 massive water tanks to scoop up the products of high-energy particle collisions happening in the upper atmosphere. Credit: Jordan Goodman A mountaintop observatory in Mexico, built and operated by an international team of scientists, has captured the first wide-angle view of gamma rays emanating from two r
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Title&text-of-the-news: Chance discovery of forgotten 1960s 'preprint' experiment ::::: 'Preprints' have long been used as a way for scientists to share their work prior to publication, however, they have not been without opposition. Credit: Finn Årup Nielsen, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064841 and OpenClipart-Vectors, Pixabay For years, scientists have complained that it can take months or even years for a scientific discovery to be published, because of the slowness of peer review.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Passenger pigeon genome shows effects of natural selection in a huge population ::::: A female and male Passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) mount from the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum. Credit: Brian Boyle, MPA, FPPO photo copyright ROM The passenger pigeon is famous for the enormity of its historical population in North America (estimated at 3 to 5 billion) and for its rapid extinction in the face of mass slaughter by humans. Yet it remains a mystery why the speci
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gene drive technologies for ecosystem conservation: Use with care ::::: Gene drive systems distort the rule that there is a 50:50 chance of a gene copy being passed on. This promotes the inheritance of a particular copy of a gene from the parent to offspring. When coupled to a genetic trait that affects an individual's survival or ability to reproduce, it becomes a powerful tool that can be used for population control or even local elimination. Credit: Kevin Esvelt S
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Title&text-of-the-news: How Snapdragons keep their colour: Signposting trick reveals evolutionary mechanism ::::: Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) in the curious Hybrid Zone in the Pyranees. Credit: Professor Enrico Coen A study of the colour patterns among wild flowers in a mountain valley has yielded a clue about how nature controls fundamental evolutionary change in all species. The team from the John Innes Centre who study snapdragons ( Antirrhinum majus ) uncovered a new evolutionary "trick" that favours
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Title&text-of-the-news: LIGO and Virgo announce the detection of a black hole binary merger from June 8, 2017 ::::: Black Holes Discovered by LIGO. LIGO and Virgo have detected a range of stellar mass black holes. On the low-mass end, sources like the recently announced GW170608, and also GW151226, have masses comparable to those observed in x-ray binaries. The sources GW150914, GW170104, and GW170814 point to a higher-mass population that was not observed prior to these gravitational-wave detections. This fig
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Title&text-of-the-news: Mysterious New Results Can't Explain Why So Much Antimatter Hits Earth ::::: Image: HAWC New observations of nearby pulsars—lighthouse-like neutron stars beaming energy—seem to have deepened a mystery that’s been bugging scientists for around a decade. The Earth is being hit with too much antimatter from outer space, and no one is sure why. Super high-energy radiation from outer space bombards this planet daily. These “cosmic rays” can have energies as high as the particl
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Title&text-of-the-news: Genetically Engineering the Natural World, it Turns Out, Could Be a Disaster ::::: A Takahe, a native New Zealand flightless bird which is threatened with extinction, seeks out food at the Zealandia wildlife sanctuary in Wellington, New Zealand. (Image: AP) For the native species of New Zealand, European settlement was particularly cruel. The country has no endemic land predators, so many of its birds evolved without the typical avian aptitude for flight. Then came Western sett
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Title&text-of-the-news: Your Roomba's Also a Half-Decent Nanny ::::: GIF Need to run downstairs to fetch the laundry? Or maybe there’s a phone call you just have to take? Life with a baby can make even the smallest chores feel like a herculean task if you don’t have a nanny. But it turns out, if you keep your floors clean using a robot , maybe you do have a nanny and just didn’t realize it. The mileage on this new parent lifehack will vary depending on how comfort
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Title&text-of-the-news: Through a Gas, Darkly: Scientists Trace the Origins of Earth's Antimatter ::::: For the past decade or so scientists have noticed Earth is being bombarded with far more antimatter than expected. Now they are closing in on this strange bombardment’s source, tentatively linking it with the enigmatic dark matter thought to make up roughly five sixths of all matter in the universe. Every particle of normal matter has an antimatter counterpart, equal in mass but opposite in c
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Title&text-of-the-news: Europe sets priorities for hunting cosmic particles ::::: KM3NeT The KM3NeT neutrino telescope is deploying arrays of light sensors deep in the Mediterranean Sea. Neutrinos, dark matter and γ-rays top European physicists’ wish list for the next decade of efforts to catch high-energy particles from space. The priorities are laid out in a roadmap for 2017–26, posted online last month by a group of funding agencies from fourteen European countries, ahead o
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Title&text-of-the-news: Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher ::::: On May 8th, 2017, an asteroid swung past Earth on its way towards the sun. This Near Earth Object (NEO), known as 2017 HX4, measures between 10 and 33 meters (32.8 and 108 feet) and made its closest approach to Earth at 11:58 ...
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Title&text-of-the-news: Amazon's Running an Insanely Good Deal On Sony's Premium Noise-Cancelling Headphones ::::: Sony MDR1000X Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones , $228 Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Black Friday, but if you were holding out for noise cancelling models, Amazon’s rewarding your patience today with the biggest discount ever on the top-of the line MDR1000x . These headphones have all the features you’d expect in a good pair of Bluetooth headphones these
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Title&text-of-the-news: Nano-'hashtags' could be the key to generating the highly sought Majorana quasiparticle ::::: Deterministic growth of InSb nanowire networks. Credit: University of California - Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara scientists are on the cusp of a major advance in topological quantum computing. In a paper that appears in the journal Nature , Chris Palmstrøm, a UCSB professor of electrical and computer engineering and of materials, and colleagues describe a method by which "hashtag"- shaped nanowi
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Title&text-of-the-news: US 'committed' to emissions cuts, on its own terms: official ::::: The United States remains "committed to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions," said Acting Assistant Secretary of State Judith Garber The Trump administration is "committed" to limiting greenhouse gas emissions, but in ways that do not threaten energy security or market competitiveness, a US official told a UN climate conference in Bonn Thursday. The United States remains "committed to mitigating
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Title&text-of-the-news: Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids ::::: Opioid pain relievers can be extremely effective in relieving pain, but can carry a high risk of addiction and ultimately overdose when breathing is suppressed and stops. Scientists have discovered a way to separate these two effects -- pain relief and breathing -- opening a window of opportunity to make effective pain medications without the risk of respiratory failure. The research, published to
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Title&text-of-the-news: Bacteria in a beetle makes it a leaf-eater ::::: A leaf-eating beetle has evolved a symbiotic relationship with bacteria that allows the insect to break down pectin -- part of a plant's cell wall that is indigestible to most animals. The journal Cell published the findings on the novel function of the bacterium, which has a surprisingly tiny genome -- much smaller than previous reports on the minimum size required for an organism not subsisting
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Title&text-of-the-news: Even at 36,000 Feet Deep, Ocean Creatures Have Plastic in Their Guts ::::: Scientists collected amphipods from the Mariana Trench and other deep-sea trenches, finding they had man-made fibers in their guts. Credit: Newcastle University No spot in the ocean has escaped the rain of plastic pollution. Not even the bottom of the Mariana Trench . A new study finds that crustaceans dwelling at the bottom of the 36,000-foot-deep (10,970 meters) trench have microplastics
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Title&text-of-the-news: SpaceX poised to launch secretive Zuma mission ::::: This image obtained from SpaceX shows the company's Falcon 9 rocket carrying the US Air Force's unmanned X-37B drone lifting off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on September 7, 2017 SpaceX is poised to launch on Thursday a secretive payload known as Zuma for the US government, though the nature of the mission and the agency behind it remain a mystery. The launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket is schedul
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gene discovery may halt worldwide wheat epidemic ::::: UC Davis wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky and his team have identified a gene that enables resistance to a strain of stem rust. Credit: UC Davis University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is hampering wheat production throughout Africa and Asia and threatening food security worldwide.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Production timings could stem illegal wildlife laundering ::::: The legal trade in captive bred animals and artificially propagated plants is often used by criminals to launder illegally collected wildlife. In many cases this is an easy way to bypass wildlife trade regulations as it can be very difficult for both buyers and customs officers to tell whether an item is of wild-origin. However, new research by Dr Dave Roberts in the School of Anthropology and Co
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Title&text-of-the-news: Companies are realizing that renewable energy is good for business ::::: The conservative city of Georgetown, Texas runs on renewable energy. After all, wind and solar power are more predictable and easier to budget than oil and gas . Clean power pushes may be associated with more left-leaning cities, but Republican mayor Dale Ross called the switch to renewables a no-brainer. On November 14, Joe Brown, editor in chief of Popular Science, and Ali Velshi, anchor at MSN
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Title&text-of-the-news: Google, Facebook join news organizations in 'Trust Project' ::::: Major online platforms have joined news organizations in a project aimed at identifying trustworthy news sources Google, Facebook and other tech firms joined global news organizations Thursday in an initiative aimed at identifying "trustworthy" news sources, in the latest effort to combat online misinformation. Microsoft and Twitter also agreed to participate in the "Trust Project" with some 75 n
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Title&text-of-the-news: Twitter to remove 'verification badge' from some accounts ::::: Twitter removed the verification badge from white nationalist Richard Spencer, who popularized the term "alt-right," as part of a new policy on authenticated accounts Twitter is changing its policy on "verified" accounts, reserving the right to remove the blue badges from users who violate the online platform's terms of service. The move came a week after Twitter launched a review of its policy f
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Title&text-of-the-news: Panama's pre-Hispanic golden artifacts stored out of sight ::::: In this May 7, 2016 photo, pottery pieces discovered at El Cano archaeologic site are displayed at the Fundacion el Caño, in Panama City, Panama. The pottery pieces were found in extensive pre-Columbian graves, some containing remains of as many as 42 people, starting in 2006 at El Cano. The elaborate tombs were constructed between 900 and 1020 AD by a largely unknown culture in an archaeological
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Title&text-of-the-news: Can a common ingredient in laundry detergent help advance diabetes research? ::::: Two oxygen-producing compounds - including one that boosts performance in some laundry detergents - might one day play a key role in helping scientists successfully build a bioartificial pancreas in the lab to cure type 1 diabetes. Reporting in Biomaterials Science , researchers from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine found that the extra oxygen provided by these compounds improved t
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Title&text-of-the-news: Al Gore til DR om klimaforandringer: 'Vi kan stadig nå at slå bak' ::::: - Vi har stadig tid til at sætte klimaforandringerne i bakgear og stoppe dem fra at blive værre. Optimismen er ikke til at tage fejl af. På trods af en årelang kamp for at råbe - ikke højest, men stadig mere indtrængende - virker det som om, at den tidligere amerikanske vicepræsident og præsidentkandidat - nu dokumentarist, foredragsholder og klimaforkæmper, Al Gore, aldrig giver op. Hør Al Gore
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Title&text-of-the-news: The stacked color sensor: True colors meet minimization ::::: Red-sensitive, blue-sensitive and green-sensitive color sensors stacked on top of each other instead of being lined up in a mosaic pattern -- this principle could allow image sensors with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity to light to be created. However, up to now, the reality hasn't quite met expectations. Researchers have now developed a sensor prototype that absorbs light almost optimall
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Title&text-of-the-news: Ceria nanoparticles: It is the surface that matters ::::: Exhaust gas cleaning of passenger cars, power generation from sunlight, or water splitting: In the future, these and other applications may profit from new findings relating to ceria. Scientists have studied ceria nanoparticles with the help of probe molecules and a complex ultrahigh vacuum-infrared measurement system and obtained partly surprising new insights into their surface structure and che
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Title&text-of-the-news: Scientists present a novel method to directly and rapidly destroy any protein in any kind of cell ::::: Trim-Away directly and rapidly destroys a fluorescent protein (blue) in an egg cell. The images show the cell before introduction of antibodies directed against the protein and 10, 30, and 60 minutes thereafter (from left). The protein amount is reduced by half within nine minutes. Credit: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology/ Dean Clift In our bodies, proteins carry out almost all essential proce
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Title&text-of-the-news: Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment ::::: Engineered tissue containing human stem cells has allowed paraplegic rats to walk independently and regain sensory perception. The implanted rats also show some degree of healing in their spinal cords. The research, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience , demonstrates the great potential of stem cells -- undifferentiated cells that can develop into numerous different types of cells -- to treat s
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Title&text-of-the-news: New motion sensors a major step toward low-cost, high-performance wearable technology ::::: Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Production timings could stem illegal wildlife laundering ::::: Production timings for artificially propagated plants and animals could help flag items offered for sale before they should legally be available.
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Title&text-of-the-news: Gene discovery may halt worldwide wheat epidemic ::::: IMAGE: UC Davis wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky and his team have identified a gene that enables resistance to a strain of stem rust. view more Credit: UC Davis University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is hampering wheat production throughout Africa and Asia and threatenin
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