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Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s rotation could trigger intense seismic activity, particularly in heavily populated tropical regions. Although such fluctuations in rotation are small – changing the length of the day by a millisecond – they could still be implicated
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Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel A Tepco guide explained this was because the central plant grounds had been deforested and paved over, sealing in contaminated soil. During a recent visit, the mood within the plant was noticeably more relaxed, though movements were still tightly controlled and everyone was required to wear radiation-measuring badges. Inside a “resting building,” workers ate in a large cafeteria and bought snacks
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To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves A sign advertising a water sale sits on a farm outside Del Norte, Colorado. Luke Runyon/KUNC hide caption toggle caption Luke Runyon/KUNC A sign advertising a water sale sits on a farm outside Del Norte, Colorado. Luke Runyon/KUNC The Western U.S. is just starting to recover after a prolonged, 16-year drought. A lack of water can force people to take a hard look at how they use it, and make big c
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Global Wealth Inequality Is Even Worse Than We Thought (Millennials Are the New Peasants) Unless you’re one of a fortunate handful of people, it may surprise you to learn that the world’s economy has not only recovered from the global financial meltdown of 2008, but has grown 27% since then, to $280 trillion, according to a new report from Credit Suisse Research Institute . (All graphics in this article are by Credit Suisse, and all figures are presented as USD or percentages.) In the
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How a DNA revolution has decoded the origins of our humanity S cientists made a remarkable discovery at Trou Al’Wesse in Belgium earlier this year. Inside a cave that overlooks the Hoyoux river they found clear evidence it had been occupied by Neanderthals tens of thousands of years ago. Yet the cave contained no skull fragments, no teeth – nor any other skeletal remains of this extinct species of human being. The team, from the Max Planck Institute for Ev
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For Mark Hamill, Returning to the Millennium Falcon Was An Emotional Experience Image: Disney/Lucasfilm Forty years ago, Luke Skywalker boarded a ship, and his whole life changed. Mark Hamill’s did, too. The first Star Wars film rocketed him to international stardom, and a legacy that he can’t ever escape. Forty years later, returning to that legacy, in the form of the literal cockpit set of the Millennium Falcon, was more emotional than he expected. Advertisement “I was the
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How an unpaid UK researcher saved the Japanese seaweed industry Enlarge / A nori farm off the coast of Japan. H. Grobe reader comments 0 The tasty Japanese seaweed nori is ubiquitous today, but that wasn't always true. Nori was once called “lucky grass” because every year's harvest was entirely dependent on luck. Then, during World War II, luck ran out. No nori would grow off the coast of Japan, and farmers were distraught. But a major scientific discovery on
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Performing Oral Sex May Increase the Chance of Cancer in Men The most commonly transmitted STD in the U.S. is human papillomavirus (HPV), and the incidence of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer — head and neck cancer — has more than doubled over the last 20 years. The oncogenic oral HPV virus occurs in 3.5% of adults, but it’s now estimated to be present in 8.5% of men. It causes about 70% of all oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPC), and while the chance
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Bosnia's silent killer: The coal industryThe Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.
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This Is The Desktop PC The Borg Would Use, Probably Image: Cherry Tree The visual style of the Borg in Star Trek —with its protruding cables, dark metals, and monolithic sameness—is unmistakable, and has become, since the collective’s introduction in Star Trek: The Next Generation , iconic science fiction. They’re cool villains, and now you can merge your own technological uniqueness with theirs. Courtesy of hardware creator Cherry Tree, it’s now
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On my radar: Alexei Sayle’s cultural highlights B orn in Anfield, Liverpool, Alexei Sayle studied art before training to be a further-education teacher. When London’s Comedy Store opened in 1979, he became its first MC and, over the following decade, became a central figure in the alternative comedy movement. He has starred in a number of TV shows including The Young Ones (1982-4) and the Emmy-winning Alexei Sayle’s Stuff (1988-1991). His cred
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The Meaning of Robert Mugabe's Stunning Non-Resignation Despite mounting calls for his resignation, Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay on as president of Zimbabwe, further extending his nearly four-decade reign in office. The next 48 hours will be crucial, as Mugabe could be impeached when parliament reconvenes on Tuesday. The unfolding political drama in Zimbabwe remains muddled at best and follows a stunning series of events, including a de facto milit
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Derfor dræner skybrudstunneler budgettet Prisen for at bore tre skybruds­tunneler i hovedstadsområdet blev i august hævet med 50 pct. til 2,4 mia. kr. Det meddelte Hofor i et notat, der blev sendt til projekternes øvrige parter, Frederiksberg Forsyning, Novafos og Gladsaxe, Gentofte, Frederiksberg og Københavns kommuner. Prisen for de tre projekter, Svanemøllen skybrudstunnel, Valby­tunnelen og Vesterbrotunnelen inklusive en rørledning
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Mavis Staples's Revolution of Compassion In 1972, the Staple Singers lodged themselves at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and cemented their place in soul history by singing of a place where nobody’s crying, nobody’s worrying, and nobody’s “lying to the races.” “I’ll take you there,” Mavis Staples and her family promised. As neatly as could be, the song distilled gospel and soul’s deepest yearning: for deliverance. Over the last 45 years,
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Technology from "Harry Potter" Movies Brings Magic of Brain into Focus The same techniques that generate images of smoke, clouds and fantastic beasts in movies can render neurons and brain structures in fine-grained detail. Two projects presented yesterday at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C., gave attendees a sampling of what these powerful technologies can do. “These are the same rendering techniques that are used to make
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The Argentine Navy Is Missing an Attack Submarine With 44 Crew on Board Argentine Navy sailors in Ushuaia, Argentina in 2005. Photo: Getty Images The ARA San Juan, a Argentine Navy diesel-electric attack submarine built in 1983, has been missing since November 15th with a crew of 44 sailors on board, CNN reported . Per CNN, the vessel was last spotted in the San Jorge Gulf a few hundred miles off the coast of Patagonia while traveling north from a base in Tierra del
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Some Instacart workers to strike over pay that can be as low as $1 per hour Enlarge / Kaitlin Myers, a shopper for Instacart, studies her smartphone as she shops for a customer at Whole Foods in Denver. Myers received a grocery list for a shopper and then completed the shopping on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Denver Post Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon reader comments 63 OAKLAND, Calif.—Seated at a dimly-lit bar, a gregarious man dressed in a scarf and beanie reflecting his favor
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Will the US Have a Snowy White Thanksgiving? It's common to hear people "dreaming of a white Christmas," but what about longing for a snowy white Thanksgiving? If you're in the "snowy Thanksgiving" camp, you now have a place to turn: the Twitter account of @Climatologist49 . In anticipation of Thanksgiving, Brian Brettschneider, a climate researcher at University of Alaska Fairbanks, analyzed data from thousands of U.S. and Canadian w
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Thanksgiving Hack: Cook Your Turkey Sous Vide Maybe you like your Thanksgiving turkey dry and bland. I get it. There’s something deeply traditional about leaving the bird in the oven for hours and hours. Maybe you like the symbolism of a big bird taking up oven space, or maybe your overcooked turkey gives you an excuse to overload it with gravy. Maybe you’ve given up on bird altogether (one year, my mom served lobster for Thanksgiving. “No o
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Supergirl Shows Off Her Super Singing Chops in Minecraft Ad Image: The CW Melissa Benoist can sing. Her breakout TV role was on Glee , after all. But it’s still a delight to hear her bring her Supergirl charisma to bear with a song. Recently, she took to using those super vocal chords in an ad for MineCon, the annual Minecraft convention hosted by developers Mojang. While the musical ad does a good job of promoting the upcoming graphics update to the bloc
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The spray's the thing: how actors use perfumes to get into character B efore I go on stage, says Michael Ball, I ask myself a question: “Do I smell nice for all the ladies and gentlemen?” The actor chooses a signature scent for each of his roles, from bay rum for the vengeful barber Sweeney Todd to his mum’s favourite Madame Rochas for Hairspray ’s Edna Turnblad. Ball’s not alone in deploying scent to to get beneath a character’s skin. Anne-Marie Duff has a fragra
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In This Saturday Night Live Clip, Batman Might Be A Little Too Tough on Crime Image: YouTube When Bruce Wayne invites the people of the community into his lavish mansion for a food drive on Thanksgiving, he probably views it as a part of his overall mission, a mission that culminates in his work as Batman. According to some of the citizens he’s helping, though, that might not be the case. In a funny sketch on Saturday Night Live , featuring Chance the Rapper and Leslie Jon
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Watch NASA Launch Its Shiny New JPSS-1 Weather Satellite Photo: AP NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a “series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites,” NASA announced on Saturday, with the agencies touting they expect significant improvements to their weather-forecasting abilities when JPSS-1 comes online in three months. “Emergency managers increasingly rel
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Floods: How can you save your life when disaster strikes?Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But how can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?
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A new map exhibit documents evolving views of Earth’s interior Much of what happens on the Earth’s surface is connected to activity far below. “Beneath Our Feet,” a temporary exhibit at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center in the Boston Public Library, explores the ways people have envisioned, explored and exploited what lies underground. “We’re trying to visualize those places that humans don’t naturally go to,” says associate curator Stephanie Cyr. “Everybod
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Nyt studie: Træer i byer vokser hurtigere end skovtræer Forskere har i mange år studeret effekten af klimaforandringer på træer i landområder. Men træer i byer har ikke fået nær så meget opmærksomhed. Nu har forskere fra Technische Universität München offentliggjort resultaterne af en undersøgelse af næsten 1400 træer i og omkring en række storbyer rundt i verden. Læs også: Nye prøver: Klimaforandringer er værre end antaget Siden 1960'erne er træerne
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NASA launches next-generation weather satellite The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) lifts off on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 1:47 a.m. PST on November 18, 2017 NASA on Saturday launched a next-generation satellite into space designed to monitor weather around the world and help improve forecasts. The satellite , called the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), is a joint ve
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Toyota Recalls Over 68,000 C-HRs and PHEV Priuses For Faulty Electronics Photo: Toyota According to a report on Carscoops and a Toyota press release , Toyota is recalling around 28,600 2018 Toyota C-HRs for a faulty electronic parking brake. Toyota is also recalling nearly 39,900 2012-2015 PHEV Prius models for a fuse that may malfunction during driving resulting in a loss of power. Toyota’s press release describes the issues involving the C-HR: In the involved C-HR v
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No, Facebook Didn't Remove the Ability to Delete Posts—But It Did Hide It From Some Users Photo: AP There’s a popular conception that whatever you post online lives eternal—and while it’s probably true, the reality is that for most people hitting that delete button is usually sufficient to at least hide an embarrassing post from prying family, friends, and potential employers. Anyone who’s ever been on Facebook or sent a tweet knows the true nightmare scenario would be losing the abil
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Samsung's Quantum Dot 4K Monitor Just Got a Massive Discount Samsung 28" 4K Quantum Dot Monitor | $330 | Amazon You might have heard of quantum dots in the context of TVs, but Samsung uses them in a 4K computer monitor as well , and their 28" model just got a massive price drop. You can read all about quantum dots here , but the long and short of it that they’re the backbone of a backlighting technology that can produce OLED-quality images and ri
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Babies Can Learn That Hard Work and Perseverance Pay off by Watching Adults If you ever needed more proof how important good parenting is for the future of humanity, MIT researchers showed in a new study that even small babies can learn that hard work pays off. How would they learn? By watching the adults around them persevere and succeed in difficult tasks. The study concluded that babies of no more than 15 months can learn the value of trying hard after observing e
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Tyskland forbyder GPS-ure til børn De skulle give tryghed til forældrene. Men urene, hvori der sidder en GPS, så man altid kan følge og overvåge sine børn, er fyldt med sikkerhedshuller. Urene er nemme at hacke. De indsamler et hav af personlige informationer, som brugerne ikke har kontrol over. Det er særligt bekymrende, når det kommer til GPS-overvågningsure til børn. Det er de selvsamme ure, der skulle give børn mere sikkerhed
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Brain activity buffers against worsening anxietyBoosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also protect against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study. Using noninvasive brain imaging, the researchers found that at-risk people were less likely to develop anxiety if they had higher activity in a region of the brain responsible for complex mental operations. The results may be a step towards tailoring psychologi
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How a poorly explored immune cell may impact cancer immunity and immunotherapyThe immune cells that are trained to fight off the body's invaders can become defective. It's what allows cancer to develop. So most research has targeted these co-called effector T-cells. But a new study takes a step back and considers: What if the problem isn't with the effector T-cells but starts higher up the cellular chain?
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Some Instacart Contractors Are Striking in Protest of Allegedly Awful, Sub-Minimum Wage Pay Image courtesy of Instacart At least some delivery workers for Instacart, a so-called gig economy app that dispatches an army of shoppers and drivers to deliver groceries and other supplies directly from retail stores to customers, have launched a two-day strike from Sunday to Monday in protest of what they claim are abusive working conditions and pay rates below the minimum wage. Instacart is va
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A Crazy Supernova Looks Like a New Kind of Dying Star In September 2014, astronomers saw a dimming point of light in a small galaxy half a billion light-years away. It looked like an ordinary supernova—a dying star that exploded and whose light was now petering out. But the following January, Zheng “Andrew” Wong, a student intern at Las Cumbres Observatory in Goleta, California, noticed that the light was getting brighter again. Quanta Magazine Abou
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The Fukushima Cleanup Is Progressing, But at a Painstaking Pace Earlier this year, remotely piloted robots transmitted what officials believe was a direct view of melted radioactive fuel inside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s destroyed reactors—a major discovery, but one that took a long and painful six years to achieve. In the meantime, the program to clean up the destroyed reactors has seen numerous setbacks and concerns, including delays on Japanes
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Can you solve it? This apple teaser is hard core! Hi guzzlers, What’s the similarity between a logic puzzle and an apple? Deduce! Sorry ... let’s begin. You and your two friends Pip and Blossom are captured by an evil gang of logicians. In order to gain your freedom, the gang’s chief, Kurt, sets you this fearsome challenge. The three of you are put in adjacent cells. In each cell is a quantity of apples. Each of you can count the number of apple
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Archaeologists find mysterious, 4,000-year-old dog sacrifices in Russia reader comments 0 Enlarge / A map of the area on the northern Russian steppes where the sacrificial dogs were found. The Krasnosamarskoe settlement was a tiny ritual center, part of the larger Indo-European Srubnaya culture in the late Bronze Age. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 4,000 years ago in the northern steppes of Eurasia, in the shadow of the Ural Mountains, a tiny settlement stood
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Some cancer therapies may provide a new way to treat high blood pressure WASHINGTON -- Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer a real advance in hypertension treatment because although a number of high blood pressure drugs are now available, they work by different mechanisms that are not suited for all patients. The study, pub
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Cell-weighing method could help doctors choose cancer drugsMIT researchers have shown that they can use a new type of measurement to predict how drugs will affect cancer cells taken from multiple myeloma patients. Their predictions correlated with how those patients actually fared when treated with those drugs.
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MRI uncovers brain abnormalities in people with depression and anxiety IMAGE: There are significant cortical thickness differences among the three groups. All regions survived clusterwise-correction (p view more Credit: Radiological Society of North America CHICAGO - Researchers using MRI have discovered a common pattern of structural abnormalities in the brains of people with depression and social anxiety, according to a study presented being next week at
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Overweight women may need more frequent mammogramsWomen with higher body mass index (BMI) face an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumor until it has become large, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings suggest that women with higher BMI may need shorter intervals between mammography screening exams.
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Cultural values can be a strong predictor of alcohol consumption Countries with populations that value autonomy and harmony tend to have higher average levels of alcohol consumption than countries with more traditional values, such as hierarchy and being part of a collective. This new research finding, published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology , may have important implications for international public health organizations aiming to tackle
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A gold star for the nurseries that have stopped being glitter bugs | Jules Howard W hat will the rocks record about the lives we lead? What might a future palaeontologist, human or otherwise, make of the structures that will come to signify these moments in which you and I live our lives? They will notice extinctions, of course. Fossils of mammals’ tusks and horns will abound in the rocks, only to disappear when we humans turn up. They will come across our mines – enormous tra
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Recovery of West Coast marine mammals boosts consumption of chinook salmon Credit: CC0 Public Domain Recovering populations of killer whales, sea lions and harbor seals on the West Coast have dramatically increased their consumption of chinook salmon in the last 40 years, which may now exceed the combined harvest by commercial and recreational fisheries, a new study finds. While the recovery of marine mammals represents a conservation success, it creates complex tradeof
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How Tulsa Became A Model For Preventing Floods Neighborhoods and mobile home parks in Tulsa after the Arkansas River flooded in October 1986. Austin Hellwig Collection/Tulsa City-County Library hide caption toggle caption Austin Hellwig Collection/Tulsa City-County Library If Houston's record deluge during Hurricane Harvey highlighted the dangers of unchecked, sprawling development, then Tulsa — another conservative city built on oil — is a s
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Tyskland forbyder salg af GPS-ure til børn Tyskland har forbudt salget af smartwatches til børn med argumentet, at de bruges til at udspionere. Urene har forskellige funktioner, der gør det muligt at aflytte børnene, og sikkerheden er slet ikke i orden, skriver BBC . »Enheder med dårlig sikkerhed tillader ofte en invasion af privatlivet. Det er meget bekymrende, når det gælder GPS-ure for børn, der jo oprindeligt har til formål at beskytt
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37 danske forskere blandt verdens mest citeredeDer er 10 forskere mere på forsker-hitlisten end sidste år. I alt udgør de omkring 1 procent.
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Ugens job: Ingeniørfirma søger CEO og Teknologisk Institut mangler en centerleder På dagens liste finder du job for ingeniører og naturvidenskabelige kandidater i flere forskellige firmaer. Blandt andet som specialist, projektleder, konsulent og mere endnu. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-ingenioerfirma-soeger-ceo-teknologisk-institut-mangler-centerleder-11229 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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What is “integrative oncology”? Even the Society for Integrative Oncology doesn’t seem to know for sureLast week, the Society for Integrative Oncology published an article attempting to define what "integrative oncology" is. The definition, when it isn't totally vague, ignores the pseudoscience at the heart of integrative oncology and medicine.
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Singapore rolls out tough measures to keep cars off the roads In the battle against the car, space-starved Singapore has deployed road tolls, massive spending on public transport, and a licence fee that bumps the cost of an average vehicle to over $80,000 In the battle against the car, space-starved Singapore has deployed road tolls, massive spending on public transport, and a licence fee that bumps the cost of an average vehicle to over $80,000. But urban
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10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Cadet Simone Askew, of Fairfax, Va., who has been selected first captain of the U.S. Military Academy Corps of Cadets for the upcoming academic year, answers questions during a news conference, in West Point, NY. Askew earned another prestigious honor Sunday, Nov. 19, when she was one of 32 Americans awarded Rhodes scholarships to study at Oxford Univers
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Poultry excrement could partially replace coal as a renewable energy source, study says Credit: CC0 Public Domain While turkeys at Thanksgiving are an age-old custom, a new study shows that turkey excrement may have a future as a fuel for heat and electricity. Treated excrement from turkeys, chickens and other poultry , when converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace approximately 10 percent of coal used in electricity generation , reducing greenhouse gases and provi
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Homes should not be abandoned after a big nuclear accident New research suggests that few people, if any, should be asked to leave their homes after a big nuclear accident, which is what happened in March 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. This is the main finding of a multi-university research study led by Philip Thomas, Professor of Risk Management at the University of Bristol, involving the universities of Manchester and Warwick, T
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ANALYSE: Nu venter 13 år med kludetæppe af højrisikable projekter for dansk jernbane En flok pressede politikere kom onsdag ud af et mødelokale i Transportministeriet og blev straks stillet op foran projektører og rullende tv-kameraer. Spørgsmålene fra landets tv-stationer haglede ned over dem. Hvad ville de gøre ved det fejlslagne projekt med at udskifte alle signaler langs landets skinner? Hvad koster den nye plan skatteyderne? Hvem har ansvaret? Hvordan kunne det gå så galt? D
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The latest poop from the turkey coop SEDE BOQER, Israel...November 20 - While turkeys at Thanksgiving are an age-old custom, a new study shows that turkey excrement may have a future as a fuel for heat and electricity. Treated excrement from turkeys, chickens and other poultry, when converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace approximately 10 percent of coal used in electricity generation, reducing greenhouse gases
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Motorcycle crashes cause 5 times as many deaths as car accidents, 6 times the health costs Motorcycle accidents are costly in terms of lives and health care costs. Compared with car accidents, motorcycle accidents cause 3 times the injuries, 6 times the medical costs and 5 times the deaths, found new research in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ). Despite better motor vehicle safety, injuries from motorcycle crashes have not improved. Researchers looked at data on adults who
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Many cancer survivors are living with PTSD A recent study showed approximately one-fifth of patients with cancer experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) several months after diagnosis, and many of these patients continued to live with PTSD years later. Published early online in CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings highlight the need for early identification, careful monitoring, and treatm
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Two out of 3 parents struggle finding childcare that meets their health, safety standards IMAGE: Parents share top deal breakers when choosing childcare. view more Credit: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The search for the best preschool or childcare option is often a challenging experience - and many parents aren't sure if the one they pick is safe and healthy for their child, according to a new national poll. About 62 percen
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The Race to Power AI’s Silicon Brains Nigel Toon, the cofounder and CEO of Graphcore, a semiconductor startup based in the U.K., recalls that only a couple of years ago many venture capitalists viewed the idea of investing in semiconductor chips as something of joke. “You’d take an idea to a meeting,” he says, “and many of the partners would roll about on the floor laughing.” Now some chip entrepreneurs are getting a very different r
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Jagtet af antipirat-advokater? TDC beskytter dig dårligere end mindre netudbydere Når advokatfirmaer som Opus og Njord Law Firm for tiden sender bunkevis af breve ud til folk, som, de mener, har har brudt ophavsretten på film og serier online, så er du dårligere stillet, hvis du benytter en af de store klassiske internetudbyddere end mange mindre udbydere. Problemet er, at den begrænsede totale mængde IP-adresser gør, at de mindre leverandører er nødt til at sætte flere bruger
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Tænketank: Klimasikring skal være en del af husets tilstandsrapport På samme måde som man ikke kan slippe af sted med at sælge et hus med råd, skal man heller ikke kunne sælge en risiko for oversvømmet kælder videre. Så enkel er tankegangen bag et forslag, som tænke­tanken Concito har formuleret i rapporten ‘Robusthed af kommunernes klimatilpasningsplaner’, der udkom i september. »Vi står med nogle nye betingelser, vi skal indrette os efter. Men i dag er manglend
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Diplomingeniør tog tidligt springet til projektleder »Ja, hej – jeg ringer om lidt. Jeg har lige fået en bil, jeg skal parkere. Håber, det er i orden. Hej!« Selvfølgelig er det i orden. Det aftalte telefoninterview kan godt udskydes lidt, for der er drøn på og mange tråde at udrede for nyuddannede Christoffer André Roesen. I august blev han færdig som diplom­ingeniør fra DTU og udskiftede samtidig sit job som studentermedhjælper i entreprenørfirmae
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"A Difference That Makes a Difference" -- A Conversation With Daniel C. Dennett 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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Social mobile gaming boosts rehabilitation for physically impaired patients The researchers from Imperial have designed a video game called Balloon Buddies, which is a tool that enables those recovering from conditions such as a stroke to engage and play together with healthy volunteers such as therapists and family members as a form of rehabilitation. Balloon Buddies is designed to level the playing field by allowing healthy participants to support the less abled player
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Changes in young people's sexual practices over the last 20 years revealed Published in the Journal of Adolescent Health , the study describes changes in young people's sexual practices using nationally-representative data from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal¹), the largest scientific studies of sexual health and lifestyles in Britain. Conducted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UCL and NatCen Social Research, the thr
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Homes should not be abandoned after a big nuclear accident New research suggests that few people, if any, should be asked to leave their homes after a big nuclear accident, which is what happened in March 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. This is the main finding of a multi-university research study led by Philip Thomas, Professor of Risk Management at the University of Bristol, involving the universities of Manchester and Warwick, T
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Engineers Create an "Impossible" Ring of Plasma Floating in Open Air Caltech researchers managed to pull off a feat of science fiction made real as they created a ring of plasma in open air. Plasma is one of the four fundamental phases of matter, along with solid, liquid and gas. Plasmas, which you encounter more commonly in St. Elmo’s fire, plasma TVs, neon lights and fluorescent light bulbs, are made up of charged ions and electrons. They do not have any spe
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How social justice and the environment connect In his new book, author David Pellow argues that environmental issues and social justice are connected. In What is Critical Environmental Justice? (Polity Press, 2017), Pellow, a chair in environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, examines the complicated connections between humans and ecosystems. He provides a framework for making environmental justice more inclusive a
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Here Are Your PlayStation VR Black Friday Bundles PlayStation VR - Gran Turismo Sport Bundle | $299 | Amazon | Includes camera PlayStation VR - Skyrim Bundle | $349 | Amazon | Includes camera and controllers Black Friday’s PlayStation VR bundles promised to be the best deals yet on the excellent virtual reality system, and two of them are live now. $299 gest you the headset, camera, and Gran Turismo Sport , or you can spend $50 more to get two M
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This Sinterklaas Season Too, Black Pete Stays (Mainly) Black The Netherlands may not have any Confederate statues to pull down, but the country has its own racially charged issues with its past and its cultural institutions – most notably these days the controversy surrounding Zwarte Piet . 'Black Pete' is the servant of Sinterklaas , a Dutchified version of Saint Nicholas and the spiritual ancestor to Santa Claus. Sinterklaas on his grey horse and Zwart
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How Fruit Fly Brains Are Improving Smart Phone Apps What do a fruit fly and a search engine have in common? This isn’t some weird joke, but a serious line of inquiry by scientists at the Salk Institute and UC San Diego. Search engine algorithms go through great pains to match items you’ve clicked on or purchased, songs you’ve listened to, or things searched for, to similar ones. As a result, we constantly need ever faster and more efficient search
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Infosec star accused of sexual assault booted from professional affiliations Enlarge / Morgan Marquis-Boire, then a security researcher at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs’ Citizen Lab, seen here on July 24, 2012. Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg via Getty Images reader comments 2 A well-known computer security researcher, Morgan Marquis-Boire, has been publicly accused of sexual assault. On Sunday, The Verge published a report saying that it had spoken with
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Mød den gode hacker… der bryder ind i biler Hacker. For mange mennesker har ordet en stærkt negativ klang. Men faktisk findes der rigtig mange hackere, der hacker i det godes tjeneste. En af dem er Samy Kamkar, som DRs teknologiprogram So ein Ding har mødt i Los Angeles. Kamkar har på det seneste dedikeret en stor del af sin tid til at finde sikkerhedshuller i bilsystemer og bilnøgler. Ved hvilken bil du kører Og det er ret nemt for Kamkar
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Theory: Flexibility is at the heart of human intelligence IMAGE: University of Illinois psychology professor Aron Barbey proposes that the brain's dynamic properties drive human intelligence. view more Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Centuries of study have yielded many theories about how the brain gives rise to human intelligence. Some neuroscientists think intelligence springs from a single region or neural network. Others ar
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New second line therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer is effective and safeA randomized trial in 650 patients has confirmed the safety and efficacy of a new second line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer.
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Investigating patterns of degeneration in Alzheimer's diseaseAlzheimer's disease (AD) is known to cause memory loss and cognitive decline, but other functions of the brain can remain intact. The reasons cells in some brain regions degenerate while others are protected is largely unknown. Researchers have found that factors encoded in the DNA of brain cells contribute to the patterns of degeneration, or vulnerability, in AD.
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Carefully crafted light pulses control neuron activitySpecially tailored, ultrafast pulses of light can trigger neurons to fire and could one day help patients with light-sensitive circadian or mood problems, according to a new study. This study is among the first demonstrations of using coherent control to regulate function in a living cell.
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Electrochemistry opens up novel access to important classes of substancesChemists have succeeded in overcoming the problem of electrochemical polymer formation and in developing a sustainable and efficient synthesis strategy for these important products for the first time.
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No more deer in the headlights: Study finds large mammals do use road crossing structuresA pilot study finds that large mammals are more likely to use wildlife crossing structures than move past a random location in the surrounding habitat. Animal movement also varied between crossing structures in different locations, suggesting that location might be more important than design. These findings are a first step towards a better understanding of the effectiveness of wildlife crossing s
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Sunday's Best Deals: Amazon Kindles, Brother Printer, Game of Thrones Blu-ray, and More Early Black Friday deals on Amazon devices like Kindles and Fire Tablets , a refurbished Brother printer , a Game of Thrones Blu-ray box set , and more start off Sunday’s best deals. A number of anticipated Black Friday deals are already available, and we’re gathering them all here from now until the big deal. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Jump To: Tech | Hom
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Dansk iris-teknologi skal forhindre valgfusk i Somaliland Et større projekt for at forhindre valgfusk har været i gang i den somaliske region Somaliland op til præsidentvalget den 13. november. Alle vælgere, der ville afgive deres stemme, har været forbi på et af de ca. 350 registreringssteder for at få deres øje skannet. Efterfølgende fik de et et personligt stemmekort til brug ved præsidentvalget. Omkring 700.000 stemmeberettigede i Somaliland lod sig
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Which Amazon Fire Tablet is Best For You? Amazon’s Fire tablets are seductive. Most of us already use Amazon, and they’re some of the only high profile tablets, affordable tablets released recently. The price seems too good to be true, and in some ways it is, but Amazon’s Fire tablets are also completely functional, capable devices. To help you decide if a Fire tablet is right for you, we reviewed all five of Amazon’s Fire tablets in the
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What I learned visiting my first live eSports tournament reader comments 1 Being among 3,000 screaming fans makes competitive Rocket League feel more real, in a way. Kyle Orland The view from our perch in the press box. Ghost Gaming throws out some t-shirts before its match with Cloud 9. The crowd loved iy. You can't really tell, but Cloud 9 players are actually sitting behind those screens. Some blown-up webcam close-ups let you see the players during
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Millions, Billions, Trillions: How to Make Sense of Numbers in the News National discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens – such as funding for scientific and medical research, bailouts of financial institutions and the current Republican tax proposals – inevitably involve dollar figures in the millions, billions and trillions. Unfortunately, math anxiety is widespread even among intelligent, highly educated people. Complicating the issue furt
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Stop Sundhedsplatformen og skab en national platformDe nyvalgte regionsråd bør blive præsenteret for et massivt krav om at stoppe Sundhedsplatformen, og der bør skabes politisk forudsætning for en landsdækkende it-platform i den nærmeste fremtid.
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Elektronisk overvågning af børn kan være godt for familien Forældrene til en 13-årig pige tager hendes telefon, uden at hun ved det. De installerer en app, så de kan overvåge hende og holde øje med, hvor hun går rundt, og hvad hun laver. Er det okay? Må de godt det? Det er et af de spørgsmål, som forskere fra Aarhus Universitet har stillet en række teenagere, der går i 8. og 9. klasse. Og eleverne var ikke begejstrede. - Det der med at blive overvåget ud
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Behind the Scenes of the Dubai Airshow Spending Spree (Photos) Every two years, the giants of the aviation industry gather at an airport an hour south of the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, and the center of a booming new air travel market. The Dubai Airshow is effectively a massive shopping spree, where nearly 80,000 people wandered between the massive indoor exhibit hall and the jumbo jets, business aircraft, and fighter jets lined up outside. Go
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Videnskaben halser bagefter ‘super-bakterierne’ Fra myrer til gammel koldkrigs­teknologi – der bliver kæmpet på alle fronter mod multiresistente bakterier. Verdenssundhedsorganisationen WHO har markeret dette i denne uge med ‘World Antibiotics Awareness Week’. Samtidig har Londons Science Museum åbnet udstillingen ‘Superbugs: The fight for our lives’, som sætter fokus på, hvordan stadigt flere bakterier bliver sværere at behandle med antibioti
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Europe Sets Priorities for Hunting Cosmic Particles 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 of being officially unveiled in January. Twenty years ago, the field of astroparticle physics barely e
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På udkig efter biosignaturer: Er der liv derude? I de seneste år er der opdaget tusindvis af planeter uden for Solsystemet. Cirka 50 af dem ser ud til at være klippeplaneter, der i princippet kan huse liv – i hvert fald kredser de rundt om deres stjerner i den såkaldt ‘beboelige zone’. Det vil sige, at de hverken er for kolde eller for varme – vand kan være flydende på planeternes overflade, og vand i flydende form er en forudsætning for liv, s
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Fotis Kafatos, distinguished Greek biologist, dies at 77 Fotis Kafatos, a Greek molecular biologist who had a distinguished academic career in both the United States and Europe and became the founding president of the European Research Council, has died. He was 77. His family announced his death in Heraklion, Crete on Saturday "after a long illness." on Saturday. Born in Crete in 1940, Kafatos was known for his research on malaria and for sequencing
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Museum seeks to convince Indians that toilets are not dirty A throne with a built-in commode for a French monarch takes pride of place at a New Delhi museum trying to break taboos surrounding toilets in a country where such convenience remains a sensitive issue. The replica of the wooden throne used by King Louis XIV is among a treasure trove at the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, tucked away in a bustling suburb of the Indian capital. The Frenc
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UK budget aims for driverless cars by 2021 (Update) The government estimates Britain's driverless car industry will be worth £28 billion by 2035 British finance minister Philip Hammond is to announce £75 million ($99 million, 84 million euros) funding for Artificial Intelligence and plans to put driverless cars on UK roads by 2021, in his budget speech on Wednesday. Hammond will announce regulation changes to allow Britain's driverless car industr
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Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled A Dutch non-profit has developed virtual reality glasses to enable the disabled to feel close to dolphins for therapeutic purposes Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel. But a Dutch non-profit believes it has found a way to bring people, especi
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Brain tree: why we replenish only some of our cells | Daniel Glaser Many of the body’s cells regenerate - but not the brain’s, explains Daniel Glaser We are being treated to a spectacular display of autumn colour this year, but it isn’t only trees that share this pattern for periodic shedding and regrowth. Our own skin cells, for example, are renewed every month or so, but we replenish less than 10% of our bone each year. Certain types of human cells do not seem
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Are you sensitive to others in social interaction? – personality quiz | Ben Ambridge How good are you at reading other people’s feelings? And does this vary with gender – both theirs and yours? To find out, read the vignette below. Sandra is hosting a dinner party. Cliff arrives first and the two enjoy talking about his recent holiday to Sweden. But then Michael turns up. He dominates the conversation and talks only to Sandra, showing off with a story designed to make himself loo
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Før forfremmelsen: Spørgsmålet alle ledere skal stille sig selv Hvorfor nogen overhovedet skulle ønske at lade sig lede af dig, viste sig at være et tilsyneladende simpelt spørgsmål, der åbnede for en kompleks undersøgelse af det autentiske lederskabs DNA og dets fire karakteristika. Nye jobtilbud hver uge. Tjek Jobfinder. Ledelse der styrker Til december kommer Gareth Jones til København, hvor han er en af hovedtalerne til konferencen 'Ledelse der styrker 20
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The Functions of the Mind Determines the Nature of Theory 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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These ring-tailed lemurs raise a 'stink' when they flirt with potential matesStink-flirting among ring-tailed lemurs come at a cost, but may also influence females in choosing a mate, suggests new research.
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Age, gut bacteria contribute to MS disease progression, according to studyGut bacteria at a young age can contribute to multiple sclerosis disease onset and progression, new research indicates.
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Solar minimum surprisingly constantUsing more than half a century of observations, astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences in the maximums of the cycles.
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Grade inflation adds thousands to the cost of a family home, study findsGrade inflation at English primary schools can increase the price of surrounding houses by up to £7,000, according to early research from economists.
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Breakthrough discovery in diagnostic tools that can replace commonly used and fragile antibodiesExperts have announced the development of polymeric materials with molecular recognition capabilities which hold the potential to outperform natural antibodies in various diagnostic applications
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Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-warResearchers have discovered a planetary-scale tug-of-war between life, deep Earth and the upper atmosphere that is expressed in atmospheric nitrogen.
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Inner clock: Biologists research the mechanism of an auxiliary clockIn December, the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology will be awarded for the identification of genes that control the inner clock. The honored academics examined fruit flies to determine the biorhythm.
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Strain-free epitaxy of germanium film on micaGermanium was the material of choice in the early history of electronic devices, and due to its high charge carrier mobility, it's making a comeback. It's generally grown on expensive single-crystal substrates, adding another challenge to making it sustainably viable for most applications. To address this aspect, researchers demonstrate an epitaxy method that incorporates van der Waals' forces to
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Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatmentsIn the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels. While the animals' brains experience dramatically reduced blood flow during hibernation, just like human patients after a certain type of stroke, the squirrels emerge from their extended naps suffering no ill effects. Now, scientists have identified a pote
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A mom's support helps a child learn to handle negative emotions, but what if mom is distressed?When children become upset, showing negative emotions or behaviors, some parents become distressed, while others are able to talk their child through the difficult situation. Studies have shown that a mothers' reaction -- positive or negative -- to her child's negative emotions can predict whether her child develops the ability to effectively regulate his emotions and behavior. A new study explore
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A walk at the mall or the park? New study shows, for moms and daughters, a walk in the park is bestA family studies researchers believed that if the attention restoration theory, which describes how interaction with natural environments can reduce mental fatigue and restore attention, worked for individuals it might also work for families to help facilitate more positive family interactions and family cohesion. They tested their theory by looking at sets of moms and daughters who were asked to
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eDNA tool detects invasive clams before they become a nuisanceWhen seeking a cure for a disease, early detection is often the key. The same is true for eliminating invasive species. Identifying their presence in a lake before they are abundant is vital. A recent study successfully used environmental DNA to detect invasive clams in California and Nevada lakes. Researchers believe this tool can help identify pests before they become a problem.
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Using social media big data to combat prescription drug crisisResearchers 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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Deletion of a stem cell factor promotes traumatic brain injury recovery in miceResearchers found that conditional deletion of Sox2 – the gene encoding the SOX2 stem cell transcription factor – and the associated dampening of astrocyte reactivity appear to promote functional recovery, including behavioral recovery, after traumatic brain injury.
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Cardiorespiratory fitness is essential to reduce risk of coronary heart diseaseNew findings emphasize the importance of measuring and maintaining aerobic fitness.
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Breakthrough could launch organic electronics beyond cell phone screensA new discovery points the way to more widespread use of an advanced technology generally known as organic electronics.
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100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate its trajectory and find where it landed, according to Tomas Kohout of the University of Helsinki's physics department, who said Thursday night's fireb
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Germany bans children's smart watches with listening appGerman regulators have banned certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, saying the devices have been used to listen in on school classrooms and run afoul of Germany's surveillance restrictions.
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