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Mass Murder is How ISIS Tries to Stay RelevantUpdated on November 25 at 9:39 a.m. ET Once death tolls get above 50 or so, they become impossible to process. The attack Friday on the Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, north Sinai, killed more than 300 people, with a combination of bombs and light weaponry. The attackers executed survivors and gunned down first responders. Imagine five separate Las Vegas attacks happening all at once from different
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Getting a Little Lost on the Great Food Scavenger HuntThanksgiving is a holiday full of travel, food, and shared stories. And this Thanksgiving I will share the story of coming up with a fun, STEM-themed activity to do with my cousins – and being utterly thwarted in trying to pull it off. From a potential-data perspective, Thanksgiving falls pretty heavily into two categories: travel and food. And with both categories having a strong geographica
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Popular Science
10 smarter ways to watch TVAmazon, Hulu , and Netflix have fundamentally changed the way we watch TV. Want to watch six seasons of your favorite sitcom in 10 hours? On a plane? While sipping Mai Tais on a beach in the South Pacific with no internet ? In virtual reality ? Sure, no problem. Below, tricks to upgrade your binge-watching experience for your favorite movies, TV shows, and more. Supercharge your Netflix streaming
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Dollys Cloning Likely Didnt Cause Premature AgingA new analysis of Dolly's skeleton suggests the cloned sheep's arthritis did not lead to her death.
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Two Months After Maria, Life on Puerto Rico's Southeast Coast Is Far From NormalGuayama, Puerto Rico, more than a week after Hurricane Maria hit. Photo: AP Just two weeks have passed since power returned to some communities in the Salinas-Guayama region of Puerto Rico. The Southeast was one of the first places to feel Hurricane Maria’s wrath, and it’s been one of the last to feel a sense of relief. Ruth Santiago has been there for it all. Ruth Santiago. Photo Courtesy of Chr
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Morning sickness in pregnancy blamed on protein in the placentaiStock / Getty Images Plus By Andy Coghlan Morning sickness. It has been blamed on all sorts of things – from carrying girls to multiple pregnancies. But a UK study of nearly 800 pregnant women suggests that a protein called GDF15 might be the real culprit. It appears to trigger sickness by acting in the brain, most likely to protect the foetus from circulating toxins or infections. Targeting
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An AI might help identify missing children when they’re olderWhat does she look like today? Kieran Dodds/Tearfund/Panos By Abigail Beall Every two years, new, artificially aged pictures are released of Madeleine McCann, a British girl who disappeared at the age of five while on holiday with her parents in Portugal in 2007 . Ten years later, photos of the little girl are unlikely to help find her today, a common problem for all long-term searches for mi
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Lab notes: Aloha 'Oumuamua, welcome to our solar system and a fine week in science!This week’s biggest stories It was exciting when first detected hurtling past the sun last month , and it’s even more exciting now. Astronomers have named the visitor ’Oumuamua and have confirmed that it hails from another star system . Even more intriguingly, its red colour suggests it carries organic molecules that are building blocks of life. Another big hit this week was research revealing wh
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Black Friday Deal: 23andMe DNA Test - Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic ServiceGo beyond your family tree to uncover ancestry markers in your DNA, with a genetic testing kit that you can use at home. The 23andMe DNA Test is available for the special Black Friday price of $99.99, a savings of 50 percent off the list price. A simple saliva test collects your DNA, and the extracted genetic data reveals your ancestral composition and even the percentage of DNA that you share wi
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Ars Technica
IceCube turns the planet into a giant neutrino detectorEnlarge / The IceCube facility sits at the South Pole above an array of photodetectors, drawn into the image above. reader comments 1 Neutrinos are one of the most plentiful particles out there, as trillions pass through you every second. But they're incredibly hard to work with. They're uncharged, so we can't control their path or accelerate them. They're also nearly massless and barely interact
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Gifts for Kids Who Are Just Starting to Love SuperheroesNowadays, there’s only one group of kids that aren’t into superheroes: kids who aren’t into superheroes yet. There’s a tender age right before they realize that Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, and the rest are completely dominating pop culture... so why wait on them? These fun gift ideas will help (super-)speed up the process. Sphero Spider-Man Sphero’s Spider-Man is every bit as interactive as the sup
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Get Your Smart Home Party Started With All-Time Low WeMo PricesWeMo Light Switch | $30 | Amazon WeMo Mini Smart Plug | $40 | Amazon WeMo products have long been the simplest way to get started with home automation, and both the light switch and mini smart plug are on sale for all-time low prices today. These are dead simple to use, and allow you to control any light fixture or power outlet with your phone, IFTTT recipes, or even Alexa.
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The Atlantic
The Distinctive Cruelty of Killing WorshipersUpdated on November 25 at 9:37 a.m. ET The attack on a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers appears to be the deadliest in the country’s recent history. State media now puts the death toll at more than 300. It has surpassed that of the suspected airliner bombing of 2015, when a Russian jet exploded over the Sinai Peninsula in an explosion later claimed by the Islamic State. In
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NASA's New Titanium Airless Tires Are Nearly IndestructibleGIF GIF: YouTube Stretch a Slinky toy too far, and eventually the metal coil will be warped so much it won’t be able to return to its original spring shape. That’s a problem also faced by the metal spring tires designed to roll across our Moon, and other planets our rovers are exploring. But NASA has created an alternative , made from titanium, that can tackle any terrain and always return to its
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Store All of the Things With Amazon's Black Friday Hard Drive EventCommerce 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. You can never have enough hard drive space, especially when it’s this cheap. This Black Friday only, Amazon’s discounting a wide array of Seagate internal and external hard drives to great low prices . You’ll want to head over to Amaz
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Ancient House of the Dead Reveals Glimpse of Neolithic CivilizationThis article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. This summer, the University of Reading Archaeology Field School excavated one of the most extraordinary sites we have ever had the pleasure of investigating. The site is an Early Neolithic long barrow known as " Cat's Brain " and is likely to
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return Is Coming Back For a Second SeasonImage: Netflix Netflix’s rebooted Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return kept in tradition this year with a Thanksgiving marathon that just so happened to include a bit of good news for fans. Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, and Joel Hodgson nonchalantly announced that Netflix had renewed The Return for a second season during their Thanksgiving marathon, with a segment of breaking news that sure to plea
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Less Waste, More Taste: A Master Chef Reimagines Thanksgiving LeftoversChef Massimo Bottura creates a meal from Thanksgiving leftovers in NPR's kitchen. "The leftover is a big problem if you don't have a vision, if you don't have the knowledge of what you can do," he says. Above, he checks the breadcrumbs to make sure they're dry and fine enough to turn into a pasta called passatelli. Beck Harlan/NPR hide caption toggle caption Beck Harlan/NPR Chef Massimo Bottura c
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This $110 Breville Smart Oven Might Be Black Friday's Best DealCommerce 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. The Breville Smart Oven is our readers’ favorite toaster oven , and the 650XL model is one of my personal favorite possessions . If I would normally cook something in the oven, I’ll try everything in my power to make it fit into the B
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Avatar therapy may help to reduce auditory hallucinations for people with schizophreniaAn experimental therapy which involves a face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar representing their auditory hallucination may help reduce symptoms, when provided alongside usual treatment, according to a study.
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Could a Rogue Nation Alter Clouds to Combat Warming?Plans for two experiments to potentially slow global warming by deploying tiny particles into the atmosphere have sparked an international debate over whether such tests should be allowed without some form of government scrutiny. The experiments are being planned by scientists who worry that the U.S. government, and others, is not equipped to move fast enough to mitigate greenhouse gases befo
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Ambush in a petri dish: Researchers unlock secrets of chemical communication between algae, bacteriaIf green algae of the species Chlamydomonas reinhardtii meet Pseudomonas protegens bacteria, their fate is sealed. The bacteria, measuring only some two micrometres, surround the algae, which are around five times larger, and attack them with a deadly toxic cocktail. The algae lose their flagella, which renders them immobile. The green single-celled organisms then become deformed and are no longer
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150 years of snake collections: Data bank proves rich snake diversity in the neotropicsAn extensive database constructed for snakes of the American tropics has now been released by researchers. This database is made up of museum collections from the past 150 years and demonstrates that some Neotropical regions, such as the Cerrado in the central Brazil, contain a disproportionately high diversity. Furthermore, some other diverse regions are disproportionally under sampled, such as t
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Flies could help to monitor disease outbreaks by acting as 'autonomous bionic drones' suggest scientistsSwarms of flies can be used to help monitor disease outbreaks, suggest scientists. This follows their research that shows how whole communities of bacteria – known as a microbiome – can “hitch a ride” on common carrion flies and can be transferred to any surface where the flies land.
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To address hunger effectively, first check the weather, says new studyUnderstanding the climate context is important is determining how to best respond to food insecurity, according to a study of nearly 2,000 smallholder farms in Africa and Asia. Rainfall patterns determined whether financial supports or agricultural inputs or practices were the most effective intervention.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Deer hunting limited in Western US states after tough winterHunting guide Mike Clark normally has more than 20 clients lined up each fall for trips deep into Wyoming's western wilderness to shoot mule deer, prized by hunters for their size and impressive antlers. But unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the Western U.S. last winter killed off many young deer . And that prompted wildlife officials throughout the Rocky Mountain s
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Earth-air heat exchanger best way to protect farm animals in livestock buildings against the effects of climate changeEarth-air heat exchanger best to protect farm animals against heat stress. Credit: Michael Bernkopf/Vetmeduni Vienna Without countermeasures, climate change will negatively impact animals in pig and poultry production. Beside the health and wellbeing of the animals, heat stress also affects performance and, as a result, profitability. As the animals are predominantly kept in confined livestock bu
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Science | The Guardian
Christmas loneliness is a problem – festive hats off to the pub with a plan | Dave BerryT o say that somebody is a “product of their environment” is to suggest that their actions or behaviour can be explained by where they’ve grown up, where they’ve worked and, in particular, who they’ve had around them. For example, a child isn’t born with a certain view on race, gender or a favourite football team. I have a school friend who earned a work placement at a bank in the City and he was
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'Trash islands' off Central America indicate ocean pollution problemThis island of plastic waste, which includes bags, spoons and bottles, floats off the coast of Roatan, Honduras Floating masses of garbage off some of the Caribbean's pristine beaches offer grim evidence of a vast and growing problem of plastic waste heedlessly dumped in the ocean, local residents, activists and experts say. These "trash islands" have been captured in images by photographer Carol
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Old, meet new: Drones, high-tech camera revamp archaeologyIn this Nov. 14, 2017 photo, Dartmouth's Chad Hill readies a drone to be flown over a site of a Shaker Village in Enfield, NH. Hill and his Dartmouth colleague Jesse Casana are using drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras to study a half-dozen archaeological sites around the world. The cameras use heat differences between stone and the soil surrounding it to identify structures below the su
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Here's what the science says about animal sentienceThere seems to be significant confusion about what happened in the British parliament when MPs discussed a proposed amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill to formally recognise animal sentience. But where science is concerned, animal sentience is in no doubt. The definition of sentient is simply "able to perceive or feel things". Today most of us would probably also say that animals are able to fe
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Flies more germ-laden than suspectedImage copyright Ana Junqueira and Stephan Schuster Image caption Bristles on a fly's body attract bacteria Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected. The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according to a DNA analysis. Many are linked with human infections, including stomach bugs, blood poisoning and pneumonia. Flies can spre
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Ambush in a petri dishDoctoral candidate Prasad Aiyar from India examines the microalgae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena/Germany . Credit: Jan-Peter Kasper/FSU If green algae of the species Chlamydomonas reinhardtii meet Pseudomonas protegens bacteria, their fate is sealed. The bacteria, measuring only some two micrometres, surround the algae, which are around five times larger, and at
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A quantum leap for ultra-precise measurement and information encoding?Credit: CC0 Public Domain An EU project working with ultrafast optics, furthers control over the spatial-temporal quantum states of light, advancing quantum information science. Quantum Information Science (QIS) holds out much hope for improved metrology as well as various Information, Communications and Technology (ITC) systems. However, the degree of control over quantum states necessary to ren
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Gizmodo
Hundreds of Perfectly-Choreographed Printers Are the Real Stars of This Fun Music VideoGIF GIF: YouTube By now the band OK Go is better known for its over-the-top, impossibly choreographed music videos than its actual music. So much so that you can enjoy the music video for its new song, “Obsession,” without actually having to turn your speakers up. It’s a visual treat starring a wall of 540 printers used to create a perpetually-changing backdrop. Did the band actually need to wast
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Viden
Spis dansk og halver dit indtag af sprøjtemidlerDTU Førevareinstituttet har analyseret 200 forskellige typer af fødevarer for omkring 300 forskellige pesticider. Og er resultatet er ikke til at tage fejl af: Dansk frugt og grønt indeholder langt færre rester af sprøjtemidler end varer fra øvrige lande - både i og uden for EU. Læs også: Uenige forskere: Har sprøjtemidler konsekvenser for din sundhed? Samlet set er der fundet sprøjterester i 69
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Prions Found in Skin of Creutzfeldt-Jakob PatientsInfectious protein aggregates from the skin of human patients can cause disease in mice.
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Nobel Laureates Protest Iranian Researchers Detention, Death SentenceDisaster medicine researcher Ahmadreza Djalali was convicted of spying for foreign governments.
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Ars Technica
How four Microsoft engineers proved that the “darknet” would defeat DRMPeter Biddle speaks at the ETech conference in 2007. reader comments 212 It's Thanksgiving week in the US, and most of our staff is focused on a morning coffee or Black Friday list rather than office work. As such, we're resurfacing this story of four Microsoft engineers who predicted the downfall of DRM more than a decade ahead of its time (their paper turned 15 this month). This story originall
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Here Are All of Anker's Black Friday Deals, Including Some Kinja Deals ExclusivesAfter teasing us with some appetizers earlier in the week, Anker just opened up the floodgates on their Black Friday deals, including several that our exclusive to our readers. The links below include the deals that went live earlier in the week, but we added all the new stuff to the top of each category. Our picks: The SoundCore 2 Bluetooth speaker (which is water resistant and can run for 24 ho
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Timing is key in keeping organic matter in wet soils, new study findsPeriodically flooded soils may actually lose organic matter at accelerated rate, a new report suggests.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Promising new treatment for rare pregnancy cancer leads to remission in patientsThree out of four patients with the cancerous forms of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) went into remission after receiving the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab in a clinical trial, report researchers. The trial is the first to show that pembrolizumab can be used to successfully treat women with GTD.
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Millions, Billions, Trillions: How to Make Sense of Numbers in the NewsThe following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation , an online publication covering the latest research. 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.
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Do Fish Suffer?Years ago I was surfcasting on an ocean beach and caught a big, beautiful striped bass. My daughter and son, who were 8 and 10, respectively, were nearby. I held the fish up and yelled, Look kids, I caught dinner! Skye, my daughter, burst into tears and pleaded with me to let the fish go. I tried to josh her out of her mood, in vain. I assured her that I’d been catching fish like this since I
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Scientists develop artificial photosynthesis device for greener ethylene productionA newly developed device could reduce the carbon footprint of ethylene production, report scientists.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
The world needs to rethink the value of waterNew research highlights the accelerating pressure on measuring, monitoring and managing water locally and globally. A new four-part framework is proposed to value water for sustainable development to guide better policy and practice.
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An Armada of Cleaning Robots Is On Sale, Including One That Mops, and One For Your WindowsEcovacs Black Friday Sale Box , $140-$250 It’s never been easier to outsource vacuuming to a robot, and with today’s Amazon Gold Box , it’s basically never been cheaper, either. While they lack the brand recognition of Roombas, and we can’t personally vouch for them like we can for the Eufy RoboVac 11 , these ECOVACS vacuums have solid reviews, and are insanely affordable. Advertisement The $140
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Ingeniøren
Mærsk lod containere med lavradioaktivt affald stå ulåsteDet vides ikke, hvad der præcist er i de Mærsk Oil-tønder, som indeholder 450 ton lavradioaktivt affald. For det er netop en del af den kritik, som Sundhedsstyrelsen, Strålebeskyttelse (SiS) rejste mod olieselskabet, da den gennemgik forholdene i containerpladsen i Esbjerg. For som der står i tilsynsrapporten, havde 50 ud af 50 undersøgte containere manglende information: »Overordnet set er Mærsk
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A Forgotten Underwater Sound Experiment Almost Changed How We Measure Global WarmingImage: Walter Munk/National Academy of Sciences and Office of Naval Research In 1991, scientists lowered 10 speakers into the water off of a remote Australian island in order to blast a monotonous 57 hertz tone from them for 10 days. Other researchers listened for the distant sound at 15 monitoring stations in ocean basins around the world. This was all being done in the name of science—specifica
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Earth-air heat exchanger best way to protect farm animals in livestock buildings against the effects of climate changeWithout countermeasures, climate change will negatively impact animals in pig and poultry production. Beside the health and wellbeing of the animals, heat stress also affects performance and, as a result, profitability. As the animals are predominantly kept in confined livestock buildings equipped with mechanical ventilation systems, researchers examined the inlet air temperature of several air co
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Small but distinct differences among species mark evolution of human brainThe most dramatic divergence between humans and other primates can be found in the brain, the primary organ that gives our species its identity. However, all regions of the human brain have molecular signatures very similar to those of our primate relatives, yet some regions contain distinctly human patterns of gene activity that mark the brain's evolution and may contribute to our cognitive abili
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World's smallest tape recorder is built from microbesThrough a few clever molecular hacks, researchers have converted a natural bacterial immune system into a microscopic data recorder, laying the groundwork for a new class of technologies that use bacterial cells for everything from disease diagnosis to environmental monitoring.
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Physicists develop faster way to make Bose-Einstein condensatesPhysicists have invented a new technique to cool atoms into condensates, which is faster than the conventional method and conserves a large fraction of the original atoms. The team used a new process of laser cooling to cool a cloud of rubidium atoms all the way from room temperature to 1 microkelvin, or less than one-millionth of a degree above absolute zero.
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New species can develop in as little as two generations, Galapagos study findsA study of Darwin's finches, which live on the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, has revealed direct genetic evidence that new species can arise in just two generations.
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Hormone therapy in the menopause transition does not increase risk of strokePostmenopausal hormone therapy is not associated with increased risk of stroke, provided that it is started early, according to a new report.
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Seriously, Get Yourself a Sous-Vide Circulator This Black FridayCommerce 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. If you’ve ever eaten at a nice steakhouse, you were probably eating sous-vide meat. Here’s a secret though: It’s really easy to get those kinds of results yourself, and Amazon’s here to help with a $119 deal on Anova’s Wi-Fi sous-vide
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FDA er træt af bøvl med fuskede data fra indiske firmaerDet amerikanske lægemiddelagentur FDA forsøger at opdrage indiske firmaer til at overholde regler for fremstilling og afprøvning af lægemidler.
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Indisk producent opdigtede strejke for at undgå FDA-inspektionVikshara Trading forhindrede i 2016 ad flere omgange inspektører fra det amerikanske lægemiddelagentur FDA at inspicere sine laboratorier ved at opdigte strejker. Da de endelig fandt sted, måtte inspektørerne arbejde i buldermørke.
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Oral History: How Marvel’s Creative Head Helped Bring Nintendo to AmericaToday videogames are a multibillion-dollar industry, as much a part of popular culture as movies or music. But in 1983 the console gaming industry looked like it was headed for a kill screen. Atari, Intellivision, and ColecoVision had run the market into the ground, and home computers were poised to be the next thing to monopolize eyeballs. Videogame cartridges were either in bargain bins or dest
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How badly do you want something? Babies can tellBabies as young as 10 months can assess how much someone values a particular goal by observing how hard they are willing to work to achieve it, according to a new study. This ability requires integrating information about both the costs of obtaining a goal and the benefit gained by the person seeking it, suggesting that babies acquire very early an intuition about how people make decisions.
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Ars Technica
How to protein-up your holiday muffins (Hint: Don’t add powdered crickets)Enlarge / The whey and cricket definitely stand out. Beth Mole reader comments 78 If I could, I’d eat baked goods for every meal. And if there’s one time of year to try to get away with this, it’s the holidays. Festively seasoned cakes, breads, pastries, and cookies abound. That said, there’s one baked good that usually doesn’t make the cut: muffins. In fact, I kind of loathe muffins. But, it is
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Ingeniøren
Geoengineering kan skabe orkaner eller tørke på modsatte halvkugleIgen er udledningen af CO2 begyndt at stige , og de fleste fagfolk og eksperter er enige i, at den grønne omstilling går for langsomt, hvis vi skal nå målene i Paris-aftalen samt afværge katastrofale konsekvenser af klimaforandringerne. En temperaturstigning under 1,5 grader i 2100 synes allerede uden for rækkevidde. Derfor undersøger forskere muligheder for at afbøde klimakonsekvenserne på anden
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Futurity.org
To calm your emotions, get 15 minutes aloneBeing by yourself—even for just 15 minutes—may decrease your strong positive and negative emotions, and instead reduce stress and induce calm, a new study suggests. “Solitude can be valuable and useful at times, particularly when we want to switch off for a few moments…” Lead researcher Thuy-vy Nguyen, a doctoral candidate in clinical and social sciences in psychology at the University of Rochest
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Upgrade Your Home Network This Black Friday With a Ton of TP-Link DealsCommerce 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. Whether you need a new Wi-Fi router, more ethernet ports, a modem to call your own , or some smart switches to start automating your home, Amazon’s TP-Link Black Friday sale has you covered . The only thing worse than paying out the t
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Disrupting sensitive soils could make climate change worse, researchers findStanford research shows that climate change and certain farming practices could shift the amount of carbon dioxide that is released from soil. Credit: Shutterstock Nearly a third of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere annually can be traced back to bacteria living in the soil, where they break down plant and animal matter for energy. For most soil microbes, this transformation require
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Image: Thurston islandCredit: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission gives us 'radar vision' over part of Antarctica's third-largest island, Thurston Island. The satellite's radar can 'see' through clouds and in the dark, making it a valuable tool for monitoring polar regions which are prone to bad weather and long periods of darkness – s
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Darwin's annotated copy of On the Origin of Species goes to auctionAfter eluding scholars for decades, a copy of On the Origin of Species with handwritten revisions by Charles Darwin has come to light and is due to be auctioned next month. Christie’s has put an estimate of £300,000 to £500,000 on the annotated book, which it said will allow “for the first time a precise reading of Darwin’s exact revisions without the veil of reconstruction and translation … [it]
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Project Lyra, a mission to chase down that interstellar asteroidArtist’s impression of the first interstellar asteroid, "Oumuamua". This unique object was discovered on 19 October 2017 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser Back in October, the announcement that the first interstellar asteroid triggered a flurry of excitement. Since that time, astronomers have conducted follow-up observations of the object known as 1I/2017 U1 (aka.
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Startup Trexo Robotics takes another step forward with children' 'Iron Man' exoskeletonManmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi, pictured here shortly after completing U of T's Creative Destruction Lab accelerator program, took home first prize in a Sunnybrook Hospital pitch competition . Credit: Chris Sorensen Just like the purposeful gait of their child-sized robotic exoskeleton, the entrepreneurs behind University of Toronto startup Trexo Robotics are propelling their young business forwar
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Futurity.org
We’re forgetting what ‘nature’ really meansPlaces that make you feel “in nature,” such as parks, beaches, and campgrounds, are likely different than those that your parents or grandparents would have cited. “If we just try to teach people the importance of nature, that’s not going to work. They have to interact with it.” This is what University of Washington psychology professor Peter Kahn calls “environmental generational amnesia”—the id
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Nepal earthquake reconstruction won't succeed until the vulnerability of survivors is addressedMore than 600,000 buildings were fully damaged in the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Credit: Jason von Meding, Author provided In April 2015 the Gorkha earthquake brought Nepal's vulnerability sharply into focus. Alongside massive damage to the built environment, the terrible impact on the people of Nepal sent shockwaves around the world. Despite good intentions to rebuild Nepal to be more resilient ,
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