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At the Ice Age Salad BarHave you ever gone out to a buffet with friends or family? There are all sorts of savory and sweet options laid out for you to arrange to your personal tastes, whether it's a plate piled high with olives or just one prawn, thank you. The point is that we all have our gustatory desires and so we choose differently from the options assembled in front of us. It turns out that extinct American mastod
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Get Eight Bluetooth Trackers (With Replaceable Batteries!) For Just $70Commerce 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. 8-Pack Trackr Pixels | $70 | Amazon Trackrs are similar to Tiles , in that they’re little dongles that use Bluetooth to help you find your keys, wallet, dog, luggage, or anything else you’ve misplaced, but with one key difference: You
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Watch This Video on The Brilliant Page Design of Art Spiegelman's MausImage: YouTube/Maus by Art Spiegelman The work comics creator Art Spiegelman put into Maus , the haunting and haunted story of his father’s experience in the Holocaust and the way it shaped his family history, is incredible. Every page is a meticulously arranged, each panel expressing itself individually and working in concert with a larger, more elaborate whole. In a new video on YouTube, critic
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Unique underwater stalactitesIn recent years, researchers have identified a small group of stalactites that appear to have calcified underwater instead of in a dry cave. The Hells Bells in the El Zapote cave near Puerto Morelos on the Yucatán Peninsula are just such formations. Scientists have recently investigated how these bell-shaped, meter-long formations developed, assisted by bacteria and algae.
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Flat Earth Researcher Told He Can't Blast Himself Into the Sky at 500 MPH on Public LandsA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch on October 30th, 2017. Photo: AP 61-year-old stuntman and amateur Flat Earth theory researcher “Mad” Mike Hughes, who planned to launch himself some 1,800 feet up at 500 miles per hour in an untested homemade steam-powered rocket over the Mojave Desert ghost town of Amboy, California on Saturday in some sort of gambit to prove the Earth is flat (spoilers: it’s not)
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The Lord of the Rings Theatrical Trilogy For $8 Is a Precious 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. I know people get excited over the extended cut of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but the theatrical version is an absolute steal at $8 , and won’t require you to take a week off of work to watch it. $8 From amazon 762 purchased by re
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Schizophrenia: Angry Avatars Help People Stop Hearing Voices by Shouting at ThemA 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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Your Dark Side Shrine Needs This Burnt Darth Vader Helmet ReplicaImage: Hot Toys Kylo Ren is a dedicated collector. It takes resourcefulness to find, and preserve, the half-burnt helmet of Darth Vader to serve as a centerpiece of one’s very own evil family shrine. Fortunately, the rest of us won’t have to go through the trouble, because Hot Toys has us covered. This week, Hot Toys unveiled its own life-size replica of Darth Vader’s crumpled, charred helmet fro
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Early Cyber Monday Sales, Black Friday Leftovers, and the Rest of Saturday's Best DealsThe Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is low-key one of our favorite deal days of the year. Things might seem fairly calm, but a bunch of early Cyber Monday deals are starting to pop up, and many of the best Black Friday deals are still alive for procrastinators. The best stuff we know about is below, and we’ll keep updating this post today as we find more. It’s the biggest deals wee
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Ars Technica
Not the four-letter kind: Familiar curses get new stories at the Austin Film Festreader comments 3 AUSTIN, Texas—If you’re not a regular Fantastic Fest attendee or a disciple of folks like Richard Linklater or Wes Anderson, it may surprise you just how much Austin, Texas, loves film. Just know there’s a reason major movie outfits like the Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo started and succeed here. Within this sneaky cinema town, perhaps no event outpaces the annual Austin Film Festi
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Remember That Time Joe Manganiello Got Beat Up by Spider-Man?Image: Sony Everyone’s going on about how Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke will fit into the DCEU, and whether the actor has what it takes to carry a big-budget superhero flick. What we need to be thinking about is how wild it is that he played Flash Thompson in Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie. As important a film as Spider-Man is, you’ve got to admit that it has a fair number of quirks that have
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Paleo Profile: The Sand WhaleThis has been a heck of a year for fossil baleen whales. New species are swimming out of the rock and into academic journals at a rapid pace, particularly those that may have played a critical role in the story of how mysticetes evolved to strain the seas . But not all the novel taxa are toothy wonders. From the coastal desert of Peru comes a new genus of baleen whale that belonged to a puzzling
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Ingeniøren
IDAs medlemmer skal lære at bruge hinandenJo mere IDAs medlemmer trækker på hinanden, des stærkere bliver fællesskabet, og des mere gavn får den enkelte af sit medlemskab. Nogenlunde sådan lyder filosofien bag Strategi 2018-2020, som IDAs repræsentantskab vedtog på sit møde i lørdags. Ved samme lejlighed stemte de ja til budgettet for 2018 og dermed en pulje på 16,6 millioner kroner til Visionsøkonomi. Strategien er det første skridt på
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15 Gifts for the Techie Kids In Your Life15 presents for the kids in your life to put together, take apart, and everything else in between.
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Great Gifts For Any Beer Lover Are Cheaper Than Ever On Amazon TodayCommerce 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. For one day only, Amazon’s offering all-time low prices on insulated pint glasses and steampunky pressurized growlers from GrowlerWerks, which it should go without saying would make great gifts for any beer lover. Cheers! $118 From am
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Farming May Have Caused These Birds to Become DarkerA male horned lark. Image: Marshal Hedin The horned larks of inland Southern California’s Imperial Valley don’t look like their forebears. The birds found in the region today have distinctly darker plumage on the tops of their heads, their backs, and the napes of their necks. But we’re not talking about a shift that occurred over millions of years: New research shows that horned larks in the area
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The Secret to Turtle Hibernation: Butt-BreathingThis article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights . To breathe or not to breathe, that is the question. What would happen if you were submerged in a pond where the water temperature hovered just above freezing and the surface was capped by a lid of ice for 100 days? Well, obviously you
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These Brain Exercises are Proven to Reduce the Risk of Dementia47 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. That number is expected to go up as the enormous baby boomer generation continues to age. Dementia is one of the most common causes of disability. We don’t know what causes it and beyond a few measures, there’s little one can do to prevent, slow, or stop it. That is, until now. A collaboration of American researchers has identified certain brain t
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Tim Peake: ‘I orbited the earth 2,720 times’I’m not a huge fan of heights, which sounds strange for an astronaut. My most terrifying moment was doing a parachute jump. That first leap of faith out of the aircraft at 14,000ft was far more terrifying than going into space. Sandhurst is not posh at all. It’s a completely level playing field, everybody is treated the same… and that’s abysmally! The first few weeks is all about breaking you and
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John Crowley's 'Ka' Is the Best Fantasy Novel About Crows EverJohn Crowley is a powerful writer best known for his novel Little, Big , one of the most widely admired fantasies of the past few decades. His latest novel, Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruins of Ymr , is the magical tale of a crow who finds himself reincarnated through time. Crowley has been fascinated with crows ever since childhood, when he first learned of their uncanny intelligence. “Crows can tell
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Diving Scientists Report Big Changes Beneath Antarctic Ice ShelfClimate change may be leading to shifts in the communities of sea life beneath an Antarctic ice shelf, researchers say. Scientists diving beneath Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf have discovered unexpected changes in the seafloor ecosystem compared to previous studies of the same area, and they think the thinning of the ice shelf caused by climate change may be to blame. "Surprisingly big chan
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Image of the Day: Cell DanceScientists develop a micropatterning device to study cell behavior.
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Civilization and Its Discontents – Maya Jasanoff – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #126Subscribe on Google Play , Stitcher , or iTunes Come talk to us on Twitter : @bigthinkagain Jason Gots : I want to read you a quote: “For reasons which can certainly use close psychological inquiry the West seems to suffer deep anxieties about the precariousness of its civilization and to have a need for constant reassurance by comparison with Africa.” That’s Nigerian novelist Chi
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24 ting du ikke vidste om glutenfri kostkl. 14.03 1. Hollandske børn Cøliaki blev opdaget under Anden Verdenskrig, hvor der var hungersnød i Holland. Der var mangel på hvedebrød, og en børnelæge undrede sig over, at mange børn pludseligt fik det bedre. 2. Rammer tyndtarmen Hvis du har cøliaki, så kan du ikke spise mad, der indeholder gluten. Det er en livslang sygdom i tyndtarmen. Og den kan være arvelig. Læs også: Glutenfri kost kan v
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Agurken, der er for god til at være sandI Aqaba er solen solist. Den har himlen helt for sig selv og kan uhindret male klipperne i varierende rødlige nuancer, når den står op, og når den går ned. Det er ikke usædvanligt, at der kan gå et helt år uden gæsteoptræden fra en regnsky, og det gør Aqaba i det sydlige Jordan til et af de tørreste steder på kloden. Når man har passeret lufthavnen i Aqaba og fortsætter nordpå gennem Araba-dalen,
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A new generation of robots is mixing salads, building pizzas and brewing coffeeBurger flippers, pizza tossers, and latte frothers, watch your backs: Gordon, Sally, and Kona are coming for you. (And they never need to take a sick day.) Over the last few years, a growing army of efficient cost-cutting robots has arrived to automate a range of food prep tasks, from whipping up salads for the Palo Alto lunchtime rush to spicing late-night curry for hungry MIT coeds. They join t
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Ciao, Chrome: Firefox Quantum Is The Browser Built for 2017It's been years since I gave a second thought to my web browser. Safari's fine, Microsoft Edge is whatever, I think Opera still exists? None have ever offered much reason to switch away from Chrome, Google's fast, simple web tool. I'm not the only one who feels this way, either: Chrome commands nearly 60 percent of the browser market, and is more than four times as popular as the second-place fin
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Idaho Dims The Lights For One Of The Best Night Skies AnywhereThe moon is high as twilight descends on the hills and woods on the outskirts of the small Idaho mountain town of Stanley. On a clear night, the galactic dust of the Milky Way is visible overhead. Matt Guilhem/Boise State Public Radio hide caption toggle caption Matt Guilhem/Boise State Public Radio The moon is high as twilight descends on the hills and woods on the outskirts of the small Idaho m
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Climate foiled Europeans’ early exploration of North AmericaA Cold Welcome Sam White Harvard Univ., $29.95 Many people may be fuzzy on the details of North America’s colonial history between Columbus’ arrival in 1492 and the Pilgrims’ landing on Plymouth Rock in 1620. But Europeans were actively attempting to colonize North America from the early 16th century onward, even though few colonies survived. As historian Sam White explains in A Cold Welcome , mo
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Ars Technica
Lightning strikes leave behind a radioactive cloudEnlarge / Don't mind us, just performing some alchemy here. reader comments 14 Thunderstorms have a lot of overt indications of power, from the thunder and lightning to torrential rains and hail. But the full extent of their power wasn't obvious until recent years, when we discovered they generate antimatter . Now, researchers in Japan have looked at this phenomenon more closely and determined th
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Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of MicrobesIntelligence is not a quality to attribute lightly to microbes. There is no reason to think that bacteria, slime molds and similar single-cell forms of life have awareness, understanding or other capacities implicit in real intellect. But particularly when these cells commune in great numbers, their startling collective talents for solving problems and controlling their environment emerge. Those
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Hong Kong Is Turning Caverns Into Real EstateHong Kong, to put it simply, is running out of room. More than 7 million people live in the 427 square mile autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China. Country parks take up 41 percent of the land mass, all of which is dotted by steep hills, making it difficult to build anywhere. Many high rises have maxed out on height restrictions. Meanwhile, housing prices hit record highs this spring
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Hooray for Fiona the Hippo, Our Bundle of Social-Media Joy“We think this is just Michelle’s way of one-upping her groupie status,” said Chad Yelton, the zoo’s vice president of marketing. “She has all the merch, the tumblers, the calendar. If there’s something with Fiona’s face on it, she has to have it first.” When Fiona was born, no one expected her to survive. Bibi, her lumbering, obstinate mother (“Fiona gets all of her diva tendencies from her mom,
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Start Working Off That Gravy With Amazon's One-Day Bowflex SaleCommerce 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 want to get a head start on your New Year’s resolution, Amazon’s running a big one-day sale on Bowflex fitness equipment today , including an adjustable 90 pound dumbbell , TreadClimbers , and even a full home gym for just $300
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Finding Your Creative Voice Again After CombatWhen I came home from my first deployment to Iraq, readjusting was literally impossible for me. I was a 33-year-old Army combat officer and I could no longer feel or see beauty in anything. And while I didn’t know how to leave the destructive path I was on, I also couldn’t stand to crush the hearts of my wife and children anymore. So, I temporarily moved out of my home and slept on various couche
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Projektdirektør: Nu vender vi planen for jernbanen på hovedet»Et så komprimeret forløb kan vi simpelthen ikke se for os.« Det fortæller Banedanmarks projektdirektør for signalprogrammet, Jan Schneider-Tilli, om den hidtidige plan for udrulningen af det nye landsdækkende signalsystem frem til 2023, som i sidste uge måtte skrottes til fordel for en ny plan, der strækker sig helt frem til 2030 og indebærer fordyrelser for 2,8 milliarder kroner. »Vi stod over
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Russia opens commission into 'nuclear incident' reportScientists detected "extremely high" levels of the nuclear isotope ruthenium-106 near the Mayak nuclear facility in Chelyabinsk, though the facility said it had not produced Ru-106 in years A Russian scientific commission will investigate reports of radioactive pollution almost 1,000 times above normal levels in the southern Urals, state nuclear company Rosatom said Friday. The move comes despite
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Reporter's Notebook: Fukushima face-lift masks morass insideThis combination of photos show journalists visiting the Tokyo Electric Power Co.,'s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, top photo taken Feb. 28, 2012 while bottom photo taken on Oct. 12, 2017, in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. Visitors no longer must put on hazmat suits and full-face charcoal-filter masks, or plastic shoe covers, unless they are going to the most contaminat
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Photographer captures human face of endangered speciesA new book by British photographer Tim Flach documents some of Earth's most treasured species pushed to the brink of extinction by manmade crises, from pangolins hunted for their scales to Brazil's pied tamarin (pictured) threatened by urbanization Can you love an animal to death? A new book by British photographer Tim Flach documents some of Earth's most treasured species pushed to the brink of
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The Baltimore Cops Studying Plato and James BaldwinBALTIMORE—Sitting in a classroom one day in September, a police officer studied a passage from James Baldwin’s 1966 essay on policing in Harlem, “A Report from Occupied Territory,” and read a few lines out loud: “Some school children overturned a fruit stand in Harlem. This would have been a mere childish prank if the children had been white … but these children were black, and the police chased
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Derfor hjælper Facebook dig ikke, hvis din konto bliver stjåletHvad stiller man op, når en ondsindet hacker overtager ens Facebook-konto? Den fortvivlede situation står Stine Frederiksen netop nu i. Hendes profil er blevet stjålet og tilhører nu uretmæssigt en gut, der angiveligt bor i Mosul og hedder Ahmed. Stine Frederiksen har gentagne gange kontaktet Facebook skriftligt, men de reagerer ganske uhensigtsmæssigt på hendes henvendelser. De bliver nemlig ved
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Børn med eksem kan få lav smertetærskel som voksneNy smerteforskning fra Aalborg Universitet påviser for første gang en direkte sammenhæng mellem børneeksem og meget følsom hud som voksen. Børneeksem eller ”atopisk eksem” viser sig som rødt udslæt på kroppen, der blot bliver værre, jo mere barnet klør sig. Læs også: Ny lovende behandling for eksem på vej til Danmark 15-20 procent af alle børn døjer med det på et tidspunkt, men de fleste slipper
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Matematikopgave: Eksisterer en kasse med disse mål?Heine Strømdahl, der er ungdomskolelærer, har indsendt denne opgave, som han mener vil udfordre Ingeniørens læsere. Til en kunstudstilling vil en designer lave en stofklædt hængende kasse, der har form som en almindelig retvinklet kasse. Den skal have en højde på 1,4 meter og et rumfang på 12 kubikmeter. Der skal anvendes spånplader til at bygge kassen, og alle kassens sider inklusive top og bund
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Science | The Guardian
The article that changed my view … of humanity's impact on the planetMatt Bowden, 34, works in the textiles industry. He is from Durham, UK and currently living in Taipei, Taiwan I came across Robert Macfarlane’s article Generation Anthropocene: how humans have altered the planet forever , as part of my MA course last year. It was recommended reading and ignited a deep interest in humans’ impact on the planet, and an impetus to reimagine my relationship with the e
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Science | The Guardian
Meet your new cobot: is a machine coming for your job?N ext to the M56, on the outskirts of Manchester, the future has landed. A cluster of huge distribution centres sits at the heart of Airport City , a new development part-funded by the Beijing Construction Engineering Group (two years ago, it was visited by president Xi Jinping of China). Among the biggest buildings is one of Amazon’s self-styled “fulfilment centres”. Known within the company as
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Science | The Guardian
Society did right by James Bulger’s killers | Deborah OrrT hey were Child A and Child B. The public weren’t told the names of the boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, until they had been found guilty of the murder of two-year-old James Bulger in 1993. The decision by the judge to reveal the identities of the pair was controversial, causing complications and difficulties that were outlined by Sir David Omand in his 2010 review of the probation servic
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Science-Based Medicine
And the server migration continues apace…but where are the comments?As many of you noticed, there has been an issue with the comments that began last night. Here’s what happened. The Powers That Be decided to migrate the blog to a new server last night, and there were problems relinking Disqus to the new installation of WordPress. I am assured that the problem has been fixed, but also told that it could take 12 hours for all the old comments to redirect to our ne
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Rewire Your Brain With a Rare Weighted Blanket DiscountCommerce 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. Weighted blankets can work wonders for your anxiety , or at the very least keep you warm and cozy all winter long, and you can save 10% on both kid and adult-sized blankets today with promo code INYARD10 These really burst onto the sc
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Catching fly-tippers in the actWhen fly-tipping occurs on private property, it can be very costly for landowners.
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Marriage Should Not Come with Any Social Benefits or PrivilegesA previously unknown species – single people – has recently been discovered. First, there was Eric Klinenberg’s book Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (2012) , followed by Kate Bolick’s Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own (2015) around the time that The Washington Post started a column about the single life called ‘Solo-ish’. Then came Rebecca Traister’s Al
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5 Shopping-Mall Horror Tales That Are Almost as Terrifying as Black FridayThe Mist (2017) Image: Spike TV Sometime in recent history, Black Friday morphed from a day of markdowns that kicked off the Christmas-shopping season to a contact sport. But horror movies have long since viewed the mall as a breeding ground for terror. What’s scarier than being trampled by frenzied bargain hunters? Read on. 1) Dawn of the Dead George A. Romero’s 1978 classic, the sequel to his g
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Anker's Reader-Favorite Battery Packs Are Cheaper Than Ever, and Make Great GiftsAnker PowerCore II 20000 Power Bank with PowerIQ2.0 | $30 | Amazon Anker PowerCore 10000 Power Bank Black | $19 | Amazon Anker PowerCore 10000 Power Bank White | $19 | Amazon Anker PowerCore Fusion Battery+Charger 2 in 1 | $20 | Amazon Anker PowerCore+ mini, 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger | $11 | Amazon | Use code KINJA678 Have someone on your holiday list that’s difficult to shop for? I
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This is Why Some People Naturally Have a Harder Time Losing WeightLike many Americans, I struggle with my weight and have trouble losing it. I’ve always had something of a belly. Exercise and dieting have left me frustrated. I usually hit a wall after losing about 20 lbs. or so. A new study finds that it might not be my lifestyle, but my genetic makeup. The results were published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS) . First,
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Leaning on the Stars to Make Sense of the WorldOne appeal is that they offer some order in an otherwise chaotic city and volatile world, said Galit Atlas, a clinical assistant professor in New York University’s postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. “What makes us feel safe in the world is order, boundaries and sequence, and those three things are things that astrology can give us,” Ms. Atlas said. “Especially in a time whe
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Stunning Aerosol Visualization Accidentally Captures the Ferocity of This Year’s Hurricane SeasonGIF A new simulation produced by NASA’s Data Visualization Studio packs four months of swirling atmospheric activity into a two minute clip that reminds us how unrelenting this past hurricane season really was. This looks like a timelapse pieced together from images taken by satellites, but it’s not. Rather, it’s a computer simulation based on real data. Specifically, the model is showing the pro
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Hearing implant uses lasers to shoot sound into your earNow with lasers T.M.O.Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo By Frank Swain Blinking lights are not just for Christmas trees. A new implantable device uses pulses of light to stimulate auditory nerves, offering an improvement on existing cochlear implants . Traditional implants rely on a series of electrodes that lie directly against the membrane of the inner ear, and use electrical signals to stimulat
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Helpers at the nest may allow mother birds to lay smaller eggsCooperatively breeding birds and fish may have evolved the adaptive ability to reduce the size of their eggs when helpers are available to lighten the parental load, a new study suggests. The findings indicate that in some species, the social environment may influence female reproductive decisions even prior to the birth of offspring.
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Paleo Profile: Miera's LizardNo dinosaur stands alone. Every time a new species is announced, that dinosaur is placed into the context of all that have come before. It's another evolutionary branch that helps us better understand the shape of the dinosaur family tree. And sometimes, when new dinosaurs emerge, they have unexpected connections. Earlier this month paleontologist Rafael Royo-Torres and colleagues described a
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Eyewire Release Report 11/24/2017Happy Friday! Here are all changes on Eyewire since the last report, even if there was a separate post about something big, so that you have a comprehensive picture of everything new from the last few weeks. We fixed a glitch with the MOTD caused by the Daylight-to-Standard Time change. Mystics: we deployed a quick little improvement for the “change cell” menu. Switching between e2198 and zfish c
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The Sous-Vide Circulator That Apple Would Make Has a Rare Black Friday DiscountJoule White Sous-Vide Circulator | $149 | Amazon Joule Steel Sous-Vide Circulator | $169 | Amazon Anova Sous-Vide Circulator | $119 | Amazon Anova dominates the sales charts, but in many ways (raw heating power, looks, size, software quality), the Joule sous-vide circulator is actually the superior product, and Amazon’s running an unprecedented $30 discount on it for Black Friday The Joule White
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New way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networksThis is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 72%. (I'm a bot) Now, researchers from Imperial College London have devised a method for writing magnetic information in any pattern desired, using a very small magnetic probe called a magnetic force microscope. With this new writing method, arrays of magnetic nanowires may be able to function as hardware neural networks - potentially more
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Live Science
Cyber Monday Deals on Science BooksIf you're shopping for that someone who loves to learn and is just curious about the world, how about a book? Here's a look at some of the best book deals on Amazon this Black Friday that are sure to dazzle the science lover in your life. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Picador, 2015) Five major extinctions have taken place over the course of Earth's geologic past; each wipe
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High-speed quantum encryption may help secure the future internetQuantum encryption may be one step closer to wide-scale use thanks to a newly developed system. The system is capable of distributing encryption codes at megabit-per-second rates, five to 10 times faster than existing methods and on par with current internet speeds when running several systems in parallel. New theory shows that the technique is secure from common security attacks.
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Doctor Who's Resurrection of 'Shada' Works So Much Better Than It ShouldAll Images: BBC Thirty-eight years after it should’ve first aired, Douglas Adams’ last Doctor Who story, “Shada,” is finally complete. Was it worth a nearly four-decade wait? It’s hard to say. Because without that legacy of mystery to propel it, “Shada” would never really have become more than the sum of its otherwise rather average parts. The thing is—and I’m sure there’ll be some classic Doctor
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Ars Technica
AT&T and Comcast lawsuit has nullified a city’s broadband competition lawreader comments 119 AT&T and Comcast have convinced a federal judge to nullify an ordinance that was designed to bring more broadband competition to Nashville, Tennessee. The Nashville Metro Council last year passed a " One Touch Make Ready " rule that gives Google Fiber or other new ISPs faster access to utility poles. The ordinance lets a single company make all of the necessary wire adjustment
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Houseflies Are More Capable of Spreading Disease Than We RealizedImage: Ana Junqueira and Stephan Schuster It’s never a nice feeling to watch a fly land on your next bite of food, but as new research shows, you may be justified in wanting to toss that delicious morsel in the garbage. New research published in Scientific Reports shows that two common flies—houseflies and blowflies—are capable of carrying hundreds of different bacteria—a good portion of which ar
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The Most Popular SSDs Are Down to Their Best Prices of the YearCommerce 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. An SSD is the best upgrade you can give your older computer, and Samsung’s 850 EVO line is the most popular one there is. A worldwide NAND shortage has reversed the previously inexorable downward price trend on these things over the p
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Antimalarial drugs could support existing cancer treatments in two-pronged attackAntimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could make tumour cells more sensitive to cancer treatment.
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Can You Find the Perfectly-Camouflaged Snow Leopard Hidden On This Mountainside?Photo courtesy Inger Vandyke - Wildlife Photographer There’s a good reason it’s so difficult for photographers and film crews to capture the elusive snow leopard in the wild. The animal’s not only a master of stealth, it also sports a patterned fur coat that turns it nearly invisible in its natural habitat. Can you find the big cat sneaking up on its prey in this amazing photo by wildlife photogr
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The Atlantic
Photos of the Week: 11/18–11/24A cross-border wedding in southern California, the repatriation of 40,000-year-old remains in Australia, “Hammy,” the deer with a hammock stuck in his antlers, in British Columbia, Turkey pardoning in Washington D.C., Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Black Friday in Brazil, and much more.
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High-speed quantum encryption may help secure the future internetDURHAM, N.C. -- Recent advances in quantum computers may soon give hackers access to machines powerful enough to crack even the toughest of standard internet security codes. With these codes broken, all of our online data -- from medical records to bank transactions -- could be vulnerable to attack. To fight back against the future threat, researchers are wielding the same strange properties that
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Zappos Is Running a Rare Sale For Black Friday, and It's Full Of Seasonal ShoesZappos Black Friday Deals Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they’re having an actual sale, something they haven’t done in years. It’s ending on Saturday, so you’d better hurry and grab discounted shoes and apparel from Columbia, Sam Edelman, Frye, SOREL, Asics, Nike, The North Face, Hunter and more for men and women. And, if you’re part of their rewards progr
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Drilling Reawakens Sleeping Faults in Texas, Leads to EarthquakesSince 2008, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and a handful of other states have experienced unprecedented surges of earthquakes. Oklahoma’s rate increased from one or two per year to more than 800. Texas has seen a sixfold spike. Most have been small, but Oklahoma has seen several damaging quakes stronger than magnitude 5. While most scientists agree that the surge has been triggered by the injection of w
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High-speed quantum encryption may help secure the future internetDepiction of the proposed system in a metropolitan city where quantum-secure information is transferred between two quantum nodes. Credit: Agheal Abedzahdeh (Duke University) Recent advances in quantum computers may soon give hackers access to machines powerful enough to crack even the toughest of standard internet security codes. With these codes broken, all of our online data—from medical recor
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Science | The Guardian
Is there a link between poultry and infertility? We deserve to know | LettersI have been told that no research is being done in Britain to establish whether there is a causal factor between eating chicken and declining male sperm counts, writes Baroness Jean Corston Letters and articles on the apparent decline in male fertility, and its probable causes, have been in our newspapers for years, with the cause variously ascribed to diet, exercise or the environment . Nearly 20
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Frege's ContradictionA 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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Sesame Street's Parody of Stranger Things Is Better Than the OriginalGIF Image: Sesame Street via YouTube Sesame Street ’s parodies have always been delightful, but the show’s riff on Stranger Things is honestly some next-level awesomeness. It’s damn near impossible to describe all of the ways the parody absolutely nails the original—those wigs, those teeth, those slightly differently-colored Ghostbusters costumes, but Sesame Street’ s send-up of Winona Ryder’s pe
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Here Are Your Black Friday Echo Deals, Starting At $30Commerce 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. Amazon’s breakthrough Echo smart speaker has spawned an entire family of products, and a whole bunch of them are down to all-time low prices for Black Friday, including a $20 discount on the brand new flagship Echo , a $30 discount on
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Watching This Exterminator Remove a Gigantic Hornet's Nest Sent My Heart RacingGIF If the sound of a single mosquito buzzing near your ear is enough to send you running, you might want to skip this video of a Louisiana exterminator battling what is easily the largest hornet’s nest I’ve ever seen in my life, hiding inside someone’s backyard shed. Jude Verret, the brave, brave soul in the white suit, set up a GoPro camera to capture the frenetic cloud of enraged hornets while


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