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Tiny aquariums put nanoparticle self-assembly on displaySeeing is believing when it comes to nanoparticle self-assembly. A team of University of Illinois engineers is observing the interactions of colloidal gold nanoparticles inside tiny aquariumlike sample containers to gain more control over the self-assembly process of engineered materials.
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Are States Really More Efficient Than the Federal Government? The states just do it better. That was the argument many Republicans made for the now-defunct Graham-Cassidy legislation , which would have repealed the Affordable Care Act and replaced it with federal grants that could be used as states saw fit. It is an argument they will likely continue making if and when they take another run at health-care legislation, and also as they try to transform other
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Longer Springs Might Hurt Bees, Not Help ThemNew research reveals how climate change and bee declines could be linked -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hubble is paving scientific paths for James Webb Space TelescopeNASA's Hubble Space Telescope is helping identify potential celestial targets for the James Webb Space Telescope through a series of preparatory science observations to be completed before Webb is ready to make observations of its own.
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Healthy lifestyle linked to lower pain in MS sufferersPeople with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can experience chronic and debilitating pain, which greatly affects their quality of life. A study published in open-access journal Frontiers in Neurology finds strong links between lifestyle and pain symptoms. It suggests that efforts to exercise regularly, stop smoking, eat healthily and maintain a healthy weight may help those with MS to manage their pain.
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Tiny aquariums put nanoparticle self-assembly on displaySeeing is believing when it comes to nanoparticle self-assembly. A team of University of Illinois engineers is observing the interactions of colloidal gold nanoparticles inside tiny aquarium-like sample containers to gain more control over the self-assembly process of engineered materials.
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Childhood asthma: Not associated with BCG vaccinationChildhood asthma is a serious public health challenge in Québec and throughout the world. Although the immune mechanisms implicated in the development of childhood asthma are not fully understood, some studies seem to suggest that the BCG vaccine, used in tuberculosis prevention, may have a protective effect on childhood asthma. However there is no consensus and contradictory findings have been re
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How much is that call worth?Call centres can be expensive as well as the source of lots of consumer angst. But companies can get more bang for their buck by doing a better job of coordinating marketing decisions that drive customers to call centres with operational ones about handling them once they get there,
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International competition benchmarks metagenomics softwareCommunities of bacteria live everywhere: inside our bodies, on our bodies and all around us. The human gut alone contains hundreds of species of bacteria that help digest food and provide nutrients, but can also make us sick. Scientists use metagenomics -- the study of DNA from an environmental sample -- to study these bacterial communities. Mihai Pop, a professor of computer science at the Univer
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Genetic test successfully detects some asymptomatic pancreatic cancersPancreaSeq® analyzed mutations known to be associated with precursors to pancreatic cancers.
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Hubble is paving scientific paths for NASA's James Webb Space TelescopeNASA's Hubble Space Telescope is helping identify potential celestial targets for the James Webb Space Telescope through a series of preparatory science observations to be completed before Webb is ready to make observations of its own.
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Basis of development of vertebrate limb muscles has been established in cartilaginous fishesScientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have discovered that both bony and cartilaginous fish develop their appendages via a shared mechanism -- the mechanism is also observed in land-dwelling vertebrates such as mice. They found the fin muscles of cartilaginous are formed by muscle precursors expressing Lbx1 expression, a gene that coordinates limb-muscle formation. This work rev
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Mini-kidneys grown in lab reveal renal disease secretsBy creating and manipulating mini-kidney organoids that contain a realistic micro-anatomy, UW Medicine researchers can now track the early stages of polycystic kidney disease. The organoids are grown from human stem cells.
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New system finds and targets vulnerabilities in lung cancer cellsGenetic changes that help lung cancer thrive also make it vulnerable to a promising experimental drug.
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Astronomers discover traces of methyl chloride around infant stars and nearby cometAstronomers using ALMA have detected the faint molecular fingerprint of methyl chloride around an infant star system. Traces of this organic compound were also discovered in the thin atmosphere of comet 67P/C-G by the Rosetta space probe.
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ALMA and Rosetta detect Freon-40 in spaceObservations made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESA's Rosetta mission, have revealed the presence of the organohalogen Freon-40 in gas around both an infant star and a comet. Organohalogens are formed by organic processes on Earth, but this is the first ever detection of them in interstellar space. This discovery suggests that organohalogens may not be as good ma
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Did game design elements increase physical activity among adults?Physical activity increased among families in a randomized clinical trial as part of a game-based intervention where they could earn points and progress through levels based on step goal achievements, according to a new article published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Sticker shockPreventing a preterm birth could cost as little as $200 or as much as $20,000, depending on which one of two medications a doctor orders, according to a new analysis from Harvard Medical School.
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Glowing news for organic materialsResearchers at Kyushu University's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA) have developed the world's first glow-in-the-dark materials based on organic molecules. The materials eliminate the expensive metals and high-temperature processing needed by current inorganic glow-in-the-dark materials. In addition to reducing cost, organic materials are likely to enable improved flex
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Researchers get first look at electrons escaping atomsIn the journal Nature Physics, researchers write that they've taken a first step toward controlling electrons' behavior inside matter -- and thus the first step down a long and complicated road that could eventually lead to the ability to create new states of matter at will.
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Unexpected findings uncover new understanding of gene expressionNorthwestern Medicine scientists have discovered surprising findings about an enzyme central to gene expression and mutated in many cancers.
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Google's Top Stories Promoted Misinformation About the Las Vegas Shooting From 4Chan [Updated] Photo: Getty On Sunday night, a gunman killed more than 50 people at a country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. On Monday morning, authorities identified the gunman as Stephen Paddock. But in an episode that has become sadly familiar in the immediate aftermath of such tragedies, amateur sleuths on 4chan incorrectly identified the shooter as another man—and t
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Lessons from the longest study on human development | Helen PearsonFor the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle. It's the longest-running study of human development in the world, and it's produced some of the best-studied people on the planet while changing the way we live, learn and parent. Reviewing this remarkable research, science j
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Dansk muslingelim til sårheling kan være klar om tre årSpinoff-virksomheden Bioco Medico fra Aarhus Universitet satser på at komme først på markedet med en biokompatibel løsning, der på sigt også kan lime inde i kroppen.
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How Perpetrators of Mass Violence Learn From Each Other The man who opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas Sunday night notched a ghoulish milestone with the bloodiest mass shooting in American history. But if his attack was unusual in its efficacy, it was less innovative for its approach of killing concertgoers. In May, an Islamist terrorist killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England . In November 2015, 89 people died i
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Former Equifax chairman apologizes for data breachThe former chairman and CEO of Equifax says the company was entrusted with personal information of 140 million Americans and "we let them down" as human error and technology failures allowed a massive data breach.
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Three Americans won the Nobel Prize for research on biological 'clocks' and sleep Health They study the rhythm of our cells. They helped uncover the mechanisms behind the biological clock present in the cells of all living things, called the circadian rhythm.
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The Best Beats Headphones Are Getting Better, Bit by Bit All photos: Adam Clark Estes Here’s a bold statement: Beats headphones have gotten better since Apple bought the company. They’re still kind of a trick, fueled by premium marketing from the tech company that invented premium marketing. The new Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones are no different. They’re better! But they’re still Beats. The new Beats Studio Wireless look a lot like the old Beats St
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Nobel prizes 2017: everything you need to know about circadian rhythms The Nobel prize for medicine or physiology was awarded for research on the body’s clock, which is at work in all multicellular life. But what exactly is it? In the age of international travel , shift work and personal gadgets that stave off sleep , the award of the Nobel prize for research on the body’s clock, or circadian rhythms, could hardly be more timely. First identified in fruit flies, the
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World's first demonstration of persistent luminescence from organic materials set to unlock new, expanded usesGlow-in-the-dark paints that have improved flexibility and transparency while also being cheaper and easier to manufacture are on the horizon courtesy of new research from Kyushu University. In a groundbreaking demonstration, light emission lasting more than one hour was achieved from organic materials, which are also promising for unlocking new applications such as in bio-imaging.
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Astronomers discover traces of methyl chloride around infant stars and nearby cometAstronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have detected the faint molecular fingerprint of methyl chloride - a chemical commonly produced by industrial and biological processes here on Earth - around an infant star system known as IRAS 16293-2422. Traces of this organic compound were also discovered in the thin atmosphere of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G)
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Researchers get first look at electrons escaping atomsResearchers have—for just a fraction of a second—glimpsed an electron's-eye view of the world. That is, they have succeeded for the first time in tracking an electron leaving the vicinity of an atom as the atom absorbs light. In a way akin to taking "snapshots" of the process, they were able to follow how each electron's unique momentum changed over the incredibly short span of time it took to esc
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Researchers establish basis of development of vertebrate limb muscles in cartilaginous fishesThe development of limb muscle has been well studied in most land dwelling vertebrates such as humans and modern research models. In these species, muscle precursors, or cells that will form limb muscle, travel to the limb bud, a location in the developing embryo where they multiply and form muscle tissue under the control of genes that coordinate limb-muscle formation, such as Lbx1. It has been s
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Uber northern Europe chief departs amid London rowThe head of Uber's northern Europe operations has decided to leave, the US ride-sharing company said Monday as it faces a licensing battle in London.
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New 'building material' points toward quantum computersA Danish-American research team has shown that it is possible to produce 'Majorana particles' in a new 'building material.' The research, led by scientists from Niels Bohr institute, University of Copenhagen, paves the road for new types of experiments -- and at the same time represents an important contribution to the construction of the information circuits of tomorrow.
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Animals that play with objects learn how to use them as toolsResearchers have discovered that New Caledonian crows and kea parrots can learn about the usefulness of objects by playing with them -- similar to human baby behavior.
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New evidence that Siberian volcanic eruptions caused extinction 250 million yrs agoA team of scientists has found new evidence that the Great Permian Extinction, which occurred approximately 250 million years ago, was caused by massive volcanic eruptions that led to significant environmental changes.
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DNA: The next hot material in photonics?Using DNA from salmon, researchers in South Korea hope to make better biomedical and other photonic devices based on organic thin films. Often used in cancer treatments and health monitoring, thin films have all the capabilities of silicon-based devices with the possible added advantage of being more compatible with living tissue.
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Scale of human impact on planet has changed course of Earth's history, scientists suggestThe significant scale of human impact on our planet has changed the course of Earth history, an international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has suggested.
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Another Concert Made Into a Target In videos , you can see the moment between when gunfire began raining down on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night and when the reality of the tragedy began to become clear. Jason Aldean, playing the final set of the festival, had just commenced “When She Says Baby.” Right before he started singing, the staccato popping of gunfire began. Aldean got out the first few lines—“S
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Why Trump Humiliated His Own Secretary of State Why, on Sunday morning, did Donald Trump humiliate his secretary of state by tweeting that Rex Tillerson “is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man”? In policy terms, it makes no sense. If Trump wants to break off diplomatic discussions with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (which is in itself lunatic, but that’s a different column ), why not inform Tillerson privately? Why de
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Hemmeligholdte beregninger: Prisfald på Storebælt koster Femern-tunnel to års ekstra tilbagebetalingstidMinisterium vil ikke ud med beregningerne af, hvad lavere takster på Storebæltsbroen betyder for Femern-tunnelens økonomi. Det står dog klart, at den bliver reddet af lav rente.
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Giants of Circadian Biology Win Nobel PrizeThe award in Physiology or Medicine goes to chronobiologists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young.
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FBI må fortsat hemmeligholde iPhone-hackerværktøjerMetoderne som FBI brugte til at åbne terrorists telefon, da Apple nægtede at samarbejde, forbliver under lås og slå.
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Star Trek: Discovery Delves Into a Conflict That's Been Simmering Under 50 Years of Trek All images: CBS “Context Is for Kings” is the first true episode of Discovery and it’s a big improvement over the TV movie that kicked off the series last week. The characters are more interesting now, the ideas smarter, and the world better understood. Granted, I may be biased because it’s also examining a Trek issue I’ve been dying to see tackled. We’re six months past the end of the first two
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Melanoma uses ‘detour’ to bypass combo therapy Combination therapies to treat patients with metastatic melanoma that hit the market in 2014 did a good job extending people’s lives. Unfortunately, after several months of treatment, almost all patients on the new regimen eventually relapsed. Now scientists know why. While the combination therapies block off the principal pathway that cancer cells use to fuel their growth, the cells figure out h
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Water volume steers stem cells to become bone or fat Adding or removing water from a stem cell can direct them toward becoming either bone or fat, researchers report. Altering the volume of a cell changed its internal dynamics, including the rigidness of the matrix lining the outer surface. In stem cells, removing water condenses the cell, influencing the stem cells to become stiff pre-bone cells, while adding water causes the cells to swell, formi
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DNA: The next hot material in photonics?Using DNA from salmon, researchers in South Korea hope to make better biomedical and other photonic devices based on organic thin films.
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A new model of treatment for youth with anxietyA stepped care model of treatment for youth with anxiety can be effectively delivered using at least 14 percent less therapist time than traditional treatment service, reports a study published in the October 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).
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Depression symptoms linked to problems with daily activities for older Japanese adultsRecently, researchers investigated whether depressive symptoms might make it harder for older adults to perform their regular daily activities. The researchers also wanted to find out whether living circumstances or marital status had any impact on whether depressive symptoms affected older adults' abilities to perform daily activities.
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Scale of human impact on planet has changed course of Earth's history, scientists suggestAnthropocene Working Group scientists publish recommendations for formalizing new geological epoch.
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Asphalt helps lithium batteries charge fasterA touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium batteries that charge up to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries, according to Rice University scientists.
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Tracking live brain activity with the new NeuBtracker open-source microscopeA team of scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has successfully developed a new type of microscope. The so-called NeuBtracker is an open source microscope that allows to observe neuronal activities of zebrafish without perturbing their behavior. This is opening up completely new perspectives for science, because now it will be possible to track
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Will Climate Change Make Rockslides Worse? Last Wednesday and Thursday, there were two major rockfall events at Yosemite’s El Capitan, a rock formation extremely popular with climbers. Wednesday’s rockslide killed one person, the first rockfall-related fatality in the park since 1999 . Thursday’s released a volume of rock larger than 10,000 cubic meters, about four Olympic swimming pools’ worth of rock. According to Roger Putnam, a climbe
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Jezebel Working For Hugh Hefner Sounds Like a Horror Show of Blood and Semen and Pelvic Cheeseburger Jezebel Working For Hugh Hefner Sounds Like a Horror Show of Blood and Semen and Pelvic Cheeseburgers | Deadspin Richard Sherman Says Fantasy Football Has Ruined Fans’ Ability To Feel Sympathy For Injured Players | Earther What America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Can Teach Us About Saving Birds | Splinter Republicans Are on the Verge of Passing a Bill That Could Make Mass Shootings Even More Dange
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Rate of teen fatherhood, not motherhood, rose in U.S. While the US birth rate hasn’t changed for teenage girls in the last two generations, researchers have found that teenage parenthood has changed over time. The researchers analyzed parenthood, education, and income statistics over a long time span from two groups of about 10,000 people—those born in 1962-64 and those born in 1980-82. These are the key findings: Teen fathers and mothers came incre
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Supreme Court declines to hear Megaupload caseThe Supreme Court is leaving in place lower court rulings against internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and others associated with his now defunct file-sharing website Megaupload.
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RUDN University scientists described the distribution of soil microorganismsScientists from RUDN University have classified the distribution of soil microorganisms at different latitudes from tropical to temperate forests. The results of the study were published in Functional Ecology.
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World's first super-microsurgery operation with 'robot hands'Plastic surgeons at Maastricht University Medical Center have used a robotic device to surgically treat lymphedema in a patient. This is the world's first super-microsurgical intervention with 'robot hands.' The surgeons used the robotic device to suture vessels of 0.3 to 0.8 millimeter in the arm of the patient. The robotic device, created by Eindhoven company Microsure, enhances the surgeon's pr
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Low consumption of vitamin K by adolescents associated with unhealthy enlargement of the heart's major pumping chamberA study of 766 otherwise healthy adolescents showed that those who consumed the least vitamin K1-- found in spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- were at 3.3 times greater risk for an unhealthy enlargement of the major pumping chamber of their heart, according to the study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is the predominant form of vitamin K in the
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New evidence that Siberian volcanic eruptions caused extinction 250 million years agoA team of scientists has found new evidence that the Great Permian Extinction, which occurred approximately 250 million years ago, was caused by massive volcanic eruptions that led to significant environmental changes.
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Irish scientists can now produce electricity from tearsA team of Irish scientists has discovered that applying pressure to a protein found in egg whites and tears can generate electricity. The researchers from the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland, observed that crystals of lysozyme, a model protein that is abundant in egg whites of birds as well as in the tears, saliva and milk of mammals can generate electricity when pressed. Their r
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When Children Begin To Lie, There's Actually A Positive Takeaway Children's initial, funny, sometimes troubling, and always-sloppy lies are signs that they have discovered something important about how other people's minds work, says guest blogger Marjorie Rhodes. (Image credit: Nuli/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Couple Grifts Amazon Out of $1.2 Million in Electronics Image: AP Any retailer budgets for broken goods, shoplifting, and other losses, and Amazon is no different. But because of the volume of sales and a customer-forward policy, the gargantuan online marketplace appears to rarely investigate claims of broken or unreceived goods, opting instead to replace or refund—no questions asked. That’s how Indiana couple Erin and Leah Finan scored $1.2 million i
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Chinese Scientists Fix Genetic Disorder in Cloned Human EmbryosThe intricate work hints at a cure for a blood disease -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientists can now produce electricity from tearsA team of Irish scientists has discovered that applying pressure to a protein found in egg whites and tears can generate electricity. The researchers from the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, observed that crystals of lysozyme, a model protein that is abundant in egg whites of birds as well as in the tears, saliva and milk of mammals can generate electricity when pressed. Th
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Europe to commit $1.18 billion to better protect marine lifeThe European Union and its private sector will commit about 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) to better protect marine life during the global Our Ocean conference this week.
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Llama-derived nanobodies as a new tool in solving crystal structureAarhus University scientists have developed miniature antibodies (nanobodies) that can be labelled on certain amino acids. This provides a direct route for solving new X-ray crystal structures of protein complexes important for gaining mechanistic understanding of cellular processes, which is important in the development of drugs.
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Polite words boost online sales in Japan Polite language that invokes culture or authority helps products sell, according to research on online products in Japan. The same research method could reveal top-selling words in English, Chinese, and other languages. Computer science graduate student Reid Pryzant and linguist Dan Jurafsky, both of Stanford University, applied a machine learning technique to analyze more than 90,000 food and he
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Rex Tillerson Must Go There is nothing more to be said about the depth of Donald Trump’s ignorance or his more consequential lack of character—his selfishness, his cruelty, his caprice, his vanity, his vindictiveness, his malignant narcissism. We know all that. What is more interesting is what it will yield. Last Friday, he kicked off his weekend by firing off a set of abusive tweets at Carmen Yulin Cruz, the beleague
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'Archangel' Review: William Gibson's New Graphic Novel Takes Nuclear Anxiety to Its Terrifying EndIt's the rare alternate history that explores not just what could have happened, but what might still happen.
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Building a Gigantic Blender Is the Best Use For an Unwanted Lawnmower GIF What do you do when you move into a house without a lawn and no longer have any need for your electric mower? That’s easy, you strip it down and use its spinning blade to build an over-sized blender that can slice and dice much more than just chunks of ice. Giaco Whatever’s latest experiment easily makes the list of things you definitely shouldn’t build at home—unless you’ve got a super high-
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The Taming Of The Brew: How Sour Beer Is Driving A Microbial Gold Rush As the popularity of sour beers burgeons in America, scientists are going back to the drawing board in a quest to discover the perfect mix of new brewing microbes. (Image credit: Matt Bochman, Indiana University)
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Nobel Prize Explainer: Circadian Rhythm's Oscillatory Control MechanismThe Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded today to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Nutrition that increases productivity in intensive livestock breedingImproving the productivity of Brazilian livestock means not only finding ways to make the cattle produce more meat or more milk, but also addressing issues such as diseases. One of those, ruminal acidosis, plays a major role in livestock breeding since it mainly strikes animals kept in intensive farming systems. It causes a high mortality rate, even in treated cases.
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How a meteor shower helped solve the case of the vanishing cometA missing comet has been linked to a long-lost meteor shower, helping astronomers recover both.
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Toad Tadpoles Turn Homegrown Poisons on One AnotherYoung amphibians are the first animals thought to use toxins against rivals of their own species -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Færre speciallæger fra Midtjylland vil komme på kongresrejser Region Midtjylland vil langt fra bruge det samme budget på efteruddannelse, som speciallægerne har været vant til at kunne få sponsoreret, når regionen fra nytår står for efteruddannelsen. Det betyder færre kongresrejser til speciallægerne, siger koncerndirektør.
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Færøerne får ny landslægeLars Fodgaard Møller, speciallæge i samfundsmedicin, tiltræder 1. november 2017 som landslæge på Færøerne.
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The Atlantic just finished its busiest hurricane month on record NOAA The United States was already on edge about the Atlantic tropics when the month of September began, as Hurricane Harvey had just slogged through Texas and delivered devastating inland flooding to a large stretch of the state, including the fourth largest city in the country. Harvey may end up ranking as the costliest hurricane on US record, although damages haven't been officially determined
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Superconductivity found in thin films of titanium oxideResearchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have discovered superconductivity in thin films of titanium oxide (Ti4O7) and gamma-phase trititanium pentoxide (γ-Ti3O5). The achievement advances fundamental knowledge of nanomaterials that could one day be used in the development of ultrafast computers.
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New study calls for unified research to understand changing ecosystemsA new multidisciplinary study led by scientists at British Antarctic Study (BAS) stresses the need for an integrated approach to understand the effects of climate change on Antarctic marine ecosystems. The paper is published this month in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science, and features as a research highlight in the journal Nature Climate Change.
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Superconductivity found in thin films of TiO2Many of us are familiar with titanium dioxide (TiO2), a whitener commonly used in sunscreens and paints such as the white lines seen on tennis courts. Less well known are other higher titanium oxides—those with a higher number of titanium and oxygen atoms than TiO—that are now the subject of intensifying research due to their potential use in next-generation electronic devices.
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The Political World Reacts to the Las Vegas Massacre Updated on October 2 at 11:00 a.m. ET Statements of shock and grief poured in from the White House and Capitol Hill Monday morning in the first hours after a gunman in Las Vegas killed at least 50 people and injured more than 200 others in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief,” President Trump said from the Wh
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This Alarm Clock Is One of Kinja Deals' Most Popular Products Ever, and It's Never Been Cheaper Philips HF3500 Wake-Up Light , $40 after $10 coupon If you still haven’t upgraded your morning routine up a life-changing wake-up light, Philips’ entry level model just got a huge price drop . The Philips HF3500 is currently marked down to $40 (after clipping a $10 coupon), easily besting all previous deals. While there are higher end models with color-shifting lights and multiple wake-up sounds,
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Skummateriale i hjelme afslører straks potentiel hjernerystelseAmerikansk fodbold er belastet af gamle stjerners hjerneskader på grund af slag. Men måske kan nyt materiale beskytte spillerne fremover.
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New insights into how sleep helps the brain to reorganize itselfA new study has given new insights into how sleep contributes to brain plasticity -- the ability for our brain to change and reorganize itself -- and could pave the way for new ways to help people with learning and memory disorders.
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Llama-derived nanobodies as a new tool in solving crystal structureAarhus University scientists have developed miniature antibodies (nanobodies) that can be labelled on certain amino acids. This provides a direct route for solving new X-ray crystal structures of protein complexes important for gaining mechanistic understanding of cellular processes, which is important in the development of drugs.
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A deeper understanding of a surface phenomenonPhenomena involving surface tension are extremely complex and have applications in our everyday lives, and OIST researchers are tackling the complicated mathematics behind the physics.
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A new method for removing cells infected with the AIDS virusWith the successful suppression of the AIDS virus (HIV) through medication, the focus turns toward its eradication. Japanese researchers have developed a new compound that is key to the destruction of HIV. When the compound is introduced into infected cells, viral budding is suppressed thereby confining it within the host cells. The cell then dies naturally through apoptosis. This treatment is bel
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JRC makes its ship-detection software open sourceThe Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released the software of its SUMO maritime surveillance tool, which is helping to protect our oceans by detecting ships engaged in illicit activities.
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Concussions May Hit Girls Harder Than BoysIf you've ever had a concussion, you may have heard that you should take it easy for two weeks or so before easing back into your regular activities.
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HHS Secretary Price Resigns After Criticism of Plane TravelHeads of CMS, FDA are among the potential replacements.
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iPhone 8 Plus handset reportedly cracks open while charging Enlarge / The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. (credit: Samuel Axon) iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models haven't been available long, but a couple of users have reportedly experienced major problems. According to a 9to5Mac report , a Taiwanese iPhone 8 Plus owner claims her device split open while charging, and a Japanese owner of an iPhone 8 Plus claims the handset arrived already cracked open. The tech outle
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Marine Invaders: Japanese Tsunami Brought 300 Species to US ShoresPlastic made the mass migration possible.
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Technology increases the sensitivity of infrastructural sensors by more than 50 timesTechnology from the Public University of Navarre monitors the structural health of infrastructure (bridges, viaducts, oil pipelines, gas pipelines, etc.) and can be used in intensity-based optical sensors that modify the amount of light in the system in the presence of physical as well as chemical changes, as explained in Sergio Rota's Ph.D. thesis read at the Public University of Navarre (NUP/UPN
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Spectral library reveals how boreal trees reflect solar radiationThe number of Earth observation satellites monitoring the environment is growing fast. New satellites are capable of distinguishing increasingly narrow bands of wavelengths and making increasingly frequent observations of forests globally. This opens up new opportunities in monitoring the state of forests and any changes in it.
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Superconducting qubits can function as quantum engines(Phys.org)—Physicists have shown that superconducting circuits—circuits that have zero electrical resistance—can function as piston-like mechanical quantum engines. The new perspective may help researchers design quantum computers and other devices with improved efficiencies.
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Scientists have found a way to create drug molecules from carbon monoxideScientists from RUDN University in collaboration with Russian and foreign colleagues have studied reductive amination reactions. The new reactions and catalytic systems based on them have applications in organic synthesis, and could also boost the production of medicinal substances and agrochemicals in the future. The study was published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry .
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Roku cuts price on top streaming player to counter Apple TVEmboldened by a successful IPO, Roku is reducing the price on the next generation of its best video streaming player in an attempt to fend off competitive threats from Apple and Amazon.
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Update on endangered Philippine cycad speciesWhen plant species are threatened to the point that they reach a designation of Critically Endangered, sustaining an understanding of threats requires repeated site visits by knowledgeable biologists to the various sub-populations. The Critically Endangered Cycas wadei, which is known to occur in a single location in the Philippines, was recently evaluated for the contemporary status of the popula
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The 2017 Nobel Prizes In Physiology or Medicine, Physics and Chemistry Culture The announcements of this year's winners begin on October 2. Click on the image to see all of our stories. 10/02/2017 Inside Science Staff https://www.insidescience.org/nobel-coverage/2017
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A New Pro-Trump Super PAC Takes Aim at the Republican Establishment A group of pro-Trump media figures are launching a super PAC aimed at making an impact in the 2018 midterms. Jeff Giesea, Mike Cernovich, and Jack Posobiec, organizers of the “Deploraball” party to celebrate President Trump’s inauguration earlier this year, are behind the super PAC, which is being called #Rev18. All three are known quantities in the pro-Trump alternative media that emerged during
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Batteries made with asphalt can charge in 5 minutes Lithium batteries made with asphalt could charge 10 to 20 times faster than the commercial lithium-ion batteries currently available. The researchers developed anodes comprising porous carbon made from asphalt that show exceptional stability after more than 500 charge-discharge cycles. Scanning electron microscope images show an anode of asphalt, graphene nanoribbons and lithium at left and the s
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Mænd tager i mindre grad deres medicinMandlige patienter er dårligere til at efterleve deres læges anbefaling om medicin, viser ny undersøgelse. Risikoen er en forværring af den sygdom, patienten er i behandling for, siger lægefaglig direktør.
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Nobelpris går til døgnrytmeforskereDen årlige Nobelpris inden for fysiologi og medicin går til tre amerikanske forskere for deres opdagelse af molekylære mekanismer, der styrer vores døgnrytme.
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New drug protects heart from cardiac rupture after myocardial infarctionThere are currently many kinds of drugs for heart failure. Among them, the new drug LCZ696 is recommended by US guidelines as a first-line treatment for chronic heart failure. LCZ696 is better than conventional drugs at reducing cardiac death and hospitalization due to heart failure. Now, Japanese researchers have revealed that LCZ696 can prevent cardiac rupture and heart failure following acute m
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Study published in Nature reveals molecular pathway of weight-controlling hormoneScientists at NGM Bio have revealed deep insights into the role that a little-understood human hormone plays in regulating body weight. Named Growth and Differentiation Factor 15 (GDF15), this hormone is typically active only when the body experiences acute or prolonged stress, including following exposure to tissue-damaging toxins, such as chemotherapy, or during chronic disease, such as obesity
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Children without allergies can still be afflicted with asthma-like coughing and wheezingDoctors have long wondered why children without allergies can still be afflicted with asthma-like coughing and wheezing. In a new study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a protein that may be responsible.
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Researchers review risks, recommendations for weight gain management in midlife womenA review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led Mayo Clinic researchers to a series of recommendations for this patient population. The findings are published in this month's edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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Study finds sports-related concussion symptoms linger twice as long for adolescent girlsAdolescent female athletes suffer concussion symptoms twice as long as their male counterparts, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers found the extended recovery period may be due to underlying conditions including migraines, depression, anxiety and stress.
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Update on an endangered Philippine cycad speciesEmpirical studies of in situ populations invaluable for conservation efforts.
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Radical research raises hopes for eye disease treatment for premature babiesGround-breaking research by Monash University scientists has demonstrated the previously unknown existence of a disease-fighting immune cell in the eye and points to potential novel ways of treating eye disorders in premature babies and diabetic adults.
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Global experts seek to end damaging dementia psychosis cycleA new research report calls for a change in approach in the treatment of psychosis in dementia, to find alternatives to highly damaging antipsychotics.
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Chicken embryo development data obtained in FANTOM projectThe work is a part of FANTOM and was funded by a Russian-Japanese grant provided by the Russian Science Foundation. The results were published in PLOS Biology. The third institution involved was Kumamoto University.
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Indonesia's fuel subsidy cuts prevented even worse traffic jamsIndonesia is notorious for its traffic jams. Many people spend hours commuting each day. Jakarta and other Indonesian cities have been rated as home to some of the world's slowest traffic.
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New evidence submitted to Grenfell Tower Inquiry on cladding reactivityA University of Reading chemist has written to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry following chemical tests on aluminium cladding panels, carried out for a BBC current affairs programme.
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Researchers study kinematics of the supernova remnant G109.1-1.0(Phys.org)—A team of astronomers from Mexico has lately conducted a kinematics study of a supernova remnant in the Milky Way galaxy known as G109.1-1.0 (or CTB 109). The new research reveals crucial insights into basic properties of this remnant. The findings were presented Sept. 23 in a paper published on the arXiv preprint repository.
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Varme og vandmangel sætter landbrug under presStigende temperaturer og øget fordampning truer dyrkningen af vigtige afgrøder, advarer landbrugs- og klimaforsker.
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Medicine Nobel for scientists who unpicked our body clocksScientists who uncovered how genes build cellular body clocks and keep a 24-hour rhythm have been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
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Roku Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Express: Price, Specs, Release DateRoku's 4K and HD streaming players get updated for 2017, with prices between $30 and $100.
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MTV's Bringing Back 'TRL'—But It's Not the (Carson) Daly Show AnymoreHow's MTV planning to attract a generation glued to social media? By bringing social media to TV.
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For Children With Severe Anxiety, Drugs Plus Therapy Help Best Children and teens with severe anxiety benefit most from both psychotherapy and medication, a study finds. But it can be hard for families to find and pay for high-quality therapy. (Image credit: John Holcroft/Getty Images)
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Thandie Newton's Han Solo Role Just Got Even More Mysterious Daniel Dae Kim gets ready for action in Hellboy . Supergirl casts the mom of its big new villain. Riverdale is introducing more family drama for Betty. Matt Nix teases why the X-Men are gone in The Gifted . Plus, new pictures from the return of X-Files , and hope for even more Stranger Things . Behold, Spoilers! Han Solo Thandie Newton recently returned to the set for reshoots, according to Ron H
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Medicine Nobel Prize Goes to Circadian Rhythm ResearchersThree U.S. scientists share the 2017 award -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Concussion Recovery Is Slower in Girls, Mounting Evidence SuggestsA new study adds to findings that female children and adolescents are more susceptible to head injuries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Painless microneedles extract fluid for wearable sensors for soldiers, athletesThe lab is calm and quiet, clean and well organized; boxes of tiny needles and sample tubes are neatly stacked above a pristine paper-covered countertop.
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Video: Moonrise from the space stationOn 18 September 2017, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli shot this beautiful time-lapse showing the moon rising above the Earth's horizon together with Mercury, Mars, the star Regulus, and Venus.
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US body clock geneticists take 2017 Nobel Medicine PrizeUS geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize Monday for shedding light on the biological clock that governs the sleep-wake cycles of most living things.
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Hacking the human brain with social marketingMarketers have always spent time and money trying to pinpoint their ideal consumer market, but in the age of viral video, what makes that audience engage with an advert? New research looking at how the human brain responds to social marketing videos using encephalography (EEG) reveals that storytelling is the best way to engage consumers.
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Asphalt helps lithium batteries charge fasterA touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries, according to Rice University scientists.
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Small satellites offer major commercial opportunitiesSmall satellites are used mainly to monitor Norwegian territorial waters. However, the scope of applications will widen in the future, and researchers believe that Norway has the expertise to exploit the commercial opportunities these provide.
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Technology increases milk yields by 9 percentMilk yields from cows increased by 9% when they wore a new product from UCD spin-out Equilume.
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Scientists in Mexico Scramble to Deploy Seismic SensorsTwo destructive earthquakes have lent urgency to the country’s plans to build an underwater seismic network.
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Development of active-learning dialogue data-based AI technologyHitachi today announced the development of active-learning dialogue-data based AI technology to enable EMIEW3, Hitachi's human symbiotic service robot to spontaneously "learn" how to respond to questions that it could not previously answer. EMIEW3 clarifies the meaning of enquiries with related staff through dialogue interaction, and in the process, automatically increases its dialogue contents to
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Elon Musk's Mars plan overlooks some big nontechnical hurdlesElon Musk has a plan, and it's about as audacious as they come. Not content with living on our pale blue dot, Musk and his company SpaceX want to colonize Mars, fast. They say they'll send a duo of supply ships to the red planet within five years. By 2024, they're aiming to send the first humans. From there they have visions of building a space port, a city and, ultimately, a planet they'd like to
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Why we're adding Black Mathematician Month to our calendars It’s time to start promoting black mathematicians and talking about building a more representative mathematical community This October marks the 30th Black History Month in the UK. The annual event, first celebrated in the US in 1976, aims to highlight the ongoing struggle for equality and to educate people on the achievements of members of the African diaspora. Of course there is plenty to celeb
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Image of the Day:A Shrimp and a CockroachIn the mantis shrimp brain, scientists uncover mushroom bodies-learning and memory structures typically found in the brains of insects.
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Forskning med bananfluer gav NobelprisDen ene af de tre forskere, der netop har vundet Nobelprisen i medicin, er "forelsket" i bananfluer. De tre amerikanere vinder prisen for forskning i døgnrytmer.
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Nanoparticles improve fight against breast cancer in bone Scientists have developed a nanoparticle that can deliver chemotherapy to tumor cells that have spread to bone. Spreading breast cancer often infiltrates bone, causing fractures and intense pain. In such cases, chemotherapy is ineffective because the environment of the bone protects the tumor, even as the drug has toxic side effects elsewhere in the body. In mice implanted with human breast cance
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​A new era of dinosaursQ: What looks like a duck but can't fly? A: Therizinosaurus, one of the dinosaurs you'll meet at Dinosaur Discovery: Lost creatures of the Cretaceous.
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Mercury from the northern hemisphere is ending up in AustraliaMercury pollution has a long legacy in the environment. Once released into the air, it can cycle between the atmosphere and ecosystems for years or even decades before ending up deep in the oceans or land.
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Nobel Prize Awarded for Biological Clock Discoveries Ninety minutes before dawn in the eastern United States, the Nobel committee announced that it was awarding this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to three American biologists for their research on the control of circadian rhythms. Jeffrey C. Hall at the University of Maine, Michael Rosbash at Brandeis University and Michael W. Young at the Rockefeller University share the prize for th
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What happened to our promised leisure time? And will we find it in the smart city?Whether it's the use of Terminator imagery, visions of dystopia, or discussions of genomics, it's common practice to use the metaphors and framing of speculative fiction to guide discussion into new and innovative areas.
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From feral camels to 'cocaine hippos', large animals are rewilding the worldThroughout history, humans have taken plants and animals with them as they travelled the world. Those that survived the journey to establish populations in the diaspora have found new opportunities as they integrate into new ecosystems.
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Researchers obtain chicken embryo development dataKFU Extreme Biology Lab and RIKEN have uncovered new facts about chicken embryo growth, which may lead to similar discoveries about humans. The work is published in PLOS Biology.
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Body energy as a power sourceSmartphones, MP3 players, sports electronics devices such as pulse meters or trackers, medical equipment such as tonometers, pacemakers of the heart, or insulin pumps: An increasing number of electronic companions make daily life easier for us. But as useful these smart helpers may be: Their constant hunger for electricity is a problem. The solution: power supply by means of energy produced by bod
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Body's Clock Ticks Nobel Win Body's Clock Ticks Nobel Win Three American biologists who discovered molecular mechanism behind "circadian" genes share 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine nobelprize_2017_med.jpg Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright American Institute of Physics ( reprinting information ) Human Monday, October 2, 2017 - 08:00 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside
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A deeper understanding of a surface phenomenonPhenomena involving surface tension are extremely complex and have applications in our everyday lives, and OIST researchers are tackling the complicated mathematics behind the physics.
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Fires and snow in the Pacific NorthwestThe Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke burning in the Pacific Northwest on September 28, 2017. Accompanying the fires are patches to snow already falling in the northern area. Actively burning areas, detected by VIIRS are outlined in red.
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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Work on Biological ClockThree scientists who made key discoveries on the workings of our internal clock have been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
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Who Will Take Responsibility for Facebook?The reckoning is upon Mark Zuckerberg.
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Wearable device that tracks indoor and outdoor air qualityThis past June, Grace Li '17 stepped off a plane in Paris ready to spend her summer tracking down a silent killer. Now Li, her former teammates, and the flock of trained pigeons who also contributed to the project are about to get closer to their goal.
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How a new orbital moon station could take us to Mars and beyondThe dream of a human habitat in orbit about the moon came a step closer on September 27, when NASA and the Russian space agency (Roscosmos) signed up to a common vision for future human exploration. The project, a follow-up to the International Space Station (ISS), involves a facility placed in orbit somewhere between the Earth and the moon – a region known as cis-lunar space. Seen as a stepping-s
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Mayonnaise, Disrupted O n a recent Friday morning, Josh Tetrick, the 37-year-old CEO and co-founder of Hampton Creek, fixed his unblinking blue eyes on a job candidate. The pair was sitting at a workstation near the entrance to the company’s warehouselike San Francisco headquarters, where Tetrick frequently holds meetings in plain view of the company’s more than 130 employees. Around Tetrick—a muscular ex-linebacker i
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How bacteria produce manganese oxide nanoparticlesBacteria that produce manganese (Mn) oxides are extraordinarily skilled engineers of nanomaterials that contribute significantly to global biogeochemical cycles. However, mineralization mediated by these organisms is poorly understood because enzymes involved in these processes are largely uncharacterized. A recent study revealed for the first time the structure of Mnx—a bacterial enzyme complex r
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Could it be that religion is more like sex than school?A lot of arguments about religion treat it like going to school: a religion is a set of lessons to be learned, tests to pass and rules to follow, all watched over by the great headmaster in the sky. That assumption shapes the sorts of questions we ask of religions and religious people: are your teachers telling the truth? Have they trained you to behave properly? And why do you think it's a good i
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There's no such thing as a natural disaster Environment Hazards are natural; disasters are manmade. When hazards like Harvey and Maria strike, we tend to call them natural disasters. Here's why there's nothing natural about disaster—and why it matters.
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Higher processor performance with microchannel coolerOne of the limiting factors for the computing power of processors is the operating temperature. As part of the CarriCool project under the aegis of IBM, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new, effective cooling method: By integrating microchannels into the silicon interposer it is for the first time possible to cool high-performance processors from the underside as well. As a result, this inn
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Decoration or distraction—the aesthetics of classrooms matter, but learning matters moreOn a recent holiday to Greece, my 30-year-old daughter took a trip down memory lane and visited her old primary school. She posted a photo to Instagram captioned:
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Sassy, zany and easy-going—the abundance of fun in digital helpIn the future, humans will interact more and more with automated help. Whether it's smart home hardware or chatbots, digital interfaces and virtual assistants rely on conversation for interaction and instruction.
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Psychology study finds liberty goes hand in hand with religion—including islamMany public intellectuals and political movements in the West consider the popular embrace of religious belief—particularly Islam—to increase the risk of suffering oppression in one's country. However, a new set of psychology studies provides convincing evidence that this view is a misleading oversimplification. According to the lead researcher, "Religion and oppression go together like ice cream
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Detecting impurities on 3-D componentsImpurities adhering to the surface of components can cause problems in later stages of the production process – or even make the entire component useless. A new fluorescence scanner developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM allows specialists to inspect metallic parts for residues of grease, machining chips and cleaning agents – for every single item in producti
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Mitzi and the giant hairballMitzi is a longtime survivor of lymphoma. It's been five years since her last chemotherapy treatment, but she has been vomiting and her owners are afraid the cancer is back. Her stomach feels very weird – kind of doughy, like there is a big lump of bread in there. That's not how tumors feel; tumors are usually firm. The X-rays reveal a mass, but it looks like strange material in her stomach. We de
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When Dogs Offer Insights Into TigersMRI scans of dog brains open windows into the cognition of the extinct thylacine.
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Introducing BatmanDaniel Kish, who is blind, uses vocal clicks to navigate the world by echolocation.
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Spider SilkKraig Biocraft Laboratories has genetically engineered a silkworm to spin spider silk, which might be used for futuristic products.
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Watch This BiofilmResearchers encoded moving images in DNA within living cells.
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Beyond Bitcoin—The power struggle over trust-based technologyTechnology blogs and financial news networks are buzzing about blockchain, a cryptographic, distributed trust technology. The key innovation is how it reduces the need for central third-party institutions to serve as central authorities of trust—banks, courts, large corporations, stock markets and even governments, for example.
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Toxic genetic material's origins discoveredColibactin, a toxic agent produced by gut bacteria, including certain strains of E. Coli, and thought to contribute to colon cancer, is assembled via a chemical transformation never seen before, according to Northwestern Medicine research published in Nature Chemical Biology.
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Using elastomer films to generate electricityWater is still the most important source of renewable energy in Bavaria, Germany, accounting for some 33 percent of all renewable energy produced in the region, as showed by the Bavarian Energy Map. But conventional hydroelectric plants, especially micro hydro generators, are a subject of controversy due to their low output volumes and their interference with the ecosystem. Fraunhofer researchers
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Image: Hubble catches galaxies swarmed by star clustersIn the center of a rich cluster of galaxies located in the direction of the constellation of Coma Berenices, lies a galaxy surrounded by a swarm of star clusters. NGC 4874 is a giant elliptical galaxy, about ten times larger than the Milky Way, at the center of the Coma Galaxy Cluster. With its strong gravitational pull, it is able to hold onto more than 30,000 globular clusters of stars, more tha
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Water can be corrosive to life, so what about alternative solvents?Life on early Earth seems to have begun with a paradox: while life needs water as a solvent, the essential chemical backbones of early life-forming molecules fall apart in water. Our universal solvent, it turns out, can be extremely corrosive.
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Konsulent: Københavns største konkurrent om EMA-værtskabet er Amsterdam Hollænderne står på linje med danskerne i kapløbet om at få værtskabet for det europæiske lægemiddelagentur EMA. Det vurderer Steffen Thirstrup, der er konsulent for lægemiddelindustrien i det europæiske rådgivningsfirma NDA Regulatory Service.
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In Photos: A Jaguar Takes Down a Caiman in BrazilA jaguar ambushes a giant jacare caiman high up on the Three Brothers River in the Pantanal in Mato Grosso, Brazil, on Sept. 26, 2017.
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Jaguar v. Caiman Death Battle Photographed in BrazilWith a skull-piercing bite, a jaguar makes a caiman into a meal.
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Archaeology and blockchain: a social science data revolution? Blockchain technology is revolutionising financial systems. Could it do the same for archaeological data? This month the world’s first “archaeology coin” launched to fanfare from a small community; however, it might be part of a coming social science data revolution. Named Kapu , the digital currency is similar to Bitcoin, but specifically designed for archaeology. The technology underlying Kapu
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Global airborne mission to make ozone hole detourAtmospheric researchers depart this month on NASA's DC-8 research aircraft on their third survey of the global atmosphere. Taking place for the first time in Northern Hemisphere fall, the season gives them the unique opportunity to make a detour from their previous flight paths to fly underneath the Antarctic ozone hole.
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Many veterinarians aren't comfortable talking about fat catsAs many as two-thirds of North American cats are obese, and just like in humans, obesity can shorten their lives and cause a long list of health issues including diabetes, osteoarthritis and cardiovascular problems. Yet, it can be difficult for veterinarians to talk with someone about their fat cat.
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Marmoset babies get a boost from attentive fathersGood fathers make for healthier kids, according to a study of some of nature's best fathers: marmosets.
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95 minutes over JupiterThis sequence of color-enhanced images shows how quickly the viewing geometry changes for NASA's Juno spacecraft as it swoops by Jupiter. The images were obtained by JunoCam.
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Understanding key enzyme's role in embryonic developmentThe catalytic activity of an enzyme called Set1A—a protein that is essential to the viability of embryonic stem cells (ESCs)—is not required for ESC self-renewal, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the journal Genes & Development.
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Amazon's Running One of the Best Instant Pot Deals Ever, Today Only Instant Pot IP-DUO60 , $70 If you don’t own a pressure cooker , today’s a great day to fix that, as Amazon’s knocked the highly-rated Instant Pot IP-DUO60 all the way down to $70 , within a buck of an all-time low (from Cyber Monday 2016). If you’re worried that you won’t get a ton of use out of this thing , note that in addition to standard pressure cooking, this is also our readers’ favorite sl
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Catching the shadow of a Neptunian moonResearchers on the flying observatory SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, are preparing for a two-minute opportunity to study the atmosphere of Neptune's moon Triton as it casts a faint shadow on Earth's surface. This is the first chance to investigate Triton's atmosphere in 16 years.
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Artificial cell design gets a boost with the launch of FABRICELLFABRICELL, a joint initiative between Imperial and Kings College London, launched this month with a series of talks including a Nobel Prize winner.
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New insights on dark energyThe universe is not only expanding - it is accelerating outward, driven by what is commonly referred to as "dark energy." The term is a poetic analogy to label for dark matter, the mysterious material that dominates the matter in the universe and that really is dark because it does not radiate light (it reveals itself via its gravitational influence on galaxies). Two explanations are commonly adva
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Bioprocessing engineers recover glucosinolate from oilseed mealThe oil extracted from ground seeds of camelina and carinata, oilseed plants from the mustard family, can be used as jet fuel. However, with oil prices at an all-time low, that is economically challenging. These promising biofuel sources may be one stop closer to reality due to extracting a substance called glucosinolate.
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Drones controlled with brain-computer interfaceSingle unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) directed by joysticks, radio controllers, and mobile phones are already accomplishing a variety of useful tasks, such as aerial photography and security patrols. But using multiple drones requires multiple human operators, and this presents a coordination problem.
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Life extension may prove to be a double-edged swordToday's middle aged people could routinely live to 120 or more. That means we have time to prepare
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Win-win strategies for climate and food securityClimate policies that target agriculture and forests could lead to increased food prices. But reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration in agriculture could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while avoiding risk to food security, according to new research published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.
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Method to significantly enhance optical forceLight consists of a flow of photons. If two waveguides – cables for light – are side by side, they attract or repel each other. The interaction is due to the optical force, but the effect is usually extremely small. Physicists at Chalmers University of Technology and Free University of Brussels have now found a method to significantly enhance optical force. The method opens new possibilities withi
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Big Tech Eyes Supreme Court’s Employee-Arbitration CaseEmployee advocates say contracts requiring workers not to band together, and limiting their right to sue, should be invalidated.
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Phone-Powered AI Spots Sick Plants With Remarkable AccuracyResearchers have developed a smartphone-based program that can automatically detect diseases in the most widely grown root crop on Earth.
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Produktion af nyt ’byggemateriale’ peger frem mod en kvantecomputerForskere fra Center for Quantum Devices ved Niels Bohr Institutet har i samarbejde med amerikanske kolleger...
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Nobel Prize in Medicine: 1901-PresentHere's a look at past winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
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Did 'Nutcracker Man' Give Us Genital Herpes?The ancestors of modern humans may have gotten genital herpes from the extinct relative of humanity commonly known as Nutcracker Man, a new study suggests.
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Bali volcano evacuees outside red zone fearful to return homeThousands of residents who fled a rumbling volcano on the island of Bali are refusing to leave evacuation centres after being told to return to their homes outside of the immediate danger zone.
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Head of Taiwan microchip giant TSMC set to retireThe man who founded Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) and made it the world's biggest microchip producer in terms of contracts announced Monday he would retire next year.
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Why History Should Matter to Code BreakersQuantum cryptography may be the leading edge of encryption, but many criminals and terrorists use centuries-old ciphers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Nobel in Physiology or Medicine for Our Inner ClocksThe Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fairA ping-pong-playing robot served up a hit at a top Tokyo tech fair Monday, while a barely-moving machine in the shape of a sloth aimed to provide a relaxing change of pace.
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Prague taxi drivers block access to airport to protest UberCzech taxi drivers are blocking a major road to Prague's international airport to protest Uber and other similar ride-hailing services.
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Døgnrytmens mekanik udløser Nobelprisen i fysiologiTre amerikanske forskere - Hall, Rosbash og Young - deler årets pris.
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2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to 3 Americans for Body Clock StudiesJeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were recognized for research into the cellular mechanisms controlling the body’s 24-hour cycle.
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Earth May Be Close to 'Threshold of Catastrophe'A sixth mass extinction could be triggered by sharp increases in carbon dioxide by 2100, one new study suggests.
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Body clock mechanics wins U.S. trio the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicineThe cellular mechanisms governing circadian rhythms was a Nobel Prize‒winning discover for three Americans.
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Known Unknowns: The Dangers of North Korea's H-Bomb ThreatThe U.S.’s 1954 Castle Bravo thermonuclear disaster offers a cautionary tale about what could go wrong -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Medicine Nobel awarded for work on circadian clocks Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young unpicked molecular workings of cells' daily rhythms. Nature 550 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22736
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Techtopia #20: Hvordan sker det næste hackerangreb?Podcast: Hvordan beskytter du din virksomhed mod ondsindede angreb? Techtopia tager pulsen på truslerne og forsvaret.
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FBI må gerne hemmeligholde oplysninger om iPhone-hacking FBI har nu rettens ord for, at oplysninger om hacking af Apples software i forbindelse med et terrorangreb ikke behøver at komme for offentlighedens lys. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/fbi-maa-gerne-hemmeligholde-oplysninger-iphone-hacking-1081249 Version2
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Lang række Apple computere ligger åbne for hackere Sikkerhedseksperter estimerer at hackere kan boltre sig i boot-kode på op til halvdelen af alle Apple computere, som ved en fejl ikke opdateres automatisk. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/halvdelen-apple-computere-booter-med-gammel-firmware-1081262 Version2
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Dansk verdensrekord i brudsikkert glasDanske forskere har udviklet ny type glas, der er så stærkt, at universitetet var nødt til at købe nyt udstyr for at kunne måle styrken.
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Amerikansk trio får Nobelpris for kortlægning af biologisk urOpdagelserne forklarer, hvordan mennesker, dyr og planter tilpasser sig døgnets forskellige faser.
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Will the Supreme Court Legitimize Partisan Gerrymandering? On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether state legislatures violate the Constitution by deliberately drawing legislative districts for partisan advantage. The ghosts of Justices Felix Frankfurter and William Brennan will be hovering behind the bench. Those two judicial antagonists fought their last duel on March 26, 1962. Frankfurter was incensed that day, because his colleagues had vo
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At Least 58 Dead and More Than 515 Injured in Las Vegas Concert Shooting, the Deadliest in Modern US History [Updated] People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) At least 58 people are dead and more than 515 people are injured after a man opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Social media has been inundated with videos fro
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Ars Technica

Supreme Court’s new term: Surveillance, hacking, sports betting—and cake, too Enlarge / Front row from left, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Justice Clarence Thomas, and Justice Stephen Breyer, back row from left, Justice Elena Kagan, Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Justice Neil Gorsuch pose for a group portrait in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court on June 1, 2017
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Why the CDC Wants in on BlockchainDistributed ledgers could help public health workers respond faster to a crisis.
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Science | The Guardian

Nobel prize for medicine awarded for insights into internal biological clock £825,000 prize shared between American scientists Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young for work on the internal clock of living organisms The 108th Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to a trio of American scientists for their discoveries on the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms – in other words, the 24-hour body clock. According to the Nobel com
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Dong Energy bliver til ... ØrstedEfter salget af sin olieforretning har Dong Energy besluttet at ændre navn for at signalere 'grønt energiselskab'. Blandt 3.000 forskelige navne valgte man Ørsted.
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Nobel Prize In Medicine Is Awarded To 3 Americans For Work On Circadian Rhythm Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young share the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their discoveries about how internal clocks govern human biology. (Image credit: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
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GM soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance but is harmful to liver functionResearchers at the University of California, Riverside have tested a genetically modified soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to those of conventional soybean oil, the major vegetable cooking oil used in the United States, with popularity on the increas
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As Seas Warm, Whales Face New DangersScientists are worrying that many humpback and right whales are dying.
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Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africa underscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines.
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Alle advarselslamper blinker for nye signaler til danske fjerntogBanedanmark har tændt gule og røde lys ved samtlige milepæle omkring indførelsen af nyt signalsystem. Kun S-tog klarer frisag.
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Jyske landmænd bliver mere klimavenligeMælkebonden Mikkel Juhl Nielsen er én af 40 økologiske landmænd, der den kommende tid får udleveret en individuel klimahandleplan, som skal nedbringe deres udledning af drivhusgasser.
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'Nobody’s in Control' Seven years after Republicans first seized on the unruly rise of the Tea Party as a vehicle for winning elections, GOP leaders are confronting a stark reality: They have lost all control and comprehension of the populist movement they were supposed to be marshaling—and they may soon be facing a mutiny. The volatile dynamic inside the Republican Party was thrown into sharp relief last week when Ro
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The Political Land Mine in the Republican Tax Plan There are any number of provisions that could bring down the far-reaching Republican tax plan between now and when the House and Senate hope to vote on the legislation later this fall. But one proposal in particular has quickly become a political land mine for the GOP, and whether it makes it into the final bill could determine if the legislation passes or fails and whether millions of Americans
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Science | The Guardian

Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young win 2017 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine – as it happened Scientists share prize awarded for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms – the body’s inner clock – fundamental to human health 12.07pm BST One down and two to go – for the sciences at least. Today we saw the 2017 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine go to three American researchers, Jeffrey Hall at the University of Maine, Michael Rosbash at Brandeis University, and
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Nyt center skal få flere børn ud i naturenDanske børn er i naturunderskud. Derfor har Nordea-fonden støttet oprettelsen af Center...
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The Insidious Logic of 'Stick to Sports' When Donald Trump spoke recently against the NFL players who have been kneeling during the national anthem, he was embracing a well-established tradition of opposition to the civil-rights protests of black athletes. During the 1960s, white sportswriters, politicians, and fans widely demanded that athlete-activists like Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Bill Russell, and John Carlos “stick to sports.” Thou
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'We Don't Like Islamic Invasion': The Leader of Germany's Rising Right Speaks Out In the raw hours after the recent German election, politicians struggled to process one result in particular. Alternative for Germany (AfD)—an upstart populist party incensed by the influx of Muslim refugees and migrants into Germany since 2015— had finished in third place, with nearly 13 percent of the vote, and was poised to enter the legislature for the first time. Angela Merkel, who won a fou
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The Worst Mass Shooting in Modern American History Updated 11:45 a.m. ET At least 58 people have died and hundreds have been injured Sunday night at a country-music concert in Las Vegas, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, the Las Vegas police department said. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said during a press conference that two police officers are in the hospital, one in critical condition and one with minor injuries. At least one ot
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Brugerne bliver mere bevidste om firmaers brug af personlige data Det er ikke nok at have lov til bruge data om kunder - hvis kunderne føler sig forrådt, kan man stadig havne i en shitstorm. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/svaere-samtykke-virksomheder-skal-kende-brugerens-creepiness-graense-1081020 Version2
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Rigvir strikes back, or: A conversation with a Rigvir flackMy skeptical analysis of Rigvir, a "Virotherapy" from Latvia being promoted by alternative medicine clinics as a cancer cure, caught the attention of the International Virotherapy Center (IVC). The result was a long and very telling e-mail exchange between its Assistant of Business Development and myself. I post it because the arguments used in the discussion are very telling about where the IVC i
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Doctors define 'safe and effective' margins for 'one and done' skin removal around suspicious molesBy carefully tracing a line of at least 2 millimeters outside of and around the edges of a mole that is suspected of being a cancer, doctors can remove all of its cells and avert the need for a second surgery.
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Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest cityFlies throng over piles of faeces, the drains overflow with sewage and the foul smell in the air is inescapable.
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Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organizationsGoogle announced new steps to help struggling news organizations Monday—including an end to a longstanding "first click free" policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital.
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Vanuatu island exodus continues even as volcano stabilizesThe evacuation of a Vanuatu island was continuing on Monday even after scientists said an erupting volcano had stabilized.
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Facebook to turn over Russia-linked adsSocial media giant Facebook is expected to provide Congress on Monday with more than 3,000 ads that ran around the time of the 2016 presidential election and are linked to a Russian ad agency.
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Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpesTwo herpes simplex viruses infect primates from unknown evolutionary depths. In modern humans these viruses manifest as cold sores (HSV1) and genital herpes (HSV2).
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Science | The Guardian

Fibromyalgia: the pain behind Lady Gaga's poker face Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel a number of shows due to the severe chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. But what is it? Earlier this month, Lady Gaga announced the cancellation of the upcoming leg of her world tour due to her ongoing battle with fibromyalgia syndrome. Her behind-the-scenes Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five foot Two , charts her journey to Superbowl half-time show stardom, but
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A sea of spinning electrons: Discovery could spawn a wave of new electronic devicesPicture two schools of fish swimming in clockwise and counterclockwise circles. It's enough to make your head spin, and now scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the University of Florida have discovered the "chiral spin mode" - a sea of electrons spinning in opposing circles.
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Our muscles measure the time of dayBiological clocks are ticking everywhere throughout our body, and a 'master clock' in the brain synchronizes all the subsidiary ones in various organs. An international team of researchers led by the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and supported by the SNSF, has found that such a circadian clock is at work in our muscles. Their research shows that perturbations of this machinery might be import
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Why last night's VD-laced episode of Victoria should worry modern audiences The Victorians feared the moral and physical implications of venereal disease, but the problems of untreatable infection and inadequate health provision are all too familiar to modern viewers Spoiler alert! Plot points from Victoria are revealed in this blog In an age before antibiotics, contact tracing and the NHS, a diagnosis of venereal disease (VD) had devastating consequences. Today, confirm
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Replacing Faulty Heart Devices Costs Medicare $1.5 Billion in 10 YearsA new report says seven types of defective pacemakers or defibrillators had to be replaced from 2005 through 2014.
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DNA in the dock: how flawed techniques send innocent people to prison Many juries believe crime-scene DNA evidence is watertight – but this is far from the case. As forensic technology gets ever more sophisticated, experts are only just realising how difficult interpreting the evidence can be For David Butler, it began with a knock on the door early one November morning, seven years ago. When he opened it, officers from the Merseyside police were standing on his do
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Feeling sated can become a cue to eat moreWhen hunger pangs strike, we usually interpret them as a cue to reach for a snack; when we start to feel full, we take it as a sign that we should stop eating. But new research shows that these associations can be learned the other way around, such that satiety becomes a cue to eat more, not less. The findings suggest that internal, physical states themselves can serve as contexts that cue specifi
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A sea of spinning electronsPicture two schools of fish swimming in clockwise and counterclockwise circles. It's enough to make your head spin, and now scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the University of Florida have discovered the 'chiral spin mode' -- a sea of electrons spinning in opposing circles.
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Text messaging program may help pregnant women kick the smoking habitAn intensive text messaging program provides some pregnant women help in fighting the urge to light up a smoke
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Adulteration of proprietary Chinese medicines & health products poses severe health risksTraditional Chinese medicine is widely used as a form of complementary medicine all over the world for various indications and for improving general health.
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Physician licensing laws keep doctors from seeking careMayo Clinic research shows that licensing requirements in many states include questions about past mental health treatments or diagnoses, with the implication that they may limit a doctor's right to practice medicine. The findings appear today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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DNA mutations shed in blood predicts response to immunotherapy in patients with cancerIn a first-of-its-kind study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that a blood sample, or liquid biopsy, can reveal which patients will respond to checkpoint inhibitor-based immunotherapies.
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Liquid biopsies may help predict response to immune checkpoint inhibitorsThe number of alterations detected in the DNA collected from blood samples (liquid biopsies) of cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors was associated with response to the treatment.
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If your child is bilingual, learning additional languages later might be easierIt is often claimed that people who are bilingual are better than monolinguals at learning languages. Now, the first study to examine bilingual and monolingual brains as they learn an additional language offers new evidence that supports this hypothesis, researchers say.
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Financial incentives for physicians did not increase follow-up of patients after dischargeA financial incentive for physicians to see patients sooner after discharge from hospital did not appear to influence physician behavior, found a study published in CMAJ.
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By decoding how HPV causes cancer, researchers find a new potential treatment strategyA study that teases apart the biological mechanisms by which human papillomaviruses (HPV) cause cancer has found what researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center say is a new strategy that might provide targeted treatment for these cancers.
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This 3-in-1 Phone Will Make You Want to Share It with StrangersSoon you may be able to let your kid watch a video on your phone while you look at Facebook.
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Regionsdirektør: Vi har fokus på at forbedre, tilpasse og oplære i Sundhedsplatformen Patientsikkerheden er blevet forbedret, mener regionsdirektør i Region Hovedstaden, Hjalte Aaberg. Men der er stadig et stykke vej at gå, og han forventer først at afdelingerne er oppe i aktivitetsniveau i 2018. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/regionsdirektoer-hjalte-aaberg-stadig-stort-arbejde-forude-1081115 Version2
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Win-win strategies for climate and food securityEfforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture and forestry sectors could lead to increased food prices -- but new research identifies strategies that could help mitigate climate change while avoiding steep hikes in food prices.
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Chinese scientists fix genetic disorder in cloned human embryos A method for precisely editing genes in human embryos hints at a cure for a blood disease. Nature 550 15 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22694
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Rotter forpurrer Københavns intelligente revolutionSamspillet mellem big data og et væld af sensorer skal gøre hovedstaden til en af klodens mest effektive storbyer. Men gnavere, bilister og kløgtige skraldemænd rokker ved den ambition.
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Science | The Guardian

One small step: world's first welcome mat for aliens unveiled in Australia If there is extraterrestrial life out there, why haven’t we found any yet? Perhaps it’s because we never invited them in The planet’s first cosmic welcome mat – here to welcome extraterrestrial life to the Adelaide Convention Centre and the 68th International Astronautical Conference – seems comically small and slightly askew. It’s not that the mat itself is small: it’s standard doormat size, per
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Electric Eels Increase Shock by Leaving WaterSubmerged electric eels lose current to water, so they apparently leap into the air to minimize their contact with water and maximize their shock value. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

FBI may keep secret the name of vendor that cracked terrorist’s iPhone Enlarge (credit: Kārlis Dambrāns ) A federal judge ruled Saturday that the FBI does not have to disclose the name of the vendor and how much it was paid by the government for a hacking tool that unlocked the iPhone of a terrorist behind the San Bernardino, California, attacks that left 14 people dead. The development of the unlocking tool ended what was one of the biggest legal showdowns in the t
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How a wave of your coffee cup or spoon could switch TV channelsEveryday objects could soon be used to control your television thanks to a new technique that uses a webcam to recognise movements
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Bird brains suggest how ours got so big New research uses birds to test a hypothesis about the origins of big brains. Given how proud we are of our brains, it’s ironic that we haven’t yet figured out why we have them. One idea, called the cognitive buffer hypothesis, is that the evolution of large brains arises from the adaptive benefits of being able to mount quick, flexible behavioral responses to frequent or unexpected environmental
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Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpesNew research uses innovative data modeling to predict which species acted as an intermediary between our ancestors and those of chimpanzees to carry HSV2 -- the genital herpes virus -- across the species barrier.
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'Revolutionary' new gesture control tech turns any object into a TV remoteImagine changing the channel of your TV simply by moving your cup of tea, adjusting the volume on a music player by rolling a toy car, or rotating a spatula to pause a cookery video on your tablet.New gesture control technology that can turn everyday objects into remote controls could revolutionize how we interact with televisions, and other screens -- ending frustrating searches for remotes that
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Mantis shrimp have really surprising brains Mantis shrimp have brain structures that—according to textbook wisdom—shouldn’t be there. Known as mushroom bodies, the structures, which play a key role in forming memories and learning, had only been found in insects—until now. Scientists say the findings may question the most commonly held scenario about how brain structures evolved in arthropods. Since it has been universally accepted that in
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Here’s how our minds organize experiences Our brains organize experiences by their similarities, new research suggests. “It is as if in order to make sense of the world, the brain re-organizes individual distinct experiences into information clusters—perhaps signaling the emergence of conceptual knowledge,” observes Lila Davachi, an associate professor in the psychology department at New York University and the senior author of the paper
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Speedy laser system sniffs out explosives Researchers have developed a laser-based method that could quickly and accurately detect chemicals such as explosives and dangerous gases. Eventually, the method could be part of systems in airports for the environmental monitoring of pollutants, or on battlefields. As reported in Science , the method combines two techniques that speed up laser-based detection of chemicals while maintaining accur
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‘Guinea pigs’: experimental implants done despite no approval for human use Inquiry finds artificial windpipe, arterial graft and synthetic tear duct made by scientists at University College London were used outside of UK Experimental implants that should only have been used in laboratory or animal tests were sent abroad and used on patients who were treated like human guinea pigs, an inquiry at one of Britain’s leading universities has found. An artificial windpipe, an
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Court Rules FBI Can Keep Names of, Payments Made to iPhone 5C Hackers Secret Photo: AP The FBI does not have to disclose the name of or how much it paid a private firm to crack Apple’s iPhone security, U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan ruled on Saturday. Per Politico , USA Today , the Associated Press and Vice Media were all suing the FBI to force it to reveal more details about the company under the Freedom of Information Act. The FBI turned to the anonymous firm i
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This "Ghost Gun" Machine Now Makes Untraceable Metal HandgunsSecond amendment provocateur Cody Wilson is upgrading his gun-making machine to make concealable Colt 45s and Glocks.
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This Woman Fought Off A Notorious Rapist And Gave Police Critical Information Street Justice: The Bronx | Tuesdays at 9p The latest victim of the Williamsbridge Rapist recalls what happened the night she was attacked to a young Detective Friedman. Full episodes streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/street-justice-the-bronx/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StreetJusticeTV https://www.facebook
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: What If We Just Turned the Hurricanes Into Electricity Image: Screengrab via Sunday Today Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson had some seriously weird thoughts on hurricanes in an interview on Sunday, telling Sunday TODAY he believes man should harness the power of hurricanes for good rather than run from them, as one tends to do when 155mph winds and catastrophic storm surge are heading towards one’s beach house. While discussing the very real need f
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Tesla says world’s largest battery installation is halfway done Enlarge At a Jamestown, South Australia event on Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company was halfway done installing a 100MW/129MWh utility-grade battery bank near the site of the 100MW Hornsdale Wind Farm. The battery bank will be the largest grid-tied system in the world when it’s complete. (Currently, the largest grid-tied system is a 30MW/120MWh facility built by AES Energy Sto
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Persondataforordning: Eksplosion i efterspørgslen på specialister Antallet af stillingsopslag, som er målrettet persondataforordningen, vokser markant. Særligt er det konsulenthuse, som forsøger at finde kvalificerede specialister. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/persondataforordning-eksplosion-efterspoergslen-paa-specialister-10304 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Mexico earthquakes demonstrate how height and distance dictate damage Waves that ripple across the ground are especially destructive to tall buildings whereas intense shaking is more likely to destroy low-rise buildings Two big earthquakes in Mexico last month were a tragic reminder that the country sits atop one of the most seismically active places on Earth. In particular, the magnitude 7.1 Puebla tremor on 19 September demonstrated Mexico’s vulnerability, causin
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Spacecraft Flies By a Habitable PlanetEchoing a famous experiment, the OSIRIS-REx mission treats Earth as a target of opportunity -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Report: New York Police Are Cracking Down on Small-Scale Airbnb Rentals Photo: AP According to a new report in Quartz , New York City authorities are deploying a number of tactics designed to go after large-scale Airbnb operations to crack down on people just using the service normally, citing violations of building and zoning codes. Quartz wrote that after New York passed “some of the toughest restrictions on short-term rentals in the country” last October, it is no
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On Saturday Night Live, Ryan Gosling Loses It Over James Cameron's Font Choices Image: YouTube Last night, Ryan Gosling hosted Saturday Night Live , and he took the opportunity to reprise his role as the obsessive, moody driver from 2011's Drive. This time, he only had one thing on his dark mind. Avatar . Specifically, the fact that James Cameron’s Avatar , one of the most expensive, elaborate motion pictures ever created, reportedly costing $237 million dollars to make,
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The Atlantic

Deciding to Skip the NFL Season In 2015, for my son’s third birthday, my family made the four-hour drive from Atlanta to Charlotte to take him to his first New Orleans Saints game—a rite of passage in my family since I was a young boy. That’s how much we love the Saints. And that’s how much we loved the NFL. Last week, the Saints played the Panthers again, reigniting their conference rivalry. I don’t even know the game’s final
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The Atlantic

Trump Takes to Twitter as Puerto Rico's Crisis Mounts Grant the president this: Whatever shortcomings he might have as a national uniter, or soother of emotions, or chooser of Cabinet secretaries, he possesses a practically unerring ability to make anything about himself. As the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico continues, Donald Trump has spent the weekend using his favorite medium, his Twitter account, not to soothe emotions or offer succor to th
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Trump's Undermining of Rex Tillerson President Trump’s latest tweets on U.S. diplomacy with North Korea appear not only to undermine Rex Tillerson, his secretary of state, but also the nascent dialogue with Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs. “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,” Trump said Sunday, referring to Kim Jong Un, the l
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Meet Alesi, the Prehistoric Infant ApeA tiny skull offers a look at a critical time in ape evolution -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Esteem, money and mystery: Five things to know about the NobelsIn terms of esteem and recognition, it's always a good year to win a Nobel Prize. In terms of money, 2017 is better than the past two years.
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In Appalachia, a public broadband project hits snagsKentucky's plan to build one of the country's largest publicly owned broadband networks was touted as a cornerstone of the effort to save the Appalachian economy by bringing high-speed internet to some of the poorest counties in America.
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Delta's Shockingly Great H2Okinetic Shower Head Is Just $17 Right Now Delta 75152 Shower Head , $17 The shower head that came preinstalled in your home or apartment is probably terrible, but if you don’t have the cash to upgrade it to a Delta In2ition , the Delta 75152 is a fantastic option for just $17. Aside from a single switch that toggles between 2.5 and 1.85 gallons per minute, this showerhead doesn’t have any notable features to speak of. But I can tell you
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Tim Poston obituary My friend and colleague Tim Poston, who has died aged 72, had an unorthodox academic career that combined pure mathematics with physics, engineering, computer science and medicine. He also co-authored two science-fiction novels. He was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, to Ralph, a broadcaster and Anglican priest, and his wife, Mary (nee King), a teacher and later a psychiatric social worker. As h
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Old Man Logan is Getting a Prequel All About Old Man Hawkeye Illustration by Mark Chechetto/Marvel Comics Those old men of Marvel, y’all. They never quit. The Old Man Logan timeline is a bleak one, full of near-apocalyptic death and crowded out by triumphant evil. Now, with a new prequel comic, it might be getting a bit more heroism in its history. Announced by the New York Daily News, Old Man Hawkeye, written by Daily News reporter Ethan Sacks and illustr
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The Kaepernick Protest Comes to SNL Colin Kaepernick’s protest against police brutality continues to reverberate off the football field one weekend after Donald Trump alluded to it by calling for the firing of athletes who knelt during the national anthem. Saturday night, during SNL ’s season premiere, Jay-Z took the stage in a No. 7 jersey—the same as Kaepernick’s—with the name “Colin K” emblazoned on the back. The rapper didn’t k
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Darin Croft's Horned Armadillos and Rafting MonkeysAt last, a weighty, comprehensive, beautifully illustrated volume on the amazing extinct mammals of South America’s geological past... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Stroke patients in Wales ‘could die’ because thrombectomy not available Acute shortage in NHS of specialist doctors who undertake life-saving treatment means hospitals cannot provide it Stroke patients in Wales are being denied a life-saving pioneering treatment after the surgical team providing it had to be mothballed because of an acute NHS shortage of the specialist doctors who undertake the procedure. Internal NHS emails obtained by the Guardian reveal that healt
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Donald Trump Tweets Rex Tillerson Is 'Wasting His Time' Trying to Avoid Nuclear War Photo: AP President Donald Trump, who has spent most of this weekend using Twitter to bully beleaguered Puerto Rican authorities in the middle of the post-Hurricane Maria humanitarian crisis, cannot stop mashing that shitty tweet button. On Sunday morning, Trump abruptly announced on Twitter “our wonderful Secretary of State” Rex Tillerson is “wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rock
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Inmates Need Social Media. Take It From a Former PrisonerOpinion: Banning prisoners from Facebook and Twitter just puts them at a disadvantage when they're released.
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The World’s 1st Molecular Robot Has Just Been Created by UK Scientists One researcher called it “the ultimate in the miniaturization of machinery.” Read More
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Sunday's Best Deals: Jewelry Storage, Zelda Encyclopedia, $21 Sunglasses, and More The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia , a $12 TV mount , and RAVPower’s FileHub lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. TOP TECH DEALS RAVPower FileHub Plus , $34 If you travel with any regularity, this versatile little gadget may just be your new best friend. They call it the RAVPower FileHub Plus , but that name doesn’t do
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Let’s all take a month off of red meat Environment Cow farts are a big problem. Before you print out this post just to have the pleasure of burning it, one quick programming note: Nobody here is suggesting you give up meat forever. I couldn’t do it;…
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»Der er så mange aspekter af menneskelig intelligens, vi ikke er i nærheden af at kunne efterligne«STEMMER OM FREMTIDEN: Kunstig intelligens bliver kun så klog, som mennesker gør den og er stadig på et meget tidligt stadie, mener DTU-forsker Thomas Bolander.
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Tribute to Jose Delgado, Legendary and Slightly Scary Pioneer of Mind ControlNeuroscientist based at Yale in 1960s controlled bulls, monkeys and humans with brain implants and envisioned a “psychocivilized society” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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DNA from old skeleton suggests humanity’s been here longer than we thought Enlarge / Our family tree, with the dates inferred from this new data. Note how many major branches there are within Africa, and the recent exchange of DNA at the bottom. (credit: Schlebusch et al., Science) When did humanity start? It's proven to be a difficult question to answer. Anatomically modern humans have a distinct set of features that are easy to identify on a complete skeleton. But mos
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Gambler hits $1.4M jackpot, casino says bingo machine “malfunctioned” Enlarge / The house always wins. (credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images ) The cards are always stacked in favor of the casino. Casinos exist for one reason, and one reason alone: to take your money. They do it legally, even if it's under cloudy circumstances. Consider the case of an Alabama man who put $5 into an electronic bingo machine at the Wind Creek Casino in Montgomery, Alabama. The cas
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Readers Respond to the June 2017 IssueLetters to the editor from the June 2017 issue of Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Stop the Endless Scroll. Delete Social Media From Your PhoneUse Twitter and Instagram on your computer instead!
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While You Were Offline: Miss Piggy Makes a Play for Jughead from 'Riverdale'ICYMI, Miss Piggy got into it with the *Riverdale* gang on Twitter last week. The rest of Twitter loved it.
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The Higgs Boson's Twin Could Reveal Our Universe’s Dark SectorThe universe has not cooperated with physicists’ hopes. In desperation, many are looking for new ways to search for surprises at the Large Hadron Collider.
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EFF: Stupid patents are dragging down AI and machine learning Enlarge (credit: EFF ) Each month, the patent lawyers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation shine a spotlight on one particular patent they believe is a drag on innovation. This month, they're looking at one of the fastest-growing sectors of technology: machine learning and artificial intelligence. EFF lawyer Daniel Nazer has picked out an artificial intelligence patent belonging to Hampton Creek
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Ancient Egyptian Animals Had a Place in the Afterlife. Here’s Why.“Soulful Creatures,” at the Brooklyn Museum, applies aged artifacts and contemporary technology to investigate the role of animal mummies in antiquity.
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Nu går jagten ind på asteroiderneIngeniører og investorer satser på asteroider som fremtidens tankstationer for færdsel i solsystemet og som leverandør af mineraler til brug i rummet og på Jorden.
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Digitale dyk skal gøre os miljøbevidsteUndervandsdroner med gode kameraer skal gøre verdenen under overfladen tilgængelig for alle.
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